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Trinity W11r Fu Values At Core Of Education

Trinity must help us all to appreciate the range of choices we shall face, both as individuals and as members of society. It must p1ace the perennial questions in the perspective of tomorrow's needs, for we are going to require extraordinary imagination, combined with tough-mindedness, in reinvigorating our society. We can use all our talent and resources." Valedictorian was Bruce David Hettleman of Baltimore, Maryland, a chemistry and biology major, who also received honors in general scholarship and in chemistry and biology .

In a statement about the future direction of Trinity College, President Lockwood told a gathering of the College community on May 16 that he believes Trinity can set the pace for small colleges by "providing education in which the question of values is centraL" Speaking on the !50th anniversary of the founding of the College, Dr. Lockwood observed that the present age is "triumphant in its technology but timid in its concern for humanity." "All one has to do is to read the headlines or to listen to people's apprehensions around the world to recognize the desperate need for well-educated men and women inspired by a moral sensitivity to use their knowledge with intelligence, integrity and compassion," he said. Dr. Lockwood spoke May 16 at a special dinner celebrating the 150th anniversary of the College. The dinner, held on campus, was attended by 237 people, including- trustees a nd members of the board of fellows, administrative heads and department chairmen, members of the Anniversary Committee, the Founders Society, officers of the Alumni and Parents Association, and officers of the Trinity Club of Hartford. Dr. Lockwood told the audience that Trinity has the necessary elements which charactertize colleges of distinction. These inc l ude a "distinguished" faculty, a "talented"

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ANNIVERSARY CLASS IS LARGEST EVER Trinity conferred bachelor's degrees on 386 men and women May 20, 路the largest graduating class in the College's 150 years. The eommencement exercises, held in Ferris Athletic Center because of rain, also included the awarding of 103 master's degrees and six honorary degrees. In 1827, Trinity's first graduating class had 14 students-all men. This year, the graduating class included 265 males and 121 females, and was the first class in which the women had spent all four years at Trinity since the College went coeducational in 1969. Of the graduates, 323 received bachelor of arts degrees and 63 received bachelor of science degrees. Of the masters, 92 were in Arts, and 11 in Sciences. There were 46 women and 57 men in the masters class. Honorary degrees went to The Rt Rev. John M. Burgess, bishop of Massachusetts; Shelby Cullom Davis, U..S. Ambassador to Switzerland; Fred M. Hechinger, a member of the editorial board of the New York Times; Barbara Warne Newell, president of Wellesley College; Roger C. Wilkins, chairman of the board, Travelers Insurance Companies, and Vertrees Young '15, a retired industrialist and former trustee. Speaking at the baccalaureate service the morning of Commencement day, Bishop Burgess said there is an urgent need for "moral progress," which he said is the "basis for the fight for social justice." Moral progress, he told the graduates and guests, "is the goal of those who fight for racial equality, for religious freedom, for women's rights, for the rights of the poor. ..If we are to have a nation that is truly free, free for every citizen- black and white, rich and poor, men and women-we must somehow understand how the things of the spirit and the things of science and industry work themselves out together in our common life." Today, he said, "we face the profound question of how do we civilize the proficient? How do we develop social concerns among managers and owners?

How do we develop a sense of social responsibility among those who really possess power? How do doctors, lawyers, engineers, bankers, businessmen, relate to ordinary people?" In his charge to the senior class at the Commencement, President Lockwood spoke briefly about the history of Trinity, and touched again on the purposes of higher education. "As we incorporate the past into the present," he said, "we realize that education exists to identify the strategies we need to follow in the future, to clarify those values according to which we shall live. It seems to me that a college like

Celebrating Takes Many Forms As Trinity Passes 150th Mark A week of events on campus, combined with the annual Commencement activities, highlighted Trinity's celebration of its founding 150 years ago. The only discordant note came from the weatherman, whose predictions forced most outdoors events indoors. At week's end, however, it appeared he had dampened only the ground, but not the spirits. Although the College has been holding "150th Anniversary Events" throughout the past academic year, the week of concentrated activities was planned to coincide with the actual anniversary date, May 16. Commencement was May 20.

HONORS DAY On the Quadrangle

On Friday, May 11, about 400 students, faculty, and administrators took part in an afternoon "celebration of the arts," featuring music, dance, poetry, and theatre. Planned to be held on the Quad, it was moved into Ferris Athletic Center after heavy rains soaked the ground, but many of the events were held outside nevertheless, thanks to a sun which appeared and dried the pavements near Ferris.

The celebration opened with carillon music, and included Renaissance dance by the World Dance Class, accompanied by the Trinity Chamber Players; poetry readings; three dance pieces; African dance and improvisation; a dramatic reading of "Under Milkwood," by Dylan Thomas; folksingers and an appearance by The Trinity Pipes; a brass quartet , a geodesic dome with a light show inside, and a dance film. Saturday, May 12, 1,450 people attended the All-College Barbecue, held in the Field House because of the weather. The Anniversary Committee distributed commemorative flying saucers (with the anniversary seal applied), and everyone shared a 16-foot birthday cake, decorated with 150 candles. The dinner was followed by a Pipes concert, and two folk groups. On Sunday, May 13, Krister Stendahl, dean of the Harvard Divinity School, preached in the Chapel at a Eucharist celebrating the College's anniversary. At noon, James R. Lawson, carillonneur of Riverside Church, New York, gave an Continued on page 2

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The Diary Written in Commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Trinity College Among her possessions was a coded diary of four volumes which apparently spanned the forty years of her life at the College. It has been bequeathed to the College Library.

