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Initiative proposes more inclusive senate

Gabriella Garriga September 29, 2019

Photo by Oliver Chapin-Eiserloh The Faculty Senate is working to implement a new initiative that would allow contingent faculty members to serve and vote on the senate, the governing body for Trinity...

Declassified: Helping your professors help you

Noelle Barrera August 16, 2019

For first-year students, making the transition from the high school to college learning environment can be difficult. However, cultivating positive relationships with your professors can go a long way...

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Before Trinity: your professors’ odd jobs

Maria Zaharatos February 7, 2019

Photo provided by Zhaoxi Liu Many students might be surprised to find out which unique careers Trinity faculty and staff members had before coming to Trinity — from lobster-selling to risky journalism....

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Is it double (even triple) the trouble?

Rachel Poovathoor November 15, 2018

As a first-year, the phrases “double major” and “triple major” elicit simultaneous awe and puzzlement from me. How do these double and triple majors do it? How do they stay calm...

31, 35, 39 years: Teaching at Trinity

31, 35, 39 years: Teaching at Trinity

Arsa Spahr November 15, 2018

In 1980, Jimmy Carter was president of the United States, the Berlin Wall was still standing, and Nina Ekstein had just started teaching at Trinity. Nina Ekstein, professor in the Department of Modern...

illustration by Julia Poage, staff illustrator

Love, loss and support from the Trinity community

Theresa Ho February 15, 2018

I watched my grandpa die over winter break. It might seem morbid talking about death and loss only a couple of days after Valentine’s Day, but I don’t think it’s morbid at all. In fact, I think that...

illustration by Andrea Nebhut, staff illustrator

Trinity’s arduous professor-picking process

Casey Fuller February 11, 2018

Trinity has pretty awesome professors. Perhaps you’ve noticed this? Professors whose novels come out on Vintage Books. Professors who are the Poet Laureate of the State of Texas. Professors spirited-off...

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Don’t leave students in the dark with grades

Benjamin Gonzalez January 18, 2018

Although many professors like to remind students that grades are not everything, they remain important to most of us as a benchmark for our success in and comprehension of a course. Additionally, maintaining...

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