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Volume X III, Issue 4 INSI D E The C Fact Book exp l a in s it all So tmny que tion and o few an swer: ... until now. Suzanne Janney' brainchild is packed with useful i n formation for staff and s t udent The Catalyst has made its own report on thb one-stop resource of vital facto.; and alicnt sta t ist i cs. SEE S TORY, P AGE 5 Words, not bom b s The n e w Bush admini 1rat ion has brought its foreign policy off to a bellicose tart. But will missile strikes succeed where U. sanctions have failed? It's time for a more under tand ing approach towards the Iraqi people. addam Hussein is the real enemy here Cm..fMRNTARY PAGE 7 Bake-Off tums out all your base are belong to us Medieval Far overwhelmed by commoners by Kathryn Dow The 26th annual Ringling Medieval Fair descended on Sarasota last weekend in a whirl of dust and costume. for four days, the ground hcbind the Ring! ing museum were converted into a Robin Hood-tbcmcd playground ror performers and patron[> a1ikc. Some hows and event wcr in keeping with thi. theme, while others simply paid tribute to the Medieval or R enai ancc time periods. hursday and Friday, the crowd con si ted large l y of schoolchildren on fielll trips, which created plenty of work for second year Chris Sabatclli, who worked a 'pu hmonkey' for the King' Swings. abatclti lamented the -rrec ride" passes gi en to the children, commenting that the free pa scs should he used for games which didn't give the empl o yee uch a w o rk o ut. Th o c g am es were ple n tiful t s well. Some of resemb l ed the sorts of games you might find at a <:Ollnty feterslmrg Times. He then yielded the podium to the di tin guished profe sor (and Catalyst spon or) for her discussion of culture, tradition a n d religion in t oday's Cuba. "What we' ll be tal k ing abuut i a com bination of Cat holic and Afri can traditions," Vespcri told her audience. She prefaced her lecture with a video clip taken during her time in Cuba last summer, featuring footage of ceremonial dances in which performers portrayed the orbha, the 21 spirit who correspond to the Catholic saints The Afro-Cuban cul ture, Vespcri said, was a yncretic one: "a combination of the experience of the en slaved Africans, their captives' religior and their own traditions: Vespcri e plained that Africans taken as slaves in Cuba had a slightly different experience than in the U S.: "In the 17th century, slaves had rights, and the ability to O\ n property. I bey \\ere more free than the slaves in mcrica." However, she added, "tbinos took a turn for the worse in the 19th \ hen suga r bec,ame profitab l e." 'The s l aves, former l y domes t ic ervants, were tu rned out to work i n ihc ugarcane fields under harsh condition whi ch in turn resulted in discontentment and uprisings. She showed slides of rnonumental built in honor of their struggle, each fig ure :-.tanding at three human height. Elcggua, whoe name appeared in the ti t le of her lecture, i among one of 1hc most importunt of the Afro-Cuban orisha. Several of the slides Vcspcri presented were of cer monial performers portra -ing f.lcggua, w ating red-and-black costunu:s and holdin eythcs in both hands .Ekggua is mischievous and child like, but he i.' also a protector of children. Ile is al. o the orisha tesponsible for opening pathways and communication Hence, the Eleggua Project. According to the Canada-ba. ed project's web site PAGE 4 I


2 The CataJ st Ronald Reagan to drift around world unday. March 4, President Bush dedicated our nation ncwc t 4 billion airnaft carrier, the Ronald Reagan. The took place at cwport ew: Shipbuilding, and wa attended by for mer Fir t Lady 'ancy Reagan. form r Pre-idcnt Reagan wa not able to attend due to a hrokcn hip. Bu h told the gathered crowd that he wanted to follow in th forml:r dcnt': c peciall. in his dedication to the military. The Ronald Reagan is the ninth Nimitz-clas carrier in the .S. aval Jlect. It i expected to hegin active dutv in the fleet in 2003.Thc final Nimitz-cia s carrier vill be chn. tcncd in 2006. et another ukide in Israel unda), arch 4, a Pal stinian ui cidc bomber et off a on the corner ol a busy in town of Lrac. Three Iswclis were killed in the bla. t. and an estimated -o othen; wen; wot nd d. The force of the blast hattcrcd 1warby windows and cnt a car into the air. As Prime \1inister-clcct Ariel ShartH prepares to as. umc power, pos. ibly !->Omelimc lhi-.. we k, militant Islamic grc ups have promi ed continue I atta\.:ks against the oming government Israel ha.., already !-.cakJ otT the Bank and G:11. trip., ,n n attempt to prevent h mbin s, but he r lcctiv have not appeared to help curh i o lcn c 1 far. They ha e, however, devastated the Pale tinian e onomy and prevented 120,000 Palestinian from commuting to their job Vice Pre idcnt Cheney undergoes surgery Vice Pre. idcnt Cheney underwent surgery Monday to re-open a blocked artery in his heart. 'here is no evidence he ha suU red another heart attack. doc tors said. He remains in the ho pital at press time for observation. Information take from the A.\sociated Pre .. Wire. c If T y Friday' hearing was a rc.