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“Science is Tyrisse Ward’s favorite subject at Simpson-Waverly School in Hartford, so he enjoyed a chance to do more experiments this summer at the Dream Camp/National Youth Sports Program held at Trinity College in Hartford. … Tyrisse was one of more than 300 Hartford children to take part in the summer program, which Trinity has hosted since 1998. The campus is operated by ESF Summer Camps and staffed by counselors who are local teachers or college students. Children aged 6 to 9 participate in Dream Camp’s activities … Many campers also attend the program’s after-school enrichment activities during the school year, in which Trinity students volunteer as tutors and mentors. Older campers, 10 to 16, participate in the National Youth Sports Program part of camp … Fun academic activities also are part of their day.”

“Trinity’s Dream for Happy Campers”
Hartford Courant, July 26, 2004


“Connecticut’s Trinity College held its first Institute for Urban Learning and Action June 1 through June 5. The institute is part of Trinity’s continuing mission to shed light on what colleges, universities and activists need to do to build, broaden and maintain vital connections to engage their neighboring urban environments. … ‘We organized this institute for two primary reasons,’ [notes] Jim Trostle, Trinity’s director of urban initiatives and an associate professor of anthropology. ‘We wanted to help our colleagues at other institutions share their accomplishments, plan new activities and create the administrative and financial resources necessary to sustain their own urban engagement work. We also wanted to present our many urban programs here at Trinity as a kind of menu available for exploration and adaptation by other institutions.’”

“Trinity College Hosts Urban Learning and Action Institute”
The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, July 26, 2004


“Applicants with solid community service also earn special consideration at Trinity College, which is committed to being involved in the city of Hartford. ‘We’re likely to value that more than other liberal arts colleges,’ [said] Larry Dow, the college’s dean of admission and financial aid. Franci Davila, an incoming freshman at Trinity, seems an ideal fit. Growing up in Hartford just a block from Trinity, Miss Davila has been teaching Hartford youth how to settle disputes peacefully. Many of her childhood classmates in Hartford are teenage mothers, said Miss Davila, who graduated from the Kingswood-Oxford School in West Hartford. ‘I want to teach them they can be something when they grow up,’ she said. ‘I want them to know they can go on to college.’”

“A Summer Job with no Pay, but the Benefits…”
The New York Times, August 1, 2004.


“… research into areas such as mineral supplements and the benefits of restricting the intake of calories is going to ‘cascade in the next couple of decades to the point where life extension will begin to radically extend,’ says Dr. Hughes, who teaches bioethics at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. For example: Years of research on animals have suggested that cutting intake of calories in half increases their life span. Few people are willing to endure semi-starvation to follow this regimen. However, within the next decade, drugs that mimic the effects of a restricted-calorie diet may become available, Hughes says. ‘We’re very close to being able to have a genetic therapy or a pharmaceutical treatment which will turn on those mechanisms in the body and hopefully gain a one-third to 50 percent increase in life expectancy.’”

“Higher-tech hope: escape from the sands of time” (Life-extension movement gains momentum as baby boomer push to live longer)
Christian Science Monitor, August 5, 2004


“Located on the historic campus of a small, prestigious liberal arts college in New England, the new Admissions and Career Services Center is a three-story, 30,000 square-foot building housing the office of Undergraduate Admissions, Financial Aid and Student Career Services. The Center completes the enclosure [of] the historic Chapel Quad creating a new and graceful entry to the College. …With extraordinary support from the client, Trinity College, the architects designed a building that elegantly resonates with its neighbors while defining the edge of an historic quadrangle and carefully structuring spaces that enable activities for Admissions and Student Services.”

“Admissions & Career Services Center” Trinity College’s Admissions and Career Services Center is a 2004 Tucker Award Winner – Non-residential
Building Stone Magazine, July/August/September 2004


“Why doesn't every college have a course on pirates? That's what Thomas M. Truxes wants to know. For one thing, there is a wealth of pirate-related material for students to explore, including firsthand accounts of raids. Pirates also loom large in the popular imagination, serving as fodder for numerous novels, movies, and comic strips, not to mention a Disney ride and ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day,’ created by a couple of guys with way too much time on their hands. (It's September 19, by the way. Mark your calendars.) But what's most compelling about the subject for Mr. Truxes, a visiting history lecturer at Trinity College, in Connecticut, is how it leads to discussions on a wide range of important issues, such as terrorism. Those who don't believe pirates were terrorists don't know their history, Mr. Truxes contends.”

“Avast, Students! Here Ye Can Add Keelhauling to Your Curriculum”
Chronicle of Higher Education, September 3, 2004


“Trinity goes out of its way to help first-year students from minority groups feel comfortable, inviting them to campus a few days early to try to foster a sense of community they can fall back on if they need it. But Trinity, like many other schools, is walking a fine line: It wants to avoid encouraging the kind of separatism that often leads black and Hispanic students to sit apart from others in the cafeteria. ‘We don't want you to be comfortable in your new friendships to the point where you don't go out and bring new people into your circle,’ was the parting advice of Karla Spurlock-Evans, the school's dean of multicultural affairs, at a lunch for Trinity's PRIDE--Promoting Respect for Inclusive Diversity in Education--program. As colleges around the country welcome a new class, many organize activities--such as camping and community service trips--to help students start college with at least a small group of friends they can build on. But there also is reluctance to emphasize particular groups over the broader community…At the 2,188-student Trinity, Spurlock-Evans says a program like PRIDE does not prevent that kind of campus-wide bonding later in the week. But she says it is essential to show minorities the support they have.”

“School tries to smooth way for 1st-year minority students”
Associated Press, September 5, 2004


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