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You are number six T R USTEES DISCUSS FUTURE OF NEW COLLEGE by Ken Burruss The New College Board of Trustees met last Thursday and Friday in Sudakoff Center to discuss among other things campus growth and increased funding. Several Committees met Thursday including the Alumni; Student Affairs; Educational Policy and Personnel Committee (EPPC); and the Finance and Investment/Develop ment Committee. The Student Affairs and EPPC committees were open to students and several attended despite almost no existing announcement of the meetings (for more o n the committee meetings. see related articles this issue). On Friday a Members Meeting was held at 9 : 30 am, followed by the Trustees Board Meeting. Many members of the campus community sat in on the second meeting which was open, as well as USF President Betty Castor and Provost Michael Kovacs. The Trustees Board Meeting had a report from each committee by a trustee member, followed by questions. Mr Richard Donegan gave a report on Campaign 2000, followed by a report from Dean and Warden Gordon Michalson General Roland Heiser of the New College Foundation spoke next, with President Castor speaking briefly after him. Donegan announced that the Foundation has already raised $11.8-miUion of what it needs for Campaign 2000. Active solicitation will actually take place in a two year period with donations accepted over the whole five year period. Seven professorships/chairs are sought, several already funded, which Donegan labelled a "fait accompli They include the PepsiCo Endowed Professorship, the Soo Bong Chae Chair, the Selby Chair in Economics, and the Buzzelli Chair in Psychology. The Foundation is still seeking $3-million for its scholarship fund, $2-million for its faculty fund, and $6-mill ion for the Gateway Scholar Endowment. It was announced that an anonymous donor gave $200,000 with state-matching funds f or a teaching auditorium to be part of the planned new science facility. Dean Michalson talked a little about the long-awaited "TRUSTEES" CONTINUED ON PAGE 5 Volume IV, Issue 18 February 8. 1995 U NI VE RSIT Y SYSTEM POND ERS CUTS from the St. Petersburg Times 1/31/95 In what has become a game of political theater, state university leaders reluctantly said Monday how they would cut 25 percent of their budgets. If you really want to know, they told state Senate Republicans, we'd protect what legislators have always said is our top priority: teaching undergraduate students. But to do that, they said we'd (the state university leaders) have to end a number of graduate programs and drasti cally curtail research; stop subsidizing our teaching hospitals; pull all our money out of college museums, galleries, radio and television stations; delay the opening of a lOth university; and let each college athletic program balance men's and women's sports on its own. Oh, yes. We'd also have to cut otfr enrollment. As Republican leaders had insisted, State University Chancellor Charles Reed offered numbers to prove all this would be necessary to save the $389-million a Senate committee had demanded. Such measures essentially would turn the universities into big community colleges But at least, Reed said, everyone will know our priorities. Senate Ways and Means Chairman Mario Diaz-Balart, who this month requested these proposed cuts form all state agencies, could not be reached for comment Friday or Monday. But Reed told the universities' Board of Regents that Diaz-Balart had assured him last week that no one will cut the universities' budgets by 25 percent. If anything, Reed said, "EDUCATION CUTS" CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 I n s ide T his I ss ue Letter to the Editor ................. ... .. .......... 2 SAC Minutes ..... ........ ........................... 3 unger Strike .......................... ........ ... ucational Policy & Personnel Committee ....... ......... 5 Students Meet with Trustees ....... ................. 6 aham's Column .... ............................ .... 7 New Pool Hours ............... ...................... 9 NCSA Update ....................... ................ 9 Announcements ....... ............................ .10
2 The Catalyst February 7, 1995 Letter to the Editor: On Walls Dear Catalyst, 1 want to say something about the Walls. I realize that it is only my opinion and that people may disagree with me, but that's OK. I see the Wall as a community event. The stereo equipment belongs to all students and a Wall is really loud so everyone is going to have to hear it. More than that, the Wall is an important regular happening vital to the culture and happiness at ew College. It is an opportunity for people to get together and have fun. Because a Wall is so public and can affect so many people, the administration of one is special. I don't think everyone realizes what a responsibility throwing a Wall is. When you do a Wall, you should be thinking about what music can you play that will make a lot of people happy. There is room for your own creative choice and of course the pon or should be hearing stuff that they want to dance to, but you can listen to music that only you like in your room anytime. Don't hesitate to kill a song that nobody wants to hear. Of course a siuing song now and then is good, but ideally people will be dancing. Doing a Wall and then ditching is BAD. If you are "in charge" of the equipment. then you had better make sure it's taken care