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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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Chickenpox infects two students, now quarantined

November 21, 2019

For the first time since 2015, Rollins students have been infected with the varicella-zoster virus, better known as chickenpox. The first case was confirmed last Monday on the second floor of Elizabeth Genius Hall. According to Meghan Harte Weyant, dean of students, one other student has been infected since the first diagnosis. Chickenpox is a […]

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Walt Whitman collection on display

November 21, 2019

In celebration of the bicentennial of Walt Whitman’s work, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM) presents the exhibition “Ut Pictura Poesis,” featuring archived letters, works, and art made and inspired by the famous American poet. In 1855, Whitman published one of his most influential works, “Leaves of Grass,” in which he writes, “I celebrate myself, […]

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Students train service dogs in new club

November 14, 2019

Rollins students are on track to begin raising and training service dogs as early as fall 2020 through a new club, the Rollins Collar Scholars.  Over 30 students attended an interest meeting Nov. 4. for the student-led organization, founded by Marissa Cobuzio (‘19) and sponsored by Accessibility Services. “I have always been fascinated with the […]

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‘At Rollins one person can make a difference’

November 7, 2019

Written by: Clara Ivanoff Following his death, faculty and staff remember Dr. Thaddeus Seymour, former professor and college president, for his acts of kindness and contributions to Rollins College and Winter Park. “Dr. Seymour was an accessible, student-oriented, and engaging person,” said Dr. John Sinclair, chair of the music department. “He called me over the […]

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5 new positions created in SGA

November 7, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) saw an increase in underclassmen interest this year, leading them to create five new organizational senator positions in addition to the 11 existing organizational senator positions, 18 class senator positions, and 13 other positions, including the executive board. Newly represented offices include Holt Graduate Programs, Sustainability, Campus Safety and Security, […]

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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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Marketplace reopens following delays

October 31, 2019

Students waited two extra months for the re-opening of the Marketplace, the main cafeteria on campus inside the Cornell Campus Center. The cafeteria, which was originally expected to be completely renovated in August, underwent a $3 million overhaul. Although Rollins is enduring other renovations with the Rollins Hall and Lakeside Residential Complex construction sites, administrators […]

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Hurricane drive raises more than $1K for relief

October 24, 2019

Caribbean steel drum music filled Mary Jean Plaza as students gathered around tents  that offered jerk chicken, oxtail, and curry chicken. Aromas filled students’ noses and guided them in the direction of the donations box sitting beside Bahamian flags. Several clubs’ effort raised $1,073.19 and over 50 pounds of materials for families in need on […]

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Condoms only available in a public setting

October 24, 2019

The Orlando area holds one of the highest sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates in the country, but the only place where students can access free condoms is during daylight business hours at the Wellness Center. Orlando has the fifth highest rate of new HIV diagnoses out of all US cities, and Orange County, where Rollins […]

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