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YO! Monday November 22, 1993 Issue 4 mora mat tar mlth laSS art I Gender Studies Collective by Danielle Chynoweth Who We Are We're a group of folks that have been meeting several times on a voluntary basis throughout the last year. All that formally binds us together is our common interest in having a more organized, active, and recognized gender studies faction (since it is in no way a discipline yet) on campus. For clarification, the name "Gender Studies" we take to include Women's Studies, Gay/Queer Sudies, Feminist Theory and Practice, and Men's Studies, as well as studies of Gender and the relationship therein. Towards Organizing Gender Studies on Campus As of present, New College is not the place to be if one is looking to take pre-arranged pre-planned classes in Gender Studies--particularly Gay Theory, Feminist Studies, or Minority Women's Studies. What is promising is that although we have no gender studies professor on campus like some other campuses do, we do have a faculty that has tried to incorporate different areas of gender studies into classes in their specific disciplines. (For those interested, I'll provide a list of all the classes that do this that I can think of at the end of this article.) Simultaneoulsly, we also have a faculty that has told us that they are tired of being asked to sponsor tutorials in gender studies outside of their field. Many of the tutorials of this nature have relied entirely on student initiative with no one for counsel, and no active or present faculty member. This seems to point to two things that are needed to get this shin dig off the ground, and these are what the collective is pursuing First, we need to form an ad hoc department around the students who are interested in Gender Studies who will then get the individual faculty who are incorporating Gender Studies into their classes together on a regular basis to coordinate and plan the role Gender Studies will take each successive year. We are hoping to accomplish this through several faculty/student "department" teas. The first one will hopefully occur the second to last week of classes, but this is very tentative. It will be advertised for anyone who wishes to take part in this endeavor. Second, we have been talking with Dean Michalson about the possibility of getting a professor who could teach the basics in either or both Feminist Theory, Queer Theory, Minority Women's Studies, etc. continued on page 5 Glass Closets Symposium More Than Successful The Glass Closets Symposium on Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual studies fin i shed up this weekend. The events, which included films, speakers, panel discussions, and student presentations, were all well attended The symposium was co-directed by Leif Meneke and Gary Crane and the symposium committe was made up of Amy Andre, Emily Lloyd, Trip Nesbitt, Jonathan Darr, and G.W. Swicord. On Wednesday, November 17, eight students gave presentations. April Richards discussed female-to female relationships in literature. Gene Mcmullan discussed queer theology. Leif Meneke raised issues of the oppression the closet" forces upon all people, not just gays and lesbians. The following is an excerpt from Amy Andre's presentation: "The foremost emphasis in developing as a bisexual should be placed on stretching to the limit of one's bisexuality. To acknowledge it, to recognize your feelings for what they truly are, to come out to yourself, to love yourself not jn spite of the fact but because you can love others, and to celebrate this fact is to take your bisexualtiy as far as it can go. Bisexuality means people-loving-people. This means untiy. As bisexuals we owe it to ourselves and others to take this unity and use it to our advantage." Other students who gave presentations were Gary Crane, Jill Ross, Emily Lloyd, and Dawn Chaney. On Thursday, November 18, a faculty panel from area universities and colleges discussed issues of divers ity, specifically relating to sexual orientation on campuses of higher education. The discussion focused mainly on what kinds of experiences each member of the panel had had in relation to her/is sexual orientation and what kinds of effects they have seen in the classroom. The members of the panel included Linda Lopez McAlister, a professor of Women's Studies and Philosophy at USF, Tampa; Jim King, Professor of Childhood Language, Arts and Reading at USF, Tampa; Gary Luter, Professor of Speech and Theater at the University of Tampa; Michael Buonanno, Professor of English and Anthropology at Manatee Communittee College; and Carol Cole, Professor of English at Manattee Communittee College continued on page 4 Don't Forget to Vote!!!!! In addition to the presidential election, see the article on page 6 for information about the amendments on the ballot.

