CFAM Celebrates Old While Welcoming New

February 5, 2012

Continuing with its tradition of innovation and esteemed excellence, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum’s (CFAM) spring line-up will excite a variety of tastes and interests. Patrons of this season’s exhibits will find an array of artistic styles and mediums, from an evolving installation piece to a revival of the Bloomsbury Group. Many will enjoy Leigh-Ann […]

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Is Literature Having its Katabasis?

February 5, 2012

“I’ll just say it — I did my homework. I read every memo. Thomas Tipp was right: People will read again.” – David Aames, Vanilla Sky This quote is taken from Cameron Crowe’s 2001 adaptation of Alejandro Amenábar’s 1997 film “Abre Los Ojos,” and I, too, believe that people will actually read again. Before I […]

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A New Face for the Grand Old Party

February 5, 2012

Almost a full year before the 2012 presidential elections, a series of smaller scale elections have been going on in states all across the country.  What’s with all of this campaigning so far in advance of November?  These are the Republican primaries, held in each state to determine who will run against President Barack Obama […]

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Wednesdays Without Harpers

February 5, 2012

Rollins students first knew it as O’Boys Bar-B-Q, then Drake’s and then Harper’s, but unfortunately, this semester left many students surprised to see the building on 565 Fairbanks Avenue completely empty. The building, no matter what it was named at the time, remained a Wednesday night staple for Rollins students to celebrate  hump day. Now, […]

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Keeping His Dream Alive

February 5, 2012

Martin Luther King Jr. is a man who had the courage to fight for what he believed in and provided a voice for a community that was forced into silence for far too long. On Monday evening, Mills Lawn was filled with both the aroma of southern home cooking and students, faculty and staff dedicated […]

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Liberal Arts in Peril

February 5, 2012

I have not submitted an article to The Sandspur since the 1970s, when I bemoaned the loss of our old Campus Center, which was located in what is now the bookstore. I was passionate about the disappearance of a central gathering place for the Rollins family. I write again as an emeritus professor with a […]

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The Presidential Enigma

February 5, 2012

Ron Paul has been an enigma among politicians and Republican candidates in particular. Although he has long held a strong following among those with libertarian views, Paul has been gaining increased attention in the media. To the astonishment of many, he has even achieved second and third place results in recent Republican primaries. Some non-conservatives […]

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Katrina Not Forgotten in NOLA

February 5, 2012

Today, most people do not think of New Orleans unless the Saints are playing or there is a tense game between Alabama and LSU, but sadly, New Orleans looks the same way it did six years ago, right after Katrina. The storm washed away thousands of homes and changed people’s lives forever. Since its inception, […]

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Showing Our Humanity: Housing the Homeless in St. Pete

February 5, 2012

During winter intersession, I participated in an immersion trip to St. Petersburg. The trip was led by Associate Dean of Faculty Jennifer Cavenaugh and Assistant Director of Student Success Jerrid Kalakay. Our immersion was a service-based learning experience focused on homelessness. On the first day, we arrived in Reeves Lodge at 9 a.m. to discuss […]

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Feeding Burma’s Democracy from Thai Borders

February 5, 2012

Halfway across the world, 16 students witnessed firsthand life in a country just establishing its democracy this winter intersession. The field study class “Human Rights in Burma” examined the growth and democratization of the country, though the participants stayed in Thailand, which borders Burma. Burma had been controlled by a military dictatorship until recently, when […]

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