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new COLLeGe nimBUS Volume 5, Number 2 A Rhodes Scholar New College graduate Gregory Dubois was named a Rhodes Scholar in December. See story on page 7 Alums Help in Campus Planning ISP See story on page 3 Spring 1989 A Gold Medalist New College student Cindy Gettinger on the winner's stand after receiving one of the four gold medals she won at the Paralympic Games held in South Korea, in October See story on page 9 NCAA Election Results Seepage2


PAGE2 Letter from the President This is my fmal letter to alums" as president of the NCAA. Starting in May, we will have a new board with new officers --but in major ways, I hope, our goals will remain the same. Novocollegians have never been very interested in doing the same old stuff or the usual routines, and the Alum nae/i Association is trying to continue that (paradoxical) tradition of non tradition. So, onward. We've started talking about career counseling and alumni job networks. Many of you have voiced concern about these areas, and we'd like to do something to help current students and recent grads fmd their niche in the world. A couple of new chapters may be in the works. Of course I always say that; but then, it s always true. Maybe North Carolina, Seattle, Michigan Stay tuned We' ve brought some alums to campus for discussions of plan ning, etc. See the article in this issue of Nimbus. We hope to do more of this, encouraging a "con frontation of first-class minds. You should all come to the reunion in May Ginger Lyon is organizing it, and even David Pini is planning to showupyou won' t want to miss out. Please, if you haven't yet, send us a few dollars --five or ten would be fme -so we can get a good percentage of donors." This en hances our standing with other College groups such as the ad ministration, the Foundation, etc., as well as outside founda tions and funding sources. It strengthens our voice Any gift at all helps. And I'll send you a thank NIMBUS, SPRING 1989 you letter, too (wouldn't want to miss that!). That's about it. Thanks to all of you for your help. I've enjoyed all the phone calls, letters, meetings, reunions, parties in various cities etc., etc., As I've said many times I think that New College (in the words of our Mission Statement) is "precious, priceless and rare, and that it is also terribly mortal. It can too easily clie if we don' t take responsibility for nur turing its life, asking big questions yelling about problems, congratulat ing people who do well etc. I see our job as alums as fairly simple: to keep the ideal alive and exciting Doing that, I think, really does matter And it's also fun Cheers to you ])Q'1_ Election Results Preliminary Report: Nine Alums Elected for Two-Year Terms on NCAA Board of Directors Congratulations to the following alumnae/i who were the top nine candidates in number of votes received in the recent election: Dan Chambliss Ginger Lyon John Esa k Jono Miller Allen Hopper Mark Mudge MaryR uiz David Smo lker R obert Westerfeldt We received 450 ballots (26% of mailing) postmarked by the March 25th deadline date. Thank you to the following alums who were also can didates for election: RickDoblin Mark Humbert Jim McDonald GaryMontin Bill Rosenberg Adam Tebrugge David Wilkens Michael Wojtowicz One or more write-in votes were received for the fol lowing: Chris Arbak, Craig Bowma,n, Josh Breakstone, John Buchanan, Clancy Cavnar, Dan Cobb, Mark Davis, Andrea Deeb, Mark Famiglio, Richard FiG a (2), Brian Flood (3), Bl'llee Floyd, Carol Gaskin, Robert Glazier, Roland King, John Klein, Vlnc:e Koloski (2), Nancy Kriegle, Mike Lashe' Bill Luker (2) Michael Sam Patterson, JohD Pete..;, David Pinl(6/ Jimmy Pritchard, Cia Rmano, Jeanne Rosenbe'lt Dan Ryan (2)' Susan Sapoznlkolf, Amy Shapiro, Leslie Smart, Lisa Pete Tepley, Sue Tolleson, Ross Vachon, Robert Watts Mart Weinbera, Cla11dia Willen, John Zayac, and Andrea July 1988 March 1989 Annual Giving It' s not too late for you to be part of the projects and programs budgeted by the alumnae/i association for this year! Send your contribution to New College Alumnae/i Association, 5700 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243 Annual Giving By Class, July 1988 March 1989 -P A RIICIP A II()Ij CLASS TOTAL C ASK PLEOCE 8 A L TOTAl I GAVE/PLEOCEO (l)l Of X PARTIC -------------------------1964 165 00 9 ,690.00 15 74 2 0 X 1965 855.00 250 00 1,105. 00 10 67 15X 1966 292.50 0 00 292 5 0 8 64 1JX 1967 527.50 200 00 n1 s o 12 78 15X 1968 2 996 00 0 00 2,996. 00 12 94 1JX 1969 2,:!85.00 0 00 2 3 85 00 17 1:!8 12X 1970 2,075. 00 625 00 2,700. 00 25 173 14X 1971 1,575. 00 350 00 1,925. 00 26 146 16% 1972 1,4 69 00 0 00 1,469. 00 20 153 1JX 1973 1,ll5. 00 0 00 1,ll5. 00 14 12l 11X 1974 748 00 0 00 748 00 16 101 1 6 X 1975 355 00 275.00 630 00 1l 118 11% 1976 795. 00 0 00 795.00 1l 94 !4X 1977 325 00 10 00 33 5 00 12 108 11X 1976 580 .11 375 00 955 .11 17 90 19X 1979 530 00 0 00 530.00 1 4 93 IIX 1980 95 00 0 00 95.00 5 83 6% 1961 67.00 0 00 67.00 4 6 l O X 1962 110 00 0.00 110 00 6 2 6X 1963 55 00 65 .00 120 00 64 8X 19114 95.00 25. 00 120 00 70 9X 1965 50.00 0 00 50 00 1 9 IX 1986 10.00 0 00 10. 00 3JX UNKND\111 100.00 0 00 100.00 15 7l( ==:o: s a : z :sz:s'l<:o:z:aas:..:sa ............. : .. fOUL$ 26,970.11 2,340.00 29,31 0 .11 2n 207 8 ux In addition to the cash contributions and personal pledges shown above, we've received company matching pledges of $$16,700.00. Total Contributions and pledges $46,010.11


