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TH[ "MYST iR I OUS II The Foundation. We've all heard about this mysterious "Foundation." Many of us have received Foundation scholarships. But how many of us actually know what the Foundation is? New College opened as a private institution in 1964. However, due to financial difficulties, New College merged with the University of South Florida in 1975, thus becoming part of the State University system. The New College Foundation was organized in 1975 by a group of citizens who were dedicated to raising funds for the purpose of continuing the excellent academic programs of the college. In 1979, a crisis situation was imminent. As usual, the problem was money. As things then stood, not enough funds were available to keep New College functioning as an autonomous body. However, two Foundation-initiated events transpired which allowed New College to continue to function as the "Honors Program" of USF. One evePt that occurred was 60RfD This article is going to tell you about all the fun stuff that went on at the Board of Trustees meeting that was held on Friday, November 1 1,_at 9:30a.m. in the Music Room. But first, I'll give you the scoop on who these people are and how these meetings work. The Board of Trustees is comprised of Foundation members who are elected yearly. The Board may have anywhere from 12 to 36 members; this year, there are 33. The Board of Trustees has three yearly meetings, one each in the fall, winter, and spring. These meetings are basically held for the purpose of presenting and dis. fOUnDflTIOn that, in June of 1979, $282,000 from the state education budget was set aside to be used solely for New College. This money was to make up for lack of income at the college during the summer months. If New College had not received these extra funds, it would have folded. The other event was that the Foundation challenged the State system to meet the following proposal: if the Foundation could raise 3.5 million dollars, then the State would put up $2.5 million, and the combined monies would then be put into an endowment. The endowment itself could not be used as a funding source; however, the interest on it could. The State system agreed, and the Foundation met this challenge in June of 1981. The interest from this endowment by Gabrielle Vail and Da wn Bialy now being actively put to use-in fact, income from the endowment presently provides 63% of the total Foundation budget, with individual and corporate donations (24%) and fund-raising events, such as the Mistletoe Ball and the Action Auction (13%) comprising the remainder of the budget. The 1983-84 operating budget of the Foundation is $1,184,770. $839,070 of this provides New College with 36% of its total working budget. This 36% is furth r divided into two sec Lions. Approximacely $647,000 of it goes to USF in the form of a grant, 99% of which is returned to New College in the form of faculty salaries and direct program support. rest of the 36% consists of direct support funds, such as money for Admissions, the MacArthur Chair, and student Of TRUSTffS ? cussing Foundation-related matters that have been going on for the few months. Resolutions are also proposed and voted upon. So, it's kind of an "update" meeting. At each Board of Trustees meeting time, a certain sequence of meetings occurs. On Thursday, the Educational Policy and Per sonnel Committee (EPPC) and the Student Affairs Committee (SAC) both meet at 2:00p.m .. On the following Friday morning, the "open" session of the Board of begins at 9 :30a.m This meeting is followed by a luncheon, and then the sequence ends with a closed meeting, which b y Dawn Bialy only Board of Trustees members can attend. Before I get into he actual meeting, I'd like to say a little more about this sequence of meetings I just described. You see, there was a bit of confusion among administrators, faculty and students as to exactly who was allowed at the various "open" meetings, since no one really knew what "open" meant. To put it mildly, a few 'discussions' had about who was and was not supposed to attend these meetings. The Foundation was asked to clarify this issue, and they did, to an extent. Their bylaws said: "Three student observers should be selected to sit in 'open sessions' and to participate in Committee discussions in accordance with a Action taken in May 1969: ... the three students observers shall be elected from among and by the student representatives elected to attend Faculty Meetings."' According to this, "open" means that only three students are allowed in any of these sessions. This information, however, was not sufficient, since the main inquiry was specifically about the SAC Continued on P 1 0


I c IT Editors: Dawn Bialy Randall Lanier Layout Editor: Randall Lanier Contributors: as noted Typist: Dawn Bialy Comics: Kevin Kite Photos: Amy Kimball Special thanks to Sean and Murphy for their assistance and support, and to General Heiser for providing us with invaluable information about the Foundation. Editor's note The editors of this illustrious paper would like to apologize for the delay of this final issue-sorry, but little things like academics got in way. Also, our "good-bye" editorial will appear later in the issue, as we are going to ignore our own policy (ok, Howard?) and comment on some of the articles that appear in this issue. IL by Lori Shoemaker Heh heh, heh. Now, don't I feel big and mean? What a thrill to fill almost a quarter of a new paper with rebuttals to a onepage harangue. It certainly looks like I succeeded in making New appear to be a tbey really my apo My response to Gene Stackpole's article: 1) SEMANTICS. By the way, my original title was "Bad Karma at the SAC Meeting," which, though incredibly silly, better expresses the admittedly opinionated point of view I wished to express for the sake of provoking thought and response. The article was not at all an attempt at unbiased reporting. I left the title to the liberty of the Reagent, which chose "The Whole Story." Not too bad, but this might have conjured up the image of the serious-minded, muckraking journalist that I am no:. 2) CIT FUNDS. I'd love to wr1te a letter to Tampa. Please publish the address and your advice on the most profitable tack to take .. 3) SALARY. Mine was a rhetor1cal question, Gene .. I.CIWT I PW. IIJ liT. IJI Programs, facilities, and of the University of South Flor1da and New College are available to all 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 $J,OOO, or about 20 an 1ssue. A. More like saying, "Look, some students are getting paid for Stu dent Activities jobs, and some aren't. On what do we base these exceptions? Perhaps since money's so tight, we should cut down on salaries, too." I thought that everyone should know that the NCSA President is paid $1,000 to get used and abused (apparently the bottom part of the budget proposals was omitted from my Reagent article, or things changed after I left the meeting), and the darkroom attendant is paid $250. Not that this is an evil practice, but if it were publicized, it would prevent students from thinking, "Oh my, I'm wasting Gene s prec1ous donated time on this" if they need Student Government's help. B. As for me at this point, I think that any money that might be dredged up for a Sail/Trail salary (from CC, of course; I thought we all understood that I wasn't trying to skip procedure and ask SAC for it) might be best employed in the purchasing of new equipment. Of if the club continues to grow and if it someday acquires the four boats requested in the CIT proposals, then no student under contract would be crazy enough to assume full responsibility for six sailboats, canoe, etc. without recompense. For the past year and a half, I have been content to work for free, trying to delegate as well as question authority. My reaponae to Nick Carlson's article: I hope that t have an wered our questions, which were similar to Gene's, in what lies above. Ah SCANDAL the glory My response to the McDuffie question: I'm touched. God's representative on earth has answered me, small, paranoid believer that I am. We're frightened, you see. We haven't tried surviving without His guidance since we've been here. This is weeping and gnashing of teeth to think of what might come next. Without Him in our midst, will we have the strength to survive the Lion's Den of USF-dom? Save us, 0 God. But that's not within the power of the Being, being only Omniscient. It has truly been written that some believers would sell their souls to get a rep. from Omnipotence on duty here In conclusion, the purpose of my original article, which covered too many diffuse issues, but with shock tactics I deemed necessary, was to criticize the manner in which, in my opinion, some _groups were grilled while others slipped through unscathed at the budget meeting. I repeat that limitations of time and interest, rather than nastiness, were probably responsible for the random walk by a vocal few. A problem still exists--how to improve the format of these in order to render them fa1r, 1n formative and short enough to handle. Otherwise, dissension will creep in and raise its ugly head in its rightful place. I must admit that I've enjoyed the attention. *** I have respectfully submitted this article to both the Crystal Method and the Reagent. It belongs to whichever wants it and prints it first. Please include this note with the II AN OPEN LETTER TO DR. ALAN BAKER Dear Dr. Baker, I don't believe that I have to write this. In my four years of college, three of them here at N.C., I don't think I've ever been so pissed off. And I admit, the reason for it is totally selfish. But at this point, I don't really care what kind of response this provokes. Tonight (Thursday, November 11) there has been a lot of foolish behavior. Dr. Baker, I understand that you have a class tomorrow and I realize your need to sleep beforehand, but tonight I think you went beyond common courtesy. Here at New College, people like to party and to dance. They also like to do it in Palm Court. If you were not aware of this be_ d I I fore you move 1n, m sure you were soon after. There happen to be twenty four rooms other than yours that are adjacent to Palm Court. Their occupants also have to put up with the noise generated by PCP's and Walls. They, unlike you, put up with it. I should know--I lived in one of those rooms for a year. See, it's kind of like jet noise from the airport--if you ignore it long enough, it will simply become background noise. Dr. Baker, if you have read this far, you probably think that 'm a is rna a you because he couldn't dance or drink in Palm Court tonight. Well, you're wrong. I happen to be a thesis student who planned to pull an all-nighter tonight and start writing my thesis. But I doubt that I'm going to be able to do that now. You see, after your noise complaints, the party was moved to Hamilton Center, where I happened to be working because my roommate was asleep. Since I really don't want to move all my books to an H-room, I doubt that I'll get much work done. And at this point in the term, that can really hurt academically. You may also be wondering why I'm mad at you and not my fellow students who displaced me. Well, it's simple. I realize that when a majority of people at this school really want to do something they're going to do it. I also understand that that's their right. So, Dr. Baker, I understand their feelings. If you can't put up with the living conditions here, please find another place to live. And whether any of us like it or not, PCP's and Walls happen to be part of the living conditions. So, if you could, Dr. Baker, please try to be more understanding and tolerant of the way of life here. It would make life a little easier for a lot of us. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Charles J. Brown Box 21 Room 324


