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Volume Xf/1, Issue 1 my Mouth-1998. From Barbara Zucker's most recent body work, titled "Universal Lines" Here at the Catalyst, we don't know art, but we know what like. And we like art. Students of the V i sual Art s, and a ny o n e els e a modicum of class will be plea s e d t o learn tha t N ew College n ow have a n arti s t in r es iden ce : B arbara Zucher, creator of the sculp-Flood creates New College 'Survivor' for Dort refugees by Anna Maria Diaz-Balart The prinkler system in the Dort restdence hall works very well. So well, in fact, that in January the residents of two Dort apartments were flooded out of their rooms and forced to take refuge in the lounge. A sim ple mistake ended up costing close to $7,000 and briefly made the lounge of Dort look a little too much like reality program ming. During the second week of lSP a student attempted to hang a coat hanger from one of the sprinkler heads. This set off the sprinkler system in an apartment on the second floor. Because the sy. tem relea es so much water, it was not long until the apart ment below it was flooded as \veil. This is the second time that an incident like this has hap p ned. Last summer the sprinkler system went off, caus ing close to $20.000 in \\ atcr damage. However, because this incident was reported immedi ately and the Physical Plant was able to respond quickly, the damage was considerably less. Last summer the walls of the rooms and the carpets all had to be replaced. This time, only the carpet of one room had to be re placed and the apartments had to be repainted. The incident happened in the late afternoon and was immedi ately reported. According to Mike Campbell, Director of Residential Life and Food Service, the Physical Plant staff was able to respond in about five minutes. The sprinkler heads in both the Dort and Goldstein resi dence halls are protruding, :o mistakes uch as the one that caused this flood can happen easily. Campbell advises studenb, "Don't thro\v things at the sprinklers, don't hang things jst:E "Drmrliwoii" J] second edition February 14, 2001 Presidents Robinson and Hossack taking on athletic fees, University reorganization by Ben Ruby Last semester, as thesis-stu dent Rachael Morris ended her tenure as New College Student Alliance president, transfer-student Molly Robinson and second-year Andrew Hossack were elected NCSA co-presi dents. Robinson and Hossack have been 1n office since January l. They have appointed a cabinet and are beginning to address a variety of issues that they feel affect the student body. One of those issues is the recovery of New College' s athletic fees. Every University of South Florida student s tu ition includes athletic fees, which go towards promoting and financing intermural sports. New College does not have any intermural sports programs, so students' athletic fees are spent mostly at the USF Tampa cam pus. Morris was working to bring that money back to New College, possibly by using l\ew College athletic fees to help pay for the upkeep of the Fitness Center. Hossack sa id th a t p ossi bi l i ties for recovering the athletic fees "seem promising." Hossack explained, "We have talked to the [ 1 ew College] Foundation, and we are having lunch with Judy Genshaft, the president of USF, next week. We'll bring it up then." Robin on added, "We'll see where we go from there. [Genshaft] is really the key person in all of this." One reason athletic fees are so important for the new presi dents is the reorganization of the sEE "PRES II?ENT S PAG E 3 I Black columnist, white novelist team up for narratives of race in 'Parallel Lives' by Kathryn Dow Before Florida was a tourism nexus and retirement mecca, it was tht: South. And in the 1950s, the South was still characterized by the Jim Crow laws that en forced racial segregation. St. Peterslnax Times columnist Bill Maxwell and author Beverly Coyle grew up in Florida, some times living within mere miles of one another, but forced into ly separate worlds by America's own brand of apartheid. They told their sto ries, side by side, in Sudakoff Center last Thursday. "I am born in a south florida city in 1945, in an all-negro hos pital." Thus began the dual narrative told in the presentation "Parallel Lives." Bill Maxwell continued, telling of his parents' lives as migrant farmworkers who followed their work around florida. Then Coyle spoke: "I am born in Florida on August 2, 1946. My parents have gone to college, my mother to become a housewife, my father to become a minister." For about an hour, Coyle and Maxwell took turns relating the stories that characterized their formative years. The stories, told in the pre ent tense, took the audience through the child hood and teen-age years of these two writers. Maxwell talked about bow angry he was white people could get away with doing horribly cruel things to blacks, and he expressed his frustration that most black adults did not question the status quo. At the age of ten. while at a Lake City revival, he was at tacked by white teen-age boys in a truck. An excerpt 1 rom Maxwell's essay in the Florida Humanities Council's Forum magazine reads: "I knew immediately that I was doomed the second that I looked back. A boy in the bed held a leather belt in the air, the silver buckle twirling above his head. Sudden I saw the met a I

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_________ N __ E_W_S_ O_F __ T_H_E_W __ O_R_L_D _________ 2Q_01 compiled by Zak Beck $1 Billion pay hike for the military The Bush administration on Monday is expected to back its plan to boost morale in the military by promising to budget an extra $1 billion for a pay hike Bush will announce that his budget will include a $1 billion proposal to give the military a pay raise, on top of the 4.6 percent across-the-board annual pay in crea e required by Jaw. That 4.6 percent increase costs roughly $2 billion, accord ing to a U.S. officiaL Bu h aides said that former President Bill Clinton proposed $296 billion for the military for the fiscal year which begins in October, and that the president is ex pected to propose $310 billion for the same time frame. The roughly 15 billion above the Clinton propo al would pay for salary increases, improvements in housing, bonuses to keep men and women in the armed forces, research and development, and inflation, according to a senior Bush administration official. Large tax cuts in Congress President Bush wants a $1.6 trillion tax cut over 10 years. Democrats are pushing for a smaller cut, some Republican for a larger one. However, nobody is sure what the cut actually will cost. a significant tax cut package this year. Bush's proposal which includes a re duction in income-tax rates and phasing out the estate tax -seems to have momentum in Congress. But there's plenty of doubt about the size. Senate Majority Whip Sen. Don Nickles, R-Oidahoma, said be supports the president but indicated that be and like-minded