U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy Addresses Foreign Policy Challenges

Trinity College - Senator Christopher Murphy - October 5, 2016

Trinity College’s Department of Political Science hosted a discussion with U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) on Wednesday, October 5, 2016, in a crowded McCook Auditorium. Murphy, a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, addressed his role on the committee and the challenges faced by U.S. foreign policy. This was an opportunity for students to engage with one of the most recognized members of the Senate on a subject that has been polarizing during the presidential campaign.

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Puerto Rican Tiple Construction Workshop at Trinity College

Tiple Construction Workshop

Photo by Pablo Delano

Renowned instrument maker William Cumpiano led a Puerto Rican Tiple Construction Workshop at Trinity College from August 15-20, 2016. One of the goals of the workshop is to revive the small guitar-like instrument, which has almost disappeared, unlike its big brother the Puerto Rican cuatro, which remains highly popular. The 2016 Puerto Rican Tiple Construction Workshop was sponsored and organized by the Trinity College Studio Arts Program, Center Church, The Center for Urban and Global Studies at Trinity College, and The Puerto Rican Cuatro Project.


Free to Succeed Celebrates End of Its Inaugural Year at Trinity College

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The Free to Succeed (FTS) program celebrated the end of its inaugural year on May 25, 2016, with a dinner at Trinity College. FTS partners, mentors, and participants were joined by Connecticut First Lady Cathy Malloy to discuss the importance of FTS to its participants’ ability to realize their educational goals. This innovative program is a collaboration between Trinity College, the Community Partners in Action/Resettlement House, the Judy Dworin Performance Project, Capital Community College, and Manchester Community College. It takes a uniquely holistic approach to provide women during and after incarceration with the support and resources needed to pursue a college education. Pictured are Diana Evans, Karen Guillet, Sheila Fisher, Joe Lea, Kelly Donnelly, Ivette Rivera-Dyer, Cathy Malloy, Tracie Bernardi, Opal Ellison, Judy Dworin, Victoria Steele, Brenda Williams, and Renei Stone; missing from photo: Josiah Ricardo and Nicole Taylor. For a related story, click here.
(Photo by Beth Fitzgerald)

Investment Pro Jim Cramer Headlines LWS Industry Series in NYC


On May 11, 2016, 130 Long Walk Societies (LWS) members and alumni gathered at BakerHostetler in Rockefeller Center for the LWS Industry Series titled “The Millennial’s Portfolio – Investing Together” with Jim Cramer. The event was hosted by Trinity College Parent Director Elizabeth “Betsy” Smith P’13, ’16. Cramer is one of America’s most recognized investment pros and media personalities. He runs ActionAlerts PLUS, founded TheStreet TV, hosts CNBC’s Mad Money, and co-hosts CNBC’s Squawk on the Street. He is married to LWS member and past Industry Series panelist Lisa Cadette Detwiler ’87. Pictured are Perrin Duke ’12, Sophie Ayres ’77, P12, Merritt Piro ’14, Schuyler Giordano ’15, Jim Cramer, Smith Alpert ’13, Andrew Koris ’12, and Dill Ayres ’12.
(Photo by Kerry Smith)

Trinity Film Festival Welcomes Over 300 From Hartford and Beyond


Ringling College students Echo Wu and Kal Athannassov are overcome with emotion after winning the 2016 Trinity Film Festival 1st Place Award for their short animated film, Wishgranter. Television and movie actor, Mark Moses congratulates the filmmakers, as Anthony Flores ’16, senior member of the screening committee, presents the award, which includes a $1,500 grand prize. Click here for more photos from the event.
(photo Milosz Kowal ’18)

Hartford Mayor Calls on Trinity Students in City’s Revitalization

Trinity College - Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin - May 4, 2016

Luke Bronin (center), Mayor of Hartford, alongside Trinity students and Trinity President Joanne Berger-Sweeney, discussing ways that Trinity can be a part of Hartford’s continued growth.

