“Trinity’s athletic department is tasked with running the school’s [COVID-19] testing program, an ambitious program that aims to test every student twice a week, faculty and staff once per week,” Dom Amore wrote recently in an article for The Hartford Courant.
With support from Trinity College staff, faculty, and affiliates, the Feeding 2020 Initiative has raised money to deliver hot meals to Hartford neighbors in need. The program began last spring and has been extended through the end of the year.
Trinity alumni, family, and friends stepped up to support students, faculty, and the college as a whole during an especially difficult year. Generous gifts contributed to the Student Emergency and Equity Fund, enabled Trinity to meet financial aid needs of students, and made the college’s first Giving Week a success.
Though their in-person 50th Reunion was postponed, the Class of 1970 is being honored through a digital exhibit created for the Watkinson Library Virtual Museum. The collection showcases the experiences that members of the class went through while at Trinity during a time of change and unrest.
Dream Camp at Trinity College continued this summer with remote learning and programs to support the most critical needs of participating families. To combat the food insecurity experienced by many campers, Dream Camp teamed up with a cooking show host to introduce the Dream Camp Relief Meals Initiative.
Trinity’s alumni network plays a critical role in supporting new graduates in a difficult job market brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The college’s Center for Student Success and Career Development is leveraging the power of the Trinity community through the Bantam Career Network and the new 2020 Connect program.