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It's not ambiguous to those who understand. N O T FUNNY, MIKE Last Friday morning, a little over a dozen students found a letter typed to their door. It was typed on the tationary of Dean and Warden Mike Michal son signed by him, and delivered in an envelope stamped, "confidential." It read : D ear [Name of Student]: Certain information has come to my attention that involves your continued good standing at New College. It is important that I discuss rny concerns with you as soon as possible. Please come to my office this afternoon Friday, at 3:30 I am on the second floor of Cook Hall. I appreciate your cooperation in this matter. Since rei) ; [signature} Mike Michalson Dean and Warden "LEITER" CONTINUED 0 PAGE 4 SOUND CHECK Kristina Rudiger An official "soundcheck" in Palm Court was attempted on Friday night on the impetus of Student Affairs Director Mark Johnson and Campus An::hitect Richard Lyttle, its primary purpose being to test some long-propo ed new stereo equip ment. Unfortunately, there remains much controversy as to the timing and methods of this "legitimate soundcheck Friday night at 8:30, experts from both Carl Abbott Architects and the Gainesville-based Siebein Noise Level Associates commenced the proposed soundcheck. As the acoustical "experts" scientifically turned the stereo volume knobs to their maximum capacity, they trategically scattered themselves throughout the community to detennine the carrying di tance of the sound Confusion has circulated as to the legitimacy of thi "let's start off loud" methodology "They claimed the only way they could do it was to start at full volume and work their way down," commented Officer Hans Resch who, along with Officer Henrietta Lange, approached the men in Palm Court about the noise after three off-campus noise complaints "SOUND CHECK" CONTINUED ON D\.GE 6 Volume IV, Issue 11 November 9, 1994 NC STUD E NT FO U R OTHERS IN FIGHT ON BASKETBALL COURT Kate Fink On the evening of November l, a fight erupted on the basketball court between McGee Young and three men believed to attend Manatee Community College. Eyewitnesses say the fight began after much physical contact and insults some of them racial, were exchanged between Young and four MCC students, who are African-American. New College alum Schoen Bishop witnessed the altercation. He said the fight was originally between only McGee and one of the MCC students, but two other later joined. "McGee and the guy who he got in the fight with sashed into each other ... I don't think anyone saw exactly what started it... McGee went on the ground, and [three MCC students] jumped him ," Bi hop said The assailants reportedly kicked Young in the back and shoulder At that point, a couple of u jumped in, and eparated them,"Bi hop said. Young was believed only to have suffered minor bruise from the altercation Young did not answer attempts to be interviewed by The Catalyst, nor wa it possib l e to contact the four MCC students before the paper went to print. The Catalyst will be following up the story in next issue. The MCC students left the basketball court for the parking lot, when Young rose and went inside the Fitne s Center to call campu police. Sgt. O'Casio said campus police were called at 7:52PM. Officers Roarty and Shideler responded to the call, going towards the basketball court through the parking lot behind Hamilton Center. According to O'Casio, Roarty saw "one black male, who said there was a fight on the basketball court. Then he saw three black males run towards the parking lot." The police followed the four as they drove through another parking lot, then to the library, where the MCC students went inside briefly, and then drove off campus, All four were identified. Police then drove back to the basketball court where they talked to Young and eyewitnesses, who related what had happened. Bishop said there had been te n sion on the court most of "BASKETBALL" CONTINUED ON D\.GE 4


2 The Catalyst November 9, 1994 Editorial For those of you who blinked, drunken high-school student at the PCP bragged to the cops about how they could come here and get free beer This is a BAD thing! For one thing they didn t pay for the beer, which means there wa less for you and me and everyone else who contributed money to the party fund We do not pay fees or make donations so that teeny boppers can get tipsy free of charge. For another, these were high-school kids, which means that they were definitel y under the drinking age Not that the drinking age is something we worry about much around here (the usual advice is be subtle and don't offer the nice officers your beer). This advice i well and good, for New College students but for underage non-students ... can we spell LAWSUIT boys and girls ? It gets worse Most of us realize that having sex with anyone whose judgment is impaired under the influence of drugs/alcohol is considered rape. But impaired" is a really fuzzy term and this type of rape is (unfortunately) near-impos sible to prosecute. However, some may not realize that in Florida, if you have consensual sex with a minor 16 years of age or younger then you can be charged with statutory rape Like it or not, on Friday and Saturday nights many people have sex while utterly sloshed baked, etc Most of the time if you're schmoozing on someone at a wall you don't think to ask their age. Barring the Doug Zares of the world, most college students are over sixteen, and most high-schoolers are not. Hence, consensual or not, Mommy and Daddy s lawyers