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Nimbus (Fall 1986)


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Nimbus (Fall 1986)
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But a se r ies o f requ es t s file d in r ece nt yea r s under the Freed o m of Information A c t s h owed those fears w e r e well f o und e d : Do c um e nts declassified and r e l eas ed by th e FBI co nfirm that N e w Coll e g e s tud ents and f acult y were pla ced under investigation by intellig ence agencie s during the Vietnam War e r a. N e w College alum Jay Peterzell w o rking with the Cent e r for N a tional Security Studies in Washington fir s t unlocked the FBI' s file s o n N e w College in 1980. His requests yi e ld e d hund r ed s o f pa ges of t e l e t y p e transmissions and co p ies o f int e llig e n ce ft.les compiled by th e FBI re g ional office in Thmpa cle arl y s howin g that f e deral and l o cal police agencie s investigated political and civil rights groups oppo s ed to President Nixon 's policies The documents s h o w s ecret file s wer e kept o n a handful of s tud e n ts, the college president and certain f a culty member s at New College A 15-year old high school student a local busines s man bl a ck s tudent l e ad ers and students at other area colleges and uni v er s itie s wh o s pok e out a g ain s t the war also are named in the ftles. The government's interest in New C o llege was jus t a s mall part o f e fforts by the FBI, CIA, Secret Service and military intelligen ce agencie s t o tr ac k dissent on college campuses during the Johnson and Nixon admini s trations, a cc ording to a 1976 Congressional investigation Th e investigation found wide s pread use of intelligence agencie s for dome s tic political purpo ses. The Tampa FBI files covering local anti-war activit y from 1969 to 1W2, co nfirm on the local level many of the fmding s of the Congre ss i onal in vest igation. But there is no evidence that such tactic s as wiretapping, br ea k in s or mail interception apparently in widespread use el s ewh ere in th e c ountry were aimed at New College On e target of the FBI's efforts was New College Profes sor of Religion D r William Hamilton who made speeches at anti-war demon s tration s in 1969 Hi s name appears frequently in the files, accompanied b y his criticis m s of Nixon policies Asked about the FBI's investigation, he called it an i ncredible waste of time and tax dollars, and a f rightening abu s e of power and betrayal of trust" by the government. S u rve illance was s tepped up sharply following the U .S. invasion of Cam b o dia and the killing of four Kent State University students in May 1970. A "student s trike held during this period at New College "was complet e l y e ffective for over a week" and the college was the only institution Nimbus Nimbus; a type of rain cloud; it is also used in reference to the g lowing halo that surrounds the head o f a saint. The connota tio n s a s the y refer t o NC: a gl o w of memory, a rain of fertility Edit o r Total Strike Said New College Reality SARASOTA claimed the s cheduled four-day campus strike has the support or at least 95 per cent of the stu dent body and also labeled r.he school as "Q.Ile cf lM few in thesouthcntotal strike The JattCT was a reference to the Nt.>W College faculty not on!) suspending c:\asses until .Monday but supportmg the strike effort and urging the encollege community to par ticipate This backs the con tention of several student leaders who state the strike Is not ''agai.nst the college, but of the college. J OSE PEREZ, a member of SACC, reported about 50 New College students will join the collegians' Washington march near lhe White HOuse while another 50 are actively en gaged in coordinating deLails of new College's VBrious strike activities. ''All but 10 or 20 students out of 400 support the strike," he $aid. "TM mino r ity (avon a protest but they don't see the be!H!fits of a strike." One who opposes the strike Is Rob-Mallet, edito r of taln Jack, t h e campus news paper. lo an edltt>rial, Mallet said the stl'ike will not accom plish anything, "just flogging a dead dog P E R E Z SAID plans for hxfay s march in downtown Sarasota. draft card tum-In and rally haYe been preUy well finalized. Parade permits have been cbtained and the proression route fir med up. March participants about 500 are expec:lerl -will co.nvene al the federal building on Orange Avenue at 11:30 a m. There. several students the ccmmitlee estimates any where from 10 lO 30 will turn i n their draft cards. Altempts to have a repre sentaUwe of the Selective Ser vice Board. present faHed, Perez said. He quoled a board spokesman as saying all feder al building orric:es will be c:\osed, the usual proceduM on Saturdays. Student leaden said pre viously that if a ''r epresentative cf the U .S. Ccvemment" daes not appear at the federal building. the draft cards will be mailed to P r esident Nixon from the building cr the down tawn post office, a halfbloc:k away F R0/11 THE federal building, ma r chers will w alk ncrtb en Orange Avenue then onto Main Street towards Bayfront Island Park. There a rally will be held with six speakers h ..... ""w rnn.,., .. ,.l.,..t..nh in the s tate to officially cancel classes The FBI file said "Sarasota police report college administration and fuculty are in sympathy with the strikers. This infor mation may have led to the establishment of what appeared to be an exte n sive file kept on NC President Dr. John Elmendorf Anoth e r member of the NC admini s tration who told the FBI he was confid e ntially oppo s ed to draft counseling on campus began to supply the T a mp a bureau with regular i nformation on the plans of political groups on ca mpus. Th e documents show Sara s ota police also had informants on campus. On e ar ea anti war group apparently subjected to extensive investigation was the B a y Area Coalition a peace group comprised of students