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INSIDE The Volume VII, Issue 15 Dean Search Committee makes Headway by Hugh R. "Hugo" Brown One of the major campus events of the past semester was not a PCP or any type of performance It was the creation of the new Dean's posi tion and the placement of appropriate advertisement. The Dean Search Committee, co-chaired by Deans Langston and Schenck, and comprised of representatives from both New College and USF worked to the result of producing a pool of applicants to the position All applications for th e pos ition o f D ean of the Sarasota/Ma n atee Campus a n d Warden of New 1 line of January 30 has passed, the D e an Search Committee has swi t c hed i n to th e mod e of proces s ing the applications. According to Torn Barna rd a New College Student Representative to the Dean Search Committee, about 120 applications were received by the end of January, and then pared down to the 90s according to the requirements et forth in the job advertisement. Another job advertisement, writ ten by the students of New College was also attempted to be published. However, this ad was not accepted becau e, according to Margaret Hughes, a New College Student Representative to the Committee, "the VChronicle of Higher Education vdoe n 't accept ads that aren't for the hiring institution." It was Hughes' impression of faculty which whom she spoke that a stu dent ad would not have had much of an impact,at best, upon the applicant pool. Barnard, however, expressed disappointment that the ad was not accepted for publication. "I defi nitely think that the applicant pool would have been larger and perhaps more diverse," he stated. However, Barnard also noted that, ... the ap! see ('DUN SEA$C,H" ON P;iGE 8f girls can't shoot. by Sara Foley A shot of espresso was just what the New College student needed to banish the glazed ap athy from their eyes, if only for a night. By 9:00, about fifty people were crammed in the dimly lit bam beside the Anthropology Lab. Though the cafe was offi cially open only to the USF and New College communities, friends from the surroundina 1:> community and some parents Shannon Matt:iace ........ 3 New Computer Lab ... .4 PCP .......... ........ 6 7 Ani Difranco ............ 9 Announcements ......... 12 February 17, 1998 f'h,f.i:.,"':;::r.;:.,l } g were mingling with the crowd. Outside, groups stood in clumps in the chilly air talking and try ing to make their way in s ide Even before John Cooper and Da ve D oherty opened the stage The g_lorious voices of the Slavic Vocal Ensemble got the coffeehouse l ast Friday, there was standing I rollmg. Other performances included Robert Knight and BORT room only insi d e the Fou r e. o scattered chairs drinking exotic double gels (steamed milk with flavored syrup). while munching on scones and homemade cookies. New building gives Fine Arts Program a lift by Paul 'Ch eech' Chretien New College has grown again, and this time it's the Fine Arts pro gram which will benefit. The Betty Isermann Fine Arts Building, which was under construction throughout the Fall, is finally complete, giving the Fine Arts Program some badly needed space. mensional Fine Arts P rogram. Features of the new Isermann build ing include two 40 by 60 foot studios, an additional office, a Professor o f Fi n e Art s G a il Mead, who t eaches in t he b u i ldi n gs, has plenty of uses for the new space. She states: "In the past I've had to turn away far too many stu dents who wanted to study painting and drawing simply be cause we didn't have the room to accommodate large classes." Other plans for the near future include converting the former drawing studio into a photography lab which will double" as a dark Construction of the new lsermann building was made possi ble by a gift of $350,000 from the Isermann family, in the name of Betty Isermann, which was supple mented with a government t.::;:::::.:::=:::;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;.;:::.....------room and projection area." As Mead puts it, "the school has lacked a serious photography program for a long time ... recently we've been forced to borrow space from the bookstore for our dark room." matching grant. Mrs. lserrnann, who is an accomplished watercolor artist and recent winner of a first-place award from the Visual Arts Center, wanted to support New Co11ege's Fine Arts Program, and specifically named the two-dimensional arts [painting and drawing) as the recipients of the gift. This expansion supplements the Christiane Felsmann Fine Arts Building, which, until recently, housed the school's entire two-di-photo by th
2 The Catalyst International Snowboarder disqualification overturned After competing and winning the gold medal in snowboarding, Canadian Ross Rebagilati tested positive for marijuana and was thus dis qualified. Last Wednesday, Rebagilati's medal was taken away following the results of the post race urine tests. Canada appealed the International Olympic Committee (IOC) disquali fication, and the case was brought before the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) The ratio nale for Canada's appeal was the apparent disparity between the IOC and International Ski Federation (FIS), which has jurisdiction over snowboarding, regulations regarding banned sub stance The CAS ruled that there wa no legal basis for sanctions again t Rebagilati because the wording of IOC rules and medical codes do not specifically prohibit marijuana, and the FIS indi cated, at a December 6 hearing, that marijuana testing would not be needed The CAS stated that i did not advocate the use of marijuana, but also asserted that ports authorities are not entitled to exclude athletes fount to use cannabis It is, as yet, unclear if Rebagilati has violated any of Japan's drug laws. His hotel room is to be earched. National Line-item veto unconstitutional On Thursday, February 12th, a U.S. district judge ruled that the line-item veto law, which w d in 9 uncon titut" onal. Thi law w h ich gives the president the power to strike in dividual item f ro m tax and spending measures without vetoing the entire bill, upposed l y violates the balance of power with in variou branches of our government. After learning of the ruling, President Clinton was disappointed, but ex pre ed his belief that it would be ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme CGurt, and the nations highest court is exactly where the ap peal is headed. Minimum wage increase proposed Last Thursday, at a Democrat rally, President Clinton proposed a $1 increase in minimum Giitalyst General Editor Rocky Macho Man"Swift Managing Editor Aaron "The Animal" Gustafson Staff Writers Hugh Brown, Paul Chretien, Charles Choi, Sara Foley, Matthew Grieco, KC McCarthy, ick Napolitano, Mario Rodriguez Layout Zoe Roman Online Developer Cyndy "The Sinner" Ekle Business Manager Rachael Herrup-Morse News wage. The proposed action is to increase mini mum wage by $0.50 for the next two years This action, plus Clinton's previous increases to mini mum wage should total a wage of $6 15 per hour. White House figures say that about 12 mil lion workers will be effected, and their yearly wages would be raided from $10,792 to $12, 792 Republican resistance was based upon the ex pectation that jobs would be lo t in order to pay fewer workers more money Storms in California continues N letup is in sight for the evere weather that has been plaguing California for the Ia t month. Ten people have already died in the serie of storms that are expected to last another 2 months U.S. Labor Secretary Alexis Herman announced Saturday a federal emergency grant of $25 mil lion to help worker whose job were lost or OUTSIDE lOWER disturbed by the recent