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(Un) Cleanliness in Hamilton Center 4 ------------The ping pong table was demolished. The legs had collapsed The table itself was cracked and broken. A thesis student looked at it, astounded. "You'd practically have to jump up and down on it to do this," he said in disbelief Finally, with an angry resignation he walked off, saying, "Oh, well, I hear they have ping pong at Cal Tech I'm out of here." The state of cleanliness, or lack thereof, in Hamilton Center has long been a problem Broken couches; cigarette ash on video games in a no-smoking building; food thrown against windows; floors sticky with soft drinks that were spilled and never cleaned up; and trays with food left out on tables chairs, and floors, especially on weekends. Any current student can probably remember it being this way since they came here. 'Johnson cites a lack of responsibility among students who don't clean up after themselves and believes it's a reflection of their disregard for others. He stated, 'It's a cavalier attitude that is unfortunate,' and called it, 'blatant im11taturity., Student Affairs Director Tom Levitan says he hears a lot of remarks from University Program students about Ham center. A few weeks ago as part of a survey, Levitan talked with six evening UP classes. When interviewed, he stated that two to four in every class (each class with approximately 25 students) mentioned not liking to come into I lam Center. Levitan remembered arriving here last year to be in terviewed for the Student Affairs Director position. He carne into the dining room, and saw that no one had bussed "any thing" He was at five undergraduate colleges before coming here, three of them about the same size as New College He "Hamilton Center" Continued on page 2 I Volume 1 Num6e'l18 Orientation Schedule Complete ------------The final draft of the Orientation Week schedule for next semester, starting the week of August 22, has been com pleted The schedule includes most, if not all, of the events held in past years Orientation will begin on Tuesday and have events running through Sunday Three new events have been added. On Wednesday, there will be an "Intellectual Experience in which faculty will argue the merits of their various disciplines On Friday there will be a talk about sexual relations that will be separate from Sex, Drugs & Rock n' Roll. The Wednesday after, Dean Michalson will hold a meeting with new students and Orientation leaders to review Orientation Week For a more full schedule, see the Orienta tion Schedule on page 7 "Nancy Ferraro was one who wanted Orientation to start later. She stated that she felt a three-day orlentatio11 was enough, a11d that it did not need a full week plus weekend activities." Mark Breimhorst, who chaired the Orientation Com mittee and is in charge of Orientation said he made up the schedule from input at six or seven open meetings which he held last month Some of the people who attended regularly were Student Affairs Director Tom Levitan, Director of Finan cial Aid Pete Fazio, Director of Counseling Center Anne Fisher, Director of Special Project Development Jim Feeney Regis trar Nancy Ferraro, NCSA President Ed Moore, SAC Represen tative Sara Kuppin and student Aimee Placas Breimhorst states that they all approved the schedule, and that there would be no substantial changes to that schedule at this point. Amy Laitinen the chair of SAC, stated that the SAC was angry that Orientation would begin on Tuesday. The SAC had wanted new students to be able to move in on Mon day Amy stated they had no other problem with the sched ule, but wanted it to start earlier in later years "Orientation" Continued on page 2

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'}tD! Page 2 f:)! Editor: Ken Burruss. (355-0751) Layout and Design Editor: Ari Weinstein. (359-9642) StaffWrlter: Leslie Shaffer .. (358-0561) Contributors: Mark Breimhorst, Ari Goelman. YO! is typeset in PageMaker 5.0, with body text in Garamond, bylines in Brush Script, and headlines in Aria! Black. YO! is printed by the Campus Copy Center. Letters to the Editor should be typed and submitted on disk with a printed copy attached to Box 139 "Hamilton Center" Continued from page 1 stated all five had cleaner student centers. Mark Johnson, Assistant Director of Student Affairs, has been dealing with the issue much longer. In fact, accord ing to him, students, both UP and New College, have been complaining about the Center for nine years, ever since Chris Martin left as director of Ham Center to be director