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WE G H VOLUME 2 NUMBER4 Fj 'I lEY TAKEI'l I AWAY By now everyone has probably heard of the legendary CIT fund. The CIT was designed to modernize existing and build new campus recreational facilities throughout the U.S.F. system. Each campus pays approximately $2-3 out of each students tuition into the fund, per year. In the past it has been used for Student Union Buildings, auditoriums, the two Sun domes, and other projects. This meant that the smaller branch campuses were.neglected. Recently, New College and U.S.F. have been lobbying for CIT funding for smaller projects, such as swimming pools, tennis courts, raquetball courts, etc. In 1981, the u.s.F. task force, of which New College students Carolyn Chambliss and Mike Russel were members, endorsed the principle that each campus should be provided with shares of the money equitable with the amount that they had paid in. This was reaffirmed by the 83-86 task force. In the period ending in June 1983, New College and U.S.F. Sarasota had paid inbetween 600,000 and 700,000 dollars. $400,000 was requested for use here. The 83-86 task force compiled a list of proposed uses for the CIT money,(which included our $400,000 for expanding in 83-84) and it was presented to President John Lott Brown. It was rejected, and Brown created his own list for presentation to the State Legislature. On this list, our $400, 000 is included in a fund of 2.6 million for U.S.F. Athletic Facilities. The expenditure schedule for this fund calls for 10% to be delivered in 84-85 for planning and design, with the remainder to be delivered in 85-86, two years past the originally promised delivery date. The list has as first priority an expenditure of 1.5 million dollars for litigation costs for the Sundomes. Second priority is by La'nce Newman 2.25 million for a new art building on the Tampa Campus. Third Priority is funding for regional campus projects. When and if this money comes through it will be used for a variety of projects on the New College/ USF Sarasota campus. The projects have been designed to fulfill the immediate needs of the student body and to meet projected use demands through the year 2000. The swimming pool will be resurfaced and provided with new perimeter lighting. Existing tenn1s, raquecba11, and basketball courts will be repaired and new courts will be added for each sport. A large pavilion will be built between the tennis courts and the pool. This pavilion will house an exercise/weight room, picnic tables, and a sports equipment storage room. Four new sailboats will be purchased and the docks outside the iibrary will be renovated. This and more, more, more someday soon? MORE CUTBACKS by Gabrielle Vail Recently the New College library took the brunt of university-wide cutbacks this budget area. USF had no choice but to curtail funding because of a legislative action reducing the budget by almost $500,000 from last year's figure; however, the cut was not equitably distributed. The branch campuses took a larger percentage of the cut than Tampa. In answering retaliative demands from New Col lege, USF simply stated that the decision was a University prerogative and offered no clear-cut definition as to the basis of alloca among the various schools. The received a total of 11.68% of the USF funds this year, instead of the 12.87% earmarked for last year. In relative terms, this may seem a small cut. However, the 1983-84 NC budget totals $121,719, down slightly over $70,000 from last year's $192,572. Library director Dr. Jenkins stated, "We have 73% of the dollars we had last year--when we should have 100% or more!11 These cuts are not merely theo retical figures. They have already had an impact on what the library can provide to the college community. Basically, what will suffer is the buying power of the library. The allocated funds will be apportioned to purchase serials (including journals, magazines, and annuals), microfilm and microfilm indexes, bind journals, and repair books. Fortunately, there is some money on reserve in the New College Library Foundation Fund which will be utilized in the purchasing of new volumes. However, the number of volumes that the library will be able to obtain will drop significantly from the 3429 purchased last year to an estimated 1200 or less for the coming year. This is not the only area that will be affected. 11We can do virtually nothing to support course offerings this year. Students participating in new programs will suffer to some extent. We will be forced to rely heavily on interlibrary loan," said Dr. Jenkins. Is there any hope for the future? Dr. Jenkins stated that the issue of library funding is at the top of the legislative agenda for next year, and hopes that the cry that has been across the state will bring action. Apparently this facet of education suffered this year due to great r emphasis on other issues, such as improving the K-12 level of education. ........ ...x:-:w t l : : l:' i ... j .::= .. '' ,',. ... ,.,',' ,,...,...-...,,, S.A..C.IIMtlag


On the Chair Thank you, Dr. Fetzer. You have the distinction not only of being the MacArthur Visiting Distinguished Professor in the Arts and Sciences this year, but also of being the first faculty member (with the exception of Provost Benedetti) to ever write an article for, or a response to, the Reagent. We apologize profusely for the omission of the author's name on the "MacArthur Chair" article last Don Woodard wrote the article. In the 8 a.m. "by-line" placement rush we obviously missed one. Neither Don nor the Reagent deliberately print an article of that nature anonymously. Sorry, Don. Sorry, Dr. Fetzer. Sorry, everyone. COMPLAINT I Functioning primarily on an emotional level, I find it extremely difficult to write down what I really wish to express. So, rarely write anything at all. But I have pen in hand at this moment because today I felt emoted enough and basically got so damn pissed off that I could write a book. My thoughts are so lucid it frightens me. (Obviously, I aQ quite disturbed at this point.) problea ia eiaple. When 1 o one o the o ices on West campus, I do not expect to be waited on hand and foot and lavished with gifts. But I hardly expect the "welcome" I consistently receive (actually, after three terms, one does begin to expect it). Why is it that so many of those persons in service positions at this college not only refuse to be polite, but go out of their way to be rude? I am not only speaking for myself, as most of you know. It is all too often I hear others with similar reports, and the frequency of these occurrences is incredible. I, for one, stopped by two offices today, where I was cut down like a naive little jerk. As students, we are dependent on these :mployees. Unfortunately, the does not hold true, and these people manipulate that fact to no end. They take advantage of their positions of "authority," and I feel like shit coming out of these offices! Something has got happen! These employees are on this campus to help the students. Why the hell should I have to mentally prepare myself every time I must encounter them? What is this grudge I can't help thinking is being held against us? So what'll we do? Complain! Go to Dr. Benedetti. We need someone to cell these people to lay off! Most of us cannot deal with it anymore, but out of sheer necessity, we are forced to. Interaction with the employees on this campus is an inevitable part of our college careers, but real communication with some of these people is impossible. Why must they go out of their way to make our lives more difficult? These precious few can really put a damper on your day--several of your days, in fact. Some action has to be taken. Don't you think our sanity is threatened enough as it is? signed: Unsigned (I have more years of dealing with these people.) 