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THE CATALYST A Student Publication of New College tasty and filling Volume IV, Issue 30 May 9, 1995 FACULTY MEETING DRAWS STUDENT PRESENCE, PROTEST Nick Napolitano The phrase "Division Meeting" acquired a new meaning last Wednesday when approximately forty-five students showed up to the Humanities Division faculty meeting in Cook Hall to express their opinions regarding the hiring of the new French Language and Literature professor. "It was tense," said first-year student Stephanie Magruder. Many students opposed the search committee's unanimous recommendation that Amy Reid be offered the position. Professor Doug Berggren noted that student "presence ... suggests to me that you [students] would prefer to learn from Marie-Claire [Barnet]." Among the search committee's reasons for recommend ing Reid, Search Committee Chair and Art History Professor Malena Carrasco cited that "of the three candidates, she [Reid] is from the best graduate program, and has the most teaching experience .... Her areas of interest seem to have the greatest breadth, as well as the least intersection with Jocelyn VanTuyl." Carrasco also said that Reid was "simply a more effective teacher." Humanities faculty were supposed to have voted at the end of the meeting, but postponed the vote in order to give the search committee an opportunity to review points brought up by students at the division meeting. The committee, which consisted of professors Carrasco (committee chair), Glen Cuomo, Andrea Dimino, Terry Palls, Jocelyn Van Tuyl, and professor emeritus David Dykstra, held a closed meeting Friday morning at 9 AM to reconsider their recommendation. That afternoon Carrasco announced that "the committee has decided to reaffirm its recommendation of Amy Reid; there will be a proposal to the Division in the form of a ballot, circulating today [Friday] and due Thesday." This action has prompted some students to wonder how seriously student opinion has been considered. In a meeting on Friday, second-year transfer student Jim Kilbourne (a member of VanTuyl's Intermediate French Class) told Carrasco that he felt "very patronized. On the one hand I'm hearing 'We care about what you want,' and then you [the faculty) do whatever you want." Third-year student Amy Laitinen expressed a similar view in an interview with The Catalyst. "They're giving us the impression that they're listening to us but without taking us seriously .... My biggest problem with the meeting was that some faculty seemed annoyed that students felt a right to have a say and express their opinions about who their professors are going to be." Said Laitinen, "I certainly don't think that students should decide for faculty ... but I feel that student input is one of the biggest factors .... Even if the decision remains, I still think it was important for students to voice their concerns." Carrasco stated at the Wednesday meeting that student input "is very important ... but it is only one of many factors ... I don't mean to be dismissive, but it [faculty hiring] is a faculty decision." Cuomo reminded students that "We [the search commit tee] see the candidates in many different contexts." Fourth-year student Student Qinghua Xu agreed. "We are not the committee. Their reasons are valid. Their criteria for hiring is not only based on student opinion." Other students reacted optimistically to the meeting. "I think it was pretty effective," said second-year Zoe Kehrwald. "Since the meeting, I've heard faculty talking about the things "HUMANITIES" CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 Inside this Issue: Editorial ........................................... 2 Letters to the Editor ................................ 3,4 Dallas Dort . . . ............................. 5 Eric von Schmidt ..................................... 7 Sexual Awareness Display ............................. 7 Outside the Ivory Tower .............................. 9 Announcements .................................... 10


