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0! I II ------------Febmary 28, 1994 -lblume 1 -N11mber 10-------------Speakout: Trust & Respect 4.Le4Lle S'4/u ----------On 11lllrsd:ty, Fcbnl ;uy 21, a Speakout on Commu nity Issues was held in College Hall living room in response to the vandalism of the mural in the women' s estroom in Hamilton Center Approximately 20-25 people attended. The following is a summary of the main topics of discussion; no names have been used to pre\'ent mi quotes and to preserve priv:tcy The general topics of discuc;sion were about trust, respect for others and "how to be an individual and still have friends. The first question asked was whether or not every one had the same opinion about the vand;dism No one in attendenc<' to support the act. 111c vandalism is being handled by the police as a criminal mischief case and not as a hate crime One of the mural painters described the Ct:! ation of the mural as a happy event. She described herself as a spontaneous participant and felt that it was a great idea, that there weren' t any divisions in who could participate. The vandalism made her feel attacked Others expessed reac tions of denial and shock. The subject of discussion shifted to the general tone of recent events at New College the lashing out in mindless acts of anti feminism, racism, and vandalism It was ques tioned whether or not jtL<;t one person was responsible for the acts A student expressed that he was frightened that those people could feel safe committing a criminal act that pnb ably took a fair amount of time while many people don't f eel safe here Another student suggested that the problem seemed to be a more gcner:tl backlas h citing a 'W)myn s Tea sign tha t was vandalized ; she fel t that anything women do hee, fem i nist or not is attacked 'l11c question was raised about whether or not t h e "ejaculating penises" should be painted over again Several students expressed a desire to cover up the defacement, sta t ing that they felt it was a negative thing for prospect i ve stu dents and campus visitors to sec. The disntc;sion then shifted to what action should be ta ken a f terwards ; how shoul d what ever motivated the vandalism be sol ved and what if the people who did the vanda l ism weren t at the speakout? A student suggested that perhaps people in favor o f the vandalism were afraid to express their feelings-th at they "Speakout" Continued on page 2 Cam u s Grounds and Library Trees 4 -------------In recent weeks there have been a number of made to the campus scenery the recent removal of oak trees from the library patio being the most obviouc:;. Most of these changes are an anempt at improving campuc; beauty. a c cord ing to Dean Schenck while the library tlt'e cuuing was a necessity Other changes include painting the Palmer buildings and the archway to Dart drive landscaping the Palmer build ings, and adding a rose garden to the Cook l !all Hall area l11e addition of the rose garden, at a c ost o f $1 t!OO. was financed by the New College Foundation All others came from within physical plant s budget. Dean Schenck stated that the changes are largely the idea and work of Wolfgang Schumann, the campus gmundc:; supervisor Schenck credits Schumann with being "the brains" behind the changes Schumann for his part, says that he just trying to redo neglected areas of campus, which haven' t been tended to in years lhe reason behind the removal of the lib r ary oak trees, Schenck explained, had to do with the natuJC of th<' trees roots. IL had been d i scovered by Schumann almost a year ago that the roots were invading the water system pipes underneath the library patio In a few years. the damage would have been severe enough that it coul d only be fixed by tearing up the entire patio and all pipes. The decision was made then to cut the trees now. lloll y trees have been pur chased as replacements, and will be planted anytime now. Many students were surprised at the tree remm al. of whkh there had been no advance notice One srudent Ke, in Kanning, has written a memo to Deans Schenck and Michalson criticizing the l ack of communication and roya l palm t rees be used instead o f hollies. The memo calls the t-.e remova l a stealthy extirpation and states i t woul d be collf teous o f you to i nform the sUdents of the precise reason our trees were kil led. Upcoming changes include furthe r rt>pai n t ing and l andsca p ing all the Palmer buildings (possibly i ncluding 13dorm), lay ing in new grass a t Palmer. and renovating C bui l d ing for the new academic affairs office


