Board of Trustees recommend Richard Corcoran for New College President despite student opposition
Chalk art written on the overpass after the Oct. 3 Board of Trustees meeting. (Taken by Veronica Jolley.)

Board of Trustees recommend Richard Corcoran for New College President despite student opposition

The New College of Florida Board of Trustees (BOT) convened on Oct. 3 in a highly anticipated gathering. On the agenda, among budget approvals and possible campus expansion, was the approval of a New College presidential candidate, a decision that will critically shape the future…

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Oct. 3 Board of Trustees meeting preceded by protest supporting academic freedom
Xandr Denner stands at the podium with recent alumni Sophia Brown, students, and community members with Women’s Voices of Southwest Florida. (Taken by Chloe Rusek.)

Oct. 3 Board of Trustees meeting preceded by protest supporting academic freedom

Outside Hamilton “Ham” Center, rhythmic drumming drew a crowd to Z Green at 12 p.m. on Oct. 3, just a few short hours before the Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting where the new president of New College would be chosen. Speakers, students and supporters alike…

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Conservative student group establishes a New College chapter
The TPUSA logo as displayed at an event for the organization. (Courtesy of Wikipedia Commons.)

Conservative student group establishes a New College chapter

Turning Point USA (TPUSA), a controversial, student-based organizing group has made its way to New College. The conservative organization was founded by Charlie Kirk, a conservative activist and radio talk show host, alongside the late conservative activist William Montgomery. The president of the New College…

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Campus Police Department the go-to for security questions
Exterior shot of the campus police department station. (Photo by Anna Lynn Winfrey.)

Campus Police Department the go-to for security questions

The New College Campus Police Department (CPD) published its Annual Security Report (ASR) on Sept. 26. Mandated by federal law, the report details crime over the past three years and can help students evaluate their safety on campus.  “The report … includes information regarding crime…

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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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