2 The Catalyst May 9, 1995 EDITORIAL It's that time of year again. Yes, it's time for class evaluations, those canary yellow, carbon-copy sheets that every student gets in every class at the end of the semester. This is the student's chance to tell the professor what they thought of the class, good and bad. As boring or mundane as this often seems, in actuality class evaluations are essential to the dialogue between students and faculty. The evaluations that students scribble in the last days of the semester are possibly the most useful information professors can receive as to the effectiveness of their classes. Faculty should emphasize the importance of the evalua tions, not merely distribute them. Too often these forms are distributed with an air of "1-hate-to waste-valuable-class-time like-this." Such an atmosphere hardly encourages thoughtful consideration on the part of students. Professors, this is your chance to find out what students are really thinking; give students time enough to complete them with care. As for the students, a good evaluation should take some thought. Spend no less than five minutes thinking it over and writing it. It does not have to be a three-page essay, but it should be something serious and precise. If you don't feel like you've been given enough time to complete the evaluation, take it home and finish it ... just remember to turn it back in to the division office. If you are worried about a professor not liking what you have to say, remember that it is your right in the evaluation to say what you want, as long as it is relevant. You do not have to sign the evaluation (unless you want to), nor can you be held account able for what you say. As long as you don't write complete nonsense, the professor should take your evaluation of him/her just as seriously as you take his/her evaluation of you. The evaluation is one of the most powerful and expressive tools a student has, it is one of the few ways students can influence decisions about promotion and tenure. It should not be dismissed easily by anyone. 10%0FF No Deposit No Administration Fee 10% off with this Ad .---, ....__ ......._' ( r ... -.... { \x:7l Rtc>. {$) '-.. 'C.J Rest Easy on ?our Summer Break. Store Your Belongings with Us While You are Away. Oimate Controlled Lockers from Only S6/month Computerized Access Storage Sizes for Every Need from Small Electronics to RV s Mini Storage 6512 -14th Street West 1909 Whitfield Park Loop Bradenton Bradenton 758-DOOl 758-1545 The Catalyst General Editor: Ken Burruss Managing Editor: Ilen Zazueta-Audirac Staff Writers: Graham Strouse, Rocky Swift, Jake Reimer, Byron Hartsfield, Kate Fink and Meg Hayes. Layout: Kelcey Burns and Michael Hutch Business Managers: Anjna Chauhan and Adam Rains 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 Letters to the Editor should be submitted on disk if possible, if not then in type, to the Catalyst boxes across from Barbara Berggren's office, or mailed to 5700 N Tamiami Trail, Box 75, Sarasota, FL 34243. The Catalyst reserves the right to edit submissions for reasons of space or clarity.


The Catalyst May 9, 1995 3 LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Sign Tramples Free Speech I am disturbed at finding my name along with the entire student body listed under the threat: cross your name out or you will become one of them. I have two things to say : 1 ) My name is not to be displayed in a public place without my consent. It had to do with two basic things : respect and privacy I like both of them, and I am not going to let you bastardize them for whatever political agenda you have 2) While growing up, two hundred and fifty thousand people were kidnapped, tortured, and murdered in my country They taught me, among other things the value of freedom of speech. In my own little book, it means that I have the right to say, or refrain to say what I want (read: I have the choice to speak) Believe me it is a valuable right which you learn to appreciate especially when you do not have it. If by stepping on my right to speak, you are trying to show me that silence means compliance; I must say, thanks but no thanks I do not need you to tell me the power of my silence I am aware of it; besides I like having the choice of exercising it myself. I do not know what the issues involved In this "Con tract of America" are. (I am too upset to read them in the way they are presented here.) I do not know whether I agree or not. However, any action (or lack of it) that I take regarding you sign does not reflect in any mean, or under any circumstance, my opinions on this or any other issue. Again, thanks but I can speak for myse lf. I am sure you have your good reasons for this sign. am only hoping that next time you will be more careful about other people's rights. I can give you two hundred and fifty thousand reasons to do so. And although right now "I would like to find you inner child and kick its little ass," as the Eagles would say, I ca n on l y write this and hope you will