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ORGANIZATIONS and ACTIVITIES Thanksgiving: Looking for a "home style" Thanksgiving? Several Members of the New College Foundation Associates have extended invitations for New College students to join them for Thanksgiving dinner. If you are interested, contact Student Affairs in Hamilton Center. (invitations are limited so don't delay.) Adult Literacy/ESL Tutor Training: The next training sessions for Adult Literacy/ESL Tutors will be held in January 1994. The sessions are offered by the Literacy Council of Sarasota and meet in the United Methodist Church in downtown Sarasota. If you would like to register for the workshop or would like more information about tutoring contact Lisa Cheby, 3590516, or box 141. World AIDS day: On Demcember 1, World AIDS Day, a ceremony marking the issuance of the United States Postal Service AIDS awareness" stamp will be held on the steps of City Hall at 12:00 noon. Postmaster Pete Fernandez will unveil the stamp replica. Other speakers will include Mayor Gene Pillet, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health Dr. Robert Windom, Sarasota County Public Health Unit Director Dr. Mark Magenheim, City Commissioner Fredd Atkins, and a representative of PWA speakers bureau. National Conference on Undergraduate Research: Turn your research paper, poster or artistic performance for a course, ISP, tutorial, or thesis into a presentation at the 8th NCUR, April14, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo. Open to all academic disciplines. Abstract of your proposed presentation due December 31. Pick up a conference proposal and registration form in the Office of the Dean and Warden. Advise your faculty sponsor and Joyce Alspaugh in Dean Michalson s office of your intention to submit a proposal for the conference. Funds to subsidize student participation in NCUR are available. Lecturer's Choice at Ringling Museum: On December 2, the Lecturer s Choice lecture series will present "La Sultana Rosa and Titan's Images of Women" by Helena Szepe, Ph.D. She is an Assisstant Professor of Art History at USF, Tampa The lecture will be held on Thursday at 3:00pm in the Museum's Asolo Theater. Ticket price is $6.00. Tickets may be purchased either by sending an SASE to the attention of Karen Gallagher, or athe the front admissions desk in the Art Galleries. Tickets will also be sold at the door of the Asolo Theater beginning one half hour before each lecture. Recycling: Your help would be appreciated. Just show up, talk to Morgan, or tell your RA 's. Every YO! Page 2 Sunday in Palm Court. Race and Gender Symposium: Organizational meetings are Friday afternoons at 6:30 p.m. in Hamilton Center on the couches. Formerly titled the Minority Women's Studies Symposium. Womyn's Action Alliance is a group seeking to combine personal discussion with political and social action. We meet every other Thursday at 8:00p.m. You must contact April Richards, box 235, for the meeting place. There will be a New College petition on RU486 and also a letter writing campaign to Clinton urging him to declare rape a war crime. 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 meet in Viking room 226. 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 inbetween. 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 meet on Sunday at 5:30p.m. in B-dorm room 111. We're very groovy. ----Ashtyn. GLBSA-In December, Judith and Leon Weinstein of the local P-FLAG group are coming to speak. Katherine is putting together a list of books, videos, etc. to acquire If you have suggestions, her box is 346 Gender Studies: The contact person for the gender studies collective is Danielle, box 86. The Ladies Room: Anyone interested in painting or helping sketch a mural for the women's bathroom in Hamilton Center, contact Sylvia Youssefi, Box 155. Erehwon Food Co-op: Orders are placed bi-monthly on Mondays for delivery on Wednesdays No minimums required I -Anne Tazewell Box 15 or 3590145. The Peace and Justice Coalition: The recently organized New College Peace and Justice Coalition has begun work on a counter-recruitment project Our goal is to present Sarasota County high school students with a perspective on the military that's very different from what they hear from military recruiters, a perspective that will dissuade them from joining the military, or at least make them think twice before they join. We're looking for 1) Anyone who's interested in helping 2) People who have been in the military (including ROTC) and who would be willing to speak about the negative aspects of the military 3) People who attended Sarasota high schools. I f you attended high school in Sarasota, you can help us establish contacts with teachers or student groups in