of. Don't just leave it for an RA or somebody else to clean up. Signing up for a Wall and not showing up is BAD. People will be expecting your Wall and some poor, unfortunate pillar of the community who is too busy for such things will have to salvage the situation. There are a lot of people who want to do Walls this year but who can't because they are all signed out. There are students who are leaving who won't get a chance to do a Wall their last year. If you put your name down on a sign-up sheet, think about how precious that slot IS. If you can't show up for you Wall, get someone else to do it or advertise it ahead of time. On the flip side, you wiU never be able to please everyone. Some songs some people simply won't like. If someone is playing awful stuff that makes you want to cover your ears rather than shake your butt, there is no need to harass them and be a jerk. An experimental song every once in awhile is good. Theme Walls can be much fun (advertising or rather warnings ahead of time help with those). Of course you can humbly offer the use of your guaranteed instant-Wall tape but don't force it down someone's throat. If someone i fool enough to play constant crap or to attempt to drastically alter everyone's sen e of artistic decency, then just let them suffer the conse quences. They're playing music and no one is dancing and people are leaving. Hopefully, they will, being responsible and community minded, try to fix things really quick. I would like to end this with some quotes from some Wall veterans. People "should realize the seriousness of signing out a Wall and their responsibility to the community when they do so." "Booty music. There' a certain tension between the Wall for art's sake and the sake of your own taste and between the Wall to get people boogin' down, to get your ya yas out, a Wall for the Wall's sake, the community. The perfect Wall fulfill both." -Oliver Luby The Catalyst General Editor: Ken Burruss Managing Editor: Jlen Zazueta-Audirac Staff Writers: Graham Strouse, Rocky Swift, Jake Reimer, Kate Fink, Sara Foley, Nick Napolitano and Kristina Rudiger Layout: Kelcey Burns and Michael Hutch Busine s Manager: Anjna Chauhan The Catalyst is also available on-line at http://www.sar.usf.edu/-reffelVcatalyst/catalyst.hunl Direct inquiries/submissions to our Computer Guy, James Reffell (reffell@virtu. ar.usf.edu) Co-Sponsored by Dean and Warden Michalson and Professor Ve peri Letters to the Editor should be submitted on disk if po ible, if not then in type, to Box 139, the Catalyst envelope on the door of the Publication Room, or mailed to: 5700 N Tamiami Trail, Box 139 Sarasota, Fl. 34243 The Catalyst reserves the right to edit submissions for rca on of space or clarity.
The Catalyst February 7, 1995 3 "ECUCATION CUTS" CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Republicans are hoping to find more money for education. That said, most regents loathed even identifying the programs they consider lower priorities. Such a list could cripple employee moral, scare away bright students and confuse federal and corporate research sponsors, they said. "If they're not going to cut us, I just hate to put this message out," Regent Welcom "Hank" Watson said. But Senate leaders last week rejected a bolder idea from the regents to save administrative costs by exploring ways to take universities out of the state bureaucracy at least as an answer for Diaz-Balart's request. Some legislators are interested in that plan, Reed said, but they told him to take care of this exercise first. "I took it that everybody would be better off once we got this out of the way." "As painful as this is, we don't really have any choice," regent Carolyn Roberts said Another regent, Perla Hantman, refused to vote on Reed's list, saying it would be irresponsible. "If it's a political exercise, I'm not ready to be a part of it," Hantman said. While the regents are a nonpartisan board, most current members were appointed by Democratic Gov. Lawton Chiles. Interestingly, though, both Roberts and Hantman are Republi cans. For the University of South Florida, the Republican cut would cost $65-million. Much of that about $30-million was unfunded Monday, although it would involve closing some master's and doctoral programs, eliminating special student fee waivers, decreasing state-supponed research and service, and trimming related faculty and staff support. USF also has two of the state-wide research centers that were targeted: the Florida Institute of Oceanography in St. Petersburg and the Center on Aging in Tampa. About $9-million in subsidies to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center on the Tampa campus would cease. USF's art museum, two galleries and four public broadcasting stations would lose their state funding Reed reassured regents that no university had been singled out for disproportionate cuts. All were identified using the above mentioned systemwide priorities. One exception was Florida Gulf Coast University, to be built in Fort Myers. It would lose 75 percent of its budget, although a skeleton staff would remain to plan a delayed opening. Regent Audrea Anderson worried that the new university is too politically fragile to be singled out this way. But Reed said that with such extreme measures imposed on existing universities, he couldn't justify building a new one. Student regent Jason Rosenberg said top graduate and professional students are in the process of choosing schools for