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February 23, 1973 Ackerman Convicted on Gun Charge Referendum Results Last Friday students at New college voted in a special referendum on three amendments to the student constitution A maJority of the students had to vote in order for any of the amendments to pass. All three passed, Two amendments concer nt;d student chair. one, which 270 to 28 with l5 ab stentiOns, provided for more than one occupant of the student _chair by changing the wording 1 n the constitution from "chair" to" chaiT(S)" and "person" to "persoil(S}". The other released any money originally alloted student chair but not used, lor use in other student activities. It passed 219 to 77 with 17 abstentions. In the third amendment, the students voted 274 to 36 with 3 abstentions to form a chapter of the Florida public Interest Research Group on campus, and to take $1 out of each student's activity fee to help finance its activities. Court Refuses Election Suit The Student Court in its Tuesday meeting de to hear charles Harb'' petitiOn that the court declare the recent tun-off election for SEC Chairman illegaL Harb's complaint listed seven alleged violations of the election rules. one of the most important was that one person was listed as having voted when this person claims that he did not vote. The second maJor charge was that the was very poorly pubHarb named Ron Davidson, IEC Chairman at the ttme of the tun-off, as defenand asked that new elec tions be held. The court decided that D::.vidson did not waive hls nght to a within-ten-days heaung, the court coo ld not hear the case. There being no f_urther business, the coutt adJOUrned. Willard Johnson Foresees Increasing World Population Willard Johnson, oi "h"-a.Uona.l o{ 7 population crowth, spoke Tuesday night at New college, sponsored by the local chapter of ZPG. He stated that current urban problems (pollution, overcrowding, etc. ) are direct results of unchecked population growth. Mr. Johnson told the group of students and interested people from the community that al though the US last year reached the rate of ZPG (Which means the population is still increasing but there was no increase iu the 1 ast year), it will not be until Faculty Asked For Top Students The Office of the Provost recently sent out to all N e;JR. College faculty an "admission questionnaire The questionnaire includes such questions as: "Please list up to six NC students, past and( or present who in your opinion have been outstanding" 11nd conversely "Please list up to six NC s students past and/ or present, wbo in your opinion have not performed satisfactorily F<1culty are"asked in the questionnaire to r11te the following characteristics of an incoming student on a scale of 1--5: ethnic and racid diversity, economic diversity, emotional, stability, class ranl made last night by Editor Dan Chambliss, who at that time had no comment on the reason for the newspaper's demise. Last Thursday _r-oss Acker man was convicted of a viola tion of SectiOn VII. A. of the Student code. This section proh_ibits "weapons or dangerous Implements that give rise to feelings of int1midat1on or amottg of the college community as determined by the Student court". A;ckerman was charged with havmg a BB pellet gun in his possession at the coronation Ball, and with using it to timidate students. The prosecution called witnesses who said that they had seen Acker man with the gun and who testified that they were intimidated by the of the gun. Another witness testified that the court last term had tried three people on similar charges. Those people had been told to remove their guns from campus. The defense claimed that Ackerman did not intend to imtimidate anyone, merely tha: he was returning the gun to 1ts owner. After several minutes of the jury returned an unan1_mous verdict of guilty. S entenc1ng was set for the next night. Funding for Musicologist Revealed Last week the CATALYST reported that !.he Trustees had created a. new faculty position for a musJcologist. In an at tempt t_o discover !.he source of fllndmg for tl1e pos.tion. t' e CATALYST rst talked with Robert Drabik, head of Development. Mr. Drabik said that he did not know anything a bout the funding, except that $30, 000 had been given to the Hum ani ties Division for a musicologist. Dallas Dort, acting President, told the CATALYST that a donation was given to NC by Abraham Sainer to help meet the Ford Challenge Grant. Part of the money ($30 000) was designated by the donor to be used for the music department. Mr. Dort also commented on the budget for the Environmental Studtes Program. He explained that the Trustees had >lpn QV<>ndy Boyd supported the compulsory form because it would mean a system of regular feedback, not just sporadic response to a course. It was also pointed out that compulsory