Academics

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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Students and children cultivate Spanish literacy

February 6, 2019

Learning at Rollins is for all ages. Dr. Patricia Tomé, Hispanic Studies director and associate professor of Spanish, is adding to this narrative through a course that facilitates early Spanish learning in local children.  Tomé’s students in “SPN 301: Advanced Spanish, Literature, and Film” will engage with the children at the Hume House Child Development […]

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Hillel and Psychology dept. walk in support of suicide prevention

February 6, 2019

Last weekend, members of the Rollins community participated in Orlando’s 12th annual Out of the Darkness community walk in aid of suicide prevention. The Department of Psychology and Hillel, the Jewish student organization, both created teams to join the walk.  The Rollins chapter of the National Honors Society in Psychology, Psi Chi, represented the department’s […]

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Business professor remembers Dr. Michèle Boulanger

January 30, 2019

Editor’s note: The following is a tribute to Dr. Michèle Boulanger, associate professor in the Department of International Business, who died on Jan. 17 in Antibes, France from health complications following a stroke.  It was Fall 2011. I was at Rollins College for a conference. I got to meet Michèle when a guest speaker to […]

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Media fixates on zombie philosophy class

November 28, 2018

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 national recognition from sources such as National Public Radio (NPR) for its unique […]

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