next year. Many may be scared away by Florida's political climate, he said USF president Beuy Castor agreed. "I think it's going to be devastating. This simply is not a good message. You're right. It couldn't be at a worse time," she said. Later discussing how to reassure USF employees, she told her staff, "I think the main thing is to try to explain that this is very early in the (budget) process, and this is something we were forced to do." Regent Elizabeth Lindsay, a USF alumna from Sarasota, wondered how much money and staff time had been spent responding to the Senate's request. Reed and the university presidents couldn't say, just that it was a lot. SAC MEETING MINUTES Monday, January 30, 1995 members in attendance: Oliver Luby as proxy for Tracie Merritt, Sara Kuppin, Jake Reimer, Meg Moore, Adam Stone (chair), Stephanie Weiss the meeting went as follows: Performer's Workshop Ensemble -Andy Snyder requested 5,335 dollars in order to bring PWE to campus for February 9-15. $3000 was allocated, $405 of that for food and $250 for travel, $245 for hotel. Boatbuilding JSP was allocated S 170 for paint and new sail. Briggette Mars Herbal WorkshopSylvia Youssefi requested an additional $125 for part of Ms. Mars' travel expenses. Ms. Mars will be giving the workshop on Febru ary 9. Play -$240 was requested and allocated to Sheila Bishop for play materials, including sets and props.
4 The Catalyst February 7, 1995 CITIZENS PROTEST PROPOSITION 187 THROUGH HUNGER STRIKE Andy Snyder People are going to be fasting Feb. 16-18 all across the anti-immigrant laws and attitudes, and is an expression of United States. The "hunger strike" is being coordinated by support for immigrants, and the right of all people to education Angela Cervanta, a graduate student in California. Thousands of (including children who are immigrants). Furthermore the strike people are expected to participate, on college campuses, in is intended to focus attention on the need for multicultural churches, and in communities. The urge to stop eating for three education for everyone, to teach respect for non-white, non-U.S. days seems to have been sparked by the passage of Proposition cultures. 187 in California. Prop. 187 is designed to make the state of California a very unfriendly place for immigrants who cannot prove that they are citizens of the U.S. This unfriendliness includes police harassment, no aid for the desperately poor, the denial of non emergency medical care, and the expulsion of elementary and high school students. Furthermore, suspects are immediately reported to the people responsible for arranging deportation. The proposition does not discourage employers from hiring "illegal" immigrants, or prevent the immigrants from contribut ing to the economy. It only eliminates the services that society provides to everyone else. The majority of California voters who voted, voted for it. The courts in California have stopped (for now) the implementation of most of the points in the proposition, due mainly to the fact that Prop. 187 denies "due process" to its victims. This could change, so a coalition of leftists, pro immigrant groups, immigrants, and civil liberties groups have been organizing }87-free zones, wherein all of the schools, hospitals, doctors, social workers, and local police refuse to honor 187. Several people have already died due to 187. In two cases, people with leukemia did not go to the doctor, because they were scared they would be deported. One of these people was a Chinese woman, and the other was a Mexican boy. This fear was well-founded, even in emergency cases when treatment is not forbidden, the doctor is required to report the suspected illegal status of the patient. In addition the passage of the Proposition has emboldened racists, who now understandably feel that violence against minorities is condoned (since clearly the health of immigrants is not a concern). The California chapter of WAR, a white supremacist group which supported 187 released a cartoon with the title "Another way to deter immigration" which featured a scared Mexican family looking at a line of bloody Mexican heads in the sand. The hunger strike is directed against anti-minority and What's Happening in Sarasota? Well the first thing that NC students should be aware of, is that Prop. 187 look-alikes are on the horizon for Florida. The coordinators of Prop. 187 have been networking with people in Texas and Florida to try to duplicate their "success." Partly in response to this, a Florida legislator has produced a bill to deny most social services to immigrants here too. New College students will be joining the hunger strike (how many of you are interested?) and coordinating the observa tion of the strike among the local community. We are gong to be contacting local churches, community activists and arranging the visit of Baldamar Valasquez who is an organizer for migrant workers in Florida (who work really hard jobs, live in poverty, and put food on your tables, many of whom are not citizens of the U.S. -the crux of the anti-immigrant argument is that immigrants don't deserve taxpayer money, ignoring the tremen dous contribution that immigrants have made to this economy). We will be trying to get info to NC students, MCC students, Ringling students, and local high school students. If you want to help keep reading. On the second day of the fast (the 17th) a press confer ence will be held on campus to discuss the reasons for the fast. Following the press conference a 10 minute performance (written and performed by NC students) about the immigration issue will be performed (look for signs). And on the 18th Baldemar Velasquez will spealc. about the conditions that migrant farm workers and immigrants face in Florida. There is a big and important Activist Coalition meeting @6 pm Tuesday, February 7 in Ham Center at which the hunger strike will be discussed. If you are interested in joining the fast, or helping out, come to the meeting and/or write a note to box 549. If you want to read the text of Prop. 187, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for it. If you want to contact the national coordinator of the strike try email@example.com.
