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VOLUME VIII, NUMBER 4 faculty, SEC: Routine EPC Holds Hearing The Educational Policy Committee held an open meet;mg at 6:00 P.M. Monday evenmg to and entertain proposals about the academic _Program at New College. Approx1m ately forty students were ill E. P. c. members ]1m Scappaticcio Tseng and Dr. Kndx chaired the meeting. They asked that the discussion be centered around the topics of summer school, the academic calendar, enrollment, the admissions policy, and the contract system. Summer school was the first and the longest discussed topic. Last year's summer school, it was noted broke even financially. It was also observed that organic chemistry proved to be easier to study on an intensive basis than literature. Among the "customers" proposed for summer school were resz;ular New College students, students from other colleges, high school students checking out New College or doing N. s. F. -type summer programs, and local adults taking courses for their own edification. Outside faculty would be desirable since they would relieve reguiar faculty from having to teach for a year straight. The second area of discus Slon was the academic calen dar. One proposed change was moving to a 4-1-4 cale>pdar. TI... m .... v.; to &tVf!' ..J 4o -system has been considered several times before, and the arguments pro and con remain roughly the same. The 4-l-4 calendar is slightly better financially and offers a better chance for exchange with other colleges during I. s. P. In addition, the semesters could be divided into modules to increase course choices. For many students, though, ten weeks seems to be an ideal length for a term, and the 3-1-3-3 system offers maximum continued on page 11 PART I n lS year s second faculty which might pertain to a particumeeting was b ld w dn d 1 ud At this week's SEC meetino, e e es ay ill ar st ent. Dr. Murray suggest-h ld ....., the teachin udit d th e at 6 P m. on Tuesday 1n Faculty: g a ornun. e at .th.e committee be given Dr Kn d th H-1, a variety of topics was ox announce that the e add1t1onal alternative of ex-Educational Policies Committee tending the period before declar-covered, including a report held Qlle m tin' hich on Monday night's Educational ee g, w be mg a contract t.msatisfactory if termed str th Policy committee meetino, very con uctive" He e committee felt that certam ....., added th t th EPC uld a Bread Board report, a e wo meet clrCumstances Justif1'ed 1't. th ev w dn d u.., to e PreEidential search ery e es ay at lunch in Ha-was moved, seconded and car-c milton Center and Thursdays at ried, ommlttee-sponsored visit of 3 m S utb Hall Dr. Lawrence Fuchs satur o Dr. Kirtley, speakm' g for the d Dr M ay, and discussions of the urray reported that the Faculty Status Committee, said f Student Academic Status Com-that the Truzzi sub-committee .of the ad hoc com-mittee held 'ts firSt' te ill m.lttees tn charge of the re-1 meetmg on nure w have its report f Tuesday A d' dy ngerator and pet problem lSCUSSlon was held rea for the May meetm' g of ., of the robl inhe respectively. P ems rent in the the Board s>f Trustees. The Colpolicy of declaring a contract lege Resource Committee re-Jim scappatacio, speaking Ullsatisf ct if h for. the EPC, said that come a ory It as been illported that they do not have full th compl t f Irty students out of 529 e e or one year. The membership, with two student c?mn:ittee has only two altema-positions to be filled in an elec-came to the Mtmday night tlves m such a case--dismissal tion Friday. The Admissions Dlletting : 'A better response or setting the stud t b ck C than usual for NC students en a a ommittee is planning three pa-b term Th1's does t all f ut still extremely poor.' any extenuating circumstances The possibiltiy of putting out no ow or pers on existing policies, existcontinued on page 11 a.student questionnaire wu diGCUSsed, but discouraged on Fee Schedule Clarified The College Cotmcil recently voted to reword the "New College 1972-73 Fee Schedule" to include an ex of some ambiguous tenn mology' Council spokes man Dr. Arthur MacArthur Miller announced Wednesday Under the heading "Loss of Undergraduate Status" on the fee schedule will be added two paragraphs, explaining "btl ce outstanding" and allowing tl:te Recorder's office to refuse release of the transcript of a student dismiSSed in bad financial standing, pending payment of fees for the term of dismissal. The reworded statement is given below, with an asterisk indicating the addition. Loss of Undergraduate Status A student whose account remains unpaid at the end of the 15 calendar day period stated above may ask to appear before the nine-member College Council to present any extenuating circumstances would justify continuing his status as an undergraduate New College. Otherwise, his undergraduate status is cancelled; and the undergraduate deposit is applied to the balance outstanding The student is then considered to be dismissed in bad financial tg. he rema' c-f balance out:rtandlng" is inter preted as including all costs -tuition, room, board, and student activity fee -for the entire term for which the student has been billed. Until this amount is paid in full, the student transcript will not be released. Should readmission be sought to New College, the remainder of the balance outstanding must be paid and the t.mdergraduate deposit must be restored be fore an application for readmission will be considered. continued on page ll the grounds that there were 50 many important issues to be covered, e. g. changes 1D contract, the calendar, the student-faculty ratio; that it would take four to five pages to cover them all. Jim ap pealed to the SEC to be a sounding bosrd for the EPC and to encourage students to' take a n interest in it and the vital issuei it faces. Jim Humter, chairman of the Bread Board, stated that the following requests have been approved by tbe Board at their last meeting, $2. 46 for WRNC for a tube, $44 f r 1' .,. fo cotfee Hou.e, which is plan ned to have five this term for The Womeu'' committee ($10 for the consciousness raising tapes and $200 for two fcilm and lecture sessions later this term) $10 for equipment request ed by students in David pini's film course. The SEC approved all these requests, with these reserva A Any further money for the women's film and lectures will be contingent uJ>On a rea.Sonable number (75 to 100), coming to the two sessions planned; B. the film course is henceforth to be requested to obtain funds from other sources than the SEC, wh,r:h does not wish to a for giving fmanc1al aid to strictly academic enterprises. Noah yanich raised an objection to the fact that the money for EL DOUCHE had been truned down, but withdrew it upon statement that such a grant would depend upon the remits of a Borad lUrvey of readership of EL DOUCHE. Ann Samuekon reported on the results of a survey of student opinion regarding the W atss line on campus which would allo.v studects to callls anywhere Ill the continental u. s. for per. month (Slightly more if Flonda is to be included). out of 193 rtspondents, favor.ed the $4 fee, 25 opposed it, and 3 gave somewhat a neutral of confused response 66 approved the inclusion of Florida in the plan, 110 opposed it, and 17 rea:nained neutral. She adde4 "There are a lot of problems to be worked out"; for instance the location of such a phone, decisio:cs of whether the entrie student body is to pay for the line at. only those students who express interest in it., the problem of poll"'ing t U atte $ d d ed u 0 d ci:: of part1al SEC fi>>Ll support if the proJect should go to debt !or some reason. After discussion. a motion made by yanich was seconded and passed 6-0 that interest be expresssed in re searching tbe project but that no guarentee of financial support be made, at least for the present. The !(enreal opinion held of or. fuchs by the SEC was fa vorable: ;anet Goldwater saw him as 11mich franker'! than continued on page 10 TENURE: Protecting Whom From What? By SheiTi Mcindoe within the college, but their positions may not be f'illed for two years thereafter. People who join the faculty as assistant or full professors have the option of applying for early tenure during their third year. The process of early tenure Each year at New College, the in stitution of tenure is questioned attacked, discussed, and forgotteX: by most segments of the community. Those who have been here a long time groan each time the tenure question arises because it seems that each year the same ignorance, alternatives, and arguments appear. In the spirit of scientific discovery, the CATALYST has undertaken to explore the issue as completely as possible in the hopes that by taking what we have and what we know, we can move further than in previous years. "Tenure" is a three part series. Part I, appearing this week, is a description of the current tenure process and current feelings about it. Part II will present a series of alternatives that have been explored and rejected in the past. Part III will be an open forum of new suggestions and comments drawn from the community at large. Interested readers are invited to participate. The basic structure of all tenure systems con sists of a fixed probation period during which the faculty member is subject to periodic reviews and retention decisions and, at the