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Debate fosters learning environment amid fiery political climate

April 17, 2019

During the recent debate between the Rollins Democrats and Rollins Republicans clubs, students discussed the issues of gun control and immigration, using the moderated environment to promote respectful conversation in a fiery political climate. No winners were announced during the debate, which took place in the Bieberbach Room on Monday, April 8, but students in […]

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Cru, InterVarsity become registered student groups

April 10, 2019

The two evangelical Christian organizations that were denied campus affiliation last fall are now officially registered as student organizations at Rollins. Cru and InterVarsity, two national campus ministry organizations, changed their student leadership selection processes to abide by the College’s non-discrimination policy. The groups were officially established and accepted as registered student organizations in mid-March. […]

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Medical marijuana is legal in Florida, but not on campus

April 10, 2019

Medical marijuana is officially legal in Florida; however, students with a prescription are still not permitted to use it on campus.  Governor Ron DeSantis overturned former gov. Rick Scott’s ban on medical marijuana last month, making the medicinal drug legal in the Sunshine State. Because the drug is still not legal federally, though, Rollins cannot […]

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Opinion: Rollins superficially supports women’s programs

April 10, 2019

There were a few things that drove me to choose Rollins over other potential colleges. Rollins promised me inclusivity and an equitable playing field for everyone attending. I was promised rainbows and diversity, with events to match. The reality I experience on campus, however, is very different. I come from a small town in North […]

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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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SunRail offers eco-friendly way around parking crunch

April 3, 2019

In an effort to avoid the lack of parking spaces on campus and the never-ending traffic of I-4, some Rollins students, faculty, and staff ride the SunRail to and from campus. Due to the frustration of parking at Rollins, commuters have found that the SunRail helps to reduce stress and even offers a chance to […]

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Parking cash-out is more sustainable than new garage

April 3, 2019

In urban planning circles, Donald Shoup’s “The High Cost of Free Parking” is required reading.  Shoup contends parking is an equity issue, given that employers offer parking to drivers but little to everyone else.  One-third of Americans do not drive, and a disproportionately high number of these people are low-income and/or persons of color.   […]

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Student Government initiatives prove fairly successful

April 3, 2019

To varying degrees, Student Government Association (SGA) President Nagina Chaudhry (‘19) and Vice President Greg Taicher (‘19) have fulfilled their campaign promises, which included providing bathrooms with free sanitary products, bringing a smoothie bar to the gym, and creating a Student Life app. While the sanitary product implementation has been successful thus far, and the […]

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New dorm features full-size beds, private laundry units, gym with sauna

March 27, 2019

Rollins now plans to complete the new Lakeside Residential Complex in time for the 2020 Fall semester. This five-floor residence hall will contain all single rooms with private bathrooms and personal laundry units. It will also feature a community cafe, gym, pool, and grocery store.  But many aspects of this project remain somewhat of a […]

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English professor celebrates 50th year teaching

March 27, 2019

Dr. Maurice O’Sullivan’s office is covered in papers and posters—not a single corner of his wooden desk can be seen. Walking into the room is overwhelming at first, but this is the environment that has supported O’Sullivan during his tenure as a professor, which has now reached its 50th year. Forty-four of those years have […]

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