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Before 1980, Trinity was known for its tennis team, not its academic programs, like it is today. The future for Trinity looked bleak. Enrollment for many programs was down, and the university was struggling to keep up with the financial needs of struggling programs. Then, about 35 years ago, Trinity did some rebranding. Ron Calgaard, former Trinity president, changed the university’s unpromising trajectory by eliminating several majors and programs. Today, we make a tribute not...

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I believe my eclectic movie tastes were informed by what I watched during the cold winter months in Wilmette, Illinois (a North Shore suburb of Chicago) from the time I was eight until I went to Northwestern University as a journalism major at 18. I’d have bouts of bronchitis ― in December, January, February and March ― where I’d miss up to a week of school. I’d be at home coughing and wheezing, with a...

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In May 2016, Trinity said goodbye to Sammye Johnson, distinguished professor emerita of communication, as she retired after 35 years at the university. But a few lucky students will have the chance to take Johnson”™s Arts Criticism course as one last section will be offered. Johnson began a celebrated career as a journalist and editor after receiving her bachelor”™s and master”™s degrees from Northwestern University. After graduation, she stayed in Chicago and worked for the...