GPA proxy proposal passes faculty meeting
One of New College's distinguishing features are the narrative evaluations used in lieu of traditional letter or number grades. However, this creates complications when a student needs to provide a GPA for an application.

GPA proxy proposal passes faculty meeting

Pending administrative approval, students will be able to request a GPA calculation for job applications Over the past academic year, the Educational Policy Committee (EPC) has developed a proposal on GPA proxy calculation in order to tackle graduate school applications, employment and internship listings that…

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Dr. Patricia Okker named as New College’s first female president
Dr. Patricia Okker speaks to the New College student body at a livestream student forum at the Sudakoff Conference Center on Tuesday, April 7, 2021. NCSA president Sofia Lombardi, who moderated the forum, is seated to the left of Dr. Okker.

Dr. Patricia Okker named as New College’s first female president

After three hours of deliberation, the Board of Trustees (BOT) decided on Tuesday, April 20 to name Dr. Patricia Okker as New College’s first-ever female president.

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Caples Mansion renovations to improve indoor air quality soon underway
The deck of the Caples Mansion faces towards the West, making it a perfect spot to watch the sun's descent.

Caples Mansion renovations to improve indoor air quality soon underway

Caples Mansion—located on Caples Campus south of the Ringling Museum—has been best defined for the past few years not through its own use, but by what surrounds it. More recent NCF students are usually familiar with the Caples Boathouse or the New College Food Forest…

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“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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