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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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Marketplace reopens following delays

October 31, 2019

Students waited two extra months for the re-opening of the Marketplace, the main cafeteria on campus inside the Cornell Campus Center. The cafeteria, which was originally expected to be completely renovated in August, underwent a $3 million overhaul. Although Rollins is enduring other renovations with the Rollins Hall and Lakeside Residential Complex construction sites, administrators […]

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Women’s soccer fights for season record

October 31, 2019

Amid wet conditions and frustrating refereeing, the Women’s Soccer Team secured a 2-1 victory against Tampa University at Rollins’ Barker Family Stadium. Goals by Kathryn O’Brien (‘20) and Bailey Tran (‘23) propelled the Tars to their eighth conference win of the season, an unprecedented achievement in the history of the program. “We played really well […]

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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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Hurricane drive raises more than $1K for relief

October 24, 2019

Caribbean steel drum music filled Mary Jean Plaza as students gathered around tents  that offered jerk chicken, oxtail, and curry chicken. Aromas filled students’ noses and guided them in the direction of the donations box sitting beside Bahamian flags. Several clubs’ effort raised $1,073.19 and over 50 pounds of materials for families in need on […]

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Speaker gives human perspective to immigrant plight

October 24, 2019

Jose Antonio Vargas risks deportation every time he boards a plane to get to his next speaking engagement, .  but the political reporter, documentarian, and activist for undocumented citizens continues to speak, using his position as an undocumented citizen from the Philippines to make people think critically about what makes someone “American.” Vargas wants people […]

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Students attend their first Model UN in Gainesville

October 24, 2019

Written by Dr. Mike Gunter Students from Dr. Mike Gunter’s Model United Nations course competed in their first Model UN in Gainesville, winning two distinguished delegation awards and two individual honors. Brielle Cannavino (‘20) and Raul Tavarez Ramirez (‘21) won the Distinguished Delegation honor for their representation of Indonesia, while Jiayi Ding (‘21) and Elliott […]

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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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