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Volume VII, Issue 23 Sexual Harassment Policy saga continues by Nick Napolitano What would you do if you felt sexually harassed and wanted to do something about it? "I'm not even sure I would know where to one female student replied when posed this question, before tenta tively suggc ring Parkview House or the Victim's Advocate. "Maybe Student Court?" another student queried to herself. When the issue came up at a recent Womyn's Tea, no one present knew how sexual harassment was legally defined at New Coll e ge or how to lodge com plaints of sexual harassment ....... .-........::-. .. ._.,ner are two avenues w ic students can take in lodging a com plaint, depending on how the claimant wishes to pursue his or her case. The first option is to go through official university channels and have the Office of Equal Opportunity Affairs (EOA) in Tampa handle the case. A student may also pursue their claim outside of the univer ity through the cam pus police, in which case either the District Attorney or a Campus Judicial Hearing will prosecute the case, depending on the route the complainant wishes to pursue. When a claim involves two stu dent a formal complaint may be brought to the Student Affairs of fice, where the Director, currently Mark Johnson, will oversee a hear ing, though the charged student has the opportunity to have their case deliberated by a University Disciplinary Board, consisting of two students and two faculty mem bers. Currently, New College is oper ating under the USF policy, which defines sexual harassment as "con duct of a sexual nature or with sexual implications, which inter feres with an employee's or student's status or performance by creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or educational INSIDE /J Ivory Towers, ... ....... 2 Election ....... 3 New J?rof .. ..; .4 Earth Day Speaker ... .. r 5 Foundation Meets ... : . 6 Kiss me where it smells funny. Apri/21, 1998 Activist Mandy Carter is the eternal optimist by Cyndy Ekle "I want to put myself out of a job," declared Mandy Carter, the keynote speaker for the Pride Symposium. Although a gay activist, Carter's message extended to a larger audience. Her speech emphasized the impor tance of social visibility for queers and the universal goals of different human rights groups. Discussing her history, Carter said she originally wanted to be a doctor; but her plans changed after a speaker from the American Friends Service Front spoke at her high school. She recalled them saying to her class, "despite what seems like impossible odds, you need to understand change happens one person at a time." This sparked her interest in non-violent direct ac tion which she has been involved in for the past 30 years. She has worked with the Rainbow Coalition, the National Black and Lesbian Leadership Forum, the War Resisters League, and the Human Rights Campaign Fund and is currently working with the National Black, Gay, and Lesbian Leadership Forum. She is a firm belie ver that "we all have the ability to determine where we are going. e i y [someone] the tools of change." After a few thank yous, she began her speech by me ntioning Senator Jesse Helms a senator in her home tate of North Carolina and a major opponents of the gay movement. Instead of getting bitterly angry with .4 ,t3ndy urter (in front) ;zt 3 pride /Yl-forum ;zt Brown University the lengthy tenure of Senator Helms, she put things in pective and suggested tapping your watch and say ing "its just a matter of time" which brought laughter from the audience The goal of the gay rights movement has been to Third dean prospect arrives on campus by: Paul 'Screech' Chretien Last week, the third of seven final ists, Alan Dillingham, visited the Sarasota campus where he met indepen dently with student and faculty groups in College Hall. Students and faculty had apparently done their homework, and came into their respective meetings with some very good questions for the candidate. Dillingham, for his part, also appeared ready and willing to answer questions about his past, and what he would do if hired. by student representative Margaret o Hughes who introduced Dillingham to g the eighteen people in attendance. After a brief description of his career and what he wa expecting from the posi tion, Dillingham opened the floor to questions. a; Not surprisingly, one of the first questions to be dealt with was "why New College?" to which he an wered with the generic "looking for new things" cJiche, but went on to relate his experi ences with alternative education for his two children, ages 10 and 16, as well as Dillingham has served as Associate his selection of Cornell University Vice President for Instruction and Dean which he pointed out was very similar of Undergraduate as well as Professor to the system used here at New College. of Economics at Illinois State One area which Dillingham took the University since 1992. Prior to his pre-Here's the same old picture of students by surprise with was his supsent duties, Dillingham has chaired the Alan Dillingham we ran a few port for greater core requirements for Biolo a1 S d Ec weeks back We figure he still gtc ctences an onom1cs looks something like this. freshmen ISU. He did however point departments at ISU, and taught economout that th1s doesn't necessarily translate ics at Illinois and Cornell Universities. to advanced students. Dillingham di cussed the need As an undergraduate, Dillingham studied economfor "deep learning" and he stated as an example: "a stuics at the University of Texas at Austin, and went on to dent takes an economics survey course which covers receive his Masters in Economics there as welL From the topic from one end to the other, but this information there, he went on to earn his PhD. in Industrial and has a very short half life, and in the end the student has Labor Relations at Cornell. The student meeting was opened promptly at 2pm