read it. --Sebastian Canon I cf{ 4tt 9t"e (} l1tttt:1t etotJ.L1t:1 2_ 'f e"'eat {,'f q;_..,lgt 334 So. Wagf.L>t:;to>t Bltui. Sa'Za Bo-t.a, :fla. Sign Better than Petition On April30, with the help of Andy Snyder I po s ted a sign on the front of Ham Center regarding the Contract w ith America (Note : The views expressed in this letter are not necessarily those of Andy Snyder) Though I expected a certain degree of backlash the sign provoked a response which greatly exceeded my anticipations The gist of the average attack was this : "You do not have the right to force me to make my political views public ," and was often followed by : "You should have posted a petition." As regards the first statement the intent of the sign was not to take a political census of New College. Nor was the intent to turn people for or against the Colllract (note the presence of both sides of that issue on the sign) The point is this: those behind the Contract claim that it has the support of the American people If people feel indignant because of our sign, I believe they should feel more indignant about a Congressional leader ship which ascribes to them a de facto position of assent. As our sign explained, only 5% of Americans were demonstrated to have actively voiced support for the Contract. One has a mora l obligation as a member of a democracy to speak out when one's government assigns one a default position I did not use a petition because that would have failed to drive home this key point of de facto" democracy, and also I do not believe the opinion of New College weighs heavily upon our leaders As a final note, I wish to condemn the ofte n sarcastic ad hominem attacks which appeared on our sign, many of which were specifically directed at Andy Snyder. It is very disappointing that many people used the sign as an opportunity to express disapproval of the previous endeavors of one of its creators, rather than to discuss the issue at hand --Matt Grieco LEITE R S C ONTINUED ON PAGE 4 Buy Sell Trade Downtown Sarasota 1488 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 U.S.A. Open 7 Days A Week (813) 366-1373


4 The Catalys t May 9, 1995 LETTERS T O THE EDITOR (CO NTINUE D ) "Save Our State" Is Xenophobia On April 20, I, Erica Quin, and Danielle Chynoweth interviewed Doug Guetzloe, coordinator of the "Save Our State" committee in Florida. The following is an excerpt from that interview. "Save Our State" in Florida is imilar to groups by the same name in several states, all working to pa s legislation prohibiting illegal immigrants from receiving any public support from the state, such as health services, welfare, and educa t ion. The most prominent example of such legislation has been California's Proposition 187, the anti-immigration proposal that was passed by 59% of California s voters in the November 1994 election. "Save Our State" in Florida is current l y gathering signat u res to put Florida's own Proposition 187, in the form of a constit u tional amendment, up for a referendum on the 1996 bal l ot in Florida Though the exact text of the amendment has not yet been released, it will prohibit public spending on social services (such as medical care and health services, welfare, and education) for illegal immigrants, with the exceptions of emergency medical care and immunizations. *** ... and there s also another issue, too, that I thi n k is something America must address. It's that there's been no opportunity for people to-for the citizen of the United Sta t es to address the full issue of this continuing, shall we say, the Balkanization of the United States, where illega l aliens and immigrants will come into t h is country and attempt t o mai n tai n their own culture, their own social activities and thi n gs of that nature, further weakening the very concept of t he melting po t in America. I think it's more like, right now, America's becomi n g a giant qui l t, with different pieces being sewn together, ra t her than the 'melting pot' that has made this cou n try great. The immi grants that have come prior to the last several decades, given that most of those immigrants were Wes t ern European, they have basically melded, become one with t h e cou n try." --Erica Quin THE POOL IS OPEN ALL NIGHT!! THANK GOD!! JUST F ELT LIKE GETTING THAT OFF OUR CHESTS Possible Student-Alumni Partnership New College students should consider constructing a small building on campus with their own labor that could be used for a purpose of their choice such as a massage center or