Computer Science Department Hosts “Hour of Code”


The Trinity College Computer Science Department hosted an “Hour of Code” event in the Mather Hall Terrace Rooms during Common Hour on December 10, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week (December 7-13). With no prior coding experience needed, all Trinity students, faculty, and staff members were invited to bring their laptops to join the “Hour of Code” movement. The event included food, raffle prizes, and more. Pictured above are Nku Patrick ’19, Tyler Wrenn ’19, and Brian Cieplicki ’19. To see more photos of Trinity’s “Hour of Code,” please click here.
Hour of Code” is a global learning movement that offers a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Nearly 137 million people have participated in more than 180 countries. According to Pauline Lake ’13, teaching consultant for the Mobile CSP Project in Trinity’s Computer Science Department, on the same day as the “Hour of Code,” President Obama signed into law the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” which adds computer science to the list of “well-rounded education” subjects. In Connecticut, all public schools will be required to offer computer programming courses as of July 2016. For more information about “Hour of Code,” please visit


Trinity Hosts ‘Halloween on Vernon’ Trick-or-Treating for Hartford Community


Trinity College recently hosted “Halloween on Vernon,” an annual event in which families from the Hartford community could come trick-or-treat and do fun activities on campus at tents staffed by members of clubs, cultural houses, and Greek Life organizations. The October 25 event was organized by the Annual Community Event Staff organization (ACES), which estimated that approximately 500 people – including many costume-clad children and their parents – came to campus. The Trinity Dance Company set up a cookie-decorating station and member Elise Lasky ’17 (pictured, left) said, “Halloween on Vernon is a great way to get involved in the community. It is always fun to see how many different types of candy one trick-or-treater can fit on a cookie!”
(Photo by José Perez ’16, caption by Molly Thoms ’17)

Trinity College Habitat for Humanity Joins Habitat Build in Hartford

Trinity College Habitat for Humanity
Members of the Trinity College Habitat for Humanity chapter student organization recently volunteered for Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity on a home build site on Grand Street in Hartford. Trinity’s chapter is a co-sponsor of the house, raising $9,000 for the construction. Trinity students on the build pictured left to right: Natalie Charette ’19, Maggie Dalton-Hoffman ’16, Monica C. Mhina ’17, Sarah Aronovici ’19, Danielle Bibeault ’19, Ben Mellor ’19, Becca Dedert ’19. Trinity’s chapter volunteers monthly with Hartford builds, as well as engages in events such as its annual 5K Habitrot race and Valentine’s Day gifts fundraiser, as well as an alternative spring break volunteer trip. See more photos from the build event, and  learn more about the Trinity College Habitat for Humanity chapter.

ENVS Students Brave Torrents for Research in Park River

Tuesday night’s serious rainstorm did not deter Sarah Black ’16 and Helen Samuels ’16 from braving strong torrents in the North Branch of the Park River to get the flow and depth data needed to calculate stream discharge, part of their class project. The students were conducting research for their ENVS 275 Environmental Science course, led by Dr. Joan Morrison. Click here for more.
(photo by Joan Morrison)

Venture Trinity: a Three-Day Leadership Conference for Women from the Class of 2019

Incoming first-year women participating in the Venture Women’s Leadership Program – a.k.a. Venture Trinity – pose after a panel discussion with alumnae trustees in the Joslin Family 1823 Room in the Raether Library and Information Technology Center. Venture Trinity is a pre-orientation program targeted toward women interested in leadership and building connections with their peers, upper year students, and alumnae. Pictured, from left, are Mary Bennewitz, Brianna Morgan, Taylor Kirchgessner, Shannon Kennedy, Olivia Spofford, and Erin Gannon, all members of the Class of 2019.
Photo by Maggie Elias ’17, Caption by Elly Worsley ’17)

Start of School Year for Trinity and HMTCA

Yesterday, classes began for Trinity College students and for several students that attend the Hartford Magnet Trinity College Trinity Academy (HMTCA). As part of a unique partnership agreement between the Hartford Public Schools and Trinity College, HMTCA students can apply to take introductory courses at Trinity during their senior year. Read more about the partnership here.

More Accolades for Trinity Squash in Global Competition


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

Trinity Squashers Collect Medals at PanAm Games


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

The Doors of Trinity College


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.

Two Generations of the Parkville Community School at Trinity

Parkville Performance

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!

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