Robie Shults Did It All In 37 Years At Trinity
Hartford Courant
Robie Shults would take his Trinity baseball team south for spring training back in the 1960s, but the Bantams didn’t go to Florida. Washington, D.C. was the farthest they could go back then. … Shults coached basketball, baseball, soccer, golf, squash and tennis and was a physical education professor at Trinity for 37 years.

Writing Holocaust history: Samuel Kassow’s book on the Warsaw Ghetto is being made into a movie
West Hartford Life
Going for a master’s degree at Princeton University, Dr. Samuel Kassow was deciding between becoming a lawyer and being a historian. “I decided to be a historian,” he said. Born in a displaced persons camp in Germany to Polish parents who were Holocaust survivors, Kassow went on to become an American historian of the history of Ashkenazi Jewry. He is the Charles Northam Professor at Trinity College and a consultant to the Museum of History of the Polish Jews in Warsaw, Poland. Now, a book he wrote about a historian in the Warsaw Ghetto is being made into a movie that will preserve the truth about three years of history that have largely gone unnoticed.

CSCU Seeks Funding To Offer College Degrees To Inmates
Hartford Courant
Taneasha Weaver will be released from prison in two-and-a-half years. She has a high school diploma but worries that will not be enough to find a good job and stay out of trouble. … Today, the only credit-bearing courses that remain are those privately financed and offered by Wesleyan University, a $48,900-a-year university ranked among the nation’s best liberal arts colleges. Trinity College and Quinnipiac University also occasionally offer a single course in a prison. … Eric Galm — a professor at Wesleyan who teaches an introduction to world music at the prison for women in Niantic — is unable to bring instruments into the facility. “With no drums, we are going to just stomp on the ground and table,” said Galm, who also teaches at Trinity. Because music originated years ago without instruments he doesn’t think it will hurt the lesson. “That’s just part of the ebb and flow of teaching here.”

What it’s like to be young, gender neutral and in the job market
On college campuses, people who consider themselves gender fluid or gender neutral are mostly accepted. What about the workplace? Jen Jack Gieseking, an assistant professor of Public Humanities at Trinity College who identifies as transgender, lesbian and queer, calls the bathroom a “space that trans people talk about as being the most intense space of fear.”

Ed Stringham: Private Governance (Podcast)
Before It’s News
Our guest this weekend is Edward Stringham, professor of Economics at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He is the author of a fantastic new book called Private Governance: Creating Order in Economic and Social Life. In this book, Ed looks back at the history of private legal systems, and in so doing demolishes the idea that only the state can manage and adjudicate human conflicts. Today, Ed gives some concrete, real-world examples of how private governance operates in our statist world.

Was Renoir really a bad painter?
The Telegraph (London)
“A group of protesters have gathered in Boston with an unlikely rallying cry: “Renoir sucks at painting!” The demonstrations were at least partially ironic, but do the protesters have a point?  Mary Lewis, a scholar of Impressionist art at Trinity College, contends that what Renoir lacked as a painter was not so much skill, but imagination. “He’s not that interesting,” she says. “He doesn’t push the envelope, and for many people now that’s what they’re looking for in every sense, technique as well as subject.”

The Third Intifada?
Connecticut Jewish Ledger
“A wave of Palestinian attacks has left Israelis shaken — and wondering: Is this the start of a third intifada? Two Connecticut professors weigh in. Dr. Ronald Kiener is a professor of religion at Trinity College and currently chair of its Department of Religion. He served as founding director of Trinity’s Jewish Studies Program, which he led for its first decade, and founding coordinator of Trinity’s major in Middle Eastern studies. He teaches an annual course en-titled “The Arab-Israeli Conflict.” Kiener is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and a Mellon Fellowship in Medieval Studies.