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THE EW COLLEGE RGAN PtmlSHED BY STUDENTS OF NEW COLLECE FOR THE BENEFIT OF nJE NEW COIJEGE COMMUNITY Defunct why don't we Let The Grass Grou; At a meeting of the budgetary committe yesterday, discussion focussed upon increasing the student-faculty ratio by SO%. Acting Provost Charles Lyons made the observation that the trustees would like to see the allllual deficit cut from approximately ooe million dollars to $300, 000. To accom plish this, he pushed the idea of freezhlg the number of faculty and raising the number of students, eventually ending up with a student faculty ratio of 15 5r1 (the ratio now is somewhere &roUild 10. 5: 1) Mr. Knox questioned this, paraphrasing a friend of his who is in the CODsultant-man agement field, the thought being that one should not cut ones strengths, but cmes weak ne-s. In an educational inatitutioa, one should not weaken <:Illes academic strengths; cme should cut the budget elsewhere. Knox's solution: Let the grass grow. According to Mr. Nortoo, Lyons did not perceive the college to be in as immediate a danger as it was in a few years ago; it's just that the institution should be a little more self-sustaining. Mr. Norton saw the discussion as an attempt to somehow combine the solutions of raising money and spending less money. Budget chmges already \Dlderway were re ported by Mr. Harra: Student aid is to be cut from $318,000 per year to $302, 000. Board reflDlds are to drop from $17, 500 to$2,500 per year. The mechanics of these changes were \Dlclear, according to student Ste-ve Coats. Also mentioned was the possibility of another tuition hike of $100 a year. It has also been planned that the student body will be twenty students larger next ye&r Mr. Harra reported that, coupled with the tuition increase, this would net the school an additional $61, 000 next year. In describing the tenor of the meeting, Mr. Norton commented, "It would be safe to say it's not just an academic question. 11 (Re ferring to the ratio questicm ) D .H.M. IN MEMORIAM William Hedrington .................. HELL!! NOVEMBER 5 NUMBER 6 Faculty Meeting Radica I Theater Another month goes by, and as the first Wednesday roles around to 3:30 p.m. New College's teaching auditorium slowly fills with its distinguished faculty, stuffed with coffee and donuts. Late as usual, announcements are asked for. Janet Goldwater, chairwoman of the women's negotiations committee, stated that their meetings are open to any and all New College women. This opened the way for President Elmendorf's remarks. He stated that he felt there was constructive progress being made on the women's demands. He then went on to state that he had written a letter to the Gay Liberation students stating possible avenues for meeting the demands. He expressed "complete shock" that there was mental or physical violence against any group of students. In a school that stresses "individuality and individual choice" these actions were "abhorent." As a specific request he told the faculty that they should become aware that this is a sensitive area. The Provost Research Committee then made its report. Controversial applicant Dr. De Mott will be back November 11-15 to meet with the different divisions, interest groups and the community at large. He will give a talk on Morality of Media. 11 It was urged that everyone read the manuscripts of all the candidates, which are located in Warren Phillip's office upstairs in the library. While all was going on approximately eight men representing the Gay Liberation had lined up on the stage behind President Elmendorf. "President Elmendorf suggested in his letter that we should meet with the faculty, and perhaps a gay member of the faculty could teach a gay history course. Would such a person please step forward?" They all looked at their watches. "Is there no one to whom we can present our bibliographies?" From the end of the line someone shouted, "But De Mott says there is no information." Then the group started calling out the names of famous alleged homosexuals and crimes committed against homosexuals. This continued as they left the room. The faculty just picked up where they had left off, to assorted clapping and cheers. The Educational Policy Committee stated that all planning an estimate of a student body of 550 or 600 was used. They stated three areas of concern: 1) Educational budget implications 2) Educational programs: the nature of teacher operation and e effectiveness, implications of offcampus study, and possible contact University without walls. 