Mark Ruffalo Gives a Small Florida College the 'Hollywood Treatment' in 'Dark Waters'

From Showbiz Cheatsheet, May 9, 2020

Bilott is the lawyer who fought against chemical giant DuPont after the company allowed the chemical PFOA, to flow into the community water supply in West Virginia.
Part of the story includes Bilott’s college days, featured in The New York Times article, “The Lawyer Who Became DuPont’s Worst Nightmare,” The Herald-Tribune reports.
Bilott told The Herald-Tribune that Ruffalo read the New York Times story and it inspired him to make the film. But Bilott also shared what made the college he attended, New College of Florida, so unique and special.
Bilott was a student at the small liberal arts honors college from 1983 to 1987. New College of Florida, located in Sarasota offers an untraditional academic setting. The school allows students to explore their own education path, which includes writing and defending a thesis during their fourth year.

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Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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