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T e First Rag That Deser,yes T e Name THE NEW COLLEGE I I RGA NUMBER 'NENTY APRIL 28, 1972 PUBLISHED BY THE STUD8NTS OF NEl COLLEGE FOR TBE BENEFIT OF THE HEl COLLEGE COlJIUNITY If You've Got The Time ... We've Got The Typo's -------------


2 -cih.GAN: Gonna Get Drafte The Selective Service System in mid-March issued its last major group of Regulation changes and thus ended more than two years of almost constant reform in draft policies and registrant rights. The Regulations concern procedures for personal appearances and appeals, among other subjects The issuance of the new Regulations removed the administrative hold on personal appearances and appeals which had been in effect since late 1971. The regulations set a 15-day time limit following the mailing of a Notice of Classification card in which a registrant must request a local board appearance or an appeal. When he demonstrates that his failure to appear within 15 days was due to reasons beyond his control, his local board may grant an extension of the 15-day period The new Regulations also require local and appeal boards to give a registrant at least 15 days notice of his scheduled personal appearance before his local or appeal board. Another change announced gives a registrant who is under a long postponement of induction the right to receive con-sideration from his local board for a reopening of his classification to hear claims for exemption, deferment, or conscientious objector status, The new Regulations also allowa registrant to have up to threp appear in his behalf at his local board personal appearance, require that a quonun of the members of the local board be present, entitle him to 15 minutes for his presentation, and state that his local board must furnish him with the reasons should he receive an adverse decision on his classification request. A personal appearance before the quorum of his state appeal board and, when the vote of the state appeal board is less than unanimous, the Presidential appeal board, also are provided for by the new Regulations, These boards also must furnish the registrant with the reasons should he receive adverse decisions on his classification request, He is not allowed to have witnesses appear in his behaH before appeal boards, An easy to read summary of the changes is in Nancy Ferraro's office Hark J Day Long Head Session with I'D TED SPEAKERS RE: F Quality" and "Drug Whys" f by HUMANISTS of Central I orida 8:00 -AM on 4 I 29/Tl PARK ORLANDO R e g i st r. $ 5. 0 0 $ 2 00 w it h Student I. D. 8511 OIS., RUNNING HONK'I NEOCOLONIAL 1-;>T DUPE! News Friday evoming the Student Court a less than common complaint from three first-year students. The students brought action against Mr. Nelson Hemphill, who reportedly without provocation, threw a table in the direction of the plaintiffs. Mr. Hemphill defended himself, asserting that while his was an 11i1Tational act," it was not intended as "bod.Uy assault, a felony, as the formal com plaln.t contended. Reminding the Court of "the New College tradition of 1:hrowtr:lg tables and chairs, Mr. Hemphill offered an apology with a statement to the effect that he will refrain from future such actions. The Court notified :Mr. Hemphill that further violative actions will result in hJs being barred from campU9. This action was requested by the plaintiffs only one of whom was actually struck by the table. Dan Chambliss There will be space available for a living-learning community in the area of women's studies. Women who wish to live together. cook and possibly participate in a seminar on women, please contact Debby Hachen: Room 243 or Box 80, for more information. In order to arrange group housing I must have a few names by Monday or Tuesday. tentative summary o on an egistration data for terms and II-71-72-courses, tutorials, and advisees only. A revised and corrected list which ISP's and term III will follow. an indication of work load (though obviously related), but of relative demand by students for services offered. At a 10:1 ratio. with four student registrations per term, the average would be 80 registrations + 20 = 100. MEAD 218 SHARTAR 196 KIRTLEY 191 BRAGGINTON 181 MILLER 156 (tenure) MURRAY 153 RILEY 152 (tenure) BURI 149 (ten'.lre) BENEDE'I'l'I 148 CARTLIDGE 141 ROSEL 137 CARSON 126 NORTON 125 SCHATZ 123 CHAE 123 SMP....LIE 122 (tenure) GRAHAM lo8 PERIGORD 104 SAY 99 HOHA 94 KRESS 93 PINI 9.3 LEPOSKY 93 CROSS 93 TIFFANY 90 BORDEN 88 (tenure) BATES 87 DYKSTRA 84 (tenure) SMITH 81 (tenure) KNOX ANSBACHEH BRYNE 78 BARRY 76 BLOOM 76 (1 term) GORFEIN 76 (tenure) term) History Lesson "ThP onJy for the supertor mar to dviJ:i ze the people 3T"d estabUsh vood s<1ci Rl is througll Confucius Tjwothy Asr.h, of Anthro!lOloe.y A.t R!'flnoe:is Universjty, Director. 