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Swimming impresses against third ranked team in the nation

October 10, 2019

The Swimming Tars took to the Alfond Pool for their first dual meet of the season against Nova Southeastern University. In Julianne Lehner’s first meet as interim head coach, Rollins posted a series of strong individual performances. Following an impressive freshman year, Beatriz Olivieri (‘22) snatched a win in the 200-yard butterfly and came second […]

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‘The Humans’ makes Orlando debut at the Annie

October 10, 2019

The Annie Russell Theatre debuted a spectacular production of “The Humans,” a feat possible due to the talented student cast and brilliant set design that brought the script to life. “The Humans” is not just a play about a typical family get-together—or maybe it is. The Tony-award winning one-act grapples with the issues plaguing the […]

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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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Rollins attends UN Climate Summit for first time

October 3, 2019

Written by Alex Candage Two Rollins administrators accompanied eleven other Central Florida officials to last week’s United Nations (UN) Climate Action Summit in New York City, building relationships for future student attendees. This was the first time a cohort from Central Florida was invited, along with leaders from dozens of countries, to the summit, which […]

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Students challenge financial discrimination

October 3, 2019

After former Rollins students have transferred due to cost, a group of students are seeking to challenge the high cost of tuition and the social isolation they feel from their peers based on their socioeconomic status. The group was started by Wyatt Deihl (‘21) in a public post on Facebook, where he called for an […]

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Hub director’s departure sparks replacement search

September 26, 2019

Rollins Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub is left understaffed after its former staff director, Patrick Odoyo, left his position this summer to pursue humanitarian work in his birth country of Kenya.  Odoyo made the decision to leave Rollins after working at the college for over two years.  Before his time at Rollins, he was president […]

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Dorian hits home for student from The Bahamas

September 26, 2019

Family businesses torn apart and seaside houses swept away are nightmares to most, but for Katherine Graham (‘23) and her extended family they are reality, since they have generations of roots in The Bahamas.  When it appeared that Hurricane Dorian would hit Orlando at the end of August, Rollins announced a mandatory evacuation for all […]

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Students lose Interfaith Room

September 26, 2019

Confusion reigned when the Muslim Student Union (MSU) found out that the Rollins College Post Office had temporarily took over the Knowles Chapel Interfaith Room. Muslim students, who used the room as a place of daily prayer and Friday night prayer services (Jumu’ah), believe that Rollins “undervalued” their religious identities.  The room, which was an […]

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Students excited to participate in D&D club

September 26, 2019

Over forty students have signed up to participate in the new Dungeons and Dragons club before its first meeting, blowing away the expectations of the new club’s president.  After Board Game Club’s members grew interested in playing Dungeons and Dragons,  a role-playing game, the idea for the club was born. “We had originally estimated less […]

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International students & hurricane housing

September 19, 2019

For Floridian students, Hurricane Dorian may have just been another passing storm. For international students like Lilin Chen (‘21) and Sakura Kojima (‘21), the hurricane that was initially projected to be a Category Five storm caused unexpected concerns. While Rollins did offer transportation to a Red Cross Shelter for students in need of somewhere to […]

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