Together or apart, a flock is still a flock.
President Berger-Sweeney, July 1 Letter to the Community
Today, with the rapid change occurring across America, we seem to be realizing what Martin Luther King Jr. referred to as a “fierce urgency of now.” Our collective hope should be that this period in our history signals real and lasting change. We are passionately challenging systems of oppression that have allowed systemic racism to endure despite the bold promises on which this country was founded. These same systems have endured at institutions across the country and here at Trinity. So how will we take action? We are being handed an opportunity to create the community we wish to be.
Read more from President Berger-Sweeney’s “Message and Hope and a Call to Action” here.
You are raising your voices, too.
- Hooded in America, Rhoden Monrose ’09
- As we review ways to combat racism, let’s get our own hands out of our pockets, Donna Farideh Haghighat ’89
- Corporate America: It’s time to stand up against racism, Shawn Wooden ’91
- It’s Time to Teach Black History to All Students, Macey Russell ’80
- How Investors are Addressing Racial Injustice, Paul Sullivan ’95
Bantams Making a Difference During COVID-19
- Anes Gadun ’20 works as an EMT and volunteer firefighter in his hometown
- Andrea McCrady ’75, the Dominion Carillonneur of Canada, keeps morale going in Ottawa
- Cari Club, founded and run by Rhoden Monrose ’09, to raise $500 million in relief and recovery to communities impacted by COVID-19 in partnership with Charity Navigator
- The camera technology invented by Eric Fossum ’79, H’14 makes today’s modern video conferencing possible
- Jim Murren ’83 Leads Nevada’s COVID-19 Task Force
- CT House Minority Leader Themis Klarides ’87 Serves Her Constituents Through COVID-19
- Paul Sullivan ’95 Writes About How Philanthropists Can Help During the Crisis
- Jay Monahan ’93, Head of PGA Tour, Foregoes Salary During Crisis
- Jamie MacDonald ’00, owner of Bear’s Smokehouse, Donates Meals to Local Healthcare Providers
- D. Holmes Morton, M.D., IDP’79 Works to Provide Drive-Through Coronavirus Testing to Amish and Mennonite Communities
- Christine Quinn ’88 on What Homeless Women and Children in NYC Are Facing During Coronavirus Crisis
- Mona Deng ’16 and Other Medical Students Mobilize to Provide Free Services to Health Care Workers
Do you know a Bantam who is doing their part during this pandemic? Email us.
Join the Bantam Career Network (BCN)
Connect with young alumni and current students and help them explore their career paths on the BCN.
Things to Do
Trinity College students have captured their various experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic in creative ways that allow them to express their complicated feelings. Check it out here.
Randy Lee ’66 and his team at the Counseling Center have compiled a mix of resources on their website.
Take advantage of free online courses taught by Trinity faculty: EdEx
Try the Trinity College Activity Book. It’s a few pages that include Trinity-themed word games, coloring pages, and trivia, which can be fun for you or your kids. Tag us on social media @TrinAlum to share your artwork!
Missing your Bantam sports? Check out Conversations from the Coop, a podcast from Trinity College athletics.
Help the Hartford Community, even while you’re social distancing. Volunteer remotely through CHER.
Listen to Christopher Houlihan ’09 and the Chapel Singers perform ’Neath the Elms for Baccalaureate 2020.
Show Your Pride
Show off your Trinity spirit in your next conference call with these Trinity College-themed Zoom backgrounds.
Relive the Moment
Trinity is known for our exceptional athletics programs and our competitive spirit. Now is a great time to revisit some of our athletic triumphs, like this real of highlights from the 2012 women’s lacrosse national championships. Enjoy reliving the victory, and be sure to check in periodically for different championship videos.