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THE APRil 12, 1971  YES CNO NO OPINION Tuesday's ballot for SEC elections will also contain a referendum on the High School Equivalency Program, HEP: YES I NO I NO OPINION. The terseness of the statement is an attempt to remove any bias from the ballot. If there is a majority of yes votes on Tuesday, then New College will apply for the HEP STUDENT CHAIR? As of Wednesday night's SEC meeting, Lockwood Rush, Bruce Allen, Harvey Bornfield, Kenneth Mills, Robin Morgan and W aJter Engel were the candidates for the Student Chair. Since that time David Pini has nominated himself by affixing a note to the door and Charles Fair, author of The Deadly Self (backgrotmd neuro }Xl.ysiology) has nominated himself by arriving on campus today. Mr. Fair will give a talk tomOITow at four in the Fishbowl. 'Before anyone else arrives let us pause to analyse our present situation ter. However, she is not so discriminatory as to insist an all female classes, excep: in some instances. In these cases she is willing to hold separate bU: equal classes. Bruce Allen and Harvey Bornfield are quite visible and need no comment. program and accept it if offered. this action. A no majority would veto by Marshall Barry New College has been offered the op portunity to apply for a HEP grant from the office of Economic Opportunity. The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) is designed for migrant and seasonal km worker youth, who, in many instances, have experienced numerous and inheJeDt obstades in their attempts to becane bet ter educated in the traditional pub 1 i c schools of our country. This programwin involve SO migrant and seasonal farm worker youth who meet the following criteria: 1) They must fall within the p overt y classifications established by the 0. E. 0. 2)They must be ummarried. 3) They must be between 17 and 22 years of age 4) They must have dropped out of schod prior to graduation from high school. These SO HEP students, along with the the HEP counseling staff will be in residence at college if the grant is awarded to our institution. In addition to meeting all of the expenses of dents_, the grant rov es Wl for 5 faculty, 6 administrators and counselors student tutors, and administrative overhead. Most important is the primary goal of HEP: sustained, progressive employment for migrant and seasonal farm woP ker youth. HEP uses education as a viable vehicle to facilitate an ascent from poverty, realizing that far more must ?e done in addition to the mere accomph9:1 ment of a high school diploma if the migrant cycle is to be The academic and training emphas1s 1s on the following: 1) The development of educati.onal skills, specifically il the areas for wh1ch evalu ation 1s provided on the General Educational Development Exam (GED) 2) The dev.elopment skills relat1ve to obtammg and handhng an interview. 3) The development of human relations abilities, especially for interacting with peoples of varying ethnic backgrounds. 4 ) The development of ability to deal effectively with the structure of a working situation. 5) The of a skill which has progress1on potent1al and a low probablility of structural unemployment. (if the goal of a HEP student is vocation al training.) It is important to note that the cessful completion of the GED exam 1s on nly a sub-goal of the HEP program. The maJor objective is the provision of an ed ucational experience which will enable the HEP student to achieve both his potential and his self-determined goals in life. The program personnel will assist the students in tre placement phase or0l1'ram either in employment, JOb tram ing or post-secondary school education. Each student so placed will receive foll.v Each student so p 1 aced will r e ceive follow-up guidance and appropriate supportive services to facilitate his or her contnued success. In order to ensure that all segmentsd New College are in support of the H EP program, final application for the grant will not be completed until the student body the administration, and the facul ty e;ch endorse the program. In this regard it is important to note that the H EP students will reside AMONG our regular students in order to provide a positive ed ucational and social environment. In ad dition, the 5 faculty in the HEP program must have full faculty status at New College. In oroer not to reduce the housing available to our current student body, a new dormitory, which would house SO stu dents, will have to be built. However, gi ven the liberal housing and overhead i:Em> in the grant, this structure would be paid for in about 2 years. Such a structure can be built according to the President, with in four :nonths of the decision to do so. THE PROPOSED TIMET ABLE: April 15, 1971--0. E. o. awards --HEP grant Construction of new dorms begins. June 1, 1971 --Final staff hiring and train ing begins July 1--HEP students arrive on campus September, 1971--Fall term begins WHY NEW COLLEGE??? The 0. E. 0. is basically interested in the possiblity of awarding the HEP grant to New college in preference to other cd leges because of the activites and record of ProJect REAL. There are no other colleges under con sideration where as large a proportion of its students have our prior expereince of working with the m i grant and seasonal farm worker communities. ProJeCt REAL, in its role as the Community Action Migratn Program (0. E.Q for Sax-asta county has established firm ties and strong relationships with area farm workers and with the leaders in the farm labor movements throughout the state of Florida. The succ ess o ProJect REAL in this area is evidenced by the endorsement of the leading farm labor organizers of the HEP placement at New college. They wish for their young to become educated so th::f: they can assume effective roles in the co m ing struggle for self-determination by farm workers. These leaders also realize (Continued on next page) in the light of our past l
