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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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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)

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).

Trinity College Habitat for Humanity Joins Habitat Build in Hartford

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Members of the Trinity College Habitat for Humanity chapter student organization recently volunteered for Hartford Area Habitat for Humanity on a home build site on Grand Street in Hartford. Trinity’s chapter is a co-sponsor of the house, raising $9,000 for the construction. Trinity students on the build pictured left to right: Natalie Charette ’19, Maggie Dalton-Hoffman ’16, Monica C. Mhina ’17, Sarah Aronovici ’19, Danielle Bibeault ’19, Ben Mellor ’19, Becca Dedert ’19. Trinity’s chapter volunteers monthly with Hartford builds, as well as engages in events such as its annual 5K Habitrot race and Valentine’s Day gifts fundraiser, as well as an alternative spring break volunteer trip. See more photos from the build event, and  learn more about the Trinity College Habitat for Humanity chapter.

A Weekend to Remember at Trinity College


Trinity’s campus was abuzz with excitement this past weekend, which included the announcement of a new student-created mentoring system, “Bantam Networks,” four huge playoff wins for the Bantams, the fall student musical presentation of “Carrie,” and an exclusive screening and talk by an Academy Award-nominated producer at Cinestudio on Trinity’s campus. Click the above photo for a quick visual tour of the noteworthy weekend at Trinity College.

Photo Finish for Trinity’s Indoor Relay Team


It was a photo finish for the indoor women’s track and field 4×200 meter relay team at the New Balance Armory ECAC Championships in New York City this weekend.  Click the photo to watch the finish (shaky video). The win was one of several highlight moments for both the women’s and men’s teams, which also saw Jenna Wilborne ’15 win the ECAC long jump crown and qualify for nationals in the both the long jump and triple jump events, and Patrick Hoagland ’16 qualify in the 3,000-meter run for the NCAA Division III Championship Meet for the men. For more, visit​

Trinity Canoes the Everglades

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As part of the new Outdoor Experiential Education program at Trinity College, students canoed their way through Everglades National Park in southern Florida this winter, camping on beaches and on the famous Everglades Chickee.  On the trip, students learned about the unique ecosystem and how tides effect travel and route planning.

“All participants practiced different approaches to our shared leadership model, preparing meals, navigating, keeping each other safe, minimizing our impact on the environment, and taking turns leading the group,” Kevin Johnson, Director of Quest and Assistant Director of Experiential Education, said. “Through our challenges we all learned a little about ourselves and after our triumphs we learned a lot about one another.” Click here for more on the Outdoor Experiential Education program at Trinity.

Music Composed by Trinity Students Performed Professionally


Trinity College composition students of professor Dan Román share a moment with members of the Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra (HICO).  The professional orchestra performed the students experimental compositions last Thursday, December 4 at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Hartford. This event and collaboration were made possible thanks to a generous grant by the Center for Urban and Global Studies Arts Committee. In this photo, from left to right: Michael Munzer ’16, Matthew Russo (trombone – HICO), Davis Kim ’15, Malcom Moon ’15, Janet Jacobson (violin – HICO), Malibongwe Thwala ’17, Ebban Maeda ’16, Matthew Angelo (flute – HICO), Steve Syz ’17.

ChemisTree Party at Trinity


Today, the chemistry department at Trinity College hosted a “ChemisTree Party” for their majors.  Students crafted  ornaments that now adorn two artificial trees in the lobby of Clement Hall.  Click here for more photos of the event.


Dance Workshop with Jonathan Gonzalez ’12


Jonathan Gonzalez ’12, an award-winning, New York-based choreographer whose work has appeared on stages in the United States and Europe, returned to Trinity as a guest choreographer and performer in Fall Dance (November 20-22), in which he presented a solo. He also took time out to lead a dance workshop for students.

“Jonathan is very generous. It was his suggestion to stay after his solo performance and personally work with students,” Professor Leslie Farlow of the Theater and Dance Department, with whom Gonzalez studied at Trinity, said. “He is a wonderful role model and everything you want an artist to be.”

Above: Oludare Bernard ’15 watches Gonzalez (right) instruct a group of students.  Gonzalez is currently pursuing his MFA in dance at Sarah Lawrence College.  Click here for a full gallery of his visit to Trinity.
Written by Dayana Alexandrova ’15
Photos by Diana Guay photography

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