NIMBUS, SPRING 1989 PAGE3 Alums On Campus For ISP NCAA Sponsors Alum/Student Project One of th e goa ls of the Alumnae / i As soc iation Board of Directors th i s year i s to en c ourage and fac i litate alumnae /i participation o n campus The me t hods and structure o f that participation will vary widely depending upon the availability and expertise of a l umnae /i and the needs and r eceptivity of students facu lty and adminis t ration So far alumnae / i have bee n i nvolved i n orientation served as consult ants, been guest le c turers etc. During the January, 1989 ISP period a number of alumnae/ i who work in related fields were invited t o campus to work with a group of students doing an ISP about campus p la nning Differen t groups of alums were on campu s du r ing tw o week ends i n J a nuary The proj e ct and the alumnae / i parti c ipa t i on were organize d by Jono Mill e r NCAA board membe r and coord i nato r of the E n vironmental Studies Program The Alumnae/i Associat ion provided travel subsidies helped arrange a ccommodations for out-oftown alums and paid for other expenses Several other such projects are now i n the planning stages If you have ideas about a way you d be willing to partipate on campus or a need you think alums could help meet, contact a member of the alumnae/i board or the alum nae /i office on campus Alumnae/i Participants Earle Barnhart and his wife Hilda Main gay environmental landscapers Woods Hole Mass ; Robert Brunger, program auditor and former planner with the Florida Department of Community Affairs Tallahassee.; Linda Convissor, former city planner, Durham NC; Kira Zender, Earle Bamdarl, John Duncan, Hilda Maingay, Maynard Hiss and Joe Melnick were some of the participants in the Campus Planning ISP Ruth Folit coastal planner, Sarasota ; Robert Lincoln, county planner, Sarasota.; Joseph Melnick, director of marketing for an architectural firm Birmingham, Mich.; Jono Miller, Environmental Studies Program coordinator, Sarasota; Julie Morris, Environmental Studies Program coordinator, Sarasota. ; Linda Mytinger, science professor, St Petersburg Fla.,; Olga Ronay, former city planner, Sarasota ; Mary Ruiz non-profit administrator and former community services planner, Braden ton Fla ; Betty Rushton, environmental specialist Brooksville, Fla.; Robert Westerfeld!, former member Florida Board of Regents, Huntsville, Ala. ; William Westwood management consult ant Evanston, Ill Campus Planning ISP A Student' s View Following is the text of a letter written by New College student Stephanie Bohlman to the alums who participated at various times in the campus planning ISP in January. The letter will give you a good idea of the range of the project and some of the results. The other stu dent participants were Dave DeLucca, John Duncan, Molly Malloy and Kira Zender. The Campus Planning ISP is fmaJly over, or is it? Although classes have started, we haven't forgotten about Campus Planning or the dedicated aJumni who par ticipated. Since you took the time to come to the campus and give us your ideas, we would like to give a summary of the events of the month and keep you updated on ongoing related projects. The ISP started out as a modest project. The students planned to split their time between a team project and individual projects. We invited various administrative personnel and support staff to talk to us about the campus. This started our quest to un derstand the processes behind cam pus planning. The first week we heard from Andy Chomick (campus facilities planner), Glenn Cuomo (current chair of the Faculty Student Space Committee), and General Heiser (president of New College Foundation). The second week the speakers were Charlie Marshall (head of the grounds crew), Mark Johnson (housing director), Provost Benedet ti, Dean Barylski, and Lee Snyder (former chair of the Space Commit tee). Almost everyone we talked to was very excited about our project and Continued on next page


PAGE4 NIMBUS, SPRING 1989 Student's View of Planning ISP (continued) gave us their ideas on what issues the team should ad dress during the ISP. Con sidering we were only five students and one staff member with one month to work with, we felt a little overwhelmed yet apprecia tive of the interest in the project. ...... Heiser, Dean Barylski, USFPresident Borkowski and Vice President Meisels, State Senator Bob Johnson and Dallas Dort of Dort Drive fame: The board members seemed genuinely receptive to our ideas. The next day two ISP students had breakfast with the Alumni Association Board. This meeting confirmed that the participa tion of alumni had been a special factor and inspiration during the ISP. With all the attention paid to the group project, the students bad only a few days during the ISP to work on their individual projects. Therefore, many of the students are still trying to complete their individual projects. Once all the students have completed their projects, we hope to put together a report including the individual projects, the fifteen principles, and the fitness trail idea. The first two weekends were consumed by meeting with you, the alumni. This is when we really started to formulate some concrete, organized proposals for the campus. The first weekend, the alumni and students toured the whole campus, delving into nooks and crannies rarely seen by the New CoUege student. After touring each section of the campus, the group sat down and brainstormed impressions and proposals for the campus. The second weekend was cold and rainy, so we didn't get Stephanie Bohlman during campus planning ISP One of our individual goals was to give a presentation of the findings of the ISP to the student community. On one of the last days of the ISP, we sat down to discuss the most effective way to reach a good number of students and to create a permanent record of the project. We decided to create a video documenting the campus and incorporating the findings of the ISP. With no time left in the ISP period, the students have made the project into a module-long tutorial. We're hoping to have it done by the end of March. So, the next time you visit New College, make a point of dropping by the Media Center to see it. a chance to tour the campus. Instead, after much debate, we came up with a set of fifteen principles that should guide campus planning (see page 5). The group also turned its attention to devising a low budget, yet obviously desirable, project to improve the cam pus. We came up with the idea of a fitness trail running along the bayfront from Caples to the Uplands. The ISP took an unexpected turn as the team was thrown into the spotlight. General Heiser asked us to give a presentation to the Board of Trustees of the New College Foundation and the Alumni Association requested that we meet with the Alumni Associa tion Board. We had a short time to develop the fifteen principles created only a few days before into a presenta tion that would have an impact on the Board of Trustees and USF President Borkowski. We narrowed the fifteen principles into three broad concepts ingenuity, diversity, and community. Three students gave a five minute speech on each concept. J ono con cluded the presentation with an enter taining "emperor's new slide show" of fitness trail. The lights were d1mmed and imaginary slides could be heard dropping into a projector, but the only images were those created in the listener's mind. The meeting was then opened for discussion and ques tions. The next day we spoke in front of the whole board, giving a summary of the previous day's session. Afterward, we had lunch with the members of the board, which included General Alum Participant Comments by Robert Westerfeldt The Campus Master Plan is critical to the future of New Coltege. Yet its contents, and its existence, have not been widely kn

