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New College Volume 2 Number 3 Summer 1986 Sharon. Harrison Ford and other friends. I' Nimbus Nimbus: a type of rain cloud ; it is also used in reference to the glowing halo that surrounds the head of a saint. The connota lions as they refer to NC : a glow of memory a rain of fertility Editor a dream becomes a reality: the belize zoo by Micki Roenspiess Maddox '82 Sharon Matola '81 always did have a way with animals. During her stay at New College. she did a project on animal behavior. After graduation when word reached New that she had taken a job as a lion tamer in a Mexican circus, those who know her well were not surprised. When she and her pet monkey. Rocky, returned to Sarasota, hardly an eyebrow was raised when it was learned that she swam the Rio Grande with Rocky perched atop her head in order to bring him across the border. When she signed on as assistant to Richard Foster, the British film maker, as the animal handler for a film in Belize, Central America, it seemed the next logical step in a sequence of events that was preparing her for the most important work of her life. Shortly after she joined the company, funds were cut for the film, and the film crew left. Sharon chose to remain, having fallen in love with the enchanting. pristine beauty of Belize and the animals that had come to depend upon her. They included jaguar, puma, ocelot, peccary, brockett deer, parrots, a boa constrictor and other reptiles. Leaving them was out of the question. Being the level headed and resourceful person that she is, Sharon knew that she had to find some way to feed the animals. Her solution to the problem: a zoo. At that time, the Belizean government agreed to temporarily fund the project for two years; after that, she would need to move the zoo to a permanent location and acquire another source of funding. She has enlisted the support of private patrons as well as U.S. and international organizations. In September 1984 at a national zoo conference in Miami, she met Johnpaul Jones, of Jones and Jones Architects. Inc., known worldwide for their naturalistic zoo design Jones offered to donate an elegant master plan for the permanent establishment of The Belize Zoo. Sharon hand-painted signs for the zoo and was soon showing the animals to the local inhabitants, most of whom had never even seen the native wildlife. She began educating them about the value of their environment. Today, approximately 500 school children visit the zoo each month to learn more about conservation of the world's dwindling natural resources. An economic botany exhibit has been established. The Belize Zoo Outreach and Belize Zoo Outreach International programs have been established to broaden conservation education in schools. The new generation of Belizeans are growing up with respect for their environment, instead of fear, largely due to Sharon's efforts. The zoo now has over 75 animals, among them a tapir (the national animal of Belize), monkeys, margay cats, coatis, macaws and other species of birds, pacas. and other animals, as well as the original inhabitants and offspring that have been born at the z oo Many of the animals have been used in documentaries and some will appear in the new movie "The Mosquito Coast," starring Harrison Ford and directed by Peter Weir, the award-winning Australian director of "Witness." The Belize Zoo has been featured in the beautiful wildlife magazine "Animal Kingdom," published by the New York Zoological Society. The zoo has received recognition and support from such organizations as World Wildlife Fund--U.S New York Zoological Society, Wildlife Preservation Trust International, World Wildlife Fund Primate Action Group, the Belize Audubon Society, and others. The Belize Zoo is collaborating with other zoological facilities in North, Central, and South America. Efforts to unite the entire zoo community in Central America are being attempted. Sister-zoo relations have been established between The Belize Zoo and The Dallas Zoo. Efforts are continuing to provide funding for the permanent establishment of The Belize Zoo. More patrons are needed. ARCO Solar will provide the zoo with solar photovoltaics for its energy requirements, making it the world's first sun-powered zoo. According to Sharon, "The Belize Zoo will become a 'Walk Through Belize' design, where the visitor will walk down a forest path through the four major habitat areas of Belize, observing the animals as they would appear in their natural surroundings. Part of the beauty of this design is that the 'Walk Through' theme can be exvapolated and applied to other zoological facilities in developing third world countries, drawing attention to the relationships that exist between animals and the lands necessary tor their sustenance. The Belize Zoo, evolving from modest beginnings, is destined to become a model zoo for the developing world to look towards." The Belize Zoo welcomes all assistance with funding. Patron's dues are only $5 per month, or $60 per year. Newsletters and an annual report are sent to patrons to keep them informed of new developments. For more information on becoming a new patron, Sharon can be contacted at: The Belize Zoo P.O. Box 474 Belize City, Belize Central America Tax-free contributions may be sent to: Dr. Archie Carr, lli The New York Zoological Society 185th Street & Southern Boulevard Bronx, NY 10460 Please make checks payable to the New York Zoological Society, and specify that they be used for The Belize Zoo Fund.