007 by Randall Lanier Since there were no responses to the articles in the Reagent (volume 2, number 2) regarding the "Korean Airlines Tragedy," here is one proposal that has more basis in reality than may be at first apparent. We know the Russians lie to their people, but do you know how much of what we ? Vietnam, Angola, the Bay of Pigs, U-2 flights, t.Tatergate, nuclear safety, Agent Orange, and so on. I would like to propose that the U.S. is as responsible, if not more so, than the U.S.S.R. for the 269 human casualties of flight 007. There are too many leaks in the official U.S. story to give it much objective credibility. For example, Richard Nixon was "warned" not to board flight 007, the intercepted Soviet communications were "revised" ten days after the incident (making U.S. and U.S.S.R. reports closer), and there were various remote monitoring systems in use during the tragedy, not to mention the RC-135 spy plane. All of these facts, accompanied by a general knowledge of the present Cold War and of the common techniques used to promote it leads to an unpopular theory: the U.S. is lying to everyone. Furthermore, it is as logical to assume our government planned the affair to incite anti-Red sentiments while we install Pershing and Cruise missiles in West Germany as it is to assume that the 007 pilot was simply off-course, cutting fuel costs, and saving time. What is certain is that the true story will probably never be known and that U.S./U.S.S.R. relations are further strained. So what comes next? How are our boys in Washington going to ease foreign relations and do their damndest to ensure our safety? Hold an international conference to seriously discuss relations from negotiable viewpoints? Hardly. Why not deploy a whole bunch of missiles right next to those commie pinkos? Now that's an .. and that's what's happening? While fuses are short, the U.S., in all its diplomatic gran-deur, strikes a match. Now that's a strong government for you. Strong enough to kill us all and growing increasingly stupid enough to do it. Anyone incited, ignited, or upset? I hope so. In our world centered on books, looks, and avoiding the SASC, a wider perspective is healthy. P.S. Note the October 22 rally in Orlando. Lebanon by Randall Lanier As I read through the third issue of this year's Reagent while marking the typos to be corrected, I was struck by the fact that there was really nothing in the issue relating to "the world." We were given a short note to put in, but the brevity and hypocrisy were too much to print; however, the subject was well worth the ink. "A brief but important note: do you realize that there are close to 20,000 U.S. troops engaged in a civil war in Lebanon? If you don't, find out more about it. If you do, let your views be known." Obviously, the note's author lr.nows something about the scene, but is his/her view known? Not to me. One view (mine) is that we' e stuc n e anon. If .S. troops withdraw, their absence will only spark more fighting, but if they stay, the situation will not improve. The question is the same as always (or at least all too frequently): will the U.S. let other nations work out their difficulties, or will we muscle things around and screw up as usual? With Reagan in office, the answer is pretty clear. Will Reagan invoke the War Powers Act? Even if he does, the differences between the Israelis and the Palestinians are too deeply ingrained in religion to be solved by anything less than genocide or a complete takeover 0f one side. Will we be the next ones to "kill the Jews"? tREDITf


From the Chai r Dear Editors: The author of "MacArthur Chair" (Reagent, 26 September, p. 4) might have been less perplexed had he been better informed by his faculty sources. The meeting was held on the 30th, at least in part, because I had committed myself to notify another institution not later than the 30th were I to decline its standing offer of a visiting ap pointment for 1983-84, as everyone in attendance at that meeting learned directly from me. Contrary to the impression created by your story, the FASC and the EPC could not field the recommendation of the Social Science Division, because faculty committees at New College do not exist between academic years. For this reason, business is properly conducted during the summer--as was the case here--by the Committee of the Whole, a matter of common knowledge to faculty members, albeit occasionally overlooked. The principal problem small colleges confront is the allocation of limited resources. In retrospect, some of the faculty--mostly junior faculty--wanted to divide the pot among the junior faculty; others--especially in Natural Sci ence--wanted the money to accumulate; while the rest--whose view prevailed--wanted to appoint a MacArthur Professor. Apparently, but a dethat should come as anyone who thinks the New College f aculty conducts itself as a flawless para d igm of p rocedural priety ought to attend on e o f ltS meetings! Notwithstanding the fascinating but misleadin g insinuations lished in your columns, the a tion involv e d here was n o t so very strange. At places like New College, opinion s are (almost) always divided and decisions are_(almos7) never uncontested. In of 11 I remain very proud to have a h been selected for an honor few are privileged to experience. I shall do all I can to warrant this extraordinary expression of confidence b y my colleagues. Yours truly, (r'-'\V\ James H. Fetzer John D and Catherine T. MacArthur Visiting Professor in-the Arts and Sc1ences Ham Central bv Chris Martin Well, lam impressed! You have all been so cooperative in keeping Hamilton Center clean and neat! continue to get compliments on fact from faculty, staff, and itors. THIS is a first in all the 14-15 years I've been hanging around campus! The sitting alcove remains a favorite spot to meet, talk and_ sleep. Above all, it is not be1ng trashed each night as was feared by some! Trays the dining room ar. e tQ ... t \ I 1 I t TO THE rack now provided by the Cafeteria, and for the most part, tables are even cleared by early afternoon. NOW, keeping in mind all the nice things I've just said, I would like your further cooperation on a couple of things. PLEASE, when you put signs on the windows of Hamilton Center, DO NOT USE MASKING TAPE, USE SCOTCH TAPE! The hot sun melts the masking tape and it takes hours (no joke) to scrape the window with a razor blade! Also remember that, when YOU put up a sign, once the event is over, YOU are responsible for removing it. Last but not least, we FINALLY got new carpet for the Fishbowl! PLEASE, EVERYONE, help keep spilled ashtrays (yes, we do have ashtrays now), drinks, and just plain trash from littering the area. Since this is the only meeting space in Hamilton Center and is constantly booked for a variety of purposes, pick up your trash after your event. Thanks for taking the time to read this, and thanks again for your continued cooperation after all, this is YOUR Student Center and should be a part of your home away from home. Not for Music by Linda Lacewell R E : Not For Volum e Lov ers Only," b y Ashle y Kau fma n Yes, Ashley, the las t PCP did seem a bit low key, and no, i t was n t due to a lack of spirit. It was due to a lack of good music. I have lived through three years of PCP's, and never have I seen so few people dancing and so many people complaining about the music. Why, you ask, don't I sponsor a PCP and make the tapes myself? Actually, my first year here I did just that, and most people were enjoying the music. a certain faction (which found 1t self a minority for the first time in its NC existence) instigated a coup and seized dictatorial control of the musical apparatus. At the last PCP I made my contribution, both financial and musical. My room.nate and I both donated albums; however, they were never used. Instead, the music was a steady flow of obscurity. Now look, I'm not implying that we should deny equal playing time to a particular type of music, no mat ter how But I, for one, don't intend to "give, give, give to the PCP Speaker Fund" unless I know that my musical taste will be as equally represented as that of the small minority of folks who liked the music at the last PCP. PCP's are one of the things that make New College unique. Next time, how about a variety of music so that more of us can dance "under the moonlight, the serious moonl-ight." 3 OITOilf Staph Changes Dear Editors: It has come to our attention that the editorial staff of the Reagent is aging fast. This means, of course, that soon it will be time to either choose or groom a successor(s?) to your roles. As Campus Council Chair and immediate past co-editor, we would like to suggest a solution to the ethical problems that surround the selection of Reagent's editors, since it is a position that directly controls the allocation of student monies. We would like to suggest that the succession take on a more official air than it has in the past: that of a general election. When your resignations are imminent, an announcement of that fact could be made inviting petitions for candidacy, just as other campus elected positions. Since