NIMBUS, SPRING 1989 PAGES Campus Excellence Student and Alum Participants Developed These Guidelines During the Campus Planning ISP (After Much Debate) A. Central New College Core/Heart of Campus Pedestrian, Quiet 1. move toward Dort Drive as pedestrian thoroughfare 2. shaded walkways 3. vehicular traffic/parking on periphery B. Reverse Trend of Decreasing Use of Bayfront Estates 1. College Hall C. Mix of Housing Alternatives 1. Pei provides enough doubles 2 need for singles 3. off-campus opportunities 4. facilitate more near-campus housing D. Increase Diversity of Landscape The campus should enJighten, teach natural history and add complexity. We need a mix of landscape techniques. The cam pus grounds should contribute to the educational experience, promote environmental aware ness, aesthetics and function. Excellence in landscaping, etc. E. Smaller Scale-Fitted Facilities 1. not single massive buildings 2. smaller sequential, human-scale (increases flexibility) 3 ability to maximize flexibility in enrollment response F. Refocusing, Reallocation of Main tenance Effort 1. catch-up on deferred main tenance systems 2. student role in maintenance student service 3. built environment needs atten tion, the natural environment less 4. alter management objectives G. Increase Involvement of Faculty with Students (Reverse Trend) 1. on campus faculty housing and near campus faculty housing 2. on campus student/faculty social interaction H. Better Relations With Neighbors 1. Negotiate with FSU regarding Asolo and Burt Reynolds 2. Shared parking and other in-frastructure with Rin-gling/Bookstore/ Airport 2. population projects need to be examined and revised downward or additional land purchased 3. consider adopting campus zoning 4. not all parking has to be paved Jono Miller during brainstonning session with students and alums I. Comprehensive Plan for Environ mental Infrastructure 1. visual and sound buffers, drainage, vistas, open space, habitat, and tree clusters need to be recognized on Master Plan 2. base facility siting on territory not map (they always go for the trees) 3. design drainage to improve water quality J. Increase Recreational Oppor tunities 1. resource based -bay birds, boat launching, beach, upland promenade, fitness trail, nature trail, tree swings 2. participant focused, both team and individual K. Carrying Capacity 1. carrying capacity of campus should drive size of both programs --respecting environ mental infrastructure and residential community L. Increase Student/Faculty Involve ment in Campus (Planning/Manage ment/Service) M. Utilize Neighboring Facilities through cooperative agreements rather than duplicating those facilities on campus (parking, bookstore, classrooms, theatre) N. Smart Design 1. consider region 2. unique program needs 3. unique setting 4. utilizing free environmental ser Vlces 5. reduce energy/utility demands 6. recycle/reuse wastes 0. New College's Unique Program Requires Specialized Educational Facilities strategy should include both im provement of existing faculty of fices, classrooms, labs and other instruc tional facilities, as well as new construction


PAGES The newly organized New College Choir, under the direction of Professor Stephen Miles, entertains faculty and staff at a Christmas luncheon in Cook Hall. NIMBUS, SPRING 1989 New CollAge Celebrates 20 Years in Print Is it "too decayed," or "two decades?" In any case, it's a full twenty years since the first issue of New CollAge Magazine. Hedrington," said Miller, "and forward to the latest student-edited issue." To stave off the horror ofimpending age, Mac Miller (still General Editor) plans a Twentieth Anniversary issue, which will reprint-on the average-one poem from each issue. "We'll reach back to the first volume, with Bill New CollAge continues its ambiguous status as part private, part charity, and part public, according to Miller. "What we don't take in from subscriptions, I write off the income tax," said Miller. Alumni and other friends of the literary arts are invited to subscribe -two years for $12.00. They're Lost! No, these are not photos of some of our "lost" alums. But they are lost! If you never had the pleasure of their acquaintance, meet the gargoyles. They're several cen turies old and originally graced the cornice of the chapel of New College, They were a gift to New College from New College, Oxford, 10 1965. Unfortunately, sometime during the intervening years, the gargoyles have disappeared. Our lapse in guardianship was a matter of some embarrassment when the issue was raised during recent visits to Sarasota by the warden and a don of New College, Oxford. If you have any information regarding the location of the gargoyles, please contact the alumnae/i association or the provost's office. Sculpb.Jre Handbook Copper Ferro Cement Cement Stretch Cloth Polyester Wax Polyester Sand Polyester Vacuum Cement Block Translucent Mosaic Mosaic Bas-relief Casting Styrofoam lost Wax Shake-n-bake Plating You're in luck if these words make you say, "I really enjoyed working in. that medium with Jack Cartlidge. I WlSb I could remember all the steps in the tech nique he used." You're just the person for whom Nancy Adams '77 compiled a handbook of sculpture techniques Adams's handbook serves a twofold purpose. First, it exposes the artist to _a variety of innovative sculptural techmques, and second, it is designed to chal lenge the artist to think creatively about technique. If you'd like a copy, send your request to the ahunnae/i office and we'll be glad to mail you a copy.


