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New College Student Handbook 1966.1967 Edited and Produced by the Staff of The Catalyst


Orientation, .......................... Page 3 The Campus ............................... 5 Whom To See ........................... 8 Calendar ............................. 10 Academic Obligations ........................ 12 Day To Day Living ......................... 19 Student Activities ........................ 24 Finances ............................. 28 Resignation from College ................... 30 General Information ........................ 31


Welcome to New College! You are about to blidco .110 otter materialS which are nOt readily at You may expect your roommate to be charming, enthusiastic, and e age r. Instead, he may be boorish, homesick, and rebellious. And you may expect an academic program which is always challenging but always within your ability to cope with it. This, we too hope you will find, but there will be times when you can' t cope, times when challenge becomes labor and labor becomes dull. This handbook is a kind of academic Baedecker for New College. You can use it to find your way in this strange country until it is so familiar to you that you no longer need it. You will find the natives friendly, the language and customs somewhat familiar, and the academic climate zesty. We of the faculty and administration are here, not as your adversaries, but as your guides. If you use us well, your trip will prove worthwhile. We look forward to your visit! John Elmendorf President


New College was fonnded in 1960 and chartered nn der the laws of the State of Florida as a non-profit, educational institution. New College is private, coeducational, non-denominational, and dedicated to the teac;hing of the liberal arts and sciences. The first students were enrolled in the fall of 1964. Policies of the college are determined and regulated by a self-perpetuating board of trustees, made up of outstanding men and women in many fields of endeavor and from many parts of the nation. They meet in November and May as a full board, while the executive committee of the board of trustees meets monthly or as necessity dictates. The president serves as both administrative and academic head of New College and he reports directly to the board of trustees at their meetings. There are three academic divisions of the college --humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences-and each has a chairman and faculty members. The full faculty meets monthly, or more frequently if necessary, to determine specific academic directions within the educational policy set forth by the board of trustees. The faculty also has assigned certain functions of review anddisciplineto theAcadern ic Council, made up of the three divisional chairmen, the college examiner, and the librarian. Administratively, there are offices for student affairs, admissions, business and finance, buildings and grounds, resources and development, and public relations. 2


Orientation Your first week on campus is devoted to an orientation to the college program. Its primary objective is to give you an idea of the educational opportunities and expectations of New College. The major part of your first two days on campus is devoted to taking the Comprehensive College Tests, administered by the college examiner. These are standardized examinations given nationally to college students and are to help evaluate your ability, interests, and aptitudes. During Orientation Week, the New College philosophy uf higher education will be explained to you. You will have an opportunity to learn what is meant by an educational program, what its implications are for you and, specifically, what it means for you to plan and carry out your own education with the help of the faculty and the college. You will have an opportunity to hear about the spe cifics of the academic program, especially those parts Y.fhich you will encounter during the first year. You


will learn about the core program, about the independent study projects, and the first-yearcomprehensive examinations. You will meet with each of the divisional chairmen and hear about their programs. You will meet most of the faculty during this week and have an opportunity to talk with them. You will receive suggestions for productive study at New College, including a practical demonstration of the use of the library, and you will receive advice on time planning and study techniques. You will meet your advisor and learn about opportunities for academic and personal conferences with him, or with other faculty personnel. You will also hear about many as:;:>ects of student activities, including the opportunities for student government, social life, and extracurricular activities. There will be an explanation of the regulations governing your life while on the New College campus, and you will hear talks by those persons with whom you will qe most frequently in contact in your dayto-day life at the college. Orientation Week will be productive only in proportion to the attention you give to it. Selected upperclass students will be your hosts and guides during this first week. At the conclusion of the week you will meet the entire college community at the convocation which officially opens the academic year. 4


The Campus There are two main parts of the campus --East and West. On the East Campus are your residence halls, your dining room (beginning in October), and student center, sports and recreation areas, and a munber of classrooms. On the West Campus are the library, the administrative offices, faculty offices, sdence laboratories, more classrooms, and the office of the College Examiner .. A block south of the residences, on U.S. 41, are the bookstore, the business office, the building and grounds office, and the offices for the student newspaper. In College Hall : Music Room: Used for lectures, convocation, and similar affairs. Main Lounge: General use by students and faculty. Patio Room and Dining Room: Now temporary dining, will be part of the library. Pompeii Room: Meetings and classes. Library: Second floor of College Hall. Humanities Offices: North wing of College Hall. Also on the West Campus: Robertson Hall: Office of President, Vice President, Dean of Admission, Dean of Students, Director of 5


