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Fall/Winter 1985 Mm1 cnu losr coutrol o / 011'1111 rrs01mrs lArgo Mac l w 1 1 tl o r I owa /r{t. .. Nimbus Nimbus:, type o f ram d<.lud ; 1 1 1 S .1lso us th e y rl'ttr I l l NC: ,, g low of mt.m o ry, ,, r 1in of ftrtdlty E dit o r ... hr ""' l111n1c'SS thou Phi/Iii' s Prtrolcuu11. L111 Cuyllc'rs the mare nostrum foundation: man & the sea Luc Cuyvers '78 is in the enviable position of fulfilling a dream he has had since he was an undergraduate. Luc is the founder and President of the Mare Nostrum Foundation, an organization dedicated to the wise development and management of the oceans. Luc's New College thesis, "Ocean Management: Rational Exploitation of Ocean Resources," has blossomed into several major projects advancing under the aegis of Mare Nostrum: screenplays, books, and The Blue Revolutior1, a nine-part television series now nearing the production stage. Thus, Luc employs his talents as journalist, researcher and cinematographer. Luc's work at New College combined several disciplines, specifically, political science, physics, biology, and economics. Certainly, what attracted Luc to New College is the fact that interdisciplinary study is not only possible, but encouraged here. After his BA, Luc went on to complete his MA and PhD studies in marine policy studies at the University of Delaware. The multifaceted approach is still evident in Luc's work. Both his recent book, Omw Uses nrul Their Regulntior1, and The Blue RtvolutiorJ take a holistic view of man's relationship with the ocean. The Mare Nostrum Foundation's concerns range from use of the ocean as a source of food and minerals to waste disposal in the sea. Energy, transportation, and the law of the sea are also serious issues for the Foundation. The Blue RevolutiorJ is a labor of love that will make Mare Nostrum highly visible. One might be inclined to compare The Blue Revolution with Cousteau's films. Luc credits Cousteau with making oceanography accessible to the public; simultaneously, he feels that The Blue Revolution is more profound, probing more deeply into the ancient relationship between man and the oceans. "It is not a conventional science series, although it certainly acknowledges the awesome growth in science and technology that has accompanied our intensifying use of the sea. Similarly, it is not a historical series, although it frequently examines the past to see how we arrived at the present." Luc's statement suggests a comparison between The Blue Revolutior1 and The Asm1t of Mnn. Bronowski's series also goes beyond its immediate subject to encompass a greater whole. In this case, that whole is something akin to 'ocean humanities': the ultimate liberal arts approach to the element that dominates our planet. To combine a myriad of images, ideas, and technologies into a cohesive whole-to do so for the mutual benefit of man and the sea -these are the goals of The Blue Revolution. The nine episodes are scheduled for a 1988 debut on PBS. "Most of my time has been spent convincing other people that it should be done", says Luc wryly. Although most of the research and development for the project is now complete, another year's worth of scripting and reconnaissance remains to be done. Luc estimates production time at 18 months. The actual filming will entail hard work combined with a touch of adventure, since the film's location sites are scattered all over the world. Once all phases of production are complete, the time investment will total six years. The dedication needed to bring such an undertaking to fruition is tremendous. As one hears Luc speak, the source of thatdedication is apparent. lt is his deep love of the sea. "The sea is a monolithic subject to most people", he says, "yet there are many ways to express your relationship to the oceans." Much of Luc's work has served to communicate that bond between man and the sea. For more information about the Mare Nostrum Foundation, write to: Luc Cuyvers, The Mare Nostrum Foundation, Washington Office. 2000 Florida Ave. N.W./Suite 500 Washington, D.C. 20009 nc shines in phd study SARASOTA, FL A recently-released national study reveals that New College of the University of South Florida is the eighth-ranked college in the United States in the proportion of its graduates who successfully complete the Ph.D. degree. The study, using data gathered by the National Academy of Sciences, also ranked New College third among all U S colleges and universities in Ph. D .-earning students in social sciences, eighth in combined sciences, lOth in life sciences, tied for 14th in humanities, and tied for 21st in empirica I sciences. Please turn to page 3