The Catalyst February 7, 1995 5 FACULTY CALL FOR MORE FUNDS FOR OVERSEAS STUDffiS by Ken Burruss The Education Policy and Personnel Committee (EPPC), one of the two Trustee meetings open to students, discussed last Thursday the topics of developing and internation alizing the faculty. The faculty members present bad one common refrain: more money for faculty. Professors Laszlo Deme, Jocelyn VanTuyl, and Helen Rees each spoke about the overseas studying they had done, the support it lent them in their teaching, and the need of financial support for professors to continue with such. Trustee members Esther Barazzone, Dr. Nell Eurich, Jennifer Gom, Dr. Thomas McElheny, Dean and Warden Michalson, and David Truman were on the committee. Other faculty members present included Professors Glen Cuomo, Tony Andrews, Leo Demski, Peter Kazaks, Malena Carrasco, Leo Demski, and Lee Snyder. Among the students present were NCSA President Sujean Chon. Mr. Truman stated that there was "more attendance at this meeting than in any I can remember." During the meeting, one trustee member expressed some doubt about how much international experience will permeate out of the faculty into the classroom. Dean Michalson also admitted that the school could do a better job utilizing community resources. Talk also centered briefly on diversification at New College, with Michalson stating, "Rightly or wrongly, New College is not a very diverse place." Michalson said he wants to create symbols of divershy on campus. Professor Deme began by calling the faculty develop ment fund "one of the best things that happened to us in the past few years." The fund provides money to professors for scholarly journals and attending conferences. On the subject of faculty morale, Deme stated that this was the "first time we've had it as far as I'm concerned." Deme described what he had learned from his stay in Hungary last summer and semester as evidence of the benefits professors can accrue from overseas study. Deme stated he hoped to write articles based on his Hungarian studies that will draw attention to New College. Deme also persuaded a former Hungarian foreign minister to attend his European Conference being held this spring at New College. Deme stressed that there should be more support for students studying abroad, stating that New College was "provin cial" and that "the present state of affairs needs improvement." Van Tuyl said that foreign language was a "critical part of a liberal arts education." She stated that there was a need for a scholarship fund for foreign education, since students majoring in a foreign language need time abroad. One problem that was recognized by the committee in students studying abroad was that many who come to New College do so because of the institution's low cost. They thus do not have the money themselves usually for an overseas school. Rees began her comments by saying, "I'm international just being here." Raised in England, she studied in Taiwan, which, she said, she could not have done without help from Oxford University. She stated a need for faculty to attend conferences and go overseas, saying, "One does get intellectu ally isolated down here." Andrews spoke of the encouragement for field work in anthropology, whether in America or abroad. Andrews said, "Just going to another country and participating in a dig is a very intensive experience." "TRUSTEES" CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 new dorm, and stated that they hope for it to be open sometime after next year. Michalson also touched on the reorganization of Student Affairs last summer and student involvement with youth in NewTown. Michal son stated that the faculty were still reeling from two professors who died last year and three more who underwent operations last semester. Otherwise, Michalson felt the meta phorical "health" of the faculty was fine. Michalson ended by stating there was a "need to continue to reflect on programming needs for students" regarding extracurricular activities. Castor spoke briefly about USF in general. Enrollment was up 4 percent on all USF campuses. A new dean has been selected for the much-beleaguered College of Public Health, the only college of its kind in the state. The university expects to attract $100-million in contracts/grants this year. Castor touched on the new Congress and her fears of cuts in education. Castor said that the Florida legislature passed one of the smallest increases in education funding in years, but as yet there have been no cuts. Castor ended her talk by complementing Dean Michalson, whom she said has "tremendous vision for this campus." Trustee John Cranor added at the end of the meeting by stating that the atmosphere was the best it has been since 1964.
