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HIGHLIGHTS: On Sunday, May 22, 596 students crossed the graduation stage during Trinity's 185th Commencement exercises. Speaker Patrick Wilson urged the graduates to “Remember what the passion is in your life. Hold on to that which gives you hope. Grip it close to you and don’t let it go.” Wilson was awarded an honorary doctorate degree, along with fellow honorands Ambassador Michael Battle '73, Walter "Wally" Lamb, and Scott Reynolds '63. Watch the full Commencement video and see photos from the ceremony.
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Trinity and Hartford Public Schools Join Forces To Expand the Nation’s Best Magnet School
The new Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy will expand the Hartford Magnet Middle School into a grade 6-12 academy that emphasizes college preparedness as well as the sciences and the visual and performing arts. Trinity will help design the curriculum and participate on the school's governing council. More.

Eric Fossum Inducted Into Inventors Hall of Fame
On May 4, in Washington, D.C., Eric Fossum '79 was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for inventing the CMOS active pixel sensor (APS), which is used in camera phones. Fossum's guest was David Ahlgren, Karl W. Hallden Professor of Engineering (at right with Fossum), who taught one of Fossum’s first classes at Trinity. Read more alumni news.

Four Students Selected to Spend Year at Oxford
Megan Baxter, Leah Novak, Shuyang Zhu (pictured left-right), and Aneta Buraityte, all members of the Class of 2013, have been selected to spend their junior years at Worcester College, a constituent of the University of Oxford in England, one of the world's most historic and prestigious institutions of higher education. More.

Keep Trinity in the Top 10—Give by June 30
Urgent—calling all alumni! Please make a gift by June 30. We still need 3,845 alumni gifts to keep Trinity in the top 10 for alumni giving participation and earn a $4 million challenge bonus. A total of 7,408 alumni have responded so far—please join them and rock the Pride-O-Meter!

Women's Rowing Wins Petit Final
On May 28, Trinity's women's rowing first varsity eight crew won the petit final in the NCAA Division III Championship Regatta on Lake Natoma in Sacramento, California. This is the team's ninth trip to the NCAA Division III Championships, and they placed sixth overall. Read more.

Join Hundreds of Alumni  for Reunion 2011
Reunion 2011 is June 10-12 and has a full lineup of events, including an alumni squash exhibition and reception with Paul Assaiante P’06, 13-time men’s national squash championship coach; a New England clambake; a cookout and carnival on the Quad; lecture and reception with renowned literary theorist, Dr. Robert Stepto ‘66; and class dinners and dancing. More.

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Faculty Achievements
Mary E. “Mel” McCombie, visiting associate professor of American studies and interim director of Trinity’s American Studies Graduate Program, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the American University in Cairo during the 2011-2012 academic year. Read more faculty achievements.

Trinity Celebrates Honors Day
On May 6, Trinity celebrated the College's 61st Honors Day, an event at which the College community gathers to recognize students' outstanding achievements. Watch a Web cast of the event or download a copy of the program.

Summer Music Series
Trinity will host the 62nd Annual Plumb Memorial Carillon Concerts and the 37th Annual Chamber Music Series as part of the 2011 Summer Music Series. Held annually at the College, the series features performances every Wednesday during the summer, over a nine-week period. Performances are free and open to the public and will be held rain or shine. Attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic. See the full schedule.

Trinity Graduates Profiled in Teach for America Story
Fourteen graduating seniors from Trinity will spend two years in the highly competitive Teach for America Program. The Hartford Courant recently spoke to some of these accomplished students, and captured their thoughts on the eve of their entrance into the program. Read more.

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