of the then-new Sudakoff Center. Johnson cites a lack of responsibility among students who don't clean up after themselves and believes it's a reflec tion of their disregard for others. He stated, "ll's a cavalier attitude that is unfortunate," and called it, "blatant immatu rity." Johnson tried, not with a whole lot of success," to set up a Ham Center Committee that would "get issues on the table" and deal with them, but ran into resistance from SAC and other students. Johnson stated that some students who didn't want the Ham Center Committee don't want standards for the building, stating, "There's a vocal minority that resists anything with standards if it means their rights will be re stricted." Johnson believes that a majority of students would like Ham Center to be cleaner. According to SAC Chair Amy Laitinen, the SAC were opposed to the Ham Center Committee idea because the com mittee would not have fallen under SAC's supervision, as would have been normal if students had put the committee together. SAC felt the issue of cleanliness in Ham Center could be dealt with by the existing committees. Amy said that the topic is slated for discussion at the next Towne Meeting. There have been suggestions that students should be taken to Student Court for not cleaning up after themselves. In addition to improving the appearance of Ham Center, SAC wants to put the University Program Student Alliance at ease, which pays for half of the rent and upkeep of the Center. A few concrete steps have already been taken 'The joint Budget Committee for both student governments ap proved money for replacing some tables and chairs in the dining area, and for hiring an additional custodian to be shared between Ham Center and th e Fitness Center. Asked about hiring more janitors however, johnson said, "It's unfair to hire another person to take care of someone else's mess." "Orientation" Continued from page 1 Nancy Ferraro was one who wanted Oriemation to start later She stated that she felt a three-day orientation was enough, and that it did not need a full week plus weekend activities Ferraro believed orientation should be a yearlong process, and should not be just one intensive week. There has been a greater effort this time to insure that students who are Orientati o n leaders will take their job re sponsibly, instead of using it only as an excuse to come back early Breimhorst said that Orientation leaders would have a commitment to check up on their students throughout the l'emester, and possibly the year. StL'dents who wanted to be Orientation leaders were required to fill out an application form, perhaps the first time that it was required. The process was largely moot, however; there were few enough appli cants, so all were selected. Positions for Oricmalion leaders are still open. Breimhorst denied the rumor that events were being scheduled late into the evening in order to prevent new stu dents from attending Walls He stated that activities would begin between 8 : 00 and 9 : 00 in the morning, and end be tween 10: 00 and 11: 00 at night. Whether people attend Walls during Orientation week will be their own choice, he be lieves. Corrections Last issue, Konnie Kruczek, Andy Snyder, and Mark Cattell were not listed as contributors, as they should have been. 2080 Ringling Blvd., Suite 302 Sarasota, Florida 34237-7030 813/954-6011, Fax 813/951-1721 May2, 1991

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Living in the Land of Hamilton Once upon a time, in a land far, far away and a time long, long ago, there lived a man named Sam A. Chester Sam was the one of the best farmers in the town where he lived. He helped plants and crops grow tall and plemiful. He even helped discover some vegetables that no one had ever seen before Although the town ofTressider was some 15,000 people large, nearly everyone knew him. Most people liked him and respected the things he'd done. In his years at Tressider he had developed many tools that other farmers had found benefit in using. Farmers would come to him for advice. Some of the blacksmiths, however, were not as happy with what he had done. It was their job to design and build tools for the farmers Some did not like the tools that Sam designed, but most did. Some did not like certain changes that Sam fought for. Sam enjoyed developing tools and teach ing farmers how to use them so much that he decided that when he was done being a farmer, he would become a black smith. Many of the blacksmiths at Tressider had taught him a lot and encouraged his desire to make tools. Sam became