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NEW COLLEGE A publication of the New College Alumnae/i Association Michalson Speaks Out: President Talks Frankly about Issues Facing New College This article originally appeared in in the state system. the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on March 9, 2003. It is reprinted here in its entirety. If a thorough grounding in phi losophy is any help in facing a harsh budget year in Tallahassee, there's one Florida college president who may hold an advantage. Gordon E. Michalson Jr., who goes by the name of Mike a humanities professor who has written books about such deep thinkers as Kant and Kierkegaard recently was placed in charge of the newly independent New College of Florida. He spoke with Her aid-Tribune correspondent Barbara Pe ters Smith about education funding, NCF's mission, and the protracted drama of its separation from the University of South Florida. Here is an edited tran script of that conversation. Q You have been officially presi dent of New College since January, and in taking this office you've been buck ing the recent trend at Florida public universities an actual scholar in the top job. A: Somebody told me I was over qualified academically to be a president Q: This is one more thing that makes New College different from the rest of the herd, and that cuts both ways for you. A: Indeed it does, and that is as it should be: We only have one thing go ing for us, in terms of positioning our selves in the state, and that's academic excellence. We're not bringing national attention to Florida by virtue of our football program, but if you follow things like the college guides, and the various rankings and ratings, you see that New College does appear in those quite favorably with some regularity. I'm not passing judgment on how valuable those things are, really; I'm as jaundiced as the next person about the whole rankings game. But if you've got it, flaunt it, and we're not shy about doing that, to send the following mes sage which is what I do quite con sistently with our legislative friends: New College's place in the system is de fined by the way we do bring good na tional attention to the state, and also by the way we keep a lot of Florida's smartest high school kids right here in Florida. Volume 48, Summer 2003 Q. Something you were doing before the Bright Futures program was even invented. A. That's right. And we're often the only Florida school that many of our Florida kids apply to, so if they did not enroll at New College, they would have left the state. And indeed many of our out-of-state students decide to settle here. Q: Sarasota has a pretty impressive roster of people in the community who first came because of New College A: So does Tallahassee; the legis lative staff is peppered with New Col lege alums in critical places. Q: So in some ways New Col lege might be better known in Talla hassee than it is here? See Michalson, Page 2


Michalson, cont from front pg. A: In certain quarters, and cer tainly not for lack of trying. We've been tromping the halls up there; not just myself, but various other mem bers of the staff. And of course (former state senator) Bob Johnson, chairing our board, is the natural link to quite a few folks up there. Q: So what's your game plan in this difficult year? A: I have taken my hints from Sen. (Lisa) Carlton, who was nice enough to include New College on the list of new programs started up in the last couple of years. She had us come before her education subcommittee of the appropriations committee, to report on the effects of the new funding we got last year and talk about our continuing needs. And every chance I get, I've been framing our requests for money in this session in terms of these new pro grams, because I think even if higher ed as a whole is cut or held steady as you know, it's up for severe cuts in the governor's proposed budget-it's possible that one could gain additional funding under this new programs ru bric. And I think the feeling of all the presidents associated with the new programsFSU, FAMU, FlU and New College -is that the Legislature cre ated us, and is really obligated to pro vide us with the funding necessary to get us up and running. And in our case, all the money we're talking about is for administra tive and management infrastructure, to replace those functions previously provided by the University of South Florida. Q: To make you whole as an in dependent entity? A: Yes. And of course all this is happening as the overall governance system for higher education in the state devolves down to the new school code rewrite, creating complications for all of us. And in the middle of this. they change the governance system by voting out the old format and bring ing back the board of governors. So sometimes we're afraid to look up, for fear of what change is going to hap pen next that affects our efforts to be come freestanding. But we've already been com mended for proposing best practices for sharing certain services that we're too small to provide on our own. We're sharing facilities planning with FSU, because as our neighbors here at the Ringling ironically, given our long term relationship with USFwe have more of a vested interest in working closely in the future. Q: There's the liberal arts orienta tion you have in common. A: Yes, it connects immediately with their mission, more obviously. The relations with FSU have been very cor dial. Q: Does this mean that down the road, New College could come under the wing of anoth r university? A: Some people have floated that notion. Of course, in the very early go ing, people asked how the system can sustain an honors college that has only 650 students. No is the answer to that. I think the members of our board of trustees, first of all, are pretty feisty on that issue, and have some influence in this matter. Furthermore, Amendment 11, which created the board of governors last year, gave constitutional status to all 11 members of the state system, so it would be very difficult at this point to change that status. We face financial challenges, but we don't face financial turmoil. Our budget allotment last year-after all the badgering and lobbying and sweat ing we did -went up 22 percent. We are much healthier this year than last. Of course. every remark I make about the state funding has to be supple mented with the income we get from New College Foundation for enhance ment purposes. The reason we're here is because ofthe state, and the reason we're excellent is because of the foun dation. Q: The foundation is interesting to me, because unlike a lot of other lib eral arts colleges, this is not primarily an alumni group. You have alumni in volved, but you're also able to draw from the Sarasota community. How did that happen? A: Well, I think it's the legacy of a school that was invented on purpose by the citizens of Sarasota. If you go back to look at the history of the college in the early '60s, you'd realize that we carne about precisely because the town was noted already for art and culture and fine music. So the originat ing idea for New College emerged out of community pride, and the tradition of private giving from this community is a continuation of that idea. And it's been absolutely critical: This year we passed the $100 million mark; we're at $103 million in private money and state matching funds that have come in since Gen. (Rolland) Heiser carne to the foundation in 1979. I'm quick to mention that when I meet with legislators, because we are less than one-half of 1 percent of the state budget for higher ed. And for that minimal investment we keep these bright kids in-state; we're the only Florida college in Barron's top 52 colleges in the country; and then we le verage all this private money with state matching funds. Virtually all of the capital improvements here in the last 25 years, beginning with the library, have been brought about by the efforts of the foundation. C ontinu e d on n ext page


And we assure the private donors that their money is going for enhancement purposes above and beyond wh a t the tate hould be paying. We ne v er o licit private dollars just to keep the I ights on Q: This sounds so wonderful that it seems you have the ideal job. But it's not what you were looking for; you were kind of brought into the presidency by acclamation. A: It was a process, and kind of hard to describe. When I got drafted into serv ing, under the circumstances of the college suddenly being independent and needing a president, I was seriously in negotiations with Brown University and had no intentions of applying here. Then late last summer, difficulties up in the Brown department became a little internecine, and I thought "Wait a sec ond; that's not my fight." And we like Sarasota very much, my wife and I; then I began to realize that if! did indeed stay at New College, this was the job I wanted to do. Totally selfishly, I realized these first two years are probably bound to be the hardest dealing with separate accreditation, budget building unhooking from USF, gaining viability. Why would I want to put myself through those first horrendous years, and not stay on to en joy some of the future growth and en hancement? Q: How important is it to have some body in charge who understands aca demics and the faculty's viewpoint? A: I don't think you need to have a full-fledged academic to be president of one of these institutions. But you do need to have someone who, when he or she speaks publicly on behalf of the school, doesn't embarrass the faculty, doesn't leave everybody staring at their shoes. It certainly helps if one is a recog nized teacher-scholar; that builds you immediate credibility with the people who have the strongest day-to-day ownership of the school, and that's the faculty. Q: They don't tum over every four years. A: Nor do they watch the clock. Even if they're planning to go home at five, if a student shows up and needs help on a thesis they stay. That's what makes a great residential liberal arts college experience: People don't think of it as a job; they think of it as a vocation The students intuitively pick up on that. That's why tenure is so important. Academic freedom, of course, is always mentioned in justifying tenure, and we've been through some times recently in the state when that issue is quite rel evant. But just as important, if not more important, is the sense of personal buy in you get from your faculty when they're tenured and really have a sense of ownership of the place. Q: Well, let's talk about academic freedom for a bit. As it has come up in the case of USF's Sami Al-Arian, I think people have seen it as a kneejerk-liberal term meaning that you don't have to an swer to anybody. How do you define aca demic freedom? A: Well, the whole idea behind American higher education is the pursuit of truth and knowledge, wherever that pursuit leads. You don't calibrate the pur suit according to anyone's comfort level. And that only becomes controversial when somebody's comfort level is af fected. As I sometimes find myself tell ing students, who are upset or offended by things said around them, "Good col leges and universities should leave people uncomfortable." Part of the idea behind the word "liberal" in liberal arts and sciences is lib eration from one's provincialism and one's prejudices which are hard to spot. At the moment when your preju dices become challenged or affected, you feel disoriented and uncomfortable. These things become more charged when the issues are related to political problems, and I certainly wouldn't want to comment too extensively on the AlArian case except to say that the guy's not yet had his day i n court. I just sym pathize with everybody up there from President Qudy) Genshaft on down; it s just been a miserable situation. Q : Academic freedom also means that if you're free to spout ideas you also have to defend them right? A : Sure. Of course. And I think that's utterly unproblematic in cases where faculty members are offering creative ideas or provocative notions in connection with their own areas of expertise. Where legitimate questions can be raised is when people are offering provocative ideas in areas outside their assigned expertise. Q: As we all like to do. A : Yes. Celebrities in our celebrity culture have taught us to do that. If you're a celebrity, you have the right to talk au thoritatively about anything whatsoever. Q: You were talking earlier about the residential college community. How im portant is size to this sense of commu nity? A: Size has a lot to do with it, and if you were to walk around campus and grab any random student and ask, "Do you think New College is in danger of be coming too big?" every one of them would say yes. We are agreed that we're going to go from 650 to 800. I've suggested that an ideal number past that would be 1,200. I think the buck stops with our board in terms of enrollment size. The faculty ap preciate the fact that a larger enrollment under the ground rule that we maintain our student-faculty ratio at 11:1 which is something we're insisting on means more colleagues, a deeper and richer curriculum, better opportunities for team teaching and professional devel opment. See Michalson, Page 5