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the school system whom we could work with. If you want to help or want more i nfo, contact Geoff Kuntz, box 503. The Radio Formation Committee: The contact person is Josh Tickell, box 551. The next meeting will be held November 25 at 5:00p.m. Meetings are held every other Tuesday The Empowered Womyn in Film Series: We have finished for the semester. Thanks for making the series a success. Almost 100 surveys were returned and the list of next semster's films will be available soon --leslie Amnesty International: Meetings every Wednesday at 7:00p.m on the Ham Center couches For more information contact Jen Robbins Box 256, 359-9742; Julia Ward Box 551, 359-9925; or Tracie Merritt Box 96. Drama Club: The perfomance of Sam Shepard s Curse of the Starving Class has been postponed until next fall. For more infor mation contact Konnie, box 402. Meditation Series: The counseling center is sponsoring a meditations series for the fall semester. Monday med i tations are held from B:00-9:00p.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 November 22--Chuck Daly, the New College Resident Counselor will offer guided meditation and stress reduction techniques On November 29, Alan Breslow will offer meditation and healing--all experiential, playful and some theatrical, too. On December 6, Nancy Long, a counselor at the New College counseling center will offer guided meditations For more information, contact Jude Levy, Parkview House, 359-4254 Hillel Student Group: The contact person for the New College chapter of Hillel--a Jewish student group-is Michael Rothbaum box 582. On Tuesday, November 23, at 6pm, there will be a meeting on the Hamilton Center couches about the potential establishment of Shabbat services on the New College campus. Bring any materials that you would like to be included. Campus Ministry: Campus Ministry BibleStudy has been changed to Tuesdays at 3 : 30 p.m in the Campus Ministry Office. Bike Shop: The Bike shop is located at Parkview House Hours are Tuesday 2-5p.m., Wednesday 12:30-4:30pm, and Friday 2-6pm Call 359-4254 for more information. Florida House: It looks like a regular hoiuse but looks can be deceiving. The Florida House Foundation has built a house on the grounds of the Sarasota Vocational Institute to showcase enviromentally sound design and technology for Florida living. Volunteers are needed to put the finishing YO! Page 3 touches on the house for its grand opening in early 1994. The house stays cool with wide roof overhangs shade trees lots of windows and sliding glass doors an east/west or i entation that catches the prevailing w i nds and a high vented metal roof Water b i lls are mini m ized through low-flush toilets, use of native plants for landscaping and m i cro -irrigation. Two cisterns collect rainwater from the roof. Where possible, the builders used non-tox i c recycled and locally made produc t s Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks, including painting, landscaping and general clean-up Please call Lynn Long at 951-4240 or 922-5277 FPI RG: Florida Public Interest Research Group will meet on Thursday at 6:30 p .m. in the Student Government Office. Center for Service-Learning and Voluntarism: Habitat for Human ity" has started construction on a home in Newtown, and needs volunteers for an hour or two on any Saturday morn ing. The Fitness Center: The Fitness Center gives big hurrahs to everyone who has participated i n the recent tournaments The winner of the Men s Tennis Tournament is Rocco Maglio, who won against John Newman. The Women s Tournament is not yet completed. Seth Cloves won the racquetball tournament after 7 match points against Jason Neal. Congrats to McGee Young, Kevin Kanning, and Dood l e Cowan in the Bowling Tournament. The Volley ball Tournament was held November 19-21 and the Basketball Blowout on December 1 Inquire at the Fitness Center--359-4218 The Fitness Center w ill be closed November 25 and 26 for Thanksgiv ing. Student Government Student Affairs Council: The SAC meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7 :06p. m i n the Campus M i n i stry OHice 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 Laitnen (SAC chair)--box 507. Presidential Elections: Nominations opened Friday November 12 and closed November 19. The election is Monday, November 22. At the close of Friday s nomination period, six candidates were officially running : Doug Zaire, Thomas Moore Ed Moore (no relation), Rylan Dreskin, Camilla Mortensen and Leslie Shaffer. As of Sunday, according to very unofficial sources it appears that Rylan Dreskin has removed himself from the race see article for more details

