Asian Film & Talk series successfully relaunches after year-long hiatus
This month's movie, The Lunchbox, is the story of Ila, a lonely housewife, who adds a note to her neglectful husband's lunchbox one day in order to bring back the spark of their marriage. When the lunchbox accidentally winds up in the hands of Saajan, a widower, the two start an unlikely friendship without ever meeting in person.

Asian Film & Talk series successfully relaunches after year-long hiatus

Since 2016, various faculty in International and Area Studies and Chinese Language and Culture have held the Asian Film & Talk Series as part of the “New College: Connecting the Art + Humanities” season, in partnership with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. After taking the…

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Four Winds cafe fights to get back off the ground
Photo courtesy of Adriana Gavilanes Four Winds during the Fall semester of 2019.

Four Winds cafe fights to get back off the ground

The timeline of the Four Winds cafe over the past few years has been a turbulent one. Having gone from a communal student-run business and on-campus dining alternative to a preserved yet derelict study space, Four Winds has faced financial crisis, failed past attempts at…

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Workforce Recruitment Program extends deadline: offering students with disabilities professional connections
The homepage of wrp.gov, and the place that interested students can get connected with federal and private-sector employers.

Workforce Recruitment Program extends deadline: offering students with disabilities professional connections

New College’s Center for Career Engagement and Opportunity (CEO) and Disability Services will be partnering this week to offer resources for students and recent graduates who identify as a person with a disability, and who are interested in pursuing a summer or permanent job. The…

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Student incentive vaccination program strives for total vaccination of student body
Latest news on vaccinations doled out in Florida throughout the last week. Courtesy of the Florida Department of Health.

Student incentive vaccination program strives for total vaccination of student body

Vaccination has become a hot-button topic in much of the United States, especially in Florida. With Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis threatening to pull funding from institutions that require vaccination, many Florida schools have elected to not require them, but to strongly encourage them. Being one…

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Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson: best protection against COVID-19
Three COVID-19 vaccines have been approved by the FDA and are being widely distributed.

Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson: best protection against COVID-19

On Sept. 17, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a report which compared the efficacy of the three vaccines currently available in the United States to protect against COVID-19. An important note of the report is that it measures the effectiveness of…

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Ringling Underground’s triumphant return
The Museum Courtyard makes for the ideal spot on the Ringling property to host a concert.

Ringling Underground’s triumphant return

Like many other social events both on and off campus, Ringling Underground—an event hosted by the Ringling Museum of Art, which features local artists and musicians performing at the iconic Museum Courtyard—is returning this year. Previous events at the Ringling Museum of Art were cancelled…

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Recent demographic shifts in Sarasota
The 2020 census reveals some noteworthy ways in which Sarasota's population has grown recently.

Recent demographic shifts in Sarasota

The 2020 census results have been released and Sarasota has experienced some notable demographic shifts in its population. Sarasota gained 54,558 new residents in the last decade, with Sarasota now boasting a total population of 434,006 residents. Sarasota has also become more diverse with several…

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After the most recent break-in, the Fight Club offers a valuable tool to feeling safer on campus
Students showed enthusiasm for the creation of the Fight Club when Monteiro first proposed it, and support only increased after the on-campus intrusion.

After the most recent break-in, the Fight Club offers a valuable tool to feeling safer on campus

In the wake of the most recent residential break-in, the importance of ​​fighting and self-defense skills are abundantly apparent, and the Fight Club offers a place to learn them for free. On Aug. 24, third-year Barbara “Babs” Monteiro sent out an email to the student…

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Weekly sources of information on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting New College
New College continues to offer weekly COVID-19 tests every Tuesday.

Weekly sources of information on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting New College

After a period of sustained control, the pandemic has again reared its ugly head. In both Florida and Sarasota county, it’s worse than it has ever been with the seven-day rolling average for new daily cases exceeding 16,000 every day in Florida since Aug. 1.…

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