Changes to Student Disability Services
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Changes to Student Disability Services

Following the departure of former Director of Student Disability Services (SDS) Meighen Hopton in the summer of 2018, the department has undergone organizational and staffing changes. An outside consultant, Dr. Elyse Chaplin, and Coordinator of SDS Meghan Machold both left at the end of fall…

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Students and faculty stand together in wake of allegations of discrimination
Michala Head/Catalyst Students gathered at the Bayfront to protest and discuss the recent allegations.

Students and faculty stand together in wake of allegations of discrimination

Michala Head/Catalyst Students gathered at the Bayfront to protest and discuss the recent allegations. In response to allegations that Dean of Enrollment and Financial Aid Joy Hamm was red-flagging applications that mentioned mental illness or physical disabilities, students gathered for a peaceful protest on May…

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Womyn’s Circle cast at Chiki Hut

On Saturday, May 4, the witches of New College gathered at the Chiki Hut to cast a spiritual womyn’s circle to celebrate Beltane and the new moon in Taurus. Thesis student Becca Caccavo organized the ceremony, seeking participants through an open invitation sent to the…

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Black Lives Matter rally at RCAD

photo courtesy of Shivani BathijaMembers of the Sarasota community listen to student speakers at the BLM rally. On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 1, community members gathered in Scott Plaza of Ringling College of Art and Design (RCAD) for a Black Lives Matter rally. Shivani…

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Changes to this year’s commencement ceremony
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Changes to this year’s commencement ceremony

With commencement around the corner, students are starting to prepare the celebratory costumes they will wear as family, friends and faculty watch them walk across the stage to receive the degree that marks the completion of their undergraduate career. As students plan for graduation, the…

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Plans to stamp out smoking by fall 2020

Izaya Garret Miles/CatalystReceptacles like these mark the designated tobacco areas on campus, and will soon be disappearing. There is something in the air at New College, but not for long. Over the last couple of years, New College has been conducting the “Breathe Easy New…

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New joint-disciplinary AOC in neuroscience
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New joint-disciplinary AOC in neuroscience

In fall 2019, a joint-disciplinary Area of Concentration (AOC) in neuroscience will be offered to pair with any primary AOC. Pursuing this program will equip students with a diverse understanding of the mind’s sensory, motor and cognitive phenomena at the cellular level and the systemic…

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The Activist Newsletter (5/8 – 5/15)
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The Activist Newsletter (5/8 – 5/15)

Throughout this week (5/8 - 5/15), activists have the opportunity to participate in public meetings, art shows and activism. Read on if you want to get involved in the community regarding environmental protection, education reform and local politics. Wed., May 8, Compost-A-Thon 2019 @ 7…

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