!'age 2 Editor: Leslie ShafTer. (358-0561) tayout and Design Editor: Ari Weinstein Contributors: April Richards. Ari Goelman McGee Young, Kelly Keefe. Mark Brcimhorst, Paul jaeger Robert l.ecusay, and Ken Burru. s YOI is typeset in PageMaker 5.0, with body text in Caramond. bylines in Brush Script, and Headlines in Aria) Bl:tlk YO! is printed by the Campus Copy Center l.<'tlers to the Editor should be typed and submillcd o n dic;k -..vith a printed copy attached to Box 373. Food Service Update ------------On February 23. a letter was sent to Morrison's Hos pitality Group. lnis letter expressed our (both the food Ser\'itc Committee s and the administration's) severe dissatisfac tion with the performance of Morrison s in the last eighteen months Important recurring problems have not been addrcs.<;cd to our approval. Of course, as people who have to <'at in the cafeteria, most students know that a!Jcady. '111<' letter states that in sixty days if all of these prob kms have not been dealt with completely, we will initiate the formal bid proce s. Considering Morrison' performance in the past, the Food Service Committee feels it is unlikely that mu< h will be done to address these problems_ During the sixty clays, an outside food consultant will h<' b r ought in to evaluate our food service need Also. the l'ood ()er"kc Committee and 'Tom Levitan and Lynda Block lltll will be preparing Requests for Proposals (RFPs) in the <'' cnt that we initiate the bid process RFPs arc the docu !l1('!1t.<; whit h are sent to companies to ask them to place a bid to run our food service. '!11c l'ood Service Committ<:c feels that the student body is finally in a win-win situation Unlikely as it may be, il Morrison s somehow turns the account around in the next .c;ixty days, then we will have improved food service. If we have a bidding process, then we will begin school next year with a new and improved food service company After years of frustration with the food service, we finally have a chance to get improved food in the near future. REJOICE' "Speakout" Continued from page 1 might he afraid o f too m:-tny people who :lR. too dif ferent politically ; people might be by different politics 111is was countered hy a question of who had power in th( vandalism of the w o men s restroom. People made art and got attacked for it ; the IX'Ople who al!ackcd it felt a!!ackcd \X.hy should they [tile vandals! be sctrt:d by it? Someone suggested that the perception of feminist statements is intimidating Another student suggested that women s work on this campus is automatically peJCeived as radical feminist. A male student stated that he felt pR:Hnascu line statements weren t considered "cool' and he finds him self muzzling himself in order not to oiTend others TI1is raised the question of what could he done to an en\'ironrnent where everyone would feel comfortable peaking what they think; keeping dial ogl1es open and wha t everyone has to say. One student said that sht f<:lt the community cohe sion here has deteriorated into a feeling that people alt' against one another, citing a recent incident of" skeleton hung in a tree outside a black student s d onn room The skeleton was found to be merely a joke and unrelated to racial issues. But while that event has been defused one student exp!E'sscd a feeling that there is no sense of trust in the community Another stated that she felt race issues well' still a problem here; the social climate h<:>re deters minorities-there is al ways hostility and not it only causes more hostil ity The student cited as an example the Asian students on campus who feel like a minority. Someone stated that people generally want to come to a school whert they think there arc people like them; in order for people of color to want to come here, there have to be people of color here 'l11is led to a discussion of the existence of social cliques" in the c,,. Collct:e conHmmity A question was raised about how to be an individual and still have fticndc; Another student stated that people at this school often feel like they can't penetrate a because they don't rit in A student suggested that pethaps we need to fo cus on why people fee l they do or don't rit in and why people all' fearful of speaking out. Someone suggested trying to communicate more within the spectrum of people hett> in orckr to make people outside of the spectrum feel like entct ing the dialogue. A student raised the ptublem of people having ks'> regard for other people's property llc kit it was foolish tn have a "stick it to the man" altitude. lie wonclert d what kind of effect it has on the < :ommunity and what it tbnut us. Concem was expressed about the idea that if w< art a com munity, why aren't we saying anything about it. The example was raised of, "I can' t bus my tray because I'm busy with the revolution_" The studen t felt that this was a "we pay people to do this" altitude. Another Stl.Jclent raised the question of the seeming expectation of not having to take rt'-"ponsibilities for actions l11i.c; raised the issue of Someone sug gested that leaving trays out is an insult and a damage to the community; i f you c:-tre about a communit y and respect it. then you should challenge others to 28, 199 1 --------------------


