Winter break housing on campus available to wider range of students, with additional fee
While last year's winter break housing options were born out of necessity for select students, they are now available this year to anyone unable to return home for any reason.

Winter break housing on campus available to wider range of students, with additional fee

Fall 2020 marked the first time that students were allowed to stay on campus over winter break at New College, in response to COVID-19 and the increased risk it created for international, immunocompromised and housing insecure students. Only select students qualified last year, either through…

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On-campus COVID-19 booster clinic held following recent expansion of booster eligibility
New College hosted several on-campus vaccine clinics in Spring 2021, and more booster clinics could be on the horizon.

On-campus COVID-19 booster clinic held following recent expansion of booster eligibility

As of Oct. 21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) expanded the eligibility for COVID-19 booster shots for those who have received a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine at least six months prior, or a Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine at least two months…

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The chip shortage and how it hurts New College
Golf carts and other equipment have been harder and harder to come by as a result of damaged supply lines.

The chip shortage and how it hurts New College

While it may seem as though COVID-19’s grip on Sarasota has been weakening with the Doctors Hospital of Sarasota having no reported COVID-19 hospitalizations for the first time in two years—and many Florida residents now getting booster shots—the community still remains affected by supply lines…

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57 faculty and staff positions replaced or vacated this semester alone
The hope of the EPC is that these recent changes will reduce anxiety for new, incoming students and by having them cement their class schedules earlier in the semester.

57 faculty and staff positions replaced or vacated this semester alone

One of the most nontraditional features of New College—an institution which prides itself on being unique—is the small student-to-faculty and administration ratio. This allows for smaller classes, giving students the opportunity to connect with their professors beyond what a traditional lecture hall might offer. It…

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Roundup use on campus comes with legal complications and concerns about worker safety
A stock image of a worker spraying commercial Roundup on weeds growing between the cracks on a walkway.

Roundup use on campus comes with legal complications and concerns about worker safety

By Nickolas Steinig and Sophia Brown This article is the second in a two-part series about the use of Roundup on campus. Read the first article that focuses on protest by former and current students, as well as controversial practices for its use confidentially revealed…

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Roundup policy protested by students, who claim its use is toxic to humans and the environment
Thesis student Olympia Fulcher displaying their sign at the Oct. 15 protest. Reads: Roundup killed my uncle. How many more?

Roundup policy protested by students, who claim its use is toxic to humans and the environment

On Friday, Oct. 15, students rallied outside College Hall within view of President Okker’s office. Displaying bold signs and speaking with passion, they condemned New College's continued use of Roundup, a powerful chemical herbicide produced by the controversial corporate titan Monsanto. This gathering marked the…

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Title IX meets student outreach with new student intern
A headshot of Compliance Officer and Deputy Title IX Coordinator Taylor Parker-Sellick.

Title IX meets student outreach with new student intern

Title IX, a federal civil right law passed in 1972, stands to prohibit sex-based discrimination within education settings. A newly presented opportunity, New College Title IX Coordinator Taylor Parker-Sellick (‘14) is taking on thesis student Telle Fugett as a student intern, a position which evolved…

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New Caples Waterfront dock seeks to add beauty and functionality to New College
A view of the nearly-finished dock, lit up after hours.

New Caples Waterfront dock seeks to add beauty and functionality to New College

Home to the Waterfront program, the campus garden and the ever-mysterious mansion, New College’s Caples Waterfront has long been one of the most charming spaces on campus. Despite its welcoming feel and stunning views of the bay, the Waterfront has also been notoriously under-utilized by…

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Students for Sensible Drug Policy: a history, challenges and the future of harm reduction at New College
Former SSDP members Hannah Procell ('18), Kendall Southworth ('21), Elijah Weiss ('19) and Hannah Hoogerwoerd ('21) with NCF alum Rick Doblin ('87).

Students for Sensible Drug Policy: a history, challenges and the future of harm reduction at New College

“So, what's drug use like on campus?”  It’s a question that leaves many a campus tour guide stammering “Well… um,” and that has countless prospective students whispering an embarrassed “Mom!” or “Dad!” The well-honed response campus tour guides give to potential students and their families…

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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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