-;ult of a lle ci ion iss_ued by the 9th .S. Circuit Court of Appeals. llte decision ordered U.S. Di trict Judge Maril_ n Hall Patel to alter an earlier decision that would have shut apster down. The new screening system i, intended to uphold free speech rights and protect copyrights simultaneously. HE WORLD t Record label: arc still skcplical a to whether the crccning proce will live up to expectations. The goal 1 an elu ive one and will only be attained \Vilh dili gence. H i l a ry Rose n, presid e n t of l h t: Recording Indus t r y Association o f America, said, .. We think that the ing technology ha the potential to be elfcctive, but we'll sec ... The y ten will be mart enough to pick up on variants of titles and arti t Slight mbspellings and abbrevia tions will be weeded out just as easily as full names and titles. Under the n w proce. s, when a u. er attempts to search for an artist or title that is creened for, no re ults will appear for the search. But record label fear that apster users will overcome thi without problem by using any number of codes that could lip through t e blocking proce s. If the March 7, 2001 proce. s docs work, it is expedcu that the majority of apster users will seck free music c change over the Internet u ing other programs, particulnrly ones that do not use a central ervcr uch as np tcr. ap. ter 's popularity spread like wildl'irc when it opened in 1999 using a program developed by it lounuer, Shawn Fanning. The major record lu bcls, BMG, EMI, nny, nivcr al anu Warner, sued almost immediately for profit lo. s. The two s1dc have been battling the is uc out ever. incc. ]\;o one ha of yet been able to pur forth a clear answer to the delicate issue ol free speech vs. copyright law .. Though the crccning will dictate 1 ap ter\, operations tor the time being. plans rc in the making to tum the ervicc into a paid-subscrip tion program. ll is expected that the tran ition will be complete by July 1 of this year. nder the plan, us r would pay for the service, al $15 a month, of sharing music fil<..-s unrc tri<.:ted over the Internet. apster would u e the revenue to then pay royalties oft' to th opyrighl h older:-.. However even thi p l an has not popularity Wlth the recording in dustry. Only BMG, which offered to help fund the transition into a sub cription ser vice, has thu far consented to the idea. Other record label. arc already working on their own program that would allow customers to download mu ic directly from them for a fee. They said that a $15 a month fee could not po sibly cover the amount of music that Nap ter u er would download. Information gathered from tlze Associated Press The Catalyst i available on the World Wide Web at v ..!-catafysr/ General Editor i 1a. Campb II Edilor 1it:hal'l The Catalyst is an academic tutorial sponsored by J>rofessor Maria Vespcri. It is developed in the 'ew College Publication. Office using Adobe Photoshop and Quark Xpress for PowerMacintosh and printed at the Bradenton Herald with money provided by the 'ew College Student Alliance. Contributions may 1ange in length from 2...'i0 to 500 \S...'ords. I etters to the Fditor hould be no mor than 250 words. Submissions should be lab led as either letters to the Editor or contribution and include names and contact information. Kditor Konkol Web l'.ditor Kathryn Do v Sta tT Write I"\ pher Crystal Fra ier Ben Ruby. Darren Guild. Ryan McCormick Price. E,q .. Zak Beck. Anna Maria Diaz-Balart. avaresc. Jag Davies. Valerie 1ojci o l)irect suhmi sion and inquiries to: 'I he Catalv t 5700 Tamiami Tr. 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The Catalyst NEWS 3 "A Pathetic Display of Desperation'' March 7, 2001 David Savarese Bake-Off goes oft without bakes by Jagdecp Gabriel Davies Last Sunday evening, at 7:00 in Hamilton Center, the "David Savare e Help Him Put A Bun In Your Oven' Bake-OfF took place before an eager throng of thrilled on-lookers. The crowd, primarily consisting of Savarese' three friends and his roommate, could not wait to sec which lucky lady's tasty treats would win her the prize of a night alone with the highly touted, Melbourne-bred hunk (and Catalyst staff writer). The premise of the event was simple: between seven and eight o'clock, contes tants would bring their baked goods to the Bake-Off headquarters in Hamilton Center, where Bake-Off judge Matt Ramsay would evaluate the goods ba eel on texture, edibility and a variety of other factors. Meanwhile, the goods would be sold to New College students and mainte nance workers, with the proceeds going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. At the end of the evening, Judge Ramsay would announce the winner of the Bake Off, who would then receive a night IFROM "MEDIEVAL FAIR" PAGE I a r mories. Leather, chain and plate armor were available under various tents, none perhaps so well-named as the Arse Guard Armoury, a new addition to the Fair. There were, of course, lighter crafts available, lite.rally and figurativelypewter and clay sculptures, hair adornments, jewelry and musical instru ments, not to mention tents full of clothing that would be a re-enactor's dream. Fourth-year Austin Eliazar worked at the Crystal Stix booth, where he taught alone with David Savarese as the grand prize. The marketing, preparation and coor dination of the Bake-Off were engineered by Savarese himself. According to sources, the Bake-Off idea began on the previous Tuesday evening, when, Savarese, lonely for female companionship, began traveling door to door throughout the Pei dormitory in an at tempt to solicit sex from a willing female. After withstanding more than a half dozen rejections, Savarese decided to create a subtler scheme to reach the de sired result. However, there was one hang-up. As the clock slowly inched past 7:15, and then 7:30, the expected flood of contes tants and their baked goods had yet to surface. By 