Academics

Academic Honor Council uses education to lessen honor code violations

September 19, 2018

Across the Rollins campus, plaques adorn the walls and pledges are signed reminding students to obey and uphold the Academic Honor Code. From seminars during orientation to helping violators learn from their experiences, the Academic Honor Council is using education to help reduce violations. Of the nine honor code violations, plagiarism and unauthorized collaboration are […]

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Holt school searches for new dean

September 19, 2018

Lake Virginia (By Jason Jones) Major changes have been brewing in the Hamilton Holt School, Rollins’ evening college, including the search for a new dean and admission requirements. As a part of the updates to Holt, transfer students with at least 30 credit hours will have to go through the new Rollins Complete program, a general […]

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Writing Center director fired after one week

September 5, 2018

Mary Tripp, right, leading her first meeting with tutors and writing consultants on Aug. 29. Tripp has since been fired from the position. (Maria Cedeno / Staff Photographer) Over the weekend, the new director of the Tutoring and Writing Center, Dr. Mary Tripp, was fired. When asked about Tripp’s departure, Dr. Deborah Prosser, director of […]

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General education changes bring new requirements, more course options

September 5, 2018

Previously, students needed to remain in their chosen theme to fulfill their general education requirements, but with rFLA 2.0, they will have more freedom.  Rollins’ general education has undergone major changes after a student survey on the neighborhood system received 40 percent negative feedback. After students voiced concerns about limited course selection, there is now […]

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Incoming class is largest, most diverse in campus history

August 20, 2018

This fall Rollins welcomes what the Office of Admissions is calling the largest and most diverse class in Rollins history, increasing the number of incoming students of color by nearly five percent. The incoming class is made up of 560 first year students and 80 transfer students, which is approximately 20 students larger than the […]

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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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