Republicans would prefer a bigger cut than what would be considered desirable by most Democrats. The number of votes the plan will win in Congress is criticaL The Senate is di vided 50-50 between the two parties, with Vice President Dick Cheney available to break ties in favor of the Republicans. Republicans control fhe House by 221-211, with two indepen dents evenly divided between the parties, plus one vacancy. This week, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, DCalifornia, and four other senators, including two moderate Republicans, wrote a letter to Bush, urging him to pro pose a kind of "trigger" that would allow some of the tax cuts only if the govern ment met certain surplus targets each year. The idea is to have a way out of the tax cuts if economic conditions or budget projections take a turn for the worse. U.S. sub coUides with fishing boat Nine Japanese students who survived a co1lision between a U.S. nuclear sub marine and their trawler were set to return horne Monday after answering questions from U.S. investigators. Meanwhile, U.S. Coast Guard and Navy search teams extended their search for nine people missing from the trawler Ehime Man1. The fishing vessel carried a crew of 35, including everal students from the Uwajima Fisheries High Schoo]. The Ehime Maru sank Friday after being hit by the USS Greeneville, a U.S. Navy submarine practicing an emergency ascent off Honolulu, Hawaii. The trawler had been carrying fisheries students who were learning commercial fishing tech niques. Those missing are four 17 year old aJima sc oo two of their teachers and three crew members. The surviving students will be ques tioned by investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board, which is overseeing the accident probe. U.S. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice said Monday that "there is no evidence yet that proper procedures were not followed." But she promised a "complete and transparent in vestigation" into the matter. According to Moriyuki Kato, gover nor of Japan's Ehime Prefecture, the surviving students will fly out of Hawaii on Monday and anive home Tuesday evening local time, accompanied by one of their teachers. Crew members of the Ehime Maru will stay behind for further questioning. But hopes of finding survivors have dimmed as the search area grew Sunday to 5,000 quare miles, roughly the size of the tate of Connecticut The Human Genome project Science passes another milestone on Monday with publication of the first de scription of the human genome, an advance likely to revolutionize the understanding and treatment of disease. Scientists say they have learned that humans don't have as many genes as previously thought not aU that many more than in a fruit fly. The research also confirmed that males can take the blame or. creditfor creating most inherited ge netic mutations. Genes determine everything from eye and kin color to vulnerability to illness. Human have about 30,000 genes, the scientists found. Scientists have also learned that the genetic differences between any two people are relatively small. The two teams that worked on the Human Genome Project were Celera Genomics, a private company based in Maryland, and a public international ef fort Jed by the United States. The two teams, which worked independently, esti mated roughly the same number of human genes: About 26,000 to 39,000 ac cording to Celera. and about 30,000 to 00 according to the consortium. Scientists with both groups said the best bet is something fewer than 35,000. That's suryrisingly low, leaders of both scientific teams said. Cracking the genetic code could help scientists and doctors find disease and ill ness. The biggest initial impact of the human genome is expected to be on drug development, customizing drugs to individual genetic profiles and earlier diagnosis of disease. Currently there are fewer than 500 targets for all the drugs on the market. Scientists predict the se quencing wiU increase that number to several thousand, sparking a boom in genomic research in the pharmaceutical industry. News ofthe Weird Smoking may shrink your vital organ According to the Boston University School of Medicine there are statistically significant finding that demonstrate smoking damages and inhibits the flow of blood to the penis. The net effect of this inhibited blood flow is a mallet erection. Add this warning to the cigarette pack and you could eliminate male teen smok ing: SURGEON GENERAL'S WARNING: USE OF THIS PRODUCT MAY SHRINK YOUR PENIS. Woman sleeps with dead husband Margarita Sanchez's husband didn't speak to her for over a week. She thought he was angry, but he in fact was dead. Margarita had slept with the partially de composing 83 year old, Cayetano Sanchez, for eight days before realizing that he had died. Cayetano's death ap pears to have been caused by an alcohol overdose. Margarita has been referred to mental health officials. Police to Drive Unmarked Buggies In a effort to protect Amish residents of western Pennsylvania, local police have created a buggy patrol. The patro l was prompted by a recent rash of assau lts involving the Amish. Several buggies have been s la shed and burned in the past couple of weeks. The Ami h is a religous sect that forbids the use of electicit y and modem conveniences. This leaves them ill-prepared for crime because they have no phones to contact police nor cars to give chase. Police wi11 be driving buggies and also riding in the back seats with the Amish If the buggy is attacked the police officer will call ahead to other officers hidden further up the road. Sources: CNN.com, ABC News, and "News of the Weird" CATALYST The Catalyst is available on the World Wide Web at http: I /www.sar.usfedu/-catalyst/ General Editor Max Campbell Copy Editor Zachary Konkol Online Editor Kathryn Dow Ma aging Editor Michael Sanderson Staff Writers Photographer Crystal Frasier Ben Ruby, Darren Guild, Ryan McCormick Price, Esq., Zak Beck, Anna Maria Diaz-Balart, David Savarese Jag Davie Valerie Mojeiko The Catalyst is an academic tutorial sponsored by Professor Maria Vesperi It is developed in the New College Publications Office using Adobe Photoshop and Quark Xpress for PowerMacintosb and printed at the Bradenton Herald with money provided by the New College Student Alliance. Direct submissions and inquiries to: The Catalyst 5700 N. Tamiami Tr. Box #75 Sarasota, FL 34243 catalyst@virtu.sar.usfedu 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 letters to the Editor or contributions and include names and contact information. may _be saved to the Catalyst Contnbut10ns folder m the on the "Public" file server, printed submissions may be placed in campus box 75, and all other contributions may be e-mailed to catalyst@virtu.sar.usfedu. No anonymous submissions wiB be accepted. All su_brnissions must be received by 5:00p.m. m order to appear in the following week's ISSUe. Information about upcoming events is welcome throughout the week.