0f the for f'n"l ..... ( whoc;e !l'Y'PCic:.p function me) of thf> AnthropoJ oe;"tcal As1"0cj An incredibly engaging scholar will v1sit Nevr Colleee on F'riday, 5. rrorr. ? until 4 in the afternoon, he will his work in developing a curriculum in Antb.ropology for grade school, high school and college students in the auditoriums. At 8s00 in the evening he 'frill re count his adventures among the Yanomomo Indians of VenezualCI while prooucine 50 fiJ ms an NSF Armed only with snE>aker$, -sheath and Arriflex, he has returned with somP of the of B "primit.ive" cultur; +rAnAcribed. WOLFE ROSS MORRILL von BAEYER GRIFJt'IN DOENECKE FERRENDINO DEME MORGAN SNYDER HASSOLD VUKOVIC STEPHENS DANNENDAUM MACPHERSON CLOUGH MAYER TRUZZI CROUCH WILSON WEISS RENNE 75 73 73 (tenure-div chmn) 71 68 (tenure) 64 61 53 (tenure-div chmn) 52 50 47 ( term) 37 34 (tenure) 29 29 27 (tenure-div chmn) 27 1 term 27 17 17 (tenure) 16 14 ( 1 term) Departmental Totals 632 410 398 359 312 293 277 237 235 219 194 181 178 170 155 153 152 122 95 93 44 61 Lit. 6 faculty members Math 5 Lang. 4 Fine Arts 2 Bio. 3 Chem. 3 Philos. 3 So::. 3 Poli. Sci. 2 Rel. 2 Hist. 4 Anthro. 1 Music 3 N.S. Psych. 2 Art Hist. 2 Soc. Psych 1 Econ. 2 Psych. 1 Physics 2 Film 1 Classics 2 Media 1


Editorials, Letters, or for SURVIVING SASAPARILLA I was a good this week respects at least), Uncle Dougie decided to give his column, subject tc fillons:his. first, I cant use his by-line; and second, I can't really say anything. The one thing that gives me hope in to. shoes is that I.'m just about as loose witbmy facts as he is. Slt m .on. an .SEC meeting? It's a gas. Some are gassier than others, of course. Go to one. Don't be discouraged if you ve been sitting m the fishbowl for fifteen minutes and a qt.IOf:um hasn't beeenreached yet. The members will get there maybe next week, okay? Once the quorum's been reached, and someone can find the gavel (gotta have the dve ._..Fred?) the Chairman can--and sometimes does--call the meeting to order:--call the meting to order Well chaos at least. Usually some committee repcc1:s are given right at the beginning, so they can get to the serious business without having to have a bunch of the tedious stuff pop up here and there. So Dear Editor, somebody goes out to get the guy who's supposed to read the First of all, I'd like to applaude the report, which is kind of unfortunate, because now they don't have a quorum anymore. Its kinda nice, though--gives you recent grunt from the Hog Parlor regard-a chance to go get a cup of coffee. Quorum comes back to ing that certain species of animal, "nonsay that the fellow's indisposed. He'll be there in about t denta residenti" which inhabits our minutes. So everybody grumhl:es. a little bit, looks S U at theJr watches (oh, Christ, wer're mlSSmg Star Trek!), and little communal zoo. I agree that 1t 1s twiddletheirthumbs--somecaneventwiddletheirtoes a problem 1 but only when these creatures !those are the three -termers) The man.with the report comes interfere with normal college ecology. m! a lit.l:le exhausted, perhaps, but looking IXetty satisfied with not everything. He sits down, mumbles something I have W1 tnesed a few cand1date exper1getting mvolved in something and not being able to pull away ences in my stay here at New College. and shuffles a bun<'h of papers. Impressive. One is the subject matter of this let-If you're lucky, he's got the breadboardreport."weu, man, ter. In the opening minutes of Sunday, April 23 (my birthday, no less!), I was in the snack bar with enticing visions of sleep suggesting themselves to me. But, after all, no classes would welcome my awakening, so I decided to stay up a little longer, listening to the intoxicating sounds from the Juke Box. I saw a couple of friends sitting by a table in the corner obviously in need of a conversation gener ator, so I sat with them and we began talking. Seated near t h e bumper pool table was a certain nonstudent whose name I won't mention (but w hose initi als were Nelson H emphill). H e was dr inkin g alcohol. Pretty soon our conversat ion g o t really heavy, the theme being grits a .nd hog jowls. Sudr.lenly it got very quiet, and I turned just in time to see Nelson in the process of throwing a table in, our general At It wae:n' t until I turned around and saw one of my friends on the floor and the other nursing a banged-up arm that I realized he had thrown it at us. As it!!