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THE NEW COLLEGE NUMBER Th'EN'l'Y -ONE-TOO-MANY MAY 15, 1 972 I I RGAN student court Pair of Deuces The New College Stuoent Court held its first jury trial in at least four years (according to former SEC Chairman Fred Silverman) Wednesday jn the c ase of Claire and Susan Filak vs. Ira Glasser. Mr. Glasser was charged, in the words of the preliminary minutes of the meeting, with "defacing New College property." He is reputed to have vomited on the floor of the cafeteria during t h e Erich Von Schmidt concert. Chief Justice Sharon Boothe presided, with Joel Judd acting as prosecutor and Harris Taylor as counsel for the defense. Six jurare; '"'er6 .selected in a preliminary session by mutual consent of the defense and the prosecution. The prosecution examined both plaintiffs, asking only elaborations of the complaint. The defense's cross-examination quickly attempted to establish (apparently) that the complaint would not have been brought had not the inuident occurred in public. Amidst prosecution and Court deliberations, an unknown specta was denied permission to take photographs ("it was highly irregular," read the preliminary minutes) and Ruben Kleiman charged with contempt for causing a disturbance. The Court sustained an object:vn from the prohibiting the defense's use of questions concerning the plaintiffs' motives in bringing charges. This particular point of the plaintiffs' doubtful motivation was pressed repeatedly by the defense, both in cross-examination and in direct testimony by defense witness John Esak. Ob jections regarding "hearsay eviaence" were made. Mr. Esak chastised the Court apparently for its misunderstanding of both the Constitution and the Modes of Procedure, both of which he claimed to have written. Mr. Esak, his testimony having been declared out of order, was called in contempt in the midst of his statement. He finished while walking out of the room, mentioning the Court's relation to a well-known Disney cartoon character. At the end of Mr. Esak's testimony several students present applauded, among them a member of the jury. The prosecution asked for a mistrial on the grounds of biased jury, but later withdrew the request. At this point a com motion ensued, and the Coartroom was cleared. Proceedings resumed, and other witnesses were called; the minutes are our only recore of this. Apparently the jury at some point late in the night went into deliberation, but was called out when it was noted that an SEC member had been seated as a juror. A mistrial was declared on the grounds of this direct vioidion of the Student Code. I intended the above article to be somewhat objective. I found that idea1 elusive, if not altogether unattainablE". I felt a sense of mutual animosity between the prosecution and the Court on the one hand and the defense and the spectators on the other. The defense took a legalistic approach; the Court couldn't cope with this style. The prosecution and the court worked together, fighting to save face. The defense, periodically cheered on by a sympathetic audience, time and again took pot shots in rapid-fire at the prosecution's questions and the Court's o!>jecti.on rulings; they \I!Orked smoothly and efficiently. 'I'he Court was unprepared for such an onslaught; most cases that come before it are uncontested. The bluff was called, and the Cout was had. I was grateful that Ira had not, for example, threatened a newly arrived transfer who was about to be his roommate, or thrown a table at a couple of kids in the'snack bar, or perhaps kicked a drunk down a flight of stairs in Third Court. He just threw-up on the floor 5 5


2 Campus Clatter and Teen Chatter Surviving Sarasota It is with many tears, and too much drink, that I finally say farewell to Surviving Sarasota, both column and concept, in order to find the time to plan the great est bank robbery and land development swindle in the his tory of Sarasota--a city known world-wide for excellence in both fields of endeavor. But before all that, it is with great }1'ide and a supreme sense of misguided judgement that both I and the Organ present the First Annual AllTime Great Surviving Sarasota Awa:rds. May I have the envelope please, etc To David Breed Lindsey, great publisher and trustee: The Fishmonger's Wife Wrapping Paper Award, and a goldengraved subpoena to a Libel Suit; all the luck in the world.,. To Bill Conerly, who taught me that capitalism is the "best thing we've got going for us", a copy of Das Kapital and a franchise for a local combination McDonald's and Taco stand, To Hildegard Bell, who called me a bigot and tried to make me cry, a copy of Sticky Fingers and a season's pass to the dog races. To Mac Miller, a copy of the Naked and the Dead and Mattei's Junior Cop Super Snooper Kit. To the two crazed l

