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Accessibility issues plague Rollins

February 20, 2019

By Heather Borochaner and Zoe Pearson When Renée Rivera enrolled in Rollins last fall, she was eager to join a college that prides itself on inclusivity and service. However, as a student who uses a wheelchair, navigating the campus’ physical barriers was nearly impossible, making her feel excluded and disregarded. Participating in off-campus events was […]

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Staff positions slashed from women’s program

February 13, 2019

Despite recommendations to increase its size and scope, the Lucy Cross Center’s leadership positions and compensation for staff members have been cut, hindering its mission to promote gender equality through gender-inclusive events and discussions.  The director position of the Lucy Cross Center was eliminated in the summer of 2018. The position is now a recommended […]

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#MeToo founder to visit campus later this month

February 13, 2019

Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, will come to Rollins on Wednesday, Feb. 27 to talk with students and the community about the social movement’s origins and intentions.  The event will consider the creation and implementation of the movement, which aims to bring to light the pervasiveness of sexual assault and harassment. Burke […]

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Art piece reimagines America’s complex history with interracial relationships

February 13, 2019

Printed scrolls hang on the walls of Carnegie Hall. The modge podge of black, white, and red fabric and text appear overwhelming at first, but upon a closer read, the viewer is transported through decades of history relating to interracial relationships in the U.S.  The five scrolls featured in the English department’s headquarters illuminate Holly […]

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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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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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A promise kept: Woman rushes fraternities in friend’s honor

January 30, 2019

Content warning: This story discusses suicide.  It started with a conversation over cigars last year. Bethany England (‘21) told her close friend, Samuel Morse, that she had always wanted to join a fraternity. To Morse, that was that– he was set on the two of them going through recruitment as a pair one day.  But […]

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President Grant Cornwell’s response to upholding the non-discrimination policy

December 4, 2018

Editor’s note: For more information and coverage on the issue President Grant Cornwell is addressing, please see the bottom of this article.  Thank you for your patience and participation as we have endeavored to navigate the tricky issues surrounding the recognition of evangelical Christian student organizations and our nondiscrimination policy.           The questions at stake on […]

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