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It’s widely accepted that media images of super-thin models can hurt some women’s self images, perhaps triggering eating disorders. But a recent study at a meeting of the Eating Disorder Research Society shows that a corollary may also be true. In the unpublished research, conducted at Trinity College, women exposed to “super-thin” model images had a 23.8 percent jump in desire to diet and had lower body esteem. Those who viewed “plus-sized” models had a 16.5 percent drop in body dissatisfaction, and a 12.8 percent reduction in a drive to diet.

From “That’s a Plus” The Washington Post October 14, 2003

“Radiant Cool” has the makings of a gripping noir thriller: a missing body, a tough-talking female sleuth and a mustachioed Russian agent mixed up in a shadowy plot to take over the world. But the novel, by Dan Lloyd, a neurophilosopher at Trinity College in Hartford, is also a serious work of scholarship, the unlikely vehicle for an abtruse [sic] new theory of consciousness. . . Mr. Lloyd says that embedding his theory of consciousness in a novel was essential for making his scholarly case. “I’m trying to show the way that consciousness is personal and idiosyncratic and especially bound up in time,” he said. “If you put these factors together, you end up with a novel as a way to express those ideas.”

From “Art and Science Meet With Novel Results” The New York Times October 18, 2003

This summer was a time for curiosity to blossom and knowledge to grow for youth of all ages. Through a partnership with the Trinity Urban Leadership Program, The Knox Parks Foundation was able to work with two creative and talented interns: Elizabeth Guernsey and Sacha Kelly. These two hardworking young women led our educational summer programs and made horticultural learning activities available and accessible to a diverse population of Hartford youth.

From “Learning in the Garden” Greater Hartford October, 2003

Set on a hill, Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut is known better for its prominent Collegiate Gothic chapel in bone-white limestone than for its dark stone dorms built in the 1870s and 1930s . . . A new admissions building designed by Peter Bohlin, however, nods to both aspects of the school’s legacy, by means of a cloisterlike edge defining a new campus quadrangle … In scale, apparent mass, proportion, and materiality, this 87,000-square-foot building refers to and defers to Burge’s classic dorms and Frohman, Robb and Little’s 1932 chapel . . . The result makes a strong impression on prospective students and their kin, but not by means of archetonic razzle-dazzle or heroic engineering (or institutional bombast, for that matter). Far from it: From the exterior, nature takes over.

From “Campus = Context” Architecture, New York, NY October, 2003

Five months after the Supreme Court endorsed affirmative action . . . the leaders of the country’s top small colleges are beginning to [address] issues concerning minority students. More than 20 college presidents, including the heads of Barnard, Williams, Trinity, and Wellesley, met Friday in Boston to address the issue . . . The presidents’ group, known as the Consortium on High Achievement and Success is urging close examination of the experience of enrolled minority students . . . leaders can see which schools are keeping their minority students and then seek the reasons for their success. The data also provide competitive motivation. “It holds our feet to the fire, because all the institutions see where we are,” said Sharon Herzberger, a Trinity vice president and chairwoman of the steering committee.

From “Colleges Debate Minority Students’ Woes, Boston Sunday Globe, November 9, 2003


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