January-February 2014




HIGHLIGHTS: In an act of serendipity, Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass brought students of Clare Rossini’s first-year seminar, “The Practice of Poetry,” together with Richard Ring of the Watkinson Library and Hartford Prints!, a local letterpress studio. Students had the opportunity to operate a vintage printing press and support the College’s efforts to acquire a first edition of Leaves of Grass. Read more about how students learned to engage with language in a different way, and see photos from their experience at Hartford Prints!

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Professor of Sociology Theresa Morris Discusses the Rise in C-Sections in America
Theresa Morris's new book Cut It Out: The C-Section Epidemic in America explores the exponential rise in caesarean section births in the United States. Her book was recently reviewed by The New York Times, and she appeared on WNPR's Colin McEnroe Show. Read more about faculty highlights and achievements.(Photo credit: Chion Wolf, WNPR)



Trinity Student Honored by Connecticut Poetry Circuit
James Ciano '14 is one of just four college students in Connecticut honored by the prestigious Connecticut Poetry Circuit. Ciano, who is an English-creative writing major minoring in African studies, and his fellow student honorees gave a reading on February 11 as part of the Connecticut Poetry Circuit tour and Trinity's A.K. Smith Reading Series. Click here for a schedule of future readings, including Wally Lamb on March 5.



Trinity's Student Entrepreneurship Competition Heats Up As First Round of Finalists Is Announced
The Career Development Center recently announced five finalists in the 2013-2014 Entrepreneurship Competition, which began in October. The five selected teams will each be awarded $2,000 in seed money to further develop their ideas. The finalists will also be assigned alumni mentors and will participate in workshops to further hone their ideas and develop presentations for the final competition in April. Following the competition, the winning team will receive $10,000 to launch its enterprise. Read more.


Interfaith House is Dedicated in Honor of the Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston '71
Heartfelt accolades and remembrances–from students, faculty, and staff–poured forth as the College’s gathering place for spiritual life was dedicated in honor of the Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston. Charleston graduated from Trinity in 1971, received an honorary degree in 1992, and served as College Chaplain from 1996 to 1999. Read more.



President Jones Receives Rising Star Award for Dedication to the College and the City of Hartford

The MetroHartford Alliance, the leading business and economic development organization in Greater Hartford, presented Trinity President James F. Jones, Jr. (pictured here with Oz Griebel, president and CEO of the MetroHartford Alliance) with its Rising Star Award for his 10 years of “outstanding service and leadership” to the College, the city, and the region. Read more.



Get Your Set of Trinity Coasters Before They’re Gone!
Make your Annual Fund gift of $100 or more today and you can receive this set of Trinity coasters as a thank you. Remember, your gift to Trinity supports every aspect of our students’ experience all year long. Please give today—call (800) 771-6184 or make your gift online today. Thank you!




Men's Squash To Defend National Championship Title This Weekend 
The men’s squash team will look to defend its College Squash Association (CSA) National Team Championship (Potter Trophy) title for the 14th time in the last 15 years this weekend at Harvard University. The Bantams, which earned their eighth consecutive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship title earlier this month, have the No. 2 spot in the CSA National Rankings, having lost to Harvard on February 4 for its first setback in 35 games. Read more.



Register for Admissions 101: A College Exploration Program for Trinity Families
The Admissions 101 program provides children and grandchildren of Trinity families an opportunity to learn more about the college admissions process in a structured yet relaxed way. The program is open to​ high-school-aged children and grandchildren of Trinity alumni, faculty, parents, and staff. More information.




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