Dear Friends: I have been ,1sked to write this column and feel greatly honored for the privilege. The col lege, as most of you remember, went through rough times, but weathered like a cliff pine in rough terrain; she is not a giant but resilient and picturesque. So did you. It was one of the most memorable occasions when in May the class of '75 and others returned to the campus to renew the old. You brought many good memories and affections we shared. The most important fact: you are doing awfully well in the world; I don't want to credit this fact directly to NC, but I am proud of you. I am spending most of my creative life period at NC, and probably the rest of my life. As you can see, my commitment to this place is not a casual one. What attracts us to NC? Flexibility? Although some part of our campus life is becoming more robotic, it is still a place where flexibility is prevailing for creative minds. My classes are just the same; not many students complete their work on time, most of them finish within a year, and some quietly fade away. It is still my pedagogy that any wil ling monkey can learn Differential Calculus, and my patience level is still high. Compared to many other institutions, the faculty is not well compensated, but the students are the royalties here. I still break some regulations if it is necessary for the good of my students. In the beginning of any academic year, the upper class students feel that the entering class looks so naive and immature compared to the class they came with; weren't you like that? I have tried to let you see that the college is as alive in creative chaos as it was in your time. In mathematics, the shock of merger has not disappeared completely: we have three professors; we had five then. But we work hard not to compromise our standards. Our graduates are doing well; on the average, one NSF fel lowship is awarded to our math students each year. I published a book this spring and am working on another. We established an ex chang e program with the University College of Dublin while I was visiting the institute; two Dubliners are here this year and two of our students are in Dublin. We will continuously indulge a cr,wing for excellence and possible education in a total synthesis of human life. Be well, and keep in touch; you have been my inspiration. Dr. Soo Bong Chae Nimbus extends an apology to Anita Allen Castellitto '74 for the erroneous class note in the Spring issue. Anita is married to Paul Castellitto '74. Anita holds an MA and a PhD in phi losophy from the University of Michigan. She holds a )D from Harvard Law School. She has been on the faculty of Carnegie-Mellon University, worked for the National Endowment for the Humanities as a program officer, and is presently an attorney with a prominent New York law firm, Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Anita joins the Faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law this fall. An Alum Speaks Brud Arthur Retires No one carries ,,s much New College history with him ,,s Furman C. "Brud" Arthur, who retired in Septembe1 as director of public affairs. Tlw first New College staff member hired in December 1960, two months ,,fter New College was chartered and nine months before,, president ,lfrived Brud knows our college perhaps better than any of us. Quiet, reflective, and professional, Brud set a tone for the College's approach to "PR" that has served us well. When so many other sm,11l colleges turned to PR gimmicks during the '70s, substance characterized New College. In this spirit Brud has outlined the stories, written the copy, ,1nd gotten the word out for three presidents, five provosts, a director, a campus dean, and along the way, two acting presidents. Though many were unaware of his role, Brud Arthur played a part in many of our tri ump.J:s, large and small. Among the larger ones was the College's striking pocket-sized Bulletin, published from 1963-74 and widely recognized as a major innovation in college marketing. The biggest reason for the Bulletin's success was not its distinctive design, however, but what it said, under Brud's editorship, about education. "Each student is responsible in the last analysis for his own education." By oversight or des1gn, this sentence does not appear in the current NC Admissions catalogue. Further, its associated concepts are deemphasized. For reasons that should be appar ent to us all, the Sarasota Alumni Chapter wishes to see it boldly retained. In the interest of maintaining our educational and institutional character, we feel that the catalogue should proclaim the statement as definitive of the New College experience. We intend to voice our concern to those responsible for the catalogue. All letters of support will be welcomed. Sincerely, Mike L,1so.:he '85 Nimbus weh-omts your (tH1lmtnls awl Yt'SI1011St'S. Plenst nrfdress your /elfers lo lite edilol', We at New College are experiencing a busy fall season. The focus of attention, as always, is on our incoming class. One hundred fifty eight new students enrolled this fall, bringing New College its highest enrollmcr.f 1980. Administrative offices experienced a flurry of activity as the number of enrollees threatened to exceed availab l e bed space. This is the sort of problem we like to