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T 1E Volume XIV, Issue 2 blame our typos on the terrorists Storm results in lo s of power, but not loss of spirit by Valerie Mojeiko "It was a kind of comfort ing di a t r." said second-year 'April Don r of Ia t weekend's tropical torm. "The national disa ter this week had the tra.nge effect of pulling de tached individuals under. common tent of onfu sion fear, and grief .... But the torm was a mu h more tangi bl for e of de tructton, and the olidarity that it bred wa -n't loud d by politic It was raw nature." Troptcal torm Gabriell ought a much-needed calm to ew olle e thi e end, along with om n t-a-needed de tructi n. Th campus com puter network w 1 t to go; electricity wa arce through out t weekend; phone rv ce becam nonexi tent b complete d ta A outside world. Apparently, the whole of Sara ota. whit!? rna ng na tional new wa cut ff from the out id orld a well. l com rover. url1r ion. d 5tro ed b tlze fore<: of God o Tampa Bay ivc. ro buildings were hit by c<> were clo ed. and an ," sa1d Director of c n Lodg in Br denton to t Re idencc Life Mike part of it roof. Campbell "We did lose a nurnl'he de truction at New ber of trees. We did have some College wa not quit as extenflooding in sam Pd rooms, I SEE ''STORM" PAGE !] Environmental concerns complicate development of C ley Estate property tate-protected pecie. that hare it burrows with other federally and state-protected pecie ccording to Pro ram EO Laurey tryker, ''There is a great under tanding that this is a beautiful, environmentally ensitive piece of property, but one that can be developed in way. sen itively, o meet the educational needs o the community," said Stryker. Stryker had no knowledge of th crub habitat and preumed that the most sen itive land were those in close pro. imity to the bay. a 16-acrc parcel which includes the manian and is owned by Manatee Count Stryker i an admini trator and not a designer and hl' said that .. b fore anything would be built, obviou ly the prop rty would be completely e aluated in detail." tryker did not pecify wh ther or not thts would in clude an ecologi al evaluation by qualified scient1 t But that is precisely what ha been called for by certain faculty including Biology Professor Sandra Gilchrist, who u e thi property for educational pur poses. Gilchri t aid, "My concern is that they do a proper environmental review of [the C'ro ley property] by profc ionals, and that we be s nsitive to the environment." Jono Miller and Julie Morris. environmental studies program coordinators. agreed with Gilchri t and expre ed concerns about the state pro posal to d velop on that property. Morri said. "The rc !Span ible thing to do i to further document these scien tifically recognized, ecologically valuable components. and any kind of planning and future land us s ne d to be done with that kno\\ ledge." Julie Morris has recently been appointed to a position on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, and he is very awan.: of the regulatory limita tions that apply to prot cted sp cie uch a the gopher tor toi e and their habitat. ''The \\ ildlife commission has some formulas that it uses t 0 !SEE "CROSLEY" PAGE 6 September 19, 2001 Terrorists: the Florida connections For a few brief moments. it had eemcd that Florida was blameless in America' sec ond reat historical event of the 21st century. Tot so. Inside. see the story of how many of Monday's accu ed hijackers and terrorist had lived and received their flight training frigntenin ly close to home. OF 1111; WORI.D, PAGE 2 'lfrowmo tale of Mano Rodriguez who e flight wa diverted to Canada. STORY. PAGE 3 l"ew College preparing to support elf Metaphors for the paration from USF have been plentiful: Some have called it a divorce; Intt:rim (and Psychology Profes or) Callahan compared the college to an adak ent hav ing to grow up; and President Michalson said we will "gradu ally wean ourself from U F." However you think bout it. the shared services agreement with USF Saras ta m "Ill that New Coli ge will face n '\\ bills a it take on new re. pon ibilit_. STORl, PAGE 6 Myhill get 1edie,al on New College For the fir t time in three year the Literature depart ment i once again offering an introductory level cour c on medieval literature The rea-on? The hire of new Medieval and Renai sance Profe sor ova Myhill, two years after John McDiarmid' early retirement. STORY, PAGE 5


2 The Catalyst NEWS OF THE WORLD September 19, 2001 "Attack on America" saga continues Suspects got lap dances in Florida compiled by Jag Davies Osama Bin Laden, the prime sus pect in Tuesday's massive attacks on New York and Washington, issued a statement denying responsibility for the crimes on Sunday. The United States will threaten Afghanistan with massive military action unless Kabul hands over Bin Laden. Top officials in the U.S. military have warned that any American retaliation would be sus tained and multifaceted. New York again adjusted its count of those ki lied or missing, to 4,957 peo ple. Among the 190 new confirmed dead were 37 firefighters, police offi cers and paramedics. The death toll in the attack on the Pentagon stood at 188. The running toll of dead and missing in New York, at the Pentagon and at a crash site in Pennsylvania stands at 5.348, and is likely to grow higher. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday that the Bush administration has not ruled out rescinding a 1976 ex ecutive order that bans the United States from involvement in assassina tions around the world. "We're examining everything," he said. The Federal Aviation Administration alerted the national mil itary air defense command that a hijacked jet was hurtling toward the Pentagon 12 minutes before the plane but a parent\ n message to Pentagon security, so they did not evacuate the building. Senior Defense Department officials said that other government buildings, including the White House and the Capitol, were evacuated only after the 9:43 a.m. im pact into the side of the Pentagon. Sources close to the government said up to 10,000 Afghans may have entered Iran in the past few days as fear grew of an imminent U.S. attack against targets in the countr)'. Iran is al ready home to at least two million Afghan refugees who fled warfare in their country over the past 22 years. In a suspected racially motivated act of violence, a man was questioned by police in Mesa, Arizona, Sunday mo1 n ing in connection with the Saturday shooting death of an Indian immigrant. German President