Windows Phone 7: What you need to know

Apple, Google and Research In Motion (makers of the BlackBerry) have been the major players in the smartphone arena, but tech titan Microsoft is now stepping back into the ring. Microsoft launched its Windows Phone 7 devices on Nov. 8 and the Catalyst is here to cut through the technical minutiae and highlight how it’s different from the rest.

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Two future fellowship scholars coming to NCF

New College is currently hoping to host two scholars from historically under represented populations. These scholars would be selected through the Consortium for Faculty Diversity in Liberal Arts Colleges, a program that aligns small liberal arts colleges with minority faculty members. The consortium is designed…

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Eagles rock the Amway Center, blow minds

all photos Alexis Santos/Catalyst For nearly 40 years, the Eagles have been a staple of the country-rock genre and on Oct. 26, they rocked the proverbial socks off of Orlando’s newly constructed Amway Center. Although the concert had been postponed for two weeks to accommodate…

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Phoenix rocks Orlando's House of Blues

photo courtesy of Lauren Gruenbaum Catalyst editor Casey Morell (right) and University of Florida freshman Danny O'Sullivan (left) got to meet Phoenix frontman Thomas MArs (center) after their Oc. 26 performance at Orlando's House of Blues. From Coldplay to Franz Ferdinand, from U2 to Paul…

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Radioactive boars give Germans headache

According to Ovid, when King Oeneus of Calydon failed to make his annual sacrifice to Artemis, goddess of the hunt, the embittered deity sent the Calydonian Boar as punishment. The chthonic pig was of great stature and nearly unstoppable, ravaging the crops and forcing everyone…

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What would NCF do if an epidemic hit campus?

New College culture fosters a certain “je ne sais quoi” and nonchalance concerning the spread of germs, but if an epidemic did sweep across campus, the college is prepared with a battle plan. NCF has a 45 page Emergency Operations Plan that broadly outlines how…

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A glimpse of my other life as a River City Rebel

photo courtesy of Tim Moone Check back in next week for the rest of the saga, including the final show in Jersey City, pictured here. Brandon Rainer pounds the keys (right) while yours truly cuts a rug (left). What follows is the story of how…

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Independent Study Projects — fast approaching

photo courtesy of ncf.edu The Four Winds Café began as an Independent Study Project. January Interterm is just around the corner and soon New College Students will be harried with work for their Independent Study Projects (ISPs).  First-years are no doubt apprehensive and excited for…

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New provost Miles talks with Catalyst

Casey Morell/Catalyst Provost-designate Stephen Miles sat down with the Catalyst to discuss a wide range of issues. On Sept. 28, the New College community was informed that Professor of Music and director of New Music New College Stephen Miles would serve as the school’s next…

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