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"THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS" REAGENT INTERVIEWS BILL KLINE When the Reagent was sidering just who needed to be interviewed on this campus the name Bill Kline was one of'the first to come up. So few people knew about the man and his responsibilities as head of Stud ent Affairs ( SA ), that we it necessary the on a few of the issues. The article/interview that follows includes excerpts from over twenty-five of transcripts. We spent time talking Kline's background, his JOb, the New College Student Alliance, CIT funds, and the Student Court; in short, we gave Kline a chance to speak on most of the important aspects his here at u.S.F. New College. The resulting piece is, we feel, at the very least, Hopefully the community will know a little more about itself, and a man who makes some important decisions about life here at New College. The interview: Re: What do you say we get started? K: O.K. Re: First of all, what's your background? K: I graduated from the Un1Versity of Pennsylvania in 1964 a degree in psychology. I'm from Philadelphia, originally. I spent the next six on active duty in the Navy a year in Vieinam .. I came back, got a masters degree in seling, and then went to a small college in Delaware and spent 10 years working on housing and as Dean of Students. I came down here in the summer oF 1980, so I've been here about 2t years. Re: How did you interested in u .s.F. New College, or were you at first interested in working for u.s.F., and then .. K: Well, after spending 10 years at that college in Delaware I was interested in moving to another and i n particular 1n to this part of the country. I read about this in a trade paper that s how I became aware of it. I applied, came down for an interview, and that led to rrry coming down here that summer. New College the I was at in Delaware had tr1.ed a variety of contractual pro-grams there with the Stae Uni versity, because of it's own financial difficulties. I think we found very quick1y that tw administrations, one or the pub1ic institution and one for the private schoo1, both accountab1e to very dif ferent entities, didn't \mesh together very well ... becanse the philosophies were different, the' methods of were different, and everyth1ng else. The only commmn denominator we had was a desire to make money to replace empty dorm beds, and for them to have a place to house a program. So there was a lot of be-tween programs. One program consisted of an intensive, early admissions honors program. Re: So you've been involved with colleges before? K: Yeah, so I've been involved with those, and I've seen these bad administrative mixes before and I think that was one of the things that made this attractive. There are always going to be difficulties when different kinds of operations are sharing the same facilities. Now the NC program and the u.s.F. program are themselves different, but in other ways .... in some ways it's the best of both worlds, because atleast we have one administration that always bickering with another administration. We have our ewnvdifficulties adjusting to our own levels of you know, working things out from a dollar standpoint and a variety of things, but atleast it's not a battle back and forth. Re: As far as our administration goes, you're responsible to Dean Barylski. 1continued on page J) '8$-84 H ous ing B udget Announced submitted by the Housing Department The budget for the current school year was constructed witt. the thought in mind that the fiscal deterioration of the budget would slow if not stop altogether. This deficit was created by the mandatory food service plan of two years back and by increases of under 8% for three years prior that were self evidently not even keeping of inflation. Food service also drains the budget annually of $15,000+ due to the fact that Housing absorbs the entire util ity bi11 of the kitchen. As a resu1t, dorm fees have increased nearly 20% for each of the past two years. Idea11y. to achieve fisca1 stability over the 1ong term with the appropriate of service would necessitate at least two if not three more years of large to these predict1ons 1s enrollment. Incoming classes significantly larger over the next three years.will for decidedly small fees. d This year's increase, as1 e from ISP, is only 8%. As opposed to previous years,,next year we will begin for the ISP period as part of the second semester. The new rates will be: Semester I $620 Semester II $?75 Any questions concern1ng the budget are directed to the Housing office. Proposed Operating Budget 1983-4 Revenue (Schedule 1): Student Rentals Summer Rentals Special Rentals Other Income $31),650 25,000 ),420 7,000 $)49,070 Expenditure (Schedule 2): Salaries 0. p .s. Expense oco Transfers Projected Surplus: $122,249 10,255 185.373 2,500 JO ,,000 $348.37? i 6 9 1


