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new COLLeGe nimBUS Volume 10, Number 1 Fall1993 We're #1! New College is MoNEY Guide's #1 Best College Buy in the nation! With scarce funding sources, is New College really beating the competition? By James Feeney in on the MONEY Guide Now this is terrific. The annual guide is heavily promoted by i t s publisher, Time Inc. (you ve heard of Time, Inc., right?), with na tional media coverage of the guide s "10 Best Col lege Buys in America every September when the journal appears This year' s issue was or-New College "embodies MONEY' s definition of a great value almost perfectly. An outstanding, 53member faculty lavishes individual attention on 500 intellectually inclined undergraduates." "PR" value with a clear conscience no self-re specting college can take its MONEY Guide rating, or any similar rating, too seriously. Many regional state schools and sectar ian liberal arts colleges have tuition so low rela tive to the elite private in stitutions that it takes only modest improveMONEY Guide, 1994 edition chestrated to premiere with a wonderful profile of New College on ABC-TV s Good Morning America The guide, at $3. 95 is in virtually every super market, airport gift shop and newsstand in the na tion, not for a few weeks but for months and months. David Anderson, our director of admis sions, loves it. Rolland Heiser New College Foun dation president, loves it. USF loves it. Read a little further, though. MONEY Guide s #4 is Trenton State College Number eight is Northeast Missouri State, and coming in at 10 is Hanover College Where?, you ask. Not on your top ten, are they? Well, to be fair, Rice is number two, Cal Tech is five and UNC at Chapel Hill is seven-company anyone would welcome. And while definitely re gional colleges, Northeast Missouri and Trenton State have attracted national attention for quality teaching and innovation. Low cost is the driving factor, the index against which all the data are run. We displace Rice as #1 this year because Rice raised tuition; if Florida leg islators raise out-of-state tuition sharply, it's good bye #1 for us as well. My point: While any college on the list can cash ment on a few quality in dices to score in the ratings In this setting of statistical advantage New Col lege also has benefited from America's stagnant standard of living. Families that would have stretched to pay for Oberlin ( $24,569) or Swarth more ($24,782) on the assumption that family in come would be rising no longer are willing to make the stretch. They fear their income may decline While Harvard ($24,880 ) dipped into its wait list last spring, New College s ability to top stu dents was stronger than at any time in the col lege's history. But how strong is New College? On a late Friday afternoon this summer, a fail ure on the roadside electric lines-the usual squir rel-in-the-transformer story-cut off power to our Natural Sciences labs. Backups didn't work and before it was over a college biologist lost months of grant-funded work. A few weeks later another natural scientist at the college almost returned a $200,000-plus federal research grant because there was no place to store equipment. Continued on next page


#1 Best Buy (continued from page 1) Still another professor, whose teaching is both popular with students and highly regarded by col leagues, resigned this fall, in part because he was expected to teach an entire language sequence and beginning-to-advanced literature, as well as sup port the many insistent students who had discovered his expertise in film and theater. And publish. It just wasn't possible to do all this for a salary or $27,200 and have a life. In the 30-year history of the college, no faculty member in his discipline has ever held tenure. It's a revolving door. Then there's student life. Students assessed themselves with the highest activity and service fees in the state system just to be able to have some of the activities that come as a matter of course elsewhere. (Yes, students set the fees-but they llll1St include in these fees the cost of operat ing Hamilton Center.) The director of student af fairs has almost no money for programming. There's no campus film series any more, and if you want to put on a play, become an entrepreneur first. All the good news of admissions, MONEY's College Value Ranking Criteria MoNEY Guide rankings are detennined by paring tuition charges for schools of similar educa .. tional quality. The following criteria are used to quality: Faculty resources (ratio of students w teach. ing faculty) Faculty deployment (ratio of students to ten ured faculty who actually teach) Core faculty (ratio of students to faculty holding highest degrMs in th(lir field) Library resources Instructional budget Student services budget Entrance examination results )> Class rank of freshman High school grade point average Freshman retention rate Graduation rates Advanced study (percentage of graduates who go on to graduate or professional schools) Default ntio on student loans Number of graduates who earn doctorates Business success (tally from Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives) .. Nimbus, Fall 1993Page 2 improved retention, terrific new faculty hires, a $300,000 faculty development grant, new Dean and Warden Mike Michalson, successful strategic planning, "Best Buy" ratings, an endowed profes sorship in economics, the new fine arts complex, and ground-breaking soon on a natural sciences building-does not compensate for the fact that the other colleges and universities turning out the nation's future scholars and independent thinkers have such resources as a matter of course. They don't exploit their faculties with cramped labs, shrinking teaching expense budgets, and declining salaries They don't turn their students loose on a residential campus that lacks basic residential life programming. It sounds impressive-it is impressive-when we tell you (as we often do) that the endowment has gone from next to nothing in 1978 to $16.5 mil lion today. That comes to about $32,000 in endow ment assets per student. But, at Rice it's $311,000 per student, enough for the interest to pay each student's tuition and buy her or him a car. (Actu ally, although Rice once was tuition-free, it uses the money in other ways.) Here's the per stu dent endowment for some schools, admittedly older, with which we compete directly: Wesleyan, $87,000; Grinnell, $278,000; Reed, $98,000; Earlham, $127,000; Oberlin, $83,000; Bryn Mawr, $100,000. For Hanover, the "sleeper" private school on the MONEY list, the figure is $100,000. Hanover, like Rice, can af ford to keep tuition low and provide full support to the academic program and residential life. Remember, much of our endowment's growth has been funded by Florida taxpayers! That's because Florida, in one of its few pro grams favoring aggressive educational develop ment, matches private gifts to education with state dollars at a generous level. So, even as New College moves ahead on some fronts, it falls behind on others. Feel free to tell your parents, children, col leagues and peers that your alma mater is #1. Sleep better knowing New College is gathering some of the recognition it deserves. But if someone calls or writes asking for some way you can help, don't hit the same tape loops, because while the success is real, the need for supplementary financial resources is more real. Jarru!s Feeney has been director of special project developrru!nt at New College since 1984. He also served the college under John Elrru!ndorf as off campus study coordinator and even taught sociol ogy to George Kane and Harris Taylor


Good, Better, Best: #1 Best Buy Rating Underscores New College's Unique Challenge for the Future by John Cranor '64 "It was the best of times; it was the worst of times." We're all familiar with Dick ens' famous opening line. Today it seems to apply to New College. At a time when New College enjoys unprecedented national recognition for both the quality and the value of its academic pro grams, we are reminded by Jim Feeney of the many areas where New College can be improved. And Jim is right. No one asso ciated with New College should bask in the warmth of positive publicity without being re minded that there is always room for improvement. Is the endowment per student sufficient? Well apart from the old saying that "too much is not enough," clearly more i. better. We should measure our growth against institutions with whom we compete to attract students. Typically, those institutions have been around a lot longer than New College. Reed College, for example, was founded in 1909. Today it has 1,210 enrollment -and an endowment of $82 million. That's $62,685 per student. Hanover, "the 'sleeper' private school on the MONEY list" was founded in 1827. It has 1,071 en rollment and an endowment of $70 million. That's $65,360 per student. At New College, our endow ment totals $16.5 million and en rollment is 526. That's $31,370 per student. New College Foun dation has been building endow ment assets only since 1979. The endowment has grown by nearly $1.2 million per year. If Reed had grown its endowment at a similar pace since 1909, their to tal would be $101 million. Simi larly, Hanover could boast $199 million. The point is, while we don't enjoy as much endowment as some competing institutions, much of our shortfall is due to our age, and we're well on our way to true excellence. Three things should be kept in mind about New College. First, as a "young" institu tion, we have only a limited alumnae/i base from which to draw funding support. More over, our alumnae/i are only now entering their years of greatest financial fecundity and our sup port can be expected to increase. It should be noted that New Col lege alumnae/i are already sup porting our alma mater at a rate approaching 50%, and that's a standard met by only a handful of institutions. Second, New College is part of a state university system. None of the benchmark schools noted in Jim's article is a public insti tution. If New College lacks ade quate lab space, or has shrinking expense budgets and declining salaries, then the State of Flor ida must be held accountable. Last year, the State of Florida provided $4,860 in direct sup port for each New College stu dent. Clearly, New College occupies a unique niche in the State Uni versity System. It is the "honors college." As such, it is expected to attract, educate and graduate an elite group of students. Yet despite these heightened expecta tions, New College receives the same funding accorded any other school in the Florida State System. Put another way, even though New College is charged with a differentiated mission ver sus other state schools, it does not receive differentiated state funding to accomplish that mis sion. Finally, the New College Foundation plays a unique role. New College enjoys the benefits of a unique public-private part nership in education funding. The Foundation is an inde pendent entity charged with pro viding (among other things) incremental private funding, over and above public support from the State University Sys tem of Florida. This incremental support funds qualitative en hancements and allows New Col lege to maintain its attractive 10:1 student/faculty ratio, for ex ample In 1992, New College Founda tion provided $1,370 per student in direCt support and an average of $1,695 in scholarship assis tance and other direct support for things like endowed professorships. That's a total of $3,065 per student. In addition, the Foundation provided a sig nificant portion of the funding for the Caples Campus Arts Com plex -just as it had earlier funded Sudakoff Center. In November, the Foundation will hold its annual strategic planning sessions. This year, Dean and Warden Michalson will share with the Foundation Board his and the faculty's long range strategic vision for New College. The Foundation will then align its resources behind supporting the strategic priori ties as determined by Michalson Continued on next page Nimbus, Fa/11993 -Page 3