Public Relations, Assistant to the President and the Admissions staff. Robertson Hall Annex: Development office. Social Sciences Faculty Building: Social Sciences faculty and the College Counselor. The Barn: College Examiner's office; student activities. Science Laboratories: Natural Science faculty offices and laboratories. Ana on the East Campus : Residence Halls: Court I, Court II, and Court III. Residence for all students, the Assistant De an, the Infirmary (Rooms 219, 221, 223) and some members of the faculty and staff. Hamilton Court: Main dining room, special meeting rooms, snack bar, reception room, college switchboard are all located in Hamilton Court, expected to be completed shortly after the 1966-67 academic year. Adjoining is a new classroom building which will have a teaching auditorium and six classrooms. Tennis Courts and Swimming Pool: East of the residence courts. Auxiliary Offices: On U.S, 41, one-half block south of DeSoto Road, are the college bookstore, the business and finance offices, the offices of buildings and grounds, the student newspaper, and several faculty offices. New Property: Twenty acres east of the residences were recently acquired. This area will be used initially for recreation facilities and possibly for the Fine Arts Institute. 7


Whom To See Undoubtedly many questions will arise during your first weeks at New College. Here are some hints on whom to see: Academic Questions: Division chairmen or your faculty advisor Academic status, transcripts, test results: College Examiner Athletic Activities: Athletic Coordinator Course Counseling: Faculty advisor Employment: Financial Aid officer Health Matters: Infirmary Housing and Meals: Buildings and Grounds Office Payment of College Bills: Business Office Prospective Students: Admissions Office Publicity: Director of Public Relations Scholarships, loans: Financial Aid Officer Student Activities: Dean of Students Vehicle Registration: Dean of Students 8


Calendar September 6, Tuesday, Registration of First Year Stu dents September 7-10, Wednesday-Saturday, Orientation and Testing for First Year Students September 11, Sunday, Registration for Upperclass Students, Convocation September 12, Monday, First Term Begins November 24, Thursday, Thanksgiving Holiday November 26, Saturday, First Term Ends November 28, Monday, First Independent Study Period begins December 21, Wednesday, First Indep"endent Study Period ends December 22, Thursday, Christmas Vacation begins January 4, Wednesday, Christmas Vacation ends January 5, Thursday, Second Term '::Jegins March 25, Saturday, Second Term ends 10


1966-1967 March 27, Monday, Se10:ond Independent Study Period begins March 27-29, Monday-Wednesday, Qualifying Examinations (Second Year Students) April 22, Saturday, Second Independent Study Period ends April 24, Monday, Third Term begins June 17, Saturday, Comprehensive College Tests July 4, Tuesday, July 4 Holiday July 8, Saturday, Third Term ends July 10, Monday, ComprehensiveExaminationsbegin July 19, Wednesday, Comprehensive Examinations end July 20-21, Thursday-Friday, Conference on Comprehensive Examinations Results July 22, Saturday, Commencement 11


Academic Obligationi'i As a student at New College you are expected to mainatin a high level of effort to educate yourself without the constant prompting of formal academic obligations. Your academic program will include tests, papers, lectures, discussions, and laboratory work similar to those found in any college curriculum. With the exception of attendance at some science laboratories, however, you are not required to avail yourself of these formal parts ofthe academic program. They are to be regarded as opportunities to learn or to obtain informal evaluations of progress. If in any term the evaluations made by your instructors fail to show some progress in a reasonable number of subjects, your record will be reviewed* an::l both you and your parents may be warned of possible difficulty on the Comprehensive Examinations. To omit such warnings would not be fair to either you or your parents. However, these are warnings and nothing more. The term evaluations do not affect your academic standing. They will, however, be considered in any review*. You should understand, however, that good academic standing at New College may not by itself be sufficient to the full working out of your educational plans. Students who wish to enter graduate or fessional schools or transfer to other colleges must consider the requirements of the other institutions. New College will communicate a student's progress in subject matter through a transcript showing the student's record of independent study projects and comprehensive examinations. The other institutions will ordinarily request, in addition, some personal references from faculty members and recommendations of credit for specific courses. The personal references made by members of the faculty will naturally be partly based on term work, and recommenda*See note, page 22. 12


