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NEW COLLEGE A publication of the New College Alumnae/i Association Issue 35, Spring 1996 An excerpt from the dosing chapter of New Colltii; 1he FirSt Three Decades Three Decodes: A Summing Up Amid Change, A Constancy By Furman C. (Brud) Arthur ... What lifted New College out of the ordinary was also what sealed its doom: the visions of excellence held in early years by Hiss and Baughman, among others, could be sustained only at great cost. The simple plan for the low-cost college first pro posed by Hotchkiss might have suc ceeded but that college probably would have been undistinguished; the one that emerged, successful aca demically, could only have been con tinued as a private institution with massive annual giving and a signifi cant endowment, each ofwhich was an unrealistic hope. What was accomplished in build ing the college and keeping it nour ished for the 15 years of its life as a private institution today seems little short of miraculous. Those who helped found the college, acquire its campus, build its buildings, recruit its faculty and students, devise its educational program, and find money to keep it going were all pioneers. They created a college, a truly national college, without any real guidelines. They took chances on a college that suffered chronically from underfunding and an excess of ideals. Yet, out of this continued struggling and risk-taking grew an institution that has made its mark in higher edu cation quite out of proportion to its age and size. Any history of the college tends to focus, as this one does, on the trau mas that kept surfacing. While many of those may have been serious and even life-threatening, they tended to help identify the strengths of those associated with the college. Each trauma also tested the creativity of its leaders and the loyalty of the do nors. Some say New College failed or was killed in 1975. The college did not fail, and it did not die. Perhaps its original funding failed, demonstrat ing only the impossibility of attempt ing to start a private, national, liberal arts college of excellence without an adequate, in-place financial underpin ning. Some would say the changes in the original educational program rep resented failure. But that ignores the success of the basic thesis that if good students are faced with good faculty and a liberal arts curriculum in an environment allowing them relative autonomy in their academic lives they will tend to emerge as out standing graduates. Those who idealize a classical lib eral arts education would appreciate how today's New College courses of study hew to that objective: if such additions as computer sdence and environmental studies seem an intru sion to purists, it is only obeisance to the advanced rate that electronics and our pressing concerns about the condition of our physical world have become vital in our lives. The fact that the original curriculum plan was Continued on next page


The first Three short-lived only points to its fallibility in the light of the college's stated principles. What has evolved is in the estimate of the present faculty. the best available means-given limi tations on human and fmancial resources-to educate academically tal ented young men and women. Veteran faculty believe that the college has maintained 1ts rigor. "New College is twice as demanding as a regular college," suggested Pro fessor Deme, recalling also that it took some institutions 150 or more years to accomplish what New Col lege has done in less than thirty-five. He also believes that becoming a part of Florida's university system has had no effect on the college's aca demic program. Professor Knox agrees, saying that not only is the col lege healthy today but that it is more vigorous than many other institu tions. wrhere's a lot more imagina tion in program development now than there was [in the 1960s]," Profes sor Borden believes. wrhere's a much broader view of teaching possibilities now than there was back then ... Alums, fBcuftth stsff and friends of New College not only lived the but tJisc provided the resourefn for its publication B)' ,Jim Peeney I .Alumnae/i are part of llrUd Ar t:hurs history of New ColleJe. d {;ourse, but they abo hepe4 in the tdling. Janet GOld.wattr :signed NBW Coll.egtt 11w First Three Decades. She is an Independent l graphic designer .and fibnmaker .::-:,;,j based in Philadelphiac Janet has 1 also worJced on two other New Col f ,;, ....................... .. .... ..! Professor Edidin the 1977 gradu ate who returned to join the faculty, said that "since I was a student here, fashions in higher education have changed, but New College has re mained true to its uncompromising vision of students as the agents of their own education ... Professor Doenecke, a much-pub lished historian, believes that there has been a change i n students, though. "Each year we get better stu dents, much better in their perform ance, writing, reading, and ambition ... Admissions figures tend to sub stantiate that view. The entering class in 1993 had 22 National Merit Scholars, one out of about every eight enrolled. Sixty-seven percent were in the top tenth of their high school graduating classes SAT scores of the 1993 entering class were just under 1300, putting the class in the top rank of the nation's colleges. In 1993, as in the 1960s, there may be little sense of community among students. Professor Bates, who has taught for many years and lived in the Pei-designed buildings among the students, explains that "we encourage students to be indi viduals ... Almost everything about New College affirms this, beginning with the principle that "Each student is responsible in the last analysis for his or her education ... The contract system, independent study, reliance on tutorials, emphasis on individual sports, all help create and reinforce this characteristic. Even the admis sions literature suggests that the stu dents who benefit from New College will be those "with outstanding aca demic aptitude and a serious interest in disciplined inquiry, students for whom intense study with the faculty in seminars and tutorials will have rich personal meaning." Not a scription of the average college appli cant. ... Th e final mark o f the succ ess of any c ollege is not its endowment, its f ac ilities, the size of its li brary, or eve n the ntunber of its fa culty, but the quality of its graduates. New Col lege' s h igh national ranking, in the proportion of its graduates going on to get Ph.D.'s (ftrst in social scien ces, sixth ove r all) suggests that the aca demic program prepares young peo ple especially well for the discipline of graduate study. The list of alumni who have made significant marks in their postcollege lives is a lengthy one, far more than their re l atively small numbers would suggest: a col lege president, a national corpora tion president, a member of con gress, doctors, dentists, attorneys, ministers, teachers, scientists, authors, journalists, fllm makers, a Rhodes' Scholar bankers, social work ers, environmentalists. The list is long and impressive. Much of the turbulence of the col lege's frrst three decades has been forgotten today. Many of those who lived through the tratunatic early years now are gone--deceased, re tired, or relocated. Their contribu tions, though, live on; their legacy is the new New College. Former journalist Brud Arthur, who now lives in Reno, Nevada, began publi cizing New College before there were even any students. He directed the pub lic relations efforts of the college for 25 years. Now that you've read the end of the story, you can read all the rest Copies of New College: lbe Pint Three Decades are available in the Campus Bookshop for $12.95, if you're in the Sarasota area and can pick it up, or by mail from the alumnaefi association for $15.00.


BOOKNOTES New College alumnae/i and faculty publications Practical Guide For Discipline and Behavior Management For Teachers and Parents by Peter Ross; Behavioral Health Resource Pub lications, Manisses Communications, Rl, 800-382-0602 Practical Guide For Dlsdpllne and Behavior Management For Teachers and Parents by Peter Ross 75 focuses on positive techniques and communication strategies for improving disci pline with children and adolescents. A complete classroom management plan for teachers also is illustrated. Peter RDss is the director of Children's Evaluations and Counseling Associates In Decatur, Ga. National Socialist Policy Glenn R. Cuomo, editor; St. Martin's Press, New Yori<, 1995 11lis collection of essays edited by Glenn R. Cuomo, associate professor of German language and literature at New College, analyzes Nazi attitudes and actions towards the vibrant and diverse arts that thrived during the Weimar period. In his introduction, Cuomo writes, "Only in the last dec ades, after thousands of archival documents produced by these (Nazi] agencies have been scrutinized, have we begun to understand the full di mensions of the National Socialist ap paratus for cultural control. With its overlapping purviews and rivaling interests, this apparatus operated in what Volkers Dahm aptly labeled a 'state of authoritarian anarchy' (auto ritare Anarchie) and provided one more example that refutes the notion that Hitler's 11lird Reich ever had been an efficiently functioning 'per fect monolith order.'" Cuomo wrote the introduction, translated two chapters from the original German, and contributed the final chapter, "The Diaries of Joseph Goebbels as a Source for the Under standing of National Socialist Cul tural Politics." Continued on next page bury "65. Xay Moeller 1bdd '64 and lector, crganizer, and conservator 'Ibm 1bdd '64-. of New College's trail of documents upedal pUbtitf.tion in 1be history could. never have and photos, the .souoces available ::which faculty been Written had it not been for for the writing otNrw Colle#: lh:t :>about teaching; and .Admission's.. the vision of a rew fac-First l1me Decades, as wen as for .Y.Jmook the new ult1 arid tru.sti!es long associated the inevitable inquiries: into New publitatian, with New College.:a.D.d known to O:illeg:es development that are to .. Nimbus readers will many alumnae/i.. niese inclUde .Ar come. are rich indeed. Gait, a xefer-that cllarter'<:Ja$s member::= .. thur ltoss Borden, charter head of =;,.: specialist, is :mown to many .Glenda Cimino waS:, the first New tht Division of HWllaJliti8. .and students, especially in ronnection :::college history project :nov\' professor emeritus: Robert with senior thesis .reseazth. and Brud Arthur drew upofi her p.t"e-::Btntdetti. fooner professor Qf } Jan Wheeler. the New College f,,=;:ilimiln.a.t ... -:y. resean:h and upon litical science and provost; Dalwriting specialist who has been l.,,,,,,n .. 'UR she ,tbnduct.ed. fellow (f).ar-las Dort, t:ru3te.e d'Nes.v lle]ping the writ. JOhri. Cranor. as 'College and New' College Founda.... ten word since 1980, read the =:well as Ed Connor'7o. -contributed= tion. Mr. DOrt: personally guaran-'ffianu.scrtpt and made valtiable comto the Poundation =.teed the funding. btller ments, as did fonner professor of fund history pro-'donors, in addition to history and provost George Mayer. . ci.t.;;:.t included .1'" ........ -.. Ba.d.. .... ,. .... ject .O.UWUUG O$wald '92 8$ """' Jfm jil ditttto ,1' aJ. a reseatcll aid Arthur qw-. first pre$ident of New C-ollege, and eeney. '.q, sped projtd and a former sOCiology ing the lattt$tage fthe .14M COOk. trustte tnstntctor at New COllegt. foilS to mert Altun$ formally IntervieWed dnr-Tbe-re.-arch upori lnaterl tion htt.own role tn this ... author as Liu.iaiy. tis '70, David ou. tub Se&. effortS Q( Gait asso('Ulte \UU-: ag'mlerltt 4ttd analy.ti$ wert vi steadfi!st tal. to of the project .. ,. "' .. ::. ::


