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“There are three Pride
Blocks in Blue Hills, three in upper Albany, two in Barry Square and
one each in Parkville, Asylum Hill, Frog Hollow and the Northeast.
Trinity College has pledged to fund a thirteenth Pride Block in the
Frog Hollow neighborhood.”
From “Perez Designates
‘Rising Star Blocks,’” The Hartford Courant, September 6, 2003
“Like Socrates and
Plato, [visiting lecturer Cornell] West urged the audience and
especially the freshman class, to consider killing off preconceived
notions of race and democracy as they begin their college education .
. . He urged students not to get so caught up in academics that they
forget Trinity is located in one of the poorest cities in America.
“Consider education in its deepest form,” he said, urging them to . .
. “learn to think freely and to live freely.”
From “West Challenges
Trinity,” The Hartford Courant, September 5, 2003
“It is important to
note the person who gave the [Chapel] its spirit and soul: Trinity’s
president, the Rev. Dr. Remsen B. Ogilby. A man of tireless energy and
vision. . . Ogilby also had a great sense of humor. At a party on
graduation night. . . he gestured widely with a seltzer bottle and
managed to clobber Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the mouth, breaking
off two of FDR’s front teeth. Later Ogilby is said to have remarked,
‘It’s a pity I didn’t do a better job!’”
From “Take a Pew,”
Hartford Magazine, September, 2003.
“Now [Trinity] plans
to build an $8 million sports complex with an indoor ice-skating rink
at the northeast corner of Broad Street and New Britain Avenue near
the campus. . .This latest example of generosity should enhance
Trinity’s reputation as an institution with a longstanding commitment
to working with its neighbors for improved housing, schools and social
From “A New Hartford
Sports Complex,” The Hartford Courant, August 4, 2003
“This could well be
one of their first experiences in a natural, rural habitat. That was
the case for some last year, and it was wonderful to witness.” Scott
Smedley, environmental science professor, on the Hartford-area
students studying field biology at the Trinity College Field Station
at Church Farm this past summer, through the Connecticut
Pre-Engineering Program (CPEP).
From ”Inner-city Kids
Get Field Lab Experience,” Connecticut Post, August 3, 2003
“Once you go in [to
Iraq], you really get a sense of the gravity, the scope of violations.
Everyone we spoke to had been touched. This was a republic of terror.
Everyone was terrified.”
Maryam Elahi, director
of the Human Rights program, on her fact-finding trip to Iraq this
past May. From “Human Rights Activist Hears, Firsthand, of Hussein’s
Terror,” The Hartford Courant, June 2, 2003
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