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.
Trinity is welcoming more than 600 new students, including 582 first-year students in the Class of 2023, 17 transfer students, and nine new Individualized Degree Program (IDP) students. “Our college community is ecstatic to welcome all of our new students and their families,” said Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney.
Facilitated by Trinity’s programming in China, Hartford and the city of Dongguan have revived their Friendship City relationship. Dongguan recently sent a dragon boat team to compete in Hartford’s annual Riverfront Dragon Boat & Asian Festival on the Connecticut River.
For many Bantams, summer is a critical time to develop their professional skills and to network. The Catalyst Summer Internship Fund is available to help students take this important step by providing stipends as they complete unpaid or low-paid internships.
Susan A. Masino, the Vernon Roosa Professor of Applied Science at Trinity College and currently a Charles Bullard Fellow at Harvard Forest, has co-authored a paper that singles out “proforestation” – growing existing natural forests – as key to addressing the accelerating global crises in climate and biodiversity.
Trinity College Head Men's Squash Coach Paul Assaiante guided the United States Squash Team to unprecedented success on the biggest international stage at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, from July 25 to 31.
Several Trinity College students and recent alumni are among the 100 young people from the Hartford area taking part in the Obama Foundation’s Community Leadership Corps (CLC) this summer. Jenna Behan ’19, Kayla Betts ’21, Brian Nance ’16, M’19, and Courtney Roach ’16 have each been working on group projects that address opportunities and challenges in the Hartford community.