NIMBUS, SPRING 1989 PAGE7 Dubois is Rhodes Scholar Gregory Dubois, a 1980 graduate of New College, was named as one of the 32 American Rhodes Scholars in 1988. Dubois was the only Floridian among the group and the first New College graduate ever to receive the pres tigious award. Dubois, who was the youngest stu dent ever accepted at New College, is a doctoral student at California In stitute of Technology. He'll receive his Ph.D. in experimental particle physics in June. The Rhodes Scholarships were established in 1902 by British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes, who hoped they would contribute to world understanding and peace. They are for two years of study at a college of Oxford University in England. Winners receive all college and university fees and a stipend to cover living expenses. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of proven intellectual and academic excellence, integrity, respect for others, the ability to lead and the ability to use one's talents fully. Dubois bas been admitted to Balliol College of Oxford University where he'll work on a research degree in politics, probably exploring a major scientific problem involving public policy. Depending on whether he enters a two-year or three-year program, he'll receive, respectively, either an M.Litt. (master of letters) or D .Phil (doctor of philosophy). Gregory Dubois at New College in the late seventies Dubois has been a student at Caltech since his graduation from New College. He received an M.S. in physics in 1983 and did off campus study at Stanford's Linear Accelerator Center from December 1983 to March 1986. The intense and specillc nature of his work in particle physics and an in creasing interest in the area of public policy are the catalysts which en couraged Dubois to apply for the Rhodes. (In typical New College fashion, he says he only made the decision to send in an application two Gregory Dubois is a Sie"a Club Dubois hopes his unusual com bination of areas -physics and public policy -will help him bring a more balanced perspective to his work in each area. He particularly feels an understanding of public policy and the social sciences, in a very practical sense, will be enhanced by the skills and training from his scientific back ground. He's interested in putting his scientist's way of thinking and seeing things concretely with the social weeks before the member and enjoys bicycling and hiking deadline. And this was the last year he met the age re quirement.) He says the Rhodes Scholarship offers him an opportunity not available in any other way. Since he graduated from New College while still very young (16), then spent the next eight years in a very concentrated course of study in physics, Dubois sees, in Oxford and the Rhodes, an unique experience for him. He'll be part of a major institution with a much broader perspective and be around the liberal arts again. While be enjoys his very focused work in physics, he's looking forward to broadening his outlook again and plans to "study more widely, read and exchange ideas." The academic structure of the Ox ford colleges is without equal in the United States in providing the oppor tunity to pursue both of his areas of in terest. During the eight week terms he will be studying the social science perspective. During the long breaks (six weeks) between terms, he will be able to continue with his work in physics. scientist's view. He sees the Rhodes as an "enabling" process, giving him "the freedom for a few years to do some thing interesting and unusual" and "providing a bridge from one field to another." Dubois's post-Oxford plans are, at this point, dependent on what transpires in the next two or three years, but will probably go in one of two directions. Either he'll apply for a senior post-doctoral position in par ticle physics, leading to an academic lifestyle while pursuing his interest in public policy on the side, or he'll apply for a position such as the American Physical Society Congressional Fel lowships which place recipients in con gressional staff positions having to do with science and technology. Dubois says he cannot stress strongly enough the importance of New College in his life. In fact, he said the only in terviews he's granted since receiving the Rhodes Scholarship, despite a number of requests in California, have been in Sarasota so New College would receive a major share of the publicity.


PAGES Court Dismisses Charges Against Oak Grove Arrestees by Allen Hopper and Robert Westerfeldt On November 17, Judge Barbara Briggs dismissed all charges against the students and alumnae/i arrested during the May 2nd oak grove protest. Briggs ruled that at the time of the ar rests the title to the land was not clear due to the litigation in progress (the civil lawsuit ftled on the behalf of Save the Greenspace (SAVE) and the stu dent government). The court found, consequently, that on May 2nd the air port should not have called for the ar rest of the protestors. In an extraordinary reaction, the State Attorney appealed Briggs' ruling. SAVE secured counsel specializing in criminal appellate pro cedure and raised the necessary legal fees. In early February, after appellate motion hearings, the State withdrew their appeal, dismissing all charges against the students and alumnae/i. Immediately following the dismissal of the criminal charges, two of the air port employees directly responsible for the road plan and bulldozing, airport general manager McDill and chief engineer Eckle, resigned. The university is now suing the airport over the felling of oaks which were, at the insistence of SAVE and the student government, "protected" by the lease agreement. However, the First Dis trict Court of Appeals has affrrmed Chancellor Reed's decision denying the students and SAVE legal standing to challenge the university's land swap". The DCA's one-sentence per curiam a/finned ruling, delivered the same day as Judge Briggs' decision, did not address the fundamental issues comprising the essence of SAVE's ap pellate litigation: student due process rights and student involvement in the decision-making process. The east campus remains compromised by the "land swap" deal. Despite our efforts, the road is finished; traffic rushes through the grove. SAVE has circulated a survey to current students and faculty evaluating proposals to mitigate the road's impact. The responses indicate a demand for more substantial buffer ing than the 18 to 40 feet wide vegeta tive buffer currently planned. SAVE has been influential in positive Capital Improvement Trust develop ments. The university has now agreed to assume funding obligations for the maintenance of the new fitness center, a $36,000 annual expense originally slated to be drawn from student government monies. Additionally, the university will expand and restore Hamilton Center. The agreements provide for a new 1200 square foot ad dition to the southeast corner of the building, transfer to student use the adjacent office space now occupied by student affairs and housing and, fmal ly removing those "temporary" plywood partitions, restoring