floods. Damage from the torms so far have been estimated at $300 mil lion, but that figure includes only 22 counties and does not include landslide damage. State Teen ets more than he bargained f o r On Saturday night, a teen driver in Pi n ellas Country was sh ot aft e r a tt empting to confront an o t her driver with a ba se b all b at. M ar k G ills o f Clearwater is being held in Pinellas Country Jail charged with attempted murder, possession of marijuana and bringing marijuana into the jail. The ituation began when Gill. wa backing his car out of his driveway as another car, driven by Mark Trump, came around the comer. Believing that Gills cut him off, Trump and pa senger Brain Shawver got out of the car and confronted Gill with a bat not knowing that Gills was carry ing a .45 Randall pistol. As they were running February 17, 1998 away, Gills grabbed Trump and shot him in the upper chest and snapped his collar bone in the process. Trump was treated briefly at Bayfront Medical Center and released Local A man and his gun A Sara ota man who shot his rifle for fun w a arrested early Saturday aft e r a five-hour tandoff with the Sarasota Police D e partment SWAT t e am Charles Blake 49 2400 blo c k 15th St. was charged with u ing a firearm while intoxicated u mg a firearm in public and po ession of a firearm by a convict. Police closed all road s lead ing to the neighborhood, including U S. 41, and called the Special Weapons and Tactic unit and police negotiator Aft e r five hour of talking Blake and his wife, Tina urrendered No injuries were reported Shooting in New Town A four-year-old boy Ste phen Phelps from Sara ota' Newtown ar e a is in critical condition after being shot in the back Feb. II th while walking to the grocery store with his mother and 12year-old si ter. Two 17-year-old girls with previous criminal histories have been arrested in the shooting A spokesman for the Sarasota Police Department stated that Kashena Speights is being charged with attempted for shooting the boy, while Montice Shawntez Span is being charged as an acces ory after the fact for hiding the gun used by Speight in a mailbox after the shooting. Speight reportedly had been planning to hoot a woman with whom. he had een eud i ng u t e on y o e inj r cident wa Phelp Correction: The article ''Four Winds Cafe blowing your way" by Huoh Brown in the Fel5. 3 issue of the 'i!atalyst incorrectly stated that the new coffeehouse would initially be open onlyto New College students. The Four Winds Cafe in fact welcomes everyone from the USF/New College community. Brown was beaten soundly for his error. The Catalvst is available on the World Wide Web at http ://www.sar. usf edu/-catalystl The Catalyst is an academic tutorial spon sored by Professor Maria Vesperi. It is developed in the New College Publications Office u ing Adobe Photo hop and Quark Xpress for PowerMacinto h and printed at the Bradenton Herald with money provided by the New College Student Alliance. Direct submission and inquiries to: The Catalyst 5700 N. Tamiami Tr Box #75 Sara ota, FL 34243 email@example.com The Catalyst reserves the right to edit submi sions for space, grammar or style Contributions may range in length from 250 to 500 words. Letter to the Editor should be no more than 250 words Submis ions hould be labeled as either letters to the Editor or contributions and include name and contact information. Submissions in "rtf' or "WriteNow" format may be saved to the Catalyst Contribution folder in the Temp Directory on the Publications Office file erver. printed submissions may be placed in campus box 75, and all other contributions may bee-mailed to catalyst@virtu. No anonymou. ubmissions will be accepted. All submis ions must be received by 5 : 00 p.m. Fnday in order to appear in the following week's issue.
The Catalyst Campus News 3 February 17, 1998 Mattiace discusses research in Chiapas by Charles Choi Every chair m the Lab was taken the Friday momina who lived in them. When the indigenou people migrated to the rain Shanna.n Lorena Mattmce, a candi.da.te for. a position in the political deopart-forests, were joined by the poor from other parts of Mexico who had ment k h f common gnevances. spo. e on t e nature o ethmc 1dent1ty in Chiapas, Mexico. Mattiace IS a Fulbnght scholar at Bates College and expects to get her Ph.D. this conclusion her. tud!e wa. that ethnic identity wa dyspnng. and to be 'tuated ht. toncally m compari on to a context; For those of you who know, a civil war has been going on right what true .the haciendas was not necessarily true in the rain next door to the U.S. for over four years now. On New Year 's Eve 1993 f?rests Her of the _EZL was that they were not ethnically exclut:-Jatwnal Army (Ejercito Zapatista de Libdraci6n' Sive but were mclustve, allytng themselve con istently with the mestizos acJOnal, or ) r.ontrol of the colonial city of San Cri t6bal de (who are ethmcally between the colonials and the Indians). las Casas and five town m the surrounding highlands of Chiapa The upWhen Mattiace finished with her prepared lecture, the floor wa opened nsma wa d d' M up f.or que __ ttons. There wa orne laughter when Mattiace aid it wa rad 1 o rna up m tgenous ayan peoples who ought to bring the 1 p 1 proble!n of thetr populace to the attention of Mexico and the world. ca m o Itical Science to "talk to actual live ubjects." Professor Maria c.hiapa. borders Guatemala and i the poorest of the 31 states of yespen brought up .the current of anthropology concerning the With the highest mortality rate and the worst education in the naIssue of representation among studied peoples, and Mattiace admitted that tion. of the 3 5 million inhabitants don't have potable water, and all s.he "brought in as a trophy" by the EZL as an example of internab t a th d f h 1 k tJOnal mterest in the Zapati ta cause. u Ir o t ac e wage Over half of the population suffrom malnutntJOn, and 1.5 mdhon have no medical services at their A of Mattiace' lecture about "Pan-Ethmc Identity d1spos1l. and Indian Pohttcs m Ch1apas, Mexico," about half of whom were students spent 15 month involved in field work within the zone of conJes. Jca Falcone had thi to say: "I learned quite a bit about the Chiapas sitfilet .m _Chtapas Her focu there wa on the unity that ha taken place over uatwn o .that was a bonus. As for the candidate, she eemed intelligent, ethmc he saw as a sharp break from the traditional focu on enthusiastic, and New College compatible. I was intrigued by the use of a class politics. which subordinated ethnicity. In her lecture she aid there of m_eth?d in field re earch for her dis. ertatwn. was little sense of such unity between the isolated of the hiahl d I ere orne tmg mterdiSCiplinary pos. ibilitie that could be exunttl the '60s, when the highlands could not adequatelyos rt th o ani s p ored were hired. I look forward to meetmg the other candidate ." uppo e peop e Mathace can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Political Science prospect talks with students by Rachael Herrup-Morse also expressed an interest in looking On Friday, the candidate for the po ition in at Latm American politic and international relaPolitical Sci ence, Shannan Mattiace, spoke with tions "It would be interesting to point out how students for over an hour in the Pompeii room in those two theories come together." he en me tin wa 1]1cant n give students a chance to meet Mattiace an d get a Bates, Mattiace claimed that the thing to things pretty active." Mattiace deftly fielded a question about her take on radical education and the idea about stu dent and classes together. sense of the potential professor. About s e v e n s tudo w a s to figure out how much she CQ dent