an apprentice blacksmith at Tressider and even worked as an official blacksmith there. He realized, however, that they were many other lands that he wanted to explore. He went on a quest far and wide to find a land that he liked, that would challenge him to create new tools, and that could use the tools he knew how to build. He knew he would miss his family, friends, and the place that had meant so much to him, but he knew that sacrifice and learning are strange bedfellows His quest brought him to the land of Hamilton where he felt the farmers and blacksmiths had values very similar to his own. Whereas sorcerers taught the same group of incan tations to one and all in some lands, in Hamilton the farmers could negotiate with the sorcerers to learn the spells they needed to make their fields fertile. Sam thought this was a great idea and decided that he wanted to be pan of the Hamilton community. The Gatekeeper let him inside the hallowed city walls of Hamilton as a blacksmith But lo! Hamilton was a very different land The village was much smaller than Tressider and they all spoke a strange language. He felt like there were rules that he only discovered after he broke them. It was a deceptive language to him because every time Sam thought he knew what the Hamiltonians were saying, he found out later that he was wrong. He would phrase things in his own words and he felt people would misunderstand what he meant. I le feared that they would think he was someone other than who he really was. He thought he only broke the rules because he didn't know what they were, not because he disrespected them. I Ie also learned very quickly that farmers were used 'tfJI Page 3 Mark's News Thesis Colloquia in College Hall Dining Room: May 2 : 6pm : George Wade Swicord "In Fonnalton : A Critical Response to Intellectual Property in a Digitizing World" 6:15: Sabrina Burmeister "Bees In Space : Performance of Honeybees tn Spatial Short Term Memory Tasks" 7:30: Rudy Hernandez "Alasdatr Macintyre : Wrtue Tbeory and the Decline and Fall of Modernity" May 4 : 6:45pm : Ileidi Noyes "CriterlaforChotce : Analytical Phi losophy, 7heodore Adorno, and Madhyarnaka Buddhtsm 7 : 30 : Mitch Silverman '"Anything But J-Ietpes I Can Cure' : A Hypertext Thanatography 8 :15: Dominque Keller "Social Behavior and Enclosure Use in Goodfeiiow s 1'ree Kangaroos" 9 : 00 : Mark Breimhorst A DtsabWty Interpretation of Shakespeare's Tragtc Characters If you are interested in hearing what the people who went on the Campus Outreach Opportunity League (COOL) Conference learned, come to a discussion Tuesday, May 3 in the College Hall Music Room Soccer game, Wednesday 5 : 15pm, between Ham Cen ter and Pei. to having a lot of power in running Hamilton--especially rela tive to the Tressider farmers This was a great thing for Sa1n since, after all, he had just been a farmer But it seemed to Sam that the farmers would often resist the blacksmiths Sam was concerned because he knew that at Tressider there were often differences between the blacksmiths and farmers, but generally they got along and worked together on common goals. "Ah, they don' t have common goals here!" Sam guessed But the more he talked to both groups, the more he realized they had in common Sure, the blacksmiths made mistakes, but they had the farmers best interests usually in mind After all, they had been farmers once too And who would want to be a blacksmith if one didn t want to serve the farmers that will use the tools one develops? Sam couldn't understand it. And moreover, he was thrown in the middle of it. He felt like some of the farmers were treating him as if Sam were a blacksmith with ulterior and authoritarian motives Sam felt like he was saying, "I'm here to help farmers "The Land of Hamilton" Continued on page 8 May 2, 1994

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'tfJI Page 4 Announcements We are aurently in the process of negotiating the health services contract for next year. We need your feed back! What do you think? What would you like to see next year? Please send your input to Parkview House, call x4251, or respond to Ed Moore or Jill Ross. Thanks! Want to know what happened at the Campus Outreach Opportunity League (COOL) Conference? Then come to the Rita Kip Music Room at College Hall, Tuesday, May 3, at 7:00 pm. The New College International Relations/Model UN club is going to hold an organizational meeting next week. The tentative date is Saturday, May 7, probably in the afternoon. It is an organizational meeting and is open to all New College students. International