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TE GORFEIN The Faculty Status Committee after extensive review of the current Tenure Policy and its implementation, as well as an attempt at eXploring an alternative Tenure Policy, and based on the open hearing held on JanuarY 11th, 1971, has conciuded that it is the sense of the faculty that the pres en t Tenure Policy is preferable to any alternative and that no major changes in implementation at this time are desirable, The data we considered in this review and our projections for the next five years of the current policy will be distributed at the Wednesday meeting of the Faculty. It is the sense of our report that the changes we made in November with respect to the time of mandatory balloting, and the more frequent and complete review of nontenured faculty, together with t h e slight changes we suggest below will assure a well functioning college and tenure system for the next s e v e r a l years. We recommend continued re-continued on p 3 Town Meeting Discusses Tenure by Casey Green Quotable quote: "lt's out of order! ---David Gorfein There was more than coffee and donuts going around prior to Wednesday's faculty meeting: a hearty conspiracy emerged that threatened the sanctity of the faculty meeting. First, student reps met to draft a counter-proposal to Dr. Gorfein's report of his Faculty StatusCom mittee (FSC) to the Trustees' Educatioml Planning and Policy Committee(EPPC). A tape recorder and a PA system were brought into the Fishbowl, in order to broadcast the meeting as it happened, as well as to provide broadcast coveragefor the newly revived news coverage ofWN CR. As the rank filed in, students and faculty, av air of tension, not to mention the air of the stuffy, enveloppedthe Fishbowl. Gorfein gets a copy of the student proposal, turns to a faculty colleaguean:! says, "It's out of order, don't worry about it." Other faculty look amused, per plexed, and some frightened of student presence, numbering perhaps as many sition presented here was developed too late to be brought before the commttee. In addition, I accept the conclusions of the committee that there is not a pres !ing need to revise the present tenure sys tern resulting from the possibility of having too high a proportion of the faculty on tenure. But the principle of tenure must be questioned. Two proposals have beenk presented to the faculty so far. The faculty status com m itt e e report essentially recom mends that we continue the present tenure policy. The second p6)SSibility isthat we shift to a system o five-year renew 'llble contracts. This proposal was nally presentedtothe faculty in a memo from the faculty status committee on Dec. 17. It provided for an institutional commitment to a faculty member onthe part of trustees and the administrative officials of the college at the time when tenure decisions are made tmder the pre-continued on o 3 ... even in light of this fact, he stated: "1 have more faith in my faculty colleagues than in my students. Students, he feels, are more likely to be lax in decisions about retention andtenure than a r e faculty. Student proposal about renewable contracts comes up, why not?Debate between Gorlein and the audience. Pro mote mediocrity, says Gorfen. Faculty would be more prone to making lax decisions about retention than they would be if bced with .,_ tenure decison. It went on for a while. Aside from the present issues, other larger ones loom. Does New Collegeneed the institution of tenure? When there issO much dissatisfaction with it, wh}' should we keep it? Is there not another solutiol\ Gorfein is fighting for his political power. His committee was charged some time ago with presenting the Trustees EPPC with a tenure report, Two weeks prior to the datethat it is to b e pre seted to the Trustees, he brings it to the faculty for corporate consideration. II the facult)does not accept the document, and its proposals, Gorfein suffers a power defeat. Aside from what appeared to be some student opposition to the proposal, some faces not generally seen at faculty meetings were sighted yesterday: it is entirely possible that debate and diSsent would have found its way to the faculty's consideration and it is entirely possible that the FSC's report might not have been accepted by the faculty. The surging student interest provides the faculty with even more thought for consideration. There is to be another town meeting to this matter Monday night, in the teaching auditorium. This is, potentially, a matter of vital concern for the entire college community. The faculty is to meet on Wednesday.Findyour favorite faculty member, and ask him if you can be his guest;ask him to notify Bryne 24 hours prior to tl1e meeting, that }'OU will be there. DON'T MISS IT!! What happens could affect you. STUDENTS I. In regard to the recent memo from the Faculty Status Committee concemingthe report of tenure policy to the Trustees we note with concern that there are no student representatives to this committee. This seems ltomewhat curious in light of the representation that has been accorded on other committees as well as the bearing the concerns of this commitee have on the general organization of the college. We have also noticed that student participation is conspicuously ab sent in two other cases:the Presidential Advisory Committee and the Division Meetings. To ameliorate this situation, we would suggest the following: A. Students be accorded representation on the FSC and PAC One third of the membership of the EPC, the SASC, and the Non-Academic Affairs Commitee have been delegated to students on the principle that we are concerned paP. ties to the business of these committeei In the parallel cases of the FSCandPAC we would suggest a consistent delegat:bn of decision-making power. B. Students be accorded substantial representation at Division Meetings, the same rationale as above would apply; students are rightfully interested parties. II. As the concerns of the major constituency of the College Communitywere not adequately represented at the deli:... berations of the FSC, we suggest the fo) lowing alternative for consideration: A Tenure 1. Tenure, except for those pre.sently holding it, be abolished. 2. Let the void be filled by: a. An initial "trial "contract of two years. b. A second two year centrad: be issued if the retention vote after the first period is favorable. c. If the retention vote after this (total of) four years is favorable, a four-year renewable contract be issued with successive four-year contracts ded at the termination o f the previous contract, provided the retention vote is favorable. B. Retention l. That students play a rm>jor role in retention polling 2. Retention balloting take place during the latter part of third term prior to the expiration of the current contract thus leaving a minimum of two terms cbr ing which the finding of a new position can be investigated (if the ballot is not favorable). This proposal incorporates a f our year' tl'ialperiod", much like the present system, before a faculty member is eligible for a "long term" committment with the College. It would also cut dov.'D the nWllber of ballots that an individual must tmdergo, with acorrespondingly Ion ger period of time upon which an eval uation by members of the College Co_m munity can be based. This proposal ensures that no faculty member could stay educationally and intellectually stagmnt and still remain at New College. $1,001,100! New College made its million! In an impromptu press conference Wednesday afternoon in South Hdl, President Elmendorf announced to a smiling gathering of trustees, administration, and staff that he would call the Ford Foundation to let them know that their had not only been met but s urpa.ssedwith $1, 001, 100 in the coffers. This means that Ford will make us a grant of $250, 000, and we are elegible to try for another $250, 000 by raising a million next year. The Van W ezel lOth Anniversary celebration, the auction, and Colloquium '71 were credited as the three biggest boosts in the 1 ear's effort. Both the trustees and Pres. Elmendorf had high praise fortlE student effort, from the Colloquium to the student who baked banana bread, sold it for $10 don ate d the money to the cause. There were few large foundation giftr most of the money came from concerned individuals with 940 from forty including gifts from students, bcul ty and maintenance people. Ted Sperling, chairman of the Development Office, emphasized thllt tllose who worked as hard as they did to raise the mil Jion had by doing so expressed their dedication first to the students, and secondly to the faculty and administration of New Col lege, as well as their comprehension ofthe goals of the institution. The second year of trying to scrape up a million started Thursda)-, but most felt it would be an easier task the second time. 1\s Pres. Elmendorf said, "It certainly can't be any harder.