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The Catalyst NEWS February 14, 2001 3 'Big Bang' planned for Palm Court Party Not an act of God, but an act of sprinkler In addition, beer will not flow freely as it has in years prior. 1\s with this past Halloween PCP, there will be a de ig nated area for student-sponsored kegs, and anyone wishing to partake must be 21 or older and pre ent identification. And since Student Allocation Committee funds cannot be used to purchase alcohol, the amount of beer available depends on the amount of money raised beforehand. Bonfanti remarked, "If you want beer, buy aT-shirt." "DORT FLOOD" PAGE I I f r o m them, don't touch them, don't even look at them in a way that might upset them." Thi T-shirt design, by transfer-student Jennifer Harter, is as close as PCP has to a logo. The PCP is expected to run from Midnight to 6:00 a.m. Sunday, though beer service will be cut off promptly at 2:00. In order to curb any dangers from uninvited visitors, the music will be shut down shortly thereafter (estimated around 2:15) and everyone cleared out of the area. At 3:00, music will resume, but only New College students. alumni and As for the flood victims, most spoke positively of their refugee experience, likening it to MTV's The Real World and Fox's Survivor. Second-year Charlie Quiroz, who did not have to do work over ISP, said, "It was a lot of fun living in the lounge, it was all love and happi ness." by Crystal Frasier "If you look human, you're the enemy," said first-year Brian Bonfanti, the chief organizer of this year's Valentine's Day Palm Court Party, to be held this Saturday night. Bonfanti was of course referring to this year's theme, <;;> J "Big Bang," and is encouraging as many people as possible to dress up in their most interesting space or sci-fi wear for the blowout. Of course, after the "Valentine's Day Massacre" of last year's PCP, which left one campus police officer hospitalized, organizing this PCP has been no small task. Brian bas enlisted a small army of fellow students to help with the event. !FROM "PRESIDENTS" PAGE 1.1 S.a r o t a campus. Campus reorgaruzat10n 1s an initiative of Genshaft. It involves New College separating from the University Program administratively, which took place last semester, and ultimately building a separate campus for the UP. Robinson stressed, Reorganization is very sticky. It needs money if it's going to happen.'' The plan still has to go through the Florida Legislature and it is not clear what will happen to the proposal when the legislature considers it. According to Robinson, "key legislator are not talking right now." Whether or not the UP moves to a dif ferent location is important to New College because some of the buildings on campus, like the Fitness Center, are jointly funded and maintained by New College and the UP student governments. Hossack explained, "lf the UP left the NCSA would have to find a way to pay on its own." The other major policy concern for Robinson and Hossack involves the plans for increasing the size of the New College student body from 600 to 800 students. Robinson explained, "Before this school can grow to 800 students they're going to have to build another -dorm. Eight hundred people could not eat in our cafeteria. We don't have 800 mailboxes. We would need more classbration safer for everyone, the Town Meeting ratifi ed a new system of PCP policies. These include the prohibition of glas bottles, the exclusion of non-stu dents under 18 years of age and the familiar arm band used this past Halloween PCP. In addition, Bonfonti plans to block off some of the low walls in the back of Pei's Third Court so that underage non-students can't sneak in. Guests ponsored by students will be al lowed free admission, but their sponsors must pick up arm bands from the Office of Student Affairs by 4:00p.m. Friday, or their guests will have to pay at the door. Party-seekers from the community will be admitted for a nominal fee until 1:45 room space." Robinson and Hossack have discussed their concern with Warden Bassis and the Foundation. Robinson added that their concerns, ''were well received by the Foundation. It's not necessarily the idea of slowing growth, but of providing the necessary i,rl.f .h rastructure. The necessity of going to Tampa on a fairly regular basis was one of the things that made Robinson and Hossack opt for a co-presidency. Robin on said, "Student government i so complex. This job is big even for two people." Robinson and Hossack both want to get first years involved with the NCSA. Their cabinet contains two first years and Hossack added, "We have further ap pointing to do and first years will be there." According to Robinson "there has been a problem in the past with the high ,amount of turnover in student govern ment. It's important to have people start early so [the NCSA] doesn't start over every year." Robinson pointed out one of the advantages of the co-presidency was that although she is planning on graduating next year, Hos ack would continue to be here. Robinson said, "I think that this is a time of upheaval in the Florida State University system. The campu reorgani zation is big. It's going to be important to have someone here who's been through J 0 guests sponsored by students will be allowed to attend. Bonfonti says that, thanks to the teps taken for security, the campus police have been very cooperative and helpful. The officers will be there to protect stu dents, and this year's Big Bang PCP promises to be every bit as interesting as any other. Molly Robinson and Andrew Hossaci it." Robinson and Hossack work in the new NCSA offices in the front of Ham Center. Robinson expressed contentment with the new surroundings, adding, "peo ple should stop by with their questions and concerns." Not all of the Dort refugees agreed with this statement. First-year transfer student Brian Bonfonti said that he did not feel that being housed in tbe lounge was reasonable. He said that in similar situations, displaced residents had been put up in area hotels. He said that his room itself had not been flooded, and that living in a crowded lounge was not acceptable. At the time of publication all the resi dents have moved back into their Dmt apartments. Unfortunate\ y, due to a lack of foresight on the part of the Housing Department, the short-1\ved "Survivor Dorm" ex\)erience wi.\\ not be seen on was friends with Rachael Morris so I had seen what kind of stuff student govern ment was going to be involved in." As for Robinson, "After being in the NCSA and sitting on the cabinet last year as vice-president of student affairs, I felt I knew more about student governments inner working and that we could do the job.'' Hossack agreed, explaining, "We leave the doors open because we want people to come in." Hossack explained why he had chosen to run for the NCSA presidency, "I

