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Volume VI, Issue 16 February 18, 1997 "I like beating people up. It's just hard to explain." 'NET ACCESS A PROBLEM r----, by Aaron Gustafson '-----....U The expansion of Internet provider America On-Line (AOL) has wrought havoc on New College students' ability to get on-line the past two months. With only one working dial-up number for the service, AOL has pitted subscriber against subscriber in a battle for web access. With a student body of well over 600, the dozen or so Macintoshes in the Publications Office and PCs in the Open Use Computer Lab barely can handle the students' demand for instant e-mail and Internet access. Dial-up access to virtu, the school's server, was instituted for stu dents and faculty with their own computers, and managed to ease tensions for a little while. With more and more students surfing the web from their rooms, the dial-up numbers have been busy non-stop. To add insult to injury, virtu has not been the most stable of cyberspace entities, fre quently sustaining problems of one sort or another and thereby shutting down the entire network on campus. Some students got fed up and sought other internet providers (isps.) Most said they either switched to AOL or main-SEE "ACCESS" ON PAGE 2 INSIDE Madeleine Albright ............. 3 Ivory Tower .................. .3 Student/Faculty College Bowl .... .4 Movie Review: Evita ............ 5 Conservation News ............. 6 Editorial ...................... 7 LOVE IS DEAD AT NEW COLLEGE? by Jessica Reid When asked if love is overpowered by lust, Love herself (Anna Clark) answered, "At least here it is," while being Jed around wearing leash and collar by Lust. This idea seemed to be generally assented to by the people in attendance. A small skit pitting Jesus and Love against Satan and Lust was perfonned early in the evening, in which Satan overpowered Jesus and pronounced Love dead. Representations of Satan abounded both in art work on the walls and costumes worn by partygoers. Thus began The Inferno. Many started out the evening in miniskirts and skimpy shirts (men and women alike), but a the wind picked up and the temperature dropped, these same people were seen leaving, then returning in warmer clothing. Throughout the evening people went back and forth from their rooms to Palm Court. The Palm Court Party entitled "The Inferno" turned out to be windy and uncomfortable. The party itself was somewhat cold and many people left to find other things to do. The evening started out with a student having to be restrained by university po lice and students because of a violent reaction to a drug overdose. After hitting a few students and threatening others, he was taken to the hospital. He was released on Sunday. Fortunately, this turned out to be an isolated incident and did not spoil the mood of the evening. The campus police remained at the SEE "PCP" ON PAGE 5 OUTLOOK ON DEAN SELECTION OPTIMISTIC by Pat Griffin As most of New Col1ege knows by now, Gordon E. "Mike" Michalson has opted not to return for another five-year term as Dean and Warden In response to the question of a replacement, Professor of Political Science Gene Lewis quipped, "I think we should definitely have one." But how will the new Dean be cho sen? What kind of person are we looking for? Will the position that this person as sumes be the same as the one Dean Mike so admirably filled? Lewis is noted in the minutes of the meeting of the New College faculty as being the first to express thanks to Michalson for the superb job that he did in that position According to the min utes, Mic h a l son did "the best job [that Lewis had] ever heard of as chief academic officer in the institution." Lewis re ceived numerous seconds to his sentiment. USF Provost Thomas Tighe, unable to change Dean Mike's mind about stepping down, asked specifically that he be present for the announcement, and praised the departing Dean both on his behalf and on the part of USF Preside n t Betty Castor. Approval of Dean Mike's efforts is no less abundant among stu dents. With this in mind, it was decided that the worst thing that could be done would be to rush to find a replacement. The search itse l f will not begin immediate ly. As Professor of History Laszlo Deme re luctantly pointed out, this means that there will have to be an interim position. SEE "DEAN" ON PAGE 2
2 The Catalyst "DEAN" FROM PAGE 1 Tighe agreed, as did the Division Chairs, who met later that arne week. The minutes for the general faculty meeting also reflect a concern that a sum mer search would not be amenable to faculty and student participation. NCSA Co-President Matt Grieco said, "Stu dents can rest assured that there will be significant student involvement." All of these things have struck a har monious, if nervous, chord with the student body. Music Professor Steve Miles said, "[Tighe) gave every impres sion that that's what he's going to do," but stressed that nothing is chiseled in stone. Mike Plodek encapsulated many stu dents' feelings on the matter when he said, "My main [fear] is that we get a Dean who doesn't understand New College at all a military governor." When asked about the uneasiness of the students, Miles responded, 'Tm con cerned, I'm extremely