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Volume V, Issue 10 Nov. 7-13, 1995 Profile: John Cranor by Rachael Lininger What kind of lunatic would attend a college in its charter year? Trustee John Cranor, part of New College's charter class, was happy to explain. "I heard about New College because the Dean of Admissions had put together just an absolutely dynamite R 0 presentation and sent it out to all National Merit finalists," he said. 'The presentation was compel ling. The materials talked about the educational philosophy, which I found refreshing ... I thought it was just the most commonsense approach Also, historian Arnold Toynbee was said to be on the faculty, and at the time Cranor was thinking of studying history. "Who could be better to study under than Arnold Toynbee?" he asked. (Toynbee only stayed on the faculty for a single tenn, but Cranor did manage one tutorial under him.) He was also im pressed with the scholarship program, necessary because New College then cost more than Harvard. There were 101 students in that first class. One had been refused admis sion and hitchhiked all the way from Utah to tell Admissions that they had made a rrustake; he was allowed in. The students lived in Landmark Hotel on St. Armand's Key. "It's really kind of bizarre when you CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 INSIDE Fonner USF Professor Terrorist Leader 3 Check Out the Key ............ 4 PCP Shutdown .................... 5 They Don't Trick-orTreat in Scotland .7 The Lost ISP . . . . . 8 Go Ringside. . . . . .. 9 ".SElliNG OUT TO THE MAN" M A RINE-BIO CENTER GETS by Matthew Grieco $900,000 "I still think I'm sleeping, and this is a dream," said Natural Sciences Division Chair Leo Demski at a press conference last Friday. A $900,000 donation from the Pritzker Foundation in Chicago will bring a new research center to his Division, which has been notorious for its inadequate facilities. The money will fund the construction of New College's marine biology research center, near Sarasota Bay. The $900,000 gift means that the College can successfully match a $668,000 National Science Foundation award that stipulated matching funds must be obtained before the end of December, 1995. The Pritzker gift makes that possible. A dollar-for-dollar match is also expected from the State of Florida. The total cost of the research center will be $2.4 million. The facility will be located near the tennis court s by Robertson Hall, close enough to the bay that it will be possible to pump in salt water. Nicholas Pritzker, President of the Hyatt Development Corporation, was unable to attend the press conference as planned. His gift was made in the name of his parents, Jack and Rhoda Pritzker, described by the Foundation as "early and dedicated supporters of New College." Most of the New College Trustees, as well as prominent local figures, were present at the conference. Accepting the award for the University of South Florida was USF President Betty Castor. "This CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 $3 ,800 COMPUTER STOLE N FROM STUDENTS by Rachael Lininger At 3:21A.M. Saturday morning, third-year student Ernie Souhrada logged off his Internet account on the student server. At 4:06, e-mail was sent to a stu dent with an account there, but bounced. In that 45 rrunute period, "Harry"-a computer in Hanson 15-was stolen. First to report the loss was fourth year Charles Lewis, one of Harry's sys tem adrrunistrators. He discovered it rrussing on Saturday at 2:50 P.M. "I had come to the college to see why the sys tem was down," he said. "Physical ab sence would tend to explain it." Harry was a Pentium computer with 16 megabytes of RAM, well over a gigabyte of hard drive space, a CD-ROM drive, two SCSI controller cards, and "a PCI ethernet card that belonged to me," added third-year Rocco Maglio, explain ing, "they needed an ethernet card." In all, that's $3800 of hardware, almost twice what students frrst estimated. Harry was the student server-a smaller, independent version of Virtu and was used by students for tutorials and research involving programming, UNIX and networking. "Harry represented over six months of work by Josh [Heling] and myself," Lewis said. "At least three of us lost irreplaceable source code. Some of us lost up to eight months of personal and technical correspondence. Others, myself included, lost thesis research ... The loss of data, and thus time, was not trivial." Computer science students weren't the only ones who felt the loss. "The medium-tenn plan as I understood it was that the Pentium (Harry) was to become a WindowsNT workstation available for public use by NatSci students," explained third-year student and Harry system CONTINUED O N PAGE 3
2 The Catalyst Nov. 7 Nov. 13, 1995 "PROFll...E" FROM PAGE 1 think about it," Cranor said. Those first term students were bussed like high schoolers to the college, ate lunch there, and were then bussed back to Landmark. "Second term, the women lived in the science buildings, men in the Barn ... Everyone went to the same classes, and they were all required." He also negotiated one of the first contracts. He wanted to take a tutorial in advanced economic theory, but the teacher didn't have time. So Cranor taught introductory economics for a term. "He sat in on the class and I got my advanced theory course from him." When he was in his sixth term, he told Director of Records and Registration Nancy Ferarro that he wasn't going to take any classes so he could concentrate on his thesis. "We had to go to Bob Elmendorf, the President, and he told her, 'Nothing says you have to take classes-let him do his thesis. What do you care?'" He noted that another student picked up on that, and started "just hanging around" instead of taking classes. "I don't know if he ever graduated," Cranor said. After graduating in economics, he went to Harvard business school for a year. Then the Vietnam War intervened, and he went as a translator and interpreter of Vietnamese. "I \"as a Pentagon controlled military occupation specialist, so no one could make me do anything else unless I volunteered." But his commander had more translators and interpreters than 9Jt4Jys(" General Editor lien Zazueta-Audirac Managing Editor Kate Fink Staff Writers Dan Berke, Evan Greenlee, Matthew Grieco, Rachael Lininger, Amanda Loos, James Reffell, Graham Strouse, and Rocky Swift Layout Kelly Nichols and Matthew Spitzer Business Managers Ken Burruss Sara Foley Computer Guy Steve Wilder Contributor James Todd he knew what to do with. Since Cranor had had a year of business school, Cranor's commander asked if he would volunteer to do the administrative work in running a battalion. He did. After two years in the Army, Cranor returned to Harvard and finished his MBA. Most recently, he worked for Pepsico as the Chief Executive Officer of Kentucky Fried Chicken. While he was there, he got Pepsico to give New College a hefty grant. "Pepsico has a policy of ... giving $1 million to the alma maters of their divisional executives," he explained. "I kept up a drumbeat of little notes and letters ... finally I put in a formal request and they granted it almost immediately." He smiled. "Maybe I should have put it in sooner." About $100,000 went to build the arcade connecting the buildings in Caples Fine Arts (so the courtyard inside could be named after Pepsico) and the rest went into scholarships and a professorship. He quit a little over a year ago, because of "a lot of things. Five years of 80 to 100 hour weeks, very frustrating relationships in the bu iness, and very difficult results we wanted to get ... So I talked with my boss and he offered me a fair amount of money, and I quit." Now, he's unemployed. ''I'm having a lot of fun and actually working a fair amount, volunteering in church and as director for some corporations. I also do some consulting work for people I know. "I didn't spend a lot of time planning to be disconnected for an extended period of time," he said, refer ring to his "unemployed" status. "Now that I've done it, I'd almost recommend it." He's had time