BOOKNOTES Continued from previous page The Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History Edited by David L Smith, Jack Salzman and Cornel West; Macmillan library Reference USA, Old Tappan, N.J. The Encyclopedia of African Ameri can O.Ilture and History is a five-vol ume encyclopedia of biographies, his torical essays and thematic articles covering over 375 years of African American experience, from 1619 to the present. "11lis long-term project was im portant. The blade experience in America has been one of pain, strug gle, and perseverance, placed against a backdrop of cultural identity that would not be beaten down or eradi cated in the face of adversity." said David Smith 71. The encyclopedia includes biogra phies of such black leaders as Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, as well as lesser known Afri can-American personalities. Historical essays survey African American life covering a wide range of topics including black colleges, Af rican-American newspapers, sports, jazz, the Civil War, and black busi ness enterprise. Other articles deal with particular themes or practices of the African American culture. These articles in dude extensive essays on such topics as cemeteries and burial customs, the Methodist church as it pertains to Afri can-Americans, and the practice of naming among African-Americans. The encyclopedia also includes a survey of every state and of selected cities, which provides an historical overview of each in relation to Afri can Americans and issues that con cern them. One feature that distinguishes this encyclopedia from other mce works is the inclusion of a number of large essays by wellJL known scholars. Beyond information, these entries provide an intellectual interpretation and synthesis that will help readers to see historical events and creative accomplishments in a larger perspective. David Smith 71 is the Fronds C1tristo pher Oaldey Third Century Professor of English and chair of Afr'o-Amerlcan studies at Williams College in WiUiam stown, Mass. Cultures of Giving 1: How Region and Religion Influence Philanthropy and Cultures of Giving II: How Heritage, Gender, Wealth, and Values Influence Philanthropy (two is sues of the journal New Directions for Philanthropic Fundmising) Edited by Charles H Hamilton and Warren F. I lehman The American social landscape is a varied one. are, in one sense, a single culture with common threads running throughout the fabric of our nation. 'We are also many different cul tures that provide extraordinary depth, color, and texture. The tensicn between what is universal and what is different about us is cause for much celebratioo and nruch concern. These two issues of New Direc tions for Philanthropic Pundraising present a series of 17 papers explor ing aspects of the "Cultures of Giv ing. In other words, what difference does difference make when it comes to philanthropy? Does geography in fluence giving behavior (two pa pers)? How do religious values and affiliations impact fundraising (six pa pers)? Four papers ask about the im pact ci ethnidty and race on giving. paper explores the influence of gender. One paper looks at the differ ences and similarities in giving pat terns by income and wealth. How do values, motivations, and even genera tion effect giving three papers)? While there is anecdotal infonna tion on how different cultures of giv ing may influence fundraising, these issues have not been widely studied. The essays in these volumes can't cover every topic of interest, but they provide a sound beginning. The editors of these essays were struck by how often the issues addressed in each essay highlighted the powerful fact of the universality of giving, while also underscoring how per sonal giving is. CUltures do not give, people do, and they give to other pie. Difference is a vibrant aspect of giving and giving does make a differ ence in our society. Owck Hamilton '64 is director and chief operating officer of The]. M. Kaplan Fund in New York Oty and a member of both the New College Alum naeji Association Board of Directors and the New College Foundation Board of Trustees. Cloth That Does Not Die by Elisha P Renne, University of Wash ington Press, 1995 "Cloth only wears, it does not die," the paradoxical phrase from a B\mu Yoruba prayer, emphasizes the power of doth as a symbol of con tinuing social relations and identities in the face of uncertainty and death. The B\mu Yoruba people of central Ni geria mark every critical juncture in an individual's life, from birthing ceremonies to funeral celebrations, with hand-woven doth. Special marriage cloths mark changes in the status of B\mu brides, as well as in the social connections of kin during traditional marriage rituals. In funerals, hand-woven doth is used to rank chiefs; in mas--Continued on next pof19


"In High Heels and Backwards'' New College now has two faculty members in French By carol Ann Wilkinson jocelyn Van Tuyl and Amy Reid can identify with Ginger Roger's com ment about dandng with Fred As taire. Like other literature faculty. their graduate degrees are in litera ture, but because it's French literature they must function in a second lan guage and teach their students to do the same. That job has become con siderably easier at New College this year with the addition of a second tenure-track position in French. College graduates as room mates in New Ha New College French professors Amy Reid and Jocelyn Van Tuyl, sans high heels, enjoy a great view of the bay. Jocelyn, in her second year at New College, and Amy, new this year, both came to New College after complet ing Ph.D.s at Yale. Amy had four New BOOKN OTES Continued querade perfonnances, it indicates the presence of ancestral spirits. As tailored and untailored dress, it ex presses gender and educational differ ences. Further, it is worn to distin guish ritual events that have a unique Bimu identity from everyday affairs where conunerdal, industri ally woven doth prevails. Renne explains how and why this is so and discusses why hand-woven cloth in still valued although it is rarely woven in Bimu villages today. Her book exemplifies the use of mate rial culture to integrate the study of various aspects of social life. BliJba Piller Ramc "67 ts a lecturer in public and international affairs at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School. ven! "New College is the perfect place for me," she said "Both faculty and stu dents can grow. I wanted to join acade mia in order to be able to keep on learn ing, to keep on challenging myself and indulging my curiosity." jocelyn says the combination of creative and imagi native students and small size drew her to New College. "You can't just stay in your own niche." Both women are exdted over their opportunity to build the French pro gram. "It's a great challenge as young academics to be developing a pro gram," Amy said. One advantage of having two faculty members is the abil ity to offer a full range oflanguage study while increasing the breadth and depth ofliterature and cultural studies. Adding an advanced French course will help students prepare to study original French texts; the seminat will give them the opportunity to do so. Some of the new courses this year and next include: women writers of the Americas, using literature from canada, the u.s., the Caribbean and Brazil; a study of works portraying occupied Prance, with visits from lo cal people who worked in the French resistance (faculty preparation in cluded an NEH summer seminar with Prof. Susan Suleiman at Har vard); politics of Francophone writ ing; the 19th novel; Prench classical theater; 16 Century French renaissance literature; and the French Revolution in British and American literature, co-taught with Prof Miriam Wallace. Having a colleague in a discipline helps with more than teaching. She critiques research, challenges creativ ity. provides feedback and shares re sponsibility. "'t's pretty scary to be the only person representing a disd pline," says jocelyn. One goal of language study is to help students overcome a fear of "for eigness;" another is to provide crea tive outlets to use the language. Com munity involvement with language groups such as the Alliance de Sarasota and their local school tu toring program, a weekly French Th ble in the cafeteria, involvement in the Sarasota French Film Festival, and an ISP production of Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid all help bring the language to life. Technology helps, too. In an addi tional weekly session, undergraduate teaching assistants use an interactive video series, French in Action, for re view and practice. Internet sites featuring French language and culture have been fruitful sources for crea tive learning activities. Professors Van 1\.lyl and Reid would welcome assistance from any alumnaefi who are in a position to serve as mentors to students, particu larly if you live or work in a French speaking area. Contact vantuyl@ or reid@virtu.sar.


