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News Release (October 8, 1967)


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News Release (October 8, 1967)
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For Release: Sunday, Oct. 8, 1967; 1 - 27 - 10/5/67
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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October 8, 1967


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FOR RELEASEt SUNDAY, OCT. 8, 1967 1 -27 -10/5/67 SARASOTA--Miguel Tapia, a Mexican student enrolled at New College this year through a Rotary Club abholarship1 is a music and psychology major who is probably the most outstanding athlete ever to attend New College, as well. Tapia played professional aoccer on the leading team of Mexico City, his home, and hopes to qualify for the Mexican Olympic team in swimming. Tapi came to New Colle e from {exico City's Universidad Iberoame.cican where he majored in psychology applied to advertising. and studied piano and violin. After a year here, he expects to return to exico City, and graduate from college in anocher y ar. By coincidence, Tapia had beard of ew College before he knew the scholarship was available. Several American studentB 'rom Florida had stayed at his parents home while attending the dniv raity, and had told him about New College. Tapia says he waa 1 pressed by what he heard, and therefore enthusiastic about the opportunity of actually attending the college. ore


/ NEW COLLEGE Page 2. Tapia was the guest of Dean Palmer, President of the Sarasota Keys Rotary Club, when he first arrived here. This was his first visit to the United States, and he found "ev rything" different from Mexico. The experience wasn't as strange as it have been, however, because of the AMericans he had gotten to know in Mexico. New College is considerably different from the Universidad Iberoaaericana, Tapia explained. At the Mexican school, classes begin at seven or eight in the and continue until noon, as in a high school in the United States. They resume at three or four and continua until eight in the evening. Most classes are held in the same room at the Me.ican school. Attendance is strictly kept, grades are issued and exams are given frequently. Tapia likes the New College system better. Without grades and the pressure of frequent examinations, you ufeel more free to do wbat you want to do," be says. He also feels that, in subjects, as much can be learned at a school like New College as the more traditional universities of texico. Tapia is putting his soccer experience to uee at New College. He is the coach of New College' first soccer team. Comprising 57 students and faculty members, the team may develop a scheiule with other college teams. -Bore-


NEW COLLEGE Page 3 Tapia's other interests include singing and photography. "I sing better than I swim," he says, and is currently participating in the New College Choral Group, under the direction of Jerome Meachen He also hopes to take pictures prefesaionally. Tapia intends to do this in conjunction with his other career, which he hopes will be as an executive of a Mexican advertising agency. -30-

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