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A Bird's Eye View of Campus LEGEND (Campus outlined in blue) 1. Crosley Estate-part of it recently pur chased by the State for the campus. 2. Viking Motel-former Howard Johnson's, now a dorm, primarily for thesis students. 3. More Viking-houses mailroom, copy cen ter, offices and storage. 4. Zinn's Restaurant-used for storage, sculpture studio. 5. New library and walkway over US 41. 6. Parking area-part of airport trade for oak grove area. 7. Pei campus. 8. Caples, environmental studies and almost complete ftne arts complex. 9. Palmer Campus and bayfrontonly Bdorm still houses students. A series of photgraphs, beginning on page 5, shows many of the changes on or near campus. Multiple choice descriptions to test your memory were provided by Jono Miller '70, NCAA president and New Col lege environmental studies coordinator, and John Klein '69, bead of JK Productions and alumnae/i fundraiser extraordinaire. c 3 IT> !R z c: 3 cr ar N (h 'R

Writer, Actress, Clinician-Scientist Jonathan S m iga and Mark Humbert Join Alumnae/i Board Alumnaeji Fellows offer variety to students Students bad a chance this year to do an ISP with an award winning science fiction writer, to practice and bone their public-speaking skills with an experienced actress/teacher, and to learn more about the career of a clinician-scientist, thanks to three alums who returned to campus as part of the Alumnae/i Fellow program. In January, under the spon sorship of Professor Mac Miller, Michael Armstrong '74 was writer in residence, work ing with students interested in writing, or writing about, specula tive or extrapolative literature. Michael is a graduate of the Clarion Writer's Workshop, has an M.F A. in writing from the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and is now an adjunct instructor in English there. He actually does live in a log cabin and keeps a small sled dog team. His publish ed works include two novels, After the Zap (on Locus magazine's 1987 top ten reading list) andAgviq: Or, The Whale, and several short stories. In April, Susan Jones Mannino '81 presented a workshop in public speaking and oral in terpretation techniques. She gave students tips for dealing with nerves and stage fright, ex ercises, and practice in front of a live audience with video feed back. Susan has an MFA from FSU's Asolo Conservatory and a wide range of experience in acting, public speaking and teaching speech and acting. In May, Robert Phillips '73 spent an afternoon with a group of students interested in careers in medicine and/or scientific re search. Rob drew on his back ground as a clinician and re searcher in hypertensive heart disease at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in discussing the pros and cons of various possible educational and professional paths. Joy Barnitz '70, a fellow sutvivor with Rob of Rodger Griffin's organic chemistry and a senior scientist for Bausch & Lomb in Rochester, N.Y., was in Sarasota for a convention and took part in the discussion from the viewpoint of a scientist work ing in industry. Allen Hopper and Julian Kaplin resign Jonathan Smiga '75 (Chappaqua, N.Y.), president of Gemini Group, which provides management programs for the food service and hospitality in dustry, and a partner in Adam Tihany International, a New York design studio, and Mark Humbert '75 (San Francisco, Calif.), an attorney with Seyfarth, Shaw, Fairweather and former alumnae/i board member, were selected to flll vacancies on the alum nae/i association's Board of Directors, effective immediately. Smiga and Hum bert were next in line in the voting results from the 1991 board elections. The vacancies were created by the resignations of Allen Hopper '83 (Davis, Calif.) and Julian Kaplin '73 (New York, N.Y.) Hopper and Kaplin cited time demands of school and work, respectively, and the increasing financial burden of board service for members living a distance from Sarasota. News Flash! New College Has a Warden! Gordon E. (Mike) Michalson Jr., chairman of the religion department at Oberlin College, will become New College's first Dean and Warden, effective August 7. ("Dean and Warden" is the new title for the more familiar "Provost" of New College.) Michalson has a bachelor's de gree in European intellectual his tory from Yale University, a master's in religion from the Clare mont School of Theology and a doctorate in religion from Prin ceton University. Prior to teaching at Oberlin, he taught at Davidson College and at Princeton. Doug Langston, professor of philosophy and religion and chair man of the Dean and Warden search committee, praised Michal son for his "outstanding academic record, obvious and clear diplo matic skills, and an enviable record of success at Oberlin College." Warden Michalson will be on campus in August. NIMBUS Spring/Summer 1992 Page 2


Bill Rosenberg '73, Beth Keer '75 and Glenn Haake '77 enjoy the BBQ Wendy Appleton '79 and Eric Warshaw '79 test their "basic skills. Reunion organizers Jodie Yeakel '79 and Sue Keating '76, ably assisted by Jayne Cobb '75 and Caroline Chambliss 79, received raves from alums who gathered in Sarasota the frrst weekend in April. Events included Lhe usual reception, luncheon and annual meeting of the Alumnae/i Association and picnic by the pool. A student/faculty/alum softball game, an NC history slide show, talk and campus tour with Glenda Cimino '64, NC history project director, a pool com petition and a party in Ham Center with students (in lieu of a PCP) rounded out the activities. There was plenty of time to visit old haunts, renew friendships and acquire a sunburn to prove you'd been to Florida. 1992 Reunion Organizing a reunion is not all fun and games, but Jodie Yeakel doesn't seem to mind. Jayne Cobb '75 keeps watch as Joe Quick '77, Dennis Saver '69 and his son, Tom Dayton '74 and Nancy Winfrey '77 go through the picnic serving line NIMBUS Spring/Summer 1992-Page 3


The Year the Parties Died 'Noise" Update -No outdoor music allowed after 10 p.m. for most of year by Steve Waldman I know Pm writing to an audience with a great deal more his tory than I can lay claim to, but I think I can safely say this has been the worst year for the students of New College since perhaps 1974. '91'92 has been dubbed "the year the parties died," and with them died much of the soul of the col lege. "Morale" has been pathetic; friction between students, ad ministration, and campus cops has been palpable and painful. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, in September, a neighbor fed up with noise from the campus egged the Sarasota city police into coming onto campus without warning and citing a Wall sponsor for a noise violation. This sparked a protest that eventually became an angry 3 a.m. parade down Bay Shore Road. Soon thereafter, Palm Court Parties and Wails were no more. All amplified outdoor music was banned after 10 p.m. Since then, the year bas been charged with bitterness and hos tility. Challenges to the "noise Students use the walls-and sometimes even the floors-of the new student government office to express their opinions. policy" have led to students having their personal equipment confis cated, to citations under city law, and to the forwarding of felony charges against a student by the University Police. During the final month of the school year, some progress was finally made. Several late night parties occurred in the grassy area between Ham Center and Second Court without incident. However, the "Ham Center Lawn" ain't Palm Court. The Cen ter of the Universe remains dor mant and empty. This year has gone by without a single, proper Palm Court Party. I had hoped to write today with good news of a successful Graduation PCP. Alas, I cannot. This year's Graduation PCP, shut down mid-beat, served as an appropriately ridiculous end to an inappropriately miserable year. Capturing the spirit of the times, the evening was marred by mistakes of both students and cops, by misunderstandings and miscommunication, and by good will quickly transformed to ill temper. I, like many of my fellows, leave New College for the summer much like one leaves a bout with botulism-with the acrid stench of vomit still burning one's throat. There is hope. The final weeks of the year brought some con ciliation between students and administrators, and maybe this can be translated into real pro gress. What kind of progress can we hope for? Last year, alum Bill Rosenberg and an associate con ducted a detailed study of noise from Palm Court. One of their recommendations was that a physical barrier be built to pre vent our parties from entertain ing the neighbors. This year, the NCSA commissioned another study which will add the new dimension of computer modeling to let us know exactly how little (or how much) will need to be done to solve the noise problem. We'll have results from this study very soon. There is something both wonderfully and terribly sym bolic about the fact that the best thing that could happen to NC right now would be to wall off its most central and sacred place from the rest of the world. But, such is the case. New College may be secure as an institution, but as a spiritually living entity it is desperately in need ?f protec tion from an increasmgly hos tile cultural and political milieu. This year may mere ly have been the "year the parties died," but to .many of us who live here, Jt felt like the year New College died. All one can do is put to rest this unhappy year, and hope the college, the parties, enjoy a glonous rebirth the next! Steve Waldman is president of the New College Student AllianCe. NIMBUSSpring/Summer 1992-Page 4


