Friday, March 28th, 2014

Trinity College’s 22nd President

Trinity College has found a dynamic new leader who is committed to honoring the traditions of Trinity College while focusing on ensuring its relevance and preeminence in the changing liberal arts landscape of the future.  With the selection of Joanne Berger-Sweeney as Trinity’s 22nd president, the Board has found a leader who personifies the value and continued relevance of the College’s commitment to an excellent liberal arts education. An accomplished teacher, scholar, neuroscientist, and administrator at Tufts and at Wellesley, Dr. Berger-Sweeney has demonstrated her ability to be a change agent, making key decisions to further the mission and success of these institutions. With this experience, she is a natural fit for Trinity and Trinity for her. We are excited to have someone of her professional caliber and personal warmth joining the Trinity family.

http://www.trincoll.edu/presidentialtransition/Pages/default.aspx

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Bantam Sports Videos

Want to keep track of the Bantams, but can’t make it to their games/matches? Be sure to check out their YouTube page:

http://www.youtube.com/user/BantamSports?feature=watch

 

They just uploaded their Fall sports highlights!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsQMH4kzmPE&feature=c4-overview&list=UUmR-P0sxpptx41_P81ycnFw

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

World Culture and Literature

*New Major Alert!*

This new major is within the Department of Language and Culture Studies and will allow students to study literature across different countries and cultures.  This major will be customized for each student based on his or her individual interests and will incorportate classes from across the disciplines such as history, religion and philosophy, as well as the literature and foreign language classes.

Professor Carol Any and a Faculty subcommittee met for two years to create this major and this year it is finally here!  If you or a student that you meat with have any questions, please contact Carol.Any@trincoll.edu.

 

http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/MajorsAndMinors/Language/worldlit/Pages/default.aspx

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Welcome to Trinity College Class of 2017 Video

I love when the academic year starts! Personally, I especially love the sounds from the athletic fields that I can hear through my office window. The tempting smells from the Bistro is a welcome (unwelcome?) return as well. Hopefully, our new class enjoys campus as much as I do.  A member of the Admissions team made a welcome video for them. Check it out!

Welcome to Trinity College (CT) Class of 2017!

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Preview Weekend

Each fall, our office sponsors Preview Weekend which is an overnight program which allows prospective students to explore the academic and social aspects of Trinity with a focus on the experiences of students of color. This year, it will take place on Sunday, November 10 through Monday, November 11 and the deadline to apply is October 14.  If you talk to a student who might be interetested in Preview Weekend, direct them to our website to apply or they can call our office with questions (860-297-2180).

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Powerpoint Presentation

Do you help us with college fairs?  A coworker made a quite snazzy power point presentation if you want to set up your laptop or tablet at the table and let it run!  Email me at AASP@trincoll.edu if you’d like a copy.

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Why Liberal Arts?

Jobs change. The specific processes and programs used within a field can be different five years from now. What doesn’t change is the skill sets needed to succeed such as curiosity, communication skills and creative thinking. These are skills that are fine tuned in a liberal arts education while also teaching you the content knowledge contained within each major.

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

“College is One of 20 Small Schools Seen as Welcoming to Jewish Students”

In their fall 2013 edition, Reform Judaism Magazine named Trinity College as one of the top schools for Jewish students (this is not surprise to me!). The magazine used the following criteria when making their lists:

-Innovative Jewish programming
-A growing Jewish enrollment
-A dedicated professional leader
-Demonstrated Support by the college
-Commitment to serve Jews of all backgrounds

We know that the name of our college is off-putting, so remember to mention to inquiring minds that we are NOT religiously affiliated! And here are a few facts about Jewish life at Trinity:

About 15% of our undergraduates are of the Jewish faith.

Zachs Hillel House is the center of it all- 8,000 square feet of space to be utilized from everything from social events to religious services.

In addition to the kosher kitchen at the Hillel House (which serves some meals and snacks as well as is open for student use), Mather Dining Hall has a kosher eatery and there are grab-n-go options at both The Cave and The Bistro.

Trinity provides religious and social programming for Shabbat and all Jewish holidays.

We offer Jewish Studies as an interdisciplinary major and minor.

Personally, I enjoy “Challah for a Dollah.” A few times a year, Hillel students sell the traditional bread outside Mather Dining Hall and donate proceeds to a charity of their choice. I enjoy situations where I can make my belly happy and be helping a good cause!

For more information about Jewish life, please contact the Director of Zachs Hillel House, Lisa Kassow: Lisa.Kassow@trincoll.edu.

 

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

The New Vernon Social Center

That’s right, the Vernon Social Center is currently getting a face lift. You might remember the building as an underutilized gymnasium-sized room in a prime location on Vernon Street. When complete it will be “a place to see and be seen.”  The goal is for the building to be a vibrant hub of student life and improved student-faculty interaction.  In addition to ample seating, 6+ flatscreen TVs, a projection screen, outdoor fire pits and an indoor fire place, there will be a convenience store, a 24-hour ATM, a printing station, pub service (on select evenings) and Goldberg’s Bagels will be offering all three meals and a coffee bar.  Phew! That’s a mouthful, but I am excited to see it come September 1!

 

 

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Men’s Squash Reclaims National Title

From 1999 to 2011, the Trinity College men’s squash team won 13 straight national championships before being dethroned in 2012 by Princeton. With the continous leadership, training and support of Coach Paul Assaiante, Trinity regained the title by knocking out Harvard 6-3 in February ending another perfect season (19-0).  This is the 7th consecutive NESCAC Championship title, 17th straight Intercollegiate Squash Association Dual Match title and 14th CSA National Team Championship crown in the past 15 years. Coach Assaiante certainly deserves his naming as NESCAC Men’s Squash Coach of the Year!

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