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Organ
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The New College Organ (Number Seven)
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Sarasota, Fla.
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November 12, 1971

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THE NEW COLLEGE RGAN NUMBER SEVEN NOVEMBER 12, 1971 f You Can't Lick 'Em INTERVJEW: DeMott In an interview with an of the "Organ's" staff Thursday, Dr. Benjamin DeMott commented an two meetings he attended earlier in the day. morning DeMott met with what had been rer--esented as Liberatia1 Groups. He that to his recollectial the meeting was not composed of the same people who had cUcatian. It's justificatioo or usefulness is manifest. The terse, crisp style is refresing m this era of verbosity. The idea behind it is very good; lt"s surprising the publicatioo wasn't cooceived earlier. But why do they have to scoop us .. I thought we were friends

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2 Student Activities Extracurricular activities cover the full range of student interests, some of them being organized on a more formal basis than others. The student newspaper, for instance, is published once a week by a staff that serves thrQugbout the year, while variously-named literary publica tions appear sporadically. are organizations for camera enthusiasts, for students interested in music and drama, and public speaking. Groups gather informally from time to time to play jazz or folic music, to make films, to tutor underprivileged children, to organize dances, picnics, parties and beach outings, and to travel to off campus events. As a general rule, Sunday nights are reserved for the showing of classic films selected by a student committee. STUDENTS BEAT TOOLS a stan Glensfde, Pa. -Beaver College and Frankl.iu and Marshall College are cosponsoring two new ares studies beghmmg with the spotng semester of 1972. Both programs are taught in English by professors of the cooperating institutions. The Hong K<>D3 Semester in Chinese and Asian studies wlll be in CjOperation with New Asia College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Mandarin Chinese at any level and Chinese History and Culture must be taken. Students select two electives from a range of courses tn the social sciences. Studio work in Last Sunday in a duel of the Student football team beat 11 faculty's 'Tools of OppressiCIIl The previously wdefeated faculty team lost by a scCll'e of two to one. The faculty is reported to have called a secret meeting on the first Wednesday oi December to discuss excusses why they were beat by an obYtously superior student team. Clrl.nese Painting is also offered as an elective course. The Vie:rma Semester in Southeast European Studies is an outgrowth of past summer seminars in cooperation with the Aurtro-American Institute of Education and the University of Vienna. All students take two courses focusing on Southeast Europe, histocy and politics and social and cultural aspects, plus two electives from the arts or social sciences. A month -long field trip and ccmcluding seminars offer first-hand observatioo.s and analysis. All expenses including group transportaticn orientation, tuitiCIIl, room and board are covered in the fees, $2150. fa Hong Kong and $1900. for Vie:rma. The poograms begin in January and run through the end of Ap-il and May respectively. Brochures and applications are avallable from the &nter for International Programs, Beaver College, Glenside, Pa. 19038. Applications fer Spring 1972 are due by November lSth. Fall applicatiCIIS are April 15th, 1972. Ftn'thur imformation can be found In Jim Feeney's office. 1HE NEW COUICE ORGAN Pabu.hed Weekly By The Studeats of New Collep Suuot., FlorWa David H. Jr ldJtor STUMPIN' STAW: You can expect a lot of celeb rities tc come into Florida dur-1n Halberstedt Dr..,.tu Murphy Delmla S' ver Leslie Sweu Sttve }ac:obiCID Mary IlleD Debplalne Jt.mCollll 0ou& Sti.DICID Cbril Atmea -everybody elle. ing the coming months in behalf of Sen. George McGoverns candidacy for President. Former Ambassador John Kenneth Gal braith, actor Wa:n:en Beatty, col umnist Frank Mankiewicz, ;md non fiction writer and contributing editor for New York Magazine Gloria Steinem are SllllSb.iDe State botmd sometime after December 1. News DevilS AdvoCate AN O.FEN LETTER Dear David. (Schatz) I really liked the articler:.tthe "Organ" did last week. It is appropriate that we should pay homage to some or the less vocal and more caring of our faculty members. There were two things in the article which disturbed me, though, and as they both concern views held by many of the people here, I hope that you will not be by my public criticism of you: I criticise you in lieu of other, more callous faculty members because you are my.friend and you are not callous. Perhaps those others will be able to listen to me I know you will) this way: they are not theatened and won 1 t have to justify and defend their attitudes to any but themselves. My first complaint is with your comments on our most depressing insti..,_ tution: the faculty meeting. David, I know how goddam boring and stupid these meetings are, I've been to a few, after all. more about.this later), the death of the HEP program, the death of ElneMor:f"s five year rotating faculty plan, the death of any tenure ob:ulges, the summer outrages (more about these some other time), the lack of any involvement (of a