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Shuttles relieve campus parking disaster

February 20, 2019

Shuttles are bringing faculty, staff, and students to campus from a nearby parking lot to relieve parking space shortages caused by slashed lots.  The five additional parking lots that closed this week to make way for construction, totaling 223 spaces lost, caused tension to grow among students, faculty, and staff who already struggle to find […]

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Fred Stone Theater plans in action

February 20, 2019

Construction of the new Fred Stone Theater will begin this summer.  The new black box theater will include many more features compared to the one-room space it used to be, increasing five times in size, according to Scott Bitikofer, assistant vice president of Facilities Services. The building is projected to be completed by the start […]

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Assistant director of CICI embarks on new chapter

February 20, 2019

After almost four years at Rollins, Destinee Lott, a pillar of support for Rollins students, especially those of diverse backgrounds, is leaving.  Lott is currently the assistant director of the Center for Inclusion and Campus Involvement (CICI) but will become the assistant director for special scholarships at Georgia Institute of Technology.  “With Rollins being such […]

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‘You don’t look sick’: Not all disabilities are visibile

February 20, 2019

My ninth-grade algebra teacher looked down at me  under her spiked eyelashes, frizzed blonde hair and deep eye wrinkles, and breathed the five words I cannot stand to hear: “But you don’t look sick.” I had just explained to her that I spent the week in the hospital, and that the administration excused me from […]

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Artist sheds light on migrants’ struggle

February 20, 2019

A Mexican artist and composer who wields objects used by migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border will visit the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (CFAM) to blend humanitarian narratives with  political discourse.  Guillermo Galindo will  perform his original composition, “Sonic Borders III,” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28.  Some of Galindo’s pieces are currently displayed at the […]

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Rice Family Pavilion finally opens for business

February 20, 2019

The Rice Family Pavilion officially opened, giving the campus and greater community a formal space to convene and host events.  Originally constructed as a student center in 1942, the building was repurposed from a bookstore and cafe into a multi-faceted facility that can hold more than 200 people and houses a full kitchen downstairs.  Here […]

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Dancing dragon rings in Chinese Lunar New Year

February 20, 2019

Courtesy of Li Wei Ten students from the China Club and German Club carried the long, winding dragon through various buildings on campus in celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year. Its lanky red-and-green body flowed in the wind while its fire-breathing mouth and glistening eyes looked deep into the souls of the students it passed.  […]

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Opinion: Shutdown’s impact will be felt for years to come

February 20, 2019

We have all now heard about the recent five-week-long U.S. government shutdown and the budget battle surrounding it. But what was the shutdown’s real impact on the country?  Certainly the group most directly impacted was government workers. Were they able to pay their bills? Were they forced to work without pay? The stress and uncertainty […]

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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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Review: Students shine in ‘John Proctor is the Villain’ debut

February 20, 2019

If John Proctor is the villain, then the actors are the heroes.  The Annie Russell Theater actors dove headfirst into their debut of “John Proctor is the Villain,” bringing the challenging new piece to life.  In collaboration with the Farm Theater in New York, the Annie Russell Theatre company tells the story of a tumultuous […]

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