attended the meeting and the di cu sian the tudent to know, fb a certam the level on ings. Smiling, she pointed out, "At Bate., you are wa l iv ly and informal. Matriace fielded queswhi c h s tud e n ts were operating. For, as s h e sta t e d c onsidered r a di c al if y ou don t lecture all the tion. ra n ging from the tough JOb mar k et for "You are respons i b l e for providing student w ith tim e.'' academic to her views on radical education. a base of orne ort.'' Toward the end of the discu sion, Mattiace Mattiace di cussed her academic life up to Mattiace pointed out that the fact that stuand students di cus ed her alternatives hould thi point m time and her experience showed dents learn at college are viewed differently from she not join the faculty ew College. Mattiace throughout the meeting. A Fulbright :cholar who various theoretical stance "Fact them elve are eemed comfortable with the idea of doing some-:pent fifteen month in Chiapas, Mexico. tudyonly ecn through the len of some perspective.'' thing be Ides academia and talked about how he ing the Indian uprising, Mattiace has mo t "Being an effective discussion leader-that is rerefused to stay in the job market forever. Given recently come from a one-year teaching position ally an art ." The best thing about working at the lack of po itions available for a piring proat Bates College in Maine. There, she taught Bates: "The freedom I have had there, the autonfessors, many graduate tudent are unable to cour es m Latin American Politics, at10nalism omy. My colleges really supported find teaching positions for year and Mattiace and Political Identity and an Introduction to interdisciplinary work." ha had experience with friends and acquainComparative Politic Matt1ace was also as ed to addres the role of tance getting run down by the proce s. "Because Knowing that Mattiace would be expected to the student in her classe and how she would the job market is so tight, you feel like a comdo re, earch during her fir t year here, she was structure her lectures and eminar She pointed modity." Mattiace hrugged and said asked to give students an idea of what she would out that her main goal was to get student to parpragmatically, "I might stay out of the job market be working towards. Mattiace answered that it ticipate actively. "How do I get them to di cuss for one more year ... How long can you prostiwould probably be a continuation of her studies the most?" For Mattiace, getting student to distute yoursdf." It wa a grim moment for tho e in Chiapa She would focu on "other Indian cu s class materizl can best be facilitated m a students thinking about academics. movements in Latin America and the role of the eminar format, where students play an active The meeting ran about a half-hour over it atstate m those movements. If the state is strong role. She want her classes, even at the introduclotted time and student eemed to enjoy the then there will be fewer ties with the intematory level, to be eated in a circular arrangement. discu sion. Mattiace demonst r ated bot h poise and tiona! community of Indian rights groups." In her experience, students stay focu ed on the confidence and a definite ability t o talk comfortOne of the questions that Mattiace wa a ked conversation at hand and will be more likely to ably with students The reactio n from those who concerned the possible classes she'd likely teach participate "People ju t don't learn as well if attended were general l y po itive in nature, but were he to be selected to work at New College. they're not actively involved, they tend to just final judgment will be re erved until the final Matti ace tated that she would like to do a semizone out Mattiace wants to make use of varytwo candidate comes to visi t The nex t candidate nar class on Global Identity Politics studying ing cia s activit i es; in addition to discussio n s, he will be comi n g on Monday the 1 6th a n d the final race and identity issues. She claimed, "I'd rather mentioned role-playing an d position papers as applican t will ta l k on Friday the 20th. do that than something on race and ethnicity." possible alternatives. As she says, "I like to keep
4 The Catalyst Campus News HCL 6 computer lab to open soon by KC McCarthy The long awaited HCL6 lab is scheduled to be open in early March. The student-organized pro ject has been in the works since last summer, and was financed through CIT funds. The lab TAs are cur rently busting their rears to get the lab up and running smooth. The new lab will have many im proved innovations over the old,beloved publications office. The HCL6 lab will feature five Compaq Deskpros, five 5400 Power Macs, and a HP4M+ printer initially, and five G3s, a Umax Astra610S scan ner, and a GCC 1212 printer will be arriving by the end of the semester. Edin Hajdarpasic, a lab TA, com mented that the Macintosh G3s, running at 233 MHz, are approxi mately 30% faster than their Pentium II counterparts," and "are very cool!" So, watch out! Of course, all the computers will College. In the reception area at the west entrance of the building sev-. ra erm are on permanent display, though Mead notes that Isermann may ro tate some her other work into these spaces. The walkway between the buildings is reserved for student art. At present the works on display are a number of acrylics which were painted last semester Mead also points out that the gallery will be used for Baccalaureate shows. Student reaction to the new building has been very positive. Thesis student Heather Oliver was excited over prospects for improve ments in the fine arts program, with the increased working space. "This [building] allows us more lab time without interfering with classes ... right now I'm teaching a tutorial here that I had to do in my have standard word processing pro grams (MS Office 97 and Claris Works 5 .0) and Internet access, but the Macs will also be equipped with CD ROM drives and Adobe Photosbop 4.0, Page Maker 6.5, and Illustrator 7.0 for graphics and pub lishing. Also, the lab will have a Linux server, which wilJ act as both an NT and Appleshare work group server. This will give students the ability to save their work in a remote ma chine. The new lab will have a "No food or drink" policy, so don't even think about bringing your dinner with you to finish your final. The computers will also feature locked extension sets, meaning that the installation of new software will require the assistance of a TA. As usual, students are encouraged to use the old pub office, which will remain open to everything, including graffiti, but theTAs have a dif ferent kind of lab in mind for HCL6. ''The new lab is also ex pected to perfmm the same capabilities, just with faster comput ers and in less Pub Office-esque atmosphere. In other words, the old lab is good, the new lab is better," said TA Hajdarpasic. So, if you have a hard time concentrating in the mess which we affectionately refer to as the "pub office," then it sounds like the new lab will be your speed. Like most things at New College, the new HCL6 lab will be student run and maintained, so if you need help or have a problem (one which concerns the computers) ask a TA. For more information about the new lab or the current computer facilities available on campus, you can visit their web site at http://www.sar.usfedul-mac lab/. photo by liugh llrown The lsermann Fine Arts Building added much needed room to the fine arts department. This will allow more students to enroll in art classes. Although there is much more room inside, the parking lot leaves a bit to be desired. living room as an ISP." Second year Regina Gelfo shares this excitement. She states: "This gives us room to grow as a fine arts program by