and fuculty from N e w College Eckerd College, Manatee Junior College and USF Tampa In one referenc e, a c onfidential source who has provided reliable inf orma tion in the pa s t inf iltrated a meeting of the coalition, held at a Quak e r c hur c h in St. P e t e r s burg where plans were announced for a peace demon s tration "to prote s t g row ing militarism in our country." Th e non violent demonstration held at the Bayfront Center in May 1969 and attended by about 250 people, protested an appearance by then-Selective S e rvi ce Dir. Gen L e wi s Her s hey Principal speakers were identified by the FBI a nd p a rti c ipants were photographed The fil es al s o show the FBI was monitoring black student groups on l o cal c ampu s e s, and n o ted that extreme hostility exists (in Sarasota) over the pha s ing out of N e gro elementary schools." Individual NC students whom the FBI believed might participate in "sympathetic demonstrations" w e re named in the fl.les. The agency also conducted a brief investigation int o the a c tivitie s of a 15year-old high school student who planned a public c omm e morative s ervice for Martin Luther King. A c cording to the 1976 Congressional investigation, FBI offices in the 1960 s and 1970's were monitoring campus "subversives," including opponents of the war civil rights advocates and "those engaged in New L e ft type political activity." FBI agents were told to track the "loosely b o und college-oriented movement with its "strong Marxist, existentialist, nihili s t and anar chis t overtones. And agents were instructed to investigate anti war a c tivists to establish their potential threat to security," after which they would be pl a ced on a "security index of suspects "for detention in time o f national em e rgency." John Wilke, a reporter on The Boston Globe, g raduat ed fro m N ew Colle ge in /981 and fr o m Columbia University in 1983. H e has published news anicles in The New Y o rk 1ime s, Washin g t o n P os t Miami Herald and other newspapers and magaz,ines. B efo r e joinin g The Gl olu, was a r epo rter for Busi ne ss Week in W as h ing/On.


Fourteen years at New College, which is almost twice as long as I have spent in any other location, combined with the throes of middle age would stimulate some reflection under any circumstances but do so particularly now that I am back at New College after spending a semester at the University of Pennsylvania. The time at Penn was exhilarating. To be in a major research university, to participate in the regular meetings of the research group, to have available more seminars and colloquia than one has time or understanding for, to sample the amenities of the city W.C. Fields notwithstanding are reasons why a leave is essential. One returns rejuvenated and eager. But one also returns eager because there is no place like New College. Research is more intense at Ph.D. institutions, and students at other places may be as good as New College students, but only at New College are the teaching and scholarly enterprises so intertwined and so sustained by a commitment from both faculty and students. Most of all, the whole thing takes place under an ethos of rigorous standards set in a very flexible structure. The contract system is the wonderful device which encapsulates both our standards and our procedures. It permits everything; it is limited only by the responsibility of the contracting parties to themselves and to each other. "Stop gushing," you say, "we know all that." But the values that dim under daily pressures become more vivid from the vantage of distance and the perspective of another institution. Furthermore, the power of the contract system is not widely used and the ethos of this place bears reaffirming for both new and old faculty. The alumni can and should remind us of our principles and have done so effectively when they returned for the recent reunions. Indeed the reunions of the last couple of years have been a most delightful development. Let us hope they continue to be well attended. Come on down if you at all can. The new library has already become a part of campus life and an excellent addition it is. New College goes forward with stability in pleasant surroundings. It does so on our terms because the powers that be have left us alone out of benevolence and clear thinking. I do have some concern for the future, however. Since USF at Sarasota is expected to grow and since institutions tend to become top heavy and rigid, New College may become a neglected program on the Sarasota campus. There are only hints of this threat so far but it should be kept in mind by those who keep the vigil. Some things never change; I still play basketball with students who seem to be of a constant age and agility. But time does pass; each year I know better what I should do on the court but the body responds more sluggishly. At any rate I am glad that each year some students are interested in semiserious basketball. It is a good way to maintain a healthy spirit. Peter Kazaks is a professor of physics at New College. Our apologies to Sharon Matola Despite information to the contrary in the last Nimbus, the government of Belize has never supported the Belize zoo tinanciallv and has no intention of doing so in the Mark your calendar now for the 1987 New College reunion on May 22, 23 and 24. The targeted classes are '67, '72, '77 and '82, but, as usual, any and all are welcome. Andrea Deeb '82 and the agents for the targeted classes are completing plans for the weekend. You'll be hearing more soon. If you fondly recall the Environmental Studies Program as an operation located in Caples Hall and run almost single-handedly by John Morrill, you're in for some urprises. In the first place, the program is no longer housed in Caples Hall. It moved to the Carriage House (Caples garage) that had been virtually unused since the college acquired the Caples Campus. The new space fits the program