7:45, the only goods that had been entered into the contest were a Snickers bar, a package of Nature's Valley Date Bakes, a Tootsie Roll Pop, a pint of Ben and Jerry's 'Half Baked' ice cream and a half-empty 'Balanced diet supplement drink, most of which had potential buyers how to twirl one weighted stick between two lighter ones; tossing it in the air, spinning it in circles and seemingly defying gravity. Eliazar, who bas worked at and attended Medieval and Renaissance festivals for many years, wrote in an e-mail to the Catalyst, "it wa a decent fair, I think, and for once was actually diversifying and changing its merchants." He added, "I was a bit disturbed by the weapons booth selling Klingon weapons, but who is to say that Star Trek didn't land in the middle of Renaissance Europe to sell Former New College student cierdwyn Lucker sells jewelry at Moon Angel been purchased at the C-Store momenls earlier. "I u ed to be friends with David," said first-year Zak Bek, with a urprising hint of seriousness to his tone. "A pathetic display of desperation ... it was a better idea last Tuesday night," added first-year Alex Krieg. According to second-year Dara Matthews, "I think if all the money went to Jag, it would be a different story. Can you also say that I'm on a whole bunch of [prescription J painkillers? By the way, I'm free on Tuesday night, Jag. And, yes, I like sushi." What did Savarese himself have to say about the results of the Bake-Off? "So this is what it's like to feel cheaper than a five-cent whore ... I think it's ob vious that no one at New O?llege cares about charity. I asked them to do it for the children, and they didn't." The evening's highlight came at approximately 7:50 when fourth-year Michael Olson purchased tbe aforemen tioned Snickers bar for seventy-five some of their wares for slaves, food and cents.. Fortunately for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Olson accidentally handed Savarese an extra twenty cents when making the purchase, raising the grand total for the evening to a whop ping ninety-five cent In the end, the evening's lucky winner turned out to be second-year Pete Summers. Despite the fact that she did not enter l,he conte l, Summers won by default when seventh-year Kristin Blystone entered the aforementioned pint of Ben and Jerry's 'Half Baked' ice cream under her name, with the prior knowledge that it wa judge Matt Ramsay's favorite item from the C-Store. Sometime in the coming weeks, at a date of Summers's choice, Savarese must be come bcr slave for a period of twelve hours in order to fulfill the requirements of the Bake-Off prize. Said Summers: "I can't believe I won a contest I didn't even enter. Well, l plan on showing hin [Savarese) wbat ploys like this can get him into." diJ#hium crystals?" He. that the Budweiser booth "scared" him. particularly interestmg, as r e s en For those who were more interested in began dispatching freely of his own men. performers than games and souvenirs, This tactical maneuver did not help his there was a wide variety of minstrels and side, and they lost quite blatantly. entertainers, both on stages and in the Thursday through Saturday were dry 'streets.' Jugglers with flaming torches and hot, but at about noon on Sunday, a stood atop ladders, while washing-well deluge turned the entire Fair into a mud wenches shared their slightly bawdy pit for a few hours. While some vendors humor with the crowds. Emrys Fleet, actually benefited from the rains, as pa Ratcatcher, was there, as always, and trons crowded into their tents for shelter, even had some new cheesy jokes and others ended up soggy, and some tents puns to supplement his old ones. did not withstand the storm. The firsl Minstrels included Jim Hancock and the chess match was cancelled, and Prince inimitable Loonie Lucy, and periodically John got ill and had to have his role filled throughout the Fair day, people were by another. Second-year June Gwalthne} greeted with the beautiful sound of bagsaid she enjoyed the rain. "Walking pipes. through the nearly empty fair in the rair Some faces were sadly missing, like on Sunday with bagpipes playing was 2 half of the well-loved Celtic-inspired very Scottish experience," she said. Som{ band, Double Indemnity. Their new of the patrons were also apparently feel lineup also bore a new name, Empty ing Scottish, seeking shelter from the Hats. Another feature noticeably absent storm in the pub tents. Others simply from this year's fair was the food booth gave up and went home, sodden and cold. which sold delicious crepes and chilled The rain cleared up by around 3:30. soups. Nonetheless, much of what and tbe afternoon chess match went on made previous Fairs enjoyable was shll without any noticeable hitches--except pre ent, including the cast, many who for the wheels snapping off the jail cart at have performec,i at the Ringling Fair for the very end. Some vendors were offering discounts toward the end of the day, at years. Playing their Robin Hood-inspired tempting to make up for lost sales due to characters, the cast wandered around tbe the downpour. Perhaps best of all, the site, helping create atmosphere by perdust which had choked people on previ forming improvisational and cripted ous days was suppressed by the moisture, performances around the site. The human and the temperature after the storm was chess matches, scheduled for 12:30 and 5 exceptionally pleasant, helping the Fair p.m. daily, were a confrontation between to end on an overall positive note.