6 The Catalyst February 7, 1995 STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE LOOKS AT HOW TO IMPROVE CAMPUS LIFE by Rocky Swift The Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees met Thursday to discuss the current status of student life. The meeting focused on what improvements have been made and what should be done in the future. The meeting was attended by the committee members of the Board of Trustees including Chairperson Monica Gaughan and Dallas Dort. Also in attendance were David Anderson, Dr. Terry Pauls, Anne Fisher, Mark Johnson, NCSA President Sujean Chon. and SAC members Adam Stone. Meg Moore. and Jake Reimer. The purpose of lhe meeting was for the members of the Board of Trustees to hear about the status of various aspects of student affairs. Administrators and students discussed what progress and problems they had experienced within the last semester and advised how the New College Foundation could help. Parkview House administrator Anne Fisher reported on the progress that her department has made. Fisher said that students have benefitted greatly from the expanded counseling and medical service that Parlcview House provides. The new victims advocate program with Deborah Richardson has helped a number of students. The campus counselors are constantly booked up with student appoinunents. The nurse practitioner is equally busy and has expanded her hours to sec more students. Campus physician Dr. Ed Carlstrom averages 90..100 visits a month from ew College and UP students. Fisher noted that she hopes the planned rate increase to $72 will be passed in order to maintain and improve the quality of care students receive. Director of Admissions David Anderson discussed the disparity between the admissions budgets of competing schools and New College. These universities (such as Eckerd, Rollins, Harvey Mudd, and Sarah Lawrence) have an average $381, 514 admissions budget compared to ew College's $79, 200. Allderson thanked the New College Foundation for its $20,000 grant to the admissions office. Dallas Dort, a member of the Board of Trustees and one of the founders of New Co !.lege, updated the committee on the new dormitory program. Dort said that the school is now in the process of choosing architects, and that the proposed opening date is January 1997. Mark Johnson proposed a plan to pull together the monetary resources of the SAC, the Dean and Warden's office, the New College Foundation, and the Alumni Association into a comprehensive pool to make funding easier. Johnson believes that this would allow more projects to be funded as well make the money more accessible to students. Currently, many student organizations (such as the Catalyst) have to seek assistance from many different sources in order to have enough funds. Mark Johnson hopes this new process would "cut out the middle man." Commenting on the present state of student aid, Johnson said, "There's a runaround that happens. There's an awful lot of wasted energy." Committee chairperson Monica Gaughan agreed, saying, "There are more advantages for this type of normalization process to take place." Gaughan and other committee members agreed that this process would likely make funding easier, but expressed concern that some of the monetary resource groups may be unwilling to give up some of their autonomy over their funds. NCSA President Su Jean Chon also worried that this process would take away some of the choices students enjoy. The committee members agreed to consider adopting the process. The SAC members in attendance reported on the quality of life of the students. Adam Stone said that the present status is much calmer than in years past. Stone attributed this change to the improved communication between students and faculty and to Ed Moore's NCSA Presidency. "In general the communication has gotten a lot better between the students and the administration," said Stone, "It's been much more mellow it seems like than in previous years." Meg Moore commented that there was "no looming sense of crisis." Mark Johnson also mentioned that recent alum Kevin Arlyck and another alum are going to temporarily fill Mark Breirnhorst's position as student activities coordinator.