Johannes Rau has said that Gennany will offer "cautious support" of U.S. military action Rau said the people responsible for the at tacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington should be found and brought before a court. "This is an at tack on the whole of civilization ... Therefore we must react with civil means," he said. German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer stressed that political responses should be considered alongside military action if existing conflicts were not to be heightened. As Americans attended worship ser vices on Sunday, Pope John Paul II offered prayers to the United States and urged those affected by the terrorist at tacks to show restraint and commit themselves to peace. On Monday, the stock market reopened to a selling spree among America's rattled investors. The day ended with Dow Jones industrials down 684.81 pornts, surpassing its last record I oss of 617.78 points and drop ping below the 9,000 mark for the first time since 1998. The biggest losers were airlines, entertainment, and insur-. n""' '"'""'"'"' among the few winners. This is about what we could have expected," said Todd Clark, co-head of listed trading at WR Hambrecht. "I think traders are disappointed we didn't rally a bit in the afternoon. There was some thinking we would do that." Also on Monday. Germany's stock market regulator said that it was look ing into reports of susptctous hart-selling activity occurring before the terrorist attacks on Monday. Market rumors claim that Osama bin Laden may have tried to take financial advan tage of the attacks and their accompanying economic fallout. Information taken from Reuters. CATALYST by Michael Girnignani The FBI, searching for the perpetra tors of last Tuesday's terrorist attack, have uncovered a substantial Floridian connection, as the agency was following over 1,000 leads in Florida alone. As of Monday. investigators had linked 15 of the 19 aJleged hijackers to the Sunshine State, at least seven of who were trained pilots. All suspects who lived in Florida lived on the southeast coastline between Vero Beach and Miami. One lead took investigators to the Pink Pony and Red-Eyed Jack's Sports Bar in Daytona Beach. Manager John Kap observed three men insult America and talk of impending bloodshed while paying $300 apiece for lap dances and drinks. The same men also used their credit cards and driver's licenses, which were photocopied, and left behind a copy of the Koran and a business card. Kap said he was "happy" to hand all that he knew over to the bureau. Ttrree apartment complexes were also being combed: thy Bernard Apartments in Hollywood, the Panther Apartments in Deerfield Beach, and an undisclosed complex in Delray Beach, as suspected hideouts for the terrorist ring. The suspects would stay in different bo te sin. the arell. often not knowing if any fictals said. The transient nature of the men 'was a major factor" in their impli cation, according to the FBI. "Th y could operate very freely ... Here, they just blend in.'' former FBI agent Paul Miller said when asked why the perpetrators would use south Florida as a base. Several of the terrorists trained at flight schools in Florida, including Huffman Aviation in Venice. Flight Safety Academy in Vero Beach, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. A major flight-simu lation center, SimCenter Inc. in Opa-locka. was also under investigation as suspected terrorists had trained on lifelike Boeing 727 simulators. Two of precautions in its investigation. While searching through the hundreds of tem porary quarters of those involved, the bureau has interviewed many people who have had contact with the suspects since their emigration to the United States. Evidence ranging from copies of the Koran to flight manuals and jet fuel cal ulators has turned up through the painstaking scrutiny of various leads. The FBI is also pressuring landlords like Rina Bernard, as well as flight acad emy owners like Henry George, to perform background checks on all poten tial customers. Information taken fro"m the St. Petersburg Times and Palm Beach Post. The Catalyst is avai !able on the World Wide Web at http://www.sar. usf edul-catalyst/ General Editor Michael Sanderson Managing Editor Max Campbell The Catalyst is an academic tutorial sponsored by Professor Maria Vesperi. 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The Catalyst NEWS 3 An alum reports of being in the air during 2001 by Mano instead of returning to London, I felt as stewardess quickly dismissed it as a mechanical noise. Statacona, a naval base. I sat at a cafe teria table with Simmons and his friend Michael Topping, 58, two cabaret per formers from London. With them was Stephanie Mandl, a 27-year-old Immunologist from San Francisco. to the September 12 though a kind of Iron Curtain had Dally News, 45 aircraft landed fallen, and I ended up in a Terror Zone at Hahfax International Airport last It was a slow evacuation of Tuesday. Metros transported the 9,000 "metal tube." We had six hours to conrefugees .t? accommodations in template the images awaiting us. Ice mthtary and homes in crystals now and then condensed and Nova rained down between hull and cabin. "There are lots of strange noises on this thing," she said. Sound of frost in the cabin hull is the sound of coins pouring onto metal surface. Andy Simmons, 29, fetched tea for the Rummy game he had going with Mandl, whose fiancee died in her arms after being randomly shot on the streets of San Francisco a year ago, felt whole-heartedly the pain of victims' families. as U.S. Atrways 95, an inter-If there were more terrorists, they nattonal fhght bound for Charlotte, N.C., from London. I noticed we we. re losing altitude six hours into the eighthour flight. The next thing I knew, we were on the ground. I had to relieve myself, but the 'Fasten Safety Belts' sign remained on. I was growing very irate and still un aware of what had transpired. "I don't deal well with other people having authority over me," I explained Wednesday night to the captain of the U.S. Airways flight that landed after 95. "Neither do I," he replied. "If you had gotten up to go to the bathroom, your life would have been in jeopardy." On his flight as well as mine, he explained co-pilots stood watch at the cockpit door and in the rear of the plane with hatchets, ready to defend themselves against terrorists with boxcutters and bombs. ne au. I began weeping for thousands of painful configurations instantaneously envisioned. When