direct nature) in hiring and firing, et al. And they show up as cha2rmen of funny sounding alphabet soups, affecting very serious policy decisions in maaor ways. I don't like committees and bering meetings either, David, but I don't think either of us is very happy 't'Ti th the way things are here. The only thing I can suggest to you is a covert conspiracy to take over the facuty, to have the teachers pop up with plans where the bureaucrats usually are found; proposing and affecting major policy dectsions. Evilth1nk, ---David, is the only way to fight as insidious as a faculty meeting. There are (I hopel enough ofyou to ut, avid, we have a peculiar situatlPn here: our faculty makes almost succeed in such an endeavor, if one is ever tried. Second, though all of the decisions here which affect education and educational policy. They are a closed club, with enormous power, even deciding who the new members will be and what old ones will get blackballed out. Somehow the people who least deserve that kind or power gain it. The reason for this is that people like yourself, who have more interest in teaching than large -(and this holds true for student elections as well) those who want the positions get them without question or opposition. So, those teachers who do not create heavy student loa4s, who accept few students and do not work intensively those they do have. pop up in very strange places, making and pu s.hing very strange rnotinns and changes whioh cause aonsternation among the "good" students and faculty when they realize what has been pulled over their eyes; things like the absurd allcontract system (causing lots of useless paperwork for those students and faculty who wish to actually work, and not in any way causing more educational inyolvement-Rules of Order end up delegating your share of the power to the others by abdieat1on. At New College elections are formalities, for there 1s little competition for elective posts. By and perhaps more fundamental, is my objection to-your statements about educational risks. I think we are both agreed that there is little risk being taken; that the new contract system has in far less than the panacea it was envisioned to be. A look at the last issue of the "phoenix" is enlightening in this respect. On the last page of our official P.R. publication is a student contract, presumeably a choice selection, an ideal example of our new system. Using this as an example (as far as I know the only published, public, example); one sees a lot of high minded goals, good of educa-tional endeavors, inclusion of several unusual activities, use of several new learning techniques, etc. However, one then looks to the bottom of the page for the critena for evaluation, and finds the key: pa .ss three of the above. I'm sorry folks, but theres no difference between that and a "credits" system as far as I am concerned. Granted there may be some serious thought involved in reaching that contract, but grant me that there is more likely to be a lot of bullshitting in the majority of cases, and that it is rather easy for the ends to make a farce of the means. I'm not blaming anything on the new system; as far as I am concerned the only problem that can

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Editorials, Letters, Etc. 3 Hog Parlor TALE 0' TAILS 1:00AM Ah, yes: sweet, sweet vengeance. How does it taste, o1 cat-o' nine-tails? Can you see our tears? Yes, we forget: you have good eyes---good ..... consciousness. Doesn't that rhyme with conscien-tiousness----it used to. Ah, but can you interpret those tears? No, they are not crocodile tears, although crocodile teeth are not far away. The underdog wins out, eh? Nine women whipped .. how many? Who is the underdog now? Oh, blessed martyrs--how can we praise thee? How can we help thee? Your wish is ... Come, speak to us. A h we forget: we do not listen. Do you? LETTERS OF ANOTHER NATURE: GRAFFm The Amerit:an Dream is all wet Graffiti (the word) is the plural of "Graffito" or Grafoetus? ANARCHY NOW! Propaeganda a socially correct duck. LIMITED ANARCHY, or say, Organized anarchy! Hostility has fo1.md a new outlit---men! Be advised that you are no longer necessary to our world. For too long we have listened to your egotistical litany-extolling your wondDiJus talents. Too long have the booming of your voices, the opresslon of your presence, pervaded the atmosphere. And yet--without you-the future if indeed there is one presents a glC:cmy The world, Tt is said, now, more than ever, :oeeds love. The biology of our beings, unaware of our social unrest, contiDues its evolutionary course. It becomes difficult to discard you that lightly. You are a necessaty evil. You ,Uone, have the power to become a necessaty pleasure. The answer lies within you-the future depends on you. Just as the Vietnam killings are the tragedy of our times, so too will be the countless killings we plan for our unbom children. They have their rights. Once cOD.ceived-becoming life-the human embryo deserves every cOD.siderttion awarded other stages of You say"It life-I want no interference! have a right to live as I please". Theonly difference between you and that unborn chlld is your ability to defend yourself, to request and demand your rights. You are one and the same-at differing stages of development. The complexity of our civilization demands immediate answers to our problems-overpopulation and pollution. Time and money must be channeled into research for more reliable, efficient and inexpen.