Rollins Through the Years

1969-1992







         

1969

 

Pres. McKean becomes chancellor, Dr. Jack B. Critchfield becomes president … on campus: Yitzhak Rabin, Julian Bond ... 1st annual Rollins College Writers’ Conference with Allen Drury, John D. MacDonald ... 149,347 books in Rollins’ 3 libraries ...

  The Rollins Sandspur
         

1970

 

Bye-bye, Delta Chi ... visitation ... 2nd annual Writers’ Conference draws Arthur Hailey ... fire in the Beanery: 1 student calls WPFD, 1 calls WLOF and wins $9.50 ... Tars play Raiford State Prison, lose 4-3, but they get to go home ... The Pelican sold ... on campus: Dick Gregory, Ralph Nader ... Environmental Studies ... tuition, room & board: $2600 ...

   
         

1971

 

Sandspur headline: “Women’s Lib Hits Rollins” ... “self-regulated” curfew ... on campus: Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, Pat Paulsen ... first strokes of new literary magazine, Brushing ... School for Continuing Studies adds BA, BS degrees ...

 
         

1972

 

new major: Business Administration ... New Hall renamed: Hugh Ferguson McKean Hall ... Black Student Union chartered ... on campus: Leo Kottke, John Hartford ... graduate program adds MS in optical physics ... Real-World Program established ... position of provost created ... CFSFCS becomes Rollins College School of Continuing Education ... …

   
         

1973

 

Fred Stone Theatre (as we knew it) closes; new FST opens ... O’Neal House, home of KAs & TKEs, razed ... Physics Dept. offers introduction to computers: “I Share, You Share, We All Time-Share” ... State lowers drinking age ... Alfond Pool dedicated ... Rollins saves EPOS, oldest poetry journal in Fla. ... faculty proposes no more Greeks ... on campus: Jesse Jackson—for Black Awareness  Week, Jim Croce, and the right & the not-quite-right: William F. Buckley, Jr. & Christine Jorgenson ... the end of the Hourglass ...

   O'Neal House
         

1974

 

Area Studies major ... French House home for Personal Development Center ... women’s golf team wins national championship ... The Pub: 12-oz. beer—25¢ ... Campus Safety gets power of arrest ... Rollins students try for Guinness Book of World Records, throw water balloon 162 ft ... Lyman Hall burns ... graduate program adds Master of Criminal Justice ... 1st programs in Ireland, Australia ...

 
         

1975

 

Pinehurst: 1st Alternative Housing Unit, a.k.a. coed housing ... the McKeans retire from Board of Trustees ... return of women’s crew ... Libra merges with ODK ... Beanery presents Virginia Terrace Dining Room on Friday nights ...

 
         

1976

 

on campus: Livingston Taylor, Robert Klein, George Plimpton, Ray Bradbury, Ron & Nancy ... 401 pledge Beanery meals for World Food Day ... mock election: Ford 70.3%, Carter 21.3%, McCarthy 4.8%, others 3.5% ... Tars play U.S. soccer champs Tampa Bay Rowdies ... Chapel Choir plays Poland ... skateboards infest campus, alligators infest Lake Virginia ... swine flu vaccine available in Student Center ... Air Force ROTC available through FTU ...

  Pinehurst
         

1977

 

on campus: Leonard Nimoy ... original WPRK sci-fi drama: “Tiff Between the Worlds” ... first members of Sports Hall of Fame announced ... tuition, room & board: $4900 ... “grade inflation” hits Rollins: 26.9% receive A’s vs. 13.7% 12 yrs. ago ... Pres. Critchfield resigns ...

 
         

1978

 

Cornell Fine Arts Center dedicated ... New Women’s Dorm named George Morgan Ward Hall ... Frederick Hicks named acting pres., brings back The Fox ... Dr. Thaddeus Seymour named president ... Ginny Mack named 1 of top 10 tennis coaches by Tennis Week ... Chapel Choir serenades Scotland ... Rollins TV survey: favorite oldie—Leave It to Beaver ... on campus: another oldie, Dr. Timothy Leary ... Homecoming returns ... Fred’s Disco ...

   Thad with fox
         

1979

 

“Town Meeting” ... Rollins MBA Student Assoc. founded ... Bill Loving initiated into Phi Delta Theta, ends 19 yrs as pledge ... Circle K formed ... on campus: Ramsey Lewis, Benjamin Hooks, Bella Abzug, and—in the flesh—Equus ... ACT surveys freshmen on social life: “No social life”—”Too many parties” ... ZYGON moves to Rollins ... so does Ultimate Frisbee ... Y.R.U. ... students take bartending course: “We teach our students how to be as comfortable behind the bar as they are in front of it” ...

   Equus playbill
         

1980

 

most popular major: Business ... KAs hold campus Gong Show, get gonged . . . baseball team auctioned to pay for new cleats ... Shakespeareana revived for Alumni Reunion ... on campus: Dave Brubeck Quartet ... Off-Campus Students organize ... 1st cross-country team ... Procrastination Workshops ... drinking age raised, so is women’s consciousness …

   
         

1981

 

Business major discontinued ... Knowles Memorial Chapel/Annie Russell Theatre Jubilee ... Rollins Outdoor Club formed ... Sandspur poll on dating: 21.2% of Rollins women, 50.0% of Rollins men date more than once a week—”Why haven’t these people gotten together?”... tuition, room & board: $7640 ...

