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Students seeking mental health counseling wait two weeks for appointments

April 24, 2019

An unprecedented number of students are using Rollins’ mental health counseling services, but the Wellness Center cannot keep up, forcing students in need of psychiatric help to sometimes wait more than two weeks for an initial appointment. This demand has left some Rollins students concerned about the access and delivery of much needed mental health […]

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Thesis explores how combining motherhood, environmentalism makes the perfect activist

April 24, 2019

When it comes to protecting the environment, women often lead the way. Iconic names like Rachel Carson, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, and Marjorie Harris Carr frequently come up in household conversations about the environmental movement—history credits them for their courageous roles in protecting species, landscapes, and natural resources. But what about the women who came after […]

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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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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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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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Medical marijuana is legal in Florida, but not on campus

April 10, 2019

Medical marijuana is officially legal in Florida; however, students with a prescription are still not permitted to use it on campus.  Governor Ron DeSantis overturned former gov. Rick Scott’s ban on medical marijuana last month, making the medicinal drug legal in the Sunshine State. Because the drug is still not legal federally, though, Rollins cannot […]

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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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‘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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Holt School names new Dean after 2-year search

April 3, 2019

After an almost two-year search, Robert Sanders has officially been named dean of the Hamilton Holt School. Sanders will start the position on June 1. In this new position, Sanders’ main goal is to build upon the reputation of the Hamilton Holt School and ensure that each adult learner receives equal services that the school […]

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