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5 new positions created in SGA

November 7, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) saw an increase in underclassmen interest this year, leading them to create five new organizational senator positions in addition to the 11 existing organizational senator positions, 18 class senator positions, and 13 other positions, including the executive board. Newly represented offices include Holt Graduate Programs, Sustainability, Campus Safety and Security, […]

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Rollins mourns the passing of its 12th President, Thaddeus Seymour

October 31, 2019

Rollins’ 12th president, Thaddeus “Thad” Seymour, passed away on Oct. 26 after becoming a devoted member of the Winter Park community and a pillar of Rollins College.  Following his twenty-plus years of teaching and presidency, the city of Winter Park recognized his remarkable impact and awarded him the key to the city.  Seymour was president […]

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Marketplace reopens following delays

October 31, 2019

Students waited two extra months for the re-opening of the Marketplace, the main cafeteria on campus inside the Cornell Campus Center. The cafeteria, which was originally expected to be completely renovated in August, underwent a $3 million overhaul. Although Rollins is enduring other renovations with the Rollins Hall and Lakeside Residential Complex construction sites, administrators […]

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Hurricane drive raises more than $1K for relief

October 24, 2019

Caribbean steel drum music filled Mary Jean Plaza as students gathered around tents  that offered jerk chicken, oxtail, and curry chicken. Aromas filled students’ noses and guided them in the direction of the donations box sitting beside Bahamian flags. Several clubs’ effort raised $1,073.19 and over 50 pounds of materials for families in need on […]

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Headlining artists coming to Orlando

October 3, 2019

Fall semester is the time to plan some concert dates before your wallet is totally depleted. Here is a list of upcoming concerts in the area across a variety of venues. Luckily for us, Orlando is a hub for popular and up-and-coming artists. Bea Miller Oct. 19, 6 p.m. The Beacham Tickets starting at $22.50 […]

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Dorian hits home for student from The Bahamas

September 26, 2019

Family businesses torn apart and seaside houses swept away are nightmares to most, but for Katherine Graham (‘23) and her extended family they are reality, since they have generations of roots in The Bahamas.  When it appeared that Hurricane Dorian would hit Orlando at the end of August, Rollins announced a mandatory evacuation for all […]

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International students & hurricane housing

September 19, 2019

For Floridian students, Hurricane Dorian may have just been another passing storm. For international students like Lilin Chen (‘21) and Sakura Kojima (‘21), the hurricane that was initially projected to be a Category Five storm caused unexpected concerns. While Rollins did offer transportation to a Red Cross Shelter for students in need of somewhere to […]

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CFAM premieres artwork by mixed-ability students for first time

August 29, 2019

Unlike other exhibits on display in the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM) this summer, “Shifting Perspectives” is comprised of amateur artwork.  For the first time in CFAM, artists range from kindergarteners to high schoolers—all local students from mixed-ability backgrounds.  Each creature holds its own personality. One seems to spread its wings to bathe in the […]

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Campus accessibility concerns ramp up

April 10, 2019

Accessibility is at the forefront of administrators’ minds when planning new campus construction as they take the opportunity to surpass ADA standards. On a historic campus with century-old buildings, students with disabilities find it difficult to traverse campus, which is plagued by lots of stairs and few elevators within buildings. Students have demanded change, and […]

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The Sandspur celebrates its 125th anniversary

March 27, 2019

On a warm December morning in 1894, a literary journal called The Sand-Spur, decorated with a cover featuring a small yet mighty plant, was available at Rollins for the first time. This day marked the beginning of a 125-year tradition of The Sandspur, which as of this year, remains the oldest continuous student-run newspaper in […]

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