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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 Music Students Take in “Tosca” at the Metropolitan Opera


Students taking Music 312, an upper-level course for music majors, recently took a trip to see Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.  Marisa Tornello ’15, who has grown up in an opera-loving family, took leadership in the endeavor, organizing the event for the class.  The group took in what Professor Gail Woldu called an “absolutely stunning” performance, before enjoying lunch together at P.J. Clarke’s, directly across from Lincoln Center.  In addition to Prof Woldu, Tornello, and her father, students on the trip included Marc Alexis ’14, Destin Dopwell ’15, Paloma Irizarry ’14, Malcom Moon ’15, Drew Rider ’14, and Taylor Wilkins ’14.

(Pictured above L to R: Marisa Tornello ’15, Malcom Moon ’15, Taylor Wilkins ’14, Drew Rider ’14)
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Trinity and Williams Mascot Encounter Caught on Film

Trinity men’s hockey takes on Williams at historic Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., on January 7, 2014.  The above film is real footage from a grocery store encounter between Trinity’s mascot, the bantam, and Williams’ mascot, the purple cow.  Click here for information on a “selfie” contest to win free tickets and Trinity garb.

Trinity Students Provide 100 Thanksgiving Dinners


Every November, Trinity students run a Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive to provide a Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all of the trimmings to 100 families of children at a local school.  Organized by the Trinity College Annual Community Events Staff (ACES), students collect canned goods and monetary donations, purchase turkeys through Chartwells, then shop for the remaining items to be added to each basket.  This year, the group raised over $4,800, including $3,000 from the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), in support of the drive, which provided meals to families at St. Augustine School in Hartford.  For more annual projects by ACES, including this month’s “Sponsor a Snowman” holiday gift drive, click here.

Lessons and Carols Kicks off Holiday Season at Trinity


John Rose, Chapel Music Director at Trinity, leads the Trinity College Chapel Singers at the 2013 Lessons and Carols event this weekend.  The annual event is one of the oldest continuing traditions in Hartford, and is one of the area’s holiday season highlights.  Attendance at both the 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. performances was at capacity, and the event was live streamed for those that were unable to attend.   The stream can be viewed “on demand” at  (Photo by Al Ferreira)

This Short Film Made the Bantam Smile

This animated short film, “Chicken or the Egg,” landed Elaine Wu, from Ringling College of Art and Design, a second place prize of $1,000 in the 2013 Trinity Film Festival.  In addition, the film earned her the Audience Choice Award.  Needless to say, the film was also a favorite of the Trinity Bantam and all of its poultry friends and family.   May 3, 2014 has been announced as the date of the 2014 Trinity Film Festival, which will again be held at the iconic Cinestudio theater on campus. For more, visit

Trinity Hosts First Mock Trials Tournament


Michael Savage of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst accepts his Outstanding Attorney Award at Trinity’s first ever Trinvitational Mock Trial event on November 23-24, 2013.  The UMass “A” Team took First Place in the Tournament, while Trinity’s “B” Team finished second and Bryant University took third overall.  For more info and photos from the tournament, click here.  (Photo by John Atashian)

The World Through the Eyes of Trinity Students

These photos were selected as finalists for the annual Study Away Photo Competition, hosted by the Office of International Programs and the Center for Urban and Global Studies at Trinity.  Donald Haffenden ’14 won first place for his photograph taken in Prague, Czech Republic, second place went to Gaurav Toor ’14 for his photo, taken in Nairobi, Kenya, and third place is a shot from Oaxaca State, Mexico, by Tram Luong ’14.  Music in the slideshow is by Exist Strategy.  For more on the Study Away program at Trinity, visit

Evan Bunker Breaks NESCAC All-Time Rushing Record

At Trinity’s Homecoming this weekend, with ten minutes remaining in his collegiate career, Evan Bunker, Trinity College football co-captain running back, broke the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) all-time rushing record.  Bunker finished with 3,828 yards, surpassing Amherst’s Fletcher Ladd, who had compiled 3,817 yards.   The Bantams won the game against previously undefeated Wesleyan, 40-10, and protected an unfathomable 51-game winning streak at home.  Click here for more on the game.

Trinity Students at New Art Exhibition on Campus


This photograph was taken by Abbey Schlangen ’14, Communications Student Photographer.  Trinity students view work at a new exhibition at the Widener Art Gallery at the Austin Arts Center.   The exhibition features art by Frank Ozereko, and is open through Dec. 9, 2013.  Click here for more information.

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