This spring’s new Trinity Authors Series is shining the spotlight on written work by Trinity College alumni and parents. In each monthly entry in the Zoom video series, a Trinity faculty member has a conversation with the featured author about their education, career, and writing process.
Trinity students have participated in lots of in-person and virtual events and co-curricular activities outside of the classroom this spring. Check out highlights of student activities from the spring 2021 semester.
Graduating senior Ana Stambolic ’21 has been named a 2021 Yenching Scholar and was awarded a fellowship to pursue an interdisciplinary master’s degree in China Studies at Yenching Academy of Peking University in China.
As part of Trinity’s “Writing for a Digital World” course to help students learn to communicate effectively online, BuzzFeed community strategist Anna Kopsky offered tips and tricks for creating engaging BuzzFeed “listcles” and for finding success in writing and media professions.
“Everyone has a story to tell,” bestselling author, podcaster, teacher, and columnist Matthew Dicks IDP’99 said to first-year Community Action Gateway students in the spring 2021 “Building Knowledge for Social Change” course. Dicks was invited to talk about the importance that storytelling has in his life and how students can use storytelling in social change initiatives.
Ten tenure-track faculty members will begin new appointments at Trinity College on July 1, 2021, bringing diverse research interests and expertise to campus. “This is an exceptional group of faculty members we’re adding to our ranks,” said Acting Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sonia Cardenas.
In the annual Shirley G. Wassong Lecture, Professor of Philosophy Maurice Wade spoke about the work of Caribbean intellectual and activist Lloyd Algernon Best. Wade’s research weaves together philosophy, economics, history, literature, and more into an ambitious interdisciplinary exploration of big questions.
More than 350 Trinity alumni volunteered this spring to be matched with a graduating senior through 2021 Connect, a four-week industry-based mentorship program offered by Trinity’s Center for Student Success and Career Development. “My mentorship gave me perspective as to what ‘life beyond the Long Walk’ would look like and how much value a Trinity degree holds,” said Jeffrey Sagun ’21.