\ turned out, we ere very lucky. A very serious injury could have resulted. I looked back at Nelson, saw him silently sit again near the b umper pool table and resume his drinking. I got very angry, and stared at him for half an hour thinking what I should do. I to talk to him. after daylight when he should be sober9 and I went to bed. Sunday night I was Nelson and asked him to explain why he did what he did. He and said, '"Nhen I'm drinking, and people get on my nerves, I throw things." "\o.'hy?" "That's just the way it iso" "How did we get on your nerves?" He said it wasn't anything we did, we just got his nerves. We talked for a couple of minutes and when he walked away he hadn't given a hint of an apology, but rather gave me the impression that I was to accept, and even expect, his action. He told me that next time I was drunk, I could throw something at him. O.K. what should I do? When I look back over this letter and re=read the incident, I'm almost inclined to forget it. But then I remember going through it. He scared the hell out of my friends. And they had every right t to be. The danger of injury was very real. And then he didn't even apologize (the next day). He didn't think he should. Who the hell does he think he is? What kind of barbarism is this? I'm angry. I have initiated Student Court action against Nelson on this incident. Maybe I've overreacted, but I fell I've got to do soreething. Charles Harb we've got a lot of stuff here. Lessee now. Uh here's one for three 100-cellopacks of II 4 balloons That's three dollars and 29 ... no, make that 28 cents. The recommenda tion of t'he breadboard is positive." Murmurings among the SEC members. "Any discussion?" The chairman's a voice quells the chatter, After a few minutes, a serious voice asks, ''What kind of balloons do they want?" The breadboard man has the answer, of course. "Bazular Reds--they're real good on holding water; they also burst upon contact with anything more than two foot-Ibs. pressure. Good choice." No more questions. A vote is taken. The requisition passes with only one dissenting vote, that being from a Ramses ram. The breadboard man: "Good. We also have a request for $800. 33. It's from the T a smanian blue-and-yellow tree frog club. The $800 in tc finance a two-person expedition to Tas m ani a to see the frog in its natural habit a t. The 33 cents is for t o feed the Our recommend a tion is ne ga-To Whom it May Concerns I am a youne comedian who has recently Las and many other places ?l'ld in thP ne<>"" f'.lture will he doing all the major teJevision shows and J am in neerl of ,?;OI"\ci writer t0 w:d + e for me pnd eet p? 1 d f' Someone who is funroy, wH +.y, sensi t1 ve and ori.einal. I thoue;ht +.1--.::t+. yon mie;ht have ROmP very '}_nalifieci peoplP 1 n yonr who ::>""e interested 1 n a carE'er of this n:;>ture so T OP to r."nt::tct you. Tf anyone is -tnte...-!'le.::tRE' h:we +.hern cont: r:-t, rnP l''i c:e"'n "lP of' the1r corned: J?pspectfnlly Tony Bussell '51 Jj De Lo11!:Tre A'tP.l"'lP JJf, B' o)l Cn. 11 fnrnia 9002? gome Etc. 3 Peanuts only cost 26 cents. 11 The Cfuiirman looks around. Nothing. "Well, 11 be says, "cw the request down to $800.26." Somebody makes the t proper motions, a vote is taken. The request passes unami mously. 'l1le breadboard man: "That's all we have. 11 He leaves syying something about Ulfinished business. The Chairman shuffles some papers. "Well, we have one guest extension here. Uh Hairy Crislma. Is he here?" From the comer of the room: "Yup. 11 The chairman looks up. "Oh. Yes. My, you are.,. have you a sponsor?" "Is he or she here?" "Yup." "Who? Where?" Hairy snaps his finger. A great dane gets up from where it was lying (under Hairy's feet.) 11 Uh Anybody know the dog? 11 A couple of members stand up, indicating where fingers pockets used to be, and nod. "Okay. How bong have you been here, Hairy?" "Two, mebbe three years." Murmuring. "Any discussion? Some disOJSsion follows, nothing intelligent. They take a vote: extension granted. Two, mebbe three years. What's the diff? Someobdy calls attention to the fact that it's 9:00, and a pool table open. The meeting is quickly adjourned. ,)r dissolved, rather. The best way to survive an SEC meeting is the same way you syrvive Sasaparilla--with a lot of ___ I The swimming oool will be undergoing super chlOEination May 1&2. Please don't go swimming on those dates; it might be unpleasant. "SARASOTA BIKE HEADQUARTERS" Sales -Rentals Complete Repair Service Within walldng distance 1/2 mile north of New College on right hand side Ph. 3SS-8989 7000 North Trail .......... THE. NEW C OUE.CF. ORCAN Dear Editor, Doug Murphy Doug St:fnson Sheri Mcindoe Barb Hage!'ty Chris Armen Steve Jacobson D:m Chambliss Alex Hagerty UDtil the recent "open committee hearing" I was mder the impression that New College was an experi mental college (and that most of the unhapJ7t condi tioos here were experi ments that didn t work. ) As Dr. Elmendorf put it in a recent catalogue, "new problems demand new answers. I guess I was wrong. Dlrlng_ the "hearing" it was casually mentianea that, yes, next year, for one whole year, New College is going to experiment. I guess it won't make the headlmes, but I tho-ught it was p-etty mteresting news. Respectfully yours, Sherri Mcindoe


