Lawmakers propose merging NCF with FSU: What is known, what is not known, and what people think

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the Florida House Education Committee passed a proposed bill that would merge New College with Florida State University (FSU) and Florida Polytechnic University with the University of Florida (UF). The details and potential outcomes of this legislation remain unknown, but Rep.…

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Students crowdfund retirement gift for revered custodial worker Floretha”Flo” Green
Photo courtesy of Melissa Simmons Thesis student Melissa Simmons and Allegra Nola ('15) are two of the many who developed strong relationships with Green.

Students crowdfund retirement gift for revered custodial worker Floretha”Flo” Green

Photo courtesy of Melissa Simmons Thesis student Melissa Simmons and Allegra Nola ('15) are two of the many who developed strong relationships with Green. After over a decade of custodial work on campus, Floretha “Flo” Green has formed meaningful friendships with students, staff and co-workers.…

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Current state of Four Winds Café
Photo courtesy of Adriana Gavilanes The state of Four Winds during the Fall semester of 2019.

Current state of Four Winds Café

Following its temporary closing in Spring 2019, the Four Winds Café—which had been a student-run business since its original opening in 1996—reopened in the middle of Fall 2019, operated by Metz Culinary Management. The re-opening cost the college $24,000, which was used to pay Metz…

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Fall 2019 Dance Collective

Twice a year, students from Dance Collective showcase a series of choreographies that celebrate the commitment and hard work they dedicated throughout the semester. This past week, Dance Collective held a technical rehearsal in preparation for their live performance happening Dec. 6 and 7 in…

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John Martin ends long career in higher education
Martin joined New College in 2001, during the college's transition to independence.

John Martin ends long career in higher education

Vice President of Finance and Administration John Martin has worked at New College since its separation from the University of South Florida (USF) in 2001. During this time, Martin has witnessed and contributed to the growth of the college, managing the operating budget and ensuring…

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New College receives national award for high voter turnout, fails to see engagement in NCSA elections
Photo courtesy of Izaya Garrett Miles Cibelli du Terroil thinks the sign-up process should move online to increase candidates.

New College receives national award for high voter turnout, fails to see engagement in NCSA elections

Just over 64 percent of the student body voted in 2018 midterm elections, more than twice the 29.3 percent that voted in the previous midterm election in 2014, earning New College several national awards for high student voter turnout. Despite this consistency with a nationwide…

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Adding art to academia at Caples Fine Arts Complex
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Adding art to academia at Caples Fine Arts Complex

New College values both excellent academic work and the arts. Students on campus can receive detailed preparation through art courses to pursue professional art careers. Both introductory and upper-level studios classes are offered as an opportunity for serious or ameatur artists.  Third-year Abbie Wagner works…

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Transgender Day of Remembrance: Students honor trans individuals who lost their lives
(Left to right) Thesis student Cabrini Austin, third-year resident advisor Jas Marie, and second-year Gwen Roberts hold up a flag to show their support.

Transgender Day of Remembrance: Students honor trans individuals who lost their lives

All photo courtesy of Sergio Salinas On Wednesday Nov. 20, students on campus honored Transgender Day of Remembrance. Third-year resident advisor Jas Marie organized the event, distributing transgender flags and stickers for students to show their support. Along with members of the faculty and administration,…

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Anna Lidia Vega Serova discusses her life’s work and shares perspective on literature
Professor Portugal, left, translates while Anna Lidia Vega Serova, right, presents.

Anna Lidia Vega Serova discusses her life’s work and shares perspective on literature

Photo courtesy of Adriana GavilanesNear the entrance of the Jane Cook Bancroft Library, Professor of Spanish Language and Literature Jose Alberto Portugal, sitting on the left, translates while Anna Lidia Vega Serova, sitting on the right, presents. Photo courtesy of La MovidaIn the art world,…

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