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.. new coLLeGe n1ma Volume 5, Number 3 Summer 1989 Provost Benedetti Resigns Provost Robert Benedetti Will be dean of the college at University of the Pacific Provost Robert Benedetti has resigned from New College to become dean of the college and professor of political science at University of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif., effective August 7, 1989. In his resignation letter Benedetti cited not only the attractiveness of the new position but also the tension over the division of power on campus as reasons for his move after 19 years at New College. "It is time for the governance structure on the campus to change. I frrmly believe that my resignation will assure that a debate on this issue is engaged and resolved in a timely fashion." The publicity of a "recent series of evaluations" also hastened his departure, the letter added. (See page 11.) Benedetti has also wanted to be nearer his family in Northern California since the death of his father in November 1987. "All of us are disappointed he's going, but grateful for the fact that the college is on a much more secure footing than when he took over." said John Moore, chairman of the humanities division. New College Professor Margaret Bates has been appointed Interim Provost. A nation-wide search for the new provost will be conducted during the 1989-90 academic year. NC Alums Thrive in Entertainment Industry by Lynwood Sawyer Despite its lack of formal television theater or film programs, New College has produced alumnaeji who thrive in these turbulent fields. Carol Flint '76, now executive story editor on ABC's China Beach has concluded, "Even if New College did not have a theater program, the school was flexible and supported me because I was interested in drama. Most importantly, the New College philosophy generated an environment for me to be academically and creatively productive." See story and additional profiles on pages 3-5. Carol Flint '76, China Beach story editor


PAGE2 NIMBUS, SUMMER 1989 An Interview With Jono Miller John F. Klein "69., a Sarasota alum, inteNiews the new president of the alumnaeji association I pulled up to the Sarasota waterfront home of Jono Miller and his lovely wife, Julie, one evening last week. The week had been a trial for me and I was both charmed and relieved to be greeted by their majordomo, Corley. As the old servant ushered me in through the beautiful tour de force of Caribbean floritecture (you can see Julie's hand in this) that they so understatedly call their drive, I noticed J ono behaving in a man ner so charming and humanistic I couldn t help but smile. He was taking his own golf bag out of his new 560SL. Corley is getting on in years and J ono (to save him strain I'm sure) was doing his job for him It reminded me of Hyan nisport in the summer of '63. Jono was wearing quietly-patterned Madras shorts, a white 100% cotton tee shirt and his favorite Eagle Army Navy sandals. (He has always been perfectly "on" and very consistent with his clothes.) We went inside, had some agua-minerale, and I began the inteiview of the new Prez ofthe NCAA. Following the usual platitudes and vagaries, we got right on to business. Issues Jono says that some alums may not Reminder! If you've not completed and returned the questionnaire included with yau 1989 alumnae/i directory, please do it soon. want the alum-prez to be from Sarasota. Does it bother you? If it bothers you and you're from out-of-town-get involved, donate and VOTE! J ono is sad to see Benedetti go and thinks that history will be kind to the departed provost. He worries that some people will think that the faculty's publicly-published "D-minus" rating of Benedetti prompted him to leave. In fact, Benedetti's departure was planned before the bad rating was published. Jono also says that the surveying techni ques used to collect the rating informa tion were so flawed that the results are questionable. Jono is concerned that there are in creasingly fewer faculty and staff mem bers on campus who remember Old/New. He's afraid that there will be no one to teach new students about the freedom and creativity inherent in the contract system; interesting contracts are getting to be a lost art on campus. Alums can help by discussing the Old/New contract at regional ad missions interviews, college fairs, alum career planning, etc. Factoids: NCAA will be doing telephone solicitation this year. Yup --You heard it here first! Somebody volunteer alum or paid student will be calling you with questions and a plea for cash. Don' t be of fended if you hear a belch -they'll be eating free pizza. Jono is not on the faculty! He's only 1/2-time staff. Gossip John Esak, represented by Jono, will be attempting an LBO of the entire USF system. Mr. Esak refused to comment in detail -but he did say that if the deal went through he would be donating the land of all USF campi to their nearest local airport authorities and would relo cate the New College program to one of George Martin's Caribbean islands That's all for now. Read about the exciting pizza-than and "Jono Goes to Gaspe" in our next issue. Our intrepid repolter is producer, director and cameraman John Klein '(f). Chapter News Briefs North Carolina Several North Carolina alums met for lunch in March with former NCAA Dan '71 who was in Chapel Hill as a VIP at the National

NIMBUS, SUMMER 1989 PAGE3 Ahons Thrive in Entertaimnent lnclustry Jeanne Rosenberg '69 was a ftlm in nocent in New College's charter class until Aaron Sayvetz opened her eyes. "He was a physics professor, soft spoken, very smart, a cultured man who loved ftlms." At night he would screen his favorites. "These wonderful obscure EuropeanftlmsNightsofCabiria, The Seventh Seal, Night and Fog. Directors like Brunei, Bergman, Antonioni. It was mind-boggling. Especially since I was coming from Peoria. We would leave screenings in tears, we were so moved." The film programs "were not academic in any sense. They simply were Sayvetz's passions, and they be came passions for a lot of us," Jeanne remembers. Under Sayvetz's tutelage, the students quickly became involved in selecting and booking the films: Bruce Guild, John Peters, Karle Prendergast, and the legendary David Pini. (A surprising fact to this writer, who took it as an act of faith that David Pini and the New College film program sprung full blown by some process of spontaneous aes thetic combustion). Then Jeanne went to Michigan State U oiversity in East Lansing for a masters in psychology. "They had one theater, which played The Sound of Music the three months I was there." East Lansing was a very short chapter in her life. Then carne a shoestring odyssey: both coasts, Europe. Extremely brief and unhappy film school at Boston University. Finally to the U.S.C. film school. She planned to make documen taries and produce films oflasting social significance. With a National Endow ment Arts grant, she first made a film on a wild horse round-up. One of her U.S.C. class assignments had been to do a script analysis. For it she chose her favorite child hood novel, The Black Stallion. Hearing that Carol Ballard, a noted and respected small film director, was working on a film of the book, she sent him a copy. Im pressed by Jeanne's analysis, he called her and they made open-ended plans to get together. They did not. A few months later, Jeanne found out the ftlm was al ready in preproduction in Toronto. by Lynwood Sawyer Since she was going to be back East, she stopped by the shoot and met the stars, human and equine. The produc tion was chaos. "By this point, Ballard hated the book and hated horses." Jeanne returned to California, and a few days later, Ballard called. "Can you come back? We're ready to shoot, and we don't have a script." When Jeanne stepped off the plane in Toronto, she met Melissa Matthiesen, (who went on to write E. T.) stepping off another plane. "Francis Ford Coppola had sent her out to help with the project. I did not know what she was doing. She did not know what I was doing. But somehow we became a writing team. Smitty -At New College "I got to make movies." Neither of us saw any of the many earlier drafts of the script, so we started from scratch. We were writing as cameras were rolling. There we were, sitting on the set, writing dialogue in longhand. A real luxury was to be two or three days ahead of the shooting schedule." Fortunately "New College taught me to be independent and inventive. And above all, to rise above chaos and the total collapse of structure around you." The Black Stallion did very well, especially critically. Jeanne then script supervised for low budget independent films such as Piran ha, The Howling, and Rock and Roll High School. "The food was horrible, the working conditions were terrible. The hours ridiculous. But it was a lot of fun. And I worked with a lot of great people -Joe Dante, John Sayles, cinematographer John Alcott." Between assignments she wrote an original screenplay, The Journey of Natty Gann. The script traveled an absurd but typical studio development route and ultimately went into produc tion at Disney. In the middle of ftlming, the Disney management changed. Standard Hollywood operating pro cedure decrees that a new studio regime subtly but efficaciously trash the new borns of its predecessors. This proves to the money people they made the right choice by getting rid of the previous management. Jeanne expected the new people at Disney (Michael Eis ner and Jeff Katzenberg) to do the expected thing with Natty Gann. When it was completed, Natty Gann was screened at Eisner's home. Eisner and Katzenberg, and especially Eisner's children, loved it. To Jeanne's surprise, the new management supported the film. They distributed Natty Gann as one of the first products from "the new Disney." Jeanne is now back at UCLA, taking a newly-created, competitive director's class. "It's odd for many people who are going back to school. But for me, part of New College training was that education is for life. You never stop acquiring knowledge. You never stop going back to school. New College taught me that learning does not end when you get a degree." Carol Flint Carol Flint '76 was working profes sionally with the Manatee Players in Bradenton when she came to New Col lege. Though she took many poetry courses with Mac Miller, she drifted back toward the stage and ended being the theater department. She held mime and dramatic workshops, staged read ings of student plays. For her senior thesis she taught an acting workshop for writers. "Arthur Borden was my adContinued on next JXlge