Editorials, Letters, Etc 3 Hog Parlor DRAMA REVIEW 1liE NEW COWCZ ORGAN Publidled W eeldy By St'udenu 111 of New College, SlUUOta, Fla. _. 111 Didi Lacher MJddlamaa, EdJ2lcr The House of Blue Leaves by John Guare is a IXetty 0u:1a Annen _. funny and sad ptay. It WCI:l three major drama aqards in This may well be the Hopefully there might be one more. But if not, let ussunply say farewell. SthlsoD ,.. 1971, including the N.Y. Critics Award as the Best AmeriDan Olambl.Us can play. In additiCil, it got exceptiCilal print reviews To best of our knowledge, no ale has as yet offered to be editor of next year's paper. If anyone is interested he or she should approach the SEC on the matter. If wish to wriu; a letter to the editor, please do so and send 1t m. If we don t put out another issue we'll post the let 'Steve Jac:obSClll. Jl and very favorable word of mouth publicity. So I think 0ouc Murphy I mwt have been expecting too much. Sherri Mcindoe The play is good, with a lot of clever lines, But the t strongest part of the Asolo productiCil is the performanc( To the Organ: of .Polly Holiday as Bananas Shawnessey, a woman slowly ter on a door or something. OHM Upon opening my mailbox last Saturday I found a mimeogomg crazy from the way her life has turned out. Holiday graphed Summons to appear before the student court. I, the builds credibility and sympathy through the spontaneity accused, was graciously given three possibilities. I could and sensitivity she brings to the role. With parts in four appear before the court at 7:00PM on the 8th of May or I of the six JXodu::tions so far this season, she displays the submit a writeen plea of guilty or "nolo contendere" same impressive verSatility that has marked the entire com-Dear Editor: (apparently Latin gives the Court the feeling that they are pany far more this year than last. You may or may not know that the Sarasota Zero Popula-acting like real adult world judiciaries) or finally I could The rest of the cast is uneven, though no one is really tion Growth is coordinating an repeal petition drive submit a written pitition for "continuance" of my case. I bad. Bradford Wallace as a zookeeper with ambition is (to have a repeal amendment put in the November ballot was genuinely upset. Particularly unpleasant was the fact qmte competent with moments of special brace. Barbara for public referendum) in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. that this peculiarly pompous message failed to mention what Redmond as a brassy old whore, feeling like a glass slipper We can use help: manning petition booths; collecting p:eI was charged with. This makes it particularly difficult for tellds to be flatter in her characterization than the part cinct information from Manatee County courthouse, etc. a person to deckle whether or not to send in his written plea would allow. The three nuns (I don't think I'm going to Maybe if you put this information in the paper, a few of guilty. This was not an ommissi.on. There is simply no try to explain why these nuns overrun the apartment) arc students would volunteer to do some work oo this. Contact blank an the form devoted to this rather informative purpose. played by members of the Children's Theatre Company, Jon Culbertson: 355-3604. Apparently one is supposed to spenc! ._,any lonely hours going and are very cute. (Cute nuns?) Thank you, over the sins of one's past life in wonder as to which one you The set is properly deiXessing, the costumes good, and Jon Culbertson were caught at. In a SurJXisingly short amount of time the the sporadic Bronx accents terrible. inevitably dismal prospect of such a. soul searching endeavor On the whole, I guess I'd recommend that you see Sirs: revealed itself to me. I thought that I might quickly clear House of Blue Leaves. One main reason is Polly Holliday's Information which might be germaine in camectian with up the matter by asking the court which was to be ass bled pei'formance. is because, as I indicated earlier, the cummt uxroar about the student court: in high state that very evening em I am in the minority. I found the play good. Some critics Once upon a time, I wanted to be student prosecutor. Appearing in the fishbowl i asked a member of the court !