4 survivzng sarasota eo. Mlllpby n.wal> gomg to be a long day, with nothing particularly mteresting to do, so I picked up two hitch-hikers across the Trail from N w College and told them I'd tak(' them to the south end of town. I was thinldng in terms of Gulf Gate but I ended up taking them to the south end of Fort Myers They w ere very youn g about seventeen, boy and girl and I d o n't believe they .knew each other's last names but that didn' t seem to matter, their shared dream was df reaching Key West before darkness and hailstonns the Fort Myers to Homestead was a long, lonely hike across the top of the Everglades, not much chance of a ride; I told them that the Keys are a long drive by themselves, causeways just enough for two c ars to pass over the ocean, no room for two young hitchhikers in the middle of the night. They d1dn 1t care they were op timistic, sure they'd make it by swdown, after all. hadn't I j ust driven the m seventy miles out of my way? and sure they could 1.ind a place to stay in magical Key West once they got there There is mystery there, and Hemingway's ghost and the myth goes that on a clear day you can look out the docks past the navy boats, and see the hills of Cuba. Southernmost tip of America, land's end, nothing but ocean on all sides--everyone:: wants to go there. I recall that Key West was the first place I wanted t o go when I hit Florida years ago. I left Sarasota determined t o make the end of America, and found myself in Fort Lauderdale instead. By the time I to the Key two years later, it was filled with garbage, litter, campers from l'vtichigan, private land and missile bases; I felt old and dissappointed. On the way south, past Venice, "'ortb Port Charlotte, Port Charlotte, the jewel of General Development Corporation Ptmta Gorda, Fort 1ycrs and all the land owned and spoiled by J. foster Pate, the home of Edison, I counted 20 hitch hikers, 18 of them young, bearded kids that the tourists rushed right by, "Look Maude, a hippie glancing the other way from guilt, two of them older, wom-out bumming the road probably looking work under the false drea'm that work is available in Florida wbe::n it isn't in Gary, or Seattle, or BrOWDSVllic. Someone said that you can tell how the economy of the US of A is going by watching the hitch-hikers on the road, the more you sec, the worse the economy. It must by getting better. A year ago I worked by the Trail, and the pro gression of tired middle-aged men thumbing by, stopping in to ask for water, or work, o r in a very few cases, a handout, went on all day without stopping, men drawn to Sarasota by promise s o f sun and work and easy living, pick your breakfast r ight off the trees, gentlemen, the rhetoric of the 'Twenties Boom still g oes on in many ears, Raoo Rizzo wan1t kidding. But that d a y the men weren't o n the xfu.d, perhaps i t was too hot, or they had heard the storm warnings two kids c urling up in m y car chose to ignore, or m ayb e the men had the good sense to real.ize that there is nothing below Sarasota in the way of work, Venice, Fort M yers, Naples, all retirement-tourist towns, perhaps cne could say that there's nothing south of Tampa, just a long hike through the gator holes cn a long swing to Miami. CONTINUED PAGE 8 I ev1e 's Tn tP."'T .,+ ".,...,, revi.f'wed b y WendPJ1 R{?;"'e T .Tr. Si 1 !' ... ; nt, i.., 1-r1 he>vf' been +'f'n tl,<>t '1'"-e!"'.<>n"r'h:'l"' reen m :t. of' n+ Ri e:ht 1 y t h 1 c: 1:::: so, for the rord assod ations eve.,... A M.1lion Radom 1n More !> WOTk nf lm=opry t.han the Thesau-cus I":.s '1e>rra tor (never remarks Jength at such ex'i stence anr'l TIOnexist.enr.e. ti e and S});:!CP wi t h '>lmo!:t. <"OnftdPnce. The o ther speak only occas:\ and their COII!mPn+s Otlwc>ys c:eem t 0 enrJ hl"t t ()]"' of' ;:> ;!"' T, tl-( 1 ::o:::t. t h4.,., c l o+' "-C"olr, +he 1ny F:vE>n hp..,.,p thnnp-h 'hp m::d nc; l-is lite"t";\"'"v' !'01ce, "JS h)c; r.:'lrbli"'l':.., !':. i'1 To fJ.ll()tE> 'T'hef>;>1JT1Js itsol-f, book is ",. m P sterplE>ce-,-Me.:::tenro.,.,k, m!'l tP..,. oke, r.oup de M ?.i + rP. ( F'. ) d oeuVYP, t .ou.,., de ( F'. ) ( Nr. Wrtgner, veteran ""f'Viewf'r for t hP OrFI;:>'!""J now on +.wn one col.,-;;;;:+.1ol" of' hie:: A ti'\.1lton R::>l"'dCT!' c>nd Other of NPncl c LU.e,...?t.nre, t h P othf'"'" ? l'-P.d J ) DOONESIURY Columns and Reviews --Saver : FLICKS--Sam the Lion owned the movie theater, the pool hall, and the cafe in a small Texas town which nestled in the dust around 1950. He was a guardian to Billy, a mute, "idiot kid" who liked to sweep the road with a broom. He was a paternal figure to Sonny, the football star whose home was never in evidence. He seemed to cmobdy the weather beaten spirit with a gruff dispositions who watched over the years of adolescence in backwatet towns. Yessir, Old Sam was a p.