Message From NCAA President Larry Vemaglia ('87) President, New College Alumnaeji Association Though the Florida summer showers dampened our barbeque, warm skies opened to allow the many who gathered behind the Old library/ College Hall a view of a half-dozen fireworks shows on the ring of islands and keys that protect our shoreline. Watching the 4th of July displays over the still waters at the New College Bayfront made it easy to remember why this campus claims such a special place in our memories. As we sat with alums, students, staff and neighbors celebrating our nation's independence, I felt gratified by how strong New College has become, now on its own, and the role alumnae/i have played. Old Friends Became New Leaders. The past year has seen New College planted firmly in the landscape of independent colleges. We appointed our first permanent President of the College since our divorce from USF former "Dean and Warden" Mike Michalson. And following an extensive national search of over a hundred excellent candidates, the Foundation Board voted to hire our own home-grown John Cranor as the next Foundation President, following Rolland V Heiser's retirement after 24 years of distinguished service. General Heiser's legacy has beeh rich: He held the Foundation and College together during the years with USF, while also managing to bring $100 million in outside support. He won't be replaced; but he will be ably succeeded. Apart from being an alum and long-time supporter and leader of the College (both on the Foundation Board and as Vice Chair of the New College Board of Trustees), john had a notable career in the corporate world as CEO of KFC Worldwide, Wilson Sporting Goods, and Long John Silver's. John's marriage of business skill and love for the College will be critical in his leading the Foundation's ambitious commitments necessary to support an independent New College. New College Supporters are Working Together. As you know, from earlier issues of the Nimbus, this year the distinct campus organizations (the Alumnaeji Association, Foundation, Library Association and the College Administration and Board of Trustees) forged a much closer working relationship. One benefit to our Association is that we can focus on growing our core programming and support for the College without worrying as much about keeping the lights on. Students are Benefiting. We regularly hear from the faculty that our student grants program is vital to the New College education. This year we ran grant-writing workshops on campus to help students learn how to apply for funding, not just from the Association, but from other organizations as well. Through our program, 45 students sought, and 36 earned, full or partial funding for their independent research, travel and study projects. The NCAA also funded 4 alumnae{i fellowships to bring new ideas to campus including: a poetry workshop and reading; facilitator training and experiential education to a group of New College students through Pathfinder Outdoor Education; economics courses including a course on income inequality; and the production and direction of a musical on campus, Vera Wilde, featuring the acting and musical talents of several students that ran three times during New College Weekend last February. Alums are Connecting in New Ways. As promised, the Association is working to enhance alum connectivity and information. Our editorial committee has plans to improve the Nimbus and also supplement it with a new yet-to-be named bi-monthly e-newsletter, which you should have received last month. This new e-zine links to current news and information on our new website, and the New College of Florida website, www.ncfedu If you have an idea for a name for the e-zine, please e-mail David Bryant at alum @ (seep. 9). Alum Molly Robinson is nurturing our national Chapter programs. Since last fall at least 9 chapter events were held in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Seattle, Miami, New York City, Las Vegas, and Sarasota. Six more alumnaefi get togethers are happening through the summer in Boston, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Tampa Bay. These are informal opportunities to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. If you are thinking about planning or hosting a chapter event in your area, please contact David Bryant, Molly Robinson or me. The NCAA will give you suggestions on a successful event, support your ideas, help with continued next page


invitations, and whatever else we can do to help you run something fun and different for fellow New College alums in your community. Come Home. Finally, save the date ofFebruary 6-8, 2004. This is our next Reunion in Sarasota, planned by our former Executive Director and Board member Caroline Chambliss. Stay tuned for more details, but do plan your winter vacation to include dropping in over the weekend. If you Michalson, Cont. from pg. 3 But some current students think 800 is too big. I ask, "What's going to happen?" And they say, "We're going to lose that special feature of New College." One student said, "What I like about New College is that no matter what office I go into, they know my name. If we get too big, we're going to lose that." And on that criterion, she's right. The growth issue is, by the way, ab solutely beside the point until USF/Sara sota-Manatee finds where they're going to be next. We're all nervously watch ing. Q: When I was driving here, and turning into the new entrance, I saw the solution: Move the airport out east, and put USF where the airport is! A: I have a real estate developer with whom I walk dogs in the morning, and that's his solution. I've assured President Genshaft that I'm 100 percent behind what they're try ing to do. We have a growth plan; they have a growth plan; we're maxed out. If you look over by the Shell station (on Tamiami Trail) you'll see some portable buildings that have gone up; I don't want this campus to become dependent on portables. Q: How is the split with USF going from your point of view? haven't been back to campus or Sarasota in a few years, you are in for a surprise. Whenever I "return" to New College, either when strolling down to the bay, or even when far from Florida meeting with other alums, I am reminded of what a special place it truly is. I am proud that alumnae/i continue to make such important contributions to the life and success of the school -and there are many paths to do so through the Alumnaefi Association. I hope that you A: It's a little rocky. The smoothest part is the relationship between my office and President Genshaft's office at USF. We were required to put together a relocation agreement that provides for joint use of some New College facilities, and we're now down to three: the library, Sudakoff Hall, and the physical fitness facility We finished that agreement in early january, and I thought from here on out it was pretty straightforward. Dr. (Laurey) Stryker, the USF /Sarasota-Manatee CEO, still lays claim to portions of this campus for the longer term, which she has felt compelled to do because the Uplands residents have argued that the Crosley property is not big enough to sustain her future enrollment growth. So from my point of view, there's a discon nect. We are neutral with respect to the Crosley property itself. I've just informed our board of trustees that if the Crosley site entails USF's continued presence on what I think of as the New College cam pus, I'd recommend to the board that we oppose the Crosley site. Q: It's interesting to see how pres sure applied in one area is felt in other areas. A: Bear in mind that overall here, the total picture is quite positive for the community. In Sarasota and Manatee counties, you have these two wonderful institutions now joined by FSU, and the will fmd a way to participate in the ongoing life of New College. See you in Palm Court! Lawrence W. Vernaglia ('87) is the President of the New College Alumnae/i Association. He lives in Boston with his wife, Elizabeth Rudow Vernaglia {'87) and their son, john. Larry is a partner with the law firm of Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP. Ringling School's not far down the road. And the two that are trying to figure out the separation process, New College and USF, both have growth plans under way. Q: And their missions are moving further apart. A: They've never had any point of connection whatsoever. The merger agreement of '74-'75 which made us the honors college of the state produced a shotgun wedding for New College and USF. It was not the result of erotic attrac tion. We are the honors college of the state, predominantly 18to 23-year-olds, residential; they are third-and fourth year students in graduate programs and professional fields like accounting and education. So they are the articulated baccalaureate-granting institution for community college students pursuing careers locally, and we're very different. Q: So I guess what I was describ ing as increasingly different missions is really an increased honesty about how different those missions have always been. A: Yes, we can only gain from candor at this moment, as we go in different directions. We both need distinct identities to overcome the history of community confusion. Copyright 2003, Sarasota HeraldTribune. Reprinted by express permission of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.


