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Blackbox theater delayed until 2021

September 19, 2019

Rollins students now have to wait at least two years for a permanent blackbox theater. After budgeting restrictions derailed the project’s progress, the expected completion date for the new Fred Stone Theatre changed from early 2020 to the fall of 2021.  Issues with the construction of the new theater arose before the project began. The […]

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Students struggle with rising tuition costs

August 29, 2019

Rollins’ tuition fees for the 2019-2020 term have increased by $1,940 from the previous academic year, and students are feeling the effects. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, tuition has increased by $6,940 since 2015. It is expected to continue rising. In Spring 2019, transfer student Jacob Davis (‘21) was awarded a scholarship […]

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Incoming first year class boasts record international numbers

August 29, 2019

This fall, Rollins College welcomes its large group of first-year students who make up the largest international class in Rollins’ history. Despite this, the Class of 2023 includes fewer students of color than previous years. The Office of Admissions received just under 6,200 first-year applications, the largest number in Rollins history, said Faye Tydlaska, vice […]

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Rollins grad coaches in the World Cup

August 29, 2019

Numerous U.S. fans trekked to France this summer to witness Alex Morgan and her teammates defend their world title, but Sarah Buckley (‘19, ‘21 MBA) participated in the World Cup in a more unconventional way. “It’s the biggest stage,” Buckley said of the World Cup. “You think you’ve seen it all, but this is different.”  […]

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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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