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A New Trinity Publication: Highlights

Check out the Winter issue with updates on J-Term, the Career Development Center's Entrepreneurship Competition, the Presidential search, and more. Read the issue.

Winter 2013-2014 Blue & Gold Banner

Inside this issue: Vernon Social, a new hub for Trinity's social scene, Homecoming highlights, three new trustees, two new bequests, and much more. Read the issue.

Mock Trial Trinvitational a Great Success

Trinity hosted its first-ever Trinvitational Mock Trial event November 23-24, 2013. View photos.

Williams Awarded NSF research grant

Research Associate Professor Terri Williams was recently awarded a three-year, $488,877 grant from the National Science Foundation for her research investigating segmentation in arthropods. Read more.

The MasterCard Foundation Scholars at Trinity

Academically talented young people from Africa who have demonstrated a commitment to their communities are now making their mark at Trinity thanks to an innovative scholarship model the College is piloting with The MasterCard Foundation. Read more.

Long Walk Societies Industry Breakfast in NYC

Peter Kraus '74, CEO, AllianceBernstein, was the featured speaker at the first of Trinity's Long Walk Societies' Industry Series events, October 22, 2013, in New York City. View photos.

Trinity's First Engineering Alumni Reunion 

 The First Annual Trinity College Engineering Alumni Reunion was held October 18, 2013. Activities included a networking reception with students, faculty, and alumni, a professional awareness alumni panel discussion, a tour of engineering facilities, and a student poster session. View photos.

Family Weekend: October 4 & 5, 2013

Trinity families enjoyed a full weekend of activities, including classroom visits and cheering on athletic teams. Most important, of course, was time spent catching up with their students. View photos from Family Weekend.

Fall 2013 Blue & Gold Banner

Inside this issue: Bantam athletic experience inspires passionate support, vibrant musical tradition thrives on campus--and more.  Read the issue.

Impact Challenge Met!

Thank you Impact Challenge donors--with your help, we successfully achieved our goal to raise $625,000 in new and increased gifts during June 2013.

Graduating Seniors Establish Scholarship

For the eighth consecutive year, senior class giving at Trinity topped 90 percent participation. The gift from the Class of 2013 totaled $10,160--read more here


Our 2013 Scholars Reception

Trinity's Scholars Reception took place April 18, 2013, honoring donors and recipients of more than 350 named scholarships. View photos, as well as a video, from the event.

Spring 2013 Blue & Gold Banner 

Ensuring Opportunities for promising local scholars, Luce Foundation grant, alumni and students connecting around common interests, and more.

Trinity Women Network in NYC 

The Women’s Leadership Council hosted a networking event and panel discussion in New York City on “Education, Science, Law, and Design.” View photos.​

Ice Hockey Alumni Gather on Campus

About 30 former members of the men's ice hockey team returned to campus January 19, 2013. View photos. 

Bank of America Visits Dream Camp 

Trinity’s Dream Camp provides tuition-free summer and after-school activities to approximately 250 Hartford children each year. See photos from a recent visit by Dream Camp supporter Bank of America Foundation. View photos. 

Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring 

The Jones-Zimmermann Academic Mentoring Program, known as JZ-AMP, recruits and trains Trinity students to mentor sixth grade students at Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy. View photos​. 

Women's Squash Team Hosts Alumnae

On January 5, many former Women's Squash Team alumnae returned to campus and enjoyed playing matches with current team members.
View photos.

Blue & Gold Banner—Our First Issue

New Gates Quad, Family Weekend, Scholar News, Improved Webcast Quality, Art—Up Close and Personal, Sold-Out Crowds for Rent, and more. 

Trinity Receives $400,000 Luce Grant Award 

The Henry Luce Foundation has approved a four-year implementation grant of $400,000 to Trinity through its Luce Initiative on Asian Studies and the Environment (LIASE).Read more.

Mark Setterfield Delivers Maloney Lecture

Mark Setterfield, Maloney Family Distinguished Professor of Economics at Trinity College, delivered his inaugural lecture December 3 to an appreciative Trinity audience. Read more. View photos.

Trinity Dedicates Gates Quadrangle

Trinity recently celebrated the dedication of the Gates Quadrangle (previously Mather Quad), renamed in recognition of the lead gift for the project from Weezie and John Gates, Jr. '79, P'13.Read more. View photos.