Good, Better, Best (continued from page 3) and the faculty. Having a vision of what New College can and should be; leveraging the unique public-private partnership of the State University System and the New College Founda tion; establishing clear pri orities for funding and program enhancement; and holding both the Foundation and the State accountable for delivering against those priorities these are key to improving the New College pro gram. In time, our endow ment will equal or exceed those of other schools. In time, our facilities will be expansive as well as exem plary. In time, our alums will provide more leader ship, more support for New College. In time, the "worst of times" will get better. But, also in time, we will encounter new dif ficulties, new challenges -and we must work to gether as an extended, di verse, but committed community to overcome the next "worst of times," even as we enjoy current and future ''best of times." John Cranor, a member of New College's Charter Class, is president and CEO of KFC Corporation in Louisvilk, and chainnan of the New Colkge Foundction Board of Trustees. Nimbus, Fal/1993 -Page 4 The s p A c E Report By Jono Miller I didn't have to write for very long be fore I realized I'd have to provide some sort of concordance-on-the-fly for various gen erations of novocollegians. There are parts of campus that last year's graduates couldn't recognize (a leveled racquetball court-Doblin's, and pines removed for the new ball fields), much less last decade's. And how does one interpret the signifi cance of Rick Doblin s racquetball court's disappearance for instance, if one never knew Rick. nor saw the court? So let' s start by saying none of us attended the same col lege and take it from there. Last year the campus community p l unged into a scheduled revision of the campus master plan with far more commu nity participation than last time around. Of course it may take a decade or more to de termine if those who regard campus master planning an exercise in futility are defeatist cynics perceptive realists, or simply wrong. There is something odd about passionate debates regarding the location of new Continued on next page Campus map from the revised campus master plan showing proposed ten-year program expansion. / 1\ 2 NlutiSuuu" 3 Uotttttity Prttr o m (ulu C4 hildit Cs hildit 0 6 O umiltry Q 1 0U1Mtty 0 hpouiu c' lulhllft li,OOO 'Sf 3 ,000 'Sf 1!,000 'Sf 11.000 'Sf ll-Dhd t tOld, 1 .000 'If


The Space Report Continued from page 4 dorms, offices, and classrooms when we know relatively little about how or when they are to be paid for. S i mply put, there is an inherent bias towards coming out of this process with more bluelined paper than green backed paper. Yet (fasten your metaphori cal seat belts) just as a high school guidance counselor's skill lies in providing life-shaping di rection to people barely known, a master plan can supply l ong term vision to an institution that may or may not be able to see whether its shoelaces are tied So a good master plan is the equivalent of a -{!boose one : a budget, b. road map, c fairy godmother-because it provides guidance, an inventory of re sources, goals a route to get there, and a way to change natural objects into infrastructure. It can be changed, but not easily or frequently, thus generating the proper blend of momentum and inertia that seems to characterize institutional goal attainment. Perhaps surprisingly the emerging plan itself looks pretty good to this biased observer Here are the handful of organizing concepts that shape the plan currently being discussed as of mid-September Spaatz Connector: Motor ists leaving the Pei Dorms (east campus) will be able to drive west on General Spaatz (the road north of Hamilton Center that meets U.S. 41 at the Shell station) across 41 to Bayshore Road. Many readers will realize this startling breakthrough was the historic condition. What's new is that this is linked to a proposal to close the Bayshore "exit" on 41 -thus preventing people from shooting south from 41 down Bayshore. Loop Road: Once across Bay shore, one will be able to drive straight (not through the arch), veer to the north side of campus, head for the bay, turn south in front of Robertson Hall, pass in front of College Hall (the old li brary) and Cook Hall and then head east towards Bayshore on an improved 58th Street (the residential road south of B dorm). This is the loop road, and the goals are to improve circula tion, encourage bike and foot use, and force most new parking to the outside of this loop. On the east campus, planners are in trigued by opening a road to De Soto ( again the historic state of affairs). This connection would help reduce campus-bound traf fic on 41, which is too congested to su pport additional growth along it. Twin Axes of Growth: The basic solution for the physical in teraction of the so called Univer sity Program (UP) and New College is the intersection of two axes of growth. The UP is to march up and down (north and south) along Bayshore road ca tering to a commuting constitu ency, and New College building growth is to extend itself bay. ward (west), sandwiched be tween the perimeter loop road and the new pedestrian "oval" that would sit between the his toric bayfront estate homes and the ABCDE buildings, which would be devoted to UP facilities Pei Piggyback: Finally, all new dorm building for New Col lege would be in the Pei Donn/Hamilton Center vicinity The proposed building would al low 80% on-campus residency with a student population of 660. While the bad news is that this could compromise Pei's ar chitectural vision, the good news is that an excellent local archi tect who worked with Pei, Carl Abbot, may have a chance to do the new buildings. Some of the strengths are that New College is being recog nized as something that needs a geographic home or locus, that cars will be taken off Dort Drive (the road through the arch to College Hall) and parking rele gated to the periphery of west campus. One weakness was pointed out by Space Committee mem ber and student, Cynthia Harrington, who, upon learning that the private homes along 58th Street were to be purchased and leveled for parking, openly won dered if that wasn t unnecessar ily promoting entropy. Indeed the apparently tolerable impact of additional parking depicted on the plans seems to be facilitated by parking 558 cars on land the State does not cur rently own (58th Street homes and Circus Hall of Fame prop erty). Cynthia hypothesized that once the homes were purchased uses would be found for them, and their usefulness would ar gue against their removal for parking. Having noted that no one uses mass transit to reach campus, the planners appear to be accommodating what must seem like inevitable dependence on private automobiles. When pressed, they concede that strategies for reducing car de pendence, thus challenging the projections and assumptions, are possible As long as we were counting unhatched eggs I put in a good word for trying to purchase Bellm s (on the corner of 41 and DeSoto). This highly developed site could be leveled for Pei Dorm parking with little or no environmental impact and it could be a logical spot for new dorms. It could also be a disaster were it to be sold and reopen as a private lingerie modeling mini mall (Although there currently Continued on next page Nimbus, Fal/1993 -Page 5


The Space Report Continued from page 5 seem to be enough to meet de mand on North Trail.) Another item stuck in the Space Committee's collective craw is the untenable reality of commuting to the Caples Cam pus. There is no sanctioned Rin gling Museum-traversing path; Bayshore Road is replete with broken pavement, dips and pot holes; and there is no sidewalk along Bayshore. We are hoping to generate some action on this condition before someone is killed Nor can students take a sidewalk north on the west side of Natural Sciences and be away from Bayshore or the Trail. This connector is needed to access the Counseling Cen ter, Viking Dorms, Copy Shop, Mail Room, and some faculty of fices Short term space changes in volve a proposed move which would relocate social scientists out of the barn, and ensconce somewhere between four and seven of them in the Bon Seigneur House (the bayfront home north of College Hall and Robertson Hall). The vacated barn may then be oonverted to a student coffee house Plans are rumored to be fairly advanced for the new Natural Sciences building, now proposed to be along Bayshore Road, catty corner from Cook Library. This major new building would help an chor a plaza of sorts that would be defined by Cook Library the new NatSci, some long-range unspeci fied building in Zinn s parking lot, and a new University Program Student Center, which should emerge from the ground slightly northeast ofB dorm in the near future The plaza, while desirable is seen by some as problematic as Bayshore Road will run through the center of it. Solutions seem to include some sort of traffic calming or slowing treatment, or closing that stretch of Bayshore -from Spaatz to 58th Street all together; which prompts oth ers to worry it we won't be di verting all that Bayshore traffic through the loop The concern is that residents of the Uplands (north of campus) depend on Bayshore Road as a way to reach Trail Plaza without going on 41 Perhaps this could be tested ex perimentally The Space Committee is now meeting every other week. Members you are likely to know include Nancy Ferraro, John Morrill, myself, John Moore, and David Brain, as well as Campus Facility Plan ner, Rick Lyttle, UP students and NC students Cynthia Har rington and Rocko Maglio. Drop us a line. Jono Miller '74 is environmental studies coordinator at New Col lege and a member of the alum nae/i association board of directors. Are You Interested? Let Us Know '94 Reunion Weekend April 8, 9, and 10 The Alumnae/i Association is investigating the feasibility of and interest in establishing alum nae/i mentoring and internship programs. Alumnae/i Mentors As a mentor, alums would be asked to speak with students and other alums concerning career counseling or alternatives, or to provide other kinds of insight or sharing of experiences. Target entering classes will be 1974-76 and 1984-86. As always, all alums from all eras are cor dially invited. Susan Sapoznikoff Foltz '83 and Caroline Cham blis '79 have banded together to coordinate the weekend's events. If you're willing to help with plans, have suggestions, or would help contact your classmates, call or write Spozy (904-6562787-1233 Brandt Dr., Tallahassee, 32308), Caroline (813-355-7253-PO Box 485, Sarasota, 34230) or the alumnae/i office. Nimbus, Fal/1993 -Page 6 Internships for Students Under the internship program, alums whose businesses can accomodate student interns would be asked to provide guidance and supervision as students learn and gain experience at work. Alums interested in becoming a mentor or who would like to host an intern are asked to contact the alumnae/i office.