-A REAGENT V ALENTl E Hidden in every Valentine's Day card, under the romantic verse and the lacey pl.nk paper, is the core of the card as a device: it works it gets its roes age across. That's why the Reagent feels th it's appropriate to debut on such an idealistic holiday as today. We intend to live o u r name: to detect,, measure, or produce and to do so in a manner that works for the community. Our aims are really very simple: 1) to help bridge the information and "communication" gaps at N C ; 2) to provide a printed forum for all issues relevant to N.c.; and 3) to examine the present, the past, and the possible f utures of o u r community. Each issue of Reagent wi l l contain one major interview, submitted articles concerning and announcements for films, clubs, and organizations inside and outside the campus. Reviews of events will also be featured. All responses or "letters to the editor" are welcome. Reagent I will appear every other Monday following today, with deadlines on the Wednesday prior to publication. In addition to the bi-monthly newspaper, Reagent will publish a literary supplement containing poetry, short stories, photos, and graphics. The Lit. Supp. should appear around the middle of the term; deadlines will be announced. Happy Valentine's Day. By The Sigma Chi Delta Staff The F r a t ernity is an integral oart o f c ollege life i n both the United S tate s and Canada. F raternities o r e mote friendship, l oyalty, and b r i therl v feel in.r;s, -,.rhic h a r e often. lost in the n urely a cademiQ c l inate o f manv of our colle0es. nrothers find that workino in a fraternal situati on can be one of the most ectucational and exoeriences. This is not only because of the social advantaaes, but also because b rotherhood encouraaes tolerance and resoect for others from different backprounds. OH DELTA Jew number one social f raternity, is currentlv neti tionincTTational Fraterni t ies in order to establish a recoanized chanter on the New c amous can ta'ke as little time as 90 days, o r as lanaas two vear s d e n endina un o n t h e dedicatio n o f the SIGT'!A Ct-TI DELTA membershi n P resentl v work has o n establishina con t a cts with the S ipma r.hi Fraternitv. S igma Chi, in the e v e s o f man:r especially its brothers, is seen a s America's leadincr fraternity. It has a member ship of 168,000, and encompasses 176 llllltl a..-s The Editors 1 and orograms. For example, REAGENT wishes to thank the following for their help in getting us off the ground: Brud Arthur Steve Colee Pete Fazio Bill Kline Gary McDonough John Moore John Morrill Cia Romano-Lumsden Andy Workman SARASOTA rLORIDA Si.r:ma Chi chapters are vmrkinf wi t h the 1./al lace Vi l lage for Children, one o f the few centers solely for the treatment and rehabilitation of children v1ho are learning disabled or mentally disturbed, and have raised a total of in the 1976-1979 period. :r.ember in Sigma Chi does not end with graduation from over the years, the Fraternity has chartered more than 270 alumni chapters and associations across the United States and Canada, occasionally overseas. Kaooa Sip;ma, another of AmericE:t:; most respected fraternities, is one of the oldest and larr.est colleQe fraternities. It was oriNinallv founded in Italv, in. the 15th century. Presentlv there are 188 chapters and There are also over 105 alumni chanters. MembershiP into either of these national organizations will mclce New College brothers eligible for: 1) academic and leadership scholarships 2) attendance to leader ship conferences 3) loans and grants from the National Office 4) graduate counselors v1ho are provided to brothers furthering their education at other universities 5) career planning and job olacement services. (continued on p.6) REAGENT FEBRUARY 14_, 1 98'3 A Note From The President By Mean Gene Stackpole NCSA President p.2 Hi. I'd like to welcome everyone back from wherever it is you people go to. I would also like to welcome all of you new students and wish you g ood luck in yo u r endeavors here. My term of office as President of the New Stud ent Alliance has just begun, and I would like to remind you that I am your elect representative, dedicated to uphold your rights as students and protect you from the nasties. I hav e just moved into my new office in room 307, and I hope that you will feel free to drop in i f yo u haqe any gripes, qualms, twinges, pangs, ideas, desires, food, liquor, or if you just want to throw the bull around. I f you should so want to com m unicate with me without having to actually be in the same room as I am, for whatever reason, my telephone extension is 249 (thanks, big guy), and my box number is 420. you want to contact me through Tampa, my Social Security number is 127-52-9959. I hope you will think of me as approachable. Thank.f,j"" By Campus Council Cha i r Don Moore Howdy. I want to thank everyone who voted in 1982 elections; you -1a11 have a right to vote in campus elections, and I was pleased to see that you exercised right. A ne:W-semester has begun new faces have arrived on and new (as well as old) ideas for the betterment of student life at New College will arise. and I would like to hear all these ideas and, with help, would to contrl.bute to the mal.ntenance.and jmprovement of the of life on campus. ic? Not really. If you voJ.ce your wants, your ideas, and your suggestions, then we can try to make New C?llege an environment good learning and good ll.V ing. I look forward to. working with Gene all of you l.n the com1ng year. And I would like to hear what you have to say about the quality of life at New College--its present state and its future potential. Give me a call at ext. 252 or stop by my office in HCL # 6. Look for the guy wearing shorts.