NC Alum Works Behind the Scenes in Hollywood: Steve Rosenbluth ('86) Creates Movie Magic jack Cartlidge, retired New College professor of sculpture, recently contacted the NCAA to get news of one of his former students, Steve Rosenbluth {'86). Steve wrote a fasdnating update on his life (from Montreal to Northern Ireland to Los Angeles to New Zealand) since graduating from New College, and his letter to jack is excerpted and reprinted below with Steve's permission. I suppose I have about a hundred stories to tell about what I've been up to; a lot happens to one after leaving college. At the moment I'm sitting in my hotel room in New Zealand. I'm here on a motion picture production ca .1 The Last Samurai. It's a big budget ftlm featuring Tom Cruise. I created a control system for a hydraulic horse which the production is using for certain stunt scenes with Tom. I didn't go straight into special effects right after New College. If you recall, the Gulf War started during my thesis, and during that time I became determined to go overseas to do something positive in the name of my country. I spent my first post-New College year living in Quebec with my girlfriend Helene, gaining fluency in French and volunteering as a facilitator of nonviolence projects in NewYork and Ontario prisons. I did also manage to build a bunch of puppets for a Montreal children's puppet theater the show was beautiful. I eventually arranged to do service work in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I have to say that probably the most significant growing experience of my life was the five years I spent in and around New College, but second only to that was the two and a half years I spent in Northern Ireland. My task there was to create a small woodworking business in the innercity to provide jobs for young men, which would, in turn, keep them from recruitment into paramilitary organizations. I also led youth clubs and assisted political mediators and other peace groups with Northern Ireland's "Troubles." After about 15 months, our market research showed that our woodcraft products weren't going to be particularly profitable, so we closed the project. In retrospect, I should have created a computer business. I had rented a room in a co-op and I decided to proceed instead by teaching industrial arts skills like woodworking, signmaking, and welding. Our masterpiece was a go-cart that we built from an old Honda scooter one of the lads had wrecked. There were times when I saw some action and I could tell some scary stories, but overall the pohical violence isn't the meaning or focus of life in Belfast. One doesn't understand that until having lived there a long time. I did some photography and put together a slide show at one point, I called it "People Enjoying Themselves in Belfast". It wasn't exactly easy to take these photographs, since public photography is a no-no, as having one's picture taken in public can be a precursor to being targeted for assassination. Yet, despite such constraints, the country is mostly about family, laughing with friends, and dreaming of getting out to somewhere sunnier. I have to say that apart from New College, I've never lived anywhere where I've felt more a part of the society. I was well known in town, and I was genuinely respected. Part of that is the small size of the population, but I also have to give credit to the genuine humility, generosity, and hospitality of the people. In the end I felt I actually did contribute to the transformation of their society. In particular, the first ceasefire occurred in '94 while I was there. Towards the end of my stay, I remember standing in a nightclub with a friend of mine who encouraged me to "just enjoy myself" and start doing more things specifically for me. I had already begun studying more electronics on my own time at the co-op, and teaching myself more programming back at the community center where I worked. I was also doing a bit of sculpture (out of upholstery foam) for friends. Generally, I was itching to get back into special effects, and almost 4 years had passed since leaving college. Back in the States, in the space of about six months I had acquired enough contacts to move to Los Angeles to start working in Creature Effects. I worked at a number of special effects shops, doing some fabrication as well as machining, but I quickly realized that there was a real lack of electronics and computer programming expertise in the business as a whole, so I decided to specialize in that area. It was a little disappointing not to have the opportunity to exercise my artistic side and to not have people realize that I had such talents, but in the end I always felt it was the right choice. I've always loved "making magic" with technology. In doing so, I also avoided competition with others for work, and exposure to noxious chemicals. I chose something that is nearly always needed and higher paid. I came to specialize in "Creature Control Systems Design," computer and electronic systems which achieve the live and pre-recorded performance of robotic puppets. Film/TV productions on which I've worked on doing Creature Effects since Continued next page


moving to Burbank in '95 include: Space n-uckers Tales from the Crypt: Bordello of Blood Starship Troopers Alien Resurrection This Present Darkness Idle Hands Brats of the Lost Nebula jack Frost Lost In Space promotional events The Flintstones: Viva Rock Vegas a 'snagging' of the tendons in their pulleys. I had surgery on one hand and I'm back to being able to function fairly well. Eventually, I did have to become resolved to doing a combination of both management and hands-on work. As I saw the number of man-years necessary to achieve the things that I wanted to achieve, this became more acceptable. In a competitive industry. a team of people can bring a product Snowdogs Stuart Little II to market on time, where an individual Kermit's SWamp Years I also received The Smithsonian's Computerworld Honors Award 2001 in the category of Arts and Entertainment for the "Henson Digital Performance Studio" "I came to specialize in 'Creature Control Systems Design,' computer and electronic systems which achieve the live and pre recorded performance of robotic puppets." In 1997, after about two years of special effects work, something tragically ironic happened: I started having serious problems with my hands. It got so bad that I was taken out of work on disability, and was not able to use my hands for about six months. This was extremely heartbreaking. After all the years I had spent training to get where I was, at the age of 29, I was seeing the end of my career. It turned out to be chronic muscle tightness, tendonitis, and minor nerve damage. In the end, with occupational therapy, I got better and learned how to monitor and modify my work to mitigate the situation when the pain returned. Considering the amount of work that I did with my hands in the days and nights of the 10 years prior to my injury -it's not completely surprising something happened. Three years later, I developed tenosynovitis in my hands, can't. After freelancing for a few years at various shops I got a staff position at the jim Henson company as their new Control Systems Designer. I had more R&D money there than I've ever had at my disposal, and we accomplished some wonderful things in the system I did for them. The technology even won a national award from the Smithsonian Computerworld organization, and I'm the principle inventor on a U.S. Patent. I had an article published in Linux journal magazine recently about the Henson System. (Thank goodness for the experience of those 20-page papers at New College.) In addition to technological achievements, I also managed to get the company to restructure their R&D and Production departments in a way that would incorporate the ideas and decision-making wisdom of a more diverse group of people. I think this is really important to any company's success. At a certain point I decided I needed to be more independent, and I left Henson's. I was tired of giving my ideas, blood, sweat and tears to employers. In my current deal on The Last Samurai, I've secured the rights to all of the technology I develop. So now, after a half a year on my current project, I have a control system which I own and which I can sell. I don't know that there's much of a market for it, as there probably only five clients in Los Angeles, but one has to take an opportunity when it's available and maybe something will come, of it. My strategy is actually to sell tech support services, and to keep the control system fairly inexpensive. Though the project has been tough in terms of scheduling and staffing (one of our key people got cancer), it has been very rewarding. We accomplished a lot, and best of all, I feel appreciated by the people I worked with. I'm also in the midst of producing a short instructional medical video about how to take care of "computer hands". This is in partnership with my hand therapist and another patient. Given my own experience with hand injuries. and given the large number of people who are now suffering from computer-related tasks, we think this could really be a lucrative venture, and it will help a lot of people. My Quebecoise girlfriend, Helene, did eventually become my wife. I take a strange satisfaction both in the fact that we met in Sarasota, and that she's never set foot in Palm Court. We're currently contemplating a move back to Canada. If I do move, I'd probably get out of the fllm business. The era of animatronic creature effects is coming to a close anyway, supplanted by computer graphics, which doesn't interest me that much. Looking for work is problematic because, as you know, I've been specializing in engineering but I don't have an engineering degree. I'm fond of telling people that my New College education uniquely qualifies me to do everything, yet I'm not officially qualified to do anything. So here I am, 35 years old, and I honestly don't know what to do with my life again. Though I suppose I'll land on my feet.


Report From New Co lege Foundation From the northwest comer office of Robertson HaU Here is a quick update on the more significant recent events that have involved New College Foundation. Heading the list would have to be the retirement of General Heiser, the inspirational gift from Dallas Dort, the sale of the jane Cook bayfront estate, and the start of the Keating Center construction. As many old-timers may remember, Ron Heiser had inherited a struggling Foundation when he arrived on campus in 1979. Many predicted that the Foundation would not succeed (which probably would have spelled the demise of New College). "TWenty-four years later, the Foundation's endowment had reached S30 million, funding professorships, scholarships, faculty development, student academic research, and the academic program. Many academic facilities and additional residence halls were also built, the result of a committed board of trustees and dedicated leadership. A central figure in the founding years of New College was Dallas Dort. Throughout the many intervening years, Dallas has been among the school's staunchest advocates and generous backers. In April, this former acting president of New College and now trustee emeritus continued his Lt. Gen. Rolland V. Heiser retired in April after 24-year tenure as president of the Foundation. wonderful generosity with a $1.5 million gift to help New College grapple with the demands of independence. Another long-time supporter of New College was jane Bancroft Cook. Jane served as a trustee from 19651969 and 1980-1993. Jane died last July. In her will, she left her Sarasota bayfront estate to the Foundation. During her lifetime, jane had already contributed more than $5 million to the Foundation. When her property sold at auction this past May for $3.9 million, it set a new benchmark for the value of Sarasota bayfront land. Construction of the long-awaited Keating Center, designed to house all fundraising and alumni relations activities, is about to begin. The 6,200 sq. ft. Mediterranean-style facility should be ready for ribbon-cutting and move-in around the first of February. The Foundation added three new trustees: Dr. S. Preston Clement, a retired Sarasota pediatrician, and son in-law of Dallas Dort; john J-Cox, owner of Halfacre Construction Company and chairman of the board of The Bank of Commerce; and Margaret E. "Molly" Robinson, the Class of 2002 alumni trustee. The April trustee meeting included a strategic planning retreat to develop ways to raise $100 million during the next 10 years. Approval was granted for new staff positions. Committees that now duplicate roles of College trustee committees were eliminated. A committee on trustees and an audit committee were established. Boards of the Alumnaefi Association and the Library Association were made standing committees. The Foundation is creating The William Bartram Society to involve local alumni and friends in the planning, funding and implementation of a campus landscape beautification program. Bartram was an American pioneer in botany who traveled throughout the Southeast in the 1700s. His father was the Botanist Royal in America, appointed by King George III. The search for the next Foundation president was recently completed in August. Several candidates have been interviewed on campus, more than 200 applications for the position have been received, and in the end, we went with one of our own! john Cranor, an alumnus with extensive business experience and long-time Foundation trustee has agreed to take the job. The next issue of the Nimbus will feature a special article on John and his new role at the Foundation. And fmally, in the spirit of closer collaboration with New College, along with creating an institutional brand in this era of regained independence, the Foundation is replacing its gateway logo and adopting the four winds seal.