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Glass closets Symposium continued from page 1 Dr. MacAiister opened her discussion with her experiences as the Dean of the Fort Myers campus of USF. She said that she had always been interested in "diversity" on campus and especially in lesbian issues, and that she had always tried to live her life and do her job with integrity as a lesbian. Until, her "boss" told her she had to leave her job to avoid a "scandal. She was never told preciesly what was meant by a "scandal." She then realized that she couldn't expect support from the university structure. Five years ago she returned to USF in the Women's Studies department. She was still a little reticent about revealing her sexuality, but has found that being public in the university is empowering. She started the Gay/Lesbian faculty/staff caucus and got President Borkowski to change equal opportunity rules to allow no discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation; the implementation of the rule was stopped in Tallahassee, but President Borkowski sent out a memo to the effect that while the rule was no longer "official, the philosophy would still be adhered to. As of the day before the panel discussion, Dr. McAlister was declared the first vice president of the diversity committee, an ad hoc advisory committee to the university for this year. Next year, the committee will have permanent standing and be prepared to advise the new president of USF. The USF Women's Studies department is hoping that as it adds a women's studies masters program, to also add a master's level queer theory course. Jim King, Professor of Childhood Language, Arts, and Reading at USF, discussed his difficulty dealing with the problemitization of "coming out' at USF, because of the lack of tradition associated with it. He did not feel that he had ever been discriminated against at USF, but he did mention that he may have been protected from it by being a White male hired as a Researcher and Associate Professor. He has, however, faced some problems with stereotypes because he is a homosexual man working with preschool children. Dr. Gary Luter has been teaching at the University of Tampa for sixteen years. He opened his discussion with the questions, "What can faculty do for gay and lesbian students? How can we be of service to students?" Dr. Luter also discussed the problems associated with having an ROTC group on campus. The ROTC, which is a major source of income for UT, has discriminated against the gay students on campus in spite of the school's anti-discriminatory policy. Or. Luter also discussed the problems the military ban on homosexuality places on freedom of speech--by not allowing people in the military to discuss their homosexuality, their first amendment rights are being denied. He also discussed t.he problems that closeted faculty cause by denying their gay students role models. In spite of the controversy around whether or not to "out" homosexuals, Or. Luter felt that the true need was in outing the homophobes. He felt that homophobia is instituti ona lized--mostly in white male conservatives. He also discussed making sure the career placement offices on campus have the proper YO! page 4 information for gay students-such as company policies, sodomy laws, etc. He also urged professors to be careful of the language used in the classroom: ie "When you have kids. and "When you have a wife "are assumptive and discriminatory. Michael Buonanno of MCC discussed the particular problems that he faces at a 2-year, non-residential college. He felt that MCC is dominated by conservatism and Christianity and that he never knows what to expect from the administration and students. Most information is hearsay, nothing is ever officially stated. Generally, sexual orientation is only discussed in the context of AIDS. Carol Cole, also of MCC, discussed the silence issue at MCC. She felt that silence is the key word in the discourse about diversity at MCC. Her students told her that generally everything is "OK" until they start wearing their t-shirts or buttons and then people stop talking to them. She felt that the prevailing feeling at MCC is that, as long as no one makes an issue, as long as we (gays on campus) are quiet, they will be quiet. She, too, was puzzled by the administration at MCC. In addition to the faculty who came to speak at the symposium, Nadine Smith, the Executive Director of the Human Rights Task Force of Florida, co-chair of the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual equal rights, Co-chair of the Gay/Lesbian Caucus to the 1992 Democratic Convention, spoke on November 19. And Michelangelo Signorile, author of Queer in America, spoke on November 20. Although not officially part of the symposium, Saturday November 20, April Richards held a "queer womyn" party. It was well-attended and much enjoyed. Oefinetely a success. (thanks, april) RA's Now Have Safe Sex Equipment The RA's now have dental dams. These are to be used for oral sex performed on women to prevent the spread of HIV and other disease transmission. Reynolds non microwavable plastic wrap works just as well and comes 1n your choice of yellow, red, blue, or green. As always, the RA's also have free condoms in all of the student lounges and outside their doors. If these have run out, let your RA know. Theft During The PCP The Disco Ball is missing I It was taken during the PCP: I (Amy Laitinen) understand why someone would 1t (who wouldn't), but please return it I SAC purchased 1t with student monies so we could all enjoy it. If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of the disco ball, please try to get it back, or let the SAC know. Thanks. It can be returned anonymously, thereby avoiding any criminal penalties or enraged fellow students.

