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the ATALYST VOLUME XVI ISSUE 6 MARCH 19 2003 Bush ignores U and delivers ultimatum to Iraq by Michael Gimignani Citing overeign authority to use in assuring national security," Prestdent Bush gave Iraqi president Hussein an ultimatum Monday rught. Hus ein, his family, and advisors have 48 hours to evacuate the country or U.S. military forces will invade "at a time of our choosing." The drama of impending war unfolded in front of a crowd of Novo CoJiegians as em bled at the Hamilton Center couches. 'The security of the world require disarming Saddam Hussein now," Bush said. The challenge comes ju t hours after reports of Iraqi soldiers armed with chemical weapons mobilizing close to the Kuwaiti border, where most of the U.S. military force i located. Meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security, under orders from Bush. raised the terror alert level to Orange (high) Monday afternoon antici atin the threat of stateside to fail in his diplomatic endeavors, Bush ordered the war resolution pulled Sunday, instead giving the go-ahead for a pre-planned national address. "Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised," Bush said. 'The danger is clear: Using chemical, biological, or nuclear weapon obtained with the help of Iraq, the terrorist could fulfill their stated ambitions and kill thou ands or hundreds of thousands of innocent people in our country or any other." As Bush's speech began at 8:05p.m. EST, close to 75 students huddled around the two televisions in Hamilton Center. That number quickly rose to over 100, as more students trickled in from the mailroom and C-Store, which was closed for the occasion Bu h's statement also came in the midst of heated debates in the U.N. Security Council, as Ru sia, France, and China-three of its five permanent members-have vowed to veto any resolution of war against Iraq. Doomed While the assembled audience remained somber throu out most of the address, a nmnbel' of mumbled words and occasional laughter erupted from members of the crowd. As Bush told the Iraqi civilians and soldiers "not to destroy oil wells," the Novo Collegians' laugh exploded into a crescendo of sound, the echoes heard ......... natlon, slvlnc s.dcllm H-ln Md his t .... lly 48 ......,.. to 1n1q or face military action. Responses of the &J"'UP of nearly 100 st. dents watching raqed from laughter to mumbled cursine. continued on page 3 Patriot Act amendments redefine "terrorist" New College support of USF Sarasota/ Manatee's Crosley development wavers Josh OnNEWS ANALYSIS As reported in The Catalyst two weeks ago, a draft proposal of amendments to the USA PATRIOT Act has been the cause of major public outcry. Presented in this installment concerning the controversial "Patriot IT' draft is an overview of the proposals found most pertinent to student activists and local community members. The act of "terrorism," as referred to in the USA PATRIOT Act includes domestic and international terrori m. "Domestic terrorism" is defined as any act that is potentially dangerous to human life, is in violation of any state or federal law, and is intended to either intimidate or coerce a civilian population, influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or affect government conduct through mass destruction, assas ination, or kidnapping. If uch acts occur outside of U.S. jurisdiction, they are considered "international terrorist" acts. Such a broad definition of "terrorism" could be construed by federal investigators to include the protest action of organizations like Greenpeace and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Increasing covert surveillance Current law pennits telephone wiretapping of American citizens only if they have committed a designated "terrori t crime" warranting surveillance. Section continued on page 3 by Sarah ZeD Following months of participation in the master planning process, New College relea ed a document Friday tating it wil1 not continue to upport USF Sara ota/ Manatee' propo ed relocation to the Cro ley Estate as outlined in the USF Master Plan. "What we do not accept, and will oppose, is USF Sarasota/ Manatee's stated intent-a written in its proposed master plan-to permanently and co-manage the historic New College campus while also claiming the Crosley property for itself," the document tates. Compiled by Public Affairs Director Steve Schroer, the document references an assortment of previously written sources. Relea ed March 14, it echoes previous statements made to The Catalyst by the administration. "If the Crosley project requires, m their view, continued on page 12 CATALYST this week Diversity in Admissions The challenges that New College Admissions faces are not exclusive. See how other campuses recruit students that we cannot. Bang the drum slowly The Nation's pastime will soon be a thing of ew College's past. Lack of student involvement ends the New College Bones men's softball team. From carrying books to groceries-it just isn't fun to park way out in Siberia. Continued growth of both NCF and USF doesn't make the fu3.19.2003 Story page 4 Story page 5 ture any rosier. Story page 9


The Catalyst Entertainment page 5 -Mike's Movie Pick page 6 -Movie Times page 6 -HalfLife page r o 7 -DAY WEATHER Today: Partly Cloudy, 85/70 Thursday: Mostly sunny, 84/7 0 Friday: I alated T-Storms, 8JI67 Saturday: Partly Cloudy, 8z/67 Sunday: Scattered Showers, 8o/65 Monday: Partly Cloudy, 8o/6z Thesday: Partly Cloudy, 79/61 ALL ASSIGNMENTS Friday: Julia Davis "Superhero Wall" Saturday: Daina Crafa rhe CATALYST GENERAL miTOR Michael Gimignani MANAGING mrTOR Sarah Zell DESIGN mnoR Caitlin Young COPY mrTOR Whitney Krahn PHOtO EDITOR Nathaniel SENIOR STAFF WRmJlS Abby Weingarlen Michael Sanderson STAFF WRITERS Christopher Defillippi Maria Lopez Katelyn Weissinger JoshOIT Sarah Stamper Erin Marie Blasco The C'..atalyst is an academic tutorial sponsored by Profe sor Maria Vesperi. It is developed in the ew College Publications Office using Adobe Photoshop and Quark Xpress for PowerMacintosh and printed at the Bradenton Herald with money provided by the New College Student Alliance. Direct submissions and inquiries to: The Catalyst 5700 Tamiami 11:. Box #75 arasota, FL 34243 cataly t@ncfedu (941) 3594266 The Catalyst reserves the right to edit submissions for space, grammar or style o anonymous ubmi sions will be accepted ce contribution guidelines for further information All submissions mu t be received by 5:00 p.m. Saturday in order to appear in the following week's issue. Information about upcoming events is welcome throughout the week. Visit The Catalyst online at: h :1/studentweb.ncf .edu/Catalyst ON CAMPUS March 19, 2003 by Katelyn Weissinger Professor Sendova wins National Science Foundation grant New Colle g e Physi c s Profe ssor Marian a Sendova wa s recently a warded $4,500 by the N a ti o nal Sci e n c e Foundation to promote r e s earch partnership s with foreign universities The Collaboration in Basic Science and Engineering, a program funded by the foundation, provided the grant. The money allows a Bulgarian physici t, who is a friend of Sendova's, to do joint research with her over the ummer "This is an extension of my work," Sendova commented on the research. ''This i a stepping point for writing a proposal for a larger grant.'' Sendova also hope the grant will help to establish reJationships with foreign institutions like the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Novo Collegians celebrate their bodies witt1 artsy activities Last week was Body Image Awareness Week. The celebration was hosted by three Resident Advi ors: Veronica Fannin, Eric Sosnoff, and Emma Jay. The Body Image events provided several arti tic outlets for bodily expression including a session where students made their dream T-shirts. "We started with XXL for everyone so that no one had to be put in a box and so that shirts," Jay said. She saw Body Image Awarene ss Week as a way o f "heightening awarene s that there are a lot of different body types on campus and different people are comfortable with different parts of their bodies." Other events included drawing chalk outlines of bodie a figure drawing session, a bike ride to Lido Beach, and a body-tbemed open mic at The Four Winds Cafe. Film festival questions masculinity in America This April marks New College's first-ever Masculinity Film Festival. The festival will show ten movies presenting and challenging the concept of masculinity in the movies. The festival is hosted by students of Professor Andrea Dimino's American Fiction, American Culture class. "Movies have given us some of our most powerful images of American masculinity," Dimino said. "I'm thinking of strong, silent John Wayne hunting for his niece in The Searchers, Humphrey Bogart making sardonic wise cracks in The Big Sleep, and Marlin Branda in the Godfather movies loving his wife and his sons and running a crime family with an iron hand." The films in the festival include several genres and time periods, from Ferris Bueller's Day Off to The Royal Tenenbaums. The movies will begin at 9 in the Hamilton Center Teaching I nnerarity/Neu