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-page two page tv.ro ZORN'S LEMMA FEB 5, 1971 LETTERS GREEN QUESTIONS GORFEIN OR" IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE" To: Dr. David Gorfein Chairman, F acuity Status Committee From: Casey Green Re: Town Meeting of Feb. 3,1971 EPC held its openhearing last term to in vite community reaction to the Elmen-: dorf Proposal, efforts were made, and 1t appears that these efforts were successful by the response to and attendence the open hearing. "What we have here 1s failure to communicate." As I think back over statements made in the town meeting held yesterday, several statements, made by ) ou, have come to my mind. With reference to both your statements and some lingering, unresolved and unanswered questions I wish to ra i se with you the following questions: 1. You stated yesterday that it was in November that your committee, the Faculty Status Committee, was charged by the Trustees, to consider the issue of the current policies of tenure andretention, that your committee was to ptoduce a port to the Trustees for the F meeting of the Trustees Educational Planning and Policy Committee. However, 1 distinctly remember that in the Oc tober faculty meeting, when the discussion about which committee should be delegated the responsibility to consider the "Elmendorf Proposal" about the possibilit) of a second educational mission for the college, you argued that the charge should go to only the EPC, as the FSC was busy with producing a document for the Trustees onthe issue of t e n u r e and retention policy. I believe, that because of the actual time your committee has had to produce such a document and the fact that such a document was brought before the faculty for their porate consideration only two weeks pn or to the Trustee EPPC meetings, that you are open to the charge of attempting to push through a docuJl'lent, rather than a polk>, which may not be the actual representation of the "consensus'' oft he faculty. .. 2, With referen to the pubhc121ng of the opening heaang on tenure and re tention policy held on Jan. 11, this hearing was not publich.ed to the COLLEGE COMMUNITY; save for a memo whose circulation was limited to the faculty and a brief announcement at the }anuaf) faculty it appealS that no r e a 1 wu made to pablic::u thil hear ing in the college communtty. When ,the 3. You stated at the town meeting that with regard to tenure, "I have more faith in my faculty colleagues than in my students." Yet you also specifically stated that with regard to your own tenure, it was your students who saved you while your faculty colleagues were ready to ease you out. As a result of t h is experience, you, perhaps more than any other faculty member, should trust your students. It has been my feeling, upon observation in faculty m eetmgs over the last three months, that, even though your students trusted you. and got behind you in your efforts to gam ten ure, you have consisten:ly worked and lobbied against student mterests. ( Do we refer here to Dr. Deme's statement at the last faculty meeting that: "_there are two principle interest groups 1n the university, the administration and the faculty." What about the students, Or do both interest groups have the ln tersts of the students at heart?} 4. You state that it is your belief that students are more likely to be more lax than faculty in decisions which relate to retention and tenure: You also have said that in spite of this, youare in favor of exploring avenues which would lead to student representation and voice in these matters. You even said that you were willing to state to the Trustees in presenting your Committee's report( assuming, that is, that it does represent the consensus of faculty opinion, and is adopted by t h e faculty), that we (the faculty) should consder metliods to get students involved in these decisions. It is my feeling, that, based upon your own experience with your battle to get tenure, as well as your statements to Don Gold berg, and myseU, of your willingness to support student involvement in tenure and retention decisions, that you should call a meeting ofthESC prior to the Wednesday faculty meetng, NO PAZ Dear Zorn: My ride to Sarasota was cancelled yestel' day and this seemedthe easiest way_of letting all those I'd told l was co mmg know that I'm not. 20o today and a strong wind. Everyone suffers our halloween pumpkin, still smelling blandly. There was just a spot on the radio to up your protest si$1;DS." HEALTH Dear Zorn, I assume that the health article in the last issue was a release. It doesn't mention the New College doctor or nurse ex as distributaries One of the major purposes of a doctor, it seems to me, is to diagnose the patient's condition and prescribe treatment. La:::t year, ins e vera! instances including my own experience, Dr. Troyer was unable to decide if the problem was mononeucleosis or strep throat. So, rather than giving me blood tests, he gave out prescriptions for penicillin. As he put it, "If you're still sick next week, it is probably mono and we can try treating that I was iucky--1 had strep throat and the penicillin cured it. Those who had mono had their body defenses lowered, especially when given Darvon to kill the pain--'1 and got sicker. J;)arvon is not a cure all or even a very good pain-killer. It is certainly not treatment for a real disease when doping up the body only weakens it. It's all very fine for the New College health service to reccomend doctors to students but it would be far better if our own Dr. Troyer could tell us what we've got especially if he could back his ideas up !.vith lab tests (that we didn't have to go to Sarasota Hospital for). I don't know if Dr. Troyer is paid. If he is, I think he is highly negligent in the perform-ance of his duties. If he is not, then he should Columbia still shocks me; I'd never lived in the suburbs before. DC and Baltimore are fairly close, but not a car makes them further. Pubhc transport a -tion hasn't found us yet. When the wea ther is nice hitching is pretty good, but winter to make everyone defenii-..e. The new term starts on Monday, complete with new students. Those of us here haven 1t yet made the com m un 1 t 'f we read of in the brochures, bU: the rat1o of bitching to action is about 8 to one. That's the strongest similarity I find between Antioch and New College. 1 just heard that Ralph is going to stop by to visit me on his way back down South. He sent me remembrance of the maypole dance that failed. Don Aronoff is doing his alternate duty m a hospital in upstate N. Write to him at 116 Vineyard Ave., Highland, N.Y., 12528. Michael Curry and Sm arsden tinue Montague farm, where outside is -20 the sole consolation I find to the cold here Walter and Alfie a r e in Funk city, 167 W 76 SE, NYC Carlye's working in a pottery shop m chigan and Dave Ross and Chuck are m NY still. That's all I know of ex-novum collegians. Laurel told me of power shifts and plnball machines; tell me more. My addres_s is 5966 Turnabout Lane, 6, Columb:Ja Md. 21043. Sat nam, Paz D.A.'S DICTUM Dear Zorn, Third term I w i 11 b e te a c hing a course on some approaches I have found to understanding and inteipre ting "New Age Consciousness". It will cover such areas as esoteric or occult religious philosophy, me taphysical movements in the U. S., psychedelics, "back to organic living" a_nd the "return ct. the feminine", Gand h 1, dreams John Brockman and P e r son a 1 development 'f'S, group relations. be considered as a token pat-the -studenton-the-head medical advisor. In either case I would like to see a competent in his position. College students need medical care as much as anyone else, and many problems are more serious than colds and headaches. I may have to limit enrollment. If you are interested in taking the course third term, let me know by a note on the bulletin board before next W ednesday so that sufficient books can be or dered in time. David Adams Kimi Nakata and that your committee should draft a proposal to be submitted to the faculty
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page three ZORN Is LEM:M.A FEB 5, 1971 LETTERS page three Neglected Newness continually find that solutioni toward V.:hich we have struggled no longer suf fl<:e _and must be rethought in light of shiftmg needs, or one omnipresent evasive need. Needs Dear Everybody, This time of year has traditionally been one of self-reflective scratching at New College. In the past we have had a variety of educational conferences re our congenital value for kee'pIDg the place moving in an innovative direction educationally. These past few weeks lots of folks, myself inc 1 u de d, have been thinking and feeling a 1 ong these same lines, perhaps out of habit, perhaps out of need. It appears that a certain undercurrent of malaise is once again arising which demands s e r i o us consideration in light of the situation both at New College and within t h e society at large. We must make an attempt at intelligent assessment of these situations and explore the interrelations which inhere between them. Based upon these assessments we must draw s o me consensual conclusions as to where we stand and where we are to go, and then we must act. New College is at present a nationally prestigious liberal arts instiution which attained renown based on an image proJected of an alternative means toward academic excellence. Those who count (graduate schools, foundations, philan thropists, potential students, potenti a 1 faculty etc.) have by and large boQght o_ur pitch because we have done exceptionally well in traditional measures of success. The important point here is that if we weren't always in some be-lievable sense New, then we probably wouldn't be here at all. By being New we effectively moved ourselves to a large extent out of a crowded field of ntense competition (Harvard, Princeton, Swarthmore, Amherst, etc. )and created our own category of colleges. We now offer a very solid step pi u gstone to graduate study, maybe even the best stepping-stone i n terms o f relativ e lack o f nonsense to be dealt w ith. We exi s t through the grace of the system" In ourselves w e may b e d ifferent, but a s a part o f the whole we are no different from other p a rall e 1 parts Within t his system however w e are recognized and respecte d, which reflects a p osit i o n o f s t rength wa have never enjoyed previously. The fact that we have moved considerably to consolodate our position and stability in the midst of a national educ::ation, especially among lDStitutlons like our own, u remarkable. The main factor contributing to this success was probably the foresight of those who conceived New College in its response to the need for new directions. A college is not born in a vacuum; it must be sensitive to the needs of and flexible in its response to those whom it allegedly serves. This implies perennial