Dr. Patricia Okker named as New College’s first female president
Dr. Patricia Okker speaks to the New College student body at a livestream student forum at the Sudakoff Conference Center on Tuesday, April 7, 2021. NCSA president Sofia Lombardi, who moderated the forum, is seated to the left of Dr. Okker.

Dr. Patricia Okker named as New College’s first female president

After three hours of deliberation, the Board of Trustees (BOT) decided on Tuesday, April 20 to name Dr. Patricia Okker as New College’s first-ever female president.

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Piney Point reservoir breach threatens to inundate homes and businesses, brings potential ecological impacts in Tampa Bay
"What we are looking at now is trying to prevent and respond to, if need be, a real catastrophic flood situation," DeSantis said at a press conference.

Piney Point reservoir breach threatens to inundate homes and businesses, brings potential ecological impacts in Tampa Bay

What is happening: A leak in the liner of the Piney Point reservoir caused a partial breach in one of the containment walls. If fully breached, the reservoir could release potentially hundreds of millions of gallons of highly acidic wastewater from the former Piney Point…

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An indoor dinner with a presidential candidate was already controversial. Then they took off their masks.
The seating arrangements at the first dinner at the Keating Center on March 29, 2021. Two people sat at each table, which allowed for six feet of space while seated. Presidential Candidate Alan Shao, shown in the upper right part of the frame, offered to put on his mask when he approached a small group of student observers.

An indoor dinner with a presidential candidate was already controversial. Then they took off their masks.

Mary Ruiz, the chair of the presidential search committee, assured concerned students that guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would be followed at a dinner for presidential candidate Alan Shao and members of the committee on Monday, March 29 at the Keating…

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Find your voice on WSLR 96.5
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Find your voice on WSLR 96.5

Submitted by Danielle Campbell To work with WSLR is an engaging process of finding your own voice. I figured that out during my first semester at New College of Florida when I interned with the radio station. Working with WSLR’s Critical Times News team alongside…

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New College professor plays key role unearthing history in “Finding Angola”
Baram poses with gear on wooden benches. Image courtesy of lookingforangola.org

New College professor plays key role unearthing history in “Finding Angola”

March 19 through 28, the Second Annual Sarasota Native American Film Festival, hosted on Eventive, offered a diverse selection of indigenous-produced works about various facets of indigenous history and culture. As the name would imply, the festival had plenty to offer on the individual experiences…

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Tracking Hurricane Eta

Storm rolling over Lido Beach on Sept. 20. Holly Penta/Catalyst. Tropical storm Eta strengthened to a category 1 hurricane early Wednesday morning and is expected to make another landfall soon. Eta is not forecasted to directly hit Sarasota, but the county has drafted a local…

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