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/ THE C.ATPLYST Vol.I, No. 6, Published by the students of New College March 12, 1965 FIRST OF NEW FACULTY APPOINTED The first new faculty member for next year's New College teaching staff has been appointed. Beginning in September, Mr. B. Gresham Riley, will,be assistant professor of philosophy. Mr. Riley, whose chief rests are in the philosophy of mind and being, will teach logic, philosophy of science, philosophy of religion, assist in the first year humanities program well work in other areas. Professor Riley received his B .A from Baylor University, M .A. from-Yale, and expects to get his Ph.D. from Yale this summer. In addition, he has held Fulbright, Woodrow Wilson, and Danforth fellowships. DR. TOYNBEE LECTURES TOMORROW ON "WHY STUDY HISTORY?" Saturday, March 13 at P.M. in the courtyard of the Ringling Museum, Dr. Prnold Toynbee will speak to a group of students and faculty members from approximately thirty-three colleges and'high schools. Dr. Toynbee's subject is "Why Study History?". There will be approximately 300 students and 110 faculty coming from all over Florida to hear the lecture. Pfter the final question faculty will meet at Zinn 's for lunch with Dr. and !-irs. Toynbee. meet at College,Hall for an outdoor buffet. New-C0llege students and faculty are invited to attend the function not only to hear Dr. Toynbee but to answer questions and talk to people about New College. DR. TOYNBEE .AND McKINLEY KANTOR TO PARTICIPATE IN FORUM TONIGHT Novelist McKinley Kantor will join Dr. Arnold Toynbee this evening for a forum discussion on the .American Civil War. Mr. Kantor is the internationally known author of the Pulitqer Prize winning novel, .Andersonville, the recent best seller Spirit Lake, and thirty-one other volumes. The Toynbees and the Kantors have accepted dinner invitations' from the college: the program will be at seven. .. DR. VAN DE K.PMP, P STRONOMER, TO SPEAK THURSDAY NIGHT Dr. Peter van de Kamp, professor of Astronomy and Director of Sproul Observatory at Swarth more College, will speak on "The Search for Extra Solar Planets." The lecture will be Thursday, March 18, at 8 P.M. in the Music Room. Dr. Paron Sayvetz invited Dr. van de Kamp to lecture (ccntinued on Page 2)


Page 2 D_"' .. VAM DE KAMP_ --From Page l day be on campus Friday, and to participate in a program on Charlie Chaplin Friday night. Dr. Van de Kamp has acen an investigator at Lick Observatory, a Fulbright professor to France, and Program with the National Science Fountlation. His research interests include stellar motions, solar motions; and astrometric studies of nearby stars.' A LITTLE THINKING Contrary to what one might believe after reading this article, the author is not spouting platitudes in which he doesn't believe, nor is he attempting to win a popularity contestwith the adminis---tration. Let's face New College wasn't by people who blindly criticized the existing educational system of the U. S. They had a definite alternative to qfer, one for which we were seek ing and one which we eagerly'and idealistically ... The housing situation is a very taxing one, trying nerves and patience, and making constructive all but impossible for many. Too frequently students (and here the author includes himself) lose sight of the future. we must live in the present (because tomorrow never comes) one must not sacrifice a glorious goal immediate comfort. A worn-out adage, but one which is still true is that anything worth doing is worth working for. When the Charter Class was told that this would be a rare educational opportunity, they weren't The point is that one has a great deal to do with the struc tur:-i.ngof h-is-;--own world. It's all too easy to be discouraged: "Show me a good loser--and I'll show you a consistent one." .f\nyone can lose, but the test of an adult is how he (or she) performs under stress. A positive, forward-looking can overcome obstacles that trip de We are going forward and upwards at New College, and at no time has the Charter Class faced a more severe test. Let New CC:illege be a place where we are searching for, for, and securing excellence. --D. K .. We like to see your ; opinion here next week. ., THE Cl'TALYST '.J Editor Laur