3) Educational policy liason. The committee felt greater communication was necessary, hut with the students and the trustees. They were studying the Town Meeting propos It was then voted. after a lit tle discussion to eliminate the never enforced rule that students must choose their first two ISP's in different divisions. The faculty then laUilched itself mto a discmsioo of student-faculty ratio, spear headed by Dr. Miller, and especlally how off-campus students were not c0Uilt2d m the faculty load. It was stated that although there were 537 students on campus, we have about 600 using faculty time. Dr. Gorfem a:gued that perhaps there are ways d. increasing effectiveness and still increase the student faculty ratio. The discussion ended when President Flmendotf stated that everyooe was "acutely aware" of tl:e IX'Oblem. The Faculty Status Committee then moved that $3000 per dicision be JX'OVided to 11):110-mote faculty scholarship. 11 ProfeSSCI' GorfeJn stated that the general assumption was that a faculty member who was "alive in his own field" was alive m general The motion passed. They also wanted the school to pay the taitiOD of faculty children, when the faculty member thought it would be better for his child to go to a differnet school. Professor Kirtley felt this discriminated against faculty members without children. Fred Silverman stated that he could not support this moti011 since he felt that if any financial aid were to be given, it should be given to a student attending New College. Joe Ferrandino out that the staff did not recieve thiS benefits. The motion wu defeated. The faculty then voted to give a raiae to faculty members when they recieved a promotioo. It was then voted to change the Non-Academic A!fahs Committee to the College Resources Committee. Dr. Miller suggested that in the spirit of Acronyms, it should be named the College Resources and Planning Committee. That name didn't stick. Jt was then attempted to put the duties of the Ubrary Committee \Dlder the CRC, asrainst the wishes d. both the chairman of the CRC and the Head Ubrarlan. A very vet'bal discussiOD broke out, during which Ted Ansbacher (CRC) could be seen shaking his head. Finally the moticm was defeated. Professor Knox then exp-essed c011cem over the women's negotiatiOilS. "NegotiatiOilS should reduce cODflict, not produce it. 11 He stated that "women ODly" was fine for most health issues and most thhlgs, but that things of general interest, like educatioo should mclude others. He felt that proposals of general interest should be brought before the community as a body. The disctmiOD was cut all by al!Joumment, however (5:30 was approaching) some women to walk out very angry. .... by Doug Stinson
2 HISTORY. __ ...... LESSON Students wonder why a sit-in by the 22 New College women ever happened. It seemed out of place and disrupted. The idea of "dem ands" would have been more at home on larger university, Why, after all, could these dern ands not have been rationally discussed and settled without a public confrontetion? It just happens that there are many facts we all tend to forget or maybe just never knew. Everything has a context and a history, The history of the sit-in is a story of many dH:ferent people spend:ing too many hours working to make New College more responcive to women students. In the area of academic life, many women spent a great deal of time helping to set up courses taught by and for women. In the first term of last year, several students returned expecting to take a course taught by Vta Carson, "In Her Own Right". They were told they would have to wait since Mrs. Carson was not an official faculty member and it would cause problems if a "real" faculty mem ber sponsored the course, After many meetmg to held to clarify the issue the course was given that term. Second term, many part icipated in a course on women taught by Marily Ferrand:ino. Durring third term and over the summer, several women with the SU:pport of many worked hard to enable Robin Morgan to teach first term of this year. This J nvolved setting up her student chair talk (no easy matter due to insult:mg situations that arose), making phone calls, writing letters, seeing to it that there was money available, helping her find a house etc. In addition, women worked on a grant proposal to get additional money for women faculty. This wu denied. Then plan.s were made fm a lectuRe 8eriea. h never materialized. With .regard to student health a committee of women formed last year to find ways of bringing iD an other doctor. The committee collected reasons why bet h men and women were disatisfied with doctoe Troyer. When it became known that Dr. Mat'k had vohmteered his services the committee then spoke with Dr. Karo whom it felt could adequaetly provide gynecological care and give general examinations. Many were very excited that she was to come this year. However Dr. Karo was professionaly insu}ted by anN. c. administration and chose not to come. This year frequent meeting have been held iD a efiort to meet the total medical needs of women students. Dr. Finch of planned Parenthood was brought in to speak and a plan was devised for meeting gynec dogical