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HIGHLIGHTS: On May 20, a day whose weather was as majestic as the Commencement ceremony under the soaring elms on the main quadrangle, 585 students received degrees as hundreds of proud guests looked on. Commencement speaker Anne Fadiman urged members of the Class of 2012 to practice humility as they move into the next phase of their lives. “I ask you to do two contradictory things—honor difference and commonality,” said Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. “There is a way to do both. Don’t assume that you…stand at the center of the universe. It isn’t true and it never helps.” Read more and see photos from Commencement.
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Trinity Announces Fulbright Scholarship Winners
Four Trinity students have been awarded the prestigious grant from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Sophia Becker '09, Eliot Fearey '10, Jessica Cote '12 (at left), and a fourth grant recipient from the Class of 2012, who prefers to remain anonymous, will be heading to destinations that include Chile, Colombia, Germany, and Panama. Read more.

Kosher Eatery in Mather Hall Is Formally Dedicated
May 3 marked the formal dedication of the Kassow Hillel Kosher Eatery at Trinity, where Jewish students and students of all faiths can dine on kosher food. The eatery is named in honor of two distinguished members of the Trinity community: Lisa Pleskow Kassow, director of Trinity College Hillel, and Samuel D. Kassow ’66, Charles H. Northam Professor of History. Read more.

Film Festival Makes Its Mark on Trinity
An estimated 300 people came out to festivities surrounding the inaugural Trinity Film Festival, highlighted by 23 short films by undergraduates from around the country, screened at Cinestudio. The prestigious film panel praised the quality of the works at an awards reception following the screenings. Read more and see photos from the event.

Women's Lacrosse Team Takes NCAA National Title
After their first appearance in the NCAA Final Four, the women's lacrosse team beat number-one ranked and undefeated Salisbury University to claim the 2012 NCAA Division III Championship title. Read more.

Your Support Makes It Possible

Share the celebration of Trinity’s newest alumni with our Commencement highlights video. Remember, your gift to the Trinity Fund supports virtually every aspect of our students’ experience. Please give by June 30 by calling our gift line at (800) 771-6184 or make your gift online today. Thank you!

Class on the Quad is June 6-7
Class on the Quad is an opportunity for Trinity alumni, parents, and friends to sharpen their critical thinking skills and polish the foundations of their liberal arts education with a 21st-century twist. Explore topics ranging from global economies to religious frameworks with Trinity's prestigious faculty. Register now!

More Trinity News

More Than 230 Awards Given to Students on Honors Day
Trinity's 62nd annual Honors Day Ceremony was held on May 4 in the Chapel, where more than 200 students from all classes were cited for their scholarly, athletic, and community-oriented achievements. Read more.

Men's Squash Team Showcased in Television Documentary
Tense, emotional moments reign in this up-close look at the Trinity men's squash team. AT&T U-Verse captured the 2012 team in a mini-documentary that explores the longest winning streak in collegiate sports history, and follows the team through its work and its most trying moments on the court. Watch it here.

Samba Fest Draws a Crowd in Hartford
An estimated 2,500 people came out for the sixth annual Trinity Samba Fest, held at the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza in downtown Hartford on May 5. Read more.

Watkinson Acquires Copy of Shakespeare's Second Folio
Trinity students and faculty now have access to one of the earliest editions of the work of the most influential writer in English literature. The Watkinson Library has joined rarified company in acquiring a copy of William Shakespeare’s Second Folio, which is not only limited in number but is famous for the dedicatory poem to Shakespeare written in 1630 by the English poet John Milton. Read more.

Trinity Honors the Leadership and Legacy of Roy Nutt '53
The Trinity College community honored the computer pioneer Roy Nutt '53 at the dedication of the Roy Nutt Mathematics, Engineering & Computer Science Center on May 18. Read more.

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