2 The Catalyst International Blair to Host Peace Talks Prime Minister of Israel Benyamin Netanyahu accepted an offer last Sunday from United Kingdom Prime Mimster Tony Blair to hold the next round of Middle-East peace talks in London. Blair offered to ho t the talks in Britain in an attempt to break the negotiations deadlock with the Pale tinian Student dissident released China ha released Wang Dan, one of the leaders of the 1989 prodemocracy protests in Tiananmen Square. Wang was admitted to Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit on Sunday; his condition was not disclo ed. Wang's freedom may be con tingent on his exile from China. The release comes two month before a scheduled meeting between Pre ident Clinton and Chine e officials. National Man gets 30 months in rat tail scam A New Jersey scientist has been sentenced to 30 months in jail for planting a fried rat's tail in a McDonald's Happy Meal. Michael Zanakis, 44, had hoped to extort $5 million from the fast-food cham. Zanakis took a rat's tail from the medical research laboratory where he worked, had it fried and then placed it in a package of french fries he bought for his son at a McDonald's in Port Jefferson Station on Jan. 15, 1996. He was senin fed ral c urt Thur da on a December conviction for mail fraud, wire fraud and extor tion. Zanakis was al o convicted of planting bits of grease in a can of Coca-Cola Classic and then taking $4,600 from the company to keep quiet about it. NSA hacks into Pentagon computers A military exercise that was run last June after months of preparation revealed how hackers could cripple U.S. military and civilian networks within days, according to the Washington Post last Thursday. During the war game (known as 'Eligible Receiver'), the National Security Agency (NSA) used software obtained easily from online sites for a simulated attack over a two-week period. A team of 50 to 75 NSA offiCli'talyst General Editor Rocky Swift Managing Editor Aaron Gustafson Staff Writers Hugh Brown, Paul Chretien, Charles Choi, Sara Foley, KC McCarthy, Nick Napolitano, Mario Rodriguez Layout Zoe Roman Web Maven Sin-D Ekle Wants to be a woman Matt Grieco Contributors Jono Miller, Aaron Caldwell, and Jessica Olson News cials based in Hawaii and other parts of the U.S. posed as paid surrogates for North Korea, and their goal was to force the U.S. to soften its poli cies toward the communist regime there. The results of the war game show that they could have hut down command-and-control capability in the Pacific theater for a con iderable period. They breached the Pentagon's unclassified global computer network, which allowed them to hop around the worJd, and gained access to the y tern that control the electrical power grid for the entire country. Only one NSA unit was uncov ered by the FBI and the Pentagon and the rest operated without being located or identified. Many military computers u ed the word "pa s word for their confidential acces word. According to a defense official involved in the game, "the results were frightening. OUTSIDE --JvoeRY lOWER Collapse postpones baseball games The first game of a three-game serie between the New York Yankees an the Anaheim Angels was po tponed after a tee! beam era hed through the roof of Yankee Stadium, in the left field lod e ec on. The beam crashed throu h the roof on Monday, 14 April, mashed a eat, and left a four-inch hole in the concrete floor. The games were supposed to begin that night. Inspectors have been called to the scene, and the opening game was held on Wednesday at Shea Stadium instead. State Man arrested for false identity On Saturday, a Palm Beach socialite was ex tradited to Mas achusetts to face charges of kidnapping after almost 20 years of living under an assumed name. Stephen Fagan, 52, was known as William Stephen Martin in Palm April 21, 1998 Beach, a father of two who lived near Donald Trump's estate. In 1979, the newly divorced Harvard Law School assistant professor picked up his two daughters from their mother's house for a weekend visit and never brought them back. Fagan then sold hi hou e in Massachusetts, and changed hi identity by u ing that of a dead six year-old. The daughter now aged 23 and 21, had no idea that their mother wa still ative and had previou ly been told that she had been killed in an accident of some kind. Fagan admitted his true identity m a Palm Beach court on Friday, and could face life imprisonment if convicted. Two pilots killed in air show crash Two single-engine biplanes collided during acrobatic maneuvers at an air show in Kis immee on Sunday and era hed in flames, killing both pi lots. The planes fell to the ground about I ,000 yards from the orne 5,000 pectators. No one on the ground was injured. The four planes of the Red Baron Stearman Squadron were winding up their performance at the Kissimmee Air Show of the Stars when two of the planes collided at an altitude of about 1 ,500 feet. Wind i su pected to have caused the accident One dead in Daytona shootout Police traded shots with a gunman early Sunday on a street crowded with young people vi iting this beach community for Black College Reunion weekend. The gunman was shot dead and four officers and two bystanders were in jured. The shootings happened outside a hotel in an area jammed with people coming out of ni ht ot on one of Da tona Beach' b i t weekends of the year. The shooter was not carry ing any identification. Murder suspect hangs himself The jail house uicide of murder uspect Aaron Needle came as a shock for most Maryland residents. Needle, 18, was on set to go to trial on Monday for the murder and dismem berment of Alfredo Tello Jr., last September. The suicide is not expected to affect efforts to get Needle's codefendant, Samuel Sheinbein, extra dited from Israel and tried on a murder charge in Maryland. Sheinbein fled abroad shortly after the murder and has been fighting his extradition. The Catalyst is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.sar.usfedul-catalystl The Catalyst is an academic tutorial spon sored by Professor Maria Vesperi. It is developed in the New College Publications Office using Adobe Photoshop and Quark Xpress for PowerMacintosh and printed at the Bradenton Herald with money provided by the New College Student Alliance. Direct submissions and inquiries to: The Catalyst 5700 N. Tarniami Tr. Box #75 Sarasota, FL 34243 email@example.com The Catalyst reserves the right to edit submissions for space, grammar or style. Contributions may range in length from 250 to 500 words. Letters to the Editor should be no more than 250 words. Submissions should be labeled as either Jetter to the Editor or contributions and include names and contact information. Submissions in "rtf' or "WriteNow" format may be saved to the Catalyst Contributions folder in the Temp Directory on the Publications Office file server, printed submissions may be placed in campus box 75, and all other contributions may bee-mailed to catalyst@ virtu. No anonymous submissions will be accepted. All submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday in order to appear in the following week's issue.
