Student leaders testified against Bright Futures bill in Tallahassee on Tuesday
Sofia Lombardi testifying against SB-86 before the FL Senate Education Committee on March 16, 2021.

Student leaders testified against Bright Futures bill in Tallahassee on Tuesday

Two members of the New College Student Alliance (NCSA) executive cabinet traveled to Tallahassee to against Senate Bill 86 on Tuesday, March 16 at the Capitol. Among other changes to financial aid, the bill would cut Bright Futures scholarships for students studying topics that don't…

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Board of Trustees preparing for potential budget cuts
New College students, including current NCSA President Sofia Lombardi, approach the Florida State Capitol on Feb. 25, 2020.

Board of Trustees preparing for potential budget cuts

Although the proposed merger last spring ultimately failed, it spurred NCF’s Board of Trustees to take a more proactive approach to the legislative agenda of the state. With constitutionally-required budget cuts forthcoming this session, the college’s continued independence may require it.  To the surprise of…

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New College improves in performance based funding metrics, despite previous struggles
For New College of Florida, in-state tuition is $6,916 and out-of-state is $29,944, according to the 2019-2020 fact book.

New College improves in performance based funding metrics, despite previous struggles

"We should feel good, but we shouldn't feel like everything is on cruise control." Thiessen said. "We have a lot of improvements still to do.” Every year, the State University System (SUS) allocates upwards of $13 billion in state funding, in part through a performance-based…

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The systemic issues behind Nigeria’s police force
Nigerian police officers, part of AMISOM's Foreign Police Unit, conduct a foot patrol near Lido Beach. As part of AMISOM's efforts to make Mogadishu a safer place, regular foot patrols are now coducted around the city by the mission's Foreign Police Unit. AU-UN IST PHOTO / TOBIN JONES.f

The systemic issues behind Nigeria’s police force

Nigerian police officers conduct a foot patrol. Photo courtesy of WikiMedia Commons. Since early October, the citizens of Nigeria have been protesting for an end to the brutality of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), a police unit whose abuses of power include extrajudicial violence…

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