needs. It, however, predicated transpmation to the south side of town and money. It also would have meant that doctor patient relatianshop would have not beem confidential since the business office would would have had access to facts. Concerned followed by active work also arose over the rape situat ion. Too many women were being or liveel in fear of rape. Women called a town meeting to publicize the fact that the campus was unsafe for women. They set up patrols and asked for increased security. One new guard was hired. Time was spent on more is sued than those already mentioned. The meetings with president Elmendorf and Chuck Derrick were numerous. The hours that went mto trying to improve the medical service, student safety and the academic lifeare too numerous to count. Woman worl
Editorials, Letters, Hog Parlor QUIZ: The disjointed statement mder the masthead this week, speaks to a statement made in an article that appeared this week in the Sarasota Herald Tribme. The person who wrote the article referred to the Or,;tan as a "now del'imct publlcaii
4 Columns and Reviews If Christ were There, He would've Split Early surviving sarasota Do-. Mqrplay (review) Last Saturday, while working in the garden, I listened (not for the first time) to the album Jesus Christ Superstar. The previous evening the lady and myself had attended a performance of "same" by the so-called National Touring Company. I really dug the album on Saturday, as usual. I didn't, however, dig the show Friday night at all. Ike & Tina It that a certain emount of confusion grew out of an earlier Surviving Sarasota column printed In the Organ lo, these many weeks ago, the column that dealt with drug usage among the affluent youth at In desert bIng why thIs matter has never been trought to the attention of the people of this city, I mentioned Two Olasts From the Past: there used to he little say ings on the backs of R&R al bums-Best Heard When Played at Loud Volume, usually on To be brief with gruesome details: albums best heard If not played at all. Second Oldie Sut Goodie-the "1 lve" The acoustics were terrible; it would seem that no one took the time to seriously set the levels of the instruments beforehand. I It was mish-mash and boom-boom with hosannahs rebounding off the walls as one would expect them to do only in a Gothic cathedral. Even if the concert had been performed in Carnegie Hall, it would have fallen quite flat. It was a rock and roll band (three guitars, bass, drums, and electric organ) with a bunch of singers playing their version (shortened and much simplified) of what in the original was a rather delicate piece of music scored for a variety of instruments and voices. The quality of the musicianship left much to be desired; the drummer sounded like he had previously played with Grand Funk or Blue Cheer; the three guitarists together pounded out chords which more times than not merely served to obscure the melody line; the singers just plain didn't sound good. I don't really want to pursue the finer points of the musical inadequacy of the show. It's not worth it. I don't really like to write bad things. But I am writing this review for two reasons: First I got free tickets as the representative of the Organ on the assumption that I would indeed write a review. I thus feel obligated. Secondly, I was some what pissed off Friday night at the obvious rip-off perpetrated on the people who had paid $4.50 and $5.50 to see and hear Jesus Christ Superstar and got instead a lot of indecipherable noise. Robarts Sports Arena, with its huge American flag hanging over the stage, is a big ugly place. One of the things that pleased me however, was the fact that there were very few people at the 6:30 performance and the enormity of Robart's made it seem like a mere handful of poor ripped-off be-lievers. I imagine, though, that the 9:00 show was more crowded, judging from the lines outside as we left. Another neat thing was that the girls in the troup kept dancing the bug-a-loo, during the sad parts when Christ was getting whipped or something like that. Maybe they don't understand the words either. Anyway, we had a good time that night. We went to Raul's afterwards for black bean soup and beer, went to a couple of parties, and the next morning listened to the album Jesus Christ Superstar 'which, as I said, I like a whole lot. Bill Herman Pollution? Bambi Laughlin, room 130, is the campus distributor for Shaklee products-Basic H, etc. These are cheap, organic, biodegradable products-cosmetics, cleaners etc. album, where lf you were lucky you m!sh1 hear a solo over the screams (little sfgns got flashed at the audience: Scream! Applaud!). And forget hearing the bass, you might get a buzz, but no bass. So its very pleasant when an album coMes along that takes care of two problems: fts a great Live Album where you can hear everything, and It sounds