evaluations would provide for both nega tive and positive response; while at the present time a student will usually write a letter of praise only if the teocher in question has been exceptionally excellent, or if he or she is being reviewed, Laatsch said if the new ruling went into effect it would probably be enforced by holding back a student's evaluation until his evaluation of the courseliii.s been submitted. Jim Hnnter objected to the compulsory e;aluation because Injunction Issued !he Court in special seSSion Fnday issued a New College injunction against" Ross Ackerman. who had been found guilty of possession and intimidating use of a gun. Prosecutor Dave Persons presented his case that ALkerman should be expelled on the grounds that this was his second conviction on the same charge (the other conviction being last term) nd that he was therefore 8 "hazard to the (New College) community. Two members of last term's Student Court Dana Clyman and C<1sey verified that Ackerman had been convicted last term and testified that it was their 'opinion that if Ross was ever folttld gui,lty of the sai?e charge a New College mjunction would then be issued against him. injunction specifically forbids to engage in hat act1v1ty for which he or she w_as convicted. If tre per son dtsregards the injunction the court may recommend pulsion for that person. The matter would then !) to .he SEC and the College Council. The defense did not call any witnesses, but m his clos ing rem a ding into executive session, the court reconvened and annotmced its decision. An injtmction was issued against Ackerman, prohibiting him from possessing a fire arm and acting in such a manner as will give rise to feeling of intimidation among others, as specified in section VII A of tlte Student Code. SEC Topic he felt it_ means more structure --deadlines and penaltiesof which ew College has enough. Bread Board Chairman Hunter also presented the SEC with Bread Board requests all of which but one were approved as follows: $150 for speaker Gene Youngblood. $97 for mimeos and films on sexism to be presented by th women's committee. $25 to Michael Rose so thet he can take a course in ceramics and teach it at New College when he has finished. $25 to the Spanish Club for slide shows open to all. $15 for refreshments for this week's (Feb, 23) Coffee house. IN THIS ISSUE As It Was ........ 7 Cartoon ............ 6 Commentary. 4 Editorials. 2 Forwn ....... 2 Goings On ......... 8 Student Recruitment .. 5 This Week ...... 3 Tiffany: On Record 8


Staff: Page two THE CATALYST An public?tion seninl!; the :-.1ew College C..,mmunity. P 0 Box 1958 Sarasota, Fla 33578 Daniel F Chambliss -Editor Sherri Mcindoe-Editorial Assistant Lee HaiTison-Advertising Manager Tom Business Doug Stin9:>n -Production Ron Barrett, Beth Brown, Tom Campion Scott Edelstein Jacobson! Eddie Katzman, Robert 'Komman, Stuart Les Vphltan, Randi Payne, Marty Ross, Amy Schacter Sally te ens, Pat W a'SZ. We're financially solvent, and physically exhausted, It's been e.xhilirating, envigorating, tedious, sweatful, painstaking, joyous, depleting, reviving, frustrating as hell, and what a serious young high school guidance counselor would call "rewarding," which is just an inadequate way of saying all those other things. We're folding because we can't put out an acceptable (by our standards) newspaJr with as small a staff as we now have. Three of our writers did at least three articles each tllis wee.k; we can't ask more. New College needs an accurate, unconstipated information source. Rumors are too common, and ignorance too widespread, to allow the kind of responsible decision-making that adolescents irn agine adults capable of; to those of us just emerging from adolescence, adults are a disappointment, and as becoming adults we disappoint ourselves. They, we, still find excitement in keeping secrets, and tallting riddles, U. ,......,..,""""" So we have written assuming tha t bare f acts condemn and praise. Ve don't need to tell people how to think; we tell them what's happening, and they'll do something about it. It's just that they don't always know it is hapn>nm .... g. They should, ........ ... The CATALYST February 23, 197 3 I..