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NEW COLLEGE A publication of the New College Alumnae/i Association Volume 40, Summer { Fall1998 Nat Sci Buildings Underway Groundbreaking ceremonies for the R. V. Heiser Natural Sciences Complex The Heiser Complex will house science class rooms offices and labs in two wings. It is named in honor of Lt. Gen. Rolland V. Heiser. USA ret., presi dent of the New College Foundation since 1979. Between the wings will be a state-of-the-art teaching auditorium. donated and named in memory of Soo Bong Chae, former New College mathematics professor. Taking a turn at turning the earth in May were: Prof. Leo Demski, chair, Natural Sciences Division; Alfred Goldstein. chairman. New College Foundation Board ofTrustees; Gen. Heiser; Mrs. Sookkyung Chae; and Dr. Thomas Tighe, executive vice presi dent and provost, University of South Florida. Dean & Warden Appointed New College began an important new chapter in its leadership Aug. 24 when Dr. Michael S. Bassis, formerly president of Olivet College, took the reins of both New College and the University Program on the Sarasota campus. Bassis holds the title of dean ofUSF at the Sarasota-Manatee Campus and warden of New College, which is an awkward way to say two different education programs now are under the direction of one individual for the first time since New College merged with the State Continued on page 3 Dean and Warden Michael S Bassis


NCAA President's Letter This issue of Nimbus has turned out to be about leadership. You can see from the cover page that New College has taken an important step with its new dean and warden, Dr. Michael S. Bassis. Everyone con nected with the board of the Alumnaefi Association has conveyed to Bassis, USF administrators, faculty, staff and the New College Foundation that we want the new campus organizational structure established in Tampa to be a remedy for prob lems of the past. As jim Feeney writes so well for us in this issue, new leadership means opportunities to take fresh approaches to old business. And alums -who have come to be the premier custodians of New College's heritage-will, I know, give Bassis their collective support as he takes the college into the next century. We plan to fete Bassis with an official Alurnnae/i Association "welcome" event in Sarasota to coincide with the NCAA board's next meeting Nov. 6-7. Invitations to all local alums will be in the mail. just as important as new leader ship for New College is the an nouncement of new leadership for the New College Alurnnaefi Associa tion. I'm delighted to announce that after a spring and summer of soliciting candidates and interview ing impressive applicants, the NCAA selected Caroline Chambliss Bunn '79, to be the NCAA's executive director, effective in September. Caroline, who has served on the NCAA board since 1993, is only the second executive director in the Alurnnaefi Association's 14-year history. Caroline is taking the helm because Carol Ann Wilkinson '64 who has done more than anyone at New College to make the Alumnaefi Associa tion the thriving, successful organiza tion it is todayhas decided after 12 years on the job that she'd NCAA President Alexis Simendinger '75 (c) with Carol Ann Wilkinson '64 (I), former executive director, and newly appointed executive director Coraline Chambliss Bunn '79. like to focus on other things like family, music and parttime employ ment. We saluted Carol Ann's work at a reception during the reunion weekend in April, when her target departure date was in july. We found out just how hard it is to replace someone who wears a dozen hats at once, and our prolonged search for her successor kept Carol Ann on the job until September. When Carol Ann was approached by Mary Ruiz '73 and other alums in the mid-'80s about helping to get the fledgling Alumnaefi Association off the ground, she wasn't sure there would be enough work to pad out what was then a part-time position. She had a desk and a chair in the campus trailer occupied by the New College Foundation, and she remem bers wondering how she'd fill her days. Association assets then were about $25,000. Carol Ann is leaving the association at a time when the executive director's job is more than full-time, and the NCAA's assets total more than $700,000. She has served with five board presidents and has gently and sensitively trained every board that's come along since 1984. Carol Ann has done it all at once: she was the bookkeeper, the financial strategist, the development director, the desktop publisher and editor, the database manager, the archivist and historian, the events coordinator, the parliamentarian, the administrative assistant and our primary liaison on campus. We are losing a lot when we say good-bye to Carol Ann, and though we know how good she is and how much she's done for New College, we'll be discovering that over and over again when she's fmally extricated herself from us for good. (Some of us hope she'll return as a volunteer board member one day.) We've been very lucky to have worked with Carol Ann, and we know it. And our luck stayed with us as we conducted our search for a new executive director. We had plenty of impressive applicants, but our search lasted so long that a great choice suddenly became available in Caroline Chambliss Bunn. Caroline grew up in Sarasota but transferred to New College from Goucher College Continued on next page


Bassis is Dean and Warden continued from page 1 University System m 1975. Bassiswho was selected by USF Provost Thomas Tighe and USF President Betty Castor after a national search process that included New College faculty. students and alumnaefiholds the New College faculty rank of professor of sociology. ''I'm drawn to New College as a public residential college offering individualized honors education, a realm once exdus1ve to pnvate schools," Bassis said. "New College has a great deal to contribute to the national discussion of higher education's purposes, methods, costs and outcomes. New College has been addressing major issues and malcing important and successful changes in the way higher education for tal ented students is carried out," he continued. "But New College has not been participating recently in the national dialogue about educational quality, and I see the potential to change that. New College's voice needs to be heard." Chicago in the sociology of educa tion. A nationally recognized educator, he has made scores of presentations to groups throughout the nation, recently including the National Governor's Conference on Quality in Educa tion, the President's Leadership Collo quium in Washing ton. and the Ford Dean and Worden Bossis sity provost of Antioch Univer sity and vice president for academic affairs of Eastern Connecticut State University. Coauthor of two sociology text books and author of numerous articles in higher education and sociology. he co-Or. Bassis is a 1967 graduate of Brown University and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Foundation Campus Diversity Initiative Conference. Dr. Bassis' professional service includes membership on the Amencan Council on Education's Commission on Women, the Michigan Non-Profit Association's Board of Directors, and the Defiance College Board of Trustees. He was a delegate last year to the President's Summit for America's Future. Prevwus positions in higher education held by Bass1s include executive vice president and univer-President's letter coNTINUED in Maryland. She became interested in politics and public policy when she did a legislative internship with the Maryland legislature in Annapolis during her college years. After graduating from New College in 1982, Caroline was a legislative intern m Tallahassee for a year and then spent eight years in legislative affairs with the state government. In 1989, she returned to Sarasota, where she directed affordable housing programs for the county. After six years, Caroline left govern ment for opportunities in the private sector, including a stint as program director for the non-profit Girls Inc. in Sarasota. Caroline's husband, Christopher Bunn. is a professional photographer in Sarasota. "I am thrilled to have the opportu nity to work for New College alums and look forward to being a part of the campus commumty." Caroline said. Please join me in welcoming Caroline to her new post and wishing her the best in what we hope will be a long-running and always challeng ing tenure with the NCAA! NCAA President edited the 1986 inaugural issue of the journal. Teaching Soclology,later serving as associate editor and editor. Dr. Bassis IS responsible for all academic and operational aspects of New College and USF's University Program for Sarasota-Manatee area residents. He reports to the USF provost and executive vice president and serves as a member of the Provost's Council of Deans. During the search, Bassis emerged among the candidates interviewed because of his clarity of vision and his experience in strengthening smaller colleges and universities with distinctive histories and missions. Bassis' presidency of Olivet College has been hailed for stabiliz ing a college with a distinguished history that had fallen on hard times. He came to Olivet shortly after a racial incident had divided the campus and attracted much unwel come media attention. Following the incident, more than 50 black stu dents left Olivet, claiming that they feared for their safety. Yet just over two years later, black enrollment was up four percent and Olivet had erased a S 1 million deficit. A new educational plan developed by the faculty during Bassis' tenure at tracted new enrollment and extensive foundation support.


Appointment Ends Uncertainty, Opens ew Opportunities By jim Feeney One year ago, USF President Betty Castor and Provost and Executive Vice President Tom Tighe announced to the campus commu nity, assembled in Sainer Pavilion, that the two dean positions at Sarasota, dean and warden of New College and dean and executive officer of USF at Sarasota, would be merged into one position. Not surprisingly, the response to the news among New College alumnaefi ranged from skeptical to hostile. After all, upon becoming a public institution in 1975, the college had lost the ability to call its leader "president." The head of the college became "provost," the title formerly assigned to the second in command Then, at the beginning of the 90's, the college lost this title to USF, with the head of the college reduced to a "dean and warden." Now the college would seem to be losing even more: the person who represented New College at the university Jim Feeney provost's Council of Deans would be representing the USF program for area residents as well. Wouldn't New College's voice and stature be further diluted? Moreover, how could one person possibly lead New College and run campus facilities and be responsible for a regional program that was expected to grow substantially in the coming years? Faculty shared the concern, though many-especially those with administrative experiencerecognized the need for significant changes in campus administrative structure. The need for change was apparent because the college's leader was expected-by every one from current students to faculty to donors to be in charge of the college. Yet the dean and warden (and his provost predeces sors) did not have authority over key areas affecting the college's functioning, such as financial aid and the library. New College was in effect a residential college without a campus of its own. The campus was under another dean's authority, a dean with limited accountability to New College. In addition, although New College generated at least half of the enrollment dollars most of the budget was in the hands of the campus dean, not the New College dean. In particular, most of the personnel positions, or "lines" (think of it-all the building and grounds staff, library faculty and staff, 24-hour campus police unit, and so on) were under the campus dean. At any given time, some of those lines are unfilled, generating cash. Suffice it to say that none of that cash was under New College's control. In the university system salary cash from unfllled lines gives an executive the flexibility to address special needs and foster change. New College has its own lines, but nearly all are faculty lines, and they cannot be left unfilled long without damag ing the academic program. As a result, the provost/dean and warden job had from the beginning been difficult to fill and marked by high turnover and frequent interim appointments. The refusal in 1996 of Mike Michalson, one of the most popular leaders the college has ever known, to stand for a second fiveyear stint as dean and warden signaled the need for change. Then opportunity knocked. The "other" dean the campus dean and executive officer announced his resignation, effective at the end of the 1997-98 academic year. This gave USF's leaders unusual leeway in addressing governance issues. The positive results were felt immediately. In contrast to the searches over the years for both the previous positions this search attracted an impressive candidate pool. In contrast to previous searches, none of the finalists withdrew after visiting campus Among these finalists was a college president already known to some of us at New College for his work in higher education, Michael Bassis. Continued on next page