something else that the Administration or CIT committee might not feel was important to provide. I'd be happy to help mobilize financial and technical support from the alumni to aid in such a project. This sort of project interests me because I gained an enormous amount of satisfaction from building the New College outdoor racquetball court from 1973-1974 and from having it be used by myself and others for almost twenty years. When Dean Schenck and Campus Architect Rick Lyttle negligent l y and needlessly ordered it to be destroyed during t h e summer of 1993, I felt that helping to construct a new building o n campus would be a productive way to respond to the heartbreaking trashing of my labor of love. I've posted a long article on the New College web site about the history of the court and the struggle to save it, high life in the early days of New College and, most importantly, sugges tions to New College student activists on how to fight the administration. These suggestions are based on reflections from my failed struggle to save the court, New College student government experience, batt l es with the federal government for psychede l ic and marijuana research on beha l f of the Multidiscip l inary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), and my academic studies working o n a doctoral dissertation in Public Po l icy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. If anyone wa nts to do an ISP o n some aspect of psychede l ic or marijuana research (medica l political, psycho l ogical, etc), I'd be interested in helping them out. I'll be in Sarasota for gra d uat i on and would b e h a p py to t a l k with anyone about possible projects. --Rick Doblin .... L :--ll l _Jl:"\_ l \ \ \ i I \ .,, ,. .. L Ji, J j..l.... t.:.: U nrestricted Internet Acce s s Local Call 2.8800bp s No Use/Disk Storage Fee


The Catalyst May 9, 1995 5 LEADING THE FULL LIFE: DALLAS DORT Rocky Swift A man can do a Jot in 87 years He can help institute White House where he set up emergency committees to deal government policies that change forever the way that the United with manpower issues, price control administration, and supply States federal government interacts with its citizens. He can allocation in the war with Germany He later became a trouble organize aid to friendly foreign nations to rebuild after the shooter for the United Nations relief efforts to the Allied devastation of World War IT. He can do all this while working countries in Europe. In this capacity Dort made trips with a with such people as Harry Hopkins Herbert Hoover, Franklin commission headed by New York Mayor Fiorelo La Guardia to Delanor Roosevelt, and Harry S. Truman. Such were the help afflicted European countries coordinate aid and relief experiences of New College Foundation member Dallas Dort. Dallas Dort was born in Flint, Michigan and went to college at Princeton He then carne back to his home state to attend law school at the University of Michigan. Dort consid ered pursuing a law degree, but a friend who worked for Harry Hopkins convinced him to come work in Washington answering letters and telegrams sent to the government asking for aid. To counteract the crippling effects of the Great Depres sion, President Roosevelt had enacted numerous programs collectively called the New Deal, to get the country back on its feet. The excitement of being involved in changing the face of government compelled him to remain. He ended up staying seventeen years in the nation's capitol working at numerous high-level jobs in the Roosevelt and Truman administrations. For those who don't know, Harry Hopkins was FDR s most effective administrator during the New Deal and later became Roosevelt's closest advisor, according to Dort. Dort served under Hopkins in the Works Program Administration (WPA) which assisted local governments run programs with federal money. He was the WPA's chief investigator and had agents throughout the country ferreting out the graft and corrup tion that permeated the administration s funding program Another time, Dort's investigators uncovered some "crooked business" involving some of Roosevelt's close political associates in Ohio who were tied to the WPA. Due to the seriousness of the situation, Hopkins and Dort took the matter directly to the president. After a situation briefing, Roosevelt said, "Well, Dort, what do you think I should do?" Dort says that he thought his career was over right there because of the sus pects' connections with the President. Nevertheless, he went