__ __ FORUM Editol': I feel the natural food pla.xn" at New College needs either to be scrapped or revitalized. I feel that since it was a student inspired plan it ought to be salvaged and/ or restructured by students. And since this food program was first developed two years ago with much impetus from students who took a nutrition seminar and tutorials under my sponson:hip I feel partly responsible for what I think toda} may be a nutritionally inferiar program. That is it is my opinion that many students are on the "natural foods plan" 'ith the impression that they are getting better nutrition than on the regular food plan. Are they? In my opinion students on the 11 natural foods program" are getting ripped off. What are some concrete reasons for making this claim? First of all, let me say that incident occurred a week or so ago which stimulated the idea of writing this letter. Namely, that on said day I was presented with the possibility of obtaining a grilled cheese sandwich made from that great American nutritive bargain white, enriched flour. M comment to the server, who did not reply, was that "this is a travesty on the concept of natural foods, what does the "natural food plan" at NC represent? It is essentially the food which everyone eats without meat and a few token rep-resentations to supplements such as a bucket of peanut butter and wheat germ, What happened even to the nuts that appeared sporadically. There certainly is not enough veget:uian protein sources that I have seen in the "natural foods Pro&ramt to ke one proteiD does natural foo ds equate w ith vegetarianism? The best thing I cam say about the natural foods program is that there is much less processed (except for the above glaring food which are low in nutrient quality. I might qualify th!s by noting that I only eat lunch, but from what I hear, breakfast and dinner don't differ much from lunch on a nutritional basis. Supposedly there is a great interist in nutrition on campus. I have about SO students registered in the nutrition siminar and numerous tutorials last ISP and fall term. What are these students doing with re gard to the nutritional fare at Hamilton center other than opting out of the program entirely? 1 suggest it is time for those ostensibly interisted in nutrition to try to make some revisions or improvements in the "natural food plan." "You are what you eat" Jon culbertson Dear editor Lynwood is right: New College hu become linear if it ever was not tending to be such. Witness the 9th term 3rd term summer term on campus we need money executive fiat rule not havi11g gone through any student -faculty forum: buckle down boys we gotta cut out the fat, we make 5 on each head of cattle present. Now, thet ain't the way to oolve problems; ya cain1t brush a cows teeth with its tail Its a matter a re-visin the cal endar: there must needs be some better way to crush our selves and souls and ed-u-cational opportunities tl1an these here stop gap measures If ya wanna do somethin ya gotta undress a bit, an take a risk or two. da pacem in terris Chris VanDyk To the College Commtmity: I have known and have worked with Dr. Marshall Barry for almost two years, and so I To the CATALYST: feel pretty well qualified to I am writing this letter to judge his ability as a teacher. mdicate my dissatisfaction with I have worked with him on ag-the recent and most unfortunat ribusiness research since corn-decision of the Board of Trus-e ing down here. Also, I did a tees. I refer to the denial of tutorial with him last year on tenure to Marshall Barry. Upon the history of economic thought a favorable recommendation I feel I've learned more from by the PAC, not to mention Marshall than from any other unanimous support by the Social teacher I've worked with here. Sciences Division, the Board This is a result not only of the refused to grant what was ob-direction of my own mterests viously deserved. The Board but of his superior ability as a has not indicated the basis for teacher. I doubt if anybody such a decision; and one won-on this campus works harder, ders indeed what justification longer, or better than Marshall. could be given. Certainly not The quality of his teaching a charge of academic medioc-has been recognized both by rity. Of the economists who otl1er students and by faculty. have been at New College A few months ago, Marshall Marshall l1as easily been the received a nation11l award that best. Apparently, I am not recognized his excellence as alone in this judgment as wit-an innovative teacher of econ-ness the aforementioned opin-omics. It seemed like a good ion of his peers, not to mention time for this school to guarantee the national award he has re-itself the continued services of ceived for innovation in teacha first-rate economist. ing. Further, I might suggest So now Marshall is screwed.. that the most significant indi-The trustees have defied stuof a teachers competence dents and faculty, most notably lS the no. and quality of stu-the PAC, by denying him ten-dents he has encouraged to ure. A couple of us talked to pursue graduate study. Perhaps Dallas Dort the other day to needless to say, Marshall ranks askl: why. Dortsmi led a lot high on this count also. In and uttered a great deal of sum, his credentials seem to claptrap, saying be impressive. that I cannot authorize myself So, one is led to ask, why to speak for the board. 