to develop a closer relationship with his sons. One is 5 years old, and the other is 4 months old. He's very proud of both of them. He's been married for almost 14 years; his wife has an MBA as well, and is currently working on a degree in theology. After the apathy that so often seems a New College trademark, Cranor's intensity is disconcerting. He says of his time here, "It was different than it is now. A fair amount has changed academically, but I think the underlying principles are the same." "MARINE-BIO" FROM PAGE 1 may be my largest financial transaction," said Castor as she picked up her pen during the ceremonial signing of the grant agreement: "If there's one thing that I've learned in my short tenure at USF, it's that New College is worth every penny of that investment." Castor also said that this facility will "help New College students make a lasting contribution to the ecologi cal movement of the next century." An emphatic Demski added, "We will use this facility. We will make them proud of their donation." Correction: Last week The Catalyst incorrectly identified Charles Lewis as a third-year student. He is a fourth-year. The Catalyst is available on the World Wide Web at http://www. sar. usf.edu/ yst/index.html Direct submissions and inquiries to: The Catalyst Box 75, 5700 N. Tamiarni Trail Sarasota, FL 34243 or firstname.lastname@example.org Submissions may also be placed in the Catalyst box marked "Letters to the Editor/ Contributions." (In the Student Gov't. Boxes next to Barbara Berggren's office) Letters to the Editor should be no more than 250 words. Contributions may range in length from 250-500 words.Submissions should be labeled as either a letter to the editor or a contribution and include name and contact information. No anonymous submissions will be accepted. Submissions should be received by 5:00PM Friday in order to appear in the following week 's issue. The Catalyst reserves the right to edit submmissions for reasons of space or grammar. Sponsored by Maria Vesperi and Dean Michalson
The Catalyst Nov. 7Nov. 13, 1995 3 "HARRY" FROM PAGE l administrator Josh Heling. "At the very least, this leaves the department with one less computer." There was no sign of forced entry. The thief left two monitors, another com puter, a laser printer and a stack of parts untouched, "possibly indicating that the thief knew what he (she?) was after," noted Lewis. It would be difficult for a non studen t to have both the punch-code to the Hanson doors and the key to the room. However, it has been suggested that the thief might have come in through the ceiling panels-as some faculty members have done after locking them selves out. Biology professor Sandra Gilchrist noted that during a security check, "It took the police less than a minute to break into our offices. The av erage was 25 seconds ... that's with com mon burglary tools." Without an official report, UPD didn't investigate until Tuesday. "We can't take theft reports from people who don't own the item," explained Sgt. Eu gene O'Casio. Lewis had told the police that the faculty member responsible for the ma chine was mathematics professor David Mullins, who was out of town until Sunday evening. Although Mullins sponsored most of the tutorials using Harry, he wasn't officially responsible for the machine it self. Mullins told the police that he would have that person contact them. On Monday morning, Natural Sciences Office Manager Gerry Kaufman called UPD about the theft, asking if they had spoken with Divi sion Chair Leo Demski, which they had not done. O'Casio called Kaufman back on Tuesday. "I said, 'We're tired of hearing about a t heft when we don't know the make, the model, the serial number, and haven't had any official report from the officer responsib le,"' 0' Casio said. Later that day, Kaufman phoned and told him to send an officer to take the report. Harry had been missing for three and a half days. The Natural Sciences Division hoped that the computer will be replaced; if another one is bought there's no guaran tee that access to it will be as free. Demski acknow l edged, "We should have bolted it down," but noted, "We didn't feel it was necessary when we talked about it." "If it were to be decided that a com puter just couldn't be safe in that room, the department might hesitate to ever have pub l icly available machines there. I can't say I'd blame them," Heling said. TERRORIST LEADER IS MAN WITH USF TIES from the St. Petersburg Times, 1 1 /1/95 A man who taught Midd l e Eastern po litics t o University of South F l orida students as recently as last spring made his first public appearance Tuesday as the new leader of a feared terror ist group. His appearance at the Damascus, Syria, airport confirmed specu l ation that Ramadan Abdullah Shal l ah, a former part time professor at USF, had indeed been elected leader of I s l amic Jihad. The organization is one of two Pa l esti n ian groups that have take n credit for killing civilians in an effo r t to derai l the Israeli Palestinian peace negotiations. "There's not much doubt about it," said Arthur Lowrie, another USF adj u nct p r ofessor who had prev i o u s l y defended Shalla h and the controversial Tampa think tank he Jed aga i nst accusatio n s it had connect i ons with terrorists. ''I'm in shock But if seeing Shallah on telev i sion clinched his identity, the news also raised fresh questions about how USF offic i als handled the controversy surrounding the think tank, which had col l aborated with a committee of USF professors until l ast summer. "What it does is validate every t hing Steven Emerson said," said Carnot Nelson, a USF psychology professor and Jewish synagogue president who has been critical of USF's response. Nelson was referring to a journalist whose PBS documentary, Jihad in America, last fall first accuse d another USF professor connected w i th the think tank of helping to support terrorists. USF suspended its affi l iation with the think tank, known as the World and Islam Studies Enterprise, last summer after discover ing t wo procedural viola tions in its dealings with WISE. But CONTI UED ON PAGE 4 World OUTSIDE THE IVORY TOWER Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated at a peace rally in Tel Aviv on Saturday. A police spokesman said an Orthodox Jew, Yigal Amir, 25, law student and alleged assassin, appeared to have acted alone and had twice before planned to kill Rabin. The 73-year-old prime minister was shot shortly after addressing a peace rally in Tel Aviv attended by more than I 00,000 Israelis. Diawa Bank Ltd., a Japanese company, was ordered by federal and state regulators to leave the U.S within three months. They are charged with covering up $1.1 million in trading l osses. Angry youths and rallies sparked by the Hindu nationa list group Shiv Sena are increasing in India. The group leader, Balasaheb K. Thackeray, calls himself the "Hitler of Bombay," and believes that hundreds of millions of non-Hindus must accept total supremacy of Hindus. Nationa l Police shot and killed a school bus hijacker in Miami, Florida last Thursday. Catalina "Nick" Sang commandeered the school bus carrying 13 children and led police on a 15-mile chase before police shot him dead. Patrick Ryan, federa l prosecutor in the Okl ahoma City bombing case, denied a former grand juror's claim that the government is covering up evidence in the case. He sent l etters to survivors of the bombing, saying c l aims by Fonner juror Hoppy Heide l berg were unfounded. For the fourth year in a row, the U.N. General Assembly passed a reso l u tion criticiz i ng U.S. leg i sla t io n that extends its Cuban embargo t o for eign s u bsidiaries of U.S. companies. The Cuban-spo n sored resolution was adop t ed by a 117-3 vote with 38 abste n tions. Sta t e/Loc al On Friday, t h e Flor ida Department of R evenue an n ounced it was d i strib u ting names of deadbeat parents to its regional offices, who will then place them on the Internet. Every daily newspaper in the country r efused to pr i nt t he list. The list can be found at http://fcn.state.n.us/dor/ revenuc.html.