ahead and recommended that the case be sent to the Department of Justice for prosecution. Roosevelt replied, "Okay, go ahead." Dort worked with Roosevelt a number of times through out the president's administration. "I always admired him," Dort said of FDR. "I think he had a tremendous sense on how far he could push the country and Congress." When World War II broke out, Dort transferred to the during the war. Eleanor Roosevelt was very concerned with the United Nations relief efforts and Dort frequently briefed her at the Roosevelt home at Hyde Park on the situation "She was very warm," said "I put my money where my mouth was ... Dort of Eleanor Dort notes that Eleanor had certain causes that she was very interested in and kept running them by her hus band. "She was much more liberal than the President was," Dort commented. Dort regularly associated with many of Washington s influential politicians throughout his career When Roosevelt died in 1945, Harry S. Truman came to office and faced the difficult task of continuing in the former President's policies. Dort worked, with varying success, on getting Truman's legisla tion through the Republican Congress "I'm a great admirer of his," Dort said of Truman, "He was very practical." Dort noted that Truman was put in very difficult circumstances following up FDR in the Presidency : "He had a great responsibility," said Dort, "I think he did a very good job." Dallas Dort is not sure which of the two was the better president, though. "I don't think Truman could do what Roosevelt did I think Roosevelt had the vision. Possibly Truman was more balanced and down-to-earth. They were quite different types of people." Dort also worked with Herbert Hoover when the former president was appointed by Truman to reorganize government divisions "He was a first-class engineer, and he was a good administrator." Dort did not agree with some of Hoover's policies and believed that he could have done more as president, "I think he could have helped ease the Depression. He should have done what Roosevelt did." One powerful politician that Dallas Dort did not meet was the infamous anticommunist, Senator Joseph McCarthy. Dort did have some dealings with McCarthy, as Dort said, "One time I was on his list. The FBI came talking to my neighbors. "DORT" CONTINUED ON PAGE 8


6 The Catalyst May 9, 1995 "HUMANITIES" CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 students say." First-year student Lara Glasgow also expressed positive feelings, "I think that the students were definitely heard." When asked whether students were listened to as well as heard, Glasgow responded "If not for this disagreement, then for the future they'll consider the opinions of students." First-year Jesse Potterveld adds "I think that the Humanities Division will find a better way to evaluate student input. What students did [at the meeting] was more for the future ... rather than doing much for the present situation." "The issue was more about listening to students than hiring faculty," Laitinen said. Carrasco assures that "We'll have more searches coming up and more opportunities for addressing these issues." Both faculty and students have been concerned about "the consequences of all of this," as VanTuyl termed student presence at the division meeting, and how the hired candidate might react to it. Kehrwald says "People should be able to discuss forcefully things at those [division] meetings without it being taken out of those meetings." Laitinen agreed. "[I] would hate it if facu lty made students feel g u ilty for doing (1) what they have a right to do and (2) what students at New College should do." The question doesn't appear to be whether or not Reid could do the job. "I d idn't go there to attack her [ R eid]," remarked Xu Students showed up to the meeting "because some final comme nts about the cand i da t es never were made," said first year Rebecca Dinger. At t he meet i ng on Wednesday she r eminded the committee that "we never got a chance to weigh them against each other." One of the many themes of the two and a half hour meeting was the desire to bring more dive r s i ty to New C o llege Potterve l d noted "I think in a school this small we need to find more diversity. I had no prob l em with Amy R eid, but it seems TIMELESS MUSIC New & Used CO' s Vmy1 Records & Cassettes Pictu r e D iscs O ld Sheet Musi c Antique Rad ios & Reco r d Pl a yer s Rock V'tdeos 5754 Sou th Tamla mi Trail Sarasota, F L 34231 Phone: 941-922-8661 FAX: 9 4 1-922-0696 