Relations experience is not required; interest in world affairs and how governments and people interact, is Questions, comments, obscene phone calls, or letterbombs should be directed to Brian Sutliff, Pei 126, Box 516, 358-9400. Rev Cheryl Gordon will discuss Issues in Feminist The on Wednesday, May 4, at 4:00 pm in Sudakoff 118 Rev Gordon is Associate Pastor at Venice-Nokomis United Methodist Church and an alumna of New College Attention USF/New College Students! Interested in the environment and natural resources? The Great Smoky Moun tains Institute is offering a one-week college consortium Aug 8-13. The workshop will emphasize science and natural his tory of the Great Smoky Mountains, including wildlife and plant issues. Total cost is $215, which includes lodging (dor mitory-style) and all meals We need at least 10 students to participate. If interested or for further details, contact Laurie Pierre at 925-0978. The Empowered Women in Film Series is taking sug gestions for next semester's fllm series. Suggestions should be placed in box 373. Corning up at the Fitness Center: Aqua Exercise class meets from 4:30 to 5:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 12 to May 12. Just as a reminder, Step Aerobics with Damon is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at noon, Step with Amy every Tuesday from 4:00 to 5 : 00, Aerobics with Helen on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6 : 00, Contemporary Dance on Monday from 5:00 to 6:00, Yoga on Monday, and Wednesday from 6 : 00 to 7 : 30, Tap on Tuesday and Friday from 7 : 30 to 8:30 (M) 7 : 00 to 8 : 00 (F), Fencing on Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 to 10 : 00, and Ballet on Tuesday from 8 :30 to 9 : 30 Summer hours will begin Monday, May 16 and con tinue through Friday, August 5 The hours will be from noon to 7:00 pm, and closed on weekends. The Center will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day, on Monday, July 4, for Independence Day, and on the week of August 6 to 14. "Cinema Circus", an audioslide show, will be shown in the Teaching Auditorium continuously between 5 : 00 and 7 : 00 pm on Wednesday, May 4. Campus Ministry Volunteer Bill Joyner is sponsoring it. The National Civilian Community Corps application dead line is May 13! CCC is a residential service program that provides young Americans the opportunity to serve their coun try and in doing so, tackle some of the most serious and challenging problems facing our nation. The NCCC focuses on projects that protect and conserve natural resources, pro mote public safety and help meet the educational and human needs of children, older persons, and others in the commu nity Many Corps members are also trained to do disaster relief and recovery projects NCCC is an 11-month community service program for 18-24 year old women and men who arc citizens or permanent residents of the United States. CCC provides hous ing, meals, medical coverage, child care and uniforms Sal ary: $8,000 plus an education award of$4,725 (or 1/2 in cash). For more info, contact the Campus Career Center. New College Foundati on News At its Spring meeting, the members of the New College Foundation Board of Trustees unanimously elected Arthur M Wood, Jr. as their Chairman He succeeds John M. Cranor, Jll, who served a five year term. Wood is President of Nonhero Trust Bank of Florida/SarasOLa, N .A., a subsidiary of Northern Trust Corp. of Chicago He received his undergraduate de gree from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from orth western University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He joined Northern Trust in 1975 Wood has been a member of the New College Foundation board since 1991. He is an Associate of the Foundation and has served on a variety of fund-raising projects for the Foundation including the Action "Foundation" Continued on page 5 May2, 1994

