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Volume III, Number 16 Published by Students of New College, Sarasota, Florida January 6 1967 Accreditation Possible For NC Later This Year New College may now become accredited this year under a recently-revisedruleof the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In a letter dated Dec. 16 and received during the Christmas holidays, Charles B. Vail, Associate Executive Secretary of the SACS Commission on w rot e President John Elmendorf: 11 The program of Candidate for Membership was modified at the Miami Beach meeting. Provisions of the program now permit New College toseek membership in the Association in 1967. 11 Membership in the Association is equivalent to accreditation. of the faculty, the quality of the student body, the facilities, physical and student services, educational plant, economic ability-and o v e r r i ding all ofthis is the college's purpose as an institution and how well it is fulfilling that purpose. Former 1 y, tmder the rules of SACS, a college had to graduate two classes before it could apply for full accreditation. Helgeson said, "I think we have solved most of the graduate school and tcansfer and academic problems that accreditation c r e at e s and I we can solve any that remain." "The financial impact (if and when the college is accredited this year) should be tremendous, Helgeson added. table for its stage of development, its sponsors are committed to supplying its needs and :.re able to do so, its governing board is ftmction ingproperly, and its academic and Vice President Paul Davis, 1. and Al Minter, head ot the buildings and grounds crew, tmpack boxes of soup and other canned goods delivered by truck to New College as a gift of the Campbell Soup Co. The 1 e t t e r also officially confirmed the status of New College as a Candidate for Membership in the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The college's candidacy was reported shortly after the association's November meeting in Miami, but official confirmation had not been sent. "Acceptance as a recognized candidate for Membership," according to the letter, "at t e s t s that the Commission on Colleges considers an institution to be offering its students, on at least a minimally sa level, the educational opportunities implied by its objectives. In the Commission's view the ins tit u t ion's organization, structure, and are accep-Helgeson College Gets For Christmas Groceries Present Policy and procedural details concerningthe change in the accreditation process will be sent to the school within the next month, according to the letter. Ass is t ant to the president Earl Helgeson called the change "a tre-Academic financial plans are well designed. Candidacy is not accreditation. It indicates that an institution is progressing steadily and properly toward accreditation. Counci\ New College received a Christmas present last week from the Campbell Soup Company--more than 22 tons of the company's canned goods. Valued at $4500, the cartons of soup, beans, catsup and juices are now being stored in one of the barracks buildings on the east campus. According to Vice President Paul Davis New College contacted man/of the companies throughout the country which have educational support programs. Under the terms of their program, Davis said, Campbell could not give New College a cash grant but came through with the groceries. Davis said the college made its selection from among the Campbell products after conferring with kitchen manager Thomas Estep. The college will release the items to Estep for use in the food service program. In return, ServomationMathias will allow the college credit for the groceries in paying the college's food bill. Davis also said the gift counts toward the $2 million which the college must raise to qualify for an Professor Examines rzhivago' Tonight Dr. D avid A Zaret, Professor of Russian at Florida Presbyterian College, will examine Boris Pas ternak's novel "DoctorZhivago" at tonight's forum. In a lecture entitled "Doctor Zhi vago--A Novel of Hope," Zaret will deal with the novel as it was wiitten in Russian, its subsequent translational into English and its eventual production as a motion picture. He will explain how both the book and the movie are misinterpreted in English. The status of next Friday's forum remains indefinite, according to Public Relations Director Furman C. Arthur. A talk by Philip L. Salv:ltori, cl:lairman of Obrig Laboratories, originally scheduled for next week has been canceled and noreplacementhasyetbeen fotmd. Two weeks from tonight Dr. Harry Kantor, Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida, will speak on "Change and Revolution in Central American." mendous break 11 for the college. additional$1 million offered under He also said, "We're going to have the terms of an anonymous "chal-to meet very rigorous standards-Denies Appeal For Campus Conference By Mike Cassell Topics and procedures for next Saturday's "All-College Educational The Academic Cotmcildenied Wednesday an appeal by former Student Planning Conference" were selected yesterday at a meeting of student, Executive Committee Chairman Mike Cassell of the faculty decision t o faculty and administration representatives. dismiss him from the college. Designed for participation by all members of the college community, According to President John Elmendorf, the appeal was denied because the conference will also be attended by several persons not from New no new evidence was presented to the Cotmcil by Cassell. Elmendorf said College, President Elmendorf said. _,;... ___ ...;;._________________________ yesterday the action was taken on According to Elmendorf Harvard thebasisofthetotalsituation--"the Professor David Riesman will re-best thing--the college's attitude tum to the campus to observe and and Mike's attitude. 