Lights, cameras: action on long-term security improvements
Lights in Palm Court illuminate the entrance to Pei 3rd Court on a recent evening.

Lights, cameras: action on long-term security improvements

This article is the second in a two-part series about the recent intrusions into dormitories on the residential side of campus. Read the first article that focuses on student experiences and administration’s immediate response here.  After a series of late-night intrusions into students’ dorms set…

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Heart Walk 2020: digital edition

Students, faculty and staff who sign up for the heart walk will receive a free t-shirt emblazoned with this design. Image courtesy of Lisa Bolduc. New College is participating in the virtual 2020 Suncoast Heart Walk on Dec. 12 to raise money for the American Heart Association (AHA).…

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Mid-semester progress reports indicate that many students are struggling. How is the college supporting them?
The Student Success Center in HCL 5 was once a vibrant spot for socializing, appointments and studying, but all appointments and workshops have been conducted remotely since mid-March.

Mid-semester progress reports indicate that many students are struggling. How is the college supporting them?

Second-year Luis Chavez-Sanchez was struggling to stay motivated this semester, so he did not feel surprised when he received an email from a Student Success Coach about some concerns that his professors raised on his mid-semester progress reports.  “I feel like I knew that I…

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Living in isolation: quarantined students share their experiences
The college has designated several individual dorms for mandated quarantines, such as this room in the Pei residence halls.

Living in isolation: quarantined students share their experiences

Before the school year started, second-year Cecilia Spaugh thought that campus would quickly be shut down because of a COVID-19 outbreak. But as weeks progressed without any cases, she thought the college had made it and everything was okay.  “I was convinced that we weren't…

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New College reports first positive COVID-19 case this semester
The college has designated several individual dorms for mandated quarantines, such as this room in the Pei residence halls.

New College reports first positive COVID-19 case this semester

Six weeks into the first full semester during the COVID-19 pandemic, the inevitable happened: the first positive case of COVID-19 was reported for the academic year on Tuesday, September 29. College officials remain tight-lipped on details about this case and would not disclose whether the…

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Provost search narrows to three finalists

The provost’s job can be one of the most difficult administrative jobs at a college: responsibilities include overseeing the academic program, the Jane Bancroft Cook Library, the Center for Engagement and Opportunity (CEO) and interdisciplinary programs. After Barbara Feldman’s sudden departure at the beginning of…

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The Bike Shoppe is back in business
Bike Shoppe TA Joey Daniels tests the brakes of a bicycle.

The Bike Shoppe is back in business

Bike Shoppe TA Joey Daniels tests the brakes of a bicycle. It’s been a slow start to the bike shop this semester, but thesis student and Bike Shoppe Teaching Assistant (TA) Joey Daniels is excited to be back in his element.  “It’s been good,” Daniels…

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An ama-zine project for uncertain times
Origlio worked on the watercolor design of the zine.

An ama-zine project for uncertain times

Origlio worked on the watercolor design of the zine. When second-year Madi Markham got an assignment in Dr. Clarkson’s “Sexual Politics” class to create a public service announcement about navigating relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic, most of her classmates started planning videos. Markham felt inspired…

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Dedicated professor and former President Michalson retires
Michalson speaking at the 2002 Commencement. Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCF0001352/00001/133j

Dedicated professor and former President Michalson retires

After nearly three decades of facilitating thoughtful discussions on Christian ethics in the classroom and shaping the future of a newly independent college, Professor Gordon “Mike” Michalson retired at the end of this semester. He will be remembered by his colleagues and students for his gentle leadership, wry wit and unrelenting dedication to the liberal arts.

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