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New College Provost John P. Anton has announced that he will leave schoolwhen his contract expires at the end of the 1982-1983 academic year. Anton gave as his E'eason the desire "to spend more time on scholarly activities." He will accept a position in the Dept. of Philoso phy at the University of South Florida in Tampa a as of September 1, when New College will find it self with its third pro vost in three years. An unschedu1ed fac ulty meeting was held -April 5, to address the matter. Dr. Gregory O'Brien, USF vice-president for academic affairs, was on hand to discuss the proceedure for finding a replacement for Anton. The first step taken will be the appointment of an "acting provost" from the faculty, who will fill the position next NUMBER4 matter. Among those 0' Brien mentioned who had already been suggested were: Dr. David Dy-kstra, Dr. Robert Knox, Dr. James Moseley, Dr. Peter Kazaks, Dr. Mar Bates, Dr. Robert Benedetti, Dr. Lazlo Deme, Dr. Eugene Lewis, and Dr. David Smillie. All were apparently nomlnated on the basis ?f past experience with ln the school. In what seemed to be a move to draft former Provost Lewis for ANTON "TO S PEN D MORE TIME ON SCHOLARLY Acnvmes." the job. several facuLty m bers uggested the in provost be elected 2mmea 2a te l.y. year while the long selecting process for cnoososing a permanent replacement is carried out. While the temporary position is made by ap poimtment by Tampa, O'Brien encouraged faculty members to voice their opinions on the 0' Brien declined, saying that some "nec essary conversations" had to take place. The faculty did form a committee to make recommen datians for the posltlon of acting provost later this week. The group CONTINUED, P AGE 3 PHILANTHROPIST HELPING T O BUILD A NEW COLLEGE by Stephanie Leatherman Harry Sudakoff is once again a contribution to the New College Foundation. "I hope to give an amount for scholarships, but haven't decided what yet," he said. According to a statement released by New College Provost John P. Anton, however, the Sarasota philanthropist is go-ing to give the Foundation $ 500,000. "Sudakoff made his wishes known to the trustees:' said Anton, who announced the gift at a recent faculty meet ine;. Sudakoff, who made his fortune from building apartment housing in New York City, has been a member of the New College Board of Trustees since 1975 He said that he "is interested in the college and its problems," and feels that New College "should be supported because it is an important part of the community. "I 1 ike the idea that I can help while I'm still alive, he added. The New College Foundation formed after the between New College and the state versity system in 1975. The Foundation, which is not a part of the school itself, tries to support the college by making annual grants of $1,500 per student per year (more than $600,000) to USF. Of the $5,282,372 needed to run the Sarasota campus, 38% or $2,011,246, is required to preserve the New College academic program; of that amount, 99% is returned to the campus in the form of direct support. Because 60% of the endow ment is funded, only income generated by investments can be used to support New College. "We have had many fine supporters said L t G en (Ret ) R o 1-land V. Heiser, president of CONTINUED, PAGE 3


April 11, 1983, page 2 Well, the ninth week of the term, and we've finally managed to elect 6 SAC representatives, a student Prosecutor, and three student court members(see ballot!). Linda Lacewell (pros ecutor), Charlie Brown (student Court Rep.), will be in office until after IS next year. Rachel Hamilton and Jeff Sdenfield (first year), Jack Donaldson and Rob Lavelle (second year), Richards and Nick Carlson (third year), will serve for the rest of the term, and will be required to attend the last SAC meeting of the year. These elections were with problems and delays. The first election was annulled for "technical problems;" however, the second election went through and the offices are filled, for better or worse. Hopefully not for nothing! The major problems with the elections seemed to be organization and a deficit of candidates. The only vote that was not simply "for" or "against" was for second year SAC representative. student Court offices the ballot reads vote for three" while only one person was runnina a farce! Is the apathy really as bad as these elections seeM to t o blam e ? lf nob o dy c ares, why should the offices e x ist? Granted they serve good p urposes ( i f filled with concerned persons) but when a representative wins if one student votes for him, his or her "representativeness" is highly questionable. Oh, but that's the way we do things here. If people interested in SAC representatives decided not to run because only 5 weeks are left in the term, that is one thing. But if the interest is really not here, then we've pot problems than gettinv the election format, date, and publicity out of a hole. erhaps we should just refer to ichel's Law of archy, and let the powers that be remain in power by default. Come on, folks! This kind of irresponsibility and/ or lack of interest is inexcusable. Is this your College? Or is it the After the merger NC became officially a State school, but in practice the students kept some control. now? Programs, facilities, and activities of the U. of S.F. is available to all They don't care what color, creed, sex, handicap, religion, national origin, or age you are. The U. of S. F. is an equal opportunity employer. This public document was promulgated at aJlllual costs of about twelve hundred dollars a year, (That works out to about an issue.) in order to tell'bout NC. Ballot First Year SAC Rep. (circle two) Jef! Edenfield Rachel Hamilton Second Year SAC Rep. (Circle two) Jennifer Jack Donaldson Rob Lavelle Third Year & over SAC Rep. (circle Mitch Richards Nick Carlson two) Student