4 The Catalyst Nov. 7-Nov. 13, 1995 "TERRORIST" FROM PAGE 3 President Betty Castor and others have steadfastly defended the academic mission of the professors who worked with WISE. "All I can say is there was nothing in the work of WISE that I was aware of in all the relationship with us that was the least bit suspicious," said Lowrie, a retired Foreign Service officer who once served as a Mideast adviser for the U.S Central Command at Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base. "Everything was just scholarly and objective," he said. "That's why I think everyone associated with this is very surprised ... The university got a lot out of its relationship with WISE, and a lot of scholars around the country would attest to that." On Tuesday, USF and WISE quickly distanced themselves from Shallah, who often used only his first names, Ramadan Abdullah, when he was in Tampa USF spokesman Harry Battson said USF officials had "no indication of any kind of wrong-doing or activity (on the part of WISE) that would contribute to a terrorist organization "This individual ... presented himself as a moderate here to the faculty. For the two classes that he taught in Middle East studies the student evalua tions were overwhelmingly positive according to the faculty member who reviewed them. And that's why he was invited back to a second year to teach the class." Shallah taught at USF for the 1994 and spring 1995 semesters. Battson quoted international studies chairman Mike Gibbons as saying the university never would have hired Shallah "if we had known [he] had those kind of relationships ... He never conducted himself or seemed supportive of terrorist activity. The university would not in any way knowledgeably contribute to a terrorist organization." In a written statement, WISE officials also disavowed "any knowledge of Dr. Abdullah's association or affiUation with any political group or agency in the Middle East. Copyright St. Petersburg Times, 1995 YES, VIRGINIA. YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE KEY by Rocky Swift Last Thursday's Town Meeting fo cused on problems stemming from lack of student cooperation concerning the Publi cations Office. Mosquitoes outnumbered the students in attendance along with Uni versity Police Officer Hugh Roarty and New College Student Alliance president SuJean Chon presiding Matters came to a head last Monday night when University Police Officers Hans Resch and Henrietta Lange locked the office citing problems in getting stu dents to check out the key. The next day, Macintosh Lab TAs met with NCSA Comptroller Barbara Berggren and Cap tain William Kelly to discuss how to rec tify the problem Chon called a Town Meeting to garner student input over pos sible solutions Chon brought up an idea suggested by Berggren that would use Capital Im provement Trust (CIT) funds to purchase a special door lock for the Publications Office. The unit, which wou l d cost be tween $8,000-$9,000, would unlock the door when a student swipes his or her ID through the mechanism. Another idea was to install a master switch to all the monitors in the room so that whoever had the key could turn the screens off until someone else agreed to check out the key Mac Lab TA Rocco Maglio said that he could put up a form on the New College homepage to allow afflicted computer users to post com plaints about pecific people in the Publica tions Office. Roarty reiterated that UPD holds the key to the Publications Office as a courtesy to students and faculty; the police are under no obligation to do so. The police have said that they would no longer handle the Publi cations Office key if trouble continues Mac Lab TA Steve Wilder [Catalyst staffmember] noted that security is often taken for granted on campus, and that the computer equipment that gets stolen is stu dent property. "There are very bad people on campus," Wilder noted. Third-year SAC member Stephanie Weiss agreed, "People should be mad. I mean, it's your money that's been stolen." TRUSTEES FOCUS ON DEVELOPMENT b y Den Zazueta-Audirac Even at ew College, the members of the board wear suits. Last week's meet ing of the New College Foundation Board of Trustees meant serious clothe for the serious business of keeping academic ex cellence affordable. The meeting focused on Campaign 2000, the plan that will sup port New College into the next century. Campaign 2000 calls for a 65 per son faculty and a student enrollment of 650 by the year 2000-the latter came closer than planned this year In his briefing to the Board, Dean and Warden Gordon E. "Mike" Michal son stated that 586 en rolled this semeseter, 51 more than ex pected. Campaign 2000 includes expansio n of campus facilities to accomodate the in crease in student enrollment. The Founda tion has raised funds for the construction of the following bui l dings: Dort Dorm, the Natural Sciences Building, the Marine Bi ology Center [SEE PAGE I] and the Betty Eiserman Painti n g Studio. As part of the campaign, the Foun dation must raise "endowment" as opposed to "capital" funds. Capital funds go to build things Endowments fund just about everything else-from new faculty positions to the $720,050 grant that New College must pay the state each year. Convincing people to donate to an abstract endowment is harder than getting them to give money for a building with their name on it. The four committees devoted their meeting time to strateg i c p l an ning for fundraising. The Educational Policy and Person nel Committee suggested that the list of courses available to "associates" (people who donate at least $1000 to the Founda tion) could be exploited for fundraising pur poses and that a l umni should be made aware of giving to faculty.The Student Af fairs Committee proposed informi n g stu dents about Campaign 2000 and en l isting their he l p. Committee chai r Monica Goughan a lso emphasized the importa n ce of fundi n g excellence in student affairs as well as academics. The Fin ance and Inves t ment Committee reported on the progress of the "eq u ity portfoilio" (ie. stocks). The Deve l opment Committee suggested that "selling" New College to donors must foc u s on what the college does for the commu nity. Towa r d that end, they are developing a prog r am for specia l presentations using students a n d fac ulty as advocates for New College.
