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THE NEW COLLEGE I I RGAN PllWSHED BY STUDENTS OF NEW COUEGE FOR THE BE.NF.Fn' OF 1HE NEW COIU.GE COMMUNliY NUMBER 3 OCTOBE { l, 1971 AW SHUCKS, FOLKS GAU.OARN WE COUlDN'T FIT IT All BUT ITS All THE NEWS THAT FIT : The Blue Goose will leave for the shopping center from behind Hamilton at 6:30 on Fridays, and it will leave for the beach at 1:00 on Smdays Douglas McMeekin, from the National Institute o:f Mental Health, will give a lecture em the "Cultural and Historic Use of Drugs", at 8 PMin the main dining room of Hamilton Center, on Monday October 18. Imformal talk with Dr. Edris Rice-Wray by any students interestel\ will be in the Fishbowl tooight from about 5 p.m. on. Students can bring their dinner trays, if they want. At 2 p.m. today, the doctor will meet with women of the community in counselor Marcia Ku.mp1s apartment on the East Campus, number 309. SEC Well, fans, we know you've been on the edge of your collective seats wait ing for the retum of the Great Dog Debate, in all its perennial puissance. At its regular meeting last Wednesday the 29th, the SEC resumed consideration of the to wit: What Is to be done abazt the existing Pet Regulatioos? Chairman Fred proved the SEC's ongoing concem to be warranted with the presentation ci: a notice sent him by John Elmendorf pointing out that the Health Depart ment was more than bothered by the fact that there have been mammalian quadrupeds J:1'anCing about the dining room during serving hours. A discussion ensued conceming the enforce ment of the existing regulatiOD.S, which forbid animals from entering Hamilton Center at any time. Fred reminded the SEC of the students' p;'&ctice of making no effort to keep the animal:! out of the building, and recommended the rehiring of a Dog Proctor. There-reg Istration deadline (which applies mly to animals registered last year) was set at Friday, October 8; the future dead line will be the end of the sectmd week each term. Smitty, who was the diligent Dog Proctor of the third term (remember third term and aU those swell discussions?), moved that the Proctor be hired, paid. and authorized to fine owners two dollars per violation of the Hamilton Center rule a.f'b:lr a first (and oDly} warning, which motion passed. As to the questioo. of ucregist ered animals, which wclmically do not exist-no more pets may be reglsWred except for those registered last year--, the SEC will consider that question at its next meeting. At any rate, the primary concem Is the question of health, it being agreed that the pets simply mwt be kept out (i Hamiltt>n Center. PlEASE help/ A Jetter was recieved from Mr. Swift, head of Buildings & Growds, advising the Chairman that Fishbowl Chairs seemed to be not-so-mybriously disappearing, and citing two offenders With the SEC's apJ:1'0val, the Chairman wrote a note to the students involved. The SEC further authorized the Chair man to formulate a resolutiao. stating ;tudents' rights to appear before SASC meetings at which their academiae are being discw;sed, which resolution will be forwarded to the SASC. (At issue was the idea of students being dismissed from school over the summer without being JXesent at the meeting which so acts. ) The Halloween Party needs organizers Skit Nite Is rescheduled for Saturday the' 9th. The SEC wishes a most worthwhile and productive Yom Kippur to all. --JlM COHN College Council The College Co1mcil held its first meeting September 28. Deliquent student acco1mts were the first order of business. Four cases where the students had been told by registered mail that their bills were overdue were presented to the Col lege Co1mcil. One of the deadline offenders presented extenuating circumstances and was granted a stay of execution, while the remain ing three students who did not come to the meeting were expelled by 1manimous vote. Students represent atives Jim Cohen and Alex Hagerty questioned two aspects of this tmctice, nanely, were the three students who failed to come forward given ade quate notice of the meeting and shouldn't student representatives be given prior disclosure of who faced expulsion. The informal attitude of the Cotmcii appeared to be yes, they knew in advance, no, reJXe sentatives of the students have no right to prior disclosure of a student's status. It was pointed out that the three students sacked still had appeal rights. NEXT WEEK: The New College Organ EXPANDS (again) The secODd order of business con cemed the fact that a student comes to New College with an idea generated by college literature of what his expenses over three or four years will be and then faces a situation of increases in costs from year to year that make it almost impossible to determflle how much tuition, CIOOm and board will cost for a three year stay. One student requested the College Council decide whether he had to pay the coo.tinually increasing rate or pay What be was lead by the college tt> expect that rate to be. Discussioo. l..