Academics

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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Top notch classes: Cool courses offered in the spring

November 7, 2018

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 the chance to study […]

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Accessibility offers new notetaking aid

October 10, 2018

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 said that eleven of […]

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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

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 education program, which is […]

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Writing Center director fired after one week

September 5, 2018

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 the Olin Library, said she was “unable to comment on a personnel matter.” In a follow-up interview, Prosser said that this information “has not been made available to […]

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General education changes bring new requirements, more course options

September 5, 2018

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 an “open borders” policy that allows students to take multiple courses outside of their theme. The new system is called rFLA 2.0, and also […]

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