11 When did the trustees cast their votes asked if he could authorize against Marshall? After queshirnself to speak for himself, tioning Mr. Dallas Dort con-Dort said he couldn't do that cerning this issue, I was either. He expressed a lot of informed that the Board had concern over the increasing called on an educational ''whiz number of tenured faculty. r kid" who proceeded to surnmar-pointed out that the school has ize the pros and cons of grantno tenured faculty in economics ing tenure. Unforttmately, and that tenure should not have Mr. Dort was unable to enumer been the issue anyway. Mar-ate the cons presented, but on-shall's quality as a teacher ly to explain that they had should have beea d Dr. Bany to the last term, and apparently they reasons for refusing Marshall agreed with my judgement. tenure? lf they are foolish, When I asked Dort if the trus-they can be contested; if rea-tees had bothered to ask stus.:)llable, accepted. But above dents about Marshall, he said all, they should be known. A that they had used an outsider statement by the Board is in who "investigated everything order. James Ewald thoroughly_ I never saw any signs or heard any annotmcements about this investigator wanting to talk to Marshall's students. So now the man is screwed with a cloak of silence sur-' rotmding his case. Memories of my high school continuing disgust. Powerlessness. Alienation. Advice to Arthur and the PR folks: bum all the catalogs. They'd make a nice bonfire. Dear Editor: Sincerely, jim Cahdan The Department of Legd Affairs has recently initiated a Speakers' Bureau program which should provide needed and interesting inform at ion to the students who read your newsp11per. We stress crime prevention presentations in conjunction with Florida s Help Stot Crime! program; however, we ave found student groups especially interested in consumer protect ion, drug abuse and rehabilitation, law enforcement and corrections, or Florida Government in general. Some members of my staff are not far removed from a campus and are espeClally mterested in the concerns of students. We would appreciate your newspaper advising your student body of the availability of this speakers' program at no cost Interested students or organizations should contact either Dick Beagley (904-4S82839) or Ken Driggs (904-4S81666) here in my 1 allahassee Office. They will be able to select a speaker suited to your needs and match schedules to provide you with a date Thank you for your assistance. Sincerely, Robert L. Shevin Attorney Generel DellT Mr. Chambliss May I, through publication, thank the many New students who coopers ted With us during the Action Auction They were simply whether waiting on table. a'?lmg as runners, or helping With the actual Auction items Nothing was too much trouble for them 1111d we were all so impressed with their consideration and courtesy. The Action Auction Committee greatly apprecieates all they did md has asked me to express its thanks through you I personally wish to add my :ill thanks too We were proud of all of them. Coridially, Annamae H Sandegren Chairman Auction Committee Erratum An erroneous caption appeared under the picture of Dr. Borden on page four of last week's Catalyst The caption stated that Dr_ Borden was making PAC recommendations to the board. The PAC does not make its recommendations to the board but to the President. Dr. Borden was appearing on behalf of the Summer Music Festival. The Cl'tdyst sincerely regrets the error


February 23, 1973 This Week ... "Law and Poverty, 11 the fourth in a series of semin1rs on Law and Society, will be heard Saturday (Feb. 24) \n the Fishbowl. To speak is attorney Joseph Segor, executive director of Migrant Services Inc of Miami The program, open to the public without charge, begins at 10 AM in Hamiltoa Center on the college's East Campus. CALENDAR Fri 2/23 Ad lib for faculty ana staff; 4:30 p.m. South Hall. Florida West Coast Symphony concert, Neel Auditorium, MJC Repeated Saturdo.y at Van Wezel Slide lecture on ceumics by The CATALYST Asolo film: "The Brain" French comedy with Daviid Niven Eli Wallach and Jean Pau 1 Belmondo Tues 2/27 Math Events: Dr)oseph Cross, assistant pr. of m ath will lecture 7: 30 pm Room 21, Selby Science Building, Hanson Wing. 11The AAUP and Faculty Gov ernance," informal conversation with Dr William Wilbur, chairman of the division of social sciences. Eckerd College NEW' COLLEGE STUDENTS INVITED TO COMPETE IN MJC SPORTS FIESTA ON MARQ-1 (MJC, New col-lege, Eckerd, USF ) We may send up to five men and five women (who murt be full-time students) in each of the following sports: archery, tennis, golf, and table tenniJ. we are al.Jo invited to send one coed volleyball team (students interested contact Jim Hunter). In Archery: Men will shoot a colum bla round, 4 endJ at so, 40, and 30 yardJ. Women will abo shoot a columbia. but Topics to be discussed in clude judicial system