end of the probationary period, a final review resulting in the granting or denying of tenure. The tenured faculty member bas one and only one privilege' that of retaining his tenured position wtil he is: (1) 65 years old (2) too sick to work (3) suffering from moral turpitude (4) willfully misrepresenting the college or (5) professionilly incompetent. In addition, at New College, the tenured faculty may be asked to leave because of financial emergency At New College, faculty are considered for tenure during their fifth year at the college. At the end of each preceding year, they are considered for reteJ;ltion. Each time a faculty member is re tained, he is assured employment for the next two years. Thus, if a ]:l'eviously retained professor is not retained one year, he may remain at the college for one more year. According to Dr. Gorfein, one of the original authors of the current tenure system, New College is unusual in this respect, as most universities retain faculty for only one year. Each division makes retention decisions for its own faculty members t.mless a professor who has been retained two or more times bas been denied retention. In such a case, the Presidential Advisory Committee (PAC) votes on the issue. In addition, to retention decisions, the new faculty member is subjected to review by his Division Chairman and a committee from that division chosen by the Chairman. Scheduled for the end of the professor's first year, the review is a discussion and assessment of all aspects of his performance at the college during that year. In addition, the professor is sli>jected to two similar reviews by the PAC, one at the end of his second year and the other at the end of his fourth year. A "personal record" system has recently been implemented to aid ill assessment of individual faculty members. Each faculty member is asked to start and periodically revise a file of (1) his courses, and tutorials (2) ISP's, senior theses, and contracts sponsored by him (3) his services on faculty committees (4) his professional activities and (5) his professional publication. As yet, no provision concerning the privacy of the files has been passed. It is mandatory that faculty memberS be con-sidered for tenure by the end of their fifth year. is the same as that for mandatory tenure except that more faculty votes arc needed for a positive recommendation. The tenure decision funnels 1f:lrough a hierarchy of the faculty and PAC the president, and the Board of Trustees. The 'PAC is :elative!y important ill its advisory capac ity, consistS of SIX tenured faculty members with at least one and no more than three representatives from each division. The faculty and PAC votes are weighted and combined to fonn a "yes" or "no11 :ecommendation to the president. The president, m tum, makes a recommendation to the Board of Trustees who confer or deny tenure. The Trustees may ignore the President's recommendation who ill tum, may ignore the faculty and PAC's joint decision. The votes from the faculty and the PAC is com-piled ill such a manner that a "yes" decision requires a positive vote of two thirds of the faculty and at least three PAC members or a positive vote from at least five PAC members. All other outcomes result ill ill a negative recommendation. (See accompanying table: abstentions are considered negative votes.) All PAC votes are made after lengthy study and discussion. The applicant for tenure presents evidence of his worthiness and the PAC solicits letters from relevant sources. H tenure is denied, the fourth year retention decision still assures faculty members of one more year at college. During the last year, they may petitlon the PAC for reconsideration. The petition is voted on by the faculty and PAC a "yes" requiring 3 PAC votes and a faculty ,)otc of or four PAC votes of "yes". If a positive deciSIOn is reached, a recommendation for reconsideration is presented to the President, who calls a Special Ballot. The faculty member then goes through the nom1al tenure process. continued on page 11


Page two Editorials We are pleased this week to introduce An Apple in Your Eye, a literary supplement which will hopefully become a regular feature of the 1972-73 CATALYST. Incorporated also in this issue is the first installment of a three part series on tenure at New College, researched and written by our Editorial Assistant, Sherri Mcindoe. We would like to encourage members of the College community to feel free to offer suggestions or comments on these features or any others, simply by writing the CATALYST, New College, Box 1958, Sarasota, 33578 Dear Sirs, Contrary to what a number of people were led to believe I am not against nude swim-' ming _Nor did I allege that a slbstantial portion of the student body w as offended by the current spectacle." If Mr. Yanich would pay as close a tt e n tlon towhatothers are releases, the stor1es be covers would come out clearer and less biased. The issue was raised that a portion of the community is offended, embarrassed, outraged, what ever, by nude swimming; their em barr assm ent, etc., is carried to the extan1 where they no longer fee 1 comfortable to the pool. In view of this, and remembering that it is the ew College Community Pool," it seems not unreasonable to set aside some ti rn e during which people would be f u 11 y clothed Utilitarianism is a fairly sound way of governing large groups. A 1 s o it i s in v a 1 id to raise the point of'' delegating morality. To take the oosition that it is sense le to be offended, etc., and that people deserve to be confronted with which displeases strongly is just legislating morality in the opposite direction. Saying they must be exposed to the" spectacle" is no indication of a totally free society-something which people are under the impression that they 1:ave deserve, and are immune. to any abridgement thereof. I didn 1t see the quest ion as to whether or not there should be hours for clothed swimming. Rather, it seems to be a matterofbeing able to extend courtesies to others, or counting yourself as the sole consideration for all your actions. I am sorry UNoah construes this poaitlon as be ln& Jwac-up To the gay people at New College: There have been two Gay Liberation meetings this year. Ten people attended the first; and four Gay New College students attended the second. I find it difficult if not impossible to believe that there are no more than a dozen gay people on campus. Where are you? You can't stay in the closets forever; you can't let yourselves be intimidated any more Come out and join us. The gay lib movement on campus is struggling to grow and bring gays together--but we can't bring you together if you hide, if you stay afraid. Gay people have made themselves known not as a political maneuver, but as a sincere effort toward one-to-one contacts for those of you who are hesitant about coming out. I am more than willing to talk to gay people who want to rap or who want information about Gay Lib. Contact me at Box 324 or any of the other gays listed on the poster on the Hamilton Center Bulletin Board. Meetings are every Saturday at 8:30 PM in Room 313; if you won't come to meetings, at least let us know who you are. We want to help you be as gay as you want to be--gay Pat Mirenda Box 324 THE NEW COLLEGE CATALYST P 0 Box 1958 Sarasota, Fla. 33578 NEW COLLEGE STUDENT PUBLICATIO, 'S Daniel F Chambliss and Douglas G. Stinson co-editors Sherrl Mcindoe-editorial assistant Lee Harrison-Advertising and Circulation Manager Staff Tom Sommers, Kirk Kerekes, Sally Stephens, Eddie Katzman, Marie Sprayberry, Amy Schachter. Stuart Levitan, B_ruce Need, Marilyn Math, Ira Halberstadt, Polly Jueng lmg, Robert Komman, Ron Barrett, Charlotte Meriwether Lisa Ohotzke, Mike Spaletta, Beth Brown, Laura Code, Noah Yanich, and Pat Wan. The CATALYST Dear Sirs: 1 dislike having to be critical of anyone. 1 have even been known to praise an obviously inferior piece of writing to an author who solicited my opin ion. Egos are sensitive things and they should be cared for .nd protected. And who am 1, filled with imperfection as it is, to cast the first stone? It is a bit difficult, therefore, to over ::orne my native reluctance and write th1s letter. I wouldn't do it if the cause were unimport ant. selecting the next presi dent of New college is terribly important, however, and and there is something about or. Fuchs w1ilcJlleaves me with a vague feeling of unease. Nothing definite. othing readily definable. Just a feel ing, an odd sense that things are not as they should be. If :his newspaper were a television news program, this letter should be labeled "commentary." Actually, not even that appella tion would really suffice, inasmueh as ,my reservations are totally nebuloUS: merely the interpretation of intonation and facial gesture, mixed with per sonal gut-feeling. Take this letter with a few grains of salt. What do we know about Dr. Fuchs? He is a serious scholar and a prolific author, unques:ionably. He met with students on Saturday, september 30. I ttended both meetings and was struck by his presentable man ner. Nicely tanned, healthy and trim, he exuded a feeling of assurance. Longish hair, but neatly cut and respectable hip. Why, he looks like a college president. Fuchs looks like a college president's wife. A nice couple. one can imagine them giving little dinner par.::ies