-s postpooed tmtil the next meeting because the student felt he had not been given enough time to prepare his case. The first two orders a. business came from the Business Office conccming students and the third order of business came from the students conceming the Business Office. Cohen and Hagerty had heard substantial 1'11110fS to the effect that the Business Office was seeking to annex a part of the h'brarv for a "Jrint shop". The part they deshed was the kitchen and mail room which happens to be the o.nly place in the whole lib rary where students, faculty, and staft' can ea: and drink. H31Ta verified the rumor, and added that it did not

2 *RcAN News Doug Murphy ---Course Comment: ART IF IC IAL INTELLIGENCE? It's rumored that there 1s a group hiding on campus that is plotring to replace the student boQy with an IBM )60 Well it's not true The sP-minar on Artificial Intelligence met for the first time Tues1ay at 9:00 PM in NS-2. About 15 people were present. The purpose of the was to determine which direction the seminar was to take. This erated a lot of discussion, but not many conclusions. It was des ide1 howerver, the woul1 split into two sections for one term and precede on a of research into artificial with reporting back to the Artificial Intellegence will meet in H-5a Monday and Thursday nights at 7:00. In addition a Fortran tutorial will meet The amount of decision making fell to a minimum however, when Joe Cross opened the discussion on what wou be writen secon1 term. Game learn ng rated high MEET CAllED FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF INTERESTED IN EDUCATIONAL CAREERS. If you are considermg a career m volving education of children and yo1mg adults, you !X'Obably will want to attend an open meetmsc ill the Fishbowl on Monday, Oct. ll at 7 PM where on-and-off-campus study possibilities related to education and post college training opportimities will be discussed. Various faculty and staff with special intrrest in !X'imary and seccnda:ry education and child development will be at the meeting to present their views on opportunities offered by the college and to discuss IX"Oblems that are involved in education programs. The most Meaningful Semester you'll ever spend ... could be the one on World Campus Afloat Saihnl Feb, 1972 to Africa and the Orient Through a transfer format. more than 5,000 students from 450 campuses have partcipated for a semester '" ths un1que program 1n mter nallonal educat1on. WCA w1l broaden your homons, ilteralfy and figuratively and give you a better chance to make -mean.ngfulfy-in th1s changmg world You'll study at sea w1th an experienced cos mopoltan faculty. and then during po1t stops you'll study the world tseiL You' ll dscover that no matter how lore1gn and far-away, you have a lot '" common w1th people of other lands. WCA isn't as expensive as you might th1nk. we've done our best to bung it w1thm reach of most college students, Write today tor free deta1ls. TEACHERS, Summrr travel with credit for teach ers and administrators. Write Today to Chapman Colfeae. Box CC26, Oran1e, California 92666 but 1t was felt that these were over done. One was to program the computer to conduct interviews with stuQents, forming an automated "Whole College Ca taloge". The compromise was to wait and see what the research uncovered. Ouote for the evening was: "I wouldn't be at all surprized if someone in this room were in a position to distroy the world someday, and who ever gets into this first will have the Power." STUDENT SERVICES: New College has scheduled a soccer game against Shelton College for October 30 at 2 PM. Anyone interested in participating should meet this Sll!lday at 3 PM on the soccer field. rrne United Soutneast-ern rribes may uossibly ostqbliRh headquarters at 1 ew College. At nre sent the only agreement between the c0llege and USE' r is to talk. rhe uossib111ties that have been suggested include the establishment of a Historical .luseum and Cultural Center on and the transfer of USET headquarters to New College land. rhe United Southeastern Tribes are made up of four tribes: the Cherokee