New warrant for arrest of Jon Cannon, suspect of last year’s on-campus break in
Cannon was initially arrested on Oct. 28, 2021 as the prime suspect of New College's most recent on-campus intrusion--but the jarring truth is that he's still at large without a formal conviction. Photo provided by former CPD Captain Kathleen Vacca.

New warrant for arrest of Jon Cannon, suspect of last year’s on-campus break in

There is nothing more important than having a safe, secure place to call home. For many New College students, home consists of the various dormitories spread across campus, but just as suddenly as they became home to students in August 2021, they would turn into…

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Previewing Stupid F*cking Bird: Chekhov’s “The Seagull” Twice Removed
Second-year Mars Frambles rocking out during rehearsal. Photo taken by Sophia Brown.

Previewing Stupid F*cking Bird: Chekhov’s “The Seagull” Twice Removed

Provided one pardons the French of an old Russian play in new clothes, there’s something to be said of thesis student and director KC Casey’s rendition of Aaron Posner’s Stupid Fucking Bird—a triumph two-and-a-half years in the making—that’s managed to capture the Novo imagination. Perhaps…

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Art, adversity and the creative thesis: Spotlight on Fall graduates
Above 74 Degrees: Temperature Dysregulation, OIl on Canvas. (Courtesy of Fae Borodiansky.)

Art, adversity and the creative thesis: Spotlight on Fall graduates

The New College thesis, although daunting, is a rite of passage into graduation. Students take their projects to creative depths in order to spread their message—some even add a highlight on trauma, disability or mental illness in order to connect personally to their thesis. Although…

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“Their blood is on your hands”: Florida Board of Medicine votes to ban gender-affirming care for minors
Image of trans activists in the hotel lobby where the meeting was held, staging a “die-in” in protest of the ruling. (Courtesy of Erin Reed.)

“Their blood is on your hands”: Florida Board of Medicine votes to ban gender-affirming care for minors

“Their blood is on your hands,” the crowd chanted as the Florida Board of Medicine announced it will only hear one last public comment regarding their ruling to ban gender-affirming care to minors.  It’s been a long time coming. In June, the Board revoked medicaid…

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‘Playing with fire’: Boston biolab creates mixed-strain COVID virus that killed 80% of humanized mice
Graphic made by Nickolas Steinig using Pexels.com.

‘Playing with fire’: Boston biolab creates mixed-strain COVID virus that killed 80% of humanized mice

This is the second article in a two-part series about the involvement of biolabs internationally in the creation and spread of the COVID-19 virus. Read part one here. Boston University researchers have been facing widespread backlash after DailyMail published an article on Oct. 17 revealing…

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The New College Challenge Launch Week: who designs our future?
A crowd of community members gathered to watch President's Advisory Council member William "Bill" Dudley ('74) speak during the Launch Week brunch. Photo taken by Sophia Brown.

The New College Challenge Launch Week: who designs our future?

By Nat Kornblum & Sophia Brown The New College Challenge was first announced in Apr. 2022 as a single presentation about spaces and places on campus in the Sudakoff Conference Center. Now, six months later, the New College Challenge Launch Week reintroduced these questions to…

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NCF welcomes back Novo-turned-author Sofia Ali-Khan
Sofia Ali-Khan, second generation Pakistani immigrant and founding board member of the Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR).

NCF welcomes back Novo-turned-author Sofia Ali-Khan

Alumni have hundreds of gleaming New College students looking upon their successes enlightened. Real-life examples of how Novos are able to grow from their academic experiences at New College allow wisdom to transmit to currently enrolled students. Luckily, due to our tight-knit community, there are…

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Office of Outreach, Equity and Inclusion reach out to community to kickstart new DEI initiatives
The OOIE members from left to right: Syria Purdom, Yoleidy Rosario-Hernandez, Cecilia Linton and Crishuana Williams. (Courtesy of: Yoleidy Rosario-Hernandez.)

Office of Outreach, Equity and Inclusion reach out to community to kickstart new DEI initiatives

As new leadership makes their way into the Office of Outreach, Equity and Inclusion (OOIE), new initiatives for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work are incoming. Their work entails a multitude of responsibilities and their tour is the first step in creating a new beginning…

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