Board members watch as Carol Ann Wilkinson '64 checks out the captain's hat they gave her to wear while exploring Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands on Chris Van Dyk's sailboat From left: Ken Misemer '64, Caroline Chambliss Bunn '79, Don Goldberg '68, Alexis Simendmger '75, Wilkinson, Spozy Foltz 83, Mike Campbell '87 and John Hansen '76. New 0 p po rtu n iti es (on';"" from the p,.,;,, page Some years ago I was finishing up a stint as a member of the National Society for Experiential Education board -an antecedent of NSEE had been established on the New College campus in the early 1970's. My last meeting was the first of a newly elected member, Michael Bassis, who had recently become Antioch University's chief academic officer. I recall two things about that meeting: Michael Bassis' incisive fact-finding and questioning during the sessions and the "C.A.R.E." package he received from his staff in Yellow Springs when they learned he was trapped at a spartan center offering only Southern cooking. Michael Bassis said from the start that if he were to come here, he would propose addressing at least three things. Restoration of New College's national visibility and of its place in the national dialogue on liberal arts education. While the college is well known today as a "best buy" in education, it has for many years been virtually absent from the discussion of the quality, methods, and future of liberal arts education. Bassis recognized that the college has much to contribute to that discussion, and that it could and should be at the higher education roundtable. Development of the campus as a center of intellectual life for the region. Today. Sarasota Bradenton is home to one of the Sunbelt's most educated, entrepre neurial populations, and of a large arts community. But no institution, educational or otherwise, provides an intellectual "home" for this population. Finally. Bassis felt that there are natural synergies to be tapped when you have a national liberal arts college and a major, compre hensive urban university's re sources on the same campus, synergies arising from shared research interests, opportunity to host important cultural organiza tions, programs in the professions, and the like. New College has had many effective, inspiring presidents, provosts and deans through its 30plus year history. Most have been scholars who took on the duties of "administration" when called to do so by their colleagues. Distinguished scholars and master teachers, they rarely have been leaders in higher education. Michael Bassis is one of the few-perhaps the only since john Elmendorf, New College's second president (1965-72) -to arrive on campus already recog nized in the area of higher educa tion leadership. Bassis' chosen profession is that of helping institutions define their purposes and transform themselves in order to achieve those purposes. His appointment is both a confirmation of New College's stature and, under a rationalized administrative structure that fosters equitable use of resources, an opportunity for the college to make significant gains as it enters its fifth decade and a new century. Jim Feeney is director of special proiect development for New College.


Student Grants By Susan Foltz Through the Student Grants Program, the New College Alumnae/i Association gives direct financial support to students for outstanding student research and study projects. This year, the A1umnaeji Association funded the following projects (partial list): Thesis work involving the cre ation of a photographic record of historic graveyards in Bow, New Hampshire Through the analysis of grave stones and historical/genealogical documents. the student examined the manner in which gravestone carvings and epitaphs reflect and/or shape social and gender roles. Travel to France to study lan guage and culture within a wine cooperative This student interned with a wine cooperative and conducted field research, leading to a comparative analysis of French and American culture and the role/history of the cooperative in each society. Thesis work involving the study of stress and cognition in marine teleosts The student continues research on the effects of cortisol, a major stress hormone in marine teleosts. Previ ous studies have been unable to accurately measure levels of cortisol in the bloodstream. This student's W i th help from on olumnoe/i-funded sfudent grant, Mollie Lee spent the summer in Guyana doing i nterviews and research for her senior thes is. project seeks to establish a direct correlation (through the use of RIA antibodies) between cortisol levels in the bloodstream and memory/ learning ability, and to establish procedures for future studies. Funding to cover four months of printing SNAPshots, a news letter linking New College to the Sarasota area The Sarasota North Area Plan {SNAP) is an umbrella organization that coordinates activities concerning development, redevelopment and revitalization in areas of north Sarasota county. New College students involved with SNAP are developing, designing and writing the newsletter, which summarizes the various projects and dissemi nates information to the involved neighborhoods and organizations. Ethnographic and ethnobotani col fieldwork in Guyana The student spent the summer living with an Amerindian family in Guyana, conducting fieldwork for her thesis in ethnobotanical pharmacol ogy. {See photo above.) She compiled an index of plants commonly used for nutrition, medicine and manufac turing, and examined the differential use of plants according to gender, age, profession and other factors. Her thesis will look at specific plants from both an anthropological and botanical perspective, with the goal of identifying those that might be biologically active. Peep Show: an interactive video installation thesis The student produced three original short videos exploring the role of women in the realm of spectatorship. The videos included discussion of the issues of the female spectator/spectacle and presented theory through example from American film. 12th National Conference on Undergraduate Research Nine students were selected in a national competition to present papers at the 12th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR). The value of this activity is indicated in participants' comments: ..... a good opportunity Ito learn] the principles of as presenting difficult or information in a clear and conCise manner to a lay audience." Continued on next page


Student Grants Continued from previous page "I spoke to a graduate school representative who was going around offering information about her ... school to those students who were able to explain their research and poster to her." Group ISP: an Everglades Outward Bound experience Highlights of the nine-day trip for nine students and one faculty member included: a hike across a wet prairie in the Big Cypress National Preserve; canoeing in two types of canoes; visiting Watson's Place (made famous by Peter Matthiessen's novel, Killing Mr. Watson); a paddle to Pavilion Key, the outermost island, where students went solo. NC Faculty: Student projects at the Coral Reef Program in Honduras One student project surveyed and compared the fish populations of two reef systems: one in a protected park where fish are accustomed to sharing their space with tourists and another nearby, but outside the park area, where the fish have little exposure to humans. Creating an interactive exhibit at the Gulf Coast World of Science (G Wiz) As part of her senior thesis, this student researched, designed and constructed an observation bee hive exhibit at G Wiz, a hands-on museum in Sarasota. The Alumnae/i Association is pleased that we are able to provide International Scholarship financial assistance to students to conduct these exciting and worth while projects. Unfortunately, with our $10,000 annual grants budget, we do not have the resources to fund all the worthwhile proposals we receive and often can provide only partial funding for those who do receive grants. If you would have appreciated receiving funding to assist your ISP and thesis projects, please consider donating, or increas ing your donation, to the New College Alumnaefi Association. Donations can be dedicated to this program. Susan Sopoznikoff Foltz '83 is choir of the Student Grants Committee of the New College Alum nae/i Association. Research, conferences and teaching draw NC profesors to other countries Anthony Andrews (anthropology) traveled to Yucatan, Mexico, to conduct research on Mayan archaeol ogy and ethnohistory. In the Mediterranean port city of Akko and in Jerusalem, Uzi Baram (anthropology) examined collections of archaeological artifacts important in the interpretation of social change for Palestine during the rule of the Ottoman Empire. Alfred Beulig (biology) taught during June and July at the Institute of Tropical Ecology and Conservation, at Bocas del Torro, Isla Colon, Republic of Panama. Leo Demski (biology) and Sandra Gilchrist (biology) conducted field research at the Institute of Marine Sciences, Roatan Island, Honduras. Seven undergraduates accompanied them on the annual research expedi tion. Heidi Harley's ( psychology) research with bottlenose dolphins took her to Algarve, Portugal, to present two papers at the Interna tional Biological Biosonar Conference. One of the papers was co-authored by two New College students. She presented another paper at the Napoli Social Learning Conference in Naples, Italy. Patrick McDonald (mathematics) attended the Special Program in Geometric Analysis at Oberwohlfach, Germany. He was a visiting fellow at New College, Oxford, and delivered an invited talk ("Isoperimetric conditions, Poisson problems, and diffusions in Riemannian manifolds") to the Partial Differential Equations Seminar at Cambridge University. Amy Reid (French) spent three weeks at Laval University, Quebec City, researching an article on the Quebecois author Anne Hebert, which will focus on the articulation of a Quebecois identity in Hebert's novels. Paul Scudder (chemistry) worked as a visiting academic with Sir Prof. Jack Baldwin, FRS, director of the Dyson-Perrins Organic Chemistry Laboratory at Oxford University, during the spring term. Scudder worked on organic synthesis, designing a model system for a parallel-synthesis approach to heterocycles. While on assigned research leave, Frederick Strobel (economics) interviewed bankers and economists at such institutions as Barclays Bank, the London School of Economics, Sanwa International, Credit Commercial of Paris, the Bundesbank and the new European Central Bank. In August, Strobel, a director of Sarasota Sister Cities, attended the Western Hemisphere Forum, sponsored and followed by the Sister Cities International Convention.


Marion C. Hoppin By Susan Foltz In her will, Marion C. Hoppin, a former faculty member in psychology, bequeathed her entire collection of psychology books, including many original works by C. G. Jung, to alumnus Vernon Woodworth. In that same will, she left her art books to Cris Hassold, New College art professor, and the remainder of her library to New College. However, she later executed a separate writing directing that her entire library go to the C. G. jung Society of Sarasota upon her death. When Dr. Hoppin did pass away, a dispute arose between the possible heirs to her library. As the campus administration had no desire to obtain Dr. Hoppin's books, Vernon Woodworth ap proached the New College Alumnaefi Association to intervene and attempt to resolve the conflict. After much negotiating, an agreement was reached wherein the Jung Society agreed to relinquish its claim to the books Dr. Hoppin left to Vernon and Cris in the original wilL In return, Vernon and Cris agreed to donate these books to the Jung Society, if certain conditions were met. The conditions upon which Vernon and Cris insisted were, in pertinent part, that: 1 The Jung Society amend its by laws to rename its library "The Marion C. Hoppin Library." 2. The Jung Society amend its by laws to make a New College representative (faculty or NCAA member) a member of the Jung Society's board of directors 3. The jung Society amend its by laws to grant New College faculty, students and alumnaefi free access to The Marion C. Hoppin Library in perpetuity. David L Smith '71, Francis C. Oakley 3rd Century Professor of English and dean of the faculty at Williams College, was the for the New College graduation in May. Above, his wife, Y1v1an Cooke-Buckhoy, adjusts his academic robe as Interim Dean and Warden Doug Langston looks on. Thejung Society readily agreed to these conditions and amended its by-laws in April. The Board of Directors of the New College Alumnaefi Association appointed john Klem to serve as the New College representative to the jung Society Board of Directors. He has been warmly welcomed by the jung Society. The Marion C. Hoppin Library will be dedicated later this year. The Jung Society hopes the creation of this library will lead to additional and continued interaction between it and the New College community, and has extended a warm and open invitation to us in this regard. The Marion C. Hoppin Library and the C. G. Jung Society of Sarasota are located at Towles Court in Sarasota. Should any faculty, students or alumnaefi wish to use the library, they should call the jung Society (953-4335) for its operating hours. With the addition of Dr Hoppin's books, it is quite possible that this collection is the second largest jung collection in the country, if not the world! The New College Alumnae/i Association is pleased that it was instrumental in obtaining the benefit of access to this impressive library for faculty, students, and alumnaefi, and that the memory/ legacy of Marion C. Hop pin has been preserved and honored. However, most of the credit needs to go to Vernon Woodworth for his perseverance throughout the lawsuit, and for approaching the Alumnae/i Association and conditioning the donation of the books upon terms favorable to students, alumnaefi and faculty, and to the memory of Dr. Hoppin. Susan Sopoznikoff Foltz '83, on attorney in Tallahassee and member of the Alumnoe/i Assocto tion board, mediated the negotia tions between Woodworth and the Jung Society.