the editorship involves so much work, teams of coeditors might be allowed or encouraged to run on the same "ticket." The end intended by this proposal is, of course, that the student body be assured of a responsive and responsible newspaper, and continued access to an active student press. What do you think? Sincerely, Bosch Jack Baker's article "Why the Boycott?" never his own question. The open1ng is an exercise in self-contrad1ction, as Jack wr estles with the issue of whethe r or not he should or is about to explain h i s attempts to block t h e New Coll e g e process. The rest of the art1cle is a collection of Jack's thoughts on NC government, elections, students, andthe world. The reader wanders through the maze of tangled and unrelated sentences hoping that a coherent explanation of "Why the boycott?" will appear around the corner of the next phrase. However, the reader leaves the article as unenlightened as when he/she began. The boycott was a negative and unproductive approach to expressing dissent with current electoral practices. Fortunately, it died a h Nc'ers turned out natural deat as in unusually high numbers to vote. There are several other formal and informal forums which constructive ways of student dissatisfaction and for change. The boycott was unnecessary and only served to tension to an already environment. I agree with Jack on one point: "an is in order." When are we goLng to get one? Programs, facilities, and of the University of South and New College are available to all r: gardless of color, creed, age, rel1gion, sex, national origin, and handicap. The University of South Florida is an equal opportunity employer. This public document (the Reagent) was promulgated at an cost of $3 000 or. ab ut an 1ssu e


THE 11Sometimes we're the Student Government, sometiwes yuu'12 the Student Government, and no one is the Student GovPrnment." --Gene Stackpole, NC '83 orientation speech The events that transpired at the Tuesday night SAC meeting indicate that the_ latter is true, or possibly a fourth option--Mike McDuffie is still the Student Government. Dissuaded by promises of CIT funds for boats, and having received extra funds for the Sail/ Trail Club last spring, I did not attend the meeting to request funds (Sail/Trail had previously been allocated $500 from Campus Council), but rather to observe and comment. I have previously served on the SAC, and had had many questions about the manner which funds are allocated: I am writing from the viewpoint of an observer who may not know "the whole story." Please, please correct if I'm wrong, or fill me in with the necessary information if I'm just hopelessly ignorant of the situation. I'd like to be direct in my accusations, and I desire a written response, via the Reagent, from those whom I may offend (that means you, MEAN GENE). First of all, what was the of the meeting? It seemed to me that Gene Stackpole a before each requesting student had presented his/her case. How much input came from the other members of the Student Affairs Council? They were relatively at the meeting. I do not know if they had convened before the Tuesday night meeting or not. Looking at the overall budget request vs. final allocation chart, one notices a conservative trend. Of course, there are always more requests than money, but in general, I felt that new ideas were repeatedly given the shaft. Also, nasty things happened interpersonally. Take Fencing, for example. Greg Buch is a guy who really has to care about doing something in order to go through public speaking for it. He stated that about 15 students are interested in the _port, and that really couldn't functionally equip for iess than $300. He was given $200, vhi.le the Karate Club. \vhose requesting mewber was ot _ven present meet1nn, and in which no one seemed Know how many people were involved, was given their full request of 3270. Gene sorne unenlightened skepticism: "Isn't fencing dangerous?", while it is generally safer than, say, sailing, attending SAC meetings, or walking through Palm Court after it raLns. I was sort of surprised that a 50-signature petition for a weight room could-be blown off so lightly, by way of tap-dancing around the issue, singing. "Bop-de-bop, CIT funds." There are so many rumors and so little solid iaformation on where this particular CIT manna will fall. I per'sonally doubt that I will see it (prove me wrong, Bill Kline) in this, my last year, of New College. At the SAC meeting, it was mentioned that David Shatz .. HOLE fTOill/ ) recently donated equipment to be holv hard it is to figure out. If put in room 111, but the informa-it's possible, but very difficult, tion was unclear and Student Gov-then the system is poor. If it's ernment didn't seem to be in the impossible, then something should know about it. (If YOU know, definitely change. write an article!) My proposal for the present is Another vicious feeling issued to challenge every club to report forth when the Octopuis budget was their expenditures month by month presented. People questioned them in the Reagent. Itemize and price on how the money was spent last everything. I don't think that year. O.K .. This is a big issue, this would be as boring as it might and it's not a question of how this sound. It might bring up some particular club spends or has spent controversy, it might spark some its money in the past. PLEASE READ students' interest in taking adON I HOPE THAT I CAN MAKE THE vantage of their money being spent, POINT OF MY QUESTIONS CLEAR... or it might go unread. All the I believe that the system of same, the records would be pub-record-keeping concerning the ex-lished in a public forum. Mine penditure of student funds is will appear in the next issue. lousy. When I took over the I did bring up this question directorship of the Sail/Trail (along with others) at the meeting Club in the fall of '82, I tried and was told that there is a com-to find out how the last director puter print-out that tells all in had spent his budget. I was able the Student Affairs Office. If to locate the amount of money spent, I'm not mistaken, this document but NO itemizations. (Example: may tell who spent how much money, N. Worthington is reimbursed for but on what tends to be unclear. $500 spent on Sail/Trail supplies. The word "precedent'' was tossed The actual supplies purchased are around several times at the meeting. not listed anywhere on the Sarasota Is "precedent" important at all? Campus that I could find.) Also, Apparently, some think so. The the final amount spent that year same people who thought that the was well over the published budget precedent of paying the Photo Club allocation. I doubt that many mem-Director a salary was important bers of the community know this. to follow (a move that was ques-I challenge Mean Gene and Don Moore tioned by myself and others) also to show me how I spent the allocated were very pushy about insisting Sail/Trail funds last year from the that the newspaper sell ads to help records they have. If they can do finance itself, a move I believe it, the system is much better than to have no real precedent. I'd thought. Al.. .. .. BUDGET PROPOSALS Original GrouE reguest PCP Speaker $1200 Fund NC Gaming $600 Association Soccer $435 Spiritual $300 Co-op Photo Club $550 INC Gnus $140 Happy Carrot $800 Co-op NC Community 1 $500 Service LPagu Octopuis $1505 1 C Historical $250 Society Hen's Support $200 Group Wado-Ryu $270 Fencing $420 New Collage $700 Magazine Softball $230 Aikido $200 Weight Room $1100 Basketball $100 Reagent $3000 Final allocation $600 $200 $435 $200 $550 $110 $500 $300 $1200 nso $200 $270 $300 $200 $230 $200 $0 $100 $2750 exp a1n1ng "how they acquired their typewriter," a hot and hazy issue at the meeting. It appeared to me that Student Government was chastising the newspaper for spending money that was not yet allocated to them. This may be a misdemeanor of sorts, but why the big deal? If the editors had waited for this October 4th meeting to do ANYTHING, then we would have been sadly lacking a newspaper for a month. When the Director of Student Affairs gives the go-ahead on the money, why wait around? As for Bill Kline censoring the paper since he bought the typewriter, I think that comment is feeble. Threatening to take back a typewriter if the paper prints views offensive to the Stu dent Affairs Office would create such an undesirable stench that I doubt even our own NC/USF Student Affairs Director would consider it. The way NCSA harassed the newspaper over this was indicative of their own irustration of their lack of real povJer and control over expenditures. 1 want a response before I step out of line too far, so I will end this extended comment here. I'd each membr of the SAC to write about how they felt at the meeting, if indeed they felt anything. Also, if you're a club organizer and you feel miffed, write about it (be a squeaky wheel). And I especially want to hear from our STUDENT ALLIANCE. "I'd kind of like to be the president, So I could tell you how your money is spent Why can't we be friends, .; Why can't we be friends .... v II Your friendlY. confirmed skeptic, '. i.ori' Shoemaker


