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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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From Sudanese refugee to Rollins’ latest Truman Scholar

April 10, 2019

When Isaac James (‘19) began preparing mentally and physically for his finalist interview for a prestigious scholarship, he realized a major setback: he did not have a suit to wear to it. While James studied abroad in Morocco last semester and worked alongside migrants and refugees, he gave away his entire suitcase of clothes, including […]

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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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Campus accessibility concerns ramp up

April 10, 2019

Accessibility is at the forefront of administrators’ minds when planning new campus construction as they take the opportunity to surpass ADA standards. On a historic campus with century-old buildings, students with disabilities find it difficult to traverse campus, which is plagued by lots of stairs and few elevators within buildings. Students have demanded change, and […]

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Students cheerfully bid farewell to McKean Hall

April 3, 2019

The Class of 2022 will be the last class to ever joke about the ‘McKean pods,’ wonder why their dorm looks so different than the one they saw on the tour, or get lost in the hallways of the building’s maze. McKean has been a part of Rollins campus since 1965, but its demolition will […]

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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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SunRail offers eco-friendly way around parking crunch

April 3, 2019

In an effort to avoid the lack of parking spaces on campus and the never-ending traffic of I-4, some Rollins students, faculty, and staff ride the SunRail to and from campus. Due to the frustration of parking at Rollins, commuters have found that the SunRail helps to reduce stress and even offers a chance to […]

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Parking cash-out is more sustainable than new garage

April 3, 2019

In urban planning circles, Donald Shoup’s “The High Cost of Free Parking” is required reading.  Shoup contends parking is an equity issue, given that employers offer parking to drivers but little to everyone else.  One-third of Americans do not drive, and a disproportionately high number of these people are low-income and/or persons of color.   […]

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‘KKK’ found carved on bathroom stall

April 3, 2019

Authors: Zoe Pearson, Heather Borochaner, & Olivia Llanio A student recently discovered the letters “KKK” carved into a Rollins bathroom stall, adding to the increasing number of discriminatory acts that have defaced campus property in the past three years. The racist carving marks the third act of biased vandalism reported this spring and the sixth […]

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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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