Who's New? The pace of life on camptts increased in Attgust with the ad dition of 189 new students,tbree new faculty members,three visiting faculty members and two new and one retllrningstaffmember. An ad ditional faculty member is coming in January. New Faculty Members Michelle Barton, a devel opmental psychologist specializ ing in language development, recently finished her Ph.D. at Emory. Her publications in elude a study of the role of fa. thers and siblings in children s early language development Sociologist Charles St. Clair Green, an associate pro fessor at Hunter College, will be coming to Sarasota in January. His specialties are race and ethnic relations, social stratification, comparative ur ban community and developing societies. Professor Green holds an M S W from Howard and a Ph.D. from Rutgers. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the Univer sity of Dar es Stilaam in 198990. Eirini Poimenidou taught at Bryn Mawr the last four years A Greek national edu cated in England, her field is al .. gebra (See feature on p. 8.) Maria Davoren Vesperi specializes in the analysis of contemporary social issues and the communication of anthropo logical ideas to the public Author of City of Green Benches: Growing Old in a New Downtown., she abo has had a career as a journalist and columnist and was on the rial board of the St. Petersburg Times. She holds a Ph. D from Princeton Two visiting professors will be here all year. Laura Olson is completing a Ph.D. in Slavic languages and literature at Yale Her research interests elude 19th and 20thcentury Russian prose and poetry Geot-ge Randels is a doctoral candidate in ethics at the Uni versity of Virginia His inter ests are: applied ethics, including business, biomedical and computer ethics; Christian theological ethics; sexual ethics; and modern moral philosophy and ethical methodology. During fall semester, the vis iting professor of chemistry will be William Clare Champion, professor of chemistry at Colo rado College for the past thirty years. Student Affairs Tom Levi tan, the new direc tor of student affairs, comes with 15 years' experience in student affairs at Macalester Col lege. He just completed the coursework for a Ph.D in higher education at the Clare mont Graduate School, while serving as assistant to the dean of the faculty at Harvey Mudd College Anne Fisher returns to Sarasota as director of counsel ing following a year in as a spe cial assistant to the president for women's issues. Grants Consultant Suzanne Janney, who was consultant to the Foreign Fulbright Programs for the Insti tute oflnternational Education in New York before moving to Sarasota, has been selected to flll a new position on campus national grants consultant. She is charged with helping identify funding sources and preparing proposals Her focus is to be on institutional development. Meet John Newman by Mary Newton "Distinguished Professors" have been rotating in and out of New College -by design since 1981 In that year, the John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation selected New College to receive a grant enabling the college to invite nationally recognized liberal arts professors to teach here. In 1990, New College recruited John Newman and his skills fit the college's needs so well that the MacArthur Professorship was made into a con tinuing, instead of visiting, appointment. Newman is beginning his third year as an assistant professor of religion SEM CHEN DAY DANG DEN PA DANG DU NGAL DANG NI DREL WA DANG GAY LA TAG DUNAY PARGA NYAM NY1 TANG NYOM GOM PAR GYI (For those of you who lack a reading knowledge of Tibetan, a translation appears later in this arti cle.) Professor Newman will tell you that he was a southern California boy who simply wanted to see the world During high school, he bitch-hiked sev-Continued on next page Nimbus, Fall 1993 -Page 7


Newman (continued from page 7) eral times up and down the west coast. Mter graduation, and toy ing with the idea of a career in oceanography, be sojourned on a Canadian island. Rumors of inex pensive Asian sailboats lured him east, sightseeing across Can ada, Europe and Greece He got himself smuggled into Turkey, then continued on through Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan to In dia. Travel weary, be sought ref uge in a Buddhist monastery in Katmandu, Nepal. Tibetan teachers in the mon astery offered English-language classes to Westerners, and New man discovered a world view that he found fascinating. He found his Western presupposi tions challenged by the Tibetan philosophical positions and doc trines. To gain a deeper under standing, be knew he needed to learn the Tibetan language, but be' d also had his flll of living abroad for a while. Back in the states, the University of Wiscon sin at Madison provided the aca demic context be sought. He studied under the teacher of his Tibetan teachers, Geshe Lbun dub Sopa. Most of Newman's training had been under Tibetan Buddhists, but in order to better understand their culture and re ligion, be realized that he needed to go back to their roots in India. A Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship allowed him to live in India, and to travel extensively through Nepal, Burma, Thai land, and China. His research fo cus broadened: from Tibetan to Indian Buddhism to cross-cul tural research in various Asian religions and their impact on so ciety's arts and literatures. He's currently studying cultural con tacts between Eastern and West ern traditions, and is teaching a seminar on the history of West ern study of Asia. Professor Newman says about his teaching role, "I encourage students to treat class as truili: class. I respect them as adults, and try to support their idealism, their openness, and their in terests in the world." Compar ing New College students to those in his previous teaching ex periences, he finds that our stu dents are, in general, more open to experimenting with philo sophical ideas and less con cerned with the long-term practical application of their studies. John hopes that someday he will be able to return to Asia for a lengthy stay to study Asian art and archaeology in more depth, examining them as a reflection of ideas, philosophy and relig ious traditions. May all living beings dwell in happiness, free from suffering, and endowed with virtue. May I view them all as equals (from an ancient Buddhist prayer) Mary Newton, a veteran often years as a fifth-grade teacher, works in the Dean and Warden's office. She's Still in Love with Algebra! Newest New College mathematician, Eirini Poimedidou, relaxes at home. Nimbus, Fa/11993 -Page 8 by Mary Newton Her name means "peace," but this confi dent young woman has not placidly let the fates determine her life's course. At age 19 Eir ini Poimenidou left her native Greece to spend the next ten years in England, earning her B.S. in mathematics at the University of Reading and her M.S. and Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Warwick. She began her teaching career at Bryn Mawr College, and this past year started researching tenure-track posi tions. New College won. Mathematics has been fun for as long as Eir ini can remember. While other people did cross word puzzles, she solved books of geometry problems. Encouraging people and her own pride helped her to overcome the occasional Continued on next page


Eirini Poimenidou (continued from page 8) slight, the sense of being an outsider in a field not known for its young women pro fessionals. One of her favorite mentors, Dr. Rhonda Hughes, chairman of Bryn Mawr's math department and former president of the Association of Women in Mathematics, helped Eirini get a National Science Foun dation Planning Grant, targeted at women who've just begun their mathematical ca reers. Eirini's project involved two algebra problems, one of which she was able to solve. The other is of greater scope, and in an attempt to translate it into layman's terms, she said, "I'm conjecturing that a set of objects with certain properties ex ists, and I'm going to try to prove it!" As to whether the solution will have a profound impact on the world, Eirini says, "With mathematics you never really know. A re sult that seems relatively insignificant one day may become the missing link in a fu ture theory. You can never really tell the significance of your work. You must enjoy the intellectual exercise; give yourself up to the sheer pleasure of doing it at the time. Teaching is the heart of it all. Eirini be lieves that being a mathematician means teaching mathematics, giving people the means to enjoy something that they other wise would not .. Mathematics is all around us, but one has to develop certain skills in its language to enjoy it. ''My role as teacher is to excite people, to teach them that language, then to let them loose, let them enjoy." How did New College students get so lucky? Eirini spent two weeks on the road, interviewing at different schools all over the country. New College students were the only ones who questioned her during her talk, and afterwards spent an hour and a half talking informally with her. The stu dents have since lived up to their reputa tion for being highly motivated. ''We spent all last night discussing that problem!" What teacher wouldn't be thrilled? Particu larly one who puts her mathematics first and foremost, "Algebra is every mathema tician's first love. I'm an incurable roman tic-I'm still in love with it!" He Lived Life With Gusto A tribute to Ron Riddle, associate professor of music, from 197 4 until his death in June 1993 Professor Ron Riddle by Josh Breakstone '72 My first contact with Ron Riddle was in the spring of 1974. I was in Boston for a year of off campus study at the Berklee College of Music. My faculty advisor was leaving. Word was that although her replacement's main area of expertise was ethnomusicology (whatever that is, I thought), he had a jazz background as well. Armed only with this sketchy description, I phoned Dr. Ronald Riddle to see if he would be my sponsor. I was Continued on next page Nimbus Fal/1993 -Page 9


Ron Riddle quite shocked and dismayed when almost immediately, he told me that not only did he have no particular desire to work with me, but that he also intended to see to it that I not be allowed to graduate due to what he regarded as a lamenta ble lack of course work outside the field of music-indeed, I'd taken only one non-music class in my first two years. Despite my explanations, my pleas, and, finally, my threats, he not only didn't budge, he hung up. This was our background when I walked into Ron s office and met h i m face to face in Sep tember. He was rather curt with me until the topic swung around to jazz. He told me he'd been an early participant at The School of Jazz in Lenox, Mass. where he'd studied with Oscar Peterson-did I know who he was? When I responded by singing Os car's solo on a blues from an old recording on Verve with Charlie Parker, it changed the way he looked at me and, I think, paved the way for our friendship. We compromised on the issue of aca demic diversification I took one non-music course each term and from then on we were just fine. I took full advantage of Ron's jazz expertise by immediately en gaging him in an improvisation and ear-training tutorial. We would meet at night in his of fice-in a turret of the building next to the old library-to play music together and work on ear training, of which I was sorely in need. He would work with me tirelessly into the night and helped me immeasurably. He also encouraged me to compose, for which I will be ever grateful. On rare occasions we would even partake of beverages which Ron kept in the bottom drawer of his file cabinet. When he par took, Ron seemed to love fooling around on the phone, and I re-Nimbus, Fa/11993-Page 10 (continued from page 9) member one particularly memo rable night. Ron blindfolded me and had me throw a dart at a world map. When I hit Prince Edward Island, Canada, Ron turned to the section on Eastern Canada in a National Geo graphic atlas. We learned that PEl has three major industries: the famous Malapaque oysters, tourism, and potato farming. Ron calls PEl information, asks for Josh Breakstone's number, and is informed that there is no such listing, but that the closest thing is one for a Daryll Branch comb He has Daryll Branch comb's wife on the phone in a matter of seconds And Ron is off talking about oyster harvest ing, the local weather, life on an island, on and on. Amazing Ron spent years researching Chinese music in both China and San Francisco s Chinatown. He was fluent in several dialects of Chinese. I guess it should have come as no surprise that he'd seen just about everything when it came to food One time, many years after my graduation from NC, we met in Los Angeles where he was a visiting profes sor at UCLA. After touring the marvelous facilities of the music department, and sitting in on a rehearsal of a full gamelan orches tra (sorry Ron, I still can't remem ber the difference between the Balinese and Javanese varieties), I suggested we go out to Dante's, a jazz club where I would perform years later, to hear a great guitar ist, Lenny Breau. On the way to the club, we stopped in at a local Mexican res taurant where not one word of English was spoken. The waiter came over to our table and I or dered something like "Burrito por favor Then Ron embarked on a heated exchange with the waiter, in Spanish. When the waiter finally left our table, Ron was extraordinarily excited about something on the menu known as "menudo. Ron de scribed it as a stew, which for me brought to mind visions of vegetables or meat or some com bination thereof, in a sauce. When the food arrived, Ron lit into his menudo. If there was ever a picture illustrating the term "gusto," it was Ron that night. I remember him smiling from ear to ear as lungs, hearts, intestines, brains-and who knows what else-made their way from his bowl to his mouth. He also had a weakness for the scorching Korean delicacy known as kim chi, cabbage fer mented in garlic and hot pepper. He and New College mathemat ics professor Soo Bong Chae made it in the traditional way and had jars of it-little culinary landmines-buried all around their houses. I could go on and on telling funny stories about Ron. Al though many of them focus around music, for some strange reason an equal number involve food and eating. I'll miss the reassuring feel ing of knowing that there is someone out there who is proud of what I'm doing and who is willing to do, as Ron invariably did, whatever he can to help me. But when I think of Ron, I in variably come back to that strange little word I made men tion ofbefore-gusto. He had a kind of gusto that came across in so many situations-teaching, performing, eating, even in the way he'd move his head from side to side when he'd listen to music. He was passionate, enthu siastic, unique, and had style. For these reasons and more I'll always have a special place in my heart for Ron Riddle. Jazz guitarist Josh Breakstone de lights audiences in the U.S. and around the world with his music.


