Academics

Rollins Hall reveals 3 new classrooms

November 21, 2019

The new Kathleen W. Rollins Hall will include three new classroom spaces for the campus, two of which can fit up to 36 to 42 students. While the new classrooms are larger, the caps for the number of students in the classes will remain the same. The highest cap for the spring semester at this […]

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Dean of students accepts position at Rhodes College

November 14, 2019

After being part of the Rollins community for 12 years, Meghan Harte Weyant, dean of students and assistant vice president of Student Affairs, is leaving campus.  In July 2020, she will move on to her new position as vice president for the Division of Student Life at Rhodes College, a private liberal arts institution in […]

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Graduates report better well-being than US average

November 7, 2019

Gallup, a company that compares the national poll results of college students, revealed that Rollins graduates are more likely to earn advanced degrees, but they are also less likely to say their education was worth the cost. Approximately 55 percent of graduates earn an advanced degree, which is higher than the national average of 36 […]

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Gallup poll shows high student well-being

October 31, 2019

Gallup, a management consulting company, conducted a poll that compared Rollins students to other US educational institutions. The poll showed that Rollins students rank higher in well-being and academic engagement compared to other institutions, and they are less likely to graduate with debt. The statistics for the study were taken from 2,000 undergraduates and graduates […]

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STARS program lets retirees go back to school

October 24, 2019

The STARS Senior Enrichment Program is little known at Rollins, yet it is an initiative that has surpassed its enrollment goals since its inception in 2013. The STARS (standing for Senior Tars) program is a collection of non-graded courses that do not result in a degree but are offered with the intent of enriching Winter […]

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Students attend their first Model UN in Gainesville

October 24, 2019

Written by Dr. Mike Gunter Students from Dr. Mike Gunter’s Model United Nations course competed in their first Model UN in Gainesville, winning two distinguished delegation awards and two individual honors. Brielle Cannavino (‘20) and Raul Tavarez Ramirez (‘21) won the Distinguished Delegation honor for their representation of Indonesia, while Jiayi Ding (‘21) and Elliott […]

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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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