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News Release (May 15, 1967)


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News Release (May 15, 1967)
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, NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, F LORIDA FURMAN C ARTHU R INFORM A TION FOR RELEASEs MONDAY MAY 15 OR AFTER College students in Latin America have a reputation for causing political turmoil in their countries but a New College student has discovered that at least some Latin American students lead lives very much like those of students in the United States. Tom Todd a third-year student at New College, recently returned from a month-long visit to the Dominican Republic where he stayed at Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in the city of Santiago. "Our colleges have many things in common Todd says. Although Universidad Catolica is administered by the Catholic Church it is supported largely by the gifts of private citizens. New College similarly, is affiliated with the United Churches of Christ, but is supported for the most part by the gifts of individuals. Todd cites the newness of both schools-and the problems arising with that newness--as another common factor. Universidad Catolica will graduate its first class in June; New College's first class graduates in July. A new school means construction of new buildings and reports the din of shouting workmen and their hammers can still be heard in classes at the Dominican college. He says the inevitable dirt around the construction sites there reminded him of his own school's campus. more


NIDY COLLEGE Page 2, The building most recently completed at Universidad Catolica is the three-story classroom building containing several teaching auditoriums and a number of smaller classrooms, It also houses the rapidly growing library, .controversial because of its near windowless angularity jutting starkly above the gently rolling campus, the building is symbolic of the difference of the Universidad Catolica, Todd says a number of the students with whom he talked during his visit chose Universidad Catolica because of its quiet campus and freedom from political turmoil. Located at the head of the Cibao valley, in the foothills of one of the Dominican Republic's major mountain ranges, Santiago is nearly 100 miles from the hot and politically restive capital of Santo Domingo, Students at the university can choose a curriculum ranging from business administration to physical science, Like their American counterparts, university students study their own language and its literature and a foreign language--usually English, Like students everywhere, those at the university complain frequently about the food served at the dormitory, Todd reports, although it is in reality very good, he says. But there are some genuine problems, Todd says. For example, as on his own campus, the students have a transportation problem and must frequently make the 30-minute walk Motorscooters and lightweight motorcycles are numerous, he says. 11 more -


COLLEGE Page 3, Despite the problemsof newness and innovation, Todd says the Dominican students he visited display a desire for a good education, And, while they are not as active politically as some of their compatriots, Todd says nearly all display a genuine concern for the future of their country and a desire to make their contribution to its development, 30 I/

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