Second-year Brian Ellison won the title of "Sexiest Slave in the Empire" at Saturday's UnderwaiVDecline and Wall of the Roman Empire. Auditorium every Wednesday and Thursday night in April Women's History Month The Diversity and Gender center is hosting several events to celebrate Women's History Month this March. Diversity and Gender Coordinator Tashia Bradley said it's important for women "to are." Bradley says there are still people wh o believe a wo man's place is in the home and she hopes tha t W omen's History Month will help educate people about women's rights. The center recommends the book Do They Hear You When You Cry by Fauziya Kassindja and Layli Miller Bashir for spring break reading. The book documents the struggle of a woman seeking asylum in the United States and deals with controversial topics such as female genital mutilation. An "If Women Ruled the World Dinner Party" is scheduled for March 31. Those invited include United Nations personnel. a World Bank employee, prominent lawyers, and several New College alums. The party is intended to facilitate discussion between these women and the New College community, as well as to celebrate their accomplishments. Dorms dunked in dartmess When the power went out at just after midnight on Feb. 15, raucous hooting erupted from all of the Pei dorms. Within minutes, students flocked to Palm Court bearing candles to converse and assess the situation. After about fifteen minutes and the passage of the initial confusion, Palm Court swelled with students, flashlights, and candles. Everyone seemed eager to accept the blackout as a divinely imposed study break. The Campus Police announced to a cheering crowd that F1orida Power and Light had told them "at least two hours" as an estimate for the return of power. "For reasons with I cannot explain, this has made me happier than I have been in a long time," said second-year Ben McCormi5!': of Campus. The Airp o rt, Shell and b uildings on the We s t Side of c ampus were n o t affected. In th e Dort and Goldstein residence haUs, emergency lights remained on, powered by a generator. The Pei dormitories and Hamilton Center are not equipped with emergency generators Within a couple of minutes, a drum circle had formed in the center of Palm Court, and along the peripheries, members of the Celtic Music Ensemble could be seen gather their instruments. Soon several students in coin belts began belly-dancing to the music. Tom Buddleworth, a visitor from Albion College, was surprised at New College's reaction. "[New College students] stepped outside and stopped what they were doing," he said "We just go on with our business as usual. The fact that they all carne out here .. .I think it's pretty cool." "Obviously, this whole power outage is a preview to the apocalypse," explained second-year Sam Holland. The apocalypse did not occur that night, however, as the power returned at 12:49 a.m.-not exactly the two hours Florida Power and Light anticipated. Students lingered in Palm Court until after 1:30 when the drum circle was broken up by the Campu Police after a noise complaint. Staff writers Sydney Nash and Chris DeFillippi contributed to this report.


The Catal st NEWS March 1 Students grow pensive of U.S. motives for war from page 1 throughout the building. Mter the 15-minute statement the envrronment in Hamilton Center was hectic. The C-Store felt the onrush of a mass exodus, while many other students left the building quickly. Still more stayed around the televisions, with dazed, unbelieving looks on their faces ''We knew his declaration of war was inevitable I guess we just wanted to see it made official, said second-year Patrick Mcilvain. As the minutes ticked past, the remaining students grew more philosophic about the motives for the ?ew ultimatum, the latest development m a saga that has been going on for nearly two years. "It seemed OrweUian, that [Bush] was mentioning liberation, when it seemed like [the outcome] would be exactly the opposite," said Adam Nee, a Sarasota resident who watched the speech in_ Hamilton Center. "He's trying to establish a new political structure basically saying the U.N. is irrelevant: It's not that diplomacy failed, it's that diplomacy has successfully failed." Other people were more sympathetic. "It' s not unprecedented in the realm of U.S. foreign policy," Mcilvain said. "When you look at the Iraqi people, no one can really make a case that they're better off with Saddam Hussein. It should go quickly; we'll have progress." Sti11 others were unrelenting in their criticism. "The war is complete bullshit. Bush is an unelected fraud, waging wars of aggression using weapons of mass destruction, in violation of U.N. resolutions first-year Rolf Rolles said. Some tudents were just unaffected by the news. I knew that he was going to declare war. I have more important thmgs to do than listen to some war monger, said third-year Chris Cox who did not watch the address. New College Student Alliance President Maxeme Tuchman who joined the throng at the said the student government would do its best "to reduce student distress." "We've been working with [Dean of Student Affairs] Mark Blaweiss on a of things. We're trying to distract students with special activities, but also giving them information like travel advisories," Tuchman said Blaweiss told The Catalyst in an e mail Monday night that "Student Affairs will be coordinating a college-wide effort to respond to a war in Iraq." This response includes a daily newsletter to students 'updating them on educational programs, discussions on tolerance social programs to escape the news' information about safety, security, and travel:}., and insuring that students are aware of all support services-like Counseling and Wellnes ."He has also set up a number of meetings with other New College officials in the coming days. Still conspiracy theories are already cuculatmg among paranoid Novo Collegians. ''I think [Bush's speech] was prerecorded This is just more corporate shilling. It's one of those moments where we know our country f --ed up." said RoUes. "And we were able to say we were in Ham Center," first-year Justin White added. Infonnation from and Fox News Channel was used in this report. ''Y! '' h. h .errorsm may soon 1t ome for the New College community from page 1 Section 312 of the proposed amendment 121 of the proposed amendment would broaden that requirement to include anyone international terrorist act But under Section 107 of Patriot D. the government would not even need to show any probable cause that an individual is linked to any terrorist acts To administer a pen register-that is, a tapping device that notes all phone numbers dialed or Internet addresses accessed-they must merely assert that it is relevant to any sort of criminal investigation, regardless of suspected ties to terrorism. The potential for obtaining private infonnation via internet pen registers is more severe than that of telephones, since internet addresses contain words and phrases that imply the nature of the transmission's informational content Section 102 loosens the requirements for surveillance even further by defining anyone who provides any information to any foreign organization as an agent of foreign power." Such i ndividuals. though their actions may be totally legal could be subjected to covert intelligence surveillance for merely providing information for the legal actions of a legal f oreign organization, like the Canadian branch of Amnesty International. Most of these an1endments stem from Section 218 of the PATRIOT Act, which a uthorized the FBI to conduct ecret search and seizure and apply telephone tap for investigation of crime without probable cause, as long as they ass erted uch means were pertinent to ten-orist investigation Police surveillance of local community groups and political organizations was outlawed through several acts in the I 970s and 1980s, due to the abuse of such powers. would allow "intelligence gathering" of any groups on the part of local officials. lncreasin seve for terr 'sf' offenses Any u.s. citizen could lose their citizenship. under the proposed amendments, without ever declaring any intent of expatriation. Current law, as upheld by the Supreme Court, states that any person born or naturalized in the United States is a citizen "unless he voluntarily relinquishes that citizenship." Section 501 of the proposed amendment would allow the government to infer one's desire for expatriation, through support of organizations "engaged in hostilities" against American interests, or through support of domestic groups deemed ''terrorist organizations" by the government Essentially, anyone who fits within the broad guidelines of terrorism could potentially be expatriated Under current law, any individual can be prosecuted for providing material support towards any terrorist crime, or for supporting a terrorist organization, but only if the s pecific crime or organization has been officially designated as ''terrorist by the secretary of tate. Both crimes warrant severe federal prison sentences Under Section 402 of the proposed amendment, prosecuting attorney would have the