In the News

“The Hartford Jewish Film Festival annually brings a thoughtfully selected, eclectic and powerful lineup of pictures to local screens, and this year's event, taking place Saturday through April 3, is no exception. Mixing comedy, drama, documentary and animation, the festival's ninth annual lineup features 18 contemporary and classic films from around the world. Leading the list are Otto Preminger's 1961 epic ‘Exodus’ starring Paul Newman; the award-winning 2003 Israeli comedy ‘Nina's Tragedies,’ in which a 14-year-old falls in love with his aunt; the acclaimed 2004 American documentary ‘Paper Clips,’ filmed mostly at a white Christian school in Tennessee; and director Ferzan Ozpetek's drama ‘Facing Windows.’ Although each fest is designed to celebrate and explore Jewish culture, history and identity, the pictures are designed to appeal to all audiences.”

“Voices of the Diaspora”
Hartford Courant, March 24, 2005

“‘Pursuing Justice and Transforming Communities’ were the goals of the 16th annual Charlotte B. and Jack J. Spitzer B'nai B'rith Hillel Forum on Public Policy. Some 370 Jewish students from 136 college campuses nation-wide descended on Washington, D.C. last month to do just that. Seven students from Trinity College Hillel attended the conference; Cheryl Gerber '07, Andrew Horowitz '06, Julie Hirsh '08, Jordan Fisher '08, Adam Fine '08, Emily Pearl '07 and Dana Simmons '06. Lisa Kassow, Hillel director, and Julie Sarke, Jewish Campus Service Corp Fellow (JCSC) accompanied them. Together the group learned about Judaism's obligation to social justice and community building worldwide. The forum was an opportunity for Hillel students and staff from all over the United States and Canada to share innovative ideas, attend cutting-edge workshops, and hear from leaders in the fields of politics and social justice. Cheryl Gerber was impressed with Avraham Infeld, president of the International Hillel Foundation, and his strong commitment to justice …

“Hillel students take a stand on social justice”
Jewish Ledger, March 25, 2005

“Trinity College Associate Professor of Music Gail Woldu has been named a fellow of the American Council on Education for the 2005-06 academic year. … Forty people nominated by the presidents or chancellors of their universities are selected nationally each year. The aim of the program is to identify and prepare promising senior faculty members for college administration jobs. … Woldu received her bachelor of arts degree from Goucher College and her master's of arts and doctorate from Yale University. She is the author of numerous articles on Gabriel Fauré, Vincent d'Indy, and schools of music in France between 1870 and 1930. She has also written extensively on rap music and hip-hop culture.”

“Education Briefs”
Hartford Courant, March 29, 2005

“The murder of more than 6 million Jews during the Holocaust not only separated families and cut blood lines, it also affected future Jewish populations. As a Jewish Studies major at Trinity College, Hayley Einhorn is keenly aware of the history of her people. But until recently, she never realized the impact of the Holocaust on bone marrow donations to Jews with cancer … With the help of Gift of Life, Einhorn and other members of Trinity College Hillel, an organization for Jewish students, are planning a bone marrow donor drive Sunday with an emphasis on Jewish participation. The drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the college's Mather Hall … Learning of the need for Jewish participation in bone marrow drives has Hillel members talking about the similarities between the effects of genocide in the Jewish community and other ethnic groups, said Trinity Hillel director Lisa Kassow. The drive is also a way for the students to think about and participate in the concept of ‘Tzedek,’ a Hebrew term that translates as social justice or social action. ‘There is an imperative in Jewish life to perform acts of Tzedek,’ said Kassow. ‘It's one of the things we really focus on in Hillel. It's not just a choice, it's an obligation as a member of the Jewish community.’"

“Bone Marrow Donor Pools Under-Represented Because Of Holocaust”
Hartford Courant, April 1, 2005

“‘As Catholics around the world contemplate the legacy of Pope John Paul II and reflect on the future of the church, Catholic parishes on the Cape are vibrant - and growing … New England is, by a comfortable margin, the most intensely Catholic region in the United States. Indeed, cities like Providence, R.I., Springfield, Mass., and Waterbury, Conn., are just about as Catholic as Salt Lake City is Mormon,’ writes Andrew Walsh, associate director of the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. Also the editor of the Greenberg Center's Religion in the News publication, Walsh reports that New England Catholics have moved up the socioeconomic ladder over the past 50 years. Many have moved out of the cities and into suburban and rural areas such as Cape Cod.”

“Catholicism vigorous on Cape”
Cape Cod Times, April 4, 2005

“Trinity College senior Jason Gallant of Ashford has been awarded the Thomas J. Watson Foundation Fellowship, which grants students from top U.S. colleges and universities a year of independent exploration and travel outside the United States. Gallant will use his ‘Watson year’ to become a cephalopod specialist, with the goal of learning as much as he can about the invertebrates, which are the squid, nautilus, cuttlefish and octopus, in coastal areas of Bonaire, Australia, and South Africa. Gallant is the senior class president and co-founder of the student organization, Students to Unite Science and Humanitarian Interests, or SUSHI. Gallant plans to pursue a doctorate in neurobiology and behavior from Cornell University. He has won numerous awards, including the 2004 Award for Pre-Doctoral Original Research, International Congress of Neuroethologists.“

“Education Briefs”
Hartford Courant, April 5, 2005

cover from Hartford Magazine, April 2005  

“[Hartford Magazine]: When you expand your facilities through capital improvements, how does that affect the economy? [Trinity College President] Jones: In Trinity’s case, there’s the $200 million in the Learning Corridor, and then the things like the community sports complex that will benefit the kids in the neighborhood as well as the students—all of those things that are shared resource development. Was it important for the Learning Corridor to replace the awful things that were there? Absolutely. Was it also very good for Hartford? You bet your last dollar it was … I always think the question is: Close your eyes for a moment and ask yourself how impoverished would Hartford be if we all were just to disappear one day?”

“Faces of Learning”
Hartford Magazine, April 2005

“Cinèastes, romantics, armchair voyagers, April means Paris – ‘April in Paris,’ to be exact. The annual mini-fest of French and Francophone films brings a collection of highly acclaimed, thoughtfully chosen pictures to Hartford's Cinestudio. This year's event runs Sunday through April 16. ‘Rendez-vous in Paris’ is the theme linking nine feature films, each of which presents a different view of the City of Light. Festival highlights include D.W. Griffith's 1921 silent ‘Orphans of the Storm,’ which will be presented with live musical accompaniment; Jean-Luc Godard's 1959 New Wave classic ‘Breathless’; Patrice Leconte's 1999 drama ‘Girl on the Bridge’; and Bernardo Bertolucci's erotic 1972 classic ‘Last Tango in Paris.’ This year's lineup also includes the Connecticut premiere of Chantal Ackerman's ‘Tomorrow Move.’”

“Shining A Light On The City Of Light
Cinestudio Film Festival Showcases The Glory Of Paris”
Hartford Courant, April 7, 2005


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