intere ted that this go forward properly, but not nervous." Miles was happy to report the open, clear communication between Tampa and the Division Chairs, and from the Chairs to the faculty at large. "Tighe and Betty Castor, and this is a good thing, are show ing real interest in New College," Miles said. The only input that appears to be out of the picture is Dean Michalson's, and 1,Ciftalyst c...,... l9116. n,. ( '__,., .... ,. ...... _,.,., General Editor Michelle Wolper Managing Editor Heather Oliver Staff Writers Charles Choi, Pat Griffin, Aaron Gustafson, Rachael Herrup-Morse, Robert Knight, Rachael Lininger, Je ssica Reid, Rocky Swift Layout Cyndy Ekle Sara Foley Business Manager Tom Heisler Contributors Ofc. Hugh Roarty Anne Tazewell News that is exactly the way he wants it. He has asked that he not be involved, explaining later that "the process of selecting an in terim would have more credibility if it didn't come out of my office." The fluid nature of the selection process to date needs to be stressed. The precise terms of the interim position are not yet final. Deme stated that the interim position would not be desirable to experi enced candidates. To remedy this difficulty, several models for the interim job are being considered. Professor of Sociology David Brain said that the "ideal candidates" are probably not in urgent need of employment. With the interim po sition clearly intended as a temporary measure, the search goes on for, as Miles puts it, "permanent leadership at the level of quality" of Dean Michalson. "ACCESS" FROM PAGE 1 tained their Prodigy accounts. AOL's rela tively low rates and hourly charges meshed well with students' limited funds. Finally, students could get on-line with out problems. Then, in an attempt to boost member ship, AOL created a flat monthly rate of $19.95 for unlimited Internet access. AOL was suddenly inundated with new subscribers, all curious about the wonders of the web, all of whom were cramming the dial-up lines at all hours of the day. It was again virtually impossible for New February 18, 1997 College students to get on-line. "I think there's one old lady who is just amazed bye-mailing technology and just sits on-line," mused student Pat Griffin. For those students who were using AOL, this situation was at least bearable, there were two dial-up numbers providing access to the service. Until two weeks ago. Then AOL dropped one entire line, leaving a singe line to handle all of Sarasota's traffic. The only other dial-up numbers which serve the 941 area code are in Fort Myers, Lakeland, Naples and Cape Coral, all of which are long dis tance calls from Sarasota. AOL is offering an 888 number for people having problems getting on-line, but a call to this number costs subscribers by the minute. AOL has been faced with over 20 class-action lawsuits in the past months due to subscribers' inabilities to get on line It is already refunding money to subscribers based on how much time they spent on-line during the period of dial-up overcrowding. AOL is attempting to ease the strain on dial-up numbers by adding new lines. The company is spending $350 million to add 150,000 new modems a nd plans to spend an additional $10-$15 million this quarter for the rental of 15,000 more modems. If they can get their act together, AOL may finally be able to strike a balance between making money and allowing their some 8 million subscribers access to the internet. The Catalyst is available on the World Wide Web at http://www. sar. us f. edu!-catalyst/ Direct submissions and inquiries to: The Catalyst 5700 N. Tamiami Tr. Box #75 Sarasota FL 34243 email@example.com Submissions may also be placed in the Catalyst box marked Letters to the Editor/Contribu tions" (in the student government boxes next to Barbara Berggren's office). Letters to the Editor should be no more than 250 words. Contributions may range in length from 250 to 500 words. Submissions should be labeled as either letters to the editor or contributions and include names and contact information. Online submissions should indicate in the subject line if they are letters to the editor or contributions. No anonymous submissions will be accepted Submissions should be received by 5:00p.m. Friday in order to appear in the following week's issue. The Catalyst reserves the right to edit submissions for reasons of space, grammar or style. Sponsored by Maria Vesperi and Dean Michalson
The Catalyst News PROFILE: SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE KORBEL ALBRIGHT by Charles Choi When Madeleine Korbel Albright was sworn in as Secretary of State on January 23, 1997 with a unanimous vote of confir mation from Congress, she became the first woman to hold that post. As such, she now would be fourth in line for the presidency, right after the Vice Presiden, the President Pro Tern of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House, if she were not foreign-born Albright was born on May 15, 1937 to Czechoslovakian diplomat Joseph Korbel. She sought political asylum in the United States at age 11 when communism took power in her country in 1948 After she graduated with honors from Wellesley College in 1959 with a B.A. in political science, she married Joseph Albright, the heir to a media empire, and