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Selections from January 2009

From the President

In mid-October, I wrote to members of the Trinity campus community, the Trustees, and the National Alumni Board a letter describing the effect the then national-becoming-global financial and economic meltdown was having on the University. I also outlined what we anticipated in the near and intermediate term and our possible responses. Drawing on that letter, let me repeat several key points it contains. more>>

Editor’s Note:
As we went to press, Dr. Brazil announced his retirement effective January 2010.
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Feature Articles

No Boundaries
Science Education Expands in New Directions
by Mary Denny

What distinguishes highly creative people is their ability to think “outside the box.” What distinguishes science professors at Trinity is their ability to think “outside the discipline.”It’s the kind of thinking that has led to fascinating collaborations and placed Trinity at the leading edge of a national movement. more>>

New Media and the Politics of Opposition
by John F. Kerr

President-elect Obama’s campaign is already being cited as a model of efficiency and competence. But the grand strategy underlying the Democratic playbook could easily have been lifted from a recent book by a Trinity professor of political science. more>>

No Challenge Too Great
Disability Services Level the Playing Field

by Susie P. Gonzalez

Taylor Woodard gets around campus on a scooter—actually, she’s gone through a series of scooters during her four years at Trinity—and is not easily understood when she speaks. more>>

The Back Cover

Dominique de Villepin
Prime Minister of the French Republic, 2005-2007

The number of unsolved crises are making the world a more dangerous place. The idea that we can live with crises is a bad idea. Unsolved crises create uncertainty, fear, and distrust. more>>



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Student Design Aids Goodwill Employees
News: Engineering Science Students Place Nationally with Design
Video:  Lawnmower Demonstration

Noted Author Inspires Campus Community
News: Bringing Hope and Peace Through Promise of Education
Video: Greg Mortenson Lecture

No Boundaries:  Science Education Expands in New Directions
Web: Research @ Trinity
Blog: TU Research
Web: Campaign for Trinity University
Web: Children's Research Lab

New Media and the Politics of Opposition
Blog: Aaron Delwiche

No Challenge Too Great
Web: Disability Services for Students

We’re Almost There
Web: Campaign for Trinity University

Dominique de Villepin
News: Former Prime Minister of the French Republic  - Dominique de Villepin
Video: Dominique de Villepin


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