Author: cklouserollins-edu

Three Rollins students accept Fulbright awards

April 17, 2019

Rollins’ campus is currently decorated with a long line of blue yard signs, each commemorating a different student’s reception of a renowned award. The most frequently-listed award is the Fulbright scholarship, a competitive government-issued grant that enables students to teach or conduct research abroad for a year. While each country is different, overall, less than […]

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Debate fosters learning environment amid fiery political climate

April 17, 2019

During the recent debate between the Rollins Democrats and Rollins Republicans clubs, students discussed the issues of gun control and immigration, using the moderated environment to promote respectful conversation in a fiery political climate. No winners were announced during the debate, which took place in the Bieberbach Room on Monday, April 8, but students in […]

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Students plagued by class registration issues

April 10, 2019

See also from Opinion: Flawed registration creates anxious students. Rollins students struggled to register for their fall semester courses as the College’s new registration software and disorganized schedule planning caused unprecedented problems that resulted in students losing the opportunity to take certain courses. Rollins students struggled to register for their fall semester courses as the […]

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SunRail offers eco-friendly way around parking crunch

April 3, 2019

In an effort to avoid the lack of parking spaces on campus and the never-ending traffic of I-4, some Rollins students, faculty, and staff ride the SunRail to and from campus. Due to the frustration of parking at Rollins, commuters have found that the SunRail helps to reduce stress and even offers a chance to […]

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Holt School names new Dean after 2-year search

April 3, 2019

After an almost two-year search, Robert Sanders has officially been named dean of the Hamilton Holt School. Sanders will start the position on June 1. In this new position, Sanders’ main goal is to build upon the reputation of the Hamilton Holt School and ensure that each adult learner receives equal services that the school […]

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English professor celebrates 50th year teaching

March 27, 2019

Dr. Maurice O’Sullivan’s office is covered in papers and posters—not a single corner of his wooden desk can be seen. Walking into the room is overwhelming at first, but this is the environment that has supported O’Sullivan during his tenure as a professor, which has now reached its 50th year. Forty-four of those years have […]

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5 female leaders making Rollins a better place

March 20, 2019

As March is Women’s History Month, we look to the women of Rollins College who balance roles as professors, committee members, mothers, leaders, and students; women who inspire each other and the next generation of women.  Every year, The Sandspur presents different women who embody these qualities. This year, they are Dr. Joan Davison, professor […]

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5 female leaders making Rollins a better place

March 20, 2019

As March is Women’s History Month, we look to the women of Rollins College who balance roles as professors, committee members, mothers, leaders, and students; women who inspire each other and the next generation of women. Every year, The Sandspur presents different women who embody these qualities. This year, they are Dr. Joan Davison, professor […]

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Stuck on campus? Here’s how to spend spring break in Orlando

March 6, 2019

If you are not going home or hopping on a last-minute flight to an Instagram-worthy island this spring break, do not worry; Central Florida offers plenty of exciting Spring Break options. After all, you are in Florida, one of the country’s top spring break destinations. Florida Strawberry Festival  Did midterms leave a sour taste in […]

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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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