my plane landed in Halifax The captain said, "If you had gotten up to go to the bathroom, your life would have been in jeopardy." could have been in our midst. They could have been crashing into us as the thought raced across my mind. The resumption of in-flight service served to pacify, however. "It's going to change the way we live in America ... well, probably for ever," said Allen Coker, a Charlotte businessman, minutes after passengers were told of the attacks. "It's unreal," said Newton, North Carolina, resident Connie Bumgard, 62, reiterating Lhe feelings of many that day .. It's unbelievable people are that He seemed in good spirits, but anxious to see footage. "I know it's sick, but I want to see it," he confessed. James Trimarco, 23, is a CUNY graduate student living in Brooklyn. He watched the WTC fall from his apartment. "Until that point 1 thought I was dealing with the whole reality so well," he said, "but then the emotions really hit." "At that moment there was just sort of this high pitched wail going through the building and the sound of slamming doors, and everybody just ran up me in a telephone Saturday. On to CFB Halifax, 'A' Block at She understood "how completely out of the blue your life's gone. One minute we were talking and laughing, the next he was dying in my arms. I can't imagine how many of those people must be going through the same pain right now. We used to say, one bullet goes through many hearts ... I asked if they thought of the attacks as an attempt to use the medium of the way of life-airplanes, buildings, television to implode our system. "Turning in on itself, really," said Topping. At a disco in Halifax, Leigh Becker, 46, who runs a lab diagnostics business out of his Toronto home, responded to the attack. "l got on my knees when 1 saw tthe report1," he Teca\\ed. "lt sa\d, We're years. He returned safely to his home in Palm Harbor last Friday. Breakfast at Marriott replaced by later dinners at Sodexho really like chips, the chip rack is defi nitely a nice development.," she added. by Jag Davies As weary returning students and anx ious first years filed into the campus dining hall for the frrst time this semester, a number of changes were awaiting them, including a new fully-stocked, rotating chip rack in the center of the cafeteria. This semester, if you showed up for breakfast, you'll be waiting a long time. Due to an overwhelming amount of pres sure from students, the dining hall has shifted its "dinner" hours a half hour back, now from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Unfortunately, this also means that "breakfast" as we once knew it no longer exists. The convenience store (known as the C-store) will provide coffee and bagels during its morning hours, and the cafeteria will serve "brunch," along with "lunch," from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., which will include eggs, pancakes, french toast and a waffle station. Chips can be purchased from the chip rack during these hours, as well as during dinner. Chef Melvin Hester expressed his apologies about the cancellation of breakfast, but saw the move as a necessary course of ac tion. ''The students wanted the cafeteria to stay open later; S6 We had to sattifice something," he said. Also, unbeknownst to most Novo Collegians, the campus dining service is now officially called "Sudexho" rather than ''Marriott," thanks to a 1999 merger between the two corporations. For the past two years, the corporation was offi cially recognized as "Sudexho-Marriott," but it has now simply become "Sudexho." However, few students have taken no tice of the change. ''It's pretty much the same," said second-year Maria Lopez. "I didn't realize that it was being called something different, but does it matter if the quality of the food hasn't changed? I do like the chip rack, though." According to Hester, the Sudexho staff is working harder than ever to meet the needs of students. By statistically an alyzing the dietary habits of students, he can figure out exactly what Novo Collegians want to see on their dinner plate. For example, last year, about 20 percent of dining-hall-goers classified themselves as vegan. This information was extremely helpful in determining what dishes should be prepared. However, this year it's still too early to tell. ''Right new, we"re just playing it by year, trying to make sure that everyone's satisfied," said Hester. As of now, he is looking to hire a "vegan consultant" to help meet the needs of students with special dietary needs. Interested students should contact him immediately. "Our recipes are never set in stone. I'm always willing to try some thing new," he said. Also, the C-Store will continue to carry various produce prod ucts supplied by Global Organics, a service that began at the end of the 200 1 spring semester. Despite a high turnover rate from last year, the Sudexho staff is optimistic about the coming year. According to employee Allen "Chef' Matthews, "I think they're putting a little more effort into the food this year than last year. They've got more people with experience working back in the kitchen, and that's what's making a difference. It's getting better, it's getting better. And the chip rack's neat-that sure was a good idea." However, the response from some stu dents has been negative. "The atmosphere seems a little more festive, but the food seems pretty much the same," said third-year Annie Sandler. "On the other hand, even though 1 dort't "It's the same food as it's always been, it's just as crappy," said third-year Andrew Jay. "And what amazes me is that it hasn't even taken a few months to degenerate into the usual Marriott slop, it just started out like that right off the bat." On the other hand, a small but vocal contingent of pro-Sudexho/Marriott stu dents remains. "I've noticed a few really good im provements," said fourth year Selena Lee. "The food has been warmer than normal, and it seems like more time and care has been put into the preparation of the foods. And I really like the new Marriott [Sudexho] staff. They all seem very friendly and willing to help. They put a lot of dedication into their work, and it's beginning to show." '1 am a fervent supporter of the food service here. The chip rack makes me feel glad," said second-year and Catalyst staff writer Christine Bottoms. "It makes me feel mad. It makes me feel sad. Actually, I'm really indifferent. That's how I feel.. .. I also like that they have Tab now. I like it because it's got a Surgeon General's Warning.