I KLINE, CONTINUED Ka Yeah. Dr. Barylski, as campus dean, is responsible for all administrative functions that go on on the campus, for both U.S.F. and NC programs. Re: So you don't report to the Provost at all. K: No. I'm not under the Fro vost All the administrative bodies on campus report to one of the directors under Barylski except for admissions. NC ad missions is the only administrative entity that works directly for the Provost everything else goes to Barylski. the first year I came here were proposals and some feel1ngs that there ought to be two very separate administrative structures in Student Affairs; one that reported to the Provost and one that reported to the dean. Thats probably a nice luxury, given the size of the student populations isnt large enough to warrant it. If NC goes to 600 full time students, as everyone would like to see it, and if the University programs grows to 2000, in the next 10-15 years, then I dont doubt that there will be more administrative staff changes as well as more people. One of the real problems in SA right now is that we really very reality we spend the maJOr1ty of our time with NC, not with the University program. What is the range of activ-1t1es that you through SA? K: Housing. Food Service Health Services. counseling Services. Personal Services. Re: Campus Council? K: Coordination with student governments on the A+S budgets. have a constitution approved U.S.F., there is no real student government here except the Campus Council? K: No. New College has a recognized Student Alliance. Re: But has u.s .F recognized it? K: The university does not ap-REAGENT INVITES YOUR RESPONSES TO ARTICLES: _L Please Type in J .. Columns ...!_Names Will Be Witheld Upon Request. the Reagent New College's Student Newspaper pma 117 ext. 278 box. 398 student organizations. The has a system by which, 1t.recogn1zes and registers the ex1stence of the organizations. Under State statute it would have to prohibit an ion from registering--for exam-ple, if it advocated that were contrary to State or university policy. The statutes would prohibit it from being eligible for access to A+S funds for violations of other sorts things .. there are lots of kinds of things that probably could exist as an organization but not be eligible for funding. The NC constitution was written before I came, and ratified by some sort of referendum. It was never submitted to that kind of process, but in all fairness, nothing else was either; I mean nobody had ever attempted to place any kind of nniversity structure into the NC operation ... started doing that with the university programs .. Campus Council constitution has never gone through that process either uh .. my concerns with that process being followed at some point deal more with the legitmacy of expenditures than philosophical viewpoints .... But that whole process has been recognized. Re: Officially? K: Yeah. As far as I know. wed all be on better ground if something like this had been committed to paper and put in the process that it should go through. The Campus Council is defined as the organization that's comprised of equal membership between both university programs and NC, with an at-large elected chairman who serves as the coordinating student government body betWeen the separate student communities. oore pus Council has been the organization that politically got together at the beginning of the year, and gone through the budget process for the A+S funds .. and then it allocated money to both USA and NCSA and those separate re-al-REAGENT FEBRUAR! 14, 198) p.J locate their dollars to the other organizations that they directly support. Re: Like the newspaper? K: Like the newspaper. Re: Once the money is given to the USA or the NCSA, is it theirs to deal with, or can it still be withdrawn by SA or any higher authority? K: Yes and No. Re: Like you said, depending on how they are using the money? K: The president of the university has to approve the A+S budgets before their approval. university in Tampa requ1res returns of some afthat money right off the top about 4000 dollars--Re: So it's not a large sum? K: I think that's relative. The A+S budget has not grown substantially in the past several years. You also have a percentage going for intercollegiate athletics in Tampa; which all the campuses do. Re: We dont participate in that here K: But the president of the university believes very strongly that athletics add to the overall image of the institution and are spmething that all students should share in. We have seen the percentage that is taken out reduced,it was reduced again this year. It was, after the merger, equal dollar for dollar. Re: For NC and Tampa? K: For us and Tampa. In terms of percentage. It's still around $7000 out of this year's budget. Between a11 the returns you also pay for wormman's and the that are sent down ... it's about t was ever Re: NC and u.s.F. K: Im not a good historian because I wasn't here: my perspective on it is that New College as a private institution was going bankrupt and out of (continued on page 5) Peter F. Burl: a student's perspective By Michael J. Lacqua The New College community will certainly miss Dr. Peter Buri, especially those who were fortunate enoughto have worked with him individually or to have participated in his classes. I first met Dr. Buri four years ago when I visited New Col lege as a prospective student. At that time he was Chairman of the Division of Natural Sciences and offered me useful advice about choosing an appropriate university and planning a college curriculum suitable for one's personal career interests. He spoke very frankly about the advantages and disadvantages of the New College program. As my sponsor and advisor for almost three years he always displayed the same helpfulness and genuine concern that I had experienced when talking to him for that short while during my initial visit here. Dr. Buri was enthusiastic; always willing to conduct tutor ials in any area of Biology. He worked avidly with me personally in several tutorials and aided me in the outlining and writing my thesis. He was always p proachable, understanding, and ready to offer guidance. I am sure that he would want nothing more than for his students to continue their studies with the same enthusiasm and vigor which he inspired.