and painful growth since we Until last year there was much movement, much pain, much growth(though not necessarily in a vertical sense. )Last year a maJor 1ssue was settled in such a way it relieved much of the pain. We put mto effect an educational structure made everybody "happy" in that It allowed for a rel:tively high degree of freedom in academic pursuits, and yet maintained enOQgh sem b lance of order and lltratification between the constituencies of the community t o make it presentable and accountable in coherent form on paper, So here we be. We got a new thing, a contractual system, which everybody in higher education who is anybody digs on because while being ''new" it in cotporated. all the traditional ideals of academia. Many places of education now are getting desperately on t h e bandawagon. Some are even, Heaven forbid, moving beyond it in trying to find real alternatives, perqaps due to a greater sensitivity and_yerspicaci t y in realizing the import of!the challS(es going down in this country. All of which, I hope, brings me to my point, or at least one of them. We are getting a bit chubby around the middle. Now that important people are recognizing that we are something, we have stopped becoming. Stagnation creeps in. The world is watching us and we are not moving. Higher education, and I define higher education as that societal mechanism or functionary which deals with my coevals in their tum, is in rather troubled waters now. It knows that it must move, but is not cognizant o f the direction. And we are being looked at. The direction which seems necessary cognizance of a paradox mherent 1n American higher education and New College as well. The primary avenue presently available wit hin the societal f ramewOik for p ost -high school you n g folks i s, to an ever-incre asing degree, colle g e Now it is important t o realize the i n congruence between the needs and inte re sts o f these peo p l e and the functions and sei'Vices the institutions are prepared and geared to offer. Let us speak of New College specifically: fllew College offers extraordinary opportuni ties within one finite mode of development--rational, scientific, academic pumuits leadiug hopefully to advanc e d study toward the furthering of man "s general pool of knowledge within a given field of endeavor. I stress that this is a mode; That is, one of many possibilities toward the end of helping people attain some state of peace with them-selves and commitment to the beterment Gorfein continued view of the implementation of t h e Tenure Policy at about three-year intervals with possible changes in th e implementation of the policy but not the principle of tenure. Our statistical analysis together with a fuller report on the policy will be distributed on Wednesday. Below are suggestions by the Committee for legislation by the Faculty at this meeting: 1. Hiring of new faculty will normally be at the level of Assistant Professor or below. Rationale: This assures the max imum five-year period for reviewing a candi date before mandatory tenure and at the same time assures us of bringing in new faculty who have more current ideas. It would be anticipated that a number of these faculty will not stay the full five years, but ra .ther as is common for young faculty, move on to new experience after a few years in our setting. It is understood that in areas of program where no senior (foundation) faculty exist it may be anticipated hiring may have to be done at higher rank. 2. It is recommended that the Board of Trustees make some provision f o r regular appointments of s "enior faculty on a short-term or visiting basis. Rationale: Brief one or two-term visits by faculty who are outstanding in their respective fields will serve to provide a constant challenge to maintain o u r standards of excellence and at the same time bring in stimulation from the out s ide. It is anticipated that once New College establishes a regular sabbatical leave program such senior faculty might serve to fill in for part or all of our fa ptlty members leave time. 3. It is recommended that Retention balloting for all non-tenured personnel occur in the last week of t h e second term. Rationale: The present policy calls for a vote on all but first year faculty in November and a vote for first year faculty in April. This results in the pos sibility of little or no information gained laetween the first and second vote of a_ faculty member (The period from Ap nl to November being largely vacation time). At the same time a vote in Nov. ember in which a negative decision results (while it gives plenty of time t o the faculty member to leave that academic year) puts the College in the position of having a lame duck fa c u 1 t y member for alnJost two academic years. It seems that a vote after two terms of the year should provide some evidence a Retention ballot and at least pro Vlde some minimal possibility that a faculty member not retained could find a position during the remamder of the year. At the very least it cuts to four terms from almost six terms the amoUD of time a faculty member denied r e -tention would be employed by this college in that status. With the very likely possibility that we will be getting tougher on our Retention balloting(numerous faculty expressed as a desirable situation) it would seem that the balloting at the end of the second t e r m might serve to reduce friction. It will serve to separate retention decis -ion from tenure and promotion decisions which will allow the former to get proper attention. Faculty Status Committee David S. Gorfein, Chairman of the world (which 1 take to be, in simple form, our purpose). Herein lies the paradox--New College seems to operate under the assumption that this one form of development is fundamental to all o thers, that problems, to borrow from Or tega y Gassett, mean only scientific problems and solutions only scientific solutions; that to be a fulfilled human being or to become one is to engage in the solution of these sorts of problems. It seems rather obvious to me, perhaps due to my viewpoint, that this imposition of one way of knowing upon a more fundamentally felt need to know oneself and one's place in the world is a mistake which results in a great deal of frustrated energy among all concerned. I propose that we place the situation here in proper perspectlVe and institutionally lend credence and validity to more than one form of human develop-ment, Jt is not my putpose here to mention specific other modes; I am calling for :u1 attitude of openness to new ideas which will mat certainly be forthcoming. The arguments for and benefits from my proposal are many: 1} It will instill a sense of heterogenity of purpose within the community and at the same time bring it together byy the generation oa new approaches and forms of ideation. New avenues of communicational exchange will open up which hitherto hadn't been tapped due to lack of validation and sense of mutual concern. Students can learn from one another to a far greater extent than is possible now, and can move to seek out resources in addition to those served up to them 2) It will re-channel energy previously spent in premature attempts at Man For The Women Dear Zom, _lt seems to me that if the women 0 f this c_ampus need money to administer certam personal services, they should be able t o draw upon a reasonable sum of money--no questions asked--to ad-minister those services. The New College women should not have to go before the male dominated Bread Board and SEC to obtain the money they need, For the above reasons l deplore the petftfon of the Womens' Comm.fttee asldug that 40 per cent of the audent activJty fUDds' be administered by women. Scott Taylor Bloom cont. covers what works best for him, he wi 11 tend to stay with it. c. As a consequence INSTITtrriON.AL innovation is largely precluded. For inno vation at New College to be significant; it must be on an institutional level. 2 Significant educational innovation is badly needed in this at the present time. a. It is this belief which brought mruy if not most of the students and faculty of New College to this institution. b. The need for significant change in American higher education can be swn m arized in terms of the following shortco mings: l. excessive attention to certificat:bn for other institU:ions(which detracts from intellectual pursuits for their own sake and engenders a tendency to consder education as output ratther than process. ) 2. excessive specialization 3. excessive emphasis on ate education as preparatory training for graduate school. 3.New College is particularly wellsuited to make a positive contribution to promotion of badly needed changes. a. Most students come to New CollegE expecting to find that it's different. Any disillusionment which occurs, I suggest, is generally based on the reali.z
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page four ZORN'S LEMMA FEB 5, 1971 REVIEWS I PARRY: MADNESS IS REAliTY By Chris Van Dyk "Every rooster has his own Spain under his feathers" and it is to this Spain that we retreat from the world when frustrated, alienated, misun de rs t ood. This falltng into oneself to the exchcim of an obJective common reality is called madness, he who cannot bear the lead of civil service and sharpened quills is a Madman. In his own mind, this proper and dignified clerk, as a result of his po sition and lineage, was respectablt> and should have been acknowledged as such. He could not understand why respectability is not acceded to himself and apolo gized detriment to his dignity. He wa s alienated, forced to withdraw into him self, by the deprecation of his worth as an individual by his colleagues. Marc Parry, in his dramatic inteJ>re tation of Nikolai Gogol's "The Madmarl' seemed to emphasize a gradual delineation of reality into the hysterical mind world of the Madman, and the subtly hy perbaric madness of the "real" w or 1 d. Unable to comprehend the splitting of hs reality and the world of director's daugh ters he attempts to unearth the developments which would incur that confronta tion by reading his diary, his life history. As he does this he becomes cognizant of the validity of existing on his own terms in a mentally abstracted state. In "sane" man's tenns he goes completely insane which demands that he believe witho u 1t doubtthat he is King of Spain. Reattempts to rationalize the text of his thought. The that he attempts to and can do this m.d1cates that at one time he could cope With the world. Marc portrayed him a s hopelessly unable to understand why n o other person could comprehend his digni ty, which is to this observer more a simple worth as a human being rather t h an, as he stated, a dignity which is the result of being an aristocrat, proper. He is forced to look for acknowledgement of his being in small things; when the Director tells him to sharpen a quill, it is more