The Catalyst Nov. 7Nov. 13, 1995 5 PCP SHUTDOWN "FELT LIKE A FIRE DRILL" by Amanda Loos When University Police shut down the Halloween PCP after an intoxicated 16-year old threw a beer can at Officer Warren McCue two major questions were sparked Should so many uninvited non-students have been there and how do cops and the New College c ommunity relate to each other? We dod g ed the bull e t Saturday night ," said Captain William Kelly who felt that continued violence might have occurred Many students disagree. It seems that they should have been able to remove the problem without creating a police state on campus, said Patrick Denny, fourth-year one of the organizers of this year's PCP, "[this was] the largest scale of control of New College in history ... The cops overreacted. There wasn t going to be a riot." PCP organizer Dall a s Taylor objected to the fact that students were not informed why they had to go to their rooms "It felt like a fire drill he said. Kelly estimated there were around 800 people on campus that night most of the non-students brought by the band Homeland who plastered l o cal high schools with fliers without permission of the PCP sponsors. "It spread by word-of-mouth also," said Riverview High School student Christopher Holleran "When one person finds out, they tell all their friends." "I was invited by an alum, but I didn't expect so many people to be there," said another Riverview student Erin Bennett. "Somebody pinned up fliers at our school." ''I'm confident that New College students acted responsibly, said Kelly, but of the non-students "Those kids were not on campus to go to the library or be tutored "I think high school students had a right to be there, assuming that they had permission," said first-year Keara Axelrod. According to Kelly guest passes are used "rarely, ineffectively, certainly not to the extent that they help control the amount of people "Besides the fact that you can come on here [campus] from almost any direction without registering ... we did hand out guest passes Speaking as an RA we were trying to make sure that people were getting guest passes, said Ashley Colvin, Viking RA. "People just kept coming and coming and coming," said Denny. After a while the door thing was not really effective." "We need an infusion every once in a while of people who have no place here," said Alicia Luguri first-year. Many students, however, felt that high schoolers and PCPs just don't mix. "I don t really want high school students at the PCP. I left high school when I went to New College, and I want it to stay there," said first-year Jessica Hickmott It wasn'tjust a matter of feeling separate Safety was an issue as well. "It's a New College event. .. it didn't make it as comfortable for me They were guests here but they didn't act like guests at all said second-year Alice Solomon. At an unofficial Town Meeting on Friday, students discussed problems ranging from the police's authority on campus to how the New College commu nity is to"effectively assert its autonomy and rightful place in the overall policy making of New College," according to a letter distributed by Town Meeting organizers Taylor and Paul Beer. "New College [at PCP) is a place to experience something really nice It's a place to come out, escape pressure, listen to music, dance with some people," said second-year Robert "Hawkeye" Norman. Many people didn't feel this kind of atmosphere with non-students here. "Well, it made me leave. I wanted to go home ... I didn't fee l comfortable in Palm Court," said Adrienne Sadovsky, fourth-year. She said it was not only drunk high schoolers but drunk middle-aged men who made the environment threatening. Most agreed that the atmosphere was un-New College, but the question was posed; should University Police have the right to clear out Palm Court? "They can turn the music off if they want to but people live here They can't kick people out of Palm Court. This is our porch, said third-year Mike Campbell. Some also felt that excessive force was used with the teenager arrested. "What stuck out in my mind," said second-year Thomas Sims who witnessed the aftermath of the beer can-throwing incident, was the way they [the officers) were holding their flashlights really menacingly ." Sims said they were aggressive with the non-student, "grabbing him by the collar, pushing him, pushing back against the wall. Then a whole mob of them [high school protesters) came up ... I thought, when I saw the flashlights, 'what are they trying to do?"' "My officers did a great job," said Kelly, "considering there were way too many [non-students) to comfortably control with five police officers ... There was no easy way to take that person into custody." He felt that the force used was justified Sim s also said he thought the officers were antagonistic towards the students running the kegs. I think the people running the kegs did a very good job," said Denny. "I don't think any 15-year-old who got drunk got it from here If they did [get drunk). it was on their own." In a letter submitted to the meeting in his absence, Chris Frost, second-year and RA on duty during the PCP, said, "I sat in an empty Palm Court at 3 A.M. during the night of PCP, wondering whether what had happened was correct. I just do not know. I will say it again, however, that I feel the police took a situation and blew it out of proportion ... At the same time, we will never know if the PCP would have gotten out of hand." Several possible solutions to these issues were discussed at the meeting on Friday. The main agreement was that New College students need to be self-policing to a great extent and watchful of abuse of power by police on campus. Kelly said he's going to have further meetings with Dean and Warden Gordon E. "Mike" Michalson, with student representation, on these issues.
6 The Catalyst Nov. 7 -N ov 1 3, 1 99 5 A LOOK AT THE TENURE PROCESS by Matthew Grieco In this age of ever decreasing opportunity in the world of academia, tenure is every professor's pot of gold. This raises the question : how does one get it? To find out more about the tenure process, I talked to Associate Professor of British and American Literature John McDiarmid, who is this year's Chair of the Provost's Advisory Committee (PAC). Although everyone from the faculty member's Academic Division through the USF Board of Regents has a say in each tenure decision, it' s the PAC that plays the largest role. ("Provost," incidentally, is the original title for the position of Dean and Warden). "People usually go up for tenure during their fifth year at the College," said McDiarmid. According to McDiarmid, the tenure process begins each summer when some faculty members announce that they wish to be considered for tenure the following year. Professors then begin a sembling files about themselves, including letters of recommendation from former students and scholars at other institutions. "We solicit letters from students who have done two or so activities with that member [of the faculty]," said McDiarmid. In addition, all students and faculty receive memos from the PAC Chair inviting them to submit letters regarding faculty performance. This year's deadline for letters has passed, and on ovember 13th the Divisions will begin voting by secret ballot. Divisional votes will then be passed on to the PAC, which will make its own decision to be passed on to the Dean and Warden The Dean and Warden's decision will then be presented to the USF Board of Regents According to McDiarmid, the Board of Regents has never to his knowledge reversed the Dean and Warden's decision "That's an important part of the autonomy of New College," McDiannid said According to the Faculty Handbook, three factors are considered in evaluating professors for tenure: Teaching Effectiveness, Scholarly Activities, and Commun ity Service When asked if there is a clear hierarchy among these factors, McDiarmid nodded his head emphati cally. 'Teaching is first, scholarship is econd, and service is probably third," he said. McDiarmid felt that the primary factor in evaluating teaching effectiveness is the opi n io n of students as expressed through their letters. "The student evaluations sound mature when you read them," said McDiarmid. "I think that students tend to be very generous in their evaluations polite and nice, not wanting to be dishon est you get used to looking at them and seeing things that are significant in the evaluations. "You get an impression of other professors based on whether students you think highly of think highly of them," he added. "I think students should realize that the letters that students write carry a lot of weight on this." I asked McDiarmid how common it is for a professor to be denied tenure. "Not very common," he an swered, and then paused "I've bee n h ere twelve years and it's happened severa l times ... The r e have bee n plenty of people who received a negative third-year retention vote and realized that they should look for something else." McDiarmid observed that "te n ure has the reputation of being a free ride for life but the PAC reviews every faculty member every five years ... so it's not that we close down all kinds of evaluat i on after te n u r e." BLOOD WORMS FOUND IN LOCAL WATER SUPPLY b y E van Gree nl ee Nine blood worms (two Jivin g and seven dead), the larvae of a Midge F ly, have been found in a Manatee County water treatment tank. No worms have entered into the distribu t ion syste m Water Quality Supervisor B ruce MacLeod said, "It doesn't instill a lot of confidence in our customers to get a glass of water with half-inch red worms sw i mmi n g around i n it." Don't expect to ee t his any t ime soo n Aft e r some serious cleaning and chlo r ination of the water last Mo n day, no more worms have been found. (This i s n ot a blood worm) Get 10% Off Buy Sell Aq Used c-O.P. j Rare ..._o Downtown Sarasota 1488 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236 U.S.A. Monday-Saturda y 10:00 A.M.-6:00P.M. (813) 366-1373