ticn of credit made by the divisions will depend on evidence that courses have actually been taken by the student. You automatically remain in academic good standing unltss you fail to turn in a satisfactory Independent Study Project on schedule or fail to perform satisfactorily on your CompTehensive Examinations. The schedule of projects and examinations follows. Independent Study Projects Six independent study periods are scheduled during the three years of college work. A three-week period comes at the end of the first term of each year, and a four-week period comes at the end of the second term of each year. For each of the first four periods, it is required that you have a topic approved in advance by a member of the faculty with whom you would normally consult several times during the period. Promptly after the end of the period you must submit a major writtenreportorother productthat can be evaluated and discussed by the member of the faculty who approved the topic. You are expected to remain on campus during both independent study periods unless you obtain approval to work elsewhere from the chairman of the division to which your project is related. Approval will normally be granted only if the project advisor and division chairman agree that theproject can bestbe pursued elsewhere. To broaden your academic experience, you must select your two projects from different divisions of the college. In the second year, on the other hand, you will normally choose topics within your major field. A report or product that is deemed unsatisfactory or late, or both, will be recorded as such in your transcript, and will lead to a review* of your entire record by a faculty committee. This review* could result in dismissal from college. 14


During the third year you will undertake an extensive independent study project in the area of your major field. A report on this project --or thesis -will be due no later than six weeks before the expected date of your graduation and must be judged satisfactory by a faculty committee constituted of appropriate members of the faculty. The thesis or report is to be submitted in duplicate with one copy going to the college library as a permanent record. Comprehensive Examinations The several kinds of comprehensive examinations are described in the next four paragraphs. They are all "comprehensive" in nature in that they go beyond the confines of a single course and include more general concepts and understandings. You are required to take all of these examinations at the scheduled time, whether you feel prepared for them or not. Prior to graduation, you must make up any failed examinations in the manner specified by the division involved. When your record indicates that you are making progress and availing yourself of the opportunities of the college, you may be allowed to make up the examinations on a schedule other than that permitted by the normal three-year program. First-Year Comprehensive Examinations: These examinations come at the end of the first year. They may include ( a) questions based on the specific materials covered in the formal sessions and required reading of the three basic courses, (b) general questions giving you an opportunity to show your knowledge in areas related to but not specifically covered by the courses, and (c) a nationally standardized objective test paralleling the one given to incoming students, covering English, natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences and history. The standardized test will be given a few weeks befcre 15


the end of the third term. These examinations will be used at arriving at an overall evaluation of your accomplishment in each of the three academic divisions. Each division will determine what constitutes a failure in that division. If you fail to pass the examination in any division, your total record will be reviewed* by a faculty committee. When the review* indicates that you are not working, or forother reasons you are unlikely to reach graduation standards in tbe normal period, you may be dismissed from college, or may be given a schedule that will entail a delayed graduation with curtailed financial aid. If you are able to keep up with your class, a failed examination is normally to be made up, as specified by the division involved, prior to the second term of the second year. Failure in the examinations for two divisions will normally result indismissal fromcollege. QUalifying Examinations: At the end of the second term of the second year you are required to take at least one examination and may not take more than two qualifying you for a major field. The qualifying examination is c:!esigned to find out whetber you are capable of and prepared for advanced specialization in the field that it covers. The content of each examination will be set by the faculty concerned with the major field. In general, it will cover the entire field, with emphasis on the course work that was made available to the students. If you fail to pass at least one qualifying examination, your entire record will be reviewed* and dismissal could result. Normally, however, at the end of the second year, you will be allowed to take another examination in the same field or an examination in a different field. A second failure to pass a qualifying examination will result in another review* of your record, ordinarily leading to dismissal or to a schedule thal will entail delayed graduation and curtailed financial aid. Language Examinations: At the time of the first-


year comprehensives and again at the time of the qualifying examination,s, you are required to take a foreign language competency examination. The examination will be used to inform you of how much further progress you need in the language. During the third year you must pass a final language competency examination to qualify for graduation. This examination will measure competency in reading, writing, oral comprehension, speaking, and use of language as a research tool. Baccalaureate Examinations: Final comprehensive examinations called "Baccalaureate Examinations" will be given at the end of the third year. The Baccalaureate Examination will emphasize the work of your major field, but may also include other materials. You will be expected to show full competency in your own field and an ability to integrate that field with othe;rs. *When your record is reviewed by a faculty committee, the following factors are taken into consideration: 18 1. Performance on the various comprehensive ex-aminations 2. Performance on the independent study projects 3. Term evaluations 4. Any other factors affecting academic performance