4 The Catal st N E WS M a rch 7 2001 Vesperi ventured to communist Cuba to study Santeria Maria Vesperi \FROM "VESP ER/" PAGE 1 I ( gua.htm), the project is "a cooperative p artne rship of North American and Cu b an non-governmental agencies who share an interest in developing opportuni ties for academic study in Cuba." Vesperi said that she took part in the program, along with other members of the American Association of Black Anthropologists, a group which any an thropolog ist may join, in order to study the effects of the diaspora on African cul t ure. Janice Hutchinson of the Univer ity of Houston organized t he trip. "She got t he whole thing together," Vespcri ex plained, .. and it was not ea y to get permits for 70 people to go to Cuba." Most were anthropologists, but the group included people of other professions as well, including some young British writ ers. we had a poetry bus and a non-po e try bu which wa very interesting," Vcsperi said. Her own participation in the trip wa aided by a $1,500 Faculty Development Gran t from the New College Founda t ion, which, he told the Catalyst, went to pay for tran portation. The latter part of Vesperi's l ecture involved her discus ion of her own experience in Cuba, and her reflections on the current conditions there. P art of the difficulty in bringing 70 peop l e to Cuba had of course come from t h e U.S. aovc rnm en t o n goi n g embargo of t ha t --Yo u h a v e t o get a s p e ci a l l i cense from the Department of the Treasury to o to Cuba" Yes eri s a id usF has one, and you can get a copy. ft's illegal to pend American currency there, b ut the America n dollar is still the m ai n form of c u rrency ... the r e's all sorts of paradoxes like that. "We tend to think of Cuba as being very isolated," she said. "It isn 't. It s re ally quite a bu y place." lllu trated with a series of slides taken during her stay, Vesperi's lecture ranged from Cuban cul ture and ceremony, to architecture, to the cars on the street. Many of those cars were models from the 1950s, the last gen eration shipped before the U.S. sanctions went into effect. All of those cars arc still on the road," Vespcri said. "And I do mean all of them." Vcsperi's exper i ences emphasized the division between Cuban and American cultures. "We were told [by the Cubans] that they had no racial relations prob lem ," Vesperi said, .. but the jury's still out on that. Sometimes we had trouble being served, if it wa a mixed of people. We weren't sure whether 1t was just that we weren't Cuban." She aid that the Cubans, on the other hand, "were very worried about our groups be cause we were what they called a 'racially mixed group from the United States,' something which they had been told did n't exist." For her part, Vesperi was struck by Cuba's utter lack of advertising. Her group was al o urprised t o find a dearth of images of Fidel Cas t ro among Cuba's depic t io n s of revolu t io n a r y heroes. "We were t o l d that Fide l wasn' t a h ero yet," Vel peri sa id. 1 asked, 'Yo u mean he's not dead?"' S u r e e n o u gh, t ha t turned ou t to be the case; Cast ro does not number among Cu b a's revo l u t ionary m a rtyr Vcsperi o p ine d t h at "he h as a way t o go .... 1 s aw him on TV, an d he w as v e ry robu st." In other wa ys, ho w e v er, Y es er i f o und America and Cuba to be more similar than different: "Havana looks a l ot like t h e U. S cap i t a l ," V es p er i r e m arke d ''p e opl e d o n t t a lk a b o u t th at v e ry much." And as the last of her slides r e minded her audience Cuba and Americ a have shared at least one recent preoccupation: a statue representing Juan Gonzalez and his son erected in protest by the Cubans during the Elian Gonzalez affair. The statue s finger points towards the American Interest Building, the building that once housed the American Embassy. As Professor of Literature Amy Reid Latest candidate psyches out New College by David Savarese If you had to decide between Elvis (the King) and the Beatles which would you choose? What would you do? Some might panic, but others would. stand their ground and commit to a deci s ion Kimberly Ryan, the third and final candi date for a position in the psychology department, s tood her ground She c ommitted to the Beatle s, even though s he really liked some of Elvis's movies. She made the right choice. Ryan attended the University. of Vermont (known as Groovy U -V" to alumnae such as herself) as an under graduate student and developed an interest in teaching. She pursued her graduate studies at both the University of Washington and Western Washington University. During that time she was able to develop and teach several courses in cluding Child and Adolescent Behavioral Disorders Cognitive Development and Psychology of Parenting. Recently, she has studied marital counseling and the use of relapse prevention programs much like those used in drug-use coun seling to increase marriage counseling's long-term efficiency. In her presentation to New College she discussed goals for development of intervention and preven tion pro g ram s to address couples' issues a s sociated with life transitions and aging. The re i a lot more than beautiful F l o rida weather attracting Ryan to New C o llege She ha s an intere s t in non-tradi tion al college s, and bas kn o wn about New C o llege and its academic idealism since the time she wa s researching s chool s. One drawing factor that N e w College has is i ts focus on interdiscipli nary d i alogue. Ryan di s cu ssed the importance of communic a tion betwe e n clinical and cognitive psychology depart ments during her lunchtime question and answer session Tuesday, March 4. If Ryan is hired, she would be very inter ested in teaching classes in life-span development, introductory psychology, research methodology, a survey course in clinical psychology and various other realms of mind-study. Professor Charlene Callahan, chair of the selection committee, said in a phone interview with the Catalyst, "We are very lucky to have three good candidates. With the third candidate, I think that her desire to teach on a small campus and her particular background in clinical psy chology matches well with [New College]." Psychology thesis-student Kate Parr commented She spoke directly to indi viduals who asked questions. That might make other individuals in a discussion based class feel isolated. One-on-one she put it, "One of the most interest i ng thin gs is the way t ha t her lect u re suggested s i m ilarities in practices t h roughou t the western hcm1sphere, emphasizing t he cultural connections we have wit h th e Cubans, despite our attempts to barricade them." The lecture was posi tively received among students, as well. "I liked it," third-year Elitza Ramno v a aid. "I thought it was good. I have n t been to many other lectures [in the Faculty Lecture Series J, b u t if they we r e all this good, I think I misse d a lot." Vesperi on Havana: "[It] looks a lot like the U.S. capital" On Castro: ''I saw him on TV and he b was very ro u s t. On technol ogy: "'VTL W IIateYe the re, if it runs at all, it is In use. And that can be a little scary, especially if it's an airplane." may be great, like as a s ponsor but in class I am not so sure. She s e e med nice, and she was able to answer que s tion s." Third-year Jay Mccauley s aid, [Ryan] seemed to fit in very well. She was very comfortable around s tudent If she ends up coming here s he will be a very positive and overdue add i tion to our psychology department.'' Ryan expressed her enthu s iastic inter est in teaching by saying I enjoy my work, because what I do is enjoyable So I don't really feel like I am going to work.' I look forward to doing what I am doing until I'm a hundred." Psychology students will be getting a new professor in tbe coming year. As of Monday, March 5 the position was to be offered to one of the three candidates th a t were interviewed on campus and profiled over the past three weeks by the Catalyst.