-etty fine guy. He knew how to run a business and make it work as well as he knew how to chastise a crowd of high school boys looking for some fund. Sam was the last perscn that Sonny (Timothy Bottoms) and his football chum and best pal Duane Ueff Ridges) saw on their way out of town for a weekend in Mexico. When they returned, i t was j ust in time for Sam's fun eral -he had col lapsed over a snooker t able with no waming Sam be queathed the pool hall to Sonny--and the c are of Billy (Sam Bottom s) a s well, though tha t was never written d own anywhere. The football team seemed unable to tackle; the players were having a hard time a sure. On the first annivenaxy of their "going together' Sonny's girlfriend was un wllli:ng to break new ground after a date in. the darkened rear of the movie theater. When they parked out in the comtry1 her bra was cn the rearview mirror as usual. do "that" anra1ent married. Duane was getting the l'lalaround from Kacy (Cybil Shepard), a too-beautiful-for-asmall-town-girl carrying enough volta g e t o fry a half-dozen men. She started out a little Kitty loving "only Duane1 but a few mcnths and some woman-to-woman talks with her mother (an older version of the same) first about marrvinsz into money and next about satisfacticn in a man, turned her a hmgry jungle cat with love only for herself and scalps cn her belt. Everybody must come of age sometime. And it Js the youngest, the least assuming, who was cne of the first: after the Christmas party, the boys all pitched in to pay Jimmy Sue, a very obese woman who doubled as a car hop, $1.25 to sit spreadeagled in the back of a car, and then pushed billy m with her. His ineptitude eamed him the bloody nose the rest were not brave enough to get f

. AND THEN, THE EVENING AFTER THE GUARANTEE EXPIRED, I FOUND OUT THE BRAKES WERE COMPLETELY 5HOT. News 5 Faulty D itto Halts acuity "I'm impressed by the enthusiasm shown by the faculty" --A. MeA. Miller. At New, communicati.u c>d.rt upa:t srudents concerning either their education and you will find that most of them are not ar ea. c ew ge. So, basically, the students have dlefr wfsh. Y would head oppodte or,more cUwrgeut, C\rlously, studeDt:s avail themselves at the educatia1al directiODS, but there iS-a pervasive feeling of ctlSsatfsfactlon. freedom, but not of the freedom atlffe-cODtrol. Or, to _Some fear the desecration of what they perceive to be restate it, they make use of the right to freedom but not ew College ideals of freedom by such things as oanal core af the right af control p:ograms, the ban an skinny-dipping, and respect for other The students h ave by and large failed to make dec:lsions, people's well-being. That this last is a threat to the selfThree alumni-trustee candidates were to b e selected fro m centered noti

6 Campus Clatter and Teen Chatter He Tl-IE SUPER-DUPER CROSSWORD PUZZLE Im:possihle by the Master) Who Died is a contest. You wtll have to use your wits, dehata.ble intelligence, and 'J'l"lP. f5 rst person to work t:.his !'U?IZle cnn-er.tly will w1n Y'O!'l::tl'+ic: h"r'Akf'ac;t fnY' t .wo onP of t he South'::; mnc;t "lOte'l b]4> n" expenses paid by the Organ. In case of tie, the completed and correct puzzle found in the Organ's mailbox wins! Answers f011nd in + he next Organ. !X)'tlN: 1 Pretention::; 1. A London RtrPet, off Whitehall-two words. 18. What we've been for Orean' s f'ires. ACROSS Gern of many colors ? A riirty ,,,,:rd to +.he staff' of o.,-vo n, f{Pr"' 1 d T:r1 hune, and N. v. 'l'imes; "' +ort. For more information, pfease contact: Student World Concern 101214th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20005 (202) 638-6304 U.S. National Student Association 2115 SSt. NW, Washington, D.C. 20008 {202) 387-5100 Student National Education Association 1201 16th St. NW, D.C. 20036 (202) 833-5526 National Student Lobby 1835 K St. NW, Washington D .C. 20006 (202) 293-2710 England's top gro,,p hag tu...,ed ou+ !'!.not her, and if you haw" forV,vel'l the CTA for the missle gap, you will find hours ot listening pleasure withe the Royal Hie;hland F,-1sUiers. ThP Reetl"'ent' s combined band and bagpipes performance 1s one of the finest Scott.ish music cur rently available in this ThP London label, past home of the Rolling Stones, will have !'l.nother hit on the top of the with "The Blue of Scotla.nd". To a nyone wro !"las ever thrilled t .hP 1de::! ,-r being pi.pE'd i n e 1"]_ tl:e c ':'11!leR o+' S1nry t.h'I"('IUe;h Scotland, My lR-n-1 1"\.11 l:e rt plel=l!'