Into the Rising Sun New College alum writes and directs PBS series New College graduate Luc CUyvers '74 has written yet another spectacular story to add to his rapidly growing list of credits as a writer, photographer and filmmaker. Into the Rising Sun: The Search for the Sea Route to the East, written and directed by Luc, is a four-part series that aired on PBS stations in August and September. The series marks the SOO'h anni versary of Vasco de Gam a's success ful voyage to India by following the course of 15th-century navigators in a modern day style on fishing boats, local buses, and rusty freighters. PBS states that, "In telling this story, director Luc Cuyvers paints a broad canvas with astonishing images of cultures within the vast territory reached by Portugese explorers half A Portuguese ship is featured in Nagasaki's 0-Kunshi festival to commemorate European ties to Japan a millenium ago." The series uses history, travel, diaries, and the personal insights of people en countered on the journey to create a rich tale of explo ration that shaped the modern world. Into the Rising Sun is Luc's most Aboard the Portuguese sailing vessel Creoulo, the film crew for Into the Rising Sun soils toward Madeira recent project, and is one of the official television projects of EXPO '98, the Lisbon-based World's Fair. In addition, Luc has written six books on marine issues, including three based on this and previous documentaries, Sea Power: A Global Journey, The Blue Revolution, and Into the Rising Sun. New Faculty for New College Kather ine M. Walstrom (biochemistry) -B.S., University of Minnesota; Ph. D., Cornell University Professor Walstrom's research group studies RNA helicases, proteins involved in gene regulation. Sarah Hernandez (sociology) B.A., Eartham College; M.A., Ph. D., University of Michigan Professor Hernandez' areas of interest include work organization, social movements, and Latin America. Her current research explores the organization of work at a worker owned industrial factory in Mexico. Uzi Baram (anthropology) B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton; M.A., Ph. D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst Professor Baram practices historical archaeology in the Middle East and North America. His research in the Middle East includes the historical development of ethnic identity, the impact of global processes of change on the region, and the intersection of politics and archaeology. His general research interests revolve around material cultures, social power, and history.


Palm Court Paradox: A Remembrance By Luke Salisbury When I think of New College, I'm overwhelmed by place the Florida night, the softness of the air in the morn ing, darkness coming down over Longboat Key and the bay, the Ringling mansions with their wonderfully pretentious nouveau out-of-place bad taste, the driving midday sun, so much hotter than I remember. When you're 19, you don't feel death in the heat. New College is the Palm Court. The Palm Court is the center of my memories, reveries, yearnings. To sit in the Palm Court now is to sit perilously close to the court of Memory. Court in the sense of being judged; court in the sense of wooing. Humbert tells Lolita there's a mo ment when your nose hits the mirror, and in the Palm Court at a reunion, at two a.m., when current students are staging a party and you're dancing with someone you used to dance with, your nose hits a mirror in time hits the hard paradox that you can be so close to something you can almost touch it, and at the same time so far away. The students are paradoxical too. They look unimaginably young but they also don't. They look remarkably like I did the day I left in 1969. The Bohemian, long-haired, rest-of-the world-isn't-real, we're-smart, we're important attitude looks the same to me. But that's just my perception. I don't interview them. I'm more interested in looking because I'm looking at that mirror in time, looking at myself, looking for myself ... Just like 1969. The Royal palms, a pagan grove in the midst of all that linear 20th century architecture, are taller. In Hollywood the palms are 40-foot stalks which puncture the flatness and reach for the Hills, but appro priate as that might be, as the Palm Court has seen much posing and acting, these palms won't get high enough to puncture memory's proportions. I sat in the Palm Court my first night at New College. I was in the second class and the college had about 170 students. I was with my roommate, who hadn't been away from home before. I'd been to prep school and was used to being away from home, which was a pretty tense place anyway, and I had that restlessness of someone who suspects he's never belonged and won't. I watched people come out of those new, fabulous I.M. Pei dorms. The buildings were so intricate, so clean, so modem -just the setting for an experiment in learning; just the setting for breaking rules I wanted to break. In boarding school, I lived in what had been a mansion in Princeton, New Jersey, and used to fantasize Scott Fitzgerald shown the door for being drunk. Here each room had its own entrance and bath no communal showers, no hallways, no guys howling with frustration on Saturday night. The rooms had locks too. Solid sounding things, reputedly made in Switzerland, a land known for secrets. Prep school taught nuance, and I had a very good idea what the nuances of "experi mental college" and "meeting of first class minds" would be. That first night, any Palm Court night, now or then, in Sarasota or memory, is/was tinged with mystery. Promise. What could be learned here? From whom? People drifted out of those catacombed blocks of lockable rooms rooms that would soon have their own histories and nuance. Were the people as smart as advertised? Who were these women? Were they as bold as they looked? Would I write a novel here? Read Proust? Understand Ulysses? Become the person I said I was? Thirty years later the Palm Court has a different nuance. Its mysteries are the mysteries of time, its para doxes the paradoxes of memory the ever-changing balance of then and now-its labyrinth something akin to Octavio Paz's description of the Mesoamerican pyramid as a place of creation, sanctuary and sacrifice: "petrified time." Bob Dylan caught this in "Mr. Tambourine Man," a song that remains as supremely mysteri ous as when I heard it the summer before I carne to New College. Dylan said of the 1950s, "I carry that time around in me." We carry the Palm Court. When we dance at 2 a.m. with someone we used to dance with, we aren't reliving the past but paying homage to the gods of the place. Luke Salisbury '65, Chelsea, Mass., is a writer and of English at Bunker Hill Community College.


Reunion '98 ByMaryRuiz Caples Campus has been trans formed by the many arches and pink stucco of the fine arts complex These new landmarks were not part of New College in my era and I was lost. But then I caught sight of john Morrill biology professor extraordinaire striding purposefully west. I decided not to follow him. john Morrill could have just as easily been heading out into the middle of Sarasota Bay as to the New College Reunion. As it turns out John and I both found the welcoming Caroline Chambliss Bunn '79, reunion orga nizer, and the wine, beer and Thai food buffet offered as the Friday evening reunion event. Glitter from the table decorations was making its way like fairy dust to the clothes and skin of each one there. Privately, Jonathan Kroner '73 acknowledged to me that he had not worn this much glitter since he danced with Ginger Lyon '70 in the Palm Court. I took this as a sign the reunion was off to the right start. Before the evening was done, we roasted and toasted retiring professors jack Cartlidge and Peter Kazaks. One alumnus, Steve Jacobson '71, told of laboring as a new student in jack's sculpture class over two pounds of clay. Jack came by and threw down an armload of clay with the simple admonition, "Think bigger!" Next evening found us at College Hall reminiscing about what we all used to do in the rooms above when this was the New College Library. Every New College Alumnaefi Association president from the first to the last was present and we had a job to do that night. Mary Ruiz '73, Jono Miller '70 (I) and Paul Cebar 75 (r) relax at Sunday brunch. The highlight of of the reunion weekend came Saturday night with the performance of Paul and h i s band, The Milwaukeeans Dan Chambliss '71, Jono Miller '70, David Smolker '72 and Alexis Simendinger '75 each paid tribute to Carol Ann Wilkinson '64, who has resigned her position as association director after 12 eventful years. Carol Ann received air tickets to the West Coast for a sailing vacation and the respect and admiration of everyone there. Then the big event! Paul Cebar '75 and his band, The Milwaukeeans, played to a dance floor of people who never quit moving. It is hard to describe Paul's mix of funky Carib bean cowboy swing but there is no mistaking the effect it has on the human body. Your ligaments start to loosen and every joint finds a place of joy in motion. When the band left the gig for the night, Paul kept playing solo for us. So what is it like to go to a New College Reunion? I thought about it over brunch at the Half Moon Beach Club the next morning. You will fmd people you know. You will find people you don't know. The people you know will help you interpret life's latest events against some shared New College catharsis The people you don't know will recreate your first day at New College when you met someone completely out of the range of your normal experience. A good time will be had by all. Jake Reimer, student government co-president, addresses alums in the Four Winds Cafe during the reunion. From left: Reimer, student Kate Chandler, Tom Mayers '70 (standing), Ginger Lyon '70, Don Chambliss '71, Steve Jacobson '71 and two unidentified students. Mary Ruiz '73 is president and CEO of Manatee Glens Behavioral Health Systems in Bradenton, Fla.