THE WHITE PIIPER New College teaches us a wide variety of subjects. Knowledge is fragmented into divisions, departments and courses. The narrowing of our vision permits us to investigate in great depth, like a microscope. This specialization is one of the hallmarks of our modern age, and all too often it leads to isolation, loneliness and parochialism. Often, the meaning of the whole is lost; more often, it is not even considered. New College was begun with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary learning. The founders of this college recognized the need for a wholistic picture of important issues. A liberal arts education consists of the acquisition of a wholistic perspective. In recent years this interdisciplinary perspective has been underemphasized. The course on the Nuclear Age that Dr Moseley is planning for second term is a welcome and needed example of the interdisciplinary approach. Due to the small size of its student body and faculty, New College could be a small, comfortable,and exciting community. Yet the sense of community has been curiously missing in the last few years. This year seems to mark a certain renaissance, noticeable in the improvement of HaG1i 1 ton Center, the number of student clubs, organizations, and Th e Happy Carrot Food Co-op now has over forty m embers, and w e 're still signing up new members. The potential is fantastic if you let your mind roam. Newsletter plans are in the making; eventually, through this we can reach people in the Uni versity system, Manatee, Ringling, and the surrounding neighborhoods. To start with, though, the first newsletters should come out the week after fall break on a biweekly, schedule, alternating with co-op meetings which everyone is invited to attend. Copies will be distributed to members, and will be available at the co-op store for all you just-curious folks. Leadership is the main task right how. Trying to move away from the ever-persistent idea of one or two, or even a small group of leaders, towards a co-operative leadership is more work than it seems. This all sounds redundant-like we've heard it all before, maybe? Some people even joke about the words "no leaders." But the fact remains: it is too easy to assign all the leadership functions to a single person, or to create an oligarchy out of a majority unwillingness ("inability" is a safer word) to contribute to these functions. This column has strong tendencies toward becoming a lecture on one person's interpretation of group ideals, so I'll cut it out for now. However, if you want some really funquedelick [sic] material on the subject, get with Jack Baker, who has lots of experience and accumulated readings to share with you. These materials are available for everyone's perusal at store. Some final notes: the 1nventory sports, the twhic.t Vl.r tually went out of existence for Eo: a term), and the overall mood on campus. Certain elements within the community have called for the reinstatement of a core curriculum. They recognize the need for a college-wide shared perspective, yet they go against the New Col lege tradition of letting each student determine for him/herself what to include in their education. The idea of a New College White also addresses the same ::-.eed, yet it does so in a more 11New College" way. Basically, a White Paper is a statement of the views of an institution or government on a specific issue. This issue is approached from a variety of viewpoints, and a general conclusion is reached. If done with sufficient care, the New College White Paper could attract national attention, for the combination of intellects and perspectives we have here is remarkable. Perhaps most importantly, we would be acting as an intellectual community which has the necessary vision to collect information from the various disciplines, organize that information into a coherent whole, and then draw conclusions that would be balanced and well-informed. A group called the Spiritual Co-op has formed and meets eac h Sunday at 1 2 noon in t h e picnic area. W e felt a need to explor e the spiritual side of ourselves within a group setting. Two things w e hope t o emphasize in doing this are building trust among ourselves and exploring anything that leads to increased awareness (such as yoga, mathematics, or issues like the draft). So far, we have held a Primi tive Lunch and a Secrets Workshop. We will be continuing this Sunday, October 9, with a discussion on Vedic scriptures. We've also talked about forming a 24-hour hotline for people having difficulties during consciousness-expanding experiences, such as LSD use. In addition, Viktoras Kulvinskas, author of Sur vival Into the Twenty-first Century, may be conducting a vegetarian demonstration in December. Anyone who is interested in sharing ideas for future events, or just in sharing, is more than welcome to join us! 1.s expanding! We are still trying to get produce 1n (this will undoubtedly require more fridge space), so far unsuccessfully. All the items on our price list are available, including goodies, Atomic Candy(!! !!--th1s 1.s a must to try) and you'll notice our com-' plete line of soda, and Neato-f ito .. come on 1.n somet1.rne. You'll love our new carrot-blue floor tiles. .. .. JIIby Rick Doblin We would emerge from the Ivory Tower and enter the world of politics, decision making, and "real" 1.ssues. The White Paper could focus on national issues such as the nuclear situation, global government, foreign policy, world hunger, or communism. We could also choose issues of more personal concern, such as sex, love, death, etc .. I feel that we should begin with a local issue and approach it from a broad academic perspective. This community supports us: it needs our intelligence and our opinions. It deserves some productive results from our energies. We could branch out to other issues later. However, the idea of a White Paper is to focus our energies and minds on one topic. Actually, any topic will do if it is interesting enough. Another advantage of the White Paper is that each of us might gain an appreciation for what other students and teachers are interested in. We might even venture to learn about a new field, once we have seen its relevance. The White Paper is an opportunity for New College. Shall we take advantage of it? Please submit your ideas about what you want the White Paper to be to the Reagent. The Housing Office staff is pleased that the ice machine in 209 has been enthusiastically received by students. However, a s most of yo u know, the machin e has not been w orking properly. The problem 1.s t wo-fold. First of all, the room in which the ice machine is currently located does not receive enough ventilation, which causes it to get extremely warm in the room. The high room temperature is causing the machine to malfunction. To remedy the situation the ice machine is going to be moved into the laundry room by the window where an exhaust fan will be installed. The second problem inhibiting the proper functioning of the machine is overuse. The capacity of the machine does not meet the needs of the students. Hence, a second machine has been ordered and will be placed next to the current machine in the laundry room. You will see these changes happen within the next 4-6 weeks, so be patient. The Housing staff is doing everything they can to provide easily available, free ice for dormitory student use. Fall Is spicy times


