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Alumni See Opportunity in African Community

March 13, 2014

Alum Sam Barns uses his service experience to create  a new development project in Mkyashi, Tanzania. This summer, Rollins students will have the opportunity to interact with the community in a field study guided by Dr. Chong. Narrowing down the continents to South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, Rollins alumnus Sam Barns ‘11 ‘12MBA knew […]

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Unveiling a Musical Genius

February 13, 2014

Winter Park Institute speaker Terry Teachout uncovers Duke Ellington behind his jazz persona while commemorating his iconic compositions. A biographer’s task is to tell the story of another. Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal theatre critic and author, faced difficulty when telling the story of a renowned jazz musician, who “never talked about his personal life […]

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Winter Park Institute Speaker Preview

January 23, 2014

For six years, the Winter Park Institute (WPI) has brought public leaders to the Rollins campus. A preview of this semester’s scheduled speakers is provided below. Sharon Robinson Author, educator and daughter of legendary major league baseball player Jackie Robinson will discuss the legacy of her father’s values in sports and in life.  Sharon Robinson […]

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Grow up, Get an Internship

November 21, 2013

Internships give undergrads a competitive edge when entering the job market, but landing one can be difficult. To shine amongst a pool of applicants and recent graduates, showing professional initiative and experience through internships can be a defining factor in landing a job. While positions can be paid or unpaid, internships can offer real-world experience, […]

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Movie Review: Austenland

September 19, 2013

Look out  Clueless  and  Bridget Jones’s Diary;  Austenland  is shedding new comedic light on the Jane Austen phenomenon. Revamping the novelist’s romantic classics, Austenland  laughs at the elegant manners and matchmaking essentials of the regency era. The film focuses on Jane Haynes (Keri Russell)— an Austen obsessive displeased with her disastrous love life. To escape her disappointments, Jane ventures […]

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# FIRST YEAR PROBLEMS

August 21, 2013

Freshman year survivor and current Sophomore student, Garcia offers incoming Class of 2017 tips and tricks on how to succeed academically and socially. The golden rule of surviving freshman year is acceptance: accept late night study sessions and feeling overwhelmed with work — especially during finals. Accept the inevitable truth that you will feel homesick, […]

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Two Degrees, One Remarkable Education

April 19, 2013

Imagine studying abroad in Germany for a year and in a half, partaking in an international internship and becoming fluent in a second language – German. Picture a program that allows students to earn two bachelor degrees in four years. Starting in Fall 2013, the Rollins Dual Degree Program (DDP) offers the opportunity to graduate […]

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4.0 or Bust

April 13, 2013

On May 12, Alfond Sports Center will be filled with caps and gowns— a sea of seniors anticipating their diplomas. Graduations mark both an end and a beginning, where one says hello to new opportunities and goodbye to longtime friends. Throughout the ceremony, graduates can remember the moments leading up to this defining milestone: midnight […]

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Beauty & Brains

February 14, 2013

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) honors three recipients annually with the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. Along with the ACRL, Yankee Book Peddler (YBP) sponsors the prize—recognizing the accomplishments of libraries at the college, university, and community college level. The winners of 2013 were the Walla Walla Community College in Washington, the […]

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Present News on Past Assaults

February 7, 2013

In light of recent timely notifications from campus security regarding sexual assault cases, Garcia breaks down campus protocol for such instances. What is a sexual assault? What is a sexual offense? When defining sexual assault, rape – the most serious sexual offense – may come to mind. However, sexual offenses are divided into forcible and non-forcible […]

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