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Students May Vacate For 'Instant Campus' On March 14, 1968 Dr. Rain s R e p l aces Petr i e A s New Dean of Stu:ents Dr. Jack D. Rains, Associate Professor of Psychology and Chairman of the Division of Social Sciences, has been appointed Dean of Students beginning the third term. Dr. R a ins w i 11 succeed_ Dt:. Rains George Petrie as Dean. Dr. Petrie will return to teaching, and may assist Natural Sciences Division Chairman Dr. Peter Buri. President John Elmendorf said, "It's not a question of Petrie being fired. 11 Elmendorf indicated Petrie didn't specifically ask to be relieved of his job, but "it was clear he was not anxious to continue. 11 Dr. Rains, who came to New College in September, said he would continue as Social Sciences head "atleastnomin:ily" the third term. Both Dr. Rains and Elmendorf said the choice of a Social Sciences Chairman for the next school year is an "open question. 11 ThenewDean also said he would probably continue to teach some courses, although he would not have a full rourse load. Dr. Rans said he took the job "because I wanted to. 11 He said he was particularly interested in the opportunity to work closely with students. The job of Dean of Students may b_e_Jlltered somewhat, according_t?_ Dr. Rains, but the exact nature of the alteration would be determined the next term. Dr. said he conceived of the joL as primarily one of counseling, and stated one of the things that would be determined was the extent to which the Student Executive C.lilm mittee might take over iOme of the D61ll1s disciplinary responsibilities. Dr. Rains said he will attempt to work more closely with the SEC. "The office of Dean of Students works best when it setVes to make life easier for students and allows them to devote attention to academic work," Dr. Rains said. "During third term we'll find out just what has to be done. 11 Dr. Rains said any reorganization that is done in the office will probably be gradual. Dr. Petrie refused comment on his plans either for third term or for the next academic year. Reports indicate, however, that he will accept a post at the University of Wisconsin in Green Bay. Bulk Rate East Campus Other Side u. s. Postage 3.6 Paid Permit No. 33 Sarasota, FL The Board of Trustees Friday considered a plan to make available Hamilton Center to groups of businessmen for seminars and conf e r e n c e s housing students in a dormitoty-dining complex to be constructed on the West Campus at low cost within six months. The plan, set before the trustees by planner Lester Pancoast, repor tedly involved using concrete block construction on the residence complex. Estimated cost was reportedly $1.5 million. Informed sources said Pancoast asked the trustees to make an immediate decision. He said the dorms could be completed by September if construction is begim immediately. The trustees refused to make an immediate decision, however, it was reported. The matter was re ferred to theExecutive Committee according to sources. 1\:portedly, Pancoast's plan called for the grouping of five dormitoty rooms around each central living area, with a bathroom to serve each group of five rooms. About 80 per cent of the rooms would be The buildings, according to the proposal, woold be built in a part of theW est Campus that would not interfere with the s e p a r at e plan for the development of th:.t campus. When questioned about the Pan coast proposal, President John Elmendorf emphasized no final decisions had been made on any aspects of the proposal. He indicated, however, the college was definitely interested in discontinuing the use of the I. M. Pei-designed buil din8s on the East Ca:npus by students. Elmendorf said the present dorms were expensive of high operating costs. He said the private bathroom in erl room and the elaborate heating and air conditioning systems contributed to high maintenance expenses. Elmendorf also said there was some evidence potential donors were discouraged from contributing because of the luxury of the dormitories and dining a,ea. In regard to Pancoast4* plans, Elmendorf said he was sure Pan coast "can come up with interesting buildings." He sad Pancoast's architectural firm, the college's planning consultants, had already done preliminary site work on the West C:unpus. If the plans are put into effect, however, the buil received a degree from Baltimore Hebrew C9Jlege. A prolific writer, Dr. Rivkin has published one book with another in preparation. and he numerous articles on jewish history. As an historian, he is a member of the American Historical Society, Historical Society of Israel, Eco nomic Histocy Association and the Medieval Academy of America. He also is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and a Fellow of the American Associ ation for the Advancement of Science. Five South American graduate students, guests of New College for the past ten days, leave today to return home. The students, who have also visited Boston, New York, Washington, D. c. Louisville, Ky. and Putney, Vt., leave with an impression of students in the United States that is not entirely favorable. Luis Stramwasser, a second-year student of medicine at the Univer sity of Chile, stated: "I'm a little disappointed at American students. They've lost the idea of fighting for their rights. 