w Coli ge: a v i sion i n need of revi s i on By R ick Doblin New College is our home; for some of us for less than a year. Others of us enter maturity here, a process taking several years. Some of the faculty have been here since before a few of us were born. Some, like Peter Buri, even die here. It seems fitting that we strive to make our home the best place we can. That process starts with a vision, as New College began over twenty years ago. My vision is colored by the eleven years that have passed since my first term here as a student in 1971 Since that i for a year as a studen t a nd then on special leave. I left to travel America, and became responsible for my own education. Then I returned to New College to rejoin those friends of mine as they entered their third year. They were, I believed, among the few people who understood me. I returned not as a student but as a builder. I received permission from the Board of Trustees to use some New College land to build the racquetball court. I lived in Caples after it was donated to the College. I was a caretaker there until the school determined what it wanted to do with the place. At the same time I was building the racquetball court, which was finished in one year. I donated the court to the school and became an associate of the College. For the last seven years I have been building homes, including several for faculty. Finally, I have returned to New College as a student. I love the College and am willing to work to make it better, DQ1 il was, but a.. i1 can :wt. The The first step is a shared/debated vision. For several issues, I will raise questions and suggest tentative answers. New College is unique; together we can make it thrive. One of the most essential elements in the creation of a community is a gathering spot. Hamilton Center is our main com mon room, and it is ugly, barren mess inside of a beaut-iful building I t i s amaz i n g how a ttractive i t b ecomes for fund-raising functions, and how quickly it returns to its sad, neglected state. Hamilton Center used to be the heart of the College. When hundreds of people have only Ham Center as a common room it should be att.ractive, comfortable, and filled with examples of student creativity. The walls should be filled with student artwork specifically commissioned for that purpose. Fabric designs or banners should be hung from the overhead beams, and plants sho fill the room. All this is neede to humanize the cold brick and concrete, and will provide a w onderful forum for student work. A corner should be outfitted with couches, tables, and reading lamps, and a library of books created by student donation. These books would be free to anyone who wanted them, to take or to read there. A stereo should be available, and perhaps the New College Radio Station could play at various times. Hamilton Center can feel like a living room in a home, but bigger. The other main function it serves is as a dining room. Shared meals contribute to the strength of fam ilies and communities; in fact, communion is an essential element in the creation of a community and shared dining is one of the most effective mechanisms of communion. Faculty and students used to gather informally during meals; this was one of the most delightful aspects of the College. The current lack of informal faculty-student contact is a sad state of affairs. Faculty should have their meals offered to them frea if they come to Ham Center. This could be subsidized by the administration or by students or by donation from the Foundation. More people must come to .enjoy eating in Ham Center. Making the room attractive will help; making the food better will help even more. The land (continued on page 7) REAGENT FEBRUARY 14, 1983 p.4 IS THE O.A.U. HISTORY? by Charles Fortunato T hat was one o f the questions O CTOP UIS sough t to a ns\rer with its 1982 8 3 simula t ion of t h e O rfaniza t i on of Africa n U nitv. The a n swer, as the delegates 2nd conference secretariat f ound out, is that it is too early to tell. Certainlv ther e are oroblems facin,.,. the OATJ which could cause the to colla se. Put, as of now it has not done so. For three Jan. 28, 29, A.nd 30, Te\l Collep:e students became of more than states. In some cases, even the personalities of national leaders recreated. The students acted as to an ization of African Unity conference, and discusserl the most in ortant ir-sucs facinr the African continent. mbe conference divided into two comni ttecs, .lhich net simul. taneouslv. The Snecial Corn mission on Political anc Social Issues coal t ti th the status and definition liberation movements huma n rinhts pro b lems, nutrition anrl end a The A ssemb l v of Heads o f State and Goverment handled t h e e r n Sahar a d is,ute, the Chad Libva disrnte, Nami b i a a n d prop osed ammendmen t s to the OAU charter. A cris i s s imulation, designed and executed b v Elizabeth Elin and John Milla, conducted in the Assemblv of of State and Goverment. on con ers i a l U S.-backed of r-1orocco, a n d the ensuing tensions; esneciallv those between Alqeria and Libva. The crisis made use of simulation tech niaues such as real time development and controlled information. r1a.ior hostilities were avoided at this vear's conference; The ruest soeru