“Trinity is a world class institution and a critically important part of the community,” Bronin said. “I appreciate everything [President Joanne Berger-Sweeney] has done so far to strengthen the ties between Trinity and the city. There are a lot of exciting things happening in Hartford. We’re seeing a delayed revitalization of downtown. We also have some enormous challenges. The City should be the economic and cultural heart of this region of one million people. It also has to be a city where any resident needs to feel they have a stake in Hartford’s rise. Trinity adds to the intellectual life of the city, and the cultural strengths of the city. We want students to get even more involved in the city – even things as simple as coming off campus more often. Coming downtown, spending time in our neighborhoods. I’d love to see Trinity students out more, exploring and being a part of the city. Take advantage of internship opportunities, volunteer. That Trinity brainpower is very important to Hartford’s revitalization. There is no end to the ways in which Trinity students can get involved. This is a critical moment of opportunity for Hartford. This is a great city with enormous potential. We are the heart of this region, and we need to continue to work to make Hartford as vibrant and interesting as possible, and I look forward to working with students and the institution of Trinity.”

Dedication of the Dangremond Family Commons at Trinity College

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Trinity College dedicated the Dangremond Family Commons in Hallden Hall on April 7, 2016. With the Dangremond family present, the ceremony marked the official naming of the landmark space, a venue for academic gatherings, workshops, dinners, and meetings in close proximity to the Art History Department and the Center for Teaching and Learning. The celebration recognized the Dangremonds’ long-standing ties to Trinity’s Art History program and with fine arts organizations in the region. It followed a Friends of Art lecture, “Art Museums Today: A Personal Perspective,” by Michael Conforti ’68, P’16, retired director of the Clark Art Institute. Pictured are Gus Dangremond ’14, David and Mary Dangremond P’14, President Joanne Berger-Sweeney, and Sam Dangremond.
(Photo by Greg Hindy)

Earth Day ‘Neath the Elms

Earth Week campout--April 20-21, 2016 (2)
Earth Week campout--April 20-21, 2016 (4)
From April 20 to April 22, 2016, Trinity students camped out on the Long Walk Quad to raise awareness for various environmental issues in honor of Earth Day. The TREEhouse (Trinity Recreation and Environmental Education), a cultural house located at 125 Allen Place, hosted the event as part of their Earth Week celebration events. The TREEhouse also hosted a six-lecture series this spring, and has developed and implemented several additional initiatives to raise awareness and improve campus sustainability. For more on student involvement in sustainability issues, or to get involved, contact Joe Barber at Joseph.Barber@trincoll.edu.

Giant Twister Night at The Fred


Trinity College students gathered for a game of Giant Twister at the Fred Pfeil Community Project (The Fred) in Summit Suites East on the evening of Friday, February 5. The event was organized by The Fred and the Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement. For more on The Fred, click here.
(Photo by Abbey Schlangen ’16).

Computer Science Department Hosts “Hour of Code”


The Trinity College Computer Science Department hosted an “Hour of Code” event in the Mather Hall Terrace Rooms during Common Hour on December 10, in celebration of Computer Science Education Week (December 7-13). With no prior coding experience needed, all Trinity students, faculty, and staff members were invited to bring their laptops to join the “Hour of Code” movement. The event included food, raffle prizes, and more. Pictured above are Nku Patrick ’19, Tyler Wrenn ’19, and Brian Cieplicki ’19. To see more photos of Trinity’s “Hour of Code,” please click here.
Hour of Code” is a global learning movement that offers a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. Nearly 137 million people have participated in more than 180 countries. According to Pauline Lake ’13, teaching consultant for the Mobile CSP Project in Trinity’s Computer Science Department, on the same day as the “Hour of Code,” President Obama signed into law the “Every Student Succeeds Act,” which adds computer science to the list of “well-rounded education” subjects. In Connecticut, all public schools will be required to offer computer programming courses as of July 2016. For more information about “Hour of Code,” please visit https://hourofcode.com/us.


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