The catalyst Campus News April 21, 1998 3 Mandy Carter sees whole picture in search for equality I#CARTER" FROM PAGE 1 : I gain equal rights as citizens and to be accepted socially as well as legally. Carter said, "You can pass a Jaw, and they can't legally discriminate against you, but they sure can socially." In order for this to be visibility is essential. Coming out is part of visibility because as she stated, "They don't know we're here if we don't come out." Carter stressed the importance of visibility for the movement and made the point that visibility leads to acceptance. "This is a movement for being gay, I have never seen us move so quick .... we are everywhere," she commented. One of the most effective ways that the gay movement has become more visible to the gen eral public has been the media which brings issues directly into people's homes. Carter con sidered the coming out of Ellen to be one of the defining moments of the visibility of the gay movement "because Ellen come out not only on TV, but as a person." Little things help to bring about change in at titudes and behaviors. Carter asked who would have thought that cloth and a needle would effect the perception of AIDS? But she said, "The Aids Quilt did more to humanize [AIDS] than any thing else; that it is everywhere .... not just in the big cities." Gay pride events are another effective venue for increased visibility They began in San Fransi<;.o, and now around 250 are held each YeaT across the country. Such events bring between 6 and 7 million people on the streets showing support for the gay movement year. Carter stressed "cooperatiOn, collaboratiOn, and partnership" in dealing with of importance. It is not just about gay nghts and being satisfied; it is about makmg everyone has their rights She sa1d that all of us as a society must reahze we are con nected and that "none of us move forward unless we all move forward." Dillingham sees that New College needs more visibility PROM PA.GE'J little understanding of what was covered." Topics such as racial diversity and gen der issues were covered, but perhaps the one issue which caught everyone's attention was the relationship between the Sarasota campus and Tampa. Dillingham out that this is indeed a complex relauonshtp with advantage generally falling on the side of the main campus. His opinion was that "perhaps this campus needs advocate_ present in Tampa when dects1ons are bemg made and that New College needs higher visibility." She also brought up the problem of feeling tom between activist zroups. Carter suggested forming a third table and joining the efforts of various groups to solve the problem For in stance, the the black gay organization solves this problem since it was "about empowering each other about being and gay." She mentioned that the King holiday and Black Awareness Month were great opportunities to increase awareness of the black and gay community. Discussion followed her talk and focused on topics including the impact of gay entertainers such as Ellen and RuPaul, working with other ac tivist groups, and getting support from the community. Concern was expressed over whether or not Ellen's coming out was a good thing as it might lead to stereotyping. Reactions to Carter were overall positive. Jenn Rehm, a third year student, said, "She rocks my world. I am most impressed with her idea that gay rights is not just one cause and issues of socio-economic justice, feminism, animal rights, environmentalism, and human rights in general are all integrated. It is important for us to be visi ble and active in all the spheres because they all are dealing with the same type of issue." Dennis Harkins, a first year, was more criti cal. He said, "I thought her issues seemed idealistic and needed more concrete ways to ac complish them." Sara Irwin, a second year student, was posi tively influenced by Carter. She said, "I thought she had a lot of good things to say about not just caring about the cause that affects you person ally." Carter's optimism was apparent throughout the evening. She concluded her talk by saying, "I do believe that the majority of this country are decent human beings and that's where I'm rest ing my hope on." Proposed N C policy stuck in limbo I FRQM PAGE 1 : : '] environment." Should one be found guilty of sex ual harassment, university disciplinary action can range from verbal reprimand to dismissal. Student dissatisfaction with the these proce dures led to the formation of the Sexual Harassment Policy Committee during the 1993-1994 schoo\ year. under the direction of mer NCSA president Moore "They were also no toriously hard to get involved. Students seem to have a lot of trouble getting access to them and finding a way to get the process started." "Part of the problem with working through Tampa on the formal mechanism," said Edidin, "was arranging for the person from 'Tampa to come down, where this is just one among many duties that the person had." In the Qast this bas n> om .. Aron Edidin and Bob Student Activities Coordinator Kevin Arlyck, and students 1\rin Mason, Aimee Alice Solomon, Craig Willse, Ed Moore, Peggy Yonuschot, SuJean Chon, Colleen Butler, and Ashley Colvin, as well as Mark Johnson, who succeeded Levitan in the spring of 1994. It was largely perceived that_ the EOA office in Tampa was dtfftcult, mttmtdat ing, and time-consuming, to the of both claimant and defendant. Accordmg to forwas also seen as since to successfully prosecute cases of ment. "To be able to substantiate an allegatron rs very difficult," Johnson offered. Third-year stu-. dent Amy Murphy has also noted that "women m this society feel intimidated by the legal system," which might explain the reluctance women feel in levying charges against male harassers. !SEE '-'HARASSMENT" ON PAGE 4 Election Results* Humanities Rep: Nat-Sci Rep: 136 Jennifer Peterson 134 D. Ross 128 Mark Cofmo 155 Mandy Funderbuck Student Life Committee: Jason Rosenberg 136 Doug Christy 148 Library Committee: SAC 2nd Year: Social Sciences: Admissions: Space Committee: Cathy Heath 43 Julia Skapik 30 Matt Varnon 119 William Armshaw 99 Adam Rivers 149 Becky Schaaf 124 Cynthia Ekle 150 Alex Chandler 42 Patrick Klem 26 EPC: SASC: Food Service: Steve Yacco 120 Ian Hallet 44 Kelly Nichols 114 RKD Medovoy 109 International Studies: Robert Meyers 39 Rob Cooksey 118 Heather Lazar 128 Irina Barakova 154 SAC 4th Year: Fitness Center: Housing Committee: SAC 3rd Year: Student Court: Robert Scopel 92 Sara Young 134 -0Michael Shannon 138 Amanda Kopf 140 "resu Its do not rdlec:t write in candidates
