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News Release (July 6, 1967)


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News Release (July 6, 1967)
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Special to the Herald-Tribune, For Use: Thursday, July 6, 1967
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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July 6, 1967


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SPECIAL TO THE HERALD-TRIRUNF. FOR USE: THURSDAY, JULY 6, 1967 Calendar Nou Offers Optio A aajor change in the academic calenr at New College now gives students an option of co plating their college work in either three or four years. During the firat thr years, normally pursued an 11-month acade ic year and were expected to gr.aduat nt the end of three years. Each academic year will be shortened to approximately nine months, and each will consist of three class plus on independent study period of about three weeks duration. First year students will attend all three te a of their first year plua the indep ndent study period. After the first ye r, students are then required to be in residence eix terms in order to complete graduation requireMents, and they aleo must complete four independent study projects in addition to their senior theaes. College will open Septe ber 11 for the first term and the term will end the day before Thanksgiving. The first Independent Study Period will thea laat until December 20. January 3 ie the start of the second term which ends March 16 followed by a one-we k spring vacation. Fro March 25 to June 10 will be the third clas term. One week ia then eet aaide for coaprehenive examinations and the year wi t l end with commenc ... nt. aore


NEW COLLEGE Page 2. Adoption of the ne calendar ha a veral 1 portent advantages. While it still off rs tudenta the opportunity to complete their collea education in three years, the new calendar alao pe ita th to len8then their education and givea th m several claaa terms away from campus during which they may puraue their apecial interests. The calendar alao provides for ore confo tion with other college years, giving both atud uta and faculty opportunity to Qe h th ir plans with prograaa on other ca pusea. NEW CLA S ABOUT COMPLETE What appears to be the largest entering cla a of atudenta nov is al oat in final form, according to report by Dean of Admiaaiona Robert J. orwine. D an Norwine said that the cla s now numbers 117 students repr eenting ain a high geographic 1 div ratty with 40 statea repres nted. In terms of entranc exa ination scores, the class, according to Dean Norvine, rankA the hir,hest of ny admitted to det Al o slightly higher this year is the proportion of w en students to men. Sixty-thre of the new student are m n, or about 55 p r cent, down about 5 per c nt fro past years. All new student Will b on ca ua beginning September 4 for ene week of orientation efor the arrival of upperelaaaen and the beginning of claas a. more -


EW COLL GE Page 3. SCIENCE GRANT AWARDED A $2,000 Institutional Grant for Science baa been awarded New Colle by the National Selene ouodation, according to Dr. Peter r Burl, chairaan of the DiYlaion of Natural Sciences. Dr. Burl said that the rant ia unreatricted to ua in the natural aciencea, and ia g1Yen in recognition of the a cc aaful r eearch work done under SF grants by psychologist Dr. David Gorfein. Th new grant will ba uaed to further the dey lopaent of the acie ce pro ram. 30 -

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