like the proverbial glove. With the advent of the Environmental Studies Steering Committee in 1984, faculty shared guidance of the program with the coordinators and a student representative. John Morrill represented Natural Sciences on this committee for the first few year Now, biologist Sandra Gilchrist is sitting on the Committee along with philosopher Bryan Norton, sociologist Penny Rosel and student Leslie Miller. Six students are currently working toward areas of concentration in environmental studies. Senior projects range from two on Sarasota Bay to gopher tortoises to Celtic bird symbolism. Anthony Andrews, anthropology, had published "La arqueologia historica en el area maya'' in the proceedings of the XVII Mesa Redonda de Ia Sociedad Mexicana de Antropologia (Mexico 1984); "The Isla Cerritos Archaeological Project Yucatan, Mexico" (with Tomas Gallareta) in Mexicon, VIII 3 (1986); and "A Review and Synthesis of Recent Postclassic Archaeology in Northern Yucatan" (with Fernando Robles) in Late Lowland Maya Civili z ation (J.A. Sabloff and E.W. Andrews eds.) published by the University of Mexico Press (1986). Essays by Robert Benedetti, provo t and Cris Hassold, art history, will appear in a new Florida Endowment for the Humanities reader on cultural literacy. Benedetti has been asked for the third consecutive year to read grant proposals for the National Endowment for the Humanities youth grant program. Pat Bryant, library, has left New College to travel with her husband and then to begin work on a Ph.D. The campus community wished her farewell with a cookie feast in College Hall. Pat's mailing address is P.O. Box 20299, Bradenton, FL 34203. Jack Cartlidge, fine arts, did a 12-foot sculpture which was used for demonstration purposes in a tape produced by Nancy Adams '82 for her master's thesis at the University of Massachusetts on cognitive and creative thinking. Soo Bong Chae, mathematics, attended the International Congress of Mathematics in Berkely in August. The congress once every four years. Justus Doenecke, history, recently travelled to Washington, D.C.. to read media grant proposals for the National Endowment for the Humanities. In June Doenecke served as a commentator for the session on schism at the Historical Society of the Episcopal Church in Washington, D C., and served as program chairman for the annual meeting of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations at Georgetown University. Eugene Lewis, political science. was a panelist at the National Meeting of the American Political Science Assn. in Washington, D.C.. in August where he presented a paper, "CoUision Between fum1al Research and Participant Experience." His ''Public Entrepreneurship and the Teleology of Technology" was accepted for publication in the journal, Administration and Society. The book Leadership and Entrepreneurship, which will be published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 1987, contains a chapter, "Admiral Rickover and Technological Entrepreneurship in the U.S. Navy by Lewis. An NEH Fellow at Princeton. John Macinnes, French, participated in a seminar on "Modern Critical Theory and French Narrative" during the summer. The University T h e Coordinators ESP Coordinato r s Julie Morris '74 Jono '74 a r e busy. A s this anicle bemg edrted they are o n l ea v e in San serving as vol unteer leaders o f the Siena Julie serves on a number of state-level boards dealing w i t h coastal i ssues jurisdictio n and n o n-gam e wildlife 'Jono serves on a Myakka River Advisory Board has been chairing a state-level summit environmental leaders. Juli e recently with Jim Fee ney, provos t' s office to experiential educatio n co nf e rence in ..... ""'!l'' where she had a c h a nge t o v i sit with OOlii'J.\ Litwin '73 Friends of the Program Longtime ESP supporte r and former trustee Jack Q -Pete r s on die d Jack supported research and printi n g costs for many ESP projects. Maynard Hiss, s tudent of booster, and son of NC founder PbDJip HISs, has returned to Geo rgia and is doing graduate work at FSU. of Florida will publis h his book on and his article on B a u de l a ir e was accepted French Forum. The summe r at Princeton also a honeymoo n for J ohn and his bride. Princeton Univers ity Pr ess has Good Families of B a r celona: A Social of Power in the Ind u s t ria l Era by McDonogh, anthropology. H e edited in Catalonia: Images of an Urban publi hed in Septembe r by the U Florida Press. Berkeley MiU e r socio logy, h elped his Claudia lawren ce, Admiss i o n s deliver second son (Nathania! Lawr e n c e June ll. During the rest of the ummer conducted research and wr ote. In he presented a paper, "Unio n Political Power and Pub lic S ector Evidence from the America n States, at the Annual Meeting of the Sociological Assn. in New Y ork City. Numerous poem p ubli s h e d Mac Miller, literature, i nclude: "They to Call" in Ripenings; D e Rerum 2087" in The Magazine of Speculative "Dance'' in New York Pulpsmith ; "Foreclosed, it's ... in T h e Beloit writing for his book on t h e nnreall\'1:11'11 values of environmentalis m Terry Pa U s, Spanish, ''Jehovah's witnesses in two-month NEH Semina r o n music Harvard University during the David Schatz,R ussian. spent three as a summer Researc h Associate at University of Illinois studying the narrative analy i Schatz is c urrently on "Reminiscence and E piphany in Nineteenth and Ear l y Russian Short Fiction," a collection on short stories by D os toev sky, Chekhov, Babel, and O l es ha. He has invited to read his paper o n Ole sha's ("The Chain") at a mee tin g o f the Formalist Circle a t Oxford U niversity year. Davi d S milli e, psych o logy, travelled Eastern E u rope duri n g the summer. delivered a paper at the Dubrovnik. Interuniversity Cen t e r o n Origins of Socia l Stratificatio n," and a on "The Biological Evolution o f Systems" a t the I nterna tion a l Human Ethology meeting i n Turzmg, Germany.


