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A new group of student leaders have been elected to help run and organize Greek life at Trinity. New council members are selected by a simple majority vote; current Greek Council members as well as two representatives from each organization vote in each race. The new Greek Council will officially take office on bid day next semester. One of the Greek Council projects in 2016 was the Safer Parties Initiative (SPIn), which may bring changes...

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While the new officers for Trinity’s Student Government Association (SGA) were announced Monday, Nov. 8, the results of the referendum on whether to pay the president and vice president a stipend of $250 per semester have yet to be disclosed. Some candidates, such as Daniel Smith, a vice presidential candidate, and Manfred Wendt, a sophomore senator candidate, made keeping SGA unpaid a major part of their platform. Others thought it made little sense to campaign...

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As the much-anticipated results of this year’s Presidential election roll in, the Trinity Progressives (TPROG) in partnership with Student Government Association (SGA), Trinity Diversity Connection (TDC) and Pi Sigma Alpha (PSA) will hold a watch party in the CSI atrium. The watch party will begin at 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 and will end when the results of the election are announced. This event will be more formal than the debate watch parties held over...

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The finish line after what has seemed like an impossibly long election cycle is approaching. Before the final votes are counted, we should take a moment to recall the important and memorable moments that have led up to November 8. It started in spring of 2015 when Ted Cruz, Republican senator from Texas, announced his candidacy on March 23. Rand Paul, Republican senator from Kentucky, entered the race on April 7, followed by Democrat Hillary...

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The chemistry department is seeking new faculty members to fill two vacant positions: an assistant professor to teach Analytical Chemistry, and a distinguished professor. An offer has been extended for the assistant professor position, and the search for the distinguished professor has not yet formally begun. Michelle Bushey, who previously taught Analytical Chemistry as an assistant professor, retired in the spring to take on a full-time position as a program director at the National Science...

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On Thursday, October 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fiesta Room, the Chinese Culture Club (CCC), Japanese Culture Club (JCC), Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) and Filipino Student Association (FSA) celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival with a variety of food and activities. “It’s a very traditional festival that a lot of Asian countries celebrate. I’m an international student from Vietnam, so I’ve been celebrating that event for my whole life,” said Hoang Le, co-president of VSA....

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The Greek Alumni Carnival will take place this Saturday, Oct. 8,  from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Prassel Lawn as a part of the Alumni Weekend festivities. It will include a variety of games, refreshments and a silent auction benefiting the Fisher House, as chosen by the Greek Alumni Advisory Committee While the focus of the event is on Greek alumni, is open to the Trinity community. “I think last year it was primarily...

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Student Government Association (SGA) is working to bring open-access textbooks to Trinity. These textbooks are published under an open copyright, would be available for free online, as well as in print for a fraction of the price students currently pay. The price of textbooks has been a source of stress and indignation among many students. In January 2016, a strongly worded post in Overheard at Trinity about the price of textbooks got almost 150 likes....