of North Carolina the Choctaw of Nissis sinpi, the Miccosukee of Florida, and the Sem inole, also of Florida. These four Indian tribes form the body and core of USEr. Other tribes are involved with usEr but only in 'in ad visory capacity. The goal of USET is ultimate self-determination. rhis goal is long-range. It may take a century. USET is headed by Wolf, an educated Indian, who lacks only a disser tation to achieve his doctorate. In these tribes a amount of Indians are Almost 75% of the students in high school drouout and most "or th,se who start college never finish. New College should try to establish ties with USET. The educational responsibility is overwhelming. AN OUTSIDER LOOKSJfi NC It wasn't s o Ions ago, and thins haven't c h an g ed at all. I was sittinsor.e In a nice, middle-class Sarasota drinking a few t'P.ers and ta I king to my who we s"lall call 'illy. We got the subject of schools, of col lege, of New Collegeespecially 8il ly's hos-t iIi ty New Co I lege. J wasn't a student, or: one, I wou I dn' t have had t hat j ot-; two, I wouldr.'t have b een talklns to 01 1 ly over a beer; and t hree, we would never have b een a bl e to discuss New Col lege at al 1. Gilly is not atypical of good people in Sar asota. He grew up here (which puts him almost in a rr.inority in the to NC during one of its fund-reising drives. No way, said Rilly. Not even I 0 bucks. Why? Because 8il ly doesn't like hippies? He's the kind of guy who gets called redneck, the kind that NC students always warn each other But 5il ly doesn't mind hippies. He figured that hippies are just kids looking for a chance to grow up. Because Bit ly doesnt like alI the bl ack faces on campus then? You might expect that, too. But f3i 1 ly talked more along the lines of calling NC this great "I iberal" school that somehow remains so I i I ywh i t e No 0 i I I y 1 s hostility lies in the past, in the history of the school,and it is the basis of much of the host! lity from many people in Sarasota toward the col lege According to Bit ly, a lon g time back, many years ago, a tot of people in Sarasota wanted a local population), his daddy was a mechanic. played baseball. BaseLal I, as a matter of fact, was about alI he did; he was good at it, and it was good for him. The of white mechanics, I ike the children of black anywhor t hose days, anyway, oefore made ar. y MOney at a I I and t h en only in the Northcannot expect to "go" very far. Unless you1re -----c-o 1 lege here. It was a pretty popular idea. The upper classes wanted a new Oxford on t h e shores of Sarasota Bay. Working people with dreams of better things for their kids wanted a community a musician. Or play balI. I ly got a scholarship to the U. of Mississippi, then signed with the Cubs unti I he smashed up his at the same tirre his daddy went blind in an accident. So it was back to where Billy got married, started raisinq three kids, and sold lawn mowers. 4e did that until he was twenty-nine, quit, "I wasn't goln' anyplace", and went broke for a few mor.ths while he looked around. He lived in a plain little house and his wife was tied down with three little kids, and things were rough. Then alI of a sudder. he picked up a job as manager of a successful local nursery, selling trees, unloading fertilizer from semi's, fifty-pound bags, 20 tons a load. He made about $9000 a year, bought a good-sized house, a second car, stuck his oldest son in Little League. That is a major success story for a native of Sarasota. He and I were pretty good buddies for awhile. Drank e lot of beer. And he told me onGe that his wife had considered donating a little cash college. A place where their children could go without busting hard-earned b ank accounts. There were many promises, said Bi I ly. And a lot of working people put up money to build their community col lege, a little hope for the future, as it were, a I ittle dream for their children. They didn't put up the hundreds of thousands that some did, and they weren't the grand old rulers, lend owners, politicians and bankers that sat and sit on the board of trustees. No, they just threw their money away on New College, believing the promises, believing the trustees, believing the first president of the col lege. Obviously, there was never going to be such a school. A CC has a way of not dealing with so much money, of not having so much status in the academic world. And on top of that, there's the kind of student who goes to such a school. You have to cater to the working class, and of course your tuition cant be quite so high.


