All posts by Micah Bradley

Rollins SWOT identifies key areas for improvement

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 [...]

April 28, 2017 Features

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

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 [...]

April 27, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Features

Cracking down on liberal snowflakes

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 [...]

March 30, 2017 Features

Rollins’ very own March Madness: tournament recaps

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 [...]

March 23, 2017 Basketball, Sports

Tars tackle Saint Leo Lions

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 [...]

March 2, 2017 Basketball, Sports

Fraternities suspended until further notice

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? [...]

March 2, 2017 Features, Greek Life, Student Orgs

SWOT analysis leads to potential change in curriculum

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 [...]

February 23, 2017 Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Features, Media

Events struggle to attract students

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 [...]

February 16, 2017 Campus, Features

Rollins community analyzes its mission and marketability

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 [...]

February 2, 2017 Features, News

Study abroad: club, cards, and overcommitting

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 [...]

December 1, 2016 Columns, Opinion, Tars Abroad