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Ancient Greek

Minor
A sequence of six courses develops linguistic skills for reading literature in ancient Greek, housed in the Classical Studies department.
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Applied Mathematics

Minor
The applied mathematics minor is designed to provide students with a strong background in the areas of mathematics that are critical for addressing both the theoretical and practical aspects of real-world problems that arise in a wide range of applications and disciplines.
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Arabic

Major, Minor
We are proud to offer a unique environment to learn the fascinating sounds and script of the Arabic language and the beauty of its literature and art and get acquainted with the warmth and generosity of Arab cultures. A formal minor in Arabic at Trinity is available and courses in Arabic language may count toward the Plan B Major within Language and Culture Studies, and a minor or major in the Middle East Studies Concentration within International Studies as well as African Studies and Global Studies majors.
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Art History

Major, Minor
Trinity’s Fine Arts Department takes great pride in its Art History Program. While small enough to offer students individual attention, it is also worldly enough to endow them with a breadth of knowledge essential to a career in art and architectural history and their related fields.
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Biochemistry

Major
A major in biochemistry can lead to a variety of careers besides research. These include the health professions, teaching, law, business, and management. A major in one of these fields is also an excellent preparation for a number of interdisciplinary areas including pharmacology, material science, nutrition and food chemistry, neuroscience, toxicology, forensic science, and art conservation.
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Biology

Major, Minor
Biologists look at the marvels of the living natural world; they study LIFE. What we encounter in biology are the continuing consequences of events that began billions of years ago, yielding simple living forms capable of faithfully reproducing themselves. From this genesis evolved the many forms of life we recognize today.
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Center for Academic Advising

Academic Center/Resource
The Center for Academic Advising supplements the work of individual academic advisors to help address students’ broad-ranging academic advising needs. Run by faculty, it is embedded in the Bantam Network and closely engaged with relevant campus offices: Student Life, Study Away, Career Development, Student Accessibility, and The Counseling Center.
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Center for Caribbean Studies

Academic Center/Resource
The Center for Caribbean Studies explores and celebrates the distinctive Caribbean character of the city of Hartford and the influence of Caribbean civilization on contemporary cultures around the world.
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Center for Hartford Engagement and Research

Academic Center/Resource
The Center for Hartford Engagement and Research strengthens educational partnerships between Hartford’s diverse communities and students, staff, and faculty at Trinity College. CHER coordinates the work of five core programs and assesses Trinity’s engagement with the city.
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Center for Teaching and Learning

Academic Center/Resource
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) works to promote effectiveness in teaching in all its dimensions. The CTL staff sees effectiveness in teaching as an essential component of a fully-realized academic career that also embraces research and/or creative productivity, service to students and the College, and membership in a co-operative, vibrant, and supportive intellectual community.
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Center for Urban and Global Studies

Academic Center/Resource
The Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) is the first center of its kind at a top liberal arts college in the United States, and it offers curricular opportunities and research programs where students and faculty work together to better understand our new global society.
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Chemistry

Major, Minor
The chemistry major at Trinity is structured to provide a balanced presentation of the five major areas of chemistry: analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical.
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Chinese

Major, Minor
Students choosing a Plan B major in Language and Culture Studies may elect Chinese as either their primary or secondary language. We also offer a Language Concentration ("Minor") in Chinese which gives you the option to develop linguistic skills and gain an appreciation of Chinese culture.
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Classical Antiquity

Minor
Students in the classical antiquity minor acquire a general knowledge of the achievements of ancient Greece and Rome, which traditionally have constituted, along with the Judeo-Christian tradition, the chief ingredients of Western civilization. Homer, Plato, Cicero, and Caesar remain lively figures, and the classical tradition still pervades our poetry and prose, our philosophy and law, our ideas of history, our conceptions of education, and our art and architecture.
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Classical Tradition