PAGE4 NIMBUS, SUMMER 1989 Alums Thrive in Entertainment Industry (continued) viser for all the theater things. He provided a lot of expert critiquing." After she graduated from New Col lege, Carol lived around Sarasota, per forming one woman shows, voice poems, surviving on grants earned by virtue "of Mac Miller's incredible let ters of recommendation." Five years later she went to graduate school at UC-Davis. There she realized how much her New Col lege experience differentiated her from the other students. "I was in a seminar with Ruby Cohn, a Be ckett/Pinter expert. The other stu dents were in lecture room mode. They didn't utilize her, didn't question her, didn't engage her. They did not realize what a resource they had before them. I went on to develop a rewarding give-and-take relationship with her." After she earned her M.F.A., Carol realized playwriting was not a profes sion where she could make a living and moved to Hollywood. She started working as a ftlm re searcher for John Sacret Young, a suc cessful television author who respected the craft of writing. "He was writing the pilot for China Beach and I was researching women who had Glenn Merzer "In the real world of theater, everybody has a say." served in Vietnam. It was incredibly difficult. None of the women wanted to talk about their experiences. Now, two years later, my replacement can barely keep up with the mail." Young let Carol in on the story meetings and script development, then brought her on board as a staff writer. Later she became a story editor. "The biggest difference I notice between theater and television is the timetable. In theater you have six months, a year, whatever it takes to mount a show. In television, if you are a few hours late with a script, people are calling you, demanding theirs. You finish a script, and script processing runs off 400 copies for the studio executives, for the production people. That's more people reading a script each week than ever came to any of my plays." For Carol, New College was "the greatest experience. I think the col lege really understands how people learn, at least how I believe learning takes place. It particularly taught me that what you initiate for yourself is valuable. You can bypass the step-by step preprogrammed path to achieve ment and find your own personal trajectory. Oddly enough, I've found this lesson more helpful in the business end of my work than the artistic. Maintaining your sense of self as an artist is easy. The really tough part is getting someone to pay for it." Glenn Merzer "I have good memories of Ross Borden and Bob Knox helping me along in my first at at writing," says playwnght Glenn Merzer '74. "Now I long for the good old days of putting on plays in the teaching auditorium. There I able to mount my plays, duect them, handle a lot of aspects of the theater without any body getting in the way. In the real world of the theater everybody has a say." After graduating from New College, Glenn went to three graduate schools, "mainly as a ruse to avoid getting a job." At Indiana U Diversity he won the National Student Playwriting Award for his play The Cashier. Later, he got his M.A. in creative writing at Boston University. Do you suppose someone just offered John Klein an out-of-state check? At his third graduate school, the University of Alabama, Glenn finished Amorphous George, a light comedy about a group of San Francis co vegetarians. The work won an Em bassy National Playwriting Award and was presented at the Kennedy Center. In May 1989, the Philadelphia Festival Theater produced it. "It was a good production, received good reviews, and did well at the box office." Glenn is hopeful that the play will be mounted in New York next year. Recently, The Actor's Theater of Louisville commissioned a short work, "Going Nowhere Apace," which will premiere in June, 1989. Glenn has also written for television, including episodes for China Beach, St. Elsewhere and Hoopennan. "I like theater more as .a concept, but in television the pay as better. Also, unlike most people, people in television get paJd well, so they behave like human beings." Reflecting on New College, G says, "Working on an ISP has a lot Jn common with writing in general: you feel your way as you go along. There are no rules no structure. You have to I invent it yourself." Continued on next page


NIMBUS, SUMMER 1989 PAGES Alums Thrive in Entertainment Industry (continued) John Klein After a stint as a staff cameraman for NBC in New York, John Klein '69 moved to Sarasota. He now does productions for the Fox Network, King World Features, the McNeill-Lehrer report, as well as NBC and ABC. "On a strictly cash basis. No percentages. No points. No out-of-state checks." He is currently negotiating the film rights for Luke ('65) Salisbury's The Answer Is Baseball. Smitty Smitty (a.k.a. Robert Smith '70) is a production VP at Cimarron Produc tions, one of the largest motion picture advertising companies in the world. He has made trailers and television spots for fllms as diverse as Nightmare On Elm Street to the new Star Trek film to Rain Man. He found New College inspired his creativity. "If I had been in a normal college environment, they would have made me write papers. Instead I got to make movies Including the New Col lege hit, Doc Destiny Meets The Silver Witch." Ira Halberstadt Ira Halberstadt '69 recently served as the New York production supervisor for John Boorman's new feature, Where the Heart Is. He also worked on the MGM Disney studio tour films, particularly the Pee Wee Herman/Mel Gibson short on sound mixing, Audio Story. With his partner, Smitty, Ira has optioned Capital Crimes by Lawrence Sanders, a current New York Times best seller and will begin development later this' summer. The name of their production outfit? The New Company after, what else, New College. Nancy Kriegel The movie business resembles real businesses to the extent that the person who holds the purse strings wields the real power. Buried in the end crawl of a movie is an obscure credit called "Production Accountant." This person authorizes or vetoes every penny spent on the shoot and holds power to match. Nancy Kriegel '71 has served as a pro duction accountant for several Playhouse productions, incl udmg Eight Men Out. She is currently the production accountant for the new Sean Penn fUm, about to be shot in New York. Ross Vachon "L.A. is a cash register town," says Ross (Ackerman) Vachon '72. "If you can get into the door, no matter how unglamorous or uncelebrated the method, it can be very lucrative." He is one of the few people who successfully freelance writes teasers, trailers and print promotions for feature films. He recently got his Screen Actor's Guild and plans to pursue acting more mtensely. "New College was exactly like Hollywood. It was insular. Bitchy. Strict on appearance. More promiscuous than a Juarez whorehouse. It was not nearly as eccentric as it thought it was. Everyone knew everyone else's business. Both places revolve around the high school caste system and hierarchy of values. Ultimately, I influenced New College. New College didn't influence me." Ross Vachon "New College was exactly like Hollywood." David Breecker After New College, film school at N.Y.U., and a Harvard M.B.A., David Breecker '70 ended up at Hollywood's Westeom Productions. There he helped produce such films as The Malibu Bikini Shop and Almost You starring Griffin Dunne and Brooke Adams. Next be was production V.P. at Kings Road Entertainment, where be was responsible for The Night Before, a film in a brand new genre, "youth com edy nair." And then on to Tri-Star, where he was executive V.P.-motion pictures for Clive Davis entertainment. "Studios are man's greatest inventions for redistributing wealth. We didn't make any movies, we didn't make any deals, but we made a lot of money." David has now capitalized his own developing and producing operation, Film Dialectic, Inc. "Dedicated to the Unusual." He has ten projects in various stages of development, "some getting ominously close to production." They range from a black comedy directed by David Burton Morris (Patti Rocks) to a magical film based on the book Confessions of a Taoist on Wall Street to The Complete Games of Alfred H. Litney, a story of love, passion, and geopolitical nuclear tension, "a script which will push Glasnost to its artistic limits." "The most crucial influence New College had on my career choice is that I never made a career choice. But my approach to the industry can be most accurately summarized by the prece dent-setting cover of that historic New College publication, El Douche: You can eat us out, but you can't make us come. I think Josh Stein '69 said it all, 'New College for creative play'." Tim Speidel Tim Speidel '74left New College to graduate from N.Y.U. ftlmschool. "This is not to be recommended," says Speidel, "unless you wish to be shadowed by student loan officers for the rest of your days." As a budding independent producer of short films, he alternated "between sensitive children's films and violent, irresponsible, ex ploitation films," culminating in an Oscar for Molly's Pilgrim (a sensitive children's film), which won best short in 1986. Tim is now a supervising senior producer for Griffin Bacal, a Fifth Avenue New York ad agency. His breakneck schedule includes 75 com mercials a year shot in the U.S., Europe and Australia as well as children's television programming. C. Lynwood Sawyer, Jr. '69becamefas cinated with films under David Pini's regime. He co-wrote the screenplay for "Space Avenger." It will premiere this sunvner in a three strip, dye transfer version.Producer-director Richard Haines went to China a week after the riots to supervise the making of the print. The film was scored by alum Richard Fiocca 72.