reform, landlord-tenant law, consumer law and social welfare law Segor, who was previously active with Rural Legal Services, a federal program of the nowdiscontinued Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO}, will talk about future funding of poverty legal programs J ale Yilm abassar, assistantkpro fesssor of the Academy of Applied Fine Arts in Turkey and gold medal winner in several inter national exhibitions, 3:30pm, Teaching Auditorium 8 pm, H-3 their distance will be shortened to 40, 30, and 20. ArcherJ may shoot freestyle or barebow. All other rules are covered under standard N. A.A. rules. Mr Peter Bower. Admissions counselor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will visit New College Friday, March 2 to speak with students interested in Pittsburgh's graduate pro grams in theology, Bible, church church history, urban affaus, social work and library science (these last in conjunction with the University of Pittsburgh. ) Mr Bower will be at large in Hamilton Center--in front of the Fishbowl, in the snack bar--from approximately 9 AM through lunch. Students .may fll.miliarize themselves w1th Pittsburgh's progn1ms by looking at the materials in Mrs. Fleming's office (Off-Campus Study) in Building A Individual appointments with Mr Bower may be arranged through Hum anities (355-1151 ). WEAVING Wednesdays 7 10 Saturday 10 -2 Rick and Claire Lyles teachers A-Building Dr. W Norman Richard son a candidate in biology, will be on campus this Friday. Students who talk with Dr. Richardson and have opinions on his candidates are encouraged to voice them to student representatives to either the N aturtl Sciences division or the Faculty Statue Committee. NOTICE: A man named Bill Mclntyl'e. Firesign Theater's Radio Producer, by the way, is looking for 1 house to live in in Sarasota, or very close by, from mid-April for a few months to six or seven, he's not sure He wants something with some sp1ce around, preferably aw1y from city-style nonsense, pre ferably under $200 per month. If you know of such a place which might be available, please contact Steve jacobson via note boord, N, C. Box 219, or personal appearance. Rita M Gross, instructor in Religion, presented a paper at 11 meeting sponsored by the Nat ion a! Association of Jewish Students Network in New Yorl< City last week Presented at a panel on "Women and Spirit ual Judaism, her paper was the analysis of women's ppoSSl bilities in religious roles in Judaism. Sat 2/24 Law and Society reminar: attorney Joseph Segor, director of the Migrant Services Foundation, Miami, will spe al< on Law and Poverty Topics to be discussed include judicial system reforem, land law, consumer and social welfare law. 10 am, Hamilton Center Sun 2/25 Society of Friends '(QUakers) points) and others, beat lnde -pendant Grocers by 38-30 on Tuesday, Feb. 20. Ninteen points were scored in the first quarter. The next game is against Walt's Fish Market next week. It's been a great season so far for the New College basketball squad. VOLLEYBALL The New College volleyball team was challenged to sco-ed match at Manatee Jr College Feb. 20 The game was played in Manatee's gymnasium by a team of 3 men and 3 women consisting of Jim Hunter, Ther esa Harshman, Jack Nienaber, Gail Keith-Swenson, Lane Williamson, and Cathy Wells. The C team phyed approximately nine games and was undefeated every time. Rules and regu lations were subsequently relaxed and it was a friendly match all around. It was obvious to Man atee that N C' s athletes had come through again. Democratic o.tional Committee Summer InternShip PT0gr11m The Democratic ational Committee usually accepts a -bout one hundred' students during the sum mer. Because of budget cuts this summer, they will only be able to accept ap proximately twenty-five students. Your applications should be received before March 30, 1973 along with a personal recommendation For more information write: Mary Lou Burg 2.600 Virginia. Ave. NW W ashln on D, C 20037 Joining the NC staff this weel< multilith operator in the CopY Center is Miss Constance Silas Dr justus D Doenecl

Page four The CATALYST February 23, 1973 COMMENTARY Short Courses Being Offered In Nat Sci Pilot Program Candidate Holderman MEMO TO: All Faculty and students RE: Short courses FROM: Joe Cross DATE: February 13, 1973 In planning our curriculum, we at New College have been struggling against a reality. ;md the reslity is tlus: knowledge, like shoulder of lamb, refuses to be cal"Ved into neat pieces. We can terminate this struggle honorably by accepting short courses into our curriculum. Here. short course means a course which takes Jess than This is not a news article, It will not be totally objeLtive. It will attempt to describe Wed nesday's student and faculty meetings with Mr l'lolderman, the most recent Presidential candidate When the meeting with stu dents began at about 11:30, there were only about six stu dents present. but the numbers increased as the meeting pro By the end, probably thirty students had been exposed to Mr. Holderman and vice versa The meeting began in the usual manner, with a brief in troduction, followed by the timeless. placeless question, (occurring in two allotropic fom1 s) "Why would vou come to ew CJllege? 