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President Grant Cornwell’s response to upholding the non-discrimination policy

December 4, 2018

Grant Cornwell has been the president of Rollins College since June 2015. (Photo by Scott Cook) Editor’s note: For more information and coverage on the issue President Grant Cornwell is addressing, please see the bottom of this article.  Thank you for your patience and participation as we have endeavored to navigate the tricky issues surrounding […]

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Non-discrimination policy will remain unchanged, no exemption to Cru

November 29, 2018

Analise Cutter ‘22 and around 15 other students protested against Cornwell changing the non-discrimination policy. (Ellie Rushing) President Grant Cornwell announced that the College’s non-discrimination policy will remain unchanged and that religious organizations will not be exempt from following it when selecting student leaders. “We will keep the current non-discrimination policy unchanged because that is the […]

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Cru decision imminent: Here’s what you need to know

November 28, 2018

Analise Cutter ‘22 and around 15 other students protested against centrism on the Cru-LGBTQ debate and against changing the non-discrimination policy. (Ellie Rushing) JUST IN: Non-discrimination policy will remain unchanged, no exemption to Cru President Grant Cornwell will announce his decision on whether or not Cru can become a registered student organization at the faculty […]

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Sexual assault reports decreased by 42% in 2017

November 28, 2018

A recent report from Campus Safety showed a 42 percent decrease in reports of sexual offenses from 2016 to 2017.  While official numbers for 2018 have not been published yet, the lack of an official director of the Office of Title IX, which oversees gender discrimination and sexual assault, has created cause for concern. This […]

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Pool, fitness center among new dorm hall’s amenities

November 28, 2018

McKean’s days are numbered; Rollins is to begin construction on a new residence hall in April 2019.  The residence hall will be located on the shore of Lake Virginia next to McKean and will house upperclassmen, specifically juniors and seniors. It is projected to have over 500 rooms.  The building will feature a large swimming […]

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Media fixates on zombie philosophy class

November 28, 2018

Smaw compares fictional characters to real-life killers in his class. (Courtesy of Scott Cook) Dr. Eric Smaw, professor of philosophy, sits on a desk at the front of his brimming classroom, leading a discussion on Adolf Hitler in his class titled, “Zombies, Serial Killers, and Madmen.”  In the past month, the course has received statewide and […]

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Construction forces greenhouse to relocate to Bush rooftop by May

November 28, 2018

Courtesy of Alan ChrystTentative plans show a new greenhouse being built on the rooftop of the third floor of Bush. The Rollins greenhouse will relocate to the rooftop of the Archibald Granville Bush Science Center’s third floor to make way for the construction of the new lakeside residential hall.  A completely new greenhouse will be […]

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Women’s golf coach inducted into national Hall of Fame

November 28, 2018

Julie Garner (left) is dedicated to working with her team. Courtesy of Rollins Sports When Women’s Golf Head Coach Julie Garner was announced as the 51st inductee of the Women’s Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame, the Rollins community was happy, but by no means surprised.  Garner’s glorious career has helped shape the history of Rollins […]

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Volleyball team’s loss marks end of rocky season

November 14, 2018

Despite respectable efforts, the volleyball team lost its final game of the season at Saint Leo University. In a match filled with spectacular rallies and an inspiring display of sacrifice, the Tars ultimately fell 15-25, 11-25, and 22-25. “I was mostly pleased with how we finished the third set,” Head Coach Mika Robinson said. “I […]

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Meet Ed Kania, the new VP of business, finance and treasurer

November 14, 2018

Ed Kania, new vice president of business and finance and treasurer, joined Rollins’ staff in June 2018. In this Q&A session, he shared that he is very eager to become a part of and interact with the Rollins community. Kania talked about his educational and professional past, as well as how he hopes to apply […]

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