The Catalyst Nov. 7Nov. 13, 1995 7 SOUND, DANCE, AND FIRE: HALLOWEEN ON GLASGOW GREEN by James Reffell [currently studying at the University of Glasgow] In the events paper was a small notice: Over 200 performer s from all comers of the globe take part in a magical celebration of the anci e nt Celti c fire festival Samhain ,featuring a fearsome mixture of sound dan c e and fire. I felt that I ought to do something to make up for my missing the Hallow een PCP, and this sounded like it would fit the bill. I took the tube downtown and started off in the direction of Glasgow Green. It occurred to me that walking down a dark unfamiliar street, into a n even darker park, alone on Halloween might not be such a good idea. I looked around me, and the only people I could see were a group of punks dressed as Grim Reapers-minus scythes, but with guitars This reassured me somehow and I stayed a bit behind them as they crossed through a big arch and into the park proper. After a few hundred yards I heard drumming. A few hundred more and I could see flames through the trees, as well as a large crowd The crowd was standing on a small hill that overlooked the river and the smokestacks on the other side. Hung from the trees around the crowd were star-shaped lanterns made from twigs and white paper. Between the hill and the river was a semicircular paved area. Flaming torches ringed the area, containing a huge wooden arch made of interconnected symbols. A dozen or so indistinct figures, each bearing another torch, danced around the arch in time to the drums At first glance they looked to be wearing white robes-not an image that always conjures up pleasant associations-but as I got closer the robes turned into full body outfits complete with goggles, presumably of flame retardant material: an indication of events to come. I had about half a minute to digest this as I approached the crowd. The drums slowed and grew quieter and the dancers stopped. The group of people closest to me, who had all been facing inward just a second before, opened up and became 30-odd women all singing to the beat of the single drummer left playing : Isis, Astarte Diana H e cate Demeter, Kali, lnanna We all come from the Goddess and to her we shall return like a drop of rain, flowing to the ocean I'd heard the song before, but not this version. One of the purposes of Samhain is remembrance of the dead, and this song honored the "million European women" killed as witches during the European Inquisitions The song ended and the drummers -visible across the crowd due to their large head-pieces wrapped in red fairylights-absorbed the beat, amplified it, and gradually transfonned it into a danceable roar that set the firebrands down below to jitterbugging furiously This time they were armed with a wider variety of torches and much less dignity ; flames were whirled from poles, swung around on ropes, juggled on sticks and breathed from mouths. I took a moment to look around the crowd. The majority of the watchers were young families, but the rest were a mixed bag of hippies, punks, goths, college students, yuppies, etc. Many seemed to be pagan, but quite a few were there "just for the show." There was even a television camera or two. The drums rolled, the arch was lit from the base. As the flames trickled upwards, the dancers traded in their torches for sparklers. The sparklers were held aloft on forked sticks, the figures below in a shower of light for a few seconds, then exploding in a flash. The flames reached the top of the arch in a pattern that echoed the rays of a setting sun. The dancers cleared the area, and the big rockets were set off The explosions and fountains of aerial fire left me with an adrenaline rush and ringing ears to accompany me on the long walk home. POLICE LOG 10/27 11: 18 A M : Officer McDaniel took a theft report on a bike stolen from Third Court. It was valued at $500 This was the second bike this individual has had stolen 10/29 I :02 A.M.: A non-student was arrested for 'trespassing and resisting without violence.' The individual was released to parents, and referred to Juvenile Court. The c a se was handled by Ofc St. John One officer in volved received a bloody nose, one was kicked in the thigh, and one hit in the kidney with an unopened beer can I :02 A.M.: UPD Police felt intimi dated to release aforementioned non student, and requested assistance from SPD. 10/30 12:05 A.M. : Ofc. McGrath took a bike theft report. The bike, which was locked, was removed from Second Court. It was valued at $150 10/31 1:40 P M.: Ofc. Mitchell took grand theft reports for stolen Hanson computer ($3800) The theft occurred on I 0128, but was not officially recorded until 10/31 when the serial number and description were avail able. [SEE ARTICLE ON PAGE 1 ] I : 25 P.M.: Sgt. O'Casio took a theft report on a bike from the Viking Dorm area It was valued at $200. 1:55 P.M.: Ofc. Mitchell received a report of a stolen vehicle license plate. The car was parked in the Sudakoff lot. Other: At the PCP, 21 ID checks were made, but no arrests for underage drinking were made. For October, there were 12 total thefts, 3 of which were grand theft. This number of thefts is equal to the number of total thefts from the beginning of the school year through the end of September. Ya Know
8 The Catalyst Nov. 7-Nov. 13, 1995 by Steve Wilder is the directory on that machine that Using Netscape (in the Publications Office As the Information Age looms on contains the page, and "thispage.html" is or through a PPP connection) or Lynx the horizon, more people are carving their the page. It may seem like a lot to keep (through a regular connection) go to niches in the meganetwork of computers track of, but the Web is a big place, and Catalyst reporter Rachael Lininger's known as the Internet. Homepages crop specificity counts. "How to Get on the Web from New up faster than crabgrass, and big busiYou may be thinking, "Well this is College" page at http : //www.sar.usf.edu/ nesses are beginning to realize the all hunky-dory, but what's it got to do -lininger/help/virtu.html. The page is potential of 'net m a rketing Of all the with me?" Quite a bit, really. If you have written simply, but it goes into enough various ways to yell out Hey look at depth to keep you messing around for me! in cyberspace, the most impres-P H A T SITE OF THE WEEK quite some time. Eventually, though, sive medium is the World Wide Web. The Endless Star Trek Episode you'll want more, and there are links Often referred to as the WWW http://trek.resultsdirect.com/trek.html from that page to other sites that will or just the Web the World Wide Web Now this is just silly. Users are invited to enter their show you even more about assem-is basically just another protocol for part of the story for the endless Star Trek episode. bling homepages. the transfer of information over the Excerpt: "The Key of Time starts to slowly pulse, As Professor David Mullins said at net. Text documents known as html and suddenly flares into a blinding light which burns the Internet forum last week, the 'net files are flown over the wires and Wesley's eyes and melts his face into something is still deeply rooted in fun. This is translated into "pages," which appear resembling pancake batter. The Traveler at this time especially evident when Web-surfing; on the user's computer. The text can is quite surprised and thinks to himself, 'That's you can find just about anything include graphics, links