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News Release (September 7, 1967)


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News Release (September 7, 1967)
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Special to the Herald Tribune, For Use: Thursday, September 7, 1967; 1 - 5 - Sept. 5, 1967
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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September 7, 1967


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I 1 -5 Sept. S, 1967 SPECIAL TO THE HERALD TRIBUNE For use: Thursday, September 7, 1967 OPENING WEEK ALWAYS EXCITING Starting a new year always is en exciting time on any campus, more so at New College because each year is still a new experience to not only the entering students but aloo to the faculty and staff. TI1ere are the new 9tudents9 some bold and some shy; the parents reluctant to say goodbye to children and the children vishing parents would let them stand alone. After the opening day of welcome to the campus, there is the always-long wait for checking in and the crowded reception at which everyone meets the pre ident, his wife. and members of the college's faculty. The reception gives way to a panel discussion by four second-year students who describe their college in terms of the reasons they returned. Humor and candor here relax the tensions of the newcomers. By the second day roommates have gotten to know each other and come to realize why members of the Admissions office spent so many hours trying to match them for compatibility. more


NEW COLLEGE Page 2 STUDRNT RESPONSIRILITY First on the orientation week calendar was the description of the academic prograa at New College. President John Elmendorf told the 124 new students gather -d tn the amphitheat r-like teaching auditoriua that a college must have a special reason for existence and h cited those of New College including ita belief that the educational experience should begin with the student and not with the institution. The education these young people will get at New College, he inferred, would come with the help of the faculty but only with the full cooperation and initiative of the student. Some of the students smiled aa College Examiner Dr. John w. French listed tho major academic responsibilities of the students. He concluded by say!ng that while requirements are few at New College, he bad discovered in his extensive testing program that there was a great correlation between those who do not go to claaa and thoae who flunk their examinations. Tho message was quietly delivered but pointed. The students found a kindred soul in Dr. Jack Raina, chainan of the Division of Social Sciences. Aa he rose to explain hili divisional prograll, he questioned who should be orienting whom. "After all, I've only been on campus for a week myself," said the new young professor of VENICE, BRADENTON R.EPRESENTED Among the record claea of students are some whose names attwacted attention. Miguel Tapia is a first year student froa Mexico, under the aponaorahip of tba Rotary Club of the Saraaota Keys Alao from Mexieo, but ore recently a Californian, is Mary O'Connor. Her father recently began a printing and publishing business in Guadalajara and she spent. the helping hia get it started. aore -


r NEW COLLEGE Page 3 Charlotte Carter and Robert s. Cook became the first students fr Venice, Florida. Bill Gooderham is the first from Bradenton. Some twelve members of the new class have bad previous college experience at such as Brown University, Illinois Institute of Technolo gy, Vanderbilt University, University of Kentucky, Barnard College, the Univer ity of Rochester and Foraha University. This aft rnoon (Thursday), new students cease to be the focus of attention on campus as upperclassmen arrive in force. When the all-campu picnic ends tonight on a Siesta Key beachfront, the whole student body will b expected th begin to settle into routines and by the beginnin of cla ses on }Wnday, the excitement of the new year will have been by the continuous excite nt of learning. 30 -

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