had three daughters by him, They divorced in 1982. Albright received her doctorate from Columbia University in 1976, and was chief legislative assistant to Senator Edmund Muskie (who later became Secretary of State) from 1976 to 1978 She was a staff member of the National Security Council from 1978 to l 981, and was a research professor of International Affairs and Director of Women in Foreign Service Program at Clinton's alma mater, Georgetown University School of Foreign Affairs from 1982 to 1992. To add to her list of credentials, she was a foreign policy adviser to a number of Democratic presidential and vice presi dential campaigns: Ferraro in 1984 Dukakis in 1988, and Clinton in 1992. She has also sat on the boards of the National Endowment for Democracy, the International Media Fund and the Black Student Fund. Albright had already held a cabinet rank office when she became the first for eign-born citizen to hold the post of U.S. ambassador to the U.N. in 1993, and led the campaign that removed Boutros Boutros Ghali from the office of U.N. Secretary General. She also exchanged comp l iments with Senator Jesse Helms during her tenure as ambassador. In fact, Helms was one of the first to issue a pub lic statement of congratulations on her appointment. Helms is known for his contempt of the U.N. Former President George Bush, who also was a fonner U.S. ambassador to the U.N., supported Albright in her recent ef forts to get a global chemical weapons ban ratified by the Senate and to pay $1 billion in arrears to the United Nations. Albright earned a reputation as a spe cialist on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union as adjunct fellow in Soviet and Eastern European Affairs at the Center for Strategic and International Studies from 1981 to 1990. She has ar gued for a more active U.S. role in the promotion of democracy in these coun tries, as well as assistance in their transition to a market economy. She has pressed hard for the establish ment of the War Crimes Tribuna l for the Balkans and Rwanda in order to establish "a precedent that will deter future atroci ties". She has also defended American intervention in Haiti and Bosnia with a passion. In his memoir, General Colin Powell remembered a question she asked him during a discussion about Bosnia, where she said, "What's the point of hav ing this superb military you're always talking about if we can't use it?" On the other hand, she said a strong military can only go so far. "Force, being a blunt instrument and one with some times extreme consequences, cannot solve all our problems. There will be many oc casions, in many places, where we will rely on diplomacy to protect our interests, and we will expect our diplomats to de fend those interests with skill, knowledge and spine." During her testimony for the 1998 State Department $19.45 billion budget request last Thursday, Albright said that questions of religious freedom are central to U.S. foreign policy. She was surprised by the recent media reports about three of her grandparents when she found out they were Jews who died in the Nazi death camps in Czechoslovakia. Albright was brought up a Roman Catholic and later became an Episcopalian. "My childhood understanding of life under a totalitarian threat has already left SEE "ALBRIGHT" ON PAGE 4 February 18, 1997 3 OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER International In Geneva on Saturday, 67 nations committed to an agreement that would liberalize their telecommunications mar kets. It will unlock state telephone monopolies to foreign companies. The agreement is a victory for the United States, which won more concessions from nations which had refused in past negotiations National Astronauts will take a fifth space walk to repair rips in the protective foil of the Hubble telescope. Makeshift patches of insulation fabric will be at tached to the telescope using wire and rope. Engineers suspect the tears were caused by variations in temperature and ultraviolet rays from the sun. The dam age, which appeared extensive, was not seen when astronauts last visited the telescope in l 993 Astronauts also up graded three more components of the telescope during their seven-hour space walk. These included the replacement of a faulty electronics box and a broken flywheel device used to maneuver the telescope, as well a the installation of a new digital tape recorder. The American Airlines pilots' strike ended Saturday after President Clinton ordered a 60 day cooling-off period. Few flights ended up being canceled, but many passengers switched airlines as a result of the strike. Had the strike occurred, it would have cost the U.S. economy an estimated $200 million per day. Four hoodlums broke into the home of 75 year-old Dorothy Cunningham and 61 year-old Marty Killinger late one night and demanded their car keys. The youths (one 20 year-old and three teens) failed to realize that these women were "gun-slinging grandmas" and were forced to flee to the hills as shots were fired over their heads. A short ceremo n y in Moses Lake, Wa. honored the women as Grant County Sheriff Bill Wiester said "This is a clever message to crimi nals that senior citizens won't tolerate this type of behavior from these young punks."
