“Committed to quality of community” — Dr. Jane Fernandes’ presidential candidate visit to New College
Presidential Candidate Jane Fernandes and NCSA President Sofia Lombardi at an in-person Q&A session at Sudakoff Conference Center on Friday, April 2, 2021.

“Committed to quality of community” — Dr. Jane Fernandes’ presidential candidate visit to New College

“I want to start by saying my name is Jane Fernandes and my pronouns are she/her and I also use inclusive they/them,” the candidate for the New College presidency said, addressing a crowd of students on a Zoom webinar on April 1. “But the pronouns…

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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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More in-person classes planned for fall, according to latest Towne Meeting
Incoming New College of Florida students walk to classes in Sarasota, Fla., on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. (February 7, 2018; Photo by Casey Brooke Lawson)

More in-person classes planned for fall, according to latest Towne Meeting

As the spring 2021 semester reaches its halfway mark, New College makes plans for the future concerning in-person and online classes, and other matters related to COVID safety. Here are the details from the Towne Hall meeting on Friday, Feb. 26. The Nuances of “Going…

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Putting the “fly” back in NatiMediFly: five students restore native, medicinal and butterfly-attracting garden
Liah Continentino, Gus Frank, Barbara Monteiro, Nick Beck and London Weier pose proudly in front of the NatiMediFly. Image courtesy of the author.

Putting the “fly” back in NatiMediFly: five students restore native, medicinal and butterfly-attracting garden

At the end of ISP, New College’s native, medicinal and butterfly-attracting garden—called the NatiMediFly for short—emerged from its metaphorical chrysalis after five intrepid students renovated what was once an overgrown, brambly maze and restored it to a lush, sweet-scented and pollinator-friendly community space.  Second-years London…

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