Sexual Fantasies ---------One spend<> so much time thinking talking and writ ing sex to tilt amount of time we actually engage in sexual activity with another person. Fanta sies : He what this delightful country is built on-The Ameri can Dream, for example. Considering the unequal distribu tion of wealth in this country, the idea of a working class indiddual achieving success in the American \Xay seems much more like a fantasy than a dream Tile lottery in this state is dependent on the active fantasy life of the residents of Florida and I might add that it is very successful, thetefore Of course, I am not interested with wealth but sexual fantasies. I would maintain that sexual fantasies (acted on or not) ae an integral part of most people's sexual existences. Sexual fantasies are varied in content and intensity. .Just a few that come to mind : different sexual positions, oral sex (or better ora l sex) different clothing Oeather lace latex I I I stilettos, boots, etc.), bondage, visual impainnent (either a blindfold or removing the glasses from a near-sighted lover), different levels of sadomasochistic activity, mutual masturba tion. masturbating in front of a lover using food to enhance sexual activities, rape fantasies and in this day and age of S T.D.'s and A.l.D S., practicing unsafe sex. The beauty of sexual fantasies are that they are just that-fantasies; they do not have to be acted on or they can be pelformed. Sexual fantasies are an intimate part of one' s per sonality. For lovers to share their sexual fantasies with each other requires trust and understanding. !laving a sexual fantasy about something does not change a person. A womyn who has a rape fantasy is not less of a feminist; she is merely a feminist who is having a rape fantasy (TI1e rape fantasy is an issue that needs mole atten tion than I can give it in this space, so I will add JeSS that issue in a fe-w weeks. ) A man who has a sadistic fantasy is not inherently evil. A person who fantasizes about having sex without l atex is not going to do it. In short, we must separate the fantasy from the fantasizer they are not ncccs.,"arily one and the same (though they can be). S / M is an interesting area to consider when discuss sexual fantasies A lot of S /i\1 i grounded in fantasy and theory rather tl1an practice S/M, as the slash mark indicates is based on a binary system of either/or, and as true absolutes are rare one has to imagine that to be either an S or an M would require a certain amount of role playing. AJso, fanta sies and role play i ng allow one to forget certain aspects of one' s personality and responsibilities that one has, if onl y temporarily. Some people have different sexual fantasies that have nothing to do with a lover but is focu<>ed on 1 would say that clothinR is a really ROOd example of thi.<>. People may Identify certain clothes with sex Some people may \\Tar certain kinds of clothing becaLL'>C it makes them feel "sexy or good about their bodies; a positive body image is a fantasy for some people. Also, fantasies arc an accornpaninl('nt tn some people' s auto-erotic worlds About oral sex and fantasies: oral sex no matter how much value we put on it is still very, very very undef rated! I can not speak for another person besides myself. but I imagine that most people will that better or perfect oral sex is a pretty common fantasy Hint Hint. If you want to fu!OII someone's fantasy, try an extended session of oral sex. Womyn and men fantasize about sex; straights and queers fantasize about sex. Fantasies are like orgasms-you can either do it alone or with another person. Sexually. 1 think I am pretty unimaginative so if anyone wants to any fantasies with me, drop a note in box 235 or maybe we can start a Fantasy Tea Mark's News I am looking for people who are interested in attend ing a conference on student community service focusing on issues of diversity social change and student voice April 1 17 in Boston See Mark for a mon:detailed Oyer or come to our general information meeting at 6pm in my office on Tues day, March 1. We will be discussing transportation and fund ing options for the twelve people who have inter est so far. There will be a meeting of student leaders, organiz ers, and facilitators who are interested in fom1ing a support group to discuss skills and issues invohed in leadership lltes day, March 1, at 6:30 in the Student Affairs Office Ben Wolkov and I had a great soccer game I a t Wednesday with about 16 p l ayers Due to the shoddy field. we will be playing between the Palmer Buildings and College Ilall every Wednesday at 5 pm but we will meet between Ham Center and Pei first. Contact either of us for mot? infor mation Are you interested in hanging out at Disneyworld and Epcot center? Mark Breimhorst is thinking of arranging a trip on some weekend in late March or April. Let him know if you are interested. -----------------February 28, 7994 -----------------