could find it real easy to prosecute, and as a state in titution, USF/New College looks like a mighty tempting target... Kiss the PCP and walls goodbye, say hello to BINGO-Friday in Ham Center. All lawsuits aside the crux of the issue is security These were not anyone s guests, they were just local kids who wandered on campus in search of a party. Checking guest passes/student id s at the keg could have prevented the possibil ity of any potential mishap. It may sound anal-retentive, but isn t keeping the PCP s/oolls safe from administrative/legal trouble worth a little anal retention? The Catalyst General Editor: Ken Burruss Managing Editor: lien Zazueta-Audirac Staff Writers: Graham Strouse Rocky Swift, Jake Reimer, Kate Fink, Nick Napolitano and Kristina Rudiger Layout: Kelcey Burns and Michael Hutch Business Managers: Gary Smith and Anjna Chauhan The Catalyst is also available on-line at Direct inquiries/submissions to our Computer Guy, James Reffell ( Co-Sponsored by Dean and Warden Michalson and Professor Vesperi Printed at Bradenton Quick Print Letters to the Editor should be submitted on disk if possible, if not then in type, to Box 139, the Catalyst envelope on the door of the Publication Room, or mailed to: 5700 N Tamiarni Trail, Box 139 Sarasota, FL 34243 The Catalyst reserves the right to edit submissions for reasons of space or grammar.


The Catalyst November 9, 1994 SARASOTA FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL Sara Foley You have nothing to do and )Ou' re going insane, or rates are available for single tickets only. The box office is you're mind is so blown from work and you re so behind that at this point the aftermath of a bout with E-..erclear (or the poison of your choice ) just isn t worth the trouble. Besides, you re looking for the thinking man' s release, and you want to get the hell off campus ... so what do you do? One option is the Sara s ota French Film Festival an internationally recognized event featuring over twenty works of classy film noir -in other words, films that may be difficult for many of us to understand but we can enjoy anyway because of their style, angst, sex and sensuality Held at the Sarasota Opera House from November 1014 the festival will feature most of these films in their U S. and world premieres, and many works will be pre ented by their directors and actors In addition seminars presented by critics and directors a French theme street market, a festival gala and a black tie evening will be held as well as a closing-night bayfront Wrap Party hosted by the Sarasota Quay. All films were elected by Molly Ha kell, the artistic director of the festival since its initiation A few of the actors may be familiar to American audiences Isabelle Adjani in LA Reine Margot and Anne Parriauld in A La Folie for instance. But TousLes lours Dimanches might be the most interesting film featured at the festival simply because of it elements of familiarity The story of two drifters searching for love and fulfillment, this movie was partially filmed and set in Sara ota and includes American actors Rod Steiger and Molly Ringwald. The French Film Festival promises to be a change from the lew of slick Hollywood-produced American films we are so accustomed to seeing. Stories in the films are smaller and more realistic than, say, Natural Born Killers, whether they are blithe comedies about families or torrid tales of thwarted love. French films are created more for the sake of art than as money making machines, and as such they tend to be small and intro pective with the auteur expressing his own personal vi ion on the silver creen. As such the films bring a wonderful touch of ubtlcty in contrast to the in your face movies created by American filmmakers with a tronomical budget located at the Asolo Centre for the Performing Arts through Nov 8, after which it will move to the Sarasota Opera House. For more information call 351-9010 Short descriptions of the film are available in the November Sarasota Ans Review, which can be found on the table by the vending machines in Ham Center So go lose yourself for a while-maybe you'll find something in these films to brighten a dreary day or illuminate the meaning of life Or maybe not. Just go and enjoy yourself. (813) 366-1373 BUY SELL TRADE USED OP RARE DOWNTOWN SARASOTA 1488 MAIN ST SARASOTA, FL 34236 OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK (813) 751-9123 IIAIIl TOUCII A Full Service Family Salon Sarabay Plaza 6513 14th St. W #113, Bradenton, FL 34207 DON'T WAIT TO MAKE HOLIDAY AIRLINE RESERVATIONS! ... WE ALWAYS SEARCH FOR THE BEST PRICES! 3 So Jet's say that in your quest to become a more cul tured wellrounded New College student you've decided to go to the Festival -but you need more information Here s the lowdown-all screenings will be at 61 N. Pineapple Ave. in downtown Sarasota at the Sarasota Opera House. Individual tickets are $6 for all screenings except for opening night, clo ing night, and the tribute film, which are $15 each Special student LOWEST FARES ARE THE EARLIEST BOOKED IN TODAY'S MARKET *** WALKING DISTANCE FROM CAMPUS *** 5131 N TAMIAMI TRAIL Travel Center 'Jt=t=g"7JD7 rFUU SERVICETRAVELAGENCY f'