Minor
Take a mixture of courses that focus on the ancient Mediterranean world and others that focus on the modern reception of “classical antiquity” through literature, performance, visual art, film, historiography, philosophy, political theory and practice, and/or Romance languages.
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Computer Science

Major
Computer science is one of the most exciting and fastest-growing fields today. We are dedicated to providing an education based on the development of the fundamental logic and reasoning skills and computational problem-solving skills that will prepare you for a lifetime of learning.
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Electron Microscopy Facility

Academic Center/Resource
Electron microscopes (or EMs) are powerful instruments used in medicine, industry, and academic settings around the world to study the fine structure and properties of living and non-living materials. The Electron Microscopy Facility at Trinity offers undergraduates a rare opportunity for exposure to nanotechnology.
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Engineering

Major
For more than a century, Trinity has offered a rigorous program in engineering within the liberal arts setting. Trinity is one of just a few highly selective liberal arts colleges that offers two engineering degree paths: a Bachelor of Science degree, accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, and a Bachelor of Arts in Engineering Science degree. Trinity engineering majors develop solid backgrounds in mathematics, physical science, and engineering science and design; as well as substantial study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Concentrations are available in Electrical, Mechanical, Biomedical and Computer Engineering.
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English

Major, Minor, Master's
In the English Department at Trinity College, faculty and students collaborate closely together as they explore a wide range of literary forms, genres, and media from an equally wide range of periods and cultures. Our award-winning faculty members are actively publishing scholars and artists as well as dedicated teachers and mentors.
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Film Studies

Major, Minor
The interdisciplinary program in Film Studies at Trinity draws on courses in film studies and production taught in sixteen of the College’s departments and programs.
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Financial Research & Technology Center

Academic Center/Resource
Located in the 24-hour zone of the library, the center hosts 11 Bloomberg Professional workstations, the industry leader in providing real-time and historical data for business and finance news, analytical tools, and research. Having access to Bloomberg terminals gives students exposure to the same information platform used in business and financial industries worldwide, and can provide valued and practical learning experience.
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French Studies

Major, Minor
Courses in French language, literature, Francophone cultures, and film are offered by an enthusiastic faculty that encourages intellectual challenge, critical thinking, and social interaction in a cultural context.
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Global Health Humanities Gateway Program

First-Year Gateway Program, Special Academic Program
Engage with the Caribbean community in Hartford, Connecticut and learn as global citizens through a semester abroad, in Trinidad. Students develop the intellectual framework and openness to work with global, transnational communities from a variety of provenances. This three-semester program emphasizes the interconnection of the sciences and the humanities, and the essentialness of bringing a humanistic perspective to science-dominant fields.
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Health Fellows Program

Special Academic Program
The Health Fellows Program is an innovative academic program offering students exceptional opportunities to participate in a clinical research project. In addition to their regular coursework, students work 30 hours per week with clinical-care physicians or other research-active health care providers in one-on-one relationships at area medical centers.
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Hebrew

Major, Minor
Modern Hebrew has its roots in the Bible and illuminates the richness and understanding of modern and ancient civilizations throughout the generations. Students who take courses in Hebrew benefit from small and intimate classes that emphasize both interactive and individualized approaches to language education. Students choosing a Plan B major in language and culture studies may elect Modern Hebrew as their secondary language. We also offer a minor in Modern Hebrew. Hebrew courses are required for students who wish to major in Jewish Studies. Credit in Hebrew courses also counts toward a Major or Minor in Middle Eastern Studies.
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Hispanic Studies

Major, Minor
If you think you might be interested in using the Spanish language to understand the broader, historically generated realities of Spain and Latin America as well as the emerging global realities of our time, we invite you to join us in the Hispanic Studies Program at Trinity College.
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History

Major, Minor
Historians examine the past to form a meaningful image of events previously hidden, partially understood, or deliberately misinterpreted. History is based on a foundation of documents, novels, maps, archival materials, memoirs, numbers, artifacts, and factual data combined with scholarly writings and analysis. It is a field of study that is part social science, part poetry, and always a humane quest for understanding.
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Humanities Gateway Program

