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According to Sharon Curry, sustainability coordinator, Mabee alone produces about 4.23 tons of trash weekly, and much of that is food waste. In the process of providing multiple food vendors and an open buffet for Trinity’s 2,500 students plus faculty and staff the university produces a substantial amount of food waste. However, Trinity and Aramark have several processes that attempt to minimize their contribution to landfills, including a compost and recycling system. “We are very...

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Trinity University has 141 international students from 42 different countries. This variety of backgrounds contributes to the global community at Trinity, though international students can sometimes be subject to financial hardships both here at Trinity and at home due to their home countries’ situations. “Ecuador’s political situation right now isn’t very good. There’s a lot corruption and a lack of jobs, basically. So what was once something that was safe isn’t because there’s no government...

As the spring semester comes to a close, soon-to-be-graduates have to begin thinking about life after college. A large part of figuring that out is housing. Two major issues that renters in San Antonio face are the supply of affordable housing in light of rising rent and renters’ rights in a leasing situation. Christine Drennon, director of urban studies, explained that renters essentially have no rights in any dispute with a landlord. “Say something is...

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This semester, Student Government Association (SGA) has continued its open educational resources (OER) initiative through a committee dedicated to bringing more OER resources to Trinity. Sophomore SGA senator Ty Tinker has chaired the committee since early January. “OER is a national initiative that looks to reduce the price of textbooks and educational resources in general,” Tinker said. “As we know not all learning has to be done through a book. There is different things we watch...

In accordance with its upcoming 50th anniversary, Hemisfair is throwing an extravagant event called ¡Viva Hemisfair! from April 6–8. The event is supposed to emulate the 1968 World’s Fair and celebrate the food, music and culture of San Antonio’s diverse population. “We’ve decided to take the concept of the World’s Fair and turn it inside out. If you think about a World’s Fair, a World’s Fair is about people from all over the world coming to...

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This past summer, Eduardo Cabral Balreira, associate professor of mathematics, attended a workshop put on by The Metric Geometry and Gerrymandering Group (MGGG). The group was started by Moon Duchin, professor of mathematics at Tufts University, and has been on a national tour that trains professors. “The workshop has been an attempt by a group of mathematicians to introduce mathematics to a political science problem. This is the problem of gerrymandering,” Balreira said. “There have been...

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Former U.S. secretary of defense Ash Carter visited Trinity as this year’s Flora Cameron lecturer. Carter focused on international security, on changes in administration and on U.S. relations with foreign competitors and agitators such as Russia and China. The lecture is a part of an annual series that focuses on politics and was held on March 21 in Laurie Auditorium. Carter drew in a diverse crowd from around San Antonio including many residents, college students from...

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Trinity’s Global Health Initiative (GHI) welcomed Fareed Mahmood Khan, associate professor at the Baylor College of Medicine, to campus to discuss prominent tropical diseases that are classified as neglected by the United States. Last Thursday, Feb. 22, Khan refuted the claim that the diseases are forgotten, but did concede that the U.S. is not doing enough to eradicate these diseases to a crowd of about 50 people in the Fiesta Room. “Dr. Khan has accomplished...