power to prove that any organization accused of terrori t crimes is worthy of the "international terrorist organization" label, and so all accused of supporting the organization would face new grave penalties. Obtaining all of your personal infonnation whenever they want 'Perversely," Section 126 of Patriot II reads, "A private entity can obtain-usually within minutes-a credit report on anyone in the United States so long as it has 'legitimate business need' for the information," and the explanation .remr.:te only with the consent of whoever the report is about While the first PATRIOT Act allowed the government, with a court-ordered subpoena, acquisition of uch private information without infonning the investigated party, the proposed amendment would eliminate the ubpoena requirement, allowing them access to the infonnation as long as they assure its supplier that the report is necessary "in connection with their [federal] duties." Section 311 would authorize the sharing of private information including immigration, education, medical, financial, and library records-not exclu ively limited to use in terror investigation with local and state officials to assist "the official receiving that information in the petfonnance of that official Thi particularly undermines the level of trust between immigrants and police, as entire immigration records may be at the disposal of officials and may discourage immigrants from contacting officers over their concerns. Bu s ine ses would be given legal immunity. under Section 313 of the proposed amendment, from any infonnation they provide which implies terrorist connections of any clients. Immunity would be granted regardless of whether a business' statements are mtentionally fallacious or con tructed with malicious intent. An embittered busines owner could make fallacious allegations in order to ruin a fonner employee' professional reputation, and the accused party would have no legal rig h t to sue them f o r damages A national DNA database wou\d be estab1is hed under Sect\ons 301-306 ol' the of their DNA to be .held m a condition of supervision or conditional release." The Attorney General would also be authorized to share all collected data with "other federal, tate, local, or foreign agencies" in the fight against terrorism. Diminishing immigrant's rights Any immigrant who has ever been convicted of any crime, as minor as shoplifting, could be deported under Section 504 of Patriot II, effective retroactively. Thi section would su pend immigration hearings and the writ of habeas corpus-that is, the right of individuals and judicial bodies to challenge the lawfulne s of government rulings--in all such circumstances. The Attorney General, under Section 503 of the proposed amendment, would have the right to deport any immigrant, regardle of their re idency statu if he feels that they are a threat to "natwnal defense, foreign relations, or economic interests of the U.S." Any non-citizen could potentially be detained and deported WJthout having ever conunitted any crime and without ever being told what charges were brought up against him. Section 506 of the proposed amendment would allow the government the right to dump deported immigrants anywhere in the world, irrespective of that nation's governmental tabllity or status. For more itiformation, visit this website:


t NEWS March 1 2003 Inevitable problems with diversity are sfll problems b y Nathaniel Burbank campus is undermining the stated goals of As May 1 approaches the day the institution. "A an honors college I students around the nation must decide just don't understand how we can justify which college offer to accept-New that this is exceptional, given our lack of College Admissions has yet to enroll a ethnic diversity," she said. single African-American student. Out of Admissions has never officially used 36 African-American students who have race as a factor when it considers applied so far, ix. ha\e been accepted but individual prospective students, but it is none have signed up to be here this fall. able to consider certain socio-economic To many, this fact ymbolizes the factors, uch as a candidate s status as a problematic homogeneity of the New first-generation college student. College community Just as a unified Financial Aid and Admissions Director definition for veganism seems unlikely to Joel Bauman was quick to point out that grace this campus anytime soon, forrnllig Admissions considers each candidate a consensu on a j u st and fair route for individually. 'We look at the whole dealing with diversity is tantamount to person in our review of a candidate, what impossi ble. New College Admissions is you are not allowed to do is give strung between ideology and reality, what preference," he said. is best fo r the insti tu tion and what is legal, Efforts to achieve diversity through as it attem p ts t o craft a community of targeted ethnic minority recruitment have stude nt s w h o are both strong increased in recent months. At the request aca de mically an d diverse. of students, the President's Enrollment ''I am p articularly concerned with our Committee has been temporarily pro blems enrolling African-American transformed into the ad-hoc Diversity s tudent s," said New College President Committee with four sub-committees: Gordon Michalson In a s ta te as diverse F aculty and S taff R ecruitment, Curricular as Florida I think it is v ery prob lematic Enrichm ent, Stud e n t R ecruitment, an d that we are not more rac i ally diverse. Campu s Atm o s phere and S tu dent Diversity and Gender Coordinator Retention Initiatives such as the New Tasbia Bradley echoed these sentiments College Multicultural Scholars' weekend on along with a myriad of speakers, 2003 (ongoing) Ethnicity Applicants Recen t Enrollment (sorted by ethnicity) Admitted En rolled Ethnicity performances, and workshops have been New College is with the created to increase recruiting successes plights of many educattonal institutio n s and deal with diversity issues on campus. facing similar problems, especially in the These alterations have yet to result in state of Florida. Of only 2.06 percent of drastic changes in enrollment of underAfrican-American Floridians who took represented populations. "I am being the SAT last year, less than 300 students robbed of a better academic or even scored above average fo; social experience, because of the lack of New College adnusston. Competition for diversity," said Audrey Nicoleau a high petforming highchool students second year African-American student from under-represented populations is who is a member of the Faculty and Staff fierce. Recruitment committee. More students Nicoleau feels Admissions' s t rong from under-represented populations "can emphasis on SAT and ACT scores during only enhance the discussion," she said. the admissions process is not help i noto Michalson echoed statement in a boil? a more diverse campus. "Maybe0not Feb. 11 guest column m the Sarasota puttmg so much emphasis on SAl's and HeraldTribune. "In principle, a void [in picking up on the essays," she said diversity] is just as problematic as say a recalling that New College void in history or mathematics courses," previously required four essa y s of he wrote. applicants. Second-year Steve Scott agreed with Associate Admissio ns D ir ector Scott this sentiment, but took a broader B riell claimed the heart of the problem perspective. ''Every element of [New with enrolling e thni c minorit i es is College] society, class, culture, re li gio n recruitment. 'The s chools that we are politics, diet, it all needs to be varied." competing with bas i call y have double the Scott believes that the insti tu tion's thirst [recruiting] budget pe r s tudent, he said. for diversity should not be limited to B riell explained tha t many of our private e ncou r aging more ethnic minority as p irational peers will fly prospective enrollment. W e need m ore id e as, more s tudent s from under-represented viewpoints. I think this is fundamen tal to p op u l ations to th ei r campus from around a liberal arts education," he said. the country and treat them to aUexpenses-pai d campus visits. New 2002 Applicants Admitted Enrolled Asian Pacific Islander 29 1 1 0 Black (not Hispanic) 34 Asian Pac i f i c Islander 38 17 7 College is c urr e n tly able to offer $250 travel s cholarships to prospective stude nts with demon s trated need. 'We are ttying s o hard as i s e very other school i n the cou n try to increase diversity, Briell s aid. 6 0 Hispanic 67 28 5 Multi-Ethnic 3 1 0 Native American 2 0 0 Other 7 3 0 White (not Hispanic) 383 230 61 No indication Given 35 11 1 Black (not H i spanic ) 48 8 1 Hispanic 65 23 12 Multi-Ethnic 1 1 0 Native American 6 2 0 Other 1 0 0 White (not Hispanic) 539 313 170 No Indication Given 10 6 2 E i .. thn c are self reported b} candtdates. Comp1led by Aeu College Admissions To date more Hi s panic s tudents have alr eady app lie d for thi s year than during the entire admi ss ion s c ycle las t year. Briell credi ts both better recruiting efforts an d the rel oc a tion of Admis s ions Cou n selor Brad Bryan who i s bilingual, to the s outh Florid a area.


