March-April 2014




HIGHLIGHTS: Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Ph.D., was named the 22nd president of Trinity College following a unanimous vote by the College’s Board of Trustees. An accomplished teacher, scholar, neuroscientist, and administrator, Berger-Sweeney currently holds the position of dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Tufts University in Medford, Mass., where she serves as chief officer for Tufts’ largest school, with more than 5,000 students. Berger-Sweeney is the first African American and first woman to be elected president of Trinity. She will succeed James F. Jones, Jr. as president on July 1, 2014, following his retirement after 10 years of distinguished service. On March 27, the campus welcomed Berger-Sweeney enthusiastically during a community event in the Washington Room. See photos from the event, watch the video, and read more about Berger-Sweeney.

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Senior Named As Woman of Innovation
Elizabeth Gerber ’14 (at right with her professional mentor, Elizabeth Garypie '99) was recently nominated as one of 59 women in Connecticut to be honored for her innovation and leadership during the Connecticut Technology Council's 10th annual awards dinner. The program recognizes women who are innovators, role models, and leaders in the fields of technology, science, and engineering. Gerber, who is majoring in mechanical engineering, has been working to help restore a World War II Corsair fighter aircraft since May. Read more.


Katie Couric to Be Commencement Speaker for the Class of 2014
Katie Couric, award-winning journalist and television personality, host of Katie, Yahoo News global anchor, and executive producer and narrator of the upcoming documentary Fed Up, will be the Commencement speaker for Trinity's 188th Commencement on May 18. Read more.





Recording Artist Javier Colon Shares His Experience in the Music Business
On March 4, singer Javier Colon (at left with associate professor of music Eric Galm), winner of The Voice, helped students to find their own voices during a Common Hour talk about the latest in the music business. The talk was part of the Music Business Colloquium series, which is funded by a Mellon grant for innovative ways to explore education. See photos from the event.




For Kristine Belson ’86, a Unique Path to Oscar Nomination
Film and television are in Kristin Belson’s blood, but as a Trinity student she never expected that she would one day be walking the red carpet as an Oscar-nominated filmmaker for her film The CroodsRead more.





Trinity Giving Day Celebrates the Trinity Experience
When you give to the Trinity College Fund, you help build a foundation of support for every facet of our students' experience. Help us celebrate the Trinity experience on April 30 during Trinity Giving Day. Give today and any gift between now and April 30 will be applied to the Giving Day celebration. Call (800) 771-6184, or make your gift online today. Thank you!




VIDEO: Watch Highlights from the Winter 2013-2014 Season
Catch all the Bantams sports action from the winter season, including clips from the men's ice hockey match against Williams during January's Frozen Fenway in Boston and the women's squash team national championship win over Harvard. Watch the video here.





Register for Reunion 2014
Come home to Trinity June 13-15, 2014, for Reunion. The weekend features live music, panel discussions, an Alumni EXPO, class receptions, and more. Register before April 30 for an early-bird discount. Read more information.

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