Author: ehiltonrollins-edu

Senior staffers bid farewell to ‘The Sandspur,’ reminisce on time spent

April 27, 2017

When I first joined The Sandspur as a freelance writer, it was a way for me to build up my portfolio and gain writing experience for the future. I am happy to say that it has become much more than that.From freelance writer to staff member, I’m honored to have been a part of such […]

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Students compete in Ideas for Good

March 30, 2017

The Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub held their Ideas for Good Pitch last Thursday in the SunTrust Auditorium. Students had a chance to share their ideas and compete for a prize of up to $1,000. The event was well-attended by students and faculty interested in the field of social entrepreneurship. The competition began with an […]

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Lead in McKean water

November 17, 2016

A recent campus wide email from Assistant Vice President of Facilities Management Scott Bitikofer revealed that a proactive water quality test found lead levels exceeding federal quality limits of 15 ppb (parts per billion) in the water in McKean Hall. The tests were conducted after multiple instances of water impurity were discovered at college campuses […]

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Business undergrads find social, vocational lessons for life in France trip

August 29, 2016

Every year Rollins offers a host of study abroad options for students across all majors in over a dozen different nations. This summer the Office of International Programs debuted “Studying High Performance Organizations in France” led by Associate Professor of Business and Social Entrepreneurship Dr. Timothy Pett. The brand-new program allowed students pursuing a career […]

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Student Ambassadors lead Presidential Inauguration

April 13, 2016

This past week marked the Inauguration of President Grant Cornwell, the 15th President of Rollins College. In accordance with the theme of student involvement, teachers and faculty nominated several students as Presidential Inauguration Ambassadors. The role of the ambassador was to generate excitement for the inauguration events and ceremonies. Ambassadors were also given the opportunity […]

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Rollins welcomes philanthropist Adam Braun

April 13, 2016

On April 5, the Winter Park Institute (WPI) hosted social entrepreneur, best-selling novelist, and philanthropist Adam Braun for a discussion on his most recent book The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person can Create Extraordinary Change. The last WPI event of the season and the 70th in total, the talk was received by […]

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Plutocrats United

April 11, 2016

This past Thursday Rollins College welcomed Dr. Richard Hasen to the Bush Auditorium for a talk on his most recent book, Plutocrats United. The event was made possible by the Rollins College Rita Bornstein Student Leadership Forum, the Department of Political Science, and the Rollins Democracy Project.     Dr. Hasen is the Chancellor’s Professor of […]

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Early arrival of the Fox

April 6, 2016

Eric Hilton This year’s Fox Day was quite a pleasant respite. Since it arrived much earlier than last year, I was able to enjoy Fox Day without having to stress over upcoming final exams. I awakened on Fox Day to blow horns blasting down the hall, signaling that Rollins’ favorite four-legged mammal had been spotted […]

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Acclaimed artist visits Rollins

March 31, 2016

This past Wednesday, artist Hank Willis Thomas visited Rollins College to discuss some of his work currently on display at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum. The event was held in Bush Auditorium and was sponsored by the Thomas P. Johnson Distinguished Visiting Artist Fund. The event was well-attended. A brief introduction at the beginning gave […]

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Presidential Inauguration

March 24, 2016

This past Wednesday, President Grant Cornwell welcomed the 2016 Presidential Inauguration Ambassadors. The ambassadors are students from all grade levels who were recommended by faculty or staff for their leadership and academic performance.     The reception was held at the Barker House and ambassadors were provided with dessert. Ambassadors then had a chance to talk […]

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