Merger bill dies in House due to lack of Senate support

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JACOBWENTZ ABOUT AUDIO WRITING LINKEDIN College merger bill dies in House due to lack of Senate support Jacob Wentz | March 11, 2020 | Originally published in the Catalyst House Bill (HB) 7087, which would merge New College and Florida Polytechnic University into the University of Florida (UF), was officially declared dead in the Florida […]

Students rally to support New College’s independence

JACOBWENTZ ABOUT AUDIO WRITING Students rally to support New College’s independence Jacob Wentz | Feb. 26, 2020 “Who loves an independent New College?” thesis student Alex Barbat shouted as students erupted into cheers of support. On Thursday, Feb. 20, more than 150 students, faculty and staff gathered in Koski Plaza to demonstrate their opposition to […]

New SAC leadership voted in amid budget cuts

The Student Allocations Committee (SAC) recently held elections for its two leadership positions: Secretary and Chair. Catalyst editor and second-year Izaya Garrett Miles was voted to be Secretary and thesis student Ormond Derrick was voted to be Chair. “Having been on the SAC since my first year at New College, I really wanted to be […]


Students started gathering at College Hall as the sun was setting to celebrate New Prom 2017 – Enchanted Masquerade. New Prom is an annual Resident Advisor (RA) event. This year it was hosted by second-years Jennifer Ha, Devin Johnson Hogan, Mackenna Jensen, Riley Lewis, Eleni Spanolios and Hope Sparks, as well as thesis student Tessa […]

The LLC philosophy: Communication, collaboration and curiosity

It’s basic feng shui: one’s space can directly impact the way that one feels. This sentiment holds true on campus, as students who involve themselves with Living Learning Communities (LLCs) are far less likely to transfer than those who do not. Not only do Living Learning Communities offer accepting spaces of discourse, but also various […]