to other pages bad ."' Good for a chuckle or try YOUR hand at you'd want to. and sites, interactive forms, and/or maneuvering Picard & Co around the universe! Everything from music group layout tables, all stemming from the homepages to art galleries to the one .html document. an account on Virtu (you did get one, Captain James T Kirk Sing-Along Page Sites are accessed via URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) that tell the Web browser application where to get the information from. URLs usually take the form of "http ://www. something.com/ whatever/thispage.ntml where "http:/f' is just a designator for the transfer protocol (more specifically, HyperText Transfer Protocol), "www.something .com" is the name of the machine where the page is, "/whatever!' didn't you?) and some knowledge of how can be found on the Web and if you can't to get around on the system, then yes, you find it, you can just as easily put it up. too can have a homepage. All it takes is Some professors have also been known to some patience and a desire to waste time, sponsor tutorials and IRPs based on the because once you get involved with the Web, so if you think you have an interestWeb, it becomes a major time-sink. Trust ing angle on something, ask around. The me. I know. World Wide Web is your oyster, so grab it Anyway, a step-by-step explanation and use it while you have it. of how to put up a homepage would take Questions? Comments? Suggestions? up much space, so I will direct you to Drop a note in Box 594, or E-mail the other places where help is available. Mac Daddy at email@example.com. JOE STUDENT AND SEARCH FOR THE LOST ISP PART 1 : JOGGING THE IMAGINA T ION by Graham Strouse Joe Student's an ordinary kind of guy He's a sensitive man who likes funk, Foucault and the Tampa Bay Bucs. He's also a New College Student. Joe's a frustrated guy these days. Like many of us, he's having trouble coming up with an Independent Study Project. He' s stumped, slumped and de perately in need of brainstorming help. Brainstorming So I'm brainstorming my ISP says Joe It's drizzling in my cortex. What now, Kimosabe? Ask yourself a few questions. First, is there an aspect of one of your classes you'd like to explore more closely? Maybe Joe's taking Asian Religions and Mahayana Buddhism really perks his coffee. Go to the library and research it, Joe. Better yet, go to a monastery. It's been done. If none of your classes interest you, perhaps you're I\Ot taking the right classes. Have you considered doing something outside your discipline? Let's say Joe Student studies anthropology. Right now, he's buried up to his nostrils in cross-cultural hygiene studies Maybe he d like to take a break and do someth ing re l axing like studying Kan t in the original German. Or maybe, j u st maybe, he's tired of watching t he color drain from his skin as he spins out paper after paper at 3:00 in the morning, his face washed in the col d blue glare of his o l d Mac Classic's screen. Might he, dare I s u ggest, want to think about doing something not quite so Academic. Outward Bound is one option. New College participates in a program whereby swamp-loving undergraduates get to spend a chunk of their respective CONTINUED ON P AGE 9
The Catalyst Nov. 7Nov. 13, 1995 9 WHY I LOVE BIG VAN VADER by Rocky Swift Listen up, pretentious wecnies! I will now de cribe for you a man who could crush you like a day-old Dorito This man is the former champion of World Championship Wrestling, and his name is Big Van Vader. Now you may ask: "Why on earth would I, smart-as college wuss want to know anything about some wrestler? Well, there are several reasons One is so that if you ever see him walking your way, you will know not to mess with him, 'cause he'll hurt you bad. Another is that it is chic to use wrestling metaphors in the contemporary lexicon of the intelligentsia. Doing so simultaneously exhibits one's ability to fonnulate obscure and colorful comparisons. It also provides legitimacy for one's distinction by grounding it in the bedrock of the culture of the common man, j u st like Mark Twain did. The most difficult part of describ ing Big Van Vader is detailing to those not ver sed in the drama of professional wres tling the context of why he is so great. Any imbecile would be impressed by his physica l proportions a l one (6' 4" 380 lbs), but that is only scratching the surface of the most awe-inspiring athlete on the face of the earth. Severa l factors determine the suc cess of a wrestler: 1. Wrestling ability re fers to the traditional wrestling skills that e n able him to do the flashy moves fans love. 2. Gimmick refers to what kind of c h a r acter the wrestler personifies. 3. Abil i t y to sell the drama-the wrestler's acting "LOST I S P" F RO M PAGE 8 Jan u arys canoei n g in the Everglades Students participati n g in programs l i k e O utward Bou nd often integrate some sort of academic interest into their muck crawling expedition. A biology student studies the flora an d fauna of the Eve r g l ades, for instance, whi l e t h e budding capital "P" Poet writes a n epic about a ll iga tor mating ritua l s, stud i ed, presum ably, from afar If you're still stumped for ideas, do n t despair. There are many ot her fonts of wisdom to drink from: st u dents who h ave al read y been t hrough the ISP grind, the Ham Center Walls, your sponsor abilty and the extent to which he will sac rifice himself to make his performance realistic. Big Van Vader possesses these at tributes like no one else in the business today. As one of the "big men in wres tling Vader is a vicious brawler and pos sesses the strength to pull off the most demanding maneuvers Vader's domi nance over opponents and his reputation for seriously injuring them has become preeminent in Vader's "gimmick" beyond a vague Star Wars throwback. Big Van Vader can sell a match better than most, rivaling even legendary Ric Fla ir. V ader is one of few wrestlers who receives true respect and fear from fans and wrestlers alike for his brutality Vader has won championsh ips in A n other solution is to hook on to one of the pre-fabricated group ISPs already established b y professors; Outward Bou nd, f or i nstance, or one of the "Origins" group ISPs t h at Associate Professor of R eligio n Doug Langston helped es t ab l ished wit h t h e N ational E n dowment for t h e H uma n ities (NEH) grant that he received this spring. Joe might a l so be interested to know that the faculty passed a motion late last sp r ing requiring the divisions to post ISP idea l ists. T h e N atu r a l Sciences' deadli n e for facu lty ideas is November 1 3 Nedra in the N atura l Scie n ces Office has more details. Her number is 359several continents and has defeated the greatest wrestlers in the world. Vader wrestles with a weird scary looking mask covering his face, but if it becomes cum bersome, he just rips it off during the match. This man is obviously above aes thetic trivialities! The special things endear Vader to me most. This man uses astonishing acro batic maneuvers such as backward hand springs and backflips off the top rope onto the opponent. Imagine that! 380 pounds of immense girth spinning in the air and land ing on your stomach and chest. Bam! No talking [your way] out of that one! Just a huge crash as Big Van Vader's sweaty, bloated stomach lands on your body at enormous velocity, and a "whoosh" as all your breath and possibly other things es capes through your orifices! The greatest thing about Vader is his finishing move: the power bomb. What this wonderous and perfect coup de grace of the wrestling world en tails is this : Big Van Vader puts your head between his legs and grips you under the stomach with his enormous hands. At the peak, your body and Vader's are perpen dicular, with him standing and your help less frame straight out in the air. Vader musters his power and heaves your pa thetic lump of flab onto the wrestling mat. Your head and shoulders thunder towards the floor as your lower body follows to increase the force of the blow. Big Van Vader quickly covers your prone, quiver ing carcass for the quick 1-2-3 BABY! Powerbomb! Boom! It's over! 5673. No information was available from the other two divisions. One l as t bit of adv ic e ... Start your ISP brain-storming yesterday Pick up the big green form Reco r ds and R egistration. Eve n though this is only the first full week of November, remem ber tha t popular professor's IS P dockets fill up early. As Associate Professor of Art History Ma l ena Carrasco put it, "you have a much better chance if you're at t h e front of the line than at the end." Remember, if you start ta l king to professors now, you've got a lot more time to try and err as you hash through ideas.
