Presidential Scholars in Residence: Two faces from New College’s new program
Cook Hall, New College of Florida. Courtesy of Lawrence G. Miller on Flickr.

Presidential Scholars in Residence: Two faces from New College’s new program

The Presidential Scholars in Residence program invites academics to teach at New College as visiting faculty. Separate from the hiring process for other faculty, these individuals are appointed solely at President Richard Corcoran’s discretion. It is not unusual for university presidents to appoint visiting scholars.…

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Feb. 22 BOT meeting: campus master plan, land expansion, a new master’s program and more
Members of the public hold signs with slogans including “Bunga Bunga’ boy is unfit and unqualified to lead,” “New College is a hostile educational environment” and “You give me the ick.” Photo by Riley Bucklin.

Feb. 22 BOT meeting: campus master plan, land expansion, a new master’s program and more

Tighter administrative hold on student government, removal of the campus master planning regulation, drastically low exam scores of spring admits and the removal of required application essays for new students brought public upset to New College’s Feb. 22 Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting, where concerned…

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Freedom to Learn in Florida: An online advocacy workshop
Freedom to Learn in Florida advocacy workshop. Courtesy of PEN America.

Freedom to Learn in Florida: An online advocacy workshop

The Gov. Ron Desantis-led efforts to pursue what he deems the “war on woke” prevail into 2024 with Florida legislators on the front lines. Since 2021, states across the nation have faced bills targeting critical race theory, diversity initiatives and educational autonomy. In an attempt…

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New College zine revival: a spotlight on Burnouts Magazine
Burnouts Magazine issues two, three and four. Photo collage by Riley Bucklin.

New College zine revival: a spotlight on Burnouts Magazine

A group of students began handing out self-made booklets at Walls last semester. Each copy featured a complex, graphically-designed cover, artwork, poetry and various short, transgressive stories. The issues listed no cited authors, only pen names, but one word in large print stood proudly on…

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FL Board of Governors removes sociology from core curriculum options
A College Hall classroom. Photo taken by Christine Wehner.

FL Board of Governors removes sociology from core curriculum options

Sociology is no longer an option for Florida post-secondary students seeking to fulfill their general education course requirements. As of Jan. 24, introductory sociology courses cannot be counted for the social science requirement due to the discipline losing favor with the Florida Board of Governors…

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