N E W C 0 L L E G E B L U E S I got the New College Blues Just down in the dumps The trees in Palm Court Might as well be stumps I got the New College Blues Guess it' s the SBme story With most schools Gatta get up each day And cross the highway IT SEEMS To get harder each day When it rains ... It sure does pour Dar e w e ignore The wet tile We' l l sur e be sore It's the New College Blues Gets worse each day All we've got are walls and PCPs And the cooling Of an occasional breeze I keep losing my keys Ten dollars each one It' s getting expensive Just getting stuff done I :;ot the New College Blues Just down in the dumps Gatta strain my arm around To get my mail 'Cause my given combination Always has to fail I got the New College Blues Not r eally s chool It's just a start --Mindy Gottlieb D R E A K H A R V E S T I N G Let's start -a new feature In each issue, let's print a dream that a N e w College student actually dreamt. If possible, we would like the dreams to relate to New College in some way, either to the physical location or to the experience of being in school. To be a bit playful and also to experiment, we request that the women dream of the East side of campus and the men the West. The editors will choose their favorite dream and publish one each issue. Signed or un signed, please indicate gender so we can determine if you chose the right side! Perhaps some of the psychology teacher3 will offer interpretations. All pertinent dreams accepted, whether East or West. S 0 LA Tengo pensamientos y emociones que contar. Momentos y tan tangibles, tan realistas Que creo que alli puedo estar. Cuando mis ojos mueven alrededor de mi alcoba, No ver mas que oscuridad. No hay nadie aqui sino yo. Ay ... icon quien puedo hablar? Expresandome Hasta que el sueno entre en rni cuerpo Llevando mi mente a otro lugar; ; Mis parpados cierran .. Pronto por la va a estar .... Tengo gran ne_esidad de conversar con alguien. Pero el air 8 1 silencio est{ penetrado. Tal vez en mi cic suefios vere a Me escuchar6n ella::; c or cu1dado; Entonces ya no me sola. --Mindy Gottlieb H I G H E R T H A N S 0 P R A N I S S I M 0 --wife to artist about a husband He loved leotards long, very long And the circus as well, with a song; Then a Joseph so chaste And now old without paste What is wrong that he won't use his gong? --Stephan W Baker The Fear I dreamed I lost you In a rrorrent1s carelessness you were gone All of u s v anished before my bleary e yes Insubstantial just lik e that \-vak ing in a s w e a t I f0.l t for yo u seemed t o fin d y ou r reply Searchin g the j u ngle to f i n d it Under a shrub,above a treetop in a flo.ver Looking for something at which I am ignorant y ? Death? I becorre lost even further into the maze of magic theatres Randall Lanier RESTAURANT cocktails steaks chops "CHINESE FOOD THAT'S EXOTIC" 5 0 5 0 N 0 R T H T R A I L ( U.S. 4 1 ) SARASOTA FLORIDA D i a l 8 l 3 -3 5 5 -6 3 6 6 A useless,thankless,shameless game The humans thirsty,hateful beast cannot be tarre Time is here ,then cane and gone and the bloody toothed beast goes thirsting on Barking behind the grimy panes She echoes the halls A Tail of One City Hiding forms in darkness wait Though the hour is growing late Bottles broken pieces lie while papers seem to wave goodbye High heeled shoes clap the enpty street Hot air vents leak oily machine heat America's Clean City once,then she stops and looks around again The city's face delivers us all Then we run and climb the wall -Randall Lanier


u;u@% W@??W?&J&??W?&?,upzzhk&'???'@&anaen&>u vella iyma goynna bee dere NEW COLLEGE 10/22 Robert Altman, Thieves Like Us Awright Lefty, dis is da l'-1e and da Knife is goin' in dere an' get da dough. You wait out here an' be ready ta scram outta here when we cone out. Got it? 10/8 John Ford, The Informer J----once a hit man for the Castiglione family. Now, he has consented to an anonymous interview in our studios. Don't miss it! 10/15 Gerald OJry, The Mad Adven-tures of Rabbi Jacob On the outside Rabbi Jacob was a calm, collected, wise, and indus trious man; a godsend to his flock. Rabbi Jacob was insane, but only he knew that. Then one day, he horribly murdered 43 people with a spoon. 10/29 Jacques Tourney, Cat People He stocd before me distant and unapproachable. What should I do? Well, the only thing to do was to walk up and talk to him, here goes nothing. meow? 10/29 Who Knows, Dead of Night It was a dark and stormy night. The moon peered surreptitiously from behind the black morbid clouds. Sud denly, I heard the doorbell ring conspiratorially. Who could it be? I opened the door overcautiously, expecting the worst, and heard, "Hi there, my nane 's Carol Newton and I'm with Mary Kay cosmetics. I'd like to tell tou about our


8 .... IMIIIDE iii'IEIMI II, 1113 NIElS merican students with a passion to become physicians should know of a relatively new, accredited, four-year medical school in this country that charges no tuition and pays its students $[8,(00 a year in salary and allowances. It's called the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. ,...-Located in Bethesda, Md., it was created by Congress in 1972 as part of the OepartmentofDefense. Medical students who enter the program are commissioned as ensigns or second lieutenants and receive the pay and allowances of their rank (about $18,000 annually) during their medical training. In exchange for their medical education, students agree to seven years in the Army, Navy or Aar Force. The program is open to all qualified individuals, both civilian and military To be eligible for admission, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen between ages 18 and 28, possess a bachelor's degree and fulfill certain academic requirements. The university has J 56 openings for the Class of 1988, and applications will be accepted up to Nov. 15. If you or someone you know is interested in obtaining a tuition-free medical education equal to any civilian program in the nation, write to: Director of Admissions, School of Medicine. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, Md. 20814. Owned by the federal government, the school has no quotas regarding race, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, socioeconomic background or state of residence There also are no Congressional quotas or appointments The university's School of Medicine has graduated four classes of physicians and currently boasts an enrollment of about 600 srudents 24% of whom are women. M?22*22141MW?kWM&21}1iWU}222*&p????&f }@II *?*' 2?@< 2 ToVebbra: I have an idea for an article for you to research, The Housing Budget. I'd like to see the specific amounts of money, who has control over it, and what it is spent on. This is a long detailed issue that could broken down into units. For example, start with RA's, many new students don't realize that ?W#Mf RA's are paid, and are thus hesitant to ask for services that are the RA's duty to provide. Specify how much, for what, and the nature of other benefits (Do they get a single for the price of a double or not? Do they get first choice in the room draw?). My first year ('80-'81), we had only one RA per court, and that seemed to be enough. With fewer students living on campus, why was it necessary to up the number of the RA's and increase the costof this service? I no longer live on campus, so this is not a complaint, but I believe the details of the RA situation should be published. Interview them? How do they like their jobs? When the SAC meeting was m o ved out of the Fishb o w l Tuesday RA's were standing around tryin g t o d r u m up CPR participants. I renew e d my CPR card this summer and wasn't interested. Still, I heard, 110h please come anyway, if w e d on't g e t 20 p eople involved, Pe t e will be p issed." Sort of makes me question the role of RA's. Submitted by Lori Shoemaker for the column "Miscellaneously Yours" by Vebbra Ingram. Outward Bound is a shot of high adventure in the wildernes s And a lot more. It's a trip that'll show you what you're made of. You can discover you can do almost anything you want-ifyou try. Our 3-week experience in self confidence sure isn't easy. But it mtghtjustlastyou the rest o f your life. Your first challenge: send for full information. N a me Stree t City State Zip S c h ool Phon e


