Student life

Chickenpox infects two students, now quarantined

November 21, 2019

For the first time since 2015, Rollins students have been infected with the varicella-zoster virus, better known as chickenpox. The first case was confirmed last Monday on the second floor of Elizabeth Genius Hall. According to Meghan Harte Weyant, dean of students, one other student has been infected since the first diagnosis. Chickenpox is a […]

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Student vape use increases on campus

November 21, 2019

Over 2,000 cases of lung injury and 42 e-cigarette- and vaping-related deaths nationwide have been reported by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Despite these statistics, the number of Rollins students vaping on campus has increased every year for the past three years, according to data from the Office of Community Standards and Responsibility. The […]

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Title IX expands outreach efforts amid recent assaults

November 14, 2019

Within days of one another, two instances of sexual assault were reported on campus as required by the Cleary Act. Both occurred within first-year residence halls, and one instance involved a party not affiliated with the College and was reported to Winter Park Police Department. The Winter Park Police Department and Rollins’ Office of Title […]

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Mr. Rogers’ music essential to campus climate, brings hope

November 7, 2019

Written by: Clara Ivanoff The music department’s performance, “Mister Rogers: The Musician,” will spread Rogers’ message of compassion and kindness—something we should all be doing in today’s divisive and disdainful climate. Rollins is an especially important place to do so because this is where Rogers grew from a student to a talented musician, and on […]

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Graduates report better well-being than US average

November 7, 2019

Gallup, a company that compares the national poll results of college students, revealed that Rollins graduates are more likely to earn advanced degrees, but they are also less likely to say their education was worth the cost. Approximately 55 percent of graduates earn an advanced degree, which is higher than the national average of 36 […]

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5 new positions created in SGA

November 7, 2019

The Student Government Association (SGA) saw an increase in underclassmen interest this year, leading them to create five new organizational senator positions in addition to the 11 existing organizational senator positions, 18 class senator positions, and 13 other positions, including the executive board. Newly represented offices include Holt Graduate Programs, Sustainability, Campus Safety and Security, […]

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Marketplace reopens following delays

October 31, 2019

Students waited two extra months for the re-opening of the Marketplace, the main cafeteria on campus inside the Cornell Campus Center. The cafeteria, which was originally expected to be completely renovated in August, underwent a $3 million overhaul. Although Rollins is enduring other renovations with the Rollins Hall and Lakeside Residential Complex construction sites, administrators […]

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Condoms only available in a public setting

October 24, 2019

The Orlando area holds one of the highest sexually transmitted infection (STI) rates in the country, but the only place where students can access free condoms is during daylight business hours at the Wellness Center. Orlando has the fifth highest rate of new HIV diagnoses out of all US cities, and Orange County, where Rollins […]

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Students attend their first Model UN in Gainesville

October 24, 2019

Written by Dr. Mike Gunter Students from Dr. Mike Gunter’s Model United Nations course competed in their first Model UN in Gainesville, winning two distinguished delegation awards and two individual honors. Brielle Cannavino (‘20) and Raul Tavarez Ramirez (‘21) won the Distinguished Delegation honor for their representation of Indonesia, while Jiayi Ding (‘21) and Elliott […]

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International students & hurricane housing

September 19, 2019

For Floridian students, Hurricane Dorian may have just been another passing storm. For international students like Lilin Chen (‘21) and Sakura Kojima (‘21), the hurricane that was initially projected to be a Category Five storm caused unexpected concerns. While Rollins did offer transportation to a Red Cross Shelter for students in need of somewhere to […]

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