House Bill 3: Ron DeSantis’ Latest Education Reform
Phone screen displaying social media and entertainment apps. Courtesy of Flickr.

House Bill 3: Ron DeSantis’ Latest Education Reform

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed House Bill 3 on March 25, prohibiting children under 14 from joining social media and requiring a platform to obtain parental consent for 14- and 15-year-olds. The bill does not name any specific social media platforms, but states that its…

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Quaker Oats extends recall of products
Close-up of oat flakes. Photo courtesy of PixaSource.

Quaker Oats extends recall of products

Many Americans have Quaker Oats in their pantries. With products like granola bars, cereal and oatmeal, the brand is a staple for families across the country. However, last December the brand published a press release announcing a list of recalled items due to a possible…

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Uplands residents speak out on flood zones, environmental concerns and more
An image from the updated Campus Master Plan presented by the BOT at the Jan. 22 meeting. Photos courtesy of New College.

Uplands residents speak out on flood zones, environmental concerns and more

An image from the updated Campus Master Plan presented by the BOT at the Jan. 22 meeting. Photos courtesy of New College.An image from the updated Campus Master Plan presented by the BOT at the Jan. 22 meeting. Photos courtesy of New College.An image from…

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Slow start to Robertson Park
Robertson Park on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024 at 2:51 p.m. Photograph by Naomi Nerlien.

Slow start to Robertson Park

President Richard Corcoran promised to bring several campus improvements to New College in the new year, including making all elevators operational and renovating the exterior of the Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center. The installation of Robertson Park was counted as one such campus improvement. In…

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Selby Library hosts 10th annual Musical Flea Market
An orange electric guitar, a stack of books and a pair of puffy headphones with the wire folded into a heart-shape on top of a white cloth background. Photo by Cole Kinsley.

Selby Library hosts 10th annual Musical Flea Market

The Selby Public Library will host the Sarasota Music Archive’s 10th Annual Musical Flea Market on Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The market will be held in the Selby Library Auditorium, with rows of tables filled with eclectic musical goodies. This will include…

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Recap of the “Reimagining PEI” architecture competition
A visualization of what Palm Court could look like in the Sweet Sparkman plan. (Courtesy of Sweet Sparkman.)

Recap of the “Reimagining PEI” architecture competition

On Nov. 15, three architectural plans were presented for renovating the Pei dorms and re-integrating them into the New College Campus. The winner of the “Reimagining Pei” competition, Sweet Sparkman, was announced on Nov 17. Working in coordination with Architecture Sarasota, New College of Florida’s…

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Revisions to Carryforward Spending Plan raise questions about transparency
Screenshot of the Nov. 6 BOT meeting supporting documents regarding Carryforward Spending Plan revisions.

Revisions to Carryforward Spending Plan raise questions about transparency

On Nov. 6, the New College Board of Trustees (BOT) held a virtual meeting with the sole agenda item of discussing revisions to the Carryforward Spending Plan. According to the State University System of Florida (SUS), Carryforward funds are reserve funds that each university must…

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National Association of Realtors reports on home buying trends
House for sale. (Courtesy of flickr.)

National Association of Realtors reports on home buying trends

According to the National Association of Realtors, the median age for repeat home buyers—individuals who have purchased a house before—was 58, dropping from last year’s record of 59. Meanwhile, the average first-home buyer is 35 years old. The association’s deputy chief economist Jessica Lautz spoke…

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CEO field trip to eRising entrepreneurship convention
CEO staff members and NCF students during breakfast at eRising Convention. From left to right: Domenica Valencia, Bilge Akyol, Madeline Tympanick, Sam Carmer and Naomi Nerlien. (Photo courtesy of Madeline Tympanick.)

CEO field trip to eRising entrepreneurship convention

Held annually during Global Entrepreneurship Week, the third eRising Convention took place on Nov. 15 at the CareerSource Suncoast Event Center in Sarasota. As a partner, New College of Florida’s Center for Career and Engagement Opportunities (CEO) sponsored a field trip for students to eRising,…

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