11 (The second allotropi< form whiCh occurs mostly on the student level. ten weeks. but which is in :tll other respects identical to our full-size courses--same intensity, same commitment from students and teacher, same evaluation forn1, and so on Certainly there are serious questions about how short courses should be entered on transcripts scheduled, etc but the ecfucational benefits should more than compensate for the admini<;trational hassle is "Why did you orne?'') Mr Holderrn;rn ex.ple accessible to anyone who has completed Intermed1ate Anal-sponses, by. the way, varied The meeting began in a fairly friendly manner with about twentylfive faculty pre sent. as well as several students, Thlngs began to tighten up a ysis l Text: S B Cbae, Lebesgue Ineg:ration, Chapter V.. from, "somebody to stand up to the faculty" to "somebody ;md Thursday) 9:00-10:00. H-2a. bit when an exchange took ace e e gre d T resent the colle e to the rest o the world.") The beginnings of information theory were made in 1948 by C E Shannon in a paper "The Mathematical Theory of Com mtmication 11 Since then the subject has developed into a small field of its own primarily of interest to engineers but also as a part of a larger (vague) collection of m athem ati cal models known as Systems Theory and (sometimes) Cybernetics In this course the foundation of this model of communi cation will be presented. The talks will utilize some concepts from elementary probability but <>therwise will be pretty much selfcontained The New College Computer Joe Cross. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, February 19 thru March 9, 4:00-5:00 NS-23 This course will describe how to use our new disk operating system We'll cover the use of the moniter PIP. and EDIT. This course is intended for people who know at least a little about computers, and who want to use our system. "The Chemistry of Physics of Surfaces" origin.Uy scheduled to be taught by Dr. Step' ens has been postponed tmtil next term. rnai "' bookst: .... .,_ ST. ARMAN1J$ Ki:Y z ""' SAP.ASOTA. () Phcne: 3f.t-31& I 0 Special Orders cc 0 taken cheerfully 0 -filled promptly ... c.! YOUR 8001( ANC If you just go on Thursdays for pizza you're missing a great line of Italian food .... If you don 't go Thursdays, you aren't \ew College material .......... Mario's Vv4 l'!h s. w Dr. Berggren wunted Mr Holderman to decide whetller he would sponsor a student's off' campus study project, which consisted of joining a police force for a term. Mr. Holderm QJl :respon ded that without further information he couldn't answer. Dr. Berggren then said that the faculty members have to make decisions like that, Mr. Holderman said, "You can't ask roe to answer tllat without more information, and you certainly wouldn't make that decision without more knowledge. 11 When Dr. Berggren began to give more iol.formation, Mr. Holderman answered llim. (They also disagreed about the value of such an experience in a liberal arts education, Mr. Holderman seeing the possibility of a valuable learning experience, Dr. Berggren seeing the saroe possibility, but not know ing how it fit in with a liberal arts education. ) At no time, Judges and Jury Ponder Ackerman Case AT LEFT: Members of the Student Court :relax during a pause in the JXOceedings. BELOW: Jurors hear testimony in the crowd-drawmg trial. however, dia Mr. Holderman let faculty asininity intimidate him. When the question of tenure came up he again stood up to the opposition, and made a monger point against tenure in front of the facu11:-f than he had before tha students. Since by this stage of the meeting about half of the faculty present were tenured, this stand was not received with supreme ecstacy. His statements on faculty ran.k did not receive as much complaint, probnbly because such talk was unexpected. Nevertheless, Mr. Holderman said these tllings, and defended them rationally when he W3< challenged. If we want a President "who will stand up to e ac ty for u this e very well be our However, that is not the only criterion for selection of a president. As I stated eru:lier, the man is also intelligent, articulate, and interested in continu u g the experiment tllat New College claims to be. As for as fund raising is concerned, his experience is somewhat limited, but he is in charge of a system (the Illinois Board of Higher Ed ucation) with an annual budget approaching $700 million for the public schools alone and he got what he requested from the Illinois State Legislature, who not liberal-education-minded foli