T T by Howard Smith Well, I think we've heard the complaints abcut the current of New College, and I think mos t of them have a legitimate basis. The problems have been well stated, but the time has come for more than just statements. The time has come for action. Let us deal first 2 nd most quickly with what I feel i s our most pressing problem and that is the semester system. I chose this school in 1980 for many reasons, not the least o f whic h was the fact that the year was divid-ed into three portions of ten weeks called terms. In my mind this term system provided a greater variety of courses during a year than that which most schools offered in their semester systems. It also made possible a concentrated program, which meant more credits, more variety, and hopefully more education in a shorter period of time. One year after my arrival, the system was changed. The big reason behind the change was stated at the time as being "to bring N.C. into line with the University calendar." Anyone who knows the U.S.F. calendar knows that thi s is an u t t e r failure. It was a questionable goal from the start. Why wa s it s o impor tant that w e b e on t h e same calendar? This question wasn't well answered then, and in ligh t of what I feel is the N disaster of the merging o f tne e w College ideal with the semester 8 b fore there d lt now, e ea th t there left that remembers a one I would ever was a better way. h t how nuc like to argue out JUS WE 00 CARE' WE'RE JUST COlfFUSED by susan Dauer I ill respond to Okay already, "lack derful on those won. d "what is New of an ?" I give up. You got me. College. lly because am I here? Bas1ca Why the dorms. Really. 1 got a room 1n f lks tell me what Please, 0 er ou want me to do. I am p 1S willing to be involved. I fee y t a silly newsletter am I pr1n il" people like to get as. maan-and a harmless way of I got on t e nouncements. lt (?) a seat on the Facu y and won on Committee as Humanities Listen you now lk at what? They let students ta faculty meetings. the pro-. f we don't want So ... l REQUIREMENTS f to vote for essors commun1we can go to the cate intelligently and h professors, an tually W1 t our It t such a try to aver k but it's a sugges-might not wor k to of a real to ta e, try (OK, Sean?) if this article seems egoListical, please way to ease I am only b me. eers seem to e sense or p Really, trying to upon me. I'm a nice person. Please do not bitch at me 'thout adding more w1 suggestions. Thanx. bette r the term system was in this letter, but I thi nk thi s b e best accomplished i n a public forum, specifically a Assembly (Town M eeting). The proper line of action for this problem would be: 1. Discuss the problem at a Town Meet ing. 2. If a consensus can be reached at said meeting, have the elected representatives of the student body poll the faculty for their opinions. (How many times have I heard "This really is a ten week class, but we'll try to cover it in seven?") 3. If both the students and faculty are in agreement on this matter, and I believe they will be, then there is no problem in changing the system, as it is the faculty that controls decisions of this nature. There is no reason that the other problems with New so recently brought up cannot be dealt with in a similar fashion, if the student body realizes that its position is powerful if presented in a clear and organized way. We must also realize that one of our most powerful tools at hand is our own student government, whose function is not so much to govern us, but to represent us. Let's have more positive action and more open debate on the issues, b efore the tim e for change is past. Q We nee you, B b Graham needs you. o The New College President and Positions are up b 7 and d day Decem er tion on We nes d' to choose the you are be filling these viduals who If you offices for the right desire to run an stuff, you should: of us 1) Talk to one or both. what the job about f 50 student 2) Get a petLtl.on o b J Felz s ox signatures erry (#99) by no later than 9 p.m. on Friday, December 2. 3) Give folks a chance to match 'th your face at a your name w1. t b f "meet the candidates mee h 'll be held on Monday, whLc November 5. e thought to running, som and give some thought to k effort to en-As a voter, rna e an informed able yourself to d (DECEMdecision come electLon ay BER SEVENTH--WEDNESDAY). As.a didate consider the can handle it? And, ment--can you a s a New College stu-of course, dent, get down on Affectionately, I II ., by Bettyann Heinsohn I wish to thank Kevin Cotter (aka Zeke) for his witty, insightful view of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in a past issue of the Reagent (vol. 2, no. 4, p.6, for those of us who are numerically inclined). Throughout my life I have pondered on, as well as wondered about, one of the holiest events in the history of the Catholic Church, of which I am a devout member. It warms my heart and renews my faith in mankind to know that someone cares enough about God to reveal to the world the intimate details of the conversation which Jesus had with his persecutors prior to his death, as well as print a photograph of that sacred moment. I take my hat off to you, Kevin. Imagine my surprise and jubilation upon discovering that I, a lowly CWSP student employee at the New College library, work with such an enlightened humanitarian (what a nice man!). When Kevin informed me that he was the one chosen to lay out the page upon which this revelation appeared, I had no doubt in my mind why he was the chosen one. Who else could have carried out such an important mission ? It took a man with true conv ictio n to perform s u c h a miraculous act. 1 would lik e to offer a small suggestion to perh a p s your d.e":d. f.or t h e day" cou\.d b e "-"'"'PT"-nte d "'--"<' s't0'1."'\e ... Q J st a short letter in reply to u 1 concerning rebuttals the in the Reagent... editor of the It is true, as the d in his ed1torlal on Reagent state 1 that the the subject oLf arti-rebuttals to cle should have t since that was Reagen 1 t'cle ap-. h. h the ar w LC But these rebuttals peared. d the peared e have ap n the same cle in s been the policy In the past, a t controversial of editors to presen d in 1 to persons artlC es l 11 before the e them we This ears in the paper. for proper ic As the story as top h. was not done lated to me, t lS N' k and Mike this case Gene' 1 that ted with an artLC e were presen d e fallacious an wer they saw as the f d not only with ace f the next normal two weeks or b t also wal.tLng Reagent, u between because xtra l.n an e h these facts, f b ak Faced believe that their act:on publishing their rebuttals ln l Method was unwar-the the believed at the ranted, yt 1 Method would ime that the Crys a distributed before the next Reagent.. h t this policy of 1 t a the accused the h. before the "d e agalnst enc d for public evidence r aud should n on y al. consumptLO editors of any be followed by any on this campus. ,. newspaper


by Eric Reinholtz "You don't give a man who's being mugged in an alley $100 F'rs ou give him som to protect hims lf with." Tbis is the attitude of the U.S. Government toward El Salvador as expressed by Peter Romero, Assistant Coordinator for Public Diplomacy of the State Department. Romero, who spoke with a group from New College and the Sarasota community on November 17 in the Music Room, stressed the need to look at problems in Central America in a realistic manner. "Prob lems in Central America are not exclusively East-West in origin," he said. "It's not the Soviet Union behind every palm tree." At the same time, however, he emphasized the Government 1 s be lief that much of the turmoil in the region can be attributed to actions on behalf of the U.S.S.R., Cuba, and Nicaragua. Referring to the latter, he called the Sandi nista movement "a very sophisticated public relations effort." He also stated that those who believed the claims made by the Managua regime were "terribly romantic." In an attempt to illustrate the "real ity" of Marxism in the Western Hemisphere, he cited the case of the Cuban Revolution, which he called "a social and political failure and an economic disaster." According to Romero, American support of anti-Sandinista rebels in Nicaragua is only the result of ..... .. ... l of other Centra t.he Sandinis t e t>Ol1tics merJ.can n "The Sandinistas made an undeniable effort to export revolution to 6 If In response to protests by members of the audience of an overly militaristic outlook by the United States, Romero said, "The 'guns or butter' argument doesn't work because the guerrillas already have guns themselves." He also stated that the very strategy of the guerrillas in El Salvador proved that their movement lacked popular support. "Their attempt to wear the government down (through guerrilla warfare) is not succeeding because the people in the village continue to support the government." He added that the El Salvadoran Army has also shown the ability "to take losses and come back, '1 which he contrasted to the attitude of the army of South Vietnam. Despite Romero's claims, his remarks drew sharp criticism from members of the audience. New College Dean Robert Barylski, an acknowledged expert on the Soviet Union, questioned the validity of Romero's entire picture of El Salvador: "There is no bourgeois democratic army that represents a bourgeois democratic majority." He asked further, "If there are only 5,000 (guerrillas, the u.s.claimed figure in El Salvador), why is there such a problem?" Romero's appearance at New College was arranged by OCTOPUIS President Terry Pierzchala in conjunction with the Sarasota chapter of the United Nations Association, through Dr. Terry Palls, NC Assistant Professor of Spanish Language and Literature. Pierzchala stated that Romero's appearance was particularly valuable, since OCTOPUIS has planned the Organization of American States as this year's ISP simulation. Q In early October, the staff of the Counseling Center conducted a survey of the entire New College student body and a portion of the Upper Division/ Graduate Student population. The purpose of the survey was to determine what prioriti s exist in counseling needs and ac ivities uch that programs might be developed to meet these interests. Of over five hundred surveys disseminated, New College students returned twenty-seven and Upper Division students returned twenty-six. A ten percent return rate for this type of survey is about average. The results are presented 0elow. NEW COLLEGE Group Relaxation Body movement/Dance Yoga Theater/Expressive workshop Meditation Parapsychology Self/Emotional awareness Sexuality Interpersonal relationships Values clarification Test anxiety Biofeedback Procrastination Sex roles and expectations Career counseling/Interview skills Psychological testing Psychotherapy Assertiveness training Parenting issues Relationship with parents Couples/Intimacy Marital issues Marriage N 15 14 13 11 10 9 9 8 6 6 6 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 3 2 0 0 Individual Relaxation Self/Emotional awareness Biofeedback Career counseling/Interview skills Meditation Sexuality Yoga Psychotherapy Interpersonal relationships Psychological testing Values clarification Couples/Intimacy Sex roles and expectations Procrastination Parapsychology Relationship with parents Theater/Expressive workshop Body movement/Dance Parenting issues Test anxiety Marriage Assertiveness training Marital issues N 12 12 1 1 11 10 10 9 9 8 8 8 7 6 6 5 5 4 2 2 2 1 0 0 Pro Choice aii1J by Rachel Hamilton On Nov. 18, 1983, a very special event took place--a pro-choice rally. Tina Trent and I organized this rally for several reasons: 1) everyone has the right to choose whether or not to have an abortion; 2) everyone has the right to learn about and use contraceptives; and 3) everyone has the right to have good medical treatment at a reasonable price. This is what we were fighting for, and what they were fighting against--not whether abortion is right or wrong. The idea of a rally was conceived when Tina and I were discussing the anti-abortionists' rally. Tina had talked to administrators of the Women's Health Clinic about the protesters. They said they were "har assing" young girls coming to use the clinic by yelling, "Murder," "God will get you!" etc. The clinic had to call the police a few times to get them to leave. Getting an abortion is tough enough without dealing with this kind of harassment, so we felt we had to do something, and we did--the pro-choice rally. I was very happy with the turnout of people--we had 22--and the time they put into the rally, and I would like to thank them for showing up. The response from the public ranged from "thumbs up" and "beeps" to "Go back to work, ass'holes!". I guess everyone is allowed to express their opinion. The amazing thing about the rally is that the pro-lifers did not show up. Why? Have they realized how silly they are, or can they not stand up for what they believe in? I wanted to ask them what America stands for--no choice or freedom of choice? I would like to ask them why they are against contraceptives-they are the answer to the problem. If anyone can answer these questions for me, I would greatly appreciate it. Enough said--if anyone is inter :sted in keeping these rallies gotng, contact Tina or me and we'll give you all the information you


