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Bulk Rate I u. s. Postage 3. 6 Paid r Permit No. 33 Sarasota, FL April 11 I 1968 Salisbury Readmitted by College Councl Former third-year student Luke Salisbury was conditionally readmitted as a New College student by the College Council Tuesday. By a majority vote of the Council, Salisbury was readmitted on the condition that he will be expelled if he commits ;ny infraction of a student, administrative or civil rule. Although the meeting was closed to non-Council members at Salis bury's request, Salisbury w::s present during part of the Assistant Dean of Students Arthur Miller cira.Uated a dossier outlining Salisbury's record at the start of the meeting. Miller is known to have urged the Council to vote against Salisbury's readmission. In addition, third-yeastudent Laurie Paulson, editor of The Catalyst, received permission to addressthe Council, Pa.!lson said he was expressing the point of view of "some students" that Salisbury's readmission would be disruptive to academic pursuits in the dormitories. 'le administration. He called it the Council's "first significant ac tion." Other persons present were less charitable regarding the vote. One Council member who opposed Sal isbury's readmissionsaidhe "really Salisbury didn't know" why the readmission had been voted. College Council Members (left to right) ur. \.>eorge Mayer, Ivan Saxby and Elmendorf examine Miller's on Salisbury prior to the start of Tuesday's meeting. According to President John Elmendorf, Chairman of the Council, the vote was not close, although several Council members opposed Salisbury's readmission. While criticizing the result of the voting, Miller said the Council action represented "democratic action" free from influence from Accordingto the condition voted by the Council on Salisbury's readmission, the liability for expulsion will continue until Salisbury's grad uation. He is officially a thirdyear student on a four-year option and will gra:luate in 19<39. (Continued on page 4, colwnn 2) No Decision On 'Instant Campus' The Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees reached no decision in their meeting yesterday on the proposal for an "instant campus" to be constructed on the West Campus. Another meeting on the subject has been s::heduled for next week. President John Elmendorf said the discussion was primarily about means of financing the construction. Elmendorf said no delay in the buildings, tentatively scheduled for completion in January, would be caused if the plans are approved next week. The "inst;nt campus" was originally proposed to the full meeting of the Trustees March 8 by planner Lester Pancoast. The proposal called for a $1. 5 million dormitory-cafeteria-classroom complex unrelated to the m:Eter plan for the development of the West Campus. When the "instant campus" is completed, according to the plan, the present Hamilton Center com-plcx would be rented to groups as an executive conference center. SPECIAl SC ELECTION SET The special election needed to fill three vacant Student Court positions will be held Tuesday. Nominating petitions arc currently being received by first-year student Duane Sweeney. This second election within two weekswamecessitatedby the failure of any student to run for the office. The three positions are vacant due to leaves of absence taken this term by second-year court members Ellen Tisdale and John Lundell, and the resignation ofthird-year student Dale Hickam in February. SC nominating petitions must be signed by 5 % of the student body. Deadline for filing the petitions is midnight Monday. Dr. Wilson Takes leave of Absence Librarian Dr. Corinne Wilson has taken an "indefinite leave of absence" from cw College. President John Elmendorf said Dr. Wilson is taking the leave because shehashad "virtually no vacation" since coming to the college. Dr. Wilson was one of the college's original staff members. Elmendorfsaid she would remain in Sarasota during her leave, and be available for consult:tion. During her absence 1 the library will be run by Mrs. Vincent Totero, James DeJanatt and Miss Susan Noel. Despite Elmendorf's assertion, reports have indic:ted Dr. Wilson's leave was caused by dissention on the part of other staff members, issuing in part as the result of a letter published in The Catalyst. The letter, origin a 11 y signed "The Library Staff, was critical of the college's handling of library problems. Several staff members, however, disavowed the letter, and the sign:ture was revised when the letter was