Court (vote for three) Charlie Brown Student Prosecutor ( vote for one} Linda Lacewell AmenCments Amendment # 1 vote for one Version a Version 'b' Amendment #2 Version a vote for one Version'b' 1*?. For ... '. h < > -x.,. :k{A'i --/, y > A Couple of Words About the Recent Elections A few indi vid11als have approached me inquirinq about the ammendments to the Student Alliance Constitution, and their implications. The main distinc tion between the new amEndment and the old is that the amendment aligns the year of representation on the SAC with the number of years of credit recognized on your transcript rather than the number of academic residence terms you have held. The second change that has been made is that now, instead of votinP for just the 2 candidates from your year, you would be able to vote for 2 candidates from each of the four years. The third Provides constitutional congru ity between the for the SAC and the year of represent ati0n changed in the first amendment. I wo,,ld like at this time to thank all of the candidates who ran in both elections for their ability to transcend the air of apathy in our community, and try to do for the rest of us. I would also like to thank Howard Smith and Chuck Fortunato for their unyield altruism in servinF as El, ections supervisors in these elections. Thank you all. Student Affairs Councilnersons stay tuned for a meet this week. There will soon be a questionnaire concerning the current academic calendar placed in your _mailboxes. The NCSA and would like to solicit your opinions on this important iisue. Please NEW COLLEGE'S STUDENT NEWSPAPER PMA 117 EXT. 278 BOX 398 editors: Daniel Bosch, Randall Lanier layout editor: Tonya Snowball Reagent IDGO by Cia Romano-Lumsden many thanks to Dawn Bialy and Chris Salter for hours of typing, and of course to all writers, photogra}:hers, and. ..


SUDAKOFF, continued the New College Foundation. Harry Sudakoff' has been very generous over the last several years," he added. I n January of this year, Sudakoff donated $750,000 to the Foundation f'or the construction of a multi-purpose lecture and conference hall. The 600seat auditorium will have moveable partitions so that a that a theatre-in-the-round might be created with several conference rooms in the periphery. An additional 8 to 10 classrooms "'I like the idea that I can help while I'm still alive." might also be formed. Located on the East Campus, the Hall will be linked to the new campus library on the West Campus by a pedestrian bridge. The ground-breaking ceremony f'or the auditorium is tentatively scheduled f'or June 10, 1983, Sudakoff''s 80th Heiser feels that New Col lege is the best classical liberal arts college in the South, and that University programs on the Sarasota campus have become a credit to the community. T he F oun d ation must "work with t h e (Sarasota-Bradenton) Airport Authority, Ringling Museums, and Asolo State Theatre to make (this) a beautiful .. Sarasota and Manatee he said, "and Sudakoff s building is the key to maklng it such." Sudakoff echoes timent as he says; it will be "a gateway of excellence all d II aroun ANTON, will include the of the provost's advisory plus three non-tenured JUn1ort professors who were elected a the meeting. The professors are: Dr. Tony Andrews--Soc-ial Sciences, Drp. Humanities, Dr. au cu Natural Sciences. Whi 1e seerred to i:....e t the y' .. CO'-'SS general agreeiTEn en v.... ::-:st for choosing a terrporary pre,, le for next year, there was ,ID?re n th discussion on the of a perrnanent.fixture ror the office.. The C'Oncern f the faculty was over rrethcrl for a search committee to r2vlew and recarrtend applicants. Tba appart controversy cane over the can en t. on of tre six-rrernber search pcsl 1 '11 be ttee Four rrerrbers w1 Catml. '11 fran the OC faculty. There Wl a1s re two USF represen ves, cne o fran Ccuncil of Deans, arxl REAGENT, April 11, 1983, page 3 FPIRG: GE I liNG -niE MOVEMENT' MOVING by Mark Nuckols A fundarre ntal realit y of Arrerican politics is "the s que a ky wheel gets the grease. 11 Only these groups that are organized and have power a r e a l lowed to participate i n the d ecision-making process. Usuall y this means established elites run the s h ew. But from t ime to time, various social protes t movemen t s have teen able to assert thems elves and change the direction of our society. But it takes time and e ffort. As Larry Lewack notes, the re-election of Bernie Sanders (the socialist mayor of Burlington) was no fluke; it was the result of sustained grassroots organization. Students at FSU, FAU, FIU, and USF are teginning to wild a movement here in Florida that will eventually change the way decisions are made about rur state. The vehicle for this movement is the Florida Public Interest Research Group (FPIRG). There is no reason why New College cannot oo a part of this eemocratic awakening. First, an overview of PIRG's as a national is in order. In 1971, Ralph Ncrler a ma.ign, mailing hundreds of thousands of appeals to vote against the Bottle Bill, each letter tailored to specific local concerns such as jots or beverage prices. In respcnse, the students began a grassroots campaign to save the law. MassPIRG assembled a broa:l based coalition of environmental, ca:muni ty, and labor organizaticns to give their campaign legitimacy. A door-tcrdoor canvass raised over a half million dollars and reached as many households. An effective media program was develO{?ed and endorserrents from major par:er s ob tained. And o f course the students defeated the industry s slick w e l l f i nanced effort to subvert the will of the people FPIIC is not now capable of this sort of campaign Organized only last year, it possesses mor e potential than actual achieverrent. But don' t happen. un.'less we N the :t we of the search camu.ttee) find sarething that w1ll want to te f fit into the general pat rn o the University."


