Students and faculty stand together in wake of allegations of discrimination
Michala Head/Catalyst Students gathered at the Bayfront to protest and discuss the recent allegations.

Students and faculty stand together in wake of allegations of discrimination

Michala Head/Catalyst Students gathered at the Bayfront to protest and discuss the recent allegations. In response to allegations that Dean of Enrollment and Financial Aid Joy Hamm was red-flagging applications that mentioned mental illness or physical disabilities, students gathered for a peaceful protest on May…

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Spanish-language ballots to be offered in Florida elections
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Spanish-language ballots to be offered in Florida elections

Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that Spanish-language ballots will be offered in all Florida counties by Aug. 1 of this year. Both Sarasota and Manatee counties have not provided Spanish-language ballots in past elections, in spite of Sarasota having over 6,000 Latinx residents, according to…

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Newtown Trolley Tours teach black history in SRQ

Three trolley-tour goers listening to one of the guides. All photos Michala Head/Catalyst. On a rainy Sarasota day a group comprised of tourists and curious residents hopped on a trolley to embark on an educational journey through Newtown. Visiting 15 historical markers throughout the community,…

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Student focus groups to be held on social media use
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Student focus groups to be held on social media use

In an email sent out to the Student’s List on Mar. 7, 2019 with the subject “An opportunity for conversation,” Dean of Student Affairs Robin Williamson invited students to participate in focus groups tasked with discussing how the campus uses social media and technology to…

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Car talk: Finding new wheels
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Car talk: Finding new wheels

Michala Head/CatalystThe Wilde Honda dealership has a picturesque blue entrance. In the dead of the Florida winter, I lost my closet, filing cabinet, library and storage for empty water bottles. By this, I of course mean my 2005 Dodge Neon, lovingly known as “Baby Car,”…

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#MeToo spray painted on Unconditional Surrender statue

photo courtesy of Sarasota Police Department Sarasota made national news for an incident of vandalism on the Unconditional Surrender statue that stands on the Sarasota Bayfront. According to the Sarasota Police Department’s (SPD) news release, #MeToo was spray painted in red along the leg of…

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E-contracts go campus wide this spring semester

First piloted in the fall semester of 2018 by seven professors and their advisees, e-contracts fully replaced New College’s previous paper contract system the following spring. The campus seemingly did just fine with the change. “I thought it actually went really smoothly, everyone got things…

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‘Exploring the African Diaspora’ for this year’s Black History Month
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‘Exploring the African Diaspora’ for this year’s Black History Month

“We were interested in giving us more of a worldview of Blackness, rather than, [our usual] focus on America for Black History Month,” thesis student and Black History Month (BHM) committee member Andre Ayers said. “The African Diaspora is a global phenomena. We decided that…

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