In My Opinion Peace in Bosnia? llf,-1-u It l ooks like everyone in B o snia should be "Ill( Bosnian in Sarajevo aR: free for the moment. from the ceaseless Serbian bombardment of their city The Bo ;nian erbs have been cheered and reassured by the ar rival of Rtt<:.sian troops, reaffirming the support of their East ('rn Orthodox brethren 111e Croates and Muslim led Bosnian government have begun scrioll'> talks of federation So, why do the Bosnians sound so unhappy? Maybe they 're upset by the continued Serbian siege of. ar : tjevo, the continuing Serbian olfensive on territory held by \1w;lims or the refusal of the Serbian forces to allow United '\atinns aid convoys to reach most starving and free:dng Bo<;nian enclaves. Alternately perhaps the Bosnians arc frus tr.ll<'d hy th( ahsurtlity of the continued ( nited Nations am1s tmhafRO, preventing them frt>m ever attaining trategic parity with th<.' Serbian forces. Also. of course. the Bosnian govemmcnt c:tn t he happy with the fact that under the cuncnt peace proposal presently being forced on them by almost e''er-ynnc. they will g<'t even less land than under last year s \llnce -0\\('ll plan. which already presented them with a pitiful, impo sible to defend, less -tl1anone third of Bosnia 'l11e rroblem in the reaction of the West<.'rn nations to the nmOict in Bosnia with the p1L'I<..'nsc that the Bo. ... ntan Muslims and llosnian Serbs were morally <.'quivalent parties in a civil war. This pret(nse was exemplified by Presi dent Clinton' s statement last week that "until those folks get tired of killing each other over there, bad things will contjnue to happen." Similarly. the rationale behind the ann..<; embargo of Bosnia seems to have been that in some way it is only far to allow the llosnian factions to battle it out amo ng tltem<;cvic is not tlill( tly suppn1ting th<' Bn.sni:ln \X' hl'n Hadovan Karadzic. the k ; ttltl of the Bosnian Slims al:' not asking for military aiel. They art' asking merely for the to deknd tlttmsdves Titus far the Setbians have vincingly demonstrated an utter distcgard for intemational laws and boundaries ; no peace will be sen1re un til the Bosnians Croats can militarily secure their own boundaries. l11e mistake of the United Nations was in attempting to make peace before both sides actually desired to be at peace. There will be no peace in Bosnia until thert' is eithet a local equilibrium in military powcr or 11101(' powerful out side powers come in and show themselves R'ady to fight. It is ironic that as a result of Clinton' s desperate attempts to keer the United States froml)('COilling involved in nosnia. he has created a situation whcrl' SliCh involvement may soon llt inevitable 13y refusing to take the lead in dealing with the situation in nosnia. Clinton is nmv fo1t ed to reap the conse quences of the utterly misguided United Nations efort in Bosnia NATO s ultimatum last week. clearing Serbian artil lery rositions from the immediate environs of Sarajevo. was far too little, far too late Before forcing farther measures on the warring parties, the Bosnians must be al lowed to am1 thernseh es. The undefeated Serbian foll'es will, for the first time, be given a to seek an equitable peace. February 28, 1994 ------------------


What is G? Second in a Four-Part Series on the Different PIRG campaigns ----------Hunger and Homelessness I n urban and rura l areas alike food pantries and m e a l programs stretch th eir resources as hunger has becom e a way of life for 20 million Americans The United States i s one of the wealthiest nations in the world but three million people sleep in cars under bridges, in shelters and on the streets At least one million school-aged children don' t have a place to call home. New College students joining with other students across the state and the nation will be raising money and awareness to alleviate hunger and homelessness locally and globally. Projects include Hunger Cleanups Glo bal Dinners canned food drives, and building tent dlies to document the oisis of hunger and homelessness The biggest event at New College this semester will be the Hunger Cleanup The Hunger Cleanup is similar to a walk-a-thon but more unusual. The twist is that in the pro cess of raising funds for the hungry and homeless you ac complish something concrete in your community The Hunger Cleanup is a national work-a-thon which improves your community and raises funds for the impoveF ished You raise funds by asking friends and others to spon sor you for your volunteer efforts at a community work project Sponsors contribute for the hours you volunteer to paint a shelter, clean a playground or help start a neighbomood food garden. Since the Hunger Cleanup was created by students in 1985 the National Student Campaign Against Hunger and Homelessness has worked with schools aU across the country to make it one of the most successful student-community events In all, over 50,000 students have completed thou sands of work projects and have raised close to one million dollars If you