REAGENT, April 11, 1983, page 4 MAFmN ORGANIZES HAM CENTER'S REBIRTH by Randall Lanier The decor in Hamil ton Cen ter is So far the only real has been in the number and location of plants, but as Chris so aptly said: "The most exciting thing about it is that it is an ongoing process." Chris has organized a Ham Center 1'lanninp; Committee of NC students who are interested in revitalizing Ham Center. Their plans are many, as with most committees, butihis one is get tinv, thinrrs done at a remarkable rate, and has generated a great deal of support. Hamilton Center will have a very different atmosphere if all goes well. Along with the new plants, Chris and Co. plan tousaturate Pam Center with student works (of art)," acquire new alter the alcoves, and cover the beams, which will be visible after the ceiling is lowered to allow for more efficient lighting(not by HC.c). The involvement of NC students, Faculty, and Alumni is crucial to the success of Ham Center as a pleasant place to eat, study, or in some cases, sleep. Fortunately, involvement is already high. flants been provided and will be maintained and refurbished by Tropix, a profesional plant outlet. Charlene Lenger, president of Tropix and v services at cost. In addition, Chris is funds for stained glass window work. Maggie Hall, another NC graduate, has offered to do such projects, if money for her supplies can be found. Jack Cartlidge, assistant professor of Fine Arts, 11is very excited about helping with this project," said Chris. "He is sponsoring Heidi 'Naltz to make stained for the windows." Ashtrays and concrete planters were also mentioned as possible Fine Arts class projects. David Mitchell will paint a mural for the mail room wall when it is replaced. The anticinated completion of the mural is next fall. Mobiles are proposed for the lounge area, ,while wall hangings, macrame sculptures, paintings, and any other sort of art forms are wanted to revitalize the whole Center. However, everything must be donated, loaned, or given to the school. Chris has contacted the Kane Furniture Company, which donates furniture each year, about donating tables, chairs, couches, and lamps for the TV room the alcoves. NEW STUDENT ART AT HAM CENTER WILL REPLACE WORKS SUCH AS THIS to the plans one alcore will be converted into a study area, complete with bookcases, lamps, and tables; another will become a conversation area with a couch, two love seats, and a coffee table. The last alcove may become a part-time store for the Co-op. When CIT funds arrlve Chris hopes to purchase new dining tables to alleviate he ca eteria a mosp ere. Sh e has also contacted magazine distributors about copies of popular periodicals to NC for Ham Center use. "We have to keep in mi.r:d," she said,"that every thlnv we do in Hamilton Center at this point in time must be mobile, due to its use dur major fund-raising events like the Mistletoe Ball and the Action Auction." Bravo! Chris Martin for organizing the people and materials for this pro'ect. Those who plan to donate their time and energy towards a culturally and aesthetically pleasing Ham Center are sure to be appreciated.

REAGENT, April 11, 1983, page 5 FPIRG Meets With Brown In Tampa by Mark Nuckols FACUL TV RECONSIDE R S MAC ARTHUR FU DING In the last rnc.nth, establishing a funding system for FPIRG has gone from the first organizing meeting to near completion. The p?titioo drive garnered over 200 signaturesa clear waj or i ty. On Mrnday, we had a rreeting with John Lott BrONn, who expressed every intention to sign Nat. Sci. "cedes" Position to Soc. Sci. by Daniel Bosch a contract with us to begin collecting the FPIRG fee next fall. But there is a long way to go before we can honestly claim to have a New College chapter To realize the full potential of this organization, students here need to feel PIRG is their organization, not just a Tallahassee lobby they pay for. Ideally, peqple here will use the st'ructure and staff of PIRG to take positive action on a New College agenda, not just what FSU has in mind. It's up to you, thoogh. If yoo 're interested and think you might want a role in deciding the future of the organization, we'd like to invite you to a public meeting -the time and place will be announced soon. If you bring your ideas and your concerns, this thing just might fly. FPIRG is hosting a conference on groundwater quality the week end of April 16-17 at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. Sp?akers include Walter Hang, a NYPIRG staff scientist hated and feared by the chemical industry. If you're interested able Mark Nuckols; Room 132. both separate and joint of th.e cational P::>licy Committee (EPC) and the Fac;lty Academic Standin' Committee (FASC), w"lich were held in orner to reconsider l'1ew Colle";e 's 'Jse of the ac Arthqr chair .f1md inp-, a s oecial meetj nfo t}'le fac1:l ty was on 16 in the fishbowl. A or1 m was not oresent. Phe had met earlier "to de rise a plan t"lat wo1ld meet the ed cational needs of and sat isfy the a >reements with the Fo'mda t ion." T1Jese were called as a re sult of the Faculty's reluctance to approve Provost Anton's pronosals which he had presented at the reP"ular rneetinn-. ::> The joint sessions came "P with the foll"DWinA: motion: l.The 'atural Sciences nivision ce es to t"le Social Sciences 8ivision the use of the hndowment funds for the 1983-1934 year. Tn 19-19 the funds will be available to tr,e "atural Sciences ';)ivis on 11 attempt to hire a visitinrr faculty for 1983-193 4 with the funds avail able for that year. *If the posit i on of NC Provost were to be filled by a current Faculty member which Faculty member would you prefer?" LEWIS 16% BENEDETTI 12% FETZE R KNO X MILLER 10% 8% 8% 0 RESP ONSE upon poll taken on April 6th. E other professors were named, nfle more than 6%.) 