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This week, the 36 members of Trinity’s Board of Trustees convene on campus for the first of their three tri-annual meetings this year. For those unfamiliar with our university’s leadership structure, president Danny Anderson and the five vice presidents aren’t really in charge of the school. They bear that responsibility in tandem with three other administrators and 30 other members of the board, many of them Trinity alumni who have graduated as recently as 1999...

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This past weekend, I spent my 30th class reunion at Trinity sneaking off to Austin to see Jay-Z with my son, a Trinity first-year, reminiscing about the class of 1987 and reading the responses in the Trinitonian to Daniel Conrad’s column about how conservatives on campus are winning. My class came into Trinity at a unique time. In the fall of 1983, our first semester on campus, a group of students formed what they then...