Senate budgets $15M for ‘mediocre’ New College amid campus reset

New College seems assured to receive $15 million in additional funding this year.

The Senate included the funding in its early budget proposal, and the House has included the funding as well. It’s money Gov. Ron DeSantis requested after he installed a half dozen new trustees at the Sarasota university.

But what’s the money for?

Sen. Keith Perry, a Gainesville Republican chairing the Senate Education Appropriations Committee, said the money would “support New College of Florida’s transition to a world-class liberal arts college.” The funding was a point of discussion at a Senate Appropriations Committee meeting.

That’s terminology sure to rankle

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