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Student Government initiatives prove fairly successful

April 3, 2019

To varying degrees, Student Government Association (SGA) President Nagina Chaudhry (‘19) and Vice President Greg Taicher (‘19) have fulfilled their campaign promises, which included providing bathrooms with free sanitary products, bringing a smoothie bar to the gym, and creating a Student Life app. While the sanitary product implementation has been successful thus far, and the […]

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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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Women’s lacrosse enters conference play undefeated, ranked No. 2 nationally

April 3, 2019

The women’s lacrosse team continues to steamroll opponents, going into conference play with a perfect 10-0 record, the second-best season start in the history of the program. The No. 2 nationally-ranked Tars most recently demolished Palm Beach Atlantic University by a score of 22-2, scoring four goals in the first four minutes and with a […]

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Stray cats take over President’s office, become our overlords

March 31, 2019

Several stray cats asserted themselves as the new leaders of Rollins College after planning and executing an infiltration of President Cornwell’s office. The students of the Pinehurst organization, who have scheduled feeding rounds for the cats, had no idea of their intentions. “I could tell they were becoming more and more feisty, but I had […]

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Ramps to replace all stairs on campus? It’s more likely than you think

March 31, 2019

Throughout this semester, The Sandspur has worked to expose accessibility issues at Rollins and secure safe, reliable mobility for all students and faculty. Now, it seems that the newspaper’s efforts have come to fruition. Earlier this week, campus deans met with President Cornwell to solidify a milestone in Rollins’ history: In order to act on […]

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New dorm features full-size beds, private laundry units, gym with sauna

March 27, 2019

Rollins now plans to complete the new Lakeside Residential Complex in time for the 2020 Fall semester. This five-floor residence hall will contain all single rooms with private bathrooms and personal laundry units. It will also feature a community cafe, gym, pool, and grocery store.  But many aspects of this project remain somewhat of a […]

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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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McKean’s pending demolition restructures on-campus housing

March 27, 2019

In an effort to advance the timeline of various construction projects and provide students with safer living conditions, McKean Hall will now be demolished in May. The loss of McKean, which was built in 1962 and houses approximately 220 freshman students, will significantly reduce space for on-campus living. To alleviate this issue, Rollins is looking […]

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Student Government investigates campaigns

March 20, 2019

The Student Government Association’s (SGA) judicial board is investigating its current presidential election after anonymous tips allege that campaign practices may have violated SGA’s constitution. The election has been frozen until further notice. The freeze occurred at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 8, just 24 hours before the race would officially end. This is the […]

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