11 participate in the conference The Academic Council was aug-Several other persons will also at-mented for its deliberations tend as observers. Wednesday by Dean of Students As agreed yesterday, the confer-RobertNorwine, Dr. Arthur Miller, ence will begin at 9 am Saturday Dr. Gresham Riley and Dr.Douglas in the Music Room. Elmendorf, Berggren. Regular members of the who called the conference early Cotmcil are Elmendorf, Dr. Arthur last month, said he will at that R. Borden, Dr. PeterBuri, Dr. Rol'-time outline the procedures and pur-lin Posey, Dr. Corinne Wilson and poses of the conference to the par-Dr. J ohn French. tjcipants. According to Cassell and others At approximately 9:30, the pres-who attended the meeting, the vote identsaid, the group will break up was 6-4 not to recommend recon-into 10 smaller groups on each of sideration by the faculty as a whole. the 10 topics selected yesterday. Elmendorf said Cassell could ap-Theywill then discuss these topics ply for readmission as early as the in a two hour session before lunch third term this yearbut that he had and another two hour session after been advised to wait tmtilSeptemlunch. ber. Cassell told The Catalyst last The topics selected are: Rela-night he is seriously considering tionship of the college calendar to applying for readmission in the the educational goals of New Col-This is the cleared area east of Hamilton Court that will be the site of third term. lege; Academic good standing, a new paved parking lot. According to a statement issued Probation, suspension and dismis-D 8 b Bun" pro tern The new parking lot, which will hold 150 cars, is scheduled for com-ec. Y sal; Student-teacher learning rela-of the faculty, Cassell wasdismissd 1 Pletion "in 10 days. 11 tionships; Independent stu y; se -edfo r failing to tum in a satisfac-ection and acclimatization of first-31 tory Independent Study Project year students; Problems of transi-D i n i n g R 0 om T 0 0 p e n By Jan. from the second Independent Study tion to the post-college years; Period last year. General studies and specialization The action was taken after Cassellat N e w College; The curricular The dining c omplex in Hamilton the cessation of picketing by area failed to submit a satisfactory re-design of the senior year; The reCourt will be open and in use by tmions a month ago. port by a faculty-set deadline of lationship b etwee n the academic theendofthe month,Planning Of-Hesaidhe expects the contractor Nov. 25,accordingtoBuri. and non-academic aspects of the ficer Ralph Styles tol d The Cata-will meet the Feb. 15 target date Cassell said he was told to be off New College experience; and The lyst yesterday. for the completion of the entire campus by last night. He indica-graded vs. the non-graded curri-Phase II-lll/2 project. ted, however, he intendstoremain culum. hall has been completed in Sarasota for a few m ore days. Students will be given an oppor-for the glass doors, Styles reported, The paved parking lot was not tunity beginnin g today to sign up and the interior should be com-completed during the Christmas forthe topic they woul d most like pleted within three weeks. vacation period as planned, but it to discuss. On a form which will The glass doors will not arrive=-should be finished in 10 days, Styles be distributed in students' mail til February, but the dining hall said. boxes and possibl y by other means, will be open with temporary wooden students will be aske d to select doors as soon asthe interior is their first choice of t opic and two completed. alternative topics. They will then Styles said construction work has (Continued on page 3, column 1) been "moving along well" since Water lines to the East Campus were temporarily disconnected at 10 am today while a hydrant was moved from the parking Lecture Concert pianist J acques Abram, visiting professor o f music at New College, will give a lecture Thursd a y .at 10 am in Sarasota's Sym phony Hall.