allowing more students to participate ... the campus is cre ative as a whole, and many who have the will and desire to study fine arts will now have the means." The donation of the Isermann Fine Arts Building represents an other important step in the furthered development of the Fine Arts pro gram here at New College. A lot has changed since Mead first arrived as an instructor with the charter class in 1964 at which time she taught in converted World War II barracks, to the four double-wide trailers sent from the Tampa campus in the mid 1970's, until the present Caples complex was opened several years ago. Mead cannot thank the people who helped to bring about this new addition enough, and would espe cially like to thank the workers from the Physical Plant who, in her words, "worked so hard to make this transition go as smooth as pos sible ... they've been absolutely marvelous!" February 17, 1998 Changes to Teaching Auditorium Being Considered by: Paul "Cheech" Chretien The New College Theatre Project is reviving plans to convert the Teaching Auditorium into stu dent theatre, and is planning an organizational meeting on Wednesday, February 25th by the Ham Center couches at 8:30pm. Renovation of the Teaching Auditorium was first considered by Heather Oliver and Doug McDonald during the Jan. 1996 ISP period, but lost momentum when sufficient funding could not be found. Oliver points out that New College currently has no real the ater space, and the Teaching Auditorium could be converted to fit the need. Completed plans were however submitted to campus ar chitect Rick Lyttle and what is needed are formal plans by alicensed architect and current construction quotes. ac g Oliver states: "At present it serves very little purpose-it is laid out wrong for teaching, has uncomfort able seating, and is usually uncomfortably cold since the adja cent rooms are cooled based on the thermostat which is in the Teaching Auditorium." Converting the teaching audito rium to a theatre will require will require some addition al construc tion. As Oliver points out, the current facility is lacking a number of items necessary for a successful stage production such as; a back stage entrance which would allow actors to enter, curtains, theatrical lighting and prop storage/construc tion area to name a few. Additionally, the Teaching Auditorium has poor acoustics with its concrete floors and brick walls, but this could be remedied with car peting and a fabric covering on the walls. Plans currently being considered by the New College Theater Project will require considerable funding, but much of the propo ed work will rely on student labor and organiza tion. The Theatre Project asks that all students who are now or plan to be involved with campus theatre at tend Wednesday's meeting or contact either Heather Oliver or Jessica Falcone
The Catalyst Entertainment February 17, 1998 5 New College Radio back on the dial by Nick Napolitano After a semester of dead air and organizational difficulties, New College Experimental Community Radio is finally getting back on track, largely through the efforts of newly-appointed Radio TA Helen Matthews. According to Matthews, the problem began last semester when many DJs stopped broadcasting their shows. "Unfortunately, people just didn't take it very seriously and if they were tired or if they had a meeting to do or if they wanted to socialize, then they just wouldn't do their show." This created a lot of dead air, so many people stopped tuning in which in tum caused the DJs to take their job even less seriously since they felt as though no one was listening anyway. "So this sort of cyclical problem developed," explains Matthews, "and it just sort of snowballed." At the start of the semester Matthews was hired by the SAC to helm an effort to recruit more DJs and build up an audience. A former DJ herself, Matthews began by giving current and prospective DJs an orientation in how to use the equipment. She also holds scheduled meetings to keep DJs aware of tile station's goals and to receive input from all involved as to what their goals should be and how best to achieve them. "I'm trying to just integrate them into the whole structure of it," she says. Their main goal for this semester is to increase the wattage. Currently, the station only transmits a frequency well under one watt, which is around the legal limit for an "experimental" station, the designation under which the FCC classifies New College Radio. This translates to a roughly one mile transmission radius. It is hoped that expanding the audience base by increasing the wattage will inspire DJs to be more responsible and more in volved. Matthews hopes that when DJs "go into the studio they will feel like they have an audience." In order to legally transmit more than one watt, the station will have to give up its experimental status and become a non-commercial college radio station. Matthews is currently filling out FCC paperwork to obtain the license and plans on approaching the SAC with a proposal for its funding Matthews believes that these changes shouldn't affect the programming and assures that "we wouldn't tailor the station to the toutside) community." Another important project is getting free COs from the College Music Journal (CMJ). Right now the station is relying entirely on donations from students to augment a small base of records collected by New College stu dents in the late 1970s and early 1980s. "That was our dubious legacy from the previous station," explains Jake Reimer, who is also heavily involved with the radio station. "I think our collection of 70s pop music is unparal leled in the Sarasota area. We might even have to go to an all-disco format." Let's all hope that CMJ comes through with those COs. For those who don't know, New College Radio transmitted its first broadcastings on an AM wire in the late 1970s. According to recent New College alum Josh Tickell "It was very organic, very sort of chill, disorga nized, very wild, very barbaric. Very 70s New College." Trouble came in the early '80s when, according to Tickell, some stu dents "got the idea that they could put a CD amplifier on it and amplify it to about seventy to a hundred watts. Of course when they tried that it ended up broadbanding the whole AM spectrum either below or above what we were receiving on our radios, and that caused massive interference with the landing beacons at the airport." Shortly thereafter, the FAA, FCC, and other men in suits shut the station down, and within the next few weeks USF had it dismantled. Over a decade later the radio station was resurrected by Tickell, who began working on the radio during his first year at New College in 1992. It wasn't until the spring of 1997, Tickell's final semes t er at New College, that New College Radio was up and running again. Despite the lapse of a decade, "The radio is (still) typical New College," says Jake Reimer. "Like you come into the science lab and hear 'the draw back is that this is all from the 70s ... but the advantage is that you can do whatever you want with it."' When asked if the radio equipment also dates back to the 70s, Reimer is quick to amend "No, no, our equipment is new." "It's our relaxed manner that's from the 70s," quips Matthews, with a laugh. "One of the odd and great things about the station is that now it's just free form. You can play what.ever garbage or beauty .you want to p\a'j, Students on a roll with college skate night by Cyndy Ekle Remember the days when going to the local skating rink was cool? Then suddenly after mid dle school it wasn't. I still remember how our moms would drop us off and we would impa tiently wait in line in front of a stone wall that was covered