4 The Catalyst NEWS September 19, 2001 Tropical storm huffs, puffs, blows campus down lf'ROM ''STORM" PAGE 1 I particularly garden balconies. Marriott lost inven tory, though they struggled valiantly under adverse circumstances." According to Psychology Professor Kimberly Ryan, The Bonseigneur House was also flooded with sewage. i Tuesday afternoon, around the time that the news of the tragedy in New York and D.C. had spread across the campus and cancelled classes. The nearly-hurri cane-force winds didn't hit Palm Court until early Friday morning, when stu dents awoke to find that classes had been cancelled for a second time that week. With their newfound enormous venturing out to the west side of campus to see if all of the buildings were still there. Second court hosted a ba rbecue. "I cooked chicken beef, eggplant, and hotdogs [on the grill]," said first year Austin Cahill, a resident of Second Court. "That was pretty much my weekend, barbecue and beer." By night some students huddled by candlelight and sang songs or played board games, others huddled by Tiki torches and drank beer or cocktails. The outdoor music in Palm Court were cancelled for both Friday and Saturday nights. In practicality. it was due to the lack of power, but to Student Affairs the cancellation wasn't related to the tropical storm at all. "The con cern was for students who were still awaiting news from loved ones who might have been affected by the events in New York and Washington." said Campbell. "We felt that [they] probably didn't want to hear the loud frolicking of other students. It just happened to be that there wasn't any power." r o a an ower planned on throwing a wall at the pool on Saturday night "Maniac terrorists and Mother Earth teamed up to, amongst other more serious things, suc cessfully eliminate the revelry of our campus," said Fowler. Fowler's pool wall has been cancelled indefinitely, unless some generous student comes forward and donates his or her date. Saturday morning brought the first brownout conditions," said Campbell. "We didn't have enough juice to power everything." Rumors of a fire in the Physical Plant building ran rampant. They were not true. The Physical Plant was shut down due to fallen power lines. "We had what I can only describe as the ev idently paradoxical problem of concurrent power outages and live wires," Campbell said. ''Physical Plant was shut down and could not access their equipment because the buildinz was cordoned off until Florida Power and Light fixed the power lines." The only fires that occurred on cam pus were the hundreds of candles that burned outside (at least one-hundred feet away from dorm rooms) and the The Catalyst would like to dub this "Lake Bob Johnson in honor of the chairma11 of the New College board of trustees. The Bob Johnson Residence Hall, better known as the First Court of Pei, stands 011 its shores. We hope that the Sailing Club will consider Lake Joluzsonfor the site of their Fall200I Cardboard Regatta, weather pennitting. huge bonfire that occurred in Palm Court late on Saturday night. The bon fire raged to half-palm-tree height before being put out by campus police. Late Sunday afternoon, the power returned completely. Sounds of fingers hitting the keyboard and refrigerators whi1Ting filled tht: nir. Weekend revel er::. rerreated to their rooms to catch up on work as the threat of Monday classes and ordinary life became painfully im minent. Campus was running normally by Monday morning with Tropical Sto1 m Gabrielle long gone and only remnants of her presence remaining. Students continued to make the most of what she brought us. "Our carpet is still damp from the water leakage," said first-year Brendan Camiel. "Our fridge wasn't working for a few days, so I'm going to use this opportunity to build up an im munity to spoiled food.'' (Piwtos by Renee Maxwell except Lake Johnson by Valerie Mojeiko)


The Catalyst NEWS Nova Myhill gets medieval on New College by Erin Marie Blasco On the wall beside her desk, new Literature Professor Nova Myhill hung a skeleton in two-di mensional repose. The shrouded four-foot-tall skeleton is a reproduction from Westminster Abbey. He is a relic from a country where Myhill wants to take her students through her classes "Imagining and Re-Imagining Early England: Medieval Texts and Modern Adaptations" and "Transvestite Theater: Co tumc and Identity in Early Modern Drama." "What I love about the Middle Ages and the Renaissance is that they're simultaneously very ac cessible through their literature and fundamentally alien the past is another country,'' she said. "I want all of my students to get a sense of this difference and to try to understand and respect it.'' Myhill received her bachelor's and master's de grees from the University of Chicago in English Literature with Theater concentration. She then at tended UCLA for a second master's in Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Literature and her doctorate in Renaissance Literature. She then worked as a visiting lecturer at UCLA and Boston University. One of her lecture titles was "Special Topics in Renaissance Literature: The Theater and the Scaffold," about audi ence reception to public punishment. Myhill said that working at UCLA was a great ex perience, but the size of the school meant that she could go for days without seeing professors from out ide literature department. She prefers New 1. 'ollege 's size because it facilitates communications hetween departmentS' at -prov a phere for the interdisciplinary nature of her studies, which combine history, literature, theater, and sociol ogy. "I really like the way New College is set up," she said. I'm happy about narrative evaluations and work ing with small groups of students. "I want to know how people watched drama I dur ing Renaissance times]," she said. ''The plays themselves are obsessed with this issue, and, if drama affects society then the way it does is through the au dience's understanding, not the playwright or the. actors intent. But why is she interested in how the audience responded to scenes of torture, execution and martyrdom in Shak.:!speare and Thomas Kyd's plays? "The public punishment comes in because it's a different type of spectacle," she said. "It's a spectacle that is supposed to be 'true' and thus only inter pretable in one way, but of course its interpretation can never be controlled. These issues are still alive in the debate over capital punishment and violence in the media, and many of the