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‘Last Lecture’ series given at Dave’s Boathouse

Prior to rFLA, there was still the Honors neighborhood; while the instatement of four new neighborhoods three years ago might have brought with it a lot of change for Rollins undergraduates, this was not the case for those who enrolled [...]

December 1, 2016 Campus, Classes, Events, Features, Spotlights
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Love for anything but the norm

From her Spring 2015 Mysteries and Marvels class “Gruesome Anatomy” to the 400-level “Humor in Literature,” Dr. Emily Russell of the English Department teaches some of the most unique classes on campus. Now in her ninth year at Rollins, she [...]

November 11, 2015 Books, Campus, Classes, Features, Readers' Choice
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Journal spilling

The Sandspur ​partnered with Rachel Simmons’ ART 232/332: Visual Journal I/II to showcase the efforts of students working on a semester long art project.​ Clustered around a large table in the Cornell Fine Arts Center, a group of students share their recent editions to an [...]

December 3, 2014 Art, Arts & Entertainment, Classes, Spotlights
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Class Spotlight: Cross Cultural Communication

Do you see that Turban he is wearing? Why does her accent sound like that? I think her behavior is unacceptable! Why does she talk so loud?  These are just the countless questions and statements we boldly whisper to others. [...]

December 5, 2013 Campus, Classes, Features, Spotlights
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Intersession: Get to Know Your Choices

As a Rollins’ rite of passage, Intersession is a time to explore the liberal arts landscape without the constraints of GenEds and major maps. Offered the week before spring term, the intercession experience is included in tuition, and each course [...]

October 24, 2013 Campus, Classes, Features, Spotlights
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Gen Ed Requirements

One of the most daunting aspects of college is drudging through the maze of general requirement classes.  These classes are mandatory to graduate but are often dreaded by students and incoming freshmen due to a reputation as being boring and [...]

October 4, 2013 Campus, Classes, Features, Spotlights
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Gen Ed Spotlight: Monsters in Literature and Film

Although some students may adore that Rollins requires a variety of general education courses, for others it is a real pain in the butt. There are, however, some classes one could take to fill a “gen ed” requirement and still [...]

October 3, 2013 Campus, Classes, Features, Media, Photo Galleries, Spotlights
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RCC Spotlight: Latin America Goes to the Movies

Rollins freshmen learn about the Latin culture through film. “Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?” This is a very famous optimistic saying by the world-renowned painter and political activist Frida Kahlo. This quote [...]

September 25, 2013 Campus, Classes, Features, Spotlights
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What is the RCC?

The Rollins College Conference, or RCC, is an important part of the Rollins tradition for incoming students. This is an integrated program in which all freshman and transfer students are enrolled, and is not only a significant aspect of orientation, [...]

September 19, 2013 Campus, Classes, Spotlights
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RCC Spotlight: Freshmen of the Caribbean

To kick off the school year, freshmen began their Rollins journey by entering their Rollins College Conference (RCC) Course. Ranging from The Science of Looking Good to Cowboys, Aliens, and Vampires, to Cultures of the Caribbean, there really are no [...]

September 12, 2013 Campus, Classes, Features, Spotlights