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Gender Studies continued from page 1 Due to the work of the divers i ty comm i ttee of the Committee for Innovative Acadmics (CIA) last semester Dean Michalson and the Foundation we have been able to obtain a grant writer on campus this year. Olay! Getting a faculty line for Women s Studies (I do believe this is how it' s written) is no first but high on her list of things to get grants for Gender Studies Resource Center In the midst of all this, we figured we need a base This semester the SAC allocated $700 to buy thi ngs to put in a space for a resource center We're having a lot of trouble finding space--if anyone knows of some space opening up or hidden away please let us know. We hop to fill the space with new and used books, several subscriptions to magaz i nes that are not in the library, information about graduate schools, syllabae of past tutorials, papers and theses folks have done in gender studies, activist information, contacts in Sarasota a bulletin of events, etc Everyone in the community is asked to contribute ideas, books, syllabae, info, etc There will be a list on the wall for suggest i ons for books to buy; you may also drop suggestions in box 86. We are looking to buy books just come out and lots of anthologies Keep an eye out for us in the future or feel free to get involved now. Publications Art rag: For more details, contact Greg Mann at 7500933 or New College box 397 Dean's Office Magazine: We are looking for submissions for a new New College literary magazine Poetry, short stories and art will all be considered Our humble rag is receiving funding from the Dean s Office and is going to be distributed to incoming students next year. Talk to Lisa Swanstrom (box 461) for more information. Gender Issues Magazine: A regularly produced gender magazine is planned. The purpose is to provide an 1) informational outlet pertinent to gender issues, 2) an outlet for student critical papers on gender, 3) an outlet for not-so-academic writing on gender and 4) a forum for discussing campus gender issues. To be considered for print in the first issue drop your contribution in box 140. YO!: YOI wants your submissions. Although this is our last issue for the semester, please start thinking about what you would like to see next semester. Presently we're looking for articles, club information, upcoming events, short comics, division information, student government happenings, classifieds, reviews etc. Submit to box 373 or to the publications office. YO! page 5 Potato Art Monthly: Potato Art Monthly is looking for original xeroxes of poems Some suggested topics: love, Buicks, wallpaper, Catholicism fruits and vegetables, plumbing, the Iron Fist of Conform i ty, the Fiery End of the Universe by Aerosol Can Torch sledding, some big ol' rabbit that won t leave ya alone Box 179 or folder on publication office door. Buddhist Ritual Dance On Monday November 29 at 7 : 00p m there will be a performance of Buddh i st tantr i c ritual dance, carya nrtya. The dance is a part of yog i c meditation known as sadhana, an evocat i on of deities which leads the worshipper straight to the goal of Vajrayana Buddhism namely, the rea l ization of the void and the ident ity of the worshipper with it. The Carya Nrtya was created around the seventh or eighth century and like the whol tantric tradition was esoteric and therefore secret. These dances were first performed in public i n 1957 Rorida's first carya nrtya w ill be performed by Rajendra Shresta at Sainer Auditorium Rajendra comes from Kathmandu, Nepal, where he has worked tirelessly to keep alive traditional arts and dance. He is Director of Kala Mandapa the Institute of the Classical Nepa lese Perform i ng Arts in Kathmandu He has performed in France, England Germany India, Hong Kong, and has been featured in several international films and Nat i onal Geographic magazine New College is fortunate to have Rajendra perform through funding made possible by Dean and Warden Michalson and the SAC. Please show your support for the arts and cultural traditions by coming to this special performance It is free and open to the student body and general public on a first come basis Come early! For more information contact Anne Tazewell Box 15, or 359-0145. Season's Greetings With the onset of various holidays, the University Police extend best wishes for a safe and happy holiday season to students and staff. P.S.---Go Home!!! The above Is a paid political advertisement from the high voltage retirement fund of Hugh Roarty. YO liS LOOKING FOR STAFF APPLy TO BOX 373

