Since its installation in the summer of 2014, the Murchison elevator has been critical in helping students access upper campus. However, the elevator breaks down frequently, making it hard for students with disabilities to navigate the hilly campus. According to the university website, Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is the office tasked with providing students with disabilities “equal access and equal opportunity.” “Most of the students that register with Accessibility Services here at Trinity are students...

Last week, 369 balloons decked the lawn in front of Miller Fountain for the third annual Tuition Stop Day. The event was hosted to promote student philanthropy and make students more aware of how donations affect their education. Student Ambassadors  and Alumni Relations co-sponsored this event to take place on Jan. 24, roughly two-thirds into the academic year and the day that tuition stops paying for students’ educations. “Tuition only covers about 64 percent of...

As Trinity moves forward with the development of the Campus Master Plan, the administration has been seeking designation as a National Historic District. The university’s application was approved by the Texas Historical Commission, a major step in the process of being placed on the National Registrar, according to Sharon Jones Schweitzer, assistant vice president for university communications. The news was announced in a campus-wide email from Danny Anderson, president of the university, on Jan. 22....

For many, having an abortion is a life-changing decision. For the advocacy group called Abortion Hurts, God Heals, the post-abortion healing process starts with one’s faith. Guest lecturers from the group joined Tigers for Life (TFL) to share their stories and to promote healing. TFL welcomed roughly 20 students to the Tehuacana Room on Monday, Jan. 22, to listen to these testimonies of grieving and healing. After offering their experiences to the group, the women...

Trinity University provides several different outlets for those seeking assistance with their mental health. Depending on students’ diagnoses, support ranges from in-class accommodations to temporary counseling sessions. For those who possess a diagnosis, registration through Student Accessibility Service (SAS) can help provide support to students’ campus lives. “There’s not really a comprehensive list of accommodations because we start where the student is at. They come to us having a disability, and when they do they...

Student organizations now have access to register potential and current members on a new software system known as Presence, Presence, a program intended to help students manage their organizations more easily and engage with a broader audience. After opening the program in December, presidents were required to complete registration by Jan. 2. “Presence is a platform that allows you to track attendance at events and to swipe people in in an easy and efficient way. It’s...

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Disabilities affect many people on this campus, both chronically and temporarily. Students with disabilities have to navigate the campus in ways that many others simply don’t think about. But while inaccessibility is persistent, it’s not as discussed here as other campus issues. As such, the Trinitonian hopes to give voice to students’ experiences with a series on disabilities. We invite individuals who would like to speak on these issues to contact cterrace@trinity.edu in order to...

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As the one year anniversary of President Trump’s election rolls around, students reflect on the new administration following the surprising upset against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “My initial reaction was to kind of cringe, because I didn’t want either of the main presidential candidates, because I thought they were both bad “” but I thought everyone was bad,” said Travis Fulkerson, junior political science major and Tigers for Liberty (TFL) member. “I was...