Free Search Service any Medium like the others had more to of(er" in that area. In a meeting with Carrasco on Friday afternoon, Kilbourne echoed that sentiment. "There was an opportunity to give us a rich cultural source from which to draw," he said. "We don't want to swap a good ol' boys club for a good ol' girls club," referring to the fact that the last three professors hired in the Humanities have been "white women Ivy Leaguers," and that both Amy Reid and Jocelyn Van Tuyl completed their graduate studies in French at Yale. Carrasco told Kilbourne that "All issues were consid ered and looked at carefully" and that it is not her intention to "duplicate what we have." She also emphasized that the com mittee "did take [cultural background] into consideration ... but that is only part of the larger picture." As far as past searches are concerned, "We have tried before [to introduce cultural diversity into the facu l ty] but our candidates have been bought out right from under us." Ki l bourne observed that "in the past, some of the committee's choices were controversial ... [but] the candidates have proven themselves to be popular" as professors. [Additional research for this article was conducted by Kate Fink, Meg Hayes and !len Zazueta-Audirac] L/Pg Or /IVO. 0 ::s (b {]'Q '< 1:/) 0 ....-1 "-<: u 1:/) ...... (/) 0 & ROll gf(jFfrurr ...... i3 ::::r' (b 0.0 0 grUFF DEAD gruFF ...... ::r' (b vuMB .!"1 c3 (1) 0 (b "Call if you're lost or en ...... confused, we understand." ::::r' (/) 1:/) ;>-. Our staff is ready to serve ...... you. Just don't make any en 0 ...... sudden movements and (b 0 ... it's best not to stare! f? ::s 5715 Old 301 :::::s "-<: "' Bradenton, FL ...... 0 0 U') 813/755-6333 "-<: Fax 755-6266 0 CALL OR FAX FOR A FREE BUMPER STICKElt! .....,


The Catalyst May 9, 1995 7 PLAY IT AGAIN, ERIC Graham Strouse Eric von Schmidt '67 is a member of New College s first graduating class. His perfonnance at the Rita Kip Music Hall three weeks ago was one of the scheduled highlights of the class of '67's alumni weekend reunion They trickled in from the bay in twos and threes Inside the College Hall music room, chairs scraped the floor as a man who looked a great deal like Jerry Garcia adjusted a microphone He wore a black button-down shirt that curved around his belly and hung free over his jeans. His beard and hair formed a half coiffed mane. Eventually, the shuffling settled A balding gentlemen in a purple shirt rose and draped the room in introductions He called the 'Jerry' Eric von Schmidt. Von Schmidt sat and grabbed an eight-string guitar. Around his neck, a metal frame braced his harmonica. He shifted, set himself, set his pick to the strings and sang songs with names like "Baby, let me follow you down", "Goodnight, Irene", and "Joshua s gone to Barbados"; songs I had never heard. The easy voice and the rambling lyrics reminded me that this crowd was once as tie-dyed, bra-less, and ragged around the chin as we are. They seemed to remember too; and they clapped, politely as if for an orchestra A song called "Who Knocked the Brains Out of the Sky?" stirred them up a little. He stamped out the beat with his left foot and I came to the conclusion that he hasn't tossed his salad days. He sang a chordless ballad by Burl Ives, his guitar layed flat across his lap. He did a couple of pieces that got covered a few years back by "a young pup" named Bob Dylan. He says he passed them down. "Baby, let me follow you down" got him "the best press of my life", he said. He sang another song about a boat and its "shakedown cruise from Sarasota to Long Island." A little more than halfway through his set, he invited "Rob the Mandolin Player" to join him for the rest. "I had my first experience with real musicians here about 25 years ago," said Rob Knox, son of retiring professor Bob Knox. Rob's on the cusp of his thirtysomethings. Von Schmidt and Knox joined for another song called "Price for Your Pride"; a C& W ditty about a filly at the Ken tucky Derby. The set began t o wind down. Knox stayed through to the end and then disappeared as Eric Von Schmidt rose, smiled and waved. Chairs c l attered and voices filled the room as he joined the crowd. SEXUAL AWARENESS DISPLAY Kate Fink The far wall inside Hamilton Center, notorious for hosting some controversial paperings currently boasts a display somewhat tamer in nature: a collection of information on sexual awareness Students Christa Craven and Amy Andre organized the display, which contains pamphlets and statistics under