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News Release (February 22, 1967)


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News Release (February 22, 1967)
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Advance for Release After 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 22, 1967
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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February 22, 1967


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COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR -INFORMATION ADVANCE FOR USE AFTER 10:30 a.m., FEBRUARY 22, 1967 Sarasota, Fla., Feb. 22: --The following is the text of greetings from the faculty representative at the inauguration today of Dr. John Elmendorf as President of New College. Dr. Douglas C. Berggren, Professor of Philosophy and a member of the Charter faculty was elected to bring greetings of the faculty at this morn-ing's ceremonies. * Greetinss from the Faculty Dr. Douglas C. Berggren I am happy to represent the occasion for two reasons. We are not only giving public support to a new but are also publicly proclaiming what New College stands for. And I know I speak for the faculty when I say that we do fully support John Elmendorf because he in turn fully supports the goals to we ourselves are committed. From the very beginning New College has tried to foster both academic innovation and personal freedom. Yet as President Elmendorf has rightly stressed, these are not the College's ultimate goals. They are only the necessary, indeed sometimes trying, means which the College must employ in order to pursue its true ends. Academic innovation must be maintained nor for the sake of being educationally different, but so as to encourage the intimate dialogue which real academic excellence requires. And, similarly, the personal freedom of our students must be maintained not merely for the sake of being socially different, but so as to encourage the internal responsibility real morality requires. It t-7ould certainly be easier and less costly to adopt more conventional procedures both academically and socially. Like the students and the faculty, however, Presi dent Elmendorf has been attracted to Sarasota by a challenging ideal. And through his leadership this ideal is already being realized. -more-


NE'iv COLLEGE Greetings from the Faculty Par,e 2 Perhaps the most difficult task for any president, though, is to the external support of the community at large while still keeping the internal support of his and students. Any creative college is bound to be un and hence meet l-lith some resistance. Hot-1', then, can the president of sch a college look both outward and inward without simply becoming two-facec1.? is, of answer to this troubling question. Both the and the should naturally try to understand and sympathize l-lith one anot>lCr. But in the lns t analysis, the success or failure of this inter cha.nge der:ends upon the jngenuity and integ::ity of the president. He must be integrate these dive1.:se roles within himself so that he can speak with convincing voice to everyone. John Elmendorf has the ability and the char <:.::ter to accoUiplish this difficult task. He r,enuinely sympathizes only l.Jith the for academic excellence, and the concern for student responsibility, butalso ldth the vario.ts concerns of the community. Nel-7 College is most for ':"1P.te, therefore, to have you, Mr. President, as its spokesman. He wish both you and Hrs. Elmendorf continued success and happiness. -30-

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