New College, leftist politics and the third party: Our school’s role in the Bush-Gore election and questions for 2016

New College, leftist politics and the third party: Our school’s role in the Bush-Gore election and questions for 2016

When George W. Bush was elected president for his first term, many current thesis students were in kindergarten (first-years might have been toddlers), yet his presidency shaped, and ultimately determined, the outcomes of the most significant political events in our...
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New legislation ominous for Planned Parenthood: Rick Scott signs drastic anti-abortion measure into law

  Governor Rick Scott of Florida signed into law a bill that cuts state funding to clinics that perform abortions. State funding of abortion was already illegal in Florida. The new law, HB 1411, guarantees that no state funds can...
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News from the capitol

News from the capitol

  SUBMITTED BY DYLAN PRYOR As an interning political analyst and a member of the Florida Capitol’s Press Corps, I have been able to witness many key political events as they happen. Here are a few highlights from the final...
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An intolerable ‘game’: Florida suffers the third-worst human trafficking problem in the United States

Child sex trafficking is here in Florida, it is here in Sarasota, it is everywhere. No crime is more misunderstood, uncomfortable and complex in its implications of what it means to be a victim. Children, those to whom society has...
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News from the Capitol: Policies and Power

News from the Capitol: Policies and Power

  SUBMITTED BY DYLAN PRYOR As an interning political analyst and a member of the Florida Capitol’s Press Corps, I have been able to witness many of the legislature’s policymaking efforts as they happen. Here are a few highlights from...
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79.1 million tourists in Florida break record in first nine months of 2015

  Despite record high temperatures, Florida hosted 79.1 million tourists in the first nine months of 2015, the largest count of visitors in that time than ever before in the state’s history. Gov. Rick Scott has accordingly proposed a $6...
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HIV on the rise in Florida

As of late this summer, the rate of reported cases of HIV in Florida has risen by 23 percent. Experts say cases have been increasing since 2012 due to lessened fear of dying from AIDS, inadequate safe-sex education and disease...
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Senator Bob Johnson remembered as an integral player in College history

Senator Robert “Bob” Johnson, who is remembered as one of the premier advocates of  New College, passed away on Monday, Aug. 31, after a full day of work. With more than 50 years of passionate and dedicated involvement in the...
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Special session for legislature delays New College budget drafting

On April 28, the state legislature closed its regular session three days early, unable to come to an agreement on healthcare spending for the budget. A special session has been called for June 1 to June 20, during which the...
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New decision from FEMA causing concern over climate change in Florida

  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced its decision to give “disaster preparedness funds” only to states that plan for climate change. This is a concern for states where climate change has become taboo, including the state...
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