February 23, 1973 The CATALYST Riley Deliyers Paper on Tl IE COMING CRISIS IN STUDENT RECRUITMENT: A WORKING PAPER By Gresham Riley, Acting Provost During the 1970s and 1980s (and pessibly for the remainder of the 20th century) colleges and universities are going to experience increasing difficul ties in the area of student recruitment. New College will almost cer1;ainly share in this experience. There are two reasons for that most and universities will find it increas ingly difficult to fill their enrollment quotas, and one netic able reason for thinking that this will be true in the case of experimental institutions such as New College. The reasons that apply to traditional and nontraditional institutions. alike are related to: 1. Demographic Factors: Demograpjic studies (the most widely publicized, recent studies being those conducted by the Carnegie Commision) have shown convincingly that over the next several decades the college-student-age -population will decrease relative to the size of the total pOpulation. This means, of cotn'se, that the pool of potential ::ollege students will be smaller than it has in the past. 2. Political/ Cultural/Fconomic/ Factors: (a) With the termination of the selective service system and the. introduction of a volunteer army, colleges can no longer be used as a haven against the draft No longer will male students be attracted to colleges because o f 1...h.i s hcre1.:of'ore i:nstru:rn ent::Ll (b N a result ot'brom-ecale cultural changes, social pressures on parents are not as strong as they were in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s to send their children to college. Being enrolled in a college at the age of 18 or 19 is no longer the "expected thing. The causes of this phenomena range from the radicalization of many college campuses during the 1960s (leading many parents to think of the university as a destructive influence) to the partial "victory" of the counterculture (which has gb:zn an aura of respcctibility to forms of employment---the crafts, ior example---that do not require require a college education). It is reasonable to expect, therefore, that in a reduced pool of pOte:.J' :i:ll college students a large m.nnber of young people can safely avoid college because the social pressures to attend are not as strong as they once were. (c) Economically, a college education no longer represents the advantage that it once did. Having a B.A. insures no one of a job. In fact, scratch a "lew Y6rk or San Francisco taA. driver and one is likely to find a Ph. D. in physics, mathematics, or philosophy! Given the reduced economic value of a college education, therefore, fewer young people will look upon the colleges as a means to upward mobility. Finally, there is an influence affecting student recruitment that is unique to experimental institutions such as New College. It is the simple fact that tradi-tional institutions are "catching up" with the innovations to be found at such colleges. When the of South Carolina is among the members of the Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities, it can reason-ably be expected that one docs not have to go to an Antioch or a Goddard to find opportunities for off-campus and interdisci-plinary study, work-study pro-grams, non-graded curricula, or small student-faculty ratios. Furthermore, if large university systems offer these and other attractions, it might reasonably be asked why a student should pay the larger tuition charged by the smaller, priva te, experimental colleges? Unless a pers uasive answer can be found, institutions of the latte r sort C:Jll ........... i!1e ent re ent. H the above analysis is sound, what should an institution such as New College do to remain competitve in the admissions game? Although I am confident of the solllUiness of the foregoing analysis, I am less than confident about the answer(s) to this ques tions;. What follows, therefore, is offered as material for critical reflection and discussion, rather than as the solution for Colloquium Courses Listed "Colloquium the seminar series to be tBught by New College students for the adult SBrasota comm1.mity will offer the following courses to participants: Courses offered Monday evenings: "Sleep, Dreams and Altered States." Conscious use of dreams and altered states of consciousness; methods for increasing clarity and memory of the dream state relaxation and concentration techniques; intuition in the state. Jim Donahoe, student leader. "Local N :>tural History: The Ecology of Satasota. 