For obvious reasons, one's life can't consist entirely of experiences that seem too good to be true, nor would we want it to. But there are, thank goodness, some experiences like that. One of them, for me, was walking for the first time across the bridge over highway 41, looking down on the traffic. Another, just last week, was going into the new library for the first time. (I've been in it a dozen times since, and it still doesn't seem entirely real.) To the students who enroll at NC for the first time this full, the bridge and the library won't seem too good to be true, becau e they will never have seen the campus without them. The bridge and the library will simply be there, part of the place. It has occured to me more than once that only a person who is here as long as some of us faculty members have been can have a true sense of both continuity and change at NC. Students just aren't here long enough. My brother has been teaching for thirty years at the college I graduated from. Whenever we talk about that college, it seems to me that his perception of it is so much deeper than mine as to be almost different in kind--mainly just because he's been there longer, but partly too because, although I have always received the mailings from the alumni office, I simply haven't gone back to vi it the place often enough to keep in touch. As a result, I feel that I've mi sed something. Last fall I had in one of my classes the son of NC graduates. That's continuity. When his parents were students here--at about 4:30 every afternoon, sitting in my (6 x 8) office on the second floor of the library--! would begin to smell the dinner that was being cooked downstairs for the entire student body, and that would be served and eaten right there on the first floor. That has changed. Contracts, courses without grades, senior theses, Palm Court parties--these continue. The academic calendar, the physical plant, the pinball machines in Ham Center, student faces, some faculty faces--these change. To continue without change is to be moribund; to change without continuity is to have no identity. Some of the generalizations about literature that I was making five and ten years ago, I still make. Others, that I make now, I couldn't have made then, because I hadn't even thought them yet. Indeed, a good deal of what I used to say about my subject seems to me now to have been naive or To regret such naivete and presumptuousness now would, of course, be as foolish a waste of time as it would be to deplore the fact that we had to make do with an inadequate library building for all those years. The important thing is that a faculty member can stay here long enough to feel continuity but can also change--like library buildings and ways of getting across 41. Dr. David Dykstra faculty notes Paul Scudder, chemistry, was a VISiting scholar at Stanford University for fulll985-86 semester. Peter Kazaks, physics, spent the fall 1985-86 semester at the University of Pennsylvania as a visiting professor of physics. While there Dr. Kazaks participated in meetings of the nuclear and intermediate energy theory group and departmental and high energy seminars. Physicist, Tyler Estler returned to New College and Sarasota for a spring vi it. He has been promoted at the National Bureau of Standards and says that he continues to enjoy hi work in meterology and his life in Maryland. Alfred Beulig, biology, gave a presentation on "Reproductive Biology of Fundulus," at the 19th International Ethological Conference in Toulouse, France in the fall. Joining us in mathematics/computer science is German-born Karsten Henckell. He came to the U.S. on a Fulbright and remained to earn a Ph.D. at Berkeley. His research is in complexity of finite semigroups but he has also taught laymen in Willits, California about home computers and 10-15 year-olds at a Montessori school. John Macinnes, French, has read papers at conferences at Florida State University, Eckerd College, Furman University, Saint Leo