John Martin ends long career in higher education

Vice President of Finance and Administration John Martin has worked at New College since its separation from the University of South Florida (USF) in 2001. During this time, Martin has witnessed and contributed to the growth of the college, managing the operating budget and ensuring the various support functions of the institution run smoothly. After […]

Demystifying the SUS budget: how NCF plans to take advantage of additional funding category

President Donal O’Shea will be travelling to Gainesville to defend the “New College Tomorrow: Arts and Sciences for Florida’s Future” proposal, which requests an additional $700,000 for the 2020–2021 school year, at the Oct. 30 Florida Board of Governors (FBOG) meeting. The proposal focuses on three main initiatives—executing the college’s strategic plan to grow enrollment, […]

Parking Services goes digital

The first few days of a new semester are familiar to many students: go to mini-classes, meet with academic advisors, begrudgingly determine how large of a loan to take out, buy books and obtain a parking pass. This semester, students have yet to be able to register for parking passes, as parking services finalizes changes […]

Library introduces new printing system

In the nearly $400,000 renovation that brought the Jane Bancroft Cook Library new coffee machines, study pods and eccentric furniture, an important resource was overlooked: printing. Now, because of outdated technology, the library plans to release an updated print system. The old process required students to put money on a print card. That card would […]

Dr. Erin Dean receives grant to continue research in Tanzania

Professor of Anthropology Erin Dean recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to expand her research in energy development in Tanzania. The grant will allow Dean to spend three summers researching the implications of alternative forms of energy in the country. “I have been working in Tanzania and Zanzibar for 15 years, […]

What’s the buzz? Environmental Studies students bring beehives back to campus

For the third time in New College history, beehives will occupy our campus. The college is participating in the Sarasota Honey Company’s Host-A-Hive Program, in which Owner and Head Beekeeper Alma Johnson will manage and maintain the hives while the bees pollinate the college’s food forest and produce honey to be provided to the Four […]

How the Growth Plan will impact academics, student life, and campus spaces

Since its beginning stages in spring of 2016, the Growth Plan has been an extensive project at the forefront of the administration. The plan is advertised as “a transformational moment in New College history,” in which the college will expand its student enrollment by 50 percent, hire new faculty and staff and spend $45 million […]

The waiting game: off-campus housing and the complex application process

  While many students may be looking forward to the end of the semester, others must secure lease agreements–and ultimately, their housing situation–before the spring semester begins. Around half of the students who apply to live off-campus are put on a wait list, resulting in a ‘waiting game’ as the number of students returning to […]

Financial aid, changes in FAFSA and dealing with unique circumstances

  Recent changes in the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) have made it easier for students to file for aid, but have also created drawbacks for families going through certain circumstances. Often the deciding factor for whether or not students attend college, financial aid is the crux of higher education. At New College, […]