Barry on HEP continued that with the activities of ProJeCt REAL at T w college, the HEP program parti cipants will not be alienated from their pasts thereby denuding the movement of all of its natural leaders. Rather, the existence of REAL will leave the option of returning to the struggle for farm worker liberation open to HEP students. A secondary reason for the acceptan:e of the HEP grant is that there is a large demand among both students and faculty for an innovational education cirriculum at w College. Since the 5 faculty \'\Olld be screened and hired by New college in our normal procedures, this program v.uuki present an unusual opportunity for i:lcrEBlOCI effectiveness by including New College students in more than a mere tutorial role. Students, in fact, could d e v e 1 o p contacts with HEP faculty which would increase their educational experience, at the same time providing a better program for HEP students. It is vital to note, however, that such a program would only be possible if theintended impact of the J-lgh School Equivalency Program were advan ced in the process. The HEP grant should NOT be viewed as an all-expenses paid method of establishing an education tao ulty at New college. The proposal has already received the approval of the faculty. one final comment: ProJect REAL will receive no funds from this grant nor will it control the operation of the HEP staff which will have its own director. THE BUDGET IN BRIEF: The grant will be approximately $250, 000 with provision for all expenses including student travel and pocket mo mey, plus 15 overhead for New Cdlfge To say the least, it is financially sufficient. Lerner on HE P DT. Barry has presented the High School Equivalency program at three town meet ings, the last faculty meeting, and on a mimeo backgrotmd paper. Additionall}' it has submitted to the College Cotm cil and to the EPC. Hdwever, I feel the program's presentation to us is inadequate for our decisicn making. The _Iresentaticn lacks important information and is inadequately detailed. I have mentioned the program is not new. It has been instituted at several large tmi versities bU; never at a small one. I feel despite tii.iS siie discrepancy there are probbably similarities in experiences with the program. This information has net been supplied to the NC commtmity. "'""The JrO gram has been instituted at USF and Stoneybrook. The JrOgram is being conducted at several other locations. I think this informaticn is extremely important. Dr. .Barry and Fred Silverman can tell you where else the program is in effect. I would suggest that individuals try to coo tact friends at these schools to obtain this mformation and disseminate it in the community. This must be done quickly as the referendum is tomorrow. 50 high school dropouts, equivalent to 10% of the student body, will have a major institutional impact. The faculty approved of the pro gram by a vete of 19 to 3 less than half of the so .. faculty members participating. We can excuse their laxness? by realizing as they did that they will not be in contact with the program to a great extent. Our oontact and consequently its affects will be greater. We are going to decide :if the HEP program will be here or elsewhere. It is important to realize it is a question of location and net existence. We must an wer for ourselves whether NC wants the JrOgram. To answer we must be informed. Our attention should be directed to the JrOgram's requirements and its full ramificaticns. I assume most of us have read Dr. Bany's backgrotmd paper. I wish to offer sup plementaticn and clarificaticn of points in the paper. Further I wish to direct your attention to the questicns I think we must answer. There will be housing, classroom, and office space required by the Jrogram. I am told there is sufficient classroom space There certainly is net office space available for the ll administrators and instructors. A solution that has been mentioned ls the partitioning of the fish bowl. This question of space has not been answered. Housmg space will be provided for 50 students in a new dorm and apparently for the 2 resident counselors. This dorm will be built and paid for by the college. It will cost approximately $100,000 to $150, 000. It will take a minimum of 2 years rental fees to pay for the dorm. If we accept the proposal it is irrevocable for a year and we will have a two year HEP A word of reassurance: This short article is directed 1D those still rather undecided about the High School Equivalency Program being considered in Monday's referendwn. Since I have spent most of this year being involved with the types of studetts that will be participating in such a pro gram, I feel I should say something th:t will help shed a little light on what has become a rather clouded issue. Basically the students that apply for HEP programs are net that different cul turally from the majority of New levels. They will be within the same bracket, 17-22, and as is the case in most situations of this kind, that of migratory farm labor are usually more mature for their respective ages than their brothers and sisters from the suburbs.TlE:y have grown up watching the same television shows, listening to the same music, and living in the same country as the rest of us. I have worked with students in this situation both with the Community Action Migrant Program here in Saraseta Cotmty, with Spanish migrants in Imo kalee, and black migrants in BelleGln. I have also taught them in a school sit uaticn as a teacher's aide in Sarasota High School. Having worked and played with supposedly tmderJrivileged students in those situations, I don't see the cultural barriers as insurmowtable as some students seem to feel they would be. The actula implication of the edu caticn JrOcess that they will be invol.W in at ew College will serve to expand the opportunities in that area for those interested but more important for the general student body, it is my opinion that the inclusion of such a group ofstu dents would be a step towards the exp ansicn of the general world view of the student body of New College. Michael Macey ................................ financial obligation regardless of HEP. That is even if HEP lasts only one year the student body will stand well above the 500 level because of students needed to pay the rent. It should be apparent that cnce institl.t:ed there will be no graceful or easy removal of the Jrogram. In either of the above cases there will be more peo e on campus, 52 HEP peo ple and if we disengage fifty more students. Financially it must be realized that NC will not receive nor administer the OEO grant. We will receive 15%, $37, 500 not $250,000. It is possible that there will be additional costs aside from the new new dorm and that NC will net even receive after expenses a fulllS%. Other requirements and JrOvisions of the program ccncern control and the HEP faculty. NC will control the program only in that the HEP students are members of the NC commtmity and are therefore subject to the SEC and SC. However the program will exercise a degree of control over the students in that the 5 HEP instruc tors must be accorded full faculty statlls. When cnly 22 faculty vete this may be a s significant factor. NC will screen and hire these instructors. As I tmderstood Dr. Barry a seccndary school teaching cert:ificate is net required. Although these instructors will be members of the NC faculty they are not paid by NC and are in no way obligated or formally available to the students of NC. It must be understood that these faculty members will net Jrovide an education department at NC. Questicns concerning national repU;ation and Jrestige, falling applicaticns, and the problems of being able to offer a rationale for not continuing the admission of student: net normally qualifiedk>r ent4ance to NC have also been raised without answers. These are some of the important ques ticns in the issue. I am appalled at the lack of information presented to the NC community especially concerning the program elsewhere. These points may be brushed aside as irrelevant if one so cho ses and we can the program on gen eralities because it is new at New College and it is in some morrally objective sense good. There are important questicns concerning social adjustment and cultural shock we must determine for ourselves. We must look to ourselves to determine if we are making careful consideration, or as I hope will net be the case deciding on the basis of emetion. We must ask why NC and not Rollins or Florida Memorial, the latter having students of a similar economic backgrotmd. After all we must demand that the HEP program net be ccnnected with NC because we are net a high school diploma mill. I think it is important to realize we are merely supplying facilities not FC"estige, nor faculty. .!:.: :v-.uSidering the social adjustment and cultural shock we must understand as both Dr. Bany and Jose Perez have made clear that these are extremely ccnserva tive. We know we are net and must ques ticn the affect of this radical difference in terms of social adjustment. Indifference Barry on Lerner Dear Editors: I wish to make a few comments en David Lerner's remarks on HEP. 1) I did net tell David that getting information on other HEP programs was his responsibility and that I would not supply information. What happened was that he came to me after the faculty vete en HEP and demanded the names of my ccn tacts in HEP and their numbers. Given hisapparent bias on the issue, I felt it best for someone else to call and agreed to make contacts known to the president