have! Happily, quality has increased with quantity. Using SAT scores as one of several indicators, we find that median SAT scores have risen 31.4 points to an average of 1231.6 (608.3 V, 623.3M). These statistics, combined with the newly released Great Lakes Colleges Association study (see article on page 1) bring even greater prestige to our favorite college. I trust that you have received a copy of the 1985 Alumni Directory, Nimbus Vol. 1 Number 3. The Directory is the gift of John Esak '71 and the New College Foundation. Revisions and improvements are planned for the next edition, including the cross-referencing of women by both maiden and married name. Your comments and suggestions for future editions are welcome; we hope that you will communicate them to us. In the meantime, please enjoy your Directory. New College Foundation trustees Bob Allen '78, John Cranor '67, and Ken Misemer '68, working with the Provost, are convening a New College Alumni Council to suggest by laws for a permanent Alumni Association. The Council will represent a span of NC classes, career and family perspectives, and areas of expertise. The council will also include representatives from the chapters. While present ing by-laws for presentation to the alumni, the Council will oversee college support activities launched during the past year. The Council will hold its first meeting on campus this fall; watch the Winter Nimbus for more news. Having had a successful year with our first six alumni chapters, we now plan to charter five more. To this end, we invited both current and new chapter heads to participate in the Alumni Admissions Fall Workshop, held the weekend of September 6th -8th: The weekend began with a Cook Hall dinner hosted by the Provost and then moved on to seminars covering recruitment strategies. We found time between seminars for fellowship with faculty friends and current students, as well as for a great dinner at Rab and Rose Ann Thornton's Siesta Key home. The new chapter areas are Boston, Philadelphia, and Tampa. Stay tuned for more information on these new groups. The alumni chapters were directly responsible for the enrollment of several students this fall. In addition to helping Admissions, the alumni are helping these new students as well by allowing them to experience the sense of community that is intrinsic to life at New College. The new library is almost complete. The pedestrian is nolN in pli!ce vvha t cl sight! The burn'ls along 41 hdve been !.andscaped, providing the campus with a little more privacy. The entire structure is impressive, whether one approaches the campus from north or south. Some may miss the time When Cia called to ask me to write this column, my first reaction was that there must be a case of mistaken identity. After all, I was a lost alumnus a scant 5 months ago. But on reflection, I realized her call was completely appropriate for NC, where things change quickly. To me New College was (and from what I saw at the reunion, is) a great place to be able to crash at high speed and live to tell about it, maybe even learning something in the process -whether you're in a Jacksonville S.R.O., holed up working on your senior thesis (and talking to the mayor of Jacksonville the next day) or having a relationship transmogrify at a Palm Court party. When I talk to my NC friends it is clear that the pace was very intense for everybody. Perhaps that is why one of my best friends stayed only a year, but still looks back at that year with affection (and a little relief). 1 went to NC mainly because I was terrified of the well-defined path I seemed to be on: prep school-college-law school-associate/partner ... I'm not sure I'm really off that path, working at a pillar of the establishment, Morgan Bank (at least I didn't go to law school, David) but at least the trip l took to get here makes me comfortable that I belong here now and can change things if l so choose later. (This may be simply my own sweet dream -please don't wake me up.) The feeling I didn't have before I went to New Collegea feeling that l have some real control over my destiny is, for me, one of the most important consequences of my going. NC is a funny place. It's different, with its contracts ,,nd lack of grades, its tutorials, ISPs-yet not so different that most graduates can't oper ate comfortably in the mainstream if they choose. NC alumni seem better prepared, probably because the environment helps you learn how to take risks. In many ways, New College is like graduate school at the undergraduate level. You sink or swim in an academic sense depending upon whether you really want to learn something. And that's tht> message that we should pass on to others. A high washout r,lte but also a very high reward. 