News and Celebrations


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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