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New College Announces Dr. Margee Ensign as Commencement Speaker

Dr. Margee M. Ensign, president of Dickinson College, and a member of New College’s 1973 cohort, will be the keynote speaker at New College of Florida's 2018 Commencement. New College President Don O'Shea announced the selection in a letter to…Read more


Robert Bilott '83, Attorney Who Became ‘DuPont’s Worst Nightmare’ to Speak at New Topics Discussion

Robert Bilott was a corporate defense attorney at one of Ohio’s top firms when he got a call from a West Virginia farmer, who told Bilott that his cows were dying, and he believed a DuPont dump next to his…Read more


New College Student Wins Two National Awards for Study Abroad in China

Third-year student Lorelei Domke is New College’s first recipient of a Freeman-ASIA award for study in China. The Freeman-ASIA program provides scholarships to American undergraduate students accepted to study abroad programs in China and Southeast Asia. Domke received the program’s maximum…Read more


New College of Florida Presents Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition

The New College of Florida Art Department proudly presents the 2018 Juried Student Art Exhibition, showcasing the work of its most ambitious young artists. The public is invited to a reception and awards ceremony for the artists on Thursday, February…Read more


New College of Florida Again Ranks in Kiplinger’s Top 20 Public Colleges

For the 15th consecutive year, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has recognized New College of Florida as one of the nation’s best values in higher education. The magazine ranked New College 16th on its list of the 100 best values in public colleges for 2018, up three places from…Read more


New College Names Ann Comer-Woods As Marketing and Communications Director

New College of Florida has named Ann Comer-Woods as the director of the College’s Office of Marketing and Communications. Comer-Woods was chosen from a pool of nearly 100 applicants after a nationwide search. She comes to New College from Boston University’s School of…Read more


Oral History Project Tells Life Stories of Pioneering Sarasota Residents

A doctor to Siesta Key’s artist community, an activist for LGBTQ rights, an arts entrepreneur, and the daughter of the founder of modern Sarasota: The life stories of four of this region’s most notable residents will be told in New…Read more


New College Presents the ‘Frankenstein’ Story You Don’t Know

Say the name “Frankenstein” and the picture that comes to mind is a grunting, lumbering creature, flat-headed, neck-bolted and grimacing, as first portrayed by Boris Karloff in the 1931 movie. And that picture could hardly be more wrong. Mary Shelley’s…Read more


New College of Florida Named to National 'Colleges That Pay You Back' Guidebook

New College of Florida is one of the nation’s 200 “Colleges That Pay You Back,” according to the 2018 edition of a book released this week by The Princeton Review. “Colleges That Pay You Back” is an unranked assessment that…Read more


New College Lecture Takes You to Rome’s Jewish Catacombs

The Jewish catacombs of ancient Rome, the final resting place of thousands, date to the 2nd and 3rd centuries, and are decorated with frescoes and epitaphs. Nicola Denzey Lewis is an expert in the burial practices of Roman citizens in the…Read more