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Sarasota, Florida No. II ---------------February 2, 1 9 70 Volume One ailiiE!ii9Eiillili!JJEEE oaa:a:eoaa:aoaaaa:aaaamoaaaaaoaaaoaaaa:aaaa:: Jlllilllilillillll llff lllllilllil llill Iii i II Ford Foundation Issues Challenge T o College Educational Conference Challenges Issues At College Ford Foundation officials have challenged New College and the local communities to JOin in insuring the future of the institution, President John Elmendorf reported Thursday. Dr. Elmendorf said that theFoundation officials have t old him they will c ommit up to $250, 000 a year to New College for four years if the college can m atch it with $1 million a year in new money from local sources. Ford officials have examined the college's academic and financial resources, Dr. Elmendorf, and believe that this level of support will be needed to continue the present programs and to build the base for the future. Trustees of the college, said the president, have formally approved conditions of the challenge and they have agreed that the college should make an all-out effort to meet them. He emphasized that the Ford commitmentwas not a "grant" in the sense of the $600,000 given to the institution in 1968 but rather a direct challenge offered to 4. Broaden the base of support for the college and sustain it over a period of years. "It is the hope of the Ford F oundatio n in making this c ommitment, 11 said Marshall A. R o binson, program officer f o r the Foundation's Divisio n of Higher Education and Research, "that the supporters o f New C ollege will f ace realistically the enorm ous needs of higher education fot finan cial support. If the c ost s of q uality educatio n are t o be met, those who believe in it must make the sacrifices necessary to sustain not only the great established universities but also the young, dynamic colleges who are engaged in an effort to findnew answers t o s o m e of the v ery perplexing problems of our time. "The financial support offered by the Ford Foundation underlines their interest in the exciting educational program o f New College, which has promise for all institutions of higher learning. The terms CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 The January All-Conference Educational Conference swung into action Friday and Saturday as seven panels met to discuss issues relevant to education at New College. Turnout was light for the which dealt with topics such as Independent De Student-Faculty Four-Year and the First Year Program The final leg of the conference wiU happen ThursFebruary when aU the paneZs meet followed by an open meeting at 7:30 Thursday evening at which the groups final proposals wiU be aired. helpthe institution stay alive and in good------------------educational and financial health. The President called the Ford challenge a "strong vote of confidence" in the college and in the national importance to higher education of the survival of such institutions as this one. He reported that the Ford Foundation had made its challenge commitment on the conditions that the college: 1. Maintain the character of its academic program. 2. Intensify its efforts to secure increased support from all other sources. 3. Exercise prudent stewardship of monies that are received. New Stage 70 TO BE OR NOT TO BE? Bob B eaird New College's New Stage program has been one of the most successful programs, if not the most successful, at the college this year. The production of "Games and other Rituals" received three favorable reviews, two of which were actually "rave" reviews. At the present time Peter Frisch is teaching four courses, New Stage I and II, Aesthetics of the Absurd, and Scene Design, plus five tutorials. He is also .involved in directing the Asolo product1on of "Oh Dad, Poor Dad. His course load (the four courses listed average 16 students apiece) is one of the heaviest on At the present time, however, he 1s not being paid throughHumanities funds All of the money for his salary and the productions comes from Dr. Miller's entertainment fund. This is barely adequate; in fact, the final production will have to be financed through a benefit performance which is to take place near the end of February. At his present salary level Peter Frischwillnot be able to return next year. His absence will effectively eliminate any dramatics program next year. Several students in the theater class, who have developed a definite interest in theater, will transfer out. The problem centers, as all of New College's problems seem to be centering, on money. In order to have a dramatics program next year the College will have to raise somewhere near $30, 000. This will have to be raised in directed funds which do not tap college resources. I have interviewed several people in the CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 Goode Named New Head of Development Mackarness H. Goode has been appointed Director of Development at New College and will the responsibility on