of the SEC for him to call for information. I have net been asked for these ccntacts by anyone other than David to date. 2) David Lerner seems to raise anumber of false issues, perhaps in order to create fear and suspicion. For example, he claims that one solution suggested to the space JrOblem was the partitioning of the Fishbowl. I must swear that I have never heard anyone, including the President, suggest this in relation to HEP. Actually, the President found out today Goldsteiq pn Everything The relevant data rro and CCil opinions, rumors, and prejudices) has been presented elsewhere. The major question remains and shall continue to remain unanswered: How will it a:ffro the community? New College is a community divorced from the real world. It offers a place to hide, escape, rest and The addition of SO migrant youths into the community will bring some of the real world onto our campus. To sare,1hi> will mean sacrifice, to ethers it will be a boon. To all, it will be It has the advantage of being a cne-year program--an experiment. BU; a lot at a three year institution. in regard to HEP students is not we are being asked if we are willing to make a positive commitment in social adjustment. I think thiS is the basis for the rationale of having the program at NC. This is the important question. Ultimately we must ask, Is NC the best place for the program at this time. That is, Will the effects be favorable to NC and the program. Further we must ask, Are we Jrepared to give to the program an active and positive commitment. Are we going to actively accept these "aliens" into our midst and help them? If net then we do not want the program.--m The program involves many questions. Some of these questions have been answered, others have net been answered and finally there are questions only we can an-swer througll communal and individual introspection and reflection. It .is fairly obvious the Pro,zram will have signilicant impact. If we are responsible to NC we must fully consider all its ramifications. Do net be reluctant to ask qu3 questions or doubt the value of the JrOgram to NC because of fear. It may not be cool, hip, radical, chic or liberal bU; it is im portant and in again some objective sense right to ask these and other pertinent questions. We must know all the facts available and attempt to gain insight in-to our and others personalities to decide. Asld.ng us to decide without supplying us information is suspicious. In a greater sense it is iJ.Tesponsible to the commtmi ty, but less irresponsible than those members of the community who do not demand this information and clarification and who do net give extremely careful ccnsideration to the program. ........................... MACHINES Dear Editors: As of today, Wednesday, AprilS, 1971, all vending machines that are on the New College campus have ionalized"--all profits and commissions from All vending machines that are sently on cam pus will be directed into the ftmds of the Bread Board. For third term, this will amowt to apJroximate:f $125-150, or more. (probably more). As of this date, vending machines a:! in the snack bar (coffee, Coke, candy, snacks, and cigarettes) plus four new m/,. chines in "A" building (Coke, snacks, and candy). Arrangements have been made to reinstall a Coke machine in tie Library, and this machine will be in by Tuesday. Profits from the library mach ine will be used to pw-chase libraJ.Y book. Individuals or groups having requests and/or suggestions pertaining toe ithe r menu items in the snack bar or items to stocked in the vending machines nail contact me. Please do not bang, damage, or oth erwise to tamper with any vending machine on campus. Any complaints should be brought to me, and I will tmle arrangements to have machines serviced as well as take care of ether matters relating to the use, service, and stocking of vending machines. Casey Green that enrollment levels could fluctuate to take advantage of our rooms during the summer and last part of the academic. year. As a result, the new dorm could house forty students and faculty offices while the number of HEP students would vary between forty and sixty. 3) Another false issue, perhaps raised because of inadequate information, is the statement that New College would get only IS% overhead and net the rest of the $250, 000. This is wtrue as all $250,000 will pass through Mr. Harra's office and the HEP director will report to the President. 