10 The Catalyst Nov. 7-Nov. 13, 1995 LEMONGRASS ROOTS by Daniel Berke Sarasota and Bradenton are adorned with Thai re tauram You may have vis ited the nearby Thai Pepper or Thai Pattaya, but the Tropical Thai Restaurant may be worth the extra few miles. Unlike the Pepper or Pattaya, Tropi cal Thai is decorated with jewelry, tapes The appetizers and so ups are fairly pricey, but may be the best part of the meal. The egg rolls are yummy. The Tom Yum soup (sweet and spicy) comes, un usually, in two forms: there is a shrimp style, and a seafood style. The seafood includes salmon, squid, and scallops, but is $3.95 a bowl. Vegans beware! tries, beads, art, and Buddhist icons from Thailand. It's unclear Tropical Thai why the restaurant is is located on 4304 14th St. W., by called "Tropical The service is fast and friendly, and the staff is dressed in traditional folk cos-Cortez Road in Bradenton. Open Thai." Thai food has from noon till l 0:00P.M. a strong tropical in-758-6390 tluence as it is, usuL_ _____ __:_....:.._..:....:....:....:.. _____ ___J ally incorporating tume. The aroma at Tropical Thai is spicy coconut, pineapple, basil, and other tlaand wam1. The smell of jasmine fills the vors. There were no noticeable differ-air-a truly relaxing experience for a cnces between Tropical Thai and other stressed-out New College student. Thai restaurants other than a slightly The menu lists a wide variety of Thai larger amount of cilantro. In fact (and to soups, appetizers, "Yum" (spicy style my surprise), Tropical Thai was on the dishes), traditional entrees, a "Volcano bland side, so be sure to ask for your meal menu" (slightly more expensive but deli"super-hot," even when the waiter tries to cious!) and a vegetarian section. Entrees talk you out of il. and Yum range from $5.95 to $6.95. VolTropical Thai has a lunch buffet and cano dishes range from $12.00 to $16.00. limited free delivery. SAC MINUTES October 30, 1995 Members present: Stephanie Weiss, Keyoor Patel, Meg Moore, Jake Reimer, Lisa Stampnitsky and Christa Polley. Kate Fink-I) Slavic vocal ensemble$100 for re freshmentsfirst concert Nov. 16. $45 allocated, Jake abstained 2) Catalyst$200 ($40/week X 5 weeks) [for collating] $200 allocated Noah Teitelbaum Coffee Hou e $50 $50 allocated Drew Altman Pool Room $500 $500 allocated Aaron Gustafson -"the Fritz Cesspool" $448.25 X 9 issues= $4034.25 ($10-printing, $243.25-I 000 copies print ing, $195.00mailout costs) $253.25 allocated for printing costs. stipulations: I) advertise for writers, 2) disclose his advertising income to us. we suggest he charge for off campus. [minutes prepared by Stephanie Weiss] OH NO! TAMPA BAY MAY LOSE THE BUCSI Buc Talk with James Todd It's a badly needed bye-week for the Bucs, but there's been plenty of action off the field in Tampa Bay There hasn't been enough support from fans for the new stadium planned for construction after next season. Bucs owner Malcolm Glazer, after purchasing the Buccaneers this year for the highest price ever for a ports franchise, told Tampa Bay that a new stadium must be built in order to keep the B ucs here. The proposed $168 million stadium plan includes club seating and other extras that would make it a state-of-the-art facility and the envy of most of the NFL. Yearly revenues would increase with the new stadium, allowing the Buccaneers to grow as a franchise and be able to afford more top players. The plan for funding goes like this: The Glazers have pledged half of the cost, with the scat deposit plan to generate about $30 million for part of their share. The other half would come from state and local governments, with the larger responsibility hinging on the not-so optimistic Tampa and Hill borough political community. Everyone has been waiting for the results of the scat deposit campaign, which gives fans a right to reduced season tickets for I 0 consecutive years. So far, the results have not been good, as only half of the 50,000 had been claimed by November I, and a decision will have to be made on November 10. The campaign now rests on Tampa Bay's corporate community, who wil l have to begin purchasing club eats in a hurry. "This team is Tampa's to lose," Bucs General Manager Rich McKay said during a press conference last Wednesday. Prospective homes for the Bucs are Orlando, Baltimore, Los Angeles and Nashville Orlando cems to be the place of choice for the Glazers, as it would still allow fans to make a short drive to see their team. I hope that the corporate community in Tampa will make a show ing in the seat deposit campaign, as there is a lot at stake pride-wise and economi cally in the Tampa Bay area with the Bucs stay in jeopardy. However, the fate of the Buccaneer franchise must not deter the Bucs from focusing on the season goal: the playoffs. A win this Sunday at Detroit would move us in the right direction. The year is shaping up to be quite a competitive one. I see some major battles brewing in both conferences. The red-hot Dallas Cowboys will probably reach the Super Bowl, but expect some challenges from Chicago, St. Lou i s, and the Bucs. I still see Miami with a chance to represent the AFC, but something has to be done about Hostetler's boys, the Oakland Raiders. Ali-in-all, it's anyone's take now, especially if someone answers my prayers for some serious Dallas injuries; as Coach Sam says, "We're right in the thick of it now." Let's keep our fingers crossed about the stadium while we tame the Lions-GO BUCS!