The Catalyst February 7, 1995 7 A New Approach to Affirmitive Action Graham Strouse Note to reader: This column is a third draft. The reason Val's friends are burdened with motherhood and poverty. It's all I wrote three drafts is because two were so inflammatory that they know. Institutions like the Poynter Institute ought to had either gone to press, I would have been drawn, quartered, recognize circumstances like these and develop a more class-and forced to watch Bubba the Love Sponge expos e himself. oriented affirmative action policy that focuses on demographics Last week I received a long-awaited envelope from the Poynter Institue for Media Studies concerning a summer News writing and Reporting program at the St. Petersburg Times that I have been hankering after for some time now. The St. Pete Times is a darn good, dam liberal paper; the bane of foul-smelling Republican Scientologists everywhere. Thus it came as no $:!;-prise that the application from the closely associated Poymer Institute included a clause stating that "The Poynter Institute maintains employment practices and admis sions policies that do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, or physical handicap." To the right was a series of little blank boxes for checking one's race and gender, and a blank space to write in one's nation of origin. So why is this information relevant if the Poynter Institute does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, shoe size, etc? The answer, I learned, is that Title VI of the U.S. Civil Rights requires it. Then I read the brief for the newswriting program wherein I discovered that the program gives priority to "aspiring journalists of color." I support affirmitive action. However, this statement bugged me for a couple reasons. The first is that I have never really grooved on the phrase "people of color." After a11, we all have at least a little skin pigment, except of course for albinos. And their lobby is small enough that we can safely marginalize them. Secondly (and more seriously) "people of color" always strikes me as a sort of soft, squishy way of saying Black, Hispanic, or sirr.ply nonWhite. Why doesn't the application use one of these words? Then the brochure for the Newswriting and Reporting Program would read "priority for this program will be given to aspiring nonWhite journalists." Ouch. Giving the disenfranchised a major-league opportunity is, by any reasonable standards, a good thing. However, I think there's a better way to level the field. Skin color plays too damn large a role in the way the world views us, but other socioeco nomic factors have just as much impact on one's education, life style, and opportunities as dermal melanin content. I know middle-class African and Hispanic-Americans who are as well-educated, articulate, and neurotic as I am. There are those who have "made it" to that middle-class nirvana, though not enough. However, I also know that one of my best friends dates a gal who grew up in Erie, Pennsylvania. Her friends grew up on the razor's edge between lower-middle and lower class. Their parents are largely Caucasian blue-collar workers in a society that doesn't need that many blue collars. and family income level as well as race. There are still kids in Detroit's ghettos who dodge dum dum rounds on the way to the store and pass through metal detectors at school. Many, perhaps most, are "people of color." Closer to home (if you, like me, consider good ol' NC to be your home away from the Sanitarium) we've got towns like Apopka and Ashtatula, which have, in addition to their neat polysyllabic, alliterative names, a remarkably high percentage of Denny's waitresses, Shell clerks, and liquor store attendees per capita. These folks come in all flavors and colors. If the Poynter Institute gets an application from someone from one of these backgrounds, and that person is well qualified, shows potential as a journalist, and seems to have a drive to rise above her circumstances, than I will grumblingly step aside provided the Institute provide me with one gallon of chocolate chip cookie dough frozen yogurt. I'll probably get more chances than she will because I am White, well-off and middle-class. And I do love cookie dough frozen yogurt. There's a second, practical reason why it would be wise for affirmative actors to implement class-oriented approach towards minority empowerment. As a privileged, Caucasian male with well-off parents, a good high school education, many friends from similar backgrounds, I can honestly say that there are a lot of irrational, pissed-off hankies out there. It's a matter of perceptions. Class-based affirmitive action would still heavily benefit minorities, as much of America's underclass is Black, Hispanic, etc. One perk of such a system is that it deprives Rush Limbaugh's scriptwriters of their political kerosene. Downplay race, and it's harder for his dittoheads to scream "quotas!" every time someone mentions affirmitive action. Words leave their mark. When I read an application that says "priority will be given to aspiring journalists of color" my instinct is to ask "What did I do?" When Jocelyn Elders proclaims to the nation that the current welfare system was established by White, slave-holding males, I can not help but feel as if she is somehow directing this comment at me. This irritates me, even though I agree with the substance of her conclusion. When revisionist historians sweep their pens across the pages of American history books and write "racist" in every margin, I cringe guiltily. And fume. There are many whose (re)actions to purely race-based affirmative action are far more rash. Can you say "Newt Gingrich, Speaker of the House?" Say it slowly, one syllable at a time, for the full effect.