11 Luis, a l'epresentative of the medical school to tbP l'hHean student council, explained that students in the United St ates don't seek power actively, but put off thinking about national problems until they are 21. And then they get divert:ed by things like maniage and children. Luis's fellow students agreed. All student leaders, their visit to this country was made possible through aprogramofthe Experiment in In ternational Living. The program is designed to give student leaders a first-hand look at the United States and an opportunity to meet students here. Fernando Romero, a student at the National University of Engineering in Peru, contended the apathy of American students is due to their affluence. "They have cars. Everything. They don't know what it's like to fight for things, to have nothing. Students in Peru do know what it is like. 11 Luis contended that students in the United States should attempt to bring about change of unjust political and social situations in the United States. He emphasized that he didnot mean revolutionary change, but change brought about by working within a political party. Renan Fuente alba, a student reprepresentative at the Catholic Uni., versity of Chile, explained that students have an active vote in the parties of his country. Although they cannot vote in national elec ticma, they have a voice in party decisions, as the party's future leaders. "Students in the United States are very disoriented, Renan contended. "They don't see the future. If we want to have power tomorrow, we fight. We cannot wait for 29 years. 11 Renan stated he felt both the capitalist and Communist systems were "very wrong." He is a Chris( Continued on page 3, column 3)


Page 2 Edit o rials The Facts Please Anothereconomymove may be put into effect by the ad m:Urlst:ration. Once again, we are sympathetic with the immense and special problems involved with operating New College. And, once again, we ask for some facts. !tis no minor occurrence, when the language faculty of a college is completely abolished. Neither is a plan to move students from an expensive dormitory complex and into an economically constructed "instant campus" an unimportant event. Thus, we demand that the financial status of the college, and the precise reasons for these particular actions, if all are carried out, be set before the students. We are aware that Hamilton Center was designed not as a student complex, but as a "continuing education center." It was originally said that students would occupy the East Campus for a maximum of two years. And it is probably true that the use of space in Hamilton Center and the dormitories! as well as other factors, makes them generally t.msuitab e for use as a student residence area. On the other hand, the West Campus dormitories and other facilities which were designed to replace Hamilton Ceuter for students are not even begun. The plans shown students of these facilities look exc:iting. But with the duplication ofsomeofthesefacilitiesin the "instant campus," the plans may have to be altered, possibly to the detriment of the plans. We wonder, as well, just how much the future development of the West Campus has been taken into consideration. We cannot believe that a group of buildings constructed in a few months at very low cost will be attractive enough, and of a high enough quality, to coordinate with the overall development of New College. Yet they will be permanent buildings. New College may be creating a monstrosity it will be wable to rid itself of. It seems to us absolutely essential that students be to! j why these buildings must be constructed in such a hurry, why it is necessary next year that Hamilton Center be va cated, why this particular solution to New College's financial ills is considered wise. Any more econott 1 moves, some st u de nts may feel, may result in the elimination of students themselv es as economic ally inefficient. Welcome. Dr. Rains We believe the choice of Dr. Jack Rains as Dean of Stu dents is a fo.rtullate one, indeed. Dr. Rains's willingness to take the job and his annowced intention to work closely with students and make the fwction of the de an one of counseling cause us to look forward with optimism to his tenure in the office. Dr. Rains deserves the confidence and cooperation of all students in his new office. We are sure he will receive it. The Catalyst March 14, 1968 Majority Stay For Vacation ew College's