Beyond Rollins

Dean of students accepts position at Rhodes College

November 14, 2019

After being part of the Rollins community for 12 years, Meghan Harte Weyant, dean of students and assistant vice president of Student Affairs, is leaving campus.  In July 2020, she will move on to her new position as vice president for the Division of Student Life at Rhodes College, a private liberal arts institution in […]

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National trend finds racial makeup of college marketing misleading

November 14, 2019

A study in the Journal of Marketing for Higher Education shows that black students are overrepresented in college marketing material by an average of 104 percent. This trend, although not specific to Rollins, has been felt by students of color on campus. Based on the marketing materials Nasya Jasper (‘20) was given when choosing to […]

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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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‘At Rollins one person can make a difference’

November 7, 2019

Written by: Clara Ivanoff Following his death, faculty and staff remember Dr. Thaddeus Seymour, former professor and college president, for his acts of kindness and contributions to Rollins College and Winter Park. “Dr. Seymour was an accessible, student-oriented, and engaging person,” said Dr. John Sinclair, chair of the music department. “He called me over the […]

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Gallup poll shows high student well-being

October 31, 2019

Gallup, a management consulting company, conducted a poll that compared Rollins students to other US educational institutions. The poll showed that Rollins students rank higher in well-being and academic engagement compared to other institutions, and they are less likely to graduate with debt. The statistics for the study were taken from 2,000 undergraduates and graduates […]

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Walk of Fame inducts first honoree since ’14

October 31, 2019

Rollins honored Pulitzer prize-winning author and Florida resident Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896-1953) by installing her stone in the Walk of Fame, the first stone to be added in five years. The Walk of Fame includes nearly 600 stones placed around Mills Lawn. It was originally established in 1929 by Hamilton Holt, Rollins’ eighth president. Each […]

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STARS program lets retirees go back to school

October 24, 2019

The STARS Senior Enrichment Program is little known at Rollins, yet it is an initiative that has surpassed its enrollment goals since its inception in 2013. The STARS (standing for Senior Tars) program is a collection of non-graded courses that do not result in a degree but are offered with the intent of enriching Winter […]

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Hurricane drive raises more than $1K for relief

October 24, 2019

Caribbean steel drum music filled Mary Jean Plaza as students gathered around tents  that offered jerk chicken, oxtail, and curry chicken. Aromas filled students’ noses and guided them in the direction of the donations box sitting beside Bahamian flags. Several clubs’ effort raised $1,073.19 and over 50 pounds of materials for families in need on […]

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Speaker gives human perspective to immigrant plight

October 24, 2019

Jose Antonio Vargas risks deportation every time he boards a plane to get to his next speaking engagement, .  but the political reporter, documentarian, and activist for undocumented citizens continues to speak, using his position as an undocumented citizen from the Philippines to make people think critically about what makes someone “American.” Vargas wants people […]

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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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