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November 2005

In this Issue  
previous issues

  Trinity Hosts Secularism Forum
On November 2, the Trinity campus community and welcomed guests gathered in the Washington Room for the inaugural event of the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture (ISSSC). ... read more

Cornerstone Grants Showing Results
The first round of “seed” projects related to the goals of the Cornerstone planning initiative and supported by a Mellon Foundation grant have begun to have an impact around campus. ... read more

Judy Dworin   Celebrating 35 Years of Dance
This fall, the College is hosting a semester-long celebration showcasing the evolution of dance at Trinity, including special performances by students, alumni, and guests, as well as former and current faculty members. ... read more

New Trustees and Fellows Named
The College has announced the appointment of five new members to the Board of Trustees and 13 new members to the Board of Fellows. ... read more

Office of Campus Life   Office of Campus Life Re-Organized to Provide Better Service
One of the greatest challenges for any college or university is finding ways to effectively manage the residential and social experiences of its students. ... read more

  Veterans Honored at Trinity
Members of the College community gathered at the flag pole on the Quad to pay tribute to American veterans during a Veterans Day ceremony.
... read more

Awards and Honors ... read more

  Sports Highlights
Football Completes Third Straight Perfect Year
Bantams Beat Wesleyan for 30th Win, 4th NESCAC Title in a Row
... 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

Louis Masur (l), the William R. Kenan Professor of American Institutions
and Values, and Michael Kammen, the Newton C. Farr Professor of
American History and Culture at Cornell University. Kammen delivered a campus lecture, “Visual Shock: Art Controversies in American Culture,”
in his role as the first Jan Cohn Visiting Scholar in American Studies.
The late Jan Cohn, the G. Keith Funston Professor of American Literature and American Studies, was the College’s first woman dean of faculty.

Kevin McMahon  

Kevin McMahon
Assistant Professor of Political Science

It certainly is an interesting time to be a Supreme Court scholar, considering all the recent activity in the judicial branch of government. For Kevin McMahon, it also represents an opportunity to connect classroom teaching with important current events that have grabbed the attention of the entire nation, including college students. McMahon, in his first semester at Trinity, is teaching a senior seminar called “The Politics of Judicial Policy Making.” He notes with obvious understatement that the timing is fortuitous. “It’s great because there haven’t been any Supreme Court appointments for ten years and now there just happen to be two during this semester. It makes it much more interesting for the students because the issues at stake are things they know and care about.”  read more ...

Stacy Swift  

What they’re reading…

Stacy Swift
Office Coordinator, Community and Institutional Relations


One of the most memorable books I’ve read recently is March: A Novel, by Geraldine Brooks. In short, the story imagines the Civil War experiences of Captain March, the absent father in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. While his wife and daughters wait patiently at home in Concord, Massachusetts, March experiences the horrors of war, serious illness, and the difficulty of learning to live with human suffering.  read more ...

In November 1874, the Trustees elected as Trinity’s ninth president the Rev. Thomas R. Pynchon, Class of 1841.  A senior member of the faculty, Pynchon was Scovill Professor of Chemistry and Natural Science.  His immediate challenge was to select an appropriate location on Rocky Ridge for the buildings that are known today as the Long Walk.  He reached his decision with advice from the landscape designer Francis Law Olmstead, the architect Francis Kimball, and the Trustee Building Committee.

Campus Survey: Should Intelligent Design be taught in public schools?
Yes. It should be taught alongside evolution.  
No, because it is not based in science.  
Sure, but taught as religion and/or philosophy.  
No. It has no place at all in the curriculum.  
I have no opinion on this issue.  
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