College, Rollins College and the University of Florida. He spoke on topics that included the poetry of Baudelaire, Samuel Beckett's theater, Ibsen's "The Doll House," and contemporary feminism. He also participated in Cornell University's Proseminar series last fall, presenting a seminar on the concept of laughter in Baudelaire's writing. Dr. Macinnes' paper, "Apocalyptic Nostalgia," has been accepted for the national meeting of the Popular Culture Association. Jay Moseley, religious studies, after 13 years at New College, will move this summer to Chapman College (Orange, CA 92666), where he has accepted the position of vice president of academic affairs and professor of religion. He hopes that NC alumni will continue to stay in touch with him at his new address. Before leaving New College this summer Dr. Moseley directed a Summer Seminar for Secondary School Teachers, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Replacing Dr. Moseley during the coming year will be Russell Sizemore, whose initial course at New College will ask, "Can one understand religion if one does not believe in it? Can one be an honest and critical scholar while also a believer?" Mr. Sizemore holds a master's in religion from Yale and is completing his doctorate in religious studies at Harvard. Robert Knox, literature, has elected to teach half time starting in the fall. He will teach each spring semester but will be in Sarasota all year, where he will devote himself to the writing of fiction and drama. New address: 41G7 Roberts Point Rd., Sara ota 34242. New telephone: 813/346-1422. Douglas Langston, philosophy and religion, has had published a book, God's Willing Knowledge: The Influence of Scorus' Analysis of Omniscience. The Pennsylvania Univ. Press; 1986. Andrea Dimino becomes the fourth Yale Ph.D. on the faculty as she joins us in literature. She has a special interest in Faulkner's fiction and in gender studies. Before coming to New College Dr. Dimino was Mellon Junior Scholar at the University of Virginia. One of her fall courses here will examine "Major Women Writers: The Tradition in English." Arthur "Mac'' Miller, literature, continues to write and publish poetry. Hi latest, Express Mail from Red Level, for O'Fallon, will appear in the next issue of Poets On: Arrivals. Ronald Riddle, musicology, was selected to participate in a NEH Summer Seminar at Harvard University on "Afro-America Musicians in the Nineteenth Century." Bryan Norton, philosophy, has edited a book The Preservation of Species, published by Princeton University Press. David Schatz presented a paper, "Narrative Artifice and the Reader in N.Y. Gogol's 'Nevskij Prospekt," at the World Congress on Soviet and Ea t European Studies in Washington D.C. John McDiarmid had an article, Sir John Cheke's Protestant Ciceronianism and Its Background, published in the Proceedings of the Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference. This has been an active year in the field for anthropology professors Anthony Andrews and Gary McDonogh. Dr. Andrews completed a second field season at Isla Cerritos, off the north coast of Yucatan, during the summer of 1985. Andrews and his Mexican colleagues carried out excavations that yielded strong evidence that the island was the port of the ancient capital of Chichen Itza. Dr. McDonogh, on leave during 1985-86, spent the fall studying Black Catholics in Savannah, Georgia. During the spring he conducted research in the underworld of the Barrio Chino, in Barcelona, Spain. Several New College students also spent time in the field during the spring and summer of '86. Four students participated in archaeological excavations at Caracol, Belize, while another studied Protestant sects in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. Others joined archaeological projects in Apalachicola, Florida and Grasshopper, Arizona. Provost Robert Benedetti was elected to the board of directors of the American Conference of Academic Deans for a three year term.


