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Packed with information really satisfies Issue 2 Monday, November1 1993 A Conversation with Mark Johnson (compiled by leslie) The VIking Roof Project The Viking dorm roof project was planned over a year ago and was anticipated to be completed over the summer. In Ju l y the project hadn't been started In early August it was decided that the work could and would hav e to be done while the build ing was occupied, as the project was a necessity Murphy s Law s e ems to have plagu e d the project Construction was further delayed by l i miting the times work cou l d be donethe work was not supposed to begin until 10 : 00 a m with no work to be done on weekends Although it was expected to be completed during the mid semester break week "material'' problems occurred requiring the ordering of addit i onal materials According to Mark Johnson. V i king residents have been very flexible and patient. Residents have been compensated by reduced housing costs The campus architect feels the work is finished except for the "punch out" list where the construction work is evaluated and final details are settled Some problems already needing correction are : leveling the new rain gutters. repainting and retouching rooms that were internally damaged, and clean up of the construction area Some residents have also complained of leaks in their rooms The Viking dorm is also going to receive new furniture in the lounge in addition to the n e w television and cable hook up already in place A "grand opening" party is planned to coincide with the arrival of the furniture and the completion of the construction. continued on page 4 Pub Theft (reported by leslie) On Tuesday, October 25, the pub was broken into The latch was apparently removed from the wall with a screwdriver According to Morrison's management the only missing items were Budweiser promotional items and some sodas Nothing was broken Strangely the police report on the incident contradicts the above information. The police closed the case as unfounded because they were told nothing was missing Although scheduled to be open. the pub was closed due to the failure of an employee to show up for work The Open Forum (reported on by Katherine Knapp and compiled by leslie) Although no formal count was taken, it appears that approximately 1 00 students and faculty members attended the open forum This article is not intended to express an opinion but merely to summarize the major points of the discussion None of this necessarily represents the opinion of YO!. No names are used in this article for fear of m i squotes Some of the major issues raised for discussion are as follows: "Passivity is no excuseinaction supports the status quo." Are we looking for scapegoats for black and white issues? This is not good vs. bad people To claim innocence is to try to absolve oneself of involvement." Problems were raised with the reasoning of "If you aren't part of the solution you're part of the problem One student claimed to be looking for a "third ground in that discussion Problems of alienation through language were discussed Feeling of exclusion from a "feminist fraternity" were cla i med by one student who felt she hadn't had the ''right" experiences (i. e rape sexual harrassment) to fit in to the feminist groups on campus. This turned the discussion towards the ide a of "owning your feminism, your own feminism A male student expressed difficulties with the anger revealed in the recent papering of Hamilton Center by a group of feminist women on campus. The response was that "anger is anger" and it is not something to be quantified--because we're taught that women aren't supposed to be angry, women's anger is viewed differently than men's anger ; anger does not equal hate A female student said she felt excluded and attacked for the type of woman she is. She felt that we are who we choose to be, and that communication must be between individuals-the fear women feel is real and that women must tell their personal experiences without letting the issues fade to the abstract. In further discussion of the papering of Hamilton Center it was brought up that several views were posted and the opinions expressed were not intended to be a "party-line" This led to a discussion of reveling in differences continued on page 4 YO! is a weekly New College newspaper coordinated by leslie and sponsored by Dean and Warden Michaelson Submit to box 373 by Friday for the fol lowing Monday's issue
