Academics

Media fixates on zombie philosophy class

November 28, 2018

Smaw compares fictional characters to real-life killers in his class. (Courtesy of Scott Cook) Dr. Eric Smaw, professor of philosophy, sits on a desk at the front of his brimming classroom, leading a discussion on Adolf Hitler in his class titled, “Zombies, Serial Killers, and Madmen.”  In the past month, the course has received statewide and […]

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Top notch classes: Cool courses offered in the spring

November 7, 2018

Graphic by Anastasia Rooke RFLA 100 / CMC 110: Digital Storytelling TR 2-3:15 p.m. Have you ever been interested in video editing or creating storyboards? This class is usually designed for critical media and cultural studies majors/minors and film minors, but this semester it is also offered as an rFLA humanities course.  Students are given […]

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Accessibility offers new notetaking aid

October 10, 2018

Graphic by Pat Murray Rollins Accessibility Services has added a new voice-dependent note-taking tool called Sonocent, a software that records lectures in easily categorized phrases. Sonocent has sent Rollins 25 trial licenses for their software. According to Whitney Horton, director of Accessibility Services, the 2018 fall semester will serve as a trial period. Horton also […]

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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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