What's Your Campus 1.0? Can you identify these photographs taken recently on or near campus? This photograph depicts: a) An example of New College's ex tremely low faculty/student ratio b) Hamilton Center Lobby in 1970 c) Novo Collegians waiting to hear guest speaker from Betty Ford Clinic d) First meeting of New College Fraternity Alliance e) Computer-generated rendering of interior design exercise, which received an unsatisfactory evalua tion. Answer: This is apparently a 1992 picture of the lobby of Hamilton Center. This photograph depicts: a) College Hall renovations b) Pump house for Ross Perot's outside swimming pool c) The Asolo Theatre d) The Helmsley Sarasota e) Renovated Bellm's Music and Cars of Yesteryear Answer: You're not going to believe it, but this is the (new) Asolo Theatre. Remember watching movies on the famous 30 screen? This photograph depicts: a) University of Sarasota's drive-thrn diploma window b) Sarasota-Bradenton Airport c) USF Sarasota campus criminal justice department's record keeping division d) Provost's Estate Answer: Well, it's a photograph of the air-port taken from our vantage point. Traffic leaving the parking area has to merge with the tenninal drop-off just past the point where this was taken. The merge is a back handed affairinstead of merging to the left (as on interstates), it's a right-handed merge. This was all part of the inspired design that ate our oak grove. NIMBUS Spring/Summer 1992 -Page 5


A view of New College by a visiting alum By Bill Rosenberg So I'm here again. florida in the spring. .much better than ew Jersey in the spring. Florida always reminds me of pastels. .. pastels of thought, pas teJ events, pastel houses, everything is soft-washed in my memory. Even l ew CoUege, once as clear as glass, seems softer as I view it through the gentle distance of time. The joys and sorrows I experienced here so vividly have merged, rather companionably, into a sort of rainbow haze of "good'. I need to tell you this so that you can know the background from which I write. Someone asked me to write a piece on my impressions of ew College then and now. Then is the mid 1970s, now is the begi:rming of a headJong rush toward a new millenium. You see, 1 have a problem with perspective .. .then I was participant, now I have become observer. Then I was fighting. .. with myself, with my studies, with my relationships, now I have made a truce with all of thaLwith myself and I'm still not sure how this has colored my impressions. I had some of the best and worst times of my life when I was a student here and I hope that the students of the present are doing likewise, for out of the struggle will come knowledge, and peace. As I move about the campus, much seems to be the same ... the daily routine of classes, meals, banging out, shooting the breeze, goes on as I remember it The food in the cafeteria is still abominable, although they do now offer some healthier lions besides starch, starch and more starch. What does surprise me are the similarities in dress between today's students and my classmates. At least in that respect, New College stands as an island in time ... bare feet, ripped jeans, long hair and biUowy sundresses evoke images of my friends and happy times shared. Con versations with students, faculty and staff reveal however that all is not as idyllic as it appears. There are ongo ing problems with the Tampa ad ministration which manifest in ways as picayune as the debate over the title of the "Provost" of New College and as vital as the discussions currently underway regarding closing the branch campuses altogether. The more things change, the more they stay the same. The debate over the Provost's title is indicative, at least to me, of the continuing effort by USF to nitpick e New College to death. Someone in Tampa decided that having a "Provost of USF' (based in Tampa) and a "Provost of ew College of USF' (based in Sarasota) was too confusing. The title which, after much debate, has been chosen to replace it is "Dean and Warden" (giving Sarasota two Deans.") Now I don't know about you, but to me, this sounds like either a New York law ftnn or a chain of gourmet grocery stores. A small issue, yet it diverts a great deal of time and energy which could be used for things eminently more productive, such as qualitative improvements to the New College program. When I learned of the discus sions currently underway regarding the closure of the USF branch cam puses I flashed back to the series of town meetings held in 1974 with Ar land Christ-Janer and the campus community over the imminent demise of New College and what could be done to avoid it. I recaU the fear and uncertainty among the students and faculty ... the image of Mac MiUer describing the as red herrings meant to obscure the true facts-that a merger was being Continued on next page This photograph depicts: a) Unauthorized improvements to the Pei Domzs b) Authorized improvements to the Pei Domzs c) The "new" library d) Fomzal treatment of entrance to tunnels under Palm Court e) Newcampusfo:mediun:. security co"ectwnal facility It' the Answer: Another easy one. s Library-more convenient, f!1ore tightly rnn, located in that tnangle of land south of Zinn 's that we had to cross on foot. Remember the path with decorative sandspur b d ?All that's gone, replaced or, er. A lo by the Library and the new so NIMBUSSpring/Summer 1992 Page 6


The Gentle Distance of Time negotiated with USF. As it was in the 70's, so the ongoing instability of New College's future saps spiritual energy from the entire campus com munity. New College also seems to be suffering from a kind of internal malaise that is difficult to defme. Perhaps the only way that I can express it is to mention some of the events that illustrate the feeling to me. For example, a troublesome condition in the New College ad ministration today is that many posi tions are "interim" in nature We have an interim Provost, an interim Admissions Director, an interim Director of Public Affairs, an interim Director of Student Affairs and an interim Librarian Needless to say this contributes greatly to the overall feeling of impermanence which seems to pervade the college. and will need to be replaced. Physically the campus has grown. There is a new modern library which is obviously more functional than the old building by the bay, but it lacks the comfortable couches, nooks and crannies of the old library and all of that building's character. Construction is under way on the fme arts complex on the Caples campus. There is a pedestrian bridge over US 41 thus robbing current students of the thrills of dodging traffic on 41 at night in the rain, and a new fitness center has opened adjacent to the pool. The airport continues to encroach upon the campus. A net work of roads that would do Cali fornia proud has been built to hand le the ever-increasing volume of traffic at the airport. The picture is not totally grim, though. There still exists at New College a group of dedicated faculty, staff and students of great intel ligence and wit, imbued with the same restless curiosity which drove me and my contemporaries almost twenty years ago. Alums need to stay in touch and involved. There is much we have done and can do towards the main tenance and evolution of a vital, ex panding New College program. Give of your time, give of your experience, give of your money, even New College needs its past just as surely as it needs its present and, hopefully, its future Bill Rosenberg 73, an archaeolo[ and systems analyst for Louis Berger & Associates in East Orange, NJ.. Owing to the economic crunch which has struck at aU sectors of society, for much of this year there has been no assurance that some faculty on one-year contracts and some academic staff positions would be funded in the fall. At this time aU faculty and academic staff positions have been filled for 1992-93, including tenure-earning" positions in psychology and literature and visit ing faculty to replace senior faculty on leave. But the constant uncertainty about the effects of possible budget cuts takes its toll. This becomes of even greater import when one real izes that about 25 percent of the professors will be reaching retire ment age over the next few years Students Raise Houses, Field Questions This photograph depicts: Ten New College students spent their spring break building houses in North Carolina with a group of volunteers with Habitat for Humanity. The students raised money for their expenses by sponsoring an ice cream eating marathon and also received grants from the New College Foundation and Florida's Office for Campus Volunteers. a) Tract of land in Wakulla County deeded to the Foundation b) Crosley Estate c) View from Caples Campus d) Set for new John MacDonald 1V movie Answer: Another easy one. Yes, it's a view to the north from Caples. 17te distinctive feature is that the seawall has been removed in an effort to soften" the shoreline and establish an estuarine beach. Initial erosion may have worried some, but it seems to be stabilizing now. A new place to watch sunsets. Students Mitchel Silverman, Michael Rodriguez, Jeffrey Simpson and Ryan Davis represented New College at the ACU1 Region 6 1992 College Bowl Tournament this year, placing second (to Georgia State) in the Championship Round. Twenty four southeastern colleges and universities participated in the competition. NIMBUS Spring/Summer 1992 Page 7