4) Another false issue is the fear of net being refunded. If we meet the challenge, funding should be ccntinuous if we desire to ccntinue. HEP is currently expanding to thirteen campuses. These are only a few of the misleading and misinformed remarks by Mr. Lerner. While he claims a desire to be "for" the program, I would suggest a bit more "individual introspecticn" on his part as to his true feelings and motivations. Perhaps then he can reach a CALM conclusion as to the advisability of HEP. Sincerely, D. Marshall Barry Lerner on Barry Dear Editor, First an apology. I am sorryforthose persons offended by my remarks at the town meeting, especially Dr. Bany. I would like to make clear my desires were not the rejection of the HEP program. Additicnal ly, I was net trying to confuse or obfuscate the issues of the meeting. My intent. at least my conscious intent, was to raise questions I felt had not been answered or considered to my satisfaction. Dr. Barry sufficiently answered questions about the finances of the operation and mat ters of residence and instruction facilities. However Dr. Barry would not offer, and I doubt if an individUal could answer other question I asked him. The JrOgram entails essentially the estab lishment of a second academic class at ew College. The questicns concerning the assimilation of these "new comers, that is the effects generated through our interrelations at New College cannot be answered in this specific case. I was told by Dr. Barry that information about HEP programs at
MILLS Editor: The following are from a series of sem inars
LIFE BEGINS AT 40 NOTE Joe Posten is 40 years old. He has a wife and five kids including a daughter in college. Joe is also a New College student. Lest this be taken as all peaches and cream, I guess I'd better say a word or two about some things that could be improved at NC. have lasted long. MY wish for New College is that she doesn't get to the place where she. she found all the new and innovat1ve 1deas when it was conceived. Jf the innovativeness was good then, then it still is and should be pursued with vigor. more together'' Peter Bergson of Synectics, Inc. He dropped out of school in loth grade and JOined the Navy. While in the service he continued to study and passed the GED, obtaining his diploma on schedule. When he got out of the Navy he went to FreedeHardeman College for two and one half years and Florida college for a year studying the Bible and R ligion. But then the GI Bill money ran out and he had to go to work. He got a JOb as construction superviser for the Tennessee Valley Authority. From there he went into the ministry fulltime preaching in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. It seems that the w.ay most professors want to eyqluate a student is by a term paper. This sort of rubs me the wro.ng way. If a person attends ten weeks m a classroom learning situation and the teacher can't evaluate a student something is wrong. It is almost like saying to a person face to face, "Write me a letter about what you know." The professor says, "But you need to know how to write." This may not be true. I might rather tell verbally what I know, and after all I thought I was the one who made the determination. one other thing when I sign up for a contractual agreement or ISP then I say where I want to go and what I want to learn. wound up his third visit to New College in as many years Saturday, favor a b 1 y impressed with the changes here as com pared with his first time around. Then the trustees seemed concerned abo\E th; school's freaky image, and ap peared to be en the verge of conceding that the educational experiment had failed that the place would have to go straight. himself had serious doubts whether N e w Co 11 e g e would move to the left rather than the right. Deciding he wanted to learn how to fly, he took a JOb as a radio DJ from 4 to 8 in the morning to earn the necessary money. After six years of preaching he went through the JObs of assistant airport manager for a small airport, assistant credit manager at a large wholesale concern and then several years as a commercial pilot. From there he obtained a post as a buyer-mana ger at a wholesale distributor of school supplies, paused briefly to get swinaled by a construction corporation he helped to create and then went on to become an aluminum inspector for Renold's. In 1966 he took a position as coordinatorplanner for an OEO community Action program in Alabama. While there he was instrumental in the c;:onstruction pf an 80-unit low-cost housing proJect; a movement which resulted in the ceding of 3, 500 acres of property to his community for recreational purposes and to build10g of a 2 million dollar highway. Last year he was appointed by Governor Brewer to a 25-man Alabama highway beautification Board. Somewhere along the line Joe also gained expertise in the field of hypnosis. With a background like this it is not surprising that Joe was saluted as one of about 20 people cho-sen from 600 applicants to participate in the Ford Leadership Foundation Development Program which enabled him to continue his college career. It was thus that Joe and New college collided. ............................ One professor told the class "YOU will write a term paper because this is JUSt the way it is done now days." Well all I have to say is if this is the criteria for the way to do things then NC never would have come into existance and even if it had been it sure wouldn't But if I sign up for a class then it would seem that the professor would have some obligation to the student to say where he wanted the student to be at the end of the course and how he expects him to get there. It is rather difficult to get to a place that you don't know, what or where it is::.