for the younger faculty members at Brandeis, each re tiring to his own chair with a good book after the last guest has departed. Why then should I have secODd thouc,bts? Fucba ia bri&bt. bert college in the wor ") a politically okay(" my op position to the war since 1963, he stressed). I cannot help feeling, however, that or. Fuchs is not prepared to be en tirely honest with his students. The swimming pool questions brought this out in a small way. When asked his views on nude bathing, Fuchs replied that it should be prohibited if serious objection arose. He compared it to public defecation. Now, hold on, that analogy is pat ently fallacious and misrepre sents the issue. At the same meeting, I tried to explore Dr. Fuchs' qualifi cations as an administrator. My own prejudice is that a lege president must be a capable manager and fund-raiser, in addition to being able to empathi:z:e with all members of a college commumty. I believe this is doubly import ant at New college, where er rors in administration have been known to occur in the past and where the margin fo\ error can be only very slight. columbia, with its vast land holdings and substantial endowment, can afford to limp along for a while with a Greyson Kirk at the helm. we could not. But Dr. Fuchs seemed aghast at the question ("That informa tion is not really relevant, n be told me later. ) What was I trying to do, anywaY? Ques tion his abilities? I tried once again at the second meeting with regard to fund-raising. I asked about his ideas on finan cial support for the college. "You always ask practical questions." ("Thank you," I murmured under my breath). "Okay, I'll be mean to you. Look, you shouldn't bring any one down here who doesn't know something about fundraising." Cral:lted. r have faith in the Board of Trustees. Why, though, was Dr. Fuchs unwilling to help me overcome my ignorance of his back ground? I wasn't trying to trap him into a confession of gross ineptitude. I wanted only to be reassured. As it turned out instead oC being mean to me,' he proceeded to give an excel lent and detailed answer cover ing a broad range of exciting October 5, 1972 FORUM foundation possibilities. Dear Sirs: Ultimately, it is only or. A LIDERTARIAN REPLY Fuchs' reticence which dis-"And the Gods of the Copy-turbs me. I have the dis-book Headings limped up to tinct impression that he has explain it once more. relegated student opinion to Rudyard Kipling a position below that of his ln last week's Catalyst, own and that of the faculty. Wendell Wagner attempted Students should participate, to explain the errors of the but their voices should be libertarian philosophy. ln weighed by their chronologi-this letter I will defend the cal development. After all, jdea that a man may do what-we must have time to mat-ever he pleases, so long as ure ("Where are the unstable he does not use force. students?" queries Mrs. Fuchs, Wendell attacks libertariansurprised.) Students must ism on the grounds, first of have a say, but there are mat-all, that we all live in a so-ters too complex or serious ciety. This is, of course, for them to handle. How true. It also highlights the could I, a student and shield-crying need for this philoso-ed from the outside world, phy. As man lives closer to know the difference between his neighbors, and as his soci-a line budget and a program ety becomes more complex, budget? Who am 1 toques-it becomes more important tion the good judgment of for men to cooperate vohmDr. Fuchs? tarily and to avoid the use of The question of faculty force in their dealings with tenure elicited this attitude each other. This is the es-once again. Faculty should sence of peace. be authorities, but not auth-Our government stands op-oritatian, declares Dr. Fuchs. posed to this. The govern-Peer review is the only legit-ment is dedicated to any imate method for evaluating means other than voluntary professorial ability. once cooperation. Insofar as a more, I am left with the man can't push dope, run a vague sensation that Fuchs is implying that students are in-bordello, or grow cotton with-capable of educated JUdgment. out governmental permission, That is all there is. Ad-voluntary cooperation denied. mittedly, my fears may well be groundless and are based The government i.; also op-posed to peaceful human re-upon a short, first-time im-lationships. The libertarian pression. Nonetheless, the potential selection of or. says, "Let us solve problems Fuchs as the next president of without using guns The New college worries me. In-government holds the gun. deed, that selection may al-The student complains about ready have been made the who is holding the gun. Why abandon force in human -re e a point, "[ am only here to see if I want to become a candidate." could it be that the trustees have already offered t e jOb? oh, the Board would never hire a president without prior student input. would they? In essence, my reservations boil down to one question, the answer to which I am not altogether confident I have. If the answer is insufficient, it may result in endless col legiate dissatisfaction and a potential credibility gap. Dr. Fuchs, how much do you respect students? Sincerely yours, Paul Bunge Deac Editor Alter spehding a year away from New college, I've been pleased to find some things changed around here. (Of course. many others have stayed the same; to wit. the faculty once again lent cre dence to the familiar hypothes is "Things are not always as they seem" with their first meeting.) What sur prtsed me though u the glaring display of competence by Buildings and Grounds, a rad ical transformation which I att:ibute to the arrival of Joe Swift. In my experience with him he's been both efficient and personable, a combination to master and worthy of praiSe. This picture is all the more striking when viewed in its historical context: Two years ago, ISUildings and Grounds were usually referred to conJointly with either the Three Stooges or Kafka. I propose that a toast be drtlllk to Mr. Swift at the upcoming oktoberfest, and I hope we do as well in hiring a new presi dent as we obviously did in hiring the grounds director. Gross Gott, Joe. H. patterson because much of what is a result of other men's ef forts. First, as far as material things go, I have not stolen these things. Some of them I earned rightfully, others were vohmtarily given to me (which gift is perfectly rightful). But as far as a debt to society goes, I pay the owner of the good, not the society, Second, I have the benefits of Western Culture. O,K. So what? Am I obligated to Beethoven, Newton, or Locke! I think not. Their contribu tions were given to the public domain In any event, 1 do not know .low to repay Beetho ven for his contributions Besides, to say that I am obli gated to someone who has tried to give me something tha I have not requested is absurd. 1 do not stuff pennies into Wen dell's pockets and then tell him that he is my employ. If Mr. Wagner thinks that I owe something to those who are alive today, or as yet unbom, because of this Culture thing, I say that I never agreed to buy their product, and they had better sell it to me before they try to collect. .t-mally, Wendell compares my non-voting with a man who ignores a mugger To compare the government to _a is very unfair. Mug gers are too honorable to claim that they are trying to protect yvu Otherwise, the analogy isn1t bad. But I do not ignore the gov ernment when it points its guns at me. If it threatens me and says, "Vote!" I will vote. But if I am mugged, I will not use that as an ex cuse to mug others. ln short, 1 am refusing to be a part of what I consider to be wrong. When all of you are complain ing about our next president, rwill laugh at you, secure in the knowledge I did not help the system that gave him his powers. Despite all of his pbiloso phical shortcomings, though, I would like to say that Wendell Wagner is still a nice guy. Bill Conerly


October 5, 1972 An article by Prof. Justus D. Doenecke appears in the summer issue of the Wisconsin Magazine of Hist(:%. "Lawrence Dennis: ld War Revisionist, describes the former State Department employee, publicist, and journalist who was tried by the ROO$evelt Administra tion on charges of sedition. The New College String Quartet has been invited to produce a special half-hour program of music during the Christmas season to be shown over Tampa and Sarasota tele vision stations under the spon sorship of a local bank. The quartet, which will be augmented by a soprano, as well as by a harpsichordist and a doW,le bassist, will perform music by Bach, Scarlatti, and Mozart Dates and times will be anno1.111ced later. The CATALYST This Week ... New books in the library: Feng, Yu-lan: A History of Chinese PhllosoPliY, in two volumes. If you have a dog on cam pus you must register it with the SEC, Steve Duprey, who apparently has clinched the election to the New Hampshire State Legislature from his home county, will appear on the Guy Pascal television show oo Monday, Oct. 9 at 9:30a.m. over WXLT Channel -40. Steve appeared on the chow as co-host last Monday, help ing in the questioning of polltical =d1.dates as well as in ta.lldng about his own success ful campaign and was invited to return. '( ov (o..V''+ 1) -\-o \t. Bike Auction 6:15 Art Barracks Bring cash For the coming two weeks Dr. Morton F Mark, college physician, will be in the infirmary: Monday and Tues day, Oct. 9 and 10; and Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 18 and 19, at his usual hours: 8:30a.m. to 12:30 p .m. Thereafter, Dr. Mark will resume his usual sched ule, studellU Tuesday and Thursday of each week. Toffler, Alvin: Future Shock. Byse, Clark: Tenl.ft in American Higher Education. DeGeorge, RiChardt : A Guide to Phlloso ical Biblio-an esea ogy m vo umes: Greek, Roman, Norse, Iranian Semitic, Oriental, etc. Academic Supermarket: anthology by various authors. New York Times Film Reviews 1969-70. Annual Directory of Environmen tal Sources. The weekly meeting of the staff of the CATALYST will be Thursday (TOnight) at 6:00p.M. in the FISHBOWL. All staff members should attend. ???????????????????????????????????????? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? THIS COLUMN IS DEDICATED TO ANSWERING YOUR QUESTIONS. OUR ONLY LIMITATION IS THAT WE MUST HAVE YOUR QUESTION IN ORDER TO ANSWER IT. SEND YOUR QUESTION ....-r-1 ..H... ,VJ::, ..l..'nPI + T T 0 KIRK KEREKFS, BOX II 235, 0 R p 0 s T IT 0 N \ THE MESSAGE BOARD. QUFSTIONSMAYBEEDITED II. d '\' \... FOR LENGTH OR O.ARITY, BUT WE WILL DO OUR BFST Page three In their first appearance of the 1972-73 academic season, the NC String Quartet will perform a concert of chamber music featuring the works of Schubert and Debussy Friday, Oct. 12 for the college community and Sunday, Oct. r; for the pW,llc. Friday's concert will be heard in Hamilton Center in an informal setting, and Sunday's will be in the Music Room; both begin at 8:15p.m. Joining the New College Quartet is cellist Peter Rejto, who has studied with such ar tists as Gregor Piatigorsky and members of the Julliard Quartet. Othei quartet members are violinists Paul Wolfe and Anita Brooker and violists Ilona Vukovic. They will be heard in Schubert's D Minor Quartet, "Death and the Maiden. One of the composers four ltJ'eat mature string quartets, its slow movement consisb of five variations on a tlme from Schubert's song Der Tod und das Maclchen hence the name. Also to be performed is Debussy's Quartet In G Minor, Op. 10, one of the composer's fixst works to be pli>licly performed. It is considered unique amoog work because it foreshadows his revolutiooary career. The work immediately is the "Afternoon of of a FaUD". IN THIS ISSJLE_: Cartoons Editorials page 9 2 ...-.-nc....VE. E-1 'ju1e Ou LU V) TO PRESERVE YOUR IDEAS. PLEASE PROVIDE US '\--).<,. et WITH AT LEAST A SET OF 1NIT1AL...._. .._, ,w., f ......... {-a....\' c..\ (i,'f"\C:>If\0. sf.,.,de"'fs..... I like fru fruit u much .. anyone on ...J natural plan, I imagine, but they seem to get all the f r u it. Why can't the two programs b e c o m bined s o e v erybody could have the greatest choice? (Initials misplaced) Review It was a childhood trauma grown into reality. "Adopted," a one-act play, written and directed by philip zweig1 was presented Monday night for the New college audience. A simple setting and quiet monologue set the stage for the drama, which takes only ten minutes to perform. older brother, played by Joe Haaf, searches for the identity of his younger brother, philip zweig, who never materializes but only sits silently beside him, or perhaps he doesn't exist at all. Philip zweig is a student on independent study from francon-ia college in New Hampshire. He is doing a series of one-act plays written by himself. He chose New college because of its lack of a theater department and in hopes of developing interest from our community. "Adopted" is the second play presented, and so far zweig has shown an interesting and varying repertoire. Watch for performance times at Hamilton center. polly Juengling PATRONIZE OUR ADVERTIZERS PAY PIC 'N' drugs next to Kwik Chck from '9195 DISCOUNT TO 1 'EW COLLEGE STUDENTS ON 1ANY ITE. IS SARASOTA SCHWINN CYCLERY 1533 STATE STIEO e PHONE 959-4977 Moo. Fri. 8 : 30 to 5 :30 Sat. 8 : 30 to 12:00 A: According t.o Tom E)tep 1 Food SeiVice Director, the 11natural11 food line rum approximately more expensive than the hot line and thus must have a liDDited patronage to allow Estep to make a profit. As it is now, the people on the hot line ( the maJority) are making up for the deficit generated by the n atural line. If the two lines were combined is is assumed that the percentage of people partaking of the more expensive natural foods would increase significantly 1 perhaps driving Estep's operation into a loss. As for fresh fruit, Estep says that h e is buying as much fruit he can find that meets his quality standards, but that fresh fruit is presently in short supply, which has driven the prices up ( he is for example, paying 10c each for apples and pears, and has had several shipments arrive unfit for use. ) He says that when the supply increases, there will be fredt fruit on both lines. tstep also noted that the reason for not having lettuce at every meal is that he is not serving anything but union lettuce due to student request. Q: What do they do when they the pool, and why can't we swim during it?--J.T. A: According to Joe Swift, director of physical plant,. the sarasota Health Department requires that our pool have all pumps and filters cleaned and backflushed and the water treated with a high concentration of chlorine to keep down the everpresent growths of slime encouraged by the fetid florida climate. The regulations require that this ritual be conducted at least once a month, and the physical plant office chose to do it on the first two-three days of the month. The concentration of chlorine, both gaseous and powdered, is dangerously high during this period, and would most likely severely irritate the skin and eyes of anyone attempting to swim ???????????????????????????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????? ?? ??? ???? ????? ???? ???? ???? ???? ??? ??????? If you would like to advertize your business in The CATALYST, contact Lee Harrison, New College Student Publications P O Box 1958, Sarasota Fla. llEPJlESENTED fOil NATlONAL ADVEllTlSING BY Nationa l Educati ona l Advert i s in g Serv ice s Inc. 360 Lexinaton Av e ., New York, N.Y. 10017 Questions Sports Tenure Special This Week ST. AR iAN% KEY SAf'.ASOTA. HC'l.IDA Pbne: 3LP-3!CI Special Orders 3 10 3 taken cheerfully -filled promptly "" '-' ... z "" (.) 0 0: 0 (.) w et YOUR SOOK AND La ST. 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Page four I Chalfy: co-director of Rapline ocso Applications are now being solicited from capable unde-r graduates to participate in programs of independent study iu amaica. or Gllana, summer .. jects will center on the board cheme of internationalism, eg, regional and t rans nationa r gO vernment, prof ess ional, ana cultur01.l struct ures and developments; effects of trade and multi-national corporations; immigration and emigration,; ecumenicism; ecological interdependence; etc. Students devote their pre depOI.rtuer terms to academic preparation. The eleven week summer term abroad will be under the guidance of Jamaican or ChaDian academic advisers. After return i ng, students cont inue their proJects with the U.S. as a focus. o f inquiry When the foreign and research i s complete share t heir findings w ith the campus or sarasota comrnun ity b y leading a seminar or oth.e r prO J e ct. overseas arrangements are i n the hands of National coord i nators, who are academic at such institutions as The University of Ghana, The Un iversity of Science and Technology a t Kumasi, Ghana; and the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. They select advisors, local student participants, and host families. The student is based at a site convenient for his projeet and is free to construct his own daily schedule. He meets with his advisor approximately once a week and may travel as necessary within the country to gather information. Orien tation and evaluation conferences bring the group together at the beginning and conclusion of the stay. Contact Jim Feeney well before Nov. 1 for applications and further information. -Creative Cooking The CAT A LYST We missed dinner Wednesday night, sitting in the Mary Hauke barracks on South Trail, discussing the number of poten tial suicides and possible pregnancies Fred Chalfy comes :in contact with daily at 9597008. Fred is a co-director of R apline, a rapl:ine R apline serves the Sarasota community by providing "responsible and unbiased information" on drugs, sex, legal rights, and by j ust listening" to anyone who needs to talk. R apline's operation October S, 1 972 is licensed by the State Department of Health and Rehabilitation Services. In addition, the license provides for "privileged cornmm:dcations;; allowing R apline to keep all conversations confidential. Storefront, Rapline's parent organization, has applied for a state grant of $20, 000 with which to set up a Rap House. The House will offer walk-in counselling, a lounge room and a library. ''We11d also like to serve as a focus for youth culture activities in Sarasota, sa i d Fred Shmell, another co-director who teaches in the exceptional-child program at Booker-B'lly Haven School. "Not dances or any thing like that 11 he quicldy clarifi e d "just sort of helping people to coalesce. 