Making Connections "95 grad Sara Kuppin helps current students make connections with each other, with the local community and with alumnae/i. By Sara Kuppin I've been asked to tell you all a lit tle bit about myself. Well ... my name is Sara, I am an Aquarius from Ohio who likes dancing, shushi, and long walks on the beach. Okay, pernaps this is not what they had in mind (al though, I must say I went to my first hockey game this past weekend and think that I may soon become a hockey fan as well). I think my place here is to explain my position at New College, and discuss a couple of re cent events I organized involving alumnaefi. Here goes-My name is Sara Kuppin and I graduated from New College last May with a major in sociology. Hav ing worked in student affairs as an R.A. (resident assistant) for two years, as well as in student govern ment, I was active and involved in student activities. I imagine this is why I was hired on after graduation as the student affairs coordinator for the 1995-96 school year. The position has offered me the opportunity to gain work/life experience (and earn a little money) before taking off into the unknown. My job description has been of my own making in some ways be cause of the newness of the posi tion. I see myself mainly as a re source for the students who are in terested in planning events and activities. My experience with plan ning events, obtaining funding, re serving space on this campus can be an asset to students who are organiz ing an activity for the fll'st time. Sec ondly, I try to be a contact for people interested in being involved with the greater community. lbere is a lot happening in Sarasota and I try to keep up to date so that I can inform students of performances, festivals, speakers. volunteer opportunities, etc. One of my pet projects this term has been the New College Alumnaefi Lecture Series. I personally was inter ested in how past students of this in stitution got to where they are today and what influence New College has had on their lives. 1hlnking that per haps I could spark an interest in both students and alumnaefi in maintaining some mentor-like relationships, I invited a couple of alums to come and speak on campus. (See below] First, Joshua Breakstone, a '76 grad working as a jazz musician and composer, came in late November. About 20 students and a few friends of Mr. Breakstone attended the lec ture on jazz music and improvisa tion. In early December, motion picture producer and '75 grad Hank Blumen thal came to speak and screen his tilm,ln the Soup, in the teaching audi torium. The lecture/ screening was well attended and, from the com ments made to me afterwards, en joyed immensely. The spring semester will, I hope, bring two more alums to campus-although that has yet to be arranged, so if anyone is interested give me a call (941-359-4266)111 I hope that who ever follows in my footsteps sees the importance of fostering student alumnae/i relationships and will see fit to continue the lecture series. (Reprinted from the student paper, The Catalyst, by permission.) Alumni Speak Out on Life After New College By Graham Strouse IJosh Breakstone '75 and Hank Blumen thal '76 have a few things in common. They're both artists who have lived most of their professional lives in New Yort. They're both children of the '70s. They're both New College alums who came back to speak as part of Student Acttvtttes Coordinator Sara IOJppin's Alumni/at Lecture Series. Breakstone's informal lecture (which drew an audience of eighteen) and Blumenthal's screening (which drew about twice that number) are the first in what IOJppin hopes will be a continuing series of guest lectures by successfUl New College alums. Joshua Breokstone '1mprovisation is just a craft. It's nothing," says the man named stone in a voice like a low-plucked Continued on next page


Alumni Speak Out com;ncoodhom..-;o .. page bass. "'t's like learning a skill, like learning to laminate wood ... Josh Breakstone should know. Improvisation is a skill he's been honing for the bulk of his life. He's a jazz guitarist, pro ducer and music teacher. He's played jazz bars in New York, and toured Europe and Ja pan. Jazz, says Breakstone, is the "spon taneous development of melody." It's an act of speech. "There's lots of schools of music where you learned to sing Lester Young songs, then played [them]," he says. "By applying the dynamics of speech to their music, this is what takes people from the level of com munication, this is what makes them communicate. "'''s why, when things are go ing good, Uazz musicians] say, 'He was really saying it.'" Breakstone's own love affair with jazz began when he arrived at New College as a 17-year-old high school drop-out in 1973. That was back be fore the merger, back when NC was on the three-year degree program. He came because "they practically allowed you to write your own ticket." Music was Breakstone's ticket, and the school punched it. Jazz was almost all he did: "I got credit for going up to New York for a term and went to jazz bars every night." It was, he believes, the most important part of his education. After he graduated, Breakstone spent six months living in Brazil be fore returning to his native New York City to become a starving artist. Actually, he says, "I never really starved." Still the days were lean be fore he got his break--a chance to play in Canada in place of guitar great Lenny Brough. After that, he cut two records and was signed by Contemporary Records, who took him to Japan. He's toured Japan twice a year for the last "six or seven years ... He currently records on the King label. Breakstone isn't fond of re cording, however. He's never spent more than two-and-a-half hours cut ting a record. "The best thing you can do is lis ten to people play live, .. he says, and adds an addendum to his earlier de scription of jazz: "It's like a love af fair." Hank Blumenthal Hank Blumenthal's work may be familiar to you. Blumenthal, a motion picture pro .ducer who attended New College from 1976 to 1978, hit the little screen in the early '80s mak ing music videos for televi sion's The Great Space Coaster. "' did the one with the frog ... the one with the girl who was as good at soccer as the guy, he said before a screen ing of In the Soup. In the Soup is a black-and-white, tongue-in-cheek art film about Adolfo More Alum Speakers Charles Brown 111, director of spe cial projects for Freedom House, the New York-based human rights organi zation founded in 1941 by Wendell Willtie and Eleanor Roosevelt, presented the flrst lecture in the New College Library Association's 1996 lec ture series. He spoke on the Bosnian crisis and prospects for a successful United States/NATO intervention. As an expert on civil society and non-governmental organization devel opment, Charles travels regularly to human rights hot-spots around the Rollo (played by Desperado's Steve Buscemi), a would-be movie director whose artistic vision is inhibited by an absence of producer, cast, and budget. It won a Best Film award at the Sundance Film Festival and is one of the more successful productions of Blumenthal's movie career. His career began with a Karen BlackJJackie Ma son fllm called Tight]eans-"'t was insane and it was never finished." Things have gotten better since Tight jeans. Blumenthal has worked with Spike Lee-"1 think I'm the only white guy to appear in a Public En emy video"-and John Forsythe. Be fore that, he worked with Doug Berggren, Jack cartlidge, and Arthur MeA. "Mac" Miller. Blumenthal studied political science and fine arts at New College before fin ishing his education at the New York University Film School. "'t's strange to see Palm Court, the Pei Dorms," said Blumenthal while stroll ing outside Palm Court after the screening of In the Soup. "'t's all the same." world. He currently is coordinating Freedom House's response to the cri sis in Bosnia. In 1992, he was arrested and detained by Serbian security forces during an electoral observer mission to the Yugoslav province of Kosovo. Doug Tucker "83 visited New Col lege in January to give a Natural Sci ences seminar on his work concern ing the distribution of galaxies. Since earning a Ph.D. in astronomy at Yale, he has been doing postdoctoral work at the Astro-Physikalisches Institut in Postdam, Germany.