Day To Day Living From an initial term with little organization, student self-government during the past two years has evolved slowly from chaos to coherence. With minor exceptions, the rules and guidelines which most closely affect student life have been drawn up and accepted by a majority vote of the students or their elected representatives. Since self-government is a very live issue on the campus, you will want to know the terminology: The College Council has broad advisory concern over inter-related areas of the college. The Council consists of three faculty members, three student reprepresentatives, and three administrative officers including the President and the Dean of Studepts. It meets once each month to examine and evaluate matters of policy regarding academic programs, ad m.jnistrative operations, and student life. The Student Executive Committee (SEC) deals more closely with the daily life of students. Its members are elected directly by and from the student body. The SEC meets once each week to discuss and determine the rules and policies most directly affecting the day-to-day life on campus. Two faculty members are available for consultation. Committees appointed by the SEC deal with academic, social, and disciplinary concerns. Rules and Guidelines Although common sense and good taste generally suffice as guidelines for conduct at New College, it has appeared necessary in certain areas to spell out specific rules. These fall into two general areas: Safety and Privacy, and Protection of Property. Students receive more specific guidance on many of the matters listed below, but the following general terms and guidelines prevail: 19


Safety and Privacy is maintained by observance of the general principle that student rooms are to be considered as private dwellings. Intervisitation is your privil"!ge to use your student room as a place to entertain guests of the opposite sex. This privilege is granted (1) if the host's roommate does not object, and (2) generally during day light hours until 11 pm on week days (Sunday through Thursday) and until 1 am on weekends (Friday and Saturday nights). Youshouldnotethat intervisitation is a privilege regulated jointly by the student government and the college administration. Quiet Hours are established by the SEC to assure a suitable atmosphere for study. Quiet hours begin at 8 pm on weekdays and 1 am on weekends, and end at 9 am each morning. OnCampus Visitors are expected to observe all student regulations. During evening hours some m ember of the college community must be responsible for each visitor. Sign-Out/Sign-In Procedures must be followed to assure that you can be contacted in an emergency. If you plan to be away from campus overnight, sign out at the Reception Center. If you plan to be away longer than four days, you must give the Office of the Dean of Students a note saying that your parents or guardians know where you will be. Overnight guests of the same sex are allowed in student rooms during one weekday night :;.nd during two weekend nights. Guest registration forms must be properly filled out and witnessed by a member of the Student Executive Committee. (See: lntervisitation). Source of the Above Rules: all the above rules are created and/ OI administered by the Student Executive Committee. 20


The Proctor is a uniformed guard retained by New College to discourage off-cam pus intruders and to report violations of college rules for conduct. Viola tions of SEC rules are reported primarily to the Stu dent Government. Violations of the administrative rules are reported to the Office of the Dean of Stu dents. Your privacy is protected by the requirement that the Proctor must obtain a warrant (issued by the Student Government) before he can enter xour room without your permission, to enforce an SEC rule. Alcoholic beverages are controlled by overlapping regulations made by the SEC and by the college administration. The SEC rule stipulates that no student shall consume, have in his possession, or be obviously under the influence of alcoholic beverage while he is on the public campus. "Public campus" refers to all areas of the campus to which members of the college community and/ or the general public have free access. The rule of the college administration, while intended to maintain the student's sense of privacy, is in conformity with state law. Florida law forbids anyone under 21 to possess or consume alcoholic beverages. In this area, as in all others, the administration agrees with the SEC's statement: "Residence in New College does not exempt one from public laws." Pets on Campus are restricted by the administration. Cats are the only pets allowed in residence hall rooms. Before a pet may be brought on campus, it must be registered with the Office of the Dean of Students, and a special room damage and fumigation deposit must be made: College requirements for rabies tags, etc., must then be met. Appropriate forms may be obtained from the Office of the Dean of Students. Off-Campus Jobs maybe accepted by students only with the permission of the Office of the Dean of Stu dents. No student will be allowed to accept a job 21