16% 3.If the Social Division has not a suitable visitinv fac,lty Member by June 30, 19, the C 1. and FASC will meet to make recommendations to the Faculty for alternate uses of the 2ndow ment funds for 1983-1984. This motion, which was uassed at the 1 arch 16 meetin meets the demands of both the tat. Sci. which needed more time and to find a nrofessor, the Soc.Sci. Division, which is in ,c;r;reat need of fac11lty for the next academic term. The Soc. Sci. Division is expected io have about i> 30, 000 to snend on findinY and hiring a Faculty member. the lfacArthur Foundation's intent that the money be used to assist. "in new and promising Faculty to your institution, a nroposal was made by Dr. Lazlo De me that shift to a lon:-er term of residency for its lViacArth,,r scholars. The current visitinr chair, held by Charles Altieri in the Division, has a terr. of on e vear. f -ro vost Anton responded t o this remarkinrr tha t although 3 of the 16 colleges that receive Trants use their money to create 3 -year assistant professorships, with the intent of keening the pro:essor on after the term of his chair has exnired, NC does not C'lrrently h a ve the onportunities to offer more permanent positions to the vis nrofessors to stay. The Faculty w a s in its decision to approve the motion. Still,questions re m ain t o be answered, especia l ly the len?th of term that will b e settled unon, a nd the oerm anent rotatlon order or schedule that will be used in the future. Possible alternatives tha t will come up if the Soc .Sci. Division is unable to hir e a visiting professor include the distribution of stipends to junior faculty, a nd the investment of fnnds into further searches for possible chairholders of the future. REAGEJT wishes to apologize for the inadvertant destruction of Dawn Bialy s article on the Admissions Questionnaire (from last iss .le.} It was not her fault .............. the editors


I R2A1ENT, April 11, 1983 p a g e 6 reported by J ohn Church written by D aniel Bosch The first thing tha t Char lie and Joa nne Altieri told us w a s that they were "diametrically opposed." Reap;ent's interview. with NC' s Visiting Professor and his wife began on that premise, and interestingly enoup-h, neither one of them seemed willing to let go of that base during the course of the ... well, discussion. It's safe to say that there's a sort of dynamic tension between the two of them, perhaps due to their different b ackgrounds, or their varied intellectual interests, or perhaps built up in their expectations of academic life and of each Charile, born in the Bronx, r aised Catholic, out of Jesuit schools and then the University of North C arolina, ( where he m e t Joanne), likes to call that tension a "useful conflict, one tha t h a s generated intellectua l debates bet ween the two scholars, debates in which h e claims his wife has influenced him more than he has influenced her. Joanne, oor .0 us _a duct of Boston U and UNC, s ays that they have exerted equal p ressur e on each They have n o t always at the same schools. I n fact, says Charlie, "she doesn't like teaching at the same school; but this year it has worked out alright." When asked if their marriage had limited their professional mobility, they aP,reed that it had, butCharlie was quick to add that "almost no one has professional mobility any more." In return for the sacrifices in mobility, they have gained what Charlie termed "a kind of constant intellectual act ivity" in the home. "We ar great deal about any the other one produces or does, but I think that ... well, neither of us likes agreement. She doesn't know that she doesn't like agreement'because she's never experienced it)" said Charlie. "Well, that's not true," said Joanne, "I"ve had lots of people agree with me ... I don't experience it with but ... there are alot of people who think the way I do." They challenge each other, but it is not as if Joanne makes her husband "check .his footnotes," but rather, to look "at ways (Charlie) might be seen." "I hate to think what I would be like if I hadn't had her influence," he says. "I think L'd be a lot closer to the things they do at Yale, and I think that's chintzy, cheap stuff." Back in Washington, Charlie is a tenured Professor and Joanne is not. "He has a flaming c a reer s a i d Joanne, "and that's w hy he s here as the John T. a nd A nne C.--" Th a t s C atherine D!" sai d Charlie, interrupting. "You have to kno w those things. The key to a c areer is to kno w John T. and Catherine D." Charlie first heard about New College when "they contacted the tenured member of the family." Actually, Joanne had heard about NC when she taught at State College in New York. They had held NC up in the seventies as a model of "non-traditional education.'' Back then (1975), said Joanne, New Colleg e was considered some kind of "Open University .. --though not many knew much about it at all. The couple handled the crucial question admirably, that question, of course, goes something like this: Are the students here as bright, challenging, or whatever, as you had imagined? "Do I have to answer that?" asked Joanne in reply. "We would have given different answers last semester than this semester, I think, Charlie began. "I a m very pleased this s e m ester. I thi n k t his is t h e best undergraduate teaching I've had. Partially teaching is he kids are sort of directly interest ed in and partially due to the size a nd the a nd I think the k i d s a r e good Last semester I d idn't do very well--" "He's not asking how you did," interrupted Joanne, "he's asking how the students