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A year in sports: Looking back on fall, spring athletics

April 24, 2019

As another season draws to a close for Rollins Athletics, we look back at some of the most memorable moments and to what the future has in store for the Tars. Fall was an eventful part of the season. Women’s soccer bounced back in style from a disappointing 2017 campaign. It came third in regular […]

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Poor email filter causes digital clutter, frustration

April 17, 2019

Do you dread looking at your Rollins email account? Your answer is most likely “yes,” because the sheer amount of emails can be consistently overwhelming.  With multiple emails being sent out every day, including reminders for clubs, events, registration, and housing, students cannot help but feel stressed about their growing list of emails to address. […]

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Rollins disappoints with subpar commencement speakers

April 17, 2019

A commencement speaker is supposed to be an inspiring leader that gives graduates motivation for the real world. Their speech is the last lecture we hear before Rollins lets go of our hands and sends us off to follow our passions and establish our careers. With that being said, what on Earth is Rollins doing?  The […]

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Rollins announces May graduation speakers

April 17, 2019

The speakers for Rollins’ graduation ceremonies include an administrator of an all-girls college, the executive director of the Florida Historical Society, and the Orange County mayor’s chief of staff, all of which are Rollins alumni.  When deciding who to invite to campus, President Grant Cornwell reviewed a broad range of alumni and chose those that […]

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A senior season for the books

April 17, 2019

Greg Taicher graduates from Rollins in less than a month, but his legacy on the men’s lacrosse team has been established for all time.  This is true not only because of his four goals and one assist on last Saturday’s Senior Day, but because after the Tars’ win against Florida Southern on April 6, Taicher […]

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Three Rollins students accept Fulbright awards

April 17, 2019

Rollins’ campus is currently decorated with a long line of blue yard signs, each commemorating a different student’s reception of a renowned award. The most frequently-listed award is the Fulbright scholarship, a competitive government-issued grant that enables students to teach or conduct research abroad for a year. While each country is different, overall, less than […]

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Professor goes green, lives off home farm

April 17, 2019

By: Olivia Llanio and Gavin Cogan Dr. Eren Tatari may appear to live in a typical Winter Park neighborhood, but unlike her neighbors, her backyard is designed as a farm that supports her family’s weekly meals and helps them live a minimalist lifestyle. *The associate professor of Political Science’s micro-farm is filled with colorful and […]

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Living among freshmen, professor cultivates community

April 17, 2019

Walking into some freshman dorm rooms can be frightening. Often, clothes are strewn on the bed, smelly sneakers are tossed in the corner, and rotting fruit sits in the back of the fridge. Students are up late, roaming the halls and reenacting scenes out of the 1978 film “Animal House.”  Amongst this chaos, it is […]

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Rollins ditches Blackboard

April 17, 2019

After evaluating feedback from students and faculty through surveys and open demos, Rollins will switch its learning management system (LMS) from Blackboard to Canvas in August 2019. Students have until December 2019 to download any Blackboard assignments or grades that they want to save for the future. The Office of Informational Technology (IT) has already […]

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Cru, InterVarsity become registered student groups

April 10, 2019

The two evangelical Christian organizations that were denied campus affiliation last fall are now officially registered as student organizations at Rollins. Cru and InterVarsity, two national campus ministry organizations, changed their student leadership selection processes to abide by the College’s non-discrimination policy. The groups were officially established and accepted as registered student organizations in mid-March. […]

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