which calls for working hours so long as to restrict his study time unduly. Firearms and Explosives are restricted by the administration. For the safety of all, students cannot be permitted to keep operable firearms, firecrackers, or other explosives in rooms. Explosion of fireworks is contrary both to college rules and to local law. Automobiles and Other Motor Vehicles are permitted only if properly registered through the Office of the Dean of Students. See this office for details and forms. Protection of Property is the responsibility of each New College student. Rules in this area are made by the Planning Office (Buildings and Grounds) in consultation with the Office of the Dean of Students and the student government. When you sign the form accepting your residence hall room, you also indicate that you will follow the various" Conditions of Occupancy" which are listed in detail. In general, you are free to decorate, furnish, and maintain your room in any way which is neither unsafe for you nor harmful to college property. The use of college athletic equipment, including boats and the swimming pool, is governed by regulations posted in the Reception Center. Office of the Dean of Students is headed by Robert J. Norwine, Director, and Dr. A.M. Miller, Assistant Dean. Although the rules for conduct at New College are neither overly restrictive nor all-inclusive, you should understand that the Office of the Dean of Students reserves the prerogative to counsel or discipline any student whose actions tend to be socially disruptive. In general, however, the established student government suffices to maintain the basic dec encies and disciplines of day-to-day life within the college community. 23


Student Activities Almost all student activities are generated by the students even though faculty and staff can and do give assistance, where needed and wanted. The stu dent newspaper, The Catalyst, wholly independent of the college, is published 43 weeks each year and annually recruits new staff members from the incoming class. The students have published literary magazines from time to time. They have tutored cultur ally handicapped children, have organized some drama activities, and regularly sponsor Friday night forums, utilizing guest speakers or entertainers. There is a regular program of classic films on Sunday evenings. There are numerous off-campus activities you may enj'oy. They include, among others, participation in the New College Fine Arts Institute, dedicated largely to contemporary painting, the New College Summer Music Festival, devoted primarily to chamber music performance, the Florida West Coast Symphony Or chestra, or one of the two local community theatre groups. During the year the communities of Sarasota and Bradenton have extensive seasons for such offerings as concerts, plays, major and minor leage baseball, lectures, opera, ballet, and gymnastics. Trips are scheduled when possible and as interest indicates, for events at colleges and universities in the Tampa Bay area, four of which are within a SO mile radius. Social Student social life is organized by the students, with the assistance of various members of the faculty and staff. The Social Committee of the Student gov-24


ernment is norm ally charged with arranging collegewide social events; and the Student Government allocates a certain portion of the student activities fee for the support of these functions. There have been dances, hayrides, beach parties, folk dancing, a number of off-campus trips for special events, pool parties and picnics scheduled by the students, either in small groups or for the entire student body. You will help to determine the character of the social life by your own organizational abilities, your own desires for social activity, and by your own participation. Athletic You are encouraged to exercise your body as well as your mind, but there are no requirements for athletic activity. In athletics and recreation, meaningful participation is a student prerogative, not an obligation. The college pool is open for swimming and water sports; two college tennis courts are available; free play has been arranged at a local golf course for student golfers; the college has several sailboats and a boat for water-skiing; good fishing exists both in the bay and in the Gulf; there are opportunities for wrestling, weight-lifting, and basketball. Students also may take ballet training, with excellent professional instruction and at very moderate cost. in college-sponsored sports is on informal, intramural, and individual participation. There is relatively little intercollegiate "varsity" competition but the college has been represented. informally, in college-level sports, league teams and community competition. 26


Religious The responsibility of New College for its students includes their religious and spiritual maturation. Par ticipation in services of local churches, of course, is encouraged, andinfact quite extensive. Every major denomination is represented in the S arasota-Sradenton area, and transportation usually can be arranged to religiol::ls services. The college maintains a free relationship with the United Church of Christ which permits it to be nonsectarian, but deeply committed to the association of faith with learning.


Finances Costs Tuition Payment: The composite annual fee of $4,200 covers room,board, tuition, and general fees. There is an additional charge for individual instruction in music, and you must make a contingency deposit. The contingency fee of $25 covers possible breakage oflaboratory equipment, damage of loss of library books, damage in the residence halls, or loss of the room key. The amount remaining in this fund after settlement of charges will be returned to you at graduation or upon your earlier withdrawal from college. Students have levied a $15 student activities fee to cover such items as the newspaper, literary magazine, social events, and similar activities. This fee is collected by the college but managed by the Student Executive Committee. The music instruction fee depends upon type and hours of instruction and is determined individually. A $50 deposit is pay able near the end of the first year and reserves a room for the second year. The deposit is applicable to the first tuition payment of the second year. Tuition payments must be received in the business office by the following dates: Half of your cash balance by September 1, 1966, and the balance by January 1, 1967. 28