-or the mode of transportation to get from where you are to where that is--All in all, New college is great, even at 40. May it never become a school for the rich. There are many poor people who have much wealth to give, it JUSt needs a way to emerge. The title is a well worn cliche but not altogether without some meaning, at;::..:::.--least in my life. Before I heard about New College I had applied for entrance at three universities and could and would have been accepted at any of the three. one of these said, "one of the first things you will have to have is a basic course in accounting." It didn't matter that I had kept books for over two years for a large concern. Ano-ther offered to give me credit of 34 hours for 100-plus hours which I received from another accredited institution. At most places I would have had to bury myself in courses that, so far as applicable value was concerned, wouldn't amount to "a hill of beans" and would be as "useless as tits on a boar hog." New College has been good for me. It is a pleasure to be with people who are encouraged to think for themselves, plan their own course of action, pursue that course with a back-up crew (the faculty) so that when you hit snag and stumps in the field someone will help you get over them. It is pleasant to have an almost unlimited amount of freedom and at the same time no one (at least to my knowledge) infringes on the freedom of another. Quite a bit has been publicised of tate about stealing on college campuse"s but here I have seldom if ever locked my door and nothing has ever been stolen. I have to admit that I had some qualms about living on campus at New college. I was afraid the students wouldn't accept me as one of them. But it was only a short time until this frustration was allayed. It seems that the NC crowd JUSt sort of takes you for what you are, even an Alabama dirt farmer. I have also found that being of the Jet set of the 40's presented no real problem, not even a communication gaP: but why should it? I have a daughter who is a JUnior in college and we have no problems of communication, not even with the other four. I suppose one of the frustrating things to me now is that I was JUSt born 20 years too soon but since I can't do anything about that I am JUSt glad that I have the opportunity now that I would like to have had then. ; THE CHEESE SHOP ':' Of ST ARMANDS CIRCLE ; t. : = y 6 0 A y A l -: IMPORTED CHEESES 0 A : from around the world ,:. t ::: GOURMET FOOD--BEER & WINE a loafofbreadfinewi:Oeandgoooodcheese! :: Joe FACULTY STATUS COMMITTEE by casey Green Once you the power, how do you use it? Students have been sitting as formal members of the Faculty Status Committee since the last week of the second term. In case you forget the results of1he election, students reps to the FSC :re election, students reps to the F S C are Steve Linsner (Hum) S e dens k y (Nat Sci) and mysetf (Soc Sci). Faculty members of the FSC are Profs. Go rf e in, (Chairman), Burl, Morrill, De me, Ross, Barry, CloUih, Kress, and Shartar. The FSC is with handling mat ters that deal with faculty status, which SIB cifically include, hiring, tenure policy, axl. other related matters. It is imp6rta.ni to nete that the FSC is in no way involved in retenticn decisicns or individual matters d. tenure consideration. So what has the committee been doin# We have met, in the last five weeks, four psychology candidates, three anthropologists, one political scientist, several soci ologists, one mathematician, three candidates, and one librarian (I may have missed a few). AppoiDtments have been made to the individuals in the f o 11 ow positions: SOC SCI Social Psych--Alan Chaikin (assist. SociolOif--Truzzi ( assoc. ]Xof.) Sociology--Penny Rosse! (Assist, prof. ) Poly Sci--Margaret Bates (full ]X<>f.) Anthro. --Glick (assist, prof.}* NAT SCI Openings still exist for a psyche and .math candidate. Ray Bennett returns to campus this week for consideration. HUMANITIES Religion--Rita Laprosky (assist. prof.) Art History--Graham The French position is still unresolved. *signifies that the offers have been made, bu: of offer is, as of date of writing, unverified. In consideration, the divisions made what appeared to be concentrated forts to bring more women to the faculty d. New College. As for other matters, the committee has been charged by the Trustees to preset at the May meeting, a plan which. formal ly involves students in matters of faculty personnel, including hiring, retention, pro motion, and tenure (or whatever may replace tenure in the near future). The Tr-.. tees have delayed until the November their desire to have a comJXehen, sive review of the entire tenure issue. (My guess is that soon tenure will be gone, re placed by a system of renewable contracts. With the ether student reps I will, on Monday, bring to the FSC what I feel is a comp-ehensive draft plan which provide; for complete student involvement in mat ters of personnel decisicns. Copys will be available in Hamilton Center for students and your reaction to this plan would be ap p:eciated. Contact the student reps. WOMEN'S AID INFORMATION SERVICE ABORTION Confidential Referral Service which offen the Utmost in Privacy GUARANTEED ACCREDITED HOSPITALS and BOARD CERTIFIED GYNECOLOCISTS for safest in placement please call (212) 949-3047 There was a general attitude of"