PAGE6 NIMBUS, SUMMER 1989 1989 Reunion Weekend Each speaker received a New College medallion, designed and made by sculptor Mark Mudge '74. Bryan, Mark and Anita, below, are shown just after presentation of the medallions at the alumnae// brunch at the Summerhouse. Graduation speakers were former philosophy professor Bryan Norton, left, and Anita Allen '70, above. In her remarks to the new graduates, Anita challenged students and graduates to reject the "ethic of detachment" in favor of involvement in the world outside self and college. She said, "The rewards of involvement are great. To the degree you are outward-looking, you'll be that much better educated, whatever life-style you choose to lead. And you'll better choices. You can't choose the life that prudence would reqwre, ff you don't know the range of choices the world has to offer. "And consider this: you can't choose the life morality would require, if you don't first consider what goals are worth choosing. "Undertake to engage and be engaged by your world." Barb Stabin '74; Dennis Wilkison; Dan Chambliss '71 Barb shows off the form that garnered her the Fashion Hero Award, presented later at the banquet.


NIMBUS, SUMMER 1989 PAGE7 Scrapbook Marc Weinberg '70, NC and Sarasota physician; Marc Silverman '70, who will present a piano concert for NC in Jan 1990; Lisa Feigelis Goldring '70, sprouting an NC t shirt designed by student Cindy Dauer Lisa's comment, "I wish I hadn t waited so long to come to a reunion." At the registration table, Michele Gregoire '85 and Andrea Zucker '70 lament the New College tradition of not signing up for events in advance Bill Niemand '80, literature professor Bob Knox and Kathy Smith '72 enjoy catching up with each other durin the icnic In his toast to the graduates, Luke Salisbury '65 urged the newest alumnae/! not to disparage their illusions, for principles are what we adhere to, but our illusions are what we live by. n New officers of the Alumnae/! Association Jono Miller '70, president, and Ginger Lyon '70, secretary, relax during graduation Reunion organizer and inspirational speaker Ginger urged reunion attendants, during the weekend, "not to go in search of the perfect moment or try to squeeze an orgasm of nostalgia out of a particular place or circumstance Just be open, always, to epiphany. n


July 1989 Dear ew Collegian: I've written to you several times before. Each time, it was to ask you to donate money the New .college Alumnae(! Association.This time, I'm writing to let you know how successful we have all been m supP? our Alumnae(! Association. In each of the past two years, we have donated about $50,000 to support our Assoc1atton. Thanks to your generous support, the Association has been able to do a. lot. Your support has: Made 13 Faculty Development Grants totaling $7,000 to both and m their development of new experiences and programs. I believe that this IS_ the only alumnae/i to faculty funding in existence in the U.S. today, which certamly marks this program as innovative. These Faculty Development Grants enable New College professors to build qualitative and incremental improvements into their curricular activities. Without your help, these needed improvements would not be possible. Provided crucial emergency funding to students' peer support programs on campus; Given resource support to the Save the Greenspace Foundation which courageously chal lenged the Sarasota Airport Authority's incursion onto the New College campus. Maintained a fully equipped, professionally staffed Alumnae/i office; Held elections to the New College Alumnae/i Association's Board of Directors and in that process, have provided for the on-going renewal of our organization; Helped organize and fund annual reunions for returning alums; Published three issues of Nimbus each year, keeping all of us up-to-date on what's going on both among the alumnae/i and on the New College campus; Compiled and distributed an up-to-date directory of alums so that we can maintain contact with one another; All in aU, I believe that these fir t two years of our Alumnae!i Association have been quite gratifyingly successful. And I wanted you to know how your generous donations have been used and what you have received in return. I also wanted you to have some idea of who is contributing, and which classes are providing support. So listed below are the alums who have contributed during 1988-89 -as well as how much has been given by each class. We currently have 1,852 alums for whom addresses are available. Of these 581 have contributed to the Assoc1at10n in the past three years. Our participation rates for the last three years have been 12%, 23% and 18% .. For a young group of alums, that's not bad. But to put that participation in perspective Dartmouth College routinely rece1ves contributions from 65% of its alums; Stanford 23%; Harvard 30% and USF bas' a 13% rate. Clearly we need to broaden our own participation. And that's one of our goals for 1989-1990. To increase alumnae/1 participation in giving from 18% per year to 40%.In addition, we want to increase the amount of money raised from the $50,000 level of the last two years to $100,000. This year, we also plan to "personalize" our fund-raising. Instead of letters, each of us will receive a phone call. alums _as .well as New College will be calling to ask you personally to support New College and your Alumnae/t The phone calls Will be made in early fall, so please stay at home until you are contacted. Don't even go out to pck up a newspaper. You could miss a very important call. To those alums who ha:'e contributed in the past, my thanks; you have made our Association a success.To those who have yet to make a gift, my pleas that you help support the innovative and exciting activities that your AssociatiOn has undertaken. To all alums best wishes for continued growth, learning, and personal success. Sincere}:;( !JA:.,_ John Cranor '64, Chairman Alumnae/i Association Finance Commtttee 5700 North Tamiami Trail Sarasota, Florida, 34243-2197 (813) 359-4324


NIMBUS, SUMMER 1989 1964 25% *participation Contributions = $9,940 Jim Ackerman Thomas L Bell FayOayton John M Cranor III lnge Fryklund Bruce Guild Kenneth R. Hammond Paul K. Hansma Kenneth R. Misemer Karle A. Prendergast Kathleen Dively Raskin Jeanne Rosenberg Elizabeth Ash Sanford Samuel Treynor David M Walton Carol Childress Wilkinson 1965 31%* participation Contributions = $1,547.50 Irving Benoist Bloss Deirdre Fennessy George A. Finkle John L Hart Cheryl D Hess Sharon J Landesman Thomas 0 Manteuffel Abby Allgood Misemer David C. Moore Jerrold L Neugarten Kenji Oda Edna Walker Paulson Lawrence Paulson Deane L. Root Theodore M. Shoemaker Eric P Stauffer Gary E. Williams 1966 24% *participation Contributions = $405 Kit A. Arbuckle Oaudia A. Blair Daniel R. Boehmer Barbara Sieborowska Ceo Frank Ceo Jean P. Feingold Julia A. Giordano Gary M Moriello Barbara Hanna Sheldon Pat Shuck ancy Orr Storey Janis K. Wolak 1967 27% *participation Contributions = $814.50 Sharron Shelton Arbuckle David H Burck Kathleen M Capels Charlotte G. Carter Michelle A Oayton Constance Cormier Gartner Christine A. Hope Lawrence R. Hunt 1988-89 Contributors Nicholas E. Munger Patrick M. Moscatello Rebecca McCombs Rob i nson SamuelSapp William M Quay Neil H Schecker Susan Kuntz Sawyer Leslie S Reinherz Martin A. Schwartz Margaret L Sheeran Stephen D Root Russell B Selman Timothy E. Snyder Andrew J Sacks Stephen S Sparks Jane Snyder Stauffer Nathan H Schwartz Sally A. Stephens Curtis C. Stokes DavidS. Silverman Kristin I. Taylor Thomas M White Joshua Standig Linda Mitchell Thomp60n Kathy J Wallens 1968 Marc L. Weinberg 1973 Elizabeth A. Wells 21%* participation Curtis Worthington 17%* participation Contributions = $3,651 AlexanderT. Yuan Contributions = $1,468 Aimee Fisher Anderson Ronald L. Bergwerk Gayle Coons 1971 Maureen T Cannon John D. Dohrmann 28%" participation Edward A. Chadd Helen R. Gabel Yvonne Crocker Cook Lee Harrison Contributions = $2,745 Theodore H. DeWitt Roger J. Klurfeld Melissa H B i rch Ruth I. Dreessen Timothy A. Kohler Candy K. Boyd Carol L. Foster James D Miller Robert G Brunger Leslie J Greene-Sm i th Richard A. eff Daniel F Chambliss Julian M Kapl i n Jr. Philip L. Notermann Jeffrey P. Chanton Eva Pischnotte McGuigan Kelly B Pratt Margaret Chapman Pamela McRae Reynolds W Russell Sherri Mcindoe Condon Richard T Reibman John A. Van Ness John D Corrigan William T Reynolds In R. Elizabeth Watson Richard E Doblin Roger R. Rosa William R. Westwood Debra R. Hachen William A. Rosenberg Nancy L. Hammond MaryL Ruiz 1969 Teresa Harshman Harrison M.L. Vanessa Vogel Bram S. Haver 16%* participation Kim Pauly Irish 1974 Contributions = $2,610 W i lliam S. Jelin Mark A. Andrews Whitney Laughlin 21%" participation Vincent F Cox David H. Lipsey Contributions = $831 George W Fifield Marcy Denmark Manning Lila Bricklin Thomas M. Goodridge Thomas C. McGuigan Beverly Brown Casey Green Leonard Monteith James J Cook Edward J. Henley Michael J. Morgan Mark R. Corey JoeiS.Judd Candice A. Reffe Luc Cuyvers John F Klein Nancy J. Reichman Amy G. Dickman Jerald B Krauthamer Dana Reinhold Terence J. Hoopes John J Lent ini Karen L Rembold Thomas J Kapostasy Judith Kaye Lentini Marc S. Rudow Andrea M Martz David S Lerner Ann E. Samuelson Glen R. Merzer Harry M Liebersohn Gina C. Schatteman Sam H Patterson n William C. Navidi Wendy A. Smith Robert A. Pell Robert A. Phillips M D David Smolker Lori Hoffman Smolker Michael E Rose Douglas G. Stinson Barbara D. Stabin Scott H Schade Lynne M. Tarakan William T. Thompson Eleni Malanos Silverman Lisa McGaughey Tuttle Amy Weinstein Stanley E Skubic F. Lane Williamson Janet M. Weisenford Paul G Wendt 1970 1972 20% *participation 19%* participation 1975 Contributions = $1,819 Contributions = $3,180 13%* participation Anita L. Allen Kathy Armendt Contributions = $405 Joy T Bamitz Beth Brown Jennifer G Collins Paul V. Castellitto Mark R. Buntaine Lonnie M Draper Freddie M Oary Mark E. Davis Virginia L. Elgin Dana R. Clyman David Disend Mark W. Evans William B. Conerly Jane C. Dudley Rhonda K. Evans Linda Convissor Robert S. Fish Edward M Greenfield Thomas M. Corwin Flossie Werner Foster Julia H. Ireland Ruth E. Folit James W. Gutner J Gilliam Johnston Thomas P. Fruechtenicht Joseph W Haaf Lynann Dixon Kashner Carol L. Gaskin Nancy C. Haber Chenoweth Moffatt Lisa Feigelis Goldring Sheri L. Katz Joy Etten Muratori Peace David B Land Bruce Kohrman M D Jonathan S. Smiga Ginger Lyon Cathy A. Krall William J. Steck Andrew P McCormick Susan Ball Uoyd Johan P. Suyderhoud Julie K Morris James W Pritchard PAGE9 II" l.. :;:;: ,:::,,, .. : -:: _:-: ;:( ......... -A


