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March 5, 2004

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In this Issue:
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A Field Guide to Hartford
Interesting and useful facts can be found in the second edition of the Hartford Primer & Field Guide, recently published by the College’s Cities Data Center.
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  Find-the-Fuzzy Winners Announced
The contest challenged faculty, staff, and students to locate the “Fuzzy” character somewhere on the Website on five consecutive days.
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  Coach Priore Honored as NESCAC Coach of the Year
Head Football Coach Chuck Priore has been named the 2003 Coach of the Year by the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
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United Way Campaign
The Trinity United Way Community Works campaign ended its 2003 fund-raising drive with a total of $24,300.
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In the News
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Sports Highlights
The men's squash team captured its sixth consecutive national intercollegiate title and its unprecedented 100th straight victory this month.
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Who's New
A list of those who have recently joined the Trinity Community.
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What they’re reading…
Professor of Psychology and Vice President for Student Services Sharon Herzberger

"I just finished rereading Theodore Dreiser's Sister Carrie and would recommend it to all who haven't touched it since high school or college. I am in the midst of three other books: Yann Martel's Life of Pi, Madeleine Albright's Madame Secretary: A Memoir, and Why Not? by Barry Nalebuff and Ian Ayres, Yale professors whose passion it is to devise solutions to seemingly intractable problems. I am enjoying all three and soon will be willing to loan them to others."


Visiting Assistant Professor of English Clare Rossini (center) was among the faculty members who joined students for lunch in Mather Dining Hall as part of the ongoing Wednesdays @ Mather faculty and student conversation series. The topic of discussion was “Building Student Community: Should Faculty Play a Role?”


Charles Morris
Director of Campus Safety
Security with Sensitivity

With more than three decades of experience in public safety, including almost 25 years as a detective in the Hartford Police Department, Director of Campus Safety Charlie Morris has been around long enough to understand the difference between maintaining a safe campus and unnecessarily infringing upon the freedoms of the campus community. He recognizes clearly the role that his department plays in the life of the College. “Sure, we’re here to ensure a safe environment for each and every member of the Trinity community,” he says. “But at the same time, it’s our job to make everyone who comes to campus feel welcome and comfortable. We have to be aware that each person is an individual and that every situation is different. Unlike a police department, this job is always up close and personal.”

Morris grew up in a small town outside Jacksonville, Florida, before moving to Hartford in 1964. While attending college in Tennessee a couple of years later, he received a draft notice from the United States Army. The war in Southeast Asia was gaining momentum and Morris soon found himself on his way to Vietnam. He became a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division, earning 13 medals and commendations, including two Bronze Stars for “heroic or meritorious achievement against an armed enemy.” After completing his tour of duty, Morris returned to Connecticut and, in 1971, joined the Hartford Police Department. “My role as a police officer was to assist people,” he explains. “Sometimes it was hard, but I always tried to do the best I could.”

Several years later Morris became a detective, where he worked robbery and homicide cases for nine years. Following his promotion to sergeant, he was assigned to head up the juvenile and intelligence divisions–focusing his attention on narcotics and organized crime, which included dealing with Hartford’s gang problems. He was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 1990 and was subsequently put in charge of the vice and narcotics units; he retired from the department and came to Trinity in 1992. “Each step, each advancement in my career, played a part in making me who I am today,” Morris says, “both as a person and as the director of campus safety at Trinity College. I have seen a lot of things along the way, both good and bad–that’s the nature of the job–but I tried to learn from each experience. It helped to make me a better person.”

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