did." Charlie continues: "I guess they didn't engage in ways that would allow them to show what they were. Last semester I thought it was as if one were in a State Uni versity and didn't have any of students .. but didn't have anythi n.q; much better, either." When asked how they felt about the NC system and its effects on students, Joanne spoke first: "It's connected to the question before, about how bright the students are. I certainly thought that when I had last semester done, the students were llQ1 brighter than I'd had before. I didn't know what their IQ's were but I felt that they didn't work very hard ... It wasn't a question of whether they understood what I was saying--of course they understood what I was saying--but I didn't think they worked very hard at all." "My impression this semester," she continued," is that I've got much better students, which only means that I've got students who are working harder ... think that this system gives a terrific, terrific amount of freedom, and I think there are a .of : Reagent lntervi The Altieri students here who can't handle that. The students who are well disciplined and motivated do beautifully but I think that there are a lot of students here about whom that's not the case." Charlie pointed out that NC students like "big ideas," but tend to be lazy on papers and in reading all the way through books. "Day by day in the classroom," however, they both a gree that they are having the most fun they've had in undergraduate teaching "This is an impossible place to assess," he says, "we may not be getting the right sample ... It's not l i ke teaching graduate students instead of t .eaching undergraduates, which is what I came here thinking that was just wrong. I think one reason that I'm enjoying this semester so much is that I'm doing what this place does rather than what I expected to do ... and I think I'm learning." "Do you mean floating around on top of ideas?" asked Joanne. On whether or not there was too much emphasis on a "personal growth" type of learning rather than the ac quis.i. tlon of academic skills. at NC, Joanne voiced her strongest objections to NC s programs. I think that 'learning as personal frowth'


is incredibly loaded ... You've made it bad guys against the good guys in the first place, and in the second place, the notion that your second category precludes 'learning as personal growth' is absurd. If I had to choose one or the which is something you should never have to do, J would choose the second ... Because 'learning as personal' growth is a shibboleth--it doesnt mean anything." Mrs. Altieri bases this position on the idea that learning has something to do with personal anyway: "Are there any ideas out there, unconnected t.Q anything?" she asks. Mr. Altieri tried to mediate her-position: "I think we would both agree on personal growth as a very impersonal process ... and that the system here is based upon a very individual idea of how you grow as a person." They both seem to have trouble with New College's subjectivization of that process. Their biggest disappointments in coming here were the size of Joanne's 17th century class, and the fact that they have met so few people outside of the Humanities Division. They had similar nicest surprises: Joannes that her origin impression of NC as a place Wlth an intelligent grounding R E AGENT, April 11, 1983, page 7 "l thir* thW is the best I've had." He has career ... \ "'The key to a career is ideology has held true; Char lie's being his discovery that Philosophy seems to "in form the curriculum to a great extent." Concerning their reaction to the close-knit (even incestuous) nature of the NC community, Charlie complained that there seemed to be little human interaction between students and faculty (though that might be a result of his position 1n the endowed chair). Both commented, as well, that even though .the system brings you closer to the feeling of grad school, the main difference here was in the visibility of teacher/student relations, rather than the frequency. closed by asking the Altieris what they might predict for the Humanities, for NC, and for thejr own careers. Both expressed confidence that the Humanities were safe (but Charlie pointed out that they did have a tough time between 313 AD and the Carolingians), as lonr as there weren't any major wars. As for NC, Joanne felt that its relationship with USF ... is so thorny, that at some point they'll have to start getting along. And about my own future I don't talk. It's sort of like sharing gossip." "Her dream," said Charlie, "is to have sufficient power to throw me out of some confer-ence to which I want to go .. Is that fair?" "That's auite stupid," replied Joanne, .. but it may be fair." Charlie's view of NC was that if admissions could solve the "critical number" problem, that it would survive. Joanne added that she felt the emphasis in admissions literature was too much upon the "old non-traditional stuff"-which Charlie termed the "no requirements stuff"--instead of the things they have valued: NC as a place where people care about ideas, a place where there is continual discourse in the classes, a place where there is a very committed faculty. Both fear that admissions might down play those attributes in order to sell things like "no requirements." One of the hidden requirements of life at NC, while not a specific course, is that you change while you are here. Ma.fbe that's 'learning as personal growth', maybe it's not. But tnere's little question that NC has had opportunities to change for the better, to learn, in living and working with the Altieris. Maybe we changed them, too. Chances are they'll about that when they get home.


