Author: astanleyrollins-edu

College education should reflect changing climate

November 28, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke Things are getting worse quickly. Though it does not have to be that way, we cannot make it better by ignoring it all—and it kind of feels like we are. All around us are signs that our current way of life is unsustainable, and educating ourselves to fit that way of […]

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Rollins receives alumni donation to repaint Mills Lawn

April 1, 2018

In addition to Rollins’ numerous ongoing capital campaigns, the school has recently received a $40 Million donation to repaint every single blade of grass on Mills Lawn the world’s most luxurious shade of green. The donation comes from an anonymous alumnus who hopes to attract more students to the school. The lawn, sorry, the green, […]

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New Black Box Theatre to be just an actual black box

April 1, 2018

After the Fred Stone Theatre was officially condemned last weekend, it has been decided by Facilities and the upper administration that the Theatre department’s new black box theatre will just be a 3’x3’x6’ cardboard refrigerator box that will be spray painted black sometime in the next 5 to 10 years. This decision has been met […]

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Rollins celebrates Women’s History Month

March 22, 2018

Women’s History Month spans throughout March and gives recognition to the women who helped shape and build today’s America and its surrounding countries. From Susan B. Anthony, a pioneer for women’s voting rights, to Ella Baker, a backbone of the Civil Rights Movement, women have been and continue to be changemakers for a better society. […]

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Does supporting Uber challenge Rollins’ mission?

March 22, 2018

Rollins and Uber recently joined forces to allow students to pay for the company’s transportation services using their TarBuc$ accounts. By doing so, Rollins is contributing to and supporting a company whose practices include abusing their workers, skirting and ignoring the law, spending a large portion of their revenue fighting labor and transportation regulations, and […]

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Changes to campus infrastructure and faculty positions announced

March 8, 2018

After the Board of Trustees visit, President Cornwell gave updates on strategic planning, the financial overview of the school, ongoing and upcoming capital projects, upcoming upheavals and displacements, and on recent major gifts to Rollins’ capital campaign. During the strategic initiative update, Dr. Toni Holbrook of Strategic Planning elaborated on the institution’s goals for the […]

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Psychedelic club fights negative stigmas

March 8, 2018

The Psychedelic Club at Rollins attended the 20th annual Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) conference in Baltimore. While there, club officers heard keynote speeches from prominent activists such as Kassandra Frederique, underwent training to become peer educators, and worked in breakout sessions. These sessions included Policy Responses to the Opioid Crisis, Psychedelic Harm Reduction, […]

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Learning in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood

March 1, 2018

For 31 seasons, Mr. Rogers worked tirelessly to inspire wonder and instill a curious spirit in children all over the world. To celebrate his show’s 50th anniversary, I have reviewed one episode of the show that I watched nearly everyday throughout my early childhood, to evaluate and understand the techniques Mr. Rogers used to fertilize […]

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New residential hall construction begins this summer

February 15, 2018

In an attempt to encourage more juniors and seniors to live on campus, Rollins will be constructing a new residence hall. The new hall will be located towards the center of campus beside the lake, where the facilities buildings and McKean Hall are currently located. The building has yet to be named, and the specifics […]

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EcoReps, coming to a bin near you

February 8, 2018

The Rollins Sustainability Program recently introduced EcoReps, a new peer-based recycling education initiative. The EcoReps, identified by their distinctive buttons and decals that read “EcoRep: ask me about recycling,” are a group of about 30 student volunteers trained to guide their fellow students about recycling at Rollins The program is the brainchild of Rollins’ students […]

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