Monday, 22 October 2018

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New campus police officers hit the streets

Over the summer the New College Campus Police hired new police officers. Among those are Jennifer Andreoli, 31, and Kelley Fisher, 27, who are both fresh out of the Fort Myers police academy and are spending their first weeks here learning…

New academic center: lean, green and serene

Since this past spring, a simple, leisurely stroll down to the Bay has been interrupted by the dull roar of construction equipment and the incessant beeping noise indicating that vehicles are moving in reverse. The end to this awful auditory annoyance, though, is fast approaching. A new, three-story academic center adjacent to Jane Bancroft Cook Library is set to open this January. That date became a bit closer last Wednesday, Sept. 1 as the Ajax Building Corporation (the general contractors on-site) and New College officials celebrated the “topping out,” or placement of the final roof support beam on top of the building, at noon with a barbeque lunch.

The center, which will remain unnamed until a donor acquires naming rights, is the first purpose-built general classroom facility in the nearly 50 year history of New College. Currently, existing classroom space is scattered amongst relics of the Ringling estate, former dormitories and offices. The new building will also feature faculty offices, classrooms, a new café run by the Four Winds and a plaza for social gatherings.

Renovations in “Ham” met with mixed reviews

all photos courtesy Puneet Sandhu/Catalyst Returning New College students faced an unfamiliar scene when they en- tered Hamilton “Ham” Center this se- mester. As planned, renovations occurred over the summer. Dominating the chang- es are the creation of a black…

A profile of the first year class: the class of 2010

photo courtesy of Lace Spencer On Aug. 15th, first-year students —excited to begin their careers as Novocollegians—arrived at New College. According to Associate Director of Admissions and Director of Recruitment Molly Robinson, 222 students make up the class of 2014….

The reopening of a campus classic

Coffee addicts everywhere trembled in anticipation while they eagerly awaited the reopening of the Four Winds Café yesterday—a café run by the students for the students where caffeine crazed Novocollegians will be able to quench their caffeine deprived brains once…

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: a movie review

photo courtesy of tntmagazine.com A fast-paced whirl of quick humor, comic book word art and video game action sequences exploded before my eyes as I attended my first screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. An homage to 8-bit arcade…

Apple announces new Apple TV, social network

Apple unveiled its latest line-up of iPods last Wednesday along with two somewhat unexpected announcements: a new Apple TV and Ping, a social net- work built around music. Internet television set top boxes have normally been the domain of tech-…

Dubstep: friend, foe or both?

I thought someone had slipped something into my drink. The bass just didn’t sound right—it was shaking and didn’t make any sense. Some people were dancing in a strange cluster at the center of the party but the majority of…

A look at Sun Coast Press, printer of the Catalyst

The main printer spans the length of the production centre and puts out dozens of titles daily. The ink-blotted workers at Sun Coast Press jockey quietly around their surging machine, churning out thousands of copies of print material hourly, from…