Resources in Public Policy

The Jane Bancroft Cook Library at New College is home to a broad assortment of books, scholarly journals, national and international databases, and other print and electronic media related to the study of public policy and is available to students throughout the year. Also available at the library is the Dr. Helen N. Fagin Holocaust Collection.  Named in honor of Holocaust survivor and New College benefactress Dr. Helen Fagin, the collection holds materials related to the Holocaust, genocide and humanitarian studies. The Fagin room can be reserved for occasional small meetings connected with the collection.

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Every New College student is automatically a senator in the New College Student Alliance (NCSA) and can participate in monthly Towne Meetings held in Palm Court, the NCSA-declared “Center of the Universe.” Any student may call a Towne Meeting to discuss issues of importance to the campus community. Elected student representatives sit as voting members on the New College faculty and its constituent divisions (Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences). They also serve on standing committees of the faculty and administration, helping to frame academic and college policies in such areas as admissions, curriculum and library services. The NCSA also manages the student activities fee and helps bring guest speakers and touring groups to campus.

New Topics New College is a public lecture series that runs from October through March. Free to students, the series features guest speakers discussing a wide range of current topics and issues — local, national and international.

New College has hosted the annual International Career Development Seminar for three years. The event is co-hosted by Young Professionals for International Cooperation (UNA-USA) Sarasota Chapter and New College of Florida. Through panel discussions, breakout Q&A sessions and networking, presenters share their international work experience in business, public health and medicine, the Peace Corps, the United Nations and the U.S. Foreign Service.

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For the 2010 graduating class, 86 percent of graduates who applied to a Ph.D. program were accepted, and 100 percent who applied to law school got in. It's no wonder that The Wall Street Journal ranked New College the nation’s No. 2 public feeder school for elite law, medical and business schools.

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