The Catalyst FEATURES Holotropic Breathwork: an altered state of consciousness March 7, 2001 5 by Miss Valerie L. Mojeiko "'I could feel my body doing things, but I was in a trance,'' said econd-year Matt Mazzuckelli of his experience with holotropic breathwork. "All of a sudden I was hearing the intensity of the music, almostlike going into a [sleep] state. Then there was nothing except for my thoughts: friends, family and all of the things that had been going on in my life." T'wo weekends ago, 14 New College students participated in a two-day work-hop where they experienced exploration and healing in altered states of consciousness using deep, rhythmic breathing exercises. It began with a Friday night informational talk about the techniques and history of hololropic breathwork and culminated in a daylong retreat followed by free Thai food. The workshop was facilitated by Kylea Taylor and James Schofield, both of whom are certified practitioners of holotropic breathwork. They have been facilitating holotropic breathwork workshops together since 1988. They were taught by and have often worked side by side with the pioneers of the technique, Stanislav and Christine Grof. "In any ritual work, there is really a three [then] is the ritual, and the third phase is integration," explained Taylor to the circle of student in the back corn r of udakoff on Friday night. "So what we're doing now is the preparation part." Preparation consisted of a detailed explanation of what to expect from the ritual, talk about confidentiality and informed consent and the hi tory of breathwork. She told the group to be prepared for sensory experiences, biographical experiences, perinatal experiences and yogic sleep states. Her partner, Schofield, explained to the group that the technique could be "essentially likened to hyperventilating" and that they would be working in pairs. Each pair would take turns playing the roles of breather and sitter. The breather would perform the breathing technique while the sitter would watch him or her and provide for any bodily needs such as a drink of water or an escort to the restroom. Most, but not all, attendees of the lecture would be participating in the next day's workshop. Saturday began with a 9:00 a.m. van ride from Hamilton Center to the house of an alum in south Sarasota. The participants unboarded the van carrying the nece sary supplies-pillows, blankets, Kleenex (for crying), sketch pads and oil pastels. The group formed a circle, and began with a five-minute meditation. Then the participants took turns revealing the cur rent physical state of their bodies and any life problems which they were currently lO....VIUH''-'U. l 1.1< d to form a bond and create a starting point for what lay ahead. v ryon di p hrougho t th house into groups of two with enough space between groups for breathers to be able to comfortably flail their arms, if they were so inclined. The breathers lay on blankets with a sitter beside each, and Taylor led the group into a relaxation exercise. Many tudents were extremely happy with their experience. First-year Julia Onnie-Hay reported feeling, "incredibly mentally, physically, and spiritually levelled ... like I had just had a full night's sleep, a good meal and a substantial amount of physical exercise ... even though I had just been laying on the ground." Participants also experienced strong physical effects during the breathing exercise. First-year transfer Jimmy Burgdorf said, "My hands got really numb ... it [felt] kind of like blowing up a balloon or a big rainbow-colored worm." Mazzuckelli said, '[It was] interesting to watch the physical signs of what was happening to the breather ... there was a certain empathy factor ... and it gave me a more thorough understanding of the ex perience: After both partners had taken turns breathing and sitting, each person drew a mandela to represent his or her experience. Then the group assembled again to share their mandelas and thoughts on the experience. After finishing the session by o g th cred s ace, the rou or-dered Thai food, courtesy of New College alum Rick Doblin, who had been key per on in organizing the shop. Doblin was not in attendance at the event. As with other methods of attaining al tered states of consciousness, holotropic breathwork has received some criticisms. According to Taylor, "Mostly the criticism of holotropic breathwork comes from those who haven't done it, or from those who are frightened of deep work. Some have said that hyperventilation brings material to the surface before it is ready to come and can cause problems. Western medical and psychological response to hyperventilation has always been to repress it by having people breathe into a paper bag or take tranquilizers rather [than 1 to encourage full exprcs ion and experience of whatever is happening." Taylor also said, .. Our experience is that material seems to come to the surface when people are ready for it. People do brcathwork so that material can arise. It is important for people to feel ready for that and to have a safe set and setting to go into the material fully. For that reason, we actually try to discourage people from doing breathwork if they feel in any way that it is not the right time or way for them to do deep inner None of the New College students who participated in the workshop have, as yet, reported a negative experience or difficulty with integration. Onnie-Hay said she had "discovered a foim of meditaf on that is extreme\y beneficial and healing." According to thesis-student Raj Gho hal, went .in a eptic ... but now I'll purify the earth of non-believers. Breathwork is the way of the future." Stanislav Grof will be conducting his final holotropic breathwork session in Atlanta on the weekend of April20-22. S.A.C. MARATHON ALLOCATIONS-PART 2 Members in attendance: Lindsey Luxa, Shannon Dunn, Adam Rivers, Eric Nowak, Emma Jay, & Cassandra Tanenbaum Ninth ProposalNew College Circusrep resented by Shane Riley, requesting $600 for wood from Home Depot, scrap metal from Sarasota Scrap-All, costume fabric from Jo Ann Fabrics and food. The circus will be held on Saturday, May 19. Note: There will be cir cus practice by the bay Monday and Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. -The money requested for food ($100) is rea sonable. However, we think that $300 is a more appropriate request for the grand total. We know that this is a very well attended event and we are confident that you can find addi tional sources of funding. Emma Jay made a motion to allocate $300. It was unanimously approved. Tenth ProposalNew CollAge Literary Magazinerepresented by Lauren Rathvon, requesting $360 to bring Nestor Gil to New College for the Thirteenth Annual ew CollAge reading at the Four Winds Cafe (all of the other writers are presently in attendance at New College) sometime in March. The $360 will pay for 2 nights lodging, gas (honorarium) and food allowance. Thi. will also pay