Campus News l+ indicates Faculty Development Grant recipient Margaret Bates, interim provost of New College and professor of political science, was one of three Florida women honored with the Sarasota/ Manatee Section of the National Council of Jewish Women's tenth annual ''Women in Power" award. The award recognizes her con tributions to the community through volunteer work and career achievement. "Social Experience and the Development of Aggressive Behavior in Pupfish Cyprinodon variegatus" by biologist AI Beulig and Mary Higby Dwyer '85, was published in the Journal of Com parative Psychology. David Brain will be presenting a paper, "Culture Work: Toward a Poststructuralist Synthesis in the Sociology of Cul ture," at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Associa tion in August in Pittsburgh. Soo Bong Chae was moderator for a meeting of North and South Korean mathematicians at the 1991 International Science and Technology Conference in Yenbin, China. He also delivered a lecture on "Current Trends in Remote Points and Set Theoreti cal Topology." The conference, which was the first encounter be tween North and South Korean scientists since 1950, was or ganized jointly by the Korean Scientists Association in China, the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies, and the Central Committee of Korean Science and Technology Societies. Richard Coe will be at tending two workshops at the Sum mer Institute in Survey Research Techniques at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, this July: They are "Event History Analysis" and "The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)." Glenn Cuomo will be doing research in Germany this summer for a monograph analyz ing the critical reception of the writings of Gunter Eich for Cam den House's Literary Criticism in Perspective Series. Justus Doenecke, professor of history, was chosen in November 1991 as the first winner of the Ar thur S. Link Prize for Documen tary Editing, for his book In Danger Undaunted: The AntiInter ventionist Movement of 1940-41 as Revealed in the Papers of the America First Committee. The prize was awarded by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. The award is both a personal and professional honor for Doenecke since Link, a leading biographer of President Woodrow Wilson, was Doenecke's doctoral thesis supervisor at Prin ceton. In Danger Undaunted and From Isolation to War, a second edition of John Edward Wilz' mid60's work recently revised by Doenecke, follow the anti-interven tionist movement from its heyday to its fall from grace with American society. David Dykstra is retiring after 26 years of teaching literature at New College. Reflecting on his career, he said, "In addition to being a potential source of pleasure, literature is a potential source of knowledge. All genuine learning is pleasurable ... .I regard my teaching neither as something I practice (in a clinical sense) nor as something I preach (in a pas toral sense) but rather as an ad junct to my own continuous learn ing process." Continued on next page This photograph depicts a) Partiallycon strncted linear ac celerator be queaJhed to the New College Foundation b) Tamiami Trail near campus c) Improvements to Bay Shore Road d) Grassy knoll near Sarasota Book Depository Answer. I prefer the grassy knoll answer if you're willing to consider the_ benn on left as a and the Cook Library as a book depository. The overpass is to in _vmes ( obscunng the cham lmk canopy) but no one can get the irrigation working. The roadway IS Tam1am1 Trot/ as rt passes through campus. NIMBUS Spring/Summer 1992 Page 8


Campus News indicates Faculty Development Grant recipient Aron Edidin and several of his philosophy students at tended the annual meeting of the Florida Philosophical Association last November. Edidin expressed his interest in reviving a tradition from his undergraduate days at New College of helping philosophy students gain a better understanding of what philosophiz ing is about by experiencing the process of discussion among philosophers. Anne Fisher, director of coun seling and, for the last two years, acting director of student affairs, will be on leave next year to serve as a special assistant to USF's president for women's issues. The position was created in response to criticism of the university over its handling of a series of rape al legations by women students against a prominent student ath lete. Fisher has developed Parkview House as a counseling center, enlarging the professional staff and the range of wellness ac tivities on campus. 4+ Biologist Sandra Gilchrist and five of her students participated in the Society of Zoologists annual meetings in At lanta. The students applied for and received grants for attending and participating in the meetings 17ris photograph depicts: a) Entrance to Warden's estate b) Entrance to Caples Campus c) Entrance to new Aso/o d) Entrance to Grace/and South Amusement Park, a public/ private sector entrepreneur zone Answer: Sort of a trick question. While it is an entrance to the new Fine Arts Complex on the Caples Campus, it is an entrance that didn't exist before this year. The Fine Arts complex, scheduled to open in the fall, includes faculty offices, sculpture, painting and ceramics studios, exhibition areas and music practice and perfor mance space. from the New College Foundation's Research and Travel Grant program and the Crus tacean Society. Gilchrist also par ticipated in the National Con ference on Undergraduate Re search (NCUR) in Minneapolis. A colleague of Gilchrist's who had met with her students in Atlanta agreed to use the students' simula tion model in one of his ecology seminars. That project was dis cussed at the NCUR forum result ing in a great deal of praise for the educational opportunities and the types of projects possible at New College. In addition, Gilchrist has received inquiries about having the students discuss the simulation process. Karsten Henckell was one of a select group of mathemati cians worldwide invited to present a paper at the international con ference on semigroups organized by the Mathematisches Forchungs institut Oberwolfach in Oberwol fach, Germany, last summer. Doug Langston will present a paper at the Ninth Inter national Congress of Medieval Philosophy in Ottawa, Canada, in August. The theme of this con gress will be the moral and politi cal philosophies of the middle ages and Langston's paper will discuss Scotus' views on deliberation and practical knowledge. Eugene Lewis will be doing re search this summer at Cornell University and Rensselaer Poly technic Institute as a prelude to writ ing an article about the relationships between technological change and the governance of a polity. Twelve New College students accompanied Charlene Levy to the Carolinas Psychology Conference in April. Each student gave a short presentation on the theory of psychology, mostly based on their senior thesis work. The students were Soph Davenport, Lainy Day, Tracy Eaton, Karen Egan, Lee lmrey, Lois Kent, Kendra Lawrence, Marianne McCabe, Lisa Milot, Casey Mirch, Corey Remle, and Laura Stapleton. Five students and three alums joined anthropology profes sor Gary McDonogh to provide New College representation on well over one-third of the panels presented during the Southern Anthropological Association meet ing in St. Augustine in April. Jill Bryson's presentation, "Religion, Gender and Hispanic Identity in Sarasota, Florida," based on her thesis fieldwork, sparked lively dis-Continued on next page NIMBUS Spring/Summer 1992 Page 9