11 The Rap tiouse staff will consist of the three co-directors, and hollSe managers, one of whom is a New College student, Tom Freutnicht. Both Freds, Chalfy and Schmell, feel that if Rapllne does not get the grant, there is enough momentum in the commw.ity to raise the money anyway. "We've proved that we can do it!" sai d Schmehl, "The important thing is that not only has the community come to regard 1.lS as viable, but The majority of the calls dealing with sex are from people needing referals for contr_ol, pregnancy mg, abortion information or VD. Drug calls run the whole range", everything from acid freako uts to grass-really-llke? R apline volunteers are and !=t'a :ined b y a clliucal psychiatrist from the state guidance department. More than thirty New College students have signed up to do vohmteer work, and screening will begin soon. w e no l o n ger w onder ab o u t our capacity to help. Coffeehouse to Return The New College commw. ity C offee House will open its 1972-73 season on Friday evening, Oct. 6 at 9: 30 in for the entertainment of The evenmg will begin with Mary Conner s singing :md playing guita r Following, everyone is invited to participate in a "free-for all. It is hoped that people will bring their musical :instruments and t alents A NSWER ON P A GE TWELVE to participate in the l atter event. C offee and other ret. Layers ? Sullen 1), Protecttve Wall 14, Actress Merle __ 15. Swollen, as veins 16. Halo l?. Troop Encampment 18, Partly Frozen Ratn 20, Hospital 21, Prench City 22, God 2). Type Size 25, Individual 26, Paddled 2?. Sword 28, Armed Naval Veseel )O. Rest )1, __ Fixe )2. Molten Rock )), Market Places )6, French Satiriat 4o. Britiehlndlan Soldier 41, Toxic Protein 42, Business Abbreviation 4). or Accounting 44. Rescued 45. Bread comb, form "Monopoly" Property 4?. Golfer George __ 48, Boys' Stortes Writer 49. Philippine Head-hunter 52. Dielnclined to Talk 54. Bathing Suit 55, Word Roots 56. Pennsylvanian City 5?. Brief Suspension 1. Moslem Enemy of Crusaders 2. Pood Derived from Ox ), Political Contest 4, Military Address 5 Mosaic Squares 6, Artist's Studio ? Exchange 8, Death Notice 9, Part o! Sleep Cycle 10. Sphere 11. Places of 12. Trap 1). Film on Copper Coins 15, Poisonous Secretion 19. Airport lnfo.{abbr,) 22, Coolidge's VP 2). Of the Church African Tribe 26, Pass the Time 2?, __ Hille of Rome 29, Siberian Region )0. Mad )2. Tear Jaggedly )), Attribute )4, Southern State 35 Harvest Goddess )6, Construction Worker )?. Pneumatic Weapons )8. Buries )9 Hold in Contempt 41, Flatfish '+4. Silk Pabr1c Voice Parts 4?. Cui Love'8'1'!Fr. SO. Approvee 51. Dye Brand 5). Reference Book (abbr.) freshments will be served throughout the evening Sh erri Mcindoe and Todd Jameison are organizing the Coffee House this yea r S herri hopes that, "If enough support is given to the Coffee House, perhaps the school will see the need for the media center to get new amplifiers and mikes for the use of the Coffee House and other activities. The Coffee House is scheduled for five session this term, meeting every other Friday evening. Cooking School Limited Enrollment FOR PLEASE CALL 388-3244


October 5, 1972 Page five An Apple in Your Eye Special Blast from the Past Issue AN APPLE IN YOUR EYE, a literary supplement to the will appear henceforth on a semiregular basis. There has long been a lack of adequate communication and exchange among the writers in the college community. People here do notin general know what other people are doing in terms of writing. The editors hope that this supplement will fill that void by providing people an opportunity to share their work. The editors encourage everyone who writes to submit prose, poetry, and especially criticism and translation. The objective is to publish work by as many people as possible, and therefore there will be no strict or comparative process of selection. If nothing else, we hope to be able to help create a greater feeling of community among people here who are interested in creative writing. Ultimately, of course, our success will depend upon the response of the community. If you have suggestions, or would like to help edit AN APPLE IN YOUR EYE, speak with one of the editors: John Horn, Carol Levenson, David Smith or Norman Stein. THE LESSON TilE VOICES I was born on the downhill side, late in the year, in early December, in the light's heavy dip and hesitation, when the old peoples prayed for beginning in the snow-salted fields and bitt.erness of coTD.stalks; ::1elds UDtracl

'1:1-PJ 1..0 Ul ...... X By Michael Smith New College bas historically been, for the most part, a community with a strong commitment to the ideal. Most of our students and many of our faculty were origin allyattrac:tedto the place by its appeal to idealism in its catalogues and other publications. People usually stay, however, for some other reason; but they usually do not become out-and-out cynics, even though their hope of finding their ideas realized, or even well on the wav to realization, has been cruelly disappointed by {acts! the facts of certain adjustments which the institution has had to make, or says it has had to make, to the "reality" of life in Sarasota the fact of tremendous disagreement, sometimes even diamey-ical pppgsition, in the exegeses of the holy texts of ew College made by various persons, all professing a whole-hearted devotlon to those the fact that some people have power, which others do not, and the conse quent factthattheir views will prevail It would be futile to list the areas in which our ideals are hopelessly at variance with our experiences; perhaps the rn01t egregious of these, and the paradigm for all the rest is that between the ideal of New College as a unified community of scholars, in which everyone. is engaged in the disinter ested pursuit of knowledge and the cultivation of a sort of 3enerosity of s_pirit and depth of vision which only a life of relatively seqijestered meditation can cuhivate, and the reality of a communit}' "'\n which many students regard the faculty as terrified, anal-retentive, warped, tyrannkal, and ineffectual middle-aged brutes, co.:cerned only with forcing students to sacrifice to the same academic Moloch which has made themselves such deluded, inauthentic monsters of inhum.u1e abstraction, and in which many faculty regard students as by nature shiftless, lazy, mendacious, irresponsible, over-sexed, temi literate, anti-intellectual academic wet backs, concerned only to do what the faculty must at all costs avoid: that is, slip through the meshes, crawl under the wicket, take a short-cut, get away with somethiug --whether "impressionism" (which is a faculty idiom for "intuition"), ticism (ditto for "vagueness"), or gllbnen ("superficiality"). The problem is prardigmatic in two ways: first, it is largely the product, I think, of disillusioned idealism. Tbe hil tory of New College as seen thfOU&h the Do..ay 'look of. dle faculty a'-tel haS' been ODe of everncreaslng comp exity and minuteness of regulation, based on the growing cousciousness of the faculty that if one trusts people, one will occa -sionally be betrayed -uDtil the thicket becomeS' impenetrable, at which point the Faculty's academic ardor for elegance and simplicity bums it to the ground, occa sionally takina with it the seeds of a good idea which might have been made woric.abie, been tralnecl, as lt were, into a hedge. Thus it was with the la.uguage requiremeDt, aDd thus it was with the eutire SERVOMATION Hog Butcher for the College, vld Program. From the t dent's point of view (which is harder to trace because less thoroughly documented), it seems that the development of consciousness is mari

FLOOD Our town slept as the river rose black belly of sky Under which it dreamed Was swollen with tons of rain. It rained all night, a legendary rain Like a volley of men pouring homeward, Their feet humming a terrible note, Their eyes sewn inside their heads. Thwderbolts snapped off the arms of trees, Dogs shrank into doorways Weeping with cold. I remember watching A candle bloom and perish Inside the crammed darkness of my room. Fed by such a fierce thickening of rain, Our red s leek river jamm e d in the night, Spilling its b:}Ilks and lashing every h ome That claimed its sh ore With its matted tail of mud and water. There are those that will tell you It so unded like the rumbling echo Of a train lost in a twnel. But I will ask you to imagine A thin black horse Standing in a field Grinding its oats. --]. P. White Reprinted from New collage, v. 1., no. 3 1971 FOR CLAUDIA L Each raindrop, as it falls has a tiny man inside it, singing lovesongs to the dead wind. All are the same man, caught in the web of repeated reflection; all are the same song, rn 3gnified into a chorus of voices this wordless lyric falling gently as if in strands of hair, upon my silent shoulders. D. In the room where the m irro rs are, I practice gestures: scream, cry, la.u@ .. b:re-u:t:be. fa.ll an<1 fly down corridors upon extended strands of dream. Outside, the rain still falls; I feel as if I left some thing behind, shrinking em the doorstep and defining desperation. III. The swallows h ave gone and the loon's cry attests to their departure. If only in my mind I see the scrambled symbols on the paper. The faceless woman scans my eyes in disaffection. Dead, dead, say the days and ring out hollowly within the halls of someone1s secret madness. We lost. The sun creeps toward its apogee and noon divides our lives in half, and hides them in the wind. IV. The rain falls, and