1998: The 27th Graduating Class Dayna M. Ayers '89 (Mis soulas, Mont.) is living in a cabin in the woods of Montana with a big wood stove, but no water. She finds great pleasure in know ing that her biggest worry is hav ing enough firewood to make it through the winter. Anyone who's tired of hot, flat Florida is welcome to find her and come split some firewood. Steven Bar beaux' 88 (Braz zaville, Congo) will be spending two years as a Peace Corps volun teer, training people to raise fish. Charlene Bredder '90 (Tal lahassee, Fla.) was selected to participate in the 1993-94 Flor ida House of Representatives Legislative Intern Program. She is assigned to the Committee on Education and will perfonn a va riety of duties including re search, bill analysis and drafting, oversight investigations, and re port writing. Ron Christaldi 89 (Talla hassee, Fla.) is at Florida State University College of Law. Andy Cohen 89 (Gaines ville, Fla.) is attending the Uni versity of Florida Law SchooL Nic Cook '88 (Sarasota, Fla.) is working to put together enough cash to go to Ecuador or EastMrica. Soph Davenport '89 (Ma comb, Dl.) spent the summer working for the Center for Crea tive Learning in Sarasota. Emily Earle '89 (Atlanta, Ga.) is in a Ph.D. program at the Institute of Women's Studies at Emory University. Brent Edwards '87 has begun a Ph.D. pro gram in computer science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Carla Funk 89 (Tal lahassee, Fla.) is a gradu ate student in art history at Florida State Univer sity. Chad Goldberg '89 (Bloomingburg, Ohio) spent the summer travel ing in Eastern Europe and Israel. Jenni Gore '89 (Coo-per City, Fla.) received a full tuition Dean's Honors schol arship from the University of Mi ami School of Law. Ellen Gray 90 (Liverpool, N.Y.) is taking some time off to travel, read, play music, grow plants, cook, write poetry and take long walks. Sean Healey '90 is a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon, WestMrica. Amanda Henry '89, a Mel lon Fellowship semi-finalist, is doing cinema studies at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Tanya Hollis '91 provides child care for mv + children at Connor's Nursery in West Palm Beach, Fla. Tricia Hopkins '89 has been enjoying life without classes, driving around the coun try visiting friends. Tonya Hunt '88 (Sarasota, Fla.) is working at Mote Marine Laboratory. Gary Kirk '91 is a graduate student in the University of Vir ginia's environmental science program in Charlottesville, Va. Jennifer Landsman' 89 has enrolled in the environ mental planning and policy pro gram at Indiana University at Bloomington. Victor Lewis 89 is a soft ware engineer for Compass in Sarasota. Dana Lockwood '89 just moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., and is busy job-hunting. Altom Maglio '90 is in law school at the University of Flor-Continued on next page Mike McAllister '89, Malcolm MacLachan '89, Mary Teresa Lowery '89, Dana Lockwood 89, Cayenne Linke '90 and Victor Lewis '89 in the procession of graduates. Nimbus, Fall1993 -Page 11


'93 Grad Notes (continued from page 11) ida in Gainesville. Jeff Morton '88 is a gradu ate student at the University of Illinois School of Music. Jennifer Owen' 89 is in law school at the University of Flor ida in Gainesville Christian Perez 89 is a graduate assistant at Louisiana State University in Francophone studies. Lars Peterson '89 received a fellowship from the Romance Languages Department of the University of Florida Anthony Salveggi '89 is pursuing a career as a songwriter in Sarasota. Melissa Schaub '89 has be gun a master's/Ph.D. program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison James Schmidt' 89 spent the summer on New College's summer maintenance crew put ting "something concrete and material back into this place." Alex Slawson '90 (Jackson, Miss .) worked this summer as a lab technologist at the Universi ty of Mississippi Medical Center. Michael Smith '90 is in a Ph. D program in cognitive psy chology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Lance Stott 89 is in law school at the Universtiy of Texas Dwight Synan '88 received a Ministry of Education fellow ship to study law at Osaka Uni versity in Japan. Jim Watkins 88 is in an in terdisciplinary humanities/social sciences program at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Ronnie Lyn Wetter '89 has entered medical school at the University of South Florida in Tampa, but says, "I don't know ifl'm ready for the world yet!!" James S. Whetzel '90 (Seat tle, Wash.) is an ethnomusicol ogy student at the University of Washington and sends this mes sage: w difectofy art show, reunion chaptera w:. ) Nimbus, Fa/11993 -Page 12


From Now to the Future Alums can help jump-start efforts to meet the college's needs. By David Smolker '72 Alumnae/i Association President By now you've probably heard that MONEY magazine ranks New College as the nation's best value in higher education. You've also probably received our annual pleas for financial support. Lest this ranking lull you to compla cency, read Jim Feeney's perspec tive (p.1) on the reality behind the ranking. Black is white; white is black. The fact that New College is such a bargain is as much a reflec tion of its unmet needs as it is a re flection of its current assets. If New College is to be the best college in the nation -as distinguished from the best value in the nation-each of us must do our part to help New College meet its unmet needs. Through our fundraising efforts over the last six years, we are helping albeit in a small way -to meet these needs. We have established and are in the various stages of endowing three basic programs: the Faculty Development Grant Program; the Alumnae/i Fellow Program; and the Student Grant Program. The accompanying ta bles summarize the expenditures for each of these proendow our operating expenses. Believe it or not, if over the next ten years, if each alum committed say, forty dollars a year over that which he or she would ordinarily give, we'd reach the target. That's a rather small price to pay to in sure the permanent financial vi ability of the Association while allowing us to focus our fundrais ing efforts exclusively on enhance ment ofNew College. You should consider New Col lege's most significant needs. For example, the Natural Sciences Di vision's facilities are ancient, cramped, outdated and out moded. With the new Fine Arts facility now complete, New Col lege's current major capital pro ject is construction of a new Natural Science Building. The ar chitectural plans are virtually complete. Construction is sched uled to commence in 1994. The plan is to construct a "new" Selby Building, most likely just to the west of Hanson Building and demolish the exist ing Selby Building. Both the inte rior and exterior of the Hanson Building would be renovated. Chemistry and biology will move into the new Selby. Physics, mathematics and computer sci ence would move into the reno vated Hanson Building. However, existing and antici pated needs include faculty and programs in earth and environ mental science, biochemistry, as tronomy and marine sciences. These will require an estimated 12,000 14,000 square feet of ad ditional building space, plus equipment. The additional cost is estimated to be $2.5 million. I hope you'll agree, if it's worth doing, it's worth doing right! This will require the ef fort of the entire extended New College community. I believe we can contribute substantially to this community effort. For noth ing is more convincing to a poten tiallarge donor than committed alumnae/i. We can be a spring board from which the effort can be leveraged. And while we may be small in number, each of us can help jump-start this effort by giving of our financial resources, personal connections or creative ideas. I challenge each of you to help in some way. Please call me at (813) 221-6600 or write in care of the alumnae/i office if you can help. grams. Our initial endow ment targets are $50,000 for each program. We in tend to increase the Alumnae/i Association Grants Programs Alumnae/i Fellow target substantially in hopes of endowing what will amount to an Alumnae/i Fellow Chair, whereby al ums will teach year round as adjunct faculty. Thanks to your com mitment and generosity, we are well on our way to ward meeting our endow ment targets. But our work has only begun. Long range, we need to 87;88 8&89 89;90 9091 91;92 92193 TOTAL Alum. Alum. FOG FOG Fell. Fell. Grants Endow't Grants Endow't 2,500 25,000 3,700 4,000 2, 773 1,000 3,522 10,000 12,893 4,165 10,000 4,051 UQQ 3,000 4J!21 22,087 50,773 22,911 15,000 15,000 lQ,QQO 45,000 9:W4 Budget 4,200 6,000 15,000 % Endow't Income 90% 50% Student Gm.ots M.9.9. 3,699 6,000 8% Student Grants Eodow't lO.QQQ 10,000 10,000 Nimbus, Fal/1993 -Page 13