0 by Mike Alexander UPPER DIVISION N Individual N Relaxation Assertiveness training Test anxiety Self/Emotional awareness Biofeedback Body movement/Dance Career Counseling/Interview skills Interpersonal relationships Theater/Expressive workshop Values clarification Meditation Parapsychology Parenting issues Procrastination Psychological testing C uples/Intimacy Psychotherapy Marital issues Sex roles and expectations Sexuality Yoga Marriage Relationship with parents 8 7 7 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 Career Couns eling/Interview skills Ass ertiveness training Biofeedback Procrastination Relaxation training Test anxiety Body movement/Dance Parapsychology Psychological testing Values clarification Marital issues Marriage Parenting issues Psychotherapy Self/Emotional awareness Couples/Intimacy 10 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 2 1 1 n erperson 1 relationships Meditation Relationship with parents Sex roles and expectations Sexuality Theater/Expressive workshop Yoga N = Number of students express1"ng 1nterest 1n an activity t fr relaxation, meditation and biofeedback ln groups. The Counseling staff recently e a s1x week med1tat1on series which served meditation. Biofeedback to about stress generally o r i n regard t .f. g for the purpose s of r e d u c l ng sions can b o specl lC problem areas. Biofeedback ses-Addr _e a rranged at the Counseling Center by contacting Mike Alexander t" areas of Awareness and Interpersonal Relalons lps, Wolfe and Mar1lyn Marston are presenting a four week workshop ent1tled Communication and Fri ndship. Th workshop continu on N ovemb r at: 7 p.m. in t: h e Fishbow l Thsp i.ssu a can be explored 1n the cont e x t of individual sessions with Connie, Mike or Maril Car answering questions in a guidebook, students interact with the computer via keyboard communication. The CHOICES program is designed to help students narrow their career directions by examining a student's interests, aptitudes, temperaments and many other individualized decisions one might make about a career. Once a student has narrowed career directions, it is possible to compare the requirements of the various careers as well as ask the computer for a list of careers which are related to the one or two that seem most interesting. Most importantly, the user is given a range or dimension of career options, not just one or two specific possibilities. This often helps us see careers we might not have,considered because of our stated interests, etc The CHOICES computer program, however, has selected new options for us. The CHOICES system can be utilized by contacting Mike Alexander. Marilyn Marston and Connie Wolfe will be offering a Sexuality/Values Clarificaiton workshop in the near future. Syd Simon, the "Grandfather of Values Clarification" will also be presenting a workshop on campus sponsored by the Advocates for Social Work. Other workshops in Yoga, Body Work/Massage, Theater, and perhaps Guided Imagery will be forthcoming in the Spring Term. Please feel free to come by the Counseling Center to discuss any of the areas mentioned above or others that emerge in the course of your studies. And thank you for your help in the development of the counseling program. FE After months of organizing, lobbying and paperwork (all on a small scale), the Fencing Club is at last a reality. Ah, the trips spent flipping through the purchasing books with Frank Dolan, searching the four corners of the world for equipment (unsuccessfully), the endless phone calls to department stores: "Do you have fencing equipment?" "Just a moment, let me connect h d t you to t e proper epartmen "Hardware, may I he 1 p the frustrating visits to Chris Martin's office, never fully r ealizing the sheer volume of paperwork involved. But somehow, with help from these two people (who I thank for their effort) and a little monetary backing from the SAC, the Fencing Club is a reality. CIMG by Greg Buch We held our first practice on Thursday. The turnout was promising--a mixure of experienced fencers and people new to the sport, an equal number of mal s and females. The practice went smoothly, experienced fencers helping the novices and each other. Everyone seemed to leave the prac with something, it was a new insight, a word of advice on their form, or just a newly spawned love for the sport. For those of you who hav seen our signs and have thought that you would like to see for yours lf what this sport is like, you are to come to a practice and find out. Practic s are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30 at the pool. by Gary McDonagh The New College Lyceum was in last year under the ausplces of the Student Life Committee a forum in which thesis students m1ght communicate their ideas (and problems) with the rest of the New College community. In the first year, we had speakers from anthro P?logy, literature, biology, art h1story, computer science and the arts. This year, we hope to con a program represent log thes1s work in all three divisions. The first meeting of the Lyceum was on November 7 when Elin and Chuck1Fortunato d1scussed their theses in Russian Studies and Political Science The Lyceum Wlll con-tlnue to meet on the first Monday of every month (except January) 1n the Fishbowl at 8 p.m The Lyceum has been planned be of interest to many segments of the New College and Sarasota communities. For some thesis "present ers," it has served as a practice arena for presentation of papers that will later be given at regional and na-tional conventions. For other thesis it the interchange of 1deas, and d1scussion of proce-dures, methods, and gripes. Most of all, it allows everyone to share in the development of the thesis--it p rovides a w i d e range of criticism f rom students, faculty and others. W e encourage all stud e nts and faculty to attend a nd o suggest ideas or uture = c. l'('{\., u. '-\:'\oug\.-, :,_'"'-" '-'"::1 \.c.:."" '' .. might b e expande d to show a 1 s .. should contact Gary HcDonogh to tal about it. A few choice months rema1n open... Q CO-OP HOURS by Merissa Lovett A semi-schedule for storefront hours at the Happy Carrot Co-op now exists. Because of this very recent development, members now have a better idea of when they work and the rest of the community will know when we are open. These hour currently are: Monday, 2-4, Tuesday, 9-11, Wednesday, 12-4, and Satur day, 10-12 and 4-6. Right now we are open for some hours every day except on Friday, and we are planning to schedule more regular hours. The days and times we are planning to be open are: Monday, Tuesday, and Saturday, 12-6; Thursday and Friday, 3-9; and Wednesday and Sunday, no set hours. These times ar not the only times we will be are only our regular, weekly hours. Since many members cannot work during th se hours or may open the co-op for short periods of time at night, our hours will always b something of a mystery. For those of you who actually plan wh n you will shop, these regular hours will (hopefully) be post d within the next we k. P.S. lf you are a memb r of th co-op and are not sch duled for wOrk, please contact Neris a. Q


T Lately, there has been quite a bit of controversy concerning the newspaper(s) (not necessarily the Reagent in specific) and the SAC. Many of you may not be aware of exactly what has been going on, so I will attempt to describe the events of the past couple of months as objectively as possible. Bear with me, though, as I am an SAC member, and my view may carry a bit of a slant. Read this article, and you may be slightly more aware of the why and wherefore of the upcoming town meeting. A week or so before break, it was brought to the attention of the SAC that this newspaper was running severely over budget. According to our personal calculations on this matter, the newspaper had, to that date, spent nearly 3/4 of its allocation, and we were concerned that the newspaper would not have enough money left to operate second semester. We wrote a letter to the editors, asking them for a detailed accounting and a proposed plan of spending for the rest of the term, threatening a possible withholding of funds if our desires were not met. Our justification for this was that, in our view, the newspaper was undergoing a gross mismanagement of funds, and that it would be in the students' best interests for us to this before the situation became irreversible. We felt that, since it was our duty to allocate the A&S funds in of year, and records on such funds cate such funds when necessary, we were not out of line to monitor and deal with any mis-spending that might occur. The editors of the Reagent cleared up this problem in a way satisfactory to the SAC. The main thrust of this problem, briefly, was that at the end of last year/ beginning of this year, the newspaper was promised certain monies by Student Affairs. Within this money was the cost of a new type-writer that, as it was explained to me, Bill Kline was going to pay for, separate from A&S funds. It worked out, however, that the 1,000 plus dollars for the typewriter came out of the A&S budget, and, theoretically, out of the allocationfor the newspaper. Add to this the cost of the previous contracts for copies of the paper, and the newspaper had spent all but 750 dollars out of its total of three thousand in less than a module's time. The situation was resolved, so that Bill Kline reimbursed the A&S budget with the provision that the newspaper would pay 125 dollars per semester for eight semesters (four years) back to him. This money would go toward a repurchase of the typewriter and would constitute, essentially, a rent-to-buy plan in which any semester's newspaper could choose to resume payments at any time, building up the equity and gaining use of the typewriter. This was the plan that the current editors formulated with Bill Kline, and we accepted it in principle as a remedy to the problem of the newspaper budget. This was not exactly the final solution by the SAC, however. In the light that the newspaper uses the typewriter only a few nights a month, and considering that, should there be a period of time in which there existed no New College newspaper, the use of the typewriter would be lost, the SAC decided that, after this semester, 1t would a iey he SAC to pay for the rent on the typewriter and to thus keep the typewriter in constant use, with priority given to newspaper(s), and with the typewriter being kept permanently in the newspaper office. The typewriter would then be available to other official organizations in the community, even if there was no newspaper for New College. The editors of this semester's paper had already paid the first installment out of their allocation, and because of this, BREAKIMG BREAD Composing and distributing flyers, makinE and putting up posters, taking reservations and prepayments,'sending reminders, sculpting vases, picking flowers, setting tables, buying groceries, preparing the meal, maintaining the buffet line, serenading the meal, filling water glasses, washing pots and dishes--all needed to be done, and were in less than a week. The flyers for the community were revised and distributed Monday morning, and by Friday noon over two hundred and fifty people had made reservations. The dinner was truly an allcommunity effort, which speaks to our ability to work together cooperatively, as well as play. Although for the most part studentsponsored, the dinner would not have been possible (at least not as extravagantly as it with out the co-operation and support of the entire New College community. "Thank you" doesn't convey well enough my appreciation to all who helped out. I'm grateful for hav-by Jaek Baker ing worked with you putting the dinner together, warmth wells up within as I ponder what to write, what can I say, it was wonderful sharing with everyone as the vision of an all-community dinner became a reality. Warm hues to you all Cooking and cleaning in the kitchen: Mike, Eric, Susan, Bruce, Patti, Jim, Dan, Cindy, Zeke, Sherrianne, Lisa, Mike, Scott, Susan, Ben, Bill, Diana, Kirsten, Jessie, David, Melinda, Brad, Claire, Warren, Bernard, Sarah, Jane and probably others. The people in Jerry's for their co-operation and assistance. JoLynn, who as I said had the joy of working with Pete and me on the big day. The folks at Phys ical Plant for coming through with chairs and tables. The people of Housing for setting up the dining room. Jack and the art students for the beautifully sculpted vases. Chris and company for assisting with ticket sales flyers and supporting us throughout the week. The String Quartet for sharing their music. Elizabeth, Lora and Continued on p. 15 00 by Howard Smith our decision would not take effect until such a time as the SAC picked up payments on the typewriter. Thus, they had no objection to the SAC's resolution. As the newspaper had been the SAC's "hobby" for at least a month when we finally reached this agreement, we became informed quite early that Randall and Dawn were going to give up the position at the helm of the newspaper. It is our contention as the SAC that the following things are true about this situation with the newspaper that make it a special case when the question of change of administration occurs: A) The newspaper is, more than any other organization that receives A&S funds, a community-based organization. B) The change of editors of a newspaper, probably more than any other organization, brings about an entirely new organization, perhaps with policies and ideas quite different from the past editors. C) The newspaper allocation for one semester is larger than any other allocation, either one or two semesters. D) These factors, together with the fact that the newspaper submitted a primary allocation request for which the Reagent was the officially recognized title and for which Dawn Bialy and Randall Lanier were the only members that could be held officially responsible, all constituted a reallocation of A&S funds to an essentially new organi zation. Since there was no precedent for the selection of editors for the paper, although it is generally the choice of the former editors, we felt that it was within the responsibilities of the SAC to entertain applications for control of the 1,500 A&S dol-lars that were essentially still under our auspices. We felt that this money should be used as it was originally intended, for a newspaper for second term, and that it was our duty to decide who HARA SED by Carla Schroer Sexual harassment--anything from a verbal slur to physical contact that evokes a feeling of dehumanization based on gender. That's my definition, and at some point all of us experience it. Most women learn to tune out the catcalls and whistles as they down the street. But take a power relationship, a boss or a professor, someone with control over another, and the whole matter becomes dramatically more complex. potential for emotional stress skyrockets, and there are other problems as well. What is the difference between a sexual advance and a friendly gesture? Two people in the same situation can have radically different ideas about what is going on. There are no simple solutions, but if you feel uncomfortable or unsure about what's happening, talk to someone. The Counseling Center, a faculty member, the provost--they all want to know, and they'll


