The takeover of Afghanistan: how history repeats itself
A map demonstrating how the Taliban has gained near complete control of Afghanistan since Aug. 16. Photo courtesy of BBC.

The takeover of Afghanistan: how history repeats itself

On Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, the Taliban had successfully taken control of the presidential palace, thus finalizing their takeover of Afghanistan. The Taliban’s expedient takeover took place over a matter of days—as U.S. forces pulled out of the region and Afghani security forces trained and…

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GPA proxy proposal passes faculty meeting
One of New College's distinguishing features are the narrative evaluations used in lieu of traditional letter or number grades. However, this creates complications when a student needs to provide a GPA for an application.

GPA proxy proposal passes faculty meeting

Pending administrative approval, students will be able to request a GPA calculation for job applications Over the past academic year, the Educational Policy Committee (EPC) has developed a proposal on GPA proxy calculation in order to tackle graduate school applications, employment and internship listings that…

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Dr. Anthony Andrews bids farewell to New College, retires after 40 years
Andrews in front of the bookshelves in the New College Anthropology Lab.

Dr. Anthony Andrews bids farewell to New College, retires after 40 years

Retirement is bittersweet. While the idea of leaving behind late nights grading papers and early mornings giving lectures sounds quite pleasant, the thought of leaving the people and school you’ve made your home for decades is much harder to swallow. Despite this, Professor of Anthropology…

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NCF community perseveres through a challenging year: a COVID-19 retrospective
Campus spaces have been marked by changes such as masking and social distancing signs throughout the year.

NCF community perseveres through a challenging year: a COVID-19 retrospective

This school year has been one of the most challenging years many students and faculty have ever endured. Despite the stressful  year, the New College community has shown immense strength, persevering through unprecedented hardship and rapidly adapting to the unique scenarios created by the pandemic.…

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BACC week is in full swing at New College, but things are a little different this year
Presentations look a bit different this year, as COVID-19 has limited in-person baccalaureate exams at New College. This is a photo of a pre-COVID conference presentation unaffiliated with the college.

BACC week is in full swing at New College, but things are a little different this year

Thesis students were forced to adapt to the unique challenge of completing their theses in the midst of a pandemic, with some battling the negative mental and physical effects of isolation, having to find different resources to complete their research. Then, they had to make…

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Duane Smith launches new event to recognize students efforts in applying for fellowships and scholarships
On April 27, 2018, alumni of the Gilman Scholarship and Critical Language Scholarship Programs (not from New College) gathered at the U.S. Diplomacy Center for an introduction to the life of a diplomat.

Duane Smith launches new event to recognize students efforts in applying for fellowships and scholarships

Dr. Duane Smith was hired in February 2020 for scholarship and fellowship advising for the Center of Career Engagement and Opportunity (CEO). There were plans for a luncheon last year for students who applied but those were cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. This year,…

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