Alumnae/i Contributors 7/92 to 6/93 1964 Thomas L. Bell Linda Benua Betsy Yocher Carter Fay Clayton John M Cranor Ill Carola Hoigne Fleener Bruce Guild Charles H Hamilton Kenneth R Hammond Paul K Hansma Carol \Norby Holder Tom Lesure Kenneth R. Mlsemer Roberta Luther O'Brien John B. O Neil Neil E. Olsen Karle A Prendergast Charles F. Raeburn Kathleen Dively Raskin Jeanne Rosenberg Elizabeth Ash Sanford Judith Randall Shealy Samuel Treynor Paul L. Ukleja David M. watton Carol Ann Childress Wilkinson 1965 David R Allen Denby M Barnett Robert W Baughman Betsy Olsen Bowen Deirdre Fennessy George A Finkle Robin Day Glenn Nancy Flatter Hall Ann Hart John L. Hart Cheryl D Hess Dale Hickam Allan Jaworsk i Ruthanne Stange Kah Julie Means Kane Thomas 0 Manteuffel Abby Allgood Miserner Kenneth F Moore Richard F Ogburn Edna walker Paulson Lawrence Paulson Vicki Pearthree Raeburn Sharon Landesman Ramey Deane L. Root Leslie T Schockner Theodore M Shoemaker Steve waterman Gary E Williams 1966 Bruce M Allen Donald M Aronoff Jacques U. Baenziger Claudia A Blair Carlene Valentine Borchert Michael R. Curry Helen Hickey De Haven Mimi Donnay Cynthia C Gates Julia A Giordano Beth Schauerhamer Kuehn Mary R. Lamprech K. Linda Moeller-Mansour Gary M. Moriello Kenneth G. Peffers Stephen G Romero David L. Rottman David B Schwartz Elizabeth Crosby Schwartz R H Seth Piercy Pat Shuck Nancy Orr Storey Harris E Taylor Eric N Thurston Janis K Wolak 1967 David J Adams Christopher J Arbak Kathleen M Capels Michelle A Clayton Jean E Graham Christine A Hope James T Hungelmann George W Kane Ill Dorothy Bobb Massey Daysi D Mejia Nicholas E Munger Norbert Musial Marian Bussey Pendleton Stephen L. Posey Debora Godfrey Reinert Samuel D Sapp William E Schaub Margaret L. Sheeran Philip M Shenk Timothy E Snyder Kathy Graves Spriestersbach Curtis C Stokes David Tekler Betsy Brooks Tisdale John D Westlie Melanie A Witt 1968 Karen M Adams Aimee F i sher Anderson Earle A Barnhart Andrew L. Be may-Roman Patrice Bobier Prof Alan Campion Bruce M Cleary Gayle Coons Susan Alkema da Silva John D Dohrmann Kathleen S. Fasnacht Helen R Gabel Don Goldberg Janet Goldwater 'MIIiam S. Herman Diane Kelly Hill Roger J Klurfeld Timothy A Kohler William J Kopiecki Sarah \Mlite Leslie Ross M Madden Frank A McKenney Peter J McNabb Gail Farkas Munger Richard A. Neff Philip L. Notermann Tatjana Ostapotf Laurel Roth Patton Richard H. Roberts Fred S. Silverman John A Van Ness R Elizabeth watson J. Richard Webb William R Westwood 1969 Lyssa M Andersson Mark A. Andrews Thomas C Atchison Martha E Beauchamp Noel C. Bickford Jeanne F Bojarski Malcolm J Brenner Paul R Carlson Jr Stephen R. Coats Raphael Colb Vincent F Cox Lewis F Dalven Robert B Danielson Edward J DeAngelo Ellen Dierdorf Destray George W. Fifield Ira K. Glasser Thomas M Goodridge Casey Green Janet J Gusukuma Edward J. Henley Patricia Barrand Herman Lucinda Snyder Holmes John E Hom Bruce A. Hutcheon Joel S. Judd John F Klein Harvey Klinger Pauline Mead Knox Jerald B Krauthamer Michael J. Kuhling Jay Lentini Judith Kaye Lentini David S. Lerner Carol A Levenson Harry M Liebersohn S. Anya Litwin Woestwin Matthew F McCarthy Bob McGarey Joan Slater Moora Will i am Nathan William C. Navidi Mary Jo Neitz Vincent C Peck Robert A Phillips Donald K Richards Jr Dennis F Saver Lynwood Sawyer Scott H Schade Elenr Malanos Silverman Stanley E Skubic Ellen Horowitz Stein Joshua L. Stein Norman P Stein Michael Tweed Barbara J Tyroler Rosalie F 'Mnard Robert J. Womack Susan Zuckerman-Attas 1970 Anita L. Allen Joy T Bamitz Lisa Berley Alan S. Berlow John F Blakeslee Bernadette Bohmann Laura Breeze Greg Brooks Paul V Castellitto Colleen Clark Freddie M Clary Dana R. Clyman Edward F Connor Linda Convissor Thomas M Corwin Nancy Hopper DeChemey Amy S D i amond Karen Ashbaugh Farley Ruth E Folit Thomas P Fruechtenicht Carol L. Gaskin E Kemeys Goethe Laura L. Goldenberg Lisa Feigelis Goldring Thomas S Groenfeldt D iana Ross Henne Francis G Hertz Alice Howard Samuel H Howell Jr Linda Squillace Jackson Eileen Stubensky Jacobs Susan D Jenson Sidney R Jones Richard A Kahn Keith I. Kennedy Lisa D Kernan Julie A Levy Ginger Lyon Thomas W. Mayers Andrew P McCormick Barbara R. Mellen Jono Miller Robert G Miller Jr Julie K Morris Patrick M Moscatello John C. Mueller David D. Mukai Ellen Goldhamer Mullins Charles E Murphy Jill Pellarin William M Quay Bryan S. Reid Ill Leslie S. Reinherz Drew S. Rose Andrew J Sacks Carla J Sarett Margaret Pizzi Schaller Nathan H. Schwartz David M Silverman Marc E Silverman Beverly K Simmons Thomas N Sorrell Susan J Spieker Joshua Stand i g William H Swanson Christian Volz Kathy J wallens Tish Webster Marc L. Weinberg Jay P \Mlite Robert W. Witbeck Sr A. Vernon Woodworth Curtis Worthington Christine A Wynne Andrea L. Zucker 1971 Kurt F. Amsler Melissa H Birch Robert G Brunger Daniel F Chambliss Jeffrey P Chanton Margaret Chapman Mary E Connors Donald C. Cornell John D Corrigan Richard E Doblin Michael P Dotson Leslie K. Dougall Richard Dudley William C Dudley Richard S. Eissenstat Kathleen M Emdl Ron H. Flax-Dav i dson Janet E Gelman David L. Goldman Nancy L. Hammond Charles Harb Dianne K. Hederich Jaime Henriquez Steve Jacobson William S. Jelin Steve Kaplan Karen Lundmark Killebrew Monika Klein Nancy Kriegel 'M1itney Laughlin Marcy Denmark Manning John A Massa Robin A. McEntire James A Mercer-Smith Leonard Monteith Michael J Morgan Julie Johnson Omohundro Teresa Weber Patterson Candice A Reffe Nancy J Reichman Dana P Reinhold Marc S Rudow Ann E Samuelson Gina C Schatteman Jef Sharp Bryna S. Siegel John D Smillie Douglas G St1nson Candy Boyd Suffern Lynne M Tarakan Becky Thomson Sally Felder Tuohy Lisa McGaughey Tuttle Madeline Snow Typadis Wendell P wagner Jr F. Lane \MIIiamson Amy C. Willis Michael J Winkleman Ken Zafren 1972 Dale Armstrong Donna E. Baker Ellen M. Ballard Wendy E. Baron Jennifer S. Bennett Joyce E Boehmer Joshua S. Breakstone Beth Brown John H Buchanan Mark R Buntaine Elizabeth L. Carney Frazier Carraway 'Mnslow J Chadwick Jr Kevin R. Coffey Anne Riggen Colella Mark E Davis Janet Heck Doyle Jane C Dudley RobertS Fish Florence Werner Foster Leslie Boxer Glass James W. Gutner Joseph W Haaf Nancy C Haber Jacqueline Herman Nancy Schulze Hetsko Ann M. Joyner Sheri L. Katz Bruce D Kohrman Cathy A Krall Susan W. Kramer Stuart D Levitan Allen S. Levy Lori Feldman Lieberman Susan Ball Lloyd James D Lock Mileva Daugherty Loo MichaelS Maher Philip L. Manhard Scott H Matthews Judith K Mauer Polly Morris Jennifer Pingeon Jeffrey J Prior James W Pritchard Shanna E. Ratner Seth M Reiss Philip Rich Claire Balutis Robinson Mark A Roth Judy D Schatz Neil H Schecker Adam G Schloss Russell B Selman Jay E Shenk Neil G Sipe Kathleen M. Smith David Smolker Katherine Armendt Sorci StephenS Sparks Allison Speckman W. David Sprayberry Sally A. Stephens Rory J Sutton David W Taylor Kristin I. Taylor Linda Mitchell Thompson R Philip Twogood Paul L. Wexler Bruce R \Mlittlesey Mary Hill Wise 1973 Cheryl Flax-Davidson Emmy C Acton Louise Liner Barrett Joseph W. Blagden Jr Anne Brennan Tessy Brungardt Elizabeth A Bryant Ellen Glessner Burrows Maureen T. Cannon Edward A Chadd David R. Chilcott Theodore H DeWitt Ruth I. Dreessen Aron Z Edidin Robin Hoffmaster Edidin Margee Ensign VIcki Harris Flock James E. Foster Leslie J Greene Amy Lezell Heber B Janet Hibbs Kit Jennings Julian M Kaplin Jr Jonathan E Kroner Juan D Lindau Phillip G Logsdon Brian Lukacher Joanne Martin Lukacher 'MUiam J. McGowan Patricia Ogilvie Charles L Piller Rick Reibman William T Reynolds Ill Roger R Rosa 'MIIiam A. Rosenberg Mary L. Ruiz Robert 0 Rush Jr Steven C Sauers Dan Schmidt Barbara A Shamberg Jane A Snavely Rick Stabe!l Nina M Stem Michael J Tammenga Vogel Cathy wallach Penny A. Zaleta 1974 Deborah Fagen Amar Michael A Armstrong Robert D Atkinson Surry Bunnell James J Cook Betsy Crabtree Luc Cuyvers Tom Dayton Eileen S. Dempsey Amy G Dickman Kevin Flynn Joan Fowler Jennifer L Glass Elise K Gunst Judson W. Harvey Terence J Hoopes Fredricka Fleenor Joyner Louis D Joyner Thomas J. Kapostasy Lesley S. Koplow Raymond S Lesser Glen R. Merzer Joyce E. Morningstar Mark C Mudge Beverly Brown Nash Andrea Martz Norfleet James A Parry W. Steven Parsch Lesley A. Scheele Lori Hoffman Smolker Barbara D Stabin Raymond G Stokes Dennis P. Swaney William T Thompson Robert E Turtrs Tab L. Uno Scott C Verges Amy Weinstein Janet M Weisenford Nimbus, Fal/1993 -Page 14