for catering by the Four Winds. We feel that Nestor is a recent alumnus and can lodge with a friend. We cannot pay for gas but we are willing to pay Nestor a small hono rarium of $80. Eric motioned that we allocate $120 for catering and an honorarium. It was unanimously approved. "'Total allocated $120 Eleventh Proposal Beckett Play repre sented by Jon Spector, requesting $358.48 for props, costumes, makeup and supplies to be used in the Beckett plays "Play", "Ohio Impromptu" and "Roek—a-bye" to be performed on or around April 9-!3. Since these three plays are going to Orlando for the Fringe Festival, we feel that this will give New College good exposure. Three plays for $358.48 seems very reasonable. Thi is part of a thesis and Jon has not let us down in the pa t. We want to stipulate that the rocking chair be either put into the equipment room or donated to the Four Winds. Emma Jay made a motion to allocate $360, Eric abstained due to involvement, it was approved. Total allocate $360 Twelfth Proposal Musical Performance/ Concert for New College-proposed by David Jacco, requesting $150 for the cost of bands to come to New College. This proposal was tabled because David was not in attendance. Thirteenth ProposalCatalyst represented by Max Campbell, requesting $3,080 for the publication costs for 11 issues at $280 an issue to be printed at The Bradenton Herald. We feel that we are obligated to fund this, but advertisements must be sold!! Adam made a motion to allocate $3,080. Cassie opposed. It was approved. Total allocated $3,080 Fourteenth ProposalNew College Kickball Tournamentrepresented by Charles Ferrin, requesting $90 for drinks, a kickball & prizes for champs and participants. The tournament will be held Saturday, March 10 ($5.00 was added to the total requested in order to pur chase a whistle, the new total is $95). We think that $30 for prizes (for winners) is a more reasonable request. Adding the request for a whistle, Emma Jay motioned to allocate $75. Tt was unanimously approved. Total allocated $75 Fifteenth Proposal New College Soccer represented by Coraggio Maglio, requesting $350 for league fees for eight games and po tentially a playoff game. Soccer games are open to both men and women. -We encourage sports on our campus. A dam made a motion to allocate $300 (the amount that the women’s league was allo cated), Eric abstained. The motioned was approved. -Total allocated $300 "' Sixteenth Proposal "Spoiled Products"(thesis art in lallation)-represented by Regina Gelfo, requesting $535 for fabric, fake worms, lace, and rose appliques. Since the exact prices were not certain, we encourage you to seek other sources of fund ing. A motion was made by Emma Jay to table the proposal. It was unanimously approved. Seventeenth ProposalMuffy! represented by Regina Gelfo and Carly Earnshaw, request ing $3000 for the printing of 500 copies of Muffy! at Spotlight Printing. "' We already had reserved $2,000 for Muffy! It is a large publication and we have faith in you guys. We will allocate $500 more than what we had in reserve, encouraging you to fund raise. Emma Jay made a motion to allo cate $2,500 and it was unanimously approved. Total allocated $2,500 $9045 is the total amount that was allocated at Marathon.


6 The Catalyst OPINION Col ege Drive threatens us all by Anna Maria Diaz-Balart Renovation and new con truction have dramatically changed the ew College campu in the la t few year Although quite costly, most of these new addition have improved the chool. Thi cannot be aid of College Drive, the new road that connects the we t ide of campus to Bay Shore Road. It i very dangerou.; omcone is going to get hurt. To begin with the road is very nar row--it wa designed to be a one-way road. Long range plans for the campus have it connecting with 58th Street, turn ing it into a perimeter road A road de igncd for one way traffic is never going to accommodate two lanes well. If the road ee ms smaller than Dart Drive, it' not. According to campu architect Rick Lyttle, it i actually a few inches wider than the old thoroughfare But Dort Drive wa a traight road, and rarely did driver leave their lane The curves in the new road often end drivers aero s the center line endangering oncoming traffic. Perhap the eventual perimeter road will olve the current problems, but that day is a long way off. Especially consid ering that 58th Street i not campu property, and may remain that way for orne time. According to Lyttle, connect ing College Drive to 58th Street "remain a po ibility." However, Lyttle also aid that campu planner have met with orne resistance from the rcs1denLc.;." Judging from the Viking Dormitory park ing lot situation, New College does not always win over it neighbors. So while faculty and students wait for the plan. to he completed, their safety is compromi cd. Dort Drive, which will soon be the pedestrian thoroughfare, i hardly accessible now. People on foot or bike follow a complicated maze of plas tic fence. Any attempt to bypa the con truction or find a different route is a erious risk. If beginning construction on a perime ter road that might not be completed wa a bad idea, taking away Dort Drive wa wor e. The ru, h to beautify the campu i a afety ri k. Speed bump or rather the lack ot, i another example of thi Dort Drive had two speed bumps that slowed traffic a great deal. College Drive has none, although campu planner arc working with the police to determine the he t locations to put them. The speed bump. hould be in place ometime th1 summer, when no one i here. It i pre cisely thi kind of wait-andee attitude that endangers the campu There arc plenty of other plans in the future to make the west side of campus safer for drivers and pede. Irian Many of these plans relate to the four-way inter ection at College Drive and Bay Shore Road. At the request of the Campus Police Department, the line of demarca-March 7, 2001 tion, or top line, ea tbound on College Drive will he moved clo er to Bay shore Road. Some day, the wall and iron fence that run along Bay Shore Road will a! o be moved back, hopefully eliminating the north/ outh blind spot the drivers now face. The city ol Sara ota may also chao e to add top ign on Bay Shore. These plan all sound great, but in the meantime, they are ju t plans. The reality is that every day, our safety i compro mi. ed by ambitiou and poorly thought out plans. Still, nothing has happened yet. College Drive is, according to Lyttle, ized with adequate width." But that doc not change the fact that it was de signed with a different purpo c in mind. The new road i technically wide enough, but what docs that really mean? And who, if anyone, is responsible for acci dent that arc bound to happen? New College fact book statistically, aesthetically signifigant by Ryan McConnik Price, E q. At any moment of any day, trench coated secret agents might burst into the .. office of any one professor on campus,armed with, silenced pi