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Women’s soccer looks to avenge conference loss in NCAA regionals

November 21, 2019

The Sunshine State Conference (SSC)Tournament proved to be a hard-fought battle for the Women’s Soccer team. Despite its bitter conclusion, a chance at payback awaits the team tonight. The Lady Tars lost in penalty kicks to Embry-Riddle University in the SSC Championship final, following a 1-1 draw during regulation. Luck had it that the teams […]

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Rollins Hall reveals 3 new classrooms

November 21, 2019

The new Kathleen W. Rollins Hall will include three new classroom spaces for the campus, two of which can fit up to 36 to 42 students. While the new classrooms are larger, the caps for the number of students in the classes will remain the same. The highest cap for the spring semester at this […]

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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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Student vape use increases on campus

November 21, 2019

Over 2,000 cases of lung injury and 42 e-cigarette- and vaping-related deaths nationwide have been reported by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Despite these statistics, the number of Rollins students vaping on campus has increased every year for the past three years, according to data from the Office of Community Standards and Responsibility. The […]

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Walt Whitman collection on display

November 21, 2019

Written by: Clara Ivanoff In celebration of the bicentennial of Walt Whitman’s work, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM) presents the exhibition “Ut Pictura Poesis,” featuring archived letters, works, and art made and inspired by the famous American poet. In 1855, Whitman published one of his most influential works, “Leaves of Grass,” in which he […]

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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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National trend finds racial makeup of college marketing misleading

November 14, 2019

A study in the Journal of Marketing for Higher Education shows that black students are overrepresented in college marketing material by an average of 104 percent. This trend, although not specific to Rollins, has been felt by students of color on campus. Based on the marketing materials Nasya Jasper (‘20) was given when choosing to […]

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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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Lady Tars become conference co-champions

November 14, 2019

The Rollins Women’s Soccer team is now the new Sunshine State Conference co-champion, despite its two initial defeats. For the first time since 2012, the team will head into the conference tournament as second seed. The Tars kick-started the conference with an overtime away win at Florida Southern. It was a special game for Head […]

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