c 0 Contrary to popular belief, at New College, OCTOPUIS is not a strange declension of the noun octopus, but the campus international relations organization. The acronym OCTOPUIS stands for the Organization Created To Oversee and Promote the Under standing of International Situ ations. Each year, we accomplish this in a variety of ways. This year, we plan to sponsor a model simulation for I.S.P. credit, work with the United Nations Association of Sarasota in sponsoring a model United Nations for area high schools, attend model UNs sponsored by other colleges, and hold mini-simulations during some of our weekly meetings. Our major simulation, however, is our most important activity. This year, we will be sponsoring a model Organi zation of American States to be held on January 28, 29, and 30 of among interested parties was probably most capable of wisely spending the money allocated to best serve the community. Toward these ends, we collected heard proposals from applicants, and debated amongst ourselves as to what plan would best serve the community. This is essentially what we do at the beginning of every year when we allocate funds to the various organizations. It is these last points in relation to the responsibilities and powers of the SAC which have recently come into question. When we held our meeting this past Thursday (11/17/83), we had come by Lesley Sigall 1984. Specifically, we will be simulating the Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs. The topic of the Consultation Meeting will be the strife in Central America, the causes behind it, and possible actions the OAS can take to rectify the situation. Considering the recent events in Central America, this simulation will be a particularly timely and interesting one. Another aspect of the model OAS is that it makes a good I.S.P., because it is the kind that has to be done on time. I have spoken with a number of older students, and it seems that it is very easy to put off doing I.S.P.s that require you to research a topic and write a long paper on it, all during the month of January. But the requirements of the model OAS make it hearly impossible to put off. notification of said meetings to the community. However, the editors of the current newspaper were present there, and our ideas with little resistance at that time. With this in mind, we continued along a path to secure new editors for a newspaper second semester. What was questioned at our last meeting by a number of concerned students was whether or not it was within our responsibilities, or even our rights, under the constitution of the NCSA to choose new which is essentiaLLY what we were There is no easy answer to th1s. It all d ends o so 1 u t ion tha would most fa1rly applicants and the community. How-to the argument sented above, then yes, it was ever, due to many misunderstand-constitutional. If, however, you ings, our authority to come to choose to think that what we were such a decision was questioned, doing was tampering in the affairs and rightly so. The earliest meet-of an official organization under ings, where we came to the initial the NCSA' then no' what we did was conclusion that it was our respon-unconstitutional. sibility, were not valid SAC meet-. Whatever you believe, the s1tuings according to the constitution of the NCSA, as there was not proper CHIES by the Co-op members In case you've wondered It is a right and a privilege of the members of the Happy Carrot Food Co-op to shop at the store at any hour of the day or night whether the store is open or not. The honors system works like this: there is a list of members kept at Secu rity. Members sign out the key, purchase their groceries, and record the sale as usual. Often, when a member does such, people will see them in the store and come in to buy groceries. Thus, the luxury of membership serves two functions beyond that of allowing members greater access: we provide a service to the campus community and we increase our sales. Considering that the benefits of the activity are such, we will continue to allow it as a right and a privilege of member-ship. Anyone can join the Co-op at any time; we would welcome more active support, although we appreciate all the people who shop Co-op. Thanks. Q ation was messy at this last meeting, and the question should never have come up. There should have existed within our constitution provisions and procedures for such situations. There should have been either a well-established precedent or a carefully defined procedure, and there wasn't. The town meeting that will be called will deal with this problem. The problem of next semester's editors has already been dealt with--there will be nothing to debate about that point. We finally decided to mix our precedents on this matter, and an SAC recommendation was given to the present editors, who talked to the potential editors. All of this came to a lovely compromise, which was accepted by all involved. What the community will have to consider is the future procedures for such matters, and this is 1m portant to everyone. Let me just add as a final note that, whether or not what the SAC did was constitutional, it was not done because of some dark desire on our part to exercise power. We were doing what we thought was our responsibility, and we were always most concerned with the effect of our decisions on the community. This should also be the primary concern of the assembly-to provide a coherent and useful policy that will best serve the communit in the Although we are not sure what the exact requirements for this year's simulation will be, last year they were as follows: two short papers on country policy (short means approximately 5-7 pages each), the conference itself, and a conference critique due after the conference. Most of the work is accomplished by attending the three days of the conference, and the papers are so short that they are not difficult to write. We urge all students to seriously consider participating in the model OAS I can tell you from personal experience that it is interesting, fun, and a good learning experience. Anyone interested should attend our weekly meetings on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. in the Fishbowl, or contact Terry Pierzchala, box 154, for more information. C Jazz by Robert Cohen I think it was Andy Warhol who said: "In this age, everyone will be famous for at least 26 weeks"-or was it Fred Silverman? But series-ly, folks, four of your favorite NC students have made the big jump; out of the test and into the tube. The "New College Jazz Quartet" was a name picked due to its unique quality of being both very boring and very inoffensive. "NC..JQ" beat out othe"'C e. "Your Mother in Rebrew," "Shit for Our first media commitment and already we were being artistically disemboweled! Martha Eisenberg; Jack Donaldson, John Connelly and myself embarked on constant and difficult practice sessions; difficult be cause it was very hard to get any actual work done amidst all the laughter. The music, however, was not all that amusing at first. We dusted off a bunch of curmudgeoning ditties--the ones we couldn't bring back to life, we tried at least to inflate. In our producer's eyes, however, we could do no wrong--'nuff said, eh band? Soon came the day of taping-we ditched the penguinshines and donned the monkeysuits. Boy, were we ever living on the edge that day! First of all, we got stopped for a railroad crossing. Don't get me wrong, we had plenty of time, but we got stuck right in front of the Gardinier phosphate mines. Believe me, some mountains smell bad!! -Anyway, we arrived at the studio in time and intact, just avoiding being arrested by Martha's brother. As if that weren't enough for our wrists to bear, camera 2, that one-eyed monster, gave out on us. Being too cool to care and 'too hot to move we plowed through, cuts, prints, takes, out takes and double takes. I think I might have even got the word "fuck" on tape once! Take it from me, being on TV is no glamour wheelie! By the time it was over, we were spent, modulated and canned. Martha's throat was as dry as the chicken at Fat Boy's. But listen, students, if the that you know us can get you to like jazz, then the media is the 'message. Q