Page 2 Editorial Now Is The Time Much has been written and said about "the trouble with New College." Students talk about it, the faculty talks about it and we write about it. Apparently very little good has come from all this concern about what could be done to improve the place. But now there is a chance for us to change all that. President Elmendorf has called an all-campus conference specifically so that those of us who are part of New College-students, faculty, administration--can sit down and talk about what really is wrong and to present ideas for con-ecting it. Also frequently mentioned by members of all three areas is the appalling lack of communication--worse at some timesthan at others--which often seems to threaten a complete shutdown of certain areas of college interaction. Next Saturday's conference offers an excellent opportunity for the current to begin to flow again and for communication on a basic level to begin between members of the college community. A week from tomorrow we will sit down in 10 groups, each with a student and a faculty member who will act as cochairmen, to discuss 10 topics of great importance for the well-being and even the continued existence of New College. These 10topics were chosen by representatives of all three areas of the college commmity in a careful and deliberate process yesterday. There were, in fact, enough good potential topics considered before the final number was selected that the need for further conferences was apparent to all who were present. Since students comprise the largest segment of the New College commmity, it is obvious that the success of the conference depends almost completely on them. Without student interest, support and contribution, the conference will accomplish nothing--the college will benefit nothing. Now is the time for all of us who have been critical of the way things are to reflect on our opinions--to decide why we think whatwethink--andto consider alternatives for the college. There are relatively few other c ampuses in this comtry on which such a conference would take place with s uch a high degree o f student p artic ipation as ours can have. If we do not exercise our privilege a t thi s time we may not get another chance. Director Appointed For Physical Plant A director of physical plant has been appointed to relieve Planning Officer Ralph Styles of his extra duties. Arthur McVicker, a recently ar rived resident of Sarasota this week assumed the job of over-seeing the maintenance of New College's buildings and grounds. Styles will remain in his original capacity as planning officer and building co-ordinator. McVicker, who has a degree in electrical engineering from Penn sylvania State University, served 18 years as superintendent of building and grounds at Friends' Central School in Philadelphia before c oming to Florida in September. While at Friends' Central, he also taught wood shop and electronics shop andcoacbeathetennis team. He has also held positions with a fIrst Class Honor Rating Associated Collegiate Pre .. Vol 3, Number 16 January 6, 1967 Published weekly by students at New College (except for tln-eeweeksfrom mid-December through the fir>t week in January and six weeks in July and August). Subscriptions: $5.00 per year (43 issuco) or 15 per copy. Address subscription orders, cbance of ad dress notices and undeliverable copies to: The Cat.Uyst/New College/Post Office Box 1898/Sarasota, Florida 33578. Application tom ail at second-class postage rates pending at Sarasota, Florida. Tel. 355-5406. Editor ............ Tom Todd Assoc. Editor .......... Kcnji Oda BUSiness George Finl
lanuary 6, 1967 Room Change Okcl By Assistant Dean Students will have another oppor t\IDity to change rooms in the near future, Assistant Dean Arthur Miller said today. Application forms for changing rooms and/ or roommates may be picked up this afternoon at the Reception Center. All students must have roommates, except those seniors who have a p p 1 i e d for and have been granted the privilege of rooming single. The allowing of single rooms represents a considerable change from the earlier policy under which no singles were allowed. Conference (Continued from page one) be assigned to the various topics. According to the form every effort will be made to place students in one of the groups they select. The discussion groups will be led by co-chairmen, one a faculty member and one a student. The faculty chairmen have already been selected and the stu:lent chairmen will be selected by Monday noon, according to Student Academic Committee chairman John Cranor. At press time only half of the faculty chairmen had been confirmed. They are: Dr. Gresham Riley, Dr. Dou.blas Berggren, Dr. Peter Burl, Dr. Robert Knox, Dr. Rodger Criffin and Dr. Arthur R Borden. During the week, each pair of co-chairmen will be responsible for doing some background work in preparation for the conference. Breakfast Sunday morning has also been scheduled for the two chairmen to meet and clear away any other problems they may have. These plans were made yesterday in a 90-minute meeting at which the importance of widespread student participation was repeatedly emphasized. Elmendorf urged that the discussion groups seek to discus theirparticulartopic "in deptH' rather than for participant s to "table hop" fro m one discussion to another and contribute very little to any. In the initial announcement of the conference a month ago, it was said the conference was called "with the object of developing guidelines for oonstructive revisions and additions" to the academic part of New College. Also a month ago, Vice