Monday, February 2. This is an extremely important position on this campus, and time is at a premium in this development year because of the Florida "season. Mr. Goode was associated with Merrill, Lynch, Fenner and Beane from 1945 to 1947 and with the American Association of Advertising Agencies from 1948 to 1952. He became Advertising Manager at Irving Trust Company of New Yolk in 1952 and subsequently became a member of Farley Manning Associates in New York. In t960 he assumed the Vice Presidency in charge of Development and Public Relations at Wheaton College. He was Vice President for Development at Cedar Crest College from 1962 to 1966. Mr. Goode has been a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences in Pennsylvania for the past ten years. Hundreds of interested students hear Admissions panel. election correction THERE WAS AN ERROR IN THE ELECTION RESULTS AS RELEASED BY THE SEC AND PUBLISHED IN CAPTAIN JACK LAST ISSUE. PAT PATTERSON SHOULD HAVE BEEN LISTED AS THE FIFTH STUDENT COURT MEMBER, RATHER THAN JAY LENTINI. CORRECTION COURTESY OF DON GOLDBERG. M uirhead Ja.c.k. uU...6hu to tha.nk. Nanc.y reJt/Ul)l.o the. Ofinic.e. to W/l.Ltvr.. a.n. i b m S e.le.c.btic.. The. new ma.c.h-<-n.e. wil.l.' the. to dlfinvr..e.n.t whic.h c.oYI..6.t.U.u,tu a. de.ninil.e. a.uthe;tic. Tha.nk.-6 a..RAo to AdrrU.,MionJ.J a.nd the. PJtuide.n.t' Onnic.e., who Welte. k.ind enough to loa.n paltth the. type.-W/l.Ltvr... -CaptcU,n Ja.c.k. MJIRHEAD GIVES ADDRESS IN CONJUNCTION WITH COI\IFERENCE Friday night in the dining room of Hamilton Center there was a talk given by Peter P. Muirhead, U.S. Associate Commissioner for Higher Education on The Role of the Private Liberal Arts College in American Higher Education. While the Cap'n was unable to a report on the address, it is believed that several students and faculty members took note s o n what must have bee n a stirring speech, so perhaps a report will be upcoming. Captain Jack requested of each of the student panel discussion leaders a report on the proceedings of their groups a few of which are reproduced below. THE ROLE OF INDEPENDENT STUDY AT AN INNOVATIONAL COLLEGE (DAVID YOUNG) The panel addressed itself t o the problems of defining independent study in its ideal form, comparing it with its implementation at New College, and perceiving what if any changes could be made to ameliorate on the present structure. The major controversy provoked by the panel concerned its definition of independent study. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 l


2 Captain Jack 2 I Jillllilllliii iii I iiiii i3iiiiiii88iii 1 AI 11111111 CHAIRMAN'S VOTE OVERRIDES BREAD BOARD CAPTAIN JACK GRANTED $400 SIGN-IN ENFORCEMENT MAY GET SERIOUS "Love that Country Pie. -Dy Zan A major issue considered by the SEC was the sign-in procedure, which seems to have fallen into disuse. There varying feelings on the issue, such as, if we don't use it why have it?, why not keep it so we can use it if we need it?, and we're letting ourselves in for trouble if we don't use it. The first issue brought before the SEC at Wednesday's meeting was the final approval of Bread Board appropriations proposed at Monday's BB meeting. The first of these was the Board's offering of $200 for the publication of Captain Jack. The Cap'n had requested $400, or $1 per student to cover costsforsecondterm (that amount not covered by advertising and subscriptions). The Board did not favor Captain Jack's coming out on a weekly basis, and would not agree to appropriate the full amount. Rob Mallet and Lee Harrison, representing the Cap'n, in tum refused to accept less than the full amount, arguing that running on insufficient funds might result in the newspaper's having to fold sometime during the term, which would leave it in considerable debt, as advertising already paid through third term would have to be refunded. It was noted that there are points for and against New College becoming a "free hotel" (in Miller's words) or a "crash pad" (in Webb's). While there are certain persons, primarily students on leave, who are on campus "unofficially" but performing some function for the good of the college who are more or less "welcome, 11 as are actual signed-in guests of persons on campus, NC students are notoriously gullible in the signingin of just anyone, or not questioning whether strangers are, in fact, signed-in. This results, Miller said, in the getting a reputation for being an easy mark for runaways 1n green vans or other dangerous undesirables. Larry Reed then moved that the full amount be granted; Peter McNabb seconded. Students are encouraged, for their own good, to be more conscientious concerning strangers on campus. It was noted that "prospective student" has become a magic phrase bl:' which anyone can gain acceptance here, and people know 1t. It was recommended that Admissions be made responsible for signing in the true "prospective students, and everyone else should be questioned. Possible reasons for not supporting the newspaper were discussed, such as the possibiJity of a st,udent radio stationta'ldng over as the campus news medium, and the possibility that students were not really interested in a newspaper. Rob-ert Swartz argued that only a few students actually participate in the production of the paper, while the counter argument was that people read the paper, which might be considered a form of participation, and that contributors do vary from week to week. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 NEW FOOD COMMITTEE BEING FORMED Rob Phillips was appointed chairman of the Food Committee. Though the rest arl the committee has not be en established yet, Phillips made several announcements of action. First, the problem of destruction of Snack Bar machines. It was requested that lists for the refund of money lost in machines be posted agaip, in hopes that violence to the machines will cease. Complete removal of the machines is imminent, it was pointed out, as the company is getting Pissed. Sands is the last vending company in Sarasota, possibly the world, who will touch New College, and they are close to pulling out. (''Bye, bye. n the Beatles. ) Phillips also announced that the buil ding and grounds people in charge of the mack bar were not going to clean It for a few days, in dramatic demonstration of the untidiness of NC students. In a speech. ringing of Little Orphan Annie's eulogies to Sandy, Phillips and Lynda Schaff told of the unspeakable thoughtlessness in treatment of the Snack Bar. It was pointed out that by SC definition, there is no "littering" possible in the Snack Bar. Another issue mentioned was the dishwashers refusal to pick up trays left on the dining room tables by students. Bill Burger, a local rabble-rouser, seems to be organizing some sort of movement. Stu dents are encouraged, as from time immemorial, to return their trays. It was rumored after the meeting, by the way, that the B & G refusal to clean the Snack Bar was the result of some nefarious plot by Phillips himself. FORD -CONTINUED of theFordFoundationsupport are intended to affirm the Foundation's very strong belief that unless new levels of financial support are achieved by the College's and national constituency, the quality of the institution will decline, and its signif icance for higher education will erode. 11 Dr. Elmendorf said that the challenge goes into effect immediately. To meet the terms of the commitment, he said the college is taking a number of steps: **By action of the board of trustees, the budget for the 1970-71 academic year WATCHES .JEWELRY Bayshore 1.1Jafch S"hop WATCH AND JEWELRY REPAIRING BAVSHORE GARDENS SHOPPING CENTl:R BRADENTON, FLORIDA 33!50!5 PHONC 71$15-6767 Rob Mall.e-t STUDENT COURT TO GET TOUGH SC Chairman Paul Adomites reported to the SEC that the Student Court is going to do something this term, in contrast to its farcical image of last term. Adomites announced that Aimee Fisher will continue to be student prosecutor for second term, and that there are at present several impending actions before the Court. Adomitesnamed specifically the incident of the broken glass in the Snack Bar, about which there is some confusion on the proctor's report, which is expected to be cleared up. In response to Chairman Country's advice to 11Get rolling, 11 Adomites stated, 'We're gonna give 1em hell. Too much shittin1 around at this college!" WANT ANOTHER WEST-CAMPUS TV? In the Student Policy Office report to the SEC, Dr. Miller pointed out that no action has been taken toward replacing the television that was stolen from West Campus over the Christmas holidays primarily because no one has requested any. Miller stated that students should perhaps request the SEC to finance the purchase of a new set (there was no insurance to cover the theft). SEC members responded that the theft of the set was the fault of the college's security system, rather than of the students, so that the college should rightfully be responsible for replacing it. The possibility that some student had stolen the set was brought up, but not given much credence. The first set was purchased with Student Policy Office funds. already has been frozen at current levels, despite rising costs and an increase of 100 students, as the first step in conserving the resources of the institution. **Considerable efforts are being undertaken to enlarge the numbers of Associates, those friends of the college who pledge a level of continued support over several years. **Intensified efforts are underway to identify those people in the local area who are interested in the educational program of New College. MARIO'S FAMYJS ITALIAN & AMERICAN RESTAURANl Delicious Spaghetti! 