like telling him that he is alive which is decidedly reassuring if you are not sure of that fact. He, at 42, k ndWI that he baa gotten nowhere. Thus every quill sharpened for the Director, man of learning, that Director, is a conquest an act of ascent, of recognition. He ask the universal question of most "insignificant" people, which is all of us, that is "does anybody know I'm here? do es anybody care?" But he is JUSt a clerk, 9:) nobody cares, e,xcept, of course, th e King of Spain. In adapting the story for dram at ic interpretation, Marc cut mad ramblings that were not clearly related to the developement of the madness. He changed tense, and gave the intetpretation na from a memorization of the script, but by referring to the diary as he s p o conveying what he knew and could remember off -hand of the mental pro c ess the Madman had undergone. That is, tried not to speel off a script, but to express alienation by being Mad Man. He seemed successful in this as he statec slowly, so slowly that the mock English voice seemed too stilted, and yet built up a momentum that captured the mood of the people-filled auditorium such th:t with the final eruption of insanity t h e community in manic madness concurred with the hope and hopelessness of the unrecognized King. Gogol does not moralize or hypothesize what would have happened "if"--if the director's daughter had seen it not neath her dignity to acknowledge the humanity of a civil cle:dq if the Director, pompous in his knowledge of books, had condescended a bit further and had mad man polish his boots, rather than merely shatpen his quills. But he cfoes present an absurd reality: a reality so disjointed th:t it bespeaks itself for correction. As far as mad men go, he was a warmly absurd character, a person with whom one can easily be sympathetic. HE told his life to himself, and let us in to hear. We as viewers saw the juxtaposition of the two realities of a madman, and must ascertain the position of those realities for ourselves Do we have the collective madness to declare ourselves Mayor of Sarasota? Marc was helped by Julie MacDonald, Andy Roman, Smitty, Jack Alan Lichtenstein, and David P1n1. He has said that if there is demand, he will repeat the performance, which was, incidently pretty good. CAMBRIDGE'S J. GEILS BAND-RELEASES FOR REAL BLUES by Steve Fore The ]. Geils Band (Atlantic SD8275) The J. Geils Band has been k i eking aro1.md the Boston-Cambridge m us i c scene for the last couple of years ing up a considerable local reputation and sz:ettinR stood enough to jam with the likes of B. B. King and ]1.mior Well. Tl:Eir first album has just been released, and I can unreservedly say that it is the b e s t blUs-oriented album done by a whit e group since East-Wesl;. This is a band the way bands are sup posed to be bands--they work together play off each other, and the composite so1.md isperfectlyintegrated. The group's so1.md centers aro1.md J. Geils' intricate and imaginative stu:i.tar work and MaRie Dick's virtuoso Little Walter ish harp but there aren't any eager superstars everyone just plays his instrument and does it conspicuously well, but sans gratuitous flash. It's all up front. The Geili band reminds me o{the best of early Butterfield and early Stones, not much fancy stuff, just solid music. The material on the album reflects both blues and r.h}lthm and blues roots; the band does songs by John Lee Hooke; Smokey Robinson, Otis Rush, Juke Joint Jimmy, Albert Collins, and several excellent original R-and-B numbers as well. None of the songs are over three and a half minutes except Hooker's "Serves You Right to Suffer"; the group just blasts into each song, and when i t comes time for a solo, everyone blows a tasty chorus and steps back for t h e next man. Another point that probably adds the excitement of the record i s that 1t was recorded live in the studio n overdub bing, and often the tracks we're put down in one take. The J. G e ils Band must be devastating live. Muddy Waters is a great admirer of this group. So, if nothing else, t h e y must be real. THE ARTS page tour Marc Perry in flie Diary of a Madman c I e F t n o t e So Low as Susannah" by Dan Raff As mentioned last week, one thing that's to be overcome before one can react to opera as drama rather than absolute music( which is reinforced by the fact that most are s1.mg in foreign languages with execrable diction) is the idea that music IS absolute--that it by nature cannot have organic relation to specific people or events: that at best it can mimic or evoke the sensuous texture of general emotions. That this may well stem from past association of "classical" music with concert halls (and the 1.Dlprogram matic nature of much of what is heard there) is a point, but why must this relationship be the only one? You'd think the suggestion of emotional correlatives to inputs of a different medium would invite ecr.periments trying to bring more threads together for a ater specificity. Think for a moment on how the little partides of cohered sensuous input reverberate once you're aware of them. "Call me IshmaelThe basis of this opera (other than the constructual synergism) is the Apocryphal story of Susannah and the Elders--She, the moral,pious, and modest (yes, they were once related) woman gainsaid by wrongheaded village elders, on the make, one way or the other, It is removed from the Middle East to Appalachian America (yes, folks, not only English, but Dialect!) What .is synergetic is that the psychological nuancE; of character motivation (which is the subject of the plot) in a mere text has to be shown pretty obliquely, for the reader-audience to believe that men coud have such a f1.md am ental spiritual malaise and yet rise to the position of trust responsibilty of church and com m1.mity elder, But without destroying any of the subtlety, it can be commtmicated easily l.n the score. Only ihat I was lUC:ening to the opening (a -at--music making completely emotional contexts a lot clearer without textual reference, There's a lot of leaning. The way the burdenof explaning what goes on was continually and smoo thly shifting between images to be acted out, commmricated through song, written into song, and written into accompaniment was both enjoyable andintriguing to watch and keep track of. The performance I saw wasn't as impressive as the last was. The voices were not as melodious as those in Boheme, somehow. It seemed there was most to dislike about the principle bass in this--he seemed to bellow all his fairly high notes in a way that suggested they were "high ntes" rather than part of the song in places where this did not seem appropriate (though his acting in the end seemed first class--he was the traveling preacher to whom Susannah wouldn't confess having committed the sins which the accused her of. Takinst her for the proverbial evil woman, he too gives in to tern and sleeps with her, only to find that she was a virgin all:ilong. ) But anyway. The conception in totality was very well integrated and very involving. A fine object well worth meeting: Susannah, a musical drama by Carlisle Floycl. Final opera of the season, Feb S-9: The Barber of Seville. The Quartet is deeply interested in can-ying its music to the whole college commu nity. Thus the dining room concerts preceding public ones. The informal setting to attract m-:>re people than the two public concert system of last year did. question revolves this: the informality of lthe dining room is great, the acoust1cs very poor. The Mus1c Room on the other hand is very responsive acoustically but devoid of carpet--there's only a wood floor or half-comfoarable chairs to sit in. The con.cem for continuing to reach a large audience is paramotmt. The question: Is the Mus1c Room too uncomfortable or too 1.mcongenial a place to draw that many people to informal concerts. The Quartet wants to serve and would really appreciate a broad response. There be a sheet posted in Hamilton Center so that everybody who has concern 'or opinlOD can easily canmtmicate it. Sea train's Second Album Seatrain (Capitol SMAS-659) This is Seatrain's first album in a year and a half. At that time they were a spinoff of the Blues Project and did an unsuccessful album for A & M. T h i s time they've made it--a solid record with a few negligibre weak spots and one utterly amazing track. Seatrain 's current instrumental lineup featuresa guy named Richard Greene on acoustic and electric violin. Greene has played with everyone from Bill Monroe to Gary Burton, and he makes h i s fiddle emit sounds that Don Harris hasn't dreamed of yet. Seatrain doesn't use guitar as a rhythm in str u m en t The group also includes Peter Rowan, fer merly the leader of Earth Opera (and also with Bill Monroe--Monroe's B 1 u e Grass album on Decca features both -. by Steve Fore Greene and Rowan). Rowan sings 1 ea d about half the time and contributed soiiE original material, including one song, "Home to You", which was also on Earth Opera 1 s second album The other b i g name here is Andy Kulberg, who l a i d some good bass and some p r e t ty soph1stocated flute things while he wa s with the Blues Project. The rest oft h e group !Joyd Baskin, keyboard s and vocals (lie .has a strong voice but some times lets it sounc;I a bit too much like-oh, god--David Clayton-Thomas), Larry Atamanuik, drums, and Jim Roberts who did the lyrics for about half the sodgs on the album. And here lies my main gripe about this record: Roberts' lyrics are oft e n good, but they are too complex; they almost always get in the way of the mu-sical end of the songs, thereby deflating the impact of both facets. The words and the arrangements often stumble over each other trying to find a way to fit together. There is one notable exception, "Song of Job", which employs a spoken narrative (credit where due: Pe ter Rowan). But Roberts didn 1t do all the material, and the rest of the Seatrain A 1 bum includes some of the best stuff I've l:Eard in this year of the drek. The influences are C & W, jazz, artsy rock, and p 1 a in old roll. There's a funky trucker song "I'm Willin"' (written by Lowell Georg of Little Feat, who also did "Truck Stop Girl" for the Byrds), a beautiful Coffin King song called "Creepin' Midnight", and all.of Rowan's songs are good. But tne capper of this rec .. 'rd is the last track, a mind-expandinll: version of "Orange Blossom Special", done previously by such hard rockers as Flatt an d Scruggs and Johnny Cash. It's basic ally a showpiece for Richard Greene, ana why not? The song begins with Gr e me starting up the engine (his fiddle), chug ging out of the depot, and then toolil;lg full-tilt down the line for five Greene just goes absolutely apeshit, with the band keeping up admirably; I can't recommend this song highly enough. By the way, this albun was produced by George Martin, best known for his work with Edward's Hand and other British bands.