tols eyes glinting malevolently from beneath the snap-brim of their fedora Glaring intently at the professor they've cornered, they will work the !ides on their pistols and growl in a gravelly voice: "Alright, Doc ... how many serial ub cription does your campu library currently hold in paper, microform, and electronic for mats?" ln the tense silence to follow, the only sounds would the teady breathing of the secret agent, the slow ticking of the clock on the wall, and the frantic rustling of pages as the professor digs out their copy of the ew College Fact Book and flipped to page 19 before shouting tri umphantly "One thou and, eight hundred and fifty two!" With nary a word nor a backward glance, that secret agent would drift away like smoke on the breeze, foiled again by the pia tic-covered 36page might of the New College Fact Book. The New College Fact Book i the brainchild of uzanne Janney, Director of Special Project for the Office of the Dean and Warden. Janney felt the cam pus would be wellerved to have a wide variety of institutional informations available digested into one ea ily portable source for faculty, staff and tu dent According to Janney, the Fact Book was primarily designed to gather all this information in one place in order to "help with completing the college guide surveys that come into Admi ion every year. There's a LOT of urvey form and we have to be sure we're giving the same information out to each of them. [The Fact Book) provides a common data et for the question from each publi her, even though they're asked in different ways." The Fact Book compiles aata on all manner of esoterica gleaned from the of fice of Admis ions, Student Affair Financial Aid, Record and Registration and the Library, among other Practically every office on campu con tribute to the wealth of information for the edification of all. Aside from its obinformation on New College. I'm hope ful that as we grow, we will have much more information of this type that we 'Jl be analyzing our program and taking a clo er look at what we do, and having even more data on all aspects of the col lege as part of our institutional research effort available to faculty and tudents." Student might well find the Fact Books engro ingly full of tantalizing tid bits. For in tance, you can find that while The interested researcher can find that male freshmen had a mean SAT score of 1343 as compared to the females' mean of 1294, giving the males some small comfort in the face of their nearly 3 to 1 disadvantage of numbers. vious application in making the Admi ion Office more efficient in the area of statistical clarity, Janney sees the Fact Book as potentially useful to professor or staff who are asked to give off-campu lectures on ew College. "If omeone's asked to give a talk by their church or Rotary," ays Janney, "they'll appreciate the Fact Book because not everyone walks around with institutional boilerplate in their head ." Moreover, successive Fact Books taken a a whole will provide a helpful record of time past for those who want to gather information on the school over a five or ten year period. Altogether, Janney feel that in the Fact Book she has created "a very helpful tool, which pro vides a single source of a wide range of 137 of FTIC (hr t Time In College) stu dents are from the Southern United States (ranging from Virginia m the northeast to Mi sissippi in the west and outh to Florida), only 18 are from state other than Florida, leaving the Sun hine State majority intact. You canal o find that the entering class of Fall 2000 had a stagger ing sex ratio of 70.37% female to 29.63% male, a fact which could be of interest to budding Lothario applying to ew College who want a wide dating pool. Table C7 on page 7 is quite intriguing, revealing that personal character and extra-curricular activities have more bearing on admission to New College than talent/ability or minority tatus, which is not even considered, all of which goes to show that a sparkling peronality really will get you farther in life than anything else. Chart C9a "FTIC Mean SAT core i labeled as being for rescarc purposes on y, and t e mtere ed --- researcher can find that male freshm n had a mean SAT score of 1343 as com pared to the females' mean of 1294, giving the males some small comfort in the face of their nearly 3 to 1 disadvan tage of numbers. In the area of graduating tudents, the reader can learn that the breakdown for May 2 0 gradu ate by division aw 24% of the students graduating with a Humanities area of concentration, a full 20% of the cia s re ceiving a degree in the Natural Sciences, 3 % of the graduates leaving with a Social Sciences major and 18% falling under the category of General Studies (numbers differ from those presented in the Fact Book, corrections by Suzanne Janney). That, of cour e, is only the tip of the iceberg. All student interested in enrich ing their personal knowledge of their college are encouraged to procure a New College Fact Book and learn for them selves exactly how many ational Merit Scholars have applied since 1993, or how many Native American applied for the Fall 2000 incoming clas An intriguing section on alumnae/i at the back provides information on the careers of selected succe sful alum so interested students can start building a list of contacts for u e in their plan for world domination. The Fact Books are available for pe rusal at the offices of the Dean and the Assi tant Dean a _well as in the division offices and Records and Registration. Per anal copies can be made available by contacting Suzanne Janney at 2-4390 or


by Zac Konkol For better or worse, we have another Bush as our president, that arc !calling to the economic starvation of the Iraqi people. Only the U.S. and Britain stand in the way. I.n 'tit time that the politician. think clearly and rcaliLc tllat under current pol icy, things arc only getting worse and Hussein i a threat, but he i even a greater threat when he has his own peo ple and the Arab world stanuing h hind him. March 3, the nitcd Nations reviewed a report detailing the progression of I raqi disarmament. The repor t wa. labeled as inconclusive. and is _aid to contain no new information that would lead t h e U. '. to hclieve Iraq weapons of mass trudion to he d troycd .. Still. talk is in the air of possible negotiations between the .N. and Iraq to wor out a program that would satisfy both ide-, probabl including an casing of the economic sanctions. Luckily, we have a cretary of state thai realizes the current situation is going to require a little give and take. If Bush can accept tbis view, perhaps thing. win begin to smooth out. The recent attacks have on\)' aggravated an extrcmc\y care situation. u sem is the problem. not the Iraqi people. and I think it's time we began directing our policies at the righc targ et. Info rmation g ath e r e d from th e A ss o c i a t e d Pr ess George l Rush speak gibhl!nsh and curries a h1g stick.