the headings of gay/bisexual issues, men's issues, women's issues, HIV/AIDS issues, STD issues, birth control issues, and rape/ violence issues. The display also includes lists of phone numbers students can call for more information, ideas for activism, and people willing to give confidential rides to students to get tested for AIDS. They collected their information from organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, AIDS Manasota, and the Sarasota Public Health Unit. "It's an area of education that's often overlooked. People assume that if they're highly educated they're sexually educated, and that's not always true," Andre said "We thought New College needed it," Craven agreed. There are also two tables in front of the display: one that contains pamphlets students may take and one that invites comments from students. The comments, though sparse, have been mostly positive. One comment, however, addressed the validity of some statistics on the display. "By putting these statistics up here you mislead us (although for a good purpose), but this misleading nature may actually cause more damage and reinforce some stereotyping of problems," Jon Landry wrote. Craven said there had been some errors on the display, but they were corrected "It wasn't meant to be controversial, it was meant to be informational," she said. SAN FRANCISCO STYLE HEALTIIY MEXICAN FOOD 1 430MamS t Suuou. R Jf2Jl .366-9439 FAXJ66.9538


8 The Catalyst May 9, 1995 "DORT" CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 He was a wild man." McCarthy failed to incriminate Dort, or anyone else for that matter. Dort worked in a number of State Department jobs until 1951, when, after the excitement of the New Deal, the Washing ton climate got boring. Dort decided to raise cattle and Florida, as he says, seemed to be the best place to do it. At the time, land down here was very cheap, so Dort bought 3500 acres of land between Sarasota and Myakka River State Park. It took four to five years before the land was fully prepared for raising cattle. "At the same time you were improving the land, you were improving the cattle herd. It was very satisfying." In 1968, Dallas Dort began another business interest by becoming the co owner of a boat dealership. The business had boatyards through out south Florida. Dort sold his part of the business but notes that he still has a boat of his own. Dort has held a number of posts during his time in Sarasota. Dort got involved in New College in 1963 through his friend David Lindsey, the publisher of a Sarasota paper Dort has served on the board since that time and served as acting president for a year when the school's president left in 1972. Dort notes that the merger between New College and USF did not change the school very much at all. "It wasn't nearly as big a change as everybody thought it was going to be. We knew that whether it worked or not depended on the people on both sides." He went on to note, "We've been very fortunate over the years to have presidents of USF that were very supportive of the college (NC). There's been a lot of goodwill on both sides." Dallas Dort says that he is interested in New College because of the challenge it presents to gifted students. "This college is concerned with bright students that should be future leaders of the country." He commented that one of the goals of New College was to stay in a perpetual state of change and improvement. "There's always a danger that you could be too self-satisfied with what you have. As far as I know, that hasn't happened." The latest project that Dallas Dort has spearheaded is the construction of the new dorms. He says that New College was always supposed to be a residential college that would foster a student community. For several years, Dort has pushed for the new dorms to bring more students on campus to boost the "collegiate feeling." Nothing happened until Dort put up half a million dollars to start the project. "I put my money where my mouth was," says Dort, "I thought this would be a worthwhile thing to do." SIUDENTS GIVE US HIGH GRADES. 4808 S. Tamiami Tr. At The Landings (813) 921-2589 I'AKAMil@ CENTERS OF AMERiCA We Ship Anything, Anywhere:" GIV E U S Y O U R I D EAS for the 19 9 5 Orientation Issue of The Catalyst SUBMIT THEM TO BOX 102 OR E-MAIL ZAZUETAA@ VIRTU.SAR. USF.EDU 13()d\S 3913 Brown Avenue Sarasota, Fl 34231 Voice/Fax (813) 365-3658 Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.5 p.m. Closed Sunday 1096 DISCOUNT OFF PUR CHASE WITH STUDENT I. D.


