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.
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.
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
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 Investigation. Read 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 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
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 more
. View thank-you video
The 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.
Nearly 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 more. View 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.
Long 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.
Supporting 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.
Young 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.
Wassong 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.
Poet Herman Asarnow '72, Ogden Poetry Prize Recipient, Visits Campus
See photos from his visit with students at the Mill.
Celebrating 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.
McGill 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 more. See 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.
"This is What Trinity Has Done for Me"
Students and faculty talk about their Trinity experience in a fall 2009 video (length 7:43).
Bequest 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.
A 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.
A 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.
Davis 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.
Gift 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.
Turning 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.
New Phi Beta Kappa Members Honored
Trinity's Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Luncheon and Ceremony took place during Commencement weekend. Visit our photo gallery.
Trinity'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.
(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.
Senior Class Presents Generous Gift to Trinity
For the fourth consecutive year senior class giving has topped 90 percent participation. View photo. Read more.
Gift 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.
Trinity 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.
Long 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.
Reitemeyer 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.
Reception 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.
Learn 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 More. See photos.
Indian 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 More. See 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.
$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.
New Director of Development
Gretchen Orschiedt has joined Trinity from Cornell University. Read more.
Historic 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.
Political 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.
Inspiring a New Generation of Engineers
Jan Larsson ’77 wants more students to pursue engineering degrees. Read more in Reporter online.