Author: zoe-pearson

Sexual assault reports decreased by 42% in 2017

November 28, 2018

A recent report from Campus Safety showed a 42 percent decrease in reports of sexual offenses from 2016 to 2017.  While official numbers for 2018 have not been published yet, the lack of an official director of the Office of Title IX, which oversees gender discrimination and sexual assault, has created cause for concern. This […]

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Media fixates on zombie philosophy class

November 28, 2018

Smaw compares fictional characters to real-life killers in his class. (Courtesy of Scott Cook) Dr. Eric Smaw, professor of philosophy, sits on a desk at the front of his brimming classroom, leading a discussion on Adolf Hitler in his class titled, “Zombies, Serial Killers, and Madmen.”  In the past month, the course has received statewide and […]

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Six senior art students showcase powerful pieces

November 28, 2018

Alicia Sales ‘19 produced digital prints that combined classically-styled images, like Venus and ouroborus, with bright colors from the 2000s and 1960s.  (Dawn Roe) Six studio art seniors presented a multimedia exhibition that, while diverse, addressed marginalized elements of society and culture.  The exhibition, titled Et Cetera, took place in a wing of the Cornell […]

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Passersby harass students on Fairbanks

November 14, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke Theater students are reporting repeated incidents of verbal harassment from passersby as they walk to their off-campus classroom.  During a History of Musical Theater class taught by Missy Barnes, students touched on the treatment of women in American culture, and in doing so, uncovered the quiet turmoil plaguing the young women […]

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Mold and bug concerns reported in McKean

November 7, 2018

Ruiling Gao stands holding her final air quality test in her room (Photo Credit / Zoe Pearson) It started in September for first-year student Ruiling Gao. The McKean Hall resident started experiencing a cough, post nasal drip, and a sore throat. She thought it was the common cold most freshmen catch after moving into a […]

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Hurricane Michael: Classes will not be affected

October 9, 2018

Hurricane Michael’s projected path shows that it will make landfall on Wednesday. (NPR: NOAA/ NWS, Esri, HERE, Garmin, Earthstar Geographics) As Hurricane Michael approaches Florida’s Gulf Coast, Rollins students will remain on campus and classes will continue as regularly scheduled. The hurricane is expected to make landfall in the Florida Panhandle as a Category 3 […]

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Students debate Kavanaugh allegations

October 3, 2018

The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh are at the forefront of the nation’s conversation. As the three allegations all reference incidents involving partying and alcohol during Kavanaugh’s high school and college years, Rollins students are left to navigate the seemingly familiar, yet controversial, instances surrounding the topic. “Sexual assault has […]

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Adjunct professors excluded from lockdown alert

October 3, 2018

Rollins adjuncts were not informed of the shelter-in-place put into effect on Sept. 17, as their information was sent to Human Resources late and then was never placed into the R-Alert system. Scott Rayburn, Rollins’ safety and emergency planner, worked with the Office of Information Technology to locate the disconnect after many adjuncts alerted their […]

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Democracy Project has high hopes for student voting

September 5, 2018

Graphic by Gracie Street Nationally, college students have low midterm election turnout rates, with only 18.8 percent of students casting a ballot in 2014. However, Rollins’ Democracy Project, a student-led organization encouraging community engagement in politics, is aiming for a 50 percent student voter turnout. “We’re trying to hit 50 percent, which is ambitious. We’d at […]

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