Trinity's faculty and staff monthly e-newsletter (previous issues)


May 2006

In this Issue    

  College Appoints New Dean of Faculty
Rena Fraden will also hold the titles of vice president for academic affairs and the G. Keith Funston Professor of American Literature and American Studies.  ... read more

  Commencement Highlights
The College awarded 533 bachelor’s degrees and 30 master’s degrees during the 180th Commencement on Sunday, May 21.
... visit the official Commencement site

College Celebrates Retirees and those with 25 Years of Service
A warm spring sun invited the campus community to the lawn of Smith House on May 4, where nine Trinity employees were honored for their loyalty and dedication to the College.
... read more

  Ninth Annual Auction Brings Together Child Center Families and Friends
Although officially called the Trinity College Community Child Center Wine Tasting and Auction, the annual event is less about wine and more about families and friends coming together to have fun and support a good cause. ... read more

Year-End Review of Campus Events
The 2005-06 academic year brought a variety of guest lecturers to campus as well as an array of concerts, presentations, and all manner of engaging events fill the campus calendar.
... read more

Awards and Honors ... read more

Sports Highlights
Senior Maria Restrepo Awarded NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

End of Season Summaries  ... 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

Theresa Morris, assistant professor of sociology, holds her daughter, Allison, during the College’s 7th annual Take Our Daughters to Work
Day luncheon. Allison, 2 1/2, attends the Trinity College Community
Child Center.



3 Questions for ...

Dario Euraque
Associate Professor of History

Professor Euraque has been appointed director of the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History (IHAH) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras for two to three years, beginning July 1, 2006.

  1. What responsibilities will be associated with your position in Honduras?

  2. What opportunities might become available for Trinity students as a result of this arrangement?

  3. What are you most looking forward to about living in Honduras and what will you miss most about Trinity?
     read Dario's answers ...


What they’re reading…

Liz Burns M’93
Assistant Director of Special Academic Programs

"Between book group selections, I picked up Frank McCourt’s Teacher Man. I hadn’t read the Pulitzer Prize-winning Angela’s Ashes or his follow up, the autobiographical Tis, but I thought I might like this most recent memoir of McCourt’s 30-odd years as an English teacher in New York City public high schools."  read more ...

The College conferred an honorary Doctor of Laws degree on former U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt at Commencement, 1918. The day before, Roosevelt delivered an address “to the largest crowd of people ever assembled at one time on the campus,” estimated at 5,000.

eQuad Survey Results
We conducted eight informal surveys this academic year, with topics ranging from holiday greetings to Intelligent Design. Not surprisingly, the Red Sox/Yankees question received the greatest number of responses, while a question about government wiretapping yielded the most lopsided results. Among the most interesting results were that the campus community is closely divided about the publication of potentially offensive editorial cartoons and that slightly more than half of respondents live in the city of Hartford or would consider moving here.

Click here for a summary of the survey results from the 2005-06 academic year. Look for a new survey question in the fall!

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