KLINE, CONTINUED .. business, and the State merger saved New College's existence. Re: Do we come out ahead? K: Well, I think you have the best of both worlds. A s a student you give up some of your .. some o f you might have as a private institution s u c h as policy making and so fort h ... b u t you g a i n a very good p r ivate-sch oo l liberal art s educatio n a t Sta t e institu t i o n prices. Th ere's n o place else in the country where you c a n do that. You've got to look at all the factors and decide what the trade-offs were. My guess is that with the amount of problems that they were having keeping the institution afloat, the students didn't have the amount of dollars to play with for their own use that they now do under the State system. K: Mike Russell. We were told before hand that we would get the money this time out of the REAGENT FEBRUARY 14, 1983 p.5 fund .. Sometimes we have a day area connecting all the Paltuer or two days to respond t o some-buildings, where people can s i t thing that other peopl e knew and study or eat lunch; the abou t two months a go, and isn' t same sort of thing connecting going to get acted on for three the tennis courts and the swimmonth more. Uhh--an d T ampa says m i n g pool ... we're thinking that happened to t hem i n thi s right now that the roof of some case, too. We're s itting here sort of pavilion mi ght h o use one day i n October a n d they say the solar collectors .. more picwer've got to have a lis t t o nic tables i n that area; a them on Monday o n w hat we coveri n g for the patio on Cook could use CIT money for ... so we hA11: to thP submitted a plan with about down there ... getting a lift down $400,000 plus an additional, oh there to move boats in and out roughly 2-3 hundred dollars in of the water; hopefully getting secondary proposals, plus a four new small sailboats; a third priority which was about second racquetball court; man$) million, which was for a p ymey to redo existing lighting for nasi urn and andi tori 1m complex; more safety around the dorms; really, j vst so we have it on money for new furn1ture for Ham-the list so that next time we ilton center, and to introduce bring it up they won t say we new lighting systems there .... brought it up all of a sudden. SA is responsible for all this And we hope that by 1990, we money, if we get it ... facilities miP"ht need a P"ymnasium and alld-planning people, all sorts o:f Re: What can you tell us about people aet involved in design d t f 1torlum complex. n th1S en owmen rom what are cal-of all the specifics. d CIT f d ? w h c Re: So what were the projects le un s. e eard that N Re: How much do you think we' 11 is supposed to get $400,000 out on the priority list? aet? lt. '11" d K: What's there roughly are: Q of the mu 1-m1 10n ollar en-) K: Oh--and some money to get 1 Swimming pool resurfacing, dowment. What are the chances 7 some furniture for the covnsel-$4 more lighting, solar heating that NC will recieve that 00, cooling, arou nd $SO, 000. ing center ... All these things 000, and how will it be spent? 2 ) Redoing the P 'b/Lanai pro-we roughly estimate at $400,K: Uhhh--CIT is a complex is-jects; about $ 20,000. 000, which is wha t we aimed for. sue--probably the one singular 3 ) R e p airs to the basketball Re: All this is first priority? funding issue tha t w e've spent K: All this i s firs t p riorit y courts ; resurfacing the more t1me o n 1n the l ast three Second priority was t o get some quetball courts, and lighting years since I v e been here. mone y t o r e d o the B-dorm r o o f t hem; build i n g an e x ercise f a c Out o f the tuition doll a r s ility; putting in a Par fit n e s s the interior, and some masonry p a i d there are several differen t course on the west side of cam-repairs on the P e i dorms, the fees that come out ... one of those pus; Two new tennis courts; re-create a new mail room facility, is called the Capital Improvement surfaci n g these t ennis c o u rts, and to restore the front lobby Trust Fund. The CIT was until lighti n g all the t ennis c ourts; of Ham center That's anethlast year administered by the som e sort of outdoor seating er 200 and some tho usand dol B oard of Regent s (BOR) Ove r lars .. The president h a s not the years the fund built up approved the recommendatio n y e t into a l a rge pool of money, but he has aske d for a n invent-fro m all the institutions i n ory of all facilities on all the the State. not just NC. I n 1976 regional campuses before he t ere were allocations made m a kes a decision s unO or example, s fund-when he'll decide? ed with those dollars ... By my K: It doesn't really affect us, understanding it cannot be used anyway ... We're in the request to build a pure class-room or i n Tallahassee for $400,000 ... a pure library, or whatever. I t R COL 0 I don't think o u r money is has t o be for non-academic fac-E LECTI NS threatened in this thing. U.S. ilities; student/support related F is pretty much guaranteed facilities. $9 million, and it may go as Re: Has NC gotten any of that A college is rules and high as $12 million ... my guess money yet? regulations. At New College is that the will act K: No. Since 1980-81 a task these are few. There are in April, we'll get the author-force was set up to look into no grades, no requirements ization in July, and we'll have it and make a recommendation, for class attendance, few two years to complete our pro-and we got a representative on absolutes of any kind. Socjects. that task force. We made some ial rules exist, but, again, Re: Getting to something that computations to estimate how they reflect the spirit of might be a little bit touchy, much money had gone into the freedom implicit in the There is evidently some questfund from NC and University pro-academic philosophy of the ion as to stvdents have gram students here, and started college. In both cases, enough say what SA does or pushing the issue that we should the intent is to present should do, whether as the NCSA get our fair share of the money. the student with the recog-or on a personal level. Other regional c mpuses felt the