.lJ:"'F' beyonn wo-rds. WI a AJex HagP.r+y WAY filJing iP for 6 onths to save a "Most probably not twice in one age has a disaster of such magnitude fallen upon a nation. On the positive side is the resilience of the people, indeed much higher than people of industrialized countries could ever imagine. However, even the most inventive and most resilient destitute people have no chance to survive if they are not given a minimum standby to start with." DR. TONI HAGEN Director United Nations Relief r----------------------------------------------------l EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND, INC., BOX 1776, WASHINGTON, D.C. 20013 L J YES, I will join the people-topeople campaign for Bangladesh I will give 33S?: a day for 6 months ($10/mo.) to save one life. I I I I 1 '] Enclosed is a total of $60 in full to save time Name Street l 'J I prefer to give monthly I rJ $10 [] $15 u $20 n $25 City Stale ...................... ........ Zip ........ ........ l [) I prefer to make one contribution of $ ....... All contributions are tax-deductible. --------------p1pe 1ne WASH[NG TON--Students a1 a number of US campuses have begm a campaign to tum the Nixon Administration around on its refusal to hold public hearings on the issue of environmental impact of the troposed trans-Alaska pipeline. W orldng with the Alaska Action Commi&tee, an organi zation of conservationists living in the vicinity of Washington D. c. t these students are dis tributing a pamphlet entitled "The Alaska Pipeline Reading Lesson. The pamphlet deals with unanswered questions and inconsistencies in the government's pipeline impact statement. At issue is whether the federal government will grant, as early as May 41 a permit for construction of the 789-mile, bot-oil pipeline that would cany oil from Prudhoe Bay in the Arctic to the Alaskan port of Valdez. There the oil would be transferred to tankers for transport alopg the west coast of Canada to western u.s. ports. Canadians have expressed fears about the cts of the r oute. In envir -OD. me:nt:uists fear that the pipeline, g oing through ODe of the world's most active earthquake z ones, might exact severe damage on the wilderness, rivers, streams, wildlife and fishel)' resources of Alaska. All of the land over which the pipeline would be laid is owned by the federal government. In its own study of environmental impact the Interior Deparbnent reveals there would be less environmental risk and no greater economic cost involved in constructing a pipeline through Canada. However, the consortium of seven oil companies seeking the transAlaska permit, already has pipe stockpiled and wants to go ahead with the project as origionally conceived. The government, in re fusing to hold public hearings on the impact statement, urged interested citizens to read the report and render comments. Conservationists complain, however, that there are only seven copies of the nine-volume study available for public inspection in the "lower 48" states. Copies can be pur chased through the mall, but they cost $42. 501 and deliveJ.Y time is still uncertain, What interested students C811 do is send a letter--or a telegram--to the President aSking for 90 days to the statement followed by full public hearings to bring the :knowledge and wisdom of the American people to this impor tant decision-making process. Student action is needed and it1s needed now. Write wire: President Richard Nixon The White House Washingtal, D. c. 20500 In spite of the imposing concem on the part of conservationists, ecologists, Congress members and students the 'appears etermmed to bow to oll in uwtry demands to issue the pipeline permit. Copies of'"The Alaska l.peline Reading Less=" can >e obtained in quantity from .he Alaska Action Committee 729-15th Street N W Washington, D. c. 2ooas


SOMETHING BETTER THAN ARGUMENTS DAVID PINI The report on of the EPC is an engrossing and informative documento I had only two objections to it after first reading it--a minor disagreement with one bit of phrasing and a more subs tantive criticism that obliged me to formulate some alternatives or solutions. The first objectfon was to the phrase "traditional disciplines of the Liberal Arts College." (page xix.) Surely no one suspects we have a Renaissance curriculum, or a Medieval, or a Classical, or even Con,ucian curriculum (though I find his injunction to associate with wise and able men and to welcome those who come from a distant country" a com mendable one. How many so-cal}ed "tradi tional disciplines" are even a hundred years old? Surely the phrase "concerns of the traditional disciplines" is more apt. But then the position stated becomes so very similar to the one t t was meant to oppose. It almost appears as a childlike perception of it in this misleading phrasing leaves what presumes to be