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4 The Ca talyst FEATURES Fe b ruary 14 2001 Artist in Residence studies the body in most recent body of work ,; ... ');.'f'.1.t. J.}Jf S o m e ex ampl es fro m B a r bara lucker s recent body ofv .. ork, titled "Unhersal Line ":Above, Breast Enhancement 1994 Upper ri g ht H air S t r aigh t ening 1992. L owe r right, Lipos u ction 993. By David Savarese ''Feminist, minimalist, humorist.'' With these wo cu\ it' ttr
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The Catalyst :CAL AII effort \'ere made to pn;sent information a Rtck by popular dcma d, the Catah t i. pleased to present the Sprin.; 2001 onccrt Ct endar. In k eping the Ilc\ tradt t ion, w vc brought t ogc t h r ltstmg. on a variety of musical performance. c h e duled o v e r th e next three mon t h s throu r hout the Ta mpa Bay M et r o p ol itan Are a Please th a t this i s inte nd e d as a gen eral gmdc and not the la:t ,,.or d n n the matlcr. I f you h aH: i nfom t a t io n ab out concert: not listed he n.: that you feel woul d be of to the cw ollc<>c community, plea:-. le t u s kno\\, and we'll p >st updates i u future is uc .. Jronic Daz Wove n ,md I .. ow21 hclcft St, tc Theatre FriOs:-.ibl lhe Cata/v_t bears 1 o rc pon ibiljt)' f?r ltckct channing mtorn atmn, mcorrcd information r Cod Malevolent Creation and r and Ataris St a te T hea tre S tate I hcatre Morbid Angel R:OO p.m. S a turday. r bruary 17th Irish Rover. Masquerade S, turda.v, Iebruarv _4t 'l'ucda.: M h l"' th R h '-' k 1 8 00 J '' / arc ut .:.C crd lall Saturday, March 31st February 14, 2001 5 Vat \ crl Pcrtorming Art. Ila\1 777 'orth I a miami 'l rail Sa1asota, fL 34236 (941) 9S3-3'1,(,g __ r_.n_l_. n. Munay The I 1onkee. rll en Ivers Band Ruth R u t h Ec k c r d iall Ruth f: k 1 d Hall V a n Wc z cl >AH D;u Wj J IJams a nd Jess unday, priJ 1. 1 Road \11.onday, February 19th fhursday, 1arch 1st 1hursday, 1arch 15th KJrne < :00 p .m. 8:00 p .m 8 :00p.m. 8:00p.m. Tampa Theatre Chi c a g o Ruth Eckcr d Hall Tuesday, February 20th < :00 p .m. Su crchuitk with Spoon State Theatre Tuesday. February 20th H:OO p.m. Jimmy 13uffet and the Coral Reefer Band lee Palace Thursday, February 22nd R:OO p.rn. Engelbert Hump rdinck Ruth Eckcrd I fall Thur day. february 22nd and friday, February 2 rd :OOp.m. New Orleans Jazz with Randy Sandke and the 'ew York llstars Van Wezcl PAH Friday, Februar 23rd 8:00p.m. F uel and Kid Rock Ice Pala e Friday Ma r ch 2 nd 8 :00p.m. Vienna Boys Choir Van Wezel PAH Friday, March 2nd 7:00p.m. Tony Bennell R th Eckerd llall r iday, March 2nd and Saturday, March :OOp. m Vienna Boys Choir Ruth Eckcrd Hall Sunday, March 4th 3:00p.m. ULU State I hcatre Wednesday. March 7th :30 p.m. Southern Culture on the Skid State Theatre Iriday, March 9th 9:00p.m. John Hiatt and Tim Easton Tampa Theatre Thursday, Mar h 15th 8:00 l ) .m. Propagandhi vith Avail, J. Church and faboul us Disast r Masquerade 'riday. March 16th 7:00p.m. Paul Anka Van Wezel PAH Friday, March 16th :00 p.m. Gordon Lightfoot Ruth Eck rd i Iall 'aturday. March 17th 8:00p.m. Leatherfacc and Small Brown Bike State 'I heatre March 17th 8:30p.m. Paul Anka Ruth Eckt:rd l iall Sunday, 1arch 18th Tuesday. March 20th 8:00p.m. AC!OC and Sla. h's Snake pit Icc Palace Wcdnc day, March 21st 8:(0p.m. Joe Walsh Ruth Eckerd Hall Friday, March 23rd 8:00p.m. George Strait Country Music i'estival Raymond James tadium Saturday, March 24th Time A Bobby Vinton Van Wezel PAH Friday, March 30th 8:00p.m. Bolshoi ymphony Ruth Eckerd Hall Salurday, March 8:00p.m. Woody J Jerman Orche tra Ruth Eckcrd Hall 'I ucsday. pril 3rd 1:00 p.m. Moodv Blues Ruth Eckerd I iall Wedne day. April 1 tb 8:00p.m. Evcrclear, Lifchousc and Matchbo, 20 Ice Palace Sunday, April 22nd 8:00p.m. Melissa Manchester Van Wezel PAll Sunday, April 22nd 8:00p.m. Sync Raymond James Stadium Tu day, 15th Tune rA Venue information Icc Palace 401 Channclside Drive Tampa, FL 33602 (813) le :tm ater l L 3759 (727) 79 -7400 Raymond Jameo.; t a diu m 4201 'orth Dal Mabry Tampa, ri For ti<.:kets. c ntact Tic ctmaster Tampa Theatre 711 hanklin treet Tampa. l-1. 3602 (813) 274-S981 State Theatre 6R7 cntral Avenue St. Peter:-.hurg, l L 3370 (727) 895045 The Masquerade 1503 East owler avenue Tampa, r; L 33605 l ) 247-3 19 Tickets for many of these events can be p rchased through 1 icketmaster at ww,. or the following phone num bers: (Q41) 3 4-3309 (727) 89 -2100 ( 13) 2 7 -H844

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6 The Catalyst NEWS February 14, 2001 The return of the talking vaginas this time with capitalism by Ryan McCormik Price, Esq. The New College campus can look forward to a plethora of vagina in the near future, as Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues once again find their way to a New College stage. The work was re ceived with a great deal of critical acclaim last year, when Sarah Himmelheber and her scarlet-clad cast staged a rather pretty reading of the text. This year the Monologues are under the directorial care of Kara Lar on, a first year with an interest in literature and gen der studies. Although she knows that The Vagina Monologues were performed just last year, she arrived at New College with an extant interest in the play and, since interest existed on campus, decided to stage it once more. This year's prefor mences will take place tonight, February 16 and 17 at 8:00p.m. The Vagina Monologues have been around since 1995. They are the brain child of Eve EnsJer, an