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page five ZORN'S LEMMA FEB 5 1971 page five s Catch-22 is a New American Epic and like alJ epic tales it has a profuse number of characters and many sinuous sub-plots,and almost by definiti on cannot be duplicated or copied.Thus to compare the movie and the book is unfair; the movie must be judged separately on its own merits. For the sake of getting the most mileage out of the story it's better to see the movie and THEN readthebook The production was very well of stars performed excellently. The props drops were extremely well done both for effect and for expression of the mood of the particular scene:the utter desolation of the brothel after the MP's raid the blank sterile whiteof the hospital room Yossarian ends up in after being stabbed by Natley's whore,the marching band rehea rsing in his honor as Yossarian starts rowing out to sea ... There was some ch9nging of episodes and characters to fit the medium of film which worked partially.The movie tried to give insightinto the personalities of a large number of characters,but didn't quite make it. It is impossible for the au dience to "get to know" twenty characters well in ninety minutes; and by including so many charactes, each individual lacked depth. Some remained essen tially unknown(Doc Daneeka,Nurse Duckett)and some became caricatures(Dreedle,the Chaplin,Danby) .Oth ers carne through very well--Nately's whore's kid sister as the brat, Col.Moodus as the buck-tooth imbecilic Jerry Lewis type ... and finally, there was Suzanne Benton who played the part of Dre edle'3 personal WAC. Incredible. Her five-minute part wasn't enough, but it was certainly all that was to get a "firm" idea as to her character. (The question rernains:Where Did They Dig Her Up?) Buck Henry dd a fine job in writing the screenplay and also played well the character of Col.Korn,the crafty creep(though he was unfortunately hampered by a too strong resemblance to Groucho Marx.) I disliked Jon Voigt's portrayal of Milo Minderbinder--he was presented as a cornpassionless. inhurnan,unfeeling bastard withstrong fascist tendencies (his ride through Rome in crowded with MPs was too suggestive of Hitler.)His taking the parachutes and the morphine from the first-aid dits was semi-tragic but the new insertion of M & M Enterprises into the round-up of pro stitutes in Rome simply for the sake of making up one huge gigantic M & M Brothel places an undue element of Frightening Centralism and calculation behind Milo and his actions. Alan Arkin as Yossarian was really beautiful throughout the picture.To undertand Yossarian one must realize that he is crazy.And when he's not, Use only 4 cup A M W A Y New Low Cost Minimwn Phosphate LA UN DRY DETERGENT Call 355-1272 TRAIL NATIONAL BANK ht,.i RECORD SHOP HfAD ACCESSORIES 1774 MAIN ST. 958-4511 WE'LL STRETCH A POINT TO SERVE YOU CATCH-22 by Dennis Saver everyone else is. Catch 22. It's simple.Although just about the only one who always bucks regulations and makes trouble he is obviously the only (if I mal: use the word) "moral" person inthewhole set up.He lives a classically absurd life style, with theoabsurdity constantly reinforced as Normalcy by those around him. ("I don't believe what I see." "A naked man in a tree?" "Yes that's it. "Don't worry, it's just Yossarian.") He is scandalous yet naive,calloused yet constantly shocked, a skepticand pragmatist yet an idealist and belie ver.And it all comes through.It's well done to the point that one has to be careful that one doesn't identify too strongly. The sense of tragedy is not maudlin or overplayed however; the film is laced with comic episodes (as when Yossarian must impersonate a dead soldier for the corpse's family: "They 11 have to take what they can get. One dying boy's as good as another." It seernd that there was too much emphasis on the remembrance of Snowden lyingin the battered plane bleeding his guts out. Literally. (For a war film and an effective story, the gore was handled grossly, but well.) This scene served as a stock-Yossarian seemed to flash back to it at the drop of a hat, and particulary after a sexual encounter or its significance was thus dampened The scenes in the AIIeyway of Degradation that Yossarian passes through after escaping from Natelys whore are effective to the point of being depressive and repulsive: some kids rolling a drunk sailor, an enlisted man getting a blow job, a slavering homosexual, a man whipping a dying horse the police sadistically beating some guy all disgusting examples of the senselss violence that perpetuates the war and that killed Hungry Joe, MdWhat, .Nately, and all of Yossarian's other pals point then hounded again when good old Aar-fy, upstandlng, proper Aarfy, rapes and kills a girl and then maintains nothing will happen tohim. And treMPs come up to the room and arrest Yossarian for being AWOL. As the 107 year old man at the brothel said, "All great countries were destroyed.Why not yours? This is what the point seems to become, a downward spiral of doom.Yossarian cops out on himself and a grees to "like" Korn and Cathcart. Then, suddenly, hope reappears.Crazy old Orr,Yossarians tentrnate and the one man disaster hasmade it safely to Swe den. Stupid imbecilic looks and all.Yossarian is re is hope! And off he goes--a yellow rubbet raft the stupidity of man. R estr a in ed from s e ll in g Bootleg tape9sorrv 1bout -that ....... So make your own We'll convert your S-track deck to recordbootleg your own tapes.