The Changing Face of the Campus Officials dedicated the new University of South Florida at Sarasota/New College Library complex on Saturday November 1, on the patio of the building. The library is west of the pedestrian bridge which forms a gateway between Manatee and Sarasota Counties and connects the east and west sides of the campus. Following a ribbon-cutting to officially open the building, there was a reception and a tour of the new facility, a 70,000 sq. ft. complex which blends the best of classical library tradition with the latest advances in technology and design. The new building which will hold 325,000 volumes and seat 400 people was completed at a cost of over $6,000,000 including furnishings. It is equipped with a computer system that provides access to all the Florida state universities, a national data base of bibliographic information, and an on-line computer assisted bibliographic retrieval system. Above, front entry and courtyard of the Library, with casual seating around the planters to provide outside conversation areas. Left, view of the interior shows the atrium inside the entrance, the periodicals rack, and the stacks on the first and second floors. networks Over the course of my full recruitment travels I have met and spent time with numerous alums. Time and again they have asked what they could do to help our efforts in admissions, generally shaping the query in the form of a rhetorical question. I've pondered this question over time until fma!ly it has led to a simple answer: Anything! So many are hesitant and skeptical that they could contribute anything, yet anything is precisely the answer! Admissions is a small operation with a big task; we have nowhere near the staff or the funding to cover all the bases in as comprehensive a manner as we would like. Your help can enable us to continue to go even further with our efforts to make contact with as many potential candidates and enrollees as possible, in hopes of culling the best of the lot to join the ranks of the Novo Collegians. Besides, who are better judges of potential Novo Collegians than Novo Collegians? So just what is anything? Helping out can take on simple proportions. us (me) know you are out there willing to help, and how we can contact you, is a start. Being able to ask you to talk with a student in your area who is interested in the college gets us to one more prospect whom we might not otherwise see. Even if you graduated some time ago, the experience has remained largely unchanged today (save for some kind of loose affiliation with the state). You are also a valuable source of direct input into the question of life after New College. Whatever form this may have taken, how well did New College help to prepare you for it? This type of contact is very meaningful to prospective students, as are congratulatory phone calls or notes to admitted students in your area Remember this is New College. We are never talking big numbers even one contact helps. Representing the college at a college night or fuir in your area gives us coverage we normally would not have. Each year we must pass up many which we would like to attend simply because five peop l e can't be in eight states on one night. Devoting one night a year to New College helps maintain contact with some of the best secondary schools and their students on a far more regular basis than is usually possible for us. In some areas, alumni chapters have gone way beyond this kind of activity to include the hosting of prospective and admitted student receptions. If even one student comes to us from an effort I ike this it is worth it. The folks in Atlant, Miami and Washington have been very successful with receptions. Last year's admitted student reception in D.C. helped u s immensely thirteen students ultimately enrolled from D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. When the Admissions staff travels for New College, we always seek to stay with alums. Not only do we have the chance to trade insights, anecdotes, and concerns about New College past and present, but we are also able to save significant sums of money. Over the length of my fall travels alone -to Chicago, Washington, Baltimore and Northern Virginiaalumni hosts and hostesses enabled the Admissions Office to NEW COLLEGE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 5'XJO North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 34243 What's Gnu? We would like to hear from you. The following lines may assist you in sending us news, questions, or addresses. Clip the coupon and mail it to NC; your address label should show on the back. Thank you. save $1,800 to $2,000 in hotel charges, a significa nt portion of our total travel budget. This savings represents two weeks of additional recruitment elsewhere. Or additional publications. Or office supplies. Or the opportunity to capitalize on a book like The Public lvys. Anything means anything. (Apologies to Doug Berggren and other philosophers.) JVur help means greater success in doing all we can to continually better our student body and the College. Whatever you can give is exactly what we can use. Ed Custard 1986 Contributions ... by AI PenningtOn New College roundation Vice President Your annual contribution to your alma mater, NEW COLLEGE, could multip!Y itself, particularly if 1 ...... "'... tions for contributions are allowed in this current tax year whether you itemize or avail yourself of the stan dard deduction. Also, the income tax rates are higher this year than they will be next year. In addition, many alumni are employed by organizations that provide matching funds for educational contributions. As New College alumni, you can readily see the multiple tors involved in making a sizable contribution December 31. 1986, to the school of your choosing, NEW COLLEGE. New College Nimbus Editorial Board Robert Benedetti, Ed Custard, Jim Feeney, Linda Olivieri, Pat Rozar, Mary Ruiz '78, Rab Thornton, Carol Ann Wilkinson '67


