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College announces receipt of three anonymous philanthropic commitments totaling $39.5 million
These expressions of philanthropy represent the donors’ interests in three fundamental areas: endowed faculty chairs, financial aid opportunities for recruiting international students, and general endowment.

Search begins for Distinguished Raether Professor, Dean, and Director of new Center of Urban and Global Studies
The Office of the Dean of Faculty has launched a global search for a new urban and global studies dean, who will provide intellectual leadership by establishing curricular connections between urban studies and international studies and link more closely academic programs to the myriad forms of experiential learning that the campus now undertakes here and abroad.

Trinity Professor wins prestigious prize in American studies
Paul Lauter, the Allan K. & Gwendolyn Miles Smith Professor of Literature, has been selected as the recipient of the American Studies Association’s Bode-Pearson Prize for Outstanding Contributions to American Studies.

Read more about the College’s recent publicity at Trinity in the News.


Economics Professor Ward S. Curran presents “Trinity College and Chapter One in the Story of Financial Economics”
Professor Curran currently occupies the Ward S. Curran Distinguished Professorship in Economics, which was established in 2006 by Peter and Jill Kraus in recognition of Curran's extraordinary service to Trinity College for more than 45 years.
audio of presentation available

College honors 50th anniversary of first female faculty member
On November 7, 2006, current and former members of the faculty, the dean of faculty, the president of the College, and alumni gathered in the Goodwin Theater in the Austin Arts Center to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hiring of the College’s first female faculty member, Professor of Mathematics Emerita Marjorie V. Butcher.

Renowned Russian journalist speaks at the College
Evgeny Kiselev, anchor of his news program on Russia’s first independent television network, spoke to students about the freedom of speech in Russia, oil politics, the oligarchs, President Putin, as well as other topics affecting Russia today.

Video from a recent Q&A session between Trinity students and Noam Chomsky available. 

For upcoming lectures and events on campus, check out the Calendar of Events.



Trinity hosts eighth annual State of the Communications, Entertainment, and Information Industries in New York
Paula Zahn of CNN's Paula Zahn Now interviewed chairman and CEO of Time Warner, Inc., Richard Parsons in front of an audience of more than 200 guests, including 20 Trinity students. A special thanks to Ray Joslin ’58 for his leadership with this annual event.

Tom Lisk ’70 visits alma mater for poetry reading
Lisk kicked off the English Department’s Fall Reading Series, reading from his new book of poems, These Beautiful Limits.

Trinity Club of Hartford honors Professor of Theater and Dance Judy Dworin ’70
At the Hartford Club’s Annual Banquet and Person of the Year Dinner, Dworin, Trinity professor and founder of the Judy Dworin Performance Project, Inc., was recognized for her dedication to the College and the community.

CLASS NOTES NOW ONLINE!  Visit the online community to read ALL class notes submitted for the Reporter. More notes welcome!

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Trinity hires Pettit as manager of Community Sports Complex

Trinity ice hockey teams open the season in the College’s new rink on November 17

Norte and Trinity men’s cross country travel to Ohio for NCAA national meet
Trinity golf team finishes first among DIII colleges at New England championships

Trinity’s Nwanagu named to all-NESCAC women’s soccer first team

Trinity’s Skipp earns All-American field hockey honors

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Trinity’s Associate Professor of Fine Arts Michael Fitzgerald is the guest curator of the show entitled "Picasso and American Art," a new exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. The show continues through Jan. 28 before moving on to San Francisco and Minneapolis.

Did you know?
As the Chapel’s 75th anniversary approaches in 2007, did you know that for the 50th anniversary, Chaplain Alan Tull organized a wedding reunion service for couples married in the Chapel? The celebration also hosted the annual congress of the Guild of Carillonneurs of North America, an organization that Trinity President Remsen Ogilby helped to establish in 1936. Look for upcoming 75th anniversary events online this January.

President Jones addresses the audience at an open forum on November 15. The discussion drew together hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and alumni to discuss socially offensive and unacceptable behavior and to engage all members in identifying and implementing solutions.
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