 
         

1982

 

Murder in the Cathedral performed in Chapel ... grades change: A=4 pts, A-=3.67, B+=3.34 ... 1st Artist-in-Residence: Thomas Brockman ... Executive MBA ... 1st course in Division of Non-Credit Programs: Creative Writing, taught by Man in the Grey Flannel Suit author Sloan Wilson ... on campus: James Dickey, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, & Rodney Dangerfield, who gets no respect ...

   
         

1983

 

1st Grandparents Weekend ... Sigma Delta Pi, national Spanish Studies Honorary ... Rollins receives National Endowment for the Humanities grants to restore Classics ... Knowles II makes way for new library ... Community of Learners initiated ...

   Knowles II
         

1984

 

Tars play World Champion Pittsburgh Pirates in new Alfond Baseball Stadium ... Willie Stargell speaks at Sports Hall of Fame banquet ... cheerleaders add men to their ranks ... tuition, room & board: $9976 ... Sandspur proposes Nerd Hall of Fame ... “fitness trail” blazed ... Rollins claims 3rd Rhodes Scholar, Ruth Renee Stone ...

 
         

1985

 

DCE celebrates 25th anniversary ... Olin Library dedicated; 213,000 books ... Rollins and Crummer School of Business receive accreditation from AACSB ... drinking age returns to 21—Who says history doesn’t repeat itself? ... Board of Trustees adopts Sullivan Principles, “selective divestment” policy on South Africa ... Rollins celebrates its 100th birthday: 600 return, 24 promise to return for the Bicentennial ...

   Annie Russell Theatre and Knowles Memorial Chapel
         

1986

 

Rollins named one of TIME magazine’s 9 “nifty” colleges; U.S. News & World Report, Christian Science Monitor agree ... DCE becomes School of Continuing Education ... the concept that wouldn’t die: Humanities Foundation Course returns (to SCE) ... Trustees pass The Rollins Resolution: $33.8-million capital campaign ... Rollins closes Centennial Observance with celebration of Hamilton Holt’s 114th birthday ...

   
         

1987

 

“Sheep Skin Diplomas!” ... Fred Stone Theatre shifts stage east to make room for Cornell Hall ... Priscilla Parker ‘42 bequeaths $1 million for theater scholarships ... Mills Memorial Library starts new life as Mills Memorial Center—student activity & learning center … blue Student Center suffers the blues ... Master of Liberal Studies ... what’s in a name? SCE becomes Hamilton Holt School, in honor of Prexy ... on campus: “The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly”—Eric Severeid, Gary Hart, G. Gordon Liddy ... Donald Cram ’41 captures Nobel Prize for Chemistry ... Pinehurst renovations make it “the oldest & newest building on campus” ...

  Donald Cram
         

1988

 

1st Alumni College, speakers include Marjory Stoneman Douglas ... Winter Term with the Writers brings Tama Janowitz (Slaves of Winter Park?) ... shell collection moves to UF, Beal-Maltbie Shell Museum becomes Environmental Studies Dept. ... Student Life Summit ... Sandspur Bowl’s 1st night game ... social science depts. find a home: Cornell Hall, Johnson Center dedicated ...

   
         

1989

 

Park Ave. Bldg bites the dust ... Brevard County campus moves from Patrick Air Force Base to Rockledge Center … Rollins appears in Baseball World Series ... tennis coach Norm Copeland aces victory #600 ... Bert Martin Tennis Complex dedicated ... on campus: Ralph Nader, Maya Angelou ... Bill Gordon ’51 retires ... WPRK adds contemporary music, including “rock classics” ... Walk of Fame & Horseshoe get facelift ... Fox Daze Club ... Pres. Seymour starts countdown to retirement ...

   Park Avenue Building
         

1990

 

on campus: Ralph Abernathy, Maki Mandela ... senior Lynn Pool’s Renaissance & Baroque Festival draws thousands ... 100th anniversary of Dinky Line ... Seymour presidency declared magical ... Rollins elects 13th president, 1st woman: Rita Bornstein ... on campus: Tiananmen Square student leader Shen Tong, Kuwaiti Ambassador to the U.N.  ... ChiOs & TKEs in whites for croquet match ... waterski team makes big splash at dedication of Harold Alfond Boathouse ...

  Rita Bornstein
         

1991

 

1st AfricanaFest ... Center for Public Service opens ... “Mr. Rogers” returns to Rollins neighborhood for Walk of Fame ceremony ... 300+ delegates, faculty march at Bornstein inauguration ceremony ... national championships for women’s golf & men’s tennis teams ... Beans fire overcooks kitchen ... All-College Summit cancels classes for strategic-planning conversation ... 1st President’s Square Dance ... on campus: Carl Hiaasen, Rev. Joseph Lowery, Newt Gingrich ...

   
         

1992

 

Rollins is COOL—hosts national conference on student community service ... residence hall renovations under way ... 1st Goldwater Scholar ... on campus: Harry Crews, Allen Ginsberg, Carrot Top, Blues Traveler ... TKE rechartered … Rollins Improv Players start making it up ... women’s golf team sinks winning putt & national championship ... Holt School student Leanza Cornett named Miss America ... Gordie Howell, Arnold Wettstein return to teaching, Boyd Coffie returns ... U.S. News ranking: #5 ... Community School of Music adds harmony to Central Florida ... Rollins receives largest gift to date—Virginia Nelson’s $9-million+ bequest, names music department in the Nelsons’ honor ...

   
         



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