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U k r i p t Vol. XXI N S T A Offers Summer Jobs S tudents can live and w o rk abroad this sum m e r on the U.S. N a tional S tu d e n t T ravel A ssocia­ tio n ’s E x c h a n g e V isitor Program . N S T A , the official student travel bureau in the U.S., is handling th is exchange in cooperation w ith the official national stu d e n t travel bureaus in G reat B ritain, Ireland, A u s tr a lia and New Zealand. The aim of th e program is to encourage international under­ stan d in g through the exchange of students fo r educational and cul­ tu r a l experience. One w ay to a- chieve this is by w o rking, living and trav e lin g in these foreign counti’ies. N S T A can arran g e a special visa enabling students to w o rk in the fo u r particip a tin g countries fo r a m a x im u m of three m o n ths during th e sum m er. O rdinarily, it is im p o ssible fo r a fo r e ig n e r to obtain a w o rk perm it, and it is illegal to w o rk w ithout one. B e cause of the exchange n a ­ tu r e of the program , the govern­ m e n ts of these fo u r countries have authorized students of the N S T A program to obtain w o rk perm its to defray th e ir trav e l and living ex­ penses. S tudents will atten d a tw o -day orientation on th e ir arrival, whei’e th e y will receive briefings by N S T A ’s co u n terp a r ts — th e B r it­ ish U n iversities N o rth A m erican Club, the U n ion of S tudents in Ireland, the N a tional U n ion of A u s tr a lian U n iversity Students and the New Zealand U n iversity S tudents A ssociation. T h e se m e e t­ ings will stress detailed inform a ­ tion on com p a n ies em p loying A m e ricans, different jobs available and how to look fo r them so stu ­ dents can choose a job which best suits th e ir capabilities. O ther valuable inform a tion will include tips on finding and sh a r ­ ing ap a r tm e n ts and custom s and living conditions of the country. S tudents have found th a t the sal­ aries covered not only expenses fo r living abroad b u t also enough fo r trav e lin g around the country side. A $55 fee covers all orientation costs — lectures and briefings, ac­ com m o d ations, m eals, activities and m e e tings w ith local students — plus en try perm it. In A u s tralia, New Zealand and Ireland, N S T A can p r e a rran g e jobs fo r a $10 f e e ; these jobs are generally in resort, facto r y or sales work. In order to qualify, students m u st be cu r r e n tly enrolled in a U.S. college or university, be 18 years of age o r over, be in good health and have w o rk experience. PAUL SM ITH’S COLLEGE, PAUL SM ITHS, NEW YORK Rick Packard presents Dr. took at Winter Meet. Buxton with Trophy Woodsmen’s Team Expansion Plans Announced One of the m o s t com m on com ­ plaints on cam p u s is the slow n e ss of expansion of facilities and op­ portunities. A look a t the new catalogue offers encouraging prom ­ ise. 1 )r. B u x ton has recently an­ nounced the n e a r com p letion of one building and plans fo r two more. A new m e n ’s dorm itory, near C u rrier H all is expected to be ready fo r occupancy in Septem ­ ber. The nam e of the building has yet to be announced by th e Board of T rustees. P lans are afo o t fo r a new science building to supple­ m e n t the crow d ed facilities of the F reer Science Hall, and fo r a new sawm ill. Both projects are expect­ ed to be underw a y as early as this fall. In addition to extended building facilities, the curriculum is being expanded. T h e new catalogue an ­ nounces fifteen new courses to be offered in Septem b er. In addition to the established program , the F o r e s tr y D e p a rtm e n t will offer a general course on fo r e s t recreatio n and conflicting land uses, and sev­ eral coui'ses concerning specific recreation problem s, recreation field practice, and construction and design and adm inistration of rec­ reation facilities. The H o tel D e p a rtm e n t has sup­ plem ented its program w ith M a r­ keting, Business O rganization, Cost Accounting. Business