4 The Catalyst A WEEK IN PREVIEW Thesday, February 18 Candidate for Spanish Professor Dr. Sajines will give a talk for faculty and students about the novel Like Water for Chocolate in PME 213 at 3:30p.m. The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion will perform at Masquerade in Ybor City. Tickets cost $10 each. Show starts at 8 : 00 p.m. Wednesday, February 19 Making the Most of Your Summer Break: Jobs, Internships, Overseas Study and other Interesting Experiences. Come to the Fishbowl at 4:00p.m. Student/Faculty Coffee in College Hall at 4:30 p.m. Friday, February 21 Deadline: RA applications. Submit to the Housing Office. "An Evening of Dance" benefit for the Coral Reef Project College Hall Music Room. Cost: $4. Saturday, February 22 All-day barbecue. Hosted by the Race and Gender Symposium Sunday, February 23 Professional Musical Acts in Palm Court, sponsored by the Race and Gender Symposium. WALL PREVIEWS Fridag. Februarg 21 ALICIA MARINI'S WALL Satordag. Febroarg 22 KAREN LEWIS' WALL (FOR THE RACE AND GENDER SYMPOSIUM) Entertainment February 18, 1997 FACULTY'SPANKS'STUDENTSIN BOWL MATCH by Rocky Swift In my opinion, any New College event can be defined by the quality of the free snacks given away to the participants and spectators By that criteria, the col lege bowl challenge between the New College students and faculty last Wednesday certainly stands up with the best. There was a large table decked out with chicken wings, cantaloupe and wa tennelon slices, little bits of cheese, and these little sandwiches with some kind of sausage or something inside of them with sprouts and stuff. And, last but not least, free Coke. Always the Real Thing, cool and refreshing Coca Cola. But as always with these shindigs, the time for pigging out on free goodies ends, and then the important stuff begins. The first of three matches got under way with Mike Cosper, Hugo Brown, Robert Brayer and Thomas Heisler head ing up the varsity squad and Mark "The Mangler" Johnson, "Dangerous" Doug Langston and Mean Dean" Mike Michalson comprising the faculty team The faculty was short one player so the underrated dark horse superstar Robert "Big Daddy" Knight filled the vacant slot. "It's going to be a bloodbath," snarled captain Hugo Brown as he prepared for the contest. The action got underway with Darius uALBRIGHT" FROM PAGE 3 me with very firm beliefs about the re quirements of a free society, one of which is freedom of religion. Those beliefs have not changed. They don't need to change. If anything, I am more eager to work with you and to make our cooperation a Jiving monument to all those who have suffered for their beliefs throughout history and all those who suffer today." Ahrabi-Asly calling the questions and Alena Scandura keeping time. The faculty struck first when "Dangerous" Doug Langston exhibited his expertise on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List, but it a11 went downhill from there for the faculty team. When the smoke cleared, the stu dents had trounced their mentors, 210-55. The second match was a true nail-biter that saw the faculty make a tremendous comeback to win 180-160 The students were stunned but determined to take the third and decisive game. "Revenge is a dish best served cold, Mark Johnson," warned Evan Garfinkel to the Student Affairs Director at the inter mission before the third match "We're slow starters," "The Mangler" meekly added. The final match was not as kind to the students, unfortunately, as the faculty team soundly whupped their uppity asses. When the carnage had finally come to a merciful end, Alena Scandura announced that the faculty had pummeled the stu dents 290-115. "That's why they teach the classes conceded Garfinkel. "I think it makes for good sport," commented Brown. "Langston spanked us, said Heisler, commenting on the professor's particu larly powerful finish. She is a personal friend of Vaclev Havel, the playwright and dissident who became President of the Czech Republic. He has called her "a distinguished friend, a tested diplomat and a true American of fine origins." When she was asked about her job when she was sworn in, she said, "We must be more than an audience, more even than actors. We must be the authors of the history of our age." PUT YOUR ANNOUNCEMENT IN THE CATALYST. ANNOUNCEMENTS RECEIVED BEFORE 5 P.M. FRIDAY WILL APPEAR IN THE FOLLOWING WEEK'S ISSUE. DROP THOSE BAD BOYS IN THE CATALYST CONTRIBUTIONS BOX BY BARBARA BERGGREN'S OFFICE OR E-MAIL US AT CATALYST@ VIRTU. SAR. USF. EDU