History Professor Lee Snyder Retires from New College A New College legend is retiring. Lee Snyder, longtime professor of history, and founder of the college's acclaimed Biennial Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies is retiring after 34 years. An intellectual-cultural historian known for his impressive range of interests and expertise, Snyder specialized in medieval and renaissance Europe with an alternating focus on France, Spain, Italy and Germany as well as the Protestant Reformation and the history of religion. He arrived at New College in 1969 when the school was still private and only in its sixth year of existence. "New College was a great place for me to teach and study, and the atmosphere here has been very rewarding," said Snyder. "I'm sure my career would have been very different had I taught at a large university." A graduate of Williams College, Snyder earned his Ph.D. at Harvard, and holds a Master of Divmity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. His special interest in religion inspired popular courses and tutorials on early Christianity and more recently, Islamic Civilization. Twenty-six years ago he founded an international conference on medieval and renaissance studies which over the years has drawn countless scholars from all corners of the world, and helped put New College on the map for important scholarly convocations. Last year, the three-day symposium featured more than 100 lectures covering art, music, literature, religion and history of medieval and renaissance Europe, including a demonstration of 14th century mart1al NCAA Board of Directors Election Results Thanks to ali who sent in ballots during the NCAA's recent Board of Directors election, which was completed on March 11, 2003. Results are listed below. Of the sixteen alumnae/i. all of whom were self-nominated for the ballot, the top ten vote-getters were voted to the Board. Many incumbents were voted back onto the Board to provide their services to the NCAA. Board members will serve a two year term through April 2005. For brief bios of our Board, please go to this website: www.newcollege.orgj aboutncaa.asp. Results for top 10: Mike Campbell jonathan Darr Don Goldberg john Hansen Steve jacobson Robert Lincoln Ginger Lyon Ann Burget Tucker Larry Vemaglia Cally Waite' indicates Board incumbents Others on ballot: jim Gutner Kathryn Prosch Bill Rosenberg Kelly Samek Ezequiel Williams Writein candidates: Paz Cohen jeremy Collins Chns Martin Steven Marsden Tom Todd arts and combat techniques. "What we have in Lee is a genuine scholar in the great humanist tradition," said Justus Doenecke, professor of history and colleague who came to New College the same year as Snyder. "There are few people on any campus that possess the breadth of knowledge that Lee does. He will be greatly missed." Snyder is the author of Macrohistory {1999) and is currently writing a book on Dante. E Newsletter Coming Soon In our effort to keep New College alumnae/i informed about campus and alum news, the NCAA will soon release an electronic newsletter via e-mail. The newsletter will feature short descriptions of feature stories, information on upcoming regional and campus reunions, and the latest on campus events. The newsletter will also link to special features. such as class notes. that are usually only found in the Nimbus. We are just about set to send out the first issue of the newsletter, but we have one problem ... we don't have a name for it yet! Thus. we are holding a naming contest for our enewsletter. If you have any suggestions, please send them by e-mail to Deadline: September 30, 2003. The winner will receive a New College Four Winds T l <:hirtt


New College Alliance (NCSA) Update Maxeme Tuchman twns helpful in acquainting stutaken away, for this year at least. we NCSA President dents With their new positions. Fur-plan to continue being active in this thermore, we have had all the reps group, for although we may not have Many new and exciting things have happened smce the new cabi net took over in January. If you have not already, you should definitely check out the new NCSA/ Student Government webpage. We've added photos of campus events, pictures of all the NCSA representatives in the Executive Cabinet, CAA, SAC, CSA and Student Court with contact information. Check it out at http:// studentweb.ncf.edufncsaf. We have also started a biweekly update, in which members of the Executive Cabinet inform students of what their student government has been doing. This has greatly improved communi cation between us and the students, staff and faculty. If you would like to receive the updates, please write to us at NCSA@ ncf edu and we'll be sure to include you when we start up again in August. We have continued former President Hossack's practice of hav ing an NCSA Orientation after an elec tion and have found these orientaa nd other positions write job descripbig numbers, we've got big voices and twns so that there would be some want to make sure that our little col-baseline when positions turn over. lege does not get overlooked in this Also, Capital Improvement Trust state. Funds awarded money to two very exciting projects this semester. One being the new Darkroom in Ham Cen ter and the second being an expan sion on the Four Winds Cafe! The Cafe is doing so well that we are expand ing their kitchen and building an out side patio New College is becoming an important part of the FSA (Florida Stu dent Association), a group that com bines the lobbying efforts for the universities that are members, and gives us a chance to network with nine of the other state universities. In this past semester New College worked with the other colleges in a statewide effort to save the Bright Futures pro gram. The program was in great dan ger of being devalued or completely eliminated and we, along with the other FSA member schools were suc cessful in making sure that students' merit-based scholarships were not Homer Wolfe (in suit, foreground) and other graduating students await their diplomas. First Year of 100 Initiative Successful More graduating stutlents await the i r d i plomas Maggie Phillip Recent Grad u a t e and CAA Board Member This was the first year of the 100% Initiative program in which every graduating student was asked to make a donation of any amount to the NCAA. The idea behind this program is simple: when US News, Peterson's, etc. rate schools, they look at the percentage of alums that give within a specified period of time after graduation. This criteria goes into determing each school's ranking. Since this is a percentage measurement and not a measure of amount, New College is not at a disadvantage! The 100% Inititiative Program introduces new alums to the idea of giving back to their school. The program also helps to increase our rankings, as well as our national recognition. So, how did we do? Out of 140 graduates, 77 donors (55%) gave a total of$377 This was given as a lump sum to the NCAA's student grants program following graduation. Although we did not reach our goal of 100% giving, this year's program was a success which I am sure will be surpassed next year. A special thanks to Dr. Mike Campbell, whose one-dollar nointerest personal service loans helped many broke graduates participate in the program.


A Banner Year For Fulbrights and Other Honors in Class of 2003 In a year for scholarly honors among New College students, this year s graduating class produced three Fulbright Fellows and one Carnegie Fellow. Congratulations to these new alums! jennifer Armocida has been named a Fulbright Fellow for 2003 and will spend the upcoming year in Germany teaching English at a German high school. "Considering the anti-American climate at the moment this will be a challenging assignment, but I'm really looking forward to," said Armocida "It's as much a cultural exchange program as it is a teaching opportunity, and what' s really exciting is that I'll be in charge of my own curriculum and lesson plans Armocida says she chose New College because the school offered a high quality liberal arts program that was affordable to an out-of-state student, and provided a high degree of individualized instruction and academic choice. In her first year, she decided to try a German language course, and is now majoring in German language and literature Armocida is from Dayton, Ohio. Kristin Vekasi has been named a Fulbright Fellow for 2003 and will spend the next year in Japan studying contemporary labor relations. "I came to New College with a strong interest in the biological sciences thinking I'd become a doctor ," said Vekasi. "Then I took a class on Japanese politics and I was hooked. The next thing you know I'm spending my entire third year in Tokyo, learning the language and developing a powerful interest in comparative politics, L-to-R: Jennifer Armocida, Kristin Vekasi, India Harville, and Silvia Manzanero particularly Japan' s ongoing privatization movement, and the erosion of traditional labor union strength." While at New College, Vekasi served as a research assistant in the political science department, and volunteered with the New College community Math Clinic, offering free mathematics tutoring each Sunday afternoon at Sarasota s Selby Public Library. Vekasi is from Maine. India Harville has been named a Fulbright Fellow for 2003 and will spend the upcoming year in Germany conducting stress hormone research at Heinrich Heine University in Duesseldorf "I've always been interested in stress management and body / mind connections so this research will be particularly rewarding," said Harville. "And its application will be in identifying the most effective methods for reducing stress in people and restoring normal function and performance." Harville says she chose New College based on the school' s philosophy of allowing students to create their own curriculum, and her self-designed studies have taken her to Russia, Germany and the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami. She currently lives in Atlanta. Silvia Manzanero has been named a Junior Fellow for 2003 by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The fellowship is one of only eight awarded nationwide to college seniors this year. Manzanero has been assigned to Carnegie's Russian Security and Non Proliferation program based in Washington, DC. "I'm thrilled and honored to be chosen for this wonderful opportunity and I can't wait to get started," said Manzanero. "This will be an excellent assignment for me as I'm very interested in national identity and security issues, particularly with countries in transition to democracy.'' A native of Madrid Spain, Manzanero came to the United States to study at the American School of Ballet in New York City. She later joined the Sarasota Ballet and was a featured soloist until an ankle injury forced her back to college to pursue a new career. Manzanero attended Manatee Community College then transferred to New College and is now majoring in political science and economics.