the building's architectural integrity. The east campus planning disputes and the arrest of New College students have far reaching implications for the preservation of New College. New College's survival requires not only the protection of its right to self-deter mination, but also the university's respect for student institutions, the years of collective experience they rep resent and the personal and academic freedom they safeguard. We owe those who follow us the same opportunity for transformative, nurturing freedom that we enjoyed. Hopper '83 and Westeifeldt 79 are directors of Save the Greenspace. The other directors are David Dagon, Krys tin Draper, Mark Mudge 74, Adam Oler, Eric Schickler and David Wilkens '82. These directors took office recently after the total number of nominations for election was less than the number of positions available. Inquiries about Save the Greenspace should be sent to P.O. Box 4626, Sarasota, Fl. 34230. NIMBUS, SPRING 1989 Fa c ulty Report on Grants Three of the fou r recipients of the 1988 Faculty Development Grants have completed thejr projects and sul:>mitted reports to the alumnae/i assoc i ation. The PDG program was inst j tuted in 1988 with a contribution from the alumnae/i association of $2,500 for grants and an initial endowment of $25,000. Grants were made to four faculty membeiS, Professors AI Beulig, Sandra Gilchrist, Karsten Heockell and Mac Miller. Professor Gilchrist's project is still in progress. Professor AI Beulig The abstract and first draft of a paper en t i tled "Coral composition of a fringing reef within the Belizean barrier reef system was submitted to the 6th International CoraJ Reef Symposium and accepted for publication. A second expedit i on of the New College Coral Reef Ecology program was conducted in Bel ize During this expedition Beuligand his stu dents completed the main transect line and also completed a parallel line to assess the ef feels of Entrada de Mato, a cut in the reef on coral distribution and abundance (Editor's note : A student report oft his expedition was published in the fall Nimbus.) Beulig prepared a po$ter for the sym po$ium at the request of the organizing com mittee and took advantage of the option of preparing a brief oral presentation as well. Unfortunately the student who was slated to accompany him was not able to attend the conference At the conference he met with the assis tant director of the Uzard Island Research Station to explore possibilities of a comparative marine ecology program in which stu dents with experience in Belize could to the Great Barrier Reef and do companson studies on projects they had been -.;orkin_ g on in Belize In this way senior thess proJects could l>e generated that would be unique for our envirqnmental science majoiS Professor Karsten Henckell MyPaculty Development Grant was to be used for a Chautauqua Field Studies C?urse in Applied Unear Algebra. Upon receipt of the award I bought non-refundable round trip plane tickets to San Francisco for August 1988; in June I was notified tthe class was can celed due to illness. Since the ticket was non refundable l made the trip anyway, bad to match the dedication of the Alumru Association to raising the money and sup potting a Faculty IXvelop ment Pro_ gram creating a new project the gwen Cir cumstances that would at least in spirit honor the original intention of the awatd Continued on page 14


NIMBUS, SPRING 1989 PAGE9 New College Student Makes a Splash at the 1988 Paralympics New College student Cindy Get tinger brought four gold medals home with her when she returned from the Eighth Paralympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, last October. More than 6,000 disabled athletes compel ed in the Paralympics. Gettinger set a paralympic swim ming record with a time of 39.24 seconds in the women's 50-meter free style. She won the 50-meter breaststroke competition with a time of 1:07. In the middle of the week's competition, she won the 50-meter backstroke with a time of 51.77 seconds In the 25-meter butterfly event she recorded a time of 25.37 seconds. These were gold medal times in spite of a shoulder injury sustained in a traffic accident soon after Gettinger's ar rival in Seoul. To the amazement of doctors and officials, the injury, which landed her in the hospital the day after she returned to Sarasota, did not prevent her from competing in any of her events Although exhilarated by her vic tories, Gettinger was disappointed be cause four track events in which she planned to compete were canceled at the last moment by offi cials. She went to Korea hoping to beat or tie Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals. On her way to the U.S. paralympic team, Gettinger has won many gold medals in state and nation al competition. She set six national records and won eight medals (six gold) in the 1989 National Wheel chair Games. Later in 1987 she set four world records and won five gold medals at the Stoke Manville Games in England and set five national and two world records in the International Wheelchair competition. At the conclusion of the Paralymics, Gettinger announced her temporary retirement from major competition. Calling the paralymics her diploma in athletics, she focused her formidable will on completing her work in psychology at New College this year. She is specializing in neuropsychology and her thesis is an exploration of two versus three-dimensional men tal image generation. Since this area of reseach is relatively new and undeveloped, Gettinger says her work in it will probab ly lead to her doctoral disserta tion. She plans to take a year off from school next year to assist in the creation of some developmental programs for training handicapped athletes in the local area By the time she's ready to leave for graduate the programs should be ftrmly established. A freak accident in 1981 while eittinger was working as an emergency medical technician in Pinellas Country, Fla injured her spinal chord and put Manatee County Commissioner Kent Cltetlain reads proclamation declaring Feb. 14, 1989, Cindy Gettinger Day. her into a wheelchair. In her determination not to be beaten by her condition, Gettinger Gettinger on New College campus focused her considerable mental and physical talents with a precision and persistence which even surprised her family. Her father says she s blos somed in ways he'd never before im agined In honor of Gettinger and her accomplishments, the New College Foundation has created a perpetual scholarship in her name The $1,000 Cindy Gettinger Scholarship will be awarded each year, beginning in 1989, to a student entering New College who has displayed exemplary achieve ment in athletics and/or overcoming disabilities. Provost Robert Benedet ti explained, "This was a way of intro ducing her story to others who could be inspired by it." Perhaps the most fitting and ac curate summation comes from Profes sor Laurence Schoen with whom Get tinger has worked at New College, It's easy to completely ignore her dis abilities. She's an excellent student and a hard worker .... We don't think of her as disabled."


