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Chickenpox infects two students, now quarantined

November 21, 2019

For the first time since 2015, Rollins students have been infected with the varicella-zoster virus, better known as chickenpox. The first case was confirmed last Monday on the second floor of Elizabeth Genius Hall. According to Meghan Harte Weyant, dean of students, one other student has been infected since the first diagnosis. Chickenpox is a […]

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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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Dean of students accepts position at Rhodes College

November 14, 2019

After being part of the Rollins community for 12 years, Meghan Harte Weyant, dean of students and assistant vice president of Student Affairs, is leaving campus.  In July 2020, she will move on to her new position as vice president for the Division of Student Life at Rhodes College, a private liberal arts institution in […]

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Title IX expands outreach efforts amid recent assaults

November 14, 2019

Within days of one another, two instances of sexual assault were reported on campus as required by the Cleary Act. Both occurred within first-year residence halls, and one instance involved a party not affiliated with the College and was reported to Winter Park Police Department. The Winter Park Police Department and Rollins’ Office of Title […]

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Individual wins outweigh swim team losses

November 7, 2019

Written by: Julia Taylor In back-to-back meets, the Tars Swim Team pushed to a new level after an intense week of practice. Both the men’s and women’s teams lost to St. Leo University. At Lynn University, the men grabbed an impressive 164-95 win, while the women lost by a close margin.  However, this is a […]

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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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Gallup poll shows high student well-being

October 31, 2019

Gallup, a management consulting company, conducted a poll that compared Rollins students to other US educational institutions. The poll showed that Rollins students rank higher in well-being and academic engagement compared to other institutions, and they are less likely to graduate with debt. The statistics for the study were taken from 2,000 undergraduates and graduates […]

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Women’s basketball sets high goals after winning first game of year

October 31, 2019

Written by: Julia Taylor With bleachers filled to the max, the Women’s Basketball team won their first exhibition game last Friday against Indian River State College. After the 86-65 solid win, Head Coach Glenn Wilkes Jr. is optimistic about the coming season.  “We are way ahead of where we were this time last year,” Wilkes […]

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Walk of Fame inducts first honoree since ’14

October 31, 2019

Rollins honored Pulitzer prize-winning author and Florida resident Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953) by installing her stone in the Walk of Fame, the first stone to be added in five years. The Walk of Fame includes nearly 600 stones placed around Mills Lawn. It was originally established in 1929 by Hamilton Holt, Rollins’ eighth president. Each […]

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