When my grandfather returned from World War II, he enrolled at Michigan Tech on the GI Bill. He lived with my grandmother in a two-room house with my aunt and my uncle, both small children at the time. He studied in the main room of their home, surrounded by everything, and graduated three years later with a degree in civil engineering. My other set of grandparents were never able to go to college. As I...

Julio Cesar Perez Hernandez presented “A Master Plan for 21st Century Havana” on Tuesday, April 1, in Northrup 040, where he outlined both the history of the city and what he envisions for the future. Hernandez, a 2002 Harvard University Loeb Fellow, is an architect, urban planner, and leader of the Havana International Charrette. Hernandez began the lecture by saying that the urban fabric of Havana still exists today and that a city, in general,...

Mabee Dining Hall was full of students Thursday night for Student Programming Board’s (SPB) 9:09 Movie Series, featuring “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” The film, the second in the 9:09 series, followed “Ender’s Game.” Each 9:09 movie will be played the second Thursday of every month. Greg Mak, an SPB member, introduced the film and thanked students for attending. “It is something new that Student Programming Board is trying, and I think it will be...

What has Trinity meant to you? While it is possible to measure your four years at Trinity in dollars spent, we hope that many of you would also describe your experiences in other ways: in the memories you’ve made, the laughs you’ve shared, the friendships you’ve built and the experiences you’ve gained. As members of the Senior Gift Committee, we know that every dollar you spend is hard-earned and that tuition ain’t cheap. We’re seniors,...

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Julianne Malveaux, labor economist, former university president, author and television contributor, addressed Trinity University and the San Antonio community on Jan. 16 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Malveaux’s lecture was entitled, “From the War on Poverty to the War on Poor People. What Would Dr. King Say?” Malveaux opened her speech with a discussion on the hijacking of Dr. King’s legacy. She said the hijacking has been expressed two-fold. “What you see is...

On Monday, Nov. 25, the Greek Council elected a new set of officers for the next calendar year. Leading Greek life will be Men’s Co-Chair John Pederson and Women’s Co-Chair Sarah Gambell. Pederson, a member of Omega Phi, said he ran for Co-Chair because he feels he has shown commitment to improving Greek life at Trinity in the past. “I could not be happier about being elected,” said Pederson, “I value my participation in Greek...

Thank you to everyone who attended Stand in Solidarity on Nov. 20 at Miller Fountain. At the event, students were encouraged to share thoughts on immigration reform and write on a poster (currently in Coates) the reasons they “stand in solidarity” with the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United States. A second thank you to Katsuo Nishikawa for bringing Telemundo and Univision to campus for media coverage. I organized this event in...

The Association of Student Representatives (ASR) is attempting to change its name to the Student Government Association of Trinity University (SGA). Sophomore senator Mikaela McDonald introduced the amendment during the ASR meeting on Sept. 3. McDonald said that she cannot take complete credit for the new name. “The name was actually Justin Adler’s idea, but I took the necessary steps to submit a proposal and get it done,” McDonald said. “I believe that the name...