September-October 2015




HIGHLIGHTS: When members of the Class of 2019 arrived on campus on September 3, they weren’t greeted by just the iconic Long Walk, the hum of Hartford, and a fresh room to make all their own. They were also welcomed at check-in by five new Trinsition Fellows, recent college graduates who will be an integral part of the new Bantam Network, a program designed by Trinity students to provide new students the tools to succeed and to quickly acclimate to college life from their very first days on campus. During the Convocation ceremony, students unwrapped parcels to reveal colorful T-shirts with names of their Bantam Network Nests, thus initiating the first Bantam Network class. Read more, and see photos from Convocation and move-in day. (Pictured: student orientation leaders pose while protecting the Luther-Roosevelt Long Walk Inscription before the Convocation ceremony procession.) 

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Trinity Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Neuroscience Program
The 2015-2016 academic year marks the 25th anniversary of the neuroscience program at Trinity, and the College is celebrating all year long. On September 17, Joanne Berger-Sweeney (at left), President and Trinity College Professor of Neuroscience, kicked off the celebration with a lecture that shared insights from her years of studying autism spectrum disorders. Visit the website for a detailed list of on- and off-campus activities, including a special event for neuroscience alumni on April 2, 2016.
 

Student Leaders Engage in Campaign for Community
Last spring, President Joanne Berger-Sweeney announced the creation of the Campaign for Community, a campuswide initiative designed to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect for others, self-respect, and responsible behavior. This fall, five teams of student working groups have begun to shape the ways in which we engage in conversations about these subjects. Hear more from the students as they embark on this important work.
  First-Year Students Get to Know Hartford
Trinity’s pre-orientation programs offered first-year students the chance to get to know their new home city of Hartford – and each other – in some unique ways. Among the two-day Bantam Beginnings programs was “Amazing Race Hartford,” which had five teams following clues to various locations around the city and a faculty- and staff-led bus tour of Hartford’s diverse neighborhoods, as well as “Community Service Program,” “Hartford by Bike,” “The Skill of Observation and Communication in Art and Medicine,” “Hartford Highlights,” and “Spirit of the City.” See photos and read more.


Ten Decades of The Trinity Tripod
The Trinity Tripod has documented 111 years of student perceptions regarding the College and the country, from covering the residential stay of apprentice seamen to students’ opinions on the creation of Facebook. The Watkinson Library is honoring the newspaper’s legacy through a special exhibit, “Ten Decades of The Tripod, 1904 – 2004: A Century of Trinity from the Student Perspective.” Through this exhibit – on display until November 27 – the Watkinson Library aims to show students the impact the College’s newspaper has had on preserving the institution’s history. Read more.
 
Be an Early Bantam
Support the Trinity Fund, and show your College pride. Set up a recurring gift today. Visit www.trincoll.edu/GivingToTrinity. Thank you.

Trinity Football Home Opener Set for October 3
The Trinity College football team, which won 34-0 against Colby in its season opener on September 26, hosts the Williams College Ephs on Saturday, October 3, at 1:30 p.m. in one of the most storied rivalries in all of small college football. The Bantams and the Ephs are currently tied with Amherst, Middlebury, and Tufts for first place in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) at 1-0, and Saturday’s game in Hartford is the only one in the NESCAC featuring two undefeated teams. Read more.

Welcome Back for Homecoming 2015 on November 14
It’s time to rally for Homecoming Weekend. Don your blue and gold and come back to campus to see what’s new, reconnect with faculty and friends, and cheer on the Bantams. Kickoff is at noon on Saturday vs. Wesleyan. Click here for details. Go Bantams!
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