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The following covers the meeting on Jan. 30. CLIMATE CHECK Taylor Volzer, junior senator, brought up the conflict that occurred on Twitter where members of the Gamma Chi Delta sorority were accused of purposely planning their Third Round Party at the same time as the MLK lecture. Josephine Van Houten, a junior senator on the Trinity Diversity Connection (TDC) board, said that both TDC adviser Jamie Thompson — director of Student Involvement — and the...

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This covers the meeting on April 23. CAMPUS CLIMATE CHECK Junior senator Julia Shults, member of the committee created to find a new First-Year Experience coordinator, asked SGA members to reach out to her with any concerns that they might want her to raise at the next committee meeting.   BUDGET FUNDING Each spring, university-sponsored organizations (USOs) present budget proposal requests to SGA. Unlike registered student organizations (RSOs), which receive funds from the student activity...

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In anticipation of the opening of “Black Panther,” the first major film featuring a black superhero protagonist, Trinity Diversity Connection (TDC) hosted a diversity dialogue called “Who Gets to be the Hero?” on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Allison Roman, director of diversity and inclusion of student life, explains the context for the discussion. “We’re hosting a private screening for the Trinity community on Feb. 22 — we’ve had a really great response, so we’re over capacity and...

Students organized Trinity’s first Activism Fair as a part of Trinity’s MLK Week celebration. Approximately a dozen activist organizations from across San Antonio visited campus, including MOVE San Antonio, RAICES and Haven for Hope, all intending to encourage students to volunteer off campus. Simone Washington, sophomore SGA senator, was one of the event organizers and referenced the white supremacist protests that occurred in Charlottesville last August as a source of inspiration for encouraging activism. Washington came...

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Students enrolled in the Wellness Practicum course are teaming up with Wellness Services to put on a week of programming called Sexual Awareness Week, or just Sex Week, for the purpose of promoting safe sexual practices and creating a judgement-free discussion of topics traditionally seen as taboo. Sarah Van Alsten, senior neuroscience major enrolled in the practicum, explained the motivations behind the program. “The goal is to help answer any questions that the student body...

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PulseCan straight men eat ice cream?

September 16, 2017122 min

Approximately 40 students filled the Woodlawn Room in the Coates University Center on Tuesday to hear students and staff from Trinity Diversity Connection (TDC) and The Men’s Project broach the subject of toxic masculinity. The event, called “Can Straight Men Eat Ice Cream?”, is part of TDC’s ongoing Diversity Dialogues. Kezia Nyarko, sophomore and TDC’s public relations chair, came up with the topic. “I was reading an article about Richard Hammond, who is one of...