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December 10, 2003

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Faculty, Staff, and Students Get Academically Incorrect
The first installment of the “Academically Incorrect” series, sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Campus Centers (OASCC), drew an enthusiastic crowd of faculty, staff, and students to Mather Dining Hall on November 19.
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Trinity Helps to Raise a Wall for Habitat for Humanity
Thanks in large part to the dedication of the Trinity community, the first wall was raised during a December 4 ceremony at the Habitat for Humanity house at 76 Dart Street in Hartford.
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Trinity Well-Represented at Women’s Forum 
Several members of the College community took part in the College Women’s Leadership Forum, hosted by the State of Connecticut Permanent Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW).
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Study of Student Experiences of Diversity at Trinity
The Office of Institutional Research and Planning (IRP) recently conducted a series of extensive student surveys designed to accurately measure several components of diversity on campus.
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Awards and Honors
Recent honors and awards received by Trinity faculty and staff.
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In the News
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Spotlight on Sports
The Trinity College women’s cross country team finished second in a field of 24 teams at the NCAA Division III National Championships at Hanover College in Indiana.
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Who's New
A list of those who have recently joined the Trinity Community.
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Trinity Exchange Reaching Wide Audience
One year after it was launched, Trinity Exchange appears to have gained a solid foothold among members of the campus community.
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traditional pre-exam Midnight Breakfast in Mather Dining Hall

Campus Safety Supervisor Brian Killian, Registrar George Gilmore, and Associate Athletic Director Robin Sheppard re-stock food supplies during the traditional pre-exam Midnight Breakfast in Mather Dining Hall.


Naogan Ma:
Principal Lecturer in Chinese,
ireless Advocate for Education

Although she had never imagined herself getting involved in politics, Naogan Ma’s deep commitment to quality education for all children led her to become a member of her local board of education. A West Hartford resident for almost 20 years, Ma is proud that she was able to give back to the town that her family calls home. “Because I came to America from Mongolia, I really wanted my kids to have a traditional hometown here,” she says. “School systems need parents to be involved in their children’s education. That’s the only way we can stay aware of what’s going on. It’s our obligation.”

A member of the Trinity faculty since 1984, Ma began her teaching career as an English instructor at the University of Inner Mongolia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Liaoning University, China, as well as a second BA in English and a master’s degree in literature from Wesleyan University. She and her husband, Shaozhong, a drill instructor in Chinese at Trinity, have two children. Their daughter, Amy, is a junior at Wesleyan, while their son, David, is a student at Sedgwick Middle School in West Hartford.   

When Ma accepted an appointment to the board of education in December 2002, she  became the first nonwhite person to serve in the West Hartford town government. Her appointment was duly noted by both the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies and the Organization of Chinese Americans. During her tenure on the board, she worked diligently to represent the interests of children, stressing the need to upgrade the curriculum, and urging her colleagues to expand public access to board discussions and deliberations. She also serves on the board of directors of the Greater Hartford Chinese Cultural Center.  

“Our children are the future,” Ma says. “I know that sounds cliché, but it’s true. Education opens doors that would otherwise remain closed. We can’t take it for granted.”                     


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