nition that his choices are K: Specifically such as? same way. Tampa's philosophy real choices, not synthetic Re: Specifically such as--was that the CIT funds be used ones, which will demand of K: I think it's a very open in-to build large projects: b uild-him the maxim u m degree of stitution. Students here at NC ing gymnasiums... self-direction, even se1.1have always been involved in:all Re: That leaves NC out... control. One grows at New the committees that made decis-K: We were saying ''Hey, we've College by the exercise of ions. By legislation, they have got a lot of small needs." Not choices--academic soci a l far more involvement in the that those needs aren't import-moral, ethical--and, by the spending of A+S funds than al-ant .. it's just that T ampa fel t same token, one f a ils when most any other system in the that that's not what CIT funds these choices result i n nation. I don't know what kind are for. self-serving or self-indul-of thing you're to. This past fall they agreed gence. N o student at New Re: Last year there was some to have another task force look College long remains un-q uestion as to whether you al-things over agai.n, and in the aware of the fundamental l owe d the Student Court to mean time the legislature took fact that he stands or falls have a free enough hand in control of the CIT funds away in large measure accord-dealing with problems on cam-from the BOR, and now the uni1ing to the degree to which pus. I was wondering if that versities individually make re-he accepts the responsib-was some sort of precedent? quests to the BOR and the BOR ilities placed on him by K: There certainly was a pre-collectively submits a request these concepts. cedent established. In effect to the legislature for CIT funds. --Bulletin of New we had to create judicial pro-Again, we got a student on the College, 1971-72. cedures for the campus which committee this year. 1 never existed before. The Stud-Re: Who is that? ent Court existed as a mech-(continued on p.7)


l. l. l. l. l. l. A Few Words About Nothing By Tommy Schmutz t SKIMMED MILK By Mimir Cul-de-sac On the announcements posted for Paul Lazes' Interface Art : This article is the first Installation, the artist called of what will hooefullv be a upon Webster for a definition : continuing series of critical of his work's title: ''A surface reviews on student productions regarded as the bo 1ndary of two : as such, it deoends entirely bodies or spaces." After view on the existence of same, and ing his work, I felt compelled on this reviewers desi're/ to turn to Webster as the art-: ability to attend such events ist had; this time to look up : be thev arts:-.r, c;ood-time, or a word that Mr. Lazes evidently whatever. The intent is sim';ll v skipped over. to a biased, sPonTha t word is "Art." : taneous reaction to what we Webster is no aesthetician, :are doinq around here, culture-but is obvious from what the wise. I c-otta ('"ut feelinc:, dictionary has to say about art and aesthetic ,..retentions is that New College (and its less : the least of mv concerns; than wealthy Fine Arts Covncil) : so the way I was moved is the could have benefited from at wav I vrill review, and if I least a glance at that defini commit the x-falic:r ten times tion before signing up Mr. Lazes.: in the next ten sentences, Art, according to Webster, is hana for God's sake. "the quality, production, ex-: DEJ\'TIT-I OF 1HTAF.L written bv pression, or realm of what is Linnsav La,..,urt beautiful, or of more than ord-: The rnost tedious exercise inary significance." One could, :in historic re"::erence, f

VISION,CONTINUED .. behind the Art barracks is ideal for farming and in the past large gardens have been grown by students. An organic food garden on the campus would provide opportunities for income for students if the kitchen could purchase the homegrown food, and will make the community more self-sufficient. Tte educational value of farming to biology, genetics, chemistry, and botany is obvious, and the sheer pleasure of grow ing our own food makes this goal worth striving for. The kitchen facilities are among the best in Sarasota county. These facilities should be opened to students so that small groups could cook and have the College over for dinner. Perhaps once a term each court could cook for the school. At other times, students should be permitted to use the kitchen to bake for fund-raising. Food could be available 24-hours a day from a corner of Ham Center, on the honor system. The food Co-op should be encouraged, and fruit and snacks could be made available. We can, I'm sure, trust eachother. Without a lively Hamilton Center New College seems dead. and is. Chris Martin cares about this problem, and is wiling willing to discuss it witfu members of the community who wish to contribute their ideas. +-'+'+'++ .... N.C.C..S.L PLANS AcnvtnES By Marissa Davis The N.C. Community service league, sponsor of such activit:l_:c;;;o r D st Swimathon, t Christmas Tree Sale, 1s planning more activites for term II. While of course trying to raise funds for our service projects, we also hope to be a binding force in New social life. Some tentative activities are: 1) a bus tour of Sarasota bars on St.Patrick's Day; 2) a multi-media theme party (extra-New College, to a Go-Go theme, perhaps?) 