Jack Cartlidge Changed My Life w ith 25 Pounds of Clay By Steve Jacobson Jack Cartlidge spoke at our reunion dinner about how New Co ege allows students to reach beyond their grasp, to try things that may no work, and to occasionally fail, and Jearn from theu failures. jack didn't just allow it, he actively encouraged it. I remember vivid y my first class with hlm in january of 1972. It was my first sculpture class of any kind, ana everybody in the class was workmg with day. I had a little fist sized lump of clay, which I was crying to shape into something worthwhile. jack was walking around the art barracks with about 50 pounds of clay in his arms, causing the floor to shake with each step, commenting to each student as he viewed his or her work. In my case, he stopped, flung one, then another, and another large lump of clay directly onto my piece, and said, simply, "'Think bigger." Now, with 30 pounds of clay to work with instead of five, I did, mdeed, begin to think bigger. Within a few weeks l changed the course of my school work and the course of my life. I decided that I didn't want to teach high school biology, that I didn't need calculus, that what I really enjoyed was making things, and that I needed to figure out how to make a living doing what I liked. Along the way, Jack gmded, prodded, cajoled, insulted, and challenged me to do better, to think more clearly, to expand my outlook, to reach beyond my grasp. He once wrote in an evaluation that he'd like to see "more of the ineffable, and less ofthe inevitable." When I proposed a tutorial to build a fiberglass bicycle, he agreed to sponsor it. When the frame I built turned out to be structurally insuffi cient (to put it mildly), I had to do some research into metallurgy, strength of materials, and what would now be called material science. Jack's evaluation didn't point out what a miserable failure my project was, but rather that we often learn more from failure than from success, one of the most important lessons I've learned. When I gave a talk for my thesis defense, Jack and the rest of the committee felt that I did a very good job. They weren't about to let me rest on my laurels, though, and insisted that I then rewrite my thesis, which they considered totally inadequate. By that time, I was thinking bigger, and immediately went out to the parking lot to pull the transmission out of my Ford Van, so that I could leave after graduation. Jack didn't think this was the most appropriate use of my time, though those weren't the words he used. I finished the new thesis in time, graduated, and left Sarasota several days later. Twenty-three years later, I can look back and see the profound effect Jack had on my life. My work history has been unconven tional for a college graduate, but I've been able to make a pretty good living doing home happy at night. I'm not rich (though I'm not opposed to it), but I've taken some chances, accepted some challenges, and sought some adventures that I never would have taken without the changes in my personality that jack encouraged. In some respects he has been more influential than even my parents, and I can't thank him enough for what he's done for me. More importantly, I know I'm not the only student who feels that way. Jack has just retired from New College after 32 years. He stands as an example of what New College represented to a great number of students over the years. Jack has assured me that his replacement will be very much along the same lines, and that the students will love and learn from him, too. I hope Jack's right, and that more of the faculty will also move in those directions. Jack is what New College was all about, and he will be greatly missed. Thanks Jack. I'll see you the next time I'm in town. Steve Jacobson 'll is a consultant in Evanston, Ill. things I loved doing. My friends and family have been envious because almost all of my adult life I've looked forward to going to work each day, and I've come Erloine and Jock Cartlidge


Taking His Own Advice Peter Kazaks is trying something new By Dan Ryan For as long as I've known him, Peter Kazaks has enjoyed nonchalantly delivering up minor surprise announcements. Hand on hip, head bent, an inimitable crooked smile at the ready, and glasses slightly askew, he would say in his still-after-all-these years unplaceable accent "Hey Dan, guess what?" Peter Kozoks Over the years the news has included running for school board, publishing an article on coaching kids' soccer, heading out to go canoeiJ,1g in the Canadian north country, and moving the family to Boston or Philadelphia for a semes ter. I thought I was ready for any thing, but this time he stunned me, saying ''I'm leaving New College." This wasn't retirement, he added, just a career change. After 25 years as a New College physics professor, it was simply time to try something new. What struck me about Peter's announcement, once I'd thought about it, was its continuity with what he's been doing for a long time. Peter came to New College in 1973 from St. Lawrence University in upstate NY. He had gotten his B.A. from McGill, and then went to Yale for graduate school, but ended up earning the Ph.D. at U.C. Davis, having followed his advisor there. The 1,000-mile jaunts continued after he and his family settled in Sarasota. Three times during the last fifteen years they've moved north for a semester when Peter was a visiting scientist, once at the University of Pennsylvania, and twice at Harvard. Peter served for two three-year stints as division chair during the early 1980s and was instrumental in obtaining computer hard ware for the college and in getting the computer science program off the ground. His leadership style was marked by integrity and a genuine dedication to "what is good for the college," a phrase that never sounded trite when Peter said it. He published 12 articles in refereed journals and gave numerous talks on his areas of expertise for colleagues and on other scientific topics for lay audiences. As a teacher, Peter taught advanced courses, introductory courses and courses for non-majors. He introduced a genera tion of us, many of whom ended up working in computers, to Fortran on the old PDP/11 and its paper tape reader. He was the sole contact with Nat Sci for many non-science stu dents fascinated by the physics philosophy connection. For both beginners and advanced students, his mentoring was memo rable. Six of those 12 papers were co authored by undergraduate student colleagues. Many of us who worked as apprentices or protegees playing in Selby's back hallways know Peter as a teacher who pushed you by allowing you to follow where your intellectual inclinations led. He found you office space, some money for equipment, or a few dollars so you could stay and work on your project over the summer. His style was sometimes blunt, but it was always honest and caring. When he thought something was a bad idea or that you were in over your head, he told you. but then supported your efforts to do it if you still wanted to. Some of Peter's most significant contributions to New College's educational mission, though, had little directly to do with physics or computers. More than many of our teachers, he was genuinely commit ted to the idea that teaching was about developing the whole person. One former student noted that "Peter never gave the impression of being too busy to talk to students, even though he no doubt often was. His office was always a comfortable place." Another alum remembered that "Peter was always as interested in how one's college life was pro gressing as well as how one was doing in school." In my own "state ment of teaching philosophy" I wrote "From physicist Peter Kazaks I learned how to be an advisor who pays attention to how courses and other formal activities are related to a student's overall intellectual development." Many of us both men and women got to know Peter outside the classroom by baby-sitting his children. Aside from a little money on the side and the cache of being "tight" with one's professor, this had an added benefit. As one correspon dent wrote, "he was the first role model from whom I learned that having academic success did not mean giving up all hope of having a happy, full, and enriching family life," adding that it was a pleasant irony that she learned that lesson from a male professor. Those of us who have kept in touch as Peter's children and we grew up can smile at Continued on next page


I ClASSNotes 64 Fay dayton sent an address for an alum long-lost to us, Mary O'Keefe Daly. Mary can be reached at 24934 478 Ave., Garretson, SD 57030. Tim Dunsworth (St. Louis Park, Minn.) is a research analyst in Metropolitan State University's Office of Institutional Research. Prior to accepting this position, Tim was a transportation analyst with Minne apolis Metro Transit; before that be was a statistical analyst for the Center for Energy and Environment. 65 David Allen (Ohai. Calif.), president of David Allen & Co. in Santa Barbara, was featured in the April/May issue of Fast Company magazine. The article, "Don't Manage Time, Manage Yourself," labeled him the "personal productiv ity guru." Bob Baughman (Rockville, Md.) is d1rector of the Division of Fundamen tal Neuroscience and Developmental Disorders at the National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Kaza ks coNTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE the idea that one can not only mix the professional and the family thing, one can excel at both. a "retirement" gathering (dunng which Peter reminded his friends and colleagues that he's not retiring), Professor Suzanne Sherman that Peter gave her her first tmpression ofhow science was done at New Collegehe was headed off to Germany to give a talk at a conference on high energy spin Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Robin Day Glenn says writing a chapter for California Transactions Forms, published by Bancroft Whit ney, was about the most difficult thing she has ever done. Chapter 1, Volume 1, is Robin's 225-page summary of California franchise law and a complete set of franchise legal forms in plain English. Her newest hobby is MIDIO-Karaoke; perfor mances may be booked through her Franchise Law Team offices. Dick Ogburn (Plantation, Fla.) and his wife returned to Brazil for Carnaval this year, the first time in 10 years they had gone together. His oldest son, Guma, is a sophomore at the University of Central Florida, in Orlando. His other son, !tamar, is a freshman in high school in the Fort Lauderdale area. 66 MaryElmendorf sent word that Betsy Bowen graduated from Vermont College last year with a concentration in storytelling and creative expression. Betsy still has Continued on next page physics -and that he was the colleague who most frequently reminded her to "get a life." In a brief comment after the traditional "Speech, speech!" Peter emphasized again how really important it is that people (both students and faculty) enrich their life with something outside of academics, adding with that crooked smile and unique accent, "hobbies, drugs, anything!" Peter's next destination? North-1 He's almost there! Don Goldberg '68 (above) celebrates his arrival in Los Angeles County during the 576 mile, seven-day California AIDS Ride 5 from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Don and the 2,612 other riders helped raise over $9.5 million for HIV/AIDS care. For more pictures of the ride, see Don's web site, ern california where he'll be looking for work, probably in academia. Teaching? "No, there's no of finding anything better teaching wise than New College." Friends can reach him with greetings and job leads at Dan Ryan 77 is an assistan_t professor of sociology at. Mrlfs College in Oakland, Calrf. t I t


I I t CLASSNotes her studio in Grand Marais, Minn. One of her recent projects is a collection of Norwegian troll stories. Mimi Donnay is still in Miami and traveling less since the death ofEAL. A group of alums (Bruce Cleary '68, jon Lundell '66, and Michael Smith '67) has put together a web site ( in memory of Bill Hedrington who died in a car crash in 1971. The site contains Bill's collected poetry. The maintainers are putting together a memoir of Bill using material from NC-ers who knew him. They would like to have a picture or two of Bill for the site. If you have a good photo you could lend or scan and send, please contact Michael Smith at 6 8 Earle Barnhart and his wife, Hilde Maingay, have moved into an ecological house in a new co housing community in Cape Cod. The house uses solar electricity, composting toilets, and rainwater. The community of 12 households shares a large common building and land for agriculture and tree crops. Earle mentioned that several lots are still available. 6 9 Congratulations to Cindy and George Naughton on the birth of their second child, Jonathan Seelye Naughton, on Aug. 2, 1998. jonathan entered the world with a full head of hair and joins his brother, Thomas (3) and half-brothers Robert (10) and Geoffrey (14) Moss. They all live in Pelham, Mass., near Amherst. Susan Zuckerman Attas spent the past five years on the "mommy track" at home taking care of Alex (1 0) and Jessica (5) in Vienna, Va. Now that Jessica will be entering CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE kindergarten, Susan plans to go back to work as a computer scientist for a defense contractor. She sometimes gets together with Kim Pauly Irish and her family who live in nearby Maryland. Susan looks forward to renewing New College friendships via the Internet. 7 0 When AJan Berlow's book, Dead Season: A Story of Murder and Revenge (reviewed in a prior Nimbus), was published in paperback last spring, it made the New York Times Book Review's list of "New & Noteworthy Paperbacks." Kim McCutcheon changed her name decades ago to jesse Cougar. She lives in the mountains of North ern California. She is ... dedicated to promoting new paradigm relation ships, radical gender and sexual identities .... She is also an avid gardener. William Quay has moved to Americus, Ga., where he is a systems analyst at the headquarters for Habitat for Humanity, working with their intranet, their fmancial system, and whatever else needs doing. Congratulations to jeanne and Chris Van Dyk (Seattle, Wash.) on the birth of Benjamin Louis Paul Xavier on Sept. 2, 1998. 72 Neil Sipe moved to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, to take a position as lecturer at Griffith University. He is teaching town and regional planning in the School of Environmental Planning. 73 Scott Baker (Auckland, New Zealand) will be on leave from the University of Auckland this fall to work with Dr. Stephen]. O'Brien in the National Cancer Institute's Laboratory of Genomic Diversity in Frederick, Md. Margee Ensign has been ap pointed dean of the School of International Studies at the Univer sity of the Pacific in Stockton, Calif. 74 Loren {Lori) Olga Hoff man married George Palermo, a Sarasota architect, on April 25 aboard Continued on next page Alums, faculty and staff attended the farewell reception far Carol Ann Wilkinson in April.