4 T h e C a ta l yst November 9, 1994 B ASKET B ALL" C O NTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the evening. "Some people were frustrated because the game wa taking a long time ... particularly, the black guys were calling a lot of fouls, which was making the game go longer and longer." Alum Mike Palmer said he heard people on the side lines talking about how the black guys were playing, basically ... I think there was some racial stuff under the surface." Palmer, Taylor and Bishop said they had not heard racial epithe t s before the fight, but heard them from both the MCC students as they were walking away from the fight and from Young after he returned from calling campus police. Bishop believes the reason for the altercation was primarily the lack of understanding of playing styles between players not racism. "It's too bad those guys v.ere black he said, because the same type of fight could have occurred between players of the same race "I would use the word 'victim' very loosely, Ty Taylor said in describing Young He believe the fight only ensued after continued hostile dialogue between the MCC students and Young "I've seen him [Young] almost get in a lot of fights, Taylor said. "McGee was still wanting to fight when he got up." Bishop said the MCC students had warned Young earlier that he was being too aggressive "They said, 'Two more and you re out ... they felt he was playing too reckless l y." Regardle Bishop said the MCC students

The Catalyst November 9, 1994 5 BOB THE DISHWASIDN' MAN Graham Strouse All right sport, you got the last one; so here s another Admittedly, the weather here doesn t tickle the sinuses the way pollen-bound New England does. And it is kind of nice pop quiz. It rhymes with "strange sounds like "dang", bears a striking resemblance to an Amish cabbie, smiles a whole heck of a lot, and has been attributed with psychic powers Don t know this one? Actually, you probably do. Bob Stange (as in "mus tang ) is a recent addition to the New College community. Most of us became familiar with him over the past couple months as That Really Happy Guy Who Washes the Dishes After an extensive investigation (okay, a half hour interview), The Catalyst (Well, just me) discovered something that many of us long suspected Bob is way cool. Bob Stange is a sort of modern day gypsy At 55 he's lived parts of his life in Florida, Washington State, Oregon Maine, and most recently, Vermont, where he took graduate cour es at The University of Vermont and coordinated their Main Campus recycling program (He was the guy, by the way, who set up the styrofoam and aluminum recycling bins in the Ham Center Dishwashing cubbyhole) He's 55 years old married, and has an unflagginly optimistic, Quaker-Buddhist worldview I got that from my mother he says. "My mother was so positive in life ... She had so much adversity. My father was always sick He came down to visit me in the hospital \\hen I was born and came down with pneumonia. How's that for a guilt trip His father was a rising business star whose illnesses submarined his career and his families' fortune. Bob's mother held the family together with grit and spackling paste. She wasn't a Pollyanna he says. Mrs. Stange just knew what life had to offer and still preferred it to the alterna tive. Bob has been a lot of things in life: a student, an artist, a preschool teacher, a recycling coordinator, a Coast Guard reservist in the B.Q. (Before Quayle) years. His latest stop on the Big Train came after he spent a vacation in the Sarasota area last year and decided he liked New College and its students so much he wanted to stay. So he got a job washing dishes. What can you say about that? I've asked myself this question a few times in the days since our interview. What can you say about a guy who loves a school's spirit so much he's willing to give up a job, free graduate classes, and pack up his goodies, his wife, and trundle 2000 miles to the south to Msh dishes? being able to walk barefoot in February without having your toes tum blue and fall off. Nevertheless, upon reviewing Bob's decision, one does tend to be left with a "what the f -?!" dangling from the lips; which are, nevertheless, curled up slightly at the corners. You just have to smile when you talk to this guy. He s Jived a good life, worked hard and earned the right to be impetuous and whimsical. Talking to him, one gets the impres sion that his is a life of anecdotes, in the best sense of the word Bob told me a story about a time some years back when he was hanging out in a New Age book store trying to figure out the crystal sucking phenomena He was sitting in the store one day, in front of a particular crystal, when he got the urge to go check out a book about the inventor/physicist Nicholas Tesla. Within minutes someone walked into the tore looking for a book about Tesla. This wouldn't be that extraordinary an event were it not for the fact that it happened "over 50 times." Bob would come in get a book in his head, and a little later someone would come in looking for the same book. He bought the crystal. His luck, alas, did not hold. "It didn t work so well with the lottery", he added ruefully. "All the administrators and supervisors shoufd pend a week washing dishes, says Bob the Dishwasher, echoing a sentiment that many students have shared over the years "You need to listen; learn how they [students] lee! when they've got a big test ... When they're cleaning off their dishes, that's when they let their guard down. That's when you find out people are neat." Alas, Bob's career as a dishwasher at New College has drawn to a close Within the last week, he hung up his apron and transferred to physical plant. 'Tm just learning the route," he says As for Bob's extrasensory perceptions, we suspect that they are merely part of the larger myth One day last week, a particularly gullible student who had just dropped off her dishes returned to Ham Center muttering "He's psychic." She said something about Bob telling her what a beautiful day it was, "unless you have a paper : She did. The story has not been corroborated as said student was last seen climbing trees with Foamy Chops. This part, my managing editor will claim, is a lie. Do not believe her Rather, just believe that Bob has psychic powers. I prefer to.


