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News Release (March 15, 1964)


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News Release (March 15, 1964)
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NEW COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN c_ ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE: SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 19()4 New College progress is accelerating for its September opening with 80 percent of the initial faculty already appointed and a prospective Charter Class to be drawn from over 1,200 11outstanding young men and women," Louis H. LaMotte, recently elected chairman of the Board of Trustees has reported. In his first comprehensive survey since his election to the chairmanship, the International Business Machines Corp. director said: "The creation of New College is a complex and stimulating project and at this stage I can say that all of its elements have taken shape and we have fitted many of them together. are ahead of schedule with the selection of an outstanding faculty of great educational competence. The admissions office has on file information on over 1,200 seniors who have evidenced a strong interest in New College and scores of applications are in process. "Tremendous interest and enthusiasm for our curriculum has been evidenced in all parts of the country," he said. "Our campus construction program has been strengthened by a decision to com-plete working drawings as soon as possible for the East Campus and obtain competitive bids," he continued. "This will insure maximum quality control, closer supervision and tighter bidding--all of which are in the best long-range interest of New College. "New College architect I. M. Pei advises us that bids will be called for in 60 days, and predicts that the East Campus will be completed by January. Meanwhile, (more)


NEW COLLEGE -2 Louis H. LaMotte story New College has several alternatives to provide excellent housing and campus facilities if the East Campus facilities are not quite ready tor occupancy by opening day." New College President George F. Baughman said: "The response to New College's goal of uncompromising excellence in private education has been very gratifying. "Our first development effort has brought gifts in excess of $8 millions. Moreover, our resolution to provide a program of learning that is dedicated to creating the enlightened leadership of tomorrow has brought New College the enthusiastic attention of the education world." He cited an excerpt from the March 1 New York Times article which said: "New College has devised a program which is in keeping with its name, although some of its elements date from Socrates. It will carry over into the undergraduate setting some of the best features of graduate education with major emphasis on individual study under the guidance of tutors." Dean and Provost John W. Gustad joined in reporting that "top academic appointments have been made and only three posts are left to be filled for the Charter Class." He said the appointments "are inspirational scholars." All divisional deans have been named, as well as nine professors, three of whom will be announced in a few days. The last three appointments are expected to be confirmed this month. Appointments announced to date are: Natural Sciences: Dean and Professor of Physics, Dr. Aaron Sayvetz, a graduate with a Ph.D. at 22 from the University of Chicago, for many years a professor and department head there, earning the Quantrell Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Ford Foundation and National Science Foundation fellowships; Biology, Dr. Hiram J. Evans, Professor of Zoology at Syracuse University, graduate of Hamilton College, Williams College and Harvard University, consultant to Ford Foundation and a major chemical firm; Mathematics, Dr. William K. Smith, author of a college mathematics (more)


NEW COLLEGE -3 Louis H. LaMotte story text, professor of mathematics at Bucknell University, with degrees from Bucknell and the University of Michigan, Social Sciences: Dean and Professor of Psychology, Dr. Fillmore H. Sanford, who has taught at Harvard, Hofstra, Wellesley, Tufts, University of Maryland, Haverford and now is a professor at the University of Texas. He is editor of Contemporary Psychology and author of a college psychology textbook; History, Dr. Arnold J. Toynbee, graduate, fellow and tutor at Oxtord, acknowledged outstanding living historian, author of numerous articles and books, including famous "A Study of History;" History, Dr. George Curry, native of Britain, educated at London University, the Sorbonne, University of South Carolina and University of Chicago, he spent seven years with the British Army Intelligence staff and has written extensively about the English royal family; Professor of Psychology and College Examiner1 Dr. John W. French, senior research psychologist of Educational Testing Service at Princeton, N.J., he was educated at Princeton University, later teaching there in both psychology and physics. Humanities: Dean and Professor of English, Dr. Arthur Ross Borden Jr., graduate and later a faculty member at Harvard, he also taught at Lafayette, New York University and Washington and Lee. He now is on leave with the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board; Philosophy, Dr. Douglas Berggren, at 33 is a Yale professor of philosophy, holds degrees from Carleton, Oxford and Yale, and is a former Fullbright Scholar and Danforth Fellow. Additions to the faculty will be made apace with the expansion of the student body in the next several years, Dr. Gustad said. In the field of student recruitment, Admissions Dean Robert J. Norwine said, "We have been receiving from 30 to 50 inquiries a day and presently have over 1,200 highly motivated young men and women interested in the relatively small Charter Class. (more)


NEW COLLEGE 4 Louis H. LaMotte story "Many times the initial capacity of the Charter Class has indicated their intention to apply for admission to New College. 11Academ1cally, these prospective students are unquestionably the finest group of applicants I have ever seen," Norwine said. "Furthermore, they are surprisingly strong in personal qualities, abilities and accomplishments other than academic." Progress on the library has kept pace with the rest of the growth of the college, according to Chairman LaMotte's report. He quoted acting librarian Dr. Corinne Wilson's estimate that there will be between 4o,ooo and 50,000 volumes on hand for the Charter Class to work with in the Fall. "A fine library is the backbone of an educational institution, especially one like New College. Students will be called upon to do a great deal of independent research and we will have the nucleus of one of Florida's finest facilities on opening day. We expect to keep building the library's resources until we have an outstanding reference library of several hundred thousand folumes," he said. The Trustee Chairman concluded: "We have our work cut out for us in the six months remaining before the arrival of the Charter Class. But we know what we have to do and how we're going to do it. I am most confident that the results will justify everyone's expectations for New College. #

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