the land is succulent beneath its tremble. I left you in the grass and with myself beside you. Dead. The eye closes as the moon wanes, and the rain enshrouds our naked hands. The song goes on, and last of all the grass .._ fades undemeath our bones. --David Rollow Reprinted from New college Literary Magazine v. 1. no. l. LOOKING UP; AT niE END OF FOOTBAll When the parting sections of their weight Moved finally to continue playing, They saw the form my pain assumed, Still beneath them on the field. Their second arena growing close Lifted me with newly gentled hands I lost the field and game that day, And left the violence of the aftemoon Remembered in their broken. friend. --Bert Minkin TO SAL, AFTER THE FffiE Even now, after the flames are out, the smoke cleared, even now your story remains well-spiced over, just like your famous piz za was last week. So Sal, a t last the kids will have to stop shouting "crazy o l d Sal is a pizza pie. H ell, I remember whe n I shouted behind your back not s o long ago. But even then you made the best pizz a arowd, no one ever denied that. Sal, tell m e bow long were you alone in your dough, sauce, cheese and little room above the pizzetia, how long? My brother, married now, remembers you had a wife once, who left. You were young then: and droWned m yo'UI' sauce too soon. You were red and jolly and crazy always when I was a child And today .i wonder if that woman, spent small in the graveyard, was your wife She was crying, Sal, as if it matters now, as if it ever mattered. Suicide they say. Yes, I can see sauce falling from the boles burnt out from your body, and your melted flesh must have been fiery cheese for a moment But then, you always dld make the best pizza around, no one would deny that. --Norman Stein Reprinted from ( russ humphrey ) New Collage, v. 2 no. 2 1"! WINTER EXTENDS ITSELF Winter extends itself: from thiS cold mcmth the frog-legged swimmer sees through a pen lens. The grasp on august penetrates; the seaweed blooms, gripping its way through the waters which taste of vegetation A slippery false statement to bud upon the surlace, seeding a maze for oars and bathers, choldng the fish. The light expands, pushing into all before it -the gold void Fills and fills and fails at dusk Diminished, the shattered S\Ul writhes mute patterns through unadorned nights. A swimmer breaks speechless sl.Uface, approaches equinox, and dives. --Holly Boren Reprinted from New v. 1, no. 3, !Wl DAEDALUS How hard to find in one so young these chilling calculations, this balancing of love with love for cowterweight, an act designed to calm the heart's misgivings You have my admiration, sir I would not have thought you could survive the bleak alternatives of speech and silence. But then your weakness always proved more lasting than your strength Love and l ove' s time preside, an d so yo u pass before me, pale a n d smiling. Pale and smiling Page s e ven I hav e seen y our face anniJU.lated in a thousand m oons SHELLS a thousand t imes denied the light and cover of the sea. These empty spaces terrify, and once m ore I a m ripe with blood to stain your upturned eyes: Life for a life. But you are healthy now. You win at cards And I learn to survive the remnants of disease. Your smile is bard, is hard. --Mary Trimble Reprinted from New Collage, v. 1, no 1, -mo Toda y we have brought him peanuts. The bag lies open in Mother's lap, Half full of broken shells. The dry s kins B rown, shiny thin, are caught in warm E ddie s of summer air, impaled and tom Uponthe sharp blades of grass a t his feet. Today before us, with his mind ajar, Will he rem':mber the fleets we assembled, Sharfzlg peuaa m pay te.Jevktc:.a JWat Sunday aftemoons, while Mother napped And the house grew dark? How he smiled At my wonder as each shell split Easily, evenly in half in his hands ... How he tipped the twin nuts onto his tongue And gave me two more canoes for the fleet? Daily we come to him, hopeful, offering recollections And finally nothing remains but To try to reach my father with peanut memories. Now, in his palm, the shell remains whole, Warm growing damp; smooth in places Where he has rubbed it absently on his robe. No one eats, buts Mother cracks them still, One by one, making a plle of edible halves Near his quiet hand-t.o tempt him perhaps, Or knowing we have lost him, only to break this inhuman silence Settling in final folds upon us. Yes, Mother, crack them all and loudly, And I will crl.lSh the dusty shells Between my meth, spitting splinters; And who knows what sootle correspondences May be excited in thick s\Wlmer air; Who knows, but toward evening, amidst Eclloes of cracking peanuts, we shall hear The dry splintering of something far more solid, And Father will step to us, smiling, Out of his prison, eating peanuts. --Constance Cormier Reprinted from New Colla&e, v. i, no 2, 'IW1 AUBADE Somewhere in the tombs She tums a sheet, invading All the space past midnight And vouches safe to coat His naked tongue Dawnlike, She kicks a switch and kills each shadow Where he dangles by the wall, Shares the mirror and the mug that pleases, And feeds like rooming, eating praises --Richard Sanford


Page eight First Communion The street was settled in the early evening air, and the wreaths and lights of Christmas Eve addressed the night as if they were its better part, some kind of. comfort. I'd known it would be this way, known since I left my Southern college and boarded the plane and traveled, through hundreds of miles of wiater aJr and meals in plastic containers, to my home. It had to be so because this comfortable Christmas was what I'd remembered and hoped for, aDd it was a kind of. fulfillment and Justification to stand by the front door and look at the garland of colored bulbs twined around the stem of the namepost of the house across the street, and wonder about the prospect of snow. Coming home from college for vacations was a strange proposition, I realized, for I knew it was unlikely I would ever live at home again, and I was very much a visitor in a house where I was once a resident. I felt" this strongly, yet I knew my parents and my sister considered my college time as the visit, and lwasnowretuming to some rightful home. So it was a private knowledge, yet a pie as ant one as well, for 1 felt free from the responsibility and allegiance owed to a home, free just to enjoy the Christmas I'd come for, to relax and watch. I watched the delicate blue of the clear December sky. IwOltched the shoppers in their desperate huny ing, and felt the emphatic cold that never reached the Southern stl with per haps a slight self-consciousness, yet secure in the years and decades of the same banging, of the same afternoons and evenings of Christmas preparation, and listening to the far sounds of church children caroling, made hollow and echoing by the lowering sky. I could see the tall, arrogant tree from where I stood at the glass panes of the front door. In the dining room too, was the downstairs phone, which I would use in a brief time to call a girl who lived in North Carolina, midway between my home and the college we both

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Page Ten Enrollment The 19721973 budget wu passed by the Board of Trustees with understanding that tuitional income would be received from an average of 550 students per term. This term there are 516 students in physical residence. Thirty two are in their last term and will graduate, attrition is predicted to be ten; assuming the number of students on op tion and off campus study will approximate last year's figures. 75 will have to be ad mitted in January to make the 550 quota. Still assum i ng last year's numben; to hold, in March the enrollment will ap proximate 450. Nancy fanaro and Charlie Harra cut off admis sions in late January despite Ken Simcoe's estimate of a September enrollment. Wai t ing list students still could have been admitted; Miss Ferraro explained that this policy might have led to admitting students not of the high quality desired. The absence of students 01:1 op tio1:1 last year expected to show this }ear, and last minute at trition of 1:1ew students accounts for the 1:1i1:1e that bring the figure to 516. SEC from page one Drops Off The Board of Trustees does not meet until N vember, when the problem will be brought up. one solution could be the scouring of other college cam puses to find students to enroll in January; other private colleges will probably adopt the same policy because they, too. are not fully enrolled. At any rate, the prospect of finding 100 new students to enroll in March is dim. According to Ms. Ferraro, one of the more practical solutions entails a change to a 4-1-4-Z 4 months of study 1 month of ISP, off campw or on, another four months of study on campus and two moDths of summer spent studying here inteuively. Thil calendar would coincide with those of other schools, and allow variety of COI1l$es by chopping each semester into two halves., or modi. With out this cha.nge, it il probable that next year over SSO students will be admitted changing the student-faculty ratio, but meeting the quota of the budget, it wu decided that no action Or. Benjamin DeMott, a prebe taken until Davidson could vious candidate for the office; ascertain how much electriGinger Lyon pointed out that city is being used by the remost of the faculty approved frigerators and how much it of him; and ex officio mencom:. ber Bryan Rei.&i stated simply The ad hoc committee on that he was impressed. Stuart pets recommended two altel'Leviten moved that theSEC native solutions to the dog state formally that they sup-problelD! that the rule be port Fucha, but chairman strictly enforced with an eye Ron oavidaOil ob1ected that it to pbaaiJJ& out the NC doc popia the ob of the --___ W&tioa, en that a og populatio n of a out dogs, o f the P S C and n o t tha t of I to be regiJtered on a well-pubthe SEC to a pprove pres idential lic iz e d first come, flan SSS & s20 refundable deposit {Total S75 a school year) l 1 O Sales Plan579.95 No shipping charges on e1ther plan. I THE TRADEWINDS I Name I ', I City I QUI MONEY-lACk CUAIANTEE-11 this machine is not exactly as we I I stated, put it back into the shipp1ng carton and send it b.Jck C.O .D. I 1 must be 100'.4 satisfied or your money back Th1s 1s a quality machme 1 LOIJ\C.E 73LHJ :\. TRAIL -SA.'JDWICIIES A WWERSTA. 'DING PLACE FOR