anxieties are the same. I want to give audiences some credit for sophistication-for having a more active role in culture than just being uncritically molded by what they see." Myhill has found in Novo Collegians an audience that is eager to participate. "They will discuss with much less prompting,' she said. "They have so much control over their own educations that they realize they have things to say and a re comfortable dis cussing them ." Dr. Michael H. Campbell: Chan by Liz Palomo After three years of working at New College. Michael H. Campbell was made permanent director of Residential Life and food service. Campbell has worked at New College first as a licensed psychologist in the Counseling and Wellness Center, then as an adjunct assistant professor of psychology, and for tbe 2000-2001 academic year, as acting director of Residential Life. During the summer, he left New College to be the clinical coordinator at the Crisis Stabilization Unit of Coastal Recovery Centers, but has sincereturned. "I decided to come back, and I am very happy to be permanent," he said. In his new position, Campbell is optimistic that the dorms will make much progress over the next several years. "I think that our separation from USF will make it easier to get the job done," he said. "We warrt to move quickly to address deferred maintenance and improve quality of life in the dorms." Campbell plans to implement several changes, including the addition of the new position of "resident facilities planner" to the Housing Office staff. "The search committee will begin its work in short order. since we will begin receiving !curriculum) vitas in response to national advertising shortly." he said. The most immediate renovation that Campbell i planning will be the addition of new air-condi tioner uniL. "The systems we currently have are somewhat antiquated," he commented. The new ones which will be added during the coming sum-mer, will be adjustable so that each room can have them set to the temperature of each student's choosing. Also, all Pei rooms will have tile floors next year, because they are easier to clean, as anyone whose room has ever flooded will agree. More on the long t rm, "The wiring and the plumbing are forty years old, and we'll need to do some comprehensive renovation, although that is the sort of thing that is too intrusive to do during the school year, so we'll have to wait for the summer months," he said. One issue that has been important in Residence Life recently is the comparatively large number of students that require housing this year, and possibly in the coming years. Some rooms in Pei started out the year with three in them, although those cases have now been solved. "Students have not been leaving New College," he said, referring to a decline in the attrition rate, "which is wonderful as it says something positive about the community, but we struggle to accommodate new students." He added, ''[Director of Admissions] Joel Bauman and I have agreed to work together-and with other relevant campus offices -under the umbrella of an enrollment management committee to ensure that we can coordinate campus services with enrollment projections." As a final thought, Campbell said. 'Tm asking students to please bear with us as we continue t_o work. We'll minimize disruption as much as possi ble, but certainly implementing improvements will cause some friction in the near term." Nova Myhill and a skeleton reproduced from Westminster Abbey. ( Phnw by Crystal Frasier) they have been part of her life since childhood. She grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Buffalo, New York, and her parents were both math professors. Sarasota, however, is taking some getting used to. "I like the areas downtown where it's possible to wa\k around instead of going everywhere by car:' !i.he said. "It's really beautiful. but l think the humidity 1s L. Mike Campbell at Parkvie11 in February of2000 ljiie photo)


6 The Catalyst NEWS September 19 2001 Stryker vs. Mike: NC struggling to provide for some shared services won in custody battle by Ryan McCormick Price, Esq. As part of the agreement struck be tween the University of South Florida and New College of Florida, certain services will be funded in equal or near equal proportions by both the University and New College so long as USF Sarasota-Manatee shares New College's campus. Among these ser vices are the Campus Police, the Physical Plant, the Fitness Center, Campus Computing, and the Jane Bancroft Cook Library. While these services fit nicely into a simple flowchart on paper in practice the administration and funding of these services has proven to be deceptively tricky President Michalson told the faculty meeting that .. some of [the agreement's provisions] make sense some of them don't make sense, and some of them are real trouble." Two services, the Campus Police and the Physical Plant, have been placed directly under the administrative control of Vice President of Finance and Administration John Martin. They will continue to receive their budget funding as both USF and New College students. The Physical PJant workers will continue to clean the rooms take away the garbage, clear the landscape, destroy the pests fix the leaks, r e plac e the win dows, and fight the good fight to keep this campus livable under the guidance of Richard Olney. The Physical Plant has had its hands full with the effects of the recent tropical storm and subse quent arboreal damage and power outages across campus, but they look forward to a transition year with no fur ther disasters. Martin is planning to hire a "facilities planning and construction administrator," an architect who would stay on New College's campus and work closely with the Physical Plant, fulfilling the role that was sporadically taken by Richard Lyttle, one of USF's campus architects. This would be a great boon to the campus according to Housing Director Mike Campbell: "It'll be a positive step to have one person or persons resident on this cam pus charged solely with the needs of this campus, located here who can work appropriately with colleagues and other entities," stated Campbell. Lyttle tended to have problems working effec tively with campus persOIUlel. o ers 1p. Of more immediate interest is the transition of the Campus Police from th e U niversity o f Sou t h F l orid a Po lice Department to the New College Police Dep a rtment. Accord i n g to Act i ng Polic e Chief Eugene O'Cas io We're workin g with the administration on