REAGENT, April 11, 19R3, page 8 SWORDS into plowshares. .. or th GENERALS come to NEW COLLEGE by Rick Doblin Most of my articles have focused on accentuating various aspects of the New Col community; improving Hamilton Center, expanding the work of the Environmental Studies to encompass a wide interdisciplinary creat1on of a publication and a televised class for the local community, and in general enlarging the social, sexual and intellectual freedoms our college I have tried to anew the process of defining the unique New Collepe vision, and of of a series of detailed steps toward the realization of certain goals. I did not dwell overmuch on the details, for the first step is the creation of a shared desire. This article will be similar to the others but perhaps a bit more removed from practical sugges tions; at the same time these ideas are the furthest extension of my thinking concerning New College. After this article the sea of details will swallow me up until the community develops, criticizes or refines these ideas or creates new ones entirely. You say you want to talk about revolution Well, you know we all want to the world You know you can cou n t me o u t Don't you' know it's P.oing to be allright You say you want to talk about revolution Well, you know we all want to see the plan THE BEATLES 'Jery simply put, it is necessary for us to learn skills with which we can earn a living. It is also our responsibility to ensure that we have a future in which we can earn a living. This future is no sure In the last ten years there have been over two hundred computer false alarms of a Soviet nuclear attack. Our bombers were airborne, missiles ready, submarines ready and three times we came within six minutes of launch. Nuclear bombs have fallen by mistake from airplanes and six of safety mechanisms were triggered. As the worlds' resources are squandered on military preparations and warfare, billions of people go to bed(if they have one) hungry. Every second a human dies of starvation somewhere in the world. What can we do? Watch T.V., gossip, get high, get drunk, work, make love, cry, memorize trivia, laugh? It seems the main we can do is become informed and develop the emotional maturity to face the complexities of living responsibly. Perhaps the greatest underutilized asset of New College is General Heiser. There are War Colleges everywhere, why not a Peace College? Why not here? If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am for myself alone, what am I? And if not now, when? Hillel Two weeks age the movie "The Battle of Algiers" was shown in the T .A. rt was about a group of people trying to throw off a colonial gov that was more than willing to torture, murder, nomic g ain. Part of the focused on the strategy sess1ons of the French Army as they discussed methods of destroying the revolution. Another segment of the movie showed us the. debates of the revolutionaries. It became clear that in a war intelligence and information act as an incredible amplifier of force. We may only be involved in a cold war. but war it is. All of us here in Sara sota are in an area targeted to be destroyed by nuclear weapons. We need information from those that really know what is on. General Heiser is uniquely qualified to teach us. Nancy McEldowney, an '81 New graduate in theol-ogy, is studying international relations at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She had no background in international relations but wanted to take a graduate seminar on u.s. military strategy. The instructor, upon hearing that she had graduated from New College, admitted her to the class despite the fact that he denied entrance to quite a few others without the Spanier res ected New Col ac ar im n a es-ville, mostly to R OTC people, a ,few C.I.A. agents on educational leave, and foreign service hopefuls. The other half of his time is spent at the Naval War Academy. He roomed with Henry Kissinger and authored several books. He feels passionately that military and nuclear strategy should not be entirely the province of the military. He knows that civilians can understand these issues if fully informed. He also knows that takes a great deal of effort to truly understand and be current. He feels that our country is built on the premise that our military is under the direction of the civilian population who through their representatives make policy. Our military people are to a large extent our peacemakers and it behooves us to listen to them in much the same way they listert to us. With so much information, misinfor mation and disinformation cir culating around us, it seems that only an academic setting will provide all the tools we need to analyze the issues. My proposal is simple. John Spanier teaches the peo-ple whose fingers are on the trigger, and he also teaches Nancy. If we appreciate the talents, experience, and-connections of General Heiser, Dr. Barylski, Dr. Bates, Dr. Benedetti, and Dr. Lewis we can attract the best military and strategic minds to New College to teach a civilian population. Eventually, we could have one hundred students from around r! the world taking classes in ( all the existing areas, but


