New sculpture highlights commitment to Hartford
“Unity,” located next to the Trinity Center for Urban and Global Studies, was donated to the College by Loretta and Marshall Blume ’63, P’92. Installed in early December, the title reflects the College’s commitment to, and relationship with, Hartford and cities throughout the world. The artist, Nic Noblique, whose studio is in Galveston, Texas, has had work displayed in a number of public venues, including his 9,000-pound steel sculpture “Runner,” which was shown at Chicago’s Navy Pier Walk 2003.
Watkinson Library renovation
The College’s Watkinson Library has been updated and now offers a bright and airy work space for researchers, complete with new wiring for data ports and wireless connectivity. Students can use their laptops to link to an online version of the Gutenberg bible, for instance, and compare it, side-by-side, with an original page from the Watkinson’s collection. The library also has added a classroom space and the new curved ceiling design conceals previously exposed ductwork. The design work was done by Charney Architects, and the project was supported by the generosity of a number of donors. To learn more about the Watkinson Library, go to http:// library.trincoll.edu/research/watk/.