CATALYST nt a volume xvi issue 6/3.19.2003 me Semi Nonnl Something normal? At NCF? Say it wasn't so! page 7 These old Bones will soon be lad to rest New College, unlike many Of Florida State University System, has very few organized and competitive sports. This will become even clearer on May 18, when the Bones, New College's long-running men's softball team, will don their gloves and protective cup for the last time. The Bones, playing this year in the Sarasota Area Softball Association's "D" division, date back to the summer of 1985, when pitcher and Economics Professor Rick Coe grew hungry for competitive sports. "[First baseman and Philosophy/Religion Professor] Doug Langston was the other original faculty member on the team. We were 0-10," he said. Their misfortunes changed quickly. On Sept. 15. 1985. shortstop and then-Director of Student Affairs Mark Johnson's wife Lauren gave birth to their son Matthew, just prior to the Bones' first-ever victory. According to Lauren Johnson, a Bones fan ever since that fateful afternoon, her husband ''took cigars to the ball park. He was impressed that he was Unfortunately. only one current student, center fielder and third-year Ty Ryba. plays for the team now. "It' lonely out here," he told The Catalyst. The lack of tudent interest is one of the major reasons for the burial of the Bones, which lost a number of students in the past few year to graduation. "It was always a mix of youth versus wisdom." Lauren Johnson said "Now, it's more wisdom than youth. Go youth!'' she yelJed at Ryba. Despite lack of student participation. the Bones soldiered on into this season with an eclectic mix of faculty and alumni. In addition to Langston and Coe, Religion Professor John Newman and Psychology Professor Gordon Bauer take the field regularly. "We used to be able to piece together a team for the summer. It' not that hard to play this game," Coe said. The Bones play in a slow-pitch softball league, where the ball mu t be thrown underhand at an arc of three to ten feet, and games are limited to New College Bones: The Final Season All games are Sunday at 17th Street Park March 23, 5:45 pm Opponent: Apple Plumbing March 30, 3:15 pm April13, 5:45pm Opponent: Designer Marble and Granite Opponent: Done Wright Pest April27, 4:30pm Control Opponent: P.T.'s Sports Bar AprH.6, 4:30 pro Opponent: W.P.l. thy 4, 5:45 pm opponent: Monogram May 11, 8:15pm Opponent: Holy Cross Lutheran May 18, 5:45 pm Opponent: Shelley Carpets Playoffs and Rainouts TBA after the game," said photocopied schedule provided to The Catalyst, 'Bones Beer Man' was handwritten next to several dates -a clue to just exactly what the team does after games. ''They're out there for hours. In the rain. Sometimes, I come back after midnight, when they close the gates, and they're still there: Residence Life Coordinator (and longtime Bones fan) Lindsey Dedow told The Catalyst. Coe would love to see more students come out, at least to watch. "We practice every Thursday night on the field next to Dart," he said. ''Come out everyone, start practicing." Although Coe said it was unlikely that new players would be taken on this late in the season, students interested may contact him at Coe even hinted that the Bones weren't quite wa hed up yet: "I hear the new Political Science professor, Frank Alcock, he's an ex-baseball player. You never know."


by Michael Gimignani Joe Versus the Volcano (1990) is a curious blend of satire, comedy, melodrama. and romance that is. if nothing el e, memorable for it uniquene s. o one i going to accu e Joe of being d erivative. With o many movie fitting into easily-defined niches, that'. a refreshing characteri tic. llle great g od B ig Woo lord of the orange-soda swilli n g nati v e s o f i slan d nation Waponi oo, demand a sacrifice. Big Woo is a volcano, and, un e. omeone jumps into it-; maw, the god will lnk the island Waponi .. So along comes Joe (Tom Hank.), a man worn down by a drab life and a dead-end job. Joe has lost his selfrespe ct-he lacks the courage even to ask out the bo s' mou y se cretary (Meg Ryan, who plays three epara t e r oles : ecretary Dede red-headed Lo Ang e l e ocialite Angelica; and Angelica blonde, independent halfister Patricia). Then one day, Joe learns that he i afflicted with a terminal condition called a ''brain cloud Suddenly free from the Movenmes Cobb Parkway 8 nive Parkway, Sarasota valid 1arch 19-20 Mind Chamber of CATALYST terta nm n M arch 19, 2 003 constraint of worrying about his mortality he accept the offer of a wealthy tycoon (Lloyd Bridge ) to live out his last days "like a man," then die like a hero. In his case, being heroic mean offering himself to Big Woo. John Patrick Shanley's (Moonstruck) cript can be t be described as ''quirky." Take the opening sequence, for example, w h ere Joe trudges to work along tde h un dreds o f lif e les co-wo r kers to the tune o f Sixteen To n s." t 's a masterpiece of composition, set design, atmo phere, and photography. en there's Joe's shopping trip with his ophi. ticated h o ar ha\\ Ossie Davi. ) a cleverly written, superbly-acted string of cenes that's a delight to watch. Joe Versus the Volcano contains a number of these standout moments. Unfortunately, there are quite a few poorly-conceived o n es to go along ide them. In f act, the second h alf o f th e film uffer fro m a m1ld ca e of s p li t pe onality. On one hand Shanley wants to continue the offbeat delicious rhythm initiated with the opening credits but, on the other hand he wants to explore the romance between soul-sick Patric ia and My Btg at Greek Weddmg (PG) 7:30 9.50 Put h-Drunk Love (R) 2:3 4:50 7:25 9:50 1\vo Week tlce (PG-13) 2:20 4:30 7:10 9 Regal Hollywood 20 Main Street, arasota aJid March 21-27 A Vtew r m The Top 12:20 2:35 4:50 7:20 9:35 About chmidt (R) 1:10 4:10 7:05 9:55 Agent ody Ban (PG) 12:15 12:55 2:40 3:30 5:10 7:45 10:10 Boat Tnp (R) 12:05 2.25 4:45 7:05 9:30 ringing Down th Hou e (PG-13) ] 2: 10 1.00 2:40 4: 15 5 7: 10 7:40 9:40 10:10 I 2:00am life-weary Joe. While the two motives aren't necessarily in conflict, each leeche time away from the other. Ultimately, the real reason we care about the pairing of Patricia and Joe has less to do with the cript than with the appeal and charisma of the two leads, Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Ryan has the more challenging ta k. She doe a good job with Dede and P atricia, b ut Angelica i a little too ex a ggerated to be more than a c artoon caricature Each of these c haracters i s different from the others, with umque anneri and ocal inflections. Hanks doe n't have to work too hard-Joe is infused with the actor' natural likability, and that' all that' necessary. in a word, fantastic. From the bowel of Joe', office, with its flickering flore cen t lights and unappealing coffee, to the magical ew York kyline, wi t h i t multi-colored pastel lights, Joe is bles sed with a behind-thecene crew capable o f realizing Shanley's inspired vision E ven dunng its worst moments, thi film till looks good. Joe Versus the Volca n o is d ifti.c ul t t o review beca use some parts are fre sh. mve ntlve, an d entertai n ing, whil e o thers are ne ar-mis e s o r eve n complete f ai l ure But, i f o nl y f o r the p l e ao;u re of its best moment o r th e enjoymen t of savoring Hanks and Ryan' s ch emi stry (pre-Sleepless in Seattle). Joe \krsu s the Volcano is worth the p rice of rental. There are several cameos: Lloyd Bridge (as the busine sman who convinces SARASOTA'S ALTERNATIVE VIDEO STORE SINCE 1985 Joe to "take th e leap"), R obert Stack ( a s t h e docto r who di agno e s Joe' conditi o n), Amanda Plummer ( as the firs t mate on the boat that take Joe to Waponi Woo). and Abe VigO<.la ( as the Waponi chief) The production design i VIDEO RE AISSANCE 2243 BEE RIDGE RD. SARASOTA FL 3-42 3 9 OPEN EVERY DAY II AM-10 P M -zt 941 925 2 780 Ch1cago (PG-1 ) 12:05 2:45 5.15 7:45 10:15 Cradle 2 th Grave (R) 9:30 Dar devil (PG-1 ) 12:05 2:35 5:10 7:40 10:15 Dreamcatcher 12:00 1:00 2:55 4:20 6:50 7.20 9:45 10:15 Gang of ew York fR) 6:00 9.30 How to Los a Guy in l 0 Day I 3> 12:15 4:15 6:55 9:35 }2:00am Old School {R) 12:10,2:25 4.40 7:15 9:30 11:50 Pt let Btg Movie (G) 12:05 2:05 4 7:30 o the Sun {R) 12:45 4:20 7:20 10:0 The Hou (PG-13) 12:35 4:10 7:00 9 0 t2am The Hunted (R) 12 2 4:40 7 00 7 9 10:10 I J :45 The Lord of the Ring : 1be Two Tower ( -13) 12:00 3 : 40 The QUiet Amen (R) 12:10 2:40 :05 7:3 10:00 'illard ( -13 ) 12:00 2:25 4 7:15 9:40 12: am City of God (130 min. .) 2:. 0 5:30 8: 0 Talk to Her (112 mi ) 5: I') 8 00 The Pia 1 (14 mm. ) 1:45 5:00 8:10 The Bread, My Sweet {105 mm.) 2:00


