Teach the Truth Tour takes students through Florida’s Black history
New College and UF students and faculty at the site on the Suwannee River where a 15-year-old Black child was lynched in 1944. Marvin Dunn, center. Photo courtesy of Marvin Dunn.

Teach the Truth Tour takes students through Florida’s Black history

On Nov. 11 students, staff and faculty from New College, University of Florida (UF) and community members from across the state joined Dr. Marvin Dunn, professor emeritus from the Department of Psychology at Florida International University (FIU) for an overnight Teach the Truth Tour. The…

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CEO field trip to eRising entrepreneurship convention
CEO staff members and NCF students during breakfast at eRising Convention. From left to right: Domenica Valencia, Bilge Akyol, Madeline Tympanick, Sam Carmer and Naomi Nerlien. (Photo courtesy of Madeline Tympanick.)

CEO field trip to eRising entrepreneurship convention

Held annually during Global Entrepreneurship Week, the third eRising Convention took place on Nov. 15 at the CareerSource Suncoast Event Center in Sarasota. As a partner, New College of Florida’s Center for Career and Engagement Opportunities (CEO) sponsored a field trip for students to eRising,…

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How to study abroad and what NCF students have to say about it
Thesis student Janie Day looks out over Barcelona from the Bunkers del Carmel during her time spent abroad in January 2023. The bunkers are a remnant from the Spanish Civil War and a popular vantage point for viewing the city. “We watched the sunset from there… definitely one of my favorite spots in Barcelona,” Day said. (Courtesy of Janie Day)

How to study abroad and what NCF students have to say about it

Students at New College have unique opportunities to study abroad due to myriad support systems available. This issue, the Catalyst looks into how to make international schooling possible, and hears from study abroad students. Adjunct Professor of French and Director of Global Education Florence Zamsky…

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Shellhacks: when poor planning meets 1,500 attendees
The New College Shellhacks squad. (Courtesy of Saloanee Labh.)

Shellhacks: when poor planning meets 1,500 attendees

Recently, 10 students from the New College Computer Science Program attended the Shellhacks hackathon at Florida International University (FIU). The event was brought to their attention by thesis student Ahmet “Sami” Cemek, who had emailed the Computer Science Program about the event. Hackathons, also known…

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Beaches and parks that don’t need a car to reach
Caples waterfront on a beautiful day. Photo courtesy of Isaac Tellechea

Beaches and parks that don’t need a car to reach

Ever since Sarasota was established in 1902, the city has been known for its tourism, leisure and most of all, beaches. The most popular, Siesta Key Beach, is a tourist destination across the globe, attracting people from many different walks of life to one of…

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Old books, maps and more offered at the Antiquarian Book Fair
This picture was taken in the middle of the Coliseum, depicting the building’s beautiful lighting and perfect symmetry. Photo courtesy of Aria Lockman

Old books, maps and more offered at the Antiquarian Book Fair

From the sunny west coast of Florida to the cloudy and rainy weather of London, booksellers traveled far and wide to make an appearance at the 40th anniversary of Florida’s Antiquarian Book Fair in St. Petersburg's historic building, the Coliseum. The Florida Antiquarian Book Fair…

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Hampshire College matches tuition cost for New College transfers, writes letter to student body
A photo of Hampshire College's campus, courtesy of the college's website.

Hampshire College matches tuition cost for New College transfers, writes letter to student body

Hampshire College is welcoming New College students with the opportunity to pursue a liberal arts education in Massachusetts. Hampshire is offering a financial aid package set to match prospective students transferring from New College with the same tuition as the rate said student paid in…

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A snapshot of Florida’s annual Strawberry Festival
There are many exhibits and competitions held at the Florida Strawberry Festival. This exhibit was presented by Parkesdale Farms, a local strawberry farm known for its strawberries and quality strawberry shortcake. Photo taken by Aria Lockman

A snapshot of Florida’s annual Strawberry Festival

It’s that wonderful time of year again: spring is back, red tide is suffocating the west coast of Florida and the Florida Strawberry Festival is in town. Located in Plant City, this festival is conducted to showcase agriculture, commerce, livestock, horticulture and other creative crafts…

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Studying abroad just got easier: sneak peak into abroad programs and accessibility
Spread of various study abroad materials from IES. Photo credit: Gaby Batista

Studying abroad just got easier: sneak peak into abroad programs and accessibility

The New College Off-Campus Study/Study Abroad office has long been interested in connecting students with the right programs and necessary support to successfully complete a semester, summer or even a full year of a program or internship anywhere in the world. The Study Abroad Fair…

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“Hallo!” from the New College German department: opportunities in every field
Students reenact the destruction of the Berlin Wall during the on-campus Berlin Wall project in 2019. Photo taken from the NCF German department.

“Hallo!” from the New College German department: opportunities in every field

Did you know that German and English share 60% of their vocabulary? That’s only the tip of the iceberg according to the New College German Department, which aims to merge cultural exploration and language learning to bring students together to learn more about not just…

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