2704 14th Street West One Mile Put Cortez Plaza on 41 Telephone: 747-1436 COCKTAILS AT KUf & AROM 4223 N, Tamiami Trail Bradenton 3428 No. Tnil 355-3446 1184 No. Washington Blvd. This is a real problem, and as enforcement is extremely difficult, all students are encouraged to help. SEC members vowed to do their part. Adomites, speaking for the Student Court, said of sign-in violators, ''We'll take care of 'em!" BREAD BOARD APPROVES $150 FOR BLACK STUDENTS' ASSOCIATION When it appeared that all BreadBoard proposals had been concluded, Monte Knight and James Logan of the Black Stu dents Association informed the Chairman that they had submitted a request, which had not been dealt with (this is in violation of procedure, as all requests were to have been brought up for consideration). Swartz said that the Board had been unclear as to the use of funds requested, and had held off pending clarification. Knight then stated that the need was immediate, and requested the SEC hear the situation then. After some discussion, the Association was granted $100 for their proJect of a Black Culture Library for Newtown, and $50 for supplies for their new office, which they have Just been granted in the motel complex. The primary need was for a telephone for the office. OTHER APPROPRIATIONS APPROVED Other appropriations approved by the SEC included $22. 37 for repair of a broken amplifier for New Stage, $15.98 for speakers and the tape from the rock and roll "Oldies" party of last week, and $155 plus a $10 loan to Marco Pereyma for photographic supplies. The Bread Board now has some $3350 left, out of which the film committee is expected to be granted $700 or 800. "The Bread Board is full of film freaks, said an administrative member of the SEC, who shall remain anonymous. It should be noted, I suppose, that if you run out of toilet paper, the Bread Board will probably buy you film with which to wipe your Dr. Elmendorf 5aid that the Ford funds would be released over a period of four years "but only in proportion to the monies that we are able to raise from other sources." Chief goal of the challenge, said Dr. Elmendorf, is to provide support for New College as an institution which, since its founding, has been at the leading edge of educational pioneering. In explaining the conditions outlined by the foundation, President Elmendorf said that they represent mostly challenges to the college and its friends to help to lift the college to a position of financial security. GORDON'S T.V. SERVICE BACK OF 7-11 STORE. N TRAIL. 31515-158-DRIVE IN 8ERVICI ADMIRAL COPPER BAR 1570 No. Lockwood Ridge Rd. 955-3446 ...... fine domestic EDITOR'S NOTE Certain factions have complained that they have been offended by the use of a certain word which has appeared in the title of the "Story of the Week. 11 In our continuous attempt to please everyone, Captain Jack promises that the offensive word shall be stricken from the title, beginning with this issue. The Cap'n. DORK'S Story Vttith a moral Of The Week Onc:e upon a time, long ago and far CllJay, there was a superstitious mother and her son, Benjamin. Since the ZadY was superstitious, she took Benjamin to a fortune teZZer and had her tell Benjamin's fortune. The fortune turned out to be a very strange one, for the old laay told the mother that if Ben jamin ever got a shave or a haircut he would turn into a vase. The mother bec:ame quite upset over this and constantly reminded Benjamin not to shave or get a haircut In fact she became so obsessed with this thought that when she died it was her death wish. Now since Ben jamin (or Benny, as he was known to his friends) was onZy twelve at the time it didn't really bother him. However as time went on things got hairier and hair ier, especially when Benny finally feU in Zove. Benny's girl friend would have nothing to do with him untiZ he cleaned himself up and so Benny ignored his mother's death wish and decided to shave. But, as soon as the first hair was aut, Benny turned into a Grecian vase. Moral: A Benny shaved is a Benny urned. "Because the college has for its first nine years been going through difficult and tenuous development years, said Dr. Elmendorf, "there has been little time to think in terms of insuring the future. We have been too busy merely staying alive. ''What the Ford Foundation officials believe, after a long and detailed exam ination of the college, is that we are at a point where we must be more concemed with long-range plans, 11 said the president. "The trustees of New College and I most heartily agree and we have been making plans, during much of the present academic year, to attain a higher level of security for the future. Editors: Rob Mallet David Rottman Business Mgr.: Lee Harrison Writers: Mark Friedman Dork Womack Bob Beaird Lyra.vood Sawyer John Miller Photography: Charles Kinney Contributors this issue: Alfred Scheinberg La.:!'ry Hunt ReynoldS Russell Jack Cousineau Dav:f,d Young