first Spring Vacation begins Saturda y and continues until Sl.Ulday, March 24, but only an estimated 40 per cent of students will leave campus for that period. Students wishing to remain on campus may do so without charge, butno meal serv:1ce will be provided during the vacation. According to Kitchen Manager Thomas Estep, meal tickets were offered for sale, but few students expressed an interest in them. Estep said the snack bar will be open during t.lle ent1re vacation. Lunchhourswill probably be 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. The aack bar will op.m for dinner at 5:30 pm, and will remain open "until people are fed, Estep said. Letters: he ibrary, Languag es and Food MAINTENANCE Member Associated Collegiate Prest Volume N, Number 24 Much 14, 1968 Publia'led weekly 36 times per year by students at New College. Subscriptiom: $5 per year, or lS. per copy. Address rubscription o!den, change of addreu notices, and undeliverable copies too The Catalyst/ New College/Port Office Box 1898/Sarasota, Florida 33578. Telephone 3SS-5406. Editor ................... Laurie Paulson Aat. Ed! to<:.'". Marga ret Sedensky Aclveltilf.n& ; Ceorge Kane Clrculatioa ..... Katie Smith Photography ..... Miguel Tapia Staff: Kit Arlxlckle, Mary Blakeley, Rich-ard de Korter, JeaD Craham, Kathy Cnves, Carola HeitmaDD, Jon Lundell, Abby MiJemer, Stephen Olson, Shelley SchUcker, Robert Swart:r, Edna Walker, Cheryl White, Cary Williams paper, drinks coffee and smokes. The tables in the Pompeii Room and the dining room are usually so dusty that they can be written up. n with fingers; ash trays are not emptied and never washed; the carpets in the drawing room and the Pompeii Room have not been vacuumed since last May! The Library has asked Mr. Minter repeated to rectify this situation, but he feels that the Downstairs maid has enough to do from 4:PM to8:PM in the Bam, Development, and Robertson Hall. The Library agreesthatthisis true, bU:: urgently requests that the Downstairs maid be asked to sit somewhere else and that some one less overourdened be assigned to clean the Pompeii Room, the dining room, the drawing room, and the Music Room. The cleaning is essential: it is de moralizing to see the downstairs maid doing when there is obviously so much to be done; it is embarrassing for Mrs George Collins to have to dust the drawing room table before the WLA program. Apart from the financial aspects of the problem, the "authorities'' bow want the Upstairs (Library) maid to work on Saturday or Sunday on the East Campus in exchange for Library time. In addition, she is frequently "asked" to see that the evening functions of the College Community which are held on the West Campus nm smoothly -again, at the expense of the Li brary. Virstine Brooks has been the Library maid since she started to work at the College in February, 1963, As the Library area has expanded, Virstine's responsibilities have increased; she went on a fulltime schedule in September, 1965. Her area in College Hall now includes the 3rd floor offices, the entire Znd floor, and the patio on the 1st floor. Her duties include washing and waxing the floors, washing the windows, and dusting the books in continuing rotation, as well as all the general cleaning in those areas. It is physically impossible for her to continue to keep the Library as it has been kept in the past if she is to be assigned elsewhere because of the inefficiency of other service help. The library staff vehemently protests thisactiononthepartof the "authorities"! UGHTING: The lighting on the lstfloor of College Hall is impossible. The make-shift arrangementfor the card catalog does not provide sufficient light for its use the titles of the bound volumes of joumals can only be read with the greatest difficulty; there is no place adequately lighted for reading the current periodicals; a dictionary cannot be moved downstairs smcethere is no place with enough lightto use it; the inadequate seating in the drawing room cannot be utl.fiied' because of insufficient lighting. Repeated requests for any type of lighting have been made, and to date there has been no action. KITCHEN: Eight weeks ago, it was agreed at the Library Advisory Committee meeting that the kitchen and pantly were to be tumed over to the library for use as a staff lounge and a typing area for students No progress has been made to date. The kitchen was so dirty that Mrs. Collins was unable to use it for the WLA meeting on Feb, 1; the library staff is forced to have coffee in the drawing room --if they have coffee at all--when the Pompeii room and the dining room are in use (which is becoming increasingly frequent). It does the image of the staff no good for them to be sitting around in the drawing room drinking coffee twice a day. This can, of course, be avoided if the kitchen is made available. It seems to the library staff that it would