Surviving Sarasota CONTINUED You have to make al ances for people who have to work all day and miJht want to go to school at night. You end up having more black and faces on cam pus. More female faces on campus. That's what a community col lege is all about. And of course you have to "Lower The standards." Whatever that means. I'm sure someone in Admis sions will be happy to te 1 1 B II I y' s chi I dren a 1 1 a bout l t. And what did these good people1 with their dreams of a community col lege, with their smal I offerings of cash, what did t1ey get, tucked on the old Ringling Estate? They got ignored, that's what. New College turned its back on Sarasota, gave the people the cold shoulder, and started importing Yankees. First class mind Yankees, to be sure. 9ut people whose life-styles, attitudes, and activities are not that of Sarasota. Or, sure, Billy is biased against Yankees. He is bigoted about Yankees. But then Yankees are bigoted about crackers, the time they're taught alI those lies why the va I i ant imposed on them is Yn kee culture, their land1 the entire South, is own ed by Yankees, Yankee bosses control their jobs and the entire economy of the South. It may not be too much exaggeration to say that the relation of North to South in the United States is a colonial relationship, or even go so far as to suggest the South is oppressed by the North. And crackers like Billy resent that. They resent the fact that all power, alI the money is In Yank ee hands, most of it in New York banks. They resent the tourists, and they resent the fact that their economic lives are tied to those tourists; every winter they have to scrape and bow down to Cadi I lacs from New Jersey. And they especially they resent that their community college is not theirs; that i$ Is run by Yankees for Yankees, with a few token Southerners and-what?six students from Sarasota? Length of hair makes little difference, black faces make little difference; the hostility is geographic in origin. Economic in origin. Cultural in orig-Editorials, Letters, 3 in. And this wi 1 I not go away. New College sits in Sarasota not as a sym tol of Sarasota progressivism, not as an institution the common people of this area can take pride in, but as a symbol of Northern domination, of lies, promises never kept, and, yes, cultural oppression. For it was the playtoy of the Yank ee landlords--is the word Carpetbagger too extreme? who live on Siesta and Longboat and Bird Key and own the oanks, who ouild purplewhale Art Auditoriums instead of public hous-ing, who have been the tenant supervisors of the South since They got what they a little academic jewel in their city. Classical music in the spring. The common people of Sarasota, however, did not get what t h ey wanted. They may never get what they want, or need, the blacks of New town, the migrant workers, the rednecks, and "poor wh 1 te trash" the natives. Certainly New College, with the possible exception of Project REAL, doesn't help1 not while it remains a strictly Yankee institution, cool and aloof to the needs of this city; not while it rejects blacks from 27th Street, rejects migrant educatior programs, re apply, so expensive that he can't afford it. Hostility will remain in Sarasota. NC Students are seen in the same light as tourists, they come to take from the South, return nothing. As S i I ly said to me, and this is a direct quote: "If there's one thing I hate w:>rse tnan Yanken kids with no stake in the South coming down here and tel ling us how to I i ve our-I i ves, i ts kids here to play." When Algerians said that about the French, and Cubans said it about Americans1 and, do tel I, Americans said it the Rritish, those were considered fine, proud sentl.ments. But today tn Sarasota a native who feels like that is revT led and ca I 1names: redneck, trash, reactionary, ano is accussed in the Student Handbook of spending his life wanting to stomp New College students. Perhaps. But there are things NC students could learn to ease this tension. For example, it is commonly known that black people don't mind calling each other nigger, 1 e t a wh i te New Co I I ege Student try It and he's likely to get stomped, indeed. The same applies to rednecks. Hog Parlor PEOPLE, PLACES, AND YOU TEll ME It might be kinda nice to talk a bit about some of the stuff written up elsewhere in this issue, and maybe try to tie some of it together. Mostly stuff about this particular place. One neat subject to get into is paranoia. There's just a whole bunch of it here. Paranoid a lrout going into Sarasota (or worse, going into Bradenton) and getting all sorts of bad