8 The Catalyst February 7, 1995 : Bored, lonely, looking for a little excitement in your life? : : Yeah, we thought so. : Join The Catalyst staff and get tutorial credit while agonizing over deadlines. Almost as exciting as joining the French Foreigh Legion! Guaranteed to keep you too busy to date! Why wait? Operators are standing by, one of two fabulously thrilling positions could be yours ........ APPLY NOW AND YOU COULD BE: A Staff Wnter: Get your blathering published! Responsibilities include an assigned article every week, attending staff meetings twice a week, occasional grovelling. Submit your name : and writing sample to Ilen at box 102 by Friday, February I 0 : A Business Manager: Go out into the real world and get people to give us money! Must : attend staff meetings twice a week, keep accounts, make phone calls, do PR stuff (grovel) Submit your name and a brief explanation of why you can do all of the above things to llen at box 102 bv Fndav, Februarv 10 New College Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees As of February 3, 1995 Wood, Arthur M. Jr. (Chairman) Baker, Bradford B. Barazzone, Esther L. Ph.D. Beresford-Redman, Bruce (NC '94) Bredder, Charlene (NC'93) Brown, Thomas Castor, Betty Christ-Janer, Dr. Arland F. Clayton, Fay (NC '67) Cook, Jane B. (Mrs. A. Werk) Cranor, John M ill (NC '67) Donegan, Richard 0. Cort, Dallas W. Eurich, Dr. Nell P. Gaughan, Monica (NC '89) Goldstein, Alfred R Gom, Jennifer (NC '92) Hahn, Alexander Hansen, John L. (NC '82) Heiser, Lt. Gen. Rolland V., USA (Ret.) Hodes, Dr. Richard S. Johnson, Robert M. Kenny, Shirley Strum Ph.D. Mason, Maj. General Raymond E. (Ret.) McElheny, Dr. Thomas Michalson, Dr. Gordon E., Jr. Misemer, Kenneth R. (NC '68) Pritzker, Rhoda (Mrs. Jack N.) Raeburn, Dr. Vicki Pearthree (NC '68) Smolker, David (NC '77) Truman, David., Ph.D. Wise, William T. Wood, Gary W
The Catalyst F e bruary 7, 1995 9 ANDYOUTHOUGHTTHEPOOLWAS OPEN by Kate Fink First, the pool was green. Then it had a sort of purplish hue. Now, even in its proper shade of chlorinated turquoise the pool is still not available whenever students may want to take a dip. Though the pool used to be open 24 hours a day, its current hours run from dawn until dusk. Fitness Center Director Judy Roningen said the reason for the limited hours is a state law requiring sufficient lighting around the pool at night. "We only have one out of 11 lights working," she said If the pool remained open after dusk without enough lighting, Roningen said the state could shut it down themselves. When the lights will be fixed is unknown Roningen hopes there will be money allocated for them next year, since there is no money left to spend on them this year. "We just spent $4 ,000 on the pool... we finally got it open on December 18 on the assumption that, at some point, we will get the lights fixed." Fitness Center reserve money has also been spent on the newly reopened spa though it still has a leak the Fitness Center staff is trying to fix. Perhaps a greater issue lies in liability for the pool. If a student is injured or dies at the pool, regardless of whether it is attended, "Someone will end up paying for it, and it will probably be me," Roningen said. "At this point, we continue to pray that nobody dies." She hopes the pool will have lifeguards in the future. If it does, the pool's hours will likely be restricted again. Sgt. 0' Casio of Campus Police echoed Roningen 's concerns. 'The sign at the pool says, 'swim at your own risk,' but that s not really true." 0' Casio said police are enforcing the pool hours, and that swimming in the pool after hours is considered trespassing, a misdemeanor offense. Punishment for the offense is currently left at each officer's discretion, but that may change. "It depends on how big a problem it becomes," he said. Last week, the words "dawn to dusk" on the pool sign were painted over and replaced with "24 hours" by vandals. Roningen encourages students to ask her whenever they have concerns about the Fitness Center, including the pool, rather than react in ways that hurt the Fitness Center and students. "I mean, it just means you spend more money," she said. NCSA/SAC UPDATES Adam Stone SAC ELECTIONS: NCSA Spring elections will be held February 15. Nominations open the first day of the term and close February 13. Submit petitions with twenty-five signatures to the Election Supervisor's Box in front of Barbara s office in the new club and organization mailboxes SAC Sweeps: If you were allocated money