3 Captain Jack 3 111111111111111111 IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII llllltlllllllll Illililll 11111111 llllilllllllllliiii8iii iilllillllllllliililill NEW COLLEGE POLITICS by Rob Ma.U.e.t I don't understand politics. All right, Captain Jack costs about $1200 per tenn to produce. Right. Of this, advertising and subscriptions cover about $800. So we need four hundred. I thought we wanted a campus newspaper. Something to read one day a week something strictly newcollege, funny, once in a while serious. I always enjoyed the Catalyst. Back when we didn't have one people said, why don't we have one, so we made one. And we have Student Activity Fees. As Mr. Harra would say, not only at this, but at every college in the country .. Moneytakenaway from each student and supposedly spent for what students want (or is good for them?). Then the politics. It seems fair, I suppose, to have a student group in charge of distributing the money, but where at New College, in the name of Heaven and/ or the MetaphoricalLight, does one find a STUDENT GROUP? I recall having trouble rounding up three other people for a card game. Singleness of purpose we are most often without. So politics. Give the money to the student government to distribute. Ri-i-i-ight! Ex cept we are no more unified about politics than we are about anything else. 217 people voted for SEC chairman this time. That IS a bit over half of the student body. Must be some sort of record. Shall we say of the students don't give a crap about student government? But they DO pay activity fees. Perhaps this is the fairEST way, but is it FAIR? Anyway, we don't charge for Capt. Jack. It wouldn't be any fun that way. Besides, dimes and nickels are tangible things on a weekly basis. And hard to come by. IF students are to supply the elusive $4001 it is much less painful to have it come out of that $10 per term you'll never see again anyway. But politics. DO people want there to be a paper: We put out about 600 copies a week, and they go SOMEWHERE. Assuming that half are used to line birdcages, half of the rest are taken but aren't read anyway, and half of the others are only glanced at briefly, that still leaves 75 copies that might be read at least some. Around here 75 people doing the same thing isn't just a mob, it's a movement. Not to mention the 300 people with birds. So if our e:ristence is at least a little bit justified, and the money is there so that we could have it without REAlly hurting anyone, what's the problem? POUTICS! The &sey Sea consists of nine people elected by the student body. Anyone who can get a petition with 31, in the most e_xtreme case, or 12, in the least extreme, on it can run. Around here you could get two hundred signatures on ape-tition to have Hamilton Center packedwith mothballs. Signatures are cheap. Last year someone put up a notice on the door saying simply "Petition" and got more than 31 signatures. Politics? For the nine offices, ten people ran. The tenth lost out nine votes to eight. Shall we say that the people "representing" the student body are just the ones who want to do it, and are no more "representatives" of anyone than I am a representative of the youth of Alabama? What I don't understand about the is that the Bread Board (a sub committee of the SEC) didn't want to give Captain Jack the $400. Why not? BB member K wants us to come out every OTHER week; less cost to him he likes his newspapers far and few BB member K0 thinks no one really wants a newspaper anyway. He doesn't at least. BB memberS doesn't like us personally. He favors the upcoming student radio station, thinks it will replace the Captain entirely. BB member K was quoted as say\ng that S is irrationai. BB member S0 will agree with anything BB member K says. BB member G will agree with any thing anyone says. Politics! So we had to take it before the Essey Sea as a whole. We needed five supporters out of those, shall we call them vol Deities. That is, we thought we d1d. Actually, only six "representatives" even showed up for the meeting. SEC member F was quoted as saying, by the way, that yes, S is irrational, but if S is against something, Mwill immediately be for it. politix? I don't like your paper, F said, but I'll support you. SEC member M said I'll support ANY newspaper. p'l't'x? We were fortunate, I suppose, in that SEC members R, M, & C have been involved with campus publications in the past, and feel a little warm toward us. But is that a good reason? po'x? The crusher, though, was when BB & SEC member K told us later, if you'd asked for $800 you would have gotten.$300 or $400. That's what we used to do for N (another campus publication)--he said-ask for twice as much as we needed so we'd get it. But that's dishonest, we said. We didn't want to do that. His rejoinder: You gotta play politics! Weekly Quiz : The people in this arty photograph have in co7T1Tion: absolute ty nothing. uniforms. (a) (b) (c) that have all been responsible for the fine secunty here at New College. (d) that they are aU merribers of the Sarasota Chapter of the Senile Boy Scouts of America. aaoqv att+ J o auou liz a::;.nz osqv ( o) : .zal"l_suv NEW STAGE CONTINUED administration and have heard varying opinions on the feasibility of raising this amount of money. The end result seems to be that it is possible, but difficult, very difficult. Dr. Elmendorf stated that