The Catalyst Entertainment February 18, 1997 5 MOVIE REVIEW: EVITA by Robert Knight After five years, Madonna finally got what she demanded. Sort of. She turns in a fine performance in Evita as Eva Per6n, second-rate actress turned Argentine First Lady and demi goddess. However, she is far from the most interesting thing about this film. This is a rock opera on screen, a movie in which all lines are sung. Some odd techniques are used to stage it, and they do not always work. Rather than watching the actors from afar on stage sets, we see close-ups, often extreme close-ups, of whomever is singing. On the big screen, this is conveyed as a bunch of gigantic faces, some a wide as 20 feet, singing directly at us. This often proves to be absurdly comedic. The movie follows Maria Eva Duarte de Per6n from her youth as a poor small town girl in the Pampas of Argentina, to her marriage to fascist dictator Juan Peron (Jonathan Pryce) and her virtual sainthood in the eyes of millions, to her death from cancer at age 33 in 1952. The parallels between Evita's life and Madonna's are obvious. Both set undeniable trends in the respective cultures; both were savvy pub lic relations geniuses; and neither could act. Madonna does play this role quite well, though never venturing too far from her singing capabilities. All barbs aside, this is a great marriage of an actress and a role, although it doesn't necessarily prove much in the way of acting prowess. As for the music, much of it is very good, though the lyrics often leave a bit to be desired. (Thankfully, you won't hear that horrid dance mix of "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" in the movie.) Antonio Banderas has an unexpectedly good voice as Che, the ubiquitous narrator, an every man who is quite critical of Eva. He's at his best on "High Flying, Adored," a beautiful yet sarcastic song. Pryce man ages to make a rather likeable despot, and Jimmy Nail is amusing as Magaldi, a buf foonish singer whom a young, lovestruck Eva follows to Buenos Aires. Madonna docs the most graceful singing of her ca reer. However, it is clear that she doesn't have the lungs to belt out the part as it was originally intended. The story itself, however, steals the show, with its historical ironies and ambi guities. The fact that Eva became the matron saint of an entire country by sleeping her way to the top is quite re markable. We are also left wondering whether there was Jove between her and Colonel Per6n. And did Eva know what was really going on? Her style and gen erosity inspired the Argentine people, but at the same time kept them supporting a man who was keeping them down. Without a stable economy or an adequate education system in Argentina, nothing really changed for any of these people. This might be considered a peculiar case of virtue, despite its purity and truth, being used to dupe an entire population. Evita is not a perfect movie, often too bombastic for its own good. Anyone who does not like Andrew Lloyd Webber's music should stay away, although fans of his will most likely enjoy it. However, its flaws make it a rather surreal experience in parts. The plot is good fodder for his tory and politics buffs. It's worth seeing in the dollar theater. PCP FROM PAGE 1 party most of the night. Many commented on the watchers and reminisced of "olden days" when New College students were able to have a party without looking over their shoulders. large social gathering where people stood around and talked and few danced. Many left to find other, more interesting things to do. Those who stayed went back and forth to the dorm rooms and didn't seem more excited to be there than usual. It seemed that the police were not needed after all, for the evening progressed smoothly. They were, however, bothered by the intermittent fireworks being sent over Palm Court Several students were lighting fireworks and sending them shooting over the dance area and the big, black, plastic tent-like structure. Potentially dangerous yet intentionally playful, the fireworks soon stopped when no one seemed to pay any particular atten tion to them Those who stayed either danced or talked The music was a good se l ec t ion of songs ranging from the Jackson Five's "Crazy Love" to rap. Dancers were surrounded by lights and at one point were projected onto a sheet strung from the trees This part of the entertainment was not incredibly interesting to the partygoers The first film of the evening seemed to be some thing co nc erning apes. After the projection of the dancers, an image of two male students sitting on a couch appeared on the screen. What started out as interesting soon turned boring, pro jection s h owed the boys engaged in activities ranging from examining a mirror intensely to filling a bowl with something. It was soon clear that the party was not the usual PCP New College is (in)famous for. The party turned out to be more of a Love is dead at New College and apparent l y so was the party in celebration of the day of love, Valentine's Day. Many students agreed that this PCP was abnormal and turned out to be more of an aggrandized Wall. b 1 u e s Posters T-shirts New Releases CD & Cassette Singles $for CDs c 0 u n t USED CD Trail Plaza r N. 41 & M_yrtle Y LHE_A_n_Q_u_A_R_T_E_R-=s ___ 3s_s-_7s .... 7_ 4 zz reggae shows classical