cLASS N oteSusnDALPHABETICAllYWilHIN ENTERING YEAR 64 Congratulations to Paul Ukleja for being elected chair of the physics department at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. His trumpet is abandoned now, in favor of the cometto and other early instruments he plays in performance with the group, Delight Consort. Diana Shiphurst Ukleja is finishing her second masters in computer science, and teaches as a visiting lecturer. Check out their university home page at 65 Steve Hendricks (Redmond, Wash.) can be crossed off the "missing" list. After seeing a New College sticker on a car, he nearly ran Steve Romero '66 off the road in an attempt to flag him down. Steve taught political science for about 10 years, then began writing software and has been "doing the business thing for about 14 years." He lives "down the road from Microsoft" with his wife, Kindie, and their cat and dog 66 Paul Adomites is writing a weekly column called "Spinning the Web," all about fun and interesting stuff on the web. Best of all, anyone can read it on the web. It's part of "In Pittsburgh InterActive," (the on-line version of In Pittsburgh Newsweekly) at http:flwww. Michael Curry, on sabbatical from Ua.A, is spending the year at Hatvard's Center for Information Policy Research, finishing a book on cultural, social and ethical issues surrounding the development of computer mapping, geographic JL Mary Rub: '71 has been appointed executive director at Manatee Glens Behavioral Health Centers in Bradenton, Fla Manatee Glens operates six behavioral health centers in Manatee County including the Ado lescent Recovery Center, a residen tial treatment center, and Glen Oaks Hospital, a JCAHO-accredited psychiatric and substance abuse treatment facility information systems, and remote sutveillance technologies. One of his colleagues in cambridge is Majid Tehranian, who taught political science at New College from 1969-71 and now teaches communications in Hawaii. Bussey (Rollinsville, f.J I is ABD-doing a dissertation on parent education during divorce. She'd like to know if anyone else enjoyed C. Stqll's Silicon Snake Oil. Bllsha Piller Renne has returned from a year as a Fulbright lecturer in Zaire and is involved in population and development research at Princeton's Office of Population Research. Samuel Sapp (Macon, Ga.) passed a voluntary certification exam for pharmacy technicians and now adds C.Ph.T to the end of his title (Certified Pharmacy Technidan). Anyone going to the Olympics should look for the paving stone donated by Sam in the name of"New College.'" 68 Reed curry is a senior controls engineer at PRI Automation, Billerica, Mass. He sends word that PRI needs people in hardwareffirmwarefsoftwarefrobotic s They produce material handling systems (robots to tote 'n carry) for the semiconductor industry. Sarah Leslie (Los Angeles) started the Dianetics Action Group in Fresno. 6:oln addition to becoming a '7 grandfather for the second time, Michael Rose entered the graduate program in Jewish studies at U.F. in Gainesville. He continues to develop products for metaphysical bookstores and health food stores under the trade names "Blue Pearl Incense" and "llluminations' Sunlight Transparencies." Alums who would like free samples may call 800-822-4810. ?OLinda Jackson (Pasadena) is I 1 living on the Colorado River with the newest addition to the family: a Sea Doo. Ginger Lyon (Atlanta) says what she likes best about her job in psychiatric home health is "bombing around in my truck, getting to be a resource and fount of deep wisdom to people at Continued on next page


c LAs S N ot eSusno ALPHABEllCAllYWITHIN ENTERING YEAR !CONTINUED) the place where the rubber meets the road in their lives ... Ginger's goal for 1996 is BRAG (bike ride across Georgia). Congratulations to Betsy Wells (Seattle) for her recent promotion to associate professor at the University of Washington as well as the adoption of her daughter, Leah Mei Allen, from China. Alexander Yuan, a chiropractor and naturopath practicing in Hong Kong, visited the campus last fall. Professor Peggy Bates says, "He appears to be happy and prosperous and would like more NC grads to be interested in alternative medicine! .. 7fSince May, Laurence Hunt has been working full time as a psychologist with Sacred Circle, an aboriginal mental health agency located in Northwest Ontario. He also counsels at the Peace Country Pioneer Camp in the northwest Alberta Rockies. The World of the Autistic Child: Understanding and Treating Autistic Spectrum Disorder, by Bryna Siegel, an assistant professor in the psychiatry department of the University of California, San Francisco, was published this year by Oxford Press. Robert Fish (Morristown, brought a program in educational telecommunications, "Promoting the Use of Computer and Telecom Networking in Education," to the House of Representatives Science Commission. ?':) Thanks to Vickie Hurls I J Plock for sending us a copy of The Atlanta Journal's article on sam Zamarripa and the Dia de los Muertos. Bob McArthur, still unmarried, has been living in Bangkok for the last eight years. He is a founder ofNetSiamLtd., a company that provides systems integration and software development services in Southeast Asia. He extends a definite invitation to look him up to any Novocollegians visiting Thailand. '1 A Amy Dickman is a graduate I .,. student in literature and a teaching assistant at USF in Tampa. Maggie Hall has been living in Sedona for seven years, painting and designing jewelry for men and women She teaches health and nutrition and writes a column called "Maggie's Music" in a northern Arizona paper. Since leaving New College, Tom Kapostasy (Carmel, Ind.) completed an MBA at case Western Reserve University in Ceveland; worked as a consultant for Ernst and Young; completed accounting professional certificates (CPA and CMA); worked for Ross Perot's EDS in Dallas; helped a woman's clothing chain through bankruptcy; and currently serves as chief operating officer for Woods Industries. Congratulations to Lesley Koplow (New York) on the recent Continuecl on next page Mary Elmendorf, a friend of many '60s and '70's Novocolle gians and an honorary alumna of New College, chaired a panel at the United Nations Conference on Women held in Bei jing last summer. The panel, "Participation and Empowerment: 197 5-1995," included women from all over the worfd who par ticipated in the 1975 seminar which preceded the first UN Conference on Women. They examined failures and successes from the last two decades. From left to right : Mary Elmendorf, Gloria Scott (Worfd Bank), and Rounaq Jahan (Bangladesh). Professor John McDiarmid was also a delegate to the confer ence, representing Planned Parenthood. Commenting on his experience in the student paper, The Catalyst, McDiarmid said, "The more important purpose of the NGO conference is just for the people to have a chance to get together talking to each other."


c AssN oteSusTED ALPHABmrJllY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (COOINU) adoption ofYoela Adrian, born Oct. 17, 1995. ? I: Bdward Colla is doing sound I .J design for various theater performances in NYC, as well as producing teleconferencing performance events with musidans in New York, Butoh dancers in Tokyo, and audiences in LA, NYC, Minneapolis, and Santa Cruz. Chris Rovero (Alexandria, Va.) is an international energy consultant, focusing primarily on renewable energy (solar, wind) in developing and middle-income countries, particularly in Latin America. Congratulations to Karen Grady Ford (Lansing, Mich.) on the birth of her daughter, Ludel ?6 Kate Chandler (St. Mary I 1 City, Md.) received a Ph.D. in English literature from the Pennsylvania State University last year. Bruce Glusford works with very large relational databases and digital telecommunications switching (ISDN) for private switch owners. Recently he also has been working with Kristine Adams '90 on the NCAA web page. Bruce wrote, "' got seduced by S and bytes while heading for an ME degree at UCF, and haven't looked back since. I do rather envy my NC cohorts who fmished up at NC. I've worked with lots of alleged and pedigreed frrst-class minds, but few compare to those that were simply my friends at New College. I've always been a rogue, but hope to call NC home for A Canadian Connection Jeff Cbanton 71, an associate professor of oceanography at Flor ida State University. never knew Nick Grant '88 at New College, but according to Nick, Jeff "got me hooked on field research." Nick has worked for the past two summers on Jeff's NASA sponsored research project in the Canadian boreal wet lands. lhe project, set in a sedge-domi nated fen in Alberta, about 160 krn north of Edmonton, is designed to investigate the cycling d carbon in wetlands and particularly to examine relationships between uptake of CCh by wetlands (primary duction) to form peat deposits and concomitant release d methane. Both meth ane and C02 are green house gases. As wetlands sequester C02, they release methane. Nick is nOW' working with a mag netotellurics researcher at the Geo logical Survey of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. By measuring the electric and magnetic field variations at the earth's surface (which folks in Alaska or other northern latitudes might observe as the aurora bore alis) and doing some fancy signal analysis, they are developing a 2-D model of the local electrical charac ter of the earth. my education. I don't mind at all supporting and helping an institution which tried to nurture my spirit and my mind, at a time when I was unaware they both needed tending. However, to this day I know that the board is tilted (oblique, coded message to an old friend whom I hope is doing well)." He and his wife, Lisa, have been married 15 years, have two children, jason Dare (11) and Sarah Elizabeth (5), and are planning to move to the Western NC mountains soon. Larry Lewack is enjoying his new position as coordinator of the Network for Children, Youth and Families of Chittenden County Vt.), a collaboration of 25 human service agencies. In this part-time role, he facilitates child protection teams and does systems advocacy, trying to help members figure out how to deal with the coming era of block grants and reduced funding for social services. He continues to build his consulting practice, which focuses on helping non-profits raise money and communicate more effectively. Last summer, he was appointed to the local planning commission, where he enjoys giving developers a hard time and protecting Burlington's unique urban neighborhoods and historic architecture. Larry says his son, Forrest (5), continues to be the source of many of his greatest joys and sorrows. Robert Hans (Coral Gables, Fla.) and his wife, Patti, welcomed their fourth child, Michael joseph, on December 27. Robert will be returning to Africa as the chief privatization advisor to the Burkina be government on behalf of the World Bank.