. class notes sixties Kathleen Dively Coty '67 is in full-time private practice as a psychotherapist in Brookline, Mass. She 's Jiving in Wellesley, looking for a second busmess, and getting married in December in Florida. Carol Ann (Childress) Wilkinson '67 became the New College Alumni Association Coordinator in October. She and husband Dan Jive in Bradenton with daughters Jenny (10) and Shari (4). Fay Clayton '67 has been working with Admissions in the Chicago area. She sent word about a "lost" charter class graduate, Karen Inge Fryklund '67, who's also practicing law and living in Chicago. Richard '69 and Dierdre Fennessy WaDer '68Jive in Hawaii on the slopes of Mauna Kea with their children, Sylvan (15) and Caitlyn (9). Dierdre is the administrator for a Montessori School and Richard is an agricultural consultant, landscape designer and manager of an orchid farm. One of their neighbors is Erik Hazelhoff w'67 who's currently spending six months in Thailand. John Peters '67 and his wife, Laura, have visited with the Wallers in Hawaii. Reunion In Baghdad By The Bay by Provost Benedetti I enjoyed immensely the chance to meet alums in the San Francisco Bay area on my trip out the first week of October. Mark Hwnbert '78 hosted a party of some 60 folks. The happening of the evening was the arrival of David Pini '72 from the Charter Class. David promises to come again to Sarasota for this spring's reunion. Good wine and better conversation was had by all. I saw, among others, Eric Berg '82, Natalie A. Compagni '82, Susan (Alkema) da Silva '71, Mark C. Davis '80, Mark E. Davis, John S. Dynis '78, Carol Flint '78, Tim Hartnett '81, Jerry Houston, Grace LI.Thrra, Michael A. LtTorra '81, Steven L. '80, Don Lundell '69, Marc Madden '72, Deborah A. Manson '80, Alexis Mayer (Barbara Pfeifer) '77, Sandra A. Morrill '79, Mai Nikitovich '72, Rebecca (Becky) Powers '77, Laurel Roth '71, Ed Stres '70, Jeanne Thomas, Ross Ackennan Vachon, Claudia Willen '79, Gary Williams '69, Christine Wynne '73, Arlana Young '78. seventies Bis Bald, the informer, sent word of an anonymous meeting held last spring on the fifth floor of a London bank. Included in the gathering were four NC graduates ('73, '73, '83, '85), two of whom were musicians during New College days. Another installment is promised. Bruce Allen "70 says he has finally met and married a most wonderful woman. Ellen has her Ph.D. in Colonial History and works for N.Y.S. budget. Bruce is in his 14th year as an independent accountant and financial consultant. John '73 and Judy Kaye Lentini '73 participated in the wedding. Michael Curry '71, who recently visited Bruce is now teaching at Shimer College in lllinois and working on multiple books. Bruce says visitors in the Albany area are welcome at his pre-revolutionary Dutch homestead on the Hudson River. Kit '70 and Sharron Arbuckle '71 live in Okanogan, Wash., with their children, Daniel (7), Ian (3) and Joel (l). Kit teaches math and computer science at the local community college after having earned his M.Ed. (Heritage College, '85). Sharron is busy raising the next generation and homemaking. They'd like to hear from "other NC types". Tessy Brungardt '76 cruised through Sarasota this full in her bumble-bee bus with husband Dre' and son, Skylar. Reversing the trend of some graduates, Tessy is moving from the West coast to the East, where she will be rolfing. EDen Muratori '84 sent the following clipping from the Tallahassee Democrat of Sept. 24, 1986: Robert G. Brunger '75 "has been accepted for membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners, a professional affiliate of the American Planning Association. Brunger is employed by the Bureau of Local Resource Planning in the Department of Community Affairs." Kathleen Capels '70 has moved to Laramie, Wyoming. She's a free-lance consultant and is engaged to Terence Yorks who teaches at the University of Wyoming. Linda Convissor '74 and Bruce Guild w'67 proudly announce the birth of David Eli Convissor Guild on October 13, 1986. Tom Corwin '74 has become the Acting Director of the Division of Budget Services at the Dept. of Education. Marcy Denmark Manning '73 writes she is "still working toward my M.B.A. and trying to market my cartoons ("Wired for Weird") to syndicates (preferably non-crime-related) and/or publishers." Son Justin turned 9 recently. While husband John's company keeps trying to promote her, she's rather hoping to get away with the playful work of cartooning. Marcy saw Becky Thomson w'73 and her four children recently. David Disend '75 celebrated September nuptials with Meridith Miller '73. David was recently honored by the Council for Tax-Advancement and Support of Education for improving alumni giving over 70% during his brief tenure at Rutgers Preparatory School. David and Meri have established their home together at 501 N. Lincoln St. Arlington, VA 22201. David is Director of Development at Georgetown University. William Dudley '74 recently left his economic analysis position with Morgan Stanley to assist with interest rate forecasting at Goldman Sachs. Zelia Ellshoff '70 is working on a Ph.D. in systematic botany at the University of Hawaii while teaching general science labs and the occasional summer course. Her daughters, August and Coral, are now IS and 9, even though Zella says she's not old enough to have children that age! Monte Fisher '78 received a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Texas, Austin, followed this past May by a J.D. from Columbia. He 's currently a clerk with Judge Friedman of the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Next year, he'll be joining the DC office of Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher and Flom as an associate. He 's married to Julie Luke, an architect, and has a cat, Psychokitty. Carol Gaskin '74 Jives in Sarasota and writes inter active preteen fiction. Written in the second person, the books have several possible story lines, depending on the whim of the reader. Her