IBookNotes Andy Bemay-Roman's ('68) book, Deep Feeling, Deep Healing: The Heart, Mind, and Soul of Getting Well, (Spectrum Healing Press, 2001; $19.95; Softcover; ISBN: 0-9708662-0-8) emerges out of his last thirteen years as the Director of Psychological Support at Florida's premiere natural healing center, the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach. Deep Feeling, Deep Healing demystifies the inner process of psychotherapy by highlighting heady stuff about psychoneuro-immunology, the evolution of the brain and how it deals with pain, and the newly discovered network of mood-altering molecules called neuropeptides. The book is richly sprinkled with quirky therapy stories and practical mental health tips. Andy's therapy has been called "hypnotherapy with eyes wide open, a heart-to-heart encounter, Neurolinguistic Programming on steroids, and a deep massage of the nervous system all at the same time". Betsy Bowen's ('65) woodblock prints were recently published in Borealis, (University of Minnesota Press, 2002; $19.95; Hardcover; ISBN:0816641749), with poems by Louisiana poet Jeff Humphries and illustrations by Betsy Bowen. Inspired by the vast wilderness of northern Minnesota, the poems and illustrations celebrate the mystery, history and beauty of the Northwoods, where Betsy has made her home since the late sixties. Betsy is the author and illustrator of several books, including, Antler, Bear Canoe: A Northwoods Alphabet Year (1991, 2002}, Gathering: A Northwoods Counting Book (1995, 1999), and Tracks in the Wild (1993, 1998). Cally Waite's ('85) new book, Permission to Remain to Remain Among Us: Education for Blacks in Oberlin, Ohio, 1880-1914, was recently published by Bergin and Garvey (Dec. 2002; Hardcover; ISBN: 0897898672). The decision to admit black stu dents to Oberlin College, and offer them the same curriculum as their white classmates, challenged the no tion of black intellectual inferiority that prevailed during the antebellum pe riod. Following the model of the col lege, the public schools of Oberlin were integrated in direct opposition to state laws that forbade the education of black children with public funds However, after Reconstruction (1877}, the nation tried to negotiate the future of a newly freed and barely edu cated people. In Oberlin, this change was evidenced by the gradual segre gation of black students at the college. In the community, newly segregated neighborhoods, houses of worship and social interaction took hold in the former "interracial utopia." The coun try looked to Oberlin as a model for integrated education at the end of the 19th century only to find that it, too, had succumbed to segregation. This study examines why, and focuses on the intersection of three national is sues: the growth of the black church, increased racism and discrimination, and the transformation of higher edu cation. Joanne Meyer's ('81) novel, Heav enly Detour (Hardcover; 304 pages; ISBN: 0758202601), was released by Kensington Publishing Group in Feb ruary 2003. In this wickedly winning, delightfully sophisticated debut novel, Joanne delivers a screwball comedy


Ia kNotes about love, hope, and the importance of being buried in real silk ... where death is only the beginning of the year's funniest story. Outrageous characters and unex pected situations come naturally to joanne Meyer, who was born and raised in New York City. A sense of humor and a willingness to explore led to careers in art, advertising, and freelance writing before the premise of her flrst novel, Heavenly Detour, took hold. She continues to plow through the mineflelds of ideas her generous muse insists on offering, and balances the pandemonium with the peace and quiet of Florida, where she and her husband now live. Rita Ciresi's ('78) new novel, Remind Me Again Why I Married You, is now available in hardcover (304 pages; ISBN 0385335849; Delacorte Press, May 2003). No one blends humor and heart break like Rita Ciresi, whose award winning novels are lauded as much for their generous wit as for their un...... .. ,,,. ,,,, REMIND ME ?.Jazn flinching honesty. Ciresi's crowd-pleas ing novel Pink Slip captivated readers and critics alike, introducing two ut terly unforgettable characters and a love story both bittersweet and comic. Now Ciresi returns to the people and place of that irresistible bestseller in a riotous and rueful, sexy and poignant tale of married love--a novel that asks how two people who fell desperately, passionately, heartbreakingly in love can sustain a second act. In a wickedly funny, right-on-tar get look at love and relationships, Rita Ciresi peels back the layers of a mar riage with equal doses of hilarity and humanity. Filled with all the zest, zingers, and unexpected surprises of life, Remind Me Again Why I Married You is this uncommonly gifted author at her lusty and liberating best. Scholarship Set Up in Meinory of NC New College Foundation opened the Student Kit Reilly "Kit': Fund w1th an 1mt1al donatiOn of New College of Florida created a scholarship fund in memory of Kristopher "Kit" Reilly, a fourth-year student from Miami who died in late june 2003 in Puerto Rico while working on a summer research project at the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center at Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory. Kit's body was recovered Monday from an underwater cavern in a remote section of Puerto Rico's Tanama River. A hiking companion, Colin "Mike" Ewers, from Carleton College in Minnesota was also found dead. Both students are believed to have drowned while exploring the dense forest and steep river cliffs 45 miles west of San juan. A popular and immensely gifted student, Kit was one of nine undergraduates nationwide chosen for the prestigious two-month research assignment at the Arecibo Observatory-home of the world's largest radio telescope. Kit was using the telescope to help map the North Polar Spur-an enormous debris field from a suspected supernova explosion over the North Pole. "We are brokenhearted at this terrible loss, and the entire New College community grieves for Kit's family and friends," said New College President Gordon Michalson. "Kit found something he loved, something he was good at, and something that engaged his irrepressible curiosityour wish for all our students. So it is especially appropriate that we establish a memorial scholarship fund in his honor." $50,000. Future contributions can be sent to the Foundation at 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243 or made by phone at 941-355-2991. Kit attended Blue Valley High School in Overland Park, Kan., and moved to Miami before coming to New College. He started out as a political science major, but fell in love with astronomy last year and switched fields. He was expected to graduate in May 2004. Visit Kit's student web page at: http: I I stud en twe b.ncf.edulkit .reilly I index.htm For memorial service information, visit: studentweb.ncf.edulncsal


ICLASSNotes '65 Cheryl Soehl received her Master of Rehabilitation Counseling and a Certificate in Alcohol & Drug studies from the University of South Car olina School of Medicine She has also received a number or rewards for her recent work. Awards include: Sistercare Inc. Crisis Line Volunteer of the Year in 1998, Distinguished Rehabilitation Counseling Student Award in 1999, and the USC Community Service Programs Outstanding Volunteer Award and Richland County CASA Dedication to Service Award in 2001. E-Mail: csoe a Sondra Stewart-London has recently authored several truecrime books She also worked as a field producer for a documentary filmmaker while working as a technical writer. Sondra is recently divorced and has one grown daughter. E-mail: sondralondon@.earthlink.oet '66 David B. Schwartz has been named the recipient of the 2003 Dybwad Humanitarian Award from the American Association on Mental Retardation. The award memorializes the late Dr. Gunnar Dybwad, a leading social reformer for people with mental retardation. Over the past thirty years, David has led several movements to incorporate people with disabilities into their communities. His books are used internationally for courses and by disability organizations. In accepting the award. David cited his formative experience at New College, Experiencing the joys of freedom and community for the first time inspired me after graduation to attempt to share these virtues with others Now in the private pra ctice of psychotherapy, Dr. Schwartz continues to write, lecture, and consult about ways to include people in community life in North America and Europe H i s current main work i s as a therapist helping people with "stubborn miseries as he terms it. Dr. Schwartz practices in Harrisburg and Kimberton PA, and lives with his family in Camp Hill, PA and Ithaca NY. E Mail: jflutezoo@pa.ne_t. David Schwart z ('66) '67 John Westlie bas been named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College at William Jewell College in Liberty, MO. "John will be a real asset to faculty and students in advancing William Jewell's growing reputation for academic Excellence," said President David Sallee. His extensive background and expertise in languages and his experience in guiding our distinctive Oxbridge Honors and overseas programs will be of great value to us as we prepare students to be responsible members of an everI evolving global community. E mail: jwestli w '69 Barbara Tyroler is married to David Cooper and works as a professor at the University of Maryland. Barbara has one daughter, Samm Tyroler-Cooper, who currently attends Brown University. E-Mail: Susan ZuckermanAttas has been married for over twenty years, is an adoptive parent. and has two children and two dogs. Susan is currently working for The MITRE Corp., a federally funded research and development center, providing consulting and technical support to the Department of Defense and other government organizations for the public good. Susan works in the area of computer security, malicious mobile code, and countermeasures. Susan still craves visits to Florida beaches. E-Mail: susanz a 70 Debra Bonino passed away from an unexpected illness on March 2, 2003 Debra spent her final years in Louisiana painting icons and


I CI.ASSNotes restoring religious art of the catholic community. She has been laid to rest in Alexandria, LA. james Shoemaker is currently married to Mary Nielsen, MD, and has three kids: Kathryn age 15, Laura, age 13, and joanna, age 8. james is the founder/director of Metabolic Screening Laboratory, which diagnoses genetic and nutritional metabolic disorders by gas chromatographymass spectrometry. james is also on the St. Louis University School of Medicine Admissions Committee. james urges anyone interested in getting advice about medical school applications or interviews to contact him. E-Mail: showmajd@ 71 Debra Hachen is still serving as rabbi at Congregation B'nai Shalom in Westborough, MA, where she has been for 23 years. Debra is married to Peter Weinrobe. Her children are almost grown and are attending high school and college. Their son, Phil Weinrobe, is currently playing in a bluegrass band, and Debra urges everyone to check out their website: E Mail: 72 Stu Levitan is currently married to Wisconsin State Representative Terese Berceua (DMadison). Stu has worked at a number of jobs, including: Mediator/Arbitrator at the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission; Chairperson at the City of Madison Community Development Authority; the President of the Madison Mutual Housing Association; the host on Madison Tonight, WIBA AM; a contributing writer for Relix Magazine, ; a I Supreme Court columnist at www.Wis}Wlitics .Com ; and the host of Levitan Stew WMMM-FM. E-Mail: stu{g stuartlevit_an_._org. George Phillip Reno and his wife Sharon were in Turkey just before the War in Iraq began. Sharon presented a paper; and George played tourist and learned how to pray in the Blue Mosque. E-Mail: 75 Mary Spike writes, I have a wonderful husband and two wo derful cats. I try to stay in touch with many New College friends and see someone from NC at least once a year. Life is good!" E-Mail: 76 Larry Lewack is living and working in Burlington, VT. Larry is directing a NP program serving victims of crime with disabilities. He is enrolled in an MA program at Vermont College and is trying to be a good dad. Larry welcomes any alums who share the above interests, or who are passing through Vermont and would like to say hello. E-Mail: judith Mendelsohn Rood has received a new appointment/position at Biola University in the School of Arts & Sciences. Judith is the Chair of the History Department and an Associate Professor of History. E-Mail: judith.rood @ biola edu. 77 Jodi Siegel is a public interest lawyer specializing in civil rights and disability law with Southern Legal Counsel, Inc. E-Mail : iodi. siegel 78 Richard Coughlin received his PHD from Syracuse University in 1993. Currently Richard is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Florida Gulf Coast University. He is married to Anica Sturdivant and has two children; Mariah, age 9, and Ricky. age 2. E Mail: rcoughli.(! jose Diaz-Balart, an award winning journalist, will return to WTVJ/NBC 6 effective july 1, 2003. jose will be performing double duty on NBC 6 and the Telemundo Network. He will co-anchor an English-language broadcast on NBC 6 News at 5 pm, and he will continue to co-anchor Hoy En El Mundo, Telemundo's national Spanish language morning news program. E-Mail: jdbny a bigfoj) Sharon Matola, Founder and Director of the Belize Zoo, spoke at Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota on April 15, 2002, to promote awareness of efforts to protect endangered species. She has also recently led an international campaign to stop the Challillo Dam in Belize. For more information, see www. E-mail: belizezo !l@ '83 Gina Habermas recently moved to Las Vegas from the Chicago area. She works as an attorney. E-mail: ginalaw_ a