published. Reportedly, at least two members of the library staff threatened to resign if Dr. Wilson did not take a leave of absence. Student Is Attacked A first-year girl barely escaped injury Monday night when she was attacked by an unknown man ncar the West Canpus. The girl was riding her bicycle alongBayshore Road ncar the West Can pus arch about 11: 10 pm when a man pulled upin a car beside her and tried to accost her. The man, described to be about 51 10" tall, in his early twenties, tackled her and brought her to the ground. She screamed twice and managed to escape. The police were called a; a rc suit of the incident, but it is not known if they have identified any suspects. Assistant Dean of Students Arthw Miller told the Student Executive volved in similar incidents should report them to a faculty resident, of the police if a resident is not available. SEC Plan Eliminates I ntervisitation Rule The Student Executive Committee last night unanimous! y approved a plan aiming to eliminate the current intervisitation rule, "hopefully by the middle of this term. 11 The proposal reduces a violation of "intervisitation" to bringing any petson into a student room at any time of day against the wishes of a roommate. A spec i a 1 2-man "counseling committee" of a 6-member board of students would hear differences among roommates and attempt to arbitrate disagreements. The board would b e empowered to propose and supervise roommate changes, with p o s sib 1 e recommendations be:ing sent to the Dean of Students' Office. Only matters of major importance not resolvable by a-bitration would be referred to the Student Court. Thehopethat the entire procedure of counseling would be kept on a fairly informal basis was expressed at the meeting. Also part of the new "intervisitation rule" is a section requiring guestsunder21 to sign a statement saying they have their parents' permission to be on campus. The plan also recommends that prospective students and their parents be informed of the type of social atmosphere present here. Final vote on the plan will be taken after the expected approval of the Dean of Students' Office is received. The proposal will then go to President John Elmendorf with the combined backing of the SEC and the Dean of Students. The potential effectiveness of the student counseling board was the cause of much discussion at last night's meeting Students would voluntarily come to the committee. If one party refused to have the committee arbitrate the dispute, the roommate could then file a violation of the "intervisita tion" rule with the Student Court. The hope was expressed that this would seldom happen. However, Assistant Dean of Students Arthur M. Miller remarked that "the counseling committee would not at all obviate the Student Court .. The SC would be ... freed from trivia .. (and) gain in stature." Student Court member Rick Stauffer, who presented the plan to the SEC, stated, "All we can do is try and maybe it'll work. We have nothing to lose. 11 Dean of Students Dr. Jack Rains (foreground) listens with SEC members to the 11non-intervisitation rule" at Wednesday's meeting. 1'11 effect, the counseling committee would provide a group of students to receive many of the informal complaints, not all directly related to .intervisitation, currently taken to the Dean of Stu dents' Office. That depa'tment would still continue social guidance, but would also regard recommendations from the student board as "generally binding. One section of the plan called for the providing of outside psychiatric help for students on recommendation of the student counseling committee. Serious questions on the financial difficulty of such a plan were raised. Discussion as to presentation of campus social life to prospective students in college literature was also discussed, with possible reaction from the Admissions Office asource of concern. Decision on these difficulties were left to be made through cooperation between the Dean of Students' Office and the SEC subcommittee working on the plan. In other action l:Et night the SEC unanimously the appointment of Mac Greene to the Student Academic Committee. Ivan Saxby was appointed a member of the committee on Orientation, Graduation, and Advising. The tentative date of Saturday, May 18, was set for the spring dance. Concern over thefts of checks from m a i 1 boxes was expressed, and discussion wa; held on alternatives to the present mailbox arrangement. o action was taken. Mimi Donnay acted for the first time as recording secretary at last night's meeting. Rule Text We, members of a body of con cerned students, recommend to you the following measures by way of response to your delineation of ma JOr social problems on the ew College campus. We first of all concur with your assessment of what in fact are the difficulties. In many cases however we find that there is little that can be done. Although dis:greements between roommates will be an ever-present problem, we find that certain steps can be taken to diminish the incidence and severity of such difficulties. (Continued on page 4, column 3 )