re ceiving newly desi g ned vehicles and uniforms, and we're registering our of ficial organization identification as the NCPD with the FBI and other state and national organizations. We're further more work ing on mutual agreements with county police departments, and we're taking the time r e working our policies and procedures." Although the police are facing a few funding difficul ties, Chief O Casio is optimistic about their relationship with the new adminis tration and assures students that the police will still be there to protect the campus in the years to come. The Fitness Center, while overseen by Dr. Anne Fisher of the Counseling and Wellness Center and administered by Director of Student Affairs Mark Blaweiss, will continue to be funded in equal proportions by both USF and New College. According to Fitness Center Director Colin Jordan, life has ey are now t e ew ollege o f Florida Fitness Center rather than t h e U n i v ersity of South Flori da at SarasotaManate e Fi t ness C e nter but their fund ing structur e ha s remained largely intact. They were, in effect, already a shared service when New College became independent. For Colin Jordan and the Fitne s s Center this is 'just an other day." Campus Computing and Media Services, which runs the Media Center and provides Internet and e mail access for the campus is now under the direc tion of Laurey Stryker, CEO of the University Program. Dr. Duff Cooper assures that students that his depart ment will offer no less (or more) services than they have previously at least initially. They have, however, ex perienced some quandaries in the early transitional period. Software licenses must be purchased for the Microsoft software packages, the statistical analy sis software, and the anti virus software installed on the laboratory computers under his direction. "When Tampa pur chases 30,000 software licenses for USF, they generally end up getting a better deal than someone who wants to buy, say, 150 licenses," Cooper said, '' of a pr o b lem yet s i nce a l ot of vendors w ill let us cont i nu e previous l i c ensing lfEE llSHARED SEJl.VI<."'ES13 NEXT PAGE j Environmental concerns complicate development of Crosley Estate [FROM "cROSI.EY" PAGE 1 I figure out whether a certain acreage of occupied gopher tortoise habitat is significant or not. This site scores as significant in two out of the three categories, and the category that it missed is being greater than 20 acres in size. But it's got some really high percentages of burrows per acre." In addition to the gopher tortoise concerns, there is also virgin slash pine timber over 225 years old, as well as an endangered plant that is listed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The Crosley acreage is in effect the last re maining representation of what the coastal uplands along Sarasota Bay looked like over 100 years ago. "It's a remnant," said Morris. "Everything else like it is gone." Morris also referred to future land use policy outlined in the USF Sarasota Campus Master Plan. Section 8, Objective 4 mandates that the univer sity "Preserve the Crosley Estate as an open space/ecological reserve." Additionally, Objectives 6 and 7 of Section 13 are "To designate environ mentally sensitive lands for protection based on state and locally determined criteria," and "to restrict university activities known to threaten the habitat and survival of threatened and endan gered species and species of special concern." Therefore, the proposal to develop on the Crosley Estate conflicts with the objectives of the Master Plan. In addi tion, a Joint Facilities and Campus Planning Committee remains to be ap pointed, whose charge, among others, will be to "assist in the short and long range planning of the campus in regards to the Campus Master Plan, in particu lar the siting and use of facilities," and to "make recommendations on the site location for any permanent or tempo rary structures or facilities to be located on the campus." Morris cautions "they're really getting ahead of the process if they're already going to the legislature for a particular site." There is much debate as to where else USF Sarasota/Manatee could go. There are many factors to be consid ered, and no one seems to agree on what is best for both New College and USF. Both Miller and Morris suggested various alternatives to the Crosley site. Interim New College President Mike Michalson mentioned some options that have come up for debate, particu larly Manatee Community College in Bradenton. According to Michalson, approximately 65% of USF Sarasota/ Manatee's students come from MCC. It could also provide the sort of shared fa cilities that USF is looking for, such as a library. But when asked if the New College administration had any prefer ence as to the future location for the USF regional campus, he replied. "No, I think it's a wash ... But we're sensi tive to the needs of USF Sarasota/ Manatee to maintain its high profile in the area and to continue to build its pro gram." When asked if USF Sarasota/ Manatee was considering other sites as relocation options, Stryker said, "I think what the legislature sees is that [the Crosley Estate] is the most cost-ef fective way to go. There has been some discussion about relocating and doing a whole new campus. But I think the cost and the environmental impact there, going out and contributing to more urban sprawl, and plus the cost of du plicating libraries and conference centers, doesn't really make a lot of sense." In the end, the state legislature has the final s a y on how funding will be used and where development should occur. At the same time, the legislative process can be slow and painstaking and there is still time to weigh all the options for the development needs of USF. There is little doubt of the need for new facilities for USF's regional campus must be met. Both New College and USF Sarasota/Manatee have anticipated growth plans to in crease enrollment. This brings into question the capacity of the present campus to accommodate the infrastruc ture needs of both institutions in terms of long-term growth. Jono Miller puts the dilemma into this perspective: "If you look at the rate that buildings have been added to this campus in the last 10 years, and then project that out another 10 or 15 years, I don't know where the rest of the buildings would go. Is it more impor tant to build what we want to build now, or to retain the last remnant of this example of what used to be common but is now rare?"


