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News Release (February 1964)


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News Release (February 1964)
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New College News Release, For Release: Immediate; L.H. LaMotte, IBM Director, Elected Chairman of Board of Trustees of New College
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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February 1964


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NEW COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE: IMMEDIATE L. H. LAl"lOTTE, IBM DIRECTOR, ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF NEW COLLEGE Sarasota--Louis H. Lahotte, chairman of the executive and finance committee of the board of directors of IBh, has been elected chairman of the board of trustees of New College, Sarasota, Fla., it was announced today. The private, liberal arts college will open its doors in September to receive its first class. Mr. LaMotte succeeds Philip H. Hiss, who has served as chairman since the college was founded in 1960. In assuming the chairmanship of New College, LaMotte said, "American colleges and universities must educate more and train less. Scholarship must keep pace with technology if the world is to survive, for problems can be solved only by.applied knowledge and understanding rather than by formula or machines. This is the premise of the educational program of New College, and one which we believe is more widely applicable throughout all higher education. -more-


-2 "We are developing a program of basic liberal arts by adapting new ideas to meet contemporary situations," Mr. LaMotte said. "Knowledge so rapidly today that no one can keep up with any great part of it. We are in danger of such over-specialization that we may create a group of highly trained unemployables ... Noting that the trend in recent years has been away from classical education toward technological training, he said, "We desperately need to equip our future generations with the foundations of wisdom as well as technology. Only by so doing can civilization as a whole advance apace with technological change." New College was founded as a private, co-educational nondenominational college of the lfteral arts and sciences. Mr. LaMotte said that it grew from a desire of thQ community to have a college and of the United Church of Christ (Congregational) to assist in founding an important educational institution in the south. Mr. LaMotte, who retired from IBM as executive vice president, joined the New College board in 1962. He is also a trustee of Bennett College in Millbrook, N. Y., and a former chairman of its board. Now a resident of Casey Key, Fla., he also maintains a horne in Salisbury, Conn. ###

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