Page 2 Editorials LACK OF WISDOM We find it difficult to believe in the wisdom of tne College Cotmcil's decision to readmit Luke Salisbmy. We think it is useless to engage in the argument of whether or not Salisbmy's infractions are of the sort committed by all students, of to some special kind. We think his inability to act considerately toward other students has been in the past, and have permitted to see no evidence that would change our opmion. We think the Cotmcil's conditional readmission has little chance of success, and we believe it is wasting its own time by playingstill another delaying game with the inevitable. In its effort to be fair to an individual rulebreaker, the Council has failed to consider past and future victims. But they have rights as well. We think the decision was tmwise. We will all have to live with it, however, and we are more than willing to be proved wrong in our pessimism. A GOOD RULE If the "non-intervisitation" rule approved by the Student Executive Committee was, in reality, a direct result of tle readmission of Salisbury by the College CoWJ.cil, we must modify our criticism somewhat. In general, the rule is well-considered, intelligent, and reasonable. Moreover, it conforms to what most of us have luckle, Mary Blokeley, Jean Crman, Kathy Craves, CarolaHeitmann, Abby Misemer, Stephen Olton, Barbara Siebrowska, Robert Swartz, Edna Walker, Cheryl White He noted that the Student Courts chaired by Rick Stauffer, Dale Hickam, and Nick MWlger have conscientiously striven to be honest both with the Administration and with the student body. Miller now contends, however, that the task of achieving such dual honesty is overwhelming, if not impossible. He indicated that punishing violations of the intervisitation ntle under the present system is treating an indirect symptom rather than correcting the cause of more extreme forms of student social disruption. "The present system, 11 said Miller, "is bad education because it allows a student so much false l;micncy that he is led to reenforce rather than reform. If a student docs something that seriously disturbs his peers or his college, he should learn it personally and immediately. "The issues for which he is counselled or corrected should be real and widely supported. Ideally, the issues should stem from conviction, not compromise. The present system does not touch the real issues of student behavior; it is not supported by the conviction of the student body; it is a hollow compromise which tends to crucify the most conscientious studmt "Either the present mtervisitation ntle should be abolished, 11 he said, "or, if it is deemed necessary, it should be properly enforced by the administmtion--not allowed to consume the time and energies of stu dents." The Assistant Dean offered strong support in principle for the new intervisitation ntles recommended by the SEC. He cited as especially (Continued on page 4, column 2) The Catalyst Aprilll, 1968 THE PRODI6 J\ L SON 5TUOENT CODE lA Review Fame Is Not Enough The placard bills Frail< Rampolla as one of Florida 1 s most famous artists. That claim seems to be true, but we wonder how it came about. He may be famous, but is he good? Rampolla can be considered a representative member of the Florida S\Ulcoast school of art. His works are similar to those of the USF faculty (a recent Ringling Museum show displayed their attempts in the fine arts). From observation o ampo la's work and e USF faculty' s w ork, then, w e find the Florida Suncoast school -1. highlyWloriginal. Rampolla's works e_;mibited here are all so much alike, and his work of the past ye:rs looks the sane. The painting "Anton Bruckner" is a very trite presentation of a musician: Bruckner sits :t a piano, his back to the treble, facing the bass. His left elbow rests near middle C; his left hand rests near the end of the keyboard, several octaves nearer the viewer. Above Bruckner's head, three staves of music occur. By normal musical orthogr:phy standards, the staves should be rewritten. The picture is executed mostly in a sepia color. Is this art? 2, generally scatological. It manifests an especial predilection for macromastia. Perhaps this mammlSm (mammonims?) mal

