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From: <Kimberly.Janczuk>
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 11:53:06 -0500
To: <QP.faculty.admin_staff.>
Subject: QP: Martin Espada reading 10/29

Martín Espada will read his poetry in the Faculty Club on Tuesday, October 29 at 4:00 p.m.

Martín Espada is the author of five poetry collections:

Pasta as Survival Equipment

From: <Donna.Pitts>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 1996 11:40:05 -0500
To: <QP.faculty.admin_staff.>

Each week the Medical Office will be sending a quick post with either a healty recipe, a health related article/health brief, or a notice regarding wellness clinics,talks and seminars in the area. Hope you enjoy them! Here's this week's:

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could choose only one food for survival, what would it be? Fish for the protein it supplies to maintain body tissue? Grains for their energy-rich carbohydrates? Oranges to ward off scurvy? Here's a list of 10 foods which are needed for survival and the reasons for their use:

Low-fat milk and yogurt - A good source of B vitamins and often fortified with vitamins A and D, milk products are considered nearly perfect foods--rich in protein, high-quality carbohydrates and bone-protecting calcium. Low-fat or nonfat varieties do the job without excess fat. Yogurt is ideal for those with lactose intolerance because added bacteria cultures--best when listed as"live" or "active cultures--make it more digestible.

Pasta - Pasta is the food of choice for athletes because it's loaded with high-energy complex carbohydrates. Pasta made from either whole-wheat flour or a mixture containing soy flour is higher in protein than traditional semolina pasta. And don't forget the potassium calcium and B vitamins you get from this versatile food--plus virtually no fat.

Broccoli - Rich in vitamins C and A and a good source of calcium and iron, broccoli is a clear favorite on virtually every healthy eating list.

Brown rice - Rice is the staple of many diets around the world, but unfortunately most rice is of the polished white variety. Brown rice, instead, retains all the original nutrients of the rice kernel, making it a far better source of B vitamins and fiber. High in complex carbohydrates, brown rice also is an energy booster.

Whole-grain bread - Bread has a fattening, empty calorie rap it doesn't deserve. Whole-grain breads, be they 100 percent whole wheat, rye, buckwheat or a combination, actually are loaded with high-quality carbohydrates, are a good source of protein, B vitamins and fiber and are low in fat if you don't load on the butter.

Beans - Rich in protein, fiber and complex carbohydrates, beans are a low-fat, unassuming food that deserves a better reputation. They're a good source of B vitamins, calcium, iron and other minerals, and a great bang for the buck.

Salmon - The heart-healthy benefits of eating fish high in so-called omega-3 fatty acids continue to be touted. Thus this fatty fish, along with sardines, anchovies and others, makes the top 10 list. Salmon is also rich in protein, B vitamins and iron.

Spinach - Popeye was right. Dark leafy vegetables like spinach and kale are low in calories, high in vitamins A and C and a good source of calcium and iron. Eating it like Popeye, from the can, is OK, too!

Bananas - Bananas have more bone-protecting potassium than any other fruit and are also high in complex carbohydrates, making them a satisfying and energy-boosting between-meals snack. And the rich taste comes without unhealthy fat.

Oranges - They're loaded with vitamin C in an acidic environment that helps deliver the best quality of this disease-fighting nutrient. And orange you glad they taste so good!

Who, When, Where ...

From: <Gigi.StPeter>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 1996 13:42:44 -0500
To: <QP.faculty.admin_staff.>
Subject: QP: History Dept. - Feudalism Panel

The History Department presents...

Conversations and Libations with Trinity Historians

Where? When?
The Faculty Club Tuesday November 19th 7:00-9:00 pm

Panel particpants:
Gene Leach, Michael Lestz, Luis Figuero, Niall Brady

Open to the Campus Community and Friends
Refreshments served

Come and see a great debunking of one of the historical 'truths'
we all take from High School

Best of the Web?