Bill Knapp is New Director of Annual Giving

Bill Knapp joined the College in November from Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn., where he was annual fund director.  He brings a combination of data expertise and experience building relationships with leadership annual donors.

Sold-Out Crowds for High-energy Rent

Our Department of Music presented Rent, the 1996 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, at the Austin Arts Center, October 25-27. ​View photos


Dworin Honored by CT Women’s Hall of Fame 

Judy Dworin ’70, professor of theater and dance, was honored  by the Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame for “giving voice to women and inspiration for social action through dance/theater.”​ Read more

Students Named President’s Fellows 

Thirty Trinity seniors, each of whom has compiled an exemplary academic record during their first three years at the College, have been named President’s Fellows.​ Read more

Family Weekend 2012: September 21 & 22

Trinity welcomed hundreds of families during a beautiful fall weekend, during which they spent time with their students, attended classes, met staff and faculty, and cheered on athletic teams. ​View photos​. 

Livesay Earns Top Women's LAX Coach Honors

Trinity Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Kate Livesay  was honored as the NESCAC Coach of the Year for the fourth time and as the IWLCA Regional and National Coach of the Year.​ Read more. ​

Trinity Professor Awarded ASPB Grant

The American Society of Plant Biologists awarded a $26,853 grant to associate professor Kathleen Archer, which will to fund a project to reform how biology is taught in higher education. Read more.

Tripod Editor Awarded Jim Murray Scholarship

Matthew Mainuli, a senior editor for The Trinity Tripod, and an English and French double major, was selected to represent Trinity as this year’s Jim Murray Scholarship winner. Read more.

Six-Year Campaign Reaches $369 Million

Trinity announced the successful completion of its six-year fundraising effort, raising more than double the amount of the College’s last fundraising campaign. Read more.

​​Senior Class Giving Reaches 92 Percent

This marks the seventh consecutive year that senior class giving at Trinity has topped 90 percent participation, a distinction that places Trinity among a small group of colleges. Read more​.

​Four Trinity Graduates Named Fulbrights

This spring, four students were awarded grants from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the flagship international education program sponsored by the U.S. government. Read more.

Trinity Honors the Legacy of Roy Nutt '53​

Trinity's Mathematics, Engineering & Computer Science Center was re-named for Nutt, an expert in computer systems programming, at a ceremony held on May 18. Read more and view photos​.

Over 230 Awards Given at 62nd Honors Day​​

The honorees, which included members of the Classes of 2012, ’13, ’14 and ’15, were presented with an array of prizes and awards for their achievements over the years. Read more and view photos.

Dedication of Kassow Hillel Kosher Eatery

The eatery, located inside Mather Dining Hall, will serve as a place where students of all faiths can dine on kosher food for the first time in the 189-year history of Trinity College.​ View photos​.

Trinity Blue and Gold Gala in New York City

Trinity College leadership donors and volunteers celebrated the many accomplishments of the Cornerstone and Legacy Campaigns at this New York City event. View photos from the gala and sessions.​

Joan Hedrick Delivers the Wassong Lecture

Hedrick, who won a 1995 Pulitzer Prize for her book, Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life, delivered the annual Shirley G. Wassong Memorial Lecture in European and American Art, Culture and History.​ View photos.


​Trinity College Scholars Reception

The reception took place on Thursday, April 19, 2012, honoring donors and recipients of more than 280 named scholarships.​ View photos

​Women's Leadership Council Networking Lunch

Trish Klestadt '80, P'09, '11, attorney, Board of Fellows member, and chair of the Women's Leadership Council, was keynote speaker at the April 19 networking event. ​View photos.

