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Stumberg Winners Microlev

MicroLev wins $25,000 in Stumberg Competition

Four student startup teams competed for grand prize in final round of entrepreneurial race
Emma Utzinger, News Reporter October 21, 2021

Four teams stand on the stage, awaiting judgment. They have been working hard to develop a company for the last 11 months, and now the time has finally arrived: the Louis H. Stumberg New Venture Competition...

Waka Flocka Flame to be SPB concert header

Waka Flocka Flame to be SPB concert header

Student Programming Board announces artists and discusses COVID concert planning
Abby Power, News Reporter October 20, 2021

On Oct. 15, the Student Programming Board (SPB) announced on Instagram that Waka Flocka Flame and DJ Whoo Kid will headline their Halloween concert. Waka Flocka Flame is a rapper with hits like “No Hands”...

TU Gaming seeks space for competitive esports

TU Gaming seeks space for competitive esports

Club tries to level up with push for new competition area and support from administration
Gloria Farris, News Reporter October 20, 2021

Trinity University’s gaming club is currently in the process of obtaining its own esports space to play in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) more competitively. To achieve this goal,...

Palestine 101 panel highlights Palestinian experiences

Palestine 101 panel highlights Palestinian experiences

Trinity and San Antonio speakers addressed the discourse around the Israeli-Palestine conflict
Gloria Farris, News Reporter October 14, 2021

Panelists Judith Norman, Henry Gunkel and Moureen Kaki discussed the ongoing Israeli-Palestine conflict Thursday, Oct. 7, bringing Palestinian voices to the forefront. In light of the forced evictions...

Virtual faculty returned to campus Oct. 4

Virtual faculty returned to campus Oct. 4

Professors had to be immunocompromised or live with someone at-risk to be approved to work from home
Emma Utzinger, News Reporter October 14, 2021

Though most of Trinity’s faculty returned to campus at the beginning of the semester, a select number of professors were able to continue working remotely because of concerns over COVID. The university...

Trinity Parkway off Hildebrand opens to campus

Trinity Parkway off Hildebrand opens to campus

New road acts as foundation for Campus Master Plan
Abby Power, News Reporter October 14, 2021

A new road, Trinity Parkway, has opened to the public this month on the far north side of campus off of Hildebrand Avenue. “The concept of the new road started when we purchased City Vista,” said...

University president Danny Anderson announces retirement

University president Danny Anderson announces retirement

Anderson will be retiring in May 2022
Dana Nichols, Editor-in-Chief October 11, 2021

University president Danny Anderson announced his retirement for the end of the academic year in May 2022. Anderson has served as the 19th president of the university since June 2015. “While I am enthusiastic...

University works toward Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals

University works toward Diversity, Equity and Inclusion goals

Updates on Task Force recommendations, formation of DEI committee in coming months
Abby Power, News Reporter October 7, 2021

As the nation continues to reckon with calls to end systemic racism and privilege, Trinity is making progress on its promise to “implement practices in pursuit of an inclusive campus for all students,...

Tigers for Life, TU Pro Choice react to S.B. 8 abortion ban

Tigers for Life, TU Pro Choice react to S.B. 8 abortion ban

Members from both clubs voiced opinions on Sept. 20 through tabling and counter-protests
Emma Utzinger, News Reporter October 7, 2021

On Monday, Sept. 20, Tigers for Life launched a tabling event for mental health awareness. Reacting to this and the recently passed S.B. 8 abortion ban, TU Pro Choice set up a counter-protest. Both...

ProtecTU policies updated, COVID testing misconceptions addressed

ProtecTU policies updated, COVID testing misconceptions addressed

Gathering capacities increased, masks still required for all despite vaccination status
Logan Crews, Managing Editor September 30, 2021

Trinity students, staff and faculty received an email with renewed ProtecTU protocols on Monday, Sept. 26. As of Monday, capacity of indoor meetings and gatherings has increased from 50 to 100 individuals,...

New abortion bill takes effect in Texas

New abortion bill takes effect in Texas

Community reacts to unprecedented abortion ban
Phoebe Murphy, News Editor September 30, 2021

On Sept. 1, Texas enacted Senate Bill 8, one of the nation’s strictest abortion bills. The next day, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5–4 to leave the bill in place after an emergency appeal from abortion...

University plans for the renovated Chapman Center on upper campus, a part of the campus master plan.

University business school receives $25 million donation

Neidorff’s contribution is the single largest donation in the university’s history
Dana Nichols, Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2021

Trinity ‘65 alumnus and board of trustees member Michael Neidorff and the Neidorff Family Trust have donated $25 million to the university business school. The business school, soon to be housed in...

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