NIMBUS, SUMMER 1989 PAGE 10 1988-89 Contributors (cont i nued ) 1976 1978 18%* palficipation 24% *participation Contributions "' $822.50 Contributions "' $805. 11 Heney R. Blumenthal Tami Beller Barreto John W Bolin III Charles J Briggs Jeffrey Cianci Andrea S. Deeb Kathryn E. Etchison David S. Goldwich Jane Fedor Michelle Ippolito Carol Flint L Michelle Jones RobertS. Glazier James H Kurt John L Hansen Michael A. LaTorra Joseph J Melnick Seth B Upsay Brenton B. Miller Sharon R. Matola Unda L Mytinger-Tyson James J. McDonald, Jr. Alan ewman Richard E Newman-Wolfe Judith Bums Smiga Usa A. Norris Jonathan C. Weiss Kevin R. Perry Allison H. Wilcox Patricia C. Quets Robin MaddoxTondra 1977 Jonathon B Turner Annette Vollmer West 15%* participation u ContributkJns "' $422 50 1979 Diane Basara 18% *participation Karen L Jaeckel Contributions "' $550 Grace Puckett LaTorra Steven L Unsey Valerie L Alger WilliamLMay Janet E. Bowman Stephanie Gillespie Melnick Candyce Hunt Cohen Daniel P Phillips Diane W Dittmann JoeM. Quick Julie Galassini Olga T Ronay James Olivier Stephen C Sensoli Juan J. Quintana Jodi Siegel Christina L Salter Carol A. Sirko William C. Schulz Ill Philip Tondra Mary Bane Snyder Stevens Unda Bressoud Willson Adam Tebrugge Humberto Barreto Eric B Walzer Robert C Westerfeld! David C Whritenour Andrew A. Workman 1980 8% *participation Contributions "' $115 John 1 -Milia David E. Mitchell Barbara E N i mershiem Pau!W. Pare Julie B. Skoby Matthew I. Wahl 1981 11% palficipation Contributions "' $87 Susan J Dauer Barbara A. Junge Sean A. Uncoln William F. Patton Meredith M. White 1982 12%* participation Contributions "'$150 Betsy Bothwell Amanda Bums Karen A. Duhring Maty Janis McOatchie Teresa Pienchala Milia Melinda J Nutting Anita M. Varnum 1983 10%* participation Contributions "' $58 Christopher A. Ellis Elisabeth A. Emmanuel Robert C. Freedman James W. Owen Michelle S. Person Douglas L Tucker 1984 11% *participation Contributions "' $105 Patrica Vaughn Brown Wei-Chin Fang Kathryn M Galt Gregory G. Hall Melanie A. Hubbard William C. Kerr Herman L Kopecek 1985 5% participation Contributions "' $50 John Wong 1986 25% *participation Contributions "'$10 Laurie Cameron Total 18%* participation Contributions = $ 32,591Jl Outstanding pledges and company matches total an additional $18,440 participation percentages are based on nwnber of alums in each dass for whom we have addresses. '88-'89 Faculty Development Grant Report The grant given to me by the New College Alumnae/i Association al lowed me to attend three important meetings dealing with undergraduate education during 1988-89 The Car leton College Conference on Research Education in Undergraduate institu tions focused on the roles of faculty and administrators in undergraduate research education and included topics such as networking, joint grant submission, and cooperation between business and small colleges. by Sandra Gilchrist The American Society of Zoologists meetings at San Francisco Conference on Funding Research Education on a Frayed Shoestring concentrated on funding strategies for small colleges and universities. Two students joined me for this conference. One presented a poster on her thesis work and a third student co-authored a poster with me on his thesis work. TheN ational Conference for Under graduate Research Third Annual Meet ing at San Antonio gathered faculty, administrators and students to review different aspects of research education. The emphasts here was on student presentations. The gracious grant given by the association made it possible for me. to further my own education and 10i volve New College in the natwna reform going on at the undergraduate level of education. Thank you. Gilchrist is an associate professor of biology at New College.


