New College shrinks for 5th consecutive year
This chart depicts the total student enrollment numbers from 2000-2020. The graduate program started in 2016. Data source: NCF fact books

New College shrinks for 5th consecutive year

Over the last few years, the New College administration has been dedicated proponents of the NCF Growth Plan, which would see the college grow to 1,200 students by the fall of 2024. This plan has already been the basis on which new professors have been…

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More in-person classes planned for fall, according to latest Towne Meeting
Incoming New College of Florida students walk to classes in Sarasota, Fla., on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. (February 7, 2018; Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson)

More in-person classes planned for fall, according to latest Towne Meeting

As the spring 2021 semester reaches its halfway mark, New College makes plans for the future concerning in-person and online classes, and other matters related to COVID safety. Here are the details from the Towne Hall meeting on Friday, Feb. 26. The Nuances of “Going…

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Putting the “fly” back in NatiMediFly: five students restore native, medicinal and butterfly-attracting garden
Liah Continentino, Gus Frank, Barbara Monteiro, Nick Beck and London Weier pose proudly in front of the NatiMediFly. Image courtesy of the author.

Putting the “fly” back in NatiMediFly: five students restore native, medicinal and butterfly-attracting garden

At the end of ISP, New College’s native, medicinal and butterfly-attracting garden—called the NatiMediFly for short—emerged from its metaphorical chrysalis after five intrepid students renovated what was once an overgrown, brambly maze and restored it to a lush, sweet-scented and pollinator-friendly community space.  Second-years London…

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When it comes to COVID-19 statistics, how does NCF compare to larger state universities?
This graph of COVID-19 cases per day over time, taken from covidusa.net, shows that Florida has had an average of 5,711 cases per day as of March 8.

When it comes to COVID-19 statistics, how does NCF compare to larger state universities?

As of March 9, Florida has had 1,948,307 total COVID-19 cases, with 44,625 new cases since March 8. Since Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Florida would be entering Phase 3 of the reopening plan in Sept. 2020, restaurants and businesses have slowly been reopening to…

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Fall 2021 housing process made easy with instructional videos and one-on-one service
The upstairs interior of one of the Letter Dorms, as shown in the Housing Selection instructional video.

Fall 2021 housing process made easy with instructional videos and one-on-one service

Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs Mark Stier announced on Feb. 4 that, based on national COVID-19 vaccine deployment, New College administration was anticipating a return to “normal operations” by fall 2021. While several details are still up in the air, the Fall 2021 housing…

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A concise chronicle of the Campus Police Department
An unidentified University Police officer and another unidentified individual in front of Hamilton Center in the late 1970s or early 1980s. (Image courtesy of Officer Kelley Masten)

A concise chronicle of the Campus Police Department

The campus police department has evolved and changed with New College over the years. While tensions between students and police have fluctuated throughout the years, the trend downwards of the average age of new officers and a national shift in the attitude towards police has…

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