6 The Catalyst November 9, 1994 "SOUND CHECK" CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 had been reported two directly to the cop shop, and one to the Sarasota Police Department. When questioned about the procedure of the acoustical engineers Johnson replied, "I wasn t aware of the methodology they were planning to use During the course of the evening I was placed in a situation where I got a phone call from the University Police telling me there were noise complaints and that they were going to have to shut [the testing] down." To make matters worse there was no effort by either the administration or by the companies them to obtain a noise permit. This not only caused a potential difficulty in terms of the application of the New College campus noise policy but also challenged Sarasota County s 24 hour a day policy according to which Officer Resch explained "if someone called in a noise complaint at even 3 p.m a summons could be issued According to Sergeant O'Casio, "the reason [the testers] were shut down from my view anyway is that number one if they were going to conduct the noise tests they should have made prior arrangements and notified the community, got a noise permit and notified SPD to get their cooperation Sec ondly the fact that we were going to have a PCP the next night we didn't want to endanger that--and we were also having a concert on the bay the following day [There was going to be] a lot of activity that weekend I really dido t want to draw attention to it.'' The official New College noise policy states that following either one ofJ-campus noise complaint or tv.o on c ampu s calls the ource of the noise usually a student-run Wall, is to be shut down for a 24-hour period However, the fact that the companies had travelled from Gainesville for the sole intent to carry out the soundcheck made it difficult, according to Johnson to simply send them back. "I talked to [Sergeant O'Casio] and tried to convince him that there is a legitimate purpose tonight, that the people had travelled from Gainesville, and they were responsible ; and if in fact they knew there had been a noise complaint, they could do their oundcheck at a lower volume-they had planned to reduce it anyway O'Casio stated, "Rick and Mark were basically the one's who established this noise situation ; one kind of said 'he's handling it' the other said 'he' s handling it,'and Mark pleaded to let it go on but I, with the Captain gone, and because of the offcampus complaints, couldn t let it go on After some compro mise, Johnson came to the conclusion that "I wasn t going to argue with himit didn't make sense. I wasn't going to convince him that there was any reason to continue the soundcheck." He then added, "The policy is that when you get an off campus noise complaint, you shut it down ... he did his job." Another misfortune of the evening was the cancellation of a student run Wall due to noise caused by a non-student entity Friday night's Wall sponsor, Amy Bunn was, pissed off, after having "spent literally months borrowing all sorts of music from various friends, and making the tapes for what would have been a kick-ass wall. As it turns out, the current full status of the wall ign-up board doesn't leave too much chance that Amy will get to play her tapes anytime soon. Johnson emphasized the importance of understanding the history of New College s noise problems. He explained "Walls used to be much different. Until the advent of portable speakers, walls used to be a little more intimate people would bring out a personal stereo which couldn t generate the volume the speakers that Student Government now own, and those they've owned for the past ten years could generate." With the noi e complaints reaching record highs particularly in the period spanning from Fall of 1990 to Fall of 1991-with Sarasota residents threatening lawsuits, and a simultaneously changing administration, a committee made up of Dean Schenck, then Acting Provost Dr. Margaret Bates, and then Acting Director of Student Affairs Anne Fisher prohibited Walls as we know them-{)r at least severely restricted them "It was an unhappy time," commented Johnson As a result of all this the Pei Dorm Noise Abatement Study" was initiated, which seems to have proposed a lot of good ideas, none of which have brought the college has seen any material results. Proposals included the building of ound walls on the West side of the Pei dorms Also investigated was the designation of a standard speaker area from which Palm Court echoes would remain at a minimum to the surrounding residential neighborhoods specifically those South of the Ringling area. The most recent, and active of the ongoing noise-related studies, however, has been the Capital Improvement Trust (CIT) project. Between two and three years ago, Student Government commissioned a study on noise which resulted in discussions regarding the purchase of new stereo equipment which could be monitored more accurately, and possibly limited, in terms of its decibel levels. This theoretical system is what was being tested by the Carl Abbott and Siebein Associates this past Friday before the Halloween PCP.


