All posts by Eric Hilton

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

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 [...]

April 27, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Features

Students compete in Ideas for Good

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 [...]

March 30, 2017 Features

Lead in McKean water

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. [...]

November 17, 2016 Features

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

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 [...]

August 29, 2016 Features

Student Ambassadors lead Presidential Inauguration

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 [...]

April 13, 2016 Features

Rollins welcomes philanthropist Adam Braun

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 [...]

April 13, 2016 Features

Plutocrats United

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 [...]

April 11, 2016 Features

Early arrival of the Fox

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 [...]

April 6, 2016 Features

Acclaimed artist visits Rollins

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 [...]

March 31, 2016 Arts & Entertainment, Best of Winter Park, Campus, Events

Presidential Inauguration

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 [...]

March 24, 2016 Features