New College News


New College Awarded $294,198 Grant from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Scientists at New College of Florida have received a $294,198 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to identify the best methods for restoring the mangrove habitat on Tidy Island, a partially developed peninsula in Sarasota Bay. Tidy Island has…Read more


John Jakes Writing Scholarship Launches at New College of Florida

John Jakes knows a bit about writing, as he’s the author of nearly 100 books – including the beloved “North and South” trilogy – that have sold a combined 120 million copies. Now, the launch of the John Jakes Endowed…Read more


New College of Florida Presents 2018 Senior Thesis Art Show: “On the Precipice | Transitions & Thresholds”

The New College of Florida Art Department is pleased to present the 2018 Senior Thesis Art Exhibition, entitled On the Precipice | Transitions & Thresholds. The public is invited to meet the artists at an opening reception on Friday, April…Read more


New College, Ringling Team Up to Help You Bring a ‘Frankenstein’ Game to Life

Dr. Frankenstein is known for defying the odds to father what we know as Frankenstein’s Monster. Now, you have a chance to make a monstrous creation of your own-- that is, if you dare face the consequences! New College of…Read more


New College’s Dr. Maria Vesperi Wins National Anthropology in Media Award

Maria D. Vesperi, professor of anthropology at New College of Florida, received the American Anthropological Association’s 2017 Anthropology in Media Award. Association President Alisse Waterston presented Vesperi with the award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., in December. “This award…Read more


New College of Florida Welcomes Two Members to Board of Trustees

New College of Florida welcomed two new members to its Board of Trustees at the board’s March 3 meeting. Both were recently appointed by Gov. Rick Scott and are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate. Felipe Colon, 36, of…Read more


Art, Math and Orange Peels: Geometry Meets Fashion Runway

William Thurston, a member of the charter class at New College of Florida, won a Fields Medal – math’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize – for his work in the fields of geometry and topology. He also had an impact…Read more


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