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March 2005

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College Squash Dynasty Continues
The Trinity men’s squash team extended its unprecedented winning streak to 125 matches, dating back to 1998, en route to its seventh consecutive national championship. more

Gail Woldu   Associate Professor of Music Gail Woldu Named ACE Fellow
The American Council on Education (ACE) has announced that Associate Professor of Music Gail Woldu has been named an ACE Fellow for the 2005-06 academic year. more

College to Implement Digital Imaging System
Trinity faculty members will soon be able to compile, organize, and catalogue large collections of digital images and then store them in easily accessible personal folders for use in classroom presentations. more

Trinity Announces Faculty Promotions
The Board of Trustees has approved the recommendations of the Joint Appointments and Promotions Committee for promotions to Professor. more

  Campus Reading Group Cultivates Literary Tastes
Read any good books lately? The members of the Women’s Reading Group certainly have—and they would like you to join them. more

  Sports Highlights
Junior Mike Blair Takes Third in the NCAA Wrestling Championships. more

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

Rachael Barlow

What they’re reading…

Rachael Barlow
Social Sciences Data Services Coordinator

“I’m reading Gail Satler’s Frank Lloyd Wright's Living Space and Abigail Van Slyck’s Free to All: Carnegie Libraries & American Culture. Reading these books in tandem is fascinating: they both discuss the same building, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Larkin Building, but come to opposing conclusions about it. Satler argues that Larkin was Wright’s first realization of a building that respected the needs of its inhabitants, paying homage to their humanity. In contrast, Van Slyck highlights the arrangement of furniture inside Larkin as proof that early 19th century women often toiled in settings where they lacked control over their work space. In her text, Van Slyck includes a picture of the typing department within Larkin; we see women crammed into tiny desks assembled in rows with tight aisles. Wright’s architecture is a very big part of Satler’s book and only a small part of Van Slyck’s. But both books are good exemplars of how sociologists and historians write about architecture and can come two different conclusions about the very same building!”

Paul Lauter, Allan K. And Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of Literature, delivers a lecture entitled “Teaching Lydia Sigourney?”

Paul Lauter, Allan K. And Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of Literature, delivers a lecture entitled “Teaching Lydia Sigourney?” focusing on the work of the Hartford native and 19th century poet.


Anthony T. Berry
Associate Director of Admissions

Anthony Berry doesn’t believe that his relationship with the students he recruits should necessarily end once they arrive on campus. He keeps in touch with many of them throughout their years at Trinity and beyond. “Sometimes I’m the first person associated with the College that students meet, especially students of color,” he says. “Once they get here, I might be the only person they know for a while and, over time, we develop a certain rapport. I keep tabs on them and try to help them adjust to college life in any way that I can.”

Berry has been helping students adjust to college life for most of his career. A marketing major at Bentley College, he says that he was in the middle of a tax accounting class during his junior year when he realized that he wanted to go in a different direction. After graduating in 1996, he followed a friend’s advice and stayed on at his alma mater to work in the admissions office and later in residential life. At the same time he became a mentor in a Bentley program that focused on the retention of African American and Latino male students. A native of Windsor, Connecticut, Berry left Bentley in 1999 to work at Central Connecticut State University, where he earned a master’s degree in counseling in 2000. Shortly thereafter he came to Trinity. While he performs the duties of a general admissions officer, his focus is on the recruitment of students of color.

“The best part of my job is the almost constant interaction that I have with prospective and current students,” Berry says. “There’s a definite energy there. I take it personally if a student isn’t having a great experience and, more importantly, if they are. I take pride in the fact that, in some small way, I had something to do with that.”

Working in the admissions office requires a great deal of travel to college fairs and visits to high schools. Sometimes Berry interviews students when he’s on the road. Then there is the application process, during which each application is evaluated and discussed among the department staff—and while all that is going on, there is a steady stream of prospective students and their parents passing through the campus admissions office. So, in the midst of his busy job, what does Berry do to relax?

“I tend to gravitate toward extreme sports—I’m a bit of a risk taker. I just started snow boarding, which I’m really starting to love. And this summer you’ll probably find me bungee jumping somewhere. I love the excitement.”

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