October 5, 1972 FACULTY from page one ing procedures, and a profile of all the classes that have come to New College. They intend to review the admission applications and forms, and the mater ial that's sent to the students. The College Council, in its meeting, discussed student nonpayment of tuition, and has put out materials that clarify the policies regarding this. The President's Advisory Committee reported that they are working on several things but had nothing special to report, Dr. Smith reported that the result of a faculty questionnaire conceming Dr. Fuchs, the Presidential candidate, was very favorable. He also said that the Student Committee was also favorably impressed with Dr. Fuchs, though the Committee felt that the rest of the student body may not have felt the same. This student reaction could be changed, it was felt, by additional meetings with Dr. Fuchs. When asked about Dr. Fuchs' availability, Dr. Smith replied that there were some family problems which might prevent him from taking the position for a year. Dallas Dort, Chairman of the NC Board of Trustees, said that if this was the case, that Dr. Fuchs would probably not be acceptable. He added that there were one or two other people under consideration by the Board who the trustees would like to see before making any decisions. The proposal to establish a Faculty Coordinating ComcU to oversee the functions oi the var iow faculty committees was then discussed. Dr. Knox, who sponsored the proposal, said in defense of it that it would prevent the weless overlapping of work done by different committees by coordinating the work done by each ommittee. This would be especially helpful when an issue 'tee. It was also pointed out that this committee would make sure that all matters that should be discwsed, are discwsed, which has not always happened in the past. Arguments against the proposal centered on the fact that the job of committee chairman is so time-consuming that to ask the chairman to sit on yet another committee and also teach heavy course loads is asking too much. Also the chairmen do comml.micate between themselves when the situation war rants, and another committee to do the same thing is unneces sary. The matter was then voted on, and the motion carried. The faculty also voted to pic.k a new chairman of the EPC, since Dr. Knox, the current chairman, is technically not allowed to hold that position. Several announcements were also made. The first, made by Casey Green, was that the NC Libation Association and Sisters of Mercy are going to hold a picnic October 14th by the bar becue pits. He added that contributions were welcome. Dr. Berggren reminded the faculty that nominees for the various scholarships (Danforth, etc. ) should be in by the end of this week, or early next week, so the screening of applicants can begin. Dr. Smith also introd.uced the student representa tives to the faculty committees. If you just go on Thursdays for pizza you're missing a great complete line of Italian food .... If you don't go Thursdays, you aren't New College material .......... Mario's 2704 14th St VJ 6=dnln The CATALYST Weighted Combination of Faculty and PAC Voting Faculty Votes: PAC Result Yes aor more vote yes Yes Yes less than 3 vote yes No No 5 or 6 vote yes Yes No less than 5 vote yes No The following tables are taken from the "Preliminary Report of the Sub-Committee of the FSC on Tenure." History of Tenure at New College Awarded Tenure by Recommendation of the President in 1967-1968 (Initial tepure appointments) 7 faculty: Berggren, Borden, Burl, French, Griffin, Knox, and Stephens. Awarded Tenure by current process (Division and PAC composite recommendation to the President) 12 ftculty: qough, Deme, f>rkstra, Gorfein, Hassold, Hamilton, Hoppin, Humphreys, Morrill, Riley, Smillie, and Wilson. Awarded Tenure by Recommendationff Tenured Faculty and President, 2 faculty: Smith, Mayer. Awarded Tenure by President although composite negative by ivision and 'A ac ty: er. Considered for and denied tenure, 8 vacuity: Barry, 3 3 Bryned, Crouch, Culbertson, Himmelhoch, Lyons, Shartar, and VonBaeyer. F acuity who were potentially tenure eligible who left or were not renewed prior to tenure consideration, 30 faculty: Ansbacher, Armes, Bloom, DeJarnett, Feeney, Furlong Hallin Hankin, Harrill, Hopkins, Kay, Lichtenstem, Petrie, 'Posey, j Rains, P Rains, St_oddard, Tehr:OUan, Van Em an, Vernon, Von Gutenberg, Williams, and Wnght Mandatory Consideration Dates for Current Faculty (3 years) Renne 1972-73 Two Appeals: Barry and Shartar 1973-74 Bates, Carson, Doenecke, Gay, Kress, Ross, Schatz, Tru:zzi 1974-75 Benedetti, Chae, Kirtley, Norton Summary Tenure Eligible Faculty to Date Denied tenure by process: 4 J arded tenure: L, ft prior to tenure consideration: Current faculty eligible for tenure in next five years: Tenured faculty at start of fall term, 1972-73: 8 22 30 32 17 1 Subsequently resigned from tenure positions. 2 Reached mandatory retirement age. 3 Pending appeal. 4 Two faculty (Bany and Shartar) are double comted. 75 S. Palm 955-7747 Suppliers of tools & materials for all arts & crafts ASK ABOUT OUR STUDENT DISCOUNT ANOTHER NEW COLLEGE PIN-BALL PIZZA PARTY IS COMING! more information corning soon! TENURE from page one Current feelings about tenure are varied and discussion of the subject is inevitably long and involved. In his "Preliminary Report oi the Sub-Com mittee of the FSC on Tenure:' Marcello Truzzi has managed to compile a huge amouot of data and opinion into a nine page gold mine oi information concerning tenure at New College. At tresent, he is pre paring a complete report of the situation with suggestions of alternate possibilities. The Preliminary Report contains a survey which found that ten out of fourteen tenured and 23 out oi 26 mtenured faculty members participating in the survey would "like to see changes of any sort in the car rent tenure policy or procedures presently at New College." Twelve tenured and ten mten ured faculty members participitating in the survey were "ba sically for the presence of some kind of tenure policy at New College." Truzzi's report contains a thorough discussion of the current thoughts conceming tenure. Current arguments include: 1. Tenure is a "major incentive for keeping the best faculty with us through giving them such security and in turn receiving full professional identification with the college. 2. Tenure implies the possibility of "getting stuc.k with faculty who might drift out of contact with their discipline over a period oi years." 3. "Tenure protects the college from itself and forces a turnover and the entrance of fresh faculty into the system." 4. Tenure forces us to "lose faculty that many people would like to see retained if only for a few more years. He went on to observe, "the predominant side has been the question of letting people go who fall to get tenure rather than glviag tO peo who might not deserve it." He finds a paradox "in the fact that some faculty and administrators previowly voiced opposition to tenure on the grounds that they wanted fiveyear non-renewable contracts here. Yet the current negative trend in tenure decisions is in fact creating that effect." In the Preliminary Report, Truzzi discwsed what he termed "two major sources of realistic complaint about the current system. The first centers on the availability of tenured positions: At the beginning, the future status of the college may be quite precarious and such a commitment on the part of the institution may be necessary to obtain reciprocal iden tification on the part of high risk-taking faculty. Secondly, as tenure comes to be held by faculty, this tends to affect future tenure decisions for strictly structural reasons. Thus, if only on person in a discipline has tenure, this may have little consequence; but if three persons in a disciplille obtain tenure, this is likely to permanently freeze that department until it gets a new faculty position. This is bomd to create some strains in that it is very likely that some faculty will be denied tenure in the future who might hav have more easlly obtained it several years ago. The second complaint surro1mds the decision-making process: As it now stands, student input into that process is very weak and indirect. Many students and facul ty would like to see some