with pink globs of bubble gum. Well you can relive all of your swanky skating memories at the Stardust college skate night. little kids to trip you. The only ones to blame for the quality of music would be your fellow skaterseveryone is invited to request songs and even bring CD's for them to play. They'll play almost anything, no matter how bad it is, and that is not an exaggeration. You could even hear the Spice Girls if for some reason you really wanted to. students to meet people from other area colleges and just have a good time. "Skate night would be a excellent opportunity for the frag mented student body to get together and have fun" com mented first year new college student Dave Nezelek. Stardust skate center which is located at 2571 12th street in Sarasota, right off of 301. They plan to hold a college skate night every night from 9-midnight. It costs $4 to get m skate rental is $1. If you want speed skates or m line it is a dollar more You can of course, bring your own skates. My first vi it to Stardust was dunng 1sp. I had nothing better to do, so I thought, why not? What else would I be doing? My ISP? Once inside we were greeted by blasting music and colorful lights that reflected off of the two disco balls in the center of the ring. There were quite a number of students from New College as well as from Ringling, MCC, and Kaiser College. The music was just as bad as be fore, but at least there weren't any show-offs or Activities at the skate night are: skating (duh) and games involving ... skating. For instance, there is limbo and a game similar to tag where you get to hit people with those soft noodles There's was also a game of tag with glow sticks. My friend and fellow Catalyst staff member Matt Greico and I spoke with the owner of Stardust, Larry Tasman. We had to wait for about a half an hour while three paisans complained about one thing or the other before we could talk to him. Tasman said that most of Stardust's busi ness comes from hockey and birthday parties, so they started college skate night to attract nostal gia-ridden students. "Having college kids-its a fun thing" remarked Tasman. This past Thursday night around 57 stu d ents showed up, and the owners hope more will at tend future skate nights. It is a good chance for One of the great things about college is that you can Roller roo do things that a few years earlier you would not have been caught dead doing. Who really cares if you make a fool out of yourself because you are not the skater in the world? "I think people underestimate skate night because it sounds lame. It's what you make of it. I keep coming back even after I fall and bust my ass. There's no shame at skate night," Jessica Phelps said. So, if you have nothing to do some !hursday night, try college skate night, you may JUSt have a good time.
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8 Features February 17, 1998 The fwds: Application for White house internship Submitted via e-mail by John Boyance Greetings prospective White House interns! 1 h "H d M d his This year, our program is heading into its 69th year of bringing America's best and brightest to the Natwn's Cap1tol to he P t e ea an job. We expect that 1998 will be the most exciting one yet! Why, you might be asking yourself, do I want to be a part of this demanding yet rewarding program? Check th1s out: Be a part of the action in the pulsing, throbbing political scene of the hottest city in the world! Get up close and personal with some of America's movers and shakers! See rooms in the White House that even a VIP tour won't show you! Get total access to plenty of sensitive Presidential activities! Sound like it's for you? Just listen to this testimonial from a former intern : "I couldn't believe it! After only a few months on the job answering phones and fetching coffee there I was debriefing the president. ... Getting involved in executive branch affairs is just fantastic." -M. Lewinsky, Beverly Hills, Calif. As you can see, being a White House intern is more than long hours, hot debates and touchy national issues Still interested? Fill out this information form and send it back to the White House at president@ white house.gov Name : __________________ __ Hometown: ----------Sex:F_ Age:_ Measurements: (required for medical purposes) any e o ge yo ... ... giggly:_ ... drunk: ... hot: ... to lie to a federal prosecutor:_ Quick quiz: You've always considered the White House: a) a monument to democracy b) the place where great leaders meet c) vaguely erotic d) extremely erotic Hillary Clinton is a(n) : a) model wife and mother b) icon of late 20th century femininity c) an obstacle d) inappropriate companion for the leader of the free world You've always wanted to know more about the President's: a) MidEast policies b) childhood in Hope, Ark c) romper room .. m o num e nt to e mocr ac y M y socia l life as an i ntern would likely consist of: a ) h i tt ing G eorgetown bars with the other interns b) reading, study c) late nights working at the White House d) late nights working the White House Score I point for each a, 2 for each b, 3 for each c, 4 for each d. Scores of 16 can start tomorrow. Scores of 12 and above, please call soon. Uncle Sam (and Uncle Bill) want you. *Please feel free to forward this form to anyone you know who might be interested in this program. The White Hou e is an equal opportunity abuser. 40 dean applicants down, 90 left to go l"DEAN SEARCH" FROM PAGE 1 1 plicant pool is sufficiently large, as it is Hughes, said that the Committee "discarded those [applications] that didn't meet the initial re quirements." These requirements included the holding of a Ph.D. in the arts and sciences, and a certain level of scholarship. The types of applicants, according to Hughes, were "mostly people who have been chairs or ad ministrators." The Dean Search Committee was split into two subcommittees for the purpose of sharing the task of reviewing the applications that passed the first round. The subcommittee members were split as evenly as possible, according to Hughes. For example, the New College student or the USF faculty representatives were divided evenly between the subcommittees The review process utilizes a checklist that includes a point system that assigns higher values to more desirable traits. Traits that are evaluated are: teaching and scholarship record; overall record of accomplish ment as a faculty member, with respect to fitness for tenure at USF; record of accomplishment as an administrator; level of academic administra tive experience beyond the level of department chair (e.g. college dean); experience in fund rais ing; academic credentials, with respect to appointability to the faculty of Arts and Sciences; experience in both large and small liberal arts colleges. Each committee is expected to pass about 15 applicants to the Committee-at-large, where the applicant pool would be further pared to 10 to 15 people to be passed to the interview stage. The interview period is scheduled to take place in late March to Early April. In Barnard's as essment 'We are in a pretty good schedule to be prepared to hire someone next year. The members of the Dean Search Committee are open to discuss any concerns over the Dean Search. Barnard admitted, though, "Unfortunately, not many people have ap proached me with specific desires that they have to the position [of Dean]." He also added that students should feel free to discuss matters with him. Hughes and Barnard, for the most part, seem optimistic about the quality of applicants for the position of Dean. They seem confident that the Committee will be able to name final candidates who can effectively erve the needs of our cam pus community.