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Elections for the President of New College An election for the President of the New College Student Alliance (NCSA) will be held on Monday, November 22nd (just before Thanksgiving) Kevin Arlyck, box 14, is the elections supervisor. The following is an excert from the section of the NCSA Constitution that describes the position in general: Article 2 --The President 2.1 There shall be a President (a.k.a. "The Grand Poe Bah" or "Captain Kirk") a) implementing duly passed motions of the Councils or Student Assemblies b) signing authorized expenditures and other procedural paperwork c) insuring that student opinion is represented and articulated responsibly at all relevant occasions in all relevant matters d) chairing the meetings of the student assemblies e) appointing a Supervisor of Elections prior to each term s elections and temporary appointments to other Alliance positions as necessary !)Before the close of the fiscal year, the President shall submit an outline of next fiscal year's budget to the SAC for review. This outline may include, but is not limited to, categories such as: operating expenses, a total for club allocations, special projects, orientation and graduation expenses. If the SAC rejects the President's proposed budget, the President shall revise and resubmit the budget with reasonable consideration given to the SAC's objections. Candidates for President The candidates running for President are: Thomas Moore, Ed Moore, Camilla Mortensen, and Leslie Shaffer, and Doug Zaire. As Kevin Arlyck meant to say, the worst choice you can make is an uninformed one. As of Sunday evening, Rylan Dreskin is no longer running for president. The reasons for his withdraw! from the race are not known at this time. Classifieds Wanted: Morrison's money! I'll pay 30 cents on the dollar! If you're interested, contact Leslie box 373, 355 -9859. For Sale: Dorm refrigerator. Standard cube Brown. Contact Mike Rothbaum. 351-3007. $25 negotiable \ YO! page 6 Things a President Does from our intrepid presentPresident Jean *find important issues for, advertise set up, run, distribute minutes from, and execute motions of the Towne Meetings *double check and sign purchase orders equipment accountability forms, work forms for students directly or indirectly hired by student government and other paperwork attend faculty meetings (as a voting member) write up a joint budget for the whole of A&S fees w ith the UP (this includes funding for Ham Center, Housing Staff, the fitness center, etc) (right now we're still arguing with the administration over a salary in this budget that was not approved) *attend EPC meetings as a voting member (this semester I let Rosana Cruz take my place) attend all-important yet frustrating CIT committee meetings (this includes proposing, reviewing, and pushing for the actual building of architectural plans) *Meet regularly with UP and Tom Levitan *meet regularly with Mike Michalson *meet with the Alumnae/i and Foundation Boards *Provide information on students to the Alumnae/i Foundation, admissions office, dean, etc. *Collect and publicize information from search committees and administration-sponsored events *Help with elections (helping with election rules, poll watching, counting ballots, etc) *Make sure someone is in charge of the pub / game room *help plan and run orientation, including "activities night'. for clubs to show their stuff *Make sure someone photographs new students, someone puts together a facebook, and we have money to pay for all this *make sure the equipment room, back offices, copy machine, and computers are well-maintained (recently stuff was stolen, including the disco ball) *make sure committee representatives are doing something (the AAC should serve this function) *Maintain the Constitution and student code and make sure the administration respects them too *Beg people to serve on various ad hoc committees,usually selection committees *Help individual students who have problems with the administration (transfer credits, judicial hearings, etc) *Deal with the various problems of the fitness center (allocating money for many repairs, trying to get the contractor to pay for repairs, transferring salary lines, arranging for associated non-students to pay a user fee) *Be Watchful fo the administration and be ready to leap on their throats if necessary. *Make sure students get a say in everything. *Encourage prospective participants in student government. *Pass on traditions. *Try to keep the college community happy, entertained, and well-provided for. *******Be the last resort for anything and everything to get done