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Upcoming Baccalaureates May2: "Significant Figures: Language/Poetry/Poetics/Politics", by Taylor Brady. Sponsored by Dr. A. Miller, Dr. Laura Olson, and Dr. Douglas Berggren. 3:30 pm in Cook Hall conference room. "An Exploration of Publk Utility: Rate-of-Return Regula tion with Application to Diversification, by Dawn C. Chaney Sponsored by Dr. Elliott, Dr. Coe, and Dr. Poimenidou Eco nomic Area of Concentration 2:00 pm in the Anthropology Lab "Toward a Kinder, Gentler Depiction of the female .. By Leah De Pietro. Art History area of concentration. Sponsored by Drs. Hassold, Carrasco, and Brain. Cook Hall Projec tion Room, 2 p.m. "The Stoic Concept of Man as Cosmic Fragment and Agent of Reason", by D.]. DeLucca. Philosophy Area of Con centration. Sponsored by Professor Langston, Professor Berggren, and Professor Moore. 7:30 pm in the I lebraica Room "Anything but Herpes I can Cure", by Mitchell Lawrence Silverman General Studies. Sponsored by Professors Arthur MeA. Miller, Ph.D., Karsten Henckell, Ph.D and John Moore, Ph.D Cook Hall conference room, 5 : 00 pm. May3: "Hiking the Hills: Influence and Consciousness in Freedom and Order", by Jean Frances Czerlinski. Philosophy/ Social Sciences Area of Concentration. Sponsored by Aron Edidin, David Brain, and Charlene Callahan. 4:00pm in Cook Hall conference room. Self Hatred, by W. T. Nesbitt. Sponsored by Drs. Moore, Michalson, and Simmons John Moore's office at Caples, 3:30 pm May4: "Sex, Solitude and Suicide: The Search for Meaning in an Absurd Universe", by Amy Fischer Humanities Area of Concentration. Sponsored by Dr Knox, Dr. Beggren, and Dr. Edidin New College Student Association office, Hamilton Center, 11:00 am. May5: "Adolescents in the American Hovel: Searching for Iden tity", by Lisa Eve Cheby. British and American Literature Area of Concentration. Sponsored by Dr. Andrea Dimino, Dr. John McDiarmid, and Dr. Maria Vesperi. Caples living room, 3:00pm. "The Art of the Rag: ArlRag Magazine-The Project", by Greg Mann. Humanities Area of Concentration. Sponsored by John McDiarmid, John Moore, and Arthur "Mac" Miller. Cook Hall Solarium, 5:00 pm. "Teaching Precalculus Teaching 'Ibinking", by John Stamper. Mathematics/Theatre Area of Concentration. Spon sored by Karsten Henckell, Aron Edidin, and Eirini Poimenidou 'tDI Page 5 Hanson math reading room, 10 : 30 am. "Synthesis of derivative of 2, 3 dihydrobenzofuran as conformationally restricted analogs of 5 HT2 receptor agonists", by Steve Waldman Sponsored by Paul Scudder, John Morrill, and Eugene Lewis Pei 209, 12: 30 pm. May6: "Efficiency is not Equity", by Arnoldo Bertoncini Pub lic Affairs Area of Concentration Sponsored by Dr Elliou, Dr. Lewis, and Dr Brain Anthropology Lab, 9 : 00 am. May9: "Text as Code", by Fritz Casper American and English Literature/Drama Area of Concentration Sponsored by Dr. Michalson, Dr Miller, and Dr. Edidin Cook Hall Solarium, 3 :45pm. "The Book That Reads Like a Meal : Roland Barthes, Bertolt Urecht, and Beyond", by Michael Sicinski TI1eory of the Arts Area of Concentration Sponsored by Maureen Harkin, Douglas Berggren, Stephen Miles, and John McDiarmid Caples Fine Arts room 211, 9 :00am. May 12 : "Nvocation and Desire in Burney's Cec!lia, Eliot's 7be Mtll on the Floss, and Wootrs To the Lighthouse', by April Richards British and American Literature Area of Concentra tion. Sponsored by Dr Harkin, Dr Knox, and Dr McDiarmid Caples living room, 3 : 30 pm Auction "Foundation" Continued from page 4 "It is an honor to be associated with such an out standing group of Trustees, Foundation staff, faculty, and stu dent body at New College," said Wood "While we have much to accomplish in the years ahead, the prospects for New College have never been brighter thanks in large part to the leadership of John Cranor and Ron Heiser. The New College Foundation Board of Trustees cur rently consists of 27 members, 9 of whom are New College graduates The Hoards has four primary missions : To help fund the differential between the cost of the ew College program and the funds provided by the State of Florida This amounts to approximately $1,400 per student each year. To impart qualitative improvements to the New College program To advise the President of USF on academic and student malters To manage the Endowment Trust Funds President of New College Foundation is Rolland V. !Ieiser, who has led the organization since 1979 It is indeed an honor to have Art Wood as Chairman of our board," ob served Heiser. "His leadership and financial expertise are important to the future of New College Foundation." May2, 1991