6 The Catalyst Contributions February 18, 1997 CONSERVATION NEWS Contributed by Anne Tazewell I am pleased to announce the avail ability on campus of two different kinds of recycled paper The "Earth White is a 100 % recycled 50 % post consumer paper that has an off-white appearance whereas the other paper is made from 20 % postconsumer fibers but is "white". In considering recycled paper it is important to note the content of post-consumer fiber. This percentage figure refers to the actual amount of paper that has been reused, whereas the rest of the recycled content figure reflects the use of the end of the roll trimmings that are usually discarded during the manufacturing process. Virgin bond paper will continue to be available on campus but it will be slightly more ex pensive than the recycled. This price difference is an indication that all of our recycling is paying off. For years recycled content paper has been more expensive than virgin ". Until recycling programs matured and plants were retrofitted it cost more to make the environmentally re sponsible choice and buy recycled. By purchasing recycled paper we are doing our part to "close the loop"; reducing waste as well as insuring the continued success of recycling programs. Paper products make up the largest part of Florida's waste stream: 5.9 million tons each year. However, using a ton of paper made from 100% wastepaper saves 17 trees, enough energy to power an average home for sixmonths, 7000 gallons of water, 60 pounds of air polluting effluents, in addition to three cubic yards of landfill space and the tax payer dollars that would have been used for waste-disposal costs. Last month our campus recycled over two tons of paper. We are making a difference not only by recycling but by using recycled products. Ask professors to have class handouts printed on the "Earth White" paper. When getting something copied at the campus copy shop request that your job be printed on the 100% recycled paper. Recycling doesn't eliminate our solid waste problems. In fact, experts say that a 40% paper recycling rate will barely keep pace with the expected increase in usage. Reducing our consump tion is the key to successfully reducing our collective environmental impact. Following are a few suggestions that would help our campus reduce its paper consumption: use both sides of the page for printing papers, encourage professors to reserve reading in the library rather than printing class handouts and use paper that has already been printed on one side by xing out the printing on the re verse side. Small changes in our day-to day activities can make a big difference in the amount of solid waste our campus generates. SAC MINUTES MEETING OF FEBRUARY 6, 1997 FROM THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE Keith requested $800 for the "Valentine Inferno" PCP for decorations, structures, and a t-shirt loan. Allocated: $800. Christan Blystone requested $375 for a ping-pong tournament for a table, two paddles and balls. Allocated : $375. Trina Sargalski requested $20 for hors doerves served at her Wall. Allocated : $20. Julie Allen and Eric Piotrowski requested $100 for a Taco Bell and Mountain Dew party. Allocated: $100. Michael Hutch requested $150 for Pillowbook. Allocated: $150 Brynne Romano requested $10 for Student Court. Allocated: $0. She was instructed to see Alena Scandura. Motion to call the Health Department and advise of scabies. MacLab Update: 1. TA hours on the way. 2. Program training/work shop in the works 3. Perhaps an ethernet cable. Hazen Komraus was selected as the SAC Chair. The SAC will start advertising for the RA Selections Committee The SAC will hold marathon allocations the weekend of February 22. When filling out the 1997-98 Free Application for Federal Student Aid renewal forms, pay particular atten tion to question #52. It has come to our attention that the question is misleading many students. The question states, "parent(s) number in college in 1997-98." The correct response to the question is the total number in the household who will be in college at least half time. The question is phrased as above only on renewal forms. Question #52 on the standard 97-98 FAFSA sstates, "number of college students in household in 1997-98 An incorrect response to the question COULD effect your financial aid award Correcting a wrong response requires the verification process, which is often time consuming. If you'd like to file your 1997-98 renewal automati cally, stop by the financial aid office and use FAFSA Express. The application processing time is usually cut in half Remember: keep your permanent address and tele phone number, as well as your local telephone number updated w ith the Registrar's office. During the semester, correspondence and checks are mailed to students' mail boxes. During breaks and in the summer, mail is sent to permanent addresses. For scholarships, check the Financial Aid Office, PME 119, for local scho l arship information. The web site address for scholarships is: http://www.fmaid.org/. Select fastWEB SRN Express, MACH 25 or ExPAN.