The Catal t NEWS March Low s udent turnout for Peace Corps presen ation Nathaniel Burbank!Cata.(yst Regional Recruiter Adrienne Fagler who volunteered with Peace Corps in Russia, speaks to a student about the Peace Corps by Christopher DeFillippi "This is wha t I call a real-life graduate educ at ion," was one testimonial p r e sented by a Peace Corps member in a recruitment video, kicking off a Mar. 6 presentation attended by roughly 15 people, including three ew College students. Showing images of healthylooking, smiling voluntee rs and at least smiling foreign civilians, Afri c an tri b al music played continuously in the background as the video presented some of the locations where volunteers are deployed. The same music played on as scenes of Ghana and Nigeria faded to shots of Russia, Central America, and central Asia, but the audience did not seemed phased by the incongruity. Adrienne Fagler, the Peace Corps regional recruiter who was running the pre, entation, fidgeted uncomfortably when the video howed a volunteer in Nigeria speaking of how he really had to crape by' on his Peace Corps stipend for a couple of months.Fagler addressed that volunteer's comments after the video presentation was completed. "I was getting by fine with the money Peace Corps gave me," Fagler said of her Peace Corps term in Russia. "I don't know what his situation was." Created in March of 1961 on executive order from President John F. Kennedy, the Peace Corps was intended to function as an organization of volunteers dedicated to the ideal of international cooperation, understanding, and peace. Administered by a presidentially-appointed director and de p uty director (Gaddi Vasquez and Josephine Os1en respectively), the Corps deploys volunteers to imp overished or pre-industrial nations upon the request of their governments. Under this organization, volunteers spend three months of training and two years in their host countries engaged in educating civilians, community building projects, agriculture, irrigation, or medical work, depending upon their individual skills and background. Before getting into many more of the particulars, the regional recruiter preceded the question and answer session with a game. "You wake up, you're in a Peace Corps country, by the way, and you want to climb Mount Everest," Fagler began. "Where are you?" "Nepal!" answered Career Services Coordinator Maria Juhasz enthusia tically. After Juhasz claimed the prize of a Peace Corps key chain, Catalyst photographer and second-year Nathaniel Burbank: correctly identified South Africa as a locale in which one could swim in both the Atlantic and Indian Ocean. When the game was over, Fagler took question from the audience. She confirmed that while in the Peace Corps, tudent loans can be deferred up to three years. Aware of the Corps's prohibition of entrance for tho e who have been employed in federal intelligence agencies, a middle aged gentlemen was reassured that his record for merely applying for work in the CIA would not deny him admittance. An elderly woman with experience as an actre sand singer and a master's in French was assured that a background in the humanities is not necessarily less valuable to the Corps as experience with the natural sciences. The attractive benefits to Peace Corps volunteering Flagler expounded upon included the Peace Corps Fellowship, a program that assists in students get into and pay for graduate school. Also, for one year following work in the Peace Corps, volunteers are granted non-competitive status for any type of federal work, meaning Federal officials give their applications extra attention, and Corps volunteers are given if all other factors; For more information regarding the Peace Corps, visit http:/1-' Semi-orml welcomed back after two-year hiatus by Sydney Nash Several hundred Novo Collegians followed a candle-lit path to a transformed College Hall for last Saturday's Semi-Nonnl. Students walked briskly across campus, despite the pain of high-heeled shoes donned for the semi-formal occasion. College Hall, the bay, and the partygoers themselves, were decked out in true Great Gatsbv fashion. The fireplace in the entrance "lounge" was decorated with blue vases filled with arrangements of red carnations. Blue tablecloths and silver and blue balloons offered a touch of formality to the "Blue Ball." Formally-dressed students and visitors lounged on the lawn between College Hall and the water; and green lights were even visible on the far side of the bay. (The Catalyst later discovered that the lights in question originated from a Longboat Key bridge.) The Music Room wa disguised as a dance club. Many kicked off their shoes to dance on the wooden floors. Designs of colors and shapes moving to the time of the music were projected on one wall. As the night wore on, people began to enjoy making shapes with their shadows as they waved their hands and bodies in front of the projectors. Although the dress code was officially "semi formal," not everyone followed the rules. Some expanded the definition by cross-dressing, others donned less conventional choices in formal wear, and some did not dress up at all. Third-year Amelia Bird was spotted wearing a short blue skirt with a plastic swordfish stuck on her chest with double-sided duct tape. The outfit was completed with pigtails. "I'm semi-normal," she said. "This was my interpretation of the dress code.'' Second-year Dania Trespalacios was dressed as a can-can girl, complete with a low-cut blue dress, feathered hat, and fish net ''I'm the commercial for Smirnoff Ice,'' she said, posing with a Smirnoff Ice bottle. A conflict resulted earlier from a mix-up at wall sign-ups when former Equipment Room Teaching Assi tant Erin Rodgers had not received the list of special events, including Semi-Norml, in order to block off the dates. The conflict was resolved by having Blue Ban end at around 2 a.m. and second-year Devon Barrett's funk wall begin around the same time in Palm Court. The compromise between Barrett and Blue Ball organizer and frrst-year Sarah Stamper appeared to have been a success, as much of the crowd from College Hall found their way back to Palm Court in the later hours of the rooming. Several students began vocally advertising for the Funk Wall as 2 a.m. approached. The New College Police assisted by givmg some partygoers rides back, and others walked the long way back across the overpass. Nathaniel Not what Charles Ringllnc had In mind: jello shots and plastic swordfish highli&ht party.