A Record 953 (43%) ofYou Gave Cash or In Kind Gifts Last Year. Thank You! Paul G Wendt 1976 A. Brian Albritton Hazel M Bradford Carole Chambliss Brannock Doriane E Brown Joan A Busner Claire Bailey Carraway Jan Elsaesser Clark Edward H Costa Matthew B Curtis Lonme M Draper Virginia L. Elgin Mark W Evans Rhonda K Evans Jacqueline L. Fauls Karen Grady Ford Jerry Gips Sandra Payson Gips Edward M Greenfield Claudia E Harsh Julie Ireland Jeanne Jochens Gilliam Johnston Bruce T Jones Elaine Goldenberg Katz Betsy Kubick Janet Finney Lacy Marjorie Lewis Hannah W. Lippner Spencer D Lloyd Dwight A Newton Elizabeth Thorp Parsch Joy Ellen Peace Peter A Ross Betty T Rushton Gail Russell Timothy A Seaver Janet Smith Shepherd Alexis A Simendinger Jonathan S. Smiga \MIIiam J Steck Johan P. Suyderhoud Peter J Tepley Devora E Tulcensky Nancy Nadler Wilke Cheryl A Wiliams Randy \Mnchester 1976 Hank Blumenthal Karen Lind Brauer Ross S. Bumaman Susan C Bums Kate Chandler Jeffrey Cianci Douglas A. Cochran Peggy Coleman John L. Connelly Eric M Cumfer Laurie J Oils Carol Flint RobertS. Glazier RobertS Hans John L. Hansen Ronald J Helmuth Ursula T Hotchkiss Debra A Jenks Aric A Johnson Stephanie E Johnson Mike Lasche' Lawrence D Lewack Mary Cox Makkas Joseph J Melnick Brenton B Miller Frank Montaniz Alan Newman Tim A Redman Judith Mendelsohn Rood Lori D Sargent Henry C Smyth Frances E Sobel Scott Thompson JoAnn Weisenford Allison H \Micox John R. Wlke 1977 Kathy Luke Alexander Madelyn Rail Badger Diane Basara Lisa Siegfried Bohn Mark Bondurant Janice C Broda Barbara J Conmy Steven R. DaVerne Steven M Delamater Gregory P Dubois Bonnie Sehenuk Fitzgerald Robert T Gayvert Tod E Gentille David L Giancoli Katherine Gregor Glenn D Haake Thomas L. Hamby Jr Carol L. Hoshall Elaine B Hyder Victoria A. Kazmerski Carolyn Krebs Grace Puckett LaTorra Steven L. Linsey Cynthia L Martin Mark Q Martindale Wlliam L. 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Roper Kent T Simendinger Valerie Ethridge Thamish Rob1n Maddox Tondra Jonathan B Turner Susan H Vinton Steven Vomov Annette Vollmer West Marie C Wolfgang 1979 Caroline A. Chambliss Maryalice Citera Candyce Hunt Cohen Eric G Dyreson Isabelle A Fetherston Ronald L. Fisher Jr Julie Galassini Gerald R. Gaul Laura L. George Guy J Germanic Jean M Huffman Lindsay A La Burt Valerie D Lehr Christopher J. LoFrisco Diane Dittmann Manchester Jacqueline Marina Michael F McDuffie Victor L. Moldovan James Olivier Natalie Compagni Portis Gabrielle Church Russell Elizabeth A Scheffler Jerry A. Simmons Kirk Sullivan Adam Tebrugge Mary H Tippens Robert W. Tennies John Vande Walle Eric B Walzer Dorothy Srygley Wells Robert C. Westerfeld! Robert W \Mison Andr w A. Workman Jodie A Yeakel 1980 Peter J Arnade Aaron E Baum Grover F Champion Jr David S. Edrich Marjorie Mack Genter Maura Ghizzoni Frank E Hammel Margaret Munn Hammel Marcella A Kolmeier Ellzebeth R McCain Ruth A. McGiashen John L. Milia David E Mitchell Joe Mueck Eric P Notte Paul W. Pare Sergio Raynal Eric L. Reinholtz Ron Rostow Michael Samra Donald B Sanderson Jean Schutt-McTavish Lori A Shoemaker Julie B Skoby Howard A Smith Matthew I. Wahl 1981 Thomas A Berres Tammy L. Bowman Alice A Burton Martin B Cleaver Susan J. Dauer Dawn M. Flaherty Jamie A Gegerson Elizabeth Elin Green Barbara A Junge Sean A Lincoln Mary A. McElhinny Terri Brown Mueck \MIIiam F. Patton Carla D. Schroer Rey A Sia Dooney Tickner Shawn Dougherty Tennies PeterS Tush Richard H Valentine Celene L. West Meredith M H 'Mlite Sonia Wu 1982 Shelley Varnum Allen Madeline N Attabe Mary Janis Andrews Valerie Gutchen Arnade Janet Athanasas Nancy L. Becker James F. Belanger Dan F. Bim Daniel H Bosch Laura L. Coogan W. Jeffrey Edenfield Mark A Gottlieb Carrie Kastner Hamby Tracey G. Henley Ashley T. Kaufmann Amy C Kimball E Randall Lanier Cynthia A Linke Sybil A Lombillo Teresa Pierzchala Milia Amanda Burns Mitchell Jeffrey P Muench Gwen Perkins Murphy Melinda J. Nutting Deborah DiMauro Reeder David A. Shatz Crist A Sperling Susan D Traynham JulieT. Viens Robert H. Wayne Wlliam C Wolfe 1983 Pauline Adema Robert A. Bilott Sarah W. Blanchard Lisa Gordon Fleckenstein Susan Sapoznikoff Foltz Benjamin J. Ford Robert C Freedman \MIIiam G. Gittinan Jr Derrin S. Gottlieb Gina Habermas Soon L. Lim J. Wlliam Memory Maripat Metcalf Leslie A Miller Judith A. Newton Bret Pettichord Bregitte R Pracht Arthur B Skafidas Elizabeth Strange Christina K Trent Jonathan R. Trushenski Douglas L. Tucker 1984 Jannice Ashley Anne M Baker Kenneth W Baker Jennifer E Belt David A Cape Paula Carino Leslie A Chertok Kelleth R. Chinn Mark A Cornelius Sandra C Englert Wei-Chin Fang Michael J Freedman Diane l. Gadzinski \MIIiam B Groben II Nancy L. Grossman Gregory G. Hall Carlye Hendershot Andrew L. Howlett Melanie A Hubbard Darrell M Kienzle Ann E McKinley Patricia Murer Corey E Nislow Hannah L. Onstad Michael C Owens Elizabeth T Pare Ben Carter Razee James F Rogauskas Erma-Paula Sanders Jeffrey G. Saven Marcie Swiger Schiller Leslie S Smart Amy G Smoker Beverly J Stanton James H Tietsworth Deborah Saemann Turner Jesse 'Mlite Mauri A Ziff 1985 SueS. Ball Kathleen N Boyle \MIIiam M Brown Clairellen R. Catalano Joyce Hewes Dennehy Laura J Ericson-Siegel Dennis M. Gephardt Dawn M Hasemann Steven R. Hawson William J Hinkelman Joan P. Hourican Eric M. Howard Michael L. Johnson Samantha Kavky Amy S Kaylor Russell H Kennedy Carol Zygar Kienzle Tan M. Le Suzanne McDermott Keith A Mills Stacy K. Moore Robyn L Mowery John D Mullen Julie A Osterling Alex J Pogel leon F. Porter Grace M Roegner Douglas M. Rucker Eric R. Siegel Elise Wadle Caroline M Wampole Michele Gregoire Weiler Michael A. Wells John Wong 1986 Joseph D Alia Sherry Silveus Barker Gretchen A. Brodtman Laurie Cameron An-Chih Chang Jennifer E Cooper John R. Evans Monica M Gaughan JP Glutting Jennifer S. Granick Geoffrey K. Harris Kimberly A Heuberger Thomas L. Lashar Merlin D Mann Salvatore J Manzi Adam Oler Evan H ONens Steve Rosenbluth Wlliam T Snedden Karen P Stasiowski Glenn A. 'Mlitehouse Mark E Wilkens Donald E Witmer Deirdre L. Woolsey 1987 Matthew B. Baker Timothy J. Besse Justin Bloom Arlynda l. Boyer Laney A. Bruner Larry Bunch Ann M Burget Michael H Campbell Sun Chae Glenn C Douglas Ann Dwyer Patricia A. Fingeroff Alexandra l. Haggblom-Payne Martin R Haggblom-Payne Leigh A Holcomb Thomas W Imber Martin F Kelly Monica L. Lewman Katrina Matos Amy Swackhamer Nugent Joseph E. Pettit Jr Matthew Posner James H Randolph Jennifer Tompkins Razee Elizabeth H Rider Eric Schickler John P Short Jr Susan E Stone Alan T Stonebraker Julieta Von Schimonsky W. Ansel Webb Lisa E. 'Mlalley Jonathan D. 'Mlite Troy D. Wnfrey Mary S Wu Kira T. Zender 1988 Sarah L. Boorman Sherri Lea Clements Bunch John J Collins Usa A Day Carla M Eastis Christopher J Garmon Glenn A. Gates Jennifer E Gorn Terri A Hague Scott Hall Julie Hansen Brian D. Israel Lois E Kent Franz E Loewenherz Frank A Mersand Scott Needham Forrest C. Neiberg lan J Norris Lars A. Olson Katherine Clevenger Rambo Thomas B. Rambo Samantha Scolamiero Anne Stemshorn Jennifer A 'Mlitten 1989 Kathleen Plunkett Baker Courtney E Bums Marla M Perez Robert J Rustermier David L. Salierno Michael J Serulneck Lisa B Silverman Clifford E. Smith Jr Barbara C Benton John Harshman Pat Califia Nimbus, Fall 1993 Page 15