The Catalyst Editorials/Opinions February 18, 1997 7 EDITORIAL: CONGRATULATIONS Finally. A virtually molesta tion-free PCP. Perhaps the reason for this was the lack of off-campus advertising and therefore the lower attendance. Perhaps "visitors" were suffi ciently warned to be on their best behavior. Maybe the visitor passes scared some into behaving like princes and princesses. Maybe it was purely a coincidence. Regardless, it was refreshing to attend a PCP which involved com paratively few harassing stares, drunk losers, embarrassing incidents and broken bottles. Especially impressive was the behavior exhibited by the univer sity police throughout the evening and their appropriate response to a delicate incident at the onset. The students who assisted the officers also deserve recognition for help ing to pacify a potentially disastrous situation. Special thanks to Jake Reimer, Keith Bentley and Keith T. for ac tually getting off their asses and organizing The Inferno. KUDOS TO THE WOMEN & MEN OF 'ROUGH ROAD AHEAD' Contributed by Ofc. Hugh Roarty You all know what happened Saturday night at the beginning of the PCP, but there were side events that eclipsed the unfortunate portion. As I pulled up to the wall in the Blazer, I knew something was happening other than "someon e is trying to stan a fight." As I moved into Palm Court to the entrance to Second Court, students yelled down from a balcony, "Roarty, be care ful." One doesn't have to be a Rhodes scholar to figure out that this one may not be a piece of cake. As I got to the center, I was gratified. There was a bunch of stu dents helping Officer McCue restrain the individual. They helped handcuff him. Some of you would question this, but anyone who was in close proximity to the individual knows that it was to prevent him from hurting others and himself. So, to the balcony people and those who were in the thick of it helping Officer McCue, I salute you. The University Police Department in its en tirety salutes you. You are the few ... the brave and the proud. Women and men who have been part of a rough road ahead. To the individual involved: get a life. You owe a lot of people more than just an apology. Talk to me in private and we'll go over the facts of life and just how lucky you are! To the blue-haired guest that may never see this, thanks and a whole lot more. Thanks to all for reaffirming my faith in the student body, individually and col lecti vely. Side note: wasn't that dance recital at Sainer over the weekend fabulous? Especially interesting was the use of can dles in the fourth number. Now if we could only get Ms. Mason to perform the dance she is best at, we would have a fan tastic show. Angus! Stand ready! Riverdance, move over! Contribution Guidelines JJf) 1 .. 1 J .. f)fJ February 11, 10:30 p.m. Bike stolen. $150 value. The bike was locked. Owner returned from ISP and it was gone. February 12, 1:12 p.m. Three solicitors (from a hairstyling salon) were given a verbal trespass warrant and told to leave. February 14, 1:10 p.m. USF flag was reported missing from the library. $60 value. It had been replaced with a NCLF flag. February 15, 10:12 p.m. Student was committed to the hospital under the Marchman Act for intox ication. February 16, 1:44 a.m. Non-stu dent was arrested for underage possession of alcohol, obstruction and trespass after warning. Was taken to jail. February 16, 3:52 a.m. Student was arrested for underage posses sion of alcohol and for giving alcohol to someone under the age of 21. Letter to The Editor: A reader's response to previous articles, letters and/or editorials, or an opinion that is intended to be shared with the student body. Letters to the Editor should be no more than 250 words, and are not a forum for free advertising. Contribution: A factual article written by someone not on staff. Contributions should be informative and pertinent to the interests of New College students as a whole. Contributions may range in length from 250-500 words. Guest Column: A solicited opinion piece. Guest columnists do not necessarily represent the views of the Catalyst, but rather opin ions of which we feel the New College community should be made aware. Guest columns may range in length from 250-500 words. All submissions should be received by 5:00p.m. Friday in order to appear in the following week's issue.