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The Catalyst NEWS Can you help me carry my groceries, p ease? Maria Lopez More and more students driving around campu lately eem to circle around airnle. sly hunting for a good parking pace. University of South Aorida clas es. conference and large Sudakoff event have made parking on campus difficult for many New College residents. "My only complaint i that community-oriented events taking place in the evenings at Sudakoff frequently prevent u e of that lot for those of us who live here. I believe that thi has been made wor e by the arrival of the portables," [lr t-year Emily Payne said. The new modular units of General Spaatz Blvd. have taken up a substantial amount of pace once u ed by guests and USF 'athaniel With USF, New College, and Senior Academy students in regular attendance du ing the week, parking is an emerging problem on campus. Plans to expand parking facilities are in the works, but funding is limited. tudents. The USF Sarasota/Manatee-managed Parking Services i a joint-use agreement re ource for New College of Florida and the University of South Florida. All revenue collected from parking permits and tickets goes directly back to campus, helping fund the parking staff, maintenance, upkeep of parking lots, and ignage. Vice President for Finance and Administration John artin ha discussed with Parking ervice taff po ible future area for parking expansion. Some things being considered include converting the parking areas on the south ide of General Spaatz Blvd. to one way (west to east) traffic flow. "Thi would allow us to install angled parking on both side of the long stretch of the parking lot, greatly increasing the number of available spaces," Martin aid. In addition, New College i pursuing the Circu Hall of Fame property. ju t north of the Heiser Natural Science Complex, to provide more parking paces for the Heiser and Palmer Buildings. Third-year Bill Outlaw favors expansion. "Parking near Dort these days is about as pleasant as being asked to erve as Trimalchio's silver-plated chamber pot. To be blunt. it freaking sucks," he said. Often. students who live in Dort and Goldstein have to compete for parking spaces with those using the gym facilities The parking strip is long and o tin th unt o s ac clo e to the dorms. Thesis-student Bill Thomas aid, "What makes this [parking] really irritating i that. Dort re idents have kitchens and large fridge and when there are no close parking paces and you need to carry all of your groceries in, it can be a pain." John Martin say Parking Serv1ce 1s limited by the amount of revenue they collect. "We are constrained significantly becau e the current parking fees/flnes do not generate a lot of revenue. l11e co of parking on campus. compared to parking Units as low as $21.00/month l.ocafed off U.S. 41 -2 traffic lights not1h of New College at 455 Braden Avenue Office 941-355-5559fc Hours: Mon-Fri 9-6 Sot 9-5 ACCESS 7 DAYS A WEEK 7 A.M. 9 P.M. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS WE HAVE THE LOWEST RATES FOR SELF STORAGE ANYWHERE! tttt"' beat the "Ringling'' crowd ... pssss ... DON'T WAIT TIL IT'S TOO LATE!!! p1 es tax + a one time $5.00 admin. 3'wide x 7'deep x 8'high -standard un_it us sa fee. ()ther SIZ8S liVllllabla. at other colleges and univer sitie in Florida and around the country, i very inexpensive. Thu the low revenue limits what we are able to accomplish." First-year Rachel Pitts feel differently about the cost of parking permit "When all of our parking paces are taken by off-campus citizens, students are left with the choice between potentially missing the beginning of class, having to park across the treet, or facing a $20 fme that mo t can not afford. 70 can park!" _,,.A;, .,.,. Second-year Steve Scott suggested the campus limit where students can park. "Parking hould be zoned staff, NCF, US F. If we can't have more parking spot it would be nice if I could park my car in the same lot every day." Third-year Veronica Fannin expre sed a imilar view. "Hru con idered 're ident only' parking? I think parking has become Clo e and easily accessible parking IS al 0 an important concern for attendees i co of the Senior Academy a USF day program offering classes for seniors in the Sudakoff Conference Center. Academy Director Bill Hooker said each senior's license plate i regi tered with campus police and tudents are provided with a sticker or hanging decal to place on their vehicle. The co t of the parking permit is included in their class cost. Hooker aid, 'The problem i they forget to tick [decals 1 onto their mirror and they get tickets. scbeduJed simultaneolllly Academy. 1\vo htmdred to .300 a time attend some conferences, tilling the parking lot. "If someone is 80 years old and looking for a parking pace acros the treet they get frustrated and ometimes ju t park 'Omewhere along the road," Hooker aid. The longer walk i straining for orne eniors who have difficulty walking far distances, and it i not easy for students carrying load of groceries or books etther. e. "Awesome ite!" &: ti" ,, ''Wow ... a ton of m.orma on. FREE re ume/CV writing con ultation Career planning. Job earch trategie Job Intern hp Mock intervie' s. tud abroad. Graduate chool Fellow hip cholar ips. 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--The Catal st NEWS March 19, 2003 cademic freedom at stake as war grips country by josh Orr Though the Univer ity of South Florida will no longer have to work under what president Judy Gen haft referred to as "the burdens of accu ations" concerning the conduct of recently terminated Computer Science and Engineering Professor Sami Al Arian, it may now have to work under the burden of accu ation about it own conduct in firing the alleged terrorist. On Feb. 20 AI-Arian was indicted by the federal government on terrorist charge On Feb. 26, citing information obtained from the indictment document, USF i sued Al-Arian a formal notice of termination. The deci ion drew criticism almost immediately from the American Association of University Profes or an academic freedom defen e organization repre. enting teacher at over I 00 univer itie nationwide. After conducting a year-long inve tigation of the Al-Arian termination proces the Association publicly criticized the university's actions, specifically claiming that the due proces for AlArian had been denied Due ss as outlined by the acu o o a g agreement-terms of employment and eli ciplinary action as stipulated by the faculty organization and agreed upon by the state school ystem-require a university to provide formal notification of termination of employment to any faculty member at least ix months prior to termination, except in cases where an employee' actions "jeopardize the safety or welfare of the employee, colleague or student ." Al-Arian's case is debatable, particularly because he has been in federal custody since Feb. 20. "Clearly, [the university] is using the indictment to back up old charges that had caused [Al-Arian' ] u pen ion procedure," said ew College Political Science Profe sor Eugene Lewi AJ-Arian's su pension, implemented in October 2001, was based on the univer ity' claims that his pre ence on campus was attracting violent threat and al o detracting from donations. The al1eged threat stemmed from hi appearance on a national televi ion show aired day before, during which the profe sor' alleged ties to I Iamie Jihad, independent of the univer ity, were exposed. After the suspension's implementation, the university pur ued an 18-month que t to terminate AI Arian 's employment based on what the USF Board of Tru tee deemed "the di ruption hi activities caused the univer ity" Such action cau ed many to que tion the univers1ty' regard for Al Arian's academic freedom. 