4 The Catalyst Campus News April 21, 1998 Hittin' the road Jack? Oh well, new sculpture prof on the way by Charles Choi Though Profe sor Jack Cartlidge retire this se mester, a new professor is on the way to fill the vacancy. Though some tudents may balk at the change; it may help to know, however, that candi date Robert Rustermier is indeed familiar with our chool, being an alumn himself. Rustermier initially began his academic ca reer at Manatee Community College, where hereceived his Associate's Degree in Ceramics in 1989. Hereceived hi Bachelor's in 1991 from New years. His NC thesis baccalaureate was an exhibi tion named The Allure of the Human Form. Cartlidge reminisced about Rustermier's stay at New College, describing "Bob" as "indefatigable." While at New College, Ru termier tried his hand at wood-firing, a ceramic technique unorthodox in the age of the kiln. He dug a pit around ten feet across and layered unfired pots and mulch over each other at the bottom. Those layers were cov ered on top with old wooden planks and sheet metal. Then Rustennier and some other students set themselves for a night of mosquitoes and marshmallows, roasted over the fire consuming their pots. After he graduated from New College, Rustermier received his Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he has also spent most of his instructing ca reer. However, he received a Fulbright Fellowship for post-graduate studio study at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, were he was an assistant professor for several months. #9:Self-Portrait, series Ill. Clay, mixed media. 21 "h*9"d*JO"w. 1997. College, where he was a T.A. for two According to Cartlidge, Rustennier was wel comed with open arms, though his appointment must be approved by both the FASC and Interim Dean and Warden Langston before official letters can be sent. Cartlidge says that "he's a very, very good one. He's going to be as good as I was or better." #16: Barbie; Her Proportions May Not Be Human. Fired ceramic with engobes, encaustic wax, industrial packaging plastic. 55"h*33"w*53"d. 1994. Sexual Harassment Policy issue awaits resurrection The committee thus sought to create a policy specific to New College, but, more importantly, out line and implement a mechanism whe. reby cases would be handled in ternally. "We also wanted to get information out there and let people know what options were available for them," said Moore. The committee worked toward creating two types of policy, one in formal and the other formal. The goal of the informal policy was to resolve conflicts before they be brought to official legal channels whenever possible or desirable. Through the use of a mediator, "the people [would] talk and hash things out and see if they could work it out that way, just in case it was a mis understanding, or if the [defendant] was unaware that harassment was going on," said Moore. Psychology professor Charlene Callahan, a court-approved mediator, appeared willing to serve that function. Although New College does not need permission to implement an in formal policy, it does need permission from Tampa in creating its own formal policy and proce dure. At the committee's meeting on April 12, 1995, Arlyck reported that Mary McCoy, EOA director, main tained that USF policy prohibited any branch of the university from formulating its own policy and or procedure regarding sexual harass ment. This was confirmed by Olga Joanow, a member of the university legal counsel in Tampa. The committee then appealed to Trudy Frecker, the Vice President of Human Resources and Development (which also handles appeals in individual cases of sexual harassment) who indicated that it would be possible for New College to produce its own policy and pro cedure as long as they complied with state and federal law. Frecker also said that any final document would need approval from her, the EOA office, General Counsel, and the Provost. By April of 1995 the committee had formulated a draft of its pro posed procedure and Arlyck and Edidin presented it at the May fac ulty meeting. Meeting minutes indicate that overall it was well-re ceived, and Edidin recalls that the "response was generally, though not entirely, favorable to having a pol icy that we'd be operating here rather than from Tampa." In the fall of 1995, the commit tee lost many of its members and much of its momentum. Arlyck's position had been temporary and he was replaced by '95 alum Sara Kuppin. Knox retired from his fac ulty position and Moore decided to take time off from New College. Edidin, and many of the students who served on the committee, dis continued their membership because it appeared that the proposed policy and procedure were on the verge of being adopted and a committee was therefore no longer necessary. Edidin had believed that "mainly it was a matter of dotting i's and crossing t's rather than working out policies and procedures and weigh ing out priorities and so on," though he did admit it was possible that "maybe there was more substantial work to be done than we had thought." That fall Johnson met with then Dean and Warden Mike Michalson and advised against formulating a New College-specific policy or pro cedure. Says John on "I thought it had been a healthy process just to have the discussion, but in terms of trying to have a New College policy it would almost seem to be overkill." Johnson believes that an NC procedure would be too difficult to legally implement, and asserted that its creation "would create more problems than it would resolve." Johnson also said that informal pro cedures formulated by the committee have never been imple mented. "I don't think the process ever came to full closure." Though it seems that Student Court has never tried cases of sex ual harassment, former Student Court Chief Justice Ayla Samli believes that Student Court mi ht pro vide a viable alternative. t mlc that Student Court could definitely have a place in dealing with it [sex ual harassment cases], but its structure has to be defined a little more and whether or not students can use it needs to be defined a little bit more." When asked, Johnson said students have the option of bringing a case of sexual harass ment directly to Student Court. Samli went on to say that "I feel like the haziness in the delineation of the lines between Tampa and New College has disempowered people and it's really hard for New College to negotiate its space be cause of it .... Parts of me really wonder whether or not it is a con sciously manufactured bureaucracy [designed] to keep students from being able to do what we need to do." Those interested in obtaining a copy of the findings, including its proposed policy and procedure, are encouraged to talk to Mark Johnson in the Student Affairs Office. "I'm sick of serving the interests and th,e opin1ons of those eviiJ White, male, chauvlnfsftc c;otalnt eclit()rs''
