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To professor Christine Drennon, director of the urban studies department, and Bobby Watson, Trinitonian reporter. This is to provide a response to some of the representations in the April 14 Trinitonian article, “What to expect when you’re expecting to live in San Antonio post-graduation.” I’m an independent residential rental property owner of houses and duplexes in San Antonio, as well as a Trinity alumnus (1976). While there’s general consensus about the serious lack of affordable housing...

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Trinity’s requirement for undergraduate students to live their first three years on campus forces most of its students to live in dorms and, more recently, the City Vista apartment complex. This has made pet ownership not as easy compared to other universities. However, Trinity students have not been stopped. Multiple students have obtained various animals with different trials and rewards. “While Finn is a lot of hard work, at the end of the day I...

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Trinity spent a total of $62,510,000 in academic areas for the 2016-2017 school year. Of that total, instructional services and research received $48,776,000, and academic support services received $13,734,000, according to VP of finance Gary Logan. Funding departments takes a combination of tuition fees, outside grants and donations from alumni, though how that looks changes based on each department’s needs and abilities. Every year department heads meet with Academic Affairs to discuss the budgets for next...

In the theatre department’s latest production, a mysterious electric fallout has ended modern life as we know it, yet “The Simpsons” — America’s longest-running animated show and the new bedrock of post-apocalyptic civilization — endures. “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play” debuts Feb. 16 in the Stieren Theatre. The play, written by modern playwright Anne Washburn and first premiered in 2012, is supposed to incorporate a lot of modern elements into the show, reaching out to a wide...

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To spread political awareness on campus, the Trinity University Forensic Society (TUFS) and the Contemporary, a student-run online publication that focuses on public affairs, hosted a debate over gun control. Tigers for Liberty (TFL) and Trinity Progressives (T-Prog) were asked to represent either side of the debate, each assisted by a Trinity debater. The groups have held similar debates in the past. “We decided to create a gun control debate because it is a pretty...

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NewsBroken glass raises concern

November 29, 2017331 min

In the past semester Trinity’s campus has been plagued with cracked windows, shattered display cases and pathways littered with broken glass. From City Vista to Myrtle Hall to the Center for Science and Innovation (CSI), broken glass has been found both inside and outside facility buildings and residential living areas. “Almost every time I walk by the upper campus dorms, usually Lightner and Thomas, I see some broken glass by the sidewalks and just some...

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David Lesch, Ewing Halsell distinguished professor of history at Trinity, discussed his personal relationship with Bashar al-Assad “” Syria’s head of state “” and his work with the Syrian refugee crisis in a Nov. 9 lecture in the Chapman Great Hall. Lesch has authored several books on Al-Assad and done extensive research over the Middle East and Syria in particular. “We are speaking about Syria and its tragedy. It’s a beautiful country, with a beautiful...

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On Oct. 25, Trinity held a Super Nacho Hour on the Coates Esplanade. The event was a more grandiose version of the university’s weekly Nacho Hour in Coates University Center. This was one of many events in Trinity’s campaign to support the charity United Way. “Starting in the early fall through the end of the year, [United Way] has a county-wide campaign. They are partnering with various companies, institutions, academic institutions across the city, and...