$10 million donor hopes to empower

August 29, 2019

Mills Memorial Hall has been renamed Kathleen W. Rollins Hall after the Rollins Board of Trustees member gifted $10 million toward the building’s renovation. She was part of the graduating class of 1975 with a degree in behavioral science, and she was elected to the board in May 2018.  During her years at the college, […]

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Summer stories: Micki Meyer, Lord family AVP of Student Affairs & Community, has a peaceful summer

August 29, 2019

This summer I took a breath, literally. I spent time embarking on a journey within to deepen my meditation and mindfulness practice. When I was in college, I believed having an overactive mind was my competitive advantage. I let stress fuel my ability to be over-productive inside and outside the classroom. Between managing a full […]

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Summer stories: Meghan Harte Weyant and family travel the U.S.

August 29, 2019

As you probably know, we live here on campus, and it is so much quieter in the summer when the students are gone. I spent most of June on campus planning for the 2019-2020 school year and supporting the design and construction of the Lakeside Neighborhood. Our boys spent their days swimming in the Sutton […]

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Undocumented activist to speak on campus

August 29, 2019

Jose Antonio Vargas is a prize-winning journalist and filmmaker, activist, Broadway producer, and nonprofit founder. In short, Vargas is a modern day Renaissance man who also happens to be an undocumented immigrant in the United States. Vargas will be visiting Rollins this semester as a visiting scholar from the Winter Park Institute to speak on […]

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Concealed carry proposed for public colleges

August 29, 2019

As gun violence dominates discussions in American politics in the midst of deadly mass shootings, colleges and politicians are reexamining the status of guns on college campuses. Florida lawmaker Anthony Sabatini is heavily advocating to allow concealed carry on public campuses. Ken Miller, assistant vice president of public safety, said that Rollins currently sees no […]

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Students struggle with rising tuition costs

August 29, 2019

Rollins’ tuition fees for the 2019-2020 term have increased by $1,940 from the previous academic year, and students are feeling the effects. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, tuition has increased by $6,940 since 2015. It is expected to continue rising. In Spring 2019, transfer student Jacob Davis (‘21) was awarded a scholarship […]

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CFAM premieres artwork by mixed-ability students for first time

August 29, 2019

Unlike other exhibits on display in the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM) this summer, “Shifting Perspectives” is comprised of amateur artwork.  For the first time in CFAM, artists range from kindergarteners to high schoolers—all local students from mixed-ability backgrounds.  Each creature holds its own personality. One seems to spread its wings to bathe in the […]

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Incoming first year class boasts record international numbers

August 29, 2019

This fall, Rollins College welcomes its large group of first-year students who make up the largest international class in Rollins’ history. Despite this, the Class of 2023 includes fewer students of color than previous years. The Office of Admissions received just under 6,200 first-year applications, the largest number in Rollins history, said Faye Tydlaska, vice […]

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Rollins grad coaches in the World Cup

August 29, 2019

Numerous U.S. fans trekked to France this summer to witness Alex Morgan and her teammates defend their world title, but Sarah Buckley (‘19, ‘21 MBA) participated in the World Cup in a more unconventional way. “It’s the biggest stage,” Buckley said of the World Cup. “You think you’ve seen it all, but this is different.”  […]

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