c AsS N ot eSumD ALPHABETICALLY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (COIITINUEDJ 7ZSteven DaVerne (Clearwater, Fla.) was recently listed in the 21st edition of Who's Who in American Art. Adam Pront completed his Ph.D in clinical psychology in 1994. Having escaped the dreaded ABD zone, he is a postdoctoral fellow in Kaiser Permenente's Chemical Dependency Recovery Program in San Francisco, and sees individuals and couples at South Bay Community Counseling Center in San jose. He sits in on blues harp occasionally with a S.F. Bay area band, The Megatones. Carol Hoshall (D.c.) recently accepted an "of counsel" position with Ginsburg, Feldman & Bress, a Washington, D.C., law fli1ll, where she will continue her practice in insolvency-related issues. Russel Repp (Vancouver, Wash.) married Patricia Haun on Nov 11. '70 Danforth Lincoln is f 1 working in the family medicine department at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. A Warrior Blends with Life: A Modem Tao. by Michael LaTorra. a writer and editor in Las Cruces, N M., has just been published. James McDonald co-authored an article entitled "Avoiding 'junk-Science' in Sexual Harassment Utigation," published in the Fall 1995 issue of the Employee Relations Law journal. He is a partner in the law firm of Fisher & Phillips in Newport Beach, Calif., and executive director of the Institute for Workplace Psychology and Law in Irvine. Looks like curtis Dyreson 7 will be enjoying Australia for a few more years. He teaches computer science at james Cook University in Townsville, Queensland. Deni Galileo is an assistant professor of cellular biology at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Brie Gotshall, a lieutenant commander in the Navy, has completed service in a nuclear submarine and is completing his Ph.D. in oceanography/ meteorology at Northwestern University Eric and his wife, Maria, live in Seaside, calif John Vande Walle has left arts administration and enrolled in law school at Chicago-Kent College of Law at lllinois Institute of Technology. He recently received Carol Channing's "Diamond Award" for his work as co-chair of the Arts Action Committee of the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin. Linda Willson, a licensed mental health Continued on next page Vanessa Vogel '73 climbs the scaffolding for a dose-up view of a mural in progress by Alex Seowtewa, a Zuni Indian painter known as the "Michelangelo of the Americans. On the site of a farm once owned by James Fenimore Cooper, the New York State Historical Association has added new American Indian galleries to its existing museums to house an extensive collection of Indian materi als. Vanessa Vogel, an associate researcher assigned to the new project, organized the first show in the rotating gallery, which was devoted to the subject of Indian cosmology Vogel is currently on assignment in Califor nia, writing a catalog for one of the museum's exhibitions and working on two film projects the museum is sponsoring about Native American artists. The first film looks at Navajo weaving and its symbolism and meaning ac cording to the weaver; the second features Seowtewa.


c ASSN ot es LISTED ALPHABETICALLY Willi IN ENTERING YEAR ICONTINU) counselor, is opening a private therapy practice in Sarasota. May Wu-Gibson lives in Birmingham, England, with her husband, Ian, a pension fund investment advisor, their sons, Alec (6) and Matthew (2), and, by the time you read this, a new baby. May works for the BBC. Preston Front, the comedy-drama series she script-edited last year won the British television Comedy Award for Best Comedy-Drama Series. A police-drama series she worked on was a popular success and has been recommissioned for a second series. OQ Articles by David Johansson 0 I have been published recently in Masterplots, The Encyclopedia of World Authors, and Issues and Identities in Literature. His poetry and fiction appear in Raconteur, Poetry Motel, and The Burning World. Jayma and Bailey Kessing welcomed the arrival of their son, Zachary Noel Moffett Kessing Martin. He was born on Nov. 18, 1995, in Panama City, Panama. Lori Shoemaker recently joined the Foreign Service, and is in D.C. at the moment, but will be stationed in Seoul, South Korea. Lewis Taub fmished his medical training and joined the staff at Hilton Head Hospital in South Carolina, where he specializes in pulmonary and critical care. Susan Wallner and her husband, Mark Kobasz, are the tired but happy parents of OWen Daniel Kobasz, born October 6, 1995. While nine months pregnant, Susan accepted her first two mid-Atlantic Emmys for her work as a producerjdirector for New jersey public television. 81 SUsan Dauer (Austin, Tex.) wonders if anyone knows f1anything about the whereabouts of her NC roommate, Lesley Sigall. If so, contact Sue at edu. Martha Eisenberg sings every Monday at The Blues Jam in Iowa City. Sean Lincoln (San Francisco), says his "high-tech"law practice needs to be closer to the '"tech" than to high rises, so he has joined the Silicon Valley office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe in Menlo Park. Congratulations to Ronald Rostow on the birth of his son. Samuel Victor Rostow, born October 2, 1995. He says, "' wanted to name the child 'Sam Malone' after the upstanding character of the C1teers television series but the baby's mother refused this proposal ... Congratulations to Sheny Schreck on the birth in Sept. 1994, of Taylor Nicole. 83 Scott Hines (Hopewell, N. J.) decided that 10 years as a mystic, though it makes a good entry on a resume, has restricted his experience of the larger world To remedy that situation he finally moved toward joining the middle class by getting a bachelor's degree in communications from Rutger's University in New Jersey. He's now working toward a master's in library and information studies at Rutgers and reading lots of philosophy of mind and neuroscience. C A Paula Carino is still happily 0..,. plugging away at her music career. She and her band are getting ready to record a CD, and have played every dive in Manhattan. She has renewed her legendary and sarcasm-drenched friendship with fellow '84-er Chris Arnade, who works for a rival investment company in the same neighborhood She and Chris often jog across the Brooklyn Bridge together, or hang out with Chris's wife, the beautiful Polly Adema '83 married Joe Erwin in June, 1995, in Buffalo, N.Y. Pidured with Polly, above, are Lisa Gordon '83, Melanie Newby '83 and Andrea Blum-Works '84. Other alums present were Judy Newton '83, Ben Ford '83 and Austin Works '82. Polly and Joe moved from St. Thomas, Virgin Islands to Austin, Taxas, in December and are looking forward to visiting with friends they missed while living in the Caribbean.


CLAS Notes LISTED ALPHABETICAllY WITHIN ENTERING YEAR (COIIJINUED) Val Gutcheon Amade '82 and their adorable baby, Anna Electra, aka Anna Banana, who keeps getting cuter week-by-week. 05 Grant Balfour (Lantana, Fla.) 0 has two songs published on IUMA, Internet Underground Musical Archive. Michelle Gregoire (Glenwood Springs, Col.) reports that she is teaching 8th grade literature, hiked her flrst mountain, and is happily divorced. Steven Hawson traveled extensively in the Middle East last year, studying the Turkish language. He is now a graduate student (with a merit scholarship, too) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies in Monterey, Calif., working toward an M.A. in Spanish/English translation and interpretation. He has kept the adobe house he built in Columbus, N. M., and will be getting married soon. SUunne McDennott sent word that Big Soul, the band Caroline Wampole and Xelleth Chinn '84 are in, has recorded a second CD, Thank You. San Francisco, and has signed with Sony France. Caroline and Kelleth are in Paris and will be touring extensively in Europe. Leon Porter received his PhD. in philosophy from the University of Michigan this summer. He writes and edits questions for the Law School Admissions Test. It's fun "designing devious little logic puzzles. Marde SWiger-schiller (Waltham, Mass.) taught economics for a semester at U.S.F. after getting her M.A., then moved to Massachusetts with a scholarship to Brandeis. She worked first in the mutual fund industry in Boston and now is modeling bonds and derivative securities at Intex Solutions in Needham. Matthew Schiller received a B.S. in chemistry from U.S.F. and worked for a frrm in Largo specializing in wound care before moving to Massachusetts where he is a program manager for a biomedical startup specializing in responsive hydrogels. 06 Xrystin Draper completed 0 1 her J.D. at Lewis and dark Law School and is a criminal defense attorney in Portland, Ore. Amy Hale, in the folklore and mythology program at UCLA, moved to Cornwall to research her dissertation on Celtic identity among Cornish activists and Neo-Pagans. Karina Mertzman received an M.Ed. from the University of Massachusetts with a specialization in teaching English as asecondlanguage.Sheismarrying Jeffrey Naus on June 15 in Tallahassee. Allen Henderson, Stephanie Digeon, and Steve Rosenbluth will all be "bridesfolks. Bvan OWens (Atlanta) is working on a second bachelor's degree-in biochemical engineering. BZCongratulations to Jack Collins (rampa) on the birth of his son, John Michael Collins, on September 13, 1995. Mike campbell recently became a Ph.D. candidate in counseling psychology at the University of Florida. He is working on his dissertation and will complete a clinical internship next year at the University of Wyoming in Laramie. While traveling in search of an internship, Mike spent time with Harry Gould '89, Allison Purcell, Continued on next page