Campus News 1+ indicates Faculty Development Grant recipient cussion. Thesis students Marla Perez and Udo Peter Weiss were on a panel on Visual Anthropol ogy chaired by Cindy Hing-Yuk Wong '81. Ardath Judd and Char lene Bredder combined their work to discuss "Misunderstanding Ritual: Children, Adolescents and the Pledge of Allegiance." Geof frey Mohlman '87 participated in a focal session on the ethnohistory of St. Augustine and Jonathan Lof tin '84 discussed "The Language of Otavalo, Ecuador." McDonagh spoke of Catholicism in the U.S. South and "Identities in Spain: the 1980s and Beyond." McDonogh also co-organized and chaired a session on "Reshaping Identities in a New Europe: Are Racism and Xenophobia the Only Alternatives?" at the annual meetings of the American Ethnological Society/ This photograph depicts: a) Campus raid Society for Applied Anthropology in Memphis, Tenn., in March. Over the summer, chemist Suzanne Sherman will continue pursuing her long-term research goal of synthesizing func tional, small molecule analogs of ribulose-1,5-biphosphate carboxy lase {rubisco) as a research fellow at the Exxon Corp. in New Jersey. Religion professor Rus sell Sizemore presented a paper, "Just Cause and New World Order: Rights, Sovereignty, and National Interest," at the annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics in January in Philadelphia. The paper was in part an ethical assessment of U.S. participation in the recent war with Iraq and in part work arising out of his course on ethics and international relations. b) Photo from Ringling perspective class c) Unauthorized improvements to the Pei donns d) Renovated Bellm's Music and Cars of Yesteryear e) Parking outside a criminal justice class Answer: Whoops! Forgot to include the co"ect answer. It's Sudakoff Center, a multipurpose flexible space that does allow the entire college to meet indoors on occasion (such as last year's graduation when it rained). This shot was taken in front of the Hamilton Center classrooms facing west toward the pedestrian overpass. "Desiderata for an evolutionary account of the origins of lan guage," by David Smillie, profes sor of psychology, was published in Studies in Language Origins, Vol. 2, edited by von Raffler Engel, Wind and Jonker (John Benjamins Publishing C9.) Jane Stephens will be at tending the 9th International Zeolite Conference and the Con ference School on Zeolite Science in Montreal in July. This year's visiting professor from Oxford University was Michael Treisman, a reader in ex perimental psychology. His cam pus activities included a lecture on aspects of time perception. The faculty exchange between New College and Oxford is funded by the New College Foundation. This photograph depicts: a) Unauthorized improvements to the Pei donns b) Authorized improvements to the Pei donns c) Set from next Ninja Turlle movie (note sewer cover in foreground). d) Newdonns Answer: New donns, old Viking Motel rooms NIMBUS Spring/Summer 1992 Page 10


This photograph depicts: a) Sarasota-Bradenton Airport b) Vtew of Bellm's Cars and Music of Yesteryear c) Route 66 in Cline's Comers, New Mexico Answer: Hal Thought we'd get you on this one. It actually is the renowned Florida attraction. If you're thrown off, it's because they've completely redone the DeSoto RoadU.S. 41 intersection to accommodate airport traffic which now enters from DeSoto Road. This was shot looking northeast from west of 41. 17zis photograph depicts: a) Hoppin Pool with new Fitness Center b) New Fitness Center with Hoppin Pool c) Club Med, Valdosta Answer: We're looking from the south toward where the barracks were. (That's right, they are all gone, every one!) Third-year student Damon Iacovelli shot the campus photographs. Damon is working on a double major in the humanities, writing two senior theses. NIMBUS Spring/Summer 1992 Page 11 This photograph depicts: a) Bolo's b) Unauthorized renovations to the Balli Hut c) Campus Bookshop Answer: Two out of three's not bad. It was Bolo's (remember when the doors would blow open from jet exhaust?) and now it's the bookstore.


Class Notes (Listed by entering year) Jim Feeney, NC's director of special project development, dis covered a baseball anthology which included a story by Luke Salisbury '65 {Boston, Mass.) The story is "Jack Wolfs Try Out" in Baseball and the Game of Life Stories for the Thinking Fan, edited by Peter Bjarkman and published by Vintage paperback. Earlier this spring, Jim visited with Don Aronoff'66 (Jasper, Ind.), who recently celebrated his tenth an niversary as executive director of the Southern HiUs Counseling Center. The center provides com prehensive mental health services to a five-county region. The cen ter also assists businesses and non profits with strategic planning, or ganizational problem-solving, team building, needs assessment and management training. Claudia Blair '66 {Rockville, Md.) is director of the Institutional Affairs Office at the National In stitutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. David '66 and Beth Crosby Schwartz '66 {Harrisburg, Penna.) welcomed a son, Nathan Crosby, In Memoriam Alfred L. Scheinberg '66, a private dealer in African art, died in February at his home in New York City of brain can cer. He did graduate work in art history at Columbia University and traveled widely in Africa, studying headwork and sculpture. into the world on Aprill7. This spring also saw the arrival of David's new book, Crossing the River: Creating a Conceptual Revolution in Community and Dis ability, published by Brookline. Ken PefTers '66 {Cherry Hill, NJ.) fmished his Ph.D. in manage ment at Purdue University and joined the faculty of Rutgers University's School of Business in Camden, N.J. Ken is looking for ward to running across other NC alums in the area. Daysi Mejia '67 (Ria Piedras, P.R.) received a master's in social welfare from St. Louis University and a doctorate in social welfare from Hunter College. Her suc cessful private practice as a clini cal social worker was the first in Puerto Rico. Daysi says, "New Col lege openness shaped my life. Thanks." Nick Munger '67 and Gail Farkas Munger '68, accompanied by daughter Kelly NC '97, paid a brief New Year's visit to campus. They toured a deserted campus, noting later to Jim Feeney, direc tor of special project development, that the dining hall carpet was a bit threadbare and the pub-cum mailroom needed some sprucing up, to say the least. The Pei foun tains were dry. Feeney, on the defensive, said the fountains usual ly (well, sometimes) work but were off for the holidays and that the complex was recently re-roofed, an improvement not apparent to the self-touring group. Attorney Nick is arranging private financing to build low-income housing and statistician Gail is doing the stats for a major University of Virginia study of nursing practice. Kelly is an ace student in a Charlottesville progressive school that's perfect preparation for a progressive col lege in Florida. Reed Curry '68 (Wilton, N.H.) discovered during a very enjoyable weekend last year spent with Byron White '68 and friends, that the friendships of their New Col lege days don't have to be reContinued on next page 17tis photograph depicts: a) Baggage handling area of the Sarasota-Braden ton Airport b) Hamilton Center in 1970 c) Admitting area of Betty Ford Clinic, Sarasota Campus Answer: This is ap parently a 1992 picture of Hamilton Center. Just testing. NIMBUS Spring/Summer 1992 Page 12


