IMPACT No. 5
Wherever the Grass Is Greenest
Biology professor James Shinkle adapts research to challenges posed by COVID-19
by Madison Semro ’21
How Trinity’s creative minds re-imagined and transformed the pandemic-era classroom
by Jeremy Gerlach
Zooming Across Borders
Finance professor creates community through international real-world experiences
by Jeanna Goodrich Balreira '08
We don’t typically include an editor’s note in IMPACT. We also don’t typically wear masks while singing socially distanced choir concerts or drive across the state to set up a summer research project in a student’s backyard.
Nothing about this year was typical—yet somehow everything inherent to Trinity’s core, to our mission, went well beyond that. Faculty dedicated countless hours to migrating their courses to the TigerFlex learning model; or, they found creative solutions to socially distance in-person learning, leading, and doing.
This issue of IMPACT magazine isn’t typical, either. To steward crucial resources, we’ve moved our content online. The listings of publications, awards, and accomplishments are a highlight reel that accompanies the online format as a downloadable and shareable PDF. We hope this issue will reach beyond the printed page to reach digital corners we haven’t in the past.