most recent book is Secret of the Rnyal Treasure, part of Bantam's Time Machine series. Jeffery Goldhagen '73 finished his pediatrics residency and Master of Public Health at University of Minnesota. Since then he spent a year in Thailand working in refugee camps, was director of Emergency Services and is now Director of Medical Education at Minneapolis Children's Medical Center. He has a two-year-old daughter. He and his fan1ily are headed to Gondar Ethiopia, to work on a rural health project at Gondar Medical College. He's anxious to hear from anyone who remembers. Elaine Goldenberg '79 spent 1985 touring the East Coast with "Sesame Street Live." This past summer she directed a children's performing arts camp and wrote and directed a children's play. She's recently engaged to Richard Katz, Jr. and resides comfortably in West Los Angeles. Cynthia Keppley '77 received her Ph.D. in anthropology from Thlane University. She's now assistant professor of anthropology at Central College in Pella, Iowa, specializing in Asian cultures. Monika Klein '75 has a 4-year-old in kindergarten and a 13-month-old still cutting teeth. She was married on 7/5/86 (big celebration in Bermuda) ; completed her lOth restaurant review for a NYC newsletter; was promoted to a corporate VP in charge of a new division; and in her "spare'' time ... Shery Litwin '73 is a partner in a Seattle business, Edible Landscape Services, which specializes in functional as well as beautiful home landscaping. James D. Miller '72 received his J.D. in IIJ?S from Yale University where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. He is a resident partner in the Washington, D.C. office of King & Spalding. Family Friends, the program Meridith Miller Disend '73 directs for the National Council on the Aging, was one of 30 top winners from among more than 1500 organizations registered in the Presidential Citation Program for Private Sector Initiatives. The award was presented by President Reagan in a June White House ceremony. Family Friends provides, through volunteers 55 and older, in-home assistance to chronically ill and disabled children and their families. Thorn Miranda '75 is government affairs officer regulatory affairs for The St. Paul Companies. He joined the company in 1985 as senior government affuirs manager. Before that, he served as staff member of the U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee; associate regulatory counsel for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association; and legislative programs director of the American Nuclear Energy council. Patrick Moscatello '74 received his J.D from Georget

class notes eighties cont. atalie Compagni '82 C was a great preparation for her career "After insanity at close range I feel ready to do something about it. rather than participate m it. My private practice in psychotherapy is flourishing and I'm also working at a psychiatric hospital in Berkeley." Laura Coogan '85 is a m1dsh1pman at the U S Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York She 's crewing on a 51' Morgan sailing and hopes to see the world by ship Jason Glance '86 is teaching English at the YMCA m Changhua, Taiwan. After travelling in mainland Chma next summer. he plans to attend George Washington Univer,ity. Robert Glazier '82, in his third year at Nov-.t Law School, is Executive Editor of the law review. He says "Incredible: at New College I could never get my own paper\ m on time, and now I'm in charge of making sure that other people meet deadlines A ftcr graduation he 'll clerk for Judge Dan1el S. Pearson of the Third D1strict Court of Appeals. in Miami Jean Huffman '82 taken a job as Park Biologist at Myakka River State Park, joining Lisa Siegfried '84. Accordmg to ESP Coordinator Jono Miller '74, Jean's interdisciplinary background of photography, botany and fire studies provided unique credentlab for the biologiM position "The system works," says Jono. David Johanson '83 says he broke out of law school in San Fmncisco and went on to receive h1s M.A from the University of Florida where he was apprenticed under novelist Harry rews. To support himself while he writes, David teaches English at Santa Fe Community College m Gainewille. Laura Johnston '86 IS at U C. Chapel Hill, where she has a teaching apprenticeship in the Russian Language and Literature program. Cindy Lakes '85 married David McCan '86. David IS a graduate student m anthropology at Brandeis. Phil Lumsden '81 is attending graduate school at U niversiry of Massachusetts He and his wife, Cia Romano '83, live in Northampton Eileen McMahon Engel '82 married Gregory Engel on April 20, 1985, at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church in Sarasota The reception was held at Cook Hall She's a Training and Support Specialist for Radio Shack in Clearwater. Karen Montgomery '82 1s gamfully employed as a piano teacher active m St. Louis area music teacher organizations and playing classical dinner music in a hotel dining room. Masters work at Webster University may be m the plans for 1987-88. Juliana (Poulsen) '80 and Michael Moseley '80 live m Freeport, Fla ., with sons Nathenael (4), Jeremiah (3) and Jonathan (1). K)m Palmer '85 work.\ for Mission Financial Services, Sarasota. She and her associates are developing a proJect wh1ch involves raising capital through charitable gifts of life insurance Bret Pettichord '86 and w1fe Leslie proudly announce the b1nh of the1r Zachary, on June lOth at the Birthing House. Bret is a factotum at the newly opened Rehabilitation of Sarasota Cia Romano '83 is domg art design and layout for The Da1ly Hampshire Gazette in Nonharnption Mary Bane (Snyder) Stevens '83 recently spent four months m Belize working with the Southern Belize Archaeological Project. The most important find an undisturbed tomb from the late period. Mary Bane b working toward her doctorate in archaeology at SU Y. Albany. When not studying or digging she lives with her husband, ex ew College professor Dana Stevens, m P.