A difficult year at New College ends with a tense official graduation
Graduates, parents, faculty and friends heard two vastly different speeches.
May 19, 2023
At New College of Florida, a show of defiance as grads say goodbye
“I’m just here to get my name called, walk across the stage and, like, stand up for human rights,” one graduate says.
May 19, 2023
New College of Florida drama continues as trustees deny tenure for 5 faculty
It’s the latest development in a takeover of the state school directed by Gov. Ron DeSantis.
April 26, 2023
New College trustees asked to defer or deny tenure in new memo
Interim President Richard Corcoran cited “extraordinary circumstances” in the letter circulated last week.
April 19, 2023
New College urges 7 faculty members to stop seeking tenure as changes build
The move by conservative leader Richard Corcoran is a clear signal of the Florida school’s new direction.
April 7, 2023
Florida again takes aim at tenured faculty. Who’s affected? Why does it matter?
As Gov. Ron DeSantis and lawmakers push for tighter controls in higher education, critics say the threat to academic freedom is real.
March 23, 2023
New College can pay Interim President Richard Corcoran through June. Then what?
The school’s foundation finds a loophole to cover part of his $699,000 salary for now, but it’s unclear what happens next.
March 17, 2023
New College trustees, led by DeSantis appointees, dismantle diversity office
Former Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran takes over as interim president.
March 1, 2023
Why is diversity the hot issue in Florida higher education? 4 things to know.
Gov. Ron DeSantis has set out to dismantle diversity, equity and inclusion programs at state colleges and universities.
February 28, 2023
How does Richard Corcoran’s New College of Florida salary compare to other school leaders?
These charts show the former education commissioner will earn significantly more than presidents at larger institutions.
February 20, 2023