First-Year Gateway Program, Special Academic Program
The Humanities Gateway Program engages outstanding students in a comprehensive examination of European cultures through integrated interdisciplinary study of their histories, literatures, and religious and philosophical ideas, from classical antiquity to the present.
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Information Services

Academic Center/Resource
The Information Services division is housed in the Raether LITC and includes the Library and Information Technology Services, and the Watkinson rare book collection.
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InterArts Program

First-Year Gateway Program, Special Academic Program
InterArts is an innovative, multidisciplinary, one-year program designed for a select group of outstanding students who share a deep interest in the arts.
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Interdisciplinary Science Center

Academic Center/Resource
The Interdisciplinary Science Center (ISC) actively promotes the sciences on campus and throughout the greater Hartford community and beyond through a broad collection of projects, programs, and services.
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Interdisciplinary Science Program

First-Year Gateway Program, Special Academic Program
The Interdisciplinary Science Program (ISP) is an innovative academic program designed to broaden and enrich the study of science and mathematics by exploring the links between the scientific disciplines and their connection with the external world. Designed by faculty in biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, neuroscience, and physics, the core of the ISP consists of a seminar and a research apprenticeship, both in the first year, and a course investigating the interactions of science and society, usually taken in the sophomore year.
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Italian Studies

Major, Minor
The Italian Studies Program at Trinity College offers a variety of courses in Italian and in English about the language, culture, and civilization of Italy. Students majoring in Italian are encouraged to attend of one the programs at the Trinity College Rome Campus.
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Japanese Studies

Major, Minor
The Japanese Program at Trinity College offers rigorous language training for those willing to make the commitment. The program also offers a Japanese literature course in English, which surveys traditional genres as well as a variety of contemporary topics.
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Jewish Studies

Major, Minor
Jewish studies is a multi-disciplinary, college-wide investigation of Jewish civilization in its many historical and geographical manifestations. The scope of the Jewish studies curriculum covers Jewish civilization from its ancient Near Eastern origins through its contemporary history and culture in Israel and the diaspora communities around the world. It is a secular, academic program with diverse, cross-cultural emphases.
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Language and Culture Studies

Major, Minor
Learning a foreign language opens doors to other cultures. In addition to the personal challenge of mastering a new language, multiple-language proficiency allows you to pursue rewarding careers in international affairs, law, business, foreign service, education, and a host of other exciting fields. Trinity has majors in seven principal modern languages - Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish - as well as studies in Arabic and Hebrew.
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Latin

Minor
A sequence of six courses develops linguistic skills for reading literature in Latin.
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Legislative Internship Program

Special Academic Program
Our nationally respected Legislative Internship program was devised especially for students who want to observe politics and government firsthand. When it comes to political science, there is no better place to be than in a city, and, even more specifically, within a capital city.
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Liberal Arts Action Lab

Academic Center/Resource
In the Liberal Arts Action Lab, Hartford community partners define problems facing the city, and collaborate with teams of students and faculty to research and publicly share possible solutions. The Action Lab is an educational partnership between Capital Community College and Trinity College in Hartford, the capital city of Connecticut.
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Mathematics

Major
The mathematics major is designed around a core of required courses that provides a strong foundation in both computational and theoretical mathematics as well as electives from both pure and applied mathematics.
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Museums and Communities

Graduate Certificate
The American Studies graduate program offers a certificate in Museums and Communities. Students may earn a certificate independent of, or as part of, the Master's Degree program.
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Music

Major, Minor
Trinity College's Music Department is a place to create, perform, practice, and intensely study music. A place where the serious exploration of music is matched by a commitment to high artistic standards, and a dedication to develop the unique talents of each individual student.
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Mythology

Minor
The mythology minor is designed to acquaint students with myths from various cultures of the world.
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Philosophy