From: <Linda.Campanella>
Date: Fri, 1 Nov 1996 10:44:03 -0500
To: <QP.faculty.admin_staff.>
Subject: QP: Items of Interest -- Week of October 28, 1996

ITEMS OF INTEREST -- Week of October 28, 1996

* The Trincoll Journal has "gone global"! According to editor-in-chief Ian Sample '97, as of 6:00PM on October 31 there had been visits to our on-line "web-zine" from people in 26 foreign countries -- on that day alone. The Trincoll Journal is the Internet's first weeky multi-media magazine. Yesterday's international "hits" were from Finland, Australia, the Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Italy, Israel, the UK, Brazil, Norway, Singapore, Nicaragua, New Zealand, Spain, Iceland, South Korea, Malaysia, Denmark, France, the Phillipines, Japan, South Africa, Poland and the Russian Federation.

No Comment

From: <Linda.Campanella>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 17:16:56 -0400
To: <QP.faculty.admin_staff.>
Subject: QP: Items of Interest

ITEMS OF INTEREST -- Week of October 14, 1996

* The 1997 Princeton Review guide to "The Best 310 Colleges" was recently published. Based on surveys of students at the campuses and on information provided by the institutions as well as other sources (e.g., college counselors), the Guide provides 2-page descriptions and statistical information for each of the 310 institutions profiled. This guide is widely consulted by students embarking on the college search process, particularly since it purports to represent colleges through the voice of currently enrolled students ("the inside word"). The cover invites prospective students to take a look inside, where "over 56,000 students rate their campuses on faculty, workload, class size, social life, and sports."

Reportedly, at least 100 students responded to the survey at all but some extremely small schools (fewer than 1000 students enrolled). Seventy multiple-choice questions were asked in the survey. Students also were asked to indicate what other schools they had applied to, and they were asked to provide written comments.

Trinity fares fairly well, although there are some areas for concern. The Guide reports that "Trinity is becoming the first choice of more and more top students. Its small class size, competitive academic structure, and its excellent professors garner praise from students." A transfer student is quoted as saying, "The professors could not be much better and they go out of their way to help students." Academic requirements are described as "demanding," and Trinity's "vast array of internships" is noted.

Against that, the Guide notes that efforts by the administration to increase diversity on campus have been largely unsuccessful. In addition, a "contentedness that pervades the campus translates into apathy toward outside issues," according to the report, which also quotes a student who asserts "Trinity is a school for students who like to get their work done and booze all night."

Under the rubric of "What's Hot" at Trinity, the Guide lists "drugs, hard liquor, campus food, intercollegiate sports, cigarettes." (These lists are based entirely on the results of the on-campus surveys, which one can conclude are a reflection the opinion of those who completed surveys. We do not know how many Trinity students completed surveys.) Trinity's list can be compared and contrasted with the "hot" list at other colleges. There also is a "What's Not" list to accompany the "What's Hot" list for each college.

Also reported for each school in the Guide is average number of hours of study per day. Trinity students report an average of 2.92 hours/day. At most of Trinity's peer institutions, students report an average that is somewhat to significantly above 3 hours/day; Swarthmore reports 4.24 hours/day.

Next Week: the Politics of Accelertion or Who Owns Gravity?

From: <Diane.Martell>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 16:39:28 -0500
To: <QP.faculty.admin_staff>

You are cordially invited to attend


A lecture by Linda Hirshman

Tuesday, October 22
McCook Auditorium, 7 pm

Linda Hirshman is a professor of law and director of the Women's Legal Studies Institute at Chicago-Kent College of Law. She has published numerous articles and a book on how women succeed at law school. Her lecture is based on her forthcoming book, "After Vice" which examines the legal regulation of sexuality.

Will There Be Visual Aids?

From: <Judith.Gilligan>
Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 13:19:34 -0400
To: <QP.faculty.admin_staff.>
Subject: QP: Lecture by Shobita Punja

You are invited to a lecture by

From the Ministry of Education in India


Faculty Club, Hamlin Hall
Thursday, October 24th, 4:15 PM

Reception immediately following

Co-sponsored by the Studio Arts Program
The Department of Religion

Again, No Comment

From: <Donna.Pitts>
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 1996 14:29:34 -0500
To: <QP.faculty.admin_staff.>



7:00 P.M.




Applied Numberical Skills?

From: <deborah.klinger>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 09:11:11 -0500
To: <QP.faculty.admin_staff.>
Subject: QP: Making Women Count



A lecture given by Jane Midgely

Tuesday, November 12th

5:00-6:30 PM

Rittenberg Lounge