Author: kclarke1rollins-edu

Plans made for softball locker room

September 26, 2018

lans are officially in the works to give the softball team a locker room space. The team has been one of the only varsity programs at Rollins to not have a locker room since the program was founded in 1987.  A building outside the left field fence of the softball stadium has been leased by […]

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Construction raises accessibility concerns, limits building entrances

September 12, 2018

Ongoing construction projects are creating accessibility problems for students with physical disabilities. The most prominent of these issues is the decreased accessibility to the Campus Center, which is greatly impacting the safety and social life of students who use mobility aids. The renovation of Mills has completely obstructed the ramp that accesses the main entrance […]

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Writing Center director fired after one week

September 5, 2018

Over the weekend, the new director of the Tutoring and Writing Center, Dr. Mary Tripp, was fired. When asked about Tripp’s departure, Dr. Deborah Prosser, director of the Olin Library, said she was “unable to comment on a personnel matter.” In a follow-up interview, Prosser said that this information “has not been made available to […]

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General education changes bring new requirements, more course options

September 5, 2018

Rollins’ general education has undergone major changes after a student survey on the neighborhood system received 40 percent negative feedback. After students voiced concerns about limited course selection, there is now an “open borders” policy that allows students to take multiple courses outside of their theme. The new system is called rFLA 2.0, and also […]

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$3M in renovations to baseball stadium

August 29, 2018

During summer break, Rollins started a series of renovations to the Alfond Baseball Stadium. These renovations, which cost a total $3 million, are designed to improve player experience both on and off the field. Scott Bitikofer, assistant vice president of facilities management, said that the renovations have been “focused on the playing field and supporting […]

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Construction eliminates more campus parking

August 29, 2018

Construction projects, both current and forthcoming, are going to reduce available campus parking. More than 150 parking spaces have been eliminated from the campus over the past ten years, Ken Miller, assistant vice president of public safety, said in a campus-wide email that. Campus Safety has taken several courses of action to maximize available parking […]

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Incoming class is largest, most diverse in campus history

August 20, 2018

This fall Rollins welcomes what the Office of Admissions is calling the largest and most diverse class in Rollins history, increasing the number of incoming students of color by nearly five percent. The incoming class is made up of 560 first year students and 80 transfer students, which is approximately 20 students larger than the […]

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Taking a stand against gun violence

April 26, 2018

Students and faculty gathered together on Bush Lawn to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the Columbine tragedy. Participants sat to honor those who have lost their lives to gun violence. Many of those gathered there also read  moving speeches, recited poems, or gave performances. The Commemoration of Columbine event was the idea of Jordan Boyd […]

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Opinion: We demand transparency

April 26, 2018

Greek life is a pervasive characteristic of any college campus. For many, fraternities and sororities are a source of joy and lasting friendships. However, oftentimes, Greek life can be a source of great anxiety. This is no fault of Greek life in and of itself; the Hollywood-fabricated stereotypes of fraternities and sororities just do not […]

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ADHD research wins Olin Library award

April 19, 2018

The first ever Olin Library Prize for Undergraduate Library Research was recently awarded to Ada Spahija ‘18. The $500 prize is a research award for students who demonstrate excellence in a sophisticated use of library collections for a research project. Out of 14 total entries, Spahija won the award for her biology paper, “The Genetics […]

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