The Catalyst Nov. 7-Nov. 13, 1995 11 Editorial: Marriott vs. Vegans Marriott can be very cheesy. If you're a vegan, that's a bad thing. Last week our food service provider posted its new policy for those who want meals devoid of both meat and dairy: "Attention Vegans!!! You CAN eat in the Cafeteria! Sign up in the Cafeteria and Marriott will serve strict VEGAN meals for YOU! Only those on the list can get these meals so SIGN up now." Or, more succinctly: "Sign here for permission to be a vegan." This is Marriott's second year at New College. They ought to know better by now As one student wrote in response: "Sometimes you feel like eating vegan, sometimes you don't." Other comments written on the sign ranged from "This is obnoxious to "This is the most stupid thing I have ever heard of." Marriott agreed to provide meals for omnivores, vegetarians and vegans alike at every meal. They have not lived up to this promise so far, and the new policy is not a viable solution. First of all, it eliminates choice, a quality most customers expect in a food service provider. One does not expect an ultimatum: Speak now or forever hold your cheese. What of those who like cheese, but not at every meal? And what of the non-New College students who frequent (or at least visit) the cafeteria? Our local vegan population is admittedly a few standard deviations above the national average, but we don't have a monopoly. Are UP students and other visitors to be excluded from Marriott's promise to provide a balanced selection? In addition to adopting an exclusionary policy, Marriott has also failed to detail that policy. We have been asked to sign up (or not) for a program that has not been explained The policy states that only those on the list can receive vegan meals-what does that mean? Will there be a separate line for vegans? Checking of ID cards? Roll call, or maybe a proscription list? Will students be able to change their minds and join the "other side" later, and if so, how much notice would they have to give? None of these obvious questions have been an swered. Once again, Marriott is trying to sidestep the only permanent solution: Vegan and vegetarian options for every customer, at every meal. L etters to the Editor Providing Perspective The main problem of The Catalyst as I see it, is the lack of critical perspec tive on the events that it reports. You might say that you just report the facts, and the New College community can provide the critical perspective-however the lack of critical perspective means that crucial information is left out of the articles. One example is the reporting on the shutting down of the PCP. I under stand from speaking to Kate Fink that she was not able to actually interview eyewitnesses because of time constraints. It should at least have been noted that most of the information came from the perspective of the cops because of this deadline pressure. Because none of the high school kids were interviewed, their side is never even presented. Because none of the New College kids who were herded against their will into their dorm rooms (as a hysterical Shideler shouted "Code Red" and "quarantined" students in Ham Center) were interviewed, their side is also never presented. No critical information about the police officers in question (Shideler is notorious for harassing students and creating big conflict situations) was presented. Even the language of the piece was ridiculously slanted, e.g. "UPD Officer Hans Resch, who saw the non-student throw the can, attempted to arrest him and had to wrestle him to the ground." As usual, no attribution of this claim and opinion, much less any discussion of them (see Ryan's letter). Andy Snyder-box 549 Catalyst Unrepresentative of Student B ody In short (and, due to the imposition of the editor's constraints, I do mean short), The Catalyst, most recently and explicitly in its article about the PCP, is conforming to and perpetuating the pattern of most "respectable" U .S. mass media-i .e. presenting the "facts" as perceived by the authority structure, with no note of the perspectives being ex cluded, and with no information about crucial background information. In this way, The Catalyst functions to use its power to oppose the "actual interests" of the New College students it was ostensi bly created to serve. Ryan Cutler, minion of El Bogusto, box 422
r 12 The Catalyst Nov. 7 -Nov. 13, 1995 ANNOUNCEMENTS The organization "Peace Action" is sponsoring a national call in to President Clinton. It's November 7 One year until we elect the next President. Tell Clinton your vote will depend on what he does. Phone : (202) 456-1111. Email : president@ whitehouse.gov (Contact Geoff Kurtz Box 503, for more information) Attention New College writers!! The Florida Honors Council is sponsoring their annual writing contest. Winners get cash prizes and a paid trip to the annual conference in Orlando Last year, two Novo Collegians won in their categories. So, get your research papers, critical essays, and creative writing pieces organized for the preliminary campus selection. For more details, contact Natalie Arsenault, x4269, in the Admissions Office in Robertson Hall Deadline for campus submission is Monday, November 13. There will be an introductory-level course in entomology taught second term by Jacqueline and Lee Miller, from the Allyn Museum of Entomology Interested students should talk with Nat Sci Reps Tracy Barlow or Rachael Lininger, or one of the biology professors or put a note in the Nat Sci box outside Barbara Berggren's office Students interested in being on a pre-med committee should speak with Dr. Beulig Come to a Celli (Irish folk dance social) Friday, November 17 at 7 :30P. M. in the College Hall Music Room! There will be a Beginners Workshops on Sunday, November 12 12 : 00-2:00 P.M. in the Fitness Center Dance Room, and November 17 7:00-7:30 P M. in College Hall No dancing experience is required Best of all, it' s FREE to New College students with I. D For more info, write box 190 or fink@virtu. Once again this year the Humanities Division is sponsoring an Acting Workship ISP. Instruction is provided by Professor Brant Pope, Director of the Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory of Actor Training, in collaboration with other members of the Asolo staff. The workshop will focus on a series of exercises through which the actor will learn to realize the concept "Acting is living truthfully under imaginary circumstances ." The group will meet approximately three times a week during the ISP period, and intensive work inside and outside class will be required. The ISP is open to students with any level of acting experience, including none, except that students should not apply who have taken the Acting Workshop ISP during previous years or who took the Introduction to Acting course this this fall. However, enrollment will be limited to 10 students If you are interested you should send a note to John McDiarmid, Humanities division. In the Jetter mention what contract you are currently in, your reasons for wanting to take the ISP, and any acting experience you h a ve had The letter must reach Professor McDiarmid no later t han November 20. You will be notified of enrollment decisions s hortly thereafter. You should be thinking of a possible alternative ISP in case you are not admitted to this one. Some preference will be given to students who have been turned away from previous acting activities at the College because of enrollment limits Students who were turned away from the fall Introduction to Acting course may simply send a brief note ind i cating i nterest in the ISP whi ch must also reach Professor McDiarmid by November 20. Students turned away from other acting activities in the past should send a new complete letter Hurry up and see a short performance piece by Sam Shepard and Joseph Chailen Strange, this Friday at 8:00 and 11:00 P M. and Saturday at 11 : 00 P.M. in the College Hall Music Room. The play is directed by New College alum Konnie Kruczek, and stars Stacy Boyd Eliam Shoemaker, Noah Teitelbaum and David White On Thursday, November 9th, there will be a discussion/support group meeting for women who have had abortions This meeting will be held in room 342 at 7 p.m. For more information contact Amy Andre at 359-3173 or Box 37. I WILL TYPE YOUR PAPERS! I will also do a light proofreading of spelling, syntax, grammar, etc. Only $2 per typed page (or negotiable) JEROME: Box 305 351 1546 FROM THE CAREER CENTER Wed. Nov. 8 9:30am Graduate School Day -Tampa Campus SVC Breezeway Wed. Nov. 8 5:00pm University of Miami Law School HC Fishbowl Thu. Nov. 9 11:30 am Candler School of Theology HC Fishbowl Scholarships: The National Security Education Program (NSEP): Study abroad scholarships designed to provide undergraduates with resources to acquire skills and experience in less commonly studied languages and cultures. Deadline: December 15, 1995. Internships: Intern on a multimedia project. Work about ten hours per week, paid, to help with research and cataloging of information on experiences of veterans Recruitment Conference: Career's 96 recruitment conferences are designed for one purpose to help you find, interview for and get the job you want. There is absolutely no charge to students participating in Careers '96. Deadline for submitting resume and cover letter is December 15, 1995. For additional information on all of the above opportunities, stop in the Career Resource Center, PME-219.