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News Release (April 22, 1968)


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News Release (April 22, 1968)
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News Release New College, Special to the Herald Tribune, Ideas for Editorial; 1 - 171 - 4/22/68
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New College of Florida
New College of Florida
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Sarasota, Fla.
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April 22, 1968


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RELEASE NEw CoLLEGE SARASOTA, FLORIDA 33578 813 / 355-7131 SPECIAL TO THE HERALD TRIBUNE IDEAS FOR EDITORIAL 1 171 -4/22/68 Award of a $600,000 grant to New College by the Ford Foundation deserves special attention by the community, for several reasons. First and foremost is that the Ford Doundation made the award to a college that has been conducting classes for a little more than three and one-half years. This means that the college in that time has given the Foundation officials, who receive a multitude of requests each year from among the nation's colleges and universities, reason to believe that it deserves support and continuance. Second, the grant, according to the Ford Foundation, was made as a special award, quite apart from its usual programs, again signifying the special attention to the educational program of the college. Third, the grant was made only with the restrictions that the money be used for buildings or equipment. In other words, the Foundation recognized that the college needed relatively unrestricted funds for operations. more


NEW COLLEGE Page 2 Fourth, the grant comes at a time in the college's history when every attempt is being made to weather critical financial problems caused by growth problems. These problems will tontinue to face the college, although it is making a number of changes designed to maintain the quality of its educational program while affecting stringent operational economies. Fifth, the Foundation, which gives its approbation nor its funds lightly, has thus voted its confidence in New College. We believe there is a message for this community in the Ford Foundation's support for New College. The infant institution we have all watched begin to grow in our midst is doing an exceptional job of providing a first rate education for some of the best young minds of our country. It is doing this, moTeover, as a private institution, free to make its own academic and intellectual decisions, free to innovate, and free to develop succeeding generations of students in ways best calculated to encourage them to .achieve their maximum fulfillment as individuals. Although we may think that we already know New perhaps we have still not looked closely enough. The Ford Foundation looked closely indeed, and they seem to have liked what they saw. 30 -

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