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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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