November-December 2015




HIGHLIGHTS: After months of long days, late nights, and intensive interaction with fellow students, faculty, and administrators, five working groups of students shared their strategic recommendations for strengthening Trinity’s campus culture at a Campaign for Community event, “TrinColl2Action,” at Vernon Social on Saturday, November 7. A crowd of more than 200 listened as the students identified some of the key challenges on campus and proposed solutions to address them. The Campaign for Community is an ongoing initiative launched by President Joanne Berger-Sweeney last April. Each of the student working groups focused on specific issues: academic environment, community involvement, rape and sexual assault, school pride, and social environment. Read more about the event, and see photos

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Book by Professor Kassow ’66 Being Turned into Documentary Film
Production is already under way to turn Charles H. Northam Professor of History Samuel Kassow’s 2007 book, Who Will Write Our History? Emanuel Ringelblum, the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Oyneg Shabes Archive (Indiana University Press), into a 90-minute documentary film that will be screened at film festivals and in select theaters. Who Will Write Our History? tells the gripping true story of Emanuel Ringelblum and his determination to use historical scholarship to resist Nazi oppression in the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II. Read more.
 
 
Trinity Podcasts: Now Available on SoundCloud and iTunes
Trinity is home to and hosts great authors, musicians, and speakers. Now you can listen to their lectures, readings, and performances from wherever you are in the world through Trinity’s podcasts. Subscribe to Trinity podcasts on SoundCloud or on iTunes.

Research Assistantships with Professors Bring Learning Beyond the Classroom
Jocelyn Redding ’16 (left) initially learned about sign language in elementary school and pursued her interest in American Sign Language (ASL) in high school. Her desire to learn more about anything related to the topic of deaf culture led her to a research assistantship position in the lab with Assistant Professor of Psychology Elizabeth D. Casserly, who specializes in cochlear implant research.  Read more

Gifts of Massive Artwork to Furnish Trinity College Chapel
Trinity College has received a gift of large liturgical furnishings and artwork from a church in Boston, bringing the iconic Gothic Revival Chapel closer than ever to the full realization of the artistic vision cast by its principal architect, Philip Frohman, more than 85 years ago. Read more.
  Girl Scouts of Connecticut Honors President Berger-Sweeney
Trinity students and alumnae joined President Joanne Berger-Sweeney at the Hartford Club on December 4 as she was recognized as one of three Connecticut women in STEM honored for their leadership by the Girl Scouts of Connecticut at the organization’s annual Breakfast Badge Award event. Read more.
 
Giving to Trinity
In the spirit of the season, please consider making your gift to Trinity, recognized by Charity Navigator with a coveted 4-star rating. Now is a great time to take advantage of tax year-end, and for gifts of $100 or more, you will receive a Trinity keychain as a thank you. Call (800) 771-6184, or make your gift online today.

Mackenzie Griffin ’16 Leads Women’s Basketball to Best Start in Seven Seasons
Trinity College women’s basketball senior captain center Mackenzie Griffin is racking up weekly awards for the team, including the team’s best start (8-1) since the 2008-2009 season. Griffin recently was named to the New England Women’s Basketball Association (NEWBA) Division III Honor Roll for earning MVP and all-tournament honors in the Ed Hockenbury Classic at Norwich University on December 5. She also was honored as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), the NEWBA, and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Player of the Week for her outstanding play while leading the Bantams to the Dr. Betty Shabazz Tournament title at Medgar Evers College in November. Read more women’s basketball news.


Join Us for Alumni Events Near You
Trinity Clubs across the country are hosting gatherings during December and January, including several in Florida with President Joanne Berger-Sweeney. Click here for a calendar of events to find one near you, and register for a fun and entertaining evening with fellow Bantams.

 
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