'The whole rea on that [academic freedom} was cooked up in the fir t place wru to avoid that kind of thing, no Political Science Professor Keith Fitzgerald. "To r1re omebody or us pend omebody. on the basis of popularity, or even threat to the college, is ju t a traightforward violation of the idea of academic freedom." Academic freedom is defined by the United Faculty of Florida bargaining agreement as a scholar's right to present 'Half-Life' and discuss their own academic subjects without fear of censorship. Administration ha the right to uspend or terminate a teacher' employment if they have violated there pon ibilities of that freedom. Al-Arian' political pursuit however. a initially alleged, were conducted independent of the university. The American Association of University Professors began an inve tigation with USF's approval in late 200 I, regarding academic freedom and due proce in the Al-Arian case. Two week prior to Al-Arian's indictment, the A. sociation concluded that "academic freedom, tenure, and due proce are in a eriou tate of decline and risk" at the university. While "the As ociation and its [academic freedom policy] are accepted standard in the profe ion of collegiate education, as Public Policy and Communcat10n director Ruth Flower explained, USF i in no way formally affiliated or bound to either one. Thus, they have no obi igation to abide by the rules of due proce s as laid out by the association. 'The AAUP i toothless in uch a situation,'' Lewis noted. "They can put it." Censure, the public condemnation of a univer ity's policy, could shy potential professors away from teaching there or build su picion in current faculty, Flower noted, which could have a detrimental effect on the caliber of research and education. Luckily for New College academics, uch controver y arises after the establishment of the school's independence from the USF system is already underway, thereby distancing it from any disrepute by association, should USF be censured. But, irre pective of any current controversy, the progressive and trusting nature of New College maintains a shared faith in academic between administration and profe ors. "Faculty behavior in these matters [of academic freedom] is totally elf regulating and the exercise of faculty judgment i implicitly trusted" at New College, aid president Gordon Michal son. In regards to Al-Ariari's action while employed by USF, Michalson said "any responsible teacher" should be aware "of the connection between their behavior and a school's reputation, mcluding a it bears on the potential donation of fund But I think it would be antithetical to an acaderruc institution if faculty were always gauging their behavior according to whether or not it might offend the out ide world." Lewis te tified to the oundne s of administration's discretion in such matter citing public oppo ition sever years ago to views he voiced in Prominent supporter of e College complained to Michalson that they could no longer eat at certain local re taurants becau e they were constantly being bothered by individuals who objected to Lewis' published view "What did Michalson tell me? 'Don't eat at that restaurant.' What else wa he going to tell me?''


The Catalyst PERSPECTIVE Beware, the Sanderso F: ctor is on Is Provost Callahan derelict in her re ponsibility to the student lxxiy? We'll analyze the sttuation. Caution: You're about to enter a nospin zone. The Factor begins right now. I've had occasional dealings with Provost Callahan. I respect her for her work on accreditation. But I feel she's bungled the creation and management of the list. I'm not against a list. I'm not against a mandatory list. I'm against a mandatory Jist that has no purpose, no oversight, and no policy. With her thoughtlessness, the good provost has single handedly sullied the oncepleasant expetience of having an e-mail address. The good provost probably didn't intend to require all students to receive any random political message amid our messages from friends, professors, and (very occasionally) the admini tration. But whatever, no one knew what she intend d wb th ght up this policy. Anarchy rules.! Anarchy fed by adminis ration-mandated participation rules the most! Provost Callahan, I want off this list. Everyone else who wants off should get off, too. Now. Before the mas of people who asked us for rides to the Tampa airport before spring break: ask again for rides back. You didn't intend the current situation, so don't try to stand behind your mistaken policy. Don't give us the plea that the administration needs a way to "conveniently" communicate with students. Don't tell us to be patient while possible solutions are tried, undoubtedly starting with the easiest, most convenient, and most timid. For almost a year now this annoyance has been flaring and festering. I've saved some great examples, which I'll post to The <;atalyst web site if anyone would like to browse them. The list is a disgrace, consideting how useful It could be if run right. Anyone who's ever put on an or lost something of 1mportance or entimental value knows there are reasons worthy of taking a moment of all of your fellow students' time. Good, decent people sense the Jist can be useful but can't use it without associating themselves with the most obnoxious elements of our society. The problems are especially unnecessary because when the compo eel In the absence of natural limits, the broadcasting aspect threatens to overwhelm the interpersonal aspect of e-mail, and we should resent that. Maybe if the administration put some effort into organizing the web ite-using it to provide useful resources for current tudents, in. tead of the useless mess it is now-administrators and staff could stop complaining about the big problem of campus communication. Students-through Student Affairs and the NCSA-have a role t? play as well. Newcollegerides. 's not hard. But no one feels responsible and so nothing Michael Sanderson gets done-the New College way. OPINION Students' postings barely outnumber those of a Provost Callahan has bungled the existence of the students@ ncf. edu list. handful of high-priority posting-most also under the authority of Provost Callahan. Her responsibility for academic activity makes her doubly responsible for the despicable, obviously inconsiderate practice of experienced the same problems, and the NCSA proved responsive. A moderator was appointed, policies clearly articulated, and the listserv became the pleasant tool we deserve. The administration ruined the accomplishment with the new email server, which wouldn't send or receive listserv messages. The current list should be thrown out, and a listserv recreated with the adminstration 's resources and the active involvement of the NCSA. Not only inappropriate posts contribute to the problem. For most users, e-mail is an interpersonal medium, not a broadcast medium. The analogy with snail mail only goes so far, because a) there is no cost of paper or postage, and b) messages instantly can be sent to everyone the moment they're members of specific classes. Maybe she could employ pre21st-century communications and go downstairs in Cook Hall to let the Humanities Division know that not every New College student needs to know that a particular class of 10 or 20 people has been canceled or moved. If not, she needs to state explicitly that it's acceptable and instruct the Social Sciences and Natural Sciences divisions to do the same. Director of Campus Computing Duff Cooper said he's looking for $500 to buy some proper listserv software. At this point we need any kind of solution, but it would be outrageous if students end up paying $500 when the administration wrecked our own solution and then re-created the problem for us. LE II ER TO THE EDITOR had been announcing an upcoming Pro-choice support rally, which I had been helping to organize. I spoke to help clarify the purpose of the rally and also to encourage student to attend; it was at this point that I made the comment regarding New College being a ''liberal campus." I had not meant to imply that all students at New College were liberal (as in a political affiliation), but rather I used .. liberal" to mean open, in the respect that New College 'tudents are open to hearing a variety of perspectives. In this case, I meant open in that students would consider coming to a pro-ar Editor, I am writing in response to Nathaniel Burbank's 'Opinion: New College is an 'open,' not 'liberal,' ampus society." While 1 agree with the basic sentiment f the article, Mr. Burbank incorrectly quoted Maxeme uchman. Mr. Burbank, who was not present at the own meeting. cited Ms. Tuchman as calling New ollege a "'liberal campus,.,, which was not a comment hat Ms. Tuchman made. At the town meeting. a student March 19, 2003 LETTER TO THE EDITOR To the Editor, In the March 12th issue, Scott A. Briell wondered what I meant by "need-based admissions". Let me clarify. The opposite of admissions implie: that you are admitting students who don't need a 1 ew who don't deserve a 1 'ew College educatiOn. Yes, With under such an interpretation, we are both co;rect. We need more