NIMBUS, SUMMER 1989 PAGE 11 Teacher, Administrator, Friend Mary Ruiz '73, former NCAA president, and Peggy Bates, NC political science professor and new interim provost, look at Provost Robert Benedetti's years at New College. ByMaryRuiz You remember Bob Benedetti. He was the new professor who rode around campus on a bike wearing a tie. Without the tie, (very wide, a little loud) he would be mistaken for one of his students. The professor got his doctoral degree, bought a Honda Accord, became provost. He occasionally wears one of those ties. Almost twenty years later, he could still be taken for a young instructor fresh in love with teaching, urban governance and constitutional law. Like many others, I majored in Bob Benedetti whlle at New College. He taught political science, but he also provoked thought about educational philosophy, promoted experiential learning and practiced community-minded public service. His influence is marked by the number and breadth of senior theses completed under his sponsorship Even more telling are the dedications in those theses. As provost, he can take credit for nurturing a successful admissions effort, giving the college its frrst long-range plan and founding the alumnae/i associa tion. Of all his successes, the alumnae/i association means the most to him personally. In his early years as provost be dedicated a sizable portion of his generous energy and meager funds to the fledgling association. Of all the priorities competing for his attention, he chose the alumnae/i association as the one which could best secure the future of New College. Dr. Benedetti wanted to leave the future in hands he could trust. It's not very likely that the next provost will hold Halloween parties at his house each year in full samurai or witch doctor's costume (The kids got comic books and the adults got a dry California wine.) This is one of the many things I'm going to miss when the Benedetti family is gone. Bob will miss us too Do send him a line from time to time because one thlng won't change on his departure. Bob Benedetti will still look for your letters first when he goes through his mail. His address will be Dean of the College of the Pacific, U Diversity of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton, CA 95211. Flawed Swvey Results in SensationaUst News The evaluations referred to in the resignation article on page one were the results of a poll conducted by USFs faculty union which published "grades" given administrators by faculty. Benedetti's D-minus made the front page of the Sarasota Herald Tribune, despite the fact that the survey was severely flawed. In fact, as a result of the protests from New College faculty and staff, the faculty union plans to repeat the survey on the Sarasota campus. By Peggy Bates When I came to New College in 1971, Bob Benedetti was already here, and he became my "senior colleague" in political science. I have learned a great deal in working with him. Bob's background had been in litera ture and religion, mine in history. Our clas ses, particularly our senior seminar, have reflected these interests, as we introduced students to such diverse writers as Thucydides, Tom Paine and Robert Penn Warren. We've talked and argued often; I remember one Sunday discussion in the swimming pool which lasted for about flve hours! His long-term research project on the nature of citizenship brings an innovative approach to political science. One of Bob's major contributions to New College has been to widen horizons. He's been an effective teacher of inter-discipli naryclasses, and he's encouraged students to undertake internships both locally and na tionally. He has worked hard to develop and maintain the spirit of collegiality. He's helped students really to obtain a true liberal arts education. John Moore, chairman of humanities, as quoted by the St. Petersburg Times, said the poll "was really very unfair, but no doubt it affects your mood when something like that happens." Although the newspaper report generated a good bit of unfortunate publicity, neither it nor the survey it reported were instrumental in Benedetti's decision, made earlier this year, to look into positions at other schools. Provost Bob Benedetti, second from left, helps alums Sonia Wu '81, Mike Johnson '85, Julie Morris '70 (Corley Miller has the high seat), and Jono Miller '70 publicize the 1989 Community Host Day for new students to be held on August 27. Sarasota alum Sandy Payson Gips '75 is chairing the event. The goal is to have as many alum hosts as possible.


PAGE12 NIMBUS, SUMMER 1989 Class Notes -Sixties Congratulations to Betsy Ash San rord '64 and her husband, Ken, on the birth of their daughter, Katherine Ash Sanford, on July 6, 1989. Bill Burger '69 continues to carefully dig square holes and fill them in again. He spent most of 1988 looking for the landing site of DeSoto; it remains elusive. Bill says he's estranged on planet earth. formerly an Italian Catholic named Philomena Como (actually, she's still Italian), thus proving Lenny Bruce's assertion that 'all Italians are Jews.' I've shed my anger, forgiven my parents, mellowed out, and put on a few much needed pounds. Come hear one of my sermons sometime!" Jim Coho '69 sent the following note: "I've been serving for the last 10 years as the rabbi of a small Reform congrega tion in Greenville, SC, and thoroughly enjoying the variety that every day brings. I'm married to the woman of my dreams. My wife is Philomena Cohn, Raphael Colb '69left Kibbutz Y ahel after seven years there, completed a masters in teaching English as a second language at SUNY, Albany and studied at a yeshiva in Jerusalem for a year. Last year he founded Clown Theatre in Jerusalem with fellow Clown College alum Jill Granner. Their first produc tion, Sholem The Grolem, a peace-Laurence Alexander '65 died of cancer on May 6, 1989. At that time he was working on his dissertation for his second doctoral degree, in zoology, at the University of Florida. He received his Ph.D. in humanities from Emory University in 1972, was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and taught at the Emory Graduate School of Liberal Arts from 1973 until1978. In the fall of 1978 Alexander returned to Florida as a visiting professor at the University of Florida. He and his wife, Mary Atkinson, purchased a home on pristine Dog Island in the Florida panhandle and became active in conservation. Alexander was largely responsible for the Nature Conservancy's rescue of Dog Island from the perils of development in 1981. As Dog Island preserve manager he conducted a com prehensive flora and fauna inventory and formulated a master plan for protection of the island's natural resources. Early in January of 1983 Alexander first became aware of a massive die-off of loons along the Gulf Coast of Florida, alerting prominent ornithologists and the National Wildlife Health Laboratory to the crisis. From that time until his death, Alexander's attention was largely devoted to studying the life cycle and ecology of its pitiful plight, and the role of mercury toXIctty m tts death. In a effort to bring public aware ness to these issues Alexander authored or was a subject in numerous popular articles (Audubon, Na tional Geographic, The Living Bird, Smithsonian, etc.) People will remember Alexander in different ways for he was surely a man of diversified talents but for many Alexander's spirit will be hailed in the beautiful and haunting song of the common loon. Against gray sky and scree A loon with its wings reveals itself And I see. ..Alexander oriented show for children, has been on the boards all over Is rael since December. In addition to clowning, he'll be teaching at the Hebrew University, starting this fall. John Cranor '64 is the first New College alum to be chairman of the New College Foun dation Board of Trus tees. He has been a trustee for three years and was elected chair man in April. John recently became presi dent and CEO of Ken tucky Fried Chicken Worldwide in Louis ville, Ky. Steve Davidson '69 is an osteopathic and homeopathic physician in Phoenix, Ariz. He was awarded the 1986 Sutherland Memorial Award for outstanding service to the Cranial Academy, a component society of the American Academy of Os teopathy. Steve says "After spending looking for Ms Right I think I found her. like some of the other women I've known, this one promises not to be come Ms Always Right." Steve is also founder and head writer for Practical Publications, which specializes in self help health programs for the public and professional materials for the health professional. Paul Haosma '64, a physicist at U Diversity of California, Santa. Barbara, is leader of a group of nine researchers from Stanford and U.C.S.B. who have developed a new type of atomic force microscope that is sensitive, fast and gentle enough to image biological molecules even as they act out molecular events, according to an ar ticle in Vol. 135 of Science News. Paul is quoted as saying, "We've always hoped that the power of scanning probe microscopes could be used to look at biological samples and benefit people ... now it appears this will indeed be pos sible.'' Laurence Hunt '67 was married in July 1988 to an exciting, dynamic woman, Judith Snow, who is a leader in the Canadian movement to build com munities which include all citizens particularly those who are viewed as being "disabled.'' He says he is some what reluctantly leaving the job market and entering selfemployment as a "community facilitator" for people who have disabilities, "because people are asking me to! This is other than an isolative lifestyle.'' Jim Hunter '69 and his family were in Sarasota in the spring, giving him a chance to visit campus and talk to facul ty. Jim is a lawyer in Los Angeles. Carol Levenson '69 says she fmally wised up and got that University of Chicago MBA. "Makin' good money, five dollars a day, working as a bond analyst for Harris Investment Manage ment in Chicago.'' Her fiction has ap peared in Clubhouse magazine and Naming the Daytime Moon: Stories and Poems by Chicago Women. Carol says she still hangs around with far too many New College graduates. Eleoi Malanos Silvennan '69 has left her federal government job at the President's Advisory Council on His toric Preservation to become the senior staff member of the Old Town Alexandria (Va.) Board of Architec tural Review. Gordon Marsh '69 has been working Cotatinued on next page