president Paul Davis said, "one of our primary concerns should be a regular review of wha t we are d oing. W E DON T H AV E T O B E ACCOUNT ANTS T O FIT YOUR F I G U R E DOWNTOWN nd ST ARMANOS CIRClE cording to Miller, college have traditionally had the f1rst call on spec i a l privileges. "This includes rooming single 11 Miller said, "yet because one pdr son n e e d s less room than two senior singles will generally be the less desirable rooms. T h e r e will be one drawing for vacated rooms, with seniors having pr_eference. Notice of the drawing will be posted on the bulletin board for one afternoon only, Miller said. When all seniors wishing to room single have been assigned rooms, this privilege will ext en d to the class of '68. Miller noted students should not change rooms without formal permission. Those who do are financially responsible for damage done to their "legal" rooms. Past damage assessments have run in ex cessof$140 per room. He also indicated the college possibly has a legal obligation to record who is rooming where with whom. "So far this year, Miller said "it's been my fault that the of Students Office has been overly lenient about casual room changing. This has resulted in hours of paperwork for me, confusion of Capt. Styles's records, and questionable responsibility on the part of New College. From now on, any on e changing rooms without permission is liable to disciplinary action from Dean Norwine, up to and including expulsion. 11 This policy, he noted, is simply areaffirmation of the strict requirements of the past academic year. Students are to change rooms only when notified to change (not submit application to change) by the Dean of Students Office. Miller stressed that m1less the students wait for the word "go," they hamper emergency messages, misdirect guests, and r\ID the risk of being irrevocably charged for room damage which was not really their fault. 3428 No. Tra i l 355-3446 FINE DOME S TIC ROUTE 301 SARASOTA, FLORIDA The Catalyst Page 3 A s Time Draws Close The Little Angels Sales Campaign Intensified For Little Angels Show The sales campaign for tickets to the Jan. 15 performance of the Little Angels at Sarasota's Municipal Auditorium has intensified as the appearance date draws near. At a planning meeting yesterday, Development Officer Lester Wilhelm and student representatives met with L. W. Homing, president of the Friends of New College, to discuss plans for the coming 10 days. According to W i 1 h e 1 m ticket sales are still considerably below the level needed for the college to break even. To help advertise the performance of the Korean folk-dancing children a large number of posters will be distributed in Sarasota this afternoon. In addition, a brief "spot" publicizing the performance has been prepared for WSPB radio, and the 1570 No Lockwood Ridg e Rd. 955-3446 I MPOR TED LIQ U ORS l -OPEN 24 HOURS at the of Golden local newspapers will be provided news releases. Student vol tmteers will man ticket "booths" at various locations in Sa rasota and Bradenton this weekend and the next. Students interested in helping out should contact student chairman Kenji Oda. All pro c e e d s from the perfor-mance will go to the United Funds of Sarasota and Manatee com1ties. SARASOTA CYCU KEY SHOP Srrillt s.r...t. Slltle 1 tU 11J7 SNte "'"' Need Insurance For Automob ile ? Motor cycles ? Hearth, life ?---l ,.__1 Travel? WE HAVE IT J. J. KNIPPER INSURANCE AGENCY 1857 Main 955-5786 MOMMY AND DADDY FORGET TO BUY YOU THE NEW BICYCLE YOU WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS ? 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P age 4 The Catalyst January 6, 1967 on cam Basketball T earn GOODWIN'S NORTH TRAIL ESSO The Underground Stor y Suffers Second Loss Across f rom the Angus Inn Returning to school from Christmas vacation, I encotmtered in the palm court a friend of mine and inquired after his holiday. "How long haveyoubeenback?" I askedhim. "Oh, two or three days," he replied though I thought :;: detected a strangeness in his voice as he answered, as though he were hiding something. "Why did you come back so early?" I asked. He looked netvous, and glanced furtively in all directio ns "Well, I uh, well ... "What's the matter?" I asked, surprised at his beh'I!Vior. "What did you do?" "I-I just can' t tell you." "Come on, tell me." I urged, my curiosity having been aroused by allofthis. "I won' t say a word to anyone about it. 11 "Well, if you promise you won't divulge a word of it. he said. "Of course not," I said. "Go on. 11 "Well, it all started when several of us were thumbing throu gh the Conditions of Occupancy, just for laughs, and we came to the part where it says you can't go into the atility ttmnels. We'd been talking about f r e e do m and student rights and all, and we decided this was an abridgement of our basic rights and liberties, a police state tactic. So we all agreed to come back to campus a few days early and go into the utility tunnels, as a kind of prot est demonstration against our mechanized, computerized society." ''My God, man. I said, truly shocked. "You'll be telling me next that you went to College Hall barefooted. 