Author: hborochanerrollins-edu

As cafeteria renovations continue to be pushed back, students share mixed opinions over make-do dining options

September 12, 2019

The Skillman Dining Hall is not projected to be completed until Oct. 3 “with good luck,” said Bill Short, associate vice president for Finance and assistant treasurer. The Rice Family Pavilion’s renovation, completed in Spring 2019, was intended to be a reception hall, but it will remain in its current cafeteria-style set-up until the dining […]

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$10 million donor hopes to empower

August 29, 2019

Mills Memorial Hall has been renamed Kathleen W. Rollins Hall after the Rollins Board of Trustees member gifted $10 million toward the building’s renovation. She was part of the graduating class of 1975 with a degree in behavioral science, and she was elected to the board in May 2018.  During her years at the college, […]

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Concealed carry proposed for public colleges

August 29, 2019

As gun violence dominates discussions in American politics in the midst of deadly mass shootings, colleges and politicians are reexamining the status of guns on college campuses. Florida lawmaker Anthony Sabatini is heavily advocating to allow concealed carry on public campuses. Ken Miller, assistant vice president of public safety, said that Rollins currently sees no […]

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Writing Center hires new coordinator

April 24, 2019

After a year-long search, the Olin Library’s Tutoring and Writing Center (TWC) has hired Layne Gordon as its new coordinator. Gordon has a doctorate in rhetoric and composition and a masters in English from the University of Louisville. She has written and participated in peer-reviewed publications, applied essays to book chapters, and has presented at […]

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Rollins announces May graduation speakers

April 17, 2019

The speakers for Rollins’ graduation ceremonies include an administrator of an all-girls college, the executive director of the Florida Historical Society, and the Orange County mayor’s chief of staff, all of which are Rollins alumni.  When deciding who to invite to campus, President Grant Cornwell reviewed a broad range of alumni and chose those that […]

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Rollins ditches Blackboard

April 17, 2019

After evaluating feedback from students and faculty through surveys and open demos, Rollins will switch its learning management system (LMS) from Blackboard to Canvas in August 2019. Students have until December 2019 to download any Blackboard assignments or grades that they want to save for the future. The Office of Informational Technology (IT) has already […]

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Medical marijuana is legal in Florida, but not on campus

April 10, 2019

Medical marijuana is officially legal in Florida; however, students with a prescription are still not permitted to use it on campus.  Governor Ron DeSantis overturned former gov. Rick Scott’s ban on medical marijuana last month, making the medicinal drug legal in the Sunshine State. Because the drug is still not legal federally, though, Rollins cannot […]

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‘KKK’ found carved on bathroom stall

April 3, 2019

Authors: Zoe Pearson, Heather Borochaner, & Olivia Llanio A student recently discovered the letters “KKK” carved into a Rollins bathroom stall, adding to the increasing number of discriminatory acts that have defaced campus property in the past three years. The racist carving marks the third act of biased vandalism reported this spring and the sixth […]

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New dorm features full-size beds, private laundry units, gym with sauna

March 27, 2019

Rollins now plans to complete the new Lakeside Residential Complex in time for the 2020 Fall semester. This five-floor residence hall will contain all single rooms with private bathrooms and personal laundry units. It will also feature a community cafe, gym, pool, and grocery store.  But many aspects of this project remain somewhat of a […]

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First woman president continues legacy

March 27, 2019

As a young girl, Rita Bornstein flipped through textbooks and found images of women baking and posing with the latest kitchen utensil. Turning the page, she contrastly found photos of men donning tuxedos while discussing their extensive business accomplishments and education. While some young women were brainwashed by the stereotypes and sexism of twentieth-century America, […]

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