NIMBUS, SUMMER 1989 PAGE13 Class Notes-Sixties { coriinJed) in Japan since 1 983 and expects to be there a while longer He's married and has three children. He'd like to hear from long-lost friends, especially if anyone knows the whereabouts of John Wasko '69, A.KA. 'Rabbit.' Mary Elmendorf passed on news of Daisy Mejia '67, a former exchange stu dent, who received her Ph.D. at Hunter College on a Ford Foundation grant. Daisy is assistant to a psychiatrist/busi ness consultant in Puerto Rico. Dick Ogburn '65 and his family are back from several years in Brazil. He's working for the South Florida Regional Planning Council, a job he found with the help of New College alums Dale Hickam '65 and Ed Montanaro '73. Randi Payne Slaughter '69 has recently become manager of a group of applications programmers for TimeLife after working as a systems programmer on IBM mainframe equip ment for a number of years. She says her horizons have been broadened but her time is consumed. If her husband, David, worked a regular job, she'd be in big trouble. Her nine-year-old daughter, Alexandra Coffey, just qualified to skate (roller) in national competition this fall; will be swimming in a regional meet; showing a pony when time permits; does well, but is bored in school; would love to go to New College In 1985, while panning for gold in the mountains of north Georgia, near Dah lonega, Samuel Sapp '67 found a gold nugget the size of the fingernail on your little finger. Tara Nova Webb, daughter of Ruthanne Stange Kah '65 and John Richard "Dick'' Webb '68 will graduate next year from Pine View School in Sarasota and is planning to study environmental science/biology. She's spent the summer with Outward Bound. Ruthanne says she is looking forward to making changes, perhaps relocating, creating something new as Tara moves on. Right now she s enjoying Tara's last few years at home, a parrot, and wonderful work with antique/rare books. She is also doing weaving-dyeing and teaching workshops as she fmds time. James Supplee '69 recently received his M.A. in counseling psychology from Immaculata College and is currently training in psychosynthesis. Sarah White Leslie '69 and her hus band, Michael Tilse, are working with the Citizens Commission on Human Rights in Los Angeles to put an end to the abuses of the drug ritalin being used on school children in the U.S. and Canada. Sarah also is learning American sign language to facilitate communication with some of the deaf students she tutors in English reading and writing She'd like to bear from anyone who knows American sign lan guage. Class Notes -Seventies Brian Albritton '75 says he had a great time at the reunion but missed seeing lots of others George Mayer, John Biggers, Hazel Bradford, Allison Wilcox, Pete Tepley,John Dunne, Leslie Paugh, Kathryn Etchison. He was shocked to see that NC students still looked the same right in the sixties! Rob Atkinson '74 has moved to Ar lington, VA, where he is working as a consultant and finishing up his Ph.D. in economic development and technology policy from U .N.C., Chapel Hill. He plans to marry Anne-Marie Sherry in September. Congratulations to Scott Baker '73 and his wife, Anjanette, on the birth of a baby boy. Charles (Kai) Solomon weighed in at 9 lbs., 2 oz. on his ftrst appearance April24, 1989. (Thanks to Mary Ruiz for the news update.) Congratulations to Humberto '78 and Tami Beller Barreto '78 on the birth of Nicolas Benjamin on Aprilll, 1989. Mother, father and sister, Tyler Whitney, are all thrilled. Tami is plan direc tor for Crawfordsville, Ind., and Humberto is an economics professor at Wabash College. Eric Berg '78 is a lawyer for Pacific Bell in San Francisco. Lisa Siegfried Bohn '77 is still a newlywed (Feb. 1989) and planning to become a parent by Feb. 1990. She and her husband, David, live on six acres on the Myakka River Gust got electiricity and still working on running water). They are making progress on a home Performing Arts in Sarasota. It has been her pleasure recently to work with the community volunteers and donors who have helped fund this exciting project. Anderson Brown '78 won a graduat e teaching award at University of Continued 00 next page structure. In the meantime they live in a trailer big enough for guests and them, too. Lisa is content with her expand ing belly and mind in a place where trees and birds are neighbors and the whims of the rains and the river determine whether she moves by car or canoe. Laura Breeze '70 is campaign administrator for the new Asolo Center for the The Asolo Center For The Performing Arts is under construction next door to Cook Library. In the photo above the library is in the upper left, Hamilton Center and the Pel dorms are in the upper right. Alum Laura Breeze '70, campaign administrator for the new center, shared this view of our changing landscape.


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NIMBUS, SUMMER 1989 PAGE 15 Class Notes--Seventies ( coriirued) experimental psych professor, is living in Tempe, Ariz. Those of you who were at the 1985 reunion may remember seeing Don and his wife, who came to the reunion while on their honeymoon. Karen Lundmark Kil lebrew '71 has her own travel agency in Oakland, Calif. Stephanie Johnson '76 became medical director for the home care pro gram at the Kansas City VA. hospital which serves homebound V.A. patients last March. Congratulations to Stephanie and her husband, Tim Duensing, on the birth of their second daughter, Lauren Margaret, in Decem ber 1988. Lesley Koplow '7 4 has written a book about therapeutic work in an East Har lem community, Where Rag Dolls Hide Their Faces, which will be published in Jan .1990 by E. P. Dutton. Mike Lasche '76 is off in September for two years of graduate school at Yale and playing the initials game. He'll receive an M.P.P.M. (master's in private and public management) which is a M.P A./M.B.A. degree, to add to his NC B.A. Larry Lewack '76 is marketing a com puter access system for the disabled for Pointer Systems. The infra-red optical technology allows people with impaired hand control to use head movements to control a computer keyboard. Louise Liner Barrett '73 and her hus band, Allen, now have four children, age 6 and under. After three active boys they're enjoying Anne Michelle, now 7months-old and easygoing. ConradMacKerron '74, Washington bureau chief for Chemical Week, has been awarded the National Environ mental Development Association's an nual "Balance in Journalism" award. In the June 14, 1989 issue of Chemical Week, Editor-in-Chief Peter Coombes says, "NEDA, a coalition of organized labor, agriculture, and industry, pre.sents the award each year to a jour nalst who 'attempts to balance the con cerns of the environment and the economy.' ... Notes the board of direc tors, 'The award is solid recognition of your balanced reporting."' Thanks to alum Lindsay LaBurt for spotting the news and sending it to us. Janice Broda sent an address and Update for Allan McCarthy '75. Allan has his own business, Habitat Landscaping, in Vero Beach, Fla. He's co-president of the Indian River Rare Fruit Council, is married and has two children -Eric (8) and Annie (9 months). Chenoweth Moffatt '75 has decided to study photography To pay the rent she does various jobs like sell fish with Cheryl Williams '75 and help her when she has catering jobs, sell flowers and redesign the filing system for the Na tional Park Survey. No doubt the fall season will usher in even greater delights. Thanks to Atlanta chapter head Judy Lentini for sending the address and news of Victor Moldovan '79. He's a lawyer in Duluth, GA., and chairman of the Gwenett County Democratic Party. Harry Moulis '78 was in Sarasota in April for a rheumatology conference. He's in the second year of his internal medicine residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center and is prepar ing a paper on Bing-Neel syndrome for publication. Harry also gave us updates on several NC friends: Eric Dyreson '79 and his brother Curt Dyreson '81 are both in graduate school in Tucson. Eric is working with ecological model sys tems and Curt is in computer science George Rabaza '78 is a third year general surgery resident in Miami. Bob Henry '78 is also in Miami, fmishing his radiology residence. Julie Kessel "79 lives in Miami. She received her M.D. from U Diversity of Miami in 1987. Mark Mudge '76 called to relay the news that he and Carla Schroer '81 were married on June 23, 1989 in San Jose, Calif. Congratulations to you both. Darryl Myers '73 will soon finish his masters in computer science "with dis tinction" from DePaul University. He asks, "Why do so many philosophy majors become computer geeks?" (Is there a research paper in that?) His wife, Vicki Tinberg '75 is launching another business -Morsels -for catering. They both say, "We love Chicago and welcome visitors." Joe Quick '77 graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in Continued on next page '89-'90 Faculty Development Grants Awarded Listed below are the names of the faculty members who received Faculty Development Grants from the Alumnae/i this year The grants were presented during the. May meeting by Lesley Paugh '77, alum representative on the selectiOn comnultee. Alrred Beulig -Behavioral Ecology and Endocnnology of Sex Differences in Aggression in 9J>rinodon Richard Coe -Participation in the Southern EconomiC Association Meeting in Orlando, November Sandra Gilc hrist Pariticipation in the Internatonal Crustacean Conference in Brisbane, Australia, July 2-71 1990 c Hassold Images of Gender m EngliSh Women s Surrealist Art Miles Research at the University of lllinois on the Problems of Musical Historicism . Penny R osel Travel to the American Soctety on Agmg N ahonal Meetmg in Washington, D.C. f h 1 James R o th Creating visual mental unages: The eucct o t e re atrve prominence of object axes George Ruppeiner Travel to Telluride Colorado Summer workshop on Simulated Annealing 1uly9-23,1989 La Schoe n Undergraduate Research Convocaton m Psychology wre n ce d b t b f (Professor Schoen resigned afte.r the award COIDIDlttee s eCISIOD u e ore the grants were distributed, so his grant was not actually funded.)