award-winning playwright, poet activist and screen writer. Ensler's many creatively-titled plays include The Depot, Floating Rhoda and the GlueMan, and Extraordinary Measures. Her play Necessary Targets was played on Broadway with Meryl Streep, Angelica Hu ton and Cherry Jones. It wa then performed in Washington, D.C. to honor Hillary Clinton. The proceeds from that gala event went to benefit Bosnian women refugees. Her play The Vagina Monologues won a 1997 Obie Award and wa nominated for Drama Desk and Helen Hayes awards. Ensler is an active voice in the feminist movement and has been a for the cause on Broadway for quite some time, donating proceeds to womens' causes and holding events on the behalf of beleaguered females the world over. The Vagina Monologues Obie Award winning run was originally produced in 1996. Ensler's work has long given voice to the concerns of women the world over, and The Vagina Monologues in particular have provided a poignant and thoroughly human stage for the feminist forces of Hollywood and Broadway. Now the femini t forces of New College will take to the stage in the Sainer Auditorium to once again offer students, staff, faculty and members of the general community a glimpse into Eve En ler's vaginal work. Kara Larson intends to make this year's presentation, sponsored by New College's Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance, a community event. She and her cast of fourteen advertised at selected locations throughout Sarasota-Manatee, and they will be offering materials for the enrichment of the audience. "We'll be selling T-shirts in the lobby during intermission," says Larson, "and we've also got copies of the book version of The Vagina Monologues for sale." Not only will Kara and her merry band of vaginocentric actresses be offering goods for capitalistic consumption, but they have also been working with Planned Parenthood to provide written materials on vaginal heallh and birth control. Considering the involvement of off-cam pus element Kara warns that "IDs will have to be checked at the door, so that we can be sure that non tudents under 17 are accompanied by an adult." The production is also Kara Larson's Independent Study Project under the purview of Miriam Wallace. Admission will be free, although all audience mem bers are to buy a shirt or book. Kara adds that a follow-up open-mike night at the Four Winds Cafe will feature body where Larson will in vite men and women to come up and "give their own vagina anecdotes, or penis monologues, or whatever they want to talk about." Writers raise for diversity with powerful presentation lf"RoM '(LrvES" PAGE 1 I quare descend, and just as suddenly, everything went black." Maxwell's nose had been badly bro ken, and cua to the bone. His friends hcJpea b1m back to t e revival tent, and his grandfather drove him to Gainesville to vi it a doctor. Coyle's Hfe, by contrast, was fairly comfortable. Her parents, while not what one might consider activists, were rela tively liberal for the time, and she had dreams of becoming a missionary to Africa. She was curious about black peo ple, but knew very little of the realities of her own society. She was "left to (her] own devices" to interpret what she saw. She described looking up into the bal cony at the movie theatre, and imagining. the faces of those she would mission to in Africa staring back at her. The "Parallel Lives" program was created by the Florida Humanities Council (FHC). The program is part their multi-year initiative, "Finding a Common Path." The FHC contacted Maxwell and Coyle and asked them to write essays about growing up in Jim Crow Florida, and to pinpoint their defin ing coming-of-age experiences. These essays would then be published in the FHC's Forum and adapted into the live program. When Maxwell and Coyle spoke on the phone, they discovered that their experiences had both occurred in 1959-Coyle's when her fa ther refused to let her attend a minstrel show, Maxwell's when he confronted a deputy who roughed him up at the Putnam County Courthouse. "Parallel Lives" has toured exten sively in Florida, as well as nationally. The program will be presented at a U.N. event in April. In a telephone interview with the Catalyst on Sunday, Maxwell said that the program will continue to tour as long as people show interest. It was brought to the New College campus through the efforts of the Community ctwn Research nitiative [CARl] and the Environmental Studies Program. These organizations co-sponsored "Parallel Live along with the FHC and Florida House for Sustainable Development, both of which are community partners with CARL Although the audience largely of Sarasota community members, a number of ew College students were present as well. In an e-mail to the Cata/yr;t, Sociology Professor David Brain expressed his hope that this program would pave the way for similar programs on campus to address the issue of diversity and help create hon e t dialogue about race in Sarasota. "Sarasota is a very divided place, with sharp division of both race and class. The degree of affluence ensures that many people are so insulated that they aren't even aware of the differences that divide," wrote Brain. "The students on this campus, for all of the talk about di versity, are extraordinarily insensitive to even the relatively minimal diversity among themselves. They are often com pletely naive with regard to the reality of issues of race and class in America, what ever classes they might have taken or books they might have read .... A lot of the discomfort that students of color feel on this campus is the result of well-inten tioned but naive efforts to support diversity." Maxwell agreed that some of New College may well be naive, but added that he feels nearly everything at this school is well-intentioned. "Well-mean ing people," he said, "will grow into things and learn .... I don't have a prob lem with naive good people." Third-year Dell MacLean feels that the program was a good starting point for honest discussion of ra<:ism here at New College. She hopes that we will be able to host programs in the future that will ad dress issues of racism today in