kindled. The same insanity (or in anity or perversity of thought) that marked their adolescence and, per haps, drew them all to the bastion of intellectual impropriety that was (is?) New College, has not departed in this, their dotage. For this, Reed is profoundly thankful. Jeanne Bojarski '69 (Kansas City, Mo.) is the Libertarian can didate for one of Missouri's U.S. Senate seats. She is chair of the Missouri Libertarian Party and manages the technical writing department of Control Systems In ternational. Claire Hinkel '69 (Spring Val ley, Calif.) is a certified travel con sultant and owns her own agency, Let's Travel. Claire is president of San Diego Women in Travel, part of the International Federation of Women in Travel and treasurer of the San Diego chapter of the American Society of Travel Agents. Dana Clyman '70 has a master's in mathematics from Dartmouth, an M.B.A. from Stanford and is now a doctoral candidate in decision sciences at Harvard. He'll be marrying Lisa Greenburg, a Mt. Holyoke graduate with a master's in social work from Boston Univer sity, in August. Leslie Reinherz '70 has moved from Massachusetts to Shaker Heights, Ohio. Leslie and Karl Herrup were married recently by Rabbi Debra Hachen '71. Karl just ftn.ished medical school at Case Western Reserve. Leslie will be developing exhlbits for a new science museum being developed in Cleveland as part of the waterfront development program. Nat Schwartz '70, associate professor of political science at the University of Louisville, has been appointed coordinator of the Masters in Public Administration program at U. ofL. Andrea Zucker '70 stopped by Parkview House, NC's counseling center, in late March. She's pursu ing a Ph.D. at Georgia State in counseling psychology and has been awarded the Chet W. Harris Scholarship for "academic achieve ment and professional promise" in Alums Meet Prospective Students Anita Allen '70, Cheri Belz '74, Hazel Bradford '75 and Alexis Simendioger '75 joined David Anderson, acting director of admissions, at Florida House in Washington, D.C., to meet with prospective New College students from the area in April. The event was designed to be a reflection of New College (small, informal and in a Floridian set ting) so they could gain an in timate sense of the college's academic program and social ctlmate. the field of counseling. Doug Stinson '70 (Perrinton, N.Y.) is learning about the pres sures of product design in his job as a manager in media design and development at Kodak, working on their highly visible photo CD program. His wife, Joy Barnitz '71, was in Sarasota in May for an oph thalmic conference relating to her new job as a senior scientist in the personal products research and development division of Bausch & Lomb. Joy is involved in product development, gaining experience rapidly in what the FDA requires to approve new products. While in Sarasota, she participated in Alum nae/i Fellow Rob Phillips' discus sion with students about the op tions and routes to a career as a clinician/researcher. Janet Heck Doyle '72 is as sociate general counsel for Potomac Capital Investment Com pany, a subsidiary of the Washington area electric provider. She and Frederick Doyle were married recently. Class Notes (Listed by entering year) Bill Luker '72 or '75, the graduating class, (Austin, Tex.) received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin in May. He plans to con tinue his lifelong commitment to gracefully executed underachieve ment. Congratulations are being accepted, as are large cash gifts (LCGs) and other tokens of es teem and affection. Dr. Luker can be reached at 409-846-7404 (home) or 845-9959 (work). House calls by appointment only. Randy Levinson '73 (W. Hol lywood, Calif.), vice president of creative affairs for MCA-TV, over sees the development and produc tion of movies for basic and pay cable television. Professor Arthur (Mac) Miller sent us a publisher's release on a new book of stories and poetry, The Other Side of the River, by John E. Sorrell '73 (Vancouver, B.C.). Of Sorrell's work, playwright Edward Albee says, "Marvelous." "What Sorrell gives us is the real stuff of people's lives, startling in their range and power ... These stories are destined to become classics," says Scott Edelstein, author of The Indispen sable Writer's Guide. The publisher is Mid-List Press, Denver, Co. A collection of stories, In Broad Daylight, winner of the Thomson Quest Award, is still in print after 13 years and available from Mer cury Publishing Co., Minneapolis, Minn. Rhonda Hurwitz '74, newly lo cated in Oak Park, Mich., from Florida, is enjoying the highly ac tive community and political life there. She's interested in com munication from fellow alums. Rhonda is a jewelry designer. Her business is The REC Collection. Continued on next page NIMBUS-Spring/Summer 1992Page 13


Class Notes (Listed by entering year) Rhonda has a three-year-old daughter, Chelsea. Congratulations to Joban Suyderboud '75 and his wife, Kathy Leavitt (Arlington, Va.) on the birth of their son, Peter Anton, on Feb. 28. Peter was born at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, where Kathy is an assistant professor, and the resident anesthesiologist taking care of her was Margie Lewis '75, Johan's next-door neigh bor in the Pei dorms and an ad mitted "lost" alum. "They haven't sent me stuff in years!" Margie's married, has a son named Rex and plans to complete her last year of anesthesia training at Virginia Mason Clinic in Seattle. Johan recently heard from Scott Lukeman '74, director of the car diovascular section of Italifarmaco in Milan, who invites all NC'ers passing through that part of Italy to look him up. Johan is an assis tant professor in the Department of Anesthesia at Georgetown University Medical School, in volved in the cardiac anesthesia group, working with both pediatric and adult cardiac surgery, as well as some ICU care with the post operative patients. Hank Blumenthal '76 (New York, N.Y.) was producer of a fea ture filin, In the Soup, which was a grand prize winner at its premier during the Sundance Film Festival this year. An actor in the film, Seymour Cassell, won a special jury prize. Elaine Feder '76 (Watkinsville, Ga.) is a mentor for the dance department at the University of Georgia. She made contact and received royal treatment, since her book on dance therapy was al ready part of the curriculum. Congratulations to Susan Keat-There's nowhere in the world to escape ... Lynwood Sawyer '69 (Brook lyn, N.Y.) sent word of another "novocollegians are everywhere" encounter. "I was climbing up the hill to Meher Baba's tomb several miles outside of Ahmedragas, India. Whom should I encounter but Nan Houghteling (Wicker '71). India is the latest stop for her in a life that's been even more adventurous than my own. Best to John and Carol, Jono and Julie and Wendy Sue Bennett." ing '76 and Norman Worthington '77 (Belvedere, Calif.) on the ar rival on May 1st of their daughter, Savannah, 6lbs. and 14 ozs. of healthy new life. Nancy Nadler Wilke '76 and John Wilke '76 report that little Jackson arrived in March. He al ready has a big sister, Robin, who's two. They're living in Bos ton, where John covers science and technology for the Wall Street Journal. Linda Willson '77 (Atlanta, Ga.) is teaching courses in "sur vival skills" for entering students at Atlanta College of the Medical Careers. After an adventurous year and a half, JoLynn Butts Carroll '78 and Michael Carroll are leaving Alaska. Michael is ftnishing his Ph.D. in oceanography at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. JoLynn completed a post-doctoral research project there and has ac cepted a position with Geotech, Inc. in Grand Junction, Co. She will be involved in assessing the technology needed to remediate sites contaminated during the production of U.S. nuclear weapons. She has also been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Department of Energy to do numerical modeling research on sediment deposition along the ocean's margins. "I took the posi tion at Geotech because the com pany donates generously to all educational institutions supported by company employees." Jose Diaz-Balart '78 is happy to be living in Miami, "the greatest news town in the U.S." That's a plus for Jose because he's the weekend anchor for WTVJ-NBC, channel4. Jose's brother, Lincoln Diaz-Balart '72, a Florida state senator, has recently announced his candidacy for a Congressional seat in south Florida. Frank Dopp '78 (Menlo Park, Calif.) has ftnished his army com mitment and will begin his family practice residency in July. He and his wife Lani Warren, welcomed a healthy 'baby boy into their family on March 28. All are doing well. Sharon Matola '78 (Belize City, Belize) was featured in the March 9, 1992 (swimsuit edition) of Sports Illustrated. In one p1cture she was wearing her boa, a live one short on feathers! The article, Queen of the Jungle, by Nicholas Dawidoff is a delightful, 11-page description of Sharon's efforts over the last ten years to establish and maintain the Belize Zoo and her efforts encouraging strong con servation policies and actions in her adopted country. Marie Wolfgang '78, who's been chief medical resident at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh, is moving to Seaford, Del., to take over a solo practice in a rural com munity ("chicken farms!") from a retiring physician. Perri Curtis '79 (Perth, Australia) began a private practtce as a psychologist and became a col lege lecturer at Midland Tat:e Col lege in 1991. She says Perth IS a warm, beautiful city and she's the happiest she's ever been. Continued on next page NIMBUS-Spring/Summer 1992 Page 14


