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On Friday, Feb. 6, Trinity students turned out to Miller Fountain for Bid Day, during which fraternities and sororities announced their new active classes of 2015. This year, sororities offered a total of 129 bids, of which 129 were accepted. Sixty-nine fraternity bids were offered with 66 accepted. Trinity sororities saw an increase of six bids from last year, with fraternities down 11 bids. According to Briana McGlamory, coordinator of fraternity and sorority life, this...

Friday, Feb. 6, Greek Council members Angela Arroyo, junior and member of Zeta Chi, and Cameron Archer, junior and member of Omega Phi, took office as new co-chairs of the organization. Greek Council, whose executive board is composed of ten members, saw the change come in conjunction with this year’s Bid Day. “From [Nov. 4] until this past Friday, Bid Day, we’ve been doing shadowing, essentially, and [Friday] is when we became the acting co-chairs,”...

As national discussion continues on sexual assault across college campuses, Trinity, as part of the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium has put together a campus-climate survey regarding sexual assault. The survey, which ends at 10:59 on Feb. 12 asks students various questions about sexual assault, including the availability of information on campus and questions regarding actual incidents. Diane Saphire, associate vice president for information resources and Trinity’s HEDS representative noted the origins of the survey...

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This past Wednesday, Feb. 4., Career Services hosted the Career Fair allowing students to interact and talk with potential employers across a variety of fields. The event has been going on for eight years, and according to Twyla Hough, assistant director of career services, the event evolved from a graduate-based fair. “Trinity University used to be more along the lines of graduate fairs, we’ve been doing those for decades,” Hough said. “We decided to do...

With discussions of education and affordable college at the forefront of national debate, Trinity students and faculty are divided on the recent proposal by President Obama regarding community college. Obama announced his plan weeks back before detailing it in the recent State of the Union address. The plan aims to address growing concerns of college tuition alongside the dropping graduation rates compared to other countries. Following previous statements President Barack Obama outlined his proposal for...

According to the university release on Jan 22, on Tuesday, Jan. 20, Aaron Konstam, professor emeritus of computer science died following a brief illness at the age of 78. Konstam was born in New York City and received a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1957 and a doctorate in chemistry from Pennsylvania State University in 1961. Despite a lack of programs in computer science, Konstam taught himself about...

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This past week, the Trinity psychology department hosted a series of colloquia presented by visiting professors, faculty members and researchers. Each colloquium was a presentation of the individual’s research and was required attendance for all students in supervised  psychology research. The first presentation on Jan. 22 was given by Chelsea Ratcliff from the University of Houston who presented her research titled, “Exploring Mind-Body Interventions to Improve Health and Quality of Life in Individuals Facing Medical...

This Wednesday Nov. 19, first-year students in Robert Blystone’s first-year seminar, “Knowing and Persuading,” put together a campaign to present information on electronic cigarettes, called The Great American Vape-Out. In conjunction with the annual Great American Smokeout, put on by the American Cancer Society, the vape-out, held in Mabee Dining Hall, included a presentation over e-cigarettes and brochures with more information. “We partnered with [Health Services] for the Great American Vape-Out, which focused more on...