(LAS S N 0 teS coNTINUED FROM PRrnous PAGE the motor yacht, The Princess Xanadu ofMonaco. Lori, George and Lori's three sons reside on Bird Key in Sarasota. Tom Kapostasy has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer ofBrightpoint,lnc., in Indianapolis. Brightpoint is a leading provider of distribution and value-added logistics services to the wueless communications industry Ray Stokes is a senior lecturer in the Dept. of Economics at University of Glasgow, Scotland. 75 Annen Amirian is looking for the following "lost" alums : Ellen Golden '73, Leslie Paugh '77, Lorna Benne '75, Nancy Adams '76, Patti Greene '76, John Stafford '75, and Bunny Hirshman '75. If anyone has any leads, please contact Annen or the alum office Andy Howard married his long time companion Carrie Saetermoe in a neopagan-inspired ceremony last year. Their first child, Gaia, was born on July 1. They had previously rehearsed parenthood with their Irish setter, Rosa. Carrie is a developmental psychologist and associate professor at California State Univer sity, Northridge. Andy is visiting assistant professor at Northri dge. They live in Kagel Canyon, Calif Richard Shively has joined the San Francisco office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. as of counsel in the national products liability litigation division His practice focuses in the areas of insurance coverage and insurance bad faith, professional liability, government contracts and procurement law, and commercial disputes. 77 Elaine Hyder is back in Pittsburgh at Carnegie Mellon University to finish her Ph.D. and take a new position at the Human Computer Interaction Institute of the School of Computer Science at CMU. Elaine says she'll be happy to talk to anyone about computers or programs at CMU. Chai Kang (London) has an Pat McCallum '70, Andrea Oien '7 4 and Steve Jacobson '71 visit outside the Four Winds Cafe dur ing the '98 Reunion interesting connection to New College through her husband, Martin Fiennes. He is a descendant of the 1\vistleton Wykeham family, including William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, who founded New College, Oxford. This qualifies Martin and their son, Guy, to walk on the little piece of grass reserved for the founder's kin. Chai, however, has to stay off the grass. Congratulations to Margie Bender and Robert Lincoln (Sarasota Fla.) on the birth of their son, Nicholas, on April2. Robert is the executive director for product management and marketing at Computer Associates' Sarasota office, formerly Infresco. Congratulations to Cynthia Martin-Berger (Elmhurst, Ill.) on the safe arrival of her son, Alex, earlier this year. 7 8 Renee Reinhardt Boehm (Sarasota) has transferred from Arthur Andersen's technology solutions group in Sarasota to performance and learning group m st. charles, Ill. She's a technology manager who telecommutes to w?rk. Daughters Kristen ( 4 1/2) and Katie ( 3 ) are in the full bloom of "sisterly love," but both are rather fond of their new baby brothers, Alexander craig and Brian Wolfgang, who arrived Oct. 16, 1997, only four weeks early. Renee would love to talk to other alums who have twins, work for Arthur or are involved with software performance and learnmg stuff. .. Anderson Brown (Mayaguez, Puerto Rico) spent five weeks. in summer of '97 studying Spamsh m San Sebastian. Spain, and spent the Continued on next page


ClASSNotes month of June '98 studying and traveling in Cuba as the guest of faculty members of the University of Havana. He will return to Cuba in October to give conferences in Santiago, Camagiiey, and Havana. Nico Bollen visited with Peggy Bates, NC professor emerita of political science, while in the States recently. He's a gynecologist in Meise, Belgium. Molly Hoopes (Baltimore, Md.) is working as an education outreach specialist on the urban waterways for the Herring Run Watershed Association. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a M.A.T. in May. Chris LoFrisco and Lindsay LaBurt LoFrisco have forsaken the Windy City for the Big Apple. Chris is an adjunct professor of periodontics at Columbia University. Jim McDonald, a partner and co founder of the Newport Beach office of the law firm of Fisher & Phillips LLP, was elected president of the Irvine, Calif., Chamber of Commerce this year. The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., will publish the 1998 supplement to his book, Mental and Emotional Injuries in Employment Litigation, this summer. Congratulations to jacqueline Shea McLaughlin (Fogelsville, Pa.), assistant professor of biology, who received the Excellence in Teaching Award at Penn State Lehigh Valley in May. She's been part of the Lehigh Valley faculty since 1990. Jacqueline and Elizabeth McCain '80 (Laury Station, Penn.), assistant professor of biology at Muhlenberg College, are collaborators in research and speak ing engagements. They've also produced a teaching video, Develop mental and Physiological Aspects of the Chicken Embryonic Heart. (ONTINUEO FROM PREVIOUS PAGE 80 Beth Osuch (Germantown, Md.) has completed her certification boards in psychiatry and says she is ready to reemerge into the world of real people again. Beth is a psychiatric fellow at the National Insti tutes of Mental Health. 81 Chris Van Dyk '70 converses with Cris Hassold NC professor of art history, during the '98 Paintings by Mary reunion. McElhinney were exhibited in the show, On the Brink, at Seattle's SVC during May and June. 8 2 Fred Bennett is a senior course writer for Matrix Marketing in Jacksonville, Fla. Scott Good {Steep Falls, Maine) is a senior marketing consultant for Hannaford Brothers in Scarborough, Maine. Mark Nuckols, says that after working in a bank in Moscow, he got sick of Russia and Russians and decided to move to Ljubljana, capital city of Slovenia, where he is study ing Slavic languages and traveling around the former Yugoslavia. He recommends a visit there to anyone who enjoys architecture, nature, food, art, music or people. Mitch Wells (Helvetia, Ore. ) is pursuing a copywrite infringement action against the makers of Good Will Hunting. He hopes to hear from any alum who might have informa tion about the development of that screenplay ( Willie Wolfe has moved againhis home to Buellton, Calif., and his work to Santa Barbara where he is vice president and treasurer at Fidelity National Financial. 83 Congratulations to Rob Bilott and his wife, Sarah Barlage, on the birth of a baby boy, Theodore (Teddy) Robert on February 6, 1998. Everyone's doing fine, still living and working in good ole Cincinnati. Rob occasionally runs into Erma Paul Sanders '84 who works at the bookstore down the street from his house. In May of this year, Bob Freedman joined the law firm of Braker & Company in Vancouver, B.C. as an associate lawyer. His work is focused on litigation on behalf of First Nations. He would like to hear from anyone else who works in this field. Tracey Gallagher Henley and Jim Henley '91 are married and have a two-year-old son, Toby, {red hair and blue eyes-does he look like Mama or what?). Tracey works for Newport News Shipbuilding in Washington, D.C., manages a corporate political action committee and lives in Silver Spring, MD, north of DC. Greetings to all NC students and alumni from Cornelia Hahn, whose name changed to Cornelia Mueller Magdeburg when she was married last year. She enjoys her job as a Continued on next page


(LAS S N 0 tes FroM PREVIOUS PAGE judge at the Berlin County court. Her husband is a lawyer, but don't be afraid: they are not discussing cases all day long ... Berlin is a beautiful city. There's some summer some times, but Cornelia has still "got Florida sand m her shoes." Congratulations to Albert Zimmerman and Bregitte Pracht (Carrboro, N.c.) on the birth of their son, Aidan, on Dec. 15, 1997. 84 Anne Baker is a visiting assistant professor of American literature this year at Reed College in Portland, Ore. Mark Cornelius is an attorney at Ciarciaglino & Coyle in St. Petersburg, Fla. He and his wife, Karen, have a two-and-a-half year-old daughter, Katelyn. john Dwyer finished his Ph.D. in biophysics at Johns Hopkins in 1997. He's doing post-doctoral research at GenenTech, Inc. in Pacifica, Calif. John and his wife, Mary Higby Dwyer '85, Alum Wonders ... have three children, Jenna (5), Ashley (3) and Ian (5 months). William B. Groben II (Venice, Fla.) has taught economics at Manatee Community College for the past year. He also teaches in Eckerd College's Program for Experienced Learners, works as a writer on contract, and sells residential real estate. Lisa Whalley White and jesse White '87 (Tallevast, Fla.) have good news! Isaac Jacob White was born on April18, 1998, full oflife and weigh ing eight pounds. 85 Margie Knauff is writing book reviews for the magazines Online & Database. You can read them on the web at http:// She runs a website with Lisa Speckhardt, her first year roommate at NC. The site is dedicated to mystery heroine detective Amelia Peabody, at http:// www.eaglenet.comjameliaj. Karen Stasiowski (Aspen, Colo.) ultn !) tfie ofdesf uf!C g;roduate? When my seventieth birthday loomed on the horizon last Novem ber, I kept thinking about all the possible changes I'd make in my life. The equivalent of "going fishing" came to mind, but only fleetingly. How would I feel about getting up in the morning with no urgent matter to be dealt with? (I know that's e.nding a sentence with a prepositiOn, but these are the things one can do when. attaining the big seven-oh.) And so, life continues just about as before, which means: editing a small monthly newspaper (The Landings Eagle); moderating a writers' work shop (most members are published); writing articles and essays for publication, memoirs and novel (in progress). I've come to the realization that the scavenger hunt that is New College not only trains one to work harder, stretch further, seek more and question everything, it ruins all chances of ever becoming perma nently lazy. has begun a trek for gold ... figure skating gold. She plans to compete at the Adult Nationals next April in Ann Arbor, Mich. She would greatly appreciate any and all sponsor donations, as figure skating is one very expensive sport! Karen is currently employed with Coates, Reid & Waldron, the largest property management company in Aspen, and would be happy to help any alum with obtaining accommodations, temporary or permanent. Karen also continues with her website layout and design company, Web-Trix. Elise Wadle has moved to San Francisco to pursue her interest in garden design and horticulture. She is looking forward to spending time with fellow alums Leon Porter '85 and Lauren Docket '86. Carol Zygar completed her Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Virginia and has moved to Redwood City, Calif. to begin a post-doc at Stanford. Continued on next page on the personal side, I'm still married to the same sweet guy (41 years). Of our three childn:n, two are lawyers and one's a long-distance hauler_ eighteen wheeler. (The truck driver's the happiest AND the richest.) Even ifl don't make the "oldest. alumnae" status, it's been fun talking about it. Joanne Meyer '81 Sarasota