The Catalyst Events April 21, 1998 5 Native American Studies Symposium coming soon Contributed by Jessica Olson The Native American Studies Tutorial at New College is proud to announce the s e cond annual Native Amencan Studies Symposium. From April 24 to May 1, we will be hosting a variety of speakers and events on the New College/USF campus (5700 N Tamiami Tr ) in an attempt to bring discussion of a variety of Native issues to the West Florida area. Friday, April 24th -7:00p.m. Palm Court -Speaker Antonio Gonzales. Mr. Gonzale is the UN Liaison Officer and Coordinator of International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) events in Geneva. He works with the UN working group on Indigenous populations to complete the Universal Declaration on the Rights and Principals of Indigenous Peoplesa document that will establish a standard for countries to co exist with Indigenous peoples. In 12 years at the Treaty Council he has coordinated community outreach programs, worked with reach and docu mentation of Indigenous issues world wide, and has been Director of Operations. He has met Gorbachev, Arafat, Nelson Mandela and other world leaders to discuss Indigenous overeignty, environmental degeneration, religious freedom,torture, and political persecution. A cur rent focus is a UN study on Nation/State violations of treaties. At the 1993 UN World Conference on Human Rights he helped success fully lobby countries to call for a UN Decade of Indigenous People He has helped build unity between Indigenous Peoples of all races by em phasizing their shared history and common vision for the future. Monday, April 27th9:00 p.m. New College Coffee House Discussion: Native American Stereotypes in movies. Using the movie Last of the Mohicans as an example this discussion b-etween members of the tutorial and the community will focus on the different stereo types of Nat1ve people in the entertainment industry. Tuesday, April 28th 9:00 p.m. Palm Court Shoot Out at Jumping Bull. This is the unedited version of Robert Redford's documen tary Incident at Oglala. It looks at the violence on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation between 1973 and 1976, and in particular deals with the trial of Leonard Peltier. Thursday, April 30th-8:00p.m. In Whose Honor? This is a documentary that was aired this last summer on PBS, will be shown at the Four Winds Cafe. It not only chronicles the work of Charlene Teters and others in the protests against Indian mascots used by sports teams, but also at tempts to explain why this is such an important issue to the Native American community. Charlene Teters will be on hand during the show ing of this documentary, and will be able to answer any questions afterwards. Friday, May 1st 7:00 p.m. Palm Court Eart h Day speaker promises to motivate Keynote address: Charlene Teters. Mrs. Teters is an artist and Professor at the Institute of American Indian Art at Santa as well as the di rector of student placement and alumni affa1rs. She is an accomplished artist featured in over 21 major exhibitions and collections and works to support Indian children trying to transcend poverty and unemployment. Her politically pow erful art attacks racial stereotypes that undermined Indian self-esteem. She established the office of racial just1ce for the National Congress of American Indians and is the vice president of the National Collation Against Racism in Sports and Media (NCARSM).The documentary Tn Whose Honor profiled her strug gle both as a student at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and later with NCARSM against sports mascots that are found racist by Native peoples. It aired this summer on PBS, but was first shown on the New College Campus last April as part of the first Native American Studies Symposium. All events are free and open to the public. The symposium is being sponsored by the New College Student Alliance and the USF/Sarasota Student Government. For more information about any of these events, please contact either Jessica Olson at 941-925-8908 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Colle e n Butler at 941-727-3119 Contributed by Jono Miller Alternative economist and global futurist Hazel Henderson is coming to New College. In a unique al liance with two community (the Sierra Club and the Flonda House Foundation), the NCSAC and the Environmental Studies Program are bringing Hazel Henderson to campus to speak on Earth Day, Wednesday April 22. Her topic is "Politics of _the Solar, Age: Building a Hazel may be the only pers?n profiled in such diverse_ magazmes as Wired, Science, Flonda Trend, and the Christian Science Monitor,as well as all the pre dictable environmentally-focused magazines. If you are by such things, you will be motivated to attend upon learning she has ap peared on over 300 radio and TV programs, has lectured and con sulted just about everywhere, and helps direct the Worldwatch Institute, Cousteau Society, and the Calvert Social Investment Fund. _Of course, the real reason to attend IS not because of her amassed creden tials, but because people who heard her speak find her enter:-am ing, insightful, and .'>o. '} ""'"'' l / ::-r-\-So why are two outside orga nizations helping to underwnte an Eatth Day speaker here at New College? Probably becau e Hazel s presentations help loosen mental rust and invigorate people to for creative solutions to the pickle the planet finds itself in -exactly the sort of thing one would expect of an Earth Day event. In fact, amidst charges that Earth Day has been co-opted, commercialized and perverted by multina:ional corpora tions Dr. Henderson s presence a return to the original thrust of Earth Day, which was_ a more grassroots, awareness-bmldmg event. Since the impendmg faculty meeting at the same time and date has been deferred, please encourage faculty members to attend. If you have more than a passing interest m the future, economics, politics, the difference one woman can global policy issues, or the ment; you'll probably want to be m Sudakoff at 3:30 on Wednesday April22nd. R est Easy on You r Summer B re ak St o re Your Belongings With Us While You Are Away. 