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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)

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


Trinity Hosts ‘Halloween on Vernon’ Trick-or-Treating for Hartford Community


Trinity College recently hosted “Halloween on Vernon,” an annual event in which families from the Hartford community could come trick-or-treat and do fun activities on campus at tents staffed by members of clubs, cultural houses, and Greek Life organizations. The October 25 event was organized by the Annual Community Event Staff organization (ACES), which estimated that approximately 500 people – including many costume-clad children and their parents – came to campus. The Trinity Dance Company set up a cookie-decorating station and member Elise Lasky ’17 (pictured, left) said, “Halloween on Vernon is a great way to get involved in the community. It is always fun to see how many different types of candy one trick-or-treater can fit on a cookie!”
(Photo by José Perez ’16, caption by Molly Thoms ’17)

ENVS Students Brave Torrents for Research in Park River

Tuesday night’s serious rainstorm did not deter Sarah Black ’16 and Helen Samuels ’16 from braving strong torrents in the North Branch of the Park River to get the flow and depth data needed to calculate stream discharge, part of their class project. The students were conducting research for their ENVS 275 Environmental Science course, led by Dr. Joan Morrison. Click here for more.
(photo by Joan Morrison)

Venture Trinity: a Three-Day Leadership Conference for Women from the Class of 2019

Incoming first-year women participating in the Venture Women’s Leadership Program – a.k.a. Venture Trinity – pose after a panel discussion with alumnae trustees in the Joslin Family 1823 Room in the Raether Library and Information Technology Center. Venture Trinity is a pre-orientation program targeted toward women interested in leadership and building connections with their peers, upper year students, and alumnae. Pictured, from left, are Mary Bennewitz, Brianna Morgan, Taylor Kirchgessner, Shannon Kennedy, Olivia Spofford, and Erin Gannon, all members of the Class of 2019.
Photo by Maggie Elias ’17, Caption by Elly Worsley ’17)

Start of School Year for Trinity and HMTCA

Yesterday, classes began for Trinity College students and for several students that attend the Hartford Magnet Trinity College Trinity Academy (HMTCA). As part of a unique partnership agreement between the Hartford Public Schools and Trinity College, HMTCA students can apply to take introductory courses at Trinity during their senior year. Read more about the partnership here.

Trinity Squashers Collect Medals at PanAm Games


Paul Assaiante (top left, center), Head Coach of Trinity College men’s squash, led the U.S.A. women’s team to gold in Toronto, Ontario in the 2015 Pan American Games. In addition, Harvard’s Amanda Sohby (top left, right) won the women’s individual championship for Team U.S.A., and earned another gold in the doubles championship with teammate Natalie Grainger. Trinity’s Juan Vargas ’18 (top right, left) teamed up with Andrés Herrera to lead Colombia to gold in the men’s doubles championship. Catalina Peláez ’14 (bottom left) earned bronze medal in the women’s doubles championship, and led her home country, Colombia, to bronze in the women’s team championships. Team U.S.A. squash contributed six gold medals to U.S.A.’s world-leading count of 59 gold medals in the PanAm games to date. Follow the games at

The Doors of Trinity College


While Trinity’s campus is home to some of the most noteworthy collegiate architecture in the world, it’s the many small details of the campus that accentuate its beauty and history. Click the image above for a short video tour of some of the doors around Trinity’s Hartford campus.

Alums Gather at Trinity for UTC Networking Event


President Joanne Berger-Sweeney and attendees at a United Technologies Corporation alumni-networking event held on March 9, 2015, on the Trinity campus.

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