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“I’ve never read a book that started with the sentence, ‘I did what my mother told me.’ ” These are the words of newspaperman and entrepreneur Robert Rivard, a guest on the second panel of Trinity’s first Humanities Day, held on Jan. 26. Rivard, along with three other panelists, told stories and gave advice to current students during the second panel, titled “Advice for the Present: What I Wish I had Known.” Rivard’s co-panelists were...

Amid rumors of an unusual number of Class of 2020 students at risk of academic probation and dismissal, university officials were unable to fulfill requests for comprehensive data on student performance during their first semesters at Trinity by press time. According to the university’s website for the latest Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), nearly one third of first-years receive deficient grades: “40 percent of those deficient grades are a ‘F.’ “ The document, written on Dec....

A committee of  Trinity faculty, students and staff have been drafting policies concerning the accommodation of transgender students on campus over the past school year. The initiatives began last fall at the request of Danny Anderson, president of the university. The policies cover multiple issues, including housing, athletics, student life, bathroom access, changing records to preferred names and accessibility to resources. “The committee … is working on a number of things,” said Richard Reams, associate...