c LAss N 0 t eSumo AlPHABETirALLY WllHIN ENTERING YEAR (CONTINUED) Dave Rosenblum '89 and Paddy Quinn '91. Cary Jurman and Pranklln Veau '89 have created a small press fictionfpoetry magazine, Xero Magazine. Alums of their era will recognize the names of some of the contributors to issue # 1: Watts Martin '86 and Matt Pomer. Adam Oler is now a Captain, USAF, assigned to .. 86 Airlift Wing/JA" at Ramstein Air Base Germany. He says his current duties include prosecuting courts-martial, travel, and trying to remember as much as possible from Professor Deme's history classes. Karen Volkman won the 1995 National Poetry Series Open Competition. In addition to a $1,000 award, her book, O'ash's Law, will be published later this year in the National Poetry Series by W.W. Norton. Kira Zender is a planner, working in Atlanta on a general aviation airport plan while looking for a new job. C C Steve Barbeaux has returned 00 from a three-year tour with the Peace Corps in Cameroon. He is working as a fish cop in the Bering Sea {that is, he's monitoring catches on a trawler based in the Aleutians) Q: How many N.w College students does it take to screw in a light A: All of them-following a detailed referendum on whether it would have been changed b.Fore the merger. ftom a WWW drrulatton with thanks to Grant Balfour '86 and Jltrlin Mann '86. and plans to begin graduate school in the fall. Welcome to Darian Lawrence Bunch, son of Sheni Lea Clements Bund1 and I.arry Bunch '87 (Richmond, Va.), who was born on Jan. 30. Sharon Corwin {Oakland, Calif.) received her master's in art history from UC Berkeley in December and has begun doctoral work there. John Sindelar '87 got down on one lcnee to ask Krisd Coulter '88 to be his wife. She was delighted to accept and they're planning for a fall wedding. john is preparing for his first one-man show, Vitiligo, in Detroit, and Kristi's fiction appeared in the fall issues of Snake Nation Review and The Mississippi Review. Usa Day graduated from T.KL\'s Law School in May. Madeline Puckett Gillette and john Gillette '89 (Las Cruces, N.M.) returned to the states in December after serving in the Peace Corps in Paraguay. Madeline is pursuing an M.S.W. at New Mexico State University; John is doing graduate work there in rhetoric. Tooya Hunt Oacksonville, Fla.) is dancing the ballrooms professionally, teaching ballroom dance, and dancing in competitions. Congratulations to Lois Kent and Joe Pettit '87 {San Francisco) on the birth of their son. Miles Gregory Pettit, born November 30, 1995. Lois says, '"We're exdted, proud, overwhelmed, in love, and very mthusiastic about our newest life adventure." Usa Milot is studying cultural anthropology at the New York University Graduate School of Arts and SCiences. Jeff Mortoo recently conducted the University of nlinois Olamber Singers in perfonnances of music from his New College thesis, Passio, a setting of the Passion narrative for Bzra Preemm '90 plans to partici-pate in the Cali fornia AIDS Ride 3, a seven-day. 525 mile bicycle trip along the California coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles. 1be ride benefits the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, a non-profit group which provides free direct services, housing assistance, and counseling to people living with HIV and AIDS, as well as educational efforts to stop the spread of the disease. This summer, over 2,000 people are ex pected to ride, raising over S5 mil lion. Anyone wanting more information or interested in helping sponsor Ezra should contact him at 415-642-5988 or efreeman@ choir, electronic tape, and percussion. He is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in composition at U. I. and is directing the Contemporary Chamber Singers this year while the permanent director is on sabbatical. They performed a section of Passio for the 1995 Midwestern Composers symposium and plan to perfonn it in its entirety this spring. Glen Mueller finished his masters in communication from the University of Florida in May. StaceJ Parb is program director for a health dub in Pensacola and planning to begin massage school soon. Lara Petenon received his masters, also from the University of Florida in August. He is now in the Ph.D. program in french literature at the University of Iowa. After completing his J.D. at the


N 0 t eSumo ALPHABEllCALLY Willi IN ENTERING YEAR (COIITINUffi) University ofVirginia in May, Michael Reece will be moving to New York City where he'll be an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan District Attorney's office. 8t0 Carrie carrel 119 and Pranz 7 Lowmherz '88 exchanged rings the huppah this summer in Seattle. Alums present included jesse White '84. Usa Wballey-Wbite '87, mien Gray '90, and james Whetzel '90, who surprised the wedding party with a bagpiper in full regalia. Lars Penon finished his masters at the University of Florida in August. He now lives in Iowa City and is in the Ph.D. program in French literature at the University of Iowa. Luc :Reid owns a small software company in Hadenfield, N.J. He's looking for a couple of students or recent grads for a challenging (and paid) swnmer internship. Contact Luc at Laura :Rosenbluth is worlcing toward a master's in community counseling at Georgia State University. She would be happy to hear from alums in related areas or any who are NIMBUS I passing through Atlanta. Michael William Smith is working on an M.S. in occupational ergonomics and safety in the University of Miami's industrial engineering program. ao Jonathan Darr (Austin), who 71 is working in the fundraising and development office for AIDS services, recently presented a paper at the Society for the Study of Social Problems conference in Washington, D.C. The American Sociological Association conference was in session at the same time, leading to encounters with alum carla Eastis '88, Dan Hanison 119, Chad Goldberg 119, Harry Hanbmy '89, Dan :Ryan '77 and Dan Chambliss 71. Amy Pischel' and Cayenne IJnke live together in Sarasota with Amy's beagles. Amy is a copy editor for a publishing company in Bradenton, waiting for Richard Mille!' to finish his thesis so they can move to the Northwest. Cayenne works for Tropicana and is thinking about grad school. Aubrey Po will have managed to stay out of school for two years when he enrolls in the .Published by New S700:N. 'r.mliillrii'l'mil. fL 34243;(94-l) 35H3Z4 (voice/fax): ncalum@sar.ustedu (e-mail); (N.-ae/i Rotnt Proiductionfdistribution cost is $1.65/<0J!'J. ri'' \ ftw,.;lln Ford'&li.JohlilfaiiJtii Posnet '!T:;:{an)t 'M, tlbw. Unlef5 d. opinions t>! the authorS and do not Oftldal policy o(the Qt tlae opinions ofthe-b1 fct. J'3l'llly 'V!D odl4>rl ........... !lid design h Dlantttti;o,_ .. p.ll h ,, EUgn Ulld Oat(lb!!w 12 l1::-tAion lU p, 19 Calol Ann ._. ,'':;:_,:=; .. ._. __ ,_, -. ',. graduate program in public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, this fall. In the meantime, he has been an alienated laborer, working as a temporary employee, in Washington, D.C., and Brooklyn, N.Y. He also spent a year as a VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) volunteer in San Antonio, Texas, an experience he enjoyed immensely. He reconunends VISTA to any New College student looking for experience in the 'Teal world, though, he adds, "unfortunately the program may soon be gutted by the fat cats in Washington. Mandy Heddle is doing grad work at the University of Hawaii, in the department of zoology, specializing in ecology evolution and conservation biology, studying the Hawaiian Lepidoptera. Katherine Knapp (Baltimore) is attending graduate school at johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Jim Kofonl (Tampa. Fla.) is currently working at Busch Gardens as a sound technician. He's in a band, Randd Polecats, with Tom Cook. Know of any gigs? We heard that Marissa Mapa will be heading to Kansas City to study osteopathic medicine. Camilla Mortauon is in the process of completing an M.A. in folklore and mythology at Ua.A. She has a dog named Smudge. Mlcbael Smith attends the University of Miami's industrial engineering program, working toward an M.S. in occupational ergonomics and safety. 9f Sheila Bishop, having postponed attending Dell'Art School of Physical Theatre, is living in San Francisco, sharing an apartment with Ben Harth '90 and Bzra Preeman '90. Keily Pleldlng Continued on nut page