PAGE 16 NIMBUS, SUMMER 1989 Class Notes--Seventies ( corii rued) May. Donald Richmond '75 is a computer programmer/analyst for Kentucky's Department of Information Systems He received an M.S. in systems science in May 1989 from University of Louis ville. His master's thesis topic was developing software to support multiple expert systems. Lynwood Sawyer passed on news of Jarvus Kevin Quinn '71, who just received a Ph.D. in economics from American University. Jarvus Kevin works at the International Policy Center in Washington. He and his wife, Valerie, have two children. Lenny Russo '76 is corporate chef for U.S. Restaurants. He administer's seven different properties and is execu tive chef for Trigger's restaurant in Prior Lake, Minn. He's been involved recently with the University of Minnesota Extension Service in the promotion of Minn. aquaculture and with the governor's office in the promotion of organic produce and farming. He was featured in the July issue of Food and Wine magazine and will be cooking at Fetzer Vinyards in Mendecino County, Calif this August. His specialty is heartland or midwest regional cuisine. In October Lenny and four other chefs will present a meal in Chicago representative of that cuisine. Other plans include writing a cookbook and a cooking exhibition tour of Europe in January, 1990. On August 17, Lenny will be best man at Adam (77) Front's wedding in San Francisco. Martin Schwartz '72 bas acquired a wife (Lenore), two children (Sarah, 3 years old, and Rebecca, 1) and job at Harvard (physiology professor). He says, "I also have a cat and a station wagon -sounds highly conventional, but the fact that we're all basically maniacs makes it a little less so. I lectured at New about a year ago. I thought the students were just as bright as here at the big H, and a lot more inquisitive and less self-conscious. It was a pleasure to see that Gnu is alive and well." Bonnie Sehenuk Fitzgerald '77 was married in July to Ken Fitzgerald of Fairfax, Va. Bonnie is a freelance television production manager. Her most recent effort Our Common Future, a world-wide broadcast to increase awareness of our environmental problems, was a huge success abroad. It was produced by the same producers as Live Aid and similar in format. In August she'll be working with the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts as production manager of the documentary segments for the Kennedy Center Honors which will air in early December. Barbara Shamberg '71 married Dr. Allan Weisberg, a New York chiropractor, in August 1987. They've just finished building a new house in Scarsdale. Barbara, a psychologist, has a private prac tice and also works at a treatment center for adolescent emotionally disturbed boys in Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. Neil Sipe '72 married Patricia Lynn McKay in Beaufort, SC, in March. Neil is working on a Ph.D. in planning at Florida State University and Patty works for the planning watchdog group, 1000 Friends of Florida. Thanks to Mary Ruiz who passed on the news. Sam Skogstad '77 works for Caribbean Publishing in Miami. His specialty is preparing export and other directories. Steve Sparks '72 recently fmisbed a stint as managing partner finance for Linde Thomson law firm in Kansas City. Phil ry7 and Robin Searles Tondra '78 are moving from Woodstock, Ga., to 12 acres in Newnan, Ga., with their gang of pugs, one kwasz and Patch, the cockatiel. Phil is a sales representative for Varian Associates, a manufacturer of exotic laboratory instrumentation. Robin is still recuperating from a serious accident which occurred in 1986 and is pursuing a B.S. in nursing. Jonathan Weiss '76 and his wife, Sheila, have returned to Sarasota after having sampled different areas of the country. Jonathan is an architect intern for the Ritchie Organization. They now have a daughter, Sash a, "whose big brown eyes you can get lost in. They're looking for architects artists or designers who want to' get together and talk. Robert Westerfeldt '79 will begin work on his master's in international and public affairs as a Dean's Fellow at Columbia University this fall. Allison Wilcox '76, a psychotherapist, spends part time in private practice and full time teaching medical and psychiatry residents, working with AIDs patients and public medical and mental health. She'd like to come home to Florida some day and is hoping to get New Colleagians from Austin (Texas) together. She' s trying to think of crea tive ways to raise money for the location of a donor for a bone marrow transplant someday as she has acute leukemia, now in remission. Anyone have any. ideas??? Mary Hill Wise '72 runs her practice in family medicine from her home in Honeoye Falls, N.Y. She and her husband, Bob, have two children -Heather (21/2) and Seth (10 months). in the News If you checked USA Today's choosiest college list when it was first announced in December 1988, you would have found New College con spicuous by its absence. However, fhe drop was a data-processing error. USA Today published a correction on Dec. 21 restoring New College to the list -#41 on the list of the 51 choosiest. Eagle-eyed graduate J i mmy Pritch a r d ryz continues to spot and send us mentions of New College from various sources. New College was singled out in an article titled "Higher Education, Lower Cost" in the Winter 1989 issue of the Dreyfus newsletter, Letter From the Lion. Pritchard commented, ... once again I was particularly happy to note that when education writers and editors single out even as few as three or four of the best public colleges and universities, New College usually finds a place on the list" Pritchard also discovered N'ew College in a new college guide by Clifford Crane, The College Entrance Predictor. Of the ftrSt 35 of the 231 competitive colleges listed, the only public institutions were New College and University of California at Berkeley.


NIMBUS, SUMMER 1989 PAGE17 Class Notes Eighties Polly Adema '83 has been awarded the American Folklore Society summer internship. The society selects one graduate student to sponsor, giving that student valuable experience in the public sector. Polly had four agencies to choose from and elected to spend the summer with the Nevada State Folklorists, based in Reno. Her work will involve travel throughout the state doing research, fieldwork, documenta tion of performances of creative expres sions (i.e., any expressive form, manual or verbal, such as singing, dancing craftmaking, etc.). Polly completed her M.A. in folklore this year at Indiana University. Upon completion ofthe in ternship, she will be looking for a posi tion as a folklorist. Rob Bilott '83 will complete law school at Ohio State next year. He will also be clerking for Justice Holmes of the Ohio Supreme Court and will have a student note on the Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988 published in the Ohio State Law Journal in the fall. Daniel Bosch '82 is teaching adults at human services agency and likes tt a lot. Four of his poems will be published this summer and fall: a book looms. In January he will teach creative at Boston University. Daniel is trying to decide if he is obsessed with form for its own sake. He thinks the answer is "yes". After several years of feigning indif ference, Amanda Burns '86 and David Mitchell '82 cast all caution to the wind and married one another on April22 at Martha's Vineyard, Mass. Fortunately, they say no one was hurt in the ensuing melee. Groverfred Champion '80 is a com puter graphic artist for GTE Direc Corp. in St. Petersburg, Fla. He enJoys canoeing and fossil hunting on Flonda's Peace River. Several trips this year have yielded numerous large shark's teeth, ancient Indian arrow?eads and spear points and other fosstl materials. Kelleth Chinn '84 and Caroline Wamp?l.e are pursuing musical op porturuhes m the Los Angeles area after a of struggling in the very dead scene of Buffalo, NY. Their and, Kelleth on guitar and vocal and Car lin o e on bass, plays a mix of rock & roll, blues and funk. They've promised us a tape and concert "when we get good." Susan Dauer '81 runs into Paul Pare '80 (also a graduate student at Univer sity of Texas, Austin) occasionally and they compare notes over sodas in the student union. Lisa Gordon Fleckenstein '83 is en joying her work on a grant involving seriously emotionally disturbed kids. Now and again, sinister capitalist demons whisper in her ear to go out and get an unfulft.lling job that would make counting pennies an obsolete pastime. So far, she's resisted. Gina Habermas '83 is in her second year in the masters program at the University of Florida. She's study 19th and 20th Century German history. From Taos, N.M., where he is at work on a novel with the help of a grant from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, David Johansson '83 says hi to Esteban '83, Ann '83 and Andrea '84 -where ever they are ... Barbara Junge '81 is off to Zim babwe for a year's worth of courses at the University of Zimbabwe Legal Department as a Rotary Scholar. She hopes the experience will revive her after her stultifying first year of law school at NYU. Soon Lye Lim '83 is a graduate stu dent at U Diversity of Florida, working on his master's in computer science. Congratulations to Eileen McMahon Engel '82 on the birth of her daughter, Kayla Eileen, on December 17, 1988. Keith Mills '85 will enter Colgate University's M.A.T. in social studies program in After a year there he will emerge wtth MA.T. m hand to tackle high-school teaching. Wish him luck!! Kym Palmer Elder runs a soon-to-be non-profit network called CONET (The Creative Opportunity Network) based in Sarasota. CONET is designed to promote young and devel?ping crea tive efforts in the commuruty. She and her husband, Don, are opening Cog nizant Gallery, a contemporary al!d antique art gallery in Osprey, Fla., m August. They would love to novo collegians who are pursmng art as a career. Cia Romano '80 will be celebrating her September wedding to John Capute (U.Mass, Amherst, M.FA. '88) in Al buquerque at Indian ruins on the Rio Grande. Cia is surviving Texas with an eye toward permanent relocation in New Mexico. She's becoming a student and proficient reader of tarot cards. Michael Samra '80 just received his Ph.D. in math from City University of New York. Sonia Wu tells us Lori Shoemaker '80 is entering Harvard Law School this fall. Velinda Tracy '84 will be beginning graduate work at the University of Oregon Institute of Neuroscience in September. She will be supported by teaching and training grants. Until July, she continued working at New College Admissions. Jon Trushenski '83 is a marketing analyst for the OMC Boat Group in Cadillac, Mich. Douglas Tucker '83 has passed his qualifying exams for entering the doc toral part of the astronomy program at Yale. His doctoral thesis topic is a small part of a collaborative project among researchers at Yale, Harvard and the Las Campanas (Chile) Observatory, which deals with mapping large-scale distributions of galaxies in the universe. Patrica Vaughn-Brown '85 has been accepted by the U Diversity of Arkansas for an M.S. in comparative literature. She says this followed 1 1/2 years of playing there, as a student at large, taking those courses which tumed her on, many of which fell into the compara tive literature program. Julie Viens '82, a research assistant in psychology at Harvard, says that thanks to superhuman efforts from alums Bob Rush 73 and Mark Gottlieb '82, Harvard University clerical and technical workers now have a union and a great frrst contract. Mark was on the negotiating team and Bob works full time on the union staff. Mauri Ziff '84 has been working since her graduation as the assistant director of social services and counsel ing at a Sarasota nursing facility. The fall she will begin working toward her Ph.D. at Brandeis University. She entertains hopes of returning to the utopian-like cultural mecca of Sarasota.