The Catalyst November 9, 1994 7 POLICE LOG 10/17--12:48am: Ofc Mislyan shut down a Wall in response to an off-campus noise complaint. 4 : 30am : Ofc McGrath found "Nude College and "NCLF' spray-painted on the new New College billboard The graffiti was reported to the Dean and the paint was removed 10/18 -6:35am: Four students were caught in the Selby Hanson area by Ofc. McGrath. All four students were charged with loitering and prowling, and one was also charged with "obstruction" '. Loitering and prowling is defined as being in a place at a time that is unusual and being unable to explain why According to the police the students weren't able to give a good explanation of their situation. Additionally a can of red spray-paint was found behind them and recovered by an officer. When the students were asked to get in the car, one of them took the spray paint from where the officer had set it down and biked off. When asked Sgt. O Casio said he thought there was a "high prob ability that they had come back to repaint the Billboard. The incident was reported to student affairs and no action was taken aside from a verbal discussion with the four students. 10/21--11 :OOam: A bike was reported stolen from the Viking/ post-office area. 10/22--3:00pm : Money was reported stolen from several purses in Sudakoff during the book sale 10/26--12: 16am: Ofc. Mislyan issued state traffic tickets to two students, one of whom was "riding on the outside of the vehicle 10/28--4 : 30pm : Ofc Resch received a report of a bike stolen from Caples 10/29--8 : 48pm : After receiving three off-campus noise complaints about a sound test of new stereo equipment in palm court, Ofcs. Lange and Resch shut down the Wall for the night [SEE ARTICLE IN THIS ISSUE] 11/1--7:52pm: Ofc. Roarty received a report of an altercation on the basketball court involving a New College student who was allegedly beat up by four non-students. The case is being referred to the state attorney [SEE ARTICLE I THIS ISSUE]. 11 :38pm: Ofc. Mislyan received a report of an altercation between two staff custodians outside the library The incident is also being referred to the state attorney OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER Jake Reimer National News: Francisco Duran, a 26 year old native of AlbJquerque, N.M., was charged last week with two felony counts for firing at the White House with an automatic rifle However Duran's motives are still unclear. "I would not characterize this as an assassination attempt at all, no way," said Richard Griffin assistant director of protective operations at the Secret Service Duran was described by neighbors as a quiet man. "They just seemed like normal people trying to make a go of it, said Jackie Hudgins a next-door neighbor Despite consumer wariness about milk produced by cows injected with a genetically engineered hormone, thousands of dairy farmers across the country are adopting the new drug to increase production in their own cows Approximately 7% of the nation's dairy farmers use the bovine somatotropin hormone. A representative from Velda Farms (the company that supplies milk to Marriott) said that there was no way to know whether or not the milk they distribute contains BST, as they use milk from all over the state After a lengthy process eight women and four men were picked as jurors in the O.J Simpson trial last Friday. The jurors who range in age from 22 to 52 seem to represent a variety of backgrounds; eight are black, two are Hispanic, one is white, and one is part American Indian Although most Novo Collegians are familiar with the gubernatorial race between Jeb Bush and incumbent Lawton Chiles, you may not know that there is a similar situation going on now that is a little further from home. ln Texas Gov. Ann Richards is fighting for re-election against George W Bush "Junior", as he is called by his friends. In an ironic develop ment, Ross Perot jumped into the Texas campaign last week to endorse Gov. Richards. State News: A Florida jury recommended last week that Paul Hill face the death penalty for the shooting deaths of an abortion doctor and his escort. Hill a former Presbyterian minister who was convicted in rederal court several months ago, responded to the decision in the spirit of a true fanatic: "You mey mix my blood with the blood of the unborn and those who have fought to defend the oppressed." As in the first trial, Hill was not allowed to argue that the killings were justified because they prevented a greater harm, which he argues is the killing of fetuses One of Hill s former lawyers argued that the killing of those who performed abortions was "consistent with biblical truth".


