In 2015, San Antonio launched Discover America Via San Antonio (DASA), a student exchange program created jointly by Trinity University and the German-American Fulbright Commission in Berlin. The 13 German students who participated in the 2017 DASA program were living in Trinity residence halls attending classes from Aug. 14 until Sept. 2. Peter O’Brien, professor of political science, is a major organizer for the program. He explains the value of studying in San Antonio for...

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Last Thursday, the Prowlers, a Trinity dance team and spirit organization, had their tryouts for the 2017″“2018 academic year. The student-run club promotes wellness of mind and body for students interested in diverse styles of dance. Marina Jones Schweitzer, a junior communication major, would like to see the group become a stronger presence on campus. “The vision for Prowlers is to become an actual Trinity thing in the next five years,” said Schweitzer. “We want...

Two years ago Trinity University changed their program for general education requirements from the Common Curriculum to a new set of requirements called Pathways. Pathways was created to accommodate new academic goals for Trinity students to better expose them to different areas of academia and become well-rounded students. “I know we had had Common Curriculum for about ten years,” said Jennifer Reese, academic records analyst. “Everything changes and the world around is changing and we...

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Every year, many students scramble at the last minute to order their textbooks, buy new notebooks and organize their planners to prepare for going back to school. But what about professors? What does the beginning of the semester look like for the people on the other side of the classroom? “When one semester ends and the class climate survey results arrive, I go through them carefully, class by class, taking notes about what students wrote...

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In the fall of 2016, Trinity University formed a student-led committee to rewrite the alcohol policy for off-campus events that would prioritize student safety. This policy, the Safer Party Initiative, or SPIN, is a list of recommendations that help foster student safety, well-being and responsibility at off-campus events involving alcohol. “SPIN was our attempt to pull in students and really see what was working and what wasn’t at off-campus events and parties,” said Jeremy Allen,...

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The Trinity University Cat Alliance cares for all 22 stray and feral cats on Trinity’s campus by providing them with food and basic veterinary services, such as vaccinations and neutering. The group comprises of volunteers from the Trinity community, including faculty, students and neighbors. The Cat Alliance follows the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program for cats at Trinity. While other animal organizations try to find homes for stray cats, the Cat Alliance is different in that they...