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Constitutional Amendments that will be on the Ballot section 4.1 concerning defining the years of the voting members of the Student Affairs Council currently reads: Residence year shall be determined by academic year during which student enters New College: First Year: entered New College during current academic year. Second Year: entered NewCollege during previous academic year. Third Year: entered New College during 2nd academ i c year previous. Fourth Year: entered New College before 2nd academ i c year previous. Change to: Residence year shall be determined by number of contracts attempted at New College (not including transfer credhs but including off campus study): First Year: attempted zero or one contracts at New College Second Year: attempted two or three contracts at New College. Third Year: attempted four or five contracts at New College. Fourth Year: attempted six or more contracts at New College. This amendment was proposed as part of the problems with this year s fall elections. currently reads: In votes taken to the Student Assembly, only those motions that receive the [ I votes of at least fifty students, or at least [ two thirds of those students present (whichever of the two numbers is greater) shall be binding upon the various persons elected and appointed to Alliance poshions i n this document. [] please assess each of the following changes: at (*1] insert: yea at [*2] delete "two-thirds and insert : one half at (*3] insert: Proxies shall not be counted in the vote. section 7.3 concerning the terms of election of Alliance poshions Currently has lots of information on requirements for nominating petitions and lengths of terms of office, section (a) concerns the President, (b) isAAC, (c) is SAC, (d) is Student Court Justices, and (e) is Student Prosecutor Add a section at the end: f) In cases (b) through (c), the candidate for an office who receives the most votes shall be considered the holder of that office with one exception. If no candidate receives more than 25 votes (the same number of signatures required for a nominating petrtion), the office is considered vacant. Specifically sub-section c currently reads: Student Affairs Council: Voting [ members shall be nominated by a petrtion signed by twenty-five students One (*2] representative from each year is elected each term (*3] and the term of office lasts one year (except for the 4th year representative elected second term r 4] whose term (] of office lasts one term). Please assess each of the following changes to subYO! page 7 section c: at (*1]: insert and standing committee" and (*2]: insert "Voting" The above are considered together as one yes/no vote at (*3]: insert "(but two first year representatives are elected in the fall)" and at (*4]: insert and the first year representative who received the fewest votes in the first term election," and at (*5]: change "term to "terms and lasts to "last"'. These three changes will be considered as one yes /no vote. section 7.4 concern ing the filling of vacant positions currently reads: Except for the Presidency, all vacancies occuring on any of these bodies shall be filled immediately by the next highest vote-getter for each position for the remainder of the office s term. I f no such alternative is available. the President may appoint a replacement subject to the following conditions: a) In the event of appointments to non-academic bod ies ... majority veto of the SAC b) In the event of appointments to academic bodies .. majority veto of the AAC Delete the underlined section and replace it by: Presidential appointment for the remained of the office's term ..... Elections Code item 9 concerning advertising in the "balloting area" (defined as the area with i n a 15-foot radius of the ballot box) currently reads: No student or other person sha ll be allowed to attempt to influence a voting member s decision regarding use of that vote, except as allowed for in these rules. Any such activity within the balloting area (The balloting area shall comprise at least the area within a 15-foot radius of the ballot box and shall be designated by the Supervisor of Elections prior to that election.) shall be called electioneering, and shall be a violation of the Student Code. (*1 I No student shall be allowed to adverise for a write-in candidacy within the balloting area. Electioneering sufficient to change the outcome of an election shall constitute grounds for invalidation. Any such activity outside the balloting area shall be permitted. [ Delete the sentence following [*1]: "No student shall be allowed to adverise area." and insert the following two sentences following (*2]: Inside the balloting area a wrhe-in candidate shall be allowed to request that the Supervisor of Elections include his/her name and the office for which s!he wishes to run on a list. This list is for informational purposes only and shall be written in uniform handwriting by the Supervisor of Elections. Furthermore, any candidate may request that the Supervisor of Elections place his/her New College ID card on a uniform display of candidates' ID cards. 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 following Monday s issue.

