Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Category Archives: NEWS

President Berger-Sweeney elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

President Berger-Sweeney elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Trinity College President and Professor of Neuroscience Joanne Berger-Sweeney has been elected along with 213 new members to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The academy is one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, and its members include some of the world’s most accomplished scholars, scientists, writers, and artists,… Continue Reading

SGA Addresses Gender-Neutral Bathrooms and Budget

SGA Addresses Gender-Neutral Bathrooms and Budget

EMMELINE ENDRESEN ’21 STAFF WRITER On Sunday, April 8, the Student Government Association (SGA) opened its meeting with a discussion of the concerns brought up by students at the office hours held on April 3.  Some complaints of the students included dissatisfaction with Chartwells and food quality. Students also found it unacceptable that Mather has… Continue Reading

Trinity Hosts 25th Annual Home Robotics Competition

Trinity Hosts 25th Annual Home Robotics Competition

BRENDAN CLARK ’21 NEWS EDITOR Trinity College hosted its 25th annual Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest on Apr. 7-8, an annual event which is considered to be one of the most prestigious robotic competitions in the world. Participants in the contest consisted of high school and college students on 60 teams from the United States,… Continue Reading

Trouble Kidd, Wolfpack, Kiiara In, B.o.B Out

Trouble Kidd, Wolfpack, Kiiara In, B.o.B Out

GILLIAN REINHARD ’20 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EAC Barnyard announced their Spring Weekend lineup this Monday, featuring DJ Trouble Kidd (Jervon Adams Jr. ’20), Wolfpack (Alex Wolfson ’19 and Stew Williams ’18) and headliner Kiiara, who is best known for her 2015 hit “Gold.” The announcement, four days before the concert, comes under controversy after rapper B.o.B was… Continue Reading

Students Voice Concerns to SGA to be Addressed with Board of Trustees late April

BEN GAMBUZZA ’20 NEWS EDITOR The Student Government Association (SGA) held office hours last Tuesday April 3 for students to voice their concerns and recommendations regarding any facet of Trinity. The goal, stated in an April 1 email from SGA President Emily Claytor ’18, was to compile a list of “student grievances” to disseminate to… Continue Reading

Emergency Barnyard Meeting Held, B.o.B. Will Not Headline Spring Weekend

GILLIAN REINHARD ’20 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Two sources from Barnyard (Entertainment Activities Council) have confirmed that rapper and rumored headliner B.o.B. will not be performing at Spring Weekend 2018. Barnyard held an emergency meeting today after the alleged headliner came under significant fire throughout the community, following a Tripod article released on Tuesday detailing anti-Semitic and other offensive lyrics featured… Continue Reading

Ned Lamont, Democrat for Governor, Visits Trinity

Ned Lamont, Democrat for Governor, Visits Trinity

BY CHRISTOPHER BULFINCH ’18 SENIOR EDITOR Ned Lamont, a candidate running for  2018 Governor of Connecticut, visited Trinity on Tuesday, Apr. 27 to speak with a group of students and faculty about issues relating to climate change and environmental protection legislation in Connecticut. The Common Hour lunch, hosted by the Greenberg Center for the Study… Continue Reading

Trinity Seeks to Address ADA Compliance Concerns

Trinity Seeks to Address ADA Compliance Concerns

PHIL MCCABE ’18 CONTRIBUTING WRITER In a comprehensive evaluation of Trinity College conducted in March 2017, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges alludes to potential compliance violations with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Their findings are explored in a 40-page document, commenting on the strengths and weaknesses Trinity faces in a host… Continue Reading

Hartford City Council Unanimously Approves Bailout

BRENDAN CLARK ’20 NEWS EDITOR In an agreement reached this past week, the Hartford City Council voted unanimously to approve final terms for a bailout agreement with the State of Connecticut. The agreement, which would pay off Hartford’s $550 million dollars in general obligation debt, would be completed over the course of 20 years according… Continue Reading

Zach’s Hillel House Celebrates 70th Anniversary

Zach’s Hillel House Celebrates 70th Anniversary

BEN GAMBUZZA ’20 NEWS EDITOR This year marks the 70th anniversary of Trinity College Hillel, an organization devoted to preserving a rich Jewish tradition while facilitating community at the College since 1948. Alumni of Trinity Hillel, current students, and members of the greater Trinity community, numbering about 130 in total, came together to celebrate at… Continue Reading