A bi-monthly campus newsletter

October 1, 2003

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In this Issue:  

Validity of Princeton Review Findings Questioned
In the Princeton Review-The Best 351 Colleges, 2004 edition, Trinity was ranked as number one in “Little Race/Class Interaction.”and “Strained.Town-Gown Relations" categories. The College questions the legitimacy of these findings, and with good reason.
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Dialogue Day Digest
An initial summary of facilitator evaluations of Dialogue Day, held September 16, shows some encouraging results.
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Kellogg Bridge Grant
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Board has approved an 18-month bridge grant for $1.6 million in support of Trinity College's urban engagement endeavors.
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Development Office reports fundraising numbers
The Development Office reports that the College’s fundraising efforts for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2003, resulted in record gifts from alumni, parents, and friends.
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Trinity Golf League Banquet
The participants in Trinity’s Golf League gathered at Smith House for a celebration dinner on September 17 to mark the completion of its successful inaugural season. ...read more


IDP: Pioneering Higher Education for Adults
for 30 Years
Thirty years ago, progressive members of the Trinity community sensed a need to accommodate the prevailing spirit of freedom and experimentation among college students, and designed the Individualized Degree Program (IDP)...read more

Sports Highlights
Sports at Trinity for the first month of the 2003 season have revealed high hopes for several Bantam teams. ...read more

Who's New
A list of those who have recently joined the Trinity Community.
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Fred Alford:
Dean of Students,
Folk-Rock Fan

With more than 20 years of experience in higher education, including 10 years as dean of students at Union College, Fred Alford feels especially strongly about the role of students in the life of the College.  “The college experience is both academic and social,” he says.  “There aren’t many associations in life, outside of family, that hold as much meaning for such a long period of time.  It’s important for students to have a proprietary interest in their college, and to understand that Trinity will always be their college.”

As a longtime student of the learning process, Alford recognizes the importance of the liberal arts.  “A liberal arts education opens a path to continual learning,” he said.  “It trains people to be critical thinkers, and to continue to be active learners throughout their lives.  Our task is to prepare students to be citizens of the world.”

When he’s not working or spending time with his family – he and his wife, Jocelyn, have a daughter, Hascy, a Trinity senior, and a fifteen-year-old son, Sam – Dean Alford likes listening to music, reading, and playing golf.  He’s an enthusiastic sports fan and plays a little guitar.  “I’m something of a throwback,” he says with a smile.  “If I was standing at the pearly gates, and all eternity was riding on one Jeopardy question, I’d have to go with folk-rock from 1965 to 1975.”   

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