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Ellie Rushing is the Editor-in-Chief of The Sandspur. She is studying environmental studies and communication studies and graduates in May 2019.

Non-discrimination policy will remain unchanged, no exemption to Cru

November 29, 2018

President Grant Cornwell announced that the College’s non-discrimination policy will remain unchanged and that religious organizations will not be exempt from following it when selecting student leaders. “We will keep the current non-discrimination policy unchanged because that is the will of the campus community as expressed by the SGA, the Diversity Council, the faculty of […]

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Cru decision imminent: Here’s what you need to know

November 28, 2018

JUST IN: Non-discrimination policy will remain unchanged, no exemption to Cru President Grant Cornwell will announce his decision on whether or not Cru can become a registered student organization at the faculty meeting on the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 29. Cornwell said that after he announces his decision, he will host an all-campus open forum […]

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Faculty speaks out against Cru

October 31, 2018

To read more about Cru on campus, see some of our previous articles. Faculty and staff members who attended open forums held by the Diversity Council took a firm stance against allowing Cru to become a registered student organization. Last week’s forums were part of a multi-step effort to understand the campus climate on President […]

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Campus split over Cru, President’s decision not imminent

October 3, 2018

Students and faculty are protesting the evangelical Christian organization, Cru, potentially becoming a registered student organization. Over 230 people sent letters, accompanied by the hashtag #TarsDontDiscriminate, to President Grant Cornwell asking him to uphold the non-discrimination policy and say no to Cru. Moreover, the President also received a petition in support of Cru, which had […]

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Global Peace Film Festival: Reviewing the films

September 21, 2018

As part of the Global Peace Film Festival, students will submit film reviews as the festival goes on. The films are shown at various Orlando locations, including Rollins College, the Winter Park Library, and Enzian Theater.   Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story  By Renee Sang Although it is a film with the mention of […]

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Lockdown shows security strengths

September 19, 2018

Rollins students were in a “shelter in place” lockdown for almost two hours after a man was shot on Orange Avenue next to the Rollins Alfond baseball stadium, less than a mile from campus. Monday’s lockdown felt all too familiar for students, who experienced a similar event in March when Campus Safety sent out an […]

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When religious beliefs and discrimination collide

September 19, 2018

An evangelical Christian group that was denied last spring to be a student organization has re-applied to join campus. It was denied out of concerns that the organization’s values prevent gay people from becoming campus leaders, which is a violation of the college’s non-discrimination policy. President Grant Cornwell is considering whether to allow the Orlando-based […]

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Phi Delta Theta banned until at least 2021

August 29, 2018

Rollins’ Phi Delta Theta fraternity has been suspended until at least the year 2021. Last spring, the chapter was investigated for sexual harassment, disruptive behavior, hazing, and substance abuse. While the investigation found the fraternity not guilty of all charges, on May 16, Phi Delta Theta’s national headquarters initiated the long-term suspension. “There were no […]

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What’s up with all the construction?

August 20, 2018

Learn about all the changes on campus by pairing up the numbers on the map with the project descriptions below.  1. Rice Family Pavilion Anticipated completion: November 2018 What was once the campus bookstore is being transformed into a campus hub for events and receptions. The pavilion is projected to encompass 10,000 square-feet, which can […]

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New student orientation schedule

August 20, 2018

Wednesday, Aug. 22 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Check-in and residential hall move-in 3-4:30 p.m. Math Skills Inventory in Bush Auditorium 5-6 p.m. Peer Mentor Meet and Greet on Mills Lawn 6-8 p.m. President’s Picnic in Alfond Sports Center McKean Gym 8:15 p.m. Residence hall welcome Thursday, Aug. 23 8:30 a.m. Class of 2022 photo […]

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