A paper co-authored by Trinity College Professor of Biology Kent Dunlap and research students Josh Corbo ’19 and Margarita Vergara ’19 has been published in one of the world’s oldest scientific journals. Trinity students have the opportunity to begin research work early in their undergraduate careers and build strong connections with faculty members.
The classroom extended far beyond campus for students who took part in Trinity College’s Community Learning experiences during the fall 2019 semester. The Community Action Gateway and the Community Learning research fellows program are just two of the opportunities available that connect students to the city of Hartford.
Trinity College students, staff, and faculty members recently attended a Connecticut Forum event called “Climate Crisis” to hear from environmental researchers and policy leaders. Within the past several years, Trinity has implemented a variety of programs and initiatives aimed at improving its environmental impact and decreasing its carbon footprint.
Trinity celebrated National Transgender Awareness Week with a talk by Chris Mosier, the first transgender athlete to make a men’s U.S. National Team (in triathlon), the first transgender athlete in ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue, and the first transgender athlete sponsored by Nike.
Trinity College students in the “Mathematics and Redistricting” course are learning about the mathematics and laws surrounding gerrymandering (manipulating elections by redrawing district boundaries to favor one party) and their impact on political district maps in national and state elections.
Trinity College was the host and lead sponsor of “A Conversation with Spike Lee,” presented by the Connecticut Forum at the Bushnell on November 9. President Joanne Berger-Sweeney welcomed the audience, which included Trinity students, alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators, many of whom had the chance to meet Lee backstage after the event.
Paul Tough, the author of "The Years that Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us," came to Trinity College recently for a conversation about the ways higher education in America can both help and hinder young people in search of better opportunities.
At the 2019 ALL IN Challenge Awards Ceremony held to recognize colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates, Trinity College received a silver seal for achieving a student enrollment and voting rate between 30% and 39%.
As part of Trinity College’s “Women at the Summit” programming celebrating 50 years of coeducation, former Massachusetts governor Jane Swift ’87 returned to campus for a conversation called “Sororities: Then & Now,” focusing on her experiences in Greek life at the college.