Author: hborochanerrollins-edu

Search underway for director of gender studies program

March 6, 2019

The College is searching for a new director of the Sexuality, Women, and Gender Studies (SWAG) program, adding additional uncertainty to the leadership of the Lucy Cross Center.  Dr. Margaret McLaren, professor of philosophy and chair of the philosophy and religion department, has served in the position for the last three years, which is the […]

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Fred Stone Theater plans in action

February 20, 2019

Construction of the new Fred Stone Theater will begin this summer.  The new black box theater will include many more features compared to the one-room space it used to be, increasing five times in size, according to Scott Bitikofer, assistant vice president of Facilities Services. The building is projected to be completed by the start […]

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Shuttles relieve campus parking disaster

February 20, 2019

Shuttles are bringing faculty, staff, and students to campus from a nearby parking lot to relieve parking space shortages caused by slashed lots.  The five additional parking lots that closed this week to make way for construction, totaling 223 spaces lost, caused tension to grow among students, faculty, and staff who already struggle to find […]

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Accessibility issues plague Rollins

February 20, 2019

By Heather Borochaner and Zoe Pearson When Renée Rivera enrolled in Rollins last fall, she was eager to join a college that prides itself on inclusivity and service. However, as a student who uses a wheelchair, navigating the campus’ physical barriers was nearly impossible, making her feel excluded and disregarded. Participating in off-campus events was […]

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Staff positions slashed from women’s program

February 13, 2019

Despite recommendations to increase its size and scope, the Lucy Cross Center’s leadership positions and compensation for staff members have been cut, hindering its mission to promote gender equality through gender-inclusive events and discussions.  The director position of the Lucy Cross Center was eliminated in the summer of 2018. The position is now a recommended […]

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Week of events celebrate legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 30, 2019

A vigil, an art exhibit in the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, a Black Lives Matter panel, and a day of service were arranged to celebrate Rollins’ annual Martin Luther King, Jr. week. The vigil, the first event to kick off the week, took place on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year’s theme was “Stay […]

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New parking garage in the works, will add over 750 spaces

January 30, 2019

Rollins is set to begin another construction project, costing over $9 million, as a new four-story parking garage is set to be built in the Ollie Parking Lot.  Construction will start this semester between Holt Hall and Sutton Place Apartments. A specific date for construction has not been set.  Construction will force the 106 parking […]

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‘The Florida Project’s’ Sean Baker on the various lives changed by the film

January 30, 2019

Sean Baker may be known as a director in the world of film, but in Central Florida, he is known as the man who brought critical attention to the area’s affordable housing crisis, which helped a young boy gain a full-ride scholarship to Rollins.  Baker, director of the Orlando-centered film “The Florida Project,” spoke at […]

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Construction forces greenhouse to relocate to Bush rooftop by May

November 28, 2018

The Rollins greenhouse will relocate to the rooftop of the Archibald Granville Bush Science Center’s third floor to make way for the construction of the new lakeside residential hall.  A completely new greenhouse will be constructed starting in April 2019. It will reduce the size of the greenhouse from 2,700 square feet to 2,500 square […]

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Meet Ed Kania, the new VP of business, finance and treasurer

November 14, 2018

Ed Kania, new vice president of business and finance and treasurer, joined Rollins’ staff in June 2018. In this Q&A session, he shared that he is very eager to become a part of and interact with the Rollins community. Kania talked about his educational and professional past, as well as how he hopes to apply […]

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