Professor Joaquín Chávez Delivers McGill Lecture ​in International Studies

The lecture focused on the evolution of religious and political consciousness and notions of historical change among Catholic intellectuals. View photos

​Mark Silverman Gives Inaugural Jarvis Lecture

Silverman's lecture detailed experimental and theoretical projects that he has undertaken as a physicist, including issues related to the unexpected behavior of diverse physical systems. View photos. ​

​March 2012 Chronicle

Mather Quad, Career Exploration Program, Trinity Hillel in Uganda, and more. 
Read the March 2012 issue. ​​​

2012 Hugh Ogden Poet Steve Foley '72 comes to Trinity College

 On March 28, 2012, Foley visited with Trinity students and gave a public reading as part of the College's Allan K. Smith Reading Series.​ View photos​.​​​​​​

Garth Myers Delivers Inaugural Raether Lecture on African Urbanism ​

​In his lecture, Myers explored the ways U.S. cities like Hartford can learn from African cities. View photos. ​

Kathleen Kete Delivers Inaugural Lecture as the Borden Painter Professor

In the lecture, Kete discussed 18th century Genevan patrician Horace Bénédict de Saussure, who was the first scientist to explore the Alps. ​View photos​.

November/December 2011 Chronicle

Family Weekend, Chairman’s Circle Long Walk Societies Challenge, Alden Gordon’s inaugural lecture, and more. 
Read the November/December 2011 issue. ​

​Zachs Hillel House Honors Mendelson at 10th Anniversary Event

Trinity College Hillel celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Zachs Hillel House, honoring Alan Mendelson ’69, P’01 with a special citation. View photos.​

50-Year Celebration of Re-founding of Rowing​

​Fifty years ago, a group of 11 Trinity students revived a defunct rowing program, which has since flourished into one of the top collegiate programs in the country. Read more and view a slide show.​

Networking Event Features Jane Swift ’87, H’02​

Former Massachusetts Governor and Trinity alumna Jane Swift spoke at a recent networking event for students sponsored by the Trinity Women’s Leadership Council. See photos. ​

Alden Gordon Gives the Inaugural Raether


Gordon’s talk offers insight into public and private in the art patronage of the Marquise de Pompadour. Read more.​ View photos.​

​​New Campaign Chronicle

Our September 2011 issue highlights  campaign progress to date, record 50th Reunion giving, students connecting with Hartford youth, and more. Read it here.   

Scholarship Support Opens Doors for Trinity Students

Weena Yong '12 interviewed student recipients of scholarship support, as well as alumnus Hal Smullen '76 (who is both a scholarship donor and a former recipient of support), for her video, "Open Doors."  Visit our financial aid campaign page and watch the video (click image at top right of page).

Hartford Children Thrive at Trinity Dream Camp

Among the chief goals of Trinity’s Dream Camp are to enhance out-of-school educational opportunities for Hartford’s children, build confidence and academic skills, and improve success in school—and, therefore, build interest in pursuing higher education.  Read more.  View photos.

Trinity Giving Deadline Extended through July 15

Paul E. Raether ’68, P’93, ’96, ’01, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, recently announced that “We have received the go-ahead from our Top 10 Challengers to extend the deadline to July 15 for alumni gifts to the College.”   Read more.

2011 Phi Beta Kappa Initiation

The Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Luncheon took place over Commencement Weekend. Members are elected from among those students who have achieved the highest general scholastic standing.  See photos​.​

Trinity Grad Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Teach English

Kayla Lawson, who graduated in May with honors in human rights and anthropology, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Indonesia. Lawson, of North Andover, Mass., will be going in August to Tangerang, a suburb of the capital city of Jakarta. Read more

Scientists Unlock Secret to Successful Dietary Therapy for Epilepsy

A high-fat, low-carbohydrate “ketogenic” diet can stop seizures in mice by activating adenosine receptors, a finding that will serve as a catalyst for the development of adenosine-based therapies for epilepsy and other neurological disorders, according to a study featured on the cover of the July 2011 issue of The Journal of Clinical InvestigationRead more

Trinity Rowing Founders Reunite After 50 Years

Since 1962, rowing at Trinity has become one of the most accomplished athletic programs at the College, creating a noteworthy wake in waters from California to Henley, England, due in large part to this pioneering group.  Read more here.

The Spring/Summer 2011 Cornerstone Chronicle

The most recent edition features the Top Ten Challenge, the 61st annual Honors Day, and more. Read it here.