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)!{)! Page 6 Health Care Reform: Who's Plan is the Best? Everywhere you look in New College, health care re form policy is being heatedly debated. Surprisingly enough, although it is probably the most talked about subject on cam pus, aside from room draw, the R.A. selections, late term pa pers, obscure South American poetry, and early eighties tele vision adventure serials such as "Manimal" and "Automan," a lot of people are still pretty confused about it. For instance earlier today, I heard someone sobbing in Ham center, "but under article 29 of the Clinton health plan my precinct 59 health insurance card might not let me see a urologist until twelve days after the ailment begins. Then, where will this universal health care leave me? What are they trying to do?" The answer, of course, depends on who you ask. The Cllnton Plan The main emphasis of Clinton's plan is providing medical coverage to everyone who wants it. This is surpris ing to anyone who paid attention to the presidential cam paign, in that Clinton is actually attempting to make good on a campaign promisehis promise to provide health insurance to every citizen, regardless of finances or preexisting medical conditions. Uke every other plan, Clinton's plan would have sick people pay a premiumi.e. the sick people or their em ployers would have to pay up to a certain amount of any medical costs he/she incurs. However, Clinton's plan limits the costs of premiums in two ways: if a person or family is very poor, the premiums would be paid by the government, and the total amount any sick person would pay in a year would be limited Clinton's plan also offers every state the option of establishing their own health care programs, as long as they provide universal coverage. Richard Nixon described the Clinton health plan as "1,342 impenetrable pages and wrote that it was "less a pre scription for better health care than a blueprint for the take over by the federal government of one-seventh of the nation's economy. Sure, before Nixon died we would all have as sumed he was lying, but even then the plan would have re quired a fairly large caliber bullet to penetrate. The issue of its effectiveness remains to be resolved. The Cllnton Ute Plan The plan of Representative Jim Cooper CD-Tenn.) is very similar to the Clinton plan, except that people who weren't covered when they got sick would have to wait six months after applying for insurance before they would be covered Also, there is no defined limit on the sick person's yearly out of-pocket costs. Instead, he proposes that a commission be formed to make a recommendation to Congress Since such a commission has to get their recommendation approved by Congress, and this tends to be a very lengthy process, one might assume that Cooper isn't wholly committed to yearly limits However, he, too, proposes a subsidy to poor families who are unable to pay the premiums. Pete s Plan Representative Fortney "Pete" Stark (D-CaliO also came up with a health care plan, probably to distract people from asking how a guy named Fortney came to have a nickname like Pete I le also has premiums; under his plan, the em ployer of the sickle pays 80% of the premium. Although his plan does include federal aid for poorer families, there's no limit to the amount that a family might have to shell out in the event of a catastrophic illness. So Ute You'll Say "I Can't Believe It's Health Care Reform" The hot new plan in the capital is the "incremental" plan sponsored by Heprescntalivc Michael Bilirakis (R-florida.) In this context, incremental is defined as "don't expand health care coverageit's cheaper and poor people don't vote." Bilirakis' plan does include many less extreme reforms : it would encourage better preventive care, institute new antifraud pro visions, take steps to limit medical malpractice lawsuits and impose bans on insurance companies' discriminatory prac tices against the sick Since Clinton has promised to veto any health care bill which doesn't extend health care to all, its recent trendiness is probably for naught. All of these wacky plans share two common elements. They all would necessitate lots of money and a huge bureau cracy to run However, if you've been sick lately, you know that it probably wouldn't be a real perceptible change. It would just mean waiting in different lines, and it might even make things easier if everything is standardized. Hopefully the change can be structured in such a way that the huge pharmaceutical companies and doctors will get a little less money, and the poor people will get more I'm pretty sure, though, that the middle class will end up fooling most of the bill. This being New College, of course, we're all too cutting edge to know anyone in the middle class, anyway. Sorry I even brought it up. .:P.sydb "trih presents DESPERADOES and Key Hole Lover two one-act plays by Keith Reddron Directed by Frit7. Casper with Willy Yolk, David Dougherty, and Lindsay Williams. May 68 at 8 p.m. Sainer Auditorium May 2, 1991