2 For ,,11 of you who missed the recent reunion, we expect you all next time. Towards that end, and to get the alum network up and operating, could you let Cia Romano know the address of anyone you suspect might be lost? Check the Alum Directory you got last month. Except for the fact that you can't see the Trail any more from Hamilton Center, everything, including all the alumni and the current crop of graduates, appear to be in working order. Bob B. is aging rapidly, however; he must look at least 22 or 23. Speeds up the process of buying alcohol at least. Right, Bob? Bill Dudley '74 Bill Dud!ty cnmrd his Ph.D. iu rcouomics nt the University o{ Califoruin, Brrhlry, 1982. He is a regulnlory I'(Ollonus/, Morga" Bnnk. New York /1y way of: Bost.m, Berkeley, Onmillr !CAl, /he Frdernl Rrserv, in Wnslu11gtou, D.C. H, is nlso nn adju11rl nssocinlt pn,fmor nt N.Y. Ll. 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honored game of Cross 41 (also known as 41 Chicken) but most of us are relieved at the prospect of making a safe crossing. The Grand Opening of the library is scheduled for Febru ary 15, and the building will b e open for use during the second semester. Jim Feeney, no newcomer to NC, has been appoin t ed Director of Special Project Devel opment by Provost Benedetti. Jim first came to the College in 1966 as a tutor in sociology. He left for Empire State University in New York just before our merger with the state of Flor ida. H e is now back to write reports, find grants, and help all of us with his insights on higher ed ucation. We look forward to hearing from you. phd Patricia Romano Editor, Nimb u s ( O llfiiiii C d / 1 <1111 J>

v_...-, ._. ; . ... .,... . .. On Saturday morning, a few brave souls met at the Pink Arch for a fun run down Bay shore Road. Most chose t o recover from the previous night's revelry but were sufficiently revived by noon to proceed to a barbecue by the bay. Burgers and dogs were supplemented with fish caught at the dock by Mike Calinski '83 and John Morrill. Many faculty members joined the group, as did local alumni, boosting attendance to over 150 persons. Saturday evening was highlighted by an elegant dinner in Hamilton Center. Several bottles of champagne were presented to alumni. The "Earliest Graduate Attending" award went to Mimi Donnay '69. Bottles of bubbly were received by Melissa Birch '75 for travelling the greatest distance (from Ecua dor) to the reunion; to Winslow Chadwich '75 for winning the fun run; and to Gina Schat teman '75, Jaime Henriquez '75, Mary Con nors '75, and Madeline Snow '75 for helping to organize the event. Kathleen Smith '75 had 1 commemorative plaque made for reunion organizer Dave Disend 75, and it was pre sented with a standing ovatio n The eve ning ended with dancing, and Provost Bob Bene detti cut a fine figure on the dance f l oor. Dr. Marion Hoppin displays tHI honorary medn/. The weekend' s most popular event was a Sunday brunch hosted by Dr. Marion Hoppin. Catered by Jayne Cobb '78, the exquisite buffet complemented Dr. Hoppin's lovely Lido Shores was a sentimental occasion, as the reunion weekend was coming to a close. Many alums reestablished friendships that had been put on "hold" since leaving NC. Cur rent students mingled with alumni, and found more in common than myth would allow. Dr. Hoppin was presented with an honorary medal (see photo) cast in bronze by Mark Mudge '79. The good feelings generated were almost palpable; a better example of NC's sense of community has seldom been seen. We look forward to what the classes of '71 and '76 can do for an encore next Spring. Under the duress of bourbon on his flight home, Dave Disend relented to the appeals of the seven other alums on the plane and con sented to organize the class of '75 for their fifteenth reunion in 1990. Dave has also been instrumental in raising over $30,000 in gifts and pledges from the reunion attendees to h e lp computerize alumni records at th e College. A rlassir NC mrotuiier. Will and Sgt. Medina Bill Nauidi '7 3 questions o

Joan Busner '78 received a PhD in experimen tal social psychology from Adelphi University in 1984. She is ,1 research associate in the Child Psychiatry Department, Schneider Children's Hospital, which is part of the Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, Long Island, Y. "Former New College people I've seen or heard from recently include David Gorfein, former C professor and head of the psychology department at Adelphi; Rachel Sawyer, John Biggers, Kenny Martin, Pete Tepley '79, Dori Brown '79, Mark and Maureen (Duffy) Heffernan, and Katy Newberg." Raphael Colb '72 wrote that he has lived in Israel since 1977, at Kibbutz Yolel since 1980. "The settlement is small, young, agricultur,ll, nestled in the Arava Desert north of Eilot, astride the Great Rift. I am responsible for the landscaping ,1nd the organic vegetable garden cs 111 Hr/1. Michael lives in a c,1bin with his posslq Jenny and six sled dogs ne<1rby. He goes mushing for fun. school. John also has ,1 private psychology practice in Columbus. He and Steve Duprey still party together. Each Thanksgiving they meet with Susan Tiffany Pugh '74 and her husband Hank, and, on occasion, Adam