Author: mbradleyrollins-edu

Micah Bradley 17' is a native of Nashville and an English major at Rollins College. She has other published work with WPLN Nashville Public Radio.

Rollins SWOT identifies key areas for improvement

April 28, 2017

During the past year, Rollins College has been undergoing a strategic planning initiative known as SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats). Recently, the SWOT summary report was published, and several changes are coming to the college next year that will affect students as a result of this strategic planning. Generally, the college needs to focus more […]

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

April 27, 2017

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 that.From freelance writer to staff member, I’m honored to have been a part of such […]

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Cracking down on liberal snowflakes

March 30, 2017

Rollins College, a liberal arts school, has long been an institution that seeks to remove itself from political and social leanings, offering students from whatever political or social affiliation an equal opportunity at education. However, after many community and student responses that the school has become “too liberal” and “a hotbed for misguided liberal ideology” […]

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Rollins’ very own March Madness: tournament recaps

March 23, 2017

Over spring break, the Rollins Women’s Basketball Team lost to the University of West Florida in the South Region Championship game in St. Petersburg, Florida, on March 13, effectively ending their season. The loss came close after the Tar’s shocking upset of Eckerd (55-43); the Rollins team was five seed, and Eckerd was the top […]

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Tars tackle Saint Leo Lions

March 2, 2017

The women’s basketball team took their twelfth straight win with a 74-61 win over Saint Leo. Saturday’s home game was also Senior Night, with Seniors Tanaya Jones, Brittany Betts, and Marie Gilbert receiving recognition for finishing their last regular-season basketball game. The first quarter was close, with the Tars only leading by two points, 19-17. […]

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Fraternities suspended until further notice

March 2, 2017

The fraternity presidents, the Inter-Fraternity Council (IFC), and at least one delegate from every organization voted unanimously to agree to the suspension of all six fraternities on campus on Tuesday, February 21, at a typical weekly meeting. The other option? Individually completing the organizational misconduct processes for each infraction. “We wanted to think about it […]

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SWOT analysis leads to potential change in curriculum

February 23, 2017

Rollins recently underwent an evaluation commonly known as SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) to rethink the college’s future academic policies. As part of this endeavor, the school came up with twelve strategic question, each of which was assigned a task force for discussion. The task force split into two parts: the first committee focused […]

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Events struggle to attract students

February 16, 2017

At several well-known speaker events recently, I have noticed a distinct lack of the one key ingredient that any college event needs: students. Even George Takei’s recent talk didn’t fill the gym completely, and lesser-known speakers often have even sparser attendance. Over my three years at Rollins, I have attended many lectures and academic events […]

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Rollins community analyzes its mission and marketability

February 2, 2017

A massive campus-wide initiative, called SWOT (the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats exercise), has involved Rollins students, faculty, staff, alumni, and trustees in order to analyze the college’s mission and marketability. In the fall, over 600 individuals from different areas of Rollins completed surveys that asked them to assess the college in the areas of […]

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Study abroad: club, cards, and overcommitting

December 1, 2016

Back in Freshers’ Week, we attended the Freshers’ Fair, where clubs—or “societies,” as everyone here calls them—set up tables to recruit new members in the Student Union building. Well, clubs and students advertised inside and outside two buildings, around a field, down by the film building, and pretty much anywhere they could for what must […]

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