greater depth. "Learning about the Jim Crow pe riod can be a great way of opening dialogue, she said, "but talking about the past is not enough." Maxwell also this point. The most pervasive and harmful forms of racism today, he feels, are not violent. In fact, some are barely even noticeable wll"ic'Hiinay make it much harder to fight. -''There a brand of conservatism that has at its core denial. In order to deny, you've got to pretend that all obstacles are re moved and that black people are okay now,'' he said, adding "you don't see any blood, you don't see any gore. It's quiet. And it's dignified. It can be hidden." In a discussion period at the end of the presentation, audience members ap proached a microphone to ask Coyle and Maxwell questions, and to tell stories of their own. These stories illustrated that racial tension has profoundly affected people a generation younger than Maxwell and Coyle, despite legal progress. A 23-year-old man who grew up in Mississippi and Alabama spoke of an cident in his childhood. The man, who identified himself as Jay, had brought a black classmate home from his elemen tary school. His classmate ran away, and Jay was later severely beaten by his im mediate and extended family. He learned that his family was deeply involved in the Ku Klux Klan. "Before I knew what high school was," he said, "I knew that you were supposed to call an axe-handle what they called a 'nigger-knocker' .... I'm only 23. I was born in 1977. And that just goes to show that racial tensions are still very much a lar e roblem. The se re ation, the Jim Crow' situations, that still occurs. Nathalie Williams, a 30-year-old Sarasota resident, said that when her fam ily moved from Miami in 1985, she was surprised by the racial division in Sarasota. She felt that "there [were] rail road tracks in the middle of town. Fifteen years later, she still feels Sarasota has a long way to go. She said that when she goes shopping in St. Annands Circle, she is asked where he's visiting from by white patrons. Maxwell's sister, Helen Wise a teacher at Horizon Middle School in Manatee County, echoed the concem the Sarasota area is till sharply along color lines. As a Bradenton middle school teacher, she says she still sees a great deal of prejudice among junior high and high school students today. Brain wrote of "Parallel Lives", "I thought the program went very well. It's a very well-conceived and well-designed program. It was very moving in itself, but I was al o very pleased to see that the event drew a good representation of the community." Julie Morris, Coordinator of the Environmental Studies Program, com mented, "In many ways, local black and white communities still slide by each other with too little interaction. Hopefully, "Parallel Live will give us the insight to build more bridges and links, both personally and academically."

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The Catalyst CONT R I BUTION S Gu est O pini on: A s community b ikes. disa p pear, the project is dying by Peter Brinson Thursday, February 1, marks the one year anniversary of the New College Community Bike Project. As. one of the co-creators of the project and the one who, with much help, has been in charge of keeping the project going, I would like to take this opportunity to say a few things. First, I'm grateful that the project has been so well-received here. This project would not last for a week in most places. The project has been a success largely be cause you students have been so re pectful about the bikes and you're generally a cool group of kids. But there have been some problems. In all, seventeen community bikes have been released. Today, there are only 6. We lost 4 during the spring, and we lost 7 during the fall, a l mo t twice as many bikes. If this continues, there will be no New College Commun i t y B ikes by next year. I have good r eason to believe t h at the increase in the number of bikes s t o len is due olely to the fact that more b ikes were ridden off campus this fall than i n t he spring. I have heard countless r e p o rts of comm u nit y bikes b eing een at person's residences (people who will re main anony m o u s ) and I know of multiple insta nce s in which a community attedence : Michelle Brown, Emma Lindsay Luxa Shannon Dunn, Julia Skapik **all votes are unanimous with ex'"""'"Ll'-'11 of the chair who does not Montana Requesting: $50 Allocated: $50 from food reserve Organization: B-Dorm Party izabeth Elia Requesting: $300 Allocated: $85 Organization: Crucial Crusie BBQ Cathy Heath (abstain s ) Requesting : $490 Allocated: $ 450 bike stayed literally for weeks at some one's house/apartment off campus. A friend spotted a Community Bike at a Shell station in New Town and put it in his car and returned it to campus. Additiortally, a community bike was re covered from the Sarasota Police Department's impound lot. Thus, the number of community bikes stolen last semester is actually 9; we were simply fortunate enough to recover 2 of them. My first reactions to these stories in clude immen e gratitude to those who have recovered community bikes and ex treme anger at those who think it's perfectly fine to ride community bikes off campus and leave them there for weeks. We all know New College is a place where people and their possessions enjoy a relative degree of safety and freedom from theft or exploitation. Very few out side r s come to the dorms and other places on campus where community bikes are often found. However, this is not true for t he rest of Sarasota. If community bikes continue to be rid den off-campus, then the New College Community Bike Project will join the long list of great ideas had by New College students that eo le can only reminisce about. II is a glaring blemish on New College's record that projects/organizations are unable to be maintained over a period of many year I sincerely hope that the Community Bike Project does not attain has-been status, but it will if people continue to abuse the commu nity bikes by riding them off-campus to their houses. I did not mean for this t o become a sweeping condemnation of all of New College, and I'm sorry if it sounds like it. For the