Academics

Writing Center hires new coordinator

April 24, 2019

After a year-long search, the Olin Library’s Tutoring and Writing Center (TWC) has hired Layne Gordon as its new coordinator. Gordon has a doctorate in rhetoric and composition and a masters in English from the University of Louisville. She has written and participated in peer-reviewed publications, applied essays to book chapters, and has presented at […]

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Thesis explores how combining motherhood, environmentalism makes the perfect activist

April 24, 2019

When it comes to protecting the environment, women often lead the way. Iconic names like Rachel Carson, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and Marjorie Harris Carr frequently come up in household conversations about the environmental movement—history credits them for their courageous roles in protecting species, landscapes, and natural resources. But what about the women who came after […]

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Rollins announces May graduation speakers

April 17, 2019

The speakers for Rollins’ graduation ceremonies include an administrator of an all-girls college, the executive director of the Florida Historical Society, and the Orange County mayor’s chief of staff, all of which are Rollins alumni.  When deciding who to invite to campus, President Grant Cornwell reviewed a broad range of alumni and chose those that […]

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Rollins ditches Blackboard

April 17, 2019

After evaluating feedback from students and faculty through surveys and open demos, Rollins will switch its learning management system (LMS) from Blackboard to Canvas in August 2019. Students have until December 2019 to download any Blackboard assignments or grades that they want to save for the future. The Office of Informational Technology (IT) has already […]

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Students plagued by class registration issues

April 10, 2019

See also from Opinion: Flawed registration creates anxious students. Rollins students struggled to register for their fall semester courses as the College’s new registration software and disorganized schedule planning caused unprecedented problems that resulted in students losing the opportunity to take certain courses. Rollins students struggled to register for their fall semester courses as the […]

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Visiting professor wins international business award

April 10, 2019

Dr. Justin Paul, a visiting professor of marketing and international business, received the Distinguished Visiting Scholar and Fellow award from the Indian Institute of Management, a prestigious business school in Kozhikode, India. Visiting scholars host workshops and seminars at the university, mentoring and instructing students and junior colleagues for one month each year. Paul is […]

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Past valedictorians discuss life after Rollins

April 3, 2019

Few students hold the honorary title of valedictorian, and those who do are expected to be the best and brightest their cohort has to offer. To find out about recent past valedictorians’ experiences at Rollins, The Sandspur tracked down some valedictorians from the past decade.  Through Facebook, LinkedIn, and employer websites, they shared with us […]

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Holt School names new Dean after 2-year search

April 3, 2019

After an almost two-year search, Robert Sanders has officially been named dean of the Hamilton Holt School. Sanders will start the position on June 1. In this new position, Sanders’ main goal is to build upon the reputation of the Hamilton Holt School and ensure that each adult learner receives equal services that the school […]

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First woman president continues legacy

March 27, 2019

As a young girl, Rita Bornstein flipped through textbooks and found images of women baking and posing with the latest kitchen utensil. Turning the page, she contrastly found photos of men donning tuxedos while discussing their extensive business accomplishments and education. While some young women were brainwashed by the stereotypes and sexism of twentieth-century America, […]

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English professor celebrates 50th year teaching

March 27, 2019

Dr. Maurice O’Sullivan’s office is covered in papers and posters—not a single corner of his wooden desk can be seen. Walking into the room is overwhelming at first, but this is the environment that has supported O’Sullivan during his tenure as a professor, which has now reached its 50th year. Forty-four of those years have […]

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