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6 The Catalyst Campus News Foundation discusses admissions, dean search by Alisdair Lee and Mario Rodriguez The New College Foundation Trustees met last Friday to di cuss the state of admissions and restruc turing, as well as the current expansion of college resources, in cluding new dorms, faculty positions and funding. Those pre sent included President Betty Castor, Provost Thomas Tighe and Interim Dean of New College Douglas Langston. Esther Barazzone, President of Chatham College and NC Foundation member, presented a re port on behalf of the Student Affairs and Educational Policy and Personnel Affairs Committee. Responding to an observation made that New College Admissions has been operating inefficiently, Barazzone replied: "I am troubled by the decreasing amount of money being given to admissions and the decreasing number of students. This college is starved in its admis sions operations. It's not inefficient. It can't even begin to compete." "What was serious under fund ing before is now disastrous under funding," she said, referring to the lack of money available to the New o ge Jce o i ions Common expenditures per student at colleges in the U.S average between $3000 and $4000. As a comparable institution, Reed College spends $2000 per prospective student, whereas New College's spending ranges as low as $424. "If New College admits students and doesn't award them aid, the col lege is at a serious competitive disadvantage,"Barazzone continued, explaining that the problem lies in the fact that Tampa packages finan cial aid independently of New College admissions. The emphasis in legislation has been on keeping the honors students in the state with financial aid incen tives. USF Tampa has been following this trend with Barazzone views as negative conse quences. "What distinguishes the USF system and New College within it is the nationality," said Barazzone. "It is very important that we have the opportunity to provide financial aid based on merit. Out-of-state waivers would be to the advantage of both institutions (New College and USF Sarasota)." As it stands, out-of-state tuition runs at about $9400, tower ing over the $2300 in-state fees. Currently, five Honors colleges are under proposal from State legisla ture, raising the possibility that funding from New College could eventually be reduced. More imme diate problems include reductions in the number of applications and a near-50% decrease in entering out of-state students within the past seven years. Barazzone concluded: 'The our current goal o [en argmg to] 650." She recommended to the board that funding for recruitment be enhanced and that the campus be made more ae thetically attractive to prospective students. Projected costs for these undertakings will amount to $100,000 for next year and $120,000 for the following two years. Barazzone also recommended that New College Financial Aid re ceive full control over their funds. "We would call on USF to move Financial Aid Packaging out of Tampa and into the Financial Aid Office of New College." Regarding the restructuring of the Dean position, Executive Director of Primark Financial Technologies and foundation trustee Dr. Vicki Raeburn commented, "I have rarely met anyone who can manage two such disparate strate gies well, especially with such a complex structure ... A whole Jot of time will be spent taking care of the big piece while trying to minimize the risk of the small one. And that's not what we want." She uggested that a small research team be cre ated to explore similar cases to New College. Interim Dean Langston noted that such changes promise increased self-governance over campus facili ties, and that the restructuring has the approval of three former deans and wardens. "The present situation is much worse. This [structure] or ganizes things in such a way that the person taking care of New College will be controlling its own offices ... The change i [that] the head of New College would be the head of the campus, and that is for the good. Tampa is conside r ing offering a USF tenure to the incoming Dean. In a unanimous vote, the Foundation agreed the incoming Dean should at a minimum receive tenure at New College. "The academic head of New College needs credibility with the New College faculty," said Barazzone. "The Jack of proper title !sEE "FOUNDATION" ON PAGE 7 sac minutes 4.16.98 In attendance: Mario Rodriguez, Alisdair Lee, Kelly Singer, Michael Hutch, Robert Scopel, Danielle Babski Absent: Adam Rivers (no proxy), Vijay Silveramodo (no proxy) 1. Motion to add $2000 to party fund, increasing it to $3600; motion passed. 2. Brian Turk: Toga! Toga!, for decorations and food Request: $70 Allocated: $60 3. Alena Scandura: Orientation Leadership Training, for T-shirts and training program Request: $1480 Allocated: $1480 4. Sara Irwin: Anmesty International, for postage for Earth Day Letter-writing Campaign and future campaigns 5. Mark Coffino: Queer Ball, for additional police officer Request: $130 Allocated: $130 6. Marc Poirier: Frances Dristoll, poet at the Clothesline Project for Dristoll to read and speak at NC Request: $578 Allocated: Tabled 7. Marc Poirier: NC Students for Animal Rights, for publication, 20 pages at 300 copies Request: $165 Allocated: $151.25 for 275 copies 8. Rocky Swifto: The Catalyst, for five remaining issues Request: $980 -$210 (advertise ment gains)= $770 Allocated: $574 for 4 issues Thanks a bunch SA C. 9. Stacey Nemeth, Sara Viren, and Shannon Hamlett: Viking Beautification Covert Gardening Operation, for Sod! Mulch! Ixora (shrubs!) Little hardy trees! Flowering plants! Request: $1500 Allocated: $424.20 10. Nirvan Mullick: Film, Fish Eye Guy and Why the Trees Died, for post-production processing Request: $300 Allocated: $175 11. Michael Hutch: Strangefruits publication, for copies and distribu tion Request: $300 Allocated: $175 .. I WEEK IN PREVIEW Thesday, April 21 .. Amnesty International meets in front of the Fishbowl at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 Earth Day: "A Politics of the Solar Age: Building a WinWin World," a presentation by Hazel Henderson. 3:30 p.m. in Sudakoff. "Marketing Your Liberal Arts Degree" at 4:00p.m. in PME-223. Thursday, April 23 GLBTSA meets on the Ham Center couches at 7:00p.m. W.OR,D (Working On Real Design) meets at 7;00 p.m. on the Ham Center couches. Friday, April 24 The Native American Symposium: Antonio Gonzales will speak in Palm Court at 7:00p.m. Saturday, April 25 The Native American Symposium Movie: Clearcut at 9:00p.m. in Palm Court. Sunday, April 26 The Native American Symposium Movie: Pow-wow Highway at 9:00 p.m. in Palm Court. Monday, April 27 The Native American Symposium Discussion: Native American Stereotype in Movies at 9:00 p.m. at the New College Coffee House. WALL PREVIEWS FRIDf\Y, APRIL 24 Brian Turk SATURDAY, APRIL 25 Ellie Stanford & Van lmaizu.m
