Online edition of the Catalyst re-launches

After 16 years of being distributed in print, the Catalyst has re-entered the digital age. Each week, stories from the print edition distributed Wednesday will be published the following Friday online at ncfatalyst.org. In addition to acting as a archive for articles, the online edition…

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NCSA co-president steps down this semester

In an email addressed to the student body, Matt Broerman stepped down from his position as New College Student Alliance Co-president. “I am stepping down from the post of your Co-President for a while.” Broerman explained to students. “As I enter my thesis year, I…

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College Hall dock deemed unsafe, closed until reconstruction

photo courtesy of Alexis Santos/Catalyst During an inspection of the College Hall seawall last month, engineers discovered structural damage to the Col- lege Hall dock and deemed it in “imminent danger of collapse.” “Basically what has happened structurally is that the steel rebar that’s in…

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Administration demands room damage fees—some students ask what for?

When on-campus students of the 2009-2010 school year were e-mailed their respective housing charges this summer, the warmth of those carefree months suddenly turned the hearts of certain students cold. A discomfort far more severe than the guilt of being irresponsible assailed a number of…

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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 the lay of the land.…

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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.

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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 box theater in what was…

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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. These students were selected from…

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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 again. The Four Winds café…

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