Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The ceremony and weekend of special events celebrates the appointment of Donal O’Shea as the fifth president of New College
For the first time in 46 years New College of Florida is conducting a formal presidential inauguration as it celebrates the appointment of Dr. Donal O’Shea as its fifth president. Friday's inauguration ceremony begins with the pageantry of a formal procession, with more than 150 New College professors and delegates from universities including Oxford, Harvard, Yale and Princeton, all in colorful academic regalia. The ceremony features prominent speakers from government and education: The ceremony continues with the presentation of the Symbols of Office, including the historic Presidential Medallion given to President John G. Elmendorf at his inauguration in 1967. Following the presentation President O’Shea will deliver his inaugural …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Princeton Review and USA Today ranked public and private colleges for best in value.
The Princeton Review has ranked New College of Florida the No. 3 “Best Value Public College in America” for 2013. The Princeton Review’s 2013 list features 75 public and 75 private colleges, and ranks the top 10 in each category. New College was the only Florida institution to appear on either top-10 list this year. The ranking continues a five-year run of recognition for New College. New College was ranked No. 2 best value public college in 2011 and 2009, and No. 3 in 2012 and 2010. Only three other U.S. public colleges made the list all five years. “New College is honored to be recognized once again by The Princeton Review and USA Today as one of the nation’s best value public colleges,” said New College President Donal O’Shea. “During…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
AnnArbor.com reports that William Shaun Jackson died from his injuries in the Jan. 12 fiery crash.
The passenger who suffered severe burns in the Jan. 12 plane crash at New College of Florida has died from his injuries, according to AnnArbor.com. The Michigan news website reported that William Shaun Jackson, a professor at University of Michigan School of Art and Design, passed away Wednesday. Jackson's business partner Mark Zadvinskis told the website that Jackson was an expert designer and youthful man: Zadvinskis and Jackson have been business partners for 18 years at Shaun Jackson Design and Higher Ground, which makes cases and accessories for laptops and tablets. Zadvinskis, who has been in contact with Jackson’s family, said the past few days have been difficult at the small, close-knit company. “He’s been our spiritual leader and…
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Pilot of an amphibian plane died when the plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.
SARASOTA—The pilot of an amphibian airplane has died and the passenger of a plane is being treated for injuries after the plane crashed at New College of Florida Saturday afternoon, according to authorities. The pilot and passenger—both men—have not been identified, and the National Transporation Safety Board is investigating with the Federal Aviation Administration, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. The plane was a Seawind 3000 that took off from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport after 3 p.m. and caught on fire when in crashed by New College's R.V. Heiser Natural Sciences Complex, SRQ Airport CEO Rick Piccolo told The Bradenton Herald. The plane crashed at 3:31 p.m. on the campus and did not injure any bystanders, …
Monday, December 3, 2012
New College of Florida will conduct a nationwide search for its new vice president for advancement, who will also be the executive director of the New College Foundation.
New College of Florida has launched a nationwide search for its next vice president for advancement. The vice president will also be the executive director of the New College Foundation. A search committee chaired by Felice Schulaner, New College trustee and chair of the New College Foundation Board of Directors, considered proposals from six search firms that responded to New College's request for proposals to guide the search. The search committee also includes Bill Johnston, chair of the New College of Florida Board of Trustees, and John Martin, New College's vice president for finance and administration, with New College President Dr. Donal O’Shea as an ex officio member. Archer~Martin Associates, Inc. of Nantucket, Mass., was …
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Lee Snyder, professor emeritus of history at New College of Florida, served the college from 1969 to 2003.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Lee Snyder, professor emeritus of history for New College of Florida, has gone to the big college in the sky Tuesday. Professor Snyder served on the New College faculty with great distinction from 1969 until his retirement in 2003. A man of tremendous learning and wide-ranging interests, Professor Snyder was an intellectual historian who specialized in Medieval and Renaissance Europe. Among his many accomplishments was the founding of New College's Biennial Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, which is recognized today as one of the leading conferences of its kind in the United States. His book, Macro History: A Theoretical Approach to Comparative World History, marked the culmination of his long career as a historian and …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
New York Stock Exchange president William Johnston was elected as chairman of its Board of Trustees; former Coach president joins him.
New College of Florida's Board of Trustees will have top-echelon financial officials on hand following the appointment two new members. William R. Johnston, former president and chief operating officer of the New York Stock Exchange, an Keith D. Monda, former president and chief operating officer of luxury handbag designer Coach Inc., were both elected to the college's Board of Trustees on Saturday. “As a lifelong proponent of liberal arts education, I am deeply honored to be named chair of the New College of Florida Board of Trustees and look forward to helping advance the cause of this superb institution as we continue to grow and flourish,” said Johnston in accepting the post. “Yet, I also realize that I have big shoes to fill. Senator …
Monday, July 2, 2012
New College of Florida President Dr. Donal O'Shea officially began his new duties July 1.
There's a new guy running the show at New College of Florida. Dr. Donal O’Shea officially began his post as New College of Florida’s fifth president on July 1, following the retirement of Dr. Gordon E. “Mike” Michalson Jr. Before coming to New College, O’Shea was the dean of faculty and vice president for academic affairs at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass. “I’ve known New College for a long time, and I’m excited about the quality it possesses as an institution, from its strong students to its incredibly qualified faculty and its deeply passionate and engaged alumnae/i and supporters,” O’Shea said in a statement. An internationally acclaimed mathematician, O’Shea earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Harvard and then …
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Michael Long of Sarasota, and Lakewood Ranch High graduate, is one of 15 students in the U.S. selected as a Kremlin Fellow.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
A New College of Florida student will be headed to Russia for a prestgious fellowship this month. New College of Florida student Michael Long was named a 2012 Kremlin Fellow, one of only 15 student leaders selected from colleges and universities nationwide, including Harvard. Long will represent the Florida Student Association (FSA) and New College when he meets with Russian government officials, entrepreneurs and student leaders in Moscow from May 25 to June 3, 2012. Long, a Sarasota native and graduate of Lakewood Ranch High School in Bradenton, was the youngest student elected to chair the FSA for a one-year term, which ends in May 2012. Long is an environmental studies major currently serving a second term as president of the New …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
New College of Florida, the state's honors college, has selected five candidates to vie for the presidential post, replacing Dr. Mike Michalson Jr. who will retire in July.
New College of Florida is down to five finalists for the college’s president position. Bob Johnson, chairman of the New College of Florida Board of Trustees, announced the five candidates Wednesday. Candidate interviews with New College's search committee, the campus community (including staff, faculty and students) and other members of the community will take place between Sunday and March 6, according to New College. The college anticipates that a decision will be made by mid-March. The president will be the successor to President Gordon E. “Mike” Michalson, Jr., who will retire on July 1. The longest-serving president in the history of New College, Michalson has served as president of the College since July of 2001 Following a one-…