GUITAR SUMMIT features four distinct gullar styles performed by noted masters of the Instrument. Each of these four virtuosos are elevating the styles and standards of the guitar as well as laying the groundwork for future generations of musicians. The musicians featured will be Joe Pass (Jazz) Leo Kottke (steel string), Pepe Romero (classical) and Paco Pena (flamenco) The concert is Tuesday, November 9 at 8 :15p. m at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Tickets are $26 00, $24.00 and $22 .00. If available $10 student discount tickets will be sold one half hour before the performance. A valid full-time student J.D. is required The concert is presented in association with WMNF 88.5FM community radio Dr. Lynn Appleton will present a lecture on "Social Construction of Sexual Identity" at 3:00p.m. on Friday November 5 In Library room 154. RECYCLING: Are you bored? Feeling self-righteous with no apparent outlet? Tired of being a hippiecrite? Just plain weird? Well, don't worry about a thing because there's a solution Come recycle People dancing to Madonna behind closed doors seekers of old Heart and especially those lost souls of the MTV generation trying to find out what grunge really means e verybody is invited to the big party that happens every Sunday afternoon in Palm Court Back in the day, they used to say it isn't a party till som e thing gets broken--then recycling has got to be one of the biggest parties around. If you're expecting a cosy affair. reeking of Elizabeth T a ylor's new perfume, wiH1 Rush Limbaugh dnnk ing gallons of Snapple and spouting the truth" as Melonberry Cocktail drips down his chins. well then you're a sick pig and we don't need you anyway. Really it would be nice if more people came to help out with the recycling. There are a lot of people who come out to help and end up spending tlwir Sundays funky smelling and wondering if the recycling will ever end If more people came out to help the recycling would not 1;-tkP. all day R e ally your help would be appreciated There is also recycling at B-dorm and Viking as well as other areas on the other side of c ampus that need to b e done on a regular basis If y o u want to help you can just st1ow up talk to me, or t ell your RA' s when they come around to ask for h nl p with recy c l ing Morg < w Womyn's Action Alliance is a group seeking to c ombine personal disc ussion with political and soc1al act i on Meeting s are Thursd ays at 8:00p .m. PAGE2 Tt1ere will also be a New College petition on RU486. If you are interested in signing the petition but you can t make the meeting, contact April Richards, Box 235 You must also contact April for the meeting place. Men's Group--an open. free enviroment for discussing men s issues : e g father/son relationships. male friendships, sexual issues, etc The Men's Group will have it's second meeting on Thursday November 4, at 9 :00 p m in Viking room 226. Any man wishing this week to talk about the signs in Hamilton Center is welcome to join us For more information contact Tony Lenzo at Box 156. The Womyn's Tea is an open forum (meaning anyone can come) which meets once a week, Sunday afternoon, over tea and cookies to discuss womyn's issues. The talk gets very personal sometimes and very theoretical sometimes Usually, it's somewhere in between This year we also have money to show some movies and buy some books (to be made available to the community). We're taking book and film suggestions for our pending collection We've bought a bulletin board which wilt be going up in one to two weeks The safety whistles have not yet arrived but they should soon The womyn s art show and poetry reading will probably take place in December We meet on Sunday at 5 :30p. m in B dorm room 111. We're very groovy -Ast1tyn GLBSA --Jude Levy transferred a collection of queer books from the counseling center to a reserve shelf in the library. They may be checked out for two weeks Leif is coordinating a queer symposium on campus November 10-20 In December Judith and Leon Weinstein of the local P-FLAG group are coming to speak The Bi Sexual Rap Group will be meeting on Tuesday November 2 at 8 :00p.m. in Pei Dorm 238 Or Call 359-1645 (Amy) for details Food provided GENDER STUDIES: The contact person for the gender studies collective is Danielle, box 86 FOOD CO-OP: The New College Food Co-op (Erehwon) is making a comeback Orders are placed bi-monthly on Mondays for delivery on Wednesday s No minimums required! Anne Tazewell Box 15 or 359 0145 The radio formation committee contact person is Josh Tickell, who missed the submission deadline for this week's issue The Empowered Womyn in Film series will show Daughters of the Oust at 9 :00p.m. in Chuck Daly s apartment, Pei 309 on Friday, October 29. Refreshments will be provided Thank you for returning the surveys for next semester's films --
