National and Regional Media Publications Feature Trinity College Sources This Summer

Professors and Administrators in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and More

​Hartford, Connecticut, June 30, 2016 – Several national and regional media outlets have published articles featuring Trinity College professors and administrators in recent weeks, covering topics ranging from innovative mobile apps to the future of liberal arts colleges.

In an article in The Washington Post’s higher education news blog “Grade Point,” Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney discussed new ways to generate revenue at small liberal arts colleges beyond tuition. “It’s essential to be nimble and flexible,” Berger-Sweeney said. Some ideas discussed in the article include growing Trinity’s master’s degree programs, expanding summer offerings for college-bound students, and opening campus facilities for community events.

Vijay Prashad, the George and Martha Kellner chair of South Asian history and professor of international studies at Trinity, contributed an opinion piece to The New York Times in its recent “Room for Debate” discussion about opening India to foreign investors. “Halfway through this government’s term, [Narendra] Modi has decided to loosen rules on investment and attract foreign direct investment as a strategy for growth,” Prashad wrote, in part. “This is the hallmark of the type of neoliberal policy that the International Monetary Fund’s research department recently warned tends to increase inequality.”

The latest issue of Connecticut Magazine included the article “Solving Autism's Puzzle,” which features the book The Activity Kit for Babies and Toddlers at Risk: How to Use Everyday Routines to Build Social and Communication Skills, co-written by Molly Helt, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at Trinity. The book “teaches parents exercises for their toddlers that can jumpstart improvement and, in rare cases, have led to a reversal of the diagnosis.”

The Hartford Courant reported recently on the Mobile CSP App Expo for high school students held at Trinity College. “The app expo day is part of a National Science Foundation-funded project led by Ralph Morelli, a Trinity College professor of computer science,” the article said. “The effort is designed to train high school educators to teach computer science through the use of app development. The computer science principles class is based on the idea that if you get kids building mobile apps, they'll want to study computer science to help them build the apps they care about, Morelli said.