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This semester, a number of programs and opportunities on campus are on the edge of cancellation due to low attendance and lack of interest. Among these, opportunities such as Career Service’s Tiger Treks have already been canceled, and third-party programs such as Hertz On Demand hover on the edge of retraction. Other programs include a recent leadership conference that came close to cancellation, as well as recent showings of movies whose attendance numbers were less...

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Douglas Hofstadter, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and professor of cognitive science at Indiana University, gave the 2012 Trinity University DeCoursey Lecture in two parts Monday, Oct. 29 and Tuesday, Oct. 30. Hofstadter’s two talks varied in content and covered both his own passion for Russian literature as well as his work in cognitive science and long-fought struggle with the question of self reference. Hofstadter’s first lecture was primarily concerned with his own love of Alexander Pushkin’s...

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William E. Colglazier, science and technology adviser to the secretary of state, visited Trinity this past Monday as part of the Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series. Colglazier’s lecture covered his expertise in the field of science diplomacy, a relatively new field that involves the intersection of scientific research, technology and international diplomacy. More specifically, Colglazier defined science diplomacy as “scientific technology aiding diplomacy and diplomacy aiding science… [it’s] science helping to solve problems that countries face…”¬Ě...

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The Tiger’s Den, located beneath the Fiesta Room, has long served as a spot for campus groups to hold events where alcohol will be served. With the new renovations to the Skyline Room, the Tiger’s Den won’t be the only space on campus with a liquor license. The Skyline Room, a long-time staple of dining at Trinity, will be reopening its closed doors sometime soon with improvements to its facilities and cuisine. The restaurant, known...

This semester, Aramark introduced two changes to the way students visit Mabee: an Aramark mobile application and the transformation of the popular pasta line. The mobile application, named CampusDish, allows Trinity students a more elaborate glimpse of the cuisine at Mabee. Linda Kieu, Aramark’s marketing specialist at Trinity, ¬†explains the application’s creation. “The CampusDish mobile app really was designed in response to two major concerns that students had, the first one being the availability of...

This semester, two new professors joined Trinity University’s department of business administration. Paige Fields and Michael Wilkins, a married couple, will be filling two previously vacant endowed chairs in the department. Fields, now the Dick and Peggy Prassel professor of business administration, will be teaching courses in corporate finance as well as taking the reins of the Student Managed Fund, once held by the now-retired Philip Cooley. Wilkins, named the Jesse H. Jones professor of...