PAGE10 NIMBUS, SPRING 1989 Class Notes -Sixties Mark Andrews '69 is back as a research chemist at Brookhaven National Lab (one of the few non-weapons labs) after spending some time living in upstate New York on his wife's home dairy farm where he wrote micro-computer software with his brother. Mark says he's quite happy at Brookhaven although he wouldn't mind at all jf it were moved upstate. Michael Curry '66 says that after seemingly forever--13 years, actuallyhe's managed to escape the Midwest. He's now an assistant professor of geography at UCLA. His wife, Gaylene, is the director of financial aid at a music school. Their daughter Rachel is now two-years-old. For the last two years before moving to LA, Mike was a faculty member and vice president of Shimer College in Illinois. He says that at the time NC moved under the wing of the state, Shimer decided to go it alone, retaining much of its great books program and more of its autonomy, but in exchange grind ing its faculty to death. Since the move, Mike now feels he may live to be at least forty-five! Robin Day Glenn '65 has her own business law practice in Newport Beach, Calif where she focuses on franchising and international law. She was recently named treasurer of the International Law Section of the State Bar of California and is the immediate past chairman of the Section's stand ing committee on foreign and com parative law Last March, she was married to Forrest M Beeson II. They have just moved to their first own home in Mission Viejo. Robin Day in always eager to hear from class mates who want to stay in touch. Debora Godfrey Reinert '67 says she always enjoys reading about everyone else, so she decided to do her bit this time. She' s the data processing department's security manager at Nordstrom, a specialty clothing store. Seattle, Debora says, is a wonderful place, with crystal-clear days, and mountains so close you can touch them. Her husband, Arne, is a geologist by training, a metallurgist by profession and an all-around outdoorsy type. They hope to have their son Ian (4) on skis this year, although he's more the type to stand at the top of the hill giving 14 reasons why he doesn't need to ski down... Matthew (2) is much more likely to follow in his father's ski tracks but, it's too early to say much about Dorothea ( 6-months). William A. Chadwick 64 died in October 1988 in Cocoa, Florida. After graduating from New College in 1964, Bill went to University of Chicago where he received a M.A. in history. Bill was a partner in a Chicago bookstore, The Book Nook, before moving to Washington, D.C., where he worked for the federal govern ment. He was a computer specialist who designed, programmed, in stalJed and maintained interactive computer systems. At the time of his disability retirement in January 1988 he was a supervisor/system manager for the Dept. of Personnel Management. His brother Gary says Bill main tained a very special place in his heart for New College and the friends he made there." He will be missed. Paul Hansma '64 was at a science conference at Oxford University recently and sent some information about New College, Oxford, to Profes sor Jack Cartlidge. In addition, he included some interesting photos (the white alligator was particularly fas cinating) he'd taken and printed. Carola Heitmann Butler '67 has a B.S. in psychology and an M.S. in physics. She supervises the undergraduate physics labs at Georgia State, lives in the suburbs, raises salukis and grows vegetables in the front yard. She's taken up Kyudo, Zen archery, as a complement to her Soto Zen studies. She and Tom Yori correspond and have a great time. Susan Kuntz Sawyer '67 and her husband, David, are featured in a new book, Vennonters at Their Craft, by Nancy Means Wright and Catherine Wright. Susan makes elaborate, geometric-design quilts from oneinch pieces of fabric and David makes Windsor chairs out of wood from beyond the pond in their backyard. Gary Moriello '66 has become principal of the Gladstone Elementary School in Chicago after teaching for 17 years At Gladstone they're experimenting with school-based management. Gary's looking forward to implementing school reform measures recently enacted by the state legislature. He would welcome con tacts from other early NCers. Henry (Pat) Patterson '69 married Meredith Beit of Newburyport Mass., in February. Meredith is a graduate of Hampshire College. Henry keeps busy operating six "healthy Italian restaurants in the greater Boston area, all called Bel Canto. The Lexington Bel Canto, which was lost to fire a couple of years ago, reopened recently. Boston-area alumni gathered at the Patterson house in Concord, Mass. this past summer. A spring '89 event is contemplated, but not yet planned. Henry and Meredith visited with old friends during a recent sojourn on Casey Key Michael Rose '69 has released a new tape, Moondreams, New Age flute instrumentals for children Included on the tape are Doggie in the Window, Swing Low and This Old Man. The tape is available through his company, Blue Pearl, in Gainesville, Fla. The Answer is Baseball: An Inquisi tive Guide to the Great Game by Luke Salisbury '65 has been published by Time Books. This is a slightly dif ferent title than the one we gave you in last summer's Nimbus .. The January issue of Kirkus Reviews calls it "easily one of the most unusual and enticing baseball books in some time.:"