during the last semester and you still have money in your account it will be swept as of February 13. If you do not want this to happen, please submit a note explaining why you have not used the money and when you intend to use it to the SAC box in front of Barbara's office in the new club and organiztion mailboxes SAC MARATHON: SAC s Spring Marathon Allocation will be held Saturday February 18 This year, please use the SATAN request form ( available February 1 in the SAC mailbox in front of Barbara's office). In exchange for using this form, we will not require multiple copies of your proposal Proposals must be turned in by Wednesday, February 15 to the SAC Mailbox in the new club and organization mailboxes. Anyone is welcome to request money. More information about proposals can be found in the Field Guide to the SAC, available in the publications rack in front of Barbara's office. Club and Oreanization Mailboxes: Any campus club or organization who needs a place to distribute or receive information can use these boxes. The boxes are in front of Barbara's office as is the sign-up sheet to request a mailbox. Student Handbook: Anyone interested in working on this year's edition of the student handbook should contact the SAC through the SAC mailbox. An organizational meeting will be held sometime in early February. Dates to be announced.
l 10 The Catalyst February 7, 1995 Announcements Tim and Debbie Richardson are now living in Viking 109, formerly Mark Breimhorst's apartment. Their home telephone number is 359-42R? is equipped with an answering machine should they be out. Tim will continue to have office hours from I P.M. to 5 P.M. daily in the Housing Office, ext. 359-4259. In the event of an emergency students can page Tim at 252-6132 or leave a message on his machine that will be answered as soon as possible. If the daytime office hours are not convenient just call the office so alternate arrangements can be arranged. ***** Professor Michelle Barton will be reviewed on February 16, 1995, as part of the regularly scheduled reviews of the faculty. The PAC assessment will include, among other things, an evaluation of the faculty member's teaching, scholarship, and community involvement and contribution. If your knowledge extends into these areas, your comments will be appreciated. Comments should not simply be a "for or against" vote, but rather a critical evaluation. All letters must be in the file by 5:00P.M., February 13, 1995. Letters must be signed and should be sent to Peter Kazaks, Division of Natural Sciences ***** The Nurse Practioner, Judith Bungarz, at Parkview House will start her new afternoon hours. Her hours are: Mondays, 3-5 P.M. and Tuesdays through Fridays, 2:304:30P.M. Please call 359-4254 for an appointment. ***** Help wanted for housing maintenance assistants. Pay will be $5.00/Hr., 4-10 Hrs./Week. The job consists of general maintenance, grounds work, ancl !Jlcving furniture. All students interested should apply in the Housing Office. ***** There will be a student workshop February16 from 9:3011:30A.M., Introduction to the Internet (A password is required for this workshop.) Any student interested should register with Barbara Brown at 359-4350. ***** A tutorial on the elements of urban form will be given next term. 4-6 advanced and/or particularly motivated students from any related discipline are needed for this tutorial with Professor Carrasco (module 1) and Professor Brain (module 2). If interested contact either Richard Martin, Box 242 or Sofia Zander, Box 259. Tutorial credit for module 1 will be given to 4-6 students to help prepare the Urban and Regional Issues Symposium in early April. There will be two weekly meetings plus logistical help and tasks. Professor Brain will be the sponsor. For more information call Joy, 355-2708; Richard, 951-0047; or Juliana, 951-2800. ***** Mike Niederhausen will be offering a tutorial on "Changing Values in Contemporary Society". Those interested are asked to come to Sudakoffthis Wednesday, February 8, at 4:00P.M. for further infromation and a decision as to when to meet this term at a mutually convenient time. Phone: 359-2589, Box: 415. We want inforJitation inforJJtation. If you're in a tutorial (or know someone in a tutorial), drop us a note saying what the tutorial is, how many people are in it, and who the sponsor is. By next issue, we should have a list out of who's taking what this semester. Drop the note in box 75 or in one of the Catalyst boxes across from Barbara Berggren's office.