Week of events celebrate legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 30, 2019

A vigil, an art exhibit in the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, a Black Lives Matter panel, and a day of service were arranged to celebrate Rollins’ annual Martin Luther King, Jr. week. The vigil, the first event to kick off the week, took place on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year’s theme was “Stay […]

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Urban sprawl has killer consequences for pedestrians

January 30, 2019

Construction work can be seen throughout the Orlando area, including Rollins College. In the name of growth, traffic is rerouted for the sake of construction, and this has had a tragic impact on pedestrians. According to a report by Smart Growth America and National Complete Streets Coalition, the Orlando metro area is the most dangerous […]

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SGA blends smoothie bar into the gym

January 30, 2019

Students passing through the Alfond Sports Center will soon have the option of purchasing a range of healthy smoothie options.  On Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 3-6 p.m., there will be a pop-up smoothie bar inside the concession area near the entrance of the sports center. This is one of three pop-ups to come throughout February. […]

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Q&A: Title IX Specialist on her approach to the high-stakes job

January 30, 2019

After a semester-long search last fall, Rollins officially has a new Title IX Program Specialist: Sarah Laake. Her role oversees sexual assault cases and gender-, sex-, and sexual orientation-related discrimination cases.  Laake comes to Rollins from the University of Central Florida (UCF). She is a mother of two daughters and she has allowed a passion […]

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New parking garage in the works, will add over 750 spaces

January 30, 2019

Rollins is set to begin another construction project, costing over $9 million, as a new four-story parking garage is set to be built in the Ollie Parking Lot.  Construction will start this semester between Holt Hall and Sutton Place Apartments. A specific date for construction has not been set.  Construction will force the 106 parking […]

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Business professor remembers Dr. Michèle Boulanger

January 30, 2019

Editor’s note: The following is a tribute to Dr. Michèle Boulanger, associate professor in the Department of International Business, who died on Jan. 17 in Antibes, France from health complications following a stroke.  It was Fall 2011. I was at Rollins College for a conference. I got to meet Michèle when a guest speaker to […]

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‘The Florida Project’s’ Sean Baker on the various lives changed by the film

January 30, 2019

Sean Baker may be known as a director in the world of film, but in Central Florida, he is known as the man who brought critical attention to the area’s affordable housing crisis, which helped a young boy gain a full-ride scholarship to Rollins.  Baker, director of the Orlando-centered film “The Florida Project,” spoke at […]

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Art through undergarments: Student shares survivors’ stories

January 30, 2019

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault. Please know that there are resources available to you, such as the Wellness Center and Office of Title IX, which is located in Dave’s Boathouse.  As people go about their day, they may not think much about the undergarments they are wearing. For survivors of sexual assault, however, […]

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Upcoming Campus Center renovations look to enhance dining experience

January 30, 2019

Skillman Dining Hall, which is the main dining hall in the Cornell Campus Center, will undergo a $2.1 million renovation from early May through mid-August of this year.  With new serving stations, tables, seating, and flooring, the renovation will completely reshape the center and its functionality. Cristina Cabanilla, director of Dining Services, highlighted the “showcase […]

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Opinion: Patriots favored to win another Super Bowl

January 30, 2019

One of the biggest sporting events of the year is almost upon us. In what is set up to be one of the most entertaining games ever, Super Bowl LIII will see the perennial New England Patriots and the rising Los Angeles Rams looking to pummel each other into defeat. The Patriots will be playing […]

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