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News Release (February 15, 1966)


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News Release (February 15, 1966)
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New College News Release, Feb. 15, 1966
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New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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February 15, 1966


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/ Feb. 15, 1966 NEW COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION SARASOTA--New colleges will continue to be developed throughout the country, Nev College President John Elmendorf told bers of th Ivy League Club Tue day, for new needs for our society demand new ideas, new approaches, and new posaibilities. In a talk which be called "The Geography of Excellence," Dr. Elmendorf told Ivy Leaguer that in recent years "dynamic new institutions, exp ri: nting vith 'quality educ tion'" h v app ared. "Each contributed new ideas, new vitality, new opportuniti s, and thAir graduates in increasin numbers brought pressures on your graduate schools for continued studies at ever higher levels of exeellence,n be said. Summing up a s ent of history of higher education in the United States, Dr. Elmendorf said that the "aristocracy of learning," the Tvy League, could be depended upon to produce the nation's leadership. About 100 years ago, thought, the dramatic increase in higher ducation began, said the New College president. Land grant colleges grew in numbers and in s1 Enrollments soared. In the midst of this explosion the undergraduate colleges of the traditional Jvy eolleges re ined relatively stable. But the demand for quality educ tion led to the founding of other institutions. -more-


Ivy League Club Page 2 Still another phenomenon has been the founding by some of the very large universities of "smaller centers of excellence in their midst," and he cit d Monteith College of Uayne State University and the recently an ounced experiment at Florida State University. Tiley are characterized by selectivity of students, independence, flexibility, development of responsibility, strong orientation toward learn ing, and the develop ent of maturity." "It is in this frame of reference that New ColleRe was born here,n said Pres dent El endorf. Citing the fact that others will follow h said "so e will be good, so e bad, some exc llent, som mediocre. ose opt for excellence will have the hardest time -finding faculty, facilities, and above all, students capable of b inp, prepared for leadership roles in society." He said such colleges will need financial suppnrt of the public to provide scholarships, buildings, and other needs, snd if th proRresR of in education --begun in the u.s.A. over 300 years a o -is not to stop, we are to h ve to find it." -30-

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