>itve methods of co.utraception, as they are now beiDg channeled into methods for pollution control. Rather than polarity of the sexes, a spontaneous recognition of universal human needs can become the keystone to a more complete understanding and respect for our ;fellow humans, male and female. The positive values of love and compassion need to be nurtured carefully. We are assured of nature's full cooperation---she plans no sudden changes. She would much ]:ftfer our recognizance of this-and the abandonment of our half-completed bluep:int far destruction. Strength comes through exercise-physical-moral-mental. Evasion of responsibility leads to a decadent society. The rew:uds of a highly developed sense of responsibllity-extending to love and beyoodare the stuff of which life is made-a part of the }X'iceless goal that each individual, consciously or un-consciously, throughout life. A NEW COllEGE WOMAN AN OPEN lETTER TO THE MEN'S COMMITTEE, THE WOMAN'S LIBERATION FRONT (AND THE REST OF TI-IE NEW COLLEGE COMMUNITY.) Dear People, You are angry, and you want a change. You have been kicked around and shat upon far far too long. You have a good cause far rage, perhaps the best. Please, for all our sakes, dan1t blow it. You cannot change "our" attitude towards you by angry words, especially :oot overnight. We are, for the most part, insecure as to our own roles in this repressive society, sexual and otherwise. and we need help. Petitions aren't help. Sit-ins aren't help. Angry circulars are :oo help at all. They frighten us. They They push us into forming defensive We dan 1t want to hate you, we want to love We want you to love us. Please. we are all oppressed together. We must become liberated together or we will not be<:ome liberated at all: I cannot be free ii my neighbor is in chails, We must all help each other to become free. For starters, try assuming that weare on your side. Don't be so terribly quick to judge our motives. The majority of us aren't "hoeral hypocrites", we're just confused ... uncertain of our own validity as human beings. We don't want to fight your battles for you, we want to fight _ur battles bv your side: all of us struggling towatds a common humanity. Let's help each other. I have presumed to spea for the majority, whatever that is. If 1 am wrong, tell me so. But gently, for 1 am easll y fright ened. Love, Krk l&rekes Box 235 Room 208 To the "Editcn:; Last thursday (Nov. 11) I wu _..,_ ing the Nat. Sci. building and I not iced some ol the Nat. Sci. faculty members standing in the entrance hall in a loose group speaking to Dr. DeMott. I was interested iD bearing DeMott's opinions outside formall meetings, where he is undoubtab:!J: trying to create a favorable imp-essica, and to see what he is really like I stood around a:od listened for far a minulle or two, unti11 one ol the "senior" faculty members who had beeh speaking to DeMott walk-ed over and asked what I was doing there. I replied that I was lisCiening to what was being said, thinking that since it was an informal group I was not stepping out of my "Place ". After receiving a:o intimidating look I explained that I work in the Nat. Sci. Building and that was why I was frequently around( That expl anation was so I would not be taken as a foreign agitator or some other unhealthy influence). I was then asked jf that was the reason for my presence. I replied saying I came over to work on some psychology(quite true) at that point I asked jokingly whether or not he thought I was a spy from the "other side". (Meaning on of several "radical" groups currently under discussiOD. by DeMott amd the faculty members). I was then sternly instructed to move along. (which I did, being too flabbergasted and mtimidated to thmk clearly) Some questions: 1) since when is it farbiddeD to loiter in the enterance hall of the Natural Scie:oces Building at two o'clock in the aftemoan? 2) Since when does any faculty mem ber have any r,iaht to interrogate me conceming my presence there? 3) Since when is it Forbidden to listen to cooversations taking palce in the middle Of a public place especialy when the conversation is with a controversial candidate for academic dean? If the faculty of New College ls going to start having ellie dis cussiOD. I suggest they have them elsewhere, and :oot even pretend to let students know what's go1 ng on. What especially bothers me is that I doo't think my presence would have been challenged had I not appeared to be a potential member of the Womens group which apposes DeMott's appointment. Nancy Hammond (Box 184)

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,Research, !Valuation, ,!ction, --Project Inc. Project REAL, lnc. is a nonprofit, action-oriented, anti-pov erty corporation employing faculty, students, and resources of New College in a double-purpose program} 1) to change the nature of higher education in the social sciences in an effort to make it more anplicable (more to community problems, and 2) to utilize education as a means to accelerate the alleviation of poverty in the cbnnnuni ty. Project REAL, Inc. is currently oriented primarily toward the alleviation of the problems of migrant and seasonal agricultural labor, with students operating a Migrant Research Committee in support of indigenous labor-or anizing groups, a Housing Connnittee in support of indigenous agencies for improved low-inc ome h ousing, and a Legal Co1rani t tee in assistance to the Project Inc. lawyer who provides free