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Maymester class gives students in-depth look at archeology

April 5, 2018

Many Rollins students will continue their studies after finals in early May by taking one- to two-month-long Maymester courses. Central Florida Archaeological Field School is one of the Maymester classes being offered. It is taught by Dr. Zachary Gilmore, assistant professor of anthropology. Dr. Gilmore’s course is a four-week field study where, “students will work […]

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Abdul-Jabbar speaks about inequality

April 5, 2018

The Winter Park Institute recently gave Rollins students and other members of the Winter Park community an opportunity to listen to writer, activist, and Hall of Fame basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar speak about current political and social issues. Abdul-Jabbar is a six-time NBA champion and the NBA’s only six-time MVP. Aside from basketball, he has […]

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#MeToo panel discusses movement’s impacts

March 29, 2018

Rollins hosted a #MeToo Movement Panel to discuss the movement that has grabbed the nation’s attention. It touched on topics such as sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape culture, and activism. The event was mainly organized by Morgan Gerber ‘18 and attracted a significant number of people. Panelists included Dean of Religious & Spiritual Life Rev. […]

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Upcoming Festival of Light looks to unite campus

March 22, 2018

Throughout alumni weekend on March 23-25, Rollins will host reunions, dinners, presentations, and other events to honor its alumni. The Festival of Light will be yet another festivity. The college will host the Festival of Light on March 24 from 8:30-11 p.m. as a part of the reunion-filled weekend. According to Dr. Laurie Kyle Houck, […]

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Purim Carnival celebrates Jewish life on campus

March 8, 2018

Rollins College Hillel celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim with an on-campus carnival that features free food, bounce houses, and campus engagement in Jewish culture and life. Emily Block, the associate director of Jewish student life and member of Hillel at Rollins explained what this holiday, Purim, is about. It “is a historical holiday…and one […]

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Rollins remembers Mr. Rogers

March 1, 2018

Posters adorning Mr. Rogers’ iconic smiling face and red cable-knit sweater can now be found around campus. These are directional markers for the self-guided tour celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the original airing of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on the Public Broadcasting Network (PBS). Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood ran from 1968 to 2001 and starred Fred McFeely […]

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Comfortably discussing interfaith-related issues

February 22, 2018

Rollins students engaged in conversation that can often be uncomfortable and confusing at last week’s “A Dinner Dialogue: Engaging Cultural Difference and Religious Diversity.” Students discussed inter- and intrafaith-related issues. Besides Rollins students, other members of the local religious community were in attendance. Representatives of different faiths engaged in these crucial discussions, adding a vital […]

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Rollins music students to play at Park Avenue concert

February 15, 2018

The Winter Park Institute looks to celebrate its tenth anniversary by giving a free concert on Park Avenue on Feb. 18. The event at Central Park is part of Winter Park’s Weekend of the Arts and will showcase a variety of entertainers, including the Bob James Jazz Trio, Chip Weston and the Gazebros, poet Billy […]

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Love languages provide relationship insight

February 15, 2018

The five love languages are physical touch, words of affirmation, acts of service, quality time, and gifts. Although these may appear to be generic or simple, knowing the love language of your friend, family member, significant other, and even yourself can help you realize what you need to do to improve your relationships. In honor […]

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Portraits of grief and love in ‘Lockerbie’

February 8, 2018

Rollins will present the play The Women of Lockerbie, written by Deborah Brevoort and directed by Eric Zivot, later this month on the Annie Russell stage. The Women of Lockerbie takes place in the idyllic town of Lockerbie, Scotland seven years after Pan Am Flight 103 crashed into the town in 1988 due to a […]

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