Trinity Community Engages with Inauguration and Women’s Marches Around the World

Bantams Gather to Watch Swearing-In, Take Part in Marches in Washington and Other Cities

Members of the Trinity College campus community came together at Vernon Social on Friday, January 20, to watch the presidential inauguration. Click here for more photos.
Hartford, Connecticut, January 23, 2017 – Trinity College students, faculty, staff, and alumni were among the millions who united in recent days — whether to watch the swearing-in of a new president, march in solidarity with women around the world, or both.

On campus, they came together on Friday at the invitation of Trinity President Joanne Berger-Sweeney to watch the inauguration of U.S. President Donald J. Trump. Many students had not yet returned from winter break, but for those who were on campus, it was an opportunity to gather to share lunch and conversation while viewing the ceremony on a large screen. About 70 members of the campus community attended the event at Vernon Social.

Also on Friday, Adrienne Fulco, director of Trinity’s Public Policy and Law Program and associate professor of legal and policy studies, was a featured guest on Connecticut Public Radio’s “Where We Live” call-in program to discuss the inauguration, as was J.R. Romano ’01, chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party. Listen to the full program here.

​Charles A. Dana Research Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Sarah Raskin at the Women's March in Washington, D.C. Photo by Ryan Caron King/WNPR. Click here for more photos.
Then on Saturday Bantams took part in the Women’s March on Washington and in sister marches held across the country and around the world, including one at the Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford.

Click here to see a growing collection of photos of Bantams from the inauguration and the marches. 

If you attended the inauguration or a march, you can share a photo of yourself at the event by emailing us at or tweeting it using #trincoll.