Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Category Archives: NEWS

Summit Bicentennial Plan Aims to Involve Students

Summit Bicentennial Plan Aims to Involve Students

BEN GAMBUZZA ’20 MANAGING EDITOR The Strategic Initiatives for Trinity’s Summit Bicentennial plan have at their core a focus on relevant liberal arts education, Trinity as a first-choice school, and an emphasis on experiential learning, particularly regarding experiences in Hartford. The Tripod sat down with Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Political Science Sonia… Continue Reading

Property Destruction Highlights Discrimination at Trinity

Property Destruction Highlights Discrimination at Trinity

BRENDAN CLARK ’21 STAFF WRITER Acts of property destruction targeted at minority communities on Trinity’s campus have led to a considerable concern regarding Trinity’s underlying culture. In October, two separate incidents—both involving the desecration of flags—became the impetus for many students to increase calls for change and respond to what they consider a “hostile climate”… Continue Reading

Weekly Student Government Association Update

ISSY CROWE ’19 STAFF WRITER On Sunday, Dec. 3, Assistant Director of Student Activities, Involvement and Leadership (SAIL) Sarah Lucas met with the Student Government Association (SGA) to discuss the logistics of the New Student Orientation (NSO) program in preparation for the J-Start Orientation. The J-Start is a new program allowing first-year students to enter… Continue Reading

Sandy Hook Trials Goes to CT Supreme Court

JAMES CALABRESI ’20 STAFF WRITER Joshua D. Koskoff entered the Connecticut Supreme Courthouse to make an appeal for those who lost family in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting on Tuesday, Nov. 14. In front of a panel of five, Koskoff, attorney at law for Donna L. Soto and others, laid out the case for improperly… Continue Reading

Weekly Update from Campus Safety Crime Log

GILLIAN REINHARD ’20 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Each week, the Tripod reports a weekly crime update based on Campus Safety’s Crime and Fire Logs, which is available to the public at Campus Safety’s Vernon Street location. The journal documents all instances of crime that happen on campus or in the local area that affects members of the community.… Continue Reading

Weekly Student Government Association Update

GRANVILLE KAYNOR ’21 STAFF WRITER Sunday’s Student Government Association meeting revealed a lot about Trinity College’s new strategic plan–its strengths and challenges. During the meeting, Dean Sonia Cardenas, dean of academic affairs and strategic initiatives, passed out copies of (“Summit”) the strategic plan.  She discussed the plan’s three main goals:  creating a new curriculum and learning opportunities, continuing to… Continue Reading

Homecoming Weekend Sees Acts of Vandalism on Vernon

Homecoming Weekend Sees Acts of Vandalism on Vernon

GILLIAN REINHARD ’20 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF This year’s Homecoming Weekend saw the emergence of several incidents, particularly vandalism, on Vernon Street. With massive crowds at Jessee/Miller Field, and other venues such as the Pi Kappa Alpha (PIKE) and Psi Upsilon fraternities, these instances of crime were immediately addressed by Campus Safety. At 1:20 pm, as the Homecoming… Continue Reading

Michelle Obama Pays Visit to Hartford

AMANDA LAFFERTY ’21 A&E EDITOR On Thursday Nov. 16, former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama starred in a moderated conversation at the Bushnell Performing Arts Center and discussed her lifetime’s worth of triumphs, failures, and positive thinking. Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem Thelma Golden was the moderator… Continue Reading