The Catatvst Campus Life Review: Ani Difranco Little Plastic Castle (Righteous Babe Records) Ever the overachiever Ani has brought us yet another new album to live our lives by. Little Plastic Castle is an interesting record in that it displays the varied facets of both Ani's personal ity and her music. As the album begins, the listener is comforted by the traditional Ani vocal-and-guitar style which suddenly jumps into a ska groove that is com pletely unexpected. Though this style is not standard for Ani, she pulls it off well, never for a moment seeming like a trend-chaser. Little Plastic Castle is followed by the remarkably Lou Reed-esque Fuel. The lead-off ditty Grave/logs in third on the cd. Gravel is pretty much what we've come to expect from Ani, complete with pounding acoustic guitar work and sharp wit. In short, it's a definite hit. Other notable tracks include the Edie Brickell-ish As Is, the autobiographical Two Little Girls, the biting Pixie, and the remarkably intelli gent Swan Dive. Over all, Little Pla stic Castle is well worth picking up, as are most of Ani's records. Ani, of Ani s newest creation has put a smile on both her own fa c e and t he faces o f her adoring fans 1 OV i al spectrum and th i s for the most part is a good th i ng. The only real drawback ofthis album is the somew hat out o fpl a c e realTy b a d porn o soundtrack instrumental section toward the end of Pulse, the final track on the album. So go ahead, buy it. You'll like it, I promise. sac minutes 2.12.98 Att e ndance: (no absentees) Danielle Bab s ky, Michael Hutch, Alisdair Lee, Adam Rivers, Mario Rodriguez, Ropert Scopel, Kelley Singer Vijay. All votes are unani mous unless otherwise indicated t. Group voted to transfer New College Liberation Front funds to general funds: vote passes 2 Stephanie Martin: Gender Studies Collective Orientation meet ing for food and drink Request: $30 Response: Allocated $30 3 Taheera Lawrence Carly Jackson Kenya Chavez: Black History Month for hiring a OJ. for Grand Finale Dance i n Ham Center with food and drink. Requested : $405 ($375 for D.j., $30 for food and drink) Response: Allocated: $405 Abstention(s) : Alisdair 4. Karen Lewis : Secret Valentine Party/ PCP Chill-out Room for A) PCP Chill-out Room: food and drink for B) Secret Valentine Party: food and drink, decorations Requested: A ) $75 +B) $100 = $175 Response: Allocated: A) $75+B) $90 = $165 Abstention(s): Danielle, Adam 5. Meg Rodenbusch and Sara Stein: Dance Tutorial for fees for modem dance class taught by Greg Neuman Requested: $290 Response: Tabled for S.A.C Marathon session 6 Hugo Brown : College Bowl Regionals for van rental, gasoline, hotel acco modations Requested: $740.22 Response: Allocated: $136 (stipulation : for van rental only) Abstention(s) : Vijay 7 Erin Hannon: Slavic Vocal Ensemble for reimbursement for clothing bought in Poland during I.S.P. Requested: $30 Response: Allocated: $30 (stipula tion: present receipt to Barbara) Abstention(s): Vijay 8. Group voted to allocate S.A.C Chairperson and Secretary as fol lows: $5.15 per hour A) Chair (Michael Hutch) 40 hours : Allocated: $206.00 B) Secretary (Alisdair Lee) 30 hours: Allocated: $154.50 9. Group voted to cap OJ. salaries at $200 not withstanding pecial oc casions. .. .. .. : WEEK IN PREVIEW Thesd ay, Fe b ruary 17 R.A. Interest Meeting will be held in Pei room 141 at 7:30p.m. Wedne s day, February 18 8 p.m. Chocolate club meets in the fishbowl. Gung Fu meets at 5 p.m. in the fit ness center. Thursday February 19 Connoisseurship Lecture with Master Prints in Sainer by Dr. Hank Hine from 3-5 p.m. "Peace Corps Experiences" A talk by Ambassador J ac k Hood Vaughn, former directo r of the Peace Corps will be held at 3:30 p.m. in the College H all music room. "Passion Fish" will be shown i n palm court 7 p.m. Friday, Februar y 20 The center for cultural studies will meet in the fishbowl at 3 p.m Quart party 9pm Pei 104 Saturda ebruar 21 Check our Dee Ross and Beet Aarden s "The Juniper Tree" in S ainer a t 8 p .m. Sunday, February 22 Dee Ross' and Bret A arden's "The Juniper Tree" will be at 8 p.m in Sainer. Mo nday, February 23 Sudakoff lecture series by Dr. Florence Jackson will be at 7 p.m. The sday, Feb ruary 24 The end of the world??? WALL PREVIEWS FRIDAY, F EBRUARY 20 Van Miller SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2 1 ames Sherdon -
10 The Catalyst -----------Features February 17 ,1998 What is the Barter Exchange? dressing for example, they set a price on their service. They are paid by other members of the exchange in barter points. which represent a ccnain amount of cash. The exchange receives a ten percent commission from the eller for offering the exchange get rid of surplus goods tf she is a member of the exchanoe S i nee the seller still has cash transacb tions with customer outside the exchange, the theory i that cash profits can be increased be cause the <>eller can pay for. orne of his operating co. ts by using baner points to purchase goods from other members. International Barter Exchange. Barter-mania! network Member of an ex change would be more likely to visit a dentist who is a member of the exchange becau e they can spend barter points for the visit mstead of cash. The idea is that the exchange make each The seller establishes a fixed cost for his of ferings. Hi profit is his fixed cost minus his operating co. ts and the broker's fee The barter exchange is regulated by the IRS, so taxes have to be filed on barter profits, like any other profit. Therefore, Jt' not necessarily to the sellers ad vantage to sell his product at a high markup. The idea is that the profit lost to the broker is com pensated by the increased number of customers. To join the exchange, a person visits the ex change office and pays a start-up fee that covers membership costs The Sarasota exchange also charges a monthly fee. by Sara Foley member seller to a captive audience. Remember barter? Like, "heyI'll give you my new Barbie castle if you'll give me your pel let gun.'' Well, for grown-ups today, barter is a bit more advanced. These days, bartering is a kind of trade class1fied by the federal govern ment as a "private currency," and subject to taxes just like cash income. But small businesses and individuals can use barter as a quick way to add to their sales volume by attracting a captive customer audience. All sorts of goods and sen ices are offered through barter. The office walls are lmed with flyers from local restaurants, doctors, carpet cleaners, artists, psychotherapists, etc. offering their services on the barter market There are also all sorts of goods available: artwork, furniture, jewelry, clothing, cosmetics, etc .. In addition, the exchange offers its members special perks like monthly newsletters, marketing tips and