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page six ZORN'S LEMMA FEB 5, 1971 PANTHER SESSION SHOWS WHITE IGNORANCE by James Logan I was asked to write up my initial response to the presentation by Mr. Undexwoal and myself on the Black Panter Party. It would probably be much easier to verba lize my response but that would be received by the students attending the discussion in the same manner as our presentation onthe Panthers Most of the persons in the group t h at asked questions did not appear to be seeking information Their primacy interest ap peared to be to point out "Fallacies"in the Panther ideology. New College is a campus supposed 1 y composed of radicals. But in fact, what you have is a bunch of reactionary, paternalistic rich white kids who don't know a damn thing about "revolution. Theykno,o, theoretically how the process works, an d they base their attack upon the problems in the U S. in an academic fashion They seem to thin.k that by weamg old clothes and long hair and being able to shout revolutionary phrases that they are somehow transformed and/or forgiven for the sins of their fathers They fa to recognize anything as being valid or relevant unless they had some part in making the final decision. It seems as if white kids think nal decisions should rest with them. That they still should be the omnipotent omniscient administrators. This is the very sin that they so righteously accused their parents of We were never allowed to finish our presentation because of repeated questions from the audience concerning points they disagreed with. The session could not be considered an informativeone because we had to keep answering questions that woul:l not have been necessary if people had listened carefully anized and disentranchized. And the con stitution has been used to justify this Many Black Folk seeking to meet their basic needs of food, housing, clothing or shelter, have been arrested and killed because the way in which they obtained these were not sanctified as being legal by the same machinexy that prohibits Black Folk from obtaining their b .as i c needs in evexyday life. This move on the part of politicians and corporation heads to insure cheap labor supply for capitalism was in fact political. I shounot have to mention the fact that Black Folk and White Folk are notfrom the same peer group. This in itself con .rttutes grounds for releasing black prisoners regardless of how the courts would seek to prevent such a move. I will go into more detail next issue. DRAMATIC ENTRANCE A professor of education at New College. State accredidation to allow N C grads teacher certification. Such are the goals of students interested in bringing an education department to New College First step in reaching their goals is the petition on the Hamilton Center wall. Fred Schulman, of U. W. W., is specifically named as most valuable avail resource. Kacie Crisp and Craig Schmidt, first year students organizing FT A, official organization of NC students mter ested in education, will present the pe tition to Dr. Elmendorf early next week. Further plans await his decision. BUCK MINSTER Sometime before the end of this term, there will magically arise a l!'eo desic dome just east of C dorm. Tha spot was selected because the buildings there protect it from the wind, and it was unanimously approved at a public hearing held last Friday. However, David Pini wants it near the bam and Jose Perez wants it on top of HamiltonCenter The dome, designed by Buckminste1 Fuller, is for multimedia eventsan?the general use of the college It will be made of wood frame tnangles covered with vinyl ("with a thin candy shell so there's no chocolate mess"-Steve and will be 30 feet in diameter and about 15 feet high. The plastic covering will be translucent so it will be light during the day. At night, things can be projected on the walls from the outside and seen by those on the inside and vice versa. page six CATHEDRAL It is expected to cost $147. 44, allotted by the Bread Board out of Student Activity fees. D'flvid Pini, that advoc:tf of the people, was heard to shout"You and tbe taxpayer are paying for this dome. Tim Snyder has said "It'll be a good place to meditate He has also said, "It is not a building, but a work of art. This last statement may have been prom pted by the fact that if it were a building, it would have been necessaryt o worry about EiuUding codes and a censed architect to design it and a licensed builder to construct it. Instead, we w:ill put it up in a delirious party thaf iS expected to be the event of the term 1 perhaps even e c l ips in g the palm court shindig. Blessed by both Jon Elmendorf and John Prickett, it is sure to be a howling or as the case may be flashing success and last a thousand years. One of the points that brought rather lengthy discussion was that the Panthers want all Black Folk released from jails be cause they haven't received a fair trial. The corutitution guarantees you afair and impartial trial by a juxy of your peers. Yet Black Folk have been and are being tried by all-white juries who fail to understand Music a a the reallO.D.mg man of the Black SOme le C:O:EDJ;Ila:llle.Q is that guilty. I'm sure that if SDS had said free all political prisoners tl1ey would have said "Right on!" What these students fail to understand is the Black prisoners are in fact politic:.1 prisoners. They are political prisoners because the political structure of this countxy is such that B I a c k people are and have been systematically repressed, brutalized, dehum-by Tom Corwin At the SEC meeting of Januaxy2S, Chadman Goldberg named Bill Henne ka HelbentadtL. and Ann Erwin tot he Oae c.ommM letting iDto motlca the appuaas whlch wUl deter mine the identity of next-year's stu dent sponsored faculty member. The conceftion of a student-hired and paid professor was given serious tbought last spring after it had been kicked around for a couple of y e ars The reason for quickly bringing this post into being was the presence of Pe ter Frisch, the popular dram a teacher and director of the New Stage. Frisch was bciug paid by the Humanities Di-yonsspe s Goodwin Watson of the Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities and The University Without Walls (UWW) spoke informally with students here Friday on the lJINW and New College's pa ticipation in the organization that wi 11 make possible a "Utopian college edu cation." oney Although most of the UWW programs are designed for B. A. or B. s. degrees, a master's program is in operation at Goddard and Antioch and the Union Graduate School here offers a doctoral program. Student.s are supposed to take a maJOr role in designing the program for their ,particular school. (New College st udena who wish to worl< on the Planning Commi tee for our lJINW unit should see Lyons. ) $40, 000 is awarded each school for devel opment costs, $12 of which Lyons had al ready spent as of last week. vision and Chuck Derrick's recreation dep:utmeut but students found out that in order to ke;ep him on the staff, they would have to apy hil salary. A plan was finally drawn up and ad ded to the constitution ln which f i ve dollars of each student's activities fee ($7500 total) is used to pay for the Stu dent Chair. This teacher is chosen in a school-wide election. The first election was held and as expected, Frisch was the winner. However, a philosophy teacher from the State University of New York at Buffalo, Joe Ferrandino, placed only ten or fifteen votes behind him. The students left for the summer expecting Peter Frsich to return in Sep tember. Early in Ju1y, he resigned and Country Dick Webb took the (unconstitutional)liberty of asking Ferrandino to come instead. At this tirle, Joe Ferrandino was expecting to spend another year in the phi losophy department at Buffalo. He and Marilyn had spent four years at the University and had part in the move ment for the development of a "Free University"concept. From thiscame Joe's initiation of a History of Rock Mu sic course. Sitting in on a few Rock classes last winter was NC studtnt Bill Kopecki. Bill provided the bridge for Joe between Buffalo and New. When the search for a Student Chair began, Bill remembered Ferrandino and invited him to visit the campus. Joe :arne down for a week, gave some talks and Bill subsequently put his name onthf Student Chair. After losing -the election, Joe made provisions for another year at Bufialo. While teaching the summer session, he was contacted by Bill, Colleen Reed The lJINW is set up around three gui ding concepts: 1} to increase the range of students served i. e. race, age, and educational background 2 )to widen the range of learning resources i.e. adJunct faculty and employers and 3) to devise an appr aual and evaluation system without cre dits or grades. The plan, basically is this: A U WW unit can either part of a large insti tution or can be the entj.re college itsel; such as Goddard orFriends World College. Each lJINW student would design his own education with the of a faculty advisor, and make as much use of extra classroom studies such as employment or travel as possible. ea clean At Goddard, for instance, where the program is pretty well developed, a stu -lent pays the college a flat fee of about $14, 000 for four years on campus. He then ean obtain a refund proportional to the time spent off campus worl