'86 The 1986 New College commencement on May 23 commemorated a quarter century of independent learning and the first decade of the merger with the State University System. As New College tradition would have it the sun set over the bay as the graduates, their families and friends were welcomed by Provost Bob Benedetti and degrees were conferred by Greg O'Brien, Provost of USF. Adding a special dimension to this commencement. Warden Harvey McGregor brought greetings from our namesake, New College, Oxford University, England. In Warden McGregor's address to the graduates and their guests, he defined his role at New College, Oxford: "a warden is somebody who looks after you and protects your interests as students." Describing his recent election to the post of warden, he related that "Even if you've done a lousy job of your New College education, and some of you have done a lousy job of it I'm sure, the fact of simply having done something once in your life, separates you from most of the college grad uates and virtually all of the high school graduates in America. And if this seems to you a pretty minor accomplishment let me remind you that, as Woody Allen once said, 90 percent of life is just showing up." "Thanks to New College, you can discuss Foucault and Wittgenstein with people you meet in bars. I happen to think this is a good thing, but it won't get you a great job with Proctor and Gamble." the news leaked to the press a year too soon. Warden McGregor quipped that at Oxford, ''I'm told that the definition of confidentiality is telling only one person at a time." In his closing statements, the Warden expressed his concern over the tendency in the University for the students, fellows, faculty, and staff to be rather separate from each other: ''I'm trying to bring them all together as far as I can. I think it would be a wonderful thing if I could perhaps bring the two New Colleges together in the future. And this visit will perhaps lay the path for that." Extending greeti ng s on behalf of the alumni, Dr. Daniel F. Chambliss '75, assistant professor of sociology at Hamilton College, New York, establis hed an immediate kinship with the graduates as he examined universal commencement cliches. His remarks stressed that commencements are neither the beginning nor the end. Dr. Chambliss concluded with his hope that at New College, the student would learn that "criticism is not treason and that honesty, while it may get you in trouble sometimes, probably fairly often, also helps you sleep better at night and makes laughter come more easily, and sometimes may even improve your little piece of the world." "In the last analysis, each student is responsible for his or her own life." 5700 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 33580 New College Nimbus What's Gnu? We would like to hear from you. The following lines may assist you in sending us news, questions, or addresses. Clip the coupon and mail it to NC; your address label should show on the back. Thank you Editorial Board Robert Benedetti, Ed Custard, Jim Feeney, Linda Olivieri, Angela Posttlewaite '82, Cia Romano '83, Mary Ruiz '78, Rab Thornton Photography: Mary Ruiz and Cliff Erickson


" ... you will ce r ta inl y f ind that New College has made you in t h e eyes of the rest of t h e world at l e ast somewhat arrogant, contentious. elitist. sac nl eg 1 o u s, vul gar, really smart but kmd of weird, and hones t so m et im es t o the point of political subversion.'' reunion'86 T h e Flax-Davidson famil y-Ron 74 Cheryl 76 and Skylar. Abby Allgo od Mi semer & Kay Moller Todd 67 plotting eve nt s f o r the 1987 Charter Cla ss Reunion Two Florida boys--Mike L asc h e 85 (Sara s ota) & Ross Burnaman '80 (Talla h assee). "Even though your education probably won't help you fit in, New College showed you that people can have fun talking about ideas, argue for hours without becoming enemies, and contradict the authorities without becoming traitors." Susan Wahl and Laura Heery 77 --a cla s sic New College collection on Lido Beach. Jennifer Hurst Kroner '73 and son Michael with tropical headgear