<1nama City, Panama Peter Sponolios '86 sends word that, m the words of Keith Richards, "I'm gonna walk before they make me run." Matt Wahl '84 is 1n the third year of the M.D./Ph.D. program at Vanderbilt and part of a small research group that studies cell growth control. He refers to a story related dunng Developmental Biology by John Morrill and says, "Now I work down the hall from Stan Cohen a 1986 Nobel Prize winner in medicine, and 'the biochemiM down the hall' of JBM's yarn." May Wu '83 received her M.F.A. from Yale School of Drama, moved to New York and is working for a producer of a television documentary series on Asia. She's also pursuing various film and theater projects and fixing up her apartment in a ''developing area" of Brooklyn alumni association news Alumni Association Elections WA TED -cw College alums to run for election to the Board of D1rcdors of the. cw College Alumni Association In accordance with the provisions of the try laws, nine members at large of the Board of Director' will be next to serve two-year tern1s. The ballot wJJI he included m the spnng 1ssue of imbus QUALIFICATIONSAny member of the Alumm A SOLJat1on may run tor ekd1on to the Board. 'rou be an cnthu supporter of 'ew College and be willing to dCVl>te sc,eml hours a month to a sociation-rclatcd al:liviucs. HOW TO APPLY a wntten application to ew C'ollcge Alumm ommatmg Committee. 5700 Tamta1n1 Tra1l. arasota, f L 34243. lndudc m your apphcatu>n a tatemcnt in wh1ch you agrsociation In the Member hip section of the ne"' bylaws fbr the Alumm Associatton. you'll sec that all graduates of New C'ollege arc autnmatitc'lllly members. If you are not a gmduatc of New College. hut have completed at le.tsl <>11 ucadenuc term and want to continue on the mailing list of the Alumm Association (that s ho"' you get nnhus), plea e use "What's Gnu'?" to let us know. The First Year In Retrospect Mary Ruiz, President The New College Alumni A sociation marked its first anniversary at the November I 1986, meeting. The board gathered at Cook Hall on the Saturday morning after a Halloween Palm Court Party, drinking coffee out of the old New College china and eating sp udnuts from the box. Carol Ann Wilkinson '67, the first Alumni Coordinator. introduced a l ong wiU1 the board's newest member. student trustee Carla Schroer '86. The report and plans for a $50,000 fund-raising campaign took on an added ignificance now that the board has a payroll and a com mitment to endow a New College scho l arship. The first se t of bylaws. reprinted in this issue of Nimbus. were hammered out line-by-line and officially adopted. The New College Alumni As oc iation violates all the rules of conventional wisdom in the foundation and operation of a lumni groups. Typically, college and universities se t up a sizab l e eed fund to hire a professional organize r and fundraiser who is then expected in succeeding years to raise his or her own salary and operati n g costs. Alumni are treated to the same polish and sophistication as donor\, in the hopes they'll join the ranks of those donors. The founding of the New College Alumni Association was heralded with insufficient funds to cover its own mailing co ts. (I still worry about meeting our mailing costs.) We have surv ived to date, without any staff, based upon the willingness of New College employees and alumni to volunteer their personal time to publish newsletters and plan reunions. As alumni, you have not been treated with polish and sophistication. The association regularly misses its publication deadlines and is truggling in its efforts to launch a belated fund-raising campaign. Despite the homespun nature of New College's efforts, there is a profound wisdom in its approach. Provost B ob Benedetti makes little secret of his goal for the association. He foresees a time in the next twenty years when the majority of current fuculty will have retired. Dr. Benedetti has a deep and abiding belief that the stewardship of ew College's mission Linda Sue Yoder 83 lives m Sarasota, is an RN and anticipates resuming that profession. at least for a while. ESP REU.aON .Juno filler '74 scm word of a casual afternoon re mon for local F P t}pes la\t sprmg The event wa:-. to COI"Cide with a VI it by Jud '79 who 1 workmg on ah marshe at the Umver ity of V1rgm1a where veteran of the 1971 spoil1sland study t:d Connor '74 1 tcadung P.aul Carl'iOn '72, another JXlftlclf'lllt m the 1971 Sf rudy, i now workmg with D R m appears m a number of Flonda new papers. Although fallaha ee re ident Ross Burnaman '80 couldn't make 11 dO\\n from the capital, law student and fonmer trustee Janet Bowman '82 d1d (,al') Montin '72, loc'lll consultant and now amember>fthe C' Alumni Board of Director, and h1:-. .,.,ife were mere. as "'ell as long-time friend and former fltcult) member Bill Tiffan). Special thanks go to David Parsons '75 for his assistance in compiling the class notes. and identity in the years ahead must be entrusted to its alumni The college trusts its students with their education, is willing to trust its alumni with the college's futu re. The work has already begun. When the New College Trustees met in October to plan for the year 2010, alumni chaired three of the four trustee discussion group A planning document for the year 2010 will be mailed out soon to all alumni to solicit their views. This year. alumni addressed both the graduating cia s and the incommg class. In retrospect, this first year has been highlighted by the generosity of many alumni who donated their skills, weat equity, long distance phone bill s and financial re ource In the second year of the Alumni A sociation, the board is working toward building the capacity of our organiza tion to provide services to alumni and to support the college. We're co nvinced that you, as graduates of a new college that violated all the rules of conventional wisdom in its own establishment, will respond to your association's urgent need for financial and moral s upport.