most part, people have been very supportive and respectful of t he project, and the favorable reception that the pro ject received last spring was beyond my greatest expectations. However, when I see students riding community bikes down University Parkway or US41, and when I hear of community bikes just s i t ting outside of people's houses, wai ting to be stolen, it is an insult to me and the other mechanics who have volunteered hours of their own time to keeping this project alive. Furthermore, it is theft. My message to you then, on the one year anniversary of the Community Bike Project, is to please respect the rules and the spirit of the New College Community Bike Project. The success or failure of this project depends on you, the students. If you break the rules or abuse the bikes, tbe project Will inevitably EXTENDED SAC MINUTES SAC l/23/01 In attendance: Shannon Dunn (chair), Cathy Heath (sec) Michelle Brown, Dru (proxy Julia Skapik), Lewis (proxy Andrew Jay) 1. Organization: Organic Gardening Jessica Noon Mosquera Requesting: 175 .00 for materials Allocated: $175.00 2. Organization: Backwards and Ugly Cassie Tannenbaum Requesting: $25.00 for zip disk Allocated: $25 .00 3. Organization: COOL Membership Lori Ei enburg Requesting: $100 for membership Allocated: $100.00 4. Organization: SAC Operating Silkscreen SAC members Requesting: $152.00 for materials Allocated: $152.00 SAC Minutes 1/30/01 In attendance: Adam Rivers, Michelle Brown, Shannon Dunn (chair), Emma Jay, Cathy Heath (secretary) 1. Organization: Ultimate Frisbee Chris Limburg Requesting: $500 to buy frisbees Allocated : $500.00 2. Organization: FMLN Vagina Monologues Kara Larson Requesting: $105.00 Allocated: $105.00 3. Organization: Vermicomposting Project Abigail Fletcher Requesting: $200 Allocated : $200 4. Organization: FMLN Women in Afghanistan Teach In Abigail Fletcher Requesting: $336 Allocated: $196.00 5. Sweep $500 of RA money from Fall Fe b r uary 14, 2001 7 Contribution Guidelines Letter to The Editor: A re a der 's r es pon s e to previous a rticl es, l e tt e r s and / or ed i tori als, or a n o pinion that is int en d e d to b e s har e d with the s tu de n t b od y Letter s to the Edi tor s hould be no more than 2 5 0 words, a nd are not a forum for free ad v ertis i ng Contribution: A f actual a rti cle w ri tte n b y someone not on s t aff. C o ntr i but io ns should b e inf o rm a t i ve and .. p e rtin ent to the i nt e rest s o f Ne w stu d e nt s as a whote. C o n tr i but i o ns may range in l eng th from 2 50-500 woros. Guest Column: A solicited op inio n p i ec e Gu e st colum ms ts do not nece s sarily represent the views of the Cata lyst but ra t her opinions of w hich w e fee l the N e w Coll e ge comm u nity sho uld b e m a d e aware. Guest columns may range in length from 250-500 words. All submissions should be turned into 75 or e-mailed 6. Organization: RA's/Sex Week Rochelle Currey (cathy abstains) Requesting: 1,275 for sex week Allocated: $1,215 SAC Minutes 2/12/81 In attendance: Julia Skapik, Shannon Dunn, Lindsey Luxy David Savarese (proxy for Emma Jay), Eric Nowak (Proxy for Michelle Brown) l. Organization: Sailing Club Katherine Chandler and Elizabeth Etia Requesting: $203.00 for food, .. ice, duct tape. water baloons, od for bki torches and a trophy/prize. Allocated: $l68 2. Organization: The Catalyst. Max Campbell. Requesting: $280 for the the very paper you are reading right now. Allocated: $280, David Savarese ab staining. 3. Organization: the S.A.C. Eric Nowak Requesting: $100 for the cost of food for Marathon allocations, to be ordered from Bankok Motion approved by unanimous vote.

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8 The Catalyst ANNOUNCEMENTS February 14, 2001 USF/New College MidWinter Blood Drive. Monday, February 26, 2:306:30p.m. All donors will receive a Caribiner Keychain and a free Wellness Check-up; first time donors need photo I.D. Contact Colin Jordan at 359-4218 for more info. Sainer Pavilion booking proce dure changes: Students intere ted in using the Sainer Pavilion or Pepsico Arcade/Forum should direct questions and requests to Lori Bergstresser (2-4665), the new Coordinator of Public Functions for the Division of Humunitie Revised request forms and usage guidelines are available in her office, CFA 307, located off the Pavilion lobby. Please call in advance. New College Foundation checks are available for pick-up in the Cashier's Office, PMD 123, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Photo I.D. and valid registration for the Spring Semester are a must. Today, at 5 p.m. in the Sudakoff Center: Teacher Certification for New College Students Informational Session. Find out about a program that will allow you to concurrently pursue your New College B.A. and a teaching certificate right here in Sarasota. lnterFuture: The heart of the lnterFuture program is individ ualized preparation for and one-on-one experience in studying abroad. InterFuture scholars 12.2.00, 9:42 p.m. Sexual battery/ possession drugs/ narcotics. Female New College student reported that she was drugged and sexually battered in her residence by subjects known to her. 12.4.00, 9:10p.m. Peti t theft, b i cycle. Girls' 26" 1 5 speed Purpl e Diamond-Back bicycle stolen by unknown person from Palmer e rae a ue 250. 12.8.00, 9:30 a.m. Assault. New College student reported New Coilege tudent raised her arm as if to strike ber. Complainant waiver of prosecution. 12.13.00, 11:27 a.m. Burglary. New College Professor Scudder reported persons(s) unknown did access his office and possibly his computer. Computer checked and no signs of access were found. Possibly screen changed w h ile custodians cleaning. 1.6.01, 1 : 3 0 p.m Petit theft. New College student reported peron(s) unknown did s t eal her specialized Rock Jumper bicycle valued at $100 which was left unsecured in bike rack at Dort Residence Hall. No serial number avai labl e 1. 26.01, 7:20a. m Criminal mischief. Contractor reported that Dort Residence Hall sign lighting damaged by person(s) un known. Repair cost $100. 1. 29.01, 2:38a.m. Criminal mischief. Custodian reported that per son(s) unknown had broken sink in Hamilton Center men's outside restroom. Replacement cost $150. 