would like to get involved in working on the Hunger Cleanup or in any other aspect of Hunger and Homelessness contact AnneMarie Mdntosh at 359-9530 Action Update Recently a group of ew College studenrs ventured up to Tallahassee for a chance to translate some of the cam pus work into Political Reality. Florida PIRG sponsors a Lobby Day to give students the opportunity to get involved in the political process as well as learn more about environrnental issues The weekend involved issue briefings by the staf who work full time on these issues There was an introduc tion to lobbying followed by an intense lobby training ses 't(}! Pag e S s i o n 11w wee kend culm i na t ed in M o nd ay's Lobb y D ay Ov er 50 s tud e nts from a round the state d1vided int o t ea m s an d h a d meeting with Florida Legislators all da y long. Th e d ay h e g a n witll a breakfast with Governor LaM o n Chiles wh o g a ve his words o f wisdom l11en th e team s s plit up for their 10und of meetings The day was very fun very exciting but m ade yo u kind of wonder how these fools g o t ele c ted \Xe work e d t o get strong Pollution Prevenuon Legi lation passed enli t su p port for a progessive bill designed to spur solar eneJgy growth in the state and we fought to prevent a bill dubbed pay me not to pollute from passing TI1ere may be another Lobby Day coming up. If anyone else is interested let me know Sports and Fitness Update Some exdting events will take place at the Fitness Center in March. The racquetball tournament will be held March 4-<5; basic racquetball lessons and a "Play the Pro" chal lenge will begin on Man:h 11. The Volleyball tournament will be on the weekend of Man:h 11-13 The Tennis Tournament will be from March 14-18. Scuba and tennis lessons begin March 28 and there will be a safe stretching class with Helen Kesler on March 30 A new stepaerobics class is being of fered on Monday Wednesday and Friday at 12: 00p m witl1 Damon jones, an FSU/ Asolo acting student. Check it out1 As part of Women s Awareness Month, there wil l be a health fair in Hamilton Center on Mateh 30 from 4 : 00-8 : 00p.rn There will be over 30 panidpants, including the H Lee Moriu Cancer Center and Research Institute who will be screcmng studenrs for slOn cancer Connie Pierce who i a licensed massage therapist, The Granary The and man y more interesting booths. Interested in sports' Mark Breimhorst (our new Stu dent Life Coordinator ) is looking for soccer players He can be contacted at 359-4266 For those of you interested in. oft ball, 1ew College has a bad-ass men s sof1ballteam 111e If you 're interested in playing talk to Rick Coe If you want to watch the games they 're on Sundays at the 17th Park softball fields. Some of the team members Don Slavens. Chuck Daly Kevin Arlyck Doug Langston Mike Casper and Gordon Bauer Ask them about game times They are an excellent team and a lot of fun to cheer on If anyone would like to join a swim team or swim laps at a pool other than our own, there is a nice fadlity on Waldemere Street (just south of Sarasota Hgh) 111en: is a swim team there called Sarasota Swim Club It's very laid back and you can swim at any difficulty level that you like Call Arlmgton Aquatic Comple.x for more information at 3644655 -----------------Febroary : 28. 1994 ------------------


D! Page 6 F nist Thought ----------The purpose of this column is not to push any par ticular feminism, but merely to ofTer a glimpse at some of the many difTerent feminist philosophies Hopefully, this column will ofTer both a historical and a contemporary perspective. ll should be noted that this column does nOl necessarily represent the opinions of myself and is not intended as the newspaper' s editorial stance. When a woman loves a woman, it is the blood of the mother' s speaking -The Caribean When a woman loves another woman, it brings no shame to her father's head and no swelling to her own belly. -Saudi Arabia Excerted from Changtng Our Powe1; ed. Cochran et al Copy. right 1991 by Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. Used with permission The Trouble with Normal is It Always Gets W:>rse: An Essay on Lesbianism }o Wbttehorse Cochran Being a lesbian in this culture means being careful not to mention names in print. public, or even in private be cause friends lovers, and family could lose jobs or be beaten up. Th1s does not deter me from a lesbian it is a reality that spurs me on to wise action I do not hve 10 fear of those people who hate my lifestyle, but I love my life con sciously and saiely aware of the violence in our sodety against lesbians, gays, women, elders, children, handicapped, women of color poor women, and I stand for a coming change. However, there are the realities of being a lesbian in this sooety, and then there are the myths about lesbians that most of our society operates, judges upon, and then aas on. are the stereotypes of lesbians from the heterosexual society that all women are judged upon and are aware of: 1. First myth of heterosexual cWfintli011 of lesbians ts lesbians all dress ir1 manntsh clothes. So any item of clothing such as low-heeled shoes, Levis, Izods, sweatshirts, jean jackets, ath letic socks, sweats, flannel shirtS, oxford buuon-down shirts, thin belts. ties (mosuy anythmg I find comfortable, practical or wom out of choice)-if it is at all man-tailored, pauemed etc.---