T Since Admissions has been the subject of much conversation and criticism in the past few years, and since our former Director of Admissions, Roberto Noya, resigned at the end of last year, Reagent thought it would be a good idea to interview this year's acting Director of Admissions, Steve Colee. First, I asked Steve how he got into the field of Admissions, and he replied, "Accidentally." Steve received his undergraduate degree in sociology. He then taught for three years, and did some graduate work at Stanford. When Roberto Noya, the former Director of Admissions, first came to New Col lege, he told Steve, an old friend of Roberto's, about a position for Assistant Director that was open. Steve applied, and got the job. Steve worked with Noya for three years, during which time he gained "in-house" Admissions experience. Noya left New Col lege at a time of the year when a search for a new Director was not feasible, and so Steve was asked to be the acting Director. Steve said that this is merely an interim position for him; he does not intend to make a career out of Admissions. Steve adjusted to his new job fairly quickly. He was already familiar with the workings of the entire Admissions office, since Noya had run a "very democratic office," and the entire staff had been involved in making policy de ClSlons. So, although Steve did Steve about the problems that exist in Admissions. He said that there are two aspects to the problem: recruitment and retention. He feels that retention is not his "realm," since this issue is based on an academic "fine tuning" of the New College program so that it is more responsive to the present students. Recruitment, however, is Steve's area. The main concern is how to improve the way in which New College is projected to the outside world. There are some universal trends that affect all colleges. Demographically, the college-age population has decreased in size, and people in this population who meet New College standards are even more scarce. Also, not as many are looking for an arts and sciences curriculum. For these reasons, all selective liberal arts colleges have less people to focus their efforts on. Another problem is that, in an "age of tight finances," people look for one of two things. Students want career or vocational training, which they feel will increase their chances of finding a job when they get through with their education. If they don't want career training, and they are looking for a liberal arts program, they are at least searching for "a safe bet ... they want a name school." Since we are such a "young" school, we unfortunately do not have this name recognition. However, Steve said, "There are things that we can do so that we project ourselves as being in the same league with those [name] schools," and that will make the advantages of a New College education obvious. Prospective students often "misinterpret the Steve Colee, Director of Admissions flexibility of the program to mean that there is no substance to it," since they are initially presented with so many specifics, such as contracts, ISP's, and theses. Because of this, prospectives often don't \''triers tand the reasons why New College is so different ,from other schools. by Dawn Bialy been slight and impersonal, and Steve feels that, if this is remedied, more of the students who ask about New College will actually apply. To this end, students who express interest in New College now rece1ve at least four personalized letters along with the rest of the information that is sent to them, and they are also contacted 1n person if an Admissions person travels to their areas. To summarize, the main strategy being employed by Admissions this year is to be very thorough in their communication with students who have in quired about New College, assuming that this increased, personal contact will encourage rtore prospective students to send in their applications. Steve and I then talked about the Admissions staff and the travel that they do. This year, there are more Admissions staff members than usual, since Steve's old position of Assistant Director did not get filleci. Steve is the Director of Admissions, and there is an Admissions officer, Pola Sommers, who deals with the budget and acts as general manager. There are two full-time counselors, Chris Salter and JoAnn Meyer, and two temporary recruiters. All staff members, except for Pola and Steve, are New College graduates. The clerical staff in Admissions ........ 1111!!11!1 .. and that the flexibility is there because it enriches the a rea y existing program, and not because it's supposed to "make up" for a lack of substance. Since New College defies all the common labels and phrases, it is very hard to describe to a prospective student, especially when one has only a short period of time in which to convey the essential information. Steve feels that prospect1ves should first be told about the general "philosophy" that is fundamental to our uniqueness, rather than going about it "backwards" and beginning with all the details of the program. This would serve to better demonstrate the purpose underlying our exceptional program, and it would also eliminate some of the misinterpretations that frequently occur. I went on to question Steve about changes that have recently been macie that might increase enrollment in future years. He mentioned three specific areas that have been focused on. First, the viewbook has been revised. The present cover design is new, and it is different from all of the other brochure designs. The content was also rewritten, in the hope that it would be less intimidating to prospectives. Second, the discipline descriptions have been transformed from one-page handouts into brochures, in order to convey a more serious attitude about the courses that are offered at New College. Third and most importantly, Admissions is in the process of increasing both the frequency and personalization of contact with prospective students. A big problem in Admissions has been that the number of students who apply after they first inquire is extremely low. In the past, contacts following inquiries have the staff trave s, but teve Pola do less than the others, since they are more frequently needed "in-house." Presently, Admissions travel is concentrated in the states that are east of the Mississippi River. The mid-Atlantic and midwestern states are the primary areas of focus. The state of Florida is also quite thoroughly covered. School visits (4 or 5 a day) are the most frequent events on the traveling schedule, but sometimes, local evening "fairs" and national college "fairs" are also attended. Steve pointed out that travel is a major reason for the high turnover that occurs among the lower ranks in Admissions staffs, since the hours on the road are very exhausting. We then discussed the inevitable topic: money. I asked Steve if this year's funding is adequate, and he said that it is not. There are a couple of ways to look at funding. One way is to compare New College with other selective schools. Our per-student investment is higher than most schools, but this statistic is misleading, since, for example, it costs almost as much to print materials for 10,000 prospectives as it does for 40,000. Another way to look at funding is to compare how much Admissions spends now with the amount spent before the merger occurred. In "real dollars," less is spent now than was being spent 10 years ago. Steve went on to say, "I don't pretend that money in itself is a panacea for all the problems we're facing. On the other hand, what disturbs me more is the implicit assumption that I frequently come across that ideas or lack thereof are at the heart of the


problem." ln other words more t money not make the problem magically disappear, but many ideas could be implemented if it were not for the present lack of funds. However, inadequate funding is not due to a lack of effort. The Foundation is the source of Admissions funding, and besides keeping up with their end of the general financial agreement they make yearl with USF, they have also "generous-y ly agreed" to further assist the Admissions Office with "extra" monies. Steve emphasized that both the Foundation and USF have been cooperative, so the problem 1s not due to an "us" vs. "th ern I asked Steve how additional funds would be used if Admissions were to receive them, and he said a of "fine tuning'' of already ex1st1ng programs would be done. A major new project would be marketing research. The point of doing this research, Steve said II not to merchandise11 the school, but to find out more about the specific concerns of prospective students. Right now, Admissions b d II ase on seat-of-the-pants research, gut feelings, and a lot of The problem with doing research is that it's not worth doing if Admissions doesn't have the additional funds to implement the suggestions that result fron; the research, so until Admissions funding is significantly increased, marketing research will have to wait. Stev e s p o k e of s pecial concerns" of prospective students, and I brought up the subject of black students, since I have heard oe o a separate search mailing for minority students, and they do communicate with black counselors and teachers. However, the general problems of attracting students "are amplified in the case of minority students." Since we have very few black students here it t d1ff1cult to convince prospec-tive black students that we welcome and encourage minorities. In other words, it's a 11Catch-22" situation. So, it's not that Admissions is not making an attempt to attract black students, it's just that it's tough to be convincing, given the present makeup of our student body. I then asked Steve if there was anything that current faculty and students could do to assist Admis sions: He "The single most thing that faculty and students can do is to make a reality out of the description that we are providing prospective students with." The disadvantages of New College are blatant, and so we need to concentrate specifically on projecting the "social advantages," i.e., the sense of community, that is supposed to be the strong point of a small school. Since the administration cannot impose nor artificially create a sense of community, students and faculty need to "invest energies, not only in their individual pursuits, but in maintaining some semblance of community." As far as specific tasks that need to be done, Steve mentioned that the faculty has been and continues to be very helpful in talking to prospective students, and in facilitating the creation of the new discipline description brochures. Steve is also impressed and "heart ened" by the amount of enthusiasm Director must be familiar with current students are displaying. the strategies that need to be Among other things, students have employed to attract students to helped with mailings and tours, a school that does not have name and they have volunteered for fu-recognition. In other words, ture projects as well. Steve said someone who has previously worked that current students can be "most in Admissions at a name sch9ol helpful by simply being open and might be "very surprised by how to visiting prospec-hard New College has to work to t1ves. He thinks the n.ost impor-get the message out," and thus, tant thing is that the visiting he/she may not be able to deal with students be made to feel comfort-that type and quantity of work. able. He also warned against too Third, the new Director needs to much talk about possible difficul-become quickly assimilated into this In the past, Steve felt ties that may arise: "I don't it's essential that prospective that the Admissions staff members be cautioned about every "were perceived as mercenaries," s1ngle problem they're going to since they were too busy with rou-ebncounter once ,they're in college," tine tasks to get involved. Also, ecause they w1ll run into similar if the new Director could become problems at any good school. He successfully integrated into the also pointed out that "it is in community, it would be easier for our current students' own interests him/her to motivate the faculty to help us attract more students, and students to assist Admissions. without bending our s u:ndards," for both financial and social reasons. Steve went on to make some general comments about our present Admissions situation. He said, "I think it is very important to point out that, even though the enroll ment isn't where we'd like it to be, the school is in no danger of folding." Besides, things are improving; recruitment efforts are getting better, and the faculty and administration are helping new students to make the necessary adjustments. Steve further commented II t J Its not my nature to'put on rose-tinted glasses, but I'm fairly optimistic. To speak metaphorically, we've turned a corner11 in Admissions. Things look "very good for the future of the school" at this time, since we do have the essential necessity: a strong academic program. Also, if our ongoing searches turn up good candidates for the Provost Director of Admissions positions, and if the Foundation can succeed in its fund-raising efforts, then New College will be heading towards a very stable and successful future. Since we were talking about the new Director of Admissions, I asked Steve what specific attributes he thinks our new Director should have. He mentioned four main qualities. First, the new Director "should not be inflexible; on the contrary, he/she has to be very pliable." Since our sions situation is unique, no one will have had experience in an identical setting, so the new Director will need to learn and adjust quickly. Second, the new Fourth, the new Director cannot be autocratic; he/she needs to be able and willing to do everything. In a small office, 11the person in charge sets the mood and tone and he/she can have no "pretensions of grandeur" if the staff is going to work well together. Steve's final comment on this subject was, .,There is no messiah for Admissions, and even if there were mess1ahs don't come cheap." In other words, one person cannot single-handedly solve all of the Admissions problems at New Col lege. Steve concluded the interview by making some general comments about.the future of New College. He that, although Admissions is important, the primary concern should always be with academics. For example, Steve thinks that it would be a good idea to begin some performing arts programs in the future, because career-oriented students need outlets from such a rigorous academic program. This could be provided by supplementary courses, such as drama and dance. Administrative stability also needs to be further developed, since New College presently relies too heavily on "stop-and-go" tactics. Long-range plans need to to be created and adhered to. As far as Admissions is concerned, Steve said to avoid is an overly outlook. He said "In focusing on problems, you can'dev:lop a sense of futility," an at that New College presently doesn't deserve. In other words a certain objective perspective must be maintained, so that the bad points are not exaggerated, and the good points are not over