/ fEXffM 10 JIUMIINifM 'Jules' Viens; My fears that this sexism gathering was going to be another "How come we're the one's that are always getting raped?" session, were blown away immediat.ely. Jack ( what a guy! ) knows what this community needs; we talked, shared, vented. Immediate reinforcement for the muddled college youth. The atmosphere was cooferate, not compete. On leaving the F1shbowl, I was keyed up with a new energy an exciting momentum I could and did take take advantage of. So, come along on our next tripin a couple of weeks. SEE YA THERE Bernard Nowak: The session split into four groups. I was with group four. The topic was interesting because the dialogue didn't need any prompting and encouragement. It just naturally flowed. As I was listening to different comments, I thought that all the grievances were pretty severe and justified, too. A real problem seemed to exist. As I was listening, I found myself trapped into the same mood. I consented that males are "doomed-ugly-creatures". Yes, I was sharing at the moment, and I still am now, the feelings that were expressed by my friends. Does it make me a sexist ? Mary Tippens: We met to discuss sexism. There was an adequate amount of structure to the gathering to facilitate this. We discussed sexism: how we cummunicate, or attempt to; how we treat one another and how we expect to be treated; how we feel. We guessed at why we do the things we do. It was more than just a support group meeting. though supportiveness and open-ting to make accomp shments. Forays into sexism made by people instead of by aggressive feminists or wounded modern men. Maybe someday we'll all be humanists. d d All people are welcome to <) d d gather on ThursdayJ Octo-? d d ber 13J in the FishbowL d d to continue the discusd d sion on SEXISM. 9:00 p.m. ?d? Anonymous: "\fuat a terrific experience!" I thought as I came out of the meeting on SEXISM Thursday night. When I went in there, I had no idea what to expect, but I'm glad I took the time to check it out. It was a wonderful way to learn about the thoughts and feelings of the opposite sex. If you have ever questioned the behavior of someone of the opposite sex, or wondered how they feel about a lot of the issues concerni ng men and women a prime example being the ERA -come to the next meeting. you might learn a lot you never expected. Marilyn Marston: I attended the gathering of men and women to discuss sexism because of both my personal interest and my curiosity about student interest. I was greatly pleased to see such a large gathering of students and to see an equal number of men and women When I first became involved in women's concerns in 1970, sexism was primarily a women's concern. I'm glad that a decade later both the men and women at New College are concerned about sexism and are willing to share their thoughts and feelings with each other. some chelna bind ua There over forty people present. We opened holding hands in silence -the energy fine. Introductions, a rap on communication and confidentiality, and a sex role reversal fantasy primed us for dis cussion. Breaking into small groups to facilitate intimacy and oppor tunity to talk, shared for nearly an hour. Back in the large group, several people ref1ected on their experience, played a silly game to ease the atmosphere, and considered could go from here. We decided to share our experience others, be more conscious and try not to be sexist ourselves, for the paper, und get together again. Ba sically, let's keep it alive and try to remain We closed a version of Imagine appropriate to the evening. By the second verse in perfect har mony, particularly on the yoo hoo ooo ooo ooo's. Cindy Merchant: Last Thursday night's meeting on SEXISM was, for me, a very positive experience. Several reasons for this are as follows: First, it was a great way to meet other students. The turnout was unusually high for this type of activity, especially considering that there was no free food! Second, peoples' sincerity and openness were striking and refreshing. It was nice to talk to people about an issue that affects us all, rather than the usual, hur.ried B.So that our conversations are often limited to for want of time. Third, it was eye-opening to 1ean aspects of sex is so pervasive. we often a given and forget that we can and should change our sexist attitudes anrl actions. Finally, the reason I most enjoyed the meeting was the wide variety of people it brought together. This variety enabled students from different social cliques to exchange ideas and get to know each other while at the same time ensuring that the ideas were discussed from diverse perspectives. Anonymous: Talk about sharing one's feelings about a topic so many people shy away from! Our gathering to discuss sexism was just super. We were so intimate despite knowing one another very little. And wow! How easily the questions flew and following them answers, experiences and opinions of all sorts. It \vas a neat experience and I learned quite a bit about sexism and how women f eel about it. I won't m1ss the next meeting. Jack E. Baker: I hoped that the gath ering would serve to raise the consciousness of those present and foster an ever-\>lidening circle of people supportive of one another in the struggle to be free from prevailing stereotypical sex-roles in our society. It worked! Wonderfully well. Thank you all for coming, gatherings such as these, in which we commune with one another, are the heart and soul of my life here. They nurture me that I can go out in the world and keep on keeping on. With love and appreciation. Sarah Blanchard: I was pleasde to find a general of equality amongst the folfs that came together for the meeting on sexism. Most people were confused or concerned about the topic. We met as equals to share our and more importantly to rais; our consciousness' on the Anonymous: The meeting on sexism was probably the most positive experience I've had at New College. No, I didn't go away feeling great! I was quite sad as I reqlized open communication and understanding of the opposite sex's behavior is a But, I didn't go away feeling empty. I went away with a sense of warmth, as everyone had honestly and openly discussed problems they continue to encounter, and situations and pressures which make them feel vulnerable. I gained a new angle at how to treat men, as well as, a better understanding of why men behave as they do. Marissa Lovett: The sexism workshop last Thursday surprised me. Everyone there was really interested in being as honest as they could about their feelings. The enthusiasm was terrific and hopefully will generate more. Pam Levin: Sexism. What and why is it? The held last Thursday t"ocused on sharing different views and experiences with these issues. As the fisfbowl soaked up 40-50 students (, it became clear that even within our highly esteemed comm unity, there are still many floundering with these questions, curiosities, and angers. I know I am. There is so much involved in sexism as an entity; it obviously needs to be addressed from many perspectives ( at least two ). pleased as I was to see the group's motivation, however, I was wary ot the tone that could be set in the "comeas-you-are11 forum. I really didn't feel like sitting in on an Ann Landers session, only to rehash the same o1d we have bad a number of related psychology and sociology classes; and we've certainly had active ( and inactive ) encounter-type groups. With those I've experienced, tone establishment was a fairly important first, if any forward motion was to be made. I felt that Jack Baker, the forum's organizer, handled that well and that there was some good sharing, but I wondered where more upper-class New Collegian's were. I know there are many who've dealt extensively with sexism. I guess what I'm really trying to put across is that my fears were not wholly justified; and that they'd be less so if we all worked together to form a base here, at least. On a small scale, we could replace Reagen's administration. Mark Gottlieb: When the gathering broke up into smaller groups in order to discuss individual problems in relation to the other sex, my awareness of the complication of human relations was, once again, reawakened, and it was fascinating to hear each person's account as to what the problem really is. What becomes obvious is that there are just so many problems, and that the best thing to do is to become aware of them. Teddy Bailey; The gathering to discuss sexism last Thursday was a valuable experience for me. I am confronted daily with the sexism issue. Every time I meet with someone of the opposite sex I am reminded that I carry a certain amount of sexist attitudes. These stifle communication and and keep us from looking at one another as simple human beings seeking friendship, At the discussion on Thursday I was able to talk openly about the areas where I need to grow in communicating with members of the opposite sex. other Join ue


