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Full Sail student broadcasters join athletics

September 5, 2018

The Rollins College Athletics Department has started using broadcasting students from Full Sail University’s Dan Patrick School of Broadcasting to cover Rollins sports events. “This opportunity came up to raise our profile to the next level… their equipment, manpower and other resources are something we couldn’t dream of matching,” said Nate Weyant, assistant athletic director […]

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Office relocations: What you need to know

August 29, 2018

This past year, Rollins started many new construction projects. Not least among which is the reconstruction of Mills Memorial Hall. As a result of this metamorphosis, many of the offices and organizations formerly located at Mills have been moved to different locations. From moving into student lounges to residing in Dave’s Boathouse, offices have relocated […]

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Students continue 13-year SPARC Day tradition

August 20, 2018

Four days after moving onto campus, new students will be kicked off as part of a Rollins tradition—SPARC Day, which stands for Service, Passion, Action, Rollins College. New students will walk or be bused to different organizations around the Winter Park and Orlando area for a day of service. Thousands of Rollins students have experienced […]

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Plastic straws banned on campus, replaced with paper and pasta

August 20, 2018

Plastic straws have been replaced with paper and pasta options. Dining services also redesigned their cups to have drinkable lids and offers wooden cutlery. (Dining services / Courtesy) Plastic straws are quickly becoming an environmental taboo across the country, and now Rollins has joined the movement. Plastic straws have been removed from all food services […]

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Environmental justice advocate to speak on campus

August 19, 2018

Environmental justice advocate and Peabody Award-winning activist and entrepreneur Majora Carter is set to appear at Rollins in the coming week. She is coming to discuss her work in urban revitalization and social entrepreneurship. Carter is known for her efforts in helping low-income communities gain access to practical infrastructure, green space and recreation, and will […]

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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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