Q&A with Rafael Hernandez on future of Cuban-American relations

Q&A with Rafael Hernandez on future of Cuban-American relations

Since diplomatic relations between the Unites States and Cuba began normalizing in June 2015, Americans and Cubans alike have wondered what the future of Cuban-American relations will look like. Dr. Rafael Hernández, a Cuban scholar whose expertise involves Cuban and...
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New Diversity and Inclusion Project Assistant  Paula Cooper highlights diversity

New Diversity and Inclusion Project Assistant Paula Cooper highlights diversity

Since spring semester 2017, when New College hired its first official Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Autumn Harrell, our campus community has made significant progress addressing diversity issues. Another big step towards making New College more inclusiv...
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Kaylie Stokes returns to NCF as RHD

New College alum and previous Catalyst editor, Kaylie Stokes (’12) has taken on a position as the newest Residential Housing Director (RHD). For upper year students and long standing members of the New College community, she is a familiar face...
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New Director of Diversity and Inclusion talks issues, goals

New Director of Diversity and Inclusion talks issues, goals

After more than a year of searching, reviewing and interviewing, Student Affairs has hired the first official Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Autumn Harrell. Although this appointment is a significant step for the community, it is important to acknowledge...
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New Writer-in-Residence Reginald Scott Young

by Jordi F. Gonzalez “What I find most rewarding about teaching is that I’m constantly learning and if I’m learning I think there’s something that my students are taking back,” Reginald Scott Young, New College of Florida’s new Writer-in-Residence,...
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Anarchy Deathsticks: Knitting Club strikes back

Anarchy Deathsticks: Knitting Club strikes back

The club with the most dangerous name on campus, Anarchy Deathsticks has taken knitting and community to an entirely new level. Knitting Club transforms a relaxing craft into a low-stress community gathering and an alternate social activity to Walls. Organizer...
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New Director of First-Year Programs seeks to set first-years up for success

New Director of First-Year Programs seeks to set first-years up for success

  The new year has brought many changes for administration, including a notably retooled and successful orientation headed by Student Affairs’ newest member. As the new director of first-year programs, Jess Maxon has made it her mission to make sure...
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Shakira Refos: Sarasota mover and shaker

Shakira Refos: Sarasota mover and shaker

After an exciting and productive meeting of the Black Lives Matter chapter of Sarasota, Shakira Refos sat down at Growler’s Pub. In between greeting almost everyone who walked through the door, Refos enjoyed a beer and answered a few questions...
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New Dean of Student Affairs talks changes: An interview with Robin Williamson

New Dean of Student Affairs talks changes: An interview with Robin Williamson

Robin Williamson, our new Dean of Student Affairs, wants to meet every single student at New College before the end of the school year. Williamson has three tattoos, regularly eats in Hamilton “Ham” Center and attended the Towne Meeting this...
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After 25 years, beloved Professor of Psychology Gordon Bauer readies for retirement

After 25 years, beloved Professor of Psychology Gordon Bauer readies for retirement

  Photo courtesy of Sarasota Herald-Tribune BY CHARLOTTE REDMAN AND CAITLYN RALPH Known as the professor whose dog, Sam, accompanies him everywhere, Gordon Bauer is one of the beloved professors of psychology at New College. Bauer has worked at New...
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