Introducing Illiana Zambrano, candidate for Research and Instruction Librarian
The main entrance of the Jane Bancroft Cook Library. Photo by Naomi Nerlien.

Introducing Illiana Zambrano, candidate for Research and Instruction Librarian

While the Board of Trustees (BOT) was busy choosing a president for New College, there is another candidate search taking place. After Helene Gold’s abrupt termination late last spring, there has been an opening for a Research and Instruction Librarian. A committee was convened to…

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New College celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival
Students enjoying the Mid-Autumn Festival. (Photo by Emma Iverson.)

New College celebrates the Mid-Autumn Festival

On Sept. 28 the Chinese Program, in collaboration with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Alliance, held a celebration to observe the Mid-Autumn Festival. Students gathered together at the Dort and Goldstein residence grill to celebrate and enjoy traditional Chinese desserts: mooncakes, kabobs and…

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New College gets a new student representative
Third-year student Jacob Platko, the new Athletic Representative at New College of Florida. Photo courtesy of Jacob Platko.

New College gets a new student representative

This semester, the New College Student Alliance (NCSA) has added a new position. The addition of the Athletic Representative was proposed to the student body on Sept. 7 during the first Senate meeting of the year by NCSA Co-President and thesis student Grace Keenan.  “As…

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Start ups and side hustles: NCF student entrepreneurs
Vendors lined up during 2023 New College Pride. Photo by Gaby Batista.

Start ups and side hustles: NCF student entrepreneurs

New College students aren’t shy about taking on big challenges, with many tackling internships, theses and jobs on and off campus. The honors curriculum seeks those who strive to take on challenges, resulting in the future-oriented student body seen on campus today. Entrepreneurship goes hand…

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New Jewish deli in Sarasota
Traditional Jewish deli sandwiches.

New Jewish deli in Sarasota

Eastern European cuisine, Jewish family recipes and New York-style influences have combined to create one of Hi Hospitality Group’s latest restaurants, Palm Avenue Deli.  Olive green booths bring color to the neutral-toned walls. Miniscule pigeon statues line the banquettes, adding an urban touch to the…

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Celebrating fall in Sarasota
A traditional fall pumpkin patch.

Celebrating fall in Sarasota

Autumn has crept up and October is filled with fall activities around town. For Sarasota natives or those that just moved to the area, there are many ways to celebrate the season.  Going strong for 35 years is the Annual Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Festival. Every…

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One month and $1.17 million later, still no culprit found in Port Manatee oil spill fiasco
Port Manatee during a lovely day. Photo courtesy of Flickr.

One month and $1.17 million later, still no culprit found in Port Manatee oil spill fiasco

On Sept. 1, SeaPort Manatee suffered a major oil leak, polluting 25,000 gallons of ocean water. Since the spill, over 20,000 gallons of water and crude oil have been recovered, but questions still remain. After a month’s worth of work and $1.17-million, the U.S. Coast…

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Introducing new Senate President Alexander “Fish” Sauer
Alexander "Fish" Sauer in the EQTA office. (Courtesy of Fish Sauer.)

Introducing new Senate President Alexander “Fish” Sauer

At the end of the 2022-2023 Spring semester, former Senate President and Student Ambassador Libby Harrity was ousted, not only from their respective positions on campus, but also from New College itself. Harrity was charged with battery following an incident at a spring protest when…

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Ray Brown and Andrew Howell on the journey of creating 83 Days
Promotional material for 83 Days. (Courtesy of Ray Brown and Andrew Howell.)

Ray Brown and Andrew Howell on the journey of creating 83 Days

In 1944, a 14-year-old African American boy was wrongfully executed for a crime he didn’t commit. Seventy years later, his case was vacated by the state of South Carolina. Today, his story is told through the award-winning short film 83 Days, written by Ray Brown…

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