61 65 66 67 Ml 69 70 i'I 7.! 7.{ 71 7S :'6 77 78 79 <'I() HI H.! HI 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 9.! 93 Class Notes Listedalpbabctical(v witbin entcringycar Sondra London 65, a true crime writer, has written a new book about Joe O'Dell entitled Knockin' on Joe, which was pub lished recently. She is also in volved in litigation involving her work about accused serial killer, Danny Harold Rollings. Cynthia Cumfer '67 is cur rently a self-employed attorney in Portland, Ore. Her practice emphasizes nonprofit organiza tions, unmarried couples issues, and wills/trusts/probate. She is also an adjunct professor of Ore gon Constitutional Law at Lewis & Clark Law School. Gail Coons '68 (Winter Haven, Fla.) is still working as a mental health counselor (licensed and national certified) and gerontolo gist (national certification) and is More News from Alums in Politics Steve Duprey '71 (Concord, a certified hypnotherapist. She's found her lifemate and is a Chris tian. As aunt to Tyler (2 1/2) and Austin and Ashley (5 months), Gail says she's beginning to see how come folks think kids are adorable. Andy Bernay-Roman '68 (Jupiter, Fla.) was married re cently (notice the name change). He and Lynne have been to gether for about three years; he says, "it's good. Lynn's heard all my NC stories and has visited campus a few times now and is a definite fan." His daughter, Kaia, started as a NC student in Au gust. Andy's also back in school himself-working towards a mas ters in mental health counseling Zella Ellshoff 70 recently purchased "a little, old house in a little, old town" (River Falls,Wis). She's still the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services "Botanist of the Midwest." Her oldest daughter, Au gust, graduated from Northland College with a degree in N.H.) ran fot the Republican nomi nation for Congress in New Hampshire's 2nd district last year and finished second out of five eahdi. dates. Imagine a Republiean pri-' mary where 4 out of 5 of us (me included) ran on a pro-choice plat form. Regretably, we split the vote and the pro-life nominee won. He was defeated by the incumbent CongreS$man, Dick Swett, brother in-law of novecollegian Timber Dick '73. biology and outdoor educa tion. Her younger daughter Coral is a junior in high school and has been able to get to know her dad, Christopher Arbak '67, better since they moved back to the Mainland. Jim Cahalan 71 (Indiana, Pa.) was promoted to professor of English at Indi ana University of Pennsylva nia in 1992. His two most recent books are Modern Irish Literature and Culture: Since January, Steve haa been. the Republican state party man.In tfuit capacity .. he fre-. .. quently hosts all the HpotentiaP' Republican candidates who visit New Hampshire with an eye to. wai-ds th(lc '96 primary. 1Who w.o-uld ever have believed that the liberal democrat Lincoln Diaz-Balart 72 would be elected to COngress .as a :eon.servative Re .. publican?Oi'il1 !'rew C9llege!1 ::..:.:::. . NimbU$, Fa/11993Page 16 A Chronology (G.K. Hall, 1993) and Practicing Theory in Introductory College Lit erature Courses (National Council of Teachers of Eng lish, 1991). Kathleen Erndl 71 has joined the faculty in the De partment of Religion at Flor ida State University in Tallahassee. Her book, Vic tory to the Mother: The Hindu Goddess of Northwest lndiain Myth, Ritual, and Sym bol, was published this year by Oxford University Press. Geri Fox' 71 (Chicago, Ill.), Eliot Abarbanel, and Sarah (4 1/2) are happy to report the birth of Brian Fox Abarbanel on Aug. 19. Geri is looking forward to a nice long maternity leave. Justin P. West' 72 is teach ing full-time in the Media Stud ies department at Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, Mass. He specializes in teaching video as a visual tool. Stanley Herwitz' 74, associ ate professor of geography and adjunct biology professor at Clark University in Shrewsbury, Mass., was honored by this year's graduating class as the Outstanding Teacher of the Year. In the nominations, stu dents described his courses as ex citing and stimulating, saying he had an especially significant im pact on their intellectual growth and development. Meridith Miller Disend '73 and David S. Disend 75 have moved to Rochester Hills, Mich.; David is vice president for univer sity relations at Oakland U niver sity in Rochester, Mich. Meridith will take a month or so to get daughters Elisabeth and Molly settled in schools and then re sume work as a clinical pscyholo gist. Randy Gordon' 75 is living in Raleigh, N.C., with her hus band, Bob Leker, and children, Forrest (5) and Hannah (2) Gor don Leker. She works for an HMO. Marjorie Lewis 75 and her husband James Robinson, had a son, Ryan, on July 22, 1993. He joins Rex who was born Dec. 18, 1987. Majorie is a board-certified anesthesiologist practicing in Se attle, Wash. Rick & Dana NewmanEvans 75 have lived in Pitts burgh, Pa. since Jan. 1992 with their two beautiful children, Melissa (6) and Jesse (2). Rick


6 1 65 66 67 68 6 9 70 71 7;! 73 7 1 75 76 77 78 79 80 8 1 8.! 8.i 8 5 8 6 87 88 89 90 91 9.! 93 Class Notes Listed atpbabeticauy witbin entering year works for the Valspar Corpo ration, developing polymers for packaging coatings that will be compliant w ith the Clean Air Act. Dana keeps busy running the house. They urge anyone passing through to look them up. They have plenty of room In the Soup produced by Hank Blumenthal 76, was in the Venice Film Festival and the New York Film Festi val 17, opening around the country in Nov and Dec., won the grand jury prize at Sundance 92. Hank was asso ciate producer of Risll, starring Karen Silas with music by John Paul Jones. Hank Blumenthal presents Tohyo Decadence a film by Ryo Musakami William May 77 moved back to New York in June; he encourages old NC pals to look him up if they come into town Julia Sorokurs 77 (Rockville, Conn.) was hired at the Travelers Insurance Co. as a business analyst last year. The person who hired her turned out to be a New college alum, too-Kathy Graves Spriesterbach '67. Linda Willson '77 (Sara sota, Fla.) is a grandmother. "Can this be possible?" Mother Roc/ret, a collection of short stories by Rita Ciresi' 78 (Roanoke, Va.), was published by the University of Georgia Press The collection won the Flannery O'Connor Award for short fiction and re cently was named a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award Rita is on the faculty at Hollins College. Jane Schenk Markowitz '79 is working as a registar for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) in Washington, D.C. She and her husband, Michael, are Robert Rustermier '89, a re cent MFA graduate of the Rhode Is land School of Design has been awarded a Fulbright grant to study in the Czech Republic. He will be accompanied by his wife, Courtney A. Rebensdorf, who is anxious to explore veterinary practices in East ern Europe. His ceramic and oil en caustic work, Man Standing, is shown above. eagerly awaiting the arrival of a baby girl from Korea whom they plan to adopt. Look for the TV movie which airs on ABC, October 31, 1993, about Allison H. Wilcox 79. Ron Rostow '80 let us know that Charles Vasoll '80 is now (since Jan. 1993) a special asst. to one of the most successful rock'n'roll writer/producers of all time (name of writer/producer confidential) based in New York City. Susan Hirshberg '83 is once again on the road after getting a masters in psychology at the University of Wisconsin. This time she s heading out to New Zealand to travel, garden and think, something she wasn't really able to do in graduate school. She s still into dynamic systems theory, analy sis of observational data and cognitive ethology as well as cooking herbal ism and counsel ing Anyone out there have any idea s as to what I should do when I grow up?" An article jointly authored by Tony Andrews, NC anthro pologist, and Gabriela Vail 83, a graduate student at Tu lane University, was published recently in the Boletfn de las Es cuela de Ciencias Antropol6gi cas de las Universidad de Yucantan Paula Carino 84 is inter ested in organizing a one-or twoweek apartment swap with any NC alum from a groovy, exotic clime (like Cali fornia, New Mexico or Scran ton ) who wants to visit the New York metropolitan area. Her place in Weehawken is only a 5-minute ferry ride from mid town Manhattan. Interested? Write or call (201)863-3203. Leslie Chertok 84 (Longmont, Col.) graduated with a masters in contemplative psy chotherapy from the Naropa In stitute. She's working as a therapist with pregnant and parenting teens Joni Burnette Pirnot' 84 (Sarasota, Fla.) is teaching phys ics and science at Bradenton Academy. Zena (2) and Mona (1) are in the preschool there and are teaching mom and dad all the old songs and nursery rhymes. (How many verses of "This Old Man" do you know?) Steve Pirnot '79 is doing com-Continued on page 18 Nimbus, Fa/11993 -Page 17


