Social justice advocates killed in London stabbing

On Friday, Nov. 29, two Cambridge graduates, 23-year-old Saskia Jones and 25-year-old Jack Merritt, were killed in a stabbing in London. Three others were injured and remain in the hospital as of Saturday, Nov. 30. Authorities are describing the stabbing as a terrorist incident. The attack began at Cambridge University’s Learning Together conference in a […]

Statewide elections bring historic wins for Democrats

Last week, the results of multiple statewide elections were announced. While Republican Tate Reeves won the governorship in Mississippi, Democrats saw significant wins in Kentucky and Virginia. With all precincts reporting in Kentucky, Democrat Andy Beshear beat Republican Gov. Matt Bevin by 5,198 votes—0.36 percent of all votes cast. In Virginia, Democrats gained control of […]

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, […]

Yellow Vest protests continue to impact France

After 12 weekends of protest, the “Gilet Jaune” (Yellow Vest) movement continues to impact France. The protests initially developed in response to President Emmanuel Macron’s plans to raise fuel taxes, but have since evolved into a broader revolt against the government. Over 65,000 demonstrators continue to take to the streets every Saturday. There is no […]

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 […]

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, […]

Deadliest New York City terror attack since 9/11

Twenty-nine-year-old Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov drove a rental truck through a pedestrian and bike lane along the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan on Tuesday, killing eight people and injuring 11 in the deadliest terror attack on New York City since 9/11. According to the New York Times, the rampage ended when Saipov crashed into a school […]

26 reported dead in Texas church shooting

A gunman opened fire at a Sunday service at a small Baptist church in rural Texas, killing at least 26 people in the state’s deadliest mass shooting. The gunman was identified as 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley, an Air Force veteran who was later found dead of a gunshot wound in his vehicle. Kelley started firing […]

Emergency anti-terror powers become law in France

The French parliament recently approved an anti-terrorism bill that grants authorities the power to search homes, close places of worship and restrict movement. The new law makes permanent various measures that were imposed under the state of emergency following the November 2015 Paris attacks. The state of emergency imposed after the attacks extended the power […]

How Hurricane Irma affected pets and their owners

After learning that the strongest Atlantic basin hurricane ever recorded was headed directly for Florida, many packed up their belongings, filled up on gas and hastily left the state. Others needed to deal with an additional concern: the well-being of their pets. As most pet owners know, protecting family means protecting your beloved animal companions. “Every […]