an important position poorly articulated. The essential point is this. Partly because the report was written for the trustees and addresses itself to the future, it does identify problems, yet it searches for their solutions in the parameters of the situation (the budget, student/faculty ratio, etc.) rather than pursuing th problems to their causes nd searching for solutions in the rea t to draw upon our meagre history--if may, 1n or reminisce: New College once had lecture courses, yetwith a smaller student/faculty ratio. The reason is obvious--everyone was a first year student. Introductory courses were neededo The courses often seemed awkward. The boundaries between traditional were often nifficult to overcome. But the theory behind their content is not what created the demand for these courses. And it should also be recognized that if introductory courses are successful they will create an additional demand, one for more advanced courses, and flexibility in selecting them. This additional demand should not become an excuse to abandon the obligation to each student for a general ''liberal arts" education. This is too often tbe case. Most faculty wish to teach intermediate or upper-level seminars, yet 46% of the student body consists of first year studeatso Many faculty find themselves overworked. Seminars turn into large classes. Perhapsthe students are too ambitious-ttey want to know too much. Yet a study of the demands placed upon faculty in the past reveals a curious situation. Only a minority appear overworked. Methinks the others empathize too much. I have no intention of resolving any of the momentous disputes we delight in at New College and given our Byzantine mode of where policy is inseparable I doubt that this is possible. But the solutions to a few of the real problems outlined in the report may prove to be embarrassingly simple. Ao The faculty shouaa instruct the orientation committee, with the assistance of the various divismons, to review the course offerings for the coming year with the intention of identifying those best suited for first year students. This would greatly aid faculty in performing their function as advisors and News would enable faculty to plan for a larger enrollment in these offerings. Eventually gape in the introductory programs might be identified and filled in and some faculty might come to realize that the sort of student they expect in their seminars is more likely to be created in an intro course here than they are to wander in from any high school. The offering of joint or interrelated programs would also be facilitated. In short, an awareness of this situation could direct the natural and ongoirg evolution of the curriculum in a direction which would benefit the college without imposing restrictions on either students or faeulty. B. Admissions, the College Recorder, the College Examiner or the Orientation Committee should prepare for the faculty a profile of the academic background of each entering classo This would again aid faculty in advising students, allowing them to recognize the hazards of the momentum from a popular high school program becomiag a massive inertia in the corresponding college program. The opennes and flexibility of many high school "English" programs, for instance, often dumps scores of students into the lap of our literatire department, which is forced to baby sit for them as they wait for other interests to come to them. c. No one should have more than twenty contracts, and faculty should be discouraged than The vising impossible for many students. Inertia is winning again (Gne faculty member has 34 contracts, another only one). The faculty should exercise its respobsibility in this area with the realization that such action would lead to many new and possibly fruitful student/faculty contacts which would not otherwise been possible. D. The faculty should establish standards or of Expectation for a minimum wvrk load for its members. The demand put on some faculty members is ten times that put on others. If the contribution of a faculty member is less than is less than 3.5% of the average4two terms in a row he shall be placed on probation for a year with the possible threat of dismissal at the end of that time. To avoid this the faculty might publish several acceptable alternate models for meeting its obligation than the current cliche of "two seminars per term." CONTINUED PAGE 8 Listen to WNCR, Radio Free New College, 850 AM. The Morning Show, 6:30 until 10:00 weekday mornings, with your host. 7 pathy, oochers, ack of aith. The Student Executive Committee opened their latest meeting last Friday with a lively discussion which centered around one issue, which one person suggested was whether the SEC should legislate Student Apathy, or