sixties Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the following missing persons from the charter class. p l ease write 1987 re u nion organize r Kay Moller Todd '67 at 265 Quiet Water Lane NE. Atlanta. GA 30338. Karen Bennett. Raymond Bennett. Carol Bragi nsky, Mo1ra Cosgrove, Kath l een D 1 vely. Timo thy Dunsworth. R oberta Luther Denise Miller. George Monoson. Charles Raeburn David R ollow Patricia Sieminski. Elizabeth Yocher. B etsy L As h Sanford '67 reports that .,he is teaching chool in Montgomery County. Maryland and is returning to graduate school. Scott M. B a k e r '69 and his smiling fdce appeared on the front page of LOCUS: the Newspaper of the Scinta Fiction Field, writes Michael Armstrong. Scou won the 1985 World Fantasy Award for best short story : "Still Life with Scorp 1on T h o m as L. B e U 6 7 telb us that he received his Ph. D. in physics from the University of Chicago and now works for NASA prov i ding atmospheric sciences expertise. B eth Cros ley Sc hwar tz '69 and D av id Sc hw artz '70 work out of Harrisburg. PA. Beth writes and consults about win e and wineries David se r ves as Direc t or of the S t ate Planning Council on Developmenta l Disabili t ies Laura & Ric \1ln B ehre n 67 were among t h e lost a lums unti l the spring of '86. They are happily ensconced in Berwyn Heights. Mary l and. seventies M icha e l A rmst ro n g '7 7 writes that hi next short story will appear in a collection called &bels in H ell to be released in July by Baen Books. C. Scott Bak e r '7 7 Universi t y of H awaii zoologist, recorded the call of a wha l e in a southeastern Alaskan inl et which was u sed to l ure "Hu mphrey" the misg u ided whale, out of the Sacramento River i nto t h e ocean last October. Scott finished his P h.D. in the full of 1985 with a dissertation on the social organ i za tion of hump-backed whales. H is work is discussed i n the October 1985 issue of Natural History Magazine. Scott is married to oceanographer An janette Peuy, and they live in H o n olulu where the windsurfing is usually great. A ian B e rl ow '72 serves as the weekend anchor for National Pub lic Radio and lives in Washington when he i not on assignment. Alan JUSt returned from a four month trip t o the Philippines where he was originally cove r ing the election. but the ass1gnment evolved. somewhat, with the overthrow of Marcos. Luc C u yvers '78 has moved his Mare Nostrum Foundation operation to Annapolis Maryland. Margee Ensign '77 received her Ph.D. and now teaches at Columbia while commuting back to home and husband. Allan Aronson in Potomac. Maryland. James T Hungelman '70 works as an Associate General Counsel for J. R. Simplot Co. a diversified agribusiness. James, a University of Colorado School of Law graduate. is a member of the Colorado, Idaho and California Bars and is in charge of litigation and international law for Simplot. He is headquartered in Boise. Idaho where he lives with his even year old daughter. Jessica. Whitewater kayaking windsurfing. mountain biking and telemark skiing number among Jame recreational interests La uren ce Hunt '71 is living m the Peace River cc>untry of Northem Albena working with multiple-handicapped children. He expects to have his own log cabin a n d 30 acre homestead near Kingston. Ontario within another two years. B r uce Jacobs '76 married M ary B u rfis h e r '77 and they have a toddler named Ben. Bruce and Mary have been generous in hosting a couple of functions for Washington area alums and prospective students. Chris Joc h em '75 F / K / A Chris Sorrell. N / K / A Chryss Jochem admits to finally settling down as an accountant for the law firm of Higgins. Roberts. Beyer! and Coan in Schenectady. New York. She writes "my companion and I garden a bit on our diminutive furm in Saratoga County but I still miss eating granola with Lee Newton in the tree house behind the book store Steve Ka plan '75 has been named a partner in the prominent Washington Jaw firm of Arnold & Potter. jack Leggett, Jr. '75 recently moved from West Los Angeles to Phoenix Anzona to work as an Associate Area Clinical Director with Biodyne (Nick Cummings new psychological services.) Jack's wife. Linda also works as an Associate Director with Biodyne. Miche l e Magar '76 works a beat at National Public Rad1o and Jives in Silver Spring. Maryland. Lisa McGaughey Thtt l e 7 4 was chosen as one of six prominent Atlanta photographers to be featured m the June issue of Ailallla Magazine. David Pa rso n s 7 5 reports that h e has managed to stay out of jail since the l ast Nimbus. no small accompltshment for a l awyer these days. and that he has not managed to bnng any of the SEC's recent high profi l e cases Jimmy Pritc h ard 7 6 received an M.A. in Russian language and ltterature from the University of California at Davi working as a teaching assistant t h e r e for three years. He spent much of 1978. 