Students in an independent study math course meet to collaborate on research.

May 03, 2022

Cool Class: Industrial Mathematics

Students in this independent study course experienced firsthand one of the many practical career applications of a math degree: working together to analyze data and find innovative solutions for real problems.

A grid of photos taken throughout the year showing the range of activities and courses Rollins offered in 2021.

August 13, 2021

A Rollins Year in Photos

As we welcome the start of a new semester, let’s reflect on the myriad ways Tars across the globe rallied this past year in the face of adversity, living out the ideals and values of our mission at every turn.

Masked students conduct research in the Rollins Archives

February 24, 2021

A History for the Future

Rollins faculty, staff, and students are engaging in real-world research to uncover untold stories from the Great Migration for an original art installation coming to campus next year.

Students hold puppets during an online workshop.

February 23, 2021

Cool Class: Difficult Dialogues in Health Communication

Tough conversations are the most meaningful in this community engagement class that offers a lifetime of takeaways.

Students having a discussion in the Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

October 29, 2020

Cool Class: AfroFantastic: Black Imagination and Agency in the American Experience

A new course for first-year students culminates with an exhibition at Rollins’ Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

A child from Rollins’ Child Development Center reads the book helped write with a Rollins student.

August 10, 2020

Cool Class: Writing Books for & with Children

This honors course pairs students with preschoolers to explore the fine art of children’s literature—and the takeaways extend far beyond the creative process.

January 26, 2020

Cool Class: Sustainability Beyond the Classroom

Go inside this series of linked environmental studies courses to learn how Rollins students are exploring sustainability issues right at the source.

Joshua Almond and his students working to weatherproof the exterior of a tiny home class project.

April 11, 2019

Cool Class: Applied Design Solutions

Hammers in hand, Rollins students are exploring big concepts by building a tiny house.

A Pakistani chef shows some of the spices she uses during a cooking demonstration.

February 19, 2019

Cool Class: Food & Immigrant Cultures in Central Florida

This Intersession course taught Rollins students that just like there’s more to a recipe than a list of ingredients, there’s more to a population than statistics.

Rachel Walton and Claire Strom work with a student.

February 11, 2019

Cool Class: Researching American History

Rollins students explore the history of diversity and inclusion in education and at Rollins through the Pathways to Diversity grant.

Student carving a wooden relief project on tabletop.

November 20, 2018

Cool Class: The Art & Science of Cell Death

Inside the innovative Rollins course that fuses biology, technology, sculpture, and abstract thinking in unconventional ways.

Students turning residential lawns into organic micro-farms.

November 14, 2018

Cool Class: Strategies for Changemakers

This 300-level course is all about learning what it really takes to become, as Gandhi encouraged us to do, the change we want to see in the world.