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Phi Delta Theta investigated for Title IX, CSR violations

April 26, 2018

For the third time in three years, Rollins fraternity Phi Delta Theta has been put on an interim administrative hold. The hold stems from an investigation after reports of Title IX and Community Standards & Responsibility (CSR) violations. According to Meghan Harte Weyant, the dean of students and assistant vice president of student affairs, the […]

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Student athletes fight to keep Anchor-R logo

April 19, 2018

In an effort to create uniformity and consistency across the Rollins brand, the Office of Marketing and Communications proposed to remove the anchor from the athletics logo; however, the majority of students, especially student athletes, are not happy with this idea. Kiera McMeekan ‘19 created a change.org petition that received over 500 signatures in only […]

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Fred Stone deemed uninhabitable

April 5, 2018

Rollins Department of Facilities Management officially condemned the Fred Stone Theatre. The department determined that the building posed significant safety risk to students, classes, Rollins Improv Players shows, and the upcoming Second Stage Series production of On the Verge. As a result, all theater and dance activities that would have taken place in this building […]

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Mills renovation plans announced

April 5, 2018

Rollins is about to embark on several years of capital projects, starting with a complete renovation to Mills Memorial Hall. As the center of campus, the building is expected to be a hub for student activity and a full representation of Rollins’ mission; however, its outdated structure and former purpose as a library prevents it […]

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CSS renovations planned after mold issues

March 29, 2018

Two professors were relocated from their offices in Cornell Hall for the Social Sciences (CSS) due to mold growth, while others are packing up in preparation to move out for the summer. This is the result of ongoing difficulties with controlling the moisture and humidity in CSS. Significant renovations will be done to CSS over […]

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Dealing (with) Xanax on campus

March 29, 2018

Editor’s note: Names and identities have been changed. It started at Thanksgiving dinner: screaming, crying, punching. At least that is what they think happened; their evidence was the bruises left behind. What they knew for certain was that Selena and her mom engaged in one of their worst fights ever—and all because they drank alcohol […]

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Res Life addresses mold in Gale

March 29, 2018

Tests done in Gale Hall by Professional Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), a local environmental engineering firm called in by Rollins, show that mold growth was found in multiple rooms within the building, including the Chapter Room and three residents’ rooms. Before spring break, PSI was brought in to conduct further air-quality testing and to assess […]

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Third party contractor retests Gale’s air quality

March 8, 2018

On March 6, a third party contractor retested Gale Hall for mold following student concerns about the air quality of their dorms possibly affecting their health. As was revealed in a recent Sandspur article, students complained that they suffer from cough, sinus and throat issues, and exacerbated asthma symptoms, and believe it is associated with […]

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Mold concerns grow at Rollins

February 22, 2018

Last semester, Molly Fulop ‘20 “had a cough, sinus drainage, and throat pain.” After about a week of symptoms, Fulop visited the Wellness Center. In her appointment, Fulop was told by a Wellness Center nurse practitioner that “the mold in Ward was most likely contributing to the sickness lasting so long, and its severity.” Fulop […]

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New residential hall construction begins this summer

February 15, 2018

In an attempt to encourage more juniors and seniors to live on campus, Rollins will be constructing a new residence hall. The new hall will be located towards the center of campus beside the lake, where the facilities buildings and McKean Hall are currently located. The building has yet to be named, and the specifics […]

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