Ken Miller

Medical marijuana is legal in Florida, but not on campus

April 10, 2019

Medical marijuana is officially legal in Florida; however, students with a prescription are still not permitted to use it on campus.  Governor Ron DeSantis overturned former gov. Rick Scott’s ban on medical marijuana last month, making the medicinal drug legal in the Sunshine State. Because the drug is still not legal federally, though, Rollins cannot […]

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Sexual assault reports decreased by 42% in 2017

November 28, 2018

A recent report from Campus Safety showed a 42 percent decrease in reports of sexual offenses from 2016 to 2017.  While official numbers for 2018 have not been published yet, the lack of an official director of the Office of Title IX, which oversees gender discrimination and sexual assault, has created cause for concern. This […]

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Parking appeals now under SGA

October 10, 2018

As construction across campus limits available parking spaces, Campus Safety continues to distribute parking tickets. With each ticket usually comes an appeal, which will now be handled by a Student Government Association-sponsored student parking committee. Parking tickets issued on campus are abundant, with an average of 250 to 300 tickets issued each month. With multiple […]

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Adjunct professors excluded from lockdown alert

October 3, 2018

Rollins adjuncts were not informed of the shelter-in-place put into effect on Sept. 17, as their information was sent to Human Resources late and then was never placed into the R-Alert system. Scott Rayburn, Rollins’ safety and emergency planner, worked with the Office of Information Technology to locate the disconnect after many adjuncts alerted their […]

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Students need more information during lockdowns

September 26, 2018

“A shelter in place notification is in effect. Go into the nearest room and lock the door. Await further information.” Last week, this R-Alert message was sent campus-wide in response to a shooting and robbery a mile away from campus. No student ever wants to receive a security alert from their school about an active […]

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Lockdown shows security strengths

September 19, 2018

Rollins students were in a “shelter in place” lockdown for almost two hours after a man was shot on Orange Avenue next to the Rollins Alfond baseball stadium, less than a mile from campus. Monday’s lockdown felt all too familiar for students, who experienced a similar event in March when Campus Safety sent out an […]

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Construction eliminates more campus parking

August 29, 2018

Construction projects, both current and forthcoming, are going to reduce available campus parking. More than 150 parking spaces have been eliminated from the campus over the past ten years, Ken Miller, assistant vice president of public safety, said in a campus-wide email that. Campus Safety has taken several courses of action to maximize available parking […]

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No more campus hurricane housing after college spent $450K during Irma

August 29, 2018

Rollins will no longer offer housing to students, faculty, or staff in the case of a hurricane or other extreme weather emergency. This change comes after the college spent up to $450,000 to house 125 students and 60 staff members during Hurricane Irma last September. The costs included housing, meals, labor, and supplies, according to […]

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Letter to the Editor Re: Mold in Residential Halls

March 1, 2018

Re: Mold in Residential Halls Dear Editor, After reading the recent article on mold concerns in Rollins-owned residential buildings, I was left with the feeling that the whole picture wasn’t being presented accurately. Some factual data was glossed over in the article, leaving unnecessary questions in the reader’s mind. Campus Safety is tasked with responding […]

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Sexual assault reports on the rise

February 1, 2018

Sixteen rapes were reported on campus in 2016, a number which doubled the 8 reported in 2015. The numbers were released through Campus Safety’s 2016 Annual Safety & Fire Safety Report in compliance with the Clery Act. They raise the question of whether this dramatic increase is due to an increase in rapes themselves, or […]

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