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News Release (September 12, 1965)


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News Release (September 12, 1965)
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New College News Release, For Release: Sunday, September 12, 1965
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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September 12, 1965


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NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATIO FOR RELEASE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1965 New College begins its second year of classes in two weeks, with final preparations nO't-7 being rushed to meet this deadline. The new class of first year students arrives on campus on Septem-ber 21 for five days of orientation and testing. A formal convocation of the college will be held on Sept. 26 with a visiting educator from Oxford University as a special guest and classes begin Sept. 27th. The faculty, many of them now on campus preparing for the opening of classes, meets together for the first time in the new academic year on September 15th. Incoming students will all live in the three new residence halls, being completed with final work on the central patio which links them. also is being rushed on the closing in of the patio of Col lege Hall to form added space first for dining and later for a library read-ing room. All buildings are undergoing thorough cleaning and refurbishing, a process which has been unden-1ay since the last students left following the end of comprehensive examinations in the latter part of August. New students and returning second year students 't-lill find a new president, Dr. John Elmendorf, directing the affairs of the college. He as-sumed office as the college's second president September first. -more-


-2-Faculty and students will find this year for the first time the introduction of second year subjects into the curriculum. New College began last year with first year students only, and by next year will have all three classes in operation under the college's year-round, three-year program. Faculty, to number 36 in the undergraduate program this year, has been increased by fourteen members over the first year. The new first year students, a class of 93, comes to the New College campus from some 43 states ranging from New England to Hawaii They will be met by a committee of students from the first class and will spend several days taking tests to help the faculty evaluate them and also to help in their own counseling. The convocation of the college, on the day preceding the beginning of classes, will be both the formal convening of the college and also a special occasion honored by the presence of a noted British educator. In ad4ition to the undergraduate program of the college, two college programs open to area residents will be offered. The Fine Arts Institute, offering five months of instruction from leading contemporary painters, will be open to 50 advanced students of art, beginning November 22d. The New Perspectives Lectures, a series of talks by outstanding educators, will be offered this year in the area of the humanities. Dates for this series will be an-nounced -more-


-3-Returning students will find several new additions to the campus. An Olympic-standard swimming pool is under construction and should be completed several weeks after college opens. The connecting patio between the three residence halls, only in rough construction stages when students finished in August, will be complete including the planting of 24 royal palm trees in symmetrical rows. The familiar west patio of College Hall, last year a favorite between-classes outdoor lounge, now has been closed in and provides immediate dining space for 100 students and later will be a reading room for the college library. One part of the patio, a fountain and pool, has been retained intact and will enhance both dining and reading. New students will also be greeted by the initial issue of the college newspaper, THE CATALYST. Begun at mid-year by a student editorial staff, the newspaper grew in strength by the end of the year. One of its editors returns to make plans for welcoming the new first year students. -3o-

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