The Catalyst May 9, 1995 9 OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER International News Celebrations commemorating the 50th anniversary ofV-E Day took place across the world over the weekend. President Bill Clinton arrived in Moscow today to join the Russians in celebrating as well as confer with Russian President Boris Yeltsin. In London, more than 100,000 celebrated the event in Hyde Park. The Croatian Army won a victory in the Serb-held Yugoslavian enclave of western Slovania last week. The victory brings fears, however, that the Serbs will now expand the Yugoslavian civil war back into Croatia in retaliation. Croatia went to war for independence from Serbia in 1991. National News In a decision announced last week, President Clinton opened America's doors to some 15,000 Cuban refugees detained in the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay. The remaining 8,000 Cubans, along with 7,000 Haitian refugees, will be returned to their respective nations. Clinton also announced that in the future, Cubans who wish to repatriate to the United States must apply in Cuba. The current cap on Cuban refugees is 20,000. Fourteen people died in Fort Worth, Texas last weekend following a fierce storm. The storm swept away motorists in flash floods, carried 70 MPH winds and rained softball-size hailstones. 100 people were injured. Governor Pete Wilson has admitted to having hired an illegal alien in 1978. Wilson has made a political reputation attack ing illegal aliens. Wilson admitted that he hired a Mexican woman who had entered the nation illegally as a maid. He did not pay Social Security taxes for her. A Boca Raton-based company has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Hollywood's so-called "dream team," comprised of Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and David Geffen. The Florida company, Dreamwerks Production Group, seeks $25-milllon in damages and calls on the "dream team's" company, Dream Works SKG, to give up its studio title. A promoter for Dreamwerks said its trademark was registered in 1982. Quibilah Shabazz walked from the courthouse into the sunlight last week as her defense attorneys and prosecutors struck a last minute deal. Shabazz had been on trial for conspiring to kill Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam. In return for accepting "responsibility," entering a drug and alcohol treatment program and going on two-year probation, Shabazz avoids a trial and a possible 90-year sentence. State News Legislators in Tallahassee voted last Saturday to repeal a 1994 law that had helped the state in lawsuits against tobacco companies. The law, passed as part of a Medicaid fraud bill, stripped tobacco companies of defenses in third-party lawsuits filed by the state. Something We Threw In For Fun "We're so sorry about this that I don't know how I could express it," Ed Neenan, vice president of a computer software company that fired employee Bill Means. Neenan notified Means he was being laid off when Mean's 8-year-old daughter was visiting for Take Our Daughters to Work Day.


10 The Catalyst May 9, 1995 ANNOUNCEMENTS Do you want a massage? Hey, me too. Let's make it happen weekly, or even twice a week. I hurt, you hurt. If you are secure and have either strong hands or decent technique, or if you have neither, please get in touch with me. I need some massage and like to trade massages with someone. This is not a joke or covert sleazy proposition. Thanks-Doug, box 540,359-8476, or perry ***** For a free issue of New CollAge, the poetry magazine, sign next to your name on the poster in the pool room. ***** Recently a very nasty smell developed in the Publications office due to a carton of milk that had been abandoned for several days. It made several people sick. If you eat or drink in the Publications Office, CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF. ***** The SAC is currently accepting nominations for the General Spaatz Award, an award to be presented at the end of the year to students who have made what you consider an exceptional contribution to the New College community. Please put your nominations in the SAC mailbox. ***** A Personal Growth and Sharing Group will be meeting in the Student Activities Office on Wednesday, May 10. Call 359-3798 for more information or if you can t make it Wednesday. The group hopes to meet throughout the summer but everyone (faculty, students, and staff, NC, USF, Sarasota residents) is invited. The group is based on community-building ideas ofM. Scott Peck. ***** GIVE US YOUR SMUT! Pillow Book is currently seeking submissions for its next issue. Submit your erotic fiction, poetry and art by Friday, May 12. Contact Ilen at box 102 or Michael at box 291 for more information, or e-mail * The Stuff We Made, a retrospecive of performance, artwork, music, poetry and classwork by Katie McDowell, Laurel Christian Isbister and Danielle Chynoweth. Art show 4-7pm, performance starts ar 7pm, Friday, May 12, College Hall Music Room. ***** If you have information or ideas for the 1995 Orientation Issue of The Catalyst, please send them to box 102, or e-mail Suggestions are welcome all summer long ... * Leslie Shaffer is organizing New College's first annual Flea Market, Saturday, May 20, 9 am to 3 pm If you are interested in having a table set up for you, would be willing to volunteer or simply want more information, contact box 373 or 358-0561. * The Best Ham Center Sale Ever. Thursday, May 11, 12-4pm. Equipment room stuff. ack Shl'P 111% Shipping Discount 15% Off Ground Shipping Sunshine Shipping &Business UPS/Airborne/Fed-EM Pack &-Load Seruices Supplies Typing Seruices Crates C. BoHes of All Sizes Professional Specialty Packaging 4509 14th s r.w. cortez Plaza (Bradenton) F H PI [ K-. Ct D l U Y! (B 13)727-1441 FaM: 727-0424 Right NeHt To_ [Jrcuit City! Uisa & Master Card

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