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page seven ZORN'S LEMMA FEB 5, 1971 MARC WEINBERG'S ''norg ani c s''. "Bread is the staff of life. Until fairly recently that statement was true Toda h ld ) h?wever, t. at wou a pretty thing to say. For today, we consume a d1fferent km.d _of bread. It.s a gushy wh1te substance with no body and it needs no chew ing and a. mm1mum of. sahva to be readied for digestion. It is a tribute to our technology that 1t .can a wheat kernel, bolt it (removingthe bran), bleach it, and otherw1se refme 1t removmg germ and the approximately 25 vitamins and min erals the whole wheat ke_rnel contaJned, put back in some chemically synthesited iron and one other of the nutnents that was removed and end upwith the substance we k and love as "ENRICHED" whiteflour. Yes, this bread certainly is a wonderbread c?urse, to the "bread" can stay on the supermarket shelves for cal ,c!Um propnanate IS added. God Bless America. It's very disappointing, if not disturbing, to walk down the bread aisle of a super marlast and that this appropriation would acknowledge the growing necessityfcr the Women of New College to seek some sort of guarantee that thier portion of the student activities fee would not be squandered on pool tables or parties and other mascul.be frivolities. Jay Lentini, a Breadboard said that he felt that the Women's Committee was only assuming that they would not be gramed the money by the new BreadBoa-d. They have not been refilled money this term. They received $75 last week as this reporter forgot to mention in his last art icle. The rest of their $150 was tabled for later consideration. Lentini said that while he did not agree with all of the policies of Women's Lib, he still thou.ght that they should get money from the Bread Board. Lentini was later heard to comment that he wouldsee later heardto comment that he would rather see "male chauvinism than female chauvinism" (the white report Bill Herman thought that giving the committee money would solve no problems that it would be a useless gesture, to which Deborah VanDyken replied that the grant would only insure that the interest of women would be protected as far as the student activities fee was concemErl. After more debate, the motion was defeated. REPORT TO THE FIRST YEAR STUDENTS A Bias Supplement To Assess The Past Week's Activities by Jono Miller This wee!<, because they minutes wcrlt be available until the next SEC meeting I will handle the meeting in some detail: (I .intend to remedy the delay in getting at the next SEC meeting) It is tmfortunate that after a week like the last the SEC still has not moved into the ream of the truly relevant The election results reassured me, but seemed almost blah in relation to what's been happening. No minutes were read. Election resul:s were announced. We voted to send Goldberg to Wash D. c. to represent us at a student convention. "If it's a farce .. Then after a very complicated procedure w we voted to fund colored bulbs in the palm c_ourt on the night of the lunar eclipse 'Ire hghts will go to midnight, the eclipse is at one on the night of the 9th. The majorjty of Committee reports were revealing only by their brevity, the notable exception being the report of the Women's Committee. In a baffling tactical experiment, seated alternate Deborah Van Dyken moved that 40% of BreadB:>ard funds be administered by the Women's Committee of the SEC. The motion at first was very questionable;later, when it developed tint the Women's Committee had never been refused funding, and that as far as the Bread Board knew had lost interest in getting funds, the motion bec:me ludicrous. After heated argument, the motion was defeated. Hopefully, The Women's Committee will try a more conventional avenue of getting support next week. Under new business, we voted to keep the Snack Bar the President's Dinig Rooni and the H bulldings open all night. Hamilton Center will be locked at midnigb1but can be kep: open on request to the proctor. Don Goldberg annol.Ulced a plano e d constitutional Convention for the 20-22 of this momh. I objected to the premise that what we must do is patch up the old constitution. I believe we should devise a new docwnent. Luckily, the motion was tabled, and I'm asking for opinions to help me judge the wisdom of rebuilding the old constitution. Then in a flash of timliness, the tenure problme was brought up. We kicked it around for a little while, although no vote was taken regarding tenure. I agree with Dr. Miller, who seems to feel that the students can mostly blame themselves for recenthassles with the faculty. In any case, we voted to have our student reps move that all students be allowed to go to all faculty meetings with the provision that they could contact the secretary at least two hours before the meeting. One of the interesting things about the past week is that students started moving into those vacuwns formed by inefficiently ly run Student Govemment, Groups me_t to improve education, improve living conditions, make the school workable, and develop altemative tenure plans. Although Student Govemment people were present at all of these, the force was ri sing from the students at large .I expect conflicts to arise betwen a recently awakened student body and a hopefully talized SEC These conflicts should aid both groups, who after all have similar goals. One thought I hve about a systemwith diverse interests and limited resources is that whatever changes are made someore will suffer. Consider the following: We have finite resources, all of which are currently used. To change the schools' foci involves redistribution of resources; so that people dependent on a resource to be limited will suffer. In other words, this school can't be everything to every body. The problem facing us is to <1ec1ae what we want it to be. I believe the time has come for a retum to ideals and stri.re for the Utopian school. By acceptingthe current level we reinforce it and prevent upward movement. I think the pastweel< has seen a refutation of the status quo. TIE move for a revised Pei dorm system is a refreshingly daring approach to ovE>rcom ing fbysicallimitations of the school. We have caught the tenure problem at the last possible moment, btt better late than never. Even more important than these specific proposals is the willingness tokeEp this an experimental school. SEC Chairman Don Goldberg has called for a "Constitutional Weekend"during the weekend of Feb. 22 to give people a chance II> go over the old constitU:ion and make needed changes, perhaps l!ven form ulate a new constitution. There will be three committees to cover the various parts of the Constitution. the bill of rigtts committee will be chaired by JosePerez ; the student government-wording committee chaired by Fred Silverman, and the SEC-Student Court functions committee chaired by Deborah Van Dykcn. The motion was tabled until GoldJerg could draft a statement on the exact pur pose of the weekend colloquium whether or not it would be to examine and correct the vld constitution or to draft a new one. The SEC passed a resolution that the student representatives to faculty move that faculty be thrown open to students at large. It was passed with the amendment that any student planning to attend such a meeting shouli notify the secretary, Woodruff Bryne, of his intention at least 2 he>urs before the faculty meetings. Dr. Miller interjected a plea for cont tinued interest in educational policy on the parts of individual studnets, theSEC and the newspaper. The college cotmcil representatives from the SEC are Bill Herman, Dennis Saver, and }ono Miller. Among the more important Breadboard commendations for payment passed at the Wednsday night meeting was $10

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ZORN'S lEMMA FEB S, 1971 page eight CLASSIFIED ADS FOR SALE CONN Bb CLARINET --In fine condition. Case included. $40 (I may be willing to bargain some. ) Leave note for David Adams or see me at 944 DeSoto Road. BOOKS FOR SALE--A. Room B-220, Box 189; B. Anne Duchies, 230, Box 123. RECORDS FOR SAI.E--7S, 3SS-2676. RECORDS--David Reiner, Room 343. GOlF CLUBS--$25 or best offer, leave name on ad on Hamilton Center wall. 1968 TRIUMPH BONNEVILlE 650cc-$1000 or best offer; leave name on add Hamilton Center wall. EMBROIDERED 'BELTS--Eileen, E-226, Box 434. l'vO:SCELANEOUS CLOTHES, SHOES, ETC. Peggy Pizzi, C-222, Box 344. HI INTENSITY BULBS--2, 1133-6 volt, SO AFTER BATIUNG AT BAXTERS--$1, John or Anne, Room 230. TAPE RECORDER--Ampex 860, 4 years old, no uewind, otherwise good, $80 will bargain; Bill E-214 or Box 20. 1969 HARlEY DAVIDSON--ISO cc Sprint 1S51 6th St. Apt. 3; after 4 or all day Sat. or Stm, STILL. A good car. A VW, vintage 1960. Runs well and pretty smooth. Everything of mechanical import works. Bill Herman, room 116. SHEET MUSIC: Stones, Animals, three chord Dylan, other folk, revolutionary songs of China, Zeppelin, Beatles, Si mon and Garfunkel, Eve of Destruction more. See Doug, room 220. AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY, still virgin and unopened. Cost me nine simoleaus but 1 now have two of them so I'll sell this one for eight .. Ask for J udie Tyrell in room 111 or drop me a note. BREAD--fresh, homebaked. De1ivt>ries on a regular basis: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday afternoons. Whole wheat, white, rye, french. 