Sarasota County Commission severs ties with national library group and state affiliate
Selby Public Library in Downtwon Sarasota. (Taken by Veronica Jolley.)

Sarasota County Commission severs ties with national library group and state affiliate

Starting in 2024, Sarasota County will no longer pay annual dues of $1,300 to the American Library Association (ALA) and $2,673 to the Florida Library Association (FLA). The Sarasota County Commission voted 4-1 on Nov. 14 to stop funding the county’s public library memberships in…

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Argentines speak out about Javier Milei, the new President
Javier Milei speaking in Buenos Aires. (Courtesy of Facundo Florit.)

Argentines speak out about Javier Milei, the new President

With the recent election of economist Javier Milei to the presidency of Argentina with lawyer Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner as vice president, there are many concerns about the future of the country. Milei’s campaign was a mix of socially conservative culture fights and far right…

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National Association of Realtors reports on home buying trends
House for sale. (Courtesy of flickr.)

National Association of Realtors reports on home buying trends

According to the National Association of Realtors, the median age for repeat home buyers—individuals who have purchased a house before—was 58, dropping from last year’s record of 59. Meanwhile, the average first-home buyer is 35 years old. The association’s deputy chief economist Jessica Lautz spoke…

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Chemotherapy drugs shortage
Chemotherapy drugs now in shortage for sale over-the-counter. (Photo courtesy of flickr.)

Chemotherapy drugs shortage

Important drugs for treating cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy including carboplatin, cisplatin and methotrexate are headed toward a critical scarcity at cancer treatment centers, according to a recent survey  by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). This problem is not a new one. The Biden administration put…

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2023 Election Night: Democrats score wins and abortion emerges as key issue
Philadelphia's first female mayor Cherelle Parker organizing a recognition ceremony for street renaming. (Photo courtesy of flickr.)

2023 Election Night: Democrats score wins and abortion emerges as key issue

Following the Nov. 7 elections, Democrats across the United States had reason for celebration. The results of this election, while not definitive indicators for the 2024 presidential race, offer valuable insights into the evolving political landscape.  Reproductive rights have proven to be a winning issue…

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Board of Trustees discuss revised Carryforward Spending Plan
The special Board of Trustees meeting before the meeting was called to order. (Screenshot by Aria Lockman.)

Board of Trustees discuss revised Carryforward Spending Plan

With minimal advance notice, the New College Board of Trustees (BOT) held a “special” virtual meeting with one agenda item: to discuss the revised E&G Carryforward Spending Plan. The Carryforward plan was previously presented to the BOT at the Oct. 3 meeting, where Faculty Trustee…

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NCF Freedom’s lawsuit challenging SB 266 faces first setback
NCF Freedom's logo. (Courtesy of NCF Freedom.)

NCF Freedom’s lawsuit challenging SB 266 faces first setback

On May 15, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed SB 266 into law on the New College campus in a ceremonial manner, celebrating his administration’s targeting of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programming in education throughout the state of Florida. As reported by local news outlet 96.5…

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