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HIGHLIGHTS: Following a $32 million restoration, the historic Long Walk buildings opened for students’ return to campus. The 14-month project, finished on time and on budget, preserved the historic and architectural integrity of the buildings while outfitting them with modern amenities. View the renovated buildings and preview a video of the Long Walk from the upcoming issue of The Reporter. Read coverage from the Hartford Courant. Trinity’s president, faculty, and student leaders welcomed 594 first-year students during the College’s convocation ceremony marking the start of Trinity’s 185th academic year. View photos from the ceremony and read President Jones’s address.
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Author Anne Fadiman Addresses Class of 2012
Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down, which was assigned summer reading to the Class of 2012, addressed the incoming class. Fadiman focused on cultural boundaries, drawing examples from her book, and stressed the value of looking beyond the surface to overcome common hurdles at Trinity and in life.

Organist Christopher Houlihan ’09 Performs with Hartford Symphony Orchestra
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra launched its 65th season on September 24 with a concert that featured renowned violinist Joshua Bell and Trinity senior Christopher Houlihan, with many students, faculty, and alumni in the audience. Houlihan played Samuel Barber’s Toccata Festiva.

Common Hour Lecture Series Begins This Fall
Frank Kirkpatrick ’64, Ellsworth Morton Tracy Lecturer and Professor of Religion, inaugurated the Common Hour Lecture Series with a discussion about divisions in the Episcopal Church, based on his new book, The Episcopal Church in Crisis. Held Thursdays at mid-day, the Common Hour hosts programs of wide interest at a time when all faculty, students, and staff can attend.

Professor Dan Lloyd Delivers Inaugural Brownell Lecture
Recently named Brownell Professor of Philosophy Dan Lloyd presented a lecture on the polyphonic brain on September 16. Lloyd, a nationally recognized scholar of the mind and brain, discussed how presenting the dynamic brain through musical sound can reveal hidden dimensions of mental life.

Trinity Fundraising Sets Records for Third Straight Year
Thanks to the generosity of donors, gifts to Trinity reached $36.6 million, a 32 percent increase over the prior year. The alumni giving participation rate was 55.4 percent, among the highest at national colleges and universities. Parent giving set new records, and 92% of graduating seniors also showed strong support. Click here to make a gift to Trinity.

Homecoming Weekend 2008
We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to campus for an exciting day of football and good old-fashioned Bantam camaraderie. See the schedule of events for Homecoming 2008, which runs from October 31 through November 2.
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Trinity Runs Away with 17-7 Season Opener Win Over Bates
Junior running backs Oliver Starnes and Robert Jackson rushed for a combined 181 yards as the Bantams defeated Bates 17-7 in both teams’ season openerLate Goal Keeps Trinity Field Hockey Perfect  Sophomore Christy Bradley scored the game-winning goal with 3:03 remaining, giving the Bantams a 3-2 win against Colby.

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More Trinity News

Trinity’s Baseball Team To Throw Out First Pitch at Red Sox Season Opener  On September 28, members of the NCAA Division III National Championship team will throw out the first pitch in the final home game of the Boston Red Sox regular season.

Long Walk Naming Opportunities Still Available Naming and recognition opportunities—including Jarvis Tower Duplex Residential Suite and Jarvis and Seabury entryways—are still available for interested donors.

Trinity Celebrates 10th Annual Do It Day Hundreds of Trinity students, faculty, staff, and alumni volunteers worked at nonprofit organizations throughout the Hartford area during Trinity’s recent Do It Day.

Trinity College, Zipcar Partner to Bring Car Sharing to Campus Navy and gold Zipcars offer students, faculty, staff, and alumni an environmentally friendly alternative to keeping a car on campus.

Trinity College Gallery Celebrates Haitian Art Exhibit The Widener Gallery opens its season with the exhibition, The Spirit World: Art and Religion in Haiti, running Sept. 17 through Nov. 2, and featuring paintings that focus on Haiti's religious traditions.














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