REAGENT, April 11, 1983, page 9 SWORDS, continued majorinR in Conflict Resolution or Military Strategy. Classes could be offered in Nuclear Strategy, Conflict Resolution, the Causes of \/Jar, Aggression in the Human Species, Warfare as Politics, Economics of War Alternative World Futures, Disarmament Strategies, Nuclear Physics for Humanities Majors, Power, Nuclear lrJaste and Disposal, Negotiation Techniques, History of War, The Death Instinct in Religion and etc. etc. etc. It is obvious that these classes must be approached from a multi-disciplinary perspective which is what New College nrides itself The Old, the Young, the RESPONSIBLE I by Randall Lanier on. On March 31, a silen.t "vigil" was held by the Coalition for Survival outside the Hyatt House, aimed at encouraging Congressman Connie Mack to vote YES on House Joint Resolution number 1J. HJR 13 calls for a bi-lateral, verifiable nuclear freeze. Arriving early, almost all the protestors seemed to be rather old to be demonstrating on such a cold, windy day--but these people were obviously not It is a _very commonly for-ready to retireL Soon, groups fact that New College of NC began to appear, began as a church affiliated eventually comprising a good institution and that a large percentage of the demonstrators. part of church money was spent This diversity of ages further to create this college. It is proves that nuclear technology therefore entirely possible that and the threat of war are all this connection could be renewed encompassing issues. by General Heiser, and that the Lillian Jaros, coordin-church might be willing to ator for the Coalition for Surspend to endow one vival, feels this threat chair in Military for is soon to become more pronounced. ?eace. There are many wealthy The US plans to place cruise and individuals in this community Pershing II missiles on strate-who have both the cash and the gic locations in Europe, includ-ideals to see the importance of ing 96 cruise and 108 Pershing such a project, and who would in West Germany, 160 cruise in be more than willing to fund Great Britain, 112 in Italy, all or part of the chair. This and 48 in Belgium and the Neth-is a central political and moral erlands. flanned deployment issue for our time; money can takes place this December! be found to investigate it from The difficulty of detect-a wide variety of sources, and ing cruise missiles and the pro-students of an excellent qual-ximity of a Pershing bomb fleet ity could be attracted from will the Soviets into a around the world. As with all defensive posture. greatly am.. .. the chance or an ac1 nta1 nuclear war, and giv-of the community. ing the "first strikers" more The chair could be admin-confidence in their insane be-istered in the same way as the leif that a nuclear exchange Mac Arthur Foundation funding be won, or even limited. is, meaning that professors would The Coalition's March 31 come here for one year each to press release centered on permit a variety of viewpoints. ident Reagan's recent public These teachers should have de-emphasis on space and laser tech-bated and created our present nology, as a means of assuring policies at the hivhest levels. national security. Citing pro-They should come from active fessional opinions on the ef-or retfred military or civil-fectiveness of such defense ian theoreticians. Classes systems, the Coalition clearly in September '83, presented the absurdity of de-and 1f possible the endowment fending anything from a nuclear secured by then. Announcements war. should be placed in major, nat-The proposed laser defense ional magazines, among relig-system would cost $200 to 300 ious P..:roups, in the high schools, Billion "for hardware alone, dis-within the military, within the regarding outlays for research spectrum of the various nuclear and development," as cited from groups, and internationally, as Dr. Cooper, director of the Def-we 11. Perhaps we could have ense Advanced Projects 25 students here for tkis Septem-Agency ber, 1984, building to a few "Furthermore," there-hundred in a few years. This lease continued, "such a system timetable may be off by one would have to be 100% effective, yearJ but if it takes than because even if less than 1% that it won't happen. got through, it would be sufficient to destroy the country as New College began less than a viable entity; and while re-twenty-one years ago. Some feel research and development phases that the vision has atrophied. would continue for decades, We do need to expand; why not weapons proliferation on both into the most central academic sides would take place at a debate of the ae;e? Certainly dangerous pace ... we will attract more students The Reagan administ-here and regain national atten-ration, with its affection for tion. considering "first strike" or General Heiser, teach us "liroited nuclear war" options, about warfare so that together makes the whole game more deadly, we can truly become peacemakers. and the passage of HJR 13 more As a : know that urgent. there is sufficient interest for Thus far opponents of a class beginning in September HJR 13 have succeeded in blockon any aspect of your mil-ing the bill with a "filibuster 1 tary experience and know.1ee1ge by amendment as Mrs. Jaros that you care to teach us. Yes, phrased it. To be effective help us to understand our com-the