New College does not have a deferred tuition plan of its own. If you wish to follow such a plan, there are several about which the college will supply information through the Financial Aid Officer. Refunds New College expenses and costs are budgeted on an annual basis and there is no provision for mid-year entrance of students. You are considered to be enrolled for the entire year, and are liable for tuition, room, and fee charges for that year. The $300 enrollment ree is non-refundable in all cases. The schedule of refunds of tuition, room, and fee charges for which you are liable, upon withdrawal (voluntary or involuntary) is as follows: 90% during registration week 80% during the first week of classes 60% during the second week of classes 40% during the third week of classes 20% during the fourth week of classes No refund after the fourth week Refunds onboardcharges will be on a pro rata basis, less consideration for overhead charges. Refunds must be applied for in writing and in advance. 29


Resignation from CoJlege If you intend to leave college of your own volition, you should first cons}llt with your faculty advisor, then the Office of the Dean of Students. Before leaving you should obtain a clearance from the Building and Grounds Office for room condition, notify the financial aid officer (if you have been receiving assistance), and make certain all library books are returned. If you are transferring to another institution and wish a transcript of your academic record furnished, see the College Examiner.


General Information Library Available in the library is information about boo.k borrowing, the reserved list, inter-library loan and other matters. An orientation program on use of the library will be scheduled for interested students. Feel freetoconsultwith members of the library staff; they are prepared to instruct you on library technique and to help you in researching and ma.king up reference lists. Dress Campus dress is a matter of personal choice governed by the normal standards of decency and good taste. Students have set the Friday evening meal as a special dress affair, since guest spea.kers or entertainers ordinarily are present and the dinner is often followed by a special program. You should be aware at all times that on campus you are part of a college community and when you are off campus you are guests in a larger community. Yoll.L dress on campus or off reflects not only on you as a person, but on the college as an institution. Meals Three meals are served daily in the college dining hall, with the exception of Sunday, when service is limited to mid-morning brunch and the evening meal. In addition, there is a joint student-faculty coffee brea.k at approximately 9:30 am Monday through Friday. 3 1


Health New College has its own student health center in in Room 219 of Residence Court II, with a registered nurse on dutyduringthe week from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Notify the nurse of any illness or injury. The nurse provides only first aid and treatment for minor ailments. There are limited facilities for bed care. Your treatment in the infirmary is without charge, except that cost of any medic at ion ordered by a physicial must be paid by you. For other than minor illnesses, or for diagnosis, you may be referred by the nurse to a private physician, who may in turn refer you to a local hospital, a specialist, or to your own doctor. Such medical costs must be borne by the student. Insurance For your own protection you must either subscribe to the college -sponsored health insurance, or submit a signed, college-furnished waiver exempting the college of responsibility in this area. You are requested to provide the college with information of any existing health insurance coverage. 32


Miscellaneous Services Student rooms are equipped for connection of tel ephones. Arrangements may be made with the Build-ing and Grounds Office for installation of telephones. Permission of parents is necessary for telephone in stallation and bills are sent to them. A dry-cleaning service offers weekly pick-up and delivery to the residence halls. You can obtain details on this service from the Building and Grounds Office. 34


--Private, independent, co-educational --Liberal arts and science curriculum -Small enrollment --All students in residence --Full year academic program leading to Bachelor of Arts degree in 3 years Seminar and tutorial study -Student progress individually paced --Flexible programs for individual students --Emphasis on faculty evaluation rather than grades Outstanding teaching faculty Unusual academic and personal strengths and talents, diverse geographic origin of students --Scholarships and financial aid awarded for academic achievement, future promise and need


It would be easy to apply tradi tional heraldic symbols to a new college seal but in time they become diluted and obscured. For New Col leg.:, we sought a timeless symbol that would be representative of New College and yet would express an eternal truth. The sun which domi nates the landscape becomes the cen tral pivot, symbolizing the light of knowledge and the source of life and energy The gentle and continuously moving lines represent the sea and the wind, the controlled waxing and wan ing of the four seasons, and the four points of the compass We know that for at least 2500 years the flowing movement of this design has had symbolic meanings of continuity and variety ; so it does for New College For us these never ending forms imply that New College will always move forward ; that it will forever be what its name was chosen to portray: the constant newness of the searching for knowledge and truth.

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