CLASSNotes 8 6 After completing three plus years of overseas assignments (including a just finished yearlong remote tour in Korea), Air Force Captain Adam Oler has been posted to Bolling AFB, in Washington, D.C. For the next three years he'll be a circuit defense counsel, defending airmen in courts-martial across the eastern U.S. He hopes to take advantage of all the travel by seeing as many friends and former classmates as possible. 8 7 Matt Baker has finished medical and graduate school (MD/ PhD program at the University of Miami). He's beginning his surgery residence at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. Congratulations to Sharon Corwin '88 and Martin Kelly who were married in April in Berkeley. (See a photo of alums at the wedding on page 25.) Martin's band, Actionslacks, is touring the U.S. this fall and promoting its new release, One Word. Leigh Holcomb completed her Ph.D. in pharmocology at USF and is now a research scientist in Temple, Texas. Jamie jones is a doctoral student in the biological anthropology program at Harvard. His specific research focus is on life history theory, which attempts to under stand how and why the different parts of the life cycle evolved the way they did. He spent a year in Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia, doing dissertation research on the ecology of orangutans in the Gunung Palung National Park. He's also involved in a community forest CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE development project there sponsored by the Biodiversity Conservation Network for the people abutting the National Park. The project goal is to create a limited-extraction buffer zone around the park and to employ local people, who now have an Natalie Arsenault Appointed Assistant Director of New College Admissions interest in maintaining the park, to patrol for illegal activity such as poaching and illegal logging. Allison Purcell is finishing her master's in art history at Florida Continued on next page Kathleen Killion, director of admissions, has announced the appointment of Natalie Arsenault '91 as assistant director of admissions. Arsenault holds a B.A. in foreign languages from New College and has served the college for three years as an admissions counse lor and member of the New College Admissions Committee. Arsenault collaborates with the director on all aspects of the admissions program at New College. She has specific responsibility for recruiting both inand out-of-state students, evaluating and selecting candidates for admission to the college, implementing special diversity initiatives, and directing the Admissions Alumnae/i Volunteer Program. In announcing Arsenault's appointment, Killion described Arsenault as "an alumna of the college totally committed to enhancing the quality and effectiveness of our operation. Her collegiality, keen strategic sense, and ability to learn new tasks rapidly have been invaluable to the work of the office." Of her work in the admissions profession, Arsenault said, "I understand that navigating the college selection process is a complex and intricate task I'm here to help students sail through it a bit more easily, by helping them understand the admissions and financial aid process, and the important characteristics to consider in a college." For several years, Sonia Wu '81, assistant director of admissions, man aged the alumnaefi admissions network. We are especially favored in now having two graduates of the college at the assistant director level. Arsenault's appointment allows Wu to turn her attention fully to responsi bilities that benefit from her nine years' experience in New College Admis sions. These include fortifying our ties with the college counseling commu nity, directing an increasingly vital campus visit program, and serving as senior member of the Admissions Committee. Alums can reach Natalie Arsenault and Sonia Wu at 941-359-4269 or ncadmissions


C LAS S N o tes (ONTINUEO FROM PREVIOUS PAGE State University. She's been working for the Bureau of Archaeological Research, supervising a project that used GIS technology to digitize all of the archaeological and historical sites in the state of Florida. She's in Italy, as she has been for the past five summers, working as lab director on an Etruscan/Roman archaeological dig. In the fall she'll be moving to north Georgia. john Sindelar, owner of Sindelar Custom Software in Ann Arbor, Mich., thrilled the staff of New College Foundation by creating and installing a custom database pro gram for them 8 8 Sarah Boorman returned a year ago to her once-upon-a-time home country of England. She was welcomed by England's worst When putting together a feature on careers in environmental science for Science magazine's Next Wave, an online publication for new scientists ( Nicole Ruediger '87 knew just where to begin. The April 3 edition includes articles by novocollegians Mike Burton '86 and Caryn Aubrey Boscoe '89. Burton, vice-president of Environ mental Affairs Consultants in Palmetto, Fla., (EAC was founded by Gary Montin '70), made his online debut with an article providmg tlps about how to stand out in a crowd of job applicants. In "Hiring in Environmental and Natural Resource Management Consulting," Burton reminds graduates, "In general, most summer in 18 years, which left her homesick for Florida sunshine. Sarah lives in London, works for a children's charity, and continues to adjust to culture shock. All visitors are welcome! Kristi Coulter (Ann Arbor, Mich.) is writing a regular column for the online magazine Ellavon. It's titled "Letter from Ann Arbor" and located at http:/ T.J. Evens and Carol Wyatt-Evens have a new baby girl, Jordan Shea Inez Evens. She was born on Feb. 12, 1998, and her dad says she's perfect. Big sister Kayla is digging the sister thing ... T.J. hopes to finish his Ph.D. in marine botany at the University of California, Santa Barbara, next year, and wants to know if anybody has an exceedingly high paying job waiting for him. Wendy Hoon has changed her colleges will have some connection to consulting, regulatory, and research fields; the alumni association directory for your college is a good place to find these connections." In "Take Stock of Where you Are," Boscoe, an animal behaviorist now Caryn Boscoe '89 working as an environmental project manager, described her transition from biology into environmental protection and restoration. She works for the Chesapeake Research Consortium in Annapolis, Md., which provides support to the Chesapeake Bay Program. address and vocation. She's entered Barry University's physician assistant program in Miami. After completing two years as a postdoc at the University ofTexas at Austin, Noel Horton was hired by Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals in Ann Arbor, Mich., in June. His work focuses on toxicological research and the reproductive toxicity of com pounds that are in development. Neil and his wife, Lisa, have two daugh ters, Anna {4) and Sarah Noel (18 months) and are expecting a third, reportedly another daughter, in December. Brian Israel and Lisa Silverman '89 have settled down in Washington, D.C., with their daughters, Miriam {3) and Abigail (1), and a dog named Jasmine. After graduating from NYU Law School, Brian has his dream job as an attorney doing environmental enforcement at the Dept. of Justice. Lisa is doing catering and raising their daughters after studying Natural Gourmet at a culinary school. They bought a house in Maryland and are living happily ever after ... though they do very much miss New College. George King married fellow Chicago lawyer and University of Michigan alum Deborah Johns in May. They are moving to Hong Kong in July. 8 9 Tricia Hopkins has been promoted to reporter at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Michelle Miller and Bill Chase were married in March this year. They live in Hermosa Beach, Calif. jon Pickhardt graduated from NYU Law School, where he was the editor-in-chief of the NYU Law Continued on next page


ClASSNotes Review. Next year, jon will be in Austin, Texas, clerking for Judge Benavides on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. After that, he'll return to New York City to begin work as a litigator with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a mid-size law firm. Kathleen Plunkett Davis has moved from the east to the west coast of Florida. She lives in Nokomis and is an attorney at Abel Band Russell Collier Pitchford & Gordon in Sarasota. Mary Tyll received her doctorate in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology in June after completing a yearlong internship with Options /Central Coast Neurobehavior Center in Morro Bay, Calif. Mary has been working with traumatically brain injured and developmentally delayed adults. She is seeking post-doctorate opportuni ties. If anyone hears or knows of anything in the areas of health and/ (ONTINUEO FROM PREVIOUS PAGE or neuropsychology, please contact her at dtyll( Eddie Waters has moved to Los Angeles where he's a free-lance film editor. 9 0 Kristine Adams, a law student at FSU in Tallahassee, was a criminal division judicial clerk this summer in Sarasota. Darilyn Avery opened a new coffee shop, Renaissance Coffee and Tea, on Gaines St. in Tallahassee. Amy Hank is teaching middle school science in Sarasota. Camilla Mortensen (Eugene, Ore.) earned her masters degree in folklore and mythology at UCLA, and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in comparative literature at the University of Oregon where she also teaches folklore, and freshman writing. She and her partner, Rob, are embarking on a scheme to raise black sheep and Alum Help Needed name them all after famous folklor ists. They're off to a good start with a large, fuzzy lamb named Wilhelm Grimm ... Brad Wier (San Antonio, Texas) is spending the summer in an Elizabe than enclave in Round Top, Texas, home of the Shakespeare at Windedale Festival and chili cook-off. He'll spend the hot summer night producing and performing plays in a barn. Sylvia Youssefi visited Sarasota in May on a break from her teaching position at a school of massage therapy in Beunos Aires, Argentina. 91 This summer, Kelly dark is attending the Metchosin Interna tional Summer School of the Arts in Victoria, BC. She's studying glaze chemistry and formulation. Continued on next page for 1999 Action Auction Charlie Lenger '78 is first-ever alum chair for annual fundraiser As the first New College graduate to chair the New College Founation's Action Auction, Charlie Lenger plans to showcase New College as she encourages alumnaeji participation. Her goal is to increase attendance by 100 by encouraging Florida alums to come and bring friends. You can help by: Attending the Action Auction on March 20. Donating items valued at SlOO or more for the silent auction. Helping arrange trip packages for the "big block" auction. While travel arrangements and accommodations are basics, Charlie is hoping for some alum-inspired extras such as a narrated tour or other event arranged by an alum with an inside track. For ticket or other information, or to shore your ideas, contact Charlie Lenger (941-351-2864 -w or 941-3514107 -h) or the alumnae/i office.