1979. a n d 1980 studymg at the Pushkm I nstitute in Moscow During the \ummer of 1 984 he camped across the Sov1et Union seeing the countryside from a rented Y.W. Since 1982 he\ been in Washington. D.C. editing and publishing books on Soviet military h istory. In January 1986 he returned from a five week tnp through Siberia and Soviet Central Asia. ancy R e ichman 7 5 says that she did not kno" she was among the lost alums unlll she was "found". but she is delighted to be back tn commumcat10n ancv rccc1ved her Ph.D. from M I T and is an a"istant of soc1ology at Denver Un1vers1ty. You can all guess where that is. ancy married Charlie G" irtsman m 1981. Seth R e iss '7 4 decltned to write anything for Nimbus. but sent a l ong a resume from which this information IS culled. Seth obtained a M.S. degree in biochemistry from the Un1vers1ty of Hawaii in 1977 and a J.D. from Hawai1 111 1980. He has also earned an L.L.M from the U ntverstty of Cambridge in 1984. He practices i n Honolu lu. C hip R eyno ld s is nat ional director of an organization called Freeze Voter headquartered i n D.C. Chip is trying to revive the nuclear freeze movement by concentrating on this fall's Senate races. Chip ligures t hat the defeat of six senators would produce a pro-free1.e majority. Ch1p (photo and s t ory) appeared in Newsweek's March 24. 1986 issue. A nd y R o m a n '72 works as an intensive care nurse in an Atlanta hospital. has a ten-year old daughter and just bought a house. Andy is work.tng with other ew College cohorts to pr int a coming-of-age issue of the N .C. magazine No.9 Remember it'7 Send articles odysseys. poems. illustratio n s. p hotog r aphs and offers of help (graphics, printing. etc.) to No.9 c l o A. R oman. 2115 Coosawatee Dr ive. C-2. Atl anta. Georgia 30319. The classes of '67. 72, and '82 are plotting a rcumon May !987, Memorial Day The event promises a large turnout. immodest quantities of food and drink. incomparable Sarasota sunsets. outmgcous remimscing and an undisclosed reward fi>r the comfirmcd of Dav1d J. Pim 72. It is entire!} likely that om: of the ti>llowing people tmm your class will be contacting you to idcntit) your preference in P..tlm Court Party dance music m Todd 265 Quiet Water Lane N .E. Atlanta. GA 30338 404 396-8723 72 Bill Herman and Patricia Barrand Herman 104 R i\er Road Merrimacport, MA 01860 617tl46-9256 Mark and Rhonda Evans hip in September of 1985 to study bioinorganic chemistry. H e i, beginning research in molecular biology to l earn how biotechnology can be used t o study chemical problems. Jordan You ng '76 received an M.A. in internationa l rel ations in 1978 from the School of Advanced l nternattonal Studies at John Hopktns UniVersity. Jordan 1s now an officer w1th Chase Manhattan Bank in St. Petersburg and spends his weekends at Boca Grande. FL refining hb skills as the island's top tarpon fisherman and guide B o b "Sparky" Wa t ts '78 h as ret urned from his State Department tour of Brazil and will be rema i ning in this country until late 1987. Bob now lives at 3202 Macomb St.. .W .. Washington. DC 20008. eighties Zey n e p A lsan 86 will be seek1ng pracucal traini n g in the bw,iness fieldperhaps marketing t o complement hi" New College degree in econom1cs. D ebora h B e r w i c k '86 writes that she is "orking as an executive assistant to the publisher of T11e Miami H em/d. 'Tm also traini n g to sell expropriation insurance in C h i le. When I make $50,000. I'm buying a boat and moving t o ew Zealand C lanc y Cavnar '8 2 had a showing of his work at the H oward Galle r y in San Franc 1 sco. February -March of 1986. G r eg Coo pe r 86 will be movmg to Rale1gh t o attend orth Caroli n a State Univers ity with the ultimate goa l of a Ph. D. in Industrial Engineering. S u sa n Dau e r 85 a teaching assistan t at the University of Texas in Austin. will spend the summer of 86 on a fellowship to Brasenose College. Oxford. England to study 1 4th century lit erature. Laurie Oil s '80 is enrolled in the Masters of Soc1al Work program at the University ofWashtngton in Seattle. Look for T erri Drake 86 at the University of Iowa in the fall where she begins her Masters of Fine ArLs m creative writmg. Kare n Duhring 86 has travel p l a n s for the summer before she >ettles i nto graduate sc h oo l a t F.l.T. in Me l bourne. F lori da. Karen l ooks forward to keepi n g tn t ouch with past. presen t and fut ure N.C. s t udents N ick Ev ersol e 86 ha joi n ed the Peace Corps whe r e he w1ll be teac h i n g Eng lish i n Morocco. Sh erri Fre deri c k 86 has fur-ra ngin g trave l plans Fra n ce. Eng l a n d, I ndia. A gradua t e sc h oo