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News Release (August 1964)


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News Release (August 1964)
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New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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August 1964


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. NEW COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, F LORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATIO N SARASOTA--One hundred students from 28 st tes, th District of Columbia, France, Venezuela and Canada began an dventur in education h re September 14 when New College gre ted its Charter Class. New College is a brand-new privately support d co-educ tion 1 college of the liberal arts nd sciences. Openin with 100 tudent this year nd planning to accept an dditional 100 next year, it is designed for an ultimat maximum enrollment of 1 ,200 tud n s. The United Church Board for Homeland Ministries h lped to found New College, which will be a non-sectarian school in the tradition of such institutions as Harvard, Oberlin and carleton, also founded with the churhhe support. Dr Howard E. Sprag, Dr lesley A. Hotchkiss and the Hon D onald w Webber re members of the church board on the New College Bo rd of Trustees. Other United Church mini ters on th bo rd ar Dr John Whitney MacNeil, pastor of the Firat Congregation 1 Church o f Sarasota, Dr Samuel Kincheloe of Ohio and Dr Marvin Halv r o n of New York (mDre)


Pag 2 New Coll 9 N w College will offer a challenging new kind o acade ic program, dis n ing with grades and credits, offering tutorial type study and affording tudents the opportunity to tudy 12 months of th year and to complete th ir bachelor d gre s in thr e years. Dr. Geor e F. Baughm n, pr ident of New Col ge and fo er vice-president and tr asurer of huge New York University, emphasizes that the w Coll ge cone pt is that of cr ating "generalist rather than specialists." "We r not going to tudent full of facta or t chnology," he said. "Knowledge is changing o fast that f ct and pecialtiea becom obsolete remarkably fast. "New College will stress th es ence of knowl dge, th n guid its students toward love of knowledge and self-education." The New College faculty will work closely with each tudent individually and students will be allowed to progress at tb ir own pace. Th y will take part in small seminar group d will b closely associated with professors throughout th ir thr e years of study. The college will alao have the tutori 1 system. traditional at Oxford, which has a New College nearly 600 years old. New r (more)


Page 3 ew College halls, now under construction, will be completed and opened in January. All students are in residence, help g to m k the whole of life at New College a part of tbe students educational experience. For its opening year, New College has a faculty of 22 members, including 11 full professors, two as istant professor three visiting profe ors, one adjunct profes or, and five tutors. Dr. Arnold Toynbee, the English historian, will be a visiting profe sor at New college during its first year. Student will study in three areas, Natural Sciences, soci 1 Sciences and the Humanite Their work will not be graded but instead will be judged by their teachers on th basis of wh ther they have achieved a re l astery of their subj cts. The College Examin r, in addition, will continually evaluate student progr s through tests and other methods. The purpose, accordigq to Dr. John w. Gustad, Provost and Dean of the college, will be to allow each student to accomplish the most of which he is Each student's studie will be individually planned and directed alonq the channels which hia (more)


Page 4 New College abilities and achi vements indicate to his professors. New ollege's Charter Class was carefully selected from many applications. Some 20 members were valedictorians, and more than 70 per cent were in the top tenth of their graduating classes. When Presidential Scholarships were awarded to 121 outstanding high chool graduates this year, College was one of 176 schools to enroll a Presidential Scholar, although at the time th were made it had not yet opened its doors. wards

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