After nine years of living on a farm in Ohio, Dawn Herzig-Canan YJ9 has moved to New Port Richey, Fla. She and her husband, Ed, have a two-year-old daughter, Krystle. After a first year in Ohio filled with illness, Krystle's doctors said move or lose her. So they moved. Dawn is now the director of licensing and immigration for Sunbelt Physical Therapy Services, Inc., a recruiting and contracting firm in Palm Harbor. Ed is an electrician. Dawn saw many of the changes on campus for the first time during a trip to this year's Medieval Fair and says she heart ily approves. Congratulations to Sharon Phil lips Brennan YJ9 (Vero Beach, Fla.) on the birth of her daughter, Margaret, in May 1990. His thesis is missing from the library and Mark "Yee Haw" Winston YJ9 (Jersey City, NJ.) says he can't imagine why. Does anyone know its whereabouts? Mark received an M.B.A. from Tulane University and recently married Erica Bliss. Erica, who attended Bryn Mawr, says it is surprisingly similar to NC in many ways. They have just formed a new computer consulting firm, Apartheid: far &om dead by Allen Hopper I spent the fall semester 1991 in South Africa working with a group lawyers in Durban. Most of my bme was spent working an att?rney whose main focus 1s the VIOlence in the Black townships. On be half of the residents of Bruntville, a small township in the midlands region of Natal, we applied for and were granted a hearing before the recently es tablished Commission of Inquiry Into Public Violence and In timidation. Since November 1990, the township residents, primarily African National Congress sup porters, have been subjected to a series of vicious attacks by spear-wielding Inkatha supporters who live in a hostel located near the center of the township. The worst of these attacks occurred during my time there, and resulted in the deaths of 20 residents, mostly women and old men, and even two small children. The police and the army have been in volved in the attacks, somehmes directly assisting Inkatha, and other times simply standing by during the altacks and refusing to protect the residents. I assisted in the preparation for, and presentation at, t?e. hearing before the of Inquiry, and much of my ttme was spent taking statements from members of the commumty who had been most directly af fected by the violence I also had the pleasure of serving a courtordered search warrant on Bruntville's police station, and then searching the station and seizing evidence relating to claims by residents of being tor tured while in detention. Don't believe everything you read in the papers: the violence in the townships, often perpetrated, and even often fomented, by the secunty forces, is worse now than it's ever been. Apartheid is far from dead. Allen Hopper '83 is a student at the University of California at Davis School of Law. Class Notes (Listed by entering year) Enabling Systems, Inc. Congratulations to Eric Nolte '80 and Jan Malthaner (Briarcliff, N.Y.) on birth of their daughter, Devon, m 1991. Eric is a pilot for Contmen tal Airlines. Robin Berwick True '80 and her husband, Mac, moved to Tokyo in February. Robin is work ing as a liaison between MCA Records/Geffen Records/GRP Records and MCA Victory, a Japanese company, and also expecting a baby in July.. Chris Prescott '80 IS working, with John Dohrman '68, as chief scientist for the Puget Sound Water Quality Authority in Olym pia, Wash. Chris coordinates the monitoring program for Puget Sound. It's a comprehensive, long term program involving. six agen. cies in sampling the maJor ecologt cal components of the Sound. This move fulfllls a long-time dream and Chris is looking forward to ex ploring his new surroundings. Nick Eversole '82 is director of the Young Learner Courses for the British Council in Porto, Portugal. Amy Kimball '82 (Tampa, Fla.) is an associate environmental planner with KBN Engineering and Applied Sciences, Inc., an tional environmental consultmg firm providing a full range of planning, engineering, resource management, research and permit ting services. Sybil Lombillo '82 (New Haven, Conn.) is in her final year of work on her Ph.D. in cell biol ogy at Yale University. Allen Hopper '83 (Davis, Calif.) recently saw Allen Henderson '86 and Lauren Dockett '86 in San Continued on next page NIMBUSSpring/Summer 1992 Page 15


Class Notes (Listed by entering year) Francisco, where they both live now ... the migration continues! Allen also talked recently to Wiebke Breuer '86, who was visit ing Jennifer Grannick '86 (still in law school at Hastings, in San Francisco). Wiebke is in law school at Tulane, and she recently ran into Kristin Kalmbacher '86, who is in med school at Tulane. Allen discovered that Robert Mer ril is studying at U .C., Davis, too. Dave Wilkins '82 is still in Davis as well, heavily involved in the Green Party. Dave's bus is broken down again, and sits forlornly in his and Allen's back yard. Vivian Lombillo '83, a graduate student in the molecular biology program at University of Colorado, Boulder, recently received a two-year National In stitutes of Health pre-doctoral fel lowship. Profess6r Mac Miller passed on word that Tina Trent '83 (Atlanta, Ga.) received a full fellow ship from Emory University's new creative writing department for this fall. At present, Tina is reset tling refugees with the World Relief Organization. Her job in cludes publishing a magazine called The Amerasian Times. Susan Woodhouse '83 sent news of several alums living in Santa Cruz, Calif. Susan received a B.A. in compara tive literature from U.C., Santa Cruz, in January. She has a private practice as a massage therapist and teaches women's self-defense classes for the city's Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women. She'll begin graduate work in psychotherapy in the fall of '93. Nishma Daya '85 will also be going to graduate school in 1993 to become a children's therapist. She's now a police dispatcher at UCSC and teaches SAT and GRE courses. Housemate Jon Mohr '84 will begin work this fall on a master's in mathematics at UCSC. He also plays piano in various ensembles and has played in several concerts this year. The fourth housemate, Terri Drake '82 bas an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers Workshop under her belt and disappears for poetry workshops in the Bay Area from time to time. She tracks down child support-owing fathers for the District Attorney's office. Susan says they've enjoyed visits from Gina Pesano '83 who works for Continental Airlines in Sarasota. Gina vacationed in Spain this spring and toured Germany, Czecho slovakia and Italy last spring with Terri. Susan and company are grate ful to Joe Orzehoski '84, who also lives in Santa Cruz, for his assis tance in their recent move. Jannice Ashley '84 (Mid dleboro, Mass.) has spent the last three years as a housing search counselor at a homeless shelter for families in Attleboro, Mass. She says it's interesting, often satis fying work, but she's beginning to experience burn-out and is con-Continued on next page Phil Lumsden '76 made his debut as playwright and actor in San Francisco in January in his one man show "Poet Under Saturn: An Evening With Paul Verlaine." The show was directed by Julie Herrod '75. Other Novocolfegians assisting In the production were Vince Koloski '75, Claudia Wil len '75 and Cymb Holmstrom '75. Phil says the run went well and they're thinking of taking it "on the road." Nl MBUS Spring/Summer 1992 Page 16


