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To whomever told me that college would be the best time of my life, you were wrong. The best time of my life is easily the strangest, most challenging and, in some ways, most frustrating and amazing thing that I have yet to do. However, by no means did I endeavor on a normal college experience, but rather, as many of us Tigers (is that the first time I’ve ever identified with our mascot?) do,...

On the morning of March 30, members of the Trinity community received an email from Sharon Schweitzer, assistant vice president for external relations, informing them of a tragic car crash in the 1000 block of East Olmos Drive, involving five first-year students, one of whom, Corey Byrnes, was killed. While the news reached campus by 9:32 a.m., family, friends and certain community members had been dealing with the crisis for hours. The crash occurred at...

On the morning of March 30, members of the Trinity community received an email from Sharon Schweitzer, assistant vice president for external relations, informing them of a tragic car crash in the 1000 block of East Olmos Drive, involving five first-year students, one of whom, Corey Byrnes, was killed. While the news reached campus by 9:32 a.m., family, friends and certain community members had been dealing with the crisis for hours. The crash occurred at...

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On a recent visit to Trinity, president-elect Danny J. Anderson met with students and participated in the San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr., March. Anderson will assume the presidency on May 29, 2015, becoming Trinity’s 19th president. Anderson is currently the dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas and earned his Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Austin College and  master’s and doctorate degrees in Spanish from the...

Since the U.S. Department of Education and its office issued the “Dear Colleague” letter on April 4, 2011, Trinity University and many institutions of higher education across the nation have been in a process of reevaluation and discussion over the ways in which administrations reports, investigates and generally handles sexual assaults within a campus environment. Over the summer, the subject of sexual assault gained national discussion. In particular, the Obama Administration has created task forces...

After a series of student focus groups last fall, administration began taking student attendance this January at certain lectures using the Tiger Card system in order to gather more information about low student turnout. This semester, the swipe-card system was placed at four major lectures, and survey responses from student attendees have sparked conversation regarding incentives and the co curricular transcript. This semester, student attendance has been recorded for the following lecture events at the...

On Friday, March 28, Trinity University announced nine assistant professors who were promoted to associate professor and awarded tenure, one associate professor was granted tenure and eight faculty members were promoted to full professor. According to Michael Fischer, vice president for faculty and student affairs and chair of the promotion and tenure commission, faculty members who are promoted or considered for tenure are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching, research and university service. The review...

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With the approaching graduation of Katie Ogawa this May, senior biology major and current founder and director of Hope Hall, the position of director for the homelessness advocacy residence hall has been divided and assigned to two current members, junior biology major Jacob Hall and sophomore environmental science and economics major Melody Sowder. “I think what I am leaving behind is a lot of really incredible people that are very compassionate and have a lot...