11 .Geological history of the area; life history and future of plant and animal communities, and the ecological prinCiples of naturalistic awarmess. Rosalie Winard Julie "Chess: Competition, Art and Science." Human and artistic aspects of chess, comparing the styles of the past five world champions. Each lecture will focus on one game, backgrolUld and circumstances as well as strategy and tactics. Prerequisites: basic playing knowledge and great enthusiasm. Jack Greene. "Interaction of Work, Technology and Character. 11 From a psychological perspective, with sociological dimen Sions considered of effects of work on character. Dave Lipsey. "The S ience of Astrology. 11 Theory, basic principles, harting, progressing the horoscope. current planetary influences. Steve Sh,.l!rtl. Courses offered Tuesday evenings: "I'm OK-You're OK: Transactional analysis. 11 Po/chologicd theory originated by psychiatrist Eric Beme. Structural, tra >.'Sactional, game and script analyses covered. Henry P11tterson. "F.ive Movements in the Development of Modem Painting. tt Shde-lectures on fauvism, German expressionism, cubism futurism and surrealism. Kote Hick ish. "A Practical Approach to Open Education." Views of major contributors to the movement, such as Herb Kohl, Jonathan Kozal, John Holt, with a workshop on how an open classroom actually operates. Leslie Swett. "American Culture and American Women: Issues and Chd lenges." Cultural forces affecting women in our society; womenin the media, in the arts. biology and sex roles, ;.nd mental health. Cynthia Cook and Ellen Horowit7, "The of the Movie. 11 Mechanical, business, artistic and technical structure. Ira Halberstadt. "P6litical Theory." Western political thought from Plato to the present time, philosophical wd pOlitical considerations. Ron the problems that I am W

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Who Should Pay For Pets? Environmental Studies Mix Research and "Ecotage" New College (') g -... 0 < C'D ... Ul !: en c: C'D :::s 0 !. ... S g-c: 0 In 0 )( w t'IS .: 0 ns ns z 50,.. C/)(1) .. t:C G) Cl) ,........ Q'q t:C (1) 0.. -..... tn (J Davidson Convicted of NtXle Swimming SENTENCE CARRIED OUT as student politico Ron Davidson recieves playful jibes from un seen well-wishers. The amiable young SEC Chairman, halling from Des Moines, was f o und guilty of malicious violation of the Nude Swimming Act of 1972, which Davidson reportedly co-sponsored at the time of its pl'Oposal. He was sentenced to be bound to a tree with l l/ 4 inch cable and left to rot for ten minutes iD the plush Court of Palms on the Pei Campus. Davidson refused comment beyond a terse "The sentence of the Court was just." Ford Challenge Met Beer and Loafing in Sarasota wu. ...... z () Women's Studies Consultant b y G on z o ]Scoop Chosen by Social Sciences A Study in Contrasts TENURE: Where Do We Go ? Media Center Faces Chaos QY Mclndc }SEC ELECTION RESULTS IN DOUBT;. ACCOUNTS OF BALWTING CONFLICT Ron SEC chainnan, has declared that part of the money thtt Jim Co hn, fonne r chainnan, was given last June for SEC summer expenses was used "illegitimetely although h e refused to di,close h o w the money WPS spent. "At this po int "he sled, that "privileged information,"


February 23, 1973 gongs on When a newspaper fo!<.'.s Jt JS often evident for quite a while in advance. Revenues drop, as does circulation, either is true of the CATALYST We are financially better off then w.e have been in a long, long tlme. Why then this death notice? on occations such as tl1is, a bit of rambling is in order, so consequently thiS: The CATALYST set out ro build a reputation right from the start. We hoped that this paper would become respected to the point that we would have an on the way New College IS, We started out with a sincere believe that a good deal of ]\'ew college's internal problems would not be solved merely by more money we felt that a good deal of the problem was by a lack of communication, and a pro! iferation of rumors. The students distrust tl1e Trustees because they get the impression that the Trus.ees ;are "maneuvering" the college into the shape they want it rather than com-ing out above board and ac cepting the flack The faculty find it all too ea;y to stand on the principle of student evaluations of faculty, while dis-counting any studn:t opinion that they disagree with by saying that the student has a limited viewpoint. It is our future "iliey are playing with, we stand the most to lose, why does the chairman of the E. P. c. want the meeting closed? These were all questions we felt a RESPECT ABLE student publication could answer we .out being by pubhshmg the dullest issue of a newspaper I have ever seen,. However, it did contain several good pieces of information We reported a relative fiasco in the construction of the Nat. Sci. building, an unconstitutional and expensive studwt chair program, and a report on the DOW famous "Rape Week tetter', Feeling we had established ourselves as a relatively ob ;ective and f

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