1.30.01, 5:00 p.m. Trespass after warning. Trespasser arrested when found on campus after written and verbal warnings. 2.1.01, 10:12 a.m. f'etit theft, bicycle .. New College student re ported the theft of her un. ecured undecaled bicycle valued at $120 from her dormitory balcony. 2.5.01, 9: I 0 a.m. Grand theft, bicycle. C student reports the theft of white Giant bicycle from Goldstein Residence llall balcony where it was secured to rail outside room. Value $375. 2.5.01, 8:14p.m. Petit theft. Skateboard stolen from outside of Bdorm. Value $130. travel abroad during the second half of their junior year. The participant carries out hi" or her research at home and then abroad, if possible, in both a European and a Third World nation. For further information please contact David Robbins at drobbins@acad.suftolk.cdu MCAT registration i now available on-line. The site has moved and is now located at http://www. aamc.org/studcnts/ meat/ start.htm The University Police Department is ACTIVELY EN FORCING the speed limit on campus with an emphasis on College Drive. You are reminded of the 15 mph peed limit on that road. You are urged to come to a complete stop at all stop signs. State Uniform Traffic Citations will be issued. Don't risk receiving one; it will go on your licen e. New College Bike Shoppe. Spring Semester hours are Tuesday 6-9 p.m., Thursday 6-9 p.m., and Friday 3:30-6 p.m. Questions? Comments? Want a m echanic? E-mail ncbs@virtu.sar.usf.edu or leave a note in box 244. Yes! Flue shots are still available at Parkview House, for $10 a stick. Call 359-4254 to join the innoculated club. Calling all poetry lovers to do readings during the Cultural Poetry Slam: Salute to Black History. There will be an open mike night for Black poetry readings Wednesday, February 21 at the College Hall Music Room. For more information call Juanita Maxwell-Nowak at 2-4334 or Nancy Allen at 24405. There will be fencing classes at the Fitness Center every Monday and Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Intere ted? Come on down! From Alena Scandura: A banner was taken from the front window of Hamilton Center between the hours of 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. on the evening of January 31, 2001. The banner is white, with "New College" and the New College Logo printed inrobin 's blue lettering. This is the second appeal at having the banner returned. Please be advised that the banner is valued at $450, and, as such, it's theft is considered to be grand lar ceny. Return with the banner a n d no q uest io n s will be asked; et cau ht "th the ban.ne face criminal prostcution. Fair warning: the Medeival Fair, the primary fundraiser for the Ringling Museum, will be held on the museum grounds this year from \1arch 1-4. 1 he fair will use the area adjacent to the Caples Carriage House to keep the horses (so watch your step). Access to the Caples Estate, as well as the Sainer complex, will be difficult but available to faculty, staff, and students. Campus police will control all entryways. The area is expected to be congested with vehicles and crowds of vi itors wearing strange cos tumes. rree tickets will be available through the e-mail lot tery system which students may recall from last year. Summer Research: The University of Connecticut Health Center is offering Undergraduate Summer Research Internships and labo ratory positions in: Cell Biology, Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology & Neuroscience, Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology, and .Oral Biology. Stipend: $3,000. Application deadline is March 1, 2001. For furthe r informa tion, visit the webpage at: ht (This is the space we would have put your announcement in, if only you'd sent it.) CAREER CENTER New D irectory Communities Directory -A guide to Intentional Communities and Cooperative Living in over 700 intentional communities around the world. This Directory is now available in the Career Center, PME. Summer Jobs FONZ Nature Camp, Front Royal, VA, is look ing for Naturalists owho are enthusiastic, creative individuals and have expcncnce in teaching children about the outdoors. Naturalists will also be responsible for supervising the campt:rs while they are in the dorms. There will be a maximum of sixty campers attending each week of camp. Housing and meals arc included. June 29 -August 11, 2001. Salary is $2.500. Please call 202-673-4637 for further details. 2001 New York Honors Semester: Reinventing Urban Culture, Sept. 5 Dec. 17, 2001. Using the city as a laboratory, students will examine the efforts New York has made, and con tinue to make, toward redefinmg itself as an urban cultural center. Total semester academic fees: $4800. Application deadline: March 1. for additional information email: rwhecler({I liu.edu .Jobs The Community Ilealth Corps is a partnership of the ational Association of Community Health Centers. Members of the HealthCorps perform much needed out reach, support ervices, follow up, and other functions designed to improve access to preventive and primary health care and improve the health of all family members. Fulltime Health Corp members accepted into the program receive a Jiving allov.ance of $9,000 for a minimum 1, 700 hour term of service plus health insurance benefits and an education award worth $4,725 for previously incurred student loans. For additional information visit the web site: W\vw.nachc.com. Atlanta Botanical Garden is looking for Summer Camp Teachers to teach daily activities for its Environmental Day Camp for children ages 4-12. Candidates should have teaching experience in plant science/horticulture and/or experience working with children. Prefer candidates that have or are studying for a degree in Environmental or Science Education. Must have excellent communic3tion and interpersonal skills. Dates: June 18 -August 3. To apply: send Jetter of application and resume to: Tracy McClendon, Youth Programs Coordinator, Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. Nl.:, Atlanta. GA 30309 or e-mail: tmcclendon(it atlantabotanical-


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