leslie Amnesty International has meetings every Wednesday at 7:00 p .m. on the Ham Center couches. November 5-6 is Amnesty Weekend The schedule is: November 5 -9:00p.m.12:00a.m., You Could Be Arrested--arrest slips on sale from November 1-5 during lunch and dinner November 6--6:00p.m -9:00p.m Open House in the Fishbowl for coffee, munchies, letters, and discussion. November 6--11 :OOp. m.-? is the Amnesty Wall. For more information contact: Jen Robbins Box 256 359-9742 or Julia Ward Box 551 359-9925 or Tracie Merritt Box 96. The Counseling Center is sponsoring a meditations series for the Fall semester. Monday meditations are held from 8-9p .m. in the Music Room of College Hall. All will have informational and experiential components Each program stands alone. The curious, the experienced all are welcome. On November 1, Bob Fasulo provides explanation and practice of centering prayer, from first century Christianity. For more information, please contact Jude Levy, Parkview House, 359-4254. FREEDOM FROM SMOKING: Monday, November 1, 5-6p.m. in HCL 7. Stop smoking! Seminar and informational session will be given by the American Lung Association. Come if you are interested in quitting the cigarette habit. CAMPUS MINISTRY: Bible study has been changed to Mondays at 2:30p.m. in the Campus Ministry Office. Also, Tuesdays at 6:00p m the Vocal Ensemble practices in Room 212 in the Music Classroom CFA. They will be performing at a large regional gathering for United Methodists in Engle wood on Monday, November 22 at a Dinner at 6:00p.m In addition, persons wishing to join Ringling students in Bible Study on Friday nights are invited to join us at 6:45p.m. in the sofa area of Hamilton Center to carpool to Keating Hall. --Jake FPIRG, Florida Public Interest Research Group, will meet on Thursday at 6:30p. m in the Student Government office ARTRAG: The deadline for the next issue of ARTRAG is November 5th For more details contact Greg Mann at 750-0933 or New College box 397. Slavery and Statism: Two videotaped lectures (30 min. each) followed by an informal discuss1on "Conservatism : The Antithesis of Capitalism"Ethical theorist Peter Schwartz discusses the moral foundation of capitalism : the of religion and capitalism; the New Right (i.e "Religious Righr) as advocates of statism ; the PAGE3 fundamental difference between freedom and democracy; the principles of foreign policy under capitalism; and more. "Socialism=Fascism"Philosopher Harry Binswanger discusses: the essential identity of socialism and fascism in theory and practice; the proper definition of the righVIeft spectrum in politics: why socialism necessitates dictatorship; self-sacrifice as the root of dictatorship; why intellectuals are attracted to socialism; capitalism, the system of freedom; and more. November 2, 7:30p.m. library Room 209. Open to all. Sponsored by Sarasota Students of Objectivism. Career Center: On Tuesday, November 9 and Wednesday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m. the Career Center is presenting a workshop to discuss internships, networking, and learning about careers and resources available. Call the Career Center at 359-4261 to sign up STUDENT GOVERNMENT Towne Meeting: At the last towne meeting two motions to move the ISP to May failed. Humanities Dept.: At the last exciting meeting the ISP was discussed. More precisely, it was beaten into the ground Konnie and I felt everyone would benefit if we changed ISP's into Co-dependent Research Projects Also the idea of letting Jan Wheeler be able to write up her own evaluations instead of having professors re-write what she wrote came up, but it wasn't discussed in any great depth There is a search going on for Ron Riddle's position (currently held by Paul Walbers) so you like Wolbers please write him a letter and turn it into the Humanities Search Committee for Ethnomusicology. Ben Harth is searching for truth on the part of the Humanities Dept. --Camilla Student Affairs Council (SAC): Our weekly meetings are on Tuesdays at 7 : 06p.m. in the Campus Ministry Office Feel free to stop in, ask for money, talk to us about policy issues, or just to see what goes on Minutes from each meeting are posted on the NCSA bulletin board in the cafeteria The last meeting of each month the housing, food, fitness, and space committee representatives will be on hand to talk about what's up with their committees. If you have any questions you can ask Amy Laitinen (SAC chair)box 507 It's time to start thinking about NCSA presidential elections! Nominations open Friday November 12 and close November 19. Elections are Monday N ovember 22. More detail next issue. Start thinking.
