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Upcoming fashion show integrates ethics, sustainability in clothes

March 20, 2019

As fashion week takes over cities around the world, the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub (the Hub) will host its annual Rethinking Fashion show to educate the campus on ethical and sustainable fashion practices. Its fourth-annual fashion show is set to start on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of the […]

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Rollins alum could be India’s next prime minister

March 6, 2019

Rollins alumnus Rahul Gandhi (‘94), from Delhi, India, is running to be India’s next prime minister, putting pressure on the incumbent who has been seen as “unbeatable.” Current Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking re-election after a landslide victory in 2014. He was seen as “unbeatable” heading into this election, but his Hindu Nationalist Bharatiya […]

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Dining services ditches plastic for reusable, recyclable containers

February 27, 2019

By: Christina Oliviera and Victoria Scott Dining Services cut plastic from the shelves of campus stores and eateries by providing reusable and recyclable alternatives. This is a part of its overarching initative to build a more sustainable consumption model for students. Most plastic-bottled beverages in stores and cafes on campus have been replaced with glass […]

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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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Hillel honors Pittsburgh victims

November 7, 2018

Dozens of students and staff gathered in a peaceful moment of prayer to honor the victims of the deadly antisemitic terrorist attack against the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. “May it be your will, Eternal One, Our God, God of our ancestors, that wars and bloodshed be abolished from the world, and bring into […]

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Health students design young adult grief program

October 31, 2018

Students enrolled in  a health communications class are partnering with a local non-profit to develop a curriculum that will provide young adults in Central Florida with a safe space to grieve. The course “Difficult Dialogues in Health Communications,” taught by Dr. Sarah Parsloe, assistant professor of communication, is working with New Hope for Kids, a […]

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WPRK back on air following antenna issues

October 31, 2018

For the past few months WPRK, Rollins’ very own college radio station, has been triumphantly broadcasting over the airwaves after overcoming many challenges caused by Hurricane Irma. WPRK officially returned to air on Aug. 17 after 11 months of online streaming. “Our antenna was damaged [by Irma] and had to be removed before the students […]

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Students to walk a mile in refugees’ shoes

October 24, 2018

Student-led effort highlights challenges faced by migrants and refugees with an interactive experience Only one percent of the 21 million refugees worldwide are ever resettled after registering at a refugee camp, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Students can experience what this process of migration and resettlement feels like in the upcoming […]

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Rollins hosts concert catered to those with autism

October 3, 2018

People on the autism spectrum will have a chance to experience free, live music in a welcoming environment, as Rollins hosts its third annual concert with a local non-profit on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Teidtke Concert Hall. The concert is hosted by Sharing Harmony and Raising Possibilities (SHARP), a non-profit that […]

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