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Resident Counselor Candidates Visit l'f.Ledle ----------Two of the candidates to fill Chuck Daly's soon-to-be vacated position visited campus this week-Mary Margaret "Mannie" Huston and Timothy Richardson. Both appeared well-received at Q & A sessions with students and RA's and both have had a great deal of experience in working with issues important to New College, including diversity and gen der issues. Mannie Huston is presentl)' working at the Univer sity of Tampa as an area director" and is also a victim's advo cate She was at UT when they set up their student judicial and is familiar with those processes. She also enjoys doing educational programs and has a great deal of experi ence with them Timothy Richardson is presently a quad director at Brandeis University. He has coordinated activities such as the Multirultural Awareness Committee, Black History Month, Women s History Month, Earth Month, African Student Union Advisor, and the College Appellate Board He also coordi nates a Gay/Bisexual/Lesbian group. Since Brandeis Univer sity is traditionally jewish, he has a great deal of experience working with rultural conflicts and with retention of minority students. When asked about the roles of the RA' s, Mannie Huston felt that she was comfortable allowing the present system of rule-enforcement to continue. She felt her job would be to help students in crisis, no matter how they got that way She envisioned her role as not to judge people, but to give tools and education to make decisions. She didn't feel she would be hired to tell students what was right or wrong. Timothy Richardson had similar impressions of the role of the RA's. He saw the role of the RA as that of a "role model," not necessarily to be looked up to, but as a resource, an information source, and as an "upstanding citizen" in the community. He didn't feel the RA's should be a police force. Like Mannie, Tim has experience with crisis counseling He felt it would be his responsibility to talk out problems with students and to help students see what their own end goals of their actions are Both candidates were asked what parts of their per sonality they saw reflected in New College. Mannie saw cre ativity, outgoing personality, and being open-minded Tim saw the uniqueness of the experience as part of his personality; he felt that his experiences and own history were unique. Mannie's outside interests include movies, sports, and just being with people. Tim's interests include a wide range of music and both watching and playing sports, although while he will bowl, he refuses to watch bowling t6J! Page 7 Fall 1994 Orientation Schedule The following is a brief schedule of Orientation events from August 22 through the 28. Exact locations for all events have not yet been chosen Monday: 1 : 00-5 : 00 pm Check-in (not allowed to move in) Tuesday: 9 : 00 am 3 : 00 pm Check-in 3 :00pm Dean & Warden s Welcome 3 :30--1:45 Student Life Presentation for students 3 : 30-4:45 Parent's Orientation 4:45-6 : 00 Orientation Groups form/ RA skits for students 4 :1t5-6: 00 Student Life Presentation for parents 8:00 Bayfront social Wednesday: 9 :00 am-noon Registration Academic Pre sentation and Financial Aid noon-3:00pm Lunch (off-campus excur sions and SOTA !Students Over Traditional Age) lunch) 3 : 00-5 : 00 Intellectual Experience 7 : 00 Sex, Drugs, & Rock n' Roll 8 :30 Open Houses and Court Meetings Thursday: 8 :30-9:3 0 am Breakfast with Farulty Advisors and Brief Intra by Dean Michalson 9:30-noon MiniClasses 1 : 00-5:00 pm Mini-Classes 8:00-10:00 The john Moore Show 10:00 Stories of New College Friday: 9:00 am noon MiniClasses 1 : 00-4:00 pm Individual Advisor Meet ings / Library Tours 4:00-5:30 Power and Communication in Sexual Interactions 5:308 : 00 Dinner with Orientation Leaders (possibly off-campus) 8:00 10:00 Open Houses with movies and possible disrussion Saturday: all day Planned exrursions and activities off-campus Sunday: 3:00 8:00 pm Pool Carnival begins 5:30pm BBQ at pool Wednesday: 3:30pm Dean Michalson's Orientalion Week in Review (Aug. 31) May2, 1994

