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News Release (November 22, 1967)


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News Release (November 22, 1967)
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News Release New College, Special to the Miami Herald; 1 - 58 - 11/22/67
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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November 22, 1967


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History -- New College (Sarasota, Fla.)
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United States -- Florida -- Sarasota


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RELEASE NEw CoLLEGE SARASOTA, FLORIDA 33578 813/ 355-7131 SPECIAL TO TR MIAMI HERALD 1 -58 -11/22/67 Ref.t Furman c. Arthur SARASOTA--Its preaident described ev College as "an institution designed for chanse and growth which must itself chanse and grow." New College was opened in 1964 as an innovative eoeduca-tional liberal arta and sciences college. Its first students graduated only laat .ummer. Eachewing such traditional college trappings as credits, aradaa, required attendance, weekly or exaaa, New College offered students a chance to take much of the responsibility for their own education and a chance to do conaiderable independent study. Such a proaraa appealed to aood students everywhere--they now come froa ore than 40 atates and foreign countriea--and the level of student applicants permitted the colleg to select highly motivated era of entering classes. Independent study ia at the heart of the program. In addition to formal tel'1U when the whole college c01111unity does independent vork, small claaaea and seminars also encourase students to study at the pace and with a range suit d to the individual. more


NEW COLLEGE Pag 2 Frena hi a first day on caapua, the ew Coll ge student find a that college life ia much what he kea it. The reaponaibtlity iD acad ic lif extends over into the area o aoctal 11 Student activiti and orga izatious, vhil oftentimes w1 ing faeulty b lp, are organiaed by the atudeuta. Change, under tbia innovative ayat c s easily and aa needed. During the tint three years, the eurricul underwent s thorouah reYisions. Student government, too, reflecting the same willingness to change, has evolved gradually froa a town meetin concept to a worki ezecuttve committee. S cease of the progr baa been d onstrated rather pointedly in a number of ways. The first graduating class, while in the middle of the second year, took th Graduate Record Examination with results comparable to college aeniora across the nation. Ten graduating atudenta won U of the at important fellowships in the nation including the only two Danforth Foundation Fellowahipa awarded in the atate of Florida. S 80 per cent of the elaas chos to go to graduate school Moat of these von entrance to the school of their choice, and they also won financial assistance to permit th to attend. era of the fir t graduattna class are nov at such schools u the Harvard Gr duate School of Business Acbdniatration, Yale Law School, Duke University School of dictne, Col b1a1 Princeton University's Woodrov School of Public Affairs, Unt.ver ity of Chicago, University of Michigan d the Univ Tatty of California. 30 -

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