. A conversation with Mark Johnson continued from page 1 Resident Coordinator Search The comm i ttee working on the search for the new Resident Coordinator to replace Chuck Daly is expecting to have candidates on campus within the next month It is hoped that a cross-section of the students will interact with the candidates and give feed-back to the committee Blood Drive On Wednesday, November 3, there will be a campus blood drive New College/USF is one of the largest suppliers of blood to the Sarasota County Bloodbank donating over 200-250 units of blood per year Stamp Machine The U.S. Post Office is expecting delivery of a new stamp machine In November. Installation on campus should occur in Janu ary. Recycling Each recycling container from BFI costs approximately $12/month for a total of approximately $150/month In essence, recycling costs $2000 3000 per year in addition to paying the student recycling organizer While the state system offers a rhetoric encouraging recycling, resources and money are rarely offered and hiring outside help is unlikely In order to keep recycling going students need to help out on Sundays in Palm Court Van Wezel Tickets More student discount tickets for the Van Wezel are anticipated In the past the New College Trustees have provided $1 000-1500 to buy tickets for resale to students at approximately $3.00 each. Since these tickets may run from $30-40, it is an inexpensive entertainment alternative Residence Halls New locks were installed on 8-dorm doors on Thursday, October 27 as a response to the recent thefts from the dorm It IS hoped that the new locks will insp ire more "security consciousness" in students The 8-dorm residents will determine when the doors will be locked Pei dorms are not expected to receive new locks in the near future, since the doors while dif1icult to lock are lockable Mainly th i s is a matter of pr i orit i zing the major renovat1ons needed in the Pei dorms Those renovations 1nclude waterproofing new roofs plumbing, and refurb ishi ng the ventilation fans i n t he bathrooms T h e Pe1 roofing work is not l1kel y to be done by the same contractors involved in the Viking roof work PAGE4 The Open Forum continued from page 1 One male panel member felt that men need to know what's going on,"and that a discussion of personal experiences helps as does an "informative" approach, but that the "male bashing" he saw in some of the cafeteria signs was unproductive The issue of getting caught up in labels was raised--violence is continuing; what are we going to do about it? At this point the Antioch rule was brought up as a possible experiment at New College The link between sex and violence was discussed The prevailing feeling of one faculty member was that people try to "use" one another and this is at the root of rape--using one another for sex. This was countered by a female student's feeling that rape is about power, not sex. Another male student felt that power in this society is of men over women, a major contributing factor to rape In a more general discussion of communication, one student asserted the necessity of not putting the responsibility for understanding only on the other person in a discussion Another student raised the problem that when communicating that she felt sexually harrassed (i.e unwanted touches) to the harrasser, she was generally met with contempt. She felt that the choice between contempt and sexual harrassment was not a choice. A panel member also raised the question, "Why are those who act not held accountable for their actions?" Suggested solutions to the issues raised were : A mandatory date rape/harrassment seminar, a clearer idea of what is a "safe" community, Don't mix sex and alcohol another call to exchange personal stories (a story-telling session), closer examination of male peer-approval, a Campus Climate Survey, an assertiveness training class person-to-person communication more signs, more open forums or small discussion groups, the Antioch rule and a peer-support group for women who are raped or harrassed Classifieds Why buy a computer when all you really need is a work processor? Smith Corona Portable Lap top word processor with detachable daisy wheel printer. $250. Call 358-9406 PUT IT I N A YO I C L ASS I F IED. FREE TO STUDENTS $1. 00 FOR THE FIRST 3 LINES AND 50 FOR EACH LINE AFTERWARDS