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'tfJI Page 8 "The Land of Hamilton" Continued from page 3 all the time as he walked the streets of Hamilton, but he never really knew if anybody listened. Sam was very grateful to the farmers who came to his smithy and asked him where he came from, what lan guage he spoke, what plants he had grown, what tools he had created, what vegetable he had helped discover, what he wanted to do at Hamilton, and most importanuy, what they wanted him to do. But, for whatever reason, this rarely hap pened. He tried to make his smithy attractive and he went out in the fields to work and show solidarity. It seemed to him that he was still something of a shunned and distrusted blacksmith which he now understood to be a bad word in Hamilton. He certainly did not feel as useful as he had at Tressider even though he knew that his skills had not de creased. When he entered the gate, many people, farmers, blacksmiths, sorcerers, and even the Gate Warden had talked about challenging the community with new tools and experi ences Sam had in Tressider. Sam tried to do this but he felt like he was often told that he wasn't doing things Hamilton way He spent a lot of time trying to figure out what that meant. He needed people to tell him what the Hamilton way was. He knew that most of the farmers were very proud of Hamilton. Sam appreciated that. Although he was a new member of the community, he also felt proud of much of what made Hamilton unique. He knew that there were some problems too. He found some citizens who were willing to address those problems. Maybe it was because Sam was from Tressider, but he looked around at the scenic and community beauty of Hamilton and he couldn't understand why it seemed to him like many people didn't treat their own town with more respect. The Hamilton farmers were some of the best in the nearest lands, yet some left empty bottles of ale laying about the tavern, some didn't pick up after their horses and some cast spells indiscriminately, forcing their fellow citizens to in hale noxious clouds of smoke. Sam expected that they would be proud enough of their village that they'd treat it with what he considered respect He knew that many other citizens were concerned about this but it felt like changed slowly. Since Sam was invited into Hamilton to create change, he set about helping change to happen. After all, that's why he particularly was selected to be a blacksmith at Hamilton Hamilton, moreover, was a village that seemed to pride itself on being alternative, out of the mainstream, and open to change. But, even though he thought that most of his interests were common with most citizens, he feared he was still often perceived as an evil blacksmith trying to seize authority. Sam often felt defeated and powerless like he was al lowed to do very little before he even tried. Maybe he was just paranoid. He longed for the respect he had at Tressider where people would often trust him to make change and they seemed to feel free to suggest and critici7:e when he made mistakes or when they disagreed I !e knew that in I !amilton he had to wail and that much would come with trust. He wished that people would try to understand him and ask him about his homeland, what he'd done and why he was here I Ie also realized however, that it was crucial for him to make his positions, goals and background as clear as possible I think he has just started doing that. In order to continue the dialogue, I hereby invite any body to come by my oiTice and ask me / tell me what New College community is/should be / has been, what I should or shouldn't be doing, what I have done that has been good or bad, etc I need your help because I'm just making guesses and I don't even really speak the language The more we communicate, the better I'll be able to serve you I am only as powerful and useful as you make me. SAC Minutes -etUr/f.U44. ----------April 21: Xiomara Chin receives $45 00 for Sailing Club party on April 30. Curtis l !ayes receives $100.00 for Caples music festival on April 23. Pritz Casper receives an additional $150 .00 for his play. Some of it will go to build flats to st a y permanently in Sainer Pavilion. David Dougherty receives $75 00 for 30-40 records for pool room jukebox. Greg Mann comes for summer Mac Lab TA position, but advertisement is necessary before we can hire Ari will make posters. Lisa Cheby receives $-15 for Orallnterpretalion of Literature showcase. She requested $75 Kendra Bowman receives $45 for paper to make invita tions to StudentFaculty Coffee I louse. AjJri/28: Ken Burruss (not Burroughs) receives $105 to print news paper for first two weeks of 1994-95 school year. Greg Mann came to interview for Mac Lab li\. position, but Ari forgot to advertise Greg will return next week. $50 is allocated for Sam's Club card for both UPSA and NCSA. (Total cost is $1 00). SAC will talk with lJPSA about concerns with Tom Levitan. A short wriuen report or presence at next week s meet ing is requested of all subcommittees Student input is needed for Student I Iandbook revisions. May2, 1994


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