Schloss '75. Marcy Denmark Manning '73 writes, "I've had four solo art exhibitions since lenving C. I run a department for a national marketing firm and do all their writing and art work. I'm getting an MBA from George Mason University; raising our 7\-2 yeilr old Justin, being a room mother, den mother, Little League game attender and constant hostess to 7-year-olds; and developing a one-panel cartoon strip that Gary Larson of 'The Far Side' has praised. (If anyone has any connections to get it syndicated, let me know, OK?) My husband john, who was introduced to me by former friends of a NC dropout, is getting his engineering degree in june and works for a British elec tronics firm." David Disend '75 tells us that Rob Phillips '75 missed the reunion due to his impending mar riage. Dave also reports that Dorothy Massey '73 is now an optician in New jersey. Steve Duprey '74 retired in '76 from the New Hampshire legislature after two terms. He graduated from Cornell Law School in '78 along with Remy Luria '74. Steve pr,1Ctices in a 35 lawyer firm in Con ord, NH. He h,1ngs out Cln Longboclt every M.1y. Zelia Ellsholf '70 writes, "I received my M.S. from Miami University of Ohio in 1980 ,111d am currently working toward a PhD in botany at the University of Hawaii. I'm also raising my children: August, 13, and Coral, 7." Emily Feigenson '76 has been ordained a rabbi. She is a teacher as well. Erica Gellman Lofgren '74 married Eric Lofgren '73. They live in Leonia, NJ, with their new daughter, Allegra. Rebecca Goldthwaite '75 has added a postscript to her class note in the spring Nim/.11s. As follows: "Larry Forman '75 earned his MBA from Duke and went on to work in Durham, NC as the marketing/finance director of a young cash management firm started up by two of his Duke professors. Less than four years later he had increased the annual revenues from $25,000 to over $4,000,000, and he was vice-president. In January, 1985, Larry accepted an even bigger challenge and is now VP of the WATERMAN GROUP, ,1 venture capitalist endeavor headquartered in Dal las. Larry has published articles for the New York Stock Exchange and in leading cash m,lnagement journals. He has also edited an MBA textbook on that topic Rebecca Goldthwaite '75, Larry's wife, worked six months in London as an editor and then started the Masters in Literature program at Duke. She left that program to work for the airlines and then to Andy Howard '78 is completing his disserta tion, "Working Class Solidarity ,1nd Metropolitan Hegemony: lnternation,1! Articulaching in the music department of U.S. F." Wendy Smith '75 received her PhD in zoology from Duke University in 1981. She is currently completing a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Biology at the Uniyersity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Beginning Sept. '85 she will tear herself ,1way from the land of dogwoods and magnolias to begin an assistant professorship at Northe,1stern University, Boston, in the Department of Biology. Bill Swanson '79 earned his PhD at the Univesity of Chicago in 1984. He is currently at the University's Eye Research Labs. He also te,1ches classes on the br,1in in Loyola University's psychology department. Bill's special interests are mathematical models of visual hallucin,ltions and of meditation visualizations. He became a member of the Kagyu liniage of Tibetan Buddhism in 1980. Jeanne Simmons Thomas '73 has spent the last nine years or so directing productions in s,,n Francisco, 'ranging from clown shows to Expressionist theater, radical opera to Eugene O'Neill. She is now pursuing dance training with Lucas Hovin, and classical speech with Cyril Clayton. Jeanne also teaches classes in clown skills ,1nd techniques for learning dis abled and emotionally disturbed children. Wendell Wagner '74, a mathematician at the Department of Defense, holds an MS in mathem,ltics from Ohio State, as well as an MS in linguistics from the University of Texas. Robert Watts Jr. '78 writes, "I received my Master of International Affairs from Colum bia University in 1980, where I also worked on an MS in Urban Planning. I entered the United States Foreign Service in late 1980. I also served as Vice Consul in Ponta Delgad,,, the Azores, Portug,1l from 1981 to 1983. From there I was transferred to the US Consulate General in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where I am con cluding a tour as an Economic Officer. I will be leaving here in July to return to work in the State Department in Washington, and try to re-Americanize myself (I dream in Portu guese). Keep up the good work on Nn11bus." William Westwood '71 tells us, "I was recently elected a principal in the management consulting firm of Towers, Perrin, Forster and Crosby. I focus prim,lrily on problem-solving for state and local governments. My wife and I have two daughters, Sarah and Amanda. My wife Trudi is ,1 social worker on temporary motherhood leave. It's good to see Jim Feeney b,lCk!"