Major, Minor
Socrates once said, “I am a lover of divisions and collections,” and that is a good brief summary of what it means to be able to think critically and imaginatively: to analyze (“divide”) arguments for their soundness and validity, and to synthesize (“collect”) them into a more comprehensive understanding of the issues at hand. That ability is something Trinity’s philosophy majors all master in time. Upon graduation, they take with them more than a diploma. They take with them a skill critical to the success of most endeavors.
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Physics

Major
Physics is a wide-ranging and fundamental science that asks deep questions about the nature of the physical world. Physicists seek to understand the origin of the universe, the properties of black holes, and how elementary particles interact to form matter.
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Religious Studies

Major, Minor
As a student of religion at Trinity, you learn to develop and exercise a respectful and open attitude toward a variety of beliefs and practices among the peoples of the world.
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Russian Studies

Major, Minor
Among the many reasons to study Russian at Trinity are our outstanding and accessible faculty members, a wide range of courses across disciplines, and a custom-designed semester of study in Moscow.
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Studio Arts

Major, Minor
Trinity's Studio Arts Program offers a rich and diverse studio art curriculum within a liberal arts environment. Studio Arts majors receive the training and inspiration necessary to enhance their future educational and professional endeavors.
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The Aetna Quantitative Center

Academic Center/Resource
The Aetna Quantitative Center holds tutoring hours most afternoons and evenings, when students may find help from peer tutors for calculus, statistics, college algebra, as well as other math-related courses. ​​We work collaboratively with the Mathematics Department to provide support for Trinity students enrolled in mathematics courses as well as a full-semester QLIT 101 course taught by Quantitative Center Faculty for those students required to take it.
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The Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric

Academic Center/Resource
The Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric offers the Interdisciplinary Minor in Rhetoric, Writing, and Media Studies and writing courses taught by rhetoric and composition faculty, administers Trinity's Writing Foundational Requirement, provides support services and special programs for students, faculty, and the community as well as assesses and promotes writing at Trinity College. The Allan K. Smith Center for Writing and Rhetoric also houses the Writing Center where tutors help students perfect their writing skills.
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Theater and Dance

Major
The Department of Theater and Dance is committed to engaging students in creative practice and scholarly study across the disciplines of theater and dance. Majors choose from one of six concentrations: Acting, Dance and Choreography, Media and Performance, History and Dramaturgy, Performing Arts in the Community, and Writing and Directing. In addition to participating in departmental productions, students have the ability to study at the Trinity/La MaMa Performing Arts Program in New York City.
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Trinity College Library

Academic Center/Resource
Library & Information Technology Services promotes excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research by developing, preserving and providing access to collections and resources that sustain instruction and scholarship. We partner with faculty in the critical and imaginative use of library collections, instructional technology, and wider information resources.
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Trinity Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies

Academic Center/Resource
The Trinity Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (TIIS) provides support for faculty as intellectuals: to exchange ideas, discuss books, critique each other’s works-in-progress, and invite scholars to campus to engage in ongoing discussions. TIIS sponsors workshops, faculty reading groups, a manuscript fellowship program, and a junior faculty research fellowship.
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Urban Educational Initiatives

Academic Center/Resource
The mission of urban educational initiatives is to connect faculty, staff, and students with people that learn, work, and live in the city of Hartford, CT. These initiatives span various academic departments and offices. Initiatives can be a one-time collaboration or an ongoing partnership with a school or local organization.
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people

Meet our community of thinkers and doers.

Balancing the Scales

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack ’88 H’13 recently joined Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney for a Virtual Long Walk conversation about her journey from Hartford to the bench of Michigan’s highest court.

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Kelsey Brown ’23: No Stranger to New Experiences

After starting her Trinity career in Costa Rica and adapting to learning during COVID-19, Kelsey Brown ’23 reflects on her unconventional journey and why a “normal” college experience may be overrated—if it exists at all: “Nothing about the college experience is normal to me, but that’s what makes it so exciting.”