CLASS Notes Lucy Sackin, daughter of Lib Aubuchon ('85) and Da1e Sacl

CLASSNotes Andy Cohen and his wife Allison celebrated the birth of their daughter, Kaila, on July 7, 2003. Andy is an attorney for the firm of Turffs, Persson, Smith, Darnell in Sarasota. Email:acohen @ Gilda (Saakes) Dennis and her husband Scott celebrated the birth of their daughter, Reese, on March 5, 2003. Gilda lives in Sarasota and is Promotions Manager at WWSB-T\f. E-mail: gildascott@yahQ_o.c_om. Anthony Salveggi married Anda Zachow-Salveggi in july of 2002. E-Mail: anthocyjohn71 '90 Fritz Casper II married Susan Pierce in March of 2002. He is currently a medical student at USF in Tampa and is expecting to graduate in 2004. E-Mail: Alum couple Altom Maglio and jenni (Gore) Maglio ('89) celebrated the birth of their son, Domenic, on March 19, 2003. Altom and jenni both work as attorneys in Sarasota. Email: maglio @ Jordan and Laura Marks celebrated the birth of their first baby, Sarah, on December 26, 2002. Jordan and Laura live in Amherst, MA, and work at the University of Massachusetts. For more pictures of the baby. go to this website: E-mail: jsmarks @ (ONTINUEO FROM PREVIOUS Jordan Mark s ami Laura Oviatt Mark s (both '90) w ith th e ir bab y daughter, Sarah Camilla Mortensen is working as a lecturer in the folklore and comparative literature department at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. New website: http_;_// g_e_o citi e _s_. c_o mfchmortens en/ cbm.html. E-mail: dlmortensen@ Michael Rodriguez is currently working as an Associate in the Land Use Department of Ruden, McClosky, Smith, Schuster, and Russell, P.A., in Ft. Lauderdale. E-Mail: mkk21772 @ '91 Nathan Young just completed his Anthropology PhD at Harvard University and is now on the job market in the field of biological anthropology. E-Mail: '92 Gaia (Paltrinieri) Goldman and her husband Damon celebrated the birth of their son Noah, on May 2, 2003 Gaia is a real estate agent at Michael Saunders and Company in Sarasota E-mail: goJdman @ michaelsaunders.CQID. Uike CUIIIjJbell ('87), Jenni (Gore) llatdio ('89), O.fc. Hugh Roar(t', am/ Altom l1aglio ('90), with Domenic Maglio in Robin Jawb. \ and Andrew .Jay in line


CLASSNotes Erik Lung just moved to the Washington, D.C., area. Erik says, Feel free to contact me if you are in the DC area. I would love to see a familiar NC face E Mail: erikl ailcom. Lisa Swanstrom is a doctoral student in the Comparative Literature Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Lisa is also teaching Freshman Composition, which she says "is nice, because unlike the junior high and high school students I am used to teaching, these students parents cannot call me to complain about grades Yippee!" E Mail: swanstro @ hotmail.tom '9:3 Lisa Downey received her Masters of Agriculture degree from Colorado State University in December through the Peace Corps Master's International Program. She spent three semesters doing graduate work at CSU, and two years as an agroforestry volunteer in Panama. After this work she returned to CSU to write her thesis. Lisa is currently working at the University of Idaho in the department of Plant, Soil, and Entomological Sciences. She is the program coordinator for the Idaho Integrated Pest Management Center, which is funded by the USDA. EMail: lisa Jack Huesman is working with Dr. David Rabson on the cohomology of quasicrystals at USF in Tampa. John hopes to receive his PhD in 2004. EMail: Qphys a., Ruth Orlowicz received a Masters degree from New School University in 2001. She is currently teaching science at Queens International High School in Long Island City. CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE E Mail: Marty Solomon is an attorney for Carlton Fields in Tampa. He and his wife, Summer, have one child, Gabriel, who was born 12/15/2000. EMail: msolomon@:_ carltonfields.cmn '94 Suzanne Cohen and Kristin Benson have, in collaboration with seven Willamette U. alums, created an interactive e zine focusing on art, literary and multimedia projects. Check it out at E Mail: ms Lara Corey (nee Glasgow) was recently married to David Corey, a fellow law student she met at Berkeley. Friends and family gathered in Vegas for the rhinestone optional affair, along with a human sized Elvis cardboard cutout. Lara is currently practicing as a litigation associate at Cravath, Swaine, & Moore in Manhattan and looks forward to saying hello to any alums passing through or living in the New York area. E-Mail: Alex Cuenca is in medical school at the University of Florida. Alex plans to spend the summer traveling through Peru and Costa Rica. E-Mail: Kari Ellingstad is currently a graduate student in Epidemiology at USF and is working on a community health improvement program with SCOPE (Sarasota County Openly Plans for Excellence). Kari is married to Ari Weinstein ('92) and they are enjoying life in Sarasota. E-Mail: kcll.ingstad@_excite.co_m. Sara Graham received an MS in Environmental Science/Education in December 2002. Sara is currently working at HOK Architectural Office in St. Louis as a Sustainable Design Specialist. E Mail: Saja D. D. Rubia-White (Sarahjane White) became engaged to her longtime partner Zoom Watkins in San Francisco on February 16, 2003. In addition to mastering the art of domestic tranquility. Saja continues to build her one-girl empire of earth friendly glamtastic, and incredibly self-indulgent bath & body products at The couple plans to wed early next year and will then begin the process of adopting their first crumb snatcher. E-Mail: saja@p '95 Karen Demski is finishing up her Master's degree in Professional Counseling. Karen spent the last five months doing individual and group therapy with mentally ill inmates (male) at a state prison in Buford, GA. She will be working as a paid counselor at the state prison after graduating. Karen also has been working as a Mental Health Associate at the local psychiatric hospital. EMail: kd.emski @ Jeff Pittman, 'Vikki Wood (both '90) and their son Xavier in Oxford England


l.ASSNotes '96 Guy Menahem is currently at Duke University. pursuing both a law degree and an MA in Spanish At the law school, Guy is Editor of the Duke journal of Gender Law and Policy. During the summer of 2002, Guy worked at Bretz & Coven LLP, an immigration law firm in New York City. This summer, Guy is working at Hinckley. Allen & Snyder, LLP, in Boston. He will be working with fellow New College alumnus (and NCAA president) Larry Vernaglia! Guy would love to keep in touch with any fellow alums. E -Mail: guy.menaltem@law duke.e.du '97 Michael Botzenmayer is employed at CCI in Europe a company that sells publication software to the newspaper industry, with clients like the NY Times and USA Today. Michael goes to newspaper offices and sets their systems up so that they can publish their material. E-Mail: Luis Cabezas and Kelly Odgen Cabezas moved their band, The Dollyrots, out to Los Angeles, and they are playing several gigs (ONTINUEO FROM PREVIOUS PAGE throughout southern California Check out their website for show dates: E-mail: Debi Colbert and Wendi Fellner ('96) received the Husbandry Training/Research Advancement Award at the International Marine Animal T rainer s Association Conference held in Chicago in March 2003. They won the award for work that Debi initiated for her NC thesis and has continued since then. Debi i s the Manatee Care Coodinator and Wendi serves as a parttime trainer at Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota. E mail : Trina Hofreiter is currently the Coordinator with Disney s Animal Kingdom Group Education Programs and is conducting conservation education programs. Her passion is Environmental Education. Trina will soon move to Gainesville, FL, to attend an MS program in Forest Resources and Conservation. E-Mail: Mandy Malloy is working at her dream job: editorial assistant at Thomwillow Press, a small publisher in New York. Thomwillow produces fme, first-edition books E-mail: Kevin "Siggy" Meek is currently wrenching bikes in New York, NY. He says, "Get in touch! I'm usually working or sleeping or something, so e-mail is the best way to contact me." E-mail: siggisnumd@hotmail .crun. '98 Heather Whitmore is a graduate student in the School of Architecture at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta. E mail: Silverma11 ('90), Adi Abiose ('89), and D01id Bryant ('9/) at "'""''" Re11nion, Key Biscayne Yl1cht Michael Rodriguez ('90) and Ben Wolkov ('92) at 1Uiami Reunion.