Trinity College and Hartford Public Schools Join Forces

Two of Connecticut’s oldest institutions, Trinity College and Hartford Public Schools, signed a landmark partnership agreement to expand the district’s nationally acclaimed Hartford Magnet Middle School into a grade 6 through 12 academy that will emphasize college-preparedness as well as the sciences and the visual and performing arts. Read more here.​

Degrees Awarded to 596 Students at Trinity's 185th Commencement Exercise

Lamenting the lack of a script that would have allowed him to memorize and deliver his lines, actor Patrick Wilson nonetheless delivered a witty and inspiring commencement speech Sunday, telling the members of the Class of 2011 that whatever paths they may choose, their passion will ultimately keep them afloat, alive, anchored, and amazed. Read more here.

Keep Trinity in the Top 10!

An All-Or-Nothing $4 Million Challenge Bonus.

This year, a team of spirited Trinity supporters has issued the Top Ten Challenge. The team will contribute a $4 million challenge bonus if — and only if — Trinity’s alumni participation stays in the Top Ten.



Long Walk Societies Gala Weekend in NYC

A weekend of celebrations for members of the Long Walk Societies of Trinity College was held April 28-30, 2011, in New York City. The weekend included an evening at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, faculty lectures, and an alumni reception at NYC restaurant Gravy. See more photos here.

Honors Day

Honors Day was held on Friday, May 6th. It is an occasion when all Trinity prizes and awards—with the exception of those given out at Commencement—are celebrated in the presence of the entire College community. See more photos here.

2011 Trinity College Scholars Reception

Trinity's Scholars Reception took place on Thursday, April 14, 2011, honoring donors and recipients of more than 350 named scholarships. See more photos.

What's with all the "T 2011" hats?
Wondering why so many seniors are sporting white "T 2011" hats? The sudden appearance of these hats on campus is due to a major effort by this year's seniors, who are raising funds to create the Class of 2011 Scholarship Fund to aid incoming Trinity students who would otherwise be unable to afford the full cost of a Trinity education. Read more.

Two Massachusetts high school students win robot contest's grand prize

Besting formidable teams and robotics experts from around the world, Sorin Vatasoiu and Nico Losada, two 15-year-olds from Marlborough, MA, captured the award for Best Ultimate Robot Performance in Sunday’s 18th Annual Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest at Trinity College. Read more.

Human rights activist Muthoni Wanyeki delivers annual McGill Lecture
Wanyeki, executive director of the Kenyan Human Rights Commission, delivered the Patricia C. and Charles H. McGill III ’63 Distinguished Lecture in International Studies in April. Read more. See photos.

Projects for Peace Grant of $10,000 awarded to Trinity College students

Four Trinity College students have been awarded a  grant to support their project to construct a maternity ward and provide HIV/AIDS education at a village health clinic in Tanzania this summer.  Read more.

Inaugural Reiteyemer Lecture delivered by Anthony Messina
Anthony M. Messina, John R. Reitemeyer Professor of Political Science delivered a speech titled “Is Europe Too Diverse? The Implications of Super Diversity for European Citizenship, Identity, and Political Community.”  Read more. See photos.

What students' brains have told us about the effects of binge drinking
Young adults who binge drink tend to perform worse in class than normally would have been expected, but only in the first year of college according to a collaborative study by researchers at Trinity and other area institutions. Read more.
Trinity students honored with Goldwater scholarships
Adam Katcher ’12 and Lorenzo Sewanan ’12 have been named Barry M. Goldwater Scholars and Brian Castelluccio ’12 received an honorable mention for the national scholarship award. Read more.
Trinity and Hartford Public Library joining forces on Big Read initiative
The Big Read, a program created by the NEA to revitalize the role of literary reading in American culture, is a month-long series of events. Read more.

Amitava Kumar delivered this year's Shirley G. Wassong Memorial Lecture

Kumar uses a set of sentences—from George Orwell, a college newspaper, an ad for a beer seller in Brooklyn, an essay by V.S. Naipaul, a government form, a report on a riot, among others—to stitch together the story of his formation as a writer.Read more. See photos.
Read the Winter 2011 Cornerstone Chronicle here.

Underdog Mock Trial team heads to finals
During April, Trinity's team heads to Des Moines, Iowa, to compete for national crown. Read more.

Davarian Baldwin Gives Inaugural Raether Lecture

Colleges and universities are profoundly shaping 21st-Century U.S. cities, according to Davarian L. Baldwin, Paul E. Rather Distinguished Professor of American Studies at Trinity. Read more. View photos. Listen to the lecture.

