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News Release (February 23, 1966)


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News Release (February 23, 1966)
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New College News Release, For Immediate Release - February 23, 1966
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New College of Florida
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-NEW COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 1966 NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION New College trustees Wednesday approved a contract for construction of an annex to the present science building and also approved plans for a March 20 campus-wide open house for residents of Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Board members also accepted "with regret" the resignation of Dr. George F. Baughman, a founding trustee and founding president of the college, and since May, executive officer of the New Foundation. The science building annex more than doubles the amount of space available for the college's increasing number of students and classes in the areas of chemistry, physics, biology, and psychology. To be located adjacent to the present science facilities on the West Campus, the new building will provide laboratories for physical chemistry, organic and inorganic chemistry, and biology, a laboratory to be used for psychology experimenta, a number of offices, and a stockroom. Start of construction of the $65,000 building ia expected within the next few weeks and college use of the building by July. Installation of furniture and scien-tific equipment will send the total cost for the facility to $105,000. Expansion of the student body and the growing number of students working in the various scientific disciplines created the need for the new building, the eighth structure to be started on the New College campus since 1964. Trustees acted on a recommendation of President John Elmendorf in approv-ing the designation of Sunday, March 20 as the day on which the entire campus will be opened for public inspection. -more-


New College Page 2 President Elmendorf told the members of the board of trustees 11New College now is in its second academic year and sufficient progress has been made to demonstrate it proudly to the public. "The people of Manatee and Sarasota Counties have contributed significantly to the development of New College through their continuous support during the past five years," said Dr. Elmendorf. "We now feel that we are able to show the area community what has been accomplished." The president said that full details of the open house would be aade available through news media in March. Resignation of Dr. Baughman came in a letter in which he said that it was prompted by "my acquisition of the world famous Sarasota Jungle Gardens as an investment, my desire to utilize a lifetime of valued experience in many phases of education as an educational consaltant1 and my wish to lessen the demands of the last few years on myself and my family." Dr. Baughman also noted that he bas a commitment to serve with the u.s. Navy in a classified assignment during March and later in the spring he and Mrs. Baughman will visit England in response to an invitation from the British Government, Trustee Chairman Louis H. LaMotte said1 "The trustees of New College accept with sincere regret the resignation of Dr. George F. Baughman. His dedication as a founding trustee, as the founding president of the college, and later as executive head of the New Foundation is eminently recorded in the progress the college has made. His contributions are symbolized by the vital institution the college has become." -more-


New College Page 3 Resignation of Dr. Baughman from the board of trustees is effective immediately although he will continue to act as head of the foundation until August 31. The board also approved the adoption of a college calendar for 1966-67 which sets the opening date of the academic year as September 9. 1966. and the closing as July 21, 1967. II

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