The following are comments and statements made by Mr. I. M. Pei, the college architect, in an interview when he was on campus last week. "The most important thing is a feeling of intimacy and privacy. While nearly one hundred students will be living in each building, there are only twelve students living on each court, two in each room. This is to get away from the large motel or dormitory feeling by breaking down into smaller and smaller units. But each room is' part of a court and each court is part of a. larger one, and the three buildings are brought together by a centrai court. The result is that each unit becomes part of a larger community. The Grecian or Mediteranian village is created by a process of evolution over a period of centuries. They built a part and if it doesn't fit it is taken down and replaced by later We can't let history evolve our plans for us so we must make a planned effort to make the result as casual and informal as what would have been produced by evolution. The Tamiami Trail is like a small Miami with motels and blinking lights. The buildings therefore enclose their own environment to create a place in which 'socrates can be studied, less by a commercial atmosphere. I would like to see New College teach classes here in the courts. The professors can give lectures here or the students can talk and play chess. There are five courtyards Vl.'::lU!<.L.C.eU .J..ll C1 :::.y L.L!Ill. LdC!l !lc S () fountain to provide not only the sensations of light, but also of sound ... and there will be gardenias and jasmine for scent. Because these buildings will be used later as an inn and because they are the first to be built a little more attention has been given to looks. These are a little too lush for dormitories. The west campus dorms won't be quite so much so. These buildings were designed to be flexible and to be used for many purposes. The cost of construction was $21 per sq.ft, but the cost was raised by the use of so much outdoor space. The rooms themselves are 10%-20% larger than the usual dormitory rooms. We have some ideas about the West Campus, but we haven't any serious plans. We need more information from the Trustees,faculty, and students. We know the essential makeup of the campus. I don't think that the New College Campus is large enough and this has a definite effect on our plans. We may have to verticalize more than we had planned. In any case the campus will be a combination of low and high buildings. ----Rick Kainz PHILOSOPHY LECTURE SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY Dr. Martin Eschleman, of the Philosophy Department at Carlton Co llege will be presenting a lecture entitled "Tlie Aesthetic Object" for New College Mr. Eschleman did his undergraduate work at Haverford and holds his PhD from Yale. He also received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Germany. Our own philosopher, Dr. Douglas Berggren, reports that


Page 4 'I c7nt. Philosophy ... students and guests on Monday at 8:00 p.m. at Asolo Theater. Mr. Eschleman did his undergraduate work at Haverford and holds his Ph.D. from Yale. He also receivedr a rulbright Scholarship to study in Germany. Our own philosopher, Dr. Douglas Berggren, reports that Dr. Eschleman was his first instructor of Philosophy and that the lecture will be conducted much like the Toynbee Semi_ nars, the lecture being followed by questions from the audience. On the following day at 1:08 in College Hall, Dr. Eschleman will nold a follow -up session for students interested in pursuing aesthetics. WLA PRESENTS AUTHOR'S PANEL: ,_ There Will be an auth6r IS panel on Friday 19th of March at 3 :00 o'clock in the Music Room at College Hall. Dean Borden will be the moderator. Three authors will be on the panel; John D. MacDonald, Wyatt Blassingame and-Br Borden Deal. ( l (_ :. 1 This program is sponsored by and for the Women's Library Pssociation. ftEARD IN PASSING --A for less mayonnaise in the potato salad. Warm Weather. t; BALLET BEGINS now in first position; so that's 1,2,3 and en, 2, 3; KEEP THAT, STOMACH FLAT, all tucked in,-put those knees out' directly over the feet, and stra'ight forward. With the grace of perfect muscular control, twenty odd lithe figures' bend, jump, stretch, and exercise ;.;\ l 'the floor of what I wad once a mere lecture hall, which has transformed over-night (last Monday, to be precise) into an amateur ballet studio. On descending the stairs, into the studio, one is immediately directed to a tiny ballerina with black hair and a black leotard with skirt, Mrs. Spears, Directress. She leaps into a high, beautiful saute,;, gives a word of advise to the begins th_ e music, and stands aside to admire. To the viewer is promised an aesthetic a such as very few have the fortune of viewing. "To the participant is gua anteed a marvelous sensation of health, happiness, and renewed yout1f1 (Conditional: this 'guarantee f[ I is goo_ d for only Monday evening, givi:ng little account to the muscular of Tues:day morning after all; quite a decent the initial And of all, the only require anyone desiring to take advantage of such an experience are a costume, a bit of determination, a sense of humor, and a -free Mon:ay evening. * *


, Page 5 This Week's Schedule Friday, March 12-Forum with Dr. TOynbee and author Mckinley Kantor. Saturday, March 13-Dr. Toynbee lectures to visiting faculty and students at Ringling Msseum courtyard, 11:00 am. Sunday, March 14-Vespers 5:15, Room. Monday, March 15-Professor Eshleman lectures at the Asolo Theater at 8:00pm. Wednesday, March 17St. Patrick's Day. Thursday, March 18-Mr. Peter van der Ramp lectures at 8:00pm., Music Room. Next Week's Schedule Friday, March 19-Women's Library Association panel of authors, 3-5 pm. Sunday, March 21-Vespers, 5:15. Thursday, March 25-Dr. Margaret Mead speaks at New Perspectives Lecture Series. * * WE STILL NEED YOUR TALENT The Catalyst still needs help. We still need it especially in the line of typing. If you could give an hour or so of typing stencils on Thursday afternoons or evenings it would be greatly appreciated. we are still looking for someone who sould like to do a regular humor or satire column. We appreciate all contributions (on other subjects, too) so ... If there is anyone who would like to do typing, reporting, or has ideas for special articles please see Laura Rawson. THE STAFF Heard in Passing Mrs. Colt telling people that the Tropical Cleaners tinuing laundry service until students find some better way to make sure that payments reach the driver. Mrs. Murray saying that she still has blazer patches left for anyone who wants one. * *

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