Trustees cont. meeting, to which no specific references in the bylaws are made. Unfortunately, this matter was not cleared up before the meetings commenced, and as a result, everyone drew their own inferences as to who should be at the SAC meeting and acted accordingly. I spoke to General Heiser about this issue. Apparently, these bylaws are fairly old, and no one is overly concerned about adher ing to them on this particular item. At least, Dr. Kay Glasser, the chairperson of the SAC, is not, since she openly welcomes student participation in this meeting. General Heiser went on to say that there was no reason that a change of this bylaw could not be con0 IC We recently received this request for a rev1s1on of the New College section of The Insider's Guide to the Colleges. Look over the following materials, and, if you are interested in helping out with the re write, see one of us or drop a note in our box (#49) by this Friday (12/2). Also, see us to get a copy of the guidelines mentioned in the letter below. Your input is essential--after all, we are not representative of the entire student population, and we would not like our perceptions of this place to be the only ones that went into the re VlSlon. So, if you have suggestions for changes, GET IN TOUCH WITH USyou may be sorry if you don't! THE INSIDER'S GUIDE TO THE COLLEGES Box 1003-A Yale New Haven, CT 06520 (203) 436-0825/4213 sidered, and that he would be happy Dear Editor, to entertain suggestions on this You may have seen or heard of The Insider's Guide to the Colleges -a to over 300 matter from the Student Life Com-schools across the country written for graduating high school students applymg to college. mi ttee. So, everyone can stop be-What makes us different from the more common, statistical college guides is that our book ing upset about the whole ordea 1, consists of articles written by students actually attending that school, to provide an insider's and perhaps concerned individuals view of what life is really like there. can get together with the Student We are currently compiling and revising material for the eleventh edition of The Guide, Life Commit tee's chairperson and and we would very much appreciate your help. We'd like you to recruit one or more of your work out some proposals for General acquaintances at school-yourself included, if you like -to spend a couple of hours putting s perusal. Everybody happy? together a 600-700 word article reviewing your college. A candid and comprehensive por-Now, on to the meeting. Rep. trayal of life at school will be invaluable, not only to us, but also to the more than 40,000 pro-Bob Johnson spoke first about ac-spective students who use our book each year. tions that have been approved by We are enclosing our suggested guidelines for your writers, as well as a copy of our most the Executive Committee. (This recent edition's article on your school. Even if you are unable to send a complete rewrite, we cornmi ttee consists of a maximum would be very grateful for any comments, corrections, or updates you might have regarding of 1 o members of the Board of it. The more information you can send us, the better. We very much want to represent your Trustees, including the President school accurately, and we can only do so with your help. and some officers, who meet monthly We wish to emphasize that all of our contributors will be given credit in our book. Of to discuss possible actions and course, if requested, an author may remain anonymous. But unless a writer wishes other-make decisions.) Among other wise, each contributor will be credited in the first pages of The Guide. things, Johnson announced all Since we are on a tight production schedule, and are very anxious to include your schoolin plans for the Sudakoff Center had our next edition, it is crucial that we get your material within 30 days after you receive been okayed, and that the 1983-84 this letter. We look forward to hearing from you and reading your article(s). Thanks very ...... .Uiill .... .. .. ......... v s report. -almost exclusively about the budget. He said that he would like to see New College develop a "bud get cycle ... that fits the general University review of the budgets." He then spoke about last year's budget, saying that approximately 80% of it was in "people dollars"; that is, money that went into salaries and benefits. Also, very little money was available last year for operating capital outlay (OCO), which is designated for equipment and supplies. He then moved to this year's budget, and he pointed out that we are getting no new money from USF for OCO. However, the Foundation is putting over $100,000 into the OCO fund, most of which will be put to use by the Natural Sciences. The Foundation is also providing the Admissions Office with between 55 and 60 thousand dollars, and supplementing faculty salaries, since salaries increased approximately 5% this year. Benedetti's last remarks concerned the future budget. He said that, if any "extra" money becomes available, some "special projects" will receive funding. Priority projects are Admissions and the renewal of teaching and research facilities, such as computer terminals and fine arts studios. Campus Dean, Dr. Robert Barylski, was next in line with his report. His talk focused on the building projects that are now underway. The total amount that has been appropriated from the State for the library and other related projects is $7,983,000. Barylski thanked Rep. Johnson and other Foundation members who facilitated this funding, and said: "It's this team between the University and the Foundation that made this [library funding] possible." The bid for the library is now being made pubBruce Hammond and Editors Oldest College Daily lie, and the bids will be reviewed on January 10, 1984, at 2 p.m. in Hamilton Center. The Board of Regents will approve the bid on January 26, and construction of the library is scheduled to begin on March 15. If all goes as planned, 15 months later, "the gateway to Sarasota will exist." Barylski then discussed the Sudakoff Center. Construction of this building should begin before Christmas, and the projected completion date is August 1, 1984. Barylski also mentioned that the Carriage House at Caples is now in the process of being renovated, and that it should' be finished within the next month. Next up was Dr. Christ-Janer with the EPPC report. He began by voicing concern over the new residency requirement law. As USF Vice President Dr. O'Brien said, the law essentially states that "if you come [to Florida] principally for the purposes of education, you are considered outof-state." Before the law was passed, an out-of-state student could declare residency after living in Florida for one year. Christ-Janer stressed the negative impact that this law will have on New College, since we do have many out-of-state students. The Board Tamar Sadeh Found_ed January 28, /878 agreed to make a strong effort to get this law repealed. ChristJaner then moved on to the subject of the Provost Search Committee, which is comprised of both NC and USF members. Deadline for application was November 1, at which time they had received 168 applications. Candidates for the position should be visiting New College in the near future. Then Christ-Janer then discussed the subject of Admissions. "A great many positive and creative things have been happening in the Admissions Office these past few months," he said. Admissions is currently in the process of formulating a "new marketing strategy" that will hopefully attract more students to New College. He also mentioned that the search for a new Admissions Director is underway. At that time, over 50 applications had been received, and the closing date for accepting applications was November 15. The SAC report was then given by Dr. Kay Glasser. '"one area of deep concern," she said, is the fact that, "as yet, no CIT [capital imporvement trust] funds have come our way." She stressed the need for immediate funding of two prior-


II NEW COLLEGE OF TilE UNIVERSITY OF SOt.JTH FLORIDA New College is a challenging, captivating place. It merged with the University of South Florida (in Tampa) in 1975, and is part of a branch campus of USF. Since then. its existence has depended on the raising of $750,000 a year by the New College Foundation-essentially, to pay for the difference between the USF student-faculty ratio of twenty to one and the NewCollege ratio of twelve to one. Raising three-quarters of a million was not always easy; New College came close to defaulting several times in its first two years as New Go liege of USF. In June 1979, however, the state legislature approved a bill that grants New College $3 million dollars in matching funds if the New College Foundation can raise the same amount by 1983. The signing of this bill into law has given New College a good shot at financial security. airport is right across the street), and contains some tacky army barracks left over from World War II days. Crossing from the east campus to the west campus involves some risk, since U .S. 41 runs right between them. Most students move off-campus after they have served their compul sory first three terms on campus. Housing in Sarasota is becoming scarce. Many of tbe professors and staff live in the immediate area as well, so if you do find housing off-campus you may possibly be your lit professor's neighbor. New College is becoming more traditional. Today's students are pri marily career-oriented and are less tolerant than the more artsy radical types of earlier years. New Yorkers unused to the sun, surf, and sand can lose themselves in the climate, but most count themselves lucky if they can swing a few hours of rays:. The pool is a popular mixing spot, for faculty and students alike. Individual sports like racquetball are popular, but intercollegiate athletics are nonexistent. There are a few intramural and cityleague teams. The academic environment is rigorous, though departments vary from superb to nonexistent. The faculty is friendly, easily accessible, and devoted. Mapping a course of study generally revolves around choosing a con8eniaJ professot, and establishing an apprentice relationship with him or her. A student and a faculty sponsor get together to devise an overall educational plan or "contract" for each term and often work together in independent study and tutorials. The major field of study is not restricted; the areas run from traditional departmental majors to general studies. The exam required to receive a degree is a defense of the mandatory senior thesis The social life features lots of parties, films and concerts, beer and pinball. Drugs of most kinds are not too hard to come by. Marijuana is widely used, mushrooms are easily obtained (in season, pick your cow pasture) and the most esoteric recreational devices are available. Alco hol is still the drug of choice; the drinking age in Florida is eighteen. There are several popular bars near the school. History, philosophy, physics, and math are excellent departments, and the natural sciences program is surprisingly good. Literature and politi .. cal science are strong areas, and the environmental studies program, which emphasizes involvement in the preservation and protection of the ecology of southwest Florida, is very popular with students and has had an appreciable impact on recent local developments. The psychology and sociology departments are weak. Student government at NC is like that of a New England Congrega tional church: representatives are so concerned about getting a consensus that they sometime') fail to get anything done. Minor decisions can take two weeks, and major decisions, such as those involved in revising and adopting a new constitution, have taken as long as seven years. The chief political aim of student government is maintaining the New College identity and to stop any encroachment ofNC by the University of South Florida. To their credit, they've been successful. The architecture of New College is basically Mediter-ranean. The west campus, located on Sarasota Bay, is the former estate of Charles Rin gling, brother of John of circus fame. It houses the Palmer dormitories, now used for classrooms and office space, and the newly reopened B Dorm, which provides singles. Academics alone can occupy most of your time, so people wbo do more than study often find themselves burned out after a semester or two. Most students who take an other-than-academic interest in New College find themselves finishing in four or five years, instead of the usual three. The east campus, designed by I. M. Pei (who resigned from the project out of dissatisfaction with tbe administrators), most notably contains the Pei dorms-luxurious motel rooms with private entrances, balconies, and baths; they offer isolation but no privacy, and can be maddening to live in. The east campus is built on airport land (the Sarasota Bradenton If you work, New College will educate you, get you into a good graduate school, prepare you for a professional school, and give you an experience you'll never forget. Q ity items: the fitness trail, and the r epai r of the pool. Together, these project s will cost $37,000. O'Brien the n explaine d t h a t "the w firm commitment is there for the Lately, my head has been swim-$400,000," and that the delays ming in a sea of possibilities. by ' Dob\.i.u h a v e been d ue to a .. .. For in1 am seeing that stance, if we chose water, the dreams and visions do have power economics of water as it relates recently allocated to two main projects: an $11 million science building in Gainesville, and the payment of the litigation fees for the Sundome. O'Brien d i d say, however, that the funding for the fitness trail and the pool will be received by New College in the very near future. Dr. Glasser also mentioned that a desire for mor e pirect involvement between Foundati on members and students had been expressed at the SAC meeting. I asked General Heiser about the feasibility of such increased interaction, and h i s was quite favorable. In fact, he said that, "in principle we agree with thi s closer interaction." He pointed out that a barbeque used to be held in September expressly for this but that, since New College changed to the semester it has not been continued. He also expressed his willingness to talk with students about their concerns, so if you've got any clues on how to facilitate more Foundation-student interaction, speak up! USF Vice President O'Brien concluded the meeting with some brief remarks. Basically, he voiced USF's support of the New College program, and said that "there is more optimism here" than there is at most of the other educational systems they deal with. Speaking for myself, I found the Board of Trustees meeting to be very informative, and I was extremely pleased to see that the issues discussed were of direct relevance to New College students. I, for one, am convinced that the Foundation is not simply an "ivory tower" organization, and that their concerns are very similar to ours. Q to help create themselves. Also, to the supply of water to the resi-I have found that, for good ideas, dents of the county could be stuchelp comes from unexpected places. ied. We could look at where the The power is in the idea. My water for the college comes from, father spoke to me about money what is in it, what our bodies many years ago and told me that need from it, how certain pol-the first step in deciding what to lutants are there due to certain focus on was not an evaluation of economic interests, and how water financial resources. The first is a political issue. Our artists step was the visioning and develop-could paint and write about the ment of the concept. He told me beaches and rivers; we could study that if the idea is good enough it the psychology of conservation and will attract the money. Now we survey attitudes; we could study all know that this is not always the use of water in the local re-true. Contacts and position are ligious services and look at the important, and there are many good symbolism and meaning of the images; ideas and good inventions that and on and on. I am saying that do not get realized due to a lack we can approach most any issue of access to people who can fund interdisciplinarily. Then this the ideas. We at New College overlook some important facts. There are two families on the Board of Trustees of New College that are worth over one half of a billion dollars each. There are many other multi-millionaires. They, as a group, are not excited about New College. They do not see us as being a particularly exciting experiment, and they are not emotionally involved in our future. Our challenge is to dream big, as in the early days of the college, and to fire the imagination of those whose help we need. Yet at this point we cannot say what we need help for. We are too diffuse and scattered; there is no group vision or ideal. Several projects can be generated in this regard. The first is the New Col lege White Paper. I think that we should pick a topic that relates to the local area, and then ap proach that topic from a global, holistic perspective. Topics such as water, energy, air, seem H <.) composition of information could be publishe d in one volume and offered over the television as a course for the community. We could link the White Paper with the Environmental Studies Program and infuse a great deal of energy into their efforts. General Heiser is in the process of raising $500,000 to endow the E.S.P. program--our White Paper could make his task much easier. Per haps then we could focus on more national or global issues. This combined project focused on the community would not be limited to provincial ideas, but would be inclusive and global in nature. Our jnterchange with the community would be enhanced and we could generate a great deal of interest in our programs. At the same time, we would be able to pursue more controversial and experimental adventures because we would have a solid base of support within the community. As a second idea, we could exContinued on p. 14 ...


