Events

New program tracks students’ energy consumption

February 13, 2019

After Kailey Boltrucyzk (‘21) heard an on-campus speaker talk about energy consumption, she decided to inspire students to save energy in the Sutton Place Apartments.  With the help of Facilities Services, Boltrucyzk, biology major and social entrepreneurship minor, created a sustainability competition in Sutton Place Apartments. Every student in the building is automatically entered in […]

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#MeToo founder to visit campus later this month

February 13, 2019

Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, will come to Rollins on Wednesday, Feb. 27 to talk with students and the community about the social movement’s origins and intentions.  The event will consider the creation and implementation of the movement, which aims to bring to light the pervasiveness of sexual assault and harassment. Burke […]

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New play explores theatrical classic in #MeToo era

February 6, 2019

The Annie Russell Theatre’s upcoming play, “John Proctor is the Villain,” explores the nuances of young women living amidst the #MeToo movement. According to the Annie Russell’s roster of upcoming shows, the play takes place in a small town in Appalachian Georgia where a high school English class dives into Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” a […]

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Hillel and Psychology dept. walk in support of suicide prevention

February 6, 2019

Last weekend, members of the Rollins community participated in Orlando’s 12th annual Out of the Darkness community walk in aid of suicide prevention. The Department of Psychology and Hillel, the Jewish student organization, both created teams to join the walk.  The Rollins chapter of the National Honors Society in Psychology, Psi Chi, represented the department’s […]

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‘Map the inequality’: Speaker explains water inequality across US

February 6, 2019

George McGraw, founder and executive director of DIGDEEP, spoke at Rollins last week to inspire and encourage students and faculty. DIGDEEP is a human rights non-profit that works to ensure every American has access to clean running water.  McGraw explained that he and his team at DIGDEEP take two approaches to eliminating water-poverty from America.  […]

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Week of events celebrate legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 30, 2019

A vigil, an art exhibit in the Cornell Fine Arts Museum, a Black Lives Matter panel, and a day of service were arranged to celebrate Rollins’ annual Martin Luther King, Jr. week. The vigil, the first event to kick off the week, took place on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This year’s theme was “Stay […]

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‘The Florida Project’s’ Sean Baker on the various lives changed by the film

January 30, 2019

Sean Baker may be known as a director in the world of film, but in Central Florida, he is known as the man who brought critical attention to the area’s affordable housing crisis, which helped a young boy gain a full-ride scholarship to Rollins.  Baker, director of the Orlando-centered film “The Florida Project,” spoke at […]

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Festival of Light illuminates Mills with dance and culture

November 28, 2018

Mills lawn transformed into a decorated and dance-filled festival on Tuesday night in celebration of Diwali, a South Asian holiday that celebrates the victory of light over darkness and good over evil.  The event was hosted by DESI, a student organization at Rollins that celebrates South Asian culture, as the final event of Rollins’ International […]

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Hillel’s holiday events: Lakkahs, candles, bagels

November 28, 2018

Rollins Hillel, the college’s Jewish organization, will be hosting various events in the coming weeks that showcase a growing religious life on campus and include lakkahs, candle lighting, and pre-finals bagels.  Members of Hillel have been planning many exciting religious events that focus on Hanukkah. This year is one of the few times in which […]

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Rollins celebrates El Día de los Muertos

November 7, 2018

The patio of the Cornell Fine Arts Museum was adorned with framed photos and a colorful papel picado banner as members of the Rollins community gathered to honor their deceased ancestors in the celebration of El Dia de los Muertos, aka the Day of the Dead. Rollins students gathered alongside the anthropology and Spanish departments, […]

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