l career i n c l inica l psyc h ology awaits She rri a t the University of Orego n Tracey G allagh e r 86 is spe n ding t he summe r a t t h e Egyp y des k of t h e Stat e Departme nt. After t his summe r i nternship. Tracey begi n s a Midd l e Easter n Studies program at George Washingto n Universi ty. A lso attending G.W.U. tbi. f.oll i s Jas on Glance '86. Kelly Griffin '86 p l ans t o go to Rutgers. I h ope I e nJOY it as m u c h a I've e n joye d New College I f n o t my scheme is to ret urn t o New College a n d obtai n a posi tion as r esiden t g h ost of t h e o l d I i bra ry." Beginnin g in A u gust. Thomas Hamby '86 will be working as a Legis l a tive Int ern in Tallahassee. Flo r ida. D ebra Jenks '80 is leavin g Orego n to p r actice law i n Florida. S h e i s a member of the Orego n. Wash i n g t o n a n d F l orida B ars. A ric J o hn s on 85 is wor king for the Na t iona l T rust for H istone P reserva tion i n Washin gton. A ric that he h as decided not to seek pub lic office this yea r Li o n e l Kre b s 86 professes plans to attend grad u a t e schoo l at Duquesne Uni versity. M i c ha e l La Torra 82 and Grace Puckett La Tora '81 a r e pleased to anno u nce the b i r t h of t h ei r firs t c hild a son. named Sage A l exa n de r Sage was bo m i n M arin Ge n eral H ospital i n California o n D ecember 4. 1985. Th e 8 lb. 1 4 oz infan t has exp ressed a n int eres t in early admission t o New College. V al e rie Lehr 83 1 s completing her Ph. D i n polit ica l sc1en ce at the University of M a r y l and. College Park. Cynthia Linke 86 p r edicts law sc h oo l will figure i n her f u ture, or a job with t h e F l orida D e p a rtm ent of Cor r ect i o ns. J e ff Marmaro 86 is pursuing a Ph. D i n biochemis try at the Univen.ity of Mo ntan a i n Mi ssoula. Mary McElhinne y 86 s u mmeri n g in Sarasota. t h e n will be head ing we tward to Co l orado. Septembe r will fin d Judy N ewton 86 i n Lau sa nne, Swi t zerland where she will be studying Fre n c h Judy hopes to v.ork in France from Oct ober through D ece mber of t his year


class notes Gwen Perkins '86 has secured her fine arts degree at New College with plans to initiate her tenure in the world as a "starving anist." Gwen, we hope this friendship ends early. left the Sarasota Herold Tribune in July 1985 to join The Philadelphia Inquirer. After suffering through a 46 day strike. Nancy is now working as a reporter. Bob Wilson '84 has fmished his second year at Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, North Miami Beach. He'll be in Kodiak, Alaska this summer pursuing a preceptorship with an orthopedic surgeon. He hopes to set up a fumily practice in Sarasota in 1990. Cheryl Roesel '86 is working as a research technician at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota. Brei Pettichord '86 writes in May 1986 that his "wife Leslie Sman, should be giving binh to our child any day." Write us Bret-was it a boy or a girl? Bret plans to enroll in a math program at USF/Tampa next year. William C. Schulz 01 '82 has earned an M.B.A. and an M.A. in political science. He writes that he is headed to Los Angeles to begin work in the textile industry with Richard Sneider '82. William Wymer '80 has received his Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from USF. Stuart Philllps '85 and Nancy Marchetti Philllps '83 are living in their native Bucks County, just minutes from Center City. They love it and have only one complaint to file the winter weather. Stuan is enjoying his law school work at Temple. He interned with the Philadelphia Special Investigation Commission, assembled by Mayor Wilson Goode to assess the May 13 bombing incident in which ll members of the radical group MOVE were killed and an entire city block destroyed by fire. Nancy Steve Sensoli '80 has been with Leeco Diagnostics, Inc. (A Southfield, Michigan medical reagent producer) since January 1981. He has worked as a chemist and later a a financial analyst after receiving his M.B.A. from the University of Michigan. Steve has been recently appointed General Manager to Leeco's new Tianjin, China Division. More newsSteve will be married in September 1986 in Dearborn, Michigan to Kim Smyth. in memoriam Sarah Dean Ludwig Sarah Dean Ludwig, a member of the first chaner class of New College, died of cancer in Minneapolis on September 5. She wus 38. Howard Smith '86 has plans to be included in the chaner class of the proposed USF Master of Architecture program. Laird (Larry) Gurel '74 We have received word that Larry Gurel died of