5E f ----------by Peter Arnade All small We all are small Dr. Seuss B2ldesar Castiglione's The Book of the Courtier has been remembered by posterity as a book that perhaps best captures and embodies the. spirit of the Renaissance. Wr1t in the form of a dialogue between learned aristocrats, its setting is at the court of Duke Guidobaldo in Urbino around the year 1516. The city-state of Urbino, in a petty Italian territorial state with an equally petty ruler has been depicted by Castig-' lione as a prosperous and 1mportant center of Italy. The court of Urbino is portrayed as the meeting place of virtuous, dignified, cul tiveted, and witty men and women of letters. The Book of the Courtier is a compendium of the manners and :::o:::als of a Hu:,wnistic lifestyle, a Hmnanis!: tract made especially tor aristocratic consumption. Castiglione synthesizes chivalric, Humanist, and nee-Platonic ideas in order to mold for his readers a paradigm of perfection: The ideal courtier. The work is eloquent, urbane, and whimsical. Castiglione's message is distinct and cogently argued: the would-be gen-manipulation create the semblance of authenticity needed needed for personal success. Castiglione's The Book of the Courtier remains one of my favorite pieces of literature, simply because it defines the mood of the Renaissance aristocrat. What strikes me as fascinating is ::he vast difference between .. -one' s definition of the indi\i.;ual and our post-romantic existentjal interpretation. For the individual is defined by d1ssimulation, whereas, in the twentieth century, the individual ie stripped naked and forced to front the self (please excuse th1s rather regrettable simplification). Castiglione, the naked self,. and New College have been occupytng my mind lately. If this seems a confused and incongruous coupl1ng of ideas, allow me--as briefly as possible--to explicate myself. During these last few weeks I have heard many unalloyed youthful effusions of praise of New College and the NC community. These often bold panegyrics usually focus up?n one common theme; namely, the ab1l to define oneself through inter action with the New College community and its unique. educational system. I find this unbridled opt1m1sm at once encouraging and somewhat disturbing. Personal sentiments, in order to steer clear of the Charybdis of mundane pragmatism and the Scylla of blind sentimentality, must be tempered by a healthy skepticism and enhanced by idealism. Thus, I suggest, somewhat paradoxically, a vigorous yet more critical attitude. When I came to New College in 1980, I was told again and again that this school would liberate one's conscience and fulfill one's quest for identity. I stroyed by my would-be liberators. What I wasn't told, and what I unfortunately learned, was that sometimes my supposed liberators practiced an insidious autotheism. You see, Prometheus can easily become Caesar. I agree that the search for self-identity is the most important task for a New College student. However, New College, while often positively facilitating this process of understanding, can also hinder it. New College, like most every other has a terranean impulse to 1t that 1s shot through with ugliness and rent with hypocrisy. New College's force of character and intensity of temperament can easily disarm and disorient the novice as well as the veteran. On the positive side, it forces one to come to terms with oneself. On the negative side, it often substitutes a factitious archetype to replace the void. Dissimulation, the ghost of Castiglione, is New problem child. In m1nd, exists in our commun1ty a fra1l and indistinguishable line between self and persona, identity and concealment. lt is often hard to distinguish between authenticity and histrionics, which is problematic for a community whose members supposedly love one another. Change is a healthy and sary phenomenon. It is espec1ally important for those of us who have to spend our formative years con.fronted and assaulted by the fr1gidly glacial middle class ethos. I come from an average Florida town, where the highest valu:s are carpeting and seven percent 1nterest--a town which values James Michener as a great American writer. New College offers to myself and man other students an and to orient oneself into positive channels. Exaggeration and hyperbole, however, will serve as nothing more than cheap palliatives for those unable to confront the self in its ugly and revealing nakedness. The true test of a New College student is to make that confrontation and to shun the luring attraction of Castiglione's ghost. It is essential to both the individual and the good of our community.


rue Ptlfill! But A Crime of Violence by Keith Shipley There have been many influences on me in writing this article. An informal discussion of furniture awareness in industrial organization class. An urgent telegram from a wheelchair objecting to the subliminal and sexist undertones in the '83 Muscular Dystrophy telethon poster. Re membrances of an article in McCall's magazine, 11Those Big, Bright Bedspreads: Are You Ready For Them?'' that I read last spring, as well as the deep impression made upon me by a movie I saw on TV involving the tough choices teenagers must make concerning sexual abuse of furniture. "Trouble at Wellsly High" is a touching, sensitive drama starring Bruce Jenner as a tall, caring, high school gym teacher and Lee Meriweather as a headstrong female guidance counselor out to change the world, or at least her little corner of it. Both Jenner and Meriweather have their hands full trying to guide tough, streetwise students down a path of instructive furniture hygiene, and not one of destructive furniture high jinks, which is just where an evil and corrupt woodshop teacher, co d-oodedly played by Hal Holbrook, would lead them. The movie ends triumphantly in a sensitive, slowmotion fight scene between Jenner and Holbrook on top of a tall building, which Holbrook finally falls off of to the music of Roberta Flack's beautiful, sixminute long, Emmy Award-winning theme song, "Believe In Me." (The movie, by the way, was filmed entirely in Italy after a House subcommittee, chaired by insistent, whining, sofasexual representative Bill Sealy, ruled that the movie's script 11unfairly portrays woodshop teachers as dull, unimaginative people with the personality and droning cadence of a man much like Hal Holbrook. This cannot be allowed. Such a movie severely limits the opportunities necessary for woodshop teachers to have decent, prosperous lives and encourages other skill-teaching professionals to treat woodshop teachers as dull, unimaginative people who are all right to exclude from lively teacher's-lounge banter and tom foolery. The United States is not a proper setting for such a movie." I think everyone knows the real reason for the movie's exile, don't we, Congressman Sealy?) And last but not least, today I received a copy of the Reader's Digest that I ordered out of special interest for an article reprinted from the Mother Journal entitled, "It Could Never Happen To Us," written by Mrs. Bruce Nelgrim. (If you want your own copy, see me for theaddress.) Although an abridgement could never do justice to such an important piece of literature, I have condensed the article for easy reading, hoping that the reader will obtain an entire copy in either the Digest or the Journal and learn the whole story. "'It could never happen to us.' That's what I always thought. Until it did happen. "We lived in the Christian section of town, secure and confident enough even to leave the lawn furniture out at night. We never had any trouble in our neighborhood. My husband Bill is a senior account executive with a local firm and has always been able to provide us with food, clothing, and safe, comfortable Christian furniture. (We've been very lucky in that respect, I suppose. I know there are many families in the world who can't say the same thing--either their furniture is the product of child slave-labor, as in the Soviet Union, or they have only damp, insect-infested logs to sit on, as in the backward countries of South America.) We are also blessed with two beautiful children (Megan, 7, and Jason, 4) who are both a constant source of joy to Bill and me every day. It broke my heart the day I had to explain to them the phrase 'sexual furniture abuse' . I couldn't for the life of me guess what kind of surprise Bill had waiting at home. He had been very secretive the last few days and I knew something was going on, but I didn't know what. Bill greeted me at the door with a big grin on his face and told me to close my eyes as he led me into the living room. In what seemed to be about the middle of the room Bill gave me a gentle push back wards (which opened my eyes quickly enough), an I oun my fall 6roken by the softest, most beautiful, brown-krylar, multi-position recliner chair that I had ever seen in my life. Talk about surprised! It was hard to believe Heaven could ever be better than that (though I knew it was) "I didn't see anything wrong with leaving the house alone the night of the children's pageant. We had been gone for days at a time on church retreats with no incidents, so I figured it Jould be all right to leave the kitchen and porch lights on, lock the door, and head out for an evening of carefree fun. I was soon to learn the difference an evening can make 11I think the hardest part of all was explaining it to the children. 