Author: tmercado

Rollins Hall reveals 3 new classrooms

November 21, 2019

The new Kathleen W. Rollins Hall will include three new classroom spaces for the campus, two of which can fit up to 36 to 42 students. While the new classrooms are larger, the caps for the number of students in the classes will remain the same. The highest cap for the spring semester at this […]

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Student vape use increases on campus

November 21, 2019

Over 2,000 cases of lung injury and 42 e-cigarette- and vaping-related deaths nationwide have been reported by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Despite these statistics, the number of Rollins students vaping on campus has increased every year for the past three years, according to data from the Office of Community Standards and Responsibility. The […]

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Students train service dogs in new club

November 14, 2019

Rollins students are on track to begin raising and training service dogs as early as fall 2020 through a new club, the Rollins Collar Scholars.  Over 30 students attended an interest meeting Nov. 4. for the student-led organization, founded by Marissa Cobuzio (‘19) and sponsored by Accessibility Services. “I have always been fascinated with the […]

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STARS program lets retirees go back to school

October 24, 2019

The STARS Senior Enrichment Program is little known at Rollins, yet it is an initiative that has surpassed its enrollment goals since its inception in 2013. The STARS (standing for Senior Tars) program is a collection of non-graded courses that do not result in a degree but are offered with the intent of enriching Winter […]

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Condoms only available in a public setting

October 24, 2019

The Orlando area holds one of the highest sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates in the country, but the only place where students can access free condoms is during daylight business hours at the Wellness Center. Orlando has the fifth highest rate of new HIV diagnoses out of all US cities, and Orange County, where Rollins […]

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Wellness Center alters therapy options

October 10, 2019

After a 20 percent increase in use last year, the Rollins’ Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has adjusted its treatment methods to accommodate more students. The new emphasis on group therapy and a switch from weekly to bi-weekly individual appointments, leaves some students feeling concerned.  In the past, students began individual talk therapy at their […]

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Hub director’s departure sparks replacement search

September 26, 2019

Rollins Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub is left understaffed after its former staff director, Patrick Odoyo, left his position this summer to pursue humanitarian work in his birth country of Kenya.  Odoyo made the decision to leave Rollins after working at the college for over two years.  Before his time at Rollins, he was president […]

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Students excited to participate in D&D club

September 26, 2019

Over forty students have signed up to participate in the new Dungeons and Dragons club before its first meeting, blowing away the expectations of the new club’s president.  After Board Game Club’s members grew interested in playing Dungeons and Dragons,  a role-playing game, the idea for the club was born. “We had originally estimated less […]

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Voices for Women changes its name to Voices

September 19, 2019

In order to solidify its mission for inclusion, Rollins’ Voices for Women organization now has a new moniker: Voices. Since 1992, this student-led intersectional feminism club has fought for female empowerment and equality. Now, it wants to further embrace its mission for inclusion and acceptance. “I feel like our organization has really been seen and […]

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