bill must pass without plex world emasculating proposed so far. The Coalition wants the bill passed without amendments a! as does at least a representative fraction of the NC student body. Mrs. Jaros said hopefully that HJR lJ would be votedon by April 1 J, "if the amendments : proposed do not slow it down further." Her doubt about there being no further crippling ammendments to block the bill was obvious. Florida is not among the States to vote for a nuclear freeze, and Senators Chiles and Hawkins, as well as Congressman Mack, are not overly supportive of HJR 13. I The Vietnam era taught many Americans the power of cooperative, persistent action to effect change. Demonstrations like that held by the Coalition for Survival on March 31 are much needed reminders to our representatives that they cannot ignore the people if they wish to remain in office. Even more important, they demonstrate the omnipresent fear of nuclear war. "The Coalition for Survival crosses all political religious, racial, and age iines," and seeks closer ties to NC it for the resource it an be, on March 31! Political TSblrts Sdkscreened n qualo!'< t COO< cotton FREE BUTTON 01 BUMPEASTICKER wrth eac Sh rt purchased w h lhiS ad' COLORS Navy ll d.Biacl\.5695 t 00p&h ea ADULT SIZES StviL XL Specrty your ChOICes' CATALOG S50 0< FREEw,ord<'f Ser>dlo PEACEMEALGRAPHICS. DEPT 583, P.O. BOX 172 MJ. PliTSBURGH. PA 15230 OPeacemeal Graphrcs 1979 t 9(!1


REAGENT, April 11, 1983, page 10 ,, BY P A M LEVIN TWO NC STUDENTS (WHO ARE NOT RELATED) ENJOYING THE REVELRY RINGLING RECONSTRUCTED TO RESEMBLE PRE-RENAISSANCE PARTY r .. Iy eyes anci I scanned the grounus, open to all the 8th annual could present me with. ror the other three days I brov.rsea, p eked, anC. otherv; h : e carous ec. in the general spirit; but on the first day, Thurs

ANNOUNCEMENTS AT FIDRIDA STUDIO t.teatre sh&ing from April 11 until the 19th, will re "The Fifth of July, II a play by Lanford Wilson. Regular curtain tine is 8 p.m., Matinees (on the 14th and 16th) regin at 2 p.m. 366-9796 is the number for further info. Dr. Gary McDc:nogh will address the Social Science Forum on April 20, at 3:30p.m., at the tcpic "Talkin' History by the Geechee" Structure and Transformaticn." The Forum wi 11 nee t in the F ishbo.v l in Hamilton Center OUTWARD BOUND is offering its programs in wilderness settings-including backpacking, rock climb ing, canoeing, skiing, snowshoeing, and sailing--on a year-round basis. Academic credit is available for their courses, which last from 5 to 26 days. For more info: Outward Bound, Inc. 384 Field Point Road Greenwich, CT 06830 telephone: (203) 661-0797 LECIUPE ON HERPES, April 12, 8:OOp.m., FishbOtll. Spcnsored by Planned Parenthood. NEW COU.EGE STUDENrS WHO Want a chance to "return m Goo's invest1n 2 n may ccntact Intercristo, the Christian Career Spec ialists: S eattle, WA telephone: (206) 98133 546-7330 National Graduate Univers ity' s INSTITUI'E OF DEMCCRACY (to prepare future lawmakers) vides a "unique opportunity to discuss dorrestic and external is-sues with eminent public officials," as well as to study with "can-r:etent faculty." More Info: Registrar Institute of Democracy 1101 North Highland Street, Arlington, VA 22201 telephone: (703) 527-4800 A Woodwind and Cello recital is planned for the Music Rcon (where else?) of the Library on April 14, at 8:00 p.m. Pianist and flutist Martha Rearick, flutist Anna Clare Epistola, oboist Nancy Warfield, and cellist Ernesto V. Epistola will perform. USED BOOK SAlE USED BOOK SALE ... USED BOOK SALE USED BOOK SALE .. U3ill BOOK SALE: April 13, 14, 15, Ham Center Area. NEW COLLEX;E QUARTET will perform in the Music roam of the Library on April 15, at 8:OOp.m., playing some of the big hits including top releases from such artists as Mozart, Brahms, and Stravinsky. Reception after the concert in Cook Hall. REAGE NT, April 11, page 11 JlUJMIUlLlL STAR IT DID I A Sl R E 1 10 D 1 0 RYT RA LIST OD __ r r-r-----1 L t ___ l_j WHAT THE VISITING PROFESSOR SAID WAS UNIQUE ABOUT NEW COLLEGE: Wednesday Night Film Series April 13 The Phan tan of the Or;e ra NEw College Film Series April 16 Circle of Deceit (Director: ".'olker Schlondorff) Set in the middle of civil war toi'"n Beirut, this film is a cornann thoughtful vision of the tragedies of War Bruno Ganz plays a journalist whose dazed eyes mirror the confusion of War in which is a victim. Truly an engrossing and r:cwerful film. E. Randall Lanier/ Reagent Co-editor, tells you ...... Ill I I I l I April 23 Tre Idiot I 1 r (Director: Akira Kurosawa) 4) The story of the holy fool Prince Myshkin was Dostoevsky's favorite of his own novels; Akira Kurosawa has often stated that Dostoevsky is his favorite author (the film) represents an ideal cross-fertilization of two centuries, two cultures, and two rredia. ASOID April 11 I Sent A letter To My Love 1981, French, Subtitled. April 23 Love and Death 1975, (W. Allen, Director) ... on the Literary Supplement like this: need submissions of 1oetry, Craphics, hotoe;raohs, Stories, 1\'anifestoes, etc. i'Je 'd like to do 16-20 of whatever you'd like to see, so please leave submission in Box 398, or contact one of the editors for more information. rHANK YCU


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