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/83 TRINITY COLLEGE LIBRARY RECEIVED TRINITY REPORTER VOLUME 5 NUMBER 1 OCT 2 9 1974 HARTFORD, CONN, TRINITY COLLEGE, HARTFORD, CONNECTICUT OCTOBER, 1974 Convocation Address Opens College Year Recent events in the nation pose an important challenge to the liberal arts college, according to President Lockwood. In his annual convocation address opening the academic year (Sept. 5), Dr. Lockwood observed that "Watergate has been a painful reminder of our inability to bring our knowledge and moral sensitivities to bear upon real life situations." In restating Trinity's commitment to the "humanist ideals of deepened understanding and heightened awareness," he stressed that a liberal arts education is more than · simply preprofessional training. Students want the practical, but expect much more, he said. The College's mandate, made even more pressing by recent history, is to provide students with a sense of moral and intellectual responsibility with which to face human problems. 1 973-74 Annual Giving Report Begins On Page 5 ORIENTATION WEEK found 453 new freshmen arriving on campus, The ~lass of 1978 is composed of 245 men and 208 women, who come from 25 states, · the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Jamaica and Italy. When classes began on Sept. 5, the new students brought Trinity's undergraduate enrollment for its 152nd year to 1 ,650. Grant Supports 4 Professorships Trinity College has received a $ 2 50,0 0 0 matching grant from The Charles A. Dana Foundation of Greenwich, Conn., to establish four supported professorships at the College. The income from the endowment fund created by the grant will be used to supplement the compensation of four full professors. The basic salary of these professorships must be provided out of College operating funds. The supported professorships, combined with other fully endowed chairs, will benefit Trinity in maintaining the high quality of its faculty. The purpose of the supported professorships is to help colleges retain superior faculty members and also to attract new professors with outstanding credentials. Under the terms of the grant, Trinity may choose the particular areas in which the supported professorships will be awarded. The appointments will be announced as they occur. Trinity is one of 25 colleges and universities participating in the professorship established by Charles A. Dana of New York, an attorney, businessman, and philanthropist. Internship Program With RPI of Conn Students interested in biomedical engineering will now have the opportunity to study in an actual hospital environment thanks to the efforts of Dr. Joseph D. Bronzino, associate professor of engineering, and Dr. Willard Duff, director of Hartford Hospital's Allied Health Department. An internship program for biomedical engineering students has been established at Hartford Hospital with a grant from the Combined Hospital Fund through a joint undertaking by Rensselaer Hartford Graduate Center (RPI of Connecticut) and Trinity. Bronzino and Duff, who developed the program, say that they did so in order "to encourage engineering students to apply engineering techniques in a clinical environment and to keep pace with current developments in other areas of medical knowledge and practice." This is the first time such a program has been initiated in an eastern hospital. Dr. Bronzino announced the acceptance of the first student for internship, James Walls, of Branford, a graduate of the University of Connecticut. He will rotate his work assignments through the various operating, laboratory, emergency and other departments during the first year of the internship. During the second year, he will undertake a work project in the area of his particular interest for his RPI master's degree. Instruction will be given by Dr. Bronzino, director of biomedical engineering at both Trinity and R.P.I., together with Dr. Duff, Dr. Harry Kraus and Dr. David Solonche of R.P.I. Students qualifying for internships under the program will have their full tuition paid by the grant plus a stipend of $2,400 per year. Dr. Duff said he hoped to interest a consortium of the eight Hartford hospitals in extending the project to the point where at least six to eight internships will be funded by the start of the 197 5 fall term. Dr. Lockwood added, however, that the success of a liberal arts education depends as much upon the students as upon faculty and administration. "Ours is an open curriculum ... Do students relate their comparative freedom of choice with their goals as individuals and members of society? Are students prepared to make the question of values central. to tl)eir education?" Students' quests for learning, he said, must go hand in hand with a "sensibility to the meaning of life." In the light of Watergate, Dr. Lockwood said, undergraduate education is clearly faced with the responsibility to find ways to heighten ·the chances that people will "use more successfully their God-given talents to make the hard choices before us, to act with greater ··Qompassion in behalf of humanity and to exemplify greater integrity." Parents Weekend, Homecoming Events . Set For November Parents Weekend will be held November 1-3, followed by Reunion-Homecoming activities November 8-10. A record turnout is expected for both weekends. PARENTS WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS Friday, November 1. Frosh football vs. Wesleyan, 2 p.m. Registration, Wean Lounge, 3-5 p.m. Registration, Hartford Hilton, 6-7:30 p.m. Dutch Treat Cocktail Hour, Terrace Room, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Parents Association Dinner, Ballroom, 7:30 p.m. Speaker: President Lockwood. Entertainment: College Concert Choir. Saturday, November 2. Registration and coffee, Austin Arts Center, 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. Speaker: President Lockwood, "Trinity Today," Austin Arts Center, 9:45a.m. Faculty-Student Panel Discussion, Austin Arts Center, 10:30 a.m. Frosh soccer vs. Wesleyan, 10:30 a.m. Parents Association buffet luncheon, Memorial Field House, 11 :30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Cross-country vs. Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Noon. Varsity football vs. Coast Guard, 1 :30 p.m. Sunday, November 3. Chapel Service. Speaker: Rev. Dr. John E. Booty, 10:30 a.m. Coffee, Lockwood residence, 11:30 a.m. Music at Vespers, Trinity Concert Choir, 5 p.m. (Continued on page 2)


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