My Crisis of Faith "T low can a person of faith believe in any all-power ful God lo"<' a world of .<;uch wide-spread suffering?" Such a has1c question millions of believers down through the centuries, so that \VC e\'en give it a name Tileodicy. My attempt to give an ans,ver is the understanding that God has limited Divine power Therefore, in a certain sense, God is not all powerful. i\ 1ost suffering comes from manr us abusing the freedom God has granted us, as hu man bemgs. In abuse of that freedom, we hurt each other or even worse, we destroy each other. In that freedom, we also hurt ourselves, or in the case of suicide, we ourselves. I am convinced that most of the suffering we innict on others and ourselves is not malicious, that is, the desie to do evil for its own sake out of a perverse sense of enjoyment. Most hurt, it seems to me, comes from ignorance and insensi tivity. An illustration that come.c; to mind was my studid en joyment of sexi.c;t joke.c;: \Xbmen arc inferior Ha! Ha! Ha! 111en my wife educated me by telling me that those jokes h.urt; I quit and haw' not told or laughed at such garbage ever smce. But the mystery arises every time I read the back page of the Sunday Herald-1iibune, listing all the earthquakes, noocov(r nmst:111tlr \v:ty ... in wh1ch I can be in junior partnership with God, not only in gro..;vth and sensitivity and awareness on the m o ral Je, el. hut also in terms of struggling against Natural E\'il. Bernadette Devlin McAiiskey Not Coming to New College The scheduled trip of Bemadette Devlin Mc.Aliskey has been postponed for an indefinite period of time On February 22, McAiiskey was admitted to the hospital sufering from complications relating to a gunshot wound she recei'"ed in an assassination attempt in 1981. Although she is expected recover, she is restricted from travel by her physicians She IS expected to resume her tour as soon as it medically fea sible. "Lesbians" Contiued from page 6 sexual woman all of tbe time You straight women don't flatter yourselves so much. For the most part. women be came lesbian because we were or are attracted to other women who arc lesbians. We arc attracted to women who want to be attractive to other women. Hete10sexual women want to be attractive to men. and spend of thdr time dressing up for men, making up for nwn. talking alxlut going out with men One thing our society has not that le sbians are not men, nor do we want to be men. And this kind of myth is another way hetcosexual men control heterosexual women. Don't dare you hetero sexual women have lesbian friends, or close women friends She might be after you and I, your heteJOsexual male Jo, er. boyfriend, partner, husband, might not get my satisfaction of you sexually, mentally, spiritually, and totally They m1ght put bad thoughts in your head like : all' beau tiful to oursel ves, women can be friends women can ht1g not have sex, women can ha,e sex together without men enjoy it, women can mean something to 0t1rsekes and tach other even if no man is in the room or in the picture in our purses or wallets n 6 Lesbianism is genetic There is no conclusive proof one way or the other, and of course, male hete10sexual scientists thought this one up. It is a myth to create lesbians and gays as inferior and perhaps as scapegoats, like we were in World War 11 along with the Jews in German prison camps. It creates a guilt complex for our parents, especially parents who want to believe something went wrong with their child Perhaps, if it is genetic, maybe something went right! It is all in who's doing the looking. 1994---------------------------------


Women's Awareness Month This is a schedule for the second week of Women's Awareness Month. We will continue t be schedule as tbe month progresses. Monday, MarciJ 7 ''Women Composers in SudakoffCenter at 7:00p.m. VirRinia Eskin brings an informal lecture and piano recital to our campus. She has performed as a soloist throughout the I S Europe, and Israel in addition to concerto performances with many symphony orchestras. She is an adjunct faculty of :"ortheastem U. and she appears regularly as co-host and performer on a tiona! Public Radio's A Note to You." Tttesda), March 8 "Native American "bmen" in SudakofT Center from oo C:.C)()p m I3ridget Jones, native of the Great Plains and of '\orthcrn Cheyenne heritage, will talk about traditional and t.<>nt<'mporary roles of women in tribal societies of North ,\m<'rica Most orth American societies were matrilineal and women we!'