Bylaws of the New Colle ge Alumn i Assoc iati o n ARTICLE IORGANIZATION AND PURPOSE The New College Alumni Association ("Association") is hereby organized as a non-profit association adjunct to the New College Foundation, Inc. Its purposes are to promote communication among Alumni and between Alumni and New College, to sponsor activities and events for Alumni, to advise the Provost of New College and the President of the New College Foundation, Inc. of Alumni concerns, and to provide financial and other assistance to New College in carrying out its educational mission. ARTICLE II MEMBERSHIP I. All graduates of New College shall become members of the Association upon graduation. Any person who has withdrawn from New College after having completed at least one academic term shall become a member of the Association upon advising the Secretary of the Association in writing of his desire to become a member. 2. There shall be a general meeting of all members of the Association in the Spring of each year in Sarasota Florida. ARTICLE Ill BOARD OF DIRECTORS I. The Association shall be governed by a Board of Directors which shall consist of all Alumni members of the Board of Trustees of the New College Foundation. Inc. and nine (9) members-at-large, to be elected from the membership of the Association. The Provost of New College shall serve as a non-voting ex-officio member of the Board of Directors. 2. The Board of Directors shall meet three times annually in Sarasota, Florida, to coincide with the Fall and Winter meetings of the Board of Trustees of the New College Foundation, Inc. and with New College Commencement. A quorum shall consist of one-half of aU members of the Board of Directors, in person or by proxy. 3. There shall be no general proxies. In order to be valid, a proxy must be in writing, must be addressed to another member of the Board of Directors, and must authorize that member to vote as specified in the written proxy on behalf of the member giving the proxy. 4. The term of office for members-at-large of the Board of Directors shall be two (2) years, beginning and. ending upon the date of the general meeting of the Association. 5. Elections of members-at-large of the Board of Directors shall be conducted in the Spring of every odd-numbered year, commencing in 1987. 6. The fact of an upcoming election of members-at-large of the Board of Directors shall be communicated by the Board of Directors to the members of the Association in the Fall of each year preceding a year in which an election is to be held. 7. The permanent Alumni members of the Board of Trustees of the New College Foundation, Inc. shall constitute a Nominating Committee. Any member of the Association wishing to become a candidate for election to a position of member-at-large of the Board of Directors shall apply for nomination in writing to the Nominating Committee prior to the deadline set by the Board of Directors. All such applications shall include a statement in which the applicant agrees, if nominated and elected, to attend, at his own expense, three meetings per year of the Board of Directors, and to panicipate actively in the affairs of the Board of Directors. The applicant may also submit to the Nominating Committee any further information that he wishes. 8. The Nominating Committee shall carefully screen all applicants for nomination and shall certify as many applicants for inclusion on the ballot as have met the requirements of Paragraph 7 of this Article. The Nominating Committee shall be responsible for preparing a ballot containing the names of all nominees, listed alphabetically. The Nominating Committee shall be responsible for sending a copy of a ballot to each member of the Association receiving all returned ballots, tabulating election results, and certifying such results to the Board of Directors. 9. Each member of the Association shall be permitted to cast votes for nine (9) candidates on the ballot. Write-in votes shall be permitted. I 0. The nine (9) candidates receiving the most votes cast shall be elected members-at-large of the Board of Directors. Should a write-in candidate be elected, he shall take office only upon his agreement in writing to accept the responsibilities of the of.fice and to attend, at his own expense, three meetings per year of the Board of Directors. II Vacancies among the members-at-large of the Board of Directors shall be filled by majority vote of the Board of Directors at its next regular meeting. 12. A member of the Board of Directors may be removed from office by a two-thirds majority vote of the remaining members of the Board of Directors. ARTICLE IVOmCERS I. There shall be a President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer of the Association, who shall be elected from among the Board of Directors, annually at its Spring meeting. 2. A vacancy in any office shall be filled by majority vote of the Board of Directors at its next regular meeting. Should the office of President become vacant, the Secretary shall serve as Acting President until the next regular meeting of the Board of Directors, at which time the vacancy shall be filled by majority vote of the Board of Directors. 3 An officer may be removed from office by a two-thirds majority vote of the remaining members of the Board of Directors. 4. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Association, and shall have general supervision over the business of the Association, subject to the control of the Board of Directors. He shall preside at all meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors. He may sign disbursement authorizations and shall sign other legal or official documents on behalf of the Association. He shall supervise all voluntary or employee administrative staff of the Association. He shall serve as a liaison between the Association and the Alumni Chapters, New College, the New College Foundation, Inc. and the University of South Florida. He additionally shall perform such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him by the Board of Directors. 5. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings of the Association, the Board of Directors, and the Executive Committee, and shall send copies of all such minutes to members of the Board of Directors. He shall be responsible for maintaining a list of the names and current addresses of all members of the Association. He shall preside over meetings of the Association or the Board of Directors in the absence of the President, and in such event shall designate another member of the Board of Directors to record the minutes of such meeting. 6 The Treasurer may sign disbursement authorizations and shall maintain a full and correct statement of the accounts of the Association, and shall present the same to the Association and the Board of Directors at each of their meetings. ARTICLE V COMMITTEES I. There shall be an Executive Committee, consisting of the President the Secretary, the Treasurer, and the Provost of New College (sitting ex-officio), which shall meet, in person or by conference call, at all such times as it deems necessary between regular meetings of the Board of Directors. It shall possess and exercise the power of the Board of Directors in the management of the business affairs of the Association, except that any action taken by the Executive Committee may be rescinded or modified by majority vote of the Board of Directors at its next regular meeting. The President shall preside over all meetings of the Executive Committee and shall report to the Board of Directors at each of its meetings upon all actions taken by the Executive Committee. 2. There shall be a Nominating Committee as provided in Paragraph 7 of Article ID. 3 The Board of Directors shall establish such other permanent or temporary committees as it from time to time deems appropriate. ARTICLE VI INDEMNIFICATION The Association shall indemnify and save harmless any member of the Board of Directors of and from liability resulting from any suits, actions, or judgments arising out of his conduct in good faith of the affairs of the Association, or arising out of the mere fact of bis membership on the Board of Directors. Further, the Association shall pay all costs, legal expenses, attorneys fees or any other charges that said member of the Board of Directors may incur in the defense of any claim, suit or action that may be instituted against him in his individual capacity based upon his conduct in good faith of the affairs of the Association, or upon the mere fact of his membership on the Board of Directors. This Article shall not apply to any member of the Board of Directors who violates any federal, state or local law ordinance or regulation ; or who undertakes any act outside his capacity or authority as a member of the Board of Directors or that exceeds or violates any mandate of the Board of Directors. ARTICLE Vll GENERAL 1. These By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds majority vote of the Board of Directors at any of its regular meetings, provided that notice of the proposed amendment has been given in writing to members of the Board of Directors at least seven (7) days prior to the vote. 2. When used herein, the masculine pronoun includes reference with equal force and effect to the feminine. 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