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Rollins outlines hurricane safety plans

September 29, 2016

Many students and staff members alike come from regions in the world where hurricanes are rarely mentioned, much less a real threat to their safety and well-being. However, living in the central Florida area, this is not a luxury the Rollins community can afford. As made apparent with the wrath of this season’s first storm, Tropical […]

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Disability Services takes a step forward

April 6, 2016

The Office of Disability Services recently announced a change in an important accommodation, the Medical Condition Affecting Attendance (MCAA). For students with chronic health conditions that require them to seek treatment at unexpected points in the year, this accommodation increases flexibility in the attendance and due dates policies in classes. MCAA was changed at the […]

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Emergency drill to raise awareness

January 27, 2016

An email was sent out recently to the Rollins community regarding an “Emergency Drill” session that will be held in February. The flyer in the email stated that this session will help raise emergency awareness through a discussion-based drill open to all. The drill is entirely voluntary and discussion questions will be available to faculty and […]

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New Olin Library research system now in session

January 27, 2016

The students have spoken, and Olin has answered. Since some students need a more intensive approach for research help that better adheres to their schedules, the librarians of Olin Library have instated a consultation model that parallels appointments from TJ’s Tutoring Consultation. Though the format and purpose of both consultation networks seem similar now, they […]

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Lucy Cross Center hosts first Stress Relief series

November 17, 2015

In November 2015, The Lucy Cross Center hosted the first Stress Relief series. These events came about through conversations between the director of the center, Dr. Jill Jones, and The Lucy Cross student staff in response to the heavy work and stress that comes with the end of the semester. These small events orchestrated through […]

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Rollins conducts campus-wide wellness survey

November 17, 2015

Rollins College has begun conducting a campus-wide online survey called The Healthy Minds Study. Students were selected randomly to participate in the survey with the goal of assessing the overall state of mental health of Rollins students. Initially launched in 2007, The Healthy Minds Study aims to study the mental health, service utilization, and related […]

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Facilities issues arise during expansion

November 4, 2015

Over the past few years, Rollins has been undergoing gradual structural changes to help accommodate our growing student body and improve the college’s natural beauty. Earlier this month, an email sent out by Dean of Hamilton Holt School David C. S. Richard highlighted some of the new additions to the Holt Evening School. Among them […]

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Rollins welcomes new VP

November 4, 2015

Rollins College has recently named Dr. Faye Tydlaska as its next Vice President of Enrollment Management. This position leads undergraduate admissions, financial aid, and institution-wide marketing and communications initiatives. The VP of Enrollment Management also works closely with the president to facilitate community-wide efforts. There are many qualities that someone who leads a college’s enrollment […]

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Safe Campus Act complicates reporting assaults

November 4, 2015

The Safe Campus Act, or commonly referred to by opponents as the “Unsafe Campus Act,” is a bill being considered in Congress that would change the way colleges handle sexual assault. Under current policy, if a student reports a case of sexual assault against him or herself, he or she does not have to report […]

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Tweaking Rollins social media

November 4, 2015

Rollins College is upping its social media game. Currently, Rollins has over 11,000 followers on Twitter and the college’s Facebook page has well over 17,000 likes. Even so—the posts, often related to campus events, alumni profiles, and interesting campus factoids—receive very little attention from students. According to the Rollins website, The Office of Marketing and […]

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