196 8 (\ .. .I -' '-"" d .. -' clef I .........., I l notes I By J. R. Taylor-========== ESOTERICA Last Friday night at Robarts Sports Arena, an obscure trumpet playernamed Louis Armstrong entertained an a udience of well under a thousand persons. Perhaps a few persons will rem ember Mr. Armstrong. This is the same man who, forty years ago, stood jazz on its proverbial ear, andbecame the primary influence on most of the jazz musicians who emerged in the fifteen years that followed. And of course, in changing the course of jazz, he profoundly affected popular music; it has been said that Armstrong's influence on songwriter Harold Arlen is the chief difference between Arlen and the earlier George Gershwin. Finally, it should be noted that Armstrong's singing has been nearly as influential as his trumpet work. Obviously, such modest achievements are not sufficient to commend him to the discerning Sara sotan concertgoer (and anyway, there was a dance ... ). Nonetheless, your reviewer found himself among the audience, which was all but exclusively composed of aging S:rasotans and such of their children as were too young to escape. Those who are not familiar with Armstrong's early recordings know of his skill at transcending poor accompaniments. Fortunately, he was not forced to display this skill Friday night; his present band is a good one; and he gave them ample space to display their talents. Clarinetist Joe Murayni has the flaws of many good clarinet players; at fast tempos, he creates "excitement" with rapid-fire trills and excessive use of the shrill upper register. His work in more relaxed se ttings is much better, and reminds me of the swoops and falls of Barne y Bigard. Trom bonist Tyree Glenn is a robust player with a pleasant, roughhewn tone and an overdone tendencyto clown with the mike. He also plays v i bes; and, like most vibists h is w o rk on that instrument is plea s an t but hardly moving. Marty piano solos we re fluent but distressingly chorus-bound; e very thirty-two bars he s eemed to start over with a new formula, 11 moving from b o ppish single-note lines to block chords with littl e continuity. B assist Buddy Catlett is a good t imekeeper and a surprisingly mod e m soloist Danny Barcelona is a fl ashy drummer with rather limp time and a solo style that reveals an encyclopedic knowledge of Louis Bellson s Skin Deep. Jewel Brown did nothing to alleviate my prejudice against girl singers. Her meaningless gestures, emotionless crooning, and occasional tendency to race the rest of the group were only slightly less funny than Tyree Glenn's parody of her. Predictably, Armstrong devoted quite a bit of time to his own vocals (including "Mack the Knife "Blueberry Hill, 11 and the ble "Hello Dolly"). This -Arm-strong the entertainer was what most of the audience had come to see, and he entertained them well, bringing applause tha: would have done credit to a much larger crowd. But throughout the evening, the emphasiswa; on instrumental jazz; and here Armstrong left his sidemen far behind. Armstrong's solos are no longer the bravura performances of the twenties and thirties -no 67 -year old trumpeter ha; ever had the range of the young Louis. Today his improvising is usually done as the lead voice in the traditional New Orleans trumpet-clarinettrombone front line. This was a job he did well throughout the concert, particularly on "Indiana," "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams," and Please Don' t Talk About Me When I m Gone. 11 The highlight of the evening came unexpectedly. Of all the items in the jazz repertory, Armstrong chose a chestnut like "MuskratR::mble" to cut loose on. The band took the tune straight, without the encrustation of com it has accrued through the years; then Armstrong let go with two choruses that practically swept Murayni and Glenn off the stage. Everything was there; the hot, pungent tone; the fresh, even startling, phrasing; and the crisp, powerful :ttack that nailed every beat firmly into place. An event of such astonishing beauty doesn't happen every day in S:rasota ; and, unfortunately, n early everyone in town managed t o miss i t SARASOTA Flower Shop Wdle Jt G illc\it ... f"CCGUaa 1219 1st Street The Catalyst Page 3 Inadequate Charged by Languages Faculty The faculty passed a resolution at its meeting yesterdl that termed the language program planned for 1 96 8-69 "inadequate," and urged the securingof "competent person nel" in French, German, Spanish, Russian and Cla;sicsfor the c oming year. The resolution. orooosed last week by Assist:nt Professor of Philosophy Dr. Gresham Riley, was similar to a petition signed by over 170 students which was also pre sentled at the meeting. President John Elmendorf said he would present both documents to the Educational Policy Committee of the Board of Trustees. In other action, the faculty passed a motion providing that the Academic Review Committee can confer restriction of aca:lemic privileges on a student without faculty approval, but can only recommend suspension :nd expulsion. A detailed procedure for determining tenure was approved. A major change in the procedure was the including of a Divisional vote as a deciding factor in tenure and promotion. According to the plan both the Advisory Committee c,; Personnel and the Division of the factilty member being considered votes on the question. The faculty also approved a calendar for the 1968-69 academic year. The calendar retained a summer Independent Study Project, although a resolution of the Stu dent Academic Committee had urged its abolishment. According to the calendar, the 1968 -69aca:lemic year will begin 11, a Wednesday. Orientation for the class of 1971 will begin on that date. The following series of resolutions on Summer Independent Study Projects, proposed by the faculty Educational Policy Committee, was passed: ---Summer ISP's should represent fully independent study. They should be planned six weeks before the end of t."he m, and should be due at the beginning of the fall term unless other :rrangements are made. 3428 No. Trail 355-3446 FINE DOMESTIC ---Appropriate subjects for surniiEr projects would include reading in the student' s major field, andresearch if a student is t o b e near research f acUities. ---Studentswouldnothave the us e of c ollege f a:il i ties during the sum mer. ---Student s ml d o as many as two projects in a single summer. Rampolla: "The pictures do not seem rewarding or especially v:iuable." We were Wlable to select a fac-ulty m rob r of the week for this issue. UNITARIAN ECOPPER BA No. Lockwood lidge ld. 955-3446 IMPORTED LIQUORS BAY VIEW CIHtters aMI Lau,_.y Laundry and Dry Cleaning Drive -In Store: 1530 1st St 955-0937 CHURCH 3915 fruitville Rood Sunday service: 10:30 0.111. SERMON TOPIC "LIFE IS THE VICTORY" Nursery and Church School \0:30 a.m. Ellie's Bo6k$ &: Stationery, Inc. Complfte Office Supplies 1350 Main. St. 1955-!11 5 TRAVEL INCORPORATED COMPLE T E T R A VEL ARR.ttN G E"vfC 'TS SPECIA L STUDENT TOURS Do m estic & In ternational 4'> S Palm 958 2114


Page 4 The Catalyst April11, 1968 Foreign Study Nonlntervisitation Rule German Study The Union for Research md Ex in High'!r EJucation, of which New is a member, has announced its sponsorship of anew Intem:tional Year of Study in West Germany. Established in collaboration with the Sc andanavian S e min a r, the European Bureau of Adult Educa ti()n and the German Folk High School Associ:tion, the program emphasizes language learning, cul-tural studies and independent stu-dy. No priar German ability is required, but students shouldbe above the college freshman level. A maximum of 15 students will be enrolled this year. They will de part by chartered flight from New York June 28, and will finish the program May 1, 1969. Costoftheprogram is $2500, including transportation to Germany and most living expenses. Per sonal expenses and retwn transportation to the United St:tes are not included in the fee. Further information can be obtained from the Off-Campus Projects Office, extension 358. EPC Fli ghts Space is still available on two flights to Europe and Asia sponsored by Florida Presbyterian College, according to French tutor John Macbeth. Limited seating is available on a flight leaving in June for Paris, returning from London at the end of August. Also available in June is a trans Pacificflight leaving San Francisco for Tokyo, Hong Kong and Taiwan. The flight departs June 26, and returns to San Francisco August 21. Macbeth said it will be necessary for students to fly with the Florida Presb yt e ri an group throughout the tour. Macbeth also said space is availablefor new enrolees in the FJ..c.ri da Presbyterian Summer Institutes for foreign study. Scholarships are available ranging from $100 to $500. Interested students should contact Macbeth or the Off-Campus Pro jects Office, extension 358. Spanish P ro gram Opportunities will be available this summer for intensive Spanish