Getting those call for letter emails? Here’s what they mean
Screenshot of a Call for Letters email for the professors currently under consideration for tenure.

Getting those call for letter emails? Here’s what they mean

It’s that time of year where emails with the subject “Call for Letters” begin to fill up students’ inboxes. Most students ignore them, mark as read and/or delete them. However, these requests are important and here’s why. Tenure is awarded to professors in order to…

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Financial aid questions go unanswered
The START Center, located in library room 101. (Photo by Isaac Tellechea.)

Financial aid questions go unanswered

Over the years, New College faculty and staff have shown a commitment to aiding students to the best of their ability. This term, however, some students are reporting concerns about pressing financial issues and miscommunication between students and Financial Aid. With mounting questions and cost…

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Reader friendly update on recent world politics
President Zelensky visiting Chornomorsk Sea Trade Port during grain shortage. Photo courtesy of ZUMA press.

Reader friendly update on recent world politics

As a full-time college student, it is difficult to stay up-to-date on the always-changing waves of world politics. As more students become eligible to vote, it is vital to understand the nuances of current events and be engaged in the goings on of one’s own…

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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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Vigilance needed to protect Sarasota-Manatee nonprofits and public services
Historic Sarasota courthouse located in District 1.

Vigilance needed to protect Sarasota-Manatee nonprofits and public services

The homeless, intellectually disabled, children and families were the targets of recent reversed budget cuts that had been proposed by the Sarasota County Commission. In a move that would have had serious blowback, especially for the most disenfranchised in Sarasota County including after-school childcare, homelessness…

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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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United Auto Workers on strike
Ford dealership in Sarasota. (Photo by Justin DeLa.)

United Auto Workers on strike

The U.S. automotive industry is facing a dilemma. Working conditions, wage disputes and other factors have prompted one of America’s largest unions to initiate targeted strikes as their former work contract expired on Sept. 21 at 11:59 p.m.  Auto workers are striking in many locations…

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First ALT NEW COLLEGE webinar featuring Judith Butler and Masha Gessen
A promotion for the ALT NEW COLLEGE webinar. (Photo by ALT NEW COLLEGE.)

First ALT NEW COLLEGE webinar featuring Judith Butler and Masha Gessen

More than one-third of faculty have reportedly left New College of Florida, but ALT NEW COLLEGE is set to launch courses and lectures on topics including gender studies, social justice, racial justice and systemic racism. The series has been organized by New College alumni, faculty—including…

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Chargers football game takes a futuristic turn: AI robots invade the stands
A screen capture from “The Creator” showcasing the look of the robots portrayed within the film. Photo by Chloe Rusek.

Chargers football game takes a futuristic turn: AI robots invade the stands

Play ball or play bot? Prepare to witness a spectacle of futuristic proportions as the Los Angeles Chargers National Football League (NFL) game received a sci-fi infusion like never before. Following a recent trend in movie promotion, artificial intelligence (AI) robots were planted throughout the…

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