class n<>tes Linda Willson '79 (nee Bressoud) writes, I have been a crisis counselor at Safe Place and Rape Criss Center, Sarasota, for 41-i years. I also teach rape prevention in the school s, train volunteers, and handle public relations for SPARCC. Last Christmas I finally started the novel I've been talking about for years." William Winchester '79 received his PhD in Chemistry last May, after completing his dis sertation on "The First Synthesis of a Transi tion Metal Complex of Cycloheptatetraene". Williams has accepted a position as postdoc tor,,J associate with the Institute for Orga nsche Chemi in Erlangen, Germany. Ken Zafen '75, ,1n MD, lived in Alask,, untd last june. He 1s now .1t Presbyterian/St. Luke's Med ical Center in Denver, CO. He plans to return to Alaska after completing his residency. eighties Jolynn Butts 83 is completing her Master's in radiogeochemistry/oceanography at the Uni versity of South Carolina. She studies radioac tive tr,Kers found 1n natural systems and their d1stribu t ion in estuaries. jolynn calls her work ar ongoing study"what I'll be doing for the rest of my life". She is with the Belle Baruch Marine Research Station in Georgetown, SC. Steven Anderson '82 writes, I will receive my MA in psychology this spring and have been accepted as a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at the University of Iowa. I am special izing in clinical neuropsychology -the relationships between human brain structure and beh,wior." Paul Cebar '80 and his R&B Cadets are making a spJ,,sh in the music world. The Cadets were featured recently in SPIN magazine, where reviewer Dan Racine called them "the best-kept Midwestern secret since Louis jordan left Milwaukee." Christgau of The Village Voice called them "a bar band made in heaven". A recent coup was Nick Lowe's offer to produce their single, "A Strong and Lasting Kind". Perry Curtis '83 recently returned from a tour of Japan and Thailand. Isabelle Fetherston 82 and Kei Kishimoto '83 were married last winter. Kei is a graduate student at Harvard. At last report, I sabel l e was applying for admission to the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Gerald Gaul '81 received his MD from Mayo Medical School last May and will begin postgraduate training in opthalmology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. Molly Hoopes w'81 is the mother of 1\-i, a homemaker who occasionally does freelance art. Desiree Howell :s2 married David Smolin 80. She is entering her third year in a six year professional degree program at the University of Cincinnati. She is looking "far forward" to g radu ating in 1989 or '90. David, in his third 5700 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 33580 Events, actMties, programs and facilities of the University of South Florida are available to all without regard to race color, sex, religion, national origin, handicap, or age, as provided by law and in accordance with the University's respect for personal dignity This public document was pro mulgated at an annual cost of 3400 or .425 per copy to pro vide information about New College of USF. year at University of Cincinnati Law School, has accepted a Federal judicial clerkship with a judge on the Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, beginning after graduation in 1986. Both D avid and D esi r ee a r e eagerly awai tin g th e birth of their first baby. "Contrary to popular rumor, we are not aspiring Yuppies", writes David. "Witn ess the retention of our 1970 Dodge Dart with the trunk that won't shut and the broken radio (very un-Yuppie), our slobbish dress, etc." Susan Mayfield '84 and Roy Tedesco '83 are now married and l iving in Syracuse, where the weather is not to their likin g. Susan is the financial controller at a trading company; she plans to shoot for an MBA in the near future. R oy is in his seco n d year at Syracuse Univer sity Law School, a nd is working for American Express. Richard Newman-Wolfe '81 is in his last year of the doctoral program in computer science a t the University of R oc h es t er. Elizabeth A. Osuch '83 is teaching a t a small school in Lesotho, South Africa. She instructs students in high school math, physics, chemistry, and English literature, and is completely in love with her job. Muriel Parenteau '84 lives