sidering the refuge of graduate school. Jannke attended the wed ding of Toni Fosselli '84 and Mark Hall in Baltimore in October 1990. She says Carlye Hendershot '84, an emergency room nurse in Atlan ta, is also on the road to matrimonial bliss, although no date's been set. Recently Jannice also saw Bill Hinkelman '85 who's started his own computer program ming business in Sarasota. Moira Kiltie '84 (Upper Saddle River, NJ.) received a master's in public administration from New York University and is now a New York State Government Fellow in Albany. Jonathan Loftin '84 (Jackson ville, Fla.) is one of 80 students nationwide and the second New College graduate to be awarded a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities. He'll be studying lin guistics and linguistic anthropol ogy at Indiana University. Cynthia Whitney Hallett '84 (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and George Burpee Hallett were in January in Tampa. Cynth1a has completed the course work at USF for her Ph.D. in American litera ture and will take her comps in November. They'll be living in Nova Scotia, beginning in July, where George teaches Shakespearean at St: Mary's and Cynthia Will be wntmg her dissertation. Visitors are wel come at 1074 Wellington St., #101. David Sackin '83 and Lib Aubuchon '85 (Atlanta, Ga.) were married on April 4th in Orlando, Fla. It was a wonderful evening, made all the better by tlte presence of some of their favorite New College folks: Carlye Hender shot '84, Mark Nuckols '82, Jim Wu '83, Liz Rider '87, Terry Turner, Dennis Gephardt '85, Goldy Burton, Brian Frailey,. Marc Weinberg '70, Ruth Foht '70 Ross Burnaman '76, Tom '81 David Deluca and Bill Latham 'S5. Liz got her master's in education from Smith and will teach elementary school in the fall. Dave just fmished up two years as a VISTA volunteer in Mas sachusetts and now works for VISTA in Atlanta. John Mullen '85 (New York, N.Y.), a student at New University Law School, marned Laura Culbreath in January in Central Park's Strawberry Fields. He instantly became the proud parent of three-year-old Shannen. Denise Neville '85 fmished her post-graduate certificate of educa tion at University of Kent, Canter bury, and now teaches English in a boys' school, Dartford Grammar Dartford, Kent DA1, England. That always makes people laugh, she says. Chelsea Jones '87 (Micanopy, Fla.) entered University of Florida's master's program m his tory this spring. Alex Haggblom-Payne '87 is in charge of the Mothers in Recovery program at Manatee Glens in Bradenton, Fla., and is enrolled in a master's program in psychology with Nova University. Martin Haggblom-Payne '87, an admissions counselor at New College, is enrolled in a master's program in business at Nova University. Monica Lewman '87 (Lake Worth, Fla.) has been a customer service/financial service repre sentative witlt Great Western Bank in Lantana for about a year. She says the time yet to measure up to the time spent 10 London or at New College, but she's keeping a positive attitude, focusing on the future. She and HenryWulf'86 (Lake Worth, Fla.) say hello to everyone. is still waiting on law school replies before heading to the "Great Northeast" to study international law. Sherri Lea Clements Bunch '88 (Panama City, Fla.) is a SJ:aduate teaching assistant and ass1stant to Class Notes (Listed by entering year) the secretary of University of West Florida's history department while working on a master's in (European) history. Her ht_ISband, Larry Bunch '87, who receiVed a BS in computer science from UWF, is working on a master's 10 the same field and is a graduate re search assistant in the Institute of Human and Machine Cognition. Forrest Neiberg '88 (E. Lans ing, Mich.) will receive his. diploma in management sc1ences from the London School of Economics in June. Shown above is Adrian David, son of Allison Wilcox '76 and her husband, Steve Voorhies, (Ausnn, Tex.) who was born on Dec. 1991. AJNson says they're still recovering from her ordeal in the sea following a shipwreck in August 1991. She's considering a TV movie deal and would love to hear from NC friends. NIMBUS Spring/Summer 1992 Page 17


Psychedelic Research in the 1990s A report from the front lines of worldwide psychedelic research by Rick Doblin From warm lazy days tripping nude at the pre-merger New Col lege swimming pool to the bracing atmosphere of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government to the cold chill of trying to find a position in the Bush Administration where I could serve my Presidential Management Internship, psyche delic research has been my passion. Today, I'm director of a non-profit research and educational organiza tion, the Multidisciplinary Associa tion for Psychedelic Studies, Inc. (MAPS), that assists psychiatrists and psychologists around the world in designing, funding, and securing permission for government-ap proved legal psychedelic research. Perhaps the best place to start this capsule summary of psychedelic research is in Switzer land where, in 1938, Dr. Albert Hof mann first synthesized LSD and, in 1943, unintentionally experienced the world's first LSD trip. In 1988, permission was granted to six Holocaust Oral History May Lead to Educational Video Thirty-two oral histories of the Holocaust with transcripts and photographs have been given to New Col lege by the National Council of Jewish Women Sarasota-Manatee section The seven-year project includes tapes of the recollections of local residents who sur vived the Holocaust or took part in resis tance activities as well as supplementary material documenting the experiences of Jews who tried to escape from Hitler's Third Reich. Duplicate tapes and transcripts have also been placed in the National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. The Council has expressed interest in providing financial help to assist students interested in creating an educational video program using these materials. If any alums would be interested in the project, either by active participation or by serving as a consultant to the students, please contact the alumnae/i office. psychiatrists to administer LSD MDMA, and mescaline to their patients. After several years of open trials where the psychiatrists were free to use the drugs with virtually no monitoring or restrictions, the Swiss government is now insisting that the next phase of research begin, that of controlled trials using standard protocols and preand post-treatment psychological tests. The Swiss psychiatrists are con vinced that the drugs show great promise as adjuncts to psycho therapy and have begun the protocol design process. They hope to begin the actual experiments by the winter of 1992. In the U.S., the FDA recently ap proved a study to investigate the use of LSD in the treatment of sub stance abusers. The application came from two psychiatrists and a psychologist in Baltimore, two of whom have had extensive ex perience with LSD research back in the "good old days." They hypothesize that a large dose of LSD administered to a carefully prepared patient may induce a cathartic experience with elements of a unitive, mystical nature. When well-integrated through subsequent non-drug therapy, this experience may catalyze the recovery of a non abusive lifestyle, similar in effect to the emphasis on spirituality in 12-step programs such as A.A. For those of you who saw the movies Emerald Forest or At Play in the Fields of the Lord, the plant mix tures used by the natives in their ceremonies contained DMT, a short-acting psychedelic that lasts about twenty minutes and is argua bly more powerful than LSD. In the U.S., DMT research is taking place at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque and involves both physiological and psychological studies. Of most interest to me is the development of a rating scale to quantify the subjective effect of DMT. The scale was designed to measure a wide range of psychologi cal experiences and emotions and, we hope, will also prove useful with other drugs. In Russia, psychedelic research is underway using Ketamine, a dissocia tive anesthetic that induces out-of body experiences in the treatment of alcoholics and neurotics. Ketamine can induce a "death/rebirth" ex perience which, in a supportive con text, can help patients resolve un conscious conflicts. Ahh ... MDMA. What a time it was when MDMA and Palm Court Parties were legal. MDMA is now illegal all over the world. MDMA research is legal only in Switzer land. However, a group of psychiatrists at UC Irvine have secured approval from their Human Subjects Committee to con duct an experiment administering MDMA to terminal cancer patients to try and reduce pain and distress. FDA approval may be forthcoming since several of the government's MDMA neurotoxicity researchers have endorsed the protocol, primate studies have demonstrated that the doses to be used are below the no-effect level for neurotoxicity, and neurotoxicity, when it does occur, is probably temporary and seemingly without consequence. That's about it for legal psychedelic research around the world, other than a few very small pilot studies in Germany. The field has not faded away completely, and there are many scientists who would like to work in this area if they could obtain government per mission. Will the field mushroom in the near future? Will there be a second coming of psychedelic re search, just like Star Trek's next generation? I think so. As we learned at New College, if you will it, it is no dream. Rick Doblin '71 has just been admitted to a Ph.D. program in public policy at H(l}1lard's Kennedy School of Government NIMBUS-Spring/Summer 1992 Page 18