Finance, Da- (Continued on page 6) Alum ni Association’s Prospects by Penny Bonsignore One of the m o st r e w a r d ing bene­ fits open to Paul S m ith ’s grad u a tes is the o p p o r tu n ity to be a m em ­ ber of th e College A lum n i A ssocia­ tion. T h e association w as founded in 1948, and it cu r r e n tly m a intains an office in th e college store build­ ing. A new s p a p e r is published ap ­ proxim a tely fo u r tim e s in each scholastic year, to inform the alum ­ nus of cu r r e n t cam p u s activities, along w ith th e activities of f o rm e r students. M e m b ers have the chance to m eet tw ice a y e a r ; a dinner is given in New Y o rk C ity at the tim e of the H o tel Show, and m e m b ers can also m eet d u r in g the w eekend at graduation. The org a n izatio n is young and lacks th e funds a t th is tim e to offer scholarships to the school, but in the fu tu r e funds m a y be started, pending the su p p o r t of alum n i — including cu r r e n t students. C u r r e n tly the A ssociation is building an Alum n i P a r k , located betw e e n the New A d m inistration B u ilding and L iverm o re D o rm i­ tory. W o rk on the park has a l ­ ready been in a u g u rated and will continue this spring. T h e o u tstan d ­ ing fe a tu r e of the p a r k will be arboretum , containing m a n y hun­ dreds of tree s and plants of m o re than fifty species. A m inim u m of $1(5,000 is expected to be spent on th e park. (Continued on page 6) Vol. 5 Shades O f Gray T h e visit of p s y c h iatrist Dr. Jam e s H a rris, scheduled f o r M arch 27-29, w a s cancelled due to the sud­ den illness of Dr. H a r r i s ’ d a u g h ter. T h e w eekend R e tr e a t, however, w a s held as scheduled, w ith Mr. E a s t e r leading a discussion of the concepts of th e “ New M o rality,” and how it applies to our personal lives. The term “New M o rality,” in ter­ estingly enough, was first intro­ duced by Pope Pius X II. It does not signify the old im m o rality be­ com e acceptable, as popular m is­ conception leads m a n y to believe. R a ther, its significance goes much deeper th a n sexual freedom “ S it­ uation E thics,” as it is som etim es called, m e ans th a t m o ral decisions cannot be based on absolute rules, o r dogm a s th a t have been in force fo r some tim e. R a ther, m o ral de­ cisions are based upon the evalua­ tion and personal in teg r ity of the person responsible fo r m a k ing a decision. He may rely on absolute rules, but does not feel com pelled to follow them , should his person­ al judgem e n t be to the contrary. In order to b e tter understand the com p lexity and significance of th e New M o rality, specific case histories were explored, taken largely from Joseph F letcher’s widely-discussed book, Situation E thics. In one case, an a t t i ’ac- tive wom an was approached by a background w as approached by a governm e n t agency and asked if she would pose as a secretary in a foreign country and have close re­ lations w ith a m a rried m a n w o rk­ ing fo r the enemy. Later, she would use evidence of th e ir rela­ tionship to blackm a il him into tu r n in g over classified m a terial. Should the wom an let her p a triot­ ism come before th e m o ral ethics she had acquired over the years? W a s it m o ral to jeopardise a m a n ’s m a rr iage fo r political reasons? Should she accept the govern­ m e n t’s offer, or tu r n it down? In an o th e r case, a m a n found th a t he was dying of an incurable disease. H e could stay alive for three years by tak in g evry expsn- sive m e d ication th a t would im pov­ erish his fam ily. He could refuse m e d ication and die naturally over a period of m o n ths, taking the risk th a t his insurance m ight be can­ celled. O r he could com m it suicide and have it look like an accident so his fam ily could collect double indem n ity on the insurance. How valuable is life? Is it w o rth im p o v ­ erishing one’s fam ily to stay alive as long as possible? (Continued on page 6)

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