need-worthy student<>, and we don t currently have enough of them. We need stronger needs-based scholarships, which means diverting funding away from merit-based scholarships. Notice that of all the scholarships that are adverttsed on the 1 C web site (National Merit, 1 rational Hispanic Scholars, Presidential. Provost, and Dean, Bright Futures, Talented Twenty, and the NC additional bonus when Talented Twenty is earned with Bright futures). NONE OF THESE ARE NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS. And the general scholarships, who is awarded those funds? And the NCF general cholarships, who do they favor? Students with academic achievell_lent, intellectual promise, leadership ability and a commttrnent to community service." Read: school sponsored extracwriculars and Boy Scouts. Rewarding those who have been pre-groomed on a college track is not a race and class-blind policy. The system encourages rich students who could afford the testing process, who came from well-to-do neighborhood schools that tracked students towards for an AP/lB curriculum. The non-privileged were tracked elsewhere and thus they were discriminated against. These scholarship policies only perpetuate the white hegemony on can1pus by financially favoring the pre_to come to college, discouraging d1amonds-m-the-rough that would expand the wor\d. institution. we have a reBjpoosib.ili(y. inexpensive education to all who can handle our intense, independent education and can also contribute to the community. We can still be academically rigorous without catering exclusively to the privileged. who happened to live in the right neighborhood and could afford to take expensive tests. After all, if ffi, AP, and junior college grades can't transfer over in the academic world, that implies that HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION DOESN'T COUNT. It is only an indicator used as a way to filter out those who aren't New College material. But with only 72 percent of the clas of '96 graduating, maybe test scores aren't the best indicator of potential performance. I can assure you that an m diploma is only one of many factors that determine if a student is New College-compatible. Say what you will about how the admissions process looks at 'the whole when it comes to scholarship the only indicator that matters is the SAT score. Our school does not monetarily encourage the needy. Steve Scott choice rally. I realize that the phrase "liberal campus'' could have been misinterpreted and I apologize for not choosing my words more carefully. I have never thought that all New College students were "liberal" in political affiliation or that all were pro-choice. Again I apologize for my word choice and I would hope that future Catalyst opinion pieces include only confirmed comments. Corey Callahan The Catalyst regrets the error, ami for the misattribution of Ms. Callahan s worcl\.


The Catalyst NEWS EVENTS New College wil f ght to maintain from page 1 continued sharing o f the entire current campus, I will recommend to our Board that we oppose the Crosley location ," said New College President Gordon Michalson in a March 3 interview. According to Michalson the 11-acre strip along the bayfront between the Bonseigneur House and the Crosley Estate was specifically cited as belonging to New College New College Foundation President General Rolland V Heiser said, It belongs to New College ; it is part of the New College Master Plan and it should not be part of the USF Master Plan. ''The Historic New College Campus : Estate as the future location of USF Sarasota/ Manatee provided USF relocates "a11 academic programs and administrati v e office s to the Crosley Site On Jan. 13 New College General Counsel David Smolker presented New College of Florida's Comments On and Objections to USF Sarasota/Manatee Campus 'Final Draft Campus Master Plan Update. The objections and comments drafted by Michalson r efe r ence specific sections and even sentences. 'While my review of the draft plan reveals that we may have some thorny issues to work through our Board of Trustees and I and my staff intend to work in good faith to resolve these issues in a reasonable manner consistent with the leg i timate interests of both institutions ," Michalson said March 19, 2003 istoric campus Graphic courtesy New Public Affairs Keeping Faith With Our Founders and Our Future ," as the document i s titled does allow for use of the "ll-acre bayfront parcel for shared passive recreational use (provided both parties agree to never develop the parcel beyond building a bicycle path) A Jan 17 Joint Relocation and Use Plan between Michalson and USF President Judy Genshaft included only three shared facilities: the library, recreational facilities, and Sudakoff Center. while also allowing for "any other fac" the parties may Despite the closing sentence of Michalson s six pages of comments ( I look f orward to your favorable responses"), USF has not responded USF Sarasota/Manatee Public Relations Coordinator Ellen Wile told The Catalyst that she did not know the reasons for Sarasota/Manatee's inaction. = New = Shared use with USF S/M "New College of Florida supports USF Sarasota/Manatee's relocation," stated the 'Historic New College NCF's proposed master footprint (above) conflicts with claims to the entire current campus. mu y agree upon in e ture. amp oc compromise on the property follows an understanding in which both institutions indicated their int en t t o u se the s p a ce a s a walking-biking area. Schroer c onfirmed New College s intent to maintain complete ownership of the property. states that this position will change if USF Sarasota/Manatee's master plan does not. W ile said she had n o knowledge o f the document and wa s unable to comment before the issue went to press. document inc l u d es a bulleted list detailing why New College should main t ain c o ntr o l o f the current Hi s t o ric Campu s,'' a l ong w i th reasons why New College is dependent upon maintaining ownership in order to facilitate the academic, facilities and impact visions of the college. conf'Dle'te c/J.XUmeJ'Zt available on line at http : //www. rs /Documentslcampus state ment htm. The Joint R elocation and U s e Plan is also available online at http://intranet. ncf. edu/PublicAffairs/Documents /Announcements .htm. The agreement between Michalson and Genshaft also cited the Crosley As plans for development continue despite opposition, New College has Sarasota County Fair Lumberjack show, racing pigs, petting zoo, hypnotists. Saturday March 15 Monday March 24 Adults $6.00, students (ages 6-18) $3.00 Location: Sarasota Fairgrounds Information: Distance from campus: about 5 miles Film: Sarasota Film Society at Burns Court Cinema presents Cidade de Deus Two boys growing up in City of God, one of Brazil's most dangerous housing projects take very different paths : one escapes and becomes a photographer, the other becomes a drug dealer. 130 minutes In Portuguese with English subtitles. When: through March 20, call for times Price: call for prices Location: Burns Court Cinemas (506 Burns Lane, Sarasota) Information: 941.955.3456, ..,._ ...... Ballet: Swan Lake Dashing prince cavorts with waterfowl in classic ballet. When: March 21 23, 2:00 p.m. or 8 : 00 p.m Price: $18 $44 Location: Van Wezel (777 N Tamiami Trail Sarasota) Information : 941.351 8000, www Comedy: Dave Coulier Played Uncle Joey on Full House and was one of the Ghostbusters When: March 21 23, call for times Price: $16 or $18 (this show has no college ID dis count others do) Location: McCurdy's Comedy Club (3333 N. Tamiami Trail) Information : 941.924.3869 (or 925-FUNY if you're not a numeric-oriented person) or Film: Chinese Film Festival and Food Fest Chinese buffet in the lobby, highly acclaimed contemporary Chinese films on the screen When : March 22, 5 :00p.m. and 7 :30p. m Price: movies $6.00, movies and dinner $14.00 Location: The Players Theatre {838 N. Tamiami Trail) Information: 941. 635 2494 www.theplayers org Concert: In Harmony with Nature Price : $10.00 student, $17.00 adult When : March 23, 4:00 p.m Location : Holley Hall (790 N Tamiami Trail) Information: 941.954.4223 Dance: Aeros 15 Olympic medal-winning Romanian gymnasts doing cool stuff choreographed in part by the guy who did Stomp Price : $29 $37 When: March 24, 8:00 p.m. Location : Van Wezel {777 N. Tamiami Trail) Information: 941. 953.3368

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