Trinity Men's Squash Tops Yale, Wins 13th Consecutive National Title

Trinity earned its record 13th consecutive National Championship Title and extended the longest winning streak in the history of intercollegiate varsity sports to 244 games in a row, ending their season with a flawless 20-0 record. Read more.

$1.2 Million Bequest from Thomas McKenna Meredith ’48

Trinity has received a $1.2 million bequest from the estate of Thomas McKenna Meredith, a 1948 alumnus, who died in 2007. The gift will establish a permanent endowment at the College to support the appointment of a faculty member in the Environmental Science Program. Read more.

Poet James Longenbach 81, Ogden Poetry Prize Recipient, Visits Campus

See photos from his visit with students.

The Fall Chronicle

The latest edition of the Cornerstone Chronicle highlights a new financial aid initiative, inductees to the Wall of Honor, and more. Read the fall 2010 issue.

Chairman's Circle Inspires Senior Class

More than 25 seniors have become members of the Long Walk Societies, thanks to a 1:1 Chairman’s Circle Challenge match.  Read more/view photo.

Joslin Family Scholars

Ray Joslin '58 believes strongly that education and environment can make a profound difference for a young person. Read more/view photos.

Alumnae Discuss Careers with Students

More than 120 students attended the Trinity Alumnae Leadership Council's first networking event. Read more/view photos.

New Tennis Center Dedicated in honor of Paul Assaiante P'06

The Trinity community celebrated the official dedication of the newly completed tennis center on Saturday, October 16. Read more. View photos

Director of Faculty Grants and Sponsored Research Named at Trinity College

Kristin Bierly Magendantz has joined Trinity from the UConn Law School Foundation. 

2010 Summer Science Presentations at Trinity

In a 10-week program, more than 60 top undergraduate science students conducted research through the annual Trinity Summer Science Program. Read more. View photos taken during the summer program.

Trinity Earns Unprecedented $5m Alumni Challenge Gift

Spurred by the largest gift challenge in Trinity's 187 years, the College scored a transformative contribution for new scholarships and recorded the largest number of alumni donors in our history. Read moreView thank-you video.

ChronicleJune2010mini.jpgThe Spring/Summer Cornerstone Chronicle

This issue of our campaign newsletter includes stories on scholars and our alumni participation challenge, and news of recent major gifts to Trinity. Read the issue published June 2010.

Class of 2010 Giving Tops 90 Percent

For the 5th year in a row, Trinity's senior class giving has been truly outstanding, exceeding 90 percent participation. Read more.

HonorsDayMay2010.jpgNearly 230 Individuals Recognized at Trinity's 60th Annual Honors Day

The Trinity College Chapel served as the site on Friday, May 7, 2010, for the annual Honors Day Ceremony.  The honorees were presented with a broad array of prizes and awards for their contributions and accomplishments. Read moreView photos.

Trinity Winning and Gaining Momentum Thanks to Donors to Cornerstone and Legacy Campaigns

Read Our April 2, 2010 Campaign Update.

Read the March 2010 issue of the Cornerstone Campaign Chronicle.

LWSGALAmini.JPGLong Walk Societies Annual NYC Gala

The dramatic Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art provided a memorable setting for the start of the Long Walk Societies Annual Gala Weekend in New York City, April 29 through May 1.  See photos.

2010ScholarsReception.jpgSupporting Scholars, Changing Lives

The annual Scholars Reception on April 22, 2010, was an opportunity to honor donors and recipients of more than 350 named scholarships.  Visit our photo gallery.



AlumniParticipChallenge.JPGYoung Alumni Donors Come Through for Trinity

 Alumni in the classes of 2000-2009 won "March Mania,” a themed fundraising competition among Trinity and three peer liberal arts colleges. Read more.


WassongKirkpatrick.jpgWassong Memorial Lecture on Dissension Within Anglican Communion

Frank Kirkpatrick '64, Ellsworth Morton Tracy Lecturer and Professor of Religion at Trinity College,  delivered this year's Shirley G. Wassong Memorial Lecture.  Read More See photos.

Asarnow.jpgPoet Herman Asarnow '72, Ogden Poetry Prize Recipient, Visits Campus

See photos from his visit with students at the Mill.