The ISP Independent Study Projects (ISPs) are short Intensive projects that give students the opportunity to wor1< on topics that are not covered by New College courses, or to examine in greater depth topics that have particularly inerested them in courses There are a number of broad options for ISPs Students can choose to do exploratory reading or to engage in "nontraditional" or creative or innovative activities; they can also work on developing research or writing skills that they will need in working on their senior theses. The exact plan for individuaiiSPs is developed by students in consultation with their ISP sponsors. The Center for Service Learning can help you find a professor to sponsor a project if you have trouble. Also, if you already have a project you want to do, the CSL can help you find community resources who'd be willing to help. The CSL office is in the Campus Ministry office. Meetings are on Wednesday at 5:00p m Contact Juliana Pare Box 337, rm 140 phone 359 0548 for more information The following Information Is from "Consumer Bulletin" In Whole Foods Magazine and was distributed through the Granary: Americans right to be informed about the health benefits of dietary supplements is being threatened as is the very abiolity to actually purchase certain supplements. Dietary supplement companies last year won a one-year moratorium from the FDA's burdensome Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) regulations but that moratorium will expire after December 1993 Unless pro-supplement advocates and supplement consumers are successful in gaining passage of the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (OSHEA), the FDA might be successful in removing many supplement products from the marKet and limiting the flow of vital health information concerning supplements to the American public The NLEA was signed into law in 1990 and was designed to let people better understand the labels of foods and dietary supplements. Congress also mandated that the FDA form regualations for allowing nutritional health benefit claims to be made by companies so that American citizens could have access to this information The FDA developed a standard for health benefit claims that was much more stringent for dietary supplements Under the FDA's proposals, the only claim allowed will be for calcium supplements as a way to help prevent osteoporosis Claims not allowed include taking PAGES folic acid supplements to help prevent neural tube defects, and taking vitamin E to help prevent coronary heart disease. Not only Is the FDA forbidding this health information to be conveyed to consumers by dietary supplement companies, but it is also trying to remove certain supplements such as amino acids from the market, while at the same time denying the value of herbs except as flavoring agents Without OSHEA substances such as coenzyme Q 1 0, amino acids and herbs would not be protected from FDA classification as unapproved food additives The Dietary Supplement Health and Educat i on Act has recently been introduced into Congress The OSHEA will insure the right of consumers to obtain information about the health benefits of supplements by allowing substantiated health claims for supplements In addition, the bills would prevent the FDA from imposing potency or combination restrictions on dietary supplements, or from regulating dietary supplements as drugs or unapproved food additives The bills also include several safety measures to protect consumers from misleading claims while strengthening manufacturing safety positions Labeling practices would also be more uniform under the terms of the OSHEA. To ask for Congressional support of the OSHEA, you can write to your U.S Senator at United States Senate, Washington, D.C 20510 and to your Congressperson at United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C 20510 Glass Closets--a Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Studies Symposium The schedule is as follows: November 10, 1993 : Tongues Untied by Director Marlon Riggs. A Controversial film documenting the hardships of Afro-American gay men, from racism to homophobia, in the Afro-American community. This film was banned from several PBS stations when first released. (USA, 55 min, 1989) 8 : 30p m.--Teaching Auditorium. A Certain Grace by director Sandra Nettelbeck. A visually appealing black and white film about two women working on a photography project together As the erotic tension between the two develops, a poster of Michelle Shocked looms in the kitchen (USA, 40 min 1992) 9 : 40p m --Teaching Auditorium continued on page 6 Submit your Group ISPs and next semester tutorials to YO! for publication