illness this spring. an alum speaks "New College the progressive, liberal, daring institution that was, still is." -Richard Moll, The Public Jvys 1 "The fundamental things apply/as time goes by." -As Time Goes By During a "disorientation" session upon arrival at New College, a third year student confided to our group that Time was a pink convertible on Highway 41. He told us that it rode the Trail, always passing by New College. At the time, I thought it a wonderful conceit. Recently, however, I have come to suspect that there are a Jot of alums who actually wish that it were true. I have encountered a number of alums who dislike discussing and, in fact seem uncomfortable thinking about, New College in the present tense. They still tell tales of the good old days, when the sun came up and they were the ones face down in Palm Court. And they're enthusiastic about discussing the pros and cons of their education in Sarasota, some even comparing it favorably to subsequent graduate studies. But remind them that New College still exists? That it's eager to hear from Alumni and might benefit from our input? Mention New College NOW? Conversation withers. Having witnessed this reaction to the topic several times, I think the reason is seldom anything as simple as laziness or lack of interest. Nor is the aversion to the NEW New College because of some perceived fault in the present academic program or in the New College/U.S.F. relationship. While most Alums now seem satisfied that the original educational philosophies have remained intact, they are still disturbed by what they feel has been a change in the "personality" of the college. They are reluctant to become involved in the college's present activities, the Alumni Association included, because to them, the college as they knew it no longer exists. Are they right? -To the extent that New College reflects the times, of course it has changed. But HOW does the New College of 1986 5700 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida 33580 Events, activities, programs. and facilities of the University of South Florida are available to all without regard to race, color. sex, religion, national origin. handicap, or age, as provided by law and In accordance with the University's respect for personal dignity. This public document was pro mulgated at an annual cost of 3400. or .425 per copy to pro vide information about New College of USF. L differ from the New College of the late sixties or the seventies? Most of these Alumni grumble about superficial changes. The style of the student body is suspect: they're too conservative, too clean; they probably don't have the same vices and they certainly don't have the same wardrobe. It is difficult to convince them that individualism at New College survived both the passing of the peace sign and the blossoming of the polo player and the punkette. The new construction on campus also brings on the sulks. People who even found a place in their hearts for the B-Dorms are taking offense at the new architecture (The determined few go behind the new library, fmd just the right angle and squint until it looks like a condo). Another subject that bruises memories is the walkway over 41, which is resented mostly by those who still cherish their faded "I survived 41" t-shirts. Perhaps because most of these Alumni are themselves now riding in the pink convertible, they are distressed to see it parked on the campus as well. It seems daft to have to point out that change is as natural and necessary for a college as it is for its graduates. The changes I've seen at New College haven't "ruined a good thing," but on the contrary, have made a good thing stronger. By accepting the challenge of surviving outside a time capsule, New College has made a future for itself as one of the finest colleges anywhere. Those who understand this, also know that the essential New College is timeless. But for those who insist on remembering New College as an ephemeral educational experiment, it will remain in their memories an Academic Brigadoon that hovered briefly on a spot somewhere between the Airport and the bay. To Alumni, of whatever class, who dislike thinking of New College evolving, going on without them: I suggest that it doesn't have to be without them. I urge all Alumni to continue to be a part of New College in the present tense. _j Virginia A. Phillips '82 Non Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 262 Sarasota, FL Address Correction Requested

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