in San Francisco's legendary Haight. I finally marched in th e biggest Lesbian and Gay Pride parade in th e country ... the event rea lly showed m e that th is city is unique. There is room for everybody." Muriel, a lab technician a t the Irwin M e morial Blood B ank, is part of a group of researchers working on the AIDS project. In her spare time she gives massage treatments a t the UCSF Student Union and is taking American Sign Language and French courses. Margaret Patton '83 wrote to us from Sri Lanka. "I'm j ust beginning a two-year teaching project here with the P eace Corps. We are teaching English to prospective teachers who in turn will do the teaching in the schools. To any students/teachers/alumni who may be in the neighborhood, so to speak, I invi t e you to drop by. I can show you th e island. Sri Lank a's very small!" Charles Rutheiser '83 is in the PhD program in anthropology at johns Hopkins Univ e rsity He works on bilingual educational programs with the Guajiro Indians in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Chuck is a lso a New College Foundation Alumni Trustee. He lives in Baltimore, where he frequents Thai restaurant s. Kent Simendinger '81 is wrapping up a Master's thesis at Pennsylvania State University. He will then begin a job search in the space p lannin g/faci lity programming field"some where warm Kent also reports that E li zabeth McCain '83 is working on her Mas t e r 's in marine biology at the University of South Carolina. Kent has also stayed in t o u c h with Brian Schlosser s i who is a compute r sales m an at Sperry Computer Systems. Jerry Simmons '83 is in graduate school at Princeton after working for more than a year at Bell Labs. jerry joins several o ther NC g rads working at Princeton. Among them are Kevi n Perry '82, Dick Canary '85, and Jim Geiger 84. Adam Tebrugge '82 earned his JD in 1984 from the Florida State University Law School where he was the Article & Notes edi tor of the FSU Law Review, and interned at th e Florida Supreme Court. Currently, he is assistant public defender in the Sarasota County Courthouse, and is gearing up to take the Florida Bar in late February. Adam's goal? "To become the greatest criminal defense lawyer of al l time." S haron Daughtery Tonnies '85 marned Robert Tonnies '83; she is enrolled in the PhD program 1n Chem1stry a t the Univers1ty of Ut,1h. Phil Tondra '81 and Ro bin Maddox Tondra '81, who could "usu a lly be found skulkmg around 1n (their) experimental psych o logy hall ", have take n th e ex p e rim ent one step further. They h ave married a nd settled in Eli Whitney, NC, with their menagerie of horses, dogs, chicke n s, and Mrs Abercrombie the cockatiel. Phil is a chemist at Bristol Myers and Robin works with Dressage ridin g horses. John Vande Walle '84 writes, I will be starting the 2-year MBA/MA progr<1m in arts administration at Southern Methodist Un1versity in Dallas this fall. They have awarded me an admini strative assoc iateship ." Susan Wallner '83 recently r eceived her MAin Communications from the Annenberg School of Communications at th e University of P e n nsylvania. She is now writing her thesis o n systems of distribution a nd exhibition of video art. John Wilke '82's a rticl es have appear ed in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The M111n11 Hernld and other papers. H e is currently a Washington Correspondent fo r BIIS1111'55 Week; his cover story, H as The FCC Gone Too F a r ?" appears in the Au gust 5, 1985 issu e J ohn graduated from Columbia University with an MS in 1983. He's been "i n lov e with Nancy N adler from 1977 to present" Jodie Yeakel '82 wrote us a c h a racteristic note. As follows: Jodie here, getting even dirtier at the RMA ( Rin gling) than I ever did in the studios. Also deciding to do what I said I 'd never do -take the GREs (whi l e all the while searching desperately for an al ternative plan of action) Recently began learning It a l ian. Am still painting, still infatuated by/with Willem de Kooning, still sort of planning t o leave Sarasota (but now not just in search of fine cheesesteaks). Hope to grow t o be 5'7" and morf' Non Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 262 Sarasota. FL Address Correction Requested 6

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