As part of Trinity College’s celebration of 50 years of coeducation, the Women & Gender Resource Action Center (WGRAC) recently hosted a walk through its own “herstory” at Trinity. “WGRAC Then & Now: 1970s to Present” included a reception and a panel discussion about WGRAC’s past, present, and future.
A group of 17 Trinity College students participated in a 10-day multicultural experience last summer as they traveled through Israel and the Palestinian territories. The trip, titled “Fresh Perspectives,” ran from August 5 to 15, 2019, and was made possible by Trinity College Hillel with the support of a private foundation.
Trinity College students, faculty, and staff recently heard author Anthony Jack, an assistant professor of education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, share his research in a talk titled, “On Diversity: Access Ain’t Inclusion.”
Digital Health CT, powered by Startupbootcamp, has announced its inaugural cohort in Hartford. The 10 chosen startups exhibit a diverse range of healthcare technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), process automation, personalized medicine, virtual health, and more. The 10 teams invited to take part in the Fall 2019 program, selected from hundreds of startups, will relocate to Hartford in November for the three-month accelerator program
Representing some of Trinity’s most accomplished students, this year’s cohort of President’s Fellows is a diverse group of 33 scholars, each of whom has compiled an exemplary academic record in their years at the college.
The Trinity College Democrats welcomed U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) to a Gun Violence Prevention Forum held on Friday, October 4, in the McCook Auditorium. Murphy discussed the role he has played in the gun reform movement and answered questions on the issue of gun violence in America today.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Trinity College a grant of $114,000 to support the planning of a convening of women of color (WOC) leaders in higher education and other sectors. The funding will be used over approximately 16 months, culminating in a meeting of WOC leaders expected to take place in January 2021. Trinity President Joanne Berger-Sweeney will serve as the principal investigator for this project.
Several Trinity College students had the opportunity to attend the first event of The Connecticut Forum’s 2019-2020 season, “A Conversation with Seth Meyers,” held September 20 at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Hartford. Trinity is among the Forum’s Education Partners, which support open dialogue, lifelong learning, and the free and active exchange of ideas.
The start of the school year marked the start of plans for an expanded Early College program at the Hartford Magnet Trinity College Academy (HMTCA), thanks to a new 10-year partnership agreement between Hartford Public Schools and Trinity College.
The President’s Convocation marked the official beginning of the 196th academic year at Trinity College. President Joanne Berger-Sweeney noted that the members of the Class of 2023 will graduate during the year of the college’s 200th anniversary.