---!::::::: W nNoow -----------1 watch 1 wait i listen no one the leaves rustle the little girl 1n side screams soundlessly (mommy!) the door opens and lisa walks into the room dragging reality by a strand of hair --Gabrielle Vail 48ld man On the Porch of Zephyrhills Home) (sitting Only eight of the twelve Multi-colored straps That webbed his folding chair remain Taut between their hollow His own slung delicately Over the nylon. He's been suspended. Caught fourteen times with ladies Taut between their hollow bones, His own slung delicately. He's been told to stay Beneath the awning. He watches the ladies chew Their lunches. His own jaw palsies. Between bites they talk of him. He's been told. He wants To spit, but swallows. --Dan Bosch MORNING HAS SWEPT AWAY THE NIGHT. SOMETHING IS FLICKERING THROUGH YOUR SEALED LIKE A COCOON HATCHES, YOUR EYELASHES GENTLY UNWEAV THE FRAGILE LACE. NOW, YOUR EYELIDS STRETCH. THE DARTS OF THE SUN ARE SO WARM. LITTLE RAINBOWS DANCE IN THE BLURRING UNTANGLED DELICATE FIRST SIGHT. SLOWLY YOU OPEN YOUR EYES, STICKY WITH NIGHT SPECKS COAGULATED O N THE LACRIMAL GLANDS. ON THE WINDOW SILL, OUTSIDE, YOUR TOMCAT BRUSHES HIS FACE. YOU TOO CLEAN THE SLEEP AWAY, YOUR FISTS RUBBING THE NIGHT OUT. SPRING TIME INVADES THE INTIMACY OF YOUR BEDROOM. THE MUSIC BECOMES DISTINCT. VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS PLAYS ON THE TURNTABLE. YOUR YOUNG MOTHER IN THE KITCHEN PREPARES YOUR BREAKFAST. THE AROMA OF COFFEE TEASES YOUR NOSTRILS AND SHARPENS YOUR STOMACH. THE TOAST IS READY TOO! IT IS SPRING TIME. AND SUDDENLY, THAT FRESHLY .BORN MORNING INTONES, "GOOD DAY! HAPPINESS! LEAVE YOUR BED: COME TO PLAY IN THE DEW, --BERNARD NOWAK


Th' o l d lady she told me go back Ta school 'cause learnin's the k e y Ta lotsa riches she says. I's not sayin' I 'lieved her But I went back ta school I Figered what the hell why not I had nothin' better to do What with the mill closin' and Bein' laid off. Laid off, that's They says but they was boardin' The place up. Like it weren't gonna Open 'gain. But they told me Yea, thanks for the fifteen year Of work--service to your commun'ty Ole Grimes he says that last day-And we's sorry for that it all Comes to this but we basta Close temp'rary 'cause a that We gone bankrupt a cause a That modern paper fac'ry In Glens Falls so we's got no Choice to lay ya off. It's the same For 'em all. E'en Bill--and he worked fifty year. Fifty year Here in Corinth. And he outta Job--temp'rary they told him, But he knows 'cause he's old And ya don't get no more chances Then. But I was still kinda Young so the next Monday I Walk back inta school--I ain't Set foot there fifteen year, maybe More--and 1 said I wanna 'Roll 'gain and get me some learnin' So they gives me this test--I Ain't had one them fifteen year-And I trie d bu t it never 1 hadn' t my pencil and walked and I ain't gojn' more, never. Maybe me 'nother job. \\fj NEW COLLEGE FILM SERIES Dec. 10 The Great Die tat or ( 1940). For this film, Charlie Chaplin states and accepts the of being one of humanity's best and most widely known representatives. Dec. 17 Paths of Glory (1957). Dec. 5 The lady is a constellation Posturing bearlike in her darkness, Her thighs moon-white Pools of milk. Her power Seems to come from beneath Her skirt, between her blue socks And the hem of night There, where her axis spins Like a color wheel. A man spins With her, like a lesser bear Trying to keep her From his son. Were she to kick him, He would rise, The milk-scar on his face Like white blood across his shame, And bite. She might taste Ursine; her flesh is muscular From tightrope walking. He holds The lin e and t hough on e corner Is erased b y the she-bear's Pitch of sky, t.he boy sits man. What she swings From her skirt LS locked inside. Small CLange ( 1976) A warm and tender comedy directed by Francois Truffaut in which he traces a dozen children of various ages as they make their way toward adolescence and adulthood. Truffaut's strong emotional ties to his own childhood bring authenticity to his psychological studies of the joys and difficulties of growLng up. Dec. 1-Feb. 25 "Arms and the Man" by George Bernard Shaw. The funniest Shavian romp of them all! Heroic war, macho soldiers, and breathless romanticism are all stewed in the sauce of their own pomposity--as Captain Bluntschli, Shaw's engaging "chocolate soldier," invades the lives and hearts of the supercilious Petkoff family. G.B.S. at his best! Dec. 9-Feb. 24 "Waiting for Go dot by Samuel Beckett. "Waiting Stanley Kubrick's attack on the military mind, told with stunning point and nerve-wracking intensity. Films are shown on Saturday at 10 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m., except in the case of a conflicting event. RINGLING MUSEUMS FILM SERIES Nov. 28 Harold and Maude (1971). A hilarious film with satiric overtones, this is the story of a wealthy, death-obsessed teenage boy who falls in love with a free-spirited, lively octogenarian. Ruth Gordon, Dec. 12 Travels With My Aunt (1972). Maggie Smith stars as the eccentric aunt of stuffy banker Alex McCowen in a stylish comedy-adventure about a European trip the two share. Also involved in the increasingly mysterious events are Cindy Williams, Robert Stephens and Lou Gossett, Jr. George Cukor directed. for Godot" is the acknowledged masterpiece of the 20th century, against which all modern philosophical theater is compared. A wondrous rendering of the human condition that is fascinating, horrifying, and funny, it breaks all the conventions-and enthralls! Dec. 16-Feb. 29 "The Gin Game" by D.L. Coburn. A Pulitzer Prize winner! Fonsia and Weller, two tough, elderly individuals, meet over a game of gin in a retirement home, and proceed to fight a battle of wit, skill, Bud Cort and Vivian Pickles star. Films are shown on Mondays at 2:30, 7 and 9:30 p.m. in the Asolo Theater. Admission is $2. and caustic humor. Their targets are loneliness and each other. A play of warmth, wisdom, and understanding humor.


