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Freshman swimmer shows flexibility, promise for program

February 6, 2019

As the Rollins swim team celebrated its departing seniors during last weekend’s meet against Lynn University, the swimming Tars’ new generation rises to the top. One of the distinguished members of the up-and-coming cohort is Beatriz Olivieri (‘22) from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Olivieri made herself at home in the Alfond Swimming Pool by winning […]

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‘Necessities not luxuries’: SGA to fund tampons, pads, and liners

February 6, 2019

  Students will soon see free menstrual products in some of the women’s and gender-neutral bathrooms on campus. By next week, tampons, pads, and liners will be available in the Bush Science Center, Campus Center, and Olin Library. The Student Government Association (SGA) teamed up with the Lucy Cross Center to provide this service. The […]

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Urban sprawl has killer consequences for pedestrians

January 30, 2019

Construction work can be seen throughout the Orlando area, including Rollins College. In the name of growth, traffic is rerouted for the sake of construction, and this has had a tragic impact on pedestrians. According to a report by Smart Growth America and National Complete Streets Coalition, the Orlando metro area is the most dangerous […]

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SGA blends smoothie bar into the gym

January 30, 2019

Students passing through the Alfond Sports Center will soon have the option of purchasing a range of healthy smoothie options.  On Wednesday, Feb. 6 from 3-6 p.m., there will be a pop-up smoothie bar inside the concession area near the entrance of the sports center. This is one of three pop-ups to come throughout February. […]

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Q&A: Title IX Specialist on her approach to the high-stakes job

January 30, 2019

After a semester-long search last fall, Rollins officially has a new Title IX Program Specialist: Sarah Laake. Her role oversees sexual assault cases and gender-, sex-, and sexual orientation-related discrimination cases.  Laake comes to Rollins from the University of Central Florida (UCF). She is a mother of two daughters and she has allowed a passion […]

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New parking garage in the works, will add over 750 spaces

January 30, 2019

Rollins is set to begin another construction project, costing over $9 million, as a new four-story parking garage is set to be built in the Ollie Parking Lot.  Construction will start this semester between Holt Hall and Sutton Place Apartments. A specific date for construction has not been set.  Construction will force the 106 parking […]

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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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‘The Florida Project’s’ Sean Baker on the various lives changed by the film

January 30, 2019

Sean Baker may be known as a director in the world of film, but in Central Florida, he is known as the man who brought critical attention to the area’s affordable housing crisis, which helped a young boy gain a full-ride scholarship to Rollins.  Baker, director of the Orlando-centered film “The Florida Project,” spoke at […]

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Upcoming Campus Center renovations look to enhance dining experience

January 30, 2019

Skillman Dining Hall, which is the main dining hall in the Cornell Campus Center, will undergo a $2.1 million renovation from early May through mid-August of this year.  With new serving stations, tables, seating, and flooring, the renovation will completely reshape the center and its functionality. Cristina Cabanilla, director of Dining Services, highlighted the “showcase […]

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Softball wins locker room after years of requests

January 30, 2019

After 23 years as head coach of the Rollins softball program, Michelle Frew will finally get to gather her team in its own locker room facility. The City of Winter Park leased a building to Rollins located behind Martin Luther King, Jr. Field, where the softball team plays and practices. Over winter break, the College […]

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