Festival Provides “Creative Space” for UA Artists

On Thursday, Nov. 22, University of Alabama students, faculty, and alumni will converge under the shady trees of the Canterbury Chapel lawn to celebrate the inaugural Creative Space: Art from the Crimson Heart arts and crafts festival. Just in time for the holiday season, festival goers will have the opportunity to purchase artwork from several […]

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NC Senior Claire Cochran’s Passion for Auto Racing

Want to know about auto racing from a woman’s perspective? Check out New College graduating senior Claire Cochran’s blog, DoubleXSpeed. For the month of April leading up to Talladega, Claire was a blog contributor on Talladega’s homepage. Claire is not the stereotypical NASCAR enthusiast. She and her father began watching auto racing when she was […]

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Mary Margaret Randall, ’10

Mary Margaret Randall serves as an AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer in Nashville, TN with Girls on the Run, an international nonprofit that serves as a bridge between the next generation of young girls and a positive and healthy future.

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Lisa Darnley Cooper, ’95

Lisa Darnley Cooper, a lawyer for Hand Arendall LLC’s Mobile office and a 1995 graduate of New College, recently received the William Kaufman Award by the Community Foundation of South Alabama.

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Dr. Ellen Spears Publishes New Book Set in Anniston, AL

Dr. Ellen Spears’s book Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town recounts the legal fight that began in Anniston in the 1990s against the agrochemical company Monsanto over the dumping of toxic chemicals in the city’s historical African American and white working-class west side, as well as the campaign to safely […]

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Dan McNeil, ’77

Dr. Dan McNeil, a psychology professor at West Virginia University and a 1977 graduate of New College, was recently named a Claude Worthington Benedum Distinguished Scholar Award winner. His work on pain, fear, and dental health is recognized worldwide. In speaking of the importance of Dr. McNeil’s research in behavioral dentistry, Dr. Kevin Larkin, chair […]

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New College Senior Hikes the Appalachian Trail

While other seniors spent their final semester sitting in the classroom, writing papers, preparing for the GRE, or taking exams, New College student William Wells was hiking the Appalachian Trail (AT), which runs from Georgia to Maine. Wells, whose depth study is wildlife and land management, began planning the trip as part of his final […]

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MacArthur “Genius Grant” Recipient Anthony Braxton Coming to UA

Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Andrew Dewar, MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, composer, and saxophonist Anthony Braxton will spend a week at UA in spring 2015. Dewar was awarded a NEA “Art Works” grant that will partially fund Braxton’s weeklong-residency. Saxophonist/composer Anthony Braxton is a major figure of contemporary music, an NEA Jazz Master, and […]

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Derrick Taff, ’03

Derrick Taff, a 2003 graduate of New College, is an Assistant Professor in the Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management department at Penn State University. He enjoys cycling and hiking with his wife, Patricia Spears-Taff (also an NC alum, ’06), and their dog, Yoshi.

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Senior Accomplishments

Congratulations to the following New College seniors: Jason Arterburn – 2014 Truman Scholar Mary Sellers Shaw – Morris Lehman Mayer Award recipient Sarah DeMeo – Woodrow Alvin Davis Family Student Athlete Award recipient Alex Vawter – Outstanding Student in Latin and Greek; Bernard C & Alma B. Webber Scholarship recipient Olivia Bensinger – Byron Franklin […]

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