Graduation 2003: Come As You Are! New College of Florida bid congratulations and farewell Friday to the class of 2003 in an outdoor, evening ceremony along the campus bayfront. President Gordon E. Michalson, Jr. presided over the traditional "come as you are" ceremony featuring T-shirts, evening gowns and one male graduate strategically attired in a kitchen apron. Alexis Simendinger, White House Coorespondent for National journal New College graduate and college Trustee, delivered a warm, heartfelt address to this year's 138 graduates while an overflowing crowd of family and friends looked on -a few gaining the aerial advantage by climbing nearby trees. Simendinger told the class of 2003 to carry New College's educational hallmarks of initiative, resourcefulness and high standards into lives of personal fulfillment and uncommon achievement. She offered this advice: "Never take no for an answer, and always make the system work for you", she said. "And give something back. If you want New College to flourish for another 20 years, lend it your occasional attention." (see below for excerpts from Alexis's speech.) Of this year's graduating class, 64 percent are from Florida with the rest hailing from 25 states and five foreign countries Bulgaria, The Dominican Republic, japan, Spain and Venezuela. The class includes three Fulbright Fellows; jennifer Armocida, India Harville, and Kristin Vekasi, and one Carnegie Fellow, Silvia Manzanero. Gratltwting enior. Maya Lilly and Ariamza Bailey tap the NCAA keg before the ceremony. Also honored during the ceremony were longtime Professor of History Lee Snyder who is retiring after 34 years, and Rolland V. Heiser, the longtime president of New College Foundation who retired in April. New College graduates continue to distinguish themselves as scholars, entrepreneurs, ClVlC leaders, educators, attorneys, physicians, artists, journalists and in a host of other professions throughout Florida, the nation and the world. Alexis Simendinger's Commencement Speech (Excerpted) Thank you President Michalson, Pro vost Callahan, members of the New Col lege faculty and administration, and fel low trustees. .. This is a flashback moment for me, and an honor, to be a part of this day. Now to start, let me explain how I approached my first, and what could well be the last graduation speech I'll ever be asked to give. As a reporter, I tend to think of these things like writing assign ments. My assignment from Mike Michalson was relatively simple: "Talk for about 20 minutes," he advised by phone. "Describe how New College helped you cover three presidents, and beyond that, say whatever you want." ... As I mulled the drafting of this speech, I began thinking sheepishly that I wasn't really the ideal role model to stand before any of you, since I took a year off to work and regroup when I was here, and graduated after the equivalent of four years of eclectic but purposeful studies. My thesis in journalism was a memorable learning adventure at a col lege that has no journalism program; my thesis project which had to do with news writing for publication-required its share of massagmg before it was con sidered worthy of graduation. Still mulling, I realized (rationalizing just a tad) that what I just described a learning trajectory at New College with curves and switchbacks, and plenty of angst and new starts to go along with the accomplishments -is probably the norm here and not the exception. So, I relaxed a little about this speech, and then did what any self-respecting journalist does as a backstop for true inspiration: I did some reporting .... I decided to consult some other New Col lege graduates of my era to rope them into the spotlight. What, I asked, did New College give them that helped them get where they are today, and what did they wish someone had told them back when they were sitting in your seats? And let me say parenthetically that this is another reason why you will dis cover that New College has been such a rich experience. 1\venty years from now, you too will be able to contact within minutes, as I did, a handful of close friends you made here, several of them thousands of miles away, and receive in reply a stream of evocative, thoughtful, surprising and amusing commentary on anything you need. And let me be clear: This will not be true of any other school you attend, or workplace you occupy. Your best friends will never again be so diverse in their accomplishments. "What did New College offer me?" replied my Belgian friend Luc Cuyvers, in an e-mail from Brussels. Luc has a Ph.D. in marine studies, has authored seven books, and makes glorious docu mentary films about man and the oceans that have aired internationally on tele vision. He made his first film during an continued ne\1 page


independent study trip to Japan while at New College. His newest documentary. titled "Setting Sail," will appear on PBS next year. "Too much freedom, you know, at an age when one isn't always able to handle it," he wrote me. "It would be nice now, some 25 years later, to have a year or so to catch up there on wasted opportunities." (www.musicforthemovies.comfpagesf reviewsfsetting_ sail.html) You have enjoyed so much freedom at New College, and now you're in such a hurry to leave it. Whether you maQe the right choices while you were hereor look back and wish you had thought twice before taking micro and macro eco nomics in the same contract period, as I made the mistake of doing you are unlikely to again occupy a world that so readily caters to you, to your intellectual interests, and to your solo performances. As hard as you have worked while you have been here, and as tough as this en vironment has seemed at times, I pre dict you will wistfully reminisce at some point and marvel at the luxurious sim plicity of your New College years. "Re alism and what's possible they can't teach you that at New College," Luc said. "You have to learn that yourself." This is why my brother, Kent Simen dinger who is the really smart one in the family and who sped through his own degree here in three years had this to say when I hit him up for wis dom: "The big slogan at New College is that every student, in the last analysis, is responsible for his or her own educa tion. Very true, and often heeded to the extreme in drawing the students into themselves to chart their own paths," he said. "You will compete, rising and fall ing on your individual merits, yes, but equally important, in the 'real world,' are the social skills and acumen to col laborate, to seek and foster teamwork." My friend Sam Patterson, who is living the good life in South Florida, picked up on this freedom v. teamwork theme. He told me that his opportuni ties to pursue his own interests at New College were directly tied to his later success working with a Chicago com pany that makes high-end bicycle component parts. In 1987, Sam invented a light, twisting bicycle gearshift. He called it "Grip Shift and it helped the U.S. company, SRAM, lead in the lucra tive bicycle market dominated at the time by a major Japanese competitor. ( This is the tale Sam shared with me, and with you: "At New College, I had a free-range attitude about learning," he recalled. "One evening, the after-dinner conversation turned to eyesight and the possibility of improving eyesight with out glasses or surgery. I was intrigued and had no idea there was such a sub ject. I walked away with a handwritten synopsis of Aldous Huxley's book, The Art of Seeing," he said. "The next day, I went to the New College library to use the interlibrary loan system and I gave the librarian a list of every book in En glish from the Cumulative Index ever written on the subject of eyesight im provement. About 10 days later, the li brarian called me to say there was a large cart full of books with my name on them. I sorted through and kept the dozen or so that had to do with what is now known, 30 years later, as 'behav ioral optometry.' "That experience made a big impres sion on me,'' Sam continued. "If you can 'sort' for your interests, the informa tion is not overwhelming and it doesn't take that much study to become a mi nor expert," he said. Fast forward a few years from Sam's graduate degree in engineering, to his new career as an inventor. Sam has built a prototype of his Grip Shift, attracted business partners, and he has hired an engineer to do the computer work. The engineer is having trouble translating the prototype invention into a software program that will make Sam's break through mass-producible in the upcom ing selling season. Delays in the sched ule will mean Sam's financial backers will pull out or go under. They give Sam an immediate deadline and an open checkbook to solve the problem. "So, I put my New College free-range hat on," Sam told me, "and hit the phones to find the best teacher in the computer design software school with Alexis Simendinger the best reputation. I made that teacher a very simple deal. I asked him to show up in my office the next morning at 8 a.m. with his own computer equipment and a card table to put it on. I asked him to tell me the money he needed to make everyone happy on his side. He charged me $500 a day, which made my business partners ecstatic, since we blew through the design before the weekend was over. Several years later (in 1996), that engineer and I won rec ognition at the (U.S. Patent Office's] In ventor of the Year awards in Washington, D.C., for that very same production de sign." Sam believes his resourcefulness can be traced back to New College. Actually, "resourcefulness" is my word. This is how Sam put it: "Alexis, really, there have been so many examples of how the guerilla tactics I learned at New College have proven useful." Continuing in the vein of New Col lege independent thinkers who have succeeded in making the world adapt to them, and not the other way around, I thought of my friend David Kramer, who is a commercial photographer in Los Angeles. When he was here, he thought he might become a scientist. New Col lege sent him on a six-week research trip to American Samoa, for which he'd raised all the money. But David as with many of you, I suspect-was not a single-minded sort of guy. He discov ered he was a real entrepreneur. He was accepted at New College with an admis sions essay about building a custom car using hard-to-find aircraft parts. And Continued on page 22