(and my companion of the evening) have foundit great. So, I told Sheila Roher that, and went to the next SEC what I was being charged with, He didn't know but a second Settle the question yourself. meeting for that purpose. When I brought it up, I was told member while mimbling an answer was interupted by the it would be discussed next meeting. Due to an ever-shifting female member of the court who coldly informed me that meeting schedule, I was unable to find that SEC meeting. the court "was in session. So I waited for almost an hour I got a letter the next day from Sheila Roher which said and a half far the court to finish its business. Finally the that Joel Judd had also exiXessed an interest in the post, so crowd seemed to thin and I walked into the Court's presence she gave it to him. again. I asked if I could find out about my summons. I A little while later, while I was talking with Joel, he was told that I might be held in contempt of court because told me he had not expressed an interest in tt, but that the court was still discussing a case. I said "What?" and was Sheila had approached him. He said he thought it was withdrawn and I was referred to the Prosecutor but would have IXetty dirty, but even if he had refused it wouJdn't have to wait till court adjourned. After an additional )alf hour helped me. I wouldn't get it anyway. I also found out I finally was found in contempt of court by our female court that Joel has never even been a judge an the court. member. This was withdrawn and I was referred to the After I learned all that, I had to agree with Joel that Prosecutor but would have to wait till court adjourned. After it sounded _rretty dirty, so I went back and talked to an additional half hour I finally was able to find out that I Sheila. She said something about avoiding embarassment wasn't charged with anything and that my JXesence was Dear Editor, I read (I forget where now) that New College is going to be experimental next year and try lecture courses. Huh? Whatever lecture courses are, they are not experimental. If we need to have lecture courses so that oiiier classes will be small, so be it, but don't try to tell me that a necessary evil is a great boon. Furthermore, I read that we may be hiring some teachers in the future in consideration of their lecturing ability. Then why was tenure denied to Dr. Shartar, the best lecturer.: in the faculty? --Wendell Wal!Der, Jr. **'+ + +=+ + + + and wanting unanimity on the SEC. And she denied what merely requested for a meeting of the court over a two month Joel had told me about who asked who about filling the old matter, a matter which the Court dropped the same day Wendell post. But don't worry, she said she'd talk to Joel about it, it mailed out a related of a.ccusatory letters. I asked why It is'ironic that a number of students are dogmatically they'll get the story straip;ht yet. Somehow, though, I they sent out an accusation form instead of a summons to rejecting a xroposal with as much educational validity don't think that would alleviate the feeling that I've been appear as a witness. Our Prosecutor told me that tJ:ere no as does that for more lecture courses--on the that lied to, and I'm being lied to right now. Or the way the diHerence the two forms, but I wandered if all it is dogmatic. You seem again to be a victim of your student court has been bDtching up cases lately. Or even :nesses were re.qi.Ul'ed to plead guilty ar innocent before givmg own reason again in your last a lump-sum type the credibUitY' gap that's growing up right in our midst. testimony. Fmally I was told that the court used up the usual of reason that throws together the mechanisms for develop-Who woulda' thunk it, a credJbllky gap right here at Gnu. form and decided to use the form I recieved instead. mg educational policy and those far retention of faculty .... .. members into one great black box. Breathin is "l OON'-r KNOJV, MARS\-tA-SOMEHOW "I DON'I IHlNk 1\-IE PRt:.51DEN1 Sl-bUL.D 10 PRE-FACE.. WI-,-H ':! !