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Group ISP's and Tutorials for Spring Solar Power: Are you interested in learning about solar power? I am thinking about building a solar hot water heating system over January ISP. It would be great to do this with a few other students. We'll be using almost all recycled materials for the system, and installing it on a house that was built by a New College student, presently loved and lived in by students! Even if you don't want to do it for credit, but want to just get laborious, get in touch with Sylvia, box 155 or call 355-0714. Acting Workshop at New College: Meeting Times will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:00-9:30p.m. for four weeks. There is an enrollment limit of 10 students. Because of the limited enrollment, there is a strict application procedure. Apply by letter to John McDiarmid before Monday, November 22, explaining you reasons for wanting to take the course and your hopes for what it will be like. Mention any acting experience. The latter should be no longer than a page. Give your campus address and a phone number at which you can be reached. Admission decisions will be Japanese: Are you interested in a Japanese Language Course? Please contact Beth Dorozenski, box 62. Enviromental Economics: 1 am organizing a group tutorial for next term with Professor Elliott to study enviromental issues and how they interface with economics. Prarequisits are knowledge in microeconomics. If you are interested please contact Anna Tazewell box 15, 359-0145. YO!: Get credit for helping to publish a newspaper whose goal is bette communication between the students, faculty, administration, university, and community. We're looking for writers interested in issues including (but not limited to) New College, gander, race, class, gaylbi/lesbian, sports, health, fitness, world politics, movies, on and off campus music, community outreach, religion, original comics, etc. No limit on the number of people who can participate. Just apply to box 373. Please include your area of interest--if you know it. Non-students are also invited to participate. There will be an organizational meeting towards the end of January Everyone who is remotely interested is invited to attend--as is any campus organization. This newspaper represents you to the community. Get involved with it. Thanksgiving Dinner On Thursday 11/25 at 12 noon there will be a Cruelty Free Vegan Potluck Dinner sponsored by the Gulf Coast Vegetarian Society. This is a Thanksgiving meal with NO animal products. Call366-1132 for reservations and details The Back Page Penpal opportunity Student Government recently received a letter requesting that the following be placed in the New College student newspaper: Jailed art the if wishes to correspond with any student whose fingerprints are not on file in Washington--Art History majors especially sought after ." The address is: Dempsey Hawkins, Box 500 79B609; Elmira, NY 14902. Student government is advertising this as a business opportunity. HIV Testing information supplied by HAS and SAS The major routes of infection with HIV are: through sexual intercourse with an infected person,by sharing a needle or syringe with an HIV-infected person when shooting drugs; and some people were infected through blood transfusions or blood products, but that's now very unlikely Sexual Intercourse is considered safest if you and your partner are both not infected, have never used IV drugs, and have sex only with each other. Activities that involve only skin-to skin contact, like dry kissing, are considered safe. Also, studies show that when used properly, a latex condom helps protect both partners. For more facts about AIDS, call the Florida AIDS hotline: 1-800-fla aids (english), 1-800-545-sida (spanish). The Sarasota AIDS Support group is sponsoring anonymous, FREE HIV testing on December 3, 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m., and December 4, 9:00am-3:00pm. Call 351-1551, after November 15 for an appointment. A Haitian Fall The American Center for Haitian Art presents A Haitian Fall thru Thanksgiving at the Griffin Gallery. 11 am3:30pm and 5pm-10pm. Features 40 Haitian artists For Information call1-800-528-0685 or (813) 283-0680 Candy and Shelley Go to the Desert This past weekend Fritz Casper directed the above mentioned play for three performances. The play, written by Paula Cizmar, featured Ellen Gumlock, Coree White, and Willy Volk. It was generally considered good, screamingly. Interviews of Potential Presidential Candidates for USF The interview and open forum with Eleanor Smith has already past. Betty Castor will be on the Sarasota Campus on Tuesday, November 30. Betty Asher will be on campus Wednesday, December 1. John Darling will be on campus Thursday, December 2. Tilden Edelstein will be on campus Friday, December 3. For each of these visits, there will be an Open Forum i n the Music Room from 3:00 to 4:30p.m., followed by a reception on the College Hall Patio. The open forum is intended to give an opportunity to meet and interview the candidates and the reception immediately following for more informal discussions.


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