Along the Walk

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Graduating students enjoy the April 2018 Shake Shack Send-Off given in their honor by Trinity’s Board of Trustees, including trustee and Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer ’80, P’20. The event, held in the Koeppel Community Sports Center the evening before a Shake Shack grand opening in nearby West Hartford, offered students the opportunity to enjoy items from the fine-casual chain’s menu, including its signature ShackBurger, fries, and frozen custard. The party also featured ice skating, music, and games and celebrated Trinity’s fifth annual Giving Day, which raised more than $2.3 million from 2,290 donors, shattering the goal of 2,000 donors and unlocking an additional $500,000 in Chair’s Circle Challenge Funds from generous alumni and parents.


Commencement 2018

Berger-Sweeney Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Tenure for Six Faculty Members

Truman Scholar

Student Fulbright

Recent Publications

Around Hartford

NYC Urban Fellow

Four New Trustees

Trinity Treasure

Reunion 2018

Fulbrights for Dunlap, Yoon, and Fifield

New VP for diversity, equity, and inclusion

New Director at the Watkinson

New Faculty


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The Liberal Arts Action Lab, located at 10 Constitution Plaza in downtown Hartford, is home to an educational partnership between Trinity College and Capital Community College, with students, faculty members, and community partners collaborating to tackle local problems. Credit goes to Hartford-area photographer Jack McConnell for using a 24-mm lens, a multicolored polarizing filter, and a little Photoshop to create his visual magic.

Activating the Liberal Arts
New collaboration at Constitution Plaza spurs innovation and civic engagement

Igniting That Spark
‘Entrepreneurialism is in Trinity’s DNA’

Music & Memory
Course connects Trinity students, Hartford senior citizens

Bantam Sports
New director of athletics brings a vision for addressing the whole student—and the entire student body

Passionate & proud
Survey results offer insights from alumni


Download a pdf of the complete Fall 2018 Obituaries.

An Aviation Great: Bob Spielman ’59

By Jon Reynolds ’59, H’15 and Don Bishop ’67

Many Trinity grads have made their marks in aviation, but one can make a very good case that Bob Spielman, Trinity Class of 1959, was preeminent among them.

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Bantam Connections

Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney

Photo by Julie Bidwell

As a neuroscientist, I know something about the importance of connections. In the brain, one neuron can have 10,000-plus synaptic connections with other cells; these cells form networks that serve diverse functions such as walking, seeing, and learning. Neuroscience research shows that social connections are important, too; as humans, we want to connect with others, to belong to groups and form relationships.

Those in the Trinity community have a strong desire to connect; one story that I heard when I was interviewing with the college is that when a Trinity alum is driving and sees another car with a Trinity sticker, that alum wants to speed up to see who’s in the car. I loved that story, and in my four years as president, I have found that it resonates in my interactions with Trinity alums. The passionate engagement of our community members is one of our greatest and most distinguishing assets. Our new mission statement—Engage. Connect. Transform.—underscores this Trinity characteristic. We’re all about making connections—with each other, with Hartford, and with the wider world—to help fellow Bantams become successful, engaged global citizens and to move forward our beloved Trinity.

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