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Fall 2015 Blue & Gold Banner

Inside this issue: Volunteers Key to Giving Day Success, Bantam Pride across the Globe, honoring alumni Vietnam veterans, and much more. Read the issue

Trinity Hosts 18th Annual Dream Camp on Campus

Trinity’s Dream Camp, a five-week summer program that kicked off on on June 29 for area children and teenagers from ages 6 to17, goes beyond the traditional reading, writing, and arithmetic that are essential to programs that work to combat summer learning loss. Read more.

Trinity's Giving Day Raises $2.2 Million

From Hartford to Hong Kong, 2,090 donors were “All in for Trin” during the College’s second annual Giving Day on April 29, 2015. 

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Stanford University Professor Josiah Ober Delivers Wassong Memorial Lecture

At the 18th annual Shirley G. Wassong Memorial Lecture in European and American Art, Culture, and History on April 27, Stanford University professor and best-selling author Josiah Ober shared his interpretation of newly available data that sheds light on the rise and subsequent decline of the classical Greeks.

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Long Walk Societies Celebration at Rainbow Room in NYC

A "Celebration of Learning" was held at the iconic Rainbow Room on April 23, celebrating the liberal arts and sciences at Trinity College. View photos from the evening. 

Spring 2015 Blue & Gold Banner

Inside this issue: 

Presidential Financial Aid Leaders initiative, gifts to Art History Department, celebrating the career of Larry Dow ’73, and much more.

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Ambassador Liu Jieyi Delivers McGill Lecture in International Studies

On April 1, a captivated audience listened to his Excellency Liu Jieyi, the ambassador of China to the United Nations, deliver the annual McGill Lecture in International Studies. Read more.

Scholarship Donors and Recipients Honored at Annual Event

Approximately 300 scholarship donors, scholarship recipients, and their families gathered in the Washington Room at Mather Hall on March 26 to celebrate their achievements at the annual Scholars Reception. Read more.

Spring-Summer Edition of Highlights

Check out the latest issue with updates on the election of Joanne Berger-Sweeney as Trinity's 22nd President, women's rowing's NCAA Division III championship win, Trinity's 188th Commencement, and more. Read the issue.

Career Development Center Hosts Trinity’s Inaugural Entrepreneurship Competition

Alex Barker ’14 and Jake Shimmel ’14 won $10,000 in the College's Inaugural Entrepreneurship Competition with their proposal for “Underdog,” a fantasy football mobile app. Read more. View photos from the final competition event.

More than 225 Awards Given at 64th Honors Day

The honorees, which included members of the Classes of 2014, ’15, ’16, and ’17, were presented with a broad array of prizes and awards for their contributions and accomplishments. Read more. View photos.

First-ever Trinity Giving Day Exceeds Expectations

Members of the College community came together in grand fashion on April 30, 2014, showing their support for every facet of the student experience and ensuring the success of the first-ever Trinity Giving Day. Read more. View photos from Giving Day.

Greek Week Celebration Filled with Fun, Service, Recognition

During April, Trinity College’s Greek Letter Organizations (GLOs) sponsored Greek Week 2014, a weeklong celebration of Greek Life on campus. Read more. View photos here and here.

Wassong Lecture by Drew Hyland on Nietzsche’s View of Socrates

Drew Hyland, Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy at Trinity, recently delivered the annual Shirley G. Wassong Memorial Lecture in European and American Art, Culture and History. Read more. View photos.

Robert Cotto, Jr. Named Director of Urban Educational Initiatives

A member of the Hartford Board of Education and until recently a senior fellow at the New Haven-based advocacy group, Connecticut Voices for Children, Robert Cotto, Jr. is Trinity’s new director of urban educational initiatives, a position created with seed funding from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. Read more.

Salima Etoka is Trinity’s First Truman Scholar in 28 Years

Salima Etoka ’15, a QuestBridge Scholar, Idaho resident, and native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has been awarded a prestigious Truman Scholarship for 2014. Read more.

Long Walk Societies Celebration at IAC HQ

The 2014 LWS Celebration took place at the IAC HQ on April 24. We celebrated the Trinity experience and put the spotlight on our remarkable Trinity students. View photos from the evening.

Women’s Squash Wins Third National Title

Trinity’s women’s squash team won its third national title and its first since taking the Howe Cup in back-to-back years in 2002 and 2003, and closed with a 16-1 record. Read more.

Spring 2014 Blue & Gold Banner

Inside this issue: Scholars grateful for abundant opportunities, Erik Vogt’s inaugural lecture as Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of Philosophy, students explore careers, and more. Read the issue.

Inaugural Scott M. Johnson ’97 Distinguished Professorship Lecture 

Ellison Banks Findly presented her inaugural lecture as the Scott M. Johnson ’97 Distinguished Professor of Religion at Trinity College. Her talk was titled “At Home in the World: Challenges of Asian Thought Today.” Read more. View photos.

Our Annual Scholars Reception

Scholars and donors come together, some for the first time, to recognize and appreciate each other’s accomplishments. Our 2014 Scholars Reception took place on March 27. View photos here and here

Ann-Marie Hanson Delivers McGill Lecture

Esteemed Professor Ann-Marie Hanson delivered the annual McGill Lecture in International Studies after her grassroots work in confronting the garbage crisis in Yucatan. Read more. View photos.

Joanne Berger-Sweeney Elected 22nd President

On March 25, Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Ph.D., was named the 22nd president of Trinity College following a unanimous vote by the College’s Board of Trustees. She will succeed James F. Jones, Jr. as president on July 1, 2014, as he retires after 10 years of distinguished service. Read more here and here.

Paul Assaiante Urges Students to “Own Their Own Journeys”

Head Coach of Trinity’s Squash team, Paul Assaiante, urged students to “own their own journeys” in his moving inaugural lecture as the Paul D. Assaiante Professor of Physical Education. Read more. View photos

Students Explore Careers, Visit with Alumni and Parents

Many Trinity students used their Trinity Days break in February to explore career possibilities by participating in career treks focused on arts, business, and law or by taking advantage of career externship opportunities. Read more. View photos.

Erik Vogt Explores “The Case of Richard Wagner”

Erik Vogt, Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of Philosophy at Trinity College, delivered his inaugural lecture on “The Philosophers and Richard Wagner,” to an appreciative audience in the McCook Auditorium. Read more. View photos.

Long Walk Societies Committee Gathering

Members of the Long Walk Societies Committee met at Má Pêche Momufuku in New York City for a dinner meeting at which Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Tom Mitzel was guest speaker. View photos.

Duncan Family Hockey Stick Racks Dedicated

Trinity hockey coaches, captains, and friends had the opportunity to join the Duncan family at the Koeppel Community Sports Center to dedicate the Duncan Family Stick Racks on Saturday, January 18, 2014. View photos.

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