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News Release (February 22, 1967)


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News Release (February 22, 1967)
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Advance for Use 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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I I NEW COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COL LEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION ADVANCE FOR USE APTER 10:30 a.m., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1967 Sarasota, Fla. --An appeal for patience in negotiations for peace in Viet Nam was made here today by Sir Patrick Dean, British Ambassador to the United Stat s, speaking at the inauguration of Dr. John Elmendorf as president of New College. of "the sustained efforts" by the British Government and other governments to help bring about peace in Viet Nam, Sir Patrick said "The quality of patience is indeed essential in any negotiations." He emphasized that patience is "most painfully" needed by the United States in Viet Nam. "We British need it also to solve the Rhodesian problem and in the attempt we are now making to achieve the right conditions for our entry into the European Common said Sir Patrick. The British Ambaesador spoke at ceremonies inau urating the second president of New College. Sir Patrick's father was a graduate and honorary fellow of New College at Oxford, founded in 11379. Granting that a high degree of specialization is needed in modem education, Sir Patrick advocated leaving specialization as late as possible, "add even then trying to combine essential acquisition of professional techniques with an equally essential humane understanding of the society into which students will rge." -more-


Sir Patrick Dean Page 2 Unl s education encourages specialists "to look outwards and not in wards, to take into account wider factors than those strictly relevant to their own stock in trade, to bear in mind the need and interests of their neighbors, their fellow countrymen and all of their fellow human beings, their education will in a very reel sense have failed," Sir Patrick said. "Given a broad-based education, the most valuable of all qualities for a person in public life is "personal and intellectual integrity," he said. "Although integrity might not be taught in the college curricul\1111, some thing of its essence can be understood from literature and history and the study of lives of those who have that qaality," he added. "The real purpose and the real test of education is to combine the ordinary standards of broad human vision with the narrower, deeper and vivid in sights of the specialist: examining his own specialty through a magnifying glass," said Sir Patrick. The inauguration, held in the formal garden atmosphere of the stateowned Ringling Museum of Art, was the first full-scale ceremonial Delegates of more than 150 colleges, universities and learned societies marched in the academic procession. Dallas w. Dort1 chairman of the Board of Trusteea of New College, officially installed Dr. Elmendorf as president, 11The governance of an institution for the liberal education of t:he young is cer tainly one of the most demanding, and rewarding of responsibilities. No position in our soeiety calla for the exercise of a wider variety of talents. or for a greater fund of patience, good humor, and faith in the supremacy of the nobler aide of human nature." -more-


Sir Patrick Dean Page 3 President Elmendorf, in his own address, said that "every essential ingredient of education ia conservative, and that the first priority of the conservative is to decide what is worth saving." Be aid that New College intends to conserve freedom, an unusual respect for the human personality, for individuals, for excellence iD all things, and for the relevance of learning to man's state. He said "Our educational policies and practices include a regard for both the breadth and the depth of learning which have long marked the educated man. "The true conservative must innovate," said President Elmendorf, "for no one saves that which is of value by ignoring the realities of the society for which it has value. boldness, experiment, daring, challenge, revolution, even avantgard1sm, can and will reflect the true conservatism which is the foundation on which the futUl:e is and must always be built," said President Elmendorf. -30-

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