The Catalyst Opinions April 21. 1998 1 meeting shows A Message from the Queen to mcreased dtalogue her subjects concerning the !FROM "FOUNDATION," PAGE 6 I state of Alumni Association investpassing of the crown ments, which happen to be handled creates potential organizational imby an NC alum, Simendinger anbalance National Foundation do nounced, "We are looking at a rosy not wish to see subordinate deans. financial picture." They want to speak to a full-fledged Simendinger wa pleased to reacademic leader." port that the Alumni Association has The is ue of credibility raised its working capital up to prompted the Foundation to recom$728,000, from a tarting sum of mend to Provo t Tighe that the title $21 ,000 when the Association was of the incoming Dean be changed to fir t founded. Simendinger cred "Provost of USF-Sara ota and Dean ited Director Caroline Wilkinson of New College." According to the with having been crucial to the imfoundation, the current title, "Dean provement and development of the of the Sarasota-Manatee Campus Alumni Association for the past and Warden of New College," extwelve years. pres es neither the Dean's academic Trustee Dick Donegan ancredibility nor his or her allegiance nounced that the Judaica Studies to New College as a priority instituChair is on the horizon, requiring tion. only $2600 more to obtain matching "In admissions appointments and funds from the state in the amount recruitment for divisions-including of about half a million dollar the involvement of faculty, students, Foundation Chair AI Goldstein reand the foundation-in a national minded the board that less than two sense, to ell this corporation, you weeks are left to rai e the remaining have to have a Dean," said half-million dollar for the Gateway Barazzone. Endowment, a fund established to While Provost Tighe agreed that offset Foundation expenditures and the incoming Dean should receive allow more funds to be employed tenure at New College, he and for scholar hip re ident Castor remained firm in In clo s ing Tru s tee Major their res u ion re i "Nothing, believe me, is ca tin fered the Foundation' financial stone," Castor a sured them. "We report. "All in all," Ma on said, "I will do our best to move forward. can report excellent results." One We will keep the title. I don't. think and a half million dollars has been it would serve us well"at thi point raised since July '97. to make a change in restructuring." President Castor offered the foiFollowing di cussion of the lowing comments after the meeting: Dean restructuring, Director of "It wa good. The Foundation is Student Affair Mark Johnson exvery upportive of ew College and plained the status of campus they are a substantial part of buildresidence. "It's a pleasure to report ing the quality. Discussion today that Dallas and Elizabeth Dart is alwas open and honest." most finished. We are within a Said Foundation President Lt. month of having finally reahzed a General Roland Heiser, "Open dismany-year dream. We're coming to cussions are a good thing. One of the end of this long process and our biggest problems today is com-we're excited to be there. We're exmunication. People spoke very pecting as many as 250 students on freely. People listened." campus next year," he said. Langston described the meeting Executive Director of the Alumni as being "in many ways atypical. Association Alexis Simendinger deIssues have been talked about. It's livered an update on behalf of the unusual for this sort of dialogue to Association. Simendinger reported occur. I'm glad for the upport for that the Alumni Association has admissions. I think we're all looktaken full responsibility in raising ing for the good of New College." funds for the new Mathematician in The New College Foundation is Residence Program, a program execomprised of 700 donors who colcuted through the Subong Che lectively hold access to some 2500 Chair, which should receive full enpeople capable of supporting New dowment by December 2002. College within the 34243 zip-code. Alumni financial support for the The Foundation Board of Trustees year 1997-98 presently amounts to will meet again in November of $144,252. Regarding the current 1998. "Why I only got a tiny box this week? Nobody cares 'bout deans and symposiums! want T! I'm so angrayl I PiW those stinkin' editor by Alisdair Lee On the Significance of Her Majesty's Crown After handing over Her Royal Maje ty's crown to Erica and Celeste, I guess I've got a few ideas to convey. There are important and often-forgotten implication to all this business of New College Queenship. So briefly: The fact that awesome drag queens are so celebrated at New College suggests that tudents here attend an academic institution that is unique in the world. The near deafenmg levels of applause generated th1s year-not only to ward the new Queens but toward the whole et of performances are testimony to the open-minded en ergy and radical liberalism that define the richness and dynamism of our intellectual and personal experiences. The Pride Symposium and the Queer Ball provide a ervice that is es entia! to the thriving goodness of spirit within our community. The hope is to drag all of us out of our respective closets, whatever kinds of clo ets they may be, and to in form the members of our little world about the satisfaction of being one's self openly and proudly. After nearly losing my hearing to such affirmation on stage and off, I have never felt more comfortable dancing and running naked in Palm Court with a sweater wrapped around my neck. Events uch as this should ideally remind us that we operate in an environment that welcomes not only outrageousnes and absurdity, but honesty and openness. Letter to the Editor: Music here sucks by Aaron CaJdwell I write this out of the perspicac ity of my heart and soul: At my parent' hou ewe have a laundry machine, a luxury one should never be without. Sometimes clothes would be placed in this machine so that, when made heavy with water, these clothes would form an unbal anced load. Physical descriptions aside, when the machine was in this state it would sort of shake from side to side. If one stood right in front of it he/she/it would hear the water and the clothes jostling around inside, with a somewhat re laxing and regular thumping acting as a backbeat of sorts; said thump ing would be caused by the shaking back and forth. However, when in another room such as my own, the thumping would be heard as a very faint vibration, easily mistakable as something else; a basic sound vi brating quietly but annoyingly regularly within every last thing in the room. And so I would run, not walk., to the garage to remedy this problem. Myself, I say that American music, from my dorm room, sounds very much like the laundry ma chine's repetitive thumping, even with earplugs and the window shut. It is almost sad that it is thus, that the basic root of all modem music is so dull and mindless, and yet un appreciatable when one stands to the loud speaker, drowned out by all the myriad trebles which lose their way to my room. I am sure that by now each and every one of you who is elf-appellated as a bonafried American Student, even the blind and infirm and deaf and intelligent, are all becommg mad and defen sive. Even the most mild, the most patient, the most absent-minded. All coming together to join and march against this boy who cares to rail against Our Culture, Our united Community, Our Student Life and Activities, even if he does it in a lit erary way. Because every Student IS supposed to Party. Because Friday Night is the Universal Party Night, even for cultures who are forced to live without the concept of a week end. Absolutely every soul clamoring in tune with the others, shouting Down with this lad, he who does not Respect our way of life. Up, up! A call to arms! Because a majority is never silent! This sen eless kid who speaks of Percy P. Cassidy! This lad who has no right in being called an American student! Bien sur, je parlons une petit du Francais, mais pas bien ...