all people to be contacted concerning a possible theater grant would have to be screenedby the development office. With the requirements on fund raising imposed by the Ford grant this procedure becomes almost implicit in any attemPt to raise directed funds. The question is how far the development office will carry this censoring procedure. It is difficult to predict possible contributions, amenability of various sources to theater donations and how that will affect other donations. With the present cautious money policy it is not impossible to imagine the screening out of several.contributions. At the present moment the continuing existence of a theater program comes down !O a _question of priorities. There is no one in the administration who i s the : NOW program; but some do not consider it as important as others. From the point of view of public relations (which has an influence on fund raising) New Stage is one of the biggest assets this school has. Certainly the New Stage classes are not being given, in the view of many of the participants, due courtesy as a legitimate academic concern. They are continually moved in and out of practice rooms without any previous notice. The problem of locating a New Stage class and productions is a difficult one to solve but not impossible. The dramatic arts are no less reputable than any other division of the Humanities and the enthusiasm generated by the classes is higher than in many other divisions. There is no easy answer-the funds are dif ficult to find and the school is in desperate need of funds. The administration's primary concerns are obvious but, considering the contribution which New Stage has and can make to the College, an effort towards its continuation seems JUStified. Too many assets will be lost if the program is sacrificed to "outrageous fortune." For Your Photographic Supplies See NORTON'S CAMERA CENTER AN ISSUE OF CAPTAIN JACK (PROBABLY ONE OF THE NEXT TWO) WILL BE SENT TO ALL .PARENTS. Anyone low and deceitful enough to be damaged by this should submit his name, anonymously if necessary, to.the Capt. 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4 Captain Jack 4 iii ii IIIJI!!!ildliiiii1Riii88i &iliiii ii88!8i88i!Eii38ii8iii fJ iiiiii!i33!i33!ii8iii!3i!3 ii32282328i8E Outing Club Plans Myakka Park Trip The New College Outing Club, which some students may remember, wishes to announce the continuation of its existence in the form of the 2nd Annual bicycle hike and overnight campout at Myakka State Park, February 28 and March 1. This announcement comes early, because, to make res exvations at the park, we must know in advance how many people are c.oming. Thus February 9 has been designated as the more or less deadline date to sign up for the trip. Myakka is known especially for its having more nonhuman than human inhabitants. It is a nice pad<, and the trip, by backroads and sparsely populated State Road 780, is also nice. Outers from last year will remember the picturesque patchwork roads. It is about 25 miles to the rear entrance, and another 10 miles to the campsite at the far end of the park. Bicycles are the encouraged mode of transportation, for they will provide transportation within the park as well as to it. For those unable or unwilling to make the trip by bike, the blue bus will be available Saturday morning. Financial assistance will also be available, probably in the form of $1. 00 per person, which covers half the $2.00 cost of admission, camping overnight, and the trackless train tour. Bring lots of food because you'll be hungry, and something to drink, because the camp water is virtually undrinkable and the refreshment stand is both expensive and five miles from the campsite. Remember that Saturday night is steak night, so Mr. Estep may be willing to lend some assistance. This trip is for everyone, students, faculty, staff, friends and families. Those over 21 are especially encouraged, since we can't camp overnight as a "mixed group" without you. The sign-up sheet is on the door at Hamilton Center. Inquiries may be directed to Larry Hunt, Ann Morrill, or Nancy Needham. There will also be a canoe day-trip on Saturday, Feb ruary 14, led by Nancy Needham and Ann Morrill. A signup sheet will be put on Hamilton Center door. Faculty Meeting A SPECIAL FOURTH-PERSON REPORT BY DAVID ROT]MAN The faculty reconsidered the definition of a student and the grounds for expulsion of students at last Wednesday's meeting. The meeting got underway with a complaint that all the doors in the Hamilton Center complex were locked, with the exception of one front door. No action was taken on this issue. Professors Barry, Gorfein, and Lichtgenstein then made the following proposal: (T) The sentence "A student is a rational animal" is nonsense if and only if a student is not a rational animal. That is to say, we have ways of making students see that we have empirical methods for verifying the truth of the latter half of that statement (T) where (T) is any variable at