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News Release (May 9, 1965)


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News Release (May 9, 1965)
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New College News Release, New College Students Manage Own Affairs, For Release: Sunday, May 9, 1965
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New College of Florida
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-' _..// NEW COLLEGE I NEWS RELEASE Nm.Y COLLEGE STUDENTS OHN AFFAIRS FOR RELEASE: Sunday, Hay 9, 1965 NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATION The "extra-curricular" has a special meaning for five students at College. They are members of the 'fulti-Purpose Committee, an interim stu-dent government '"hich involves them uith many added hours of \V'ork each w eek. They chose the name Nulti-Purpose for their because their functions involve many aspects of the campus life. Members are apt to find items on their '"eekly meeting agenda dealing H'ith student dress, meals, a residence hall matter, or almost anything about campus life that involves students. Five students serve along with three meMbers of the faculty and several members of the Administration. Students bear the major responsibility, the vot-ing rights, and the chairmanship of the Committee. A Kansas student, John Cranor of Hutchinson is elected head of the five-student group. An articulate, serious students of the Social Sciences, he has been almost continuously involved in the management of student affairs since his arrival on campus in September. For Cranor and his fellow committee members, overseeing students affairs is seldom a matter of only several hours in a meeting once a week but often means nearly twice that in individual conferences and conversations outside of the meetings. (more)


Jlfulti-Purpose Page 2 Students working with Cranor are Esther Lynn Barazzone of Port Charlotte, Fla.; Bruce Lamartine, I'aples, Fla.; !(enneth 'lo.; and Allan t-lhitt of lliami, Fla. Faculty members are Professor Curry, "Professor Robert S. Long, and Tutor Arthur '!iller. Actinv, Dean of Students Robert J. Norwine also serves lvith the group and educational coordir.ator Dr. ''1ell n Eurich and others often sit in t..rith them. All of the students are members of the first class at i letv Colle8e, lvhich opened in September as one of the nation's of the liberal arts and sciences. Students evolved the Committee in April after trying and then discarding several other committee forns for their mn government. TJhile the w group nmv effectively deals tvith all campus affairs, another of students and faculty is workinP, on recommendations for a formal student govern-ment. Cranor and his members lvere elected by the student body at larp.e and the Kansan admits that one of the committee's most difficult functions is to deal effectively tvith divergent viewpoints among the student body. "But I think that student respect for the 'lulti-T'urpose Committee is good," said Cranor. He said that the committee calls on students to enforce their oun regula tions but that his group is ready to step in at any time. (more)


Page 3 111 itr.ap,ine He're rather unpopular in some quarters right now over a disciplinary ruling He made indirectly," Cranor said, shrugeing it off a philosophical attitude that would do credit to an experienced political figure. He said that it had been difficult to out a nelT government. "Hhen you step into a ready-made situation, you knor,.;r the limits are and what is expected of you," he said, "but here l-7ere the first students and so we have had to develop more slm-1ly." A serious student of campus government and students affairs, Cranor recently attended a special symposium held on the campus of the University of Florida. ''Students are picking up the responsibility now to act as the of society," he observed, "and at Ne\-7 Coller;e more students seel!l to be interested in social, political, and economic affairs than on some other campuses John is anticipating the day soon when a report is made on planning a full student government but the forecast is that he and his 'tulti-Purpose group has many more hours of {-7ork ahead of it still. -30-

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