(' responsible for not only the heritage of the tribe, but tlwy controlled the politics and wealth as well Ms. Jones tc : H h<'s at Manatee Community College and is curator of !Tis torit c:;pa nish Point. She was technical advisor for the film Dames With Wolves ." A carpool will be available to USF \.\:Omen's AwarerH.'ss Month Lecture "Bad Girl" Art/Women's Erotica by ,\l:lude Levin It is a lecture with slide presentation and will be held in BS 1100 from 7:30-8:30 p.m Meet at 5:45 p.m. in front of I Iamilton Centec Wednesday, March 9 New College Slavic \Qcal En."temble in the Music Room at 7 00 p m The ensemble will a picture of wnm(n's lives in patriarchal societies throught the vibrant, ltauntinR and jubilant songs of Russia, Bosnia. .111d Bulgaria Performed by Laura Olsen, ew College fac ulty and ;o..:cw College students. nmrsday, March IO Health Fair in llamilton Center from 4-8 p.m. Tn four fun filled hours you can leam the latest and greatest about physkal, mental, emotional, and spiritual health concerns. Experts from the surrounding area will distribute information and :H.ldress topics such as: breast exams, nutrition recregeneral foot care, l'ood samples, blood prt'S.,Surc, vision screenncxihilit)'. hod}' f:1t S(':ltcd lll:ISS:l)K. and m : lll}l otht't ltcaltlt tnpk.o;. "NOW more than l'Vcr" a krturc hy P<1trici:t Irdand with discussion tn fnllnw, will he telecast fn)m IISF T:tmp;l to the College llall Music Room at 8:(XJp.m. Patricia IR:land, president of the National Organi7.ation for Women will dis cuss women's rights. An activist from Miami, Ireland has been at the forefront of feminist politics Friday, Mm-cb II "Images of Women in Science Fiction" in Library 218 at 7 : 00 p.m Dr. Sandra Gilchrist of the New College faculty will discuss images of women both as scientists and other characters portrayed in science fiction, exploring these in a historical context as well as in current examples. Police Log February 18: At 9 : 00 a m the vandalism in the \vomen's restroom was reported o have come forward It is not being handled as a hate crime, but as criminal mischief. Febnaary 19: Morrison's cafeteria was broken into. $135 worth of food taken or damaged and $184 scale stolen The windows in the hallway behind the fishbowl were removed providing an Cntryway for the perpetr:ltOIS ringeqxintS W{'f(' taken and police ha\'e a suspect for the break in; there will be an arrest. 111e police are giving the perpetrator(s) an oppor tunity to come forward before the .state attorney comes in. If the suspect come fowarc.l. there will be more options for handling of the charges than if the police must seek out and arrest the suspect. 'f11e crime is a third degree felony Additionally, a student will be for a third degree felony computer crime. The suspect utilized university equipment to access e-mail accounts, causing some damage to the com puter system. A probable cause affidav i t is forthcoming. February 1: Holes punched in walls in the student govem ment hallways criminal mischief. February 2: Another hole created The student perpetrator made himself know to student affairs, turned himself into the police. and the case was referred to student affairs by prior arrangement. Febn1ary 5: An offcampus noise complaint moved a wall into llamilton Center. February 8: l11e sea oats behind Ilamilton Center caught fi!C' due to a cigarette butt. l11e fire department came on campus to dolLc;e the area. February 12: Two students arrested for trespassing int o linn' s restaurant. 111e case was I'C'ferrccl to student affairs. ational services, AIDS, safety, lifestyle changes, addicitons, February 16: l11e Don drive archway was spraypainted with mental health and more Participatory groups will include: NCLF on both sides. Criminal mischief. No suspects. Febntmy 28, 1994 -------------------


Organizations and Activities Organizations Amnesty International Meetinf(s every Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the 1 lamilton Center couches. for more infonnation, con tact )en Robbins. I3ox 256. 359-2139, or Tracie Merritt, Box r sonal discussion with political and social action Wednesday, 7:00p.m. in 8212. Contact April Richarls Box 235, for more information The Womyn's Tea: An open forum (meaning anyone can come) which meets once a week over tea and cookies to discuss womyn's issues. The talk gets very personal some times and very theoretical sometimes. Usually, it'.<; somewhere in-between Contact B ox 1Sl for mort.