Led by a group of Trinity College students, staff, and faculty members, a new initiative called TrinVotes! is designed to increase the college’s voter registration and election participation, especially among students who are first-time voters.
Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney spoke recently with the Hartford Courant about Trinity’s involvement with the American Talent Initiative, a Bloomberg Philanthropies-supported alliance of colleges and universities that aims to enroll 50,000 more low- to middle-income students by 2025. Berger-Sweeney said that the initiative’s goal aligns with the college’s own commitment to diversifying its student body.
Soon after they graduated from Trinity last spring, Jessica Duong ’19 and Joshua Corbo ’19 set out to rural Cambodia to build a playground and facilitate a soccer workshop for children in the village of Bech Khlok. The project was supported by a grant from Davis Projects for Peace, a program through which college students can make an impact on the world.
Ten start-up companies recently showcased their development work that has been supported by Digital Health CT, a Hartford-based business accelerator program in which Trinity College is a partner. President Joanne Berger-Sweeney has said that the goal of the partnership is to “accelerate start-up companies focused on digital health technologies, thus deepening the relevance of our liberal arts education and spurring an entrepreneurial ecosystem in our Connecticut home.”
NBC Connecticut reporter Dominique Moody recently interviewed Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney about how the college is creating a stronger student body and bringing more students from every walk of life into the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Trinity College is among 19 colleges and universities in the country to be named a Top Producer for both the Fulbright U.S. Student and Fulbright U.S. Scholar programs for 2019-2020. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program.
Trinity College will launch a graduate certificate program in urban planning in fall 2020. The program will be offered through the master’s program in public policy, in partnership with the Urban Studies Program. Trinity is the first institution in Connecticut to provide an urban planning program, even at the certificate level.
Yisbell Marrero ‘20 has been named as an American Political Science Association (APSA) Minority Fellow. The APSA is a fellowship competition for individuals from underrepresented backgrounds applying to or in the early stages of doctoral programs in political science. Each year, ASPA awards up to 14 funded fellowships in the amount of $4,000.
Social entrepreneur Jeffrey Devereux ’12 and film advocate and Trinity track and field coach John Michael Mason ’12, M’14 were named by Connecticut Magazine as two of the most influential up-and-comers in Connecticut under the age of 40.