75 a 1 o a.f Also sweet rolls cakes, pies, coo 'k les vour' own recipe to order. Will negotiate price. Don't eat ersatz grocery stor_e bread--leave a note for Rick or C 1 au e Lyles and we'll bring what you want. VITAM INS: natural organic or chemical-all kinds-multiple, multiple with iron, individual vitamins like vitamin C. Cheaper than commercial brands, More potent. See Doug, room 220. 12 STRING GUITAR--Guild F212. Ori ginally $300, will sell for $135, See James Ewald, room 221. EMBROIDERED BELTS, handmade, approximately 2" or 2 V4" wide. Different sizes, colors, and prices. See Eileen in room E-226, box 434. DICTIONARY of english literature. $3. Condensation of Sir Paul Harvey's "Companion to English Literature. Box 285, room 124. BICYCLE--girl's, $20. Maia Nikitovich. Box 322. THE AMAZING elixir of life now at New College: cures or prevents the common cold. Eliminates sore gums. Ends aches and pains. A new high for thrill-seeke r s Stops dandruff. Aids eyesight. Only one bottle per customer. Get your vitamin C now. Room 220. COMMUNITY DESIGN In addition to the education your par ents think you are getting here, you are an environment. No matter how much you try to change the environment to fit you, it will probably change you to fit it. Per capita, more East campus people obtain professional psychological guidance. On West, each person gets informal help from the others in his w in g Also, the communal environment i m -poses a degree of amiability which stabilizes, as opposed to the shut-in impersonality of East campus. West campus seems to eliminate some of the sometimes harrowing aspects of individuality. Whether it is also subconciously limiting the person's free-will indiv i dualism is too speculative for me to give an opinion. However the structure of West has left effects, which are unconnected with the nature of the people involved, m West campus residents hardly leave theu wing, and the nature of friendships is determined by the arb1trary placement made by the school. Tha t so many f the best friendships are between palrs who share a wing, suggest that these friendships would not have been m ad e if the people had met in other ways Maybe, the dorms give tions which grow into friendshlp.stmply because of natural affinities wh1ch allowed to grow. But, on the other nand the affinity may be an unnatural one that the dorms create in the heads of the people. In "B" and "E" dorms, there 1s a wall between the 10 person wings, and there is relatively little communication around this wall. In "C" and "D", where the wall is not complete, there are WILliAMS STATIONERY CO. "COMPLETE OFF ICE OUTFITTERS" 1419 Main Street 958-6003 more intra-wing relatiouships. The existence of the wall seems to be the onl factor which will explain the soci a 1 differences between the two types of West campus dorms. On West, the environment gives a person nine or 19 arbitrary friends. 0 n East, if a person wants to remain shut up in his room and have no inter-personal relations, he can. If he is to have friends, he must go out and pick them. This social relation is still determined more to do with him, and less to do with Student Services housing placement. It can be reasonably argued that for his own good a person should not be allowed to be a recluse, and that imposed socialization is good, even if it is arbitrary and does not take into account his individuality. It may also be argued that West campus corrupts the individual by puttin him in a structure which tends towrad a de gree of conformism. Both of these extremes are bullshit. If a person is weak enough to merely fall into line with his dorm, then he needs more than this type of socialization. If there is loss of individualism within dorms, it is not the fault of the dorm. Communality is great; only weak people need dependence enough to give up individualism. Those people whose individuality is destroyed by the sharing of a bathroom and a kitchen never had a stable individuality in the first place. When communality is a good seen e, it is because the people involved used it, but did not need it. When it is b a d 1t is because the people needed so m e thing to cover up their weakness, and used communality. BRANT'S () used (i BOOK EXCHANGE Vl 3913 Brown Ave. Courteous Service and Large Selectiocs VALUE HOUSE Division of 2044 47th Street SMITH SPECIALTY CO. Phone: 33s-m6 NATIONALLY ADVERTISED BRANDS Watches Jewelry Appliances Luggage Giftware Tape Recorders Sports Equipment Photograpuc Equipment Showroom & Catalog Departments PHONE 335-1116 2044 47TH ST. NEEDED RIDE TO WEST OR MIDWEST--share$$ and driving contact Randy, 388-1776. IOWA CITY --share driving & expenses, Peg, Room 206. RIDE TO MARDI GRAS--Feb. 18-22, Box 280. Room 107 & Box 3S9. RIDE NEEDED TO BOSTON --or nearby March S-12. Chris Snyder D-212, Box 420, Janet Cohen D-210, Box 90; Earl Barnhart, 346, B.ox ll. NEEDED INTRO GERMAN BOOK--346. NEEDED:--The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing Kimi Nakatka, kox 313. part of rapidogram; Dot Ro bertson Room 340. NEEDED--One sawed-off mop handle; Barry Sheingold, Room 133. JOBS 5 OR 6 SAlES PEOPlE--Copy Facts Inc. Commission negotiable, work own hours, see Lentini. ch d MAINTENANCE e -ule $l 75 -$300/hour. See Lentini./ GIRL DESK $1. SO hour Longboat Key; see Lent1n1. 6 BUSBOYS--Windjammer Restaurant; also 4 $1. SO hour; see Lentini. PARTIME CLERICAL WORK--Needs 20 students for 6 weeks beginning Feb. 22. A. c. Neilson Co. 1970 Main St .. Jay Lentini, Room 139. PUBLIC NOTICE WNCR--Prokofiev "Peter and the Wolf" Ravel "Concerto in D Major", Fri 8-lOpm TYPrnG--Jim Donahoe, 778-5096 weekdays, after 5 ; anytime weekends. TYPING--958-0531. THE COFFEEHOUSEis open to suggestion. Suggest to Kim McCutcheon, George Naughton or Steve Dunlap. MOVING off campus? Call me and we'll see what we can do! Ask for Dale Catlette, 955-0131. TO THE GIRLS who I borrowed "europe on $5 a Day" from for my ISP: I want to return the book but I don't know your address. Please leave a note in Box 166. DO YOU MAKE/create things thJlt you wish to sell but have no market? The Gallery (next to Mixed Media on Main Street) offers you a place to display ycu r wares and they'll take care of the selling for you. Also, in the same building, is the Sarasota Food Store. It doesn't have quite as much stock as the health food stores, but what it does have is cheaper, and the atm01phere is about forty times more friendly. Any questions? See Lynwood, D-127, box 387. WNCR BLEW its monitor amplifier yesterday; and tmtil we can order another one we wonder if anyone could lend/ rent/ sell us a new or used on sell us a new or used mono or stereo amp. Contact T. Snyder, S Fore, or V. Peck if you can help us LOST--Thln, red notebook of crazy prose; retum to Hamilton desk. ESP TOPICS--Ann Star, every Thursday, 7:30PM H-4-B, starting Feb. 18. with love ST. ARMAND'S CIRClE 8tMl & Seam,lll, 9111!. Office Supplies" page eight APARTMENT FOR RENT--$100 a month. living room, bedroom, stove, bath and kitchen. Call 95S-56S9. 1968 BMW K69S--12, 500 miles. K e n Hubbard, lllO Seminole, Casselburg, Fla. .HOT SHOT ORGAN concert at redeem er on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Check the Hamilton wall for a ride. ANYONE GOING to Washington, D. C.? I need a ride (and back) to either t h e Richmond Roanoke, or Charlottesville Virginia and am willing to help with expenses and driving. Please contact me at Box 308, BUS RUN TO TRAll.--Tonight at 7:1S. It will nm every Tues. and Fri. nights. Bus for Lido Beach 12:30 Sun. PYORRHEA CHIT Saturday night at the coffeehouse heard some of the finest incredible shit around. The evening began at nine with an unbirthday party for two. Pin-the-tail-onthe-donkey, orange cake with cherry icing, applesauce cake with banana icing. Party hats, noisemakers. Then ... Transfix. Carousing stilled, lights off till the room was un-lit by one yellow overhead. And Ross Silver began his set. His easy-sliding city folk blues flowed over potential disturbances. Attentioo was unaltered through a floor show by Borris and Manfred and the amp which picks up local cop and/ or proctor radio commtmi cations. And then Dave Hakan was on and such a peiformance was a long time coming. He did a lot of his own work: songs that t:an set you near tears. Hope songs of new days and his new song, "Barefoot in the Rain" He also sings fine interpretations of other people's works (Gordon Lightfoot, Buffy St Marie, Chris Christo pherson) Holly Exner and Don Gervich sang a few songs and peiformances blended into a jam and hoot. An old regular emerged as a new singer and Steve Fore's songs range .from James Taylor to some hlcred ible unheard of STRANGE folk. Simply and finely sung. The evening was long and slow to end. It was mellow and ... well, I was impressed enough to want to write this newspaper article. Man ... dat's pretty neat shit. Coming attractions: Friday the 5, Lynwood Sawyer, KenAtwell and Lynn Shel ton; plus a tremendous jam consisting of anybody who shows up. Saturday the 6, James Sutorius, "One Man Show", poetry, prose and dram a: "Now what is Love?" Fe. Your Phctosrapbic Supplies See NORTON'S CAMERA CENTE!t Sarasota 1411 MaiD Street 951-4674 2069 Siesta Drive 955-3537 lradeatOD 4524 14th Street DIPPER DAN 9oe eao:: u a d '1' fhings Trail Plaza 3333 N Tamiami Trail Phone 355 3931 BY EARINCS! RINCS! BROACHES! cast & etched sterling silver bands $6.00---$17.00 & SILVER JEWEURY MADE TO ORDER : COlD We are Jllrt off St. Armand's Circle : at NS Harding Circle. Please stop : : by and see our all-handcrafted stock .................................


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