8 Hey Ever-body!!! Be a mindless automaton! Brak wants you to stop thinking for yourself and let him start thinking for you. If you are in terested in being brainwashed or have any slight interest in mind con trol, please drop a note in box 75 for more information. All hail Brak:! Be an Orientation Leader! New College wants YOU to apply for a 1998 Orientation Leader position. Applications are available in Student Affairs, or in the box out side the Office of Student Activities Applications are due on Friday, May 1, at 5:00p.m. A mandatory organizational meeting will be held on Sunday, May 2, in the Fishbowl. Times for required training sessions will be announced then. Congratulations to the Macho Man Randy Savage for his victory over Sting last Sunday to capture the 4/05 00:53 Ofc. St. John stopped an underage student with a keg in his car. Keg impounded and student referred to Student Affairs 00:54 Corp. McCue assisted a student with a dislocated shoulder. Student taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital. 04/07 14:45 Alum and ex-student reported a non-student harassing and stalking a student. Non-student issued a trespass warn mg. 04/09 12:40 Ofc. Marion received a bike theft report. Bike was taken from a Pei balcony. Value: $130 04/11 17:25 Ofc. Roarty received a criminal mischief report from a non-student. The person's car parked in the Sudakoff lot had its front Announcements April 21, 1998 WCW World Heavyweight Championship. Savage overcame a serious knee injury at WCW's pay per-view Spring Stampede to win his third world title in the promo tion. The Counseling and Wellness Center at Parkview House has professional councilors who can help with variety of problem Office services are free and confi dential to enrolled students. Also, Planned Parenthood is back in Parkview House every Wednesday 9:00a.m. -12 p.m. They are avail able for students and can answer questions regarding male/female exams, STD testing, and reproduc tive health For information, call 359 4254. New Victim Advocate Ruth Perz is available to provide support, crisis intervention and referrals to all stu dents, faculty, and staff who are victims of actual or threatened vio lence. To reach her call her pager at 252-5156 and leave a voice mail message and she will call you back. She is available anytime someone is in need. passenger si d e tire slashed and it s hood s c ratched with a sharp object. Damages: $310 04/11 18:00 Ofc. Roarty received another criminal mischief report from a student. Student's car parked in the Sudakoff lot had its passenger side tires slashed. Damages: $220 04/13 10:45 Ofc. Roarty received a bike theft report. Bike was locked in front of a Third Court room. Value: $210 04/18 23:30 Sgt. Shideler responded to an off-campu noise complaint. Noise was not university related. Referred to Ringling security. 04/19 09:16 Ofc. Walker prepared a criminal mischief report for graffiti on an electrical box outside Hl (Cop Shop). Goulash!!!'s Second Annual Pigeon Memorial Poetry Contest deadline is Friday April 24. First prize is $40, second prize is $20. and third prize is $10. Rooms for Rent-Looking for MJF to share 3 BR/ 2 BA vegetarian household in downtown Sarasota. No smokers, no drinking/ drug problems please. Opening May 13th and mid-summer. $200 for the room and 113 utilities per month. Call Jenna or Erica at 952-5201. Please help a Poverty-Stricken B Dormer with too much Food Card Money. Will sell Food Card money at 2:1, $400 to sell. Contact Box #494 Want food card money? Buy my food card money! Contact box 345. New South Park episode!!!! Comedy Central promises to reveal who really is Cartman's father. Could it be the monkey-faced little sidekick to Dr. Moreau or is it the 1991 Denver Broncos? Tune in at 1 O:OOpm Wednesday for the episode or catch the rerun last Wednesday night/early Thursday morning at 1:00am. CAREER CENTER Wed. April 22nd 4:00PM Marketing Your Liberal Arts Degree Workshop, PME-223 Not going directly to graduate school? Wondering what you will do next year? This workshop will suggest some satisfying and meaningful options to explore. Fellowship of Reconciliation: Peace Internships Helps young people become more effective peace and justice activists. Trainings are held across the country. Qualifications: a commitment to a nonviolent approach in building a just and peaceful world; ability to work well with people from a variety of racial, cultural, and faith backgrounds; organizing and/or communications skins related to the intern's specific program area; interns must be at least 21 years of age and willing-to make a one-year commitment to the position and computer familiarity. terns receive room, medical insurance pp IC lOllS is ay lence. org/for. The City of West Palm Beach Internship: Planning and Zoning Student Intern Intern will assi t department in the areas of comprehen sive planning ,zonmg and historic preservation. Salary is $9.80 per hour, no benefits. Must have advanced college course work in City, urban, his toric or comprehensive planning or a related major. If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit an official City of West Palm Beach application, available in Career Center. Closing date: open until positions are filled. Washington Consulting Group: The Washington Consulting Group needs qualified people to gather data by observing moving traffic for a national survey. They are looking for people to work in the Tampa metro area and Naples/Collier County. $7.50 per hours plus $.31 per mile. Must have reliable transportation, availability to work full days for 2-3 weeks in early May. Paid training will be provided prior to data col lection work. If interested, call 1-888-439-3325 For further information please stop in the Career Center, PME-119. Contribution Guidelines Letter to The Editor: A reader' response to previous articles, letters and/or editorials, or an opinion that is intended to be shared with the stu dent body. Letters to the Editor should be no more than 250 words, and are not a forum for free advertising. Contrjbution: 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. 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