3) an Easter egg hunt for local school children, and 4) serving refreshments at the early morning CLAST exams. The N.C.C.S.L. also would like to sponsor a the near future for 5-year old Brock Wilson, a Sarasota boy stricken with a fatal bone disease. Costly bone transplants are the only way to defeat this disease. If you have fteedback concerning these ideas or sbme ideas of youn own,. please leave a mes sage in Box 441, or iT you have time and energy, attend the next N.c.c.S.L. meeting at Thursday at 8:00 p.m. in the Fishbowl. a EXTRA ISSUES OF PAST N.C. newspapers and journals will be a vailable for a at a special all time low price: free. Wade through the past (and take some home) at the agent office, pma 117. KLINE, anism in the NCSA constitution had no legitimate standing 1n the structure. We had a situation occur which needed a judicial process to handle it .. Re: But there was no system set up to deal with it here? K: We were forced to develop a system that met all the legal safeguards and all the desires of this community. Uh--under the emotional pressure of a case that had to be settled at the same time, and a lot of frustration it created a lot more animosity than it wish it had. Re: Do you think that now that sort of situation could be dealt with? A situation could be dealt with because there's a framework in ;place. Re: What is that;framework? K: The framework basically gives each person the right to adequate hearing when charged, and it specifies violations l .mder university regulations. They can have it dealt with administratively, through SA, or the option to refer it to SC; the system legitimizes the right of SC to handle it, though its decisions are recommendations to me, to see if they've handled it fairly enough. It has a mechanism in more serious cases for the campus dean to create a student/administrative combined court the hear cases that might result in somebody's expulsion. Re: But you are the one who refers it to SC or not to SC? K: Yeah. But we view that as a cooperative thing .. Re: Gettin back to personal stuff, read in the paper that you're running for Sara-Re: Would your election entail your leaving NC? K: No. It's not a paid position. I just feel very strongly about the potential for the city .. so I've decided to get involved in it. Re: Is your "campaign" afiliated with any party? No. It's a non-partisan election. Re: Yeah. I know. But have you been endorse by or are you working with any party? K: No. rm a registered Republican, though, but that does not have any thing to do with the city. Re: Have you ever run for office before? K: I ran for city a small town council once years ago. No; I've never had an elective office. Re: So NC could have a voice on the City Commission soon? K: That would be nice it would be very good for this part of town. Re: Do you think that would affect the amount of time you put in here? K: I don't plan on it ... that's the sort of thing that's hard to anticipate .. but I've never been the kind to let those things compete to the point that one hurt the other. REAGENT FEBRUARY 14, 198J P. 7 System Sacks P er Counseling: Moore Miffed By Lizanne Minerva Peer Counseling, an incipient at New College, has ceased to exist before becoming operational. The group formed during the first term under the leadership of Don Moore, a second-year transfer student. The sixteen members planned to obtain training at the Counsel ing Center, and then to have an office at a local high school. There they would serve as a resource for information, not as act11al counselors. Due to Florida legislation enacted in 1982, however, the peer counselors were prohibited from receiving accreditation from the Counseling Center or U.S.F. According to section 490.012, no person may use the title of counselor or act as one unless exempt or licensed by law. University lawyers agreed that to allow the peer counselors in schools risked legal liability; violation of the code is a first-degree misdemeanor. Kevin Brown of the Coun seling Center learned of the problem and attended a social science department meeting in order to find out if he could obtain a temporary faculty status ta teach a module on counseling for credit. The board rejected Brown's proposal. Social science chairman Robert Benedetti gave three reasons: New College offers a lib no-i:.-q: "-r .._ __ a review oy tnree individuals and two committees plus Brown's certification; and the course could cause legal problems. The chances that a faculty member might pick up the course was reduced by the fact that David Smillie will be on leave second term. Peer counseling may continue in a limited sense. It can no longer be an outreach pro gram to high school students, but the Comseling Center hopes to set up crisis intervention workshops with gt'est lecturers, which would be open to all. Moore had hoped the group could be as heloful to students on campus might be in a high school. For tte mean time, the group has disbanded. "Peer counseling, per se, as originally de-signed, says Moore "is no more." a THE WASHINGTON CENTER FOR LEARNING ALTERNATIVES has information regarding internships with such institutions as Congress, the State Department, the Smithsonian, and Common Cause. For details, write: The Internship Program The Washington Center 1705 De Sales St. N.W. Washington, D.C. 10036 202/659-8510