November 11, 1993: Veteren's Day Special: Time Off by director Eytan Fox. The first film to deal with the subject of homosexuality in the Israeli army (Israel, 45 min, 1990) 8 : 00p.m .-Teaching Auditorium November 12, 1993: Outcasts by director Leah B Grode This docu-drama details the lives of lesbians and gays under the Third Reich A hit at the 1993 San Francisco Pride Film Fest (Netherlands. 25 min, 1991) 8 : 00p m --Teaching Atlditorium Thin gs We Said Today by director Jot1n Miller Monzon Called the lesbian "Slacker" of films Proves to be widely appreciated by all. (US A 34 min 1992) 8 : 40p m.--Teaching Auditorium November 13, 1993 : Together Alone by director P J Castellanta Two gay men go home for a one night stand Af1er having sex the two discuss many issues, ranging from abortion to intimacy and death A favorite at Pride film tests all over the nation (USA 76 min 1992) 8 : 30 p m.--Teaching Auditorium November 15, 1993: Special Feature : The East is Red by d i rector SiuTung Called a "gender tuck Kung -fu flick" by the 1993 San Francisco Pride Film Fest. Following the disappearance of Asia (Brigitte lin), the village of the Highlanders in China is never able to return to normal living When Asia returns s/he finds a slew of imposters. In order to cleanse the village s /he must kill her / his true love Very erotic with lots of act ion (Hong Kong 103 min 1992) 1 O :OOp. m.--Teaching Aur:i ')riu m Nov e mber 16, 1993 : Nancy White, a professor of anthropology at the University of South Florida in Tampa, will be speaking on 3rd and 4th genders in Native American culture 4 : 00p m .--Teaching Auditorium November 17, 1993 : Student Presentations--New College students will present papers Topics will include erotica homosexuality in literature historical perspecitives of homosexuality lesbian S&M. and ott1ers. 7:00pm --Teaching Auditorium November 18. 1993 : Faculty Discuss ion Panel-Professors from area universities and colleges will be discussing issues of diversity s pecifically relating to sexual orientation on campuses of h i gher education Panel members include : Linda Lopez McAlist e r Professor of Women's Studies and Pllilosophy at USF Tampa editor of Hypatia : a Journal of Feminist Philosophy : Jim King Professor of Ct1ildt1ood Language, Arts and ltt!P.r PmfP.<::<::or of chair of the Education Committee for the Human Rights Task Force ; Michael Buonanno Professor of English and Anthropology at Manatee Community College; and Carol Cole, Professor of English at Manatee Community College. 7 : 00p m. Teaching Auditorium November 19, 1993 : Todd Simmons, co-chair of the Human Rights Task Force of Florida, a freelance journalist contributing to the Gazette and Advocate owner of los monitos public relations firm representing the Lesbian/Gay / Bisexual community and public relations director at the University of South Florida in Tampa Mr Simmons will be speaking about the social and political climate surrounding Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual equal rights in Floriday 7 : 00p m.--Sudakoff Center November 19, 1993 : Nadine Smith, Executive Director of the Human Rights Task Force of Florida cochair of the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual equal rights, co-chair of the Gay/Lesbian Caucus to the 1992 National Democratic Convention Ms Smith contributes articles to national and state media sources, has appeared on numerous talk shows and was the first openly lesbian Afro-American to run for public office in Florida. She is highly respected as a leader in the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual community and is noted for her views on issues of human rights. Ms. Smith will be speaking about the social and political climate of the nation in regards to Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual equal rights 8 : 00p.m.Sudakoff Center November 20, 1993 : Community Resource Fair-Available resources from the Lesbian / Gay / Bisexual will be available to speak w ith interested persons. Resources will include news magazines AIDS support services political organizations, and others 4 : 30 6 : 30p m.Sudakoff Center Michelangelo Signorile a freelance journalist living in New York, is noted for his activism and controversial views regarding bias in the media against Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual people. In his current book, Queer in Amenca, Signorile extols the institutionalization of the closet as a form of power and oppression in American society Signorile is also known as the father of "outing" for divulging the sexual orientations of certain closeted gay and lesbian people in power to the national media His speech is expected to be provocative and reflect the controversy surrounding his views. 6 : 30p.m.--Sudakoff Center; Reception to follow