all. Therefore, since the truth of the former half of the statement is impaired only if we have no way of knowing it, (pause) Be It Resolved: That we, the faculty, shall henceforth in the interest of no nonsense, expel from the college and its bedrooms any person not acting in a rational fashion on the basis that by definition any person not acting in a rational fashion cannot be a student. Following the presentation of this proposal the faculty took a coffee break during which it was generally noted that the doors were still locked. After the drinking, the expulsion-retentive proposal, as it came to be known, was modified by two costive, mealy-mouthed but friendly amendments. At this point, Professor Will Humphreys stood and delivered a counter-proposal: It is in principle imposcttie'J Boon & Stationezfl, 9nc. "Complete Office Supplies" 1350 Main Street Sarasota, Florida 33577 0 C') i l\ow -h. -1-o Pa..rl<. ok. leb. _...,. sible to verify or prove conclusively or completely that a student is or is not a rational animal since there are always more hypotheses to be tested about the truth of empirical statements. Therefore, Be It Resolved: That since it is impossible, mutatis mutandis, (pause) to prove completely that a student ever has been expelled, no student shall be expelled in the future until it has been completely proved that a student can be expelled. Following this proposal, which came to be known as the expulsion-explosive proposal, a third proposal was quietly announced: I have to go to the bathroom. The faculty voted unanimously and without further discussion to confirm a compromise measure to the effect that the meeting be immediately dismissed. After the meeting, Professors Barry, Gorfein, Lichtgenstein and Humphreys were seen congratulating each other and exchanging pass-keys to the executive washroom. REVIEW OF BRUCE GREGORY'S ONE-MAN SHOW AT MIXED MEDIA GALLERY, OPENING SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1970 The his tory of art is rep w te with examples of artists who have remained "tiving" after their death because of the exce Uence of their work. Mixed Media Cattery has revealed the other side of this phenomenon by presenting an artist who is biotogicatty ative but artistically dead. Bruce Gregory: missed media. Alfred L. Scheinberg Art Historian At Large Phone: 958-6577 T. ARMANDS KEY SARASOTA, FLORIDA 33!57 RJ *'180 BREAD BOARD (CONTINUED) The fact that before last year the Catalyst existed without Bread Board support was brought out. Harrison explained that the Cap'n's advertising salesmen were new at the Job, and the going was slo w, particularly in view of the fact that many potential advertisers were angered by the quality of the Catalyst toward the end of last year, when it folded, and refused to advertise in a New College publication. Harrison also pointed out that the Catalyst was some $600 in debt when it died. A vote was then taken on the issue with Reed, McNabb, and Fred voting in favor of the appropriation, and Swartz, Roger Klurfeld, and Ira Halberstadt voting against it. A proxy vote was presented for Wilbur Moore in favor of the appropriation, but the vote was not allowed by SEC procedure. With the voting tied, it was up to Chairman Country Dick Webb to decide the issue. Webb voted to approve the appropriation. CONFERENCE (CONTINUED) "Independent study is a situation in which a student determines for himself the criteria for his educational exploration, and the terms by which such a project may develop. These criteria and terms should be alterable with the evolution of a project. During independent study faculty have a critical and advisory, but not supexvisory role to provide for and with the student." There was considerable discussion as t'\ y.'hether "independent study" exists at New College and if it doesn't whether it should. _Other questions and problems brought to light by the panel discussion were: (1) The _ISP has failed to meet the high expectations held by this institution. (2) Off-campus ISP's have tended to be ofhigherqualitythan those done on campus. (3) There is some evidence indicating the deterioration of work done on summer ISP's. (4) Of those projects done during the summer, those related to jobs had the best results, (5) The campus is not conducive to intellectual activity or exchange during ISP, (6) The opportunities provided by independent study are being underutilized. (7) There may be need for revision in our calendar including the deletion of the ISP. Proposals to be presented Thursday include: (1) Making summer ISP optional. (2) Maintaining a list of all previous ISP's. (3) The promotion of intellectual activities (workshops, seminars) during ISP. (4) A presentation of ideas for independent study compiled by the various disciplines. (NOTE: Reports were received this week from panel chairmen Reynolds Russell and Jack Cousineau. Space prohibits their inclusion in this issue, but they will appear next week.)

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