New Yorkers are taking Ted Cruz’s swipe at what he called ‘New York values’ very personally
U.S. News & World Report
… Cruz’s comments also raised hackles in some quarters because, historically, saying something is “too New York” has sometimes been code for “too Jewish.” Mark Silk, a professor of religion in public life at Trinity College, said that while he has no reason to believe Cruz is anti-Semitic, “he’s conjuring up an image of a fast-talking, secular, money-preoccupied, media-saturated New York character. That’s a caricature, I would say, of a certain kind of Jew.”

Book Discussion on Singing for Freedom (Video)
Scott Gac – Associate Professor, Trinity College – talks about his book, Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth Century Culture of Antebellum Reform, about one of the most famous American family singing groups of the 1840s and its impact on the abolitionist movement.

Top Squash Players Must Adapt To Team Concept
Hartford Courant [Hartford, Conn.]
Trinity women’s squash coach Wendy Bartlett grew up in the pre-Title IX era but wanted to play sports desperately. The only sport available to her was tennis. And that morphed into Bartlett’s wanting to coach young women and give them opportunities she had not had growing up. Thirty-two years later, Bartlett has done that while building the Trinity program into a perennial power with three national championships (the last in 2014). This season, the Bantams are ranked fifth in the country. But since Bartlett started recruiting internationally in 1998, she has faced different issues. Now her main focus is to get her top-notch international players to understand what it means to play for a team.

Honduras leader proclaims archaeology bonanza but ‘lost city’ doubts linger
The Guardian
A new expedition to ruins in the Honduran jungle has prompted skepticism from archaeologists and fury from the country’s indigenous people, who say President Juan Orlando Hernández’s embrace of a legendary lost city of the Monkey God is “offensive, discriminatory and racist” … Darío Euraque, a historian at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and the former head of the IHAH, dismissed the mission outright: “It’s irrelevant. It’s publicity.” Euraque said that since a 2009 coup against the leftwing president Manuel Zelaya – after which Euraque was forced to resign from his post – the government has given up on the serious study or preservation of any site that doesn’t draw tourists.

At Trinity College, research assistantships provide experience for students
West Hartford News [West Hartford, Conn.]
Research assistantships at Trinity College allow students to gain valuable practical experience and build long-lasting relationships with their mentors. A research assistantship position can be a half-credit or full-credit course, offering students the chance to further their own research or support the research of a professor or a thesis student. These positions are not only available in the labs of science departments, but are also found in the social sciences and the humanities. Jocelyn Redding ’16, a research assistant in Assistant Professor of Psychology Elizabeth D. Casserly’s lab, initially learned about American Sign Language in elementary school and pursued her interest in high school. Her desire to learn more about anything related to the topic of deaf culture led her to Casserly, a West Hartford resident who specializes in cochlear implant research. The assistantship offers Redding an exploratory opportunity to learn about other areas of research that the classroom may not provide.

Christopher Hager Explores Emancipation Through The Writings Of Enslaved And Free African Americans (Podcast)
WVXU [Cincinnati public radio]
One of the cruel abuses of slavery in America was that slaves were forbidden to read and write. But as Trinity College Associate Professor of English and American Studies Christopher Hager reveals in his latest book, Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing, some enslaved African Americans did learn to read and write, and during the early years of emancipation thousands more became literate. Word by Word reveals many of the writings from these individuals, letters and diaries by enslaved and newly-emancipated African Americans and freedmen.