consult ing, membership network parties and black tie dinners. The exchange al o provides special lux ury items for members only, like cruises. International Barter Exchange The International Barter Exchange in Sarasota is one such place where you can go to exchange goods and service When I visited 1he office in Sarasota, I was greeted by their friendly recep tionist Faith, who explained that the exchange is like a brokerage firm that offers people a venue 1161 N. Tamiami Trail, '.t:.. Seasonal businesses that find themselves strapped for cash in the ummertime can benefit from barter. By concentrating a small group of buyers, the exchange can increase the cash profSarasota, FL 34236 1'to exchange goods and services. its of small businesses by decreasing cash .. ben om ha serv"ce to offer, aifin i !"COFFEEHOUSE" FROM PAGE J wailed traditional Eastern European melodies. Robert Kmght gave a reading of original poetry, including "Variations on the Word Love'' a sarcastic ditty well-suited to the Friday the 13th Valentines Eve. Next, the Jazz Trio went on. Members included Dan Imiazumi, Marc Beverly, and Giga Shane. L ter on, students were treated to electronic music performances by Matt Thompson and Doherty. Doherty produced two short pieces, synchronized with computer-edited video_ The first one. "INSEX" fea tured colorful video loops of copulating bugs. New College students didn't have much to say about the opening, but maybe that was because they were having too much fun singing along to ''Just What I Needed," by BORT, the all B-Dorm Cars' cover band. Enthusiastic C alum Mitch Silverman even joined in on the drum set. "The BORT's are really good" Erin O'Donnell commented-she should know, she is in the band. Later she added that the coffeehouse was "really awfully swank ... almost too nice for us." But people seemed to enjoy the rarefied atmosphere. "It's really airy, it's homey." said opens on a goo Tatiana Sainz. "I really like what they've done with it." "Thank God for a Marri-rot al ternative'' said Robert Rollings. Students didn't bat an eye at plunking down $2.50 for a double cappuccino and enjoyed the performances as much a the am biance. "The Slavic Vocal Ensemble was excellent.'' said Jen Fedor. "Besides the sitting factor, it was great." Manager Heather Lazar, a trans fer student, said she was "totally happy ... everyone is so talented." The performers and employees Four Winds Cafe Hours Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3 p.m. 7:3() p.m.-2 a.m. "' Friday 8 a.m*3p.m. 7:30 p.m.-3 a.m. Satutday4 p.m.3 a.m. 2 1 a.m. the cafe Will be available weekdays 3-5 p.m. for meetir)gs. Reservations must be made at least a week in advance. To contact the cafe managers with questions, suggestions, or to reserve a space, call 3-59-4488 or leave a message in box #2. (941)955-61 00 ote had spent the previous night putting the finishing touches on the show, and it paid off. The acts were very high quality, and it was obvious from the reactions of the students that the hard work was appreciated. "The turnout has been great," Lazar continued. ''I'm really happy.'' Lazar hopes students continue to use the coffeehouse as a venue for self expression. Small bands, poets, and jugglers (to name a few likely acts) will find a comer stage and video screen well suited to eclectic perfotmances. She invited students to set up appointments with man agers if they want to put on a show. Said Lazar: "This is the students' coffee house, whatever students want, tudents get."
Th Editorial Take a look at the SAC minutes in this issue, and you'll see an inter esting allocation. Acting on a request by state auditors to make all salaries based on a per hour basis, the SAC voted to pay its chair and secretary the minimum wage of $5 .15, but for 40 and 30 hours respectively for the rest of the semester. That works out to $206 for SAC chair Michael Hutch and $154 50 for secretary Alisdair Lee; about a fifty dol lar raise for both positions. Student government is getting more like Congress all the time. According to Barbara Bergren, the SAC controls the salary of all TA's and elected officers, and any change in wage or hours must go through them. But as far as the SAC goes, they can make and approve their own paychecks. This is madness! If we allow them this much power, who knows where they'll stop. Next Thursday, they could vote themselves another pay raise, pick up the check from Barbara Bergren the next morning, and be off to Mexico in the afternoon with the rest of our NCSA coffers! Har, har! Just kid ding SAC friends. The Catalyst doesn't mind how much money you give your selves. In fact, we fully support the generous reimbursement of our hard-working brothers and sis ters on the SAC. Keep on doing a great job! By the way, the Catalyst will be seeing you this Sunday at the Marathon Allocations ... Like the new format of the Catalyst? Want it to be even cool?t;? Stop by our Wednesday self improvement focus group /meeting to share your ideas about how the Catalyst could better serve the New College # u l 6:30 p.m., 1-tam Center couches. ,,,, 1 .. 1 J .. ()() 2-12-98 23:30 Noise complaint about drum circle in Palm Court. Drummers ceased play ing. 2-13-98 21:10 Complaint of possible sexual battery involving two students in a dorm room earlier in the week. Currently under investigation by 112 and 102. 2-14-98 04:30 Off-campus noise complaint about wall. Volume lowered. 2-15-98 02:08 Off-campus noise complaint. PCP volume lowered. 03:10 Window in Pei East Lounge (2nd Court) broken accidentally. 04:40 Two uninvited guests reported at PCP. They were given a verbal warn ing and left campus. 09:06 On-campus noise complaint. PCP volume lowered. 14:28 On-campus noise complaint. PCP shut off. 2-16-98 09:43 Criminal mischief in Ham CenLer men's room. Toilet and paper dis penser damaged. Contribution Guidelines Letter to The Editor: A reader's to articles letters and/or editorials, or an opmwn that ts m tended 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 perti nent to the interests of New College students as a whole. Contributions may range in length from 250-500 words. Guest Column: A solicited opinion Guest colum nists do not necessarily represent the vtews of the Catalyst, but rather opinions of which we feel the New Collecre community should be made aware. Guest may range in length from 250-500 words. All submissions should be received by 5:00 p.m. Friday in order to appear in the Preferred formats for submtsswns are: text files, "WriteNow" files or "rtf' files, which should m the "Catalyst Contributions" folder the Publtcatwns Office file server; hard copy m box 75, or e-mail directed to email@example.comJedu have an opinion? have a comment? have a clue? submit something really offensive so we get some letters!
