Author Archives: dmmoore@rollins.edu

Rollins’ Historical Link with Japan

Ever since Commodore Perry’s fleet sailed into the Tokyo harbor in 1853, Japan has captured the imagination of Americans, as many were fascinated by the mysterious culture of the Land of the Rising Sun. Established by the Congregational Church in … Continue reading

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Mother Strong

Hattie M. Strong (1864-1950) “Hattie Strong had no idea how her life would turn out . . . but what a ride she took.” This statement from the website of the Hattie M. Strong Foundation introduces visitors to the eventful … Continue reading

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Linking Academic Freedom and Shared Governance: The Rollins College Inquiry, 1933

                                                               Jack C. Lane                                                             Alexander W. Weddell Professor Emeritus of … Continue reading

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“Life Is For Service”: The Words That Inspired Mister Rogers

The plaque that inspired Fred Rogers, displayed on a walkway near Strong Quad This marble tablet is well known on the Rollins campus for its association with one of our most famous graduates, Fred Rogers ’51 ’74H (better known to … Continue reading

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Does This Man Look Like a Grouch to You? An Alumna Remembers Hamilton Holt

While attending a reception in the Galloway Room recently, I was startled to hear someone point out this portrait of Pres. Hamilton Holt and say, “That guy looks like such a grouch!” Others at our table agreed. I spoke up, … Continue reading

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