4 News Med Schoo I : Epilog Stephen M. Davidson This article will attempt to portray another view of medical school admissions. It is written as a kind of epi l?g to a meeting that took place Wednesday. The four or f1ve who to med school this year presented the:u-experiences, JllSlghts and advice to premeders here, The meeting was provocative especially in terms of natural science department In my own personal travels, I've visited ten schools and have .interview; with about fifteen medical person nel--admlSSlOns comm1tteemen, deans of admissions deans of med schools, physicians, interns, residents and sndents. During the interviews I conducted an informal survey. I wanted to know just what the medical schools were looking for and how our own nat sci approach of "mainly science" st_acks up to reality. I specifically questioned my inter VIewers along the "New College Pre-Medical Handbook" suggestions. If anything can be concluded, it is this: I. 1be trend is not toward science majors, but toward a d1versif1ed student background. 2. Medical school admis like all other admissions, is extremely subjective. With the flood of candidates applying this year it is no im to rredict who will be accepted and who won't. There lS no sure program that will guarantee entrance. Let me now the evidence: Dr. Sheldon Binder is general surgeon at the Pratt Diag nostic Hospital associated with R u:fts Medical School. He attended Harvard as an undergraduate and later Harvard Medical School. An extremely personable Dr, Binder has served on both the admissions committees of Harvard Medical and R ufts Medical Schools. In addition to his practice, he teaches at Tufts. When asked "What are medical schools looking for in students? 11 replied, "We look for people with a wide variety of backgrounds. Most of the have taken the basic science courses but have majored in other fiedls, such as history philosophy etc. I think the medical school that takes acly people V:ho have majored in a scientific study is a thing of the past ''When I outlined the program presented by New's nat scl department, he concluded: 11 such a school that recommends the kind of program you have just outlined is twenty years behind the times .. As to the chances of anyone getting into medical school, he said, "About half the peo.le who _apply _get into medical school. who don t make it the flrst time often get into the school the next year--sometimes the very ones that rejected them the year before." I've heard this many times since, This yea;l'>. there were about 25, 000 applicants for around 1<+,000 poSltiOilS, Dr. Fulchino is on the Tufts faculty and is also an admis sic;ns His comment regarding the appeal maJors over the nan science majors was particularly blunt: "If 1t came down to a choice bettveen a candidate who has dane nothing but science and one who has taken the basic reqtrlrements and dnne a lot of other academic work, I would most readily take that second student. Tufts had about 5, 000 applications this year for 100 spots, Dr. Miles E. Hench is and has been dean of admissions at Virgin ia Commonwealth University school of. Medicine for several years. As VCU is a state supported institution with political ovwrtones, Dr. Hench's responses regarding out of state applicants were often guarded. But, on the science--nonscience question he was most specific. "While the largest percentage of out students were chemistry or biology majors (that is, 1 or 2%, he said parenthetically), the overwhelming majority have as many varied backgrounds as there are individuals .. Dr. Alvin Zfass, {rOfessar of gasteroenterology at VCU remarked, "I believe that if you have taken the basic re-' qtrlrements and have generally done well in your undergraduate studies, your chances of getting into a medical school are very good. Dr. David Hubbell, Duke alumnus and local cardiolo gist, also does .interview work for Duke Medical. He po pointed out, "Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and interests. Most have taken the basic requirements but have majored in some other area. Northwestern University School of Medicine is located in the heart of Chicago, Dr. Petersen, dean of admissions was to spend some time with me discussing med school admissions in general. "The trend now is away from biology majors who've had 30 courses in biology. Medical Schools are now for a more diversified student body, II This list could continue but, as you see, the ideas are becoming repetitious. Although the evidence is inconclusive because the sampling is small, the contrast with our own "home grown" policy is immediately evident. Now that you've heard from the establishment (we all know .about the gap. between policy and reality), let's examme what medical students and residents themselves have to say. (I am including the students whose views are most typical. ) Dr. Philip Daoust is a resident in pathology at the Pratt Diagnostic Hospital. He attended Tufts University undergraduate and later Tufts Medical. I worked closely with him during