API! not returning this year
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API! not returning this year

The All Power to the Imagination! (API!) Conference was described by co-founder and alumnus James Birmingham (‘06) as the longest running student-organized radical left conference in the United States. This spring marks the first time since 2008 that API! will not be returning to campus.…

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Board of Trustees renews Metz’s contract until 2024

On Feb. 26, the Board of Trustees formally renewed New College’s contract with Metz Culinary Management until June 30, 2024. Notable updates to the contract include the complete omission of the section on the Four Winds Café, potential price increases at the beginning of the…

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Steven Keshishian wins second term as NCSA president
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Steven Keshishian wins second term as NCSA president

Students eagerly awaited the results of the late spring election which announced second-year Steven Keshishian as New College Student Alliance (NCSA) president for the 2019-2020 school year. A total of 265 votes were cast in the preference-ranked online voting system, with Keshishian securing the school…

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Florida Senate legalizes gardening in private front yards
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Florida Senate legalizes gardening in private front yards

Growing fruits and vegetables in the front yard for one’s personal consumption and enjoyment is no longer prohibited in the state of Florida. New legislation, inspired by a 2017 legal dispute, recently passed in the Florida Senate in a 35-5 vote. Sen. Robert Bradley's Senate…

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The history of the barracks

photo courtesy of Tim SnyderCarlye Lay with a halo preparing to throw a pot in the barracks. In the years shortly after the establishment of New College, the various army barracks that scattered the land where the Dort and Goldstein dormitories stand today housed Physical…

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NCPD enforce dog leashing at Bayfront

Noah Baslaw/CatalystThesis student Alba Abrams and her dog Basil pose in front of the glorious bay front sunset. The only thing two-year-old Basil, an Australian Shepherd and acquaintance to thesis student Alba Abrams, loves more than her ball is running full speed after it. She…

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New College students lobby in Washington D.C.

Eileen Calub/CatalystLobbyists line up outside of Rayburn House Office Building. As congressional representatives debate appropriations bills, the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border remains a budget dilemma. Last year, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained a record number of undocumented immigrants, holding an average of…

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The Ringling estate before NCF

The entrance view from the first steps outside the Ringling mansion. All photos courtesy of New College of Florida Archives. New College of Florida was established as a private liberal arts college in 1960 but only joined the State University System as a public institution—as…

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