Trinity College students, faculty, and staff are finding ways to continue supporting the Hartford community, even while following social distancing rules during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to a remote volunteering initiative created by the college’s Center for Hartford Engagement and Research (CHER).
Brendan W. Clark ’21 spent several weeks searching through the digital archives of Trinity’s Watkinson Library to research his project, “Trinity College and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918,” which is now the first exhibit in the Watkinson Library Virtual Museum.
Rose Rodriguez ’15, M’18, Trinity’s first sustainability coordinator, has been doing her job remotely by connecting with students and others through Zoom and social media. Here, Rodriguez recounts a recent day and reflects on her experiences supporting virtual events and maintaining a work/life balance while at home during the pandemic.
The Trinity College Board of Trustees has approved the promotions to the position of associate professor with tenure of Ethan Rutherford, in English; Per Sebastian Skardal, in mathematics; and Reo Matsuzaki, in political science.
Kabelo Motsoeneng ’20, an English and human rights double major at Trinity College, has spent 18 months working on his first full-length novel, which is scheduled to be published later this year. Motsoeneng integrated the revisions for his novel into his semester-long senior thesis project.
Jyles Romer ’20, a psychology and sociology double-major from the Bahamas, has remained on campus even as classes continue remotely. Here, as Romer recounts a recent day, he reflects on his four years at Trinity, his goals, and what it’s like to live and learn during a global pandemic.
Christina Bleyer, the director of special collections and archives at Trinity College’s Watkinson Library, has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion and Cultural Heritage at Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia.
The Hartford Business Journal's first ranking of the region’s most powerful figures includes Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney and two prominent Trinity alumni: House Minority Leader Themis Klarides ’87 and Paul Mounds ’07, the chief of staff to Gov. Ned Lamont.
Alumni from the Class of 2019 are achieving their post-graduation goals of employment, graduate studies, military or volunteer service, and other fulfilling pursuits. In a testament to the value of a liberal arts education today, recent data gathered from 87 percent of the members of the Class of 2019 showed a 97-percent positive outcome rate.
“I can’t wait for in-person classes to resume, but remote learning is obviously better than canceling classes, so I want to give my students everything I can to allow their education to continue,” says Assistant Professor of Engineering Clayton Byers. Here, Byers recounts a recent day and reflects on the experiences of conducting a review session, advising, and teaching remotely.