Record number of New College students present at Florida Conference of Historians
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Record number of New College students present at Florida Conference of Historians

From Feb. 22-23, the Florida Conference of Historians (FCH) will be hosted on New College’s campus. Presentations of diverse and compelling historical topics will be available for both the New College and greater Sarasota communities, which means students will be given the opportunity to practice…

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After 23 years of operation, Four Winds closes for spring term

photo courtesy of Four WindsFour Winds employees Lili Benitez, Amaranth Grace, Sydney Clingo, Andreina Carrasquero, Devin Johnson Hogan, Lorraine Cruz, Rebecca Caccavo, Briana Baumgarten, Angel Reyes, Ben Cook, Hanah Chaudhry, Alba Abrams and Elizabeth White (left to right) posed at a staff meeting. For the…

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A look at New College’s expanding budget

“New College’s current overall budget is transformational in relation to past years,” Vice President for Finance and Administration John Martin told the Tangent in an interview. The school’s total budget increased from $36,583,086 to $46,375,205 between this year and last--actualizing the plan for growth--according to…

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The crypto cheat sheet: what you need to know about currency

Bitcoin is a decentralized payments system. It is the first distributed ledger network of its kind. The descriptive word ‘distributed’ necessitates the decentralized character of this innovation. This necessarily disrupts centralized--traditionally institutional--actors’ presence in society. It is unclear how effective institutional authority’s regulation will be…

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Economic updates: from tariffs to credit risk

In the midst of a nine-year economic expansion, popular market sentiment is confident, while medium-term uncertainty on financial obligations loom. Additionally, long term dollar hegemony looks increasingly uncertain with rising sovereign competition in economic growth and credit worthiness. “The narrative that stocks are overvalued comes…

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Students measure value of cryptocurrencies

Open distributed ledger technology--or “cryptocurrencies”--global market capitalization exploded from $20 billion in February of last year to $850 billion at its peak in the beginning of January 2018, forcing the hand of governments, banks and folks around us to start talking about it. Federal Reserve…

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