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Q: How has Trinity improved over the past five years? 10 years? 20 years? What are some major changes you’ve seen on campus? A: I think, in the long-term, President Calgaard transformed the faculty. He brought in a more research-focused faculty. This has shown the balance between research and teaching and how they complement each other. That’s a strength of a really great liberal arts school. Dr. Brazil I think internationalized the university. It was...

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FSA (Filipino Student Association) hosted the 8th annual Mabuhay Festival in Laurie on April 21st. It started with the Filipino National Anthem, which was followed by several traditional and contemporary dances performed by Loon-E Crew, the Prowlers, groups of Trinity and St. Mary’s FSA students and San Antonio dance groups. There was Filipino food available after the show. Photography by Megan McLoughlin.

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Still undefeated in conference play, the women’s softball team improved its conference record to 11-0 after defeating Centenary College in four games last weekend. “We played really well,” said head coach Brandi Crnkovic. “It was our senior weekend and I think that provided the girls with a lot of excitement with wanting to honor our seniors.” The women started the series on Saturday, beating Centenary 7-0 in the first game. Senior pitcher Sydney Friday led...

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My father, who is one of the most brilliant men that I know, always tells me that the best way to learn in life is to ask advice from people who are getting it right. So, for this week’s article, I sought practical tips from some of Trinity’s resources: our faculty and staff. “How to be Persuasive” by Sarah Topp, Director of Debate and Assistant Professor in the department of human communication and theatre Although...

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The men’s tennis team defeated Division II St. Mary’s University and Kalamazoo College last Friday, boosting to a 11-8 record on the season. “Overall, the team continues to improve and we’re showing a lot of promise for the future,” said sophomore Jordan Mayer in an email. In the first game, the Tigers beat Kalamazoo 9-0. In doubles play, senior Erick De la Fuente and Mayer won in the No. 1 position, junior Nicolas Moreno and...

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Richard Reed, director of the environmental studies department, is on sabbatical this semester. Trinity faculty members are given sabbatical leave for the purpose of encouraging them to engage in research in their fields or other activities that relate to their fields of scholarly interest. Reed is taking the semester to work in the field, literally: he is spending portions of the semester at his family farm in Wisconsin, and when he is in San Antonio,...