A Public Humanities Collaborative research project this summer turned two Trinity College students into detectives of history, as they worked to tell the stories of inmates at the country’s first state prison and to investigate the roots of mass incarceration.
“It has been very interesting and somewhat challenging to be a part of a fast-moving start-up with such ambitions,” Ethan Jacunski ’24 said of his summer internship with SparkCharge, the creator of a portable electric vehicle charging system. “Every day is something new.”
As a longtime community partner of Forge City Works (formerly Billings Forge Community Works), Trinity College recently helped to celebrate FCW’s progress toward opening a new restaurant on Broad Street that will be part of the organization’s life-changing culinary and customer service job training programs.
Megan Bodmer ’23, a double major in theater and dance and film studies, has worked as a production assistant for four movies based in Connecticut, and has spent her time this summer on film sets and working in Trinity’s Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement.
Ashira Biswas ’24 is spending the summer exploring her passion for economics and learning about nontraditional careers in the field. Biswas was accepted as a summer intern at the Diversity in Government Relations Coalition, which works to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the government relations industry.
The 25th anniversary celebration for Trinity’s Dream Camp included an extra dose of excitement as Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced a $1 million grant from the State of Connecticut in support of Dream Camp.