Chris Binnie ’12, Trinity College squash assistant coach, continued a strong summer showing by Trinity squashers, collecting his sixth Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) Title (5th straight), as well as his seventh All-Jamaica Open. As an undergraduate at Trinity, Binnie posted a 52-5 record, collecting All-American honors along the way. Binnie secured the game-winning point, a comeback 5-4 victory versus Yale, in the 2011 CSA National Championship, which kept Trinity’s record streak alive at 13 straight National Championships at the time. For more on Trinity Squash, visit www.BantamSports.com.
Paul Assaiante (top left, center), Head Coach of Trinity College men’s squash, led the U.S.A. women’s team to gold in Toronto, Ontario in the 2015 Pan American Games. In addition, Harvard’s Amanda Sohby (top left, right) won the women’s individual championship for Team U.S.A., and earned another gold in the doubles championship with teammate Natalie Grainger. Trinity’s Juan Vargas ’18 (top right, left) teamed up with Andrés Herrera to lead Colombia to gold in the men’s doubles championship. Catalina Peláez ’14 (bottom left) earned bronze medal in the women’s doubles championship, and led her home country, Colombia, to bronze in the women’s team championships. Team U.S.A. squash contributed six gold medals to U.S.A.’s world-leading count of 59 gold medals in the PanAm games to date. Follow the games at www.toronto2015.org.
While Trinity’s campus is home to some of the most noteworthy collegiate architecture in the world, it’s the many small details of the campus that accentuate its beauty and history. Click the image above for a short video tour of some of the doors around Trinity’s Hartford campus.
As a young student, Carlos Velazquez ’14 was among the first students to participate in the Judy Dworin Performance Project’s Moving Matters! residency at Parkville Community School, a dance education program led by Judy Dworin, professor of theater and dance. While an education studies major at Trinity, he assisted with the program as a student in the “Education through Movement” course. Nineteen years later, Velazquez is back at Parkville substitute teaching for a first grade class. On April 30, he accompanied that class to Trinity for this year’s performance, There’s No Place Like the Parkville Galaxy!
A talk by leading scholars on the situation in Syria packed the McCook Auditorium last week. Kifah Hanna, assistant professor of language and culture studies, moderated the panel discussion with Ziad Abu-Rish of Ohio University and Omar Dahi of Hampshire College. Students were eager to ask questions of the panelists and remained in the hall after the event was over to continue the conversation.
Trinity’s campus was abuzz with excitement this past weekend, which included the announcement of a new student-created mentoring system, “Bantam Networks,” four huge playoff wins for the Bantams, the fall student musical presentation of “Carrie,” and an exclusive screening and talk by an Academy Award-nominated producer at Cinestudio on Trinity’s campus. Click the above photo for a quick visual tour of the noteworthy weekend at Trinity College.
President Joanne Berger-Sweeney and attendees at a United Technologies Corporation alumni-networking event held on March 9, 2015, on the Trinity campus.
It was a photo finish for the indoor women’s track and field 4×200 meter relay team at the New Balance Armory ECAC Championships in New York City this weekend. Click the photo to watch the finish (shaky video). The win was one of several highlight moments for both the women’s and men’s teams, which also saw Jenna Wilborne ’15 win the ECAC long jump crown and qualify for nationals in the both the long jump and triple jump events, and Patrick Hoagland ’16 qualify in the 3,000-meter run for the NCAA Division III Championship Meet for the men. For more, visit www.BantamSports.com.
Last week, No. 2-ranked Trinity men’s squash handed top-ranked St. Lawrence a 7-2 loss while the defending National Champion and No. 3-ranked Trinity women’s squash team knocked off No. 1-ranked University of Pennsylvania, 5-4. The Bantams kept the momentum alive with a men’s 8-1 win last night vs. No. 5 Yale, and a women’s 7-2 win over No. 4 Yale as well. Both the men and the women improve to 11-0 on the season. The men play at Rochester this Saturday, January 24, and the women play at Cornell this Sunday, January 25. For more, visit athletics.trincoll.edu. (Update: The Trinity women are now the top ranked team in the nation)
As part of the new Outdoor Experiential Education program at Trinity College, students canoed their way through Everglades National Park in southern Florida this winter, camping on beaches and on the famous Everglades Chickee. On the trip, students learned about the unique ecosystem and how tides effect travel and route planning.
“All participants practiced different approaches to our shared leadership model, preparing meals, navigating, keeping each other safe, minimizing our impact on the environment, and taking turns leading the group,” Kevin Johnson, Director of Quest and Assistant Director of Experiential Education, said. “Through our challenges we all learned a little about ourselves and after our triumphs we learned a lot about one another.” Click here for more on the Outdoor Experiential Education program at Trinity.