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News Release (October 2, 1966)


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News Release (October 2, 1966)
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New College News Release, For Release: Sunday, October 2, 1966; File: Sent With Pix to Sarasota, Bradenton, St. Pete.
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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October 2, 1966


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FILE: Sent with pix to Sarasota, Bradenton St. Pete. NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE: SUNDAY OCTOBER 2, 1966 Friday is an i ortant day on the New College campus, not because it is the end of the week but because it is the day the college newspaper appears. 1n its third year, The Catalyst has grown to be one of the main stays of campus life. Credit for it goes to student initiative and enthusiasm. Started as a mimeographed weekly with borrowed equip ent and sup-plies nd a small staff, the newspaper now is co ercially printed, owns its own office, art, and photography equipment, and lists 22 students on its staff. The newspaper is solely a student enterprise, Its editorial staff is even considering incorporation to emphasize this independent role. But conscientious editorial and business management have earned it a reputation of using this freedom without abusing it. Tom Todd is now in his second year as editor of the weekly, He took over in 1965 from foundi g ditor Laura Rawson, with whomhe had shared edi-torial duties during the initial year. In one of his first moves as editor, Todd work d with his business manager, Jerry Neugarten, to commercially print the paper. With little ex-pectation of immediate help from the stud nt activities fund or from the college, Todd and his staff turned out the first issue oneyear go and have continued to grow stronger with each week. -more-


COLLEGE J'age 2 Neugarten combed the area soliciting ada with so much success that the newapaper waa able to put out a number of .ultt-page issues, ding the y ar with s 16-rage nURber that strained their production facilities to the limit, Todd found help forthcoming froa people like PaAchal1 radio for moderator and former publisher, who loaned equipment to help The Catal;vflt\ He also found Kenji Oda1 a heavily science-oriented student, who took to searching out news like a veteran journaliat nd quickly became editor of the paper, Bursting with energy, Todd and hia staff expanded operations in several directions. Noting that ca=pus literary nthustia lacked a proper outlet, !he Catalyst fir t sponsored a literary conteat and this year l!eat d a special supplement to carry studpnt every few weeks. Student which bad been oper ting without much fanfare, came uner the scrutiny of The Catalyst. The editors began a minute examina tion of various isBues and pushed for re student and rged streamlining of the machinery for .are effectiveness. The result was greater student interest and a more effective government. Letters to the editor showed the newapaper' readership. A ixture of student scorn, accusations of pro-administration bias, and huzzahs v re carried impartially. Editor Todd felt that even critical letters showed stu dents and others were and Pushing its concern for campus affairs even further this year. Todd and his staff are examininy the possibility of assisting in the founding of a ca pus r dio tation and a yearbook,


NEW COLLEGE Page 3 S 11 size of the college, with ita total c nity of about 400, 1a no deterrent to the newspaper staff. They make sure that all members of the college community receive each issue of the They also have b en successful in obtaining sub criptions fro among citizens in the area and parents of students. Part of his aueeasa is due to the indep dent caurse that Todd and hia editorial taff have followed. Movinr. in their own direction, which has been pri rily to repOrt and eo nt on ea pus event 1 they have run into criticism for not .ar.e about off-eampu issues. They hav also been eenaored for stands which ar too atron too weak, or too wishy-washy. Little of this bothers Editor Todd and his staff. A8llong as the continues to stir eo nt and sa long as they feel that they are serving the campus co iity, they intend to pursue current policies which continue to turn Friday afternoons into a ti e when students eagerly await their campus newspaper. -30-

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