Activating the Liberal Arts
New collaboration at Constitution Plaza spurs innovation and civic engagement
Igniting That Spark
‘Entrepreneurialism is in Trinity’s DNA’
Music & Memory
Course connects Trinity students, Hartford senior citizens
New director of athletics brings a vision for addressing the whole student—and the entire student body
Passionate & proud
Survey results offer insights from alumni
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An Aviation Great: Bob Spielman ’59
By Jon Reynolds ’59, H’15 and Don Bishop ’67
Many Trinity grads have made their marks in aviation, but one can make a very good case that Bob Spielman, Trinity Class of 1959, was preeminent among them.
Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney
As a neuroscientist, I know something about the importance of connections. In the brain, one neuron can have 10,000-plus synaptic connections with other cells; these cells form networks that serve diverse functions such as walking, seeing, and learning. Neuroscience research shows that social connections are important, too; as humans, we want to connect with others, to belong to groups and form relationships.
Those in the Trinity community have a strong desire to connect; one story that I heard when I was interviewing with the college is that when a Trinity alum is driving and sees another car with a Trinity sticker, that alum wants to speed up to see who’s in the car. I loved that story, and in my four years as president, I have found that it resonates in my interactions with Trinity alums. The passionate engagement of our community members is one of our greatest and most distinguishing assets. Our new mission statement—Engage. Connect. Transform.—underscores this Trinity characteristic. We’re all about making connections—with each other, with Hartford, and with the wider world—to help fellow Bantams become successful, engaged global citizens and to move forward our beloved Trinity.