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Obama, McCain Win Mock Presidential Primary on Campus
Barack Obama and John McCain were the overwhelming favorites of Trinity students, faculty, and staff who participated in a mock presidential primary on Thursday, January 24, at the College. (The results were also noted in a New York Times article.) In addition to the vote, Hartford elections officials registered 50 new voters.

The Greenberg Center Launches Blog on Religion in the 2008 Campaign
A new blog on religion and the 2008 election campaign has been launched by the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity. The blog, called Spiritual Politics, features outside contributors, members of the Greenberg Center faculty, as well as students. Visit

Susan Masino, Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Awarded Two-Year NIH Grant
Masino has been awarded a two-year, $222,829 grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), one of more than two dozen research institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health.

Two Trinity College Buildings Win Prestigious Architecture Awards
Trinity College’s Koeppel Community Sports Center and Mather Hall Dining Facility have recently been selected as recipients of two significant architectural awards. The Koeppel Center has won a “2007 Facilities of Merit Award” from Athletic Business, while the renovations at Mather Hall, which were completed in September 2007, earned an “Excellence in Construction Award” from Associated Builders and Contractors of Connecticut, Inc.

Trinity Student Appointed To Connecticut Commission on Community Service
Mikhael Borgonos ’08 was recently appointed to the Connecticut Commission on Community Service by Governor Jodi Rell. He is one of two Trinity affiliates appointed to the commission, joining Joseph Barber, director of community and civic engagement.

The Campus Community Celebrates Black History Month
On February 1, the Office of Multicultural Affairs kicked off Black History Month with the Sankofa Kuumba Cultural Arts Consortium. Throughout the month, the office will host a poetry jam, a Black Alumni Organization dinner, and guest speakers such as Tim J. Wise, anti-racist activist and writer; Elizabeth Horton Sheff, former city of Hartford councilwoman and plaintiff in the landmark desegregation court case, Sheff vs. O’Neill; and Elaine Brown, activist and former chair of the Black Panther Party. For the complete list of Black History Month events, visit the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ Web site.

For upcoming lectures and events on campus, check out the Calendar of Events.




Alumni Office Hosts Career Day in New York City on February 28
Trinity undergraduates and young alumni/ae are invited to attend “Fashion, Film, Finance, and Philanthropy,” a career day featuring alumni industry experts. For more details, visit the Alumni Office’s Web site.

Sons and Daughters of Alumni/ae, Faculty, and Staff Invited to College Admissions Exploration Program (CAEP) on April 6 and 7
This two-day program held on April 6 and 7, 2008, is aimed at helping high school juniors as they prepare for the very important and challenging process of college admissions. The program includes campus tours, informative workshops and question-answer sessions on college admissions, college life, and financial aid, as well as the opportunity to eat in the dining hall, explore campus, and attend athletic practices and games. For more information and to register, please visit the Alumni Office’s Web site.

National Alumni Association Launches Trinity's Bantam Alumni Mentoring Network or BAM
BAM will enable students and alumni to be in direct contact regarding professional mentoring and career advice. The mentoring network will also allow Trinity alumni and students to search the online database by class year, profession, location, or other areas of interest. If you wish to opt out of the network, please click here for more information.

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Men's Squash Featured in Sports Illustrated

Trinity Athletics Mourns Passing of Robert D. Slaughter, 32-Year Veteran of the Department

Trinity’s Pilger Named NESCAC Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year, Hayes Earns All-League Honors

Robinson Earns All-American Honors for Trinity Football

Four Field Hockey Players Earn Post-Season Accolades

Scifo and Weedon Earn All-NESCAC Women’s Soccer Honors

Lenz Named NESCAC Volleyball Defensive Player of the Year

Winter Sports Viewed Live Via Webcasts
Live Webcasts, all of which are free, can be viewed at  (enter Trinitys code 2055) or accessed via the Trinity College athletics Web site (

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On February 8, Dr. Xiangming Chen, dean and director of Trinity’s new Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) and Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Sociology and International Studies, will host a panel of five distinguished scholars to examine the challenges facing Hartford in the early part of the 21st century. Visit the CUGS Web site for more details.

Associate Professors of Psychology and Neuroscience Sarah Raskin (l) and Susan Masino (r), were among the six finalists in the Academic Innovation and Leadership category at the Connecticut Technology Council’s Women of Innovation awards on January 30. Haley Lepo ’08 (c)was one of four finalists in the Collegian Innovation and Leadership category.

Anant Raut ’10 of the Trinity Robot Team demonstrates the capabilities of an autonomous robot for students at Hartford’s Belizzi Middle School. The visit, aimed at inspiring Belizzi students to form a robotics team to participate in Trinity’s 15th annual Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest April 12 and 13, was made possible through an Urban Being Grant.

Trinity men’s squash's Baset Chaudhry 10 and women’s senior co-captain Lauren Polonich led the Bantams to their second straight NESCAC Championship titles and a men’s win over No. 2-ranked Princeton. Read the Sports Illustrated article on mens squash.




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