NIMBUS, SPRING 1989 PAGE 11 Class Notes-Seventies Hilary Anthony '76 has completed an accounting degree and is now living and working in Eugene, Oregon. Valerie Alger '79 has worked for a college textbook publishing house for the last six years, first in New York City and now in San Diego. She was recently promoted to field supervisor in her sales division. After the Zap, a science fiction novel written by Michael Armstrong '74, was listed #8 in Locus magazine's readership survey of this year's best first novels. Joy Barnitz '70, "retiring" member of the NCAA board, intends to continue to be active in working with the Natural Sciences division to provide equipment and opportunities for stu dents and faculty. Professor Lee Snyder passed on news of "lost" alum John Bolin '70, who was married in November. John is in the U.S. Navy, serving in a destroyer squadron. Mark Bondurant '77 is back from the South Pacific and living in Gaines ville. He plans to enter the school of journalism at University of Florida this fall. Rob Brunger '71 recently left his job as a planner with the Florida Department of Community Affairs in order to pursue an exciting new position as a program auditor for the Florida Auditor General. He was also one of the alum participants in the January campus planning ISP. The New College Archaeological Field School completed its fourth season this January. Under the direc tion of archaeologist William Burger '75 five students participated in the excavation of the newly discovered prehistoric burial site on Manasota Key. They also conducted an excava tion at the Mystery River Point site in Englewood. Double congratulations to Judy Burns Smiga '76 and Jon Smiga '75 on the birth of twin girls last May. Colleen Clark '70 has a Ph.D. in psychology and is heading programs for the long-term mentally ill in Tampa, Fla. She and her husband, Rex Lee, have a daughter Selena (8-years-old) and a new baby Katie. Freddie Clary '70 is alive and well and working in corporate America (General Foods). She says, "New Col lege mail is always rejuvenating. It's really good to see the influence the Alumni Association has begun to have and the renewed interest in the school from the growing ranks of involved alumna eli." Jennifer Collins '75 is the chief resident of family medicine and com munity health at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington, WV. The department received the 1988 Outstanding Rural Health Program award. J enoifer has been ap pointed to the clinical teaching facul ty there and will be teaching part time next year. She says the area around Huntington leads the nation in the rate of cholesterol heart disease, chronic lung disease from tobacco smoking and occupational exposure and cer tain cancers. NC alum Dennis Saver '69 is also on the medical school facul ty at Marshall. Jennifer says Dennis also "loves to provide comprehensive primary care medicine in wild, wonderful West Virginia." Congratulations to Meredith Miller '70 and David Disend '72 on the birth of a daughter, Mollie Miller, in December. David and Meredith brought to Fla. their tradition of a Groundhog Day party and delighted Miami-area alums by hosting one this year. OOPS ... we goofed Our apologies to Lynne Berggren '75. In the last Nimbus we said she is working on an MBA in marketing at NYU when in fact she received her MBA from NYU. Congratulations, Lynne Our apologies also to Erica Gellman Lorgren '70 for the negli gible mention of her when we con gratulated her husband, Eric '69, on the birth of their third child. Not only is Erica also a New College alum, but, as she pointed out, wEric needed my help to have all these kids and he is afraid of hamsters." Our best to the whole family. Professor Peggy Bates says Margee Ensign '73 has written a book, Images of Behavior in Private Bank Lending to Developing Countries, which has just been published by Gordon and Breack. Margee also has an article on foreign aid in the forthcoming issue of the Journal of International Affairs. Belated congratulations to Monte Fisher '73 and Juliana Luke on the birth of their son, Tobias Dainjeur LukefJSher. They recently moved to Takoma Park, Maryland. Professor Jack Cartlidge passed on news from Fredricka Fleenor Joyner '74 and Louis Joyner '74 in Los An geles. They're busy working on their new house and enjoying their new son, Maxwell, whom his mother calls a real "Curious George." Adam Front '77 has added a fulltime job to his work on a Ph.D. at Pacific Graduate School of Psychol ogy. He is program coordinator of an out patient chemical dependency program which he helped design and implement at Monte Villa Hospital in Morgan Hill, Calif. He plans to come up for air for the 1990 alumni weekend and says he still keeps in touch with Lenny Russo, Terry Smeaton and Dan Moore. Julie Galassini '79 is preparing to move to the coast of Maine this sum mer, to freelance in photography and writing. She's been teaching high school for the last three years. Her daughter, Anna, who'll be four in May, is psyched for snow angels and ice skating. Jennifer Glass '74 says she is still bored to tears at Notre Dame. But, her bouncing, beautiful born in July, keeps life exciting. Congratulations! Karen Rembold '71 says "lost" alum Kemeys Goethe '70 is happily living in Tokyo, Japan. Elaine Goldenberg Katz '75 directs the dance department at a creative arts center for children and adults in West Los Angeles. She also coaches professional child actors in dance for ftlm and television. Karen Grady Ford '75 received her Ph.D. in plant physiology from UC, Continued on next page


PAGE 12 NIMBUS, SPRING 1989 Class Notes-Seventies (continued) Berkeley, did postdoctoral research in advanced genetic sciences at Berkeley and taught as a visiting lecturer there. She lives in South Carolina and is an assistant professor of biology at the College of Charleston. She particularly enjoys working on research projects with undergraduates Robert Hans t'J6 is the chief-of-party (great title!) for a USAID-sponsored agricultural development project in Garoua, Cameroon in Central Africa. This is his first Africa assignment after working seven years in Latin America, most recently as a financial advisor at Ecuatoriana Airlines. Robert feels his ability to be so flexible in the jobs he's bad is a result of his work at New Col lege He and his wife, the former Patricia Barrientos of Bolivia, and their daughter, Katherine (born May, 1988) say Africa is beautiful and they invite any NC alums to visit them. Kevin Hayes '76 received his MBA from Duke University last year and is It' s a Small World You never know where you'll run into another alum. We received similar notes from two NC Carol Flint '76 and Glen Merzer t'J4. Guess who ran into whom at one of the huge Guild negotiation meetings during last summer s Writer's Guild strike? Carol is sto:ry editor for the ABC series China Beach and Glen has written a freelance episode for the series Glen s play Amorphous Georgewill be produced at the Philadelphia Festival Theatre in May He hopes Ph illy a l ums will attend