C LAS S N 0 tes coNTINUED FROM PmiOUS PAGE Kelly Keefe received a master's in forest science from Yale University and is teaching science and environ mental studies at a Montessori elementary school. She says she loves it! Kelly lives in Washington, D.C., with Ian and their 13-year-old alley cat, Dutch. Devra Kiewet sends word from Linz, Austria, that she's single again and working for an architect. Raymonda Burgman is a Ph.D. candidate in economics at the University of Florida. 92 Felicia Dolson-Cappelluti (Bound Brook, N.J.) is vice president of GolfTechnologies, Inc. Bill Eidtson (Madison, Wis.) is working on his master's in instruc tional technology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Apologies to Deborah Goodwin. In the last Nimbus we placed her in the wrong school. She's working on her Ph.D. at Kings College London, rated one of the top five universities in the United Kingdom. LeifMeneke (Kailua. Hawaii) is planning a big trip to Europe this summer for the Gay Games in Amsterdam and possibly the Interna tional AIDS conference in Geneva. Then it's back to NYC and grad school in the fall. Adrienne Sadvosky completed her masters in developmental psychol ogy at George Mason University in May. She's now in the doctoral program at the University of Wyo ming in Laramie. Leslie Shaffer received another promotion. She's a news assistant at the Wall Street journal. This time the promotion includes more responsibil ity, more pay, a better title and her own desk and computer! Qinghua Xu received a nice scholarship offer from University of the Pacific-McGeorge School of Law for the fall. She will be living in Sacramento, Calif., for the next three years, pursuing her J.D. in international law and international business law. 93 Kimberly Harrington '91 (c) and Ezra Freeman '90 (r) ore p1ctured above with one of the pgymy goats from their goat meat and fur business in Berkeley, Calif. Business is booming! They've hired Malo Goshol'93 (I) as on apprentice gotheress. Kroflich started law school at the University of Florida last January. She's already looking for a law clerk position for next summer. Any alum attorneys know of an opening? Matthew McHorris was awarded two degrees from George Washington University this year, a J.D. from the law school and an M.A. from the Elliot School of International Affairs. He's a judge advocate with the U.S. Marine Corps, stationed in Washington, D.C. His specialization was the international law of war and his interest now is to advance the persecution of war criminals. 95 Margaret Blackstock is working as an editorial assistant at a magazine, Leaders, in New York City. Anyone who wants to see NC faces in New York, please feel free to contact her. Robyn Smith is a Peace Corps volunteer in Ronomafana ("hot water") National Park in Madagascar, with hot springs, waterfalls and lemurs galore. '98 Gmduates Congratulations to all the new graduates! Here's what some of them are doing: Bret Aarden is going to graduate school at Ohio State University for music. Raquel Andres will be at Nova Southeastern University studying clinical psychology in the fall. Melissa Andrews is immersed in the dance scene in Washington. She was a dance intern at the Smithso nian Institute for the summer and is now an administrative assistant at Dance Place. Crystal Benedicks is on her way to New York to study literature at CUNY. Continued on next page


CLASSNotes Kristin Benson is getting a job and living at home. Emory University is paying Daniel Berke to go to Israel for an intensive two-month Hebrew language program. jennifer Berkowitz will be in either Montana or Alaska. Stacy Boyd is handling customer service and marketing for Pineapple Press in Sarasota. Adam dark is pursuing a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Texas, Austin. In the next two years, before graduate school, Elizabeth dark will be employed with the Family Coun seling Center in Rockledge, Fla., as a care coordinator for Healthy Start. Seth doues will travel when possible, and work when necessary. Devin Coleman-Derr will be in India and Africa, teaching mathemat ics and science independently and through the Peace Corps. The College of William and Mary will welcome Ashley Colvin to its graduate program. Sam Daves will soon be on her way to California to do chemistry research, then go to graduate school. Bridget David landed a summer internship in chemistry at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, Ind. Kari Ellingstad is waiting until 1999 to go to med school, but until then, will be working as health educator at the Sarasota Health Department. jason Evans is going to Key West to compete in the Hemingway festival. Jessica Falcone took a summer job as a camp director before begin ning work as the "super intern" for New College Admissions in Septem ber. Eventually she wants to go to grad school in development studies. CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Mary Fraivillig will be studying at Stetson Law School in St. Petersburg, Fla. Beginning this fall, Evan Garfinkel is a part of the University of Florida Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages. Mala Ghoshal plans to go back to school for a master's degree in library science, probably in fall of 2000. Also note that Harrington, Freeman, & Ghoshal's pygmy goat product business is still going strong! (See photo on previous page.) Lara Glasgow is going to law school at University of California, Berkeley. }ana Gordon is enrolled in Nova Southeastern University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. Naturalist? Chef? Sara Graham isn't sure what she'll be doing, but North Carolina may be where she goes. Todd Grindal is going to Sweden. Haley Grossman wants to be involved in community organizing. Shannon Hamlett has her eye on the Peace Corps and then grad school for social work in two or three years. Erin Harris will be working in Berkeley, Calif., this fall and probably looking into grad school. Stephen Haedicke is on his way to law school. Scott Hildebrand is a chemistry grad student at MIT. The Temple University post bac premed program is where Alana Iglewicz will be. Both Daniel Obermeyer and Elanor Stanford will be stationed in the Cape Verde Islands for the Peace Corps. Congratulations to Hal Isaacson. He has visions of marrying a lucky Novocollegian in Paris on the top of the Eiffel Tower. How romantic! Hal also sees himself studying physics at Continued on next page The New College "final four," Cecelia Wu, Shown Yuskoitis, Sofia Zander and Sophia Zaretsky, in the 1998 procession of graduates.


CLASSNotes MIT in 2002. Africanafperformance studies. Lynn jones will be in Maui until Fall1999, when she'll pursue her Ph.D. Art history is what Jessen Kelly is studying at the University of Chicago in the fall. Michael King is going to graduate school. Jaim.i Lamb is attending law Sculpture from Robert Rustermier's 1998 Self-Portrait Series. Alums Teach at New College Daniel Harri so n 89, a doctoral candidate at Florida State University, is an adjunct instructor in sociology at New College, teaching two courses during the fall term. Robert Rustemeier 89 will be teaching for the full year, sharing his love for sculpture and three-dimen si o nal art with New College students. He'll be offering courses that focus on fundamentals, emphasizing traditional processes and techniques. CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE school at UCLA. Margaret Lane is water-testing this summer. Essie Larson is at Fordham University in the psychology clinical Ph.D. program. Pat Leblanc hopes to work at Girls Inc. in Tampa for a year, and then go to USF grad school in clinical psy chology. Maybe in a year, Robert Lecusay will attend grad school. Right now he's working on submitting his thesis to the "Journal of the Acousti cal Society of America." One day Jennifer Lemmer intends to go to grad school to study South ern culture. Fiona Lewis will either be at Sarah Lawrence College in New York or in Atlanta doing publishing. Anthony LoGal b o is a case monitor at Teen Court of Sarasota County, Inc. Claudia Lukas is heading to California to work at a biotech company before she goes to grad school. jennifer Lush ear plans to get a museum job in Atlanta. U s a Maier will attend the Univer sity of Pennsylvania Wharton Graduate School of Business. After a year in Maui, Harvey Marshall Jr. will seek his MBA. Alex Manning is going to design web sites. S teph anie Martin wants to travel and be happy. Tara Merry is enrolled in a master's program in social psychol ogy at New York University. Congratulations to Majeedah Murad who gave birth to Gabriel Murad on March 4, 1998. Majeedah's application for law school at the University of Florida is pending. Meike Niede rhausen will be studying mathematics at Purdue University Graduate School. Through the summer of 1999 Matt Olson will be touring Eastern North America, after which he will attend grad school for poli-scifpublic policy analysis. Doug Perry is working in informa tion systems at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Adam Rains will study epidemiol ogy at McGill University. jennifer Ross is seeking work in Washington State. Tatiana Sainz will be in Miami studying art therapy at Barry University and Social Work at Florida International University. Kelly Samek is taking a summer off from her master's to be a research assistant with the Institute of Tropical Ecology and Conservation's sea turtle program in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Graduate school is planned for the future for Amanda Schurr, who, for now is a movie critic at The Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Rachel Sgaglio will be working with kids at Four Winds Hospital in New York before she goes back to school for her clinical psych PsyD in '99. J o nathon Smit h plans to attend the University of Florida Law School. Congratulations to Marty Solomo n on his receipt of a scholar ship to TUlane Law School! Eleanor Stanfo r d received an honorable mention in the Atlantic Monthley's 1997 Student Writers' Competition. Noah Teitelbaum is on his way to Croatia as a human rights observe r for the United Nations. He's already offered a place to stay for any alums traveling there. Continued on next page