'Who would do such a thing, Mommy? Who?' they asked through their tears. That's just what I wanted to know--who? I know I could have forgiven anyone--with the Lord's help--if they [sic] had only taken money, or toiletries, or jewelry. Those things could be replaced. But to sexually abuse and then destroy a beautiful recliner chair that also swivelled was a sin only God could forgive (I sometimes wonder if even He really could). I thing it the worst of all. I could see he was trying to hold back the tears. He loved that chair. The sheriff actually had to impound the hunting rifle when Bill threatened to go out after whoever did it. 'You just can't go out and shoot them, Bill,' the sheriff explained. 'No matter how heinous the crime, they still have a right to a fair trial.' Bill's eyes were becoming wetter, his face redder. "'What about the victim's rights?' he choked out. 'What vt the rights?!!' I ... I, as well as everyone else in the county, was certain those two animals would be convicted; the evidence conclusively pointed toward their guilt. The fingerprints matched, as well as the traces of stuffing found on their knees and undergarments. There was even a witness who overheard them talking about their crime in a nearby restaurant. They knew, the jury knew, we all knew they did it. They deserved to be punished to the fullest extent of the law. But it turned out that one of the defendants was the son of a member of the House of Representatives who was in charge of a committee that could make up any kind of law it wanted to as long as it concerned furniture. So of course, right before the trial, a law happened to be passed that reduced recliner assault from a felony to a misdemeanor punishable by a fifty dollar fine. I don't know which I was disgusted with more--the animals that committed the crime, or the law that let them go free. And on top of it all, those two had the audacity to stand right outside the courtroom afterwards and brag about it to local TV reporters! "'It was asking for it,' the leader of the two told the newsmen, 'like it was inviting us or something you don't recline like that just for comfort. No way. Reclining like that means you want it--want it bad.' "'Yeah,' said his accomplice, winking at the camera, 'Lay-z-boy. Yes, those two may have been innocent in the eyes of the law, and they may have the rest of their lives to terrorize other families as they did mine. But in the eyes of the Lord, they're as sure as damned and will one day burn in hell for what they did. At least my family is able to take some comfort in knowing that .. 11 Mrs. Nelgrim goes on to write about her family's struggle back toward a normal life and about her role in organizing a nationwide Christian Support Group for victims of furniture-related violence. Agnostic or believer, no one can read of Mrs. Nelgrim's triumphant success in this campaign and not come away from it touched and inspired. I urge everyone to read her story in its entirety and find out what the words "furniture care' really mean. They are not just words symbolic of dusting and re arranging. They are wo:rds symbolic of love. P.S. Unfortunately, due to no one knowing about it, last week's Men's Hassock Group meeting had to be called off. We will meet this Thursday night (10/13) at 8:00 in the Fishbowl. Men and women are welcome. (We just have to stick with the name "Men's Hassock Group" because that's what it says on the membership cards and stationerj.) Bring a friend and share with us. Peace and comfort, Keith


Michael Patrick, Assistant Dean of the University of Florida Law School. will be here to talk to interested students on Monday, October 10 (todcy!) from 11:30 to 1:30 in the Conference Room of Cook Hall. A representative from Opera tion Crossroads, Africa will be here on Thursday, October 27 from 11:00 to 1:00 in the Cook Hall Conference Room to talk about summer programs which students work for 7-8 weeks in various African villages. The FPIRG Fall Conference workshops on hazardous wastes, election law reform, FPIRG's legislative agenda, and other topics will be held the weekend of October 15-16 at USF in Tampa. Free housing will be provided. For more information, get in touch with Mark Nuckols (box 86). Student Health Services will do free testing for diabetes, anemia, tuberculosis, glaucoma, and hypertension on November 3 from 9:00a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Hamilton Center. Get healthy, folks .. CD -< J: ,.. :D -< i: (J m r% -z z -< ou CE IS The CIC Fellowships Program will award more than fifty fouryear fellowships in 1984 to minority students seeking doctorates in the social sciences, humanities, and the sciences and engineering. The fellowships provide full tuition and an annual stip nd of at least $6,000 for each of four years. The deadline for applications for fall, 1984 is January 15, but students are encouraged to apply as early as poosible in the fall. For more information about the program write to CIC Minorities Fellowships Pro gram, 111 Kirkwood Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, or call toll-free 800/457-4420. Does anyone out there miss seeing the leaves turn colors in the fall? Do you like sitting by a fire at night, looking up at billions of stars, and not hearing any airplanes?? Is your life-more important to you than your work? Are you up for a GOOD TIME?? (Do you have a car willing to drive to North Carolina?) If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions, you didn't win anything, but you can still go backpacking in the Smokies over fall break. If interested, please drop a note in box 216. A meeting for all pre-med students will be held Wednesday, October 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Selby 12. The meeting is intended to provide information for new pre-med students concerning all.topics related to the field of medicine. For more info, contact Lewis Taub, box 445. Rally Against Nukes! The Central Florida Nuclear Freeze Campaign is holding a mass demonstration in Orlando the weekend of October 22-23. A Peace Walk through down town Orlando will begin at Tinker Field, next to the Tangerine Bowl, at 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd. Following this march, a mass rally will be held at Tinker Field, with several important speakers, cheap food, and free entertainment. Bus rides from the Sara sota-Bradenton area will be available. For more info, call Carol E. Still at 953-2776, Richard Clarendon at 748-7216, Bobbie Goodin at 924-8707, or Hy Gold at 383-1217. Dr. Jay Moseley would like to offer an lrlterdisciplinary course next semester which is tentatively entitled, "Living In A Nuclear Age." Each week a different professor will lead the class in discussion of the implications of nuclear weapons within his field. For more information, contact Dr. Moseley. The Friends of Medieval/Renaissance Studies will be holding a Medieval Banquet on October 21 at 8:00 p.m. in the Southgate Com munity Center in Sarasota. The event will feature authentic food and entertainment. Tickets are available for $18.50. If you are interested, drop a note in box 237. The Meditation Group, led by Michele Chapdelain of the Coun seling Center, will meet on Tuesday, October 11, at 7:00p.m. Cook Hall. The topic will be "Introduction to Hatha Yoga." Please wear loose clothing. "The Bible is filled with outdated moral standards and fairy tales!" Or is i .t? Don't rely on preconceptions and the opinions of others--find out for yourself about the contents of the Bible. Where? At the New College Bible Study, room 213, at 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays. See you there!

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