8 The Catalyst Joseph L. Wieczynski Professor of History at Virginia Polytechnic and State University, will give a presenta tion entitled "Gorbachev and the Collapse of the Soviet Union" on Wednesd ay, Febru ary 19 at 3:30p.m. i n the College Hall Music Room Everyone is invited! We are organizing a coffee house for Friday February 21 in the College Hall Music Room. It will be a promo tional event for WNCR, the upcoming radio stati o n We'll b e a s k ing for donations of CDs tapes, and equipment. For more information contact Kaia Roman or Josh Tickell. There will be a Faculty-Student Coffee on Wednesday, February 19 at 4:30p.m. at College Hall. There will be free subs and de s serts for everyone so come out for gr e at food and con versation. Food Service committee members will be going door to door to collect the cafeteria china. Dis h e s s hould be washed and dried. Please return them! If you would like to tutor at Newtown for a bunch of neat kids, here is your chance Volunteer f o r the North County Educational Assistance Program a community run facility. Work from Monday to Wednesday from 4 : 00 to 5 : 30 or 6 : 00 p.m. and you don t need a car. Contact Amy Mormino at Box 389 or call 355-8748 for more infom1ation. Spanish Club (almuerzo espafiol) meets on Wednesday at 12 noon in Ham Center. Join us for food fun and conversation. Look for the pinata! Black Pearl 5 piece export series drum set for sale with all hardware but no cymbals. Nice kit. Cont ac t Aaron Gustafson via box 237 or e mail fritzmag@ aol com. PCP t-shirts are still for sale for only $10. Contact Jake Reimer or look for a sale in Hamilton Center. Announcements February 18, 1997 CAREER CENTER Teach in East Central Europe 1997-98: The Language in Education Division of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania now offers a special pro gram for qualified graduates of four-year colleges who are interested in Teaching English as a Foreign Language in East Central Europe Application deadline: April 11. Tropicana Internship: The Corporate Communications Department is offering an intern ship in general administrative work as well as writing press releases and an on-line newsletter, compiling data on marketing strategies, and conducting tours for invited guests Additional information is available in the CRC office Alaska Wildland Adventures (AWA) Summer Positions: AWA oper a tes small group natural history trips of 5 to 12 days in length and rafting/fishing programs on the Kenai River Summer positions begin in mid-May with an intensive training period and run through mid-September. Looking for high energy, people-oriented outdoor leaders and hospitality staff Salaries are dependent upon experience. Living conditions for staff are somewhat rudimentary. Outside Classroom Experiences (OCE), Inc.: OCE, in Altamonte Springs FL, is looking for applications for summer counselors with a major of Elementary Education, Social Services, or an interest in the education of children Applicants can apply through web site: www.oceinc com or through email at counselor@oceinc Camp Counselors Wanted: Manatee County and Sarasota Country arc looking f o r Camp Counselors for their summer program. If interested stop in the CRC office. Picker International: Picker International is a worldwide manufacturer of high tech med ical diagnostic imagin g equipment and ha s an immediate part time pos ition av a ilable in its Health Care Products Division. If interested, stop in the CRC office. CIEE: Council on International Education Exchange Teach English in China: Teach in China is designed to be self-financing, you will be paid locally and receive room and board from your host institution. Teach 10-20 hours per week, socialize extensively with other faculty and students. A travel allowance will be paid by many of the host schools to help you travel around China in your leisure time. Any questions call 1-888COUNCIL. Global Leaders of Tomorrow Essay Contest: The Sunkyong Group of Korea, and LeaderShape, Inc. are sponsoring an essay contest. First price is $2,500 + one week edu cational trip to Korea Entry deadline: April 15th Additional information available at web site http://campus.net or call 212-906-8138. Renaissance Collegian of the Year: Win an Overseas Art Adventure from Renaissance Hotels and Resorts. Renaissance extends a national search for the college student who demonstrates outstanding scholastic and artistic achievement in anything from dance and theater to music and the visual arts. Complete contest details are available on web site www.renaisaancehotels com or calll-800-842-6394. Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellowship Program: PPIA Fellowship Program prepares students of color for future careers in public policy and international af fairs through activities leading to a master's degree. The Senior Program provides an option to graduating seniors such as language study, internships, and specialized study preparation for graduate school. The PPIA covers such expenses as tuition and living ex penses, as applicable. If interested email: alwdges@uclink2 berkeley.edu.