Carol s chance meetings don t end there The Cltina Beach offices are visited weekly by a masseur who turns out to be former New College student Kurt Gringrin who was a student in a poetry seminar Carol taught at NC t en years ago And just to assure you chance meetings with NC alums are not confined to the West Coast we had this note from Washington Marcy Denmark Manning '71, who received her MBA from George Mason University last May saw a New College stidt eron a car ahead ofherin traffic in subu.rban Maryland last spring and so, of course, at the next light jumped out and ran up to intro duce herself She thinks the other driver was Rob Atkinson '74. Needless to say the other drivers reminded her wflen it was t ime to drive on but Marcy says about NC alums, "We are few in number but are everywhere it seems now in a Ph.D. program at Duke in Operations Research. He's looking for a small manufacturing firm to ac quire. We received a news flash from the self-described "Portland Procrastinator," Russel Repp t'J7. (He said if we bad any doubts about his amazing abilities to fmd excuses for putting pen to paper we should ask Dr. Bates.) Anyway, Russel says Glenn Hendrix t'J6 graduated from Emory Law School and is a successful attorney in Atlanta. Glenn and his wife, Lisa, are the proud parents of Gregory Paul who recently celebrated his first birthday. Nan Houghteling Wicker t'Jl has a degree in psychology, lives in Newton Corner, Mass., and divides her time between work in a couple of halfway houses and work in a group which paints houses. San Franciso Bay-area alums gathered at the home of Mark Humbert '75 and Beth Keer '75 in Decem ber when Professors AI Beulig, John Morrill and Sandra Gilchrist and several students were in the area for a conference. Karen Jaeckel t'J7 won an award last year from the Women's National Book Association (San Francisco chapter) for an essay explaining why she values books. She is currently writing (and learning bow to illustrate) children's stories. Debra Jenks '76 is associated with the law firm of Boose, Casey, Cilclin, Lubitz, Martens, McBane & O'Connell in West Palm Beach, Fla. Chai-lin Pauline Kang '77 wrote from the Singapore Embassy in Manila. She says, "I'm a diplomat -2nd secretary Political (which means I don't have to pay speeding/parking fmes) -and attend endless cocktail parties talking about coups and counter-coups, and wishing I'd been invited to play war games by Peggy Bates during my NC days, so that maybe I could figure my way through this labyrinth." Pauline met Luc Cuyvers in Singapore in '87 and Brad Rawling in London last year and says there is a sort of NC foreign orbit in existence. Cynthia Keppley Mahmood t'J7 and her husband, Khalid, have just adopted a baby Naintara Kay, from Pakistan. Cindy's book, Frision and Free: Study of an Ethnic Minority of the Netherlands, based on her senior thesis, was published recently by Waveland Press. She teaches anthropology at Central College in Pella, Iowa. Lindsay LaBurt t'J9 is interested in organizing an alumnae/i chapter in the Detroit/ Ann Arbor area. If you're in terested, call Lindsay at 313-357-7824. She says any encouragement or sup port would be greatly appreciated. Michael LaTorra '79 has been work ing as a technical writer in the com puter industry for the past five years. He received an M A. in technical communication from New Mexico State University in 1986. His wife, Grace Pocket LaTorra '77 is a software consultant and childbirth educator (the Read Method). They have a three-year-old son, Sage Alexander. John Leonard '77 is a second-year medical student at UC, Davis. Erin Loftus '77 sent this message: "Hello from one of those cracks some people fall through. I'm currently un dergoing two transitions: from art historian to artisan; from atheist to devout pagan. Nothing's impossible! Looking forward to the 1990's as a new era of cooperation and change ... Too bad Gorbachev can't run for Presi dent. More later--" Chris Van Dyke t'JO, sent us an article from the Oct. 23rd Seattle Times about Dorothy Marshall t'JO. She has designed a traveling Smithsonian exhibit, "Kaleidoscoptes: Reflections of Science and Art." The show, spon sored by a National Science Founda tion grant, a Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service grant and Seattle-area supporters, will appear in museums across the country through 1992. Jack Massa '71 is working as a freelance technical writer and editor in Atlanta. His science fiction short story "Prayer Ware" was published in the Bantam Books anthology, Full Spectrum last September. It was also selected for the British best-of-the year anthology, The Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook.


NIMBUS, SPRING 1989 PAGE 13 Class Notes -Seventies (continued) Congratulations to Judith Mendel sohn Rood '76 and Paul William Rood on the birth of their son, Samuel Men delsohn Rood, on December 29th. "What joy!" says Mom. Marisa Mujica '74 just participated in the first international Week of Christian Philosophy at the Univer sidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazon in Peru, where she teaches philosophy. She will be going to Korea in August for the Assembly of World Religions. Marisa is married and has two daughters, Damaris and Fatima. Congratulations to Kim Pauly Irish '71 on the birth of a son, Bradley Wallace, on June 27. Now that he's 7 months, her com ment is, "He's more challenging than reading Beowulf in the original with Dr. Borden!" Jim Parry '74 just received an MBA in accounting from Univer sity of Texas, Dallas. He's inter ested in the areas of investment banking and real estate. for her dissertation in clinical psychol ogy at Duke. Karen Rembold '71 is an assistant professor in the Indiana University school of education. Her husband, Jim, has a private family practice clinic south of Indianapolis. They have two boys, John and David. Congratulations to Cindy Roessler Danis '77 and Anthony Leo Danis on the birth of their son, Reed Anthony Danis on February 13th. They now live in Menlo Park, Calif. About four yean ago, Ray Lesser ,4 and his wife, Susan Wolpert decided to look for a small business of their own and remembered an ali

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