I Foundation cont. scholarships. The other 64% of the New College budget is provlded by USF, in keeping with the "Grant Agreement" which is signed by the Foundation every year. This ensures the continuance of the New College program. The rest of the Foundation budget ($345,700) goes to indirect support costs, such as maintaining and staffing the Foundation offices. Thus, in 1979, the Foundation played an essential role in assuring New College's ongoing existence. However, the Foundation's actions have not declined since that crucial year; in fact, efforts to r aise money for New College have steadily increased. For example, the Foundation has set up a new endowment challenge with the State system: if the Foundation raises $3 million by June of 1985, the State will put up $2 million. Individual Foundation members also deserve a great deal of credit for their personal efforts. For example, Representative Bob Johnson recently presented the state Legislature with the "Pennington Plan," which was devised by Mr. Al Pennington, Assistant Treasurer of the Foundation. Essentially, this plan created an extra $189 million in State monies. As a result of this, The Board of Regents decided to give immediate priority to the funding of our new library. The significance of this action is even more apparent when one considers that we received over $7 million out of a total State budof approximately $32 million. the assistance of Rep. Regents' priority list, which means that we would have been forced to wait at least an additional two or three years to receive total funding for the project. Special thanks to Mr. Pen nington and Rep. Johnson! If your mind is boggled by all of these numbers and facts, there is a simpler way to state the Foundation's role. The Foundation is a completely separate entity from USF, although together they make the continuance of New College as an autonomous institution a reality. USF supports New College at the same dollar-per-student rate as the other USF schools, and the Foundation provides the monies that are critically needed to supplement these State funds. Without the Foundation's support, we would not have an 8 to 1 faculty-student ratio, nor the MacArther Chair, nor the Sudakoff Center, nor the special scholarshivs; in short the Foundation, New College as we know it today would not exist.Q -by Melinda Anthes, Pam Levin and Dawn Bialy Just in case you didn't know, or maybe you forgot, there is an Admissions Committee here at New College. And, believe it or not, we do actually meet and do things. There are three student members on this committee: Melinda Anthes (box 2), Pam Levin (box 196) and Dawn Bialy (box 49). The reason we're reminding you of our existence is because, after all the chatter about Admissions at the beginning of this year, we figured that people might actually to us once in a while about Admissions--after all, we are your democratically elected representatives. However, much to our disappointment, very few students have blessed us with their verbal input thus far, and so we thought we'd fill you in on what we've been up to this year, in the hope that some of you will be encouraged to converse with us about Admissions. The main project we've been working on is a search for a new Admissions Director. So far, we've received 74 applications for and we are currentiy of reading through If you have any opinions or suggestions concerning the qualities you feel our new Admissions Director should have, please come talk to us or drop us a line-we'd really like to hear from you. Power cont. pand upon the course that Jay Moseley is offering term on living in the nuclear age. The most important challenge of our era is the investigafion of peaceful means for conflict resolution. This field is becoming established in its own right and the students of New College could be among the pioneers of the discipline. If we could inspire some of our Trustees, we could endow several chairs in this field. We can attract some of General Heiser's military contacts, as well as scholars from other places. There could be an interdisciplinary department that could, in time, have fifty or so students majoring in this area. We could FOR ALL YOUR BOOK NEEDS Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat 9-1 II The reason we encourage you to communicate with us rather than with Steve Colee, our Acting Admissions Director, is because Steve is an extremely busy man, and although he really appreciates it when students come and talk to him, sometimes he can't spend as much time with them as he would like. Also, we would feel like we were being of some constructive use to both the students and the committee by serving as intermediaries--so please let us know what you think. A must for your social calendar: we're having an Open House in the Admissions Office on Friday, December 2 at 5:00. All students and faculty are invited to this gala event. Beer and munchies will be served, as we want this to serve as a "social" gathering as well as an informal way to exchange thoughts and information about Admissions. Lots of people say they're interested in helping, but they seldom get around to actually doing anything about their honorable intentions--NOW is the time! No more apathy allowed--get to know the Admissions staff if you don't let them know what time to pick up new Admissions literature to take to your area high schools over Christmas break. So please, come drink a beer and chat with us--no more "some day"s about it! e build a national reputation again and increase our student population. We willget the C.I.T. money eventually, and many things will be added to our campus. We have the contacts. If our ideas are strong and clear enough, we can make our experience at New Col lege truly incredible. The Thanksgiving dinner is only a beginning in the creation and of our joint efforts. Perhaps we can become the food service, grow our own food, make a contribution to the community, study peaceful conflict resolution, have fun, learn many things and be the students who rejuvenate our college. Or perhaps we will not put out the effort, and New College will become a blob in the midst of U.S.F .. The choice is in our hands. Together, we can direct the debate that Dr. Benedetti is planning for early in second term and provide the vision. This is our education, our future, and it is time that we incite and inspire those with whom we wish to study. The possibilities are unlimited, or limited only by our imagination and courage. This is a delicate time for our school and for our country. We can play a part. We have freedoms that few in the world enjoy, and thus, we have responsibilities that we shou1d not run Colleges, particularly expertmental colleges, are tradi the seeds of social change. It t1me for us to seize day and create the college we


Reservations on the Courier Service to Tampa must be made at least 48 hours (or two working days) in advance, and not "the day before the expected ride" as stated in the Student Handbook. Early registration for Spring term will be held during the weeks of November 28-December 2 and December 5-9. Stop by the Records Office during these weeks between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to sign your registration form. If you do not register during these weeks, you will be charged a $25 late fee, so DON'T FORGET! ... ... ... ... ... ... Maggie Kuhn, founder and president of the Gray Panthers, will give a talk on the subject, "New Goals for the New Age," on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Teaching Auditorium. * The workshop entitled Communication and Friendship will continue on Monday, November 28 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Fishbowl. Monday's topic will be "Honesty and Tact", and Dec. 5's topic will be "Revealing the Person You.Are." Sessions will include structured communication exercises, as well as less structured discussion time, and will last hours each. The workshops are being conducted by Marilyn Marston and Connie Wolfe of c PUBLIC MEETING Pat Dubus, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberites Union of Florida, will speak on the state of civil liberties in Florida. Our meeting for our members, their friends, and those Sarasota-Manatee residents who want to demonstrate their support for the Bill of Rights, is on Tuesday, December 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Selby Public Library in Sarasota at North U.S. 41 and 6th Street. Equally distinguished in their respective fields are Dr. Jean Mather, Assistant Provost of New College, who will speak about "Academic Freedom" and Dr. David Dykstra, Professor of Literature at New College: his topic is "The Ever-Present Danger of Cen sorship." The meeting commemorates the adoption of the Bill of Rights on December 15, 1971, and will be chaired by Larry Helm Spalding, a Sarasota attorney who is the leading civil liberties lawyer in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit, and the author of numerous legal publications. * There will be a Happy Hour in the pub from 4:30 to 6:30 on Dec. 16. Come chat with your professors or students. And if Jerry's is nice again, refreshments will be half price. e ou to all New Co lege and USF students. Due to the number of bike thefts ther information, feel free to contact Marilyn of Connie that have recently occurred on cam-at the Counseling Center, exten-pus, Security asks that students sian 273 or 275. LOCK their bicycles up when not in use. * Bread cont. Bill for serenading the meal. Mark Famiglio and the class of '75 for underwriting the cost of the dinner. And everyone who came for their patience and co-operation. And others who helped in a variety of ways, Spozy, Gina, Teddy, Heather, Dan, Mark, Sonia, Merissa, Doug, Susan, Pam, Karen, Melanie, Jeff, Jim, Nick, Sue, Ty, Rachel, Amanda, Ronnie, Heidi, Mary, Cynthia. Although some of the seeds had been planted days weeks in advance, most of the was gotten on the spur of the moment. The response was impressive; I was repeatedly blown away by the willingness of people to help out, as well as by the excitement about the dinner itself. For me, as Thanksgiving is not just a day to give thanks but a reminder to acknowledge the gifts in my life, the dinner, though a wonderfully communal experience, was more a reminder of the commu nity that exists. The vision was to create space in which people could come together in hopes of deepening our sense and experience of community. Please don't let this be an isolated experience. We can carry what we shared Friday into our community each day. True, in the final analysis each ;tudent is responsible for his or her own education, but we can't do it alone. At least it appears that by our presence here we've chosen not to. Just as the dinner could not have been possible (at least not as extravagantly as it was) without the help of the entire New College community, the optimal actualization of our potential depends on the support of the entire community. We need to be able to work together effectively in classes, committees and other group activities in order to achieve our common and individual goals. Friday was a clear 'illustration of our ability to do so. Fromm often spoke of love as a conscious choice, an act of will. For me, genuine community is not based upon that which we share in common; rather, it is based upon that which we create through our interactions with one another, although our similarities can provide a basis upon which to create a genuine community. Here at New College, we have such a foundation in our scholarly pursuits upon which we can build a community, working together cooperatively to achieve our common and individual goals. Let's do it again sometime-no, silly, not next week! I "GOOD-BYE11 EDITORIAL: No room to comment on the incorrect info. in Howard Smith's newspaper article--oh, well! Adios, farewell, adieu, and toodles--it's been fun! ex-Reagent e {Another White Paper poll) by Randall Lanier Looking over the student and faculty poll results on a suitable topic for the White Paper, it quickly becomes obvious that variety is the word here. Witb an average of three suggestions each, 40 people managed to avoid choosing the same topic more than 11 times. That is, out of approximetely 120 suggestions, 11 people (9 students, 2 faculty) agreed that the nuclear arms race was a good topic for the White Paper. Thus, the nuclear arms race was the #1 choice of this poll. Central America, the Middle East, inequality in the U.S., the power of the press/censorship, terrorism, the U.S. economy, and the death penalty received more than five votes each, but less than eight. A total of six faculty and 34 students responded to the two separate polls. Having '' people decide on a topic that will idea y 1nvolve a most 400 people (student/faculty population) is ridiculous. While we shouldn't be so concerned about getting a consensus that nothing gets done, it seems unwise to base the topic decision for a campus-wide discussion on less than 3% of the population. For this reason, the Reagent is conducting another poll of both faculty and students. If you responded to the first one, please bear with us and fill out another "ballot." If you didn't, do so NOW if you care at all. ---The ability to carry out projects like the White Paper is one very unique aspect of New College. It is a chance to pool many talents and create a product which could reaffirm that New College offers more than the traditional liberal arts education. It could even be fun ... nuclear arms race nuclear power & its alternatives depletion of natural resources industrial pollution Central America the Middle East 1984 Presidential race inequality in America the U.S. economy and its future world population growth the American family the future of religion in U.S. abortion terrorism power of the press/censorship the death penalty inequality at New College sexism at New College role of the liberal arts college other remarks:


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