Hazelton.jpgCelebrating Rick Hazelton's 36 Years in Athletics at Trinity

More than 400 guests joined to commemorate the retirement of Director of Athletics and Professor of Physical Education Rick Hazelton P'92, '93, '99 and celebrate his 36 years in athletics at the College. See photos.

Gunawardanamcgills.jpgMcGill Lecturer Questions Effectiveness of Global Anti-Sweatshop Movement

Samanthi J. Gunawardana, McGill Visiting Assistant Professor of International Studies, recently addressed a packed auditorium at Trinity.  Read moreSee photos.

New $5-Million Alumni Participation Challenge Announced

If 55 percent of alumni (11,400 people) give by June 30, 2010, Trinity will receive $5 million from a donor for financial aid endowment.  Read more.

KMazzilliheadshot.jpg"This is What Trinity Has Done for Me"

Students and faculty talk about their Trinity experience in a fall 2009 video (length 7:43). 


TrinityChemistrystudentswithmassspec2009.jpgBequest to Support Chemistry Department 

A bequest valued at more than $500,000 was made by the late Lewis S. Keyes '58, establishing two funds that will support Trinity's Chemistry Department.   Read more.

Cornerstone Chronicle Makes Debut

The College has launched a newsletter to update Trinity's supporters on the Cornerstone Campaign's progress and plans.  Read our first issue of the Chronicle.


CampaignTrichairsJFJPER101609.jpgA Celebration of Trinity's Leading Philanthropists 

On October 16, 2009, Trinity honored its leading supporters, whose extraordinary investments in the College make it possible for our students and faculty to reach ever-higher levels of success.   Visit our photo gallery.

EmilyBogleandseniorclasschairsOct2009.jpgA Challenge for the Senior Class

College Trustee Emily Latour Bogle '79 has challenged the Class of 2010 to achieve 90 percent giving participation.   Read more. View photos.


Fall2009DavisScholarsatTrinitytiny.jpgDavis United World Scholars at Trinity 

A luncheon was held October 1, 2009, to welcome Trinity's Davis United World Scholars to campus.   Visit our photo gallery.

Bucking Economy, Trinity Donors Set New Records in Fiscal Year 2009

Giving to Trinity College reached record-setting levels for a fourth consecutive year.  Read more.

ZimmermanMentoring.jpgGift Sustains Critical Academic Momentum in Hartford Middle School

A Trinity College mentoring program for Hartford Magnet Middle School students is proving its worth, thanks to a generous gift from the John and Marie Zimmermann Fund.  Read more.

Member of Class of 2009 Awarded Fulbright

A fourth member of Trinity's Class of 2009, Melody Mendoza of Wharton, N.J., has been awarded a Fulbright.  Read more.

TrinityDreamCamp2009.jpgTurning Dream of College into Reality

More than 250 Hartford children recently arrived on campus for the summer Dream Camp program. Read more. View our slide show.


PhiBetaKappa2009.jpgNew Phi Beta Kappa Members Honored

Trinity's Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Luncheon and Ceremony took place during Commencement weekend. Visit our photo gallery.


CASECircleOfExcellence.jpgTrinity's Fundraising Excellence Recognized

For the third year in a row, Trinity's fundraising has been recognized by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).  Read more about record-setting giving to Trinity.


TrinityProjectsForPeaceStudents.jpg(Updated) Students Provide Health Education in Zambia

Three Trinity students received a $10,000 grant to provide HIV/AIDS health education in Zambia. Read more. View photos.

seniorclassgift2009.jpgSenior Class Presents Generous Gift to Trinity

For the fourth consecutive year senior class giving has topped 90 percent participation.  View photo.   Read more.

TrinityHillelZachsGiftPhoto2April2009.jpgGift from Henry M. Zachs '56 to Build Hillel Endowment

Trinity College Hillel has received a gift of $306,000 from Henry M. Zachs '56. Read more.


4Star125x125.jpgTrinity Earns Charity Navigator's Top Rating

Charity Navigator, America's largest independent evaluator of nonprofit organizations awarded Trinity its highest possible rating, recognizing the college for "outperforming most of its peers in its efforts to manage and grow its finances in the most fiscally responsible way possible."