The Catalyst &c. September 19, 2001 7 Corrections 09.05.01, 15:19 Hit & Run, Unk vehicle struck the traffic barrier at the north end of Twinning, left scene. Approx. $200.00 damage to barrier. campus advertising a "wall." Editor's note: This was the posting of gay pornography near the library and else where. (see message Page 8) 09.11.01, 11:00 CRIMINAL MISCHIEFFence at rear of GRHIDRH has two holes cut in it by unk suspects. Amount damage: $500.00 Secondwyear Maxine Tuchman was protesting Bush's visit at Booker E1emen1ary when news of the World Trade Center attack came, not Maxine Gomez. There was no bloodmobile parked near Sudakoff; students gave blood at pus locations. 09.05.01, 15:28 Petit Theft, bicycle. Locked to rack at DRH. Value: $210.00 en tered FCIC 09.09.01, 19:50 False Fire Alarm, unk w/m juvenile pulled fire alarm staions in side HCT. 09.12.01, 12:37 A caption misspelled the name of Interim President Gordon S. "Mike" Michalson. The editor responsible has been sentenced to write his full name out 50 times. 09.06.01, 23:49 Posting of Obscene Materials on School property. Subjects posted ob scene photographs around 09.09.01, 22:00 Petit Theft. Unk suspects stole the American flag from the over pass flagpole. Value; Burglary-Unk susp. entered unlocked room of PMB RA and took a jar containing $15.00. No signs of forcible entry. Clarification Director of Campus Computing Duff Cooper's quote was cut off. He reminds everyone not to open attachments you aren't expecting, even from people you know. How the Other Half 'Lives' by Christopher DeFillippi NEWS Independence could prove costly for computing, library services geting and bureaucratic structure has not changed, although there are signs that it may do so in the future. "There a real sharp division between our em ployees," added Pelland, "in that we've got 15 New College employees and only four USF employees. So that might spark some changes. That's still being decided. Like I said, it's all up in the air." USF pays for most of it," said Pelland, "and they're still doing so. If they ever decide to stop, however, or if vendors get wind that New College i an inde pendent entity now, then we'll be forced to pay a lot more for that servic and that'll be a significant increase over what we're paying now." [PROM 11SHARED Sb"'RVICES>J PREVIOUS PAGE! agreements as long as we have USF de cals on our machines." Dr. Cooper is also personally work mg on a deal with the Microsoft corporation, and is looking into some of the other problems facing a suddenly mdependent wired campus. "We've been pushing really hard on the NCF e mail server, making up for lost time over the summer," stated Cooper, di recting students' attention to the e-mail Q&A at "It's difficult, al together. and we're facing some unexpected problems, like the confu sion caused by us having to send our contracts to New College's new legal counsel instead of to the USF legal of fice ... but we're going to do everything we can to make it work, and failure is not an option." The Jane Bancroft Cook Library faces several unique challenges, and yet paradoxically will experience very little change for many years. Library Director Joan M. Pelland said, "We ex pect to be a shared facility for years to come ... as for the future, well that's up in the air still." The library receives funds from the state, which are administered by USF, and is also supported by the indepen dently-administered New College Library Association. Their basic budPelland is quick to add that the li brary will continue to place service to the students first although some ser vices may experience budgeting problems down the road. "The Virtual Library is one of the most important and expensive services we offer. and However, the library director as sures New College students that no matter what, they will still be able to depend on the Jane Bancroft Cook Library for all their bibliophilic needs. As for the future, as Pelland propheti cally stated, "We'll just have to put our faith in the power that be."