8 The Catalyst Members in attendance: Shannon Dunn (chair), Lindsey Luxa (secretary), Emma Jay, Eric Nowak, Adam Rivers, Andrew Jay, Julia Skapik and Cassandra Tannenbaum First order of business: The first request. was made by Vijay Siva raman on behalf of the New College Mountain Bike Club requesting $360 in order to cover registration fees for races for the next three months. This would consist of reg istering 6 racers at $20 per race. Since we gave the soccer team $300, the general consensus was that we fund this team. A motion was made by Julia to allocate $300.00, (Andrew Jay abstained due to involvement) the motion was approved. The second proposal was made by Vijay Sivaraman on behalf of the ew College Bike team requesting $20 in order to purchase a screen to print logos on T-shirts / jerseys for the bike shop/ bike team. A motion was .made by Shannon to allocate $20 from the silk screen fund and it was approved with one abstention. The Third proposal was made by Myriam ANNOUNCE M ENTS SAC MINUTES 3/5 Alvarez representing the Diversity Circle. The Diversity Circle is requesting $2,000 in order to jointly (with Ringling) bring ex-skinhead Frank Meeink to New College to speak of his experi ences in a show titled "Frank Meeink: A former skinhead's fight against prejudice." The date of the event is Wednesday. March 14, it will be held in Sudakoff at 5:00p.m. The $2,000 will be used to cover speaker fees. $2,000 is a lot of money and the S.A.C. feels more comfortable funding a smaller portion and having the Diversity Circle search for additional sources in funding. A motion wao; made by Lindsey to allo cate $1,000 and it was unanimously approved. The fourth proposal was made by Maxeme Tuchman representing FMLA. The FMLA is re questing $9.00 for 300 copies (fliers) at $0. 03 a copy to advertise a Body Image Consciousnes Raising event to be held March 16,2001 in the Four Winds Cafe. A motion was made by Emma Jay to allocate $9.00 for copies. It was unani mous! y approved The fifth proposa l was made by Chloe John on and Rose Eagle representing Best Buddies. $75 will be used for a sunset pizza party on Friday April 12 at 6:15p.m. I nstead of taking the buddies off campus for d i nner (as pro posed in marathon allocations) Best Buddies is requesting $100 to prepare food in the dorms on campus. An additional $100 is requested for off campus activities. They are requesting $275 total. In regards to the $100 for off campus events, a suggestion wa<; made by Shannon to take this ::>roposal to a town meeting becau c this goes against our policy. The S.A.C. feels com fortable funding $175 for the Best Buddies. A motion was made by Cassie to allocate $175 and it was unanimously approved. The ixth proposal-Musical Performance / Concert for New Collegeproposed by David Jacco, requesting $150 for the cost of 3 punk bands to come to New College (honorarium to cover gas money and food costs) The event will be held Tuesday, March 20 at 8:00p.m. This will be a very large event and offers an alternative for March 7, 2001 people who don't enjoy the traditional wall. A mot ion was made by Cassie to allocate $ 150 for an honorarium and it was unanimously arr proved. The sevent h proposa l was made by Ka t Dow and the Mac Lab Crew, applying for additional Mac Lab T.A. positions. Mike Sanderson, ick Boissoneault, Brian Dodge and Brian Hallmark (to work on the server) are applying to be hired at a maximum of ten hours a week. 12 weeks at $5.15 an hour, for 42 hours a week for total number of T.A. hours. Total amount reques t ed for Mac Lab T.A. $2595.60. After de l iberation the S.A.C. will fund Brian Hallmark -5 hours a week for four weeks Brian Dodge -7 hours a week for 12 weeks, Nick Boissoneault -5 hOLus a week for 12 weeks and Mike Sanderson -7 hours a week for 12 weeks 1l1e eighth proposal was made by Adam Rivers, requesting $13.00 for 2 USGS maps (2 $4.00 maps with a $5.00 handling fee) A mo tion was made by Julia to allocate $ 1 3.00 a n d i t was unanimously approved. CAREER CENTER Correction: Events March 5 March 16 inanciaJ ervices irtua] areer Fair: Log on and make a n investment in this unique career opportu ni ty in such areas as financial s ervices i nve st ment b a n king, equities, asset management and more. For more information go to / CareerCenter and click "Cyber Connection Series Virtual Career Fairs." Jobs Wisconsin Badger Camp is currently ac cepting applications for summer employment. Dates: June 2 August 18th. Positions: Program Director, Program Coordinator Male /Female Coordinator Tripping Specialist Activity Directors and Co-Swim Director s Campers vary in skill levels from the semi-independent to the se verely disabled individual. Additional in orma ion avai1a Ie on the weo: S cholarships F lorida Minority Part i c i pation in Lega l Education announces PreLaw Scholarships: If you are a sophomore junior or senior in 2001-2002 a Florida resident and a U.S. citizen, a member of a historically disadvantaged minority group and plan to go to a Florida Law School the scholarship will provide up to full cost each year for selected students at public Florida colleges or up to 40% of full cost each year for selected stu dents at private Florida colleges. Download an application from Applic a tion dead line: April 30th. The February 28 article on College Drive speeding misidentified Captain J.D. Withrow of

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