language study and other independent work in Colombia, according to Woodruff Bryne, Tutor in Span ish. Bryne said a limited amount of fundshasbeendonatedtoNew College for study in Latin America, and these funds m:Jf be used to help defray the cost of Colombian 'tuuy for students with financial neea. Acc.ording to Bryne, reservations have been booked with Aerocondor Airline for the flight departing MiamiJunel8 and returning August 2, although a student may extend his st:Jj' if he wishes. Students interested in the program should contact Bryne. A deposit of $10 should be made by May l to hold a reservation. Salisbury (Continued from page 1) Salisbury was suspended first term as the result of four convictions of violations of the intervisitation rule, one contempt of court convictions and a conviction for littering. His suspension as originally voted by the Council was for one to three terms. Considerable criticism surrounded that Council vote, with ch;rges of "railroading" the decision leveled against Elmendorf S:iisbury was expelled from school early in February&( then-Dean of Students George Petrie for overstayin a visit permit an1d another undisclosed action. Miller (Continued from page 2) appropriate the creation of a student Counselling Committee, the strict control oi off-campus guests, and the bui!t-in guarantees of the student's right to determine who may visit his room. Miller qualified his remarks by noting that he had not suddenly discovered something new. "Many students and some a::lministr:tors have held this view for a long time, 11 he said. "I'm seeing the same scene, he noted1 "only now the light has changed. DIPPER DAN 9ee Bteam .aOPPE ond DIPPER DAN ICE CREAM HELPS YOU KEEP YOUR COOL (Continued from page 1) Cohabitation among New College students is, we agree, generally an unfortunate practice, but it is a portion and a signal of a much larger problem. The interdependency which often develops in such a situation is the major issue. It is deleterious insofar as it inhibits individual matur:tion, varying in degree of severity and intensity in individualcases--in ;ndout of cohabiting relationships. In m attcrs of this sort, we feel that experience will teach best. Therefore, we feel that any sort of formal action to curb this type of activity is contraindicated insofar 2i such measures promise to submerge the essential problem of arrested maturation. The present system for regulating the behaviour of off-campus visitors if generally effective; we do, however, findthatthe rules can be strengthened to accommod:te proposed changes in the intervisitation rule. Be it resolved: I. Th:t the Student Executive Committee arrend tiE Student Code, Section V, part A, to read: 1.) No student shall enter a student room which is not his own tm less given permission to do so by at least one of the students assigned to th:t room, and no student shall enter a student room which is not his own against the express wishes of an official occupant of that room. 2.) No official occupant of a room shall invite a guest into that room against the express wishes of any otherofficial occupant of that room. II The Student Executive Committee shall strike from the Student Code, Section V, parts B D and E. III. The Student Executive Committee shall strike from the Student Code, Section III, part E. IV. The Srudent Executive Committee shall amend the Student Code, Section III, part D to read: "No guest may stay overnight more than one week night (Sunday through Thursday nights) ;nd two weekend nights (Friday and Satur day nights) in any calendar week no guest may be signed into a officially assigned to a member of the oooositc sex. 11 V. The Student Executive Committee shall amend the Student Code, Section III, part H, to read: "All guests must leave by 11:00 o'clock P .M. unless signed in overnight in a:cordance with D above. 11 ST.ARMANDSTRAVE L VI. The StudentExerutive Committee shall require of all guests Lmder 21 ye;rs of age that they shall sign in good faith the following statement which shall be appended to the guest sign-in form and the uest identification form: '-' a LiHie. Bike Into Y o u r Life From m8 Air and steamship reservations rentals-Cruises-Tours Independent travel NORTHSIDE lfKES 113 0 27th S tntet Harding Circle Y our Di p l o ma will be a door-opener to Florida's expanding oppor-. tunitie in business and the professions. Go forward with Florida-America's fastest-growing major state. FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT CO. 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