better when played loudvery loud-never, ever, pI ay f t nIce and easy. It also helps when such an al bum comes from Ike and Tina Turner. What You !. Wh..tl X2,y_ Is nothing short of a masterpiece, t,anks to Ike Turner's production. Of course complimenting Ike Is very much I ike camp I inen t I ng fllusso I in i by say Inn he made the trains run on time--Ike Is all over this double al bum, bullying and swearing and Intimidating the Review (and Tina) like some maniac using a guitar for a whip. You can't hear any of it, of course, except In the tightness of the sound, the discipline of the lkettes and the band. The only people allowed to take off on their own are Ike and Tina, and Ike keeps Tina on a tight leash. He has earned the rep of one bed dude over these many years-and bad dudes have a way of puttin9 together great shows, produc Ing and making everyone around t 11el"": rich. All this bad dudeness comes through on the album, every bit of discipline that you don't see-you hear It, you hear Ike his whiporders over Tina's shoulders, and you have to v.onder where the act ends and the marriage t'eg ins, if she dIgs It, if he digs it, or if its all for the Long Green. Strangely, their b ig act during I've Loving you Too Lono, the act that other reviewers rave and sweat about, where In Tina does an imitation of various sexual acts with the microphone, groans out a fake orgasm or two, and takes a lot of crap from Ike-Is generally hard to listen to. It puts one a little uptight, brings out the Puritan, makes you wonder just what's going through Tina's head at this point. what Ike thinks he's doing, ordering his wife Into a ludicrous burlesque that has the audience qroaning right aton0. 1ut this act brings in the cash, the customers, they do it every time, and cash is what Ike Turner Is all a bout. I don't t-lame him. I wonder if Tina does. Tina Turner is one of the all-time "greats": I ike mo t all-time sreats its taken the worid fifteen years to discover her. She can L>r i n'J dovm Hall with and make Janis Joplin sound like Little Orphan Annie when she sings the blues. She sings herself hoarse, dances, jumps, bumps, pushes the lkettes along like a steamroller, and never stops unti I the roar from the audience during Higher pushes her right off the stage. Its Impossible to slt through that song and not listen, the mikes are not turned on the audience as they often are, Tina simply Invited them to slna along, their sound comes up and around the mikes and nearly drives your ears into the ground. And meanwhile Ike finally--on record--demon strates that he knows how to play the guitar. The Turner Review Is a live band, they have never before been captured on record, not In ten years of traveling and recording and be ing ripped off hy l'otown. What Y.9.1! Hear You Get is Ike's to show what he can do, maybe tecause everyone already knows what Tina can do, and folks have been wended n'J what need there Is for Ike's musical dictator ship. Ike has given us a record that is the finest ex ample of the value of maklnn the trains run on time. Take that any way you want--but hear the album first. \\\ \1 I 'I. fZI I did Koi Lo we..> e.d ..(. '6 .. r\' to '-\olds. that David Lindsey, owner of the city's only newspapers, Nas not a man to print the Indiscretions of his friends' children, that he protected his class admltably. I later was Informed that f..',r. Lindsey had taken this to I was accusing his sons of heroin addiction. To this day I do not understand how he reached this conclusion, nor do I much care. In any event this Is to be taken as a at no time have I accused Mr. Lindsey's children of drug addiction, or even of drug usage. At no time do I have any Intention of accusing children of such. However, I s t i I I f i nd it I ncomprehens i b I e that t;r. L tndsey, with all hIs power and money, has never shown any civic concern ahout the usage of cocaine and heroin (and the pushing of cocaine and heroin) on Siesta Jeach and in the City of I that if a black youth were caught playlnry wlth smack he wou I d be arrested and have his story all over the of the local papers, hls address identified, If not hIs race. I wonder, then: ll why thee upper clas white children are not being arrested, and 2) If Mr. Lindsey's papers would make any mention of It if one of these Siesta Key pseudojunkies were to be arrested. And I wonder why the Lindsey newspapersrefuse to deal with this prohlem in our city--perhaps heroin Isn't Important Or perhaps this Is simply a reflection of that "It cant happen here" attitude of the upper classes and the local media. Therefore I I nvl te Mr. Lindsey, or any representative of hr. Lindsey or the Lindsey newspapers, to use this space at any time to refute my "charges" of oross neglect of civic and media duties. It is ohvlous now that these people read this paper, and this column. Do any of them c.,re to answer?