the winter ISP. When Dr. Daoust was asked about his own class's makeup, he commented as follows. "most of my classmates majored .in such areas as religion, philosophy, history and English. While a strang scientific background, especially physiology or embryology, is an advantage to your medical school edu;:ation, it is not necessarily essential. In fact, it is more advantageous to get background in a wide variety of fields. Your medical career will contain enough anatomy, physiology, etc. In general, your medical edooation will tend to confine and constrict your general scope," The following remarks by Bab Bearman of Tufts medical school are not atypical of responses from med students at Washingtoo. University School of Medicine, Chicago College of Medicine, Northwestern, and University of Massachusetts School of Medicine that I spoke with. Bob is a fourth year med student who made this rather scathing indictment of the requirement dilemma. "Most of the science courses I took as an undergraduate (University af Michigan) were useless for my medical school education, The more conservative admissicns committeemen here at Tufts consider the requirements essential while others think it a waste of time. Most of my classmates were not science majors." Later, he quipped, "I remember taking a difficult course in organic chemistry in college. All 'I remember is that it was a very difficult course although I did get A's in it." When pressed to see if he'd really forgotten this favorite pre-med hurdl'!. if you can't do well .in organic, you'll never be able to diagnose cancer!) he replied, smiling, "I only remember it has something to do with carbon. I would like to point out that there 3l:'C some medical salaools (e. g. Baylor, Texas) that do have student bodies half filled with science majors. (No pun intended. ) Some others will accept nothing but biology majors with SO credits minimmn. However, I.!!g believe that this report and my own experiences point to a general trend opposite to that proclaimed by the powers that be in the natural sciences building. Granted, medical admissions is difficult but their requirements are not as stringent as 'One would suspect. No one factor can be evaluated as a successful indicator. As Dr. Binder oo.ce remarked, "Getting into any one particular school with the competition today and the subjective criteria used is not a matter of what you did--everybody who applies is good--but of luck basically. I believe any magic fl:4'lnulas produced by any academic department should be scrutinized carefully. They could not possible l ron, t:J,., balcco:;>-y ?f a. room by .Freeman. The official charges were of intiimdation and d1Stu:rbance. In a deposition Freeman P;lcaded nolo contendere. However, there was some question as to the fact that the incident took place over a month ago, slightly longer than the ten-day statul:e of limitations allo':'f$ initiatiol! of action. The new modes, adopted earlier m the meeting state that the statute of limitations does apply to noo.students. This raised objection that Since the modes were adopted after the .incident they would be ex post facto laws which are Justice Dotson pointed out that the modes were not the iaws that were violated so, in fact, there was no question of post facto, 1be court accepted this argument and en Freeman from any further disturbances, subject to his bemg banned from campus for the remainder of the term With that the court adjourned. The Student Court held an unannounced meeting on r Thursday, May ll. Only members of the court and Denis 1 Saver were infonned of meeting beforehand. When another student asked about the meeting he was told that it would be a closed session and not to come. However the meetia.g was never closed. The main topic of discussion was the planned search for '\YOU KNOW 1T AND 1:: KNOW n; SUT DOES l-IS KNOW IT?!'' missing vacuwn cleaners which had been announced at the previous meeting. Chief Justice Sharon Boothe stated that it had come to her attention that the proposed search was "not quite constitutional. The reason she gave was that there were no up-to-date copies of the Student Code and Constitution and that it was thus impossible to tell just what was legal and what was not. The court decided not to hold the search but told Denis Saver to informally search for the cleaners and if he found anything to then enter a against the offending person. The court also stated that it had never authorised a search, since .in order to authorise a search it is necessary to sign a warrant and no warrants were actually signed. To avoid future misquoting of the court, a new Mode of Procedure was proposed which stated that no statement of the court shall be made public until it has been approved by the court. The new mode will be sent to the SEC for approv.U. Torn Sommers Attention Youth AGES 15 TH RU 25 ew York Paris $220.00 Roundtrip NO Ml IMUM STAY RESTRICTIONS limited T i me O f f e r CAlL TODAY Key Travel 388-3975

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