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On Sept. 11, Tigers for Liberty (TFL), Trinity’s conservative student group, organized a tribute to those who died in the terrorist attacks that same day 16 years earlier. TFL members placed 2,977 flags around Miller Fountain; each flag honored an individual who lost their life on that day. This year is only TFL’s second year as an official student organization. They wanted to organize a similar tribute last year, but the funding was not available...

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In 2013, Trinity implemented a 10-year strategic plan to be completed in 2023. The plan originated before Danny Anderson, president of the university, came to Trinity, but Anderson has since taken on the plan with excitement and motivation. “When I looked at it, thinking about joining Trinity, I immediately saw some of the strong points that it had,” Anderson said. “I was very excited to work on out. The key things that jump out for...

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Correction: This article originally stated that the political science department altered its policies regarding study abroad courses. It was only a coincidence that the courses that involved trips to Berlin and The Hague were offered for two spring semesters in a row. Via David Crockett, chair of the political science department: “The department chair has the authority to determine which courses will be offered every semester. Those decisions require balancing a variety of considerations, factoring in...

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Sleep can often be one of the last things on college students’ minds, even though most students know that they should be getting enough sleep if they want to succeed. Jackie Bevilacqua, coordinator of health services, described the importance of getting enough sleep in college. “Ideally, college students will get between seven and eight hours a night,” Bevilacqua said. “One of the reasons it’s really important for college students is sleep allows you to take...

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Trinity’s Black Student Union (BSU) started the semester off with both a social event and a speaker. Tahlar Rowe, president of BSU and senior political science major, explained the purpose of the organization. “Essentially we’re a group that serves and represents students of color on campus,” Rowe said. “We’re not exclusive, so all ethnicities and nationalities are welcome. Our primary purpose on campus is to support and defend the African-American community and also to educate...

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As interest in an architecture program increases, several Trinity students and faculty are in the early stages of planning a potential major for the discipline. The idea for this new program stemmed from the interest that was given to architecture-related courses in the art and art history department. Cole Murray, a senior urban studies and political science double major, is one of the students who has been involved heavily in this initiative. “I’ve been talking...

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In 2013, the university approved Trinity Tomorrow, a 10-year strategic plan that describes what Trinity should look like by 2023 and how the administration will get it there. As the university nears the five-year mark, Trinity appears to be on track to completion. The plan originated before university president Danny Anderson came to Trinity, but Anderson has since taken on the plan with excitement and motivation. “When I looked at it, thinking about joining Trinity,...

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Trinity’s annual Reading TUgether lecture took place on Wednesday, Aug. 23, in Laurie Auditorium. This year’s featured guest, Matthew Desmond, spoke about his book “Evicted,” an ethnographic text that studies eviction as a means of understanding American poverty. Desmond, professor of sociology at Princeton University, is currently visiting colleges across the country to speak on his Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Lisa Jasinski, special assistant to the vice president for academic affairs, explained how a committee of...