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Paul Mounds Jr. ’07: ‘I don’t work in politics; I work in public service’

As the chief of staff to Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, Paul Mounds Jr. ’07 is helping to manage the state government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, Mounds talks about his dedication to public service, his connections to Hartford, and why he’s proud to be a Bantam.

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Video: From Hartford to Hollywood

Kristine Belson ’86, president of Sony Pictures Animation, joins Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney for an animated conversation about her days in Hartford and her entertainment career in Hollywood.

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A Passion for Helping People in His Home Country

“My country is going through rough times,” said Daniel Santos Ramírez ’23, a Trinity College student from Caracas, Venezuela. “I came to Trinity and the U.S. to get skills and training to help make things better back home.” Santos Ramírez has co-founded a project called Yakera, an online platform empowering Venezuelans to create fundraising campaigns and access donations from around the world.

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Peloton Instructor Jess Sims ’10 Gives a Lesson in Taking Care of Your Body and Mind

The former Trinity College women’s basketball player and three-year captain, Jess Sims '10, talks with Liz Althoff ’22, current captain of the women’s basketball team, and shares important tips to finding the right path.

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Trinity in Hartford

For all of its nearly 200-year existence, Trinity College has been both in and of Hartford. As we approach our bicentennial in 2023, we celebrate and seek to affirm and strengthen all that constitutes our most distinctive quality: Trinity’s relationship to Hartford.

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‘Performing Hartford’ Course and Performance Series Highlights Local Artists

Assistant Professor of Theater and Dance Rebecca Pappas partnered this semester with Trinity alumna Jasmin Agosto ’10 to create a “Performing Hartford” Community Learning course and performance series highlighting Hartford artists.

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Growing Relationships at Trinfo.Cafe’s Community Garden

The community garden at Trinfo.Café has undergone renovations and repairs this summer, thanks to fundraising efforts led by the Simsbury Grange and Susan A. Masino, Vernon D. Roosa Professor of Applied Science at Trinity.

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The Long Walk

The historic buildings that make up the Long Walk are the heart of Trinity's campus.

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Prepare to be proud to be a Bantam.

TAG Week Celebrates Student-Athletes

The Trinity community showed its strong support for student-athletes during the third Trinity Athletic Giving (TAG) Week. This annual initiative focuses on connecting Trinity Athletics with its network of alumni, families, and friends through a fundraising competition. The results were nothing short of a victory for Bantam student-athletes.

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Go ‘Beyond the Summit’ with New Alumni Podcast

The ‘Beyond the Summit’ podcast asks accomplished Trinity College alumni how they became who they are. In the latest episode of a season focusing on entrepreneurs, host and New York Times columnist Paul Sullivan ’95 interviews Danai Pointer ’07, the founder of Bergen Consulting Group and TruNude.

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Creating Inclusive Communities

Two Trinity College professors who teach and conduct research about immigration are demonstrating their dedication to inclusivity by supporting a national nonprofit organization that works to create welcoming communities. Stefanie Chambers and Abigail Fisher Williamson recently were chosen to serve on the Welcoming Standard Content Advisory Board at Welcoming America.

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Lessons Learned from the Fall 2020 Semester

As Trinity College prepares to welcome nearly 2,000 students back to campus for the spring 2021 semester, look back at lessons learned from the fall.

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Working on the ‘Vaccine Pipeline’

Trinity alumna Kari Sweeney Efferen ’03, a research scientist and associate director at the pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer, speaks to the Trinity community about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, and answers questions about how one can be developed so quickly during a worldwide pandemic.

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Alicia Camuy ’22 Receives Prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Trinity junior Alicia Camuy ’22 has been selected to receive the Barry Goldwater Scholarship from an estimated pool of more than 5,000 students from across the country. The scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards for students interested in pursuing careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.