take a minimum of effort to open the kitchen and pantry; it also seems that this effort could be made at once. HEATING: The heating and cooling of the building is a problem of concern to all. The Reference Librarian, who opens the building at 8:00, is frozen by 10:00, because no one has been considerate enough to arrange for heating in time to nave the building wann before :100n. On Feb. 16th, the outside :em perature was in the 70's--College Hall was 88 (!) with both the :umace and the airconditioner going full blast. On Feb. 19th, we had no heat and the building was 68 until 2:00 pm. We called Buildings and Grounds five times and each time we were assured that the heat would be tumed on before 4:30pm. It was not! Sinceittakesfrom4to6 hours forthefumace to affect the building, the beat must be turned on before the Buildings and Grounds crew leave for the night. When the building temperature is below 70, when it is necessary to wear a coat Wltilnoon, when our hands are too cold to type, when members of the library staff have severe colds--something must be done. The reverse of this problem is anticipated for the summer because all the air conditioners do not fl.Wction now and, no doubt, will not function when needed. FURNITURE : The fumiture in the drawing room is in a state of total disrepair. Some pieces are literally falling apart, all of it is filthy, and it is insufficient to provide for the only reading area in the library. It was understood that it would be rep

The Catalyst _.) Quorums have not always been a problem tor tne ::.r.L tnlS term. Lack of Student Interest May Prevent Full Slate Having finally !Jlthered a quol'Um the Student Executive last night discussed the possibility there may be insufficient interest in student government to fill a full slate of represent:tives next term. An informal poll of those members present indicated only thirdyear representative Stete Hendricks would definitPly run for re-election. All SEC members come up for re-election at the beginning of next term. In addition, a special election will be necessitated for the post of SEC Chairman, since the present chairman, Ted Shoemaker, will not be on campus next term. Although Student Court members do not come up for re-election next term, a special election will have to beheld because of the resignation of third-year student Dale Hickam. Several other SC members were also reported anxious to resign. It was agreed third-year students Study In France Offered Students Swnmer programs of study in France are available this year tCI college-level students in cooperation with New College. Openings are available for study at the Institute for American Universities at Ai.x-en-Provence, France, in the areas of intensive French language and literature, fine arts, or European civilization and politics. The institute is chartered by the University of the State of New York, and is operated w.der French laww.der the auspices of the Uni-TIME The longest word in the language? By letter count, the longest word may be pneumonoultra microscopicsilicovolcanoconiosi.J, a rare lung disease. You won't find it in Webster's New World Dictionary, College Edition. But you will find more useful infor mation about words than in any other desk dictionary. versity ot Aix-Marseille a state university o Ia.n.ce in 1409. The iostitute, located 17 miles north of Marseille, serves as a recognized center for overseas study for more than 280 American colleges and universities. The swnmer program operates frorr, Jw.e 29 to August 12. Stu dents may be housed in w.iversity dormitories and take meals in the w.iversity dining halls. In addition to the summer program, there also are semester and year programs available nearby in Avignon. A nwnber of New College students are taking advantage of the summer and the program. Alfred Scheinberg will be in the fine arts swnmerworkshopprogram and secondyear student Ann Lake will take the course in European civilization. Both are taught in English. probabi) would not run for the vacant posts because of academic pressures, and a lack of interest in student government on the part of students in all three classes was noted. In other business, Shoemaker reported a group of proposals designed to meet problems that would be created by the elimination of the intervisitation rule is being readied. He said, however, that he would wait w.til the new Dean of Studentstakes office before acting further. Apathy (Continued from page 1) tian Democrat, and explained that, w.der Christian Democracy, the pe.l'IICID, aud not e OJl' the economic machine, is the "main thing." All three students emphasized that, for South American youth, attending a university is a social, and not merely educational! experience. "In an w.derdeve oped cow.try like Chile, Renan said, "students go to the w.iversity not oliy to study to become a professional, but first