8 The Catalyst ANNOUNCEMENTS PAGE Dance aerobics motivates students to do more than class by Abby Weingarten traveled from Tel Aviv to pace. She recalls "I've had t e nds beyond her own personal The faculties of your mind South America and eventually people not follow anything I fulfillment Her enthu s iasm is don't have to be the only things to Miami, familiarizing herself did and just dance around the m a gnetic a nd she motivates you exercise while in school. with dance cultures the world room and they had a great others with her confidence and So put a bookmark in your over. time. Preferring not to give pos i tive philosophy Maxine chapter and give your eyes a Maxine showcases this ex specific instructions during realizes th a t there are taboos rest for an hour. 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BOlh genders are tine that she genuine l y enjoys, M axine exu d es. Thi r d-year ber of a jazz company, welcome too, so for the retishe balances her studies along Roby Fa rw ell describes O l ympic gymnast, and yoga cent guys out there, she with it. As a Neurobiology Maxine as, 'Exube r a n t fun to stude nt. Maxine was also re min ds ''there's nothing sex major and culinary artist, her follow, a n d full of joy." And raised in Colombiasuri e r than a man who danc es." so thesis i s eve n abou t t h e e ffec ts fourth-year Miriam Chin com rounded by Latin dances she the instruction may be worth o f food on the mood. "I have pliments, "I love her energy. learned at parties and from your while in the long run. so many interests," she shares, It's so motivating.'' By the friends. She was involved in Worried about yourlevel of co"I didn't want my unhealthimultitude of smiles and ap-September 19, 2001 Fall 2001 Fitness Center class schedule For additional i nformation, contact the Fitness Center at 359-4218 Monday Step Aerobics 6-7 p.m. Aerobics 7-8 p.m Yoga 8-9:30 p.m. Tuesday Fencing 5:30-7 p.m. Ballroom Dancing 7-9 p.m Tai Ch i 9-10 p.m. Wednesday Fencing 6-7 p.m. Aerobics 7-8 p.m Krav Maga 8:30 9 : 30 p.m (Israeli sel f-defense) Thursday Step Aerobics 6-7 p.m. Yoga 8-9:30 p.m. Friday Tai Chi 6-7 p.m Aerobics 7-8 p.m Israeli folk dancing. and taught ordination or axme encourages par Jet-pants to move at their own The Harlem Renaissance and the Anthropology of Performance AU events begin at 7:30 p.m. in Sudakoff September 19 -RESCHEDULED FROM SEP. 12"Zora Neale Hurston.'' Phyllis McEwen, poet and performance artist, Tampa, FL. Theatrical presentation and discussion. September 26 "James Weldon Johnson, Florida's Renaissance Man.'' LeRoy Mitchell, Jr .. performance artist, Tampa, FL. Theatrical presentation and discussion. October 10 '''Madam to You's An Exploration of Langston Hughe Characterization of the African American Domestic Worker." Barnes Johnson, Ph.D The New Place, Tampa. FL. Theatrical performance and discussion. October 24 "A Writer's Life: On the Road with Langston Hughes." Charles Pace, Department of Anthropology, Centre College. Danville, KY. Theatrical performance and discussion. November 7 ''Jesse B. Simple: Characterization in the Fiction of Langston Hughes." Kwabena Dinizulu, St. Petersburg, FL. Theatrical performance and discussion November 20 "Acting in the Living Museum." James Horton, Ph.D., Department of History, George Washington University and Lhe Smilhsonian Institution. "The Budd hist Approach to Happiness and a Good Heart'' Wednesday Septembe r 26 8:00-9 :30 PM. Sainer Auditorium A talk by Geshe Konchok Kyab, translated by Prof. John Newman, sponsored by the Sarasota Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Group. Geshe Konchok Kyab. resi dent teacher at Tubten Kunga Buddhist Center in Deerfield Beach, will give a talk on the Buddhist approach to happi ness and its relationship to compassion. Geshe Kyab is a Tibetan monk who studied for more than twenty years at Sera Monastery. earning the degree of geshe" master of Buddhist thought. The Writing Resource Center will host three workshops in the WRC, which is on the second floor of the library. inside the Media Center: ''Writing Your First CoUege Paper," Wed., Sept. 19 at 8 p.m.; "Writing Graduate School Application Essays," Thurs., Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.; and "Taking Control of Your TI1esis," on Tues., Sept. 25 at7 p.m "HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE ROARTY OR VICKERS SCORNED'' (The following is taken from a sign posted at B donn) FOR REASONS UNKNOWN SOME MISCRE ANT HAS DEIGNED TO TAKE THE FLAG OF MY COUNTRY FROM ITS RESTING PLACE AT THE OVERPASS FLAGPOLE lF THE FLAG IS NOT RETURNED IN "PRIS TINE" CONDITION QUICKLY, THE ALLEGED COMMUNITY OF NEW COLLEGE WILL SUF FER. lF YOU HAVE TROUBLE FIGURING THAT ONE OUT, LET ME PARAPHRASE IT TO "HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE ROARTY OR VICKERS SCORNED." A DISCREET PHONE CALL ADVIS ING OF THE LOCATION SHOULD PUT A LITTLE OIL ON THESE WATERS, ROARTY /VICKERS

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