PAGE 18 J'': A N u A R y NIMBUS, SUMMER 1989 .., .'h: .. -. ::-= .,;: CANOE THE PEACE RIVER JANUARY 20-25, 1990 I NSTRUCTORS: JONO MILLER, JULIE MORRIS, RUSS SIZEMORE & AM IE WHITE FEE: $800 Explore the diverse environments of the Peace River on this six day canoe trip. Strong canoe skills are not required. However, a love for the outdoors and an insatiable curiosity are welcome. Under guidance from the instructors, New College ISP students will conduct daily seminafS on such topics as natural History, conservation, ethics and land development, geology, astronomy and more. Fee includes ground transportation, food and equipment rental rates. Space is limited, so don't miss this unique opportunity to learn and live in the outdoors. For more information, please contact: Arnie Forrest White; P.O. Box 97, Morgan, Utah 84050; 801-829-3352 or Carol Ann Wilkinson, New College Alumnae/i Association, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243; 813-359-4324.


NIMBUS, SUMMER 1989 PAGE19 Special Alum Events Start the Nineties Charter Classes Gathering Jan 26-28, 1990 The Charter Classes of New Col lege will return to Sarasota for a 25 year Reunion Gathering on the week end of January 26-28, 1990. Events planned for the weekend will include seminars on topics of interest to alumnae/i, an open house at the home of Mary Elmendorf, a banquet and a piano concert by NC grad Marc Silverman to benefit the NCAA. As many faculty members from that period as we can round up will be on hand. The Gathering is mtended for those people who entered New College in the first three classes, whether or not they eventually graduated. In addition, anyone who was at the College be tween 1964 and 1970 is welcome to join in. Registration information will be mailed to Charter Class members by September 15; questions about the Gathering should be directed to (302-299-2818), who is or ganlZlng the event, or Carol Ann Wilkinson at the alumnae/i office. New College Nimbus P,ublished three times per year by New College Alumnae/i Association 5700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota FL 34243 (813) 359-4324. Carol Ann Wilkinson '64 editor s 'al thanks Cor editorial and production assiStance to Jim Feeney Mike Johnson '85 Jono Miller '70 and Mar;. Ruiz '74. Photo credits: p.l, pp. 3-5 photos provided by subjects p. 3 Reunion by Mary Ruiz P 11 Asolo by Aerial Innovations, Inc. p. 14 Pat Bryant by Norma Brege I P-19 Marc Silverman .from Marc Silverman Marc Silvenuan presents Benefit Concert for New College Alunmae/1 Association Jan.28, 1990-2p.m. Reception following concert Marc Silverman '70 is a concert pianist, performing around the world in both solo concerts and as a member of The Carnegie Trio. He has a Ph.D. in piano performance and is professor of piano and piano literature and chairman of the piano depart ment at Manhat tan School of Music in New York. His honors include winning numerous inter-national piano competitions, as well as performances on television and ra?io. Ticket information will be mailed to all Florida alums m the fall. Out-of-state residents should call or write the alumnae/i office for information. Marc Silverman What'sGnu? J A N u A R y 1 9 9 0 We'd like to hear from you. Send news, comments or address changes to New College Alumnae/i Association, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243. Thank you.


PAGE20 We welcome the seventy-six 1989 graduates of New College who are now officially alumnae/i. The fol lowing news about some of them was collected and passed on to us by Provost Robert Benedetti. Over a third of the class will enter graduate school this fall. Among the '89 graduates who will take up fall graduate appointments in academic departments are David Cape '84 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a mathematics fellowship; Dennis Gephardt '85 at the College of William & Mary, where he has a stipend in history and museum studies; and Susanne Hauger '85 at Duke University with a J. B. Duke Fellowship in physics. Leigh Anne Holcomb '87 has ac cepted an assistantship in biology at the University of Southern Califor nia. Eric Howard '85 with an inter disciplinary major in physics/math ematics behind him, will enter the University of Rochester with a physics fellowship. Mathematician Michael Johnson '85 has chosen Brandeis University, where he received a fellowship. Lisa McGregor '85 and Dona Stewart '85 will pursue international relations at the University of Florida. Physics major Nathan Pfluger '85 will join the computer science department at Texas A & M, where he'll have a graduate as sistantship. Leon Porter '85 will study philosophy at the University of Michigan's Rackham Graduate The New College Foundation New College Nimbus N.C.A.A. 5700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243 Address Correction Requested 1989 Graduates School with a fellowship. Literature major A. Timothy Rogers '85 will attend the Univer sity of Texas at Austin. Patricia Secrest '85 reportedly chose an as sistantship in chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh over a medical school accept Mary Higby Dwyer '85, an '88 graduate, will attend Johns Hopkins University, where she has a fellow ship in biology. Her husband, John Dwyer '85, will be studying physics at Johns Hopkins. Cheryl Gordon '87 will begin studies at Chandler School of Theology, Emory University, where she has a Dean's Award. Moira Kil tie '84 accepted a fellowship in public administration from New York University. Margareta Knauff '85 will matriculate at Catholic University School of Library and Information Science. To prepare for a high school teach ing career, Keith Mills '85 will pur sue an M.A.T. in social studies at Colgate University. Gina Pignata '84 will be at the University of Florida in school psychology. Wil liam Wolfe, Jr. '85 will pursue an M.B.A. at Emory University. Richard Giardino '85 will begin work toward a J.D. at Nova Univer sity. Three graduates will begin medi cal school in the fall: Melissa Baum gartner '84 at the Medical College of Georgia; Bruce Fagen '85 at the New Jersey College of Medicine at NIMBUS, SUMMER 1989 Newark; and James Tietsworth '84 who has been accepted at the University of Miami. Kimberly Mathews '84 will attend Boston University dental school. Although Joyce Dennehy '85 ad vised she plans to "take a good rest and then retire," that seems doubt ful since she is active in many com munity service organizations, in cluding the Sarasota Humane Society, the Women's Resource Center, and SPARK (Safe Place & Rape Crisis Center). Nisbma Daya '85 will travel before taking a position with World Teach in East Africa. Vanya Pryputniewicz '85 plans a 167 mile walk from Grand Canyon, Ariz., to Zion National Park, Utah, for the American Heart Association. Peter Tush '81 will be at St. Petersburg's Salvador Dali Museum, where he recently became assistant to the curator. Shelley Bonas '85 is heading for the Ithaca, N.Y., area and a job on an organic farm. There, she hopes to gain skills that will enable a world tour of organic farms. Grace Roegner '85 will be devot ing her energies now to her career as a blues singer. An early project will explore linkages between the visual and performance arts with painter Michael Freedman '84. The project is supported by a Florida Arts Council grant. Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage Paid Pem1it#S6 Sarasota, FL

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