Hamilton Holt broke racial barriers through education, service

February 13, 2019

This month is Black History Month, a perfect time to look back to 1949 when Hamilton Holt, Rollins’ eighth president, awarded a female civil rights leader an honorary degree, raising standards for institutions across the country.   Holt’s activism was evident in his friendship and academic correspondence with Mary McLeod Bethune, known for her accomplishments […]

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Staff positions slashed from women’s program

February 13, 2019

Despite recommendations to increase its size and scope, the Lucy Cross Center’s leadership positions and compensation for staff members have been cut, hindering its mission to promote gender equality through gender-inclusive events and discussions.  The director position of the Lucy Cross Center was eliminated in the summer of 2018. The position is now a recommended […]

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Old photos do not excuse blackface

February 13, 2019

Blackface originated over 200 years ago, when racism was normalized and white actors would play black roles that were meant to stereotype and demean the African American community. It’s 2019, and we are just now making it a point to shed light on how disgusting this “trend” was—or rather, is.  The first time I saw […]

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Basketball team fights uphill battle for final conference spot

February 13, 2019

The men’s basketball team is faced with a final sprint as just three weeks decide the team’s postseason fate. The Tars are in a three horse race for the much coveted eighth spot in the Sunshine State Conference rankings, the last ticket to the conference tournament.  The team’s quest did not get any easier after […]

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Legislative limbo: Wall divides more than just U.S., Mexico

February 13, 2019

Trump continues to dangle his presidential power over citizens’ heads as he threatens to declare a national state of emergency to get his precious U.S.-Mexico border wall. This is abusive and undemocratic, yet accurately highlights just how divided our country is.  The President held a conference committee with Congress members on Tuesday, Feb. 12 to […]

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New program tracks students’ energy consumption

February 13, 2019

After Kailey Boltrucyzk (‘21) heard an on-campus speaker talk about energy consumption, she decided to inspire students to save energy in the Sutton Place Apartments.  With the help of Facilities Services, Boltrucyzk, biology major and social entrepreneurship minor, created a sustainability competition in Sutton Place Apartments. Every student in the building is automatically entered in […]

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#MeToo founder to visit campus later this month

February 13, 2019

Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, will come to Rollins on Wednesday, Feb. 27 to talk with students and the community about the social movement’s origins and intentions.  The event will consider the creation and implementation of the movement, which aims to bring to light the pervasiveness of sexual assault and harassment. Burke […]

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Art piece reimagines America’s complex history with interracial relationships

February 13, 2019

Printed scrolls hang on the walls of Carnegie Hall. The modge podge of black, white, and red fabric and text appear overwhelming at first, but upon a closer read, the viewer is transported through decades of history relating to interracial relationships in the U.S.  The five scrolls featured in the English department’s headquarters illuminate Holly […]

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