Trinity has been conducting focus groups in order to gauge students’ opinions about topics including student presence at campus lectures and the concept of a co-curricular transcript. The focus groups were done over two days and  involved 12 students. Participants in the focus group were asked why they did or did not go to lectures and whether they thought a co-curricular transcript would be useful. “The focus groups served as a way to seek ideas,...

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Naomi Wolf noted author and activist, spoke as a part of the Trinity University Maverick Lecture Series on Nov. 19. She presented a lecture entitled “Public Liberty, Private Liberty: When the State Tries to Get into Your Private Business.” Wolf is the noted author of “The Beauty Myth”, “Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries”, and many other books. Her lecture revolved around the topics she covered in her books, including the future of...

The Student Government Association, formerly known as the Association of Student Representatives, ended funding requests for this semester. This semester there was a 33 percent increase in the amount of funding requests compared to last year. 80 funding requests were proposed and 57 were either fully or partially funded. The largest funding request that was not issued to a Big Six organization was granted for Model UN with $4,000, allocated for travel costs. Another large...

On Nov. 8,  Trinity University updated its website to be more user friendly and to attract prospective students. The updated website is meant not only to attract visitors, but also to fix any problems that current users and the institution had with the website. “It is more than a new website. It is a totally new site meaning from the bottom up we decided to build as if we didn’t even have a website,” said...

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Angela Chen, a junior, led the effort this year for fair-trade shirts for the Martin Luther King, Jr., march on Jan. 20. Last year, the effort was led by Hannah Monroe, who graduated in the spring. There will be two different shirts available for the MLK march. A fair-trade shirt will be $10 and another that will be free. Fair trade is an organized social movement that aims to help producers in developing countries to...

The Student Managed Fund celebrated its 15th anniversary with a celebration with alumni of the class of “˜99 on Oct. 11. The key speakers included SMF alumni Sardar Biglari “˜99 chairman and CEO of Biglari Holdings Inc, Jennifer Heard, “˜99, vice president of  JPMorgan Chase, Mike Kelley “˜04 vice president and senior research analyst of Global Hunter Securities and John Rea, “˜06, senior financial analyst-investor relations at Liberty Global. “It was awesome to hear them...

The Sorority Body Image project is a program and study that has been highly successful since its conception 13 years ago. The program has thrived so much that it is being used as the model for other colleges and will be expanded on Trinity’s campus for non-sorority members. The project stresses the importance of a healthy body image and lifestyle in a culture that imposes impossible beauty standards on women. The project is supervised by...

Starting next academic year, the credit hour for some courses could change. On Oct. 25, the University Curriculum Council voted on a proposal for a more flexible credit hour. The  vote for the UCC proposal was 79 to 39 with fewer voters than the vote in May. The UCC proposal was originally defeated last May with a vote of 92 against it and 82 for it. The proposal was reintroduced due to unclear language in...