8 The Catalyst November 9, 1994 ANNOUNCEMENTS The Third Annual New College Race and Gender Symposium "Seeing Double: As We See Ourselves and as Others See Us" The New College Race and Gender Symposium is a of speakers, films and events addre sing topics of race and gender and the intricacies and connections the two. This year's symposium will be held the \\eek of November 7-13. It's focus will be on images, seeing and repre entation in terms ofrace and gender and how these subjects relate to life in the New College and Sarasota Communities. The symposium is free and open to all members of the New College and Sara ota Communities. These are not just issues of interest to women of color. Images, perceptions and group identities are things which all of us have to deal with, and we are hoping to attract great diversity of opinion for our discussions The schedule is as follows: Monday, Nov. 7 6 pm, Sudakoff, workshop: "Language and Communication"; 8 pm, film: Naked Spaces director: Trinh T. Min-ha Thesday Nov. 8 6 pm in the Fishbowl, workshop: "Seei ng and Representation "; 8 pm in Library room 248, film: Perfect directed by Maureen Blackwood Wednesday, Nov. 9 6 pm in Sudakoff, speaker: Linda Lopez McAllister -"Questions About Ht sing"including a presentation of the film Illusions directed by Julie Dash; 8 pm in the Fishbowl, workshop: "Wome n of Color" Thursday, Nov. I 0 6 pm in the Fishbowl, Student Presentations; 8 pm, films: Flesh and Paper directed by Pratibha Parmer, and Ten Cents A Dance directed by Midi Onodera Friday, Nov II 6 pm in the Fishbowl, speaker: Kim Va e-"Alice Walker and the Position of White People in Stories of People of Color"; 8 pm, Open House and films: I Is a Long Memoried Woman directed by Frances-Anne Soloman, and Double the Trouble Twice the Fun directed by Pratibha Parmer Saturday, Nov. 12 8:30pm in Sainer Auditorium, Keynote Speaker: Trinh T. Min-Ha. A reception will follow. Sunday, Nov. 13 2 pm in Sudakoff, Feedback forum * Mark's News : The Campus Interfaith Series is coming soon: Monday, November 14 at 6 pm in the Fishbowl: Beyond Consciousness: Ritual and Prayer; Monda,y, December 5 at 6pm in the Fishbowl: A Priest The Police, and Protest; Student Activi ties still has a ticket for a prime seat at the Nov. 22 Rolling Stones/Spin Doctors concert in Tampa for sale. Monday, November 14 at 8:30 in the Fishbowl, there will be a Disabled Student Group General Interest Meeting for students with disabilities and people who want to learn more about or discuss disability issues on this campus. fur questions or further info, contact Mark B * There's a Jan. 15 deadline for Tricks For Trade New College's Art-fag-rag. Poems, short stories, line art-or-people to read/ typeset. Box 461. Lisa. 359-3752 for sample copy. * Sufi Dancing with Shahabuddin Less every first Tuesday of the month in the College Hall Music Room from 7:30pm to 9:00pm. For more info, contact Sarah at 923-3108. ***** New College is offering a series of introductory seminars integrating science and the humanities entitled "Origins and Cycles." The first three of these seminars will be offered during this coming ISP period. Each seminar will be co-taught by at least two New College faculty and be limited to fifteen first-year students. Professors Aron Edidin and Karsten Henckell will offer a seminar entitled "Origins of Natural and Artificial Intelligence." The seminar, "Human Origins," involving Professors Andrews, Doenecke Bauer (co-ordinator), Gilchrist, Beulig, Smillie, and Demsld, will expose students to the development of the theory of evolution, its conceptual and historical contexts, the extension of its influence through the doctrine of Social Darwinism, and its implications for understanding the minds and social otganization of modern humans. "Origins of Democracy and Technological Democracy," a seminar offered by Professors Eugene Lewis and John Moore, will analyze the evolution of democracy in archaic Greece and compare it to modem democracies, investigating the ways they have been influenced by science and technology.

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