Gallery space open for local artists

Peter Vince's "Sarasota Swing" ($800) pictures a lighthearted caricature of Sarasota's best-known demographic. Members of Art Center Sarasota (ACS) contributed a total of 150 original works for the gallery’s latest juried exhibition, titled “Outside Looking In.” Judges awarded first through third place prizes, two “merit” nominations…

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Growler's Pub opens door for communal television

photo courtesy of Sara Stovall/Catalyst A few pubgoers enjoy a round of pool while "It's Always Sunny" fans range against the bar in the background, close to the flatscreen televisions. Fans of the hit television series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia can double their fun…

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Ban on gay adoption ruled unconstitutional

photo courtesy of orlandosentinel.com On a sunny day, Gill bonds with his two foster sons at a playground. On Sept. 22nd, appellate court judges decided that Florida’s ban on gay adoption was unconstitutional, ruling that Frank Martin Gill and his partner have the legal right…

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New College alum runs for state house

photo courtesy of votezj.com Alum Zeeshan Javed "Z.J." Hafeez ('01) is running to represent Florida's 67th state congressional district. Election Day is right around the corner, and voters in Florida’s 67th state congressional district have the chance to elect a New College alum to the…

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Ham who? The Catalyst explores building names

Hamilton “Ham” Center is visited by Novocollegians daily, but some may not know who put the “Ham” in Ham Center. While there’s no shortage of named buildings on campus, many of their new monikers haven’t stuck with the student body. The Peggy Bates Residence Hall…

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Local start-up focuses on digital game distribution

Sarasota often conjures images of retirees, beaches and thesis papers for New College students, but usually nothing relate to technology. While Sarasota Bay is no Silicon Valley, it does have a handful of technology start-up companies. The Catalyst sat down with one of them to…

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A tale of two malls: Southgate & DeSoto Square

Craving a sweet, air conditioned respite from the trials and tribulations of schoolwork? With your credit card handy, indulge yourself with a day trip to Westfield Southgate Mall or DeSoto Square Mall. Southgate Mall appeals to more formal, refined tastes while DeSoto Mall has a…

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Stephen Miles to be new provost

New College President Gordon “Mike” Michalson announced yesterday that Professor of Music Stephen Miles would become the school’s new Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs starting on July 1, 2011 for a three-year term that is renewable. “Steve’s outstanding record of accomplishment in the…

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