After days of warmer-than-seasonal weather, temperatures plummeted in the early hours of Tuesday and have remained low all week. Trinity’s faculty, staff and students buckled down as a blast of cold air, freezing rain and snow closed campus and caused the enactment of emergency protocols. The university prioritizes safety when deciding to close campus, and in this instance, the crisis management team began the discussion of doing so Sunday afternoon. “The crisis management team is made...

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Proposed plans for tax reform are currently making their way through the United States House of Congress and the Senate. While there are still many hurdles to clear, the bills could impose a 1.4 percent tax on net investment income derived from private universities’ endowments — including Trinity’s. The proposed tax would apply to private schools with at least 500 enrolled students, with the House bill qualifying universities with endowments at over $100,000 per student...

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Ezra Klein, American journalist and founder of Vox, which describes itself as a news site for the 21st century, will give a lecture at Trinity as part of the Maverick Lecture series. Klein will share insights on current political issues at the lecture. The series honors the late Maury Maverick Jr., a lawyer, politician and columnist from San Antonio. Sharon Schweitzer, assistant vice president for university communications, shared information about the Maverick Lecture series and...

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NewsSGA holds Master Plan forum

October 24, 201781 min

The Student Government Association (SGA) held a public forum to allow a panel to discuss the Campus Master Plan on Oct. 17. The panel was made up of Danny Anderson, president of the university, Sharon Schweitzer, assistant vice president for university communications, and Gordon Bohmfalk, architect and director of Campus Planning and Sustainability. The three explained the Campus Master Plan and offered the Trinity community a chance to ask questions and offer input. Anderson gave...

At the end of last month, Trinity purchased 9.2 acres of land on which there are three karstic features, caves. Known scientifically as Cicurina baronia, the Robber Baron Cave Meshweavers are an endangered species found only in two locations in Bexar county, including the Oblate property. When Trinity first became interested in purchasing the property, it was covered in hazardous waste. The spiders were first discovered when the previous owners, the Oblate brothers, began to...