110h no," h e said, turning pale at the thought. enough. Just wait until you hear. We all met as planned after Christmas, and decided that it would be best to make the descent in daylight. Equipped with flashlights, we cho se the nearest entrance and stepped down into the tunnels. The passageways were narrow and damp, and we crawled o n our hands and kneespartofthe way. Eventually, however, the passageway widened, and we came to a large, lighted room.'t "Entering the room, we found four men there, sitting at desks. They would gaze dreamily off into spac e for awhile, then write something on the typewriter. It didn't take us long to realize t hey were writing New College publicity material. Oneofthe men told us they hadn't seen d aylight in three y e a rs. "Aha, "!said. "Sothat's why the college they_ kee_p writing about seems so mythica[" ''Exactly. They've been allo wed! no c on t act whatsoever wit h the outside world. They're fed by maintenance men who drop fo o d parcels through special chutes hidden among the tiles. 11 "Did you continu e through the tunnel?" "Oh yes. We fotmd that it was r e a 11 y a vast cave, containing n urn e rou s chambers. The next chamberwe came t o w a s the Crisis Cem e t ery. Thi s is where all the dead crises are buried. We h a d a g r e at time wandering amid the headstones and reading the inscriptions. They were all there. We found the graves of the Student Government Crisis, the Intetvisitatio n Crisis, the Various Publics Crisis, and the Doub l e Crisis. It was very illuminating. There is still plenty of space vacant in the cemetery, b y the way. I Frank's Barber Shop 3-430 N. Tmimi Tril 355 -1300. Welcome Back To The Kitchen YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME SERVOMATION MATHIAS "Next we came to the storage room of the SEC dolls. II "What?" "Oh, didn't y ouknow? The SEC is actually composed of a collection of mechanical dummies, c ontrolled from a master panel we foundinthenextroom. You didn't really think actual New College students w ould act that way, did you?" "Well I admit I had my doubts. What dld y o u find next?" "The next chamb e r was the last. What we f ound there disturbe d us more than anything e l se in the tunnel. !don't kno w if I can e ven talk about it. The New College basketball team suffered its second straight defeat of the Sarasota Men' s League sea son Wednesday, falling 5 8 -53 to the Eng lewood Bank. Playerc oach Jim Strickland, apparently disappointed with the New College team's lackluster performance, called a special practice session last night. Now 1-2 for the season, the team will play its next game next Friday at Sarasota High School versus E dward' s Barn e r S h o p, a power in the league last year and the team for which Strickland use d to play. to close the gap in the score. New College trailed 3426 at the half. Scoring leader for Col}ege was Strickland with 1 7 pomts. fom Lesure f o 11 owed wit h 12; senior guard John Cranor, playing his firstgameoftheseason, had eight; Ass't. CoachPete Odell had seven; Larry Alexander had six; Steve Nohlgren added two; and George Finkle had one. Strickland said after the game his team should have won by 20 points. American and ForeiCJn Car Repairs Florsheim -Rand Sebago Mocs at HOUPE'S SHOES, INC. In Wednesday' s game New College once again was out-hustled by a smaller opponent. Until the final period, the team could not sustain any serious drives Partially because the Englewood team had grown wearybythattime, New College was the superior team toward the close of the game, but it was a case of too little too late --a situation Strickland hopes to have corrected by next Friday. 1485 Main Paulson "You've gone this far. I pleaded. "You've got to tell me. 11 Well, wefotmdliving in the next chamber something we'd lost all hope of ever having existed. "You mean--" "Yes. It was the New College Ideal. Itwaskept in a large cage. It looked vaguely like a giant squid, and kept changing its shape all the time. One minute it would look like one kind of animal, and the next it would look like a completely d i ff e r e n t o n e It was as if it couldn't make up its mind. I reached in my hand to pet it and it bit me. Then it started to roar, and threatened t o break out of its cage. Thoroughly frightened, we rushed out of the chamber and down the corridor. We found our way out of the cav e fin ally, and ended up somewhere in the Hamilto n Court construction. It was a horrible experience." "I'm sure it must hav e been, but do you think you learned anything from the experience?" "Yes. I learned one If any o o e t ells y o u he's found the New College I d e al, stay a way. It'll prob ably eat you. I st. armand s galln ry INC contemporary american a r t 302 john ringling boulevard GOLDEN HOST 80 Be 'auti ful Rooms '50-Foot Pool Putting G reen-Bahi Hut Cocktail Lou nge 4675 N. Tamiami Trail 355 LUNCHEONDINNER-COCKTAILS PHONE: 388-3987 ST. ARMAN D S KEY JERRY GINNIS Your Host Su.ht Coin Laundry -NEW-ALL ENCLOSED-25 WASHERS WHY PAY MORE? DRY CLEANING 8-LBS. 52.00 NORTH TRAIL PLAZA 7 A.M. 11 P.M. 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