vibes. How the heck can a person get good vibes when they're expecting bad vibes? Paranoia tends to maintain it self, VVhere did this paranoia come from? Largely from past generations of students telling the new folks that Sarasota is not particularly pleased with NC students. That is in part true, but I've been around Sarasota a good bit; I've held three jobs there, talked to a lot of people. The Paranoia is unjustified. What bad feelinJ;ts one J;tets can be walked around. I've got an idea that maybe students aren't really afraid of the bad vibes---they're afraid of not getting bad vibes. How can a selfrespecting long-haired, free-wheeling guy (woman) maintain his/her dignity if they don't get bad vibes from those misunderstanding fools in town? Sheeesh, I mean.... Hmmm, might be a reascm for paranoia after all. (Check out the "surviving sarasota" article in this issue. ) I was sitting in a class the other day, the subject m-tder discussion being socialization at New. A comment was made to the effect that NC is neat :in that everybody can do what they want to hen;. in terms of actions, speech, clothing. That's true, ri&ht? Sure is, 1long as you're in with the general NC culture. If you happen to have other, stronger cultural ties, forget it. Just like that bil!. bad world out: side: be like We are, do as We do, or get hassled. YessJl', a real progressive society we got going here. recorder's office Some of you---64 mare or less---have fom-td yourselves too busy to 'Nl'ite up a ccmtract. As a result, information ccmcerning enrollmwt, faculty load, and This is a commm-tity, right? Yessir, a commun1ty just like they got in L.A.--you've got Norwalk and Gro1.mds), La Mirada (Administraticm), and keep right on J;tOin,;( down the list. Each little place in greater L.A. interacts; that is, they do ccmduct business. Is our "commm-tity" so different? This place stresses the idea that fastudent interest trends cannot be compiled. culty members are-God forbid-people. Yet, by our action (that means everybody here\ we are saying that Joe Swift and so, as a favor to Nancy Ferraro in the his men aren't people; theyfre iust thin9:s that do our dirtv work. Charles Harra isn't a people; he (it) just pulls pursestrings. Looks like the only people here are the students and the faculty. Interesting idea, no? ---DH!vi PRE PREMED more is necessary. The Jremed <..:u:miJ[)ULuLv most colleges is highly competitive, often vic iously so1 and rather ingrown. New College is already tar too ingrown and is at least supposed to be pillisophically opposed to excessive com petmon. Nevertheless, its going to get hit both ways if steps aren 1t taken to prevent it. In the past few days I've ta1ked to a nwnber of premed stu dents and come to the following conclw;ions: Numbers: I find that about 500.-6 of those listed as premed are not seriously committed. Usually, the motive for "signing up" is to keep med school open given that they are generally interested in the natural sciences, This knocks the number down to around 25. In addition p:obably 10 of these are intErested in an MD PhD more than an MD. I S!Epect that many in this category will become sufficiently caught up in thier research inter ests not to want to spend the extra time in medical school. This leaves us with about 20, or about 7 students actually applying per year. This is a reasonably managable number, and it is not necessary to be quite so discouraging to those really interested in medicine. From I could see, playing down t1te chances of admission to med school has had a:tly one effect: to convince those already seriously committed that the faculty is not going to help them, or that the faculty is "tripping on its power". I think that the facts about admissions (about 30% of applications) speak for themselves without much further amplification. Competition: Most students seem resigned to this aspect, but not all. The feeling is that it is almost desireable since the ''real world" is competitive. I can't help but think myself that this may be fine for them, but its going to destroy cme of the best aspects of Nat, Sci.: the :process of cross education among students. One premed student told me that he had recently found himself reluc tant to explain a lab procedure to another student for these reasons. This is disturbing, to say the least. It is going to be necessary to establish some common }:I'Cmedical thing (seminar? tutoring system?) to prevent this sort of attitude from becoming the order of the day. Education: The concensus seems to be that nobody, students or faculty, really knows enough about med schools to make intelligent