12 The Catalyst The Counseling & WeiJness Center is available to all currently registered students. All counseling services are free and confidential. Medical services are available Monday Friday in the afternoons. Routine office visits are free of charge and students receive a dis count on lab and other services. Call for more infonnation ,or to schedule a appointment 359-4254. Planned Parenthood is back on campus every Wednesday 9am-12 noon. They are available for all stu dents and can answer any questions regarding male and female exarns,STD testing, and reproduc tive health care for active and non active students. Call for more infor mation or to se t up an appointment 359-4254. Aaron Two-Elk will be visiting New College February 21st to give a speech. This is a presentation of the West Florida AIM Support Group. The Community Aids Network will be providing free and anony mous HIV testing on campus for anyone interested. Testing will be held on February 20th &21st. HIV testing is FREE! Call now for an appointment 366-0461. The Victim Advocate is available to provide support,crisis interven tion to all students who are victims of actual or threatened violence. She is available anytime someone is in need. To reach her dial her pager # 252-5156 and leave a voice mail message and she will call you back .. There will be a joyous Quart Party on the 20th in Rocky's room (Bob Johnson 104). Leave your liver at the door. The bike shoppe hours for spring '98 are Friday, from 2-6 p.m. and Sunday 6-8 p.m. More hours may soon be posted, so keep an eye out. We are looking for mechanics, as al ways. If intrested, stop by the shoppe or email nebs@ virtu. the History Club is looking for stu dents who have done research on any of the myriad aspects of African-American history to speak at our next meeting (tentatively, Wednesday, February 25th at 6 p.m.). IF you are intrested, leave a note in box 665 or contact a mem ber. Thank you. There is a pronunciation difference between Aaron/ Aron/ Arin and Erin, just for vour infonnation. Announcements February 17, 1998 CAREER CENTER Thurs. Feb. 19th 11 :30arn1:OOpm University of Glasgow Information Table will be available to speak to American representative on the programs available in Glasgow. Friday, Feb. 20th 1:OOam -I :OOpm Center for Cultural Study: Programs in Spain Information Table will be available for general information/ pre sentation at 3:00pm in Fishbowl HCT. Web Page now available for the Career Center: http://www.sarasota.usf.edu/Career Center. The web site is still growing with more information to be added but li ts available workshops, job search sites and more. Reminder: 1999-2000 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship -If interested in apply ing for this scholarship you must check out the www site: http://www.rotary.org and make an appointment with Karen Patriarca in the Career Center prior to March I. Arthritis Foundation Internship: Bradenton, FL The Arthritis Foundation is the only national associa tion addressing all forms of arthritis to provide education, awareness, programs and services to im prove the quality of life for those with arthritis. Fundraising is a major source of income. The intern will assist the Director of Development with planning of special events and fundraisers. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) announces : Summer internship pro gram for students with disabilities pursuing technical fields. An outstanding opportunity for well-paid sum mer internships in private sector companies and federal agencies such as IBM and NASA. Many of the internships continue for successive summers and con vert to permanent employment. Primary focus and opportunities are in technical fields but will consider exceptional students majoring in business, finance and other non-science fields. Placements announced April 30. Florida's Easter Seal Camp-Camp Challenge, Sorrento, FL: Focuses on providing recreational expe riences to children and adults with physical disabilities. Camp Challenge is looking for individuals who are currently pursuing futures in the fields of Recreational Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. Offer free room and board, $110/week, and internship possibilit'ies. The Cedars Academy, Bridgeville, Delaware Psychology, Sociology and Education Majors: Looking for creative and energetic people to fill full time teaching/house parent positions that will be avail able for the 1998-1999 school year. Positions available at an innovative residential preparatory school K-12, enrolling students with learning, attention or sequenc ing difficulties, as well as those with problems in self esteem and interpersonal relationships. Work directly with students to teach academic and social skills -in the classroom, at the dinner table, or camping on the beach. BA orBS required. Salary: $18,000 plus full medical. The Mississippi Teacher Corps: A two-year profes sional program designed to afford a structured entry into the teaching profession for outstanding liberal arts graduates who have never taught before. Candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree by June, 1998 and will be recruited in the areas of Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Engli h, or Foreign Language (French or Spanish). An eight-week summer institute is de signed for recruits to receive tuition, textbooks, housmg and food allowance to acquire the profes sional education knowledge and skills. In an effort to provide ongoing support and training. the Mississippi Teacher Corps offers the opportunity to pur ue a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction in weekend classes. Tuition and textbooks will be pro vided for courses in the M.A. program with assistance for overnight stays. Teacher Corps recruits are com pensated at approximately $21,000 and benefits. Recruits may be eligible for deferment or forgiveness of government loans for full-time teaching experience with the Mississippi Teacher Crops. Atlanta Housing Program for Interns: Emory Univer ity provides housing opportunities for those students working in the Atlanta area for the summer. Visit web site at www.emory.edu/RES_LIFE/confer ences.html. Camp Sea World Internship Program: A program for undergraduate students who have completed their sophomore year and are in good academic standing. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and seeking degrees in education, science, or recreation. Thi s amp ea World Internship is a paid internship and offers a wide variety of experiences in some of the following depart ments: Accounting, Education, Human Resources Operations, Promotions and Special Events. Lab Support Science Professionals on Assignment: Lab Support offers service to recent graduates with a degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or Biology. Lab support is a pro fessional temporary help service solely dedicated to placing scientists in laboratories across the country. If interested, contact the Tampa Office (813)639-0424. The Maritime Studies Program of Williams College & Mystic Seaport: An intensive interdi ciplinary one semester, study off-campus program that focuses on the science, human history, literature, and policy of the oceans through a rigorous curriculum of course work, field seminars, and original research. The Williams Mystic Program allows the liberal arts student to enroll in four Williams College courses taught at Mystic Seaport: Literature of the Sea, Maritime History, Marine Policy and either Marine Ecology or Oceanography. Fall or spring program. Web site is: http:/ /www.mystic seaport.org/wil I iams-mystic. Career Discovery Program -Harvard University: An intensive summer program designed to introduce individuals of all ages to professional and educational activities in architecture, landscape architecture, or urban planning and design. The program is intended for people who are considering the e professions, not for those with experience in them. Tuition is $1,950, housing is $780 not including meal and miscella neous costs. Deadline is May l.