Letters to the Editor: Dear Fellow Alums, The Admissions Office is look ing to expand its collection of works produced by alums. These items are particularly impressive to perspective students and their parents and are displayed prominently in the office. These materials can include books, plays, newspaper or magazine articles, videos, musical works, scientific papers, or any other creations of merit. Also, works that you have edited or supervised are desirable. If you can possibly donate any of these materials to the office, please contact me in the admissions office at 813-355-2%3. Thanks in advance for your generosity! Martin Haggblom-Payne '87 Ginger: Your article in the New College Nimbus (Fall1991) on Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) made me very angry, especially in its dis missal of ritual abuse. As someone who knows a number of survivors and nationally respected ritual abuse experts in Atlanta, I would like to question a few of your state ments. You point out that the claims of ritual abuse outnumber the documented cases. This only makes sense in light of the secretive nature of cults and their crimes. Like the Mafia or Military dictatorships, they don't leave a lot of bodies lying around. Yet we don't deny these crimes, or the existence of their perpetrators, on the basis that they're difficult to document. So where is the evidence? "It's in there" -in the survivors. There is a chilling similarity in the stories of child and adult survivors across America and Europe. There is a frightening depth of forbidden knowledge among even preschool children, who can recite the names of the devil in dead languages and describe numerous ways of killing and disposing of bodies. The devas tation caused by ritual abuse is also evident in the personality system of a survivor, whose alters and frag ments can number into the hundreds. These people were not victims of "mundane" trauma. It is true that some people with dissociative disorders will exag gerate tales of their abuse to get at tention. It is also quite common for victims of repressed trauma to go through stages of denial when the memories resurface, and to claim that they lied, that nothing happened to them. Those survivors who do finally uncover and face the memories of ritual abuse are subject to public ridicule (thanks for per petuating it among our fellow alumni). Survivors risk their jobs, mar riages, family and lives by speaking out about cult crimes. What is "politically advantageous" about that? Send your newest news for the next Notes section or an address update for yourself or a "lost" alum to New College Alumnae/i Association, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fl34243 or cal1813-359-4324. Your assertion that therapists "contaminate" memories is an old one. It was originated by Freud, and with it he set the study of MPD back a half century. He believed that in cest was "wish fulfillment" too. I hope you are less patronizing to their faces than you are on paper. If con tamination by a therapist eager to hear tales of ritual abuse is possible, is it not equally posstble tha1 someone who makes her skepticism evident to her patients will be rewarded with denial? You have heard many multiples report having been forced to wit ness or perform infant sacrifice. You may have noticed the in creased admission rate of multiples to psychiatric hospitals during Hal loween and other pagan/satanic holidays. And you've probably read that therapists everywhere are en countering the same phenomena. Perhaps it has occurred to you that this may not be mass hysteria or a carefully orchestrated attempt to gain attention. Take a second look at the theories you've adopted they are vigorously contested by many professionals who work with ritual abuse survivors, both in Atlanta and nationwide. There is a growing body of work on ritual abuse from the psychiatric and law enforcement fields, and I suggest that you read some of it before you publish your work and do ritual abuse survivors another disservice. The symptoms ofMPD are fas cinating, and they lead one to all sorts of interesting speculations about the capabilities of the human mind. Multiples are wonderful to work with. They are highly articulate, intelligent, and creative. Above all, they have a great prognosis: unlike most of the psychiatric disorders that you may encounter at Ridgeview, MPD is curable. But the roots of this disorder are always tragic, always horrific. To deny these roots or try to explain them away as something "mundane" serves only your self-in terest and revictimizes your patients. Sincerely yours, Jon Hope '84 Buford, Ga. NIMBUS Spring/Summer 1992-Page 19


Alumnae/i Fellow Applications We're now accepting applications for Alum nae/i Fellows for the 1993-94 and 1994-95 academic years. To apply, please send the fol lowing information to New College Alumnae/i Association, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243-2197. Application deadlines are: March 1 for the following fall; October 1 for the following ISP or spring. Name, home and work addresses and phone numbers. Project description: Include the following as applicable: description; purpose; for mat; any planned or potential collabora tions with fellow alumnae/i, students, faculty or others; target audience; faculty (by New College Nimbus name or field) who might be interested; time involvement -number & length of sessions, etc.; any prerequisites. Describe your experience relevant to the proposed fellowship activity. e Resource anal_r.,L., a. Projected budgd: Include tTavel to and from Sarasota and project expenses. Short term feJiows (5 days or less) will received $150 per day and are responsible for all personal expenses (room, meals, transpor tation, etc.) while in Sarasota. Expenses for longer projects will be evaluated in dividually. All non-<:onsumable supplies and equipment will become the property of New College Alumnae/i Association. b. Other nsourc:es: list any indepen dently available funding and/or other resour ces. Indicate any impact of independent resources on NCAA fund requirements. Jason, son of Marc Silverman '70 (center) and Lynne Berggren '75, and Josie, daughter of Janet Weisenford '7 4 and Chris Healy, with friends Silverman, Wolfe & PegisPlay Benefit Concert for Alumnae/i Association Many thanks to Marc Sil verman '70, pianist and chair man of the piano and chamber music departments at Manhattan School of Music, who joined forces on November 10 with Paul Wolfe, violinist and conductor and artistic director of the Florida West Coast Sym phony, and Christopher Pegis, principal cellist of the Florida West Coast Sym phony, to provide a delight ful afternoon of music as a benefit for the alumnae/i as sociation. Their performance of music by Beethoven, Debussy and Brahms was ex tremely well received, elicit ing requests for a repeat per formance. Published by New College Alumnae/i Association 5700 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243, (813) 359-4324. Production and distribution cost per copy is $1.40. NEW COLLEGE FOUNDATION Alumnae/i Association Nimbus Non-Profit Org U S Postage Paid Permit #56 Sarasota, FL EdUorial/ProducUon Committee:: Ben Ford '83, Chair; Susan Bums '76; Jim Feeney; Merlin Mann '86 ; Jono Miller '70; Carol Ann Wilkinson '64, editor 5700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243-2197 Unless otherwise noted, opinions expressed are those or the authors and do not represent offidaJ poUc:y or the aJumnae/1 association or the opinions or the editors. In ract, the editors rarely even agree with each other! ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED Photo Credits: p 1, photo used courtesy or Southern Resource Mapping Corp, Holly Hill FL and Sarasota Bradenton Airport; p 3 Julie Galassini ; pp 4 -11, Damon Iacovelli ; p. 17, Allison Wilcox; p 20, Lynne Berggren Graphics: p. 16 poster copy, courtesy Phil Lumsden 0 PRJ!'(IID ON 100% RECYCLED PAPER

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