Simendinger, cont from p. 21 while he was here, his passion for photography led him to produce, from scratch, a New College yearbook and to co-teach an introductory photography course. "All those skills helped me to achieve success as a small business person, when I decided to pursue photography as a career," he told me. "Taking respon sibility and being independent great skills to develop." David, I should mention, balances work and play with equal industry. He lives on a California beach, and his clients blend good works, and creative commerce. Right now they include the U.C.L.A. School of Public Health, and The Feminist Majority Foundation-and at the other end of the spectrum, Maui's jimmy Lewis Custom surf Boards, and Miami's Doral Golf Resort and Spa. The originality and beauty of his images have won lots of recognition, including a New York Art Director's Club award for photography. ( kramerphoto) Recall that I asked my little band of Novo Collegians what they wished someone had told them before they graduated. This last part is often the weakest portion of graduation speeches. This is when the speaker offers advice. If you think about it, the timing of the advice stuff is always grossly misplaced. since the proximity of your liberation severely mitigates the sway of any Hallmark homilies you are offered. But it's tradition, so here goes. This comes from my brother: He wants you to really savor all job interviews for the fun you can have. The exchange he likes goes something like this: "Where'd you go to college?" "New College." (puzzled expression) You say: "It's a small liberal arts college in Sarasota, Fla. No grades. You can graduate in three years. Design your own curriculum." My brother who studied the psychology of architecture but drifted into computers describes "a secret thrill in having that answer, versus Princeton or Penn State." He c;ays you'll love it when your listeners' eyes narrow, and their heads twist in canine fashion as they labor to reconcile the odd information you have handed them with the perfectly presentable person in their company. This next bit comes from my brainy sister-in-law, Elizabeth McCain, who also graduated from New College and is now a tenured associate professor of biology at Muhlenberg College in Pennsylvania, where she researches and teaches in the manner she embraced at New College. She and my brother have two daughters. Her advice is to seek out other pathfind ers to help you, especially if you're a woman in a gender-skewed field. She says: "My academic mentors were all male, which was great for the job part of life, but I never had a female mentor who could have been a sounding board for those issues related to job and family." She added: "I still don't have one but now I try to be a mentor to my male students, and I actually love this part of the job." And this from Sam, the inventor: He wants you to fmd a skilled attorney. This may sound comforting to those of you headed to law school. but listen up .... Contrary to his pronounced biases when he left New College, Sam has now reluc tantly determined that "good and fair people do need lawyers, because good and fair people do need to write their agreements on paper and sign them and date them." As he explains this advice: "Unless you plan to be a pearl diver swimming up to cruise ships with pearls in your mouth you need to have rela tionships with lawyers you can trust. Don't sign anything without running it by your lawyer!" And lastly, since I should wrap this up, here is what I would offer from my own experiences as the eternal student of everything: Never take 'no' for an an swer, and always make the system work for YQU.. From my New College years, those are the two inheritances that have really worked for me as a reporter in Washington. Second, I would say: keep notes and save your snapshots. You think you will remember all the faces around you today, the color in the sunsets on the bayfront, the sweet smell of the orange trees in winter and all these experi ences you have accumulated, and you will not. You will be amazed at how rapidly the memories drift away. Third, take something from New College, literally. I think it's good luck. I had my dog, Peaches, for 14 years, and we started out together in the Pei dorms. My brother met his wife here. Perhaps others of you also have some thing especially tangible to remind you of this time in your lives. Fourth, give something back not just to the world at large, through what ever work you will be doing but to New College. Make the break, but return to campus when you can. Teach a class. Donate some money. join a board or committee. Stay involved. If you want New College to flourish for an other 20 years, lend it your occasional attention. Some of you, as you sit here, already are easing into new communities that are so eager to take advantage of your skills. I'm thinking of graduate schools. summer jobs, and academic fellowships and projects. But before these impres sive opportunities wrench you out of here to the next phase of endeavor whatever it may be, I want to be second person to officially induct you into the organization that will forever feel like the most natural fit in applaud ing your freedom. your independence, and your status as part of a special and impressive group. So, welcome, gradu ates, into the club that really matters -the New College Alumnae/! Associa tion! We are absolutely certain you have already made New College very proud.


Alumnae/i Fellow Program: Q&A With Recent Participants The NCAA's Alumnaefi Fellows Programs provides full or partial funding to alums who wish to come back to New College to teach, provide a lecture, direct a play, or provide other educational services. This past january, several alums were on hand to teach during the ISP (Independent Study Project) period. Raymonda Burgman {'91) taught a class on income inequality for Economics Professor Rick Coe. Michelle Flint {'91) taught facilitator training and experiential education to a group ofNew College students through her employer, Pathfinder Outdoor Education. Finally, Kibby Munson MacKinnon ('87) produced and directed a musical on campus, Vera Wilde, featuring the acting and musical talents of several students. David Bryant, executive director of the NCAA, wrote to Kibby and Michelle and asked them to provide their impressions on teaching as an Alumnaefi Fellow. He also asked about their general impressions of coming back to New College. Q: How did you find out about the alumnaeji fellow program? Kibby: I think I vaguely knew of some kind of teaching opportunity for alums, and contacted the NCAA back in 2000 to get information on the specifics. It didn't work out for my schedule for several years after that. Michelle: I found out about the Alumni Fellow Program by reading about Kibby's project in the Nimbus. I thought to myself, hey, I could do something like that! By that time, it was September, so I really had to hustle to put together a proposal and a syllabus. But it was well worth it. Q: What inspired you to come back to teach at New College? Kibby: I wanted to come back and work with students who were interested in theatre, because there isn't a theatre department at New College and the resources for thespians are llillited. Michelle: I have always enjoyed teaching adults. Since most of my time is spent teaching middle school students, any opportunity to teach on a more theoretical level is like a slice of dessert at the end of a good mealsweet and satisfying. I wanted to come back to New College in particular because, as the years go by, I have become more and more aware of what an unusual, special experience and opportunity it was to go there. I wanted to give back. Q: Did your experience at New College meet your expectations? Please describe. Kibby: Hmmmm. I came back and had a full immersion New College experience I lived in B-dorm for 5 weeks with no car, and knew about 3 people my age -and found I was still allergic to the food in Ham Center, so in a way, it was complete deja from my first year at New College. My expectations of the project itself were definitely met the performances went well, we had great support from the Alumnae/i Association and the beautiful College Hall Music Room for rehearsal every day, as well as Sainer for performance, which now has Jeff Thomas, a dedicated staff person. The hardest part for me was my expectations of the students .... Michelle: There was not nearly enough time to teach everything that I wanted to cover! The students wanted to digest everything so thoroughly that we simply didn't get to some things. It was a wonderful kind of "problem." Q: Please describe your experience Flint demonstrates a facilitation exercise with her students. with the students. Was teaching/directing New College students significantly different from your experience with other college students? In what ways? Kibby: As I wrote above, I returned to New College because I thought I had something unique to give to New College theatre students, and that of course, that they would appreciate that! So the biggest shock for me was that there wasn't the overall commitment and dedication from the students that I had assumed. For me theatre is all-consuming, and when I am working on a show it always comes first, so it was a surprise to me that most of the students did not feel or behave that way. And because it wasn't that important to them, I didn't really feel that they could receive the gift I wanted to give the experience that I have from 10 years of working in theatre. So I was disappointed in that way. Michelle: Although I don't prefer to compare different groups that I teach, I can describe my experience working with the New College students: in a word, it was like a month-long flashback. I remembered myself and my peers having the same intense curiosity, the same process of integrating idealism with real experiences, the same struggle to shine a light and see our own life path before us, the same hunger to chew on new material and theory, the same awkward self-awareness of our status as interns in the world of Continued on back page


Alum Fellow Q&A Continued from page 23 adulthood. These qualities made working with them a pleasure and even in the few moments when it wasn't a pleasure I just had to smile, remembering what it was like to be in their place and be doing the best that I could. It's an important time in one's life. and I was honored to be a part of it. Q. What advice would you give to other alums who are thinking of applying to the alumni fellow program? Kibby: Mostly just to think about how isolated you may be if you are coming from far away and don't plan on having a car. I was surprised at how hard it was to have no social life for 5 weeks. and at this point the Walls don't quite have the same appeal. And to be aware that it may not meet your expectations, but can still be valuable. Michelle: I think the Alumni Fellow Program provides students with an excellent opportumty to round out the college experience. These courses can help students develop skills and career experience beyond, or offer real life application to, academic research. I would like to see our alumnae/i offer as many different opportunities for this as possible. Ccl brating The 40th Reunion of the Class of 19&., The 35th Reunion of the Clas of ave the Date: February 6-8, 2004 ew College Alumnae/i Reunion Questions? E-mail: Phone: 941-4324 <>41 JO UO[UilJH I.! IS l <>41 JO SSl!l:l <>til JO U0!1Jil 5700 N aMICJm1Troi,Sorosoto,F,342432197 Te cpho'1e nco vm nd htp www ewc.ollege org Proauc.llon d1stnbu on cost 1s $ 50 c.opy. Pr .,ted by Spot 1gH Grop cs, So osoto, Fl Editor Co y '82 Layout and Des1gn Dov1d B:yont Veron1co Fonn1n Unless otherw1se noted, opmwns expressed are those of the authors and do not represent offictal pohcy of the Alumnae 1 assoctatton or the opmions of the editors. Photo and graphiC credls N1 bus ogo o,d desigr E'lo 'le S 01mo s Pg I ew College Publ c Aflo rs ( CPA); Pg 2 Lorry Ve1nog o, Pg 4 Dov d Bryant, Pg 5 CPA, Dov1d Brvor-, Pg. 7 NCPA Pg. 8 NCPA, Pg 0 Dovd Bryant, Pg 11 CPA, Pg 12 U. of MN Press, Kens1rgton Pub GroL.p, De1ocorte P'ess; Pg. 14 John Wrstl1e, Dov1d Schwartz Pg 15 b Aub.Jcljon, Shown R1chordson, Pg 16 Jordon Marks, Jeff Pi++01on; Pg 17 Gwen Dov1es, Dov1d Bryant, Pg '8 Do111d Bryant, Guy Menohe'P Pg I 9 Dov d Bryer> ; Pg 20 Shown R NCPA, Pg 21 Dov1d Bryon!

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