> information Publications ArtRag Pays$$$: LAST CIIA lCE! The "swan song" iS-"U<' of ArtRag is fast aaproaching, and this is your last charKe f(lr fast cash and lasting fame (all right, just fast cash!). Stick submissions (if they'll fit) in Box 397. d10p me a note. or call me at 750-0933 ifn ya got a story idea you wanna write up. Deadline for the April (final) issueis Man::h 14th. Literary Magazine: We are looking for submissions for a new New College literary magazine. Poetry, short stories. and art will all be considered. Our humble rag is n:cei,ing funding from the Dean's Office and is going to be distributed to incoming students next year. Talk to Lisa Swanstrom. Box 461, for more information. Potato Art Monthly: Potato Art Monthly is looking for origi nal xeroxes of poems. Some suggested topics : love I3uicks. wallpaper, Catholicism, fruits and vegetables. plumbing. the Iron Fist of Confonnity, the Fiery End of the UniH"rsc by Aerosol Can Torch, sledding, some big ol rabbit that wont leave ya alone. Box 179 or folder on publication ofice door. YO!: l'O! wants your submissions. Pn:sently we're looking for articles club information, upcoming events short com ics, division information, student government happening.; classifieds, reviews etc. Submit to box 373 or to the publica tions office. Orifice: An apolitical student commentary magazine. Submit to the folder on the publications office door. Josh Tickell, Box 551. Anomaly: Gotta rivenm? Or just some short fiction? Then leave it with the Anomaly on the Publications Ofice door. or Race and Gender Symposium: rormerly titled the Minority john Mogilewsky, Box 355 -----------------Febmmy 28, 1991 -----------------


Tom Levitan: Director of Student Affairs 1, if?6/urt L-------------The Office of Student Affairs functions as an administl.lti, c :1nd cu1trali?.ing body for the various student servi ces nn Together with the campus b ook shop and fitness the deparments of housing. financial aid counseling. ht .llth scn k'cs, ;md fond sevie<.'S all fall under til( uonal innuencc of the Office of Student Affairs Tom Levitan completes this circle with his position as Director of Student Mrair .... A native of New Orleans Tom Levitan comes to :"c" Co l lege with nearly twenty years of work experience in '>tudcnt activity coordination and institutional p l anning His administrative evolution has carried him th10ugh positions at the l 'niversity of llouc;ton, orthwcstem Univeristy. Macalc tcr CoiiC'R<'. and Claremont McKenna College. Available now at the southwe.c;tem cncl of llamilton Center are all these accu mulated years of experience As Director of Student Affairs, Torn Levitan exists to a c;<.i'>t with any questions, com plaints, or suggestions the stu dent'> may ha\'c in relation to the services he coordin : lles Foundational to this relationship arc his regular mcelings (on c e t'\'<'1)' othe r week, when possible) with members of the stu dent body as we ll as personal intetaction with students in and out of the office In addition to this, Mr. Levitan frees one hour of his daily schedule in order to give students an opportunity for a personal meeting 1aking advantage of this cir nrm,.;tance, according t o Mr. Levitan, allows for t.he most eff<.<:ti\'e way to communicate and resolve one' s concerns While on the receiving end of student requests, Torn Levi t an has developed severa l interests of his own. Though he \'icws the s t uden t affairs program as running smoothly, he feels that certa i n areas could use some improvement. Part of refinement invol ves a general stabilizing of the whole srstem s pcrforma nee This presently involves the strength of the and interaction among the various departments of student scn icc Tom Levitan also holds some ideas for specific K?fn rm-; in 1hc areas of financial aiel. career counseling and rn nation In tenns of work study, Mr. Levitan would like to impkm<.n t a system that would involve less placement based joh-. S tem of payment that would rt'ward more demanding jobs with higher pay 'l11c l ack of a full time career counselor weakens the <. aner counseling center Obtaining one is a goal. ln relation to the fitness center t h e possibi l ty of longer hours is being conside r ed; doing something about the lifeguartl deficient (np<.n twenty four hours a day) pool is al.c;o on the mind of the Directo r of Student Alfairs. Adding to this l ist of considerations is possible by simply sett i ng up an appointment (359-4250). Sometimes stu <.knts do get what they want: Morrison's cafeteria now has c;ixty days to comply to the prt)posed improvements submit ted by the food committee ... with the help of 1brn A n nouncements 13rian Sutliff will be running in The I Iuman H:1cc ( 101\:) on S:-rttrrday, l\1arch 5. TTe will be running in the name of Amnesty Internation a l and ac cepting tax deductible don; t tions. 80 % of the donatio ns will go to Amnesty Intem:-rtinnal. and 2CYVo will pay for the costs of the rac e Please s ubmit checks payable to : Tltc r fum most im portant thing she spoke about was the services that SU\RCC provides. Evetyonc should know what is available to them SPARCC prm ide .o; Victim Advocacy. l11CR' is a 2-1 hour hot line which is hand l ed mostly by the volunteers in the community. There is a Rape Team that goes to the lmspital if a r' more in the future 111c 21-hour hotlinc can be reached at 365 -1976. Feb111my 28. 1.994 -------------------

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