Campaigns Reach $200 Million

As of April 30, 2009, Trinity's dual campaigns, the $350-million Cornerstone Campaign and the $50-million Legacy Campaign, have now combined to reach $200 million since our fundraising began on July 1, 2006.  Read more.

LWSMoMAgalaaerial.JPGLong Walk Societies Annual Gala in New York City

Members of the Long Walk Societies of Trinity College gathered in New York City during April for two days of special events, beginning with an evening at the Museum of Modern Art.



KevinMcMahonReitemeyerlectureApril2009withJFJ.jpgReitemeyer Endowed Lecture Revisits Nixon's Supreme Court Influence

In his inaugural lecture as John Reinhart Reitemeyer Associate Professor and Chair of Political Science at Trinity College, Kevin J. McMahon discussed "Nixon's Court: The Silent Majority and the Conservative Counterrevolution That Was."  Read more/see photos.

ScholarsReception2009.jpgReception Honors Trinity Scholars & Donors

Trinity's annual Scholars Reception took place on campus April 2, to honor the donors and recipients of more than 350 named scholarships at the College.  Visit our photo gallery.

Unprecedented Matching Plan Offers Leverage at Critical Time

Gifts to the Trinity College Fund can have increased value and impact thanks to an initiative made possible through the gift-matching support of a group of Trinity leaders. Read more.

Faculty and Staff Giving Supports Students

Trinity's faculty and staff are funding two new scholarships: a Faculty Scholarship Fund for students experiencing unforeseen financial difficulties, and a Community Scholarship Fund for students from Connecticut.  Read more.

V2RyanGordonWolfPackCommunityScholarsatTrinityApril2009.jpgLearn to Play Hockey Community Scholarships Awarded to Three Young Hartford Residents

Meet the first three youngsters to receive scholarship awards from the Ryan Gordon/Hartford Wolf Pack Community Scholars Fund at Trinity College. Read More. See photos.

Wassong Memorial Lecture Features Lincoln Scholar Michael Burlingame

The Shirley G. Wassong Memorial Lecture in European and American Art, Culture, and History took place March 23, capping a series of events marking the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth. Read MoreSee photos.

McGillLectureFeb2009NirupamSen.jpgIndian Ambassador Delivers McGill Lecture

It was standing-room-only at the Patricia C. and Charles H. McGill III '63 Distinguished Lecture in International Studies by Nirupam Sen, Indian ambassador to the United Nations. Read MoreSee photos.


Trinity Receives Grant to Establish Center for Teaching and Learning

The College has received a $365,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a Center for Teaching and Learning. Read More.

JohnsonsandBlackburn.jpg$5 Million Gift Establishes Two Endowed Chairs

Trinity has received a gift of $5 million from former Chairman of the Board Thomas S. Johnson '62 and his wife, Ann.  Read more.

Tax-Free IRA Charitable Rollover Extended 

For donors age 70 ½ or older, an opportunity to donate up to $100,000 from your Individual Retirement Account tax-free has been extended through Dec. 31, 2009.  If you're considering naming Trinity a beneficiary of your IRA, please e-mail us.

Two Bequests Total Almost $3 Million

Recent bequests received by the College will provide financial assistance to needy undergraduate students and will support Trinity faculty salaries. Read more.

GOrschiedtsmall.jpgNew Director of Development

Gretchen Orschiedt has joined Trinity from Cornell University.   Read more.



RibboncuttingTh.jpgHistoric Long Walk Rededicated

President James F. Jones, Jr., and other members of the College community cut the ribbon to officially reopen the newly renovated Long Walk on Friday, October 24.  Read more.

Trinity Fundraising Sets Records for Third Straight Year

Thanks to the generosity of donors, gifts to Trinity in fiscal 2008 reached $36.6 million, a 32 percent increase over the prior year.

NC_gastman_thb.jpgPolitical Science Professor Emeritus Bequeaths More than $2.5 Million

Albert Gastmann, who died in 2007 at the age of 87, left a bequest that will exceed $2.5 million to Trinity, where he taught political science for 36 years. Read more in Reporter online.


NC_jen_check_thb.jpgInspiring a New Generation of Engineers

Jan Larsson ’77 wants more students to pursue engineering degrees.  Read more in Reporter online.




Video: Students from across campus describe “What Trinity has done for me.”