Listening to Black Voices

Spelman College President Dr. Helene Gayle on Higher Education, Affirmative Action and Black Excellence

“If we are going to lean into who we are becoming as a nation—which is much more diverse and where we will be a majority minority society over the next several decades—we’ve got to grapple with the importance of diversity."

01/09/2024 By Heather Dunhill


New College Students Find New Campuses, Tuition Deal in Massachusetts

A large number of New College's 697 students have applied to other schools, and 38 of about 90 full-time faculty members have resigned.

08/18/2023 By Jim DeLa/Community News Collaborative

Listening to Black Voices

Longtime Educator Dr. Caryl J. Sheffield on the Power of Culturally Sensitive Teaching

Sheffield, a retired professor, also shares the story of her paternal grandfather, Caesar Sheffield, who was lynched in the early 1900s, and how his death resonated in her family.

05/09/2023 By Heather Dunhill


A Massachusetts College Is Offering Admission to New College Students

In the wake of recent events, Hampshire College says it will welcome New College transfers and match students' current cost of tuition.

03/15/2023 By Megan McDonald and Elizabeth Djinis

Listening to Black Voices

Longtime Human Resources Executive Mirian Graddick-Weir on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The daughter of a former nun and NASA's director of education, Graddick-Weir was most recently executive vice-president of HR at Merck.

03/13/2023 By Heather Dunhill


New College Board of Trustees Gives New President Lucrative Contract

Corcoran will make $699,000 per year as New College's president—$394,000 more than previous president Patricia Okker, who was terminated last month.

02/13/2023 By Staff

Future Time

Sarasota Climate Conference Emphasizes Opportunities in a Growing Crisis

Last week's climate conference noted ways in which solving the climate crisis is not only possible, it's profitable.

02/13/2023 By Bethany Ritz

listening to diverse voices

New College Alumna Sofia Ali-Khan on Racism and Reconciliation

Ali-Khan will speak at New College next week about the U.S. legacy of exploitation and racism across her experiences living in different U.S. cities and Canada.

11/03/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Listening to Black Voices

Entrepreneur Lillian Lambert on Being the First Black Woman to Graduate from Harvard Business School

"In my class of about 800 students, 18 were women and six were Black: five men and me."

05/10/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Do the Robot

Sarasota Students Win Robotics State Championship

It's the team's third win in a row, and now the Suncoast Polytechnical High School students are headed to the world championship in Texas.

02/25/2022 By Kim Doleatto


New College Will Host Inauguration Week for New President

Festivities include an academic showcase, virtual mini-classes, a juried student art exhibit, and a Black history symposium called "Reclaiming Wellness."

02/02/2022 By Staff


Community Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications Through Feb. 15

Students under the age of 24 are eligible for more than 70 scholarships opportunities.

01/05/2022 By Staff

Fast Track

Sarasota Attorney Named Adjunct Professor for Stetson College of Law

Ben Sorrell's practice at Syprett Meshad is focused on real estate, commercial litigation, and personal injury.

12/20/2021 By Staff

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New Training Program Focuses on Improving Communication Skills

State College of Florida is offering a new two-day class that covers 'breaking through the communication barriers.'

03/14/2019 By Staff


College Names New Dean, Chief Diversity Officer

New College of Florida recently hired Bill Woodson.

03/11/2019 By Staff


Air Conditioning Executive Judges Business Ethics Competition

W. Theodore Etzel III of Conditioned Air recently served on a panel of judges as part of the Templeton Business Ethics Case Competition.

03/07/2019 By Staff


Patterson Foundation Names Recipient of One-Year Fellowship

The Patterson Foundation recently selected Hannah Saeger Karnei as the first emerging nonprofit leader to participate in its Fellows Initiative.

03/05/2019 By Staff


$500,000 Donation to Fund Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Scholarships

Andrew and Judith Economos recently donated $500,000 to New College of Florida to fund STEM scholarships.

02/28/2019 By Staff


Professors Win Arts Education Grants

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee professors Helene Robinson and Phillip Wagner were recently awarded Pilot Research Grants of $5,000 each.

02/22/2019 By Staff