Academics

English Department hosts gun violence-themed poetry contest

April 19, 2018

The Off-campus Student Association and the English department have worked together to spread gun violence awareness on campus through a haiku poem contest that leads into a commemoration event of the Columbine shooting. The English department and the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society held a haiku contest with gun violence as its theme. Jordan […]

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Science students receive stipend to research cell trafficking, computer chemistry

April 19, 2018

Two science students, Catherine Deuchler ‘18, a Biochemistry and Molecular Bio major, and Papaa Kodzi ‘20, a Pre-Engineering major, will work alongside faculty this summer as a part of the Student-Faculty Collaborative Scholarship program. Rollins offers the program  every summer and it gives students the chance to learn from their professors, conduct publishable reserach, and […]

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ADHD research wins Olin Library award

April 19, 2018

The first ever Olin Library Prize for Undergraduate Library Research was recently awarded to Ada Spahija ‘18. The $500 prize is a research award for students who demonstrate excellence in a sophisticated use of library collections for a research project. Out of 14 total entries, Spahija won the award for her biology paper, “The Genetics […]

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Financial aid now available for summer internship opportunities

April 12, 2018

This year, Rollins is having its first summer semester of the Center for Career and Life Planning’s Internship Funding Program. The purpose of the Internship Funding Program is to increase access of high-impact internships for students who can not fund their own experience over the summer. It is run by Liz Bernstein, the assistant director of […]

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Maymester class gives students in-depth look at archeology

April 5, 2018

Many Rollins students will continue their studies after finals in early May by taking one- to two-month-long Maymester courses. Central Florida Archaeological Field School is one of the Maymester classes being offered. It is taught by Dr. Zachary Gilmore, assistant professor of anthropology. Dr. Gilmore’s course is a four-week field study where, “students will work […]

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New Social Innovation Major approved

March 29, 2018

In the constant effort to turn students into scholars and leaders, a group of Rollins faculty designed a new Social Innovation (SI) major, with Communications Professor Dr. Anne Stone as the program’s director. Many fields of study demand specialization, but the SI major is all about broadening—integrating different disciplines to serve students’ particular passions and […]

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Senior thesis spotlight: civic engagement

March 8, 2018

Mariem Tabrez ‘18 is one of many seniors working on her  senior thesis this spring semester. Her double major in Political Science and Psychology led her to research youth civic engagement. Tabrez concentrated on three questions for her research. First, she considered how youth are redefining civic engagement. Secondly, she compared engagement in the Rollins […]

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Alfond Scholarships multiply

March 1, 2018

The Alfond Inn is doing far better than expected; this is promising news for prospective Rollins students as it means the college is offering more Alfond Scholarships than ever. Typically, the college invites about 40 students to Scholar’s Weekend. This year, there were 55 in attendance, all of whom have been offered Dean scholarships, one […]

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Graduate receives highest scholarship award

March 1, 2018

When Rebecca Charbonneau ‘16 graduated, she was headed off to earn her master’s from Oxford University. This was enough of a shock for her, as she believed only “polished geniuses” got to study there. However, even today she continues to surprise herself. Charbonneau has recently been named one of only 35 U.S. students to receive the […]

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