legal service to poor people in the area. Student's activities include field research and direct experience in migrant communities throughout the state. Problem No. 1: Housing There is a serious shortage of low-income or overty housing in Sarasota County 7 and when such using is available it is usually sub-st.:mdard and expensive. a migrant worker seeks a training position in order to learn skills which \rill enable him to increase his earning canacity and raise his family from poverty, housing can become his major obstacle. On the first day when a migrant fails to sho w u o for work in a farmer's fields, he will be evicted from farm-owned housing in order to make room for another fieldi>rorker. Because no inexpensive and decent tem oorary housing is available to these fann 10rkers, they are traT .ned into poverty regardless of their desire and attemnt for imDrovement. Project PRIDE of Sarasota, Inc., a non-profit created by local citizens to alleviate low-income housing roblems, has nresented a solution t o the of the fa:rmworker uho s eks voc ational training. Project :' r.ur; is attemryting to ryurchase the former Hallmark Nursing Home at 16o4 Central Avenue to be rehabilitated into temnorary housing for 10 to 15 families enrolled in training prof!rams. The financing of this o pportunity must come the citizens of Sarasota. $5,000 in tax deductible contributions is needed for the and $21,250 in Certificates of Deposit is needed as collateral for a 100% mortgage on the structure. Citi zens pledging Certificates of Deposit will be earning the highest rate of interest on their funds >rhile simultaneously contrib tting to social change in the conmunity. Project ...;AL, Inc. is actively assisting I"roject in success fully com leting nurchase of the former nursing hame, a venture wt ich will roduce PRIDE for the farmworker who lifts himself from poverty, and PRIDE in their COMmunity for the citizens of Sarasota. Columns Devils Advocate (Continued from page 2 ) exist is not with the structures, but the atmosphere, theprevailing attitudes. The question then: 'Do we have an attitude held generally of educational urgency and risk?" ---and then, nwhy?" I'd like to simplify the problem and state the root I see: You of the faculty claim no urgency, no williingness to risk on the part of the students, but is there any urgency or risk on your part as a whole body? or even as a majority of individuals? How many of you have been willing to grin at the "academic standards" and take risks on students? Again and againl : what of your attitude towards Bill Hamilton? and more recent, less publically, others? What is your REAL day to attitude towards and educational and experimental education, for that matter? As I see it ( and I am by no means v0n by this, David) t 1" balance in terms of urgency, and experimental \'rillingness lies heavily with the students. Granted it is rare even in that sector: but what has the facu 1 ty, in terms of own personal and collective committment done Jo counter that? answer is that with a few isolated exceptions, the facultv -unwilling to st icl{ their necks out for stu0ents, to sponsor contracts that are at all suspicious, to rislt lowering the "academic standards", to create criteria for evaluation which have direct educational beneifits for students (inplace of critera which are purely evaluative, and by and large serve no other purpose: a multitude of research papers, ground out essay "answers", regurgitation "tests", et al), in general to be urgent and exciting (hasn't i.Jzoom ..... term for teachers here?). Instead of the nature of the educational experience, the faculty THURSDAy two for one PIZZA night SUNDAY Spasbetti -$l 2702-lh St., W. Rt. 41 BNdezltoo, Fblda RieDe 747-1436 Reviews has chosen the dubious course of changing the academic structure of the college each year. Turmoil is quite different from true experimentation. Perhaps the best way I can clarify my objections is to note that the difference between educational endeavors and 11real world" endeavors is that educational endeavors don't"cQunt". Presumeably, if they are educational the primary goal is learning, \-hile 1 f they are 11real world 11 thegoal is sccess. It seems a corollary that education should allow "falure", that a risk can be taken and lost \'li thout undue hardship. This is hardly the case here; is quite >coked dm-m upon, and academic revtew eerns more like Kafka's Trial than a place of rebuke to students ( .. ,., .vet f!)ove Iron Hand?) Perhaps the reason few upperclassmen have "gone beyond that"(taking courses, only) is that they have learned better: "be talked at" Nillingly, and you will pass for sure, do some-thing out of the ordinand you Nill be viewed as kook an idiot. his is really the ethos of the rie\'' College faculty, and it pervades the atmosphere of New College: the faculty, by their very function, determine the academic mores or every college community. r 'ot the students, the faculty. Academic Respectability a rather conservative for an exPerimental establishment, don't you think? I hardly think tha my attitudes and my Yiewpoint is that rare among people that have 'b en here a long tb&---i f the fnculty doubts me I invite it to make its own urveys---just as a of the you dodt knoH as :rel.l as your prote.o::es. I hope some of there things will change David, 1 t tTould be a real nice suprise. It.eantime, congrats ru your baby girl. Ire. Halberstadt


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