Trinity's faculty and staff monthly e-newsletter


January 2006

In this Issue
previous issues

Professor David Robbins to Succeed Steve Peterson as Associate Academic Dean
The Dean of Faculty’s office has announced that Seabury Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy David Robbins has accepted an appointment to succeed Stephen L. Peterson as associate academic dean. ... read more

Kathleen O’Connor Boelhouwer ’85   New Vice President for Alumni Relations and Communications
Kathleen O’Connor Boelhouwer ’85 has joined the administration as the College’s vice president for alumni relations and communications.
... read more

Long Walk Re-Opened
The unsightly fences have been removed, the construction equipment is nowhere to be found, and the parking lots on Summit Street are filled with cars. As the spring semester begins, the Long Walk is once again operational and the Quad appears to be back to normal. ... read more

Men’s Squash on Familiar Ground
It is early in the season and the Trinity men’s squash team is in its rightful place atop the intercollegiate squash world. After seven straight national championships and a winning streak that dates back to 1998, it would be easy to think that the Bantams are in a comfort zone. ... read more


Sports Highlights

Senior Mike Blair Sets Victory Record, Reaches 100 Career Wins for Wrestling, and Takes Prestigious Football Award.

... read more

In the News
... click here for recent media coverage of Trinity College.

Recognizing members of the campus community for their years of service to Trinity ... click here

A pair of foxes lie in the snow near the lower Long Walk.
Photo by Rita Law.


3 Questions for ...

Frank Kirkpatrick ’64
Interim Dean of Faculty

  1. What about being dean of the faculty have you found most surprising?

  2. What lessons from your undergraduate experience at Trinity do you still benefit from today?

  3. As a professor of religion, and given the state of the world today, is religion a positive force?
    read Frank's answers ...


What they’re reading…

Robin Sheppard,
Associate Director of Athletics and
Assistant Director of the First-Year Program

"My reading patterns range from feast to famine, but my preference is always the same: fiction."  read more ...

During a convocation ceremony in the Ferris Athletic Center on January 17, 1986, Trinity conferred an honorary doctor of divinity degree on the Rt. Rev. Desmond Tutu, Anglican Bishop of Johannesburg, in recognition of his longstanding fight against apartheid in South Africa. In his address, the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner referred to apartheid as an evil causing “unknown suffering and demoralization” and said that he would continue to speak out as long as necessary until, in a reference to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., all people in South Africa are “free at last.”

Campus Survey: Should the government be permitted to order wiretaps on American citizens in the interest of national security?
Yes. Our country is at war.  
No. It is a violation of the right to privacy as defined in the Constitution.  
Yes. There is nothing to worry about unless you have something to hide.  
No. It sets a dangerous precedent.  
I have no opinion on this issue.  
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