to become a per son." UNITARIAN CHURCH 3975 .fruitville Road Sunday service: 10:30a.m SERMON TOPIC: "TO WHOSE APPLAUSE?" Nursery and Church Schoo 10:30 a.m. Page 3 T usculum Team Visits NewCollege A team of faculty and administrative leaders from Tusculwn College, Greenville, Tenn. will visit New College today and tomorrow. The purpose of the visit is to study the New College program as part of Tusculwn's plans for cunicular revisions. Here forthevisitare: Dr. Charles J. Ping, dean of the faculty and professor of philosophy; Dr. Hilda S. Gonzalez, chairman of the department of mathematics; Dr. Dr. Robert L. Hickey, chairman, department of English; Dr. Donald Hiers, chairman, department-of -psychology; and Pam Coles, a member of the jw.ior class at Tusculum. Dr. Hickey is the ftther of secondyear student Helen Hickey. During their stay, the team will meet with members of the administration, faculty and students, and will live in the residence courts. Tusculwn College, a coeducational institution, is one of the oldest colleges in the nation. It was fow.ded in 1794. $500 Gift For NC Seminars The New College seminar program received a $500 gift from one of its participants this week. Mrs. R. c. Bon Seigneur, a fre quent contributor to the college and a member of third-year student Dale Hickam's religion seminar, made the contribution "to try to thank all the students that were involved in the seminars that were so successful. The five-week seminar program, nm entirely by students for members of the community, concluded formally Monday, although an additional philosophy seminar will be conducted Seminar coordinator Jerry N eugarten said most of Mrs. Bon Seigneur's contribution will probably be used to fwd a seminar program next term, although he noted an additional program has not yet been ..... ,_Y..,.DI IN. NOIMIDI IIIII IUOJM ..... 3421 No. Trad 355-3446 FINf DOMESTIC AND Neugarten said first-year student John Thompson will take over u seminar coordinator. 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Page 4 The Catalyst Just The Other Day It A-1 c 0 '""'f4 c;1''4),at t\I'"Vt At&O'("l"' -J 0 CliP 1'0 'f" ... ft It couldn't been very long ago that students waited with a real anticipation for the opening of Hamilton Center. Now, It appears Hamilton Center may become off limits to students. In the belief that a sense of history is always desirable, The Catalyst reprints this cartoon by Hilary Blocksom, which appeared January 21, 1966. GOLDEN HOs-T 80 luutiful Rooms'SO-Foot Pool Putting Gren--Sat.: Hut Cocktail lounge 4675 N. Tamltlni Trail 355 Patronize Ou r Advertisers Just What You've Always Wanted ... Letters (Continued from page 2) fective. 11 My impression is rather that the ll:;truction in French language and literature at New Co l lege compares most favorably w .ith the best humanitites instruction I've witnessed elsewhere as an undergraduate (English major) and gr aduate student (mostly German) at a number of "respectable" m stitutions (Mount Holyoke College, the University of Chicago, University of California, Middlebury College French School.) Student_re sponse and participation has Improved with the years among an even larger hard core of serious students who realize tha t intellectual endeavor requires more than divine inspiration or a flair for talking big. Ifeel certain that, were he to experience instruction in French at New College at first hand, PresidentElmendorftoo would appreciate the high quality of that instruction and the liveliness of student interest. (signed) Audrey F. Buri Ed. note: Mrs. Buri is the wife. of Natural Sciences Division Ch:ur man Dr. Peter Buri. NO THIRDS To the Editor: A quote from the management of our food service organization: "You can't get thirds." Eat heartily the first time around. A Little More Than Disappointed, (signed) Stephen T. Cabral Bound Volu111es of The Catalyst Volume 3 Now Available March 14, 1968 Faculty Member Of the Week The Catalyst offers another innovation: The Faculty Member of the Week. If this sounds familiar, consider this: no criterion whatever was used in making our selection. This week's choice is Tutor in So ciology James W. Feeney. JUST ARRIVED!! Art Posters & Prints at The Campus Book Shop BAY VIEW Cle-rs and L_ ... Complete leliMry and Dry Cleaning Drive-In Store: 1530 ht St. 955-0937 only $10 $6 with your own Catalysts You're bound to like this offer. and GOOD LIGHT needed for study It aids concentration reduces eyestrain and fa tigue and helps make bette r grades. DIPPER DAN ICE CREAM WILL BLOW YOUR MIND And e l e ctricit y is so c h eap! FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT CO. HElPING BUILD FLORIDA SoTo om Sarasota' s Oualoty Opti c ians OOWNTOW SUB UR8At-i TELEPHONE TELEPHONE: 8!556111& 20 NORTH PINEAPPLE 18_.3 HILLVIEW S A R ASOTA FLORIDA S ARASOTA. FLORIDA

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