(Photo by José Perez ’16, caption by Molly Thoms ’17)
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.
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)
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)
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.
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!