decisions. Several ideas were proposed: a lecture series, irr example. Jim Feeney should make some effort to find summer and term-off jobs in hospitals and research centers. The faculty should make more effort to find out more about med schools and their requirements, atmosphere, cuuriculwn, etc. before writlng reccomendations or talking to advisees. In general, we're going to have to make some changes in attitude as well as program or put up with several kinds of hard feelings and bad vibes, --Augustus T. White recorder's turn in your contract. All students who plan to apply to graduate school this year are reminded that Oct. Sth is the registration deadline for anyone planning to take the Graduate Record Examinaticm em Oct. 23ed. In the past, the recorder's office has considered ccmtracts to be confidential between the student and sponsor. A stude.llt was able to see another student1s con1ract only by permission of that student. Now, however, faculty, administrators, and in some very rare cases find it necessary to use the ca:ttracts for research and diagnostic purposes. Often this research deals with interest trends of the student body as a whole. Such questicms as Do most contracts consist trimarily of courses?" and What kind of field work is being done by what type of student? are being raised. Student permission for this reascm is requested. If any student objects to having his ccmtract for the study, he is aSlerstadt Doug Stinsa:l Leslie Swett Bill Dudley Steve iacobaon Douglas Mwphy Dewds Saver and the New College comnnmity,


4 Hartford MANA TEE BLUEGRASS review by Dellllis Saver A week ago, John Hartford played in concert in the MJC auditonum. There was a surJXisingly large audience (how many people in Sarasota-Manatee counties have heard of John Hartford?) and many of that Friday night audience were Ul1doubtedly sur[1'ised at 1the performance. At about 8:20, a !cog-haired, shaggy-bearded character looking absolutely nothing like the clean-cut fellow oo the album srode out carrying a guitar and a banjo. However, rather than imp.1y setting the instruments down and then leaving, he walked up to the microphooe strummed a few and st;arted singing. A deep, effortless voice loudly m the auditorium, the instrument mike tumed low; 1t could only be John Hartford. Starting with some fairly lyrical songs {"I always play the same part/The good guy gets the girl, I wind up dead. "---''Tuesday Monologue"), mostly new, but a few older ones he played for twenty minutes before mumbling a word to the audience,' He altemated between guitar and banjo, seeming very loose (as he did the whole evening, to the point of nonchalance), for another quarter-hour-plw, and then called out the first member of his troupe: Norman Blake, a guitarist/mandolinist/vocalist from Georgia, .vbo has played with Dylan among others in his twenty some years of experience. Although Blake was a little too far from the microphooe to hear his tenor voice well, it did seem almost as good as his proficiency on the guitar. After a couple of current-problem songs (Mother Nature has got gas/Her diet's gone stale/See her acid indigestioo on the Richter scale"), they started getting into some }retty solid bluegrass music, Soon after, Hartford introduced Vassar Clements, "the finest bluegrass fiddler I know. Clements, who looks about thirty-five or forty now, has been recording in Nashville since 1950, and it1s easy to see why. His accompaniment is subtle and good back-up, his solos are virtuoso. Playing (and picking) his fiddle and mandolin, he added a lot to the feeling of bluegrass, even tbough no one was wearing sequins. Coming back after inrennission, the microphooe levels now raised, Hartford brougt.lout the remaining two members on the group, playing string bass and an early 'reverberating' guitar. They played some co\Dltry and traditiooal music (Down on the banks of the Ohio, etc. ), some of their own (particularly good was one called "Tear Down the Grand Old Op:y" about the radio station of the same name in Nashville), interspersed with bluegrass instrumentals. It seemed to me that there was some JXoblem in getting everyooe intergrated and accustomed to playing with ooeanother, perhaps a result of not playing together for a few weeks, and thw; the initial half hour was a little rough. But by the end of the JXogram they were hitting it very well, and it seemed a shame to end when they were just past really starting. Hartford, multitalenred, was great at whatever he tried his hand: guitar, banjo mandolin, and violin. There was sporadic participati

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