2017-2018 Department Updates

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Academics & Curriculum - Tim Cresswell, dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs

Dean Cresswell talks of the establishment of the new Center for Hartford Engagement and Research (CHER) and the goal for all students to engage in experiential learning during their time at Trinity. He also details prestigious recognition given to both students and faculty.

Athletics - Drew Galbraith, director of athletics

The Athletics overview relays the outstanding achievements of our student-athletes in the classroom and in competition, as well as their commitment to community service through Do It Day.  In addition, the new Trinity Athletics Four-Year Career Development Plan is outlined.

The ChapelThe Reverend Allison Read, college chaplain

Chaplain Read provides highlights  of meaningful and inspirational programming, as well as the celebration of the
40-year tenure of John Rose as organist and director of music and Christopher Houlihan's return to the college as theJohn Rose College Organist and Directorship Distinguished Chair of Chapel Music.

The Library – Suzanne Aber, vice president for information service and  chief information officer

This report provides an overview of exciting enhancements that have been made to the library's collection to meet the ever-evolving needs of the students and faculty.


The Watkinson Library – Christina M. Bleyer, Ph.D., director of special collections and archives

As the new director of special collections and archives, Christina outines her iniatives for making the library more accessible to researchers and for fostering engagement with special collections and archives through teaching and learning. She also invites members of the Trinity community to share their stories through Preservica in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Coeducation.

Urban and Global Studies
– Dr. Xiangming Chen, dean and director of the Center for Urban and Global Studies and Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Global Urban Studies and Sociology

Dr. Chen describes the vibrant programming of the Urban Studies Program, the now 12th largest major at the college,  with a record 24 seniors graduating in 2018.