c ASsN oteSusno ALPHABEllrALLYWITHIN ENTERING YEAR (COIITINUED) Clark (Sarasota) will be presenting her thesis art works at the 1996 National Conference for Undergraduate Research, at UNC, Asheville, in April. Cynthia Hanington has moved to Santa Cruz, Calif., and works for Y.E.S. (Youth for Environmental Society). Robert Phelps (Boulder) is running a host home for the developmentally disabled. George Wade SWicord will complete his master's in political science at the University of Texas in Austin in May and head home to Florida. He's looking for a job involving public service or public policy in north or central Florida. 92 Dawn Chaney is sharing quarters in Chicago with Kevin Nessie. Leif Meneke is working for United in San Francisco and looking for a new apartment. His old one burned down in March. David Onley has moved to Palo Alto to work in a neurobiology research lab at Stanford University. Special thanks to Kormie Kruczek '90 for compiling the C14ss Notes. Thesis Collection Indexed New College Alumnae/i Associcrtion recently loomed of the deaths of these olumnoe/i lnMemoriam Dale Robert Nelson 179 1959-1996 Dale Robert Nelson died March 14, 1996. He was a 1986 graduate of New College and an administrative assistant with the Interaction Association in San Francisco. He is survived by his partner, Freddie Banaag. his parents, Herbert and Chelsea of Englewood, Fla., a sister and two brothers. Following a private service in San Prandsco, his ashes were scattered in the Pad.fic Ocean. Memorial donations may be made to Family link in san Prandso or AIDS Manasota in Sarasota. Esteban Manuel DeMiranda 182 1961-1993 With infinite sadness, I belatedly re port the death of my best friend and New College roommate, Esteban Manuel DeMiranda, who died of AIDS in 1993. Here is some of what I remember of Esteban: He turned down a clarinet scholarship at Julliard to attend New Col lege. He could bench press two-hundred and ten pounds. He was bilingual. He graduated from the University of san Prandsco School of Law. He could play the piano and the flute and the clarinet. He passed the Florida Bar. He quit be ing a lawyer. He could sing the whole of jesus C1Jrist Superstar. He could dance. He loved the Ringling rose gar den. He played Fur Elise at coffee houses. He composed four-part har mony. He taught me to read music. And he was fun. God. he was fun. And he was kind .. to every unfortunate who couldn't quite fit into a clique or even a PCP. And finally he spared me the physi cal experience of his death, leaving him self to me healthy. .in me100ry. Farewell, a miglior fa.bbro. May your laughter ring forever. --i>avid Johansson, '80 John Mark Biggers 175 19Sl1994 John Biggers died of AIDS in 1994. He was living in South Carolina at the time of his death. His friend, Annen Amirian '75, in re laying the news, said he hoped hearing about John would remind his friends of how spedal New College was and is and that "then maybe someone will make a call to an old friend while they still can." Prom j3 Ketoadipate Pathway to Zymogmm Pattmt, you can now find out if there's a New College senior thesis on a particular subject. Reference librarian Nancy Allen has completed a three volume set of indices to theses: one by author; one by division and spon sors; and one by keyword title. A quick look reveals Sarasota seems to have the most entries, followed closely by Poetry. Pictures Wanted! 1\vo alums looking for pictures or videos tabn at gr.duatioD. 'Ihry1l pay all reproduction costs. Adam Stolle (51<>595-3157) remlfm- ben someone's relati.e videotaping tbe oemnony md would 'ftrY much lib to haft mpy of that video for his QUinn (912 994 6223) says be fOI'!Jit to bring tither camera or relatifts to gr.duatioD md would I1Jae alpits oC any pktures which IDdude him.


TheFo,,.x'"Wirh1ds By Nicole Ruediger It's May, just prior to graduation. You've completed your thesis and turned in the library copy; you've passed your baccalaureate. Now there's nothing left to do but lie on your back in the sun, staring at the royal palms that line Palm Court or is there? A wave of panic passes over you, "What will I do after graduation?" Do you remember feeling uncer tain about your future in the real world following graduation from New College? The New COllege Alumnaefi Association's alumnaefi mentor program was designed to help students navigate through wa ters of New COllege and the even rougher waters of the real world. Through the mentor program alumni provide advice en things such as career planning, ISPs, research, graduate school selection, summer or pennanent employment, internships, cr other areas of interest. Many of you have already re sponded to the mentor volunteer program and filled out the mentor volunteer fonns which are available to students in either the alumnaefi office or career center. However, the reality of today's world is that many times, due to our busy schedules, we are difficult for current New College students to contact. That is why we have developed the Pour Winds. The Pour Winds is a set of web pages designed to promote interac tion between alumnaefi and current students via a series of interactive forums. Alumni will be asked to write essays on a variety of topics. Students will be able to read and post questions and receive your re sponses, all via the world wide web. In the beginning we will be offer ing a series on Life After New CDllege and a list of internships available at your companies or organizations. However, we don't plan to stop with just these two projects. \Ve'd like to expand and grow and become an portant part of the New College com munity; however, to do so we need your help. CUrrently we need help in the following areas: web develop-ment (mduding script writing for or ganizing data from Ifi'ML fonns and layout) and project development. If you are interested in volunteering on this project please contact the alumni office (ncalum@virtlt sar.usf edu) or Nicole Ruediger (ruedi Our pages are located on the web at http:ffwww.sar. usf.eduf -ruedigerf Pour_ Winds or by link from the alunmaefi hane page at http://www. sar.usf.eduf-ncalum2/in de.x.html. Nicole Ruediger '87 is a graduate student in the developmental biology program at the University of South F1ortda. Alan Stonebraker '87, a design editor and tech nical iUustrotor for Dragonfly Magazine, created the enhancement of the Four Winds logo (shown above) for use on the web page. Affordable Legal Assistance Barbara Junge '81 has moved to Miami after completing a year of grant-funded service as staff attor ney at Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. (GLS) in sarasota, specializing in housing problems d low-income families. Barbara is pennanent law clerk to the Hon. William M. Hoev eler, Senior judge, U.S. Southern Dis trict. While in Sarasota, Barbara de veloped internships for a number of New COllege students. Products of the interns' work include a renter's guide to modestly priced rental units in Sarasota. Laurie cameron '86, recently left GLS to becane executive director for the Bar Associatioo Legal Aid Society. Inc. for Sarasota and Manatee Coun ties. This not-for-prc:Ot-ccrporation as sists incane-eligible clients in obtain ing civil legal services through the vol unteer efforts d local attcrneys. 'With Adam Tebrugge "79 continu ing as assistant public defender in sarasota, the late Mary Clartt"s setvice at GLS where she was managing attorney, Barbara's and Laurie's GLS work and Laurie's new position, the impact of New College alums on legal services for low income people of sarasota-Manatee is manifest. If you are an attorney engaged in legal services for low income per sons, pro bono work. and/or work in or for the non-profit sector, let bus know. We would like to profile Novocollegian involvement in law and the non-profit sector.