PAGE 8 aru LDen.l!nJG the fishbowl 1n By Lance Newman Recently the New College student body mobilized in one of the most awesome displays of gross intolerance since the days of our beloved Senator Joseph McCarthy and his pack of rabid followers. In fact, there are many disturbing parallels between the Red Scare of the 1950 era, and the Frat Scare of the 1980's. The U.S. citizenry has a long-standing tradition of nullifying the civil rights of any small group that threatens the quiet, complacent status quo. Major epidemics of this paranoid fever have swept the country twice in the 20th century. First, just after the first World War, the U.S. superpatriots mounted a huge campaign to rid the country of the vicious anarchists, socialists, and Reds that were threatening to overthrow our beloved democracy and to establish a reign of terror unequaled since a lit tle man named Robespierre ran France. With the help of the Attorney General A. Mitchell Palmer and the Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., the people began to purge the country of these murdering radicals. The poor luckless bastards were rammed through the courts and deported, jailed, or worse; all for the heinous offense of belief in sharing and universal ut::came occurences; 1n one case a lumberjack in Washington State to a pulp, castrated, hung, and then riddled with bullets for defending himself against a crazed mob of "ONe-hundred percent patriots." The coroner declared the case a sucide and that the man had h1mself, and then had shot himself repeatedly until he died. the once current phrase:. "comical as a coroner." Th1s_massive display of unabashed bigotry was directed at a group that comprised only 1-2 percent of the population. In fact, the socialist candidate f?r President, who ran four t1mes, could only muster a little ?vera million votes. What poss1ble threat could this minor, unarmed, and untrained group_pose to a nation with a army numbering in the m1ll1ons? Later, in the 1950's the superpatriotic demon again, especially a l1ttle man in our nation's cap1tol who set out to rid our proud nation of the Red menace and the dreaded comm-symps (read: bomb-throwing, red-eyed, wildhaired, anarchist bastards) Most the hapless blokes ;ho g?t_nailed were quite normal who had had the poor to be charmed by the C?mmun1st Party during their innocent college days cca:thy convinced the American it was treason for to believe some sort of rose-colored world, so he loosed his s.s. dogs on them with orders to ruin them first, ask questions later. Once again, the frothing, snarling geeks set out to harass a helpless and harmless group of romantics who wanted nothing more than a bit of peace and quiet. Now in the 1980's, on the New College campus, the professed home of individualism and freedom of choice, the spirit of narrow-mindedness has risen from the grave. A harmless bunch of geeks have decided they need a more tangible form of social interaction than Sat urday night bachanalian acidorgies. The reaction to this harmless and probably evanescent proposal (to form a fraternity) has been complete blind outrage. The only major difference between the Frat Scare and the crazed antics of Palmer or McCarthy is that the status quo is not being threatened in this case; atleast the commies said they were going to overthrow the government, even if they had no hope of success. There are no threats here to revolt and install a dictatorial triumvirate in pink Izod shirts; no one has received any letter bombs; in short, there is no threat, real or ideological, from this Pink menace. While the presence of a few misguided Massachusetts Greeks on campus may be naus anger that has spread the campus. When the Frat-boys held a meeting, ostensibly to announce their existence and to recrnit a few members, a huge crazed mob of our most respected citizens showed up, frothing at the mouth and screaming for blood in the great tradition of the "One hundred percent Americans." All these poor boys want to do is get together in dark rooms flail eachother with paddles, and call eachother fun names like "sir" and "plebe." What possible threat could they pose to quiet, alcohol fogged reality of the average New College student? Instead of wasting political energy on this bunch of social deviants let them get on with their little rituals and let us con on.why Reagan is get w1th stealing our financ1al a1d money, and thiDsof like importance. REAGENT FEBRUARY 14, 1983 p.8 : Wednesday Night Film Series I. ,. 16 February Potemkin ( 1925) Directed by Sergei Eisenstein, photographed by Eduard Tisse. A path-breaking film in style and imagery, it recreates the Odessa Mutiny and the spirit of the 1905 Revolution (silent, B&W) 23 February Ten Days That Shook The World Directed by Sergei Eisenstein and \. rigori Alexandrov One of the purest examples of ideological montage in films It treats the shifts in power in Russia after 1917, and the struggles of the Bolsheviks (B&W) THE 2ND ANNUAL BULWER-LYTTON FICTION CONTEST is accepting submissions in its search for the worst possible opening sentence for the worst of all possible novels. Writers of awful prose can send their entries to: The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest c/o English Dept., San Jose State Univ., San Jose, CA 95192 for entry is 4/15/83) "I AM 5 '10" AND SEEK MARRIAGE since 1974 with a bride never married before who is no taller than 5'8" and interested in learnine; my second languages." WritP: Victor Angustus Dominicus (A Self-Proclaimed World Relie;ious Leader) P.O. Box# 1044 Rome, NY 1 )440 The schedule of Semester II events 'ras comnosed bv the residence Activities Committee and the 9amilton Center Committee. Anyone interested in helning to these events should contact Chris or Pete Fazio There will be further information each event as they occur 2/1 'Rad ;.rovies Festival 2/3 Open House Counseling 2/19 r.ncot Trip 2/23 Ashford Hamuton (sinqer) 2/26 Skating PHrtv 3/3 Folk Singer 3/5 Aimost Goes 3/12 Snuare Dance 3/12 nacouetball To1rnament 3/16 Sutcent Affaris Onen rouse 4/8 Staff-Student Softball Game 4/9 Semi-Formal Dance 4/13 Open Bouse 4/1fi Tennis Tournament" 5/7 Beach Partv : ANTHROPOLIDGIST TONY ANDREWS will speak to the Social Science For: urn at 3=30 p.m. on February 23 198?, in the Fishbowl, on "Sur: Ancient Maya Coast Short rpresentation : w111 slides of the Yuc atan pen1nsula.

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