sort of more direct and fol'IIlal student participa tion in the decisionmaking process. There also seems to be concem that non-tenured faculty have some greater voice in the process ... it seems clear tllat tenured faculty at New College do have more power in this pro cess than non-tenured faculty or students. Page eleven Since the literature on tenure clearly indicates that tenure does not have. to mean such power, some opponents of tenure on this campus really seem to be opposed to the extra power of the tenured faculty rather than the tenure policy itself. In speaking of the decision making process, Dr. Gorfein mentioned that New College places more emphasis on stu dent and faculty opinion than most l.miversities whose tenure processes are almost purely administrative and operate on a "publish or perish" principle. He went on to explain what he felt was a unique situation for facUlty who come to New College. He described a split between Liberal Arts Colleges, which do not encourage re search and publication and large universities, which almost require it. He stated that a professor finds it difficult to do research at a Liberal Arts College, but, having entered that system, he will have trouble attaining a post in a university system. By encouraging re search, New College attracts research-minded professors who, if they are not of some security, risk being forced into a College where they cannot continue their re search. The situation illus trates the need to offer some security in order to obtain first rate faculty. The tenure problem is not easily solved. A solution can only be arrived at through intelligent consideration of the problem and alternate solutions Many approaches to the prob lem have been explored and rejected. These previowly discussed alternatives will be related in Part II of "Tenure. El'C from page one course chofces. A noa-calen der system was brJefly dJscussed but it was felt that it presented almost insuperable administrative and financial prob-lems. There was some discws1on about what the enrollment at New College should be. The educational advantages oi any particular size are debatable,. However, as Dr. Knox pointed out there is not, as is often any financial advantage to 'growth. 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October 5, 1972 The CATALYST Super Fest Planed Comment on Fuchs By Casey Green One of the newest and least well known committees this year in the c commt.mity is the College Libation Asso ciation and Sisters of Mercy fund (Trail National Bank Checking Accmmt Number 86255-8) This group is a social action committee, interested in improving the (]uality of life at New College. One of the first major social actions planned by the Libation Association is the upcoming Oktoberfest, an all day, all night community affair sche dwed for Saturday, Oct. 14 The planned event is an afternoon picnic, held by the swimming pool/Barbecue Pit area, with an evening party. The last picnic like this was held on Memorial Day, 1970, sponsored by the now defunct Memorial Day Coalition (ask the oldtimers about that one. ) This year's Oktoberfest should easily rival, if not beat, the reputation of the Memorial D y event as being the finest Party/picnic ever thrown in the history of NC. The picnic will begin at 3 PM 'I11e meal will consist of over 800 pieces of specially prepared German style chicken (a specially prepared secret recipe, using many secret ingredients) over 100 pounds of various types of sausages, various ldnds of potato salad, sauerkraut and other specialties. Beverage for the after noon will pour forth from five kegs of beer, Michelob and Miller Dark Special, and an assortment of non-intoxicating beverages. The NC Madrigal group is now in the process of preparing a unique musical presentation for the day; other entertainment features are being lined up. The picnic is open to all members of the NC community, which includes faculty, students, administra tion, staff, people who give the money, people who pay the money, people who spend the money, and finally, even the people who often waste the money (they're part of the com munity, too ) Members of the Board of Trustees, as well as friends of the College have been invited to the picnic (skinny dippers, please desist until6:30 that aftemoon.) As the picnic starts at 3 PM there will be no aftemoon or evening meal served in the dining room; breakfast on that day will run until 10:30. Vegetarians, take heart, for we haven't forgotten you, and a vegetarian meal is being prepared for those of you whom desire it. A party in Second Court is planned for the evening's festivities. A live band will play (they were here once before and are good) as well as a good supply of recorded dancing music. Libationary beverages will be in good supply during the evening; more beer, plus a large supply of a special punch (ever 35 gallons), plus other non-intoxicating bever....._ ( c; RE.ENwlth t3ov.i\,IACi fl'\ Att-) StRUf" The CATALYST asked several students to write their impressions of Dr. Lawrence Fuchs, a candidate for Pres ident of New College who visited here last week The following is not intended as a sampling of the student body and no conclusions should be drawn from it. The selection was random only in the fact that it was not known how the people we asked would respond. *** In his meetmg with students on sat. or. fuchs placed par ticular emphasis on "academic excellence" without any seeming regard for "experimentation or Innovation". one of the unique attributes of New college is its innovations which distinguish it from other academically excellent colleges and universities. It would seem that the values of the ;ollege shoulo;l rna intain both excellence and innovation. Also, whe11 answering student questions Dr. Fuchs seemed ver} evasive and patroniziqf. Melissa Birch *** MY impressions of Dr. Fuchs are that he seems to be a man interested in the possibilites of New college and what it might be. Having seen some of his writings, I must say he has some interesting ideas. Now whether he would be allowed to put them into prac tice by the faculty and his own scruples is another thing. one problem: He mimtionErl the fact that hiring and firing of faculty should be done by the senior {tenured} rna place 1ike NC, wtth 1ts calli!..0 of tenure, and other related problems in que:stion, might not be the place a man with these beliefs. 1 would like to wait and hear the facts regarding his capa bilities as an administrator before making a Judgement on Dr, Fuchs. seeng the other possible candidatain order to have some clilmparison will be important, too. Tom campion *** ages are currently planned. The party and its dancing may run all night, and the libations will be offered. For those of you who wonder where the money permitting us to run such a gala affair comes from, the NCLA and SMF has received a large contri bution from a "friend" of New College, donations from the snackbar, the pin ball machines, and other agencies which serve the NC Community Mr. Estep has given us a most gen erous meal credit which is being applied to the cost of the food for the day. All in all, we of the Libation Association and the Sisters of Mercy expect the day to be a huge success. We look forward to seeing all members of the NC Community at the Ok toberfest. ... --UI( --...__..,""r> 1 3 0 TRAIL. Pi..AZA SHOPPI N<> CEN"TER Almost all advertizers offering discounts to New College students require a New College I.D. get yours from Hope. I I. certainly a frank and Gllbuming, qualified type. He has human feelings, but seems pretty willing to discusss them, like his questionable stands on the Brandeis st ;_, :;, which he outlined honestly and wisel). Emphasis on "excellence" may lead to some arbitrary decisions (made without consulting students) but they will probably be good and rna ybe better than if he did consult the students. Some of his talk about NC !Jcould be the best academic institution in the world" made me wonder at what cost he would get the trains there on ttme. However, the presidency demands a certain large amount of arbitrariness, and better to have someone who seems non corrupt and intelligent, and who incidentally makes DeMott look like Simon Legree. When asked about the posibility of having a woman pro vost he was (appeared to be.J enthusiastic; when asked about recruting women faculty he agree IJ < !tCx===:-r Dr. Fuchs recognized the need for a greater diversity in the New college student body. He also seemed to have definite ideas about how the school could raise the funds to enable non-affluent students to attend, Unfortunately he also seemed to reJect the direct involvement of students in decision making processes, e.tpecially in regard to facwty tenure decisions. At a school which re quires that students take the maJor responsibility for creating their individual programs, students should also be able to participate in those decisions that affect them. Nat Schwartz Answer to crossword on page 4 Asylum Record Shop 1774 Main Street Special Introductory Offer to New College Students ro'} 0 OFF REGUlAR PRICE ON ALL ALBUMS IN STOCK LIST PRICE REC. PRICE SPECIAL PRICE $4.98 3. 79 3. 49 5. 98 4.49 4.04 6.98 5.48 4 93 7.98 6.48 5.84 9.98 7.49 6.74 Discount on any purchase of four or more records offer good all oct. 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