Commencement speakers

When artist Mark Ulriksen was asked to design a cover about graduation for the New Yorker, he thought about the notion of a big crowd of people all faced with the same situation at the same time. This led him to consider what other kinds…

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NCF Softball: Not just for Woodstock refugees

Third Inning Thesis student and right fielder Willis Schueler sits in the dugout as he watches his fellow team members, the New College Bones, swiftly strike out their opponents, Dean’s Tree Service. Team Dean’s talks a lot of smack, but the Bones are in the…

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Playing the improv game with the Comedy Friends

Kinky caterers, Pokemon masters and pillow-eating acquaintance from high school may not be typical party guests, but in the world of improv comedy, anything is possible. It is on the improv stage where wacky meets rapidfire wit, and if paired well, creates something genuinely funny…

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New College, Oxford professor visits New College of Florida

Shane Donglasan/Catalyst David Raeburn reads selections from his translation of "Metamorphosis" at a Bookstore I in downtown Sarasota. On Mar. 20, Classics scholar and professor David Raeburn read from his translation of Ovid’s “Metamorphosis” in front of a full audience at Bookstore 1 in downtown…

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New College Access Network: taking charge of educational policy change

photo courtesy of Florida College Access Network Thesis student Kathleen McQueeny (left) and second-year Anthony Serifsoy (right) present to other delegates of the 2012 Florida Student Education Policy Conference. New College loses a considerable amount of students before their graduation year for numerous reasons. First-year…

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St Patrick's Day: many-a-way to make merriment

This weekend is the time of the year when revelries and shenanigans will take place all in the name of St. Patrick’s Day. Saturday, Mar. 17 marks the cultural and religious holiday celebrated around the world in honor of Ireland’s patron saint. Whether you plan…

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Distinguished visiting scholar bell hooks on MLK, love and more

“I have never been a big Martin Luther King fan,” bell hooks said during a discussion about the late civil rights leader. “I was more of a Malcolm X type girl.” hooks, New College’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar, talked with students and the Sarasota community on…

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A home for seven billion

According to the United Nations Population Fund, the world’s population ballooned to 7 billion on Oct. 31. Just 200 years ago, that number was 1 billion. The United Nations (UN) marked the milestone with much fanfare, and has invited the people of the world to…

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ACE goes gold

In the new Academic Center (ACE) building, the toilets in the restrooms are flushed using residual rainwater from the roof and air conditioning condensate, while special carbon dioxide room sensors adjust the room temperature accordingly. These are just a couple of the environmentally-friendly features in…

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