ClASSNotes The USF College of Public Health will welcome Michelle Wolper to their master's program in behavioral science. Kevin Unrath will work at the Gulf Gate Library for one year, then attend graduate school in library and information sciences. In the fall, Matthew Weidenfeld will study political science at the University of California at Berkeley. Sarahjane White will do HTML/ web design for the State of Florida and would be happy to get a fall internship in magazine publishing. Cecelia Wu has a job at Biotransplant, Inc. in Boston, Mass., as a research associate. Sofia Zander will study landscape architecture in graduate school. Sasha Zaretsky is taking a year off to travel and then will be applying to grad school. Thank you to Claudia Lukas for helping compile these Notes. (ONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE Farewell to Mark Johnson "fJJe ftized Jolt wAo we actuaffJ Welte. Mark Johnson has moved down the street. After 13 years in New College Student Affairs, Mark became dean of student affairs at Ringling School of Art and Design this sum mer. Mark's impact on Novocolle gians over the years is best evi denced by these comments sent by alums who served as student body presidents while at New College. "Mark has an unbelieveably level head and could deal with anything. He was a vital interface between the excesses of New College and the grinding bureaucracy ofUSF." Jean Czerlinski '91 "Mark was extraordinary in how much he really seemed to like New College students. He liked us not only Job Opening: for who we 'ought to be' ... but for who we actually were." -Steve Waldman '82 "[Mark] had a decidedly low-key approach to student life issues, an attribute shared only by the cops who had paid their dues on tough city streets and had 'seen it all' (Paddy, Andy, etc.). He remained insightful and unfazed."Spozy Foltz '83 "[Mark] dealt with every situation with such poise and grace that times I thought he wasn't really human. Maybe he went home and kicked the dog. I don't know. But he never treated anyone with anything but decency and respect, and he even seemed to like the students (most of the time.)."-Carla Eastis '88. Shanna Ratner '72 is offering a two-year, paid internship in the area of rural community economic development at her consulting firm, Yellow Wood Associates, Inc., in Albans, Vt. Contact Frances Young at for more information. Shown at left ore some of the alums who gathered in Berkeley, Calif., on April 24, 1998, to celebrate the marriage of Sharon Corwin '88 and Marty Kelly '87. Back row: Josh Benjamin '87, Joe Pettit '87, Michael Fergusen '86, Robin Kirkpatrick '87, Damon Iacovelli '88, Judi Chatowsky '88, Harry Monkhorst '88, Chris Sizemore, Ken Klehm. Front row: lois Kent '88, Ddiane Godzinski '84, Kibby Munson '87, Jennifer Grannick '86, Susan Rutherford '88, Richard Butgereit '90, the bride and groom, Jennifer Glanville '88, Patricia Fingeroff, Drew DeWitt '84, Marla Perez '89.


NOW v. Scheidler A new weapon against anti-abortion violence by Mitchell L. Silverman Fay Clayton '64 won a significant victory in Chicago Federal court on April 20, 1998, when a jury, in a class-action lawsuit filed 12 years ago, found for the National Organiza tion for Women in NOW v. Scheidler. The Pro-Life Action Network, Opera tion Rescue, and three individuals were found to have engaged in a pattern of "direct action"violence and threats-in an attempt to shut down abortion clinics, under the Federal RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) statute. These acts spanned the country, from Milwaukee; Wilmington, Delaware; California; Wich1ta, Kansas; Chicago; New York City; Philadelphia; and Florida. This case went to the U.S. Su preme Court and set precedent there. A Chicago Federal judge, and, later, the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, both ruled that the RICO statute required an economic motive. Clayton put it precisely in her brief to the Supreme Court. She asked the Court "Whether the courts should create an unwritten requirement limiting RICO to cases where either the enterprise or the racketeering activity has an overriding economic motive?" The Supreme Court found for NOW on january 24, 1998, allowing the case to proceed One problem with the case, as reported in the national media and claimed by defendant Scheidler, is that dayton's victory will "chill speech," preventing or discouraging peaceful pro-life demonstrators from expressing themselves. Clayton disagrees strongly. "I don't think there's any tension at all. The press has created an issue only by misquoting Nadine Strossen [President] of the ACLU and misquoting certain professors with whom I've spoken. The reason there's no tension is that I love the First Amendment. My client, the National Organization for Women, loves the First Amendment. And in trying this case and in presenting it to the jury, we made it very, very clear to the jury and to everyone that we were not going to come close to trampling on any First Amendment rights, even if you could. So we made clear to the jury, and the jury instructions are crystal clear on this, that if a particu lar act of a defendant is protected speech it is not a RICO violation. That, therefore, if all they did was yell and scream, call nasty names, threaten people with speech and that started being force and violence." The verdict form returned by the jury in this case tells the whole story. Despite being chosen from a heavily religious, working-class jury pool, the jury worked hard to consider the evidence they were presented. The jury found that the defendants committed 121 illegal acts: 46 acts of extortion; 25 attempts or conspira cies to commit extortion or murder; 4 acts or threats of violence; and 46 acts with the intent to commit a crime across state lines or via mail or telephone. Mitch Silverman '90 is finishing his J.D. at Florida State University. damnation, pray the rosary, and things like that, we would have been out on our ear on day one. There wouldn't have been any case; it never would have gotten to the jury. Our case was about acts of force and violence and threats of force and violence." She tells of a woman visiting one of the clinics for follow-up after an abortion. The Operation Rescue protesters she passed were holding signs with anti-abortion slogans and six-foot tall pictures of allegedly-aborted fetuses. "That's the First Amend ment, that is not a viola tion of anything But when they took that sign and beat this woman on the head with it, causing her to pass out in the parking lot, that ceased to be free NIMBUS NIMBUS Published by New College Alumnae/. Assoc1ot1on 5700 N Tom1om' Tro1l. Sarasota, Fl34243-2197 941 359-4324 (voice/lox); edt.; http:/ / ncolum2 Production/distnbullon cost's $1 81 per copy. Editonoi/Production Committee Alexis Simend1nger '75, Choir; Susan Burns '76. Mike Campbell '87, Coroltne Chambliss Bunn '19; Susan Foltz '83, J,m Feeney, Moll Posner '87, Coral Ann Wilkmson '64 Unless otherwise noted, opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent official policy of the Alumnae/! associatiOn or the opimons of the editors. In fact, the editors rarely even agree with each other. Photo and grophtc credits: Ntmbus logo and destgn Elome Simmons; p 1 (groundbreokmg), pp 2, 4, 5, 15 Chnstopher Bunn1 pp. 1, 3 (Bossts) & 28 Jim Harmon, p 6. Mollie Lee; p 27 -lvc Cuyvers; pp 12, 13 & 17 Alexis Simendmger; p 14 from Don Goldberg; p. 16 Carol Ann W1lkinson; p. 18 from New College Adrnts s1ons; p. 20 [Next Wove) repnnted wtlh permtssion from AAAS, p 20 from Caryn Boscoe; p. 22 from Cynth10 Harrington, p 24 Robert Ruslemeier Printed on recycled paper


Students Receive Awards NSEP Grant for International Program Scott Eben Kirksey, a third-year anthropology student at New College, is spending the fall 1998 semester studying at the Universitas Negri Cenderawasih (Bird ofpara dise University) in Irian jaya, Indonisia. Kirksey was one of 145 undergraduates selected in the nationwide National Security Education Program (NSEP) competi tion for 1998-99. He is the fourth NSEP scholarship recipient from New College since the federally funded program began in 1994. As a high school exchange student, Kirksey was introduced to Indonesian language and culture. More recently, he spent a semester brushing up his Indonesian as a visiting undergraduate student at Harvard. While in Indonesia he plans to conduct field research for his senior thesis. The thesis will examine how a global climactic event, the El Nifio/ Southern Oscillation event of 1997, is interpreted in local terms. El Nino caused an unprecedented drought, which led to widespread fires in Irian jay a as well as much of Southeast Asia, and resulted in failed crops and the destruction of most local food sources. Kirksey's research will focus on a regional level, tracing shifts in the inhabit ants' subsistence practices in response to organized relief efforts, and on a micro-scale, exploring individual informants' personal explanations of events. Kirksey has conducted previous biology and anthropology fieldwork in Central America, studying ant behavioral ecology in Costa Rica, doing an ethnographic study of the Kuna in Panama, and making an intensive study tour of Maya archaeological sites in Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico, supported in part by the New College Alumnaefi Association. His article on experi ences with U.S. medical missionaries in the Republic ofPanama, "A Humane Society at Large," was published in the May-June 1998 issue of The Humanist. Kirksey aspires to be an anthropologist and, with the NSEP grant, seems well on his way. Udall Environmental Scholarship Heather Rickenbrode was awarded a SS,OOO scholarship from the Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National Environmen tal Policy Foundation in May. Seventy such awards are made nationally each year to college sophomores and juniors on the basis of an essay on Congressman Udall's work in environmental policy. Three ofthis year's scholar ships went to students from Florida. Heather, an environmental studies major at New College, joined other Udall Scholarship winners for a three-day enrichment and training workshop in Arizona this summer. Heather was the student represen tative on the NCAA Student Grants Committee last year. She is the second New College student to win a Udall Scholarship; Michael Campbell, a 1998 New College graduate who majored in economics and environ mental studies, also received a Udall Scholarship as an undergraduate. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation Award Robert S. Cox m. a second-year natural sciences student, was one of 316 students nationwide who received a two-year scholarship from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Founda tion. liKE TO HEAR FROM YOU Send your latest news or address changes to New College Alumnae/i Associa tion, 5700 N. Tamiomi Trail, Sarasota Fl 34243; (phone/fox: 941-359-4324;;


New Dorms Adioin Holder-Chadwick Baseball Field Home for 75 New College students this year is in the Dallas and Elizabeth Dort Residence Hall, a suite-style, two-story dorm. Each suite has four single bedrooms, two baths and a common living area with kitchen. A second, similar dorm is expected to be ready for occupancy in fall1999. The dorm is east of the tennis courts (photo at left) and north of the baseball field {above), newly named in memory of two charter class members, Bud Holder and Bill Chadwick, as a result of a generous donation by their New College roommate, John Cranor. Formal dedication of the field will be held on Nov. 6, 1998. NEW COLLEGE Would YOlllike to make a difference? Elections for the NCAA Board of Directors are fast approach ing. We hope you'll consider offering your talents to the Association for a two-year term beginning in April1999. If you're not available, encourage an alum you think would do justice to the job to run. Ten members-at-large are elected in the spring of Bulk Rote U S Postage Paid odd-numbered years. Any member of the NCAA is eligible to run. We are a working board and seek candidates who are willing to make a commitment to participate personally in board programming and fundraising, as well as to attend twice-yearly board meetings at their own expense. New College Alumnae/i Association 5700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243-2197 ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED Permit #61 Manasota Fl Self-nominations from candidates are due in the alumnaeJi office by Nov. 6, 1998. Each candi date may submit a statement of not more than 200 words to be printed on the ballot. The Alumnaefi Office will send out ballots in january 1999, and the winners will be notified in time to make travel arrangements for the April meeting. If you'd like to find out more before throwing your hat in the ring, contact Alexis Simendinger, president ( Mike Campbell, secretary (, or any other board member. Please send nominations and statements to: New College Alumnaefi Association, 5700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243-2197;; {941) 359-4324 (fax).

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