Alumnae(t Fellows 1990 Michael l'lftdman '84 Art shaw and grant-writing seminar Nancy Flatter Hall '65 Talk: Non-Profits for Fun and Profit Andrew Howard '75 Lectures: Latin American history & sociology Harvey Klinger '69 Talk: A Career in the Writing Industry 1991 casey Green '69 Presentation: Technology and academia John Klein '69 and George Fifield '69 Video workshop joshua S. Breakstone '72 Jazz workshop and concert jeanne Simmons Thomu '69 Workshop: Making it in Show Business Stanley Herwitz '74 Biogeography lectures & field trip 1992 Michael Armstrong '74 ISP: Speculative literature Susan Mannino '79 Workshop: Oral presentations Robert Phillips '69 Talk: Medical and scientific research careers 1993 Randall Moon '73 ISP: Microinjection of messenger RNA into cells David Schwartz '66 Talk: Regenerating Community through Public Policy julie Viens '82 Talks: Educational psychology Henry Smyth '76 and Alexis Sirnendinger '75 Workshop: Resume-writing and internships 1994 Marc Silvennan '70 ISP: Piano master class and chamber music concert Cudlce RetTe '71 Course: The Shape a Voice Makes (poetry) Sarah Blanchard '83 Course: GIS computer modeling Glenn Kirkconnell '78 Talk: Kierkegaarde 1995 Paul Adomites '66 and Luke Salisbury '65 Alumnae/i Fellow Mary Jo Neitz (standing on right) visits with NC sociology professor Penny Rosel prior to giving a talk in the Anthropology lab for the Social Sciences Faculty Forum. Alum Fellow Discusses "Movements for Cultural Transformation: The Case of Contemporary Witchcraft'' She barely had time to get enough SWl to prove she'd been to Flor ida in February. Mary Jo Neitz '69, professor of sociology at the Univer sity of Missouri-Columbia, had a packed schedule when she returned to New College as an Alwnnaefi Fellow. In two and a half days, she gave a well-attended public talk, discussed her current research and fielded some challenging questions at the Social Sciences Faculty Forum, contributed to a discussion of interviewing in a gerontology dass, met in groups and individually with sociology students and dis cussed gender studies/women's studies (a program she's directed at Missouri) with the sociology faculty. The public talk, "Movements for CUltural 'lransfonnation: the Case of Contemporary Witchcraft," was based .on Mary Jo's fieldwork and documentary research for a book she's writing this year on contempo rary witchcraft as an expression of both gender and religious develop ments in society. She's the author of Charisma and Community: A Study of Religious Commitment VVithin The Catholic Charismatic Renewal and, with john Hall, CUlture: Sociological Perspectives. She is co-editor of sex, Lies and Sanctity: Religion and Deviance in Contemporary North America, a volume in the series, Religion and the Social Order. Professor Penny Rosel said about the visit, "'t confirmed my good feelings about the preparation we offer our \Uldergraduates, and it was a treat to see Mary Jo meeting with and speaking to the current sociology students .... particularly the women students." Donald Sanderson '80 Workshop: Database management systems 1996 Susi Hauger '85 Workshop: Making it as Writer {fiction and non-fiction) Maripat Metcalf'83 Full-time adjunct faculty: physics Mary Jo Neitz '69 Talk, faculty forum: Contemporary witchcraft, gender and religion Courses: Southw'n archaeology: Pueblo/Navajo ethnography


Recent Fellows Continue Tradition By Mike campbell Mary Jo Neitz '69, our most recent Alumnafi Fellow, came to campus at the end of February. Mary Jo received her Ph.D. in sociology fran the University d. Olicago and is on the faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She presented her research on contemporary witchcraft, gender, and religion to students, faa,llty. and members of the Sarasota community. Another alum, Susi Hauger, '85, is spending the entire term teaching physics to New CoHege students. Susi, a PhD. candidate in physics at Duke University. is the first Alumnaefi Fellow to receive full-time adjunct faculty appointment. Her appointment is a joint project with the Natural SCiences Di vision and the Dean and Wlrden's office. Mary Jo's visit is the latest in what has become one of the association's most active programs. 1\ventyeight alwns have shared their experience and expertise with the New College community since the program's inception in 1990. Projects have ranged from one-day seminars to full term courses. Many have involved strictly "academic" ac tivities; others have focused on professional skills. Still other projects have offered much less formal experiences to students. You will find a listing of all Alum Fellows to date on the previous page. 1he Association cootinues to build an Alumnae/i Fellow endcmment, which now totals $69,000. OUr operating budget fer 95/96 is $7,500. Many thanks not only to Fellows, but also to those of you who suppat the program with your gift to the annual fund Psychology students Robarl Tashian, Lorane Thomas and Meredith Thorp are preparing for a research project involving Oscar (the dog) outside the Bon Seignor house which was remodeled this year to provide office, lab and classroom space for the psychology program. Mike campbeU '87, a Ph.D. candidate in counseling psy chology at the University of Florida, is a member of the Alumnaefi Association Board of Directors and chair of the Alumnaejf Fellow Committee. Vk continually sol.idt applications from alwns interested in afering their talents to New College students. Vk welcome all proposals. The list cl pro jects may give you a framewak, but you need not be limited by the past. You are welcane to submit any origi nal ideas, and we encourage you to col laborate in the planning process with students and facult)t Send your latest news or address changes. Mail to New College Alwn naefi Association, 5700 N. 'IUniami n-ail, Sarasota, FL 34243, call or fax 941-359-4324, or e-mail Proposals are evaluated twice yearly by the AlumnaeJi Fellow Committee in consultatioo with students and faculty. If you would like more in fonnatioo about the program, please contact the Alumnaefi Office or Mike campbell ( ).


Meeting Coast to Coast Looking for a group you can join and mingle in without curbing your vocabulary, your sense of humor or need to be a maverick? Alumnae/i across the country are enjoying the fellowship and networking provided by a local alumnae/i chapter. -from Ginger Lyon's guide to starting and maintaining a local alum chapter. LOS ANGELES TEXAS coming events include trips to SOuthern californians, mark your calendars for June 1, 1996, at 4 p.m. Check your map to be sure you know how to get to 2n Bronwood Ave. in Vokstwood. Sandra BD81ert '84 has agreed to be chapter head, Lu de Hostelek '83 is helping coordinate and Bmily Peigeoson '72 has gra ciously offered to host this first event at her '= home in Westwood. They're looking for :: alums to come, to make phone calls, to share ideas (or party favors!), or to help with food or mailing expenses. For questions or to RSVP, contact Sandra {818-9862707), Lude (213-653--5088 during the day or 818-752-4514 in the evening), or Emily {31CH76-0801). NEW COLLEGE New College Foundation, Inc. ALUMNAE/I ASSOCIATION 5700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota FL 3.4243-2197 Polly Adema '83, Leslie Smart '84 and Bret Petticbord '83 are looking for a crowd of alums to get together in Austin in the late spring or early sununer. If you would like more informa tion, contact Polly (512-419-9071) or Leslie (512-302-3243) to discuss the plans. NEW ENGLAND Lawrence Vemaglia '87 reported on the organization of a steering corrunittee for the New England Chapter. Their electronic media corrunittee has created a chapter Vokb page. (You can browse it at http:/ Their first event was a ski trip the last weekend of February to Wachusett Mountain. Plans for up-Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Paid Permit #56 Sarasota Fl ADDRESS CORRECTION REQUESTED FORWARDING POSTAGE GUARANTEED sports events, a dam bake, a 4th of July Esplinate, canoe and camp ing trips, etc. The group is ""''""'..,. into a chapter gift and other fundrais ing issues, such as a regional scholar ship. They may serve as hosts for stu dents coming north for grad school interviews, etc. In addition to Larry. steering com mittee members include: Craig Hem don '87, W. Roxbury. Mass.; Carla Bastis '88, New Haven; Mike Serulnik "89, New Haven; Ann Wnorowski.Peconie "86 Albany (the New England region annexed upstate New York); llz Rudow Vel11881ia "87, 'W:>rcester; Julie Viens '82, Cambridge; Steve 'Waldman "88, Cambridge; Jesse White "84, Danvers, Mass.; and Lisa Wballey "87, Danvers, Mass. TALLAHASSEE Saturday. March 23, alums gathered at the home of Fern Sobel Michels 76 for an evening of fun and visiting. Pictures have been promised If you live in the Thllahassee area but didn't receive an invitation. be sure the alumnaefi office has your current mailing address. Interested in helping organize an event in your area? Contact the alumnaefi office for a copy of"Starting and Maintaining a New CoUege Alumni Chapter in Your Home Town" by Ginger Lyon '74, who's kept the Atlanta chapter activated for longer than there's been an alumnaeji as sociation. You'll also receive lists of alums, labels and other helpfitl items and advice.

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