allow the students to decide that fa: themselves. The SEC was in the txocess of determining how the alumni trustees were to be selected. appointments were made this year, as per Trustee request, they were withdrawn, in the hopes that a legal method of nominations and/ or elections be found. Some altematives offered were 1) out and out SEC appoin._ ments 2)elections by the whole student body, with accom petitions etc. and 3) elections by the graduating class only. It was announced that two plans for declaration of four year option and off campus study were in the second term. The new deadlines will be less strict, reql.Ul'mi only 60 days notice. The other plan was to raise the contingency deposit to $200. The SEC went on record as oprosing the $100 increase in the deposit, sa: ing it was discruninatory, Dew de .6oald be tesced belen tfJe two aDS become inseparably attached. A fC'Oposal by David Middleman was the next item of business. The fi'Oposal requested that the SEC take action to see that those people who are currently Uving on campus, but not paying for rooms, be fa:ccd to leave campus, or pay up. Middleman stated that it was a "community health thing, something that should be done "as only students can and should do. It was pointed out that there are several students who have declared that they are living off campus, gotten their refunds, and than moved into vacant rooms. Dennis Saver stated that he couldn't see why he, or any body else, should pay for a room, when they can all these people around them living fa: free. Some concem was expressed that student who are on option and have or will be paying again, should be allowed to liv: on as long as they were not restricting the resources available to paying students. Some felt that the SEC should take immediate action, because "If we don't do it, the administration will, and not nearly as Others felt that this should be hamlled by individuals, before the student Court. It was pointed out that we currently have a self-created social structure which makes this almost impossible. The SEC voted to explore this further (CheCJ< out the rumors) and to take action at the !Jiext meeting. A motion was then made to ban Doug Freeman from campus "on the grounds that he's obnoxious." For lack of immediate evidence, this was re:f&rred to the Student Court. 'The SEC was told of the concern felt by the Student Faculty budget meeting over the fact that them budget was substantially changed between their hst meeting on Monday, and the time it was txesented to the trustees. The Commit tee protested the changes to the Trustees, who, fearful that any action would be interpreted as "Lack of faith, or downright deceit" postponed action until their executive session Monday. Some specific examples of "lack of faith" cited were: 1) Faculty accepted a salaty freeze on the condition that the student body not go above 550. Now the 40 students on the European workshop are being counted as Off Campus, even though they are taking two faculty members with them. The Administration, when as to how this would affect the enrollment, could giVe no answer. 2) Students agreed to a $15, 000 cut in student aid with the provision that student salaries be raised. It now turns out that salaries have been cut by about 100 students. 3) A $65, 000 note which was to have been due next year was transferred to this year. Mr. H:uTa stated that he knew about this for three weeks but ''was sick with the flu" and could find "No way possible" to inform the committee. 4) After being continually assured that the new Natural Sciences Building was a capital expenditure to be for by the Selby Fund, $40, 000 was taken out of the operating budget to pay for an Estimated Cost Overrun. 5} Additional requests for staffing were made. When asked who made these changes said, "President Elmendorf and Mr. Haxra, at least no one else has owned up to it. "Was Mr. Han-a at your Monday meeting?" "Yes he was. after rushing through the Breadboard requests, mostly far out of ate, the meetmg was adjo'la'lled? Doug St:insal


8 .RGAN: Comment and People surviving sarasota PINI CONTINUED CONTINUED FROM PAGE 4 It all makes sense thumbing through a state as fast as you cas1, hying tx> make. b farthest frontier by nightfall, closing your eyes to its I stepped off the plane at the Sar:;ISOta airport the first time, took one look, and said forget it, I'm fing by "traditional disciplines" has .... ha b t going to Key West, which I though. couldn't be n;ore than an The lan<;l south is bumed out, Ulere ve een many J.NS hour away. I was interested--fascmatcd -by alligators and led US to a Sl. tuat1.on we appear and no rain, the warnings on the radio to the contr;uy. The sharl

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