61 65 (i(, (,-b/"1 (,9 "'(/ ..,, "'.! ':'_{ .,. I .. s -(, ..,.,. "'8 "'I 1:10 /:II 8.! 1:13 /"II /:IS 86 1:1"' H/:1 89 911 91 9.! !)_{ class N 0 t e s Liste d alpbabetically wit bin entering .vear missioned art for the National Billfish Foundation. Nancy Grossman '84 mar ried Everett Porter, a recording engineer, at New College on January 18, 1993. They were pleased to be joined by many good NC friends, including James Berry' 84, Merritt Mitchell '84, Cathy Loose '84, Angela Corona 85, Don Kendzior 84, Shelly Wyatt 84, and Sue Ball 84. After working at a classical recording studio in Boston for the last few years, they are moving to the Netherlands, where Everett will be working at Phillips C1assics and Nancy will be looking for a music administration position and learning Dutch. She wel comes all correspondence and in formation from alums who have lived in Holland. Her fnew ad dress is: Langebrinkweg 52,3764 AD Soest, The Netherlands. Laura Ericson-Siegel '85, after surviving the Florida bar exam, will be working for the Si erra Club Legal Defense Fund in Tallahassee. Unfortunately, this will divert time away from Chel sea, Chloe, Crosby and Baileyher canine/feline family. Eric Siegel '85 has been working at Wakulla County Human Services for the past year as a social worker. He keeps busy trying to explain to people that social workers do more than hand out food stamps Melissa Fleck 85 is under taking a second undergraduate degree in biology at U.S.F. in Tampa. Richard Giardino 85 passed the Florida bar in Sept. 1992. Since then he's been prac ticing law at Pomeroy, Pomeroy & Beauchamp in Ft. Lauderdale Dawn Hasemann '85 (Lex ington, Ky.) is working toward her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at University of Kentucky. She reports that Marla Poe' 85 (now Dufek) is married and liv-Nimbus, Fal/1993-Page 18 ing in Atlanta, Ga. David Thorton 85 is attend ing USF part-time, striving to ward a doctorate in clinical psychology. Grant Balfour '86 (Lan tana, Fla.) will be visiting the Far East in February and plans to hunt down (up?) Evan Owens '86. Ann Wnorowski '86 (Am sterdam, N.Y.) is engaged and planning to be married on 4/15/94. She is a caseworker for the Montgomery County Depart ment of Social Services. Ann Burget '87 (Washing ton, D.C.) sent plenty of news. First, Ann works for the Office of Management and Budget, which is part of the Executive Office of the President. She says her job sounds more glamorous than it really is. But she does have excel lent access to high-level policy makers and has met Bush and Clinton. (The person she really wants to meet is Janet Reno!) Ann is a policy analyst, providing support for seven Ph.D. econo mists. So far, her work has ranged from health care reform, to tax analysis of the budget, to environmental issues. In addition, Ann sent news of several alums. She reports that Felicia Dolson 87 had an addi tion to her family last fall, a girl named Murphy. Felicia's still working for an engineering firm in D.C. Ann's also hanging out with Stacey Curtis '87 who plays computer nerd at a com puter equipment retailer in Vir ginia. Stacey went to visit Judy Chatowsky '88, in New York City. Judy's working for Citibank. Sarah Silver 88 entered NY Medical School, Valhalla, NY. She spent her orientation week drink ing like a fish and decided Med School isn't so bad Jim Randolph '87 is still ad justing to the big city (Atlanta), but he says that living with Emily Earle 93 makes it easier. Emily is in a Women's Stud ies program at Emory. TJ Evens '88 spent three months backpacking in Central America after he graduated in '92. Then he rode his bicycle from Fla. to Calif. with Robert Corletta '92, worked in Alaska as a Fisheries Biologist for six months, and now is headed to Antarctica for eight months with researchers from UC Santa Bar bara, where he's presently in a Ph.D. program Keith Forbes' 88 has suc cessfully escaped the witless, wea risome, wasteland of Orlando. He got hooked up with a "phat (Mo Money, Mo Money!!) tuition scholarship" and research assis tantship to pursue a M.S.E.S./ M.P.A in environmental policy analysis. He will be processing satellite photos of the Brazilian Amazon, working with the Mid western Center for Global Envi ronmental Change at Indiana University in Bloomington. He also just completed a hip-hop arti cle for City Limits and had arthro scopic surgery to repair vicious cartilage and ligament damage caused by his long-time compa dre, Mike Palmer 88. He says "Wassump!" to all his homies and homettes. "Go Hoosiers!" Despite previously published, but erroneous, reports in Nim bus, Gregory Malley '88 (Salt Lake City, Utah) is a graduate fellow, studying cognitive and neuroscience at the University of Utah. Our apologies for the error. Madeline '88 and John Gil lette 89 have joined the Peace Corps. They are going to Para guay, where Madeline will be working as an environmental educator, and John will be an ag ricultural extentionist. Leigh Holcomb '89 (Tampa, Fla.) just finished a master's in biology at University of Southern California and is in a Ph.D. pro gram in pharmacalogy and thera peutics at U.S.F.


Views from the Rim of Time by JoLynn Carroll '78 As I approached the mailbox on an ordinary day, I mused about what as sortment of mail would be waiting for me and contemplated the end of an other sultry summer day in this high desert, western Colorado town of Grand Junction. I noticed the sun, still high in the sky, cast uneven shad ows on the SUlTOunding red cliffs Opening the mailbox, I discovered a blue-covered book, folded in half and slightly tattered around the edges It was the 1993 New College Alumnae/ i Directory and through it I began an unanticipated walk down memory lane that lasted for several days. As I held the directory in my hands, I impulsively flipped the pages to a particular name. I imagined others picking up the directory for the first time and having the same uncon trollable curiosity about someone they knew and had lost touch with since their NC days. Then my wan derings through the directory became a stream-of-consciousness experience; names appeared in my head and I im mediately looked them up. Next I began to scan the pages ran domly. As I continued my wanderings I noticed how respectable the entries sounded: CEO's, consultants, homemakers and many doctors and law yers. I searched for aome evidence of the unconventional behavior that typified life at NC I thought of Sharon Matola. Some years back I had heard a rumor that she had gone to Belize to join the zoo as a lion tamer. From her directory entry, I learned that she is now the Director of the Belize Zoo and Tropical Educa tional Center. I thought of Funky George, but couldn't fmd a listing un der George, Funky. From an examina tion of the directory, one can only conclude that inevitably though aome times reluctantly, most Novo Colle gians enter the mainstream of society Although I put the directory down, my mind kept wandering back to it. I returned to my years at New College in the late seventies and early eighties; experiences of enlightening moments in classrooms, late night study sessions, wild times in the dorms and spectacular Sllll6ets on the bayfront. I was touched to see my friend Jack Donaldson's name in the directory One year after I left Sara sota, and only weeks before complet ing his thesis, Jack lost his life riding down highway 41 on his motorcycle. I returned to the directory later on to look up the names of individuals I had recalled in the interim. Others still haunt me. I see their faces in my mind but their names remain buried in the recesses of my memory. Next I scrutinized the faculty list ing. There too, names evoked special memories of moments shared during my struggles to grow personally and intellectually Impressions of some of NC's faculty are indelibly etched on my soul. Other faculty members I en countered only briefly during an occa sional foray away from Nat. Sci Yet they conveyed to me an appreciation for their endeavors and the rewards of seeking deep understanding in every pursuit, not just within my chosen discipline I was amazed that I ac tually recognized many of the names on the faculty and staff list Nancy Ferraro is still the head of the Records office Provosts come and go, but Nancy is forever My random recollections contin ued for two more days as I intermit tently recaptured brief clips of my earlier years. Nostalgia persisted Its warmth softened the longing that ac companies the desire to re-live a mo ment from one's past. A few more days passed. As my thoughts re turned to immediate matters, the reminiscing began to decrease in fre quency. The directory sat untouched on the coffee table. Then it was moved to my bookshelves After plac ing the directory on a shelf, I stared at the unmarked blue binding for a while, paying tribute to what it repre sents for me For one brief moment I felt the collective energy of all of the people listed in that directory Like the tall sheer walls of red sandstone that stand near my home in silent tribute to the earth's long history, this alumnae/i directory preserves the history of New College and points the way to our future. In this invisible moment between the long past and the unknown future we stand on the edge living on the rim of time . Stephen Trimble ]olynn Carron ts a staff scterutst for Rust Geotecb, Inc., tn Grand]unctton, Col end Your Newest News ... or address changes to New College Alumnae/i Association, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243 or call/fax at 813-359-4324. Published by New College Alumnae It Assoctatlcm 5 700 N. Tamtami Trail, Sarasota, FL 31243 (813) 3594324. ProducHon!dtstrlbutton cost per copy is $1. 40 Editorial/Production Com A/.e:rts Sbnendtnger 75, Cbatr; Burns 76; Mik Campbell '87;]tm Feeney; Ben Ford '83; ]obn HaTJSen 76; Merlin Mann '86; ]ono Mi/Jer 70; Matt Posner '87; Carol Ann Wilkinson 'M, editor Unless otherwise noted, opinions e;.cpressed are those ofthe authors and do not represent official policy of the AlumnaeA Association or the opinions of the edi tors. In fact, the e

Novocollegian Meets the President: Yes, of the U.S.A. by Lisa Yamaoka agree. In August, I was fortunate enough to be one of 79 student volunteers representing Summer of Service, Youth Corps and VISTA projects across the States chosen to attend the End of Summer forum at the University of Maryland, College Park. We met to evaluate our own programs and to make recommenda t ions to the new Commission on Na tional Service. At the end of the Forum, Presi dent Clinton spent two hours talking with us. Maybe you saw it on C-SPAN There were presentations of the different project areas (I got a spot on the program President Clinton and Lisa Yamaoka This summer I was a VISTA ( Volunteers in Service to Amer ica) summer associate with ten other college students for eight weeks in South Dade County, Fla. We worked with migrant children in a sports camp and with children in the temporary trailer parks supplied by the Federal Emergency Manage ment Agency (FEMA), put on some temporary roofs, worked with the Haitian community, and did grassroots community organizing in the FEMA trailer parks. I worked mostly in the trailer parks. In the community organizing, we planned to help with people s emotional needs that are still very strong a year after the storm. But after arriving and talking to peo ple, we realized that a lot of their physical needs were still unmet. We held weekly meetings where people could get information, meet their neighbors, and talk about how to start getting back into life. After eight weeks we had only just begun, but the work will be contin ued by the year-long VISTAs. South Dade County is still a long way away from complete recovery. Officials estimate that it will be three to five more years I would to talk about the hurricane re covery) with question and answer periods We got to share experiences and insights from our projects with Clinton. He was very responsive seeming to have a sense of what is going on outside of Washington which was very reassuring. He also seemed to really be interested in us. Mter the formal session he came down into the audience and talked to and shook hands with everyone In general it was a feel-good situation. The President is a very charming character and a New College FoWldation, Inc. ALUMNAEn ASSOCIATION Nimbus 5700 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243-2197 FORWARDING POSTAGE GUARANTEED ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED great improvement over the pre vious administration. I hope that he can and will be able to enact the reforms that he seemed so excited about. I also met some of the most amazing people in the summer volunteers. There were representatives from almost every state in the continental United States and from all backgrounds and classes It gives me a lot of hope for youth volunteerism in Amer ica .... and, I got to meet the President! Lisa Yamaolla is in her second year at New College. l Non-Profit Org. U S Postage Paid Permit #56 Sarasota, FL

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