The summit flowers in the borrowed air, the long walk, a plot of green, the Chapel angled on a ridge i.n spring: the years she turned upon the sun, tea, coffee, lunch, all recall a smile so simple she could wear a life that russets in a free delight through June, the summer, into fall. Her hands in service to what she saw, she gave and treasured, held within, the faces drifting through the door, a record that she knew was passing, what only the elms can know, their limbs stretched out upon the wind and those who move an irregular procession in commencement. 1968 About 200 Trinity College students left the college administration building they had held for 30 hours [and in which they had detained the Trustees for the first part of the sit-in) folJowing agreement today with the administration on increased scholarship aid for Negro students at the school.

What did she know of that she kept so long? A brailled script, not even braille but coded, with her far off cheeks the color of sand, her fingers, how they remembered growing out of the tufted grass, a lapsed life in windfall, an apron of herself swallowed by the indecipherable leaves, a great seedbed, yellow at its center, without root or stem in an affinity for light after a wave has broken. Or was it that the ground had been a pasture, what was said in youth, in dogwood, the day poised for the requital of spring? The grass is empty, the high attics, the archives of stone.

1878 The entire student body marched through the town singing and a few days later, when the college bell had been returned to i Is place atop old Seabury Hall, the students silenced that noble old instrument by filling it with a mixture of plaster of Paris and nails.

I think of what she told me, what I remember, looking away when she spoke, the lovers under the arbor with the carillon ringing above everything she was compelled from doing. Her voice ranged out, a blind staff searching the curb to cross over home, searching what is hidden: The letters grow into the pages they inherit, the pages, the leaves that are their only limit. In autumn there are bonfires, fingers given over to themselves and longing hands bent together, impervious to fire. 1879 On the folJowing morning (Tuesday, February 25) [the President] sent telegrams to all parents, caJling them to the College. The telegrams read, "Come at once. Your son needs you." By evening many fathers had arrived in Hartford.

And others as well, hired to seek an answer, the strange ciphers, the numbered letters and the backwards script. called in for aid, the need that rises in candlelight over a prolonged darkness when everyone combines to stay the presence they adventure in. But the thin lines darken, the figures bending out their own beginning. Day by day faces change under the archway, the angled ceilings of oak, the touch of flesh under a single shadow where only a hand moves quietly, undulating upwards into light.

1920 [The President] advised [him] that, because of "temperamental incompatibility." he resign from the faculty. [He] insisted that he had presented the suggestion as a bit of friendly advice.

The days in addition and the consultations stacked in the dust of a simple diary she kept for herself alone. Only the surface clear, the buildings rising, the rooms full, the laboratories, library, dining hall, the men, the women carrying their eyes beyond words, their fingers into gravity, the ground they struggle on. She saw it all coded forever, a private act involving community, how after the swift decision, the straining after purity, all is gained in resonance, the long afterthought. She held to herself a life in learning what the toleration of the elms desires. By Dr. HughS. Ogden, Assistant Professor of English. Dr. Ogden has poems scheduled for publication in Yankee,

The North American Review and the Journal published by The Four Zoas Press. (The quoted passages are from Dr. Glenn Weaver's History of Trinity College and from The Hartford Courant.)

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hour-long recital on the Plumb Memorial Carillon in the Chapel tower. That same day, the Hartford Courant published a 12-page, full color insert in its Sunday magazine, devoted entirely to Trinity's history, growth, and the college's ties to the Hartford area. Monday and Tuesday nights, a special film was shown in Cinestudio, for members of the College community. Wednesday, May 16 -Charter Dayat 2 p.m., representatives of the College gathered in Governor Meskill's office for the signing of a proclamation opening Trinity College Week in Connecticut. Governor Meskill, a member of the Class of 19 50, was given a 150th Anniversary Award, flying saucers for his children, and a commemorative crystal platter. That same day, U.S. Sen. Abraham A. Ribicoff (Hon. '55) read a citation about Trinity's anniversary into the "Congressional Record." U.S. Rep. William R. Cotter '49 noted the anniversary in the Record's proceedings of the House, on May 22. Citations were also received from the Hartford City Council, the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, and Editorials . appeared in both the Hartford Courant (May 13) and the Hartford Times (May 16). Honors Day ceremonies, traditionally held on Charter Day in the Chapel, were held on the Quad for the first time with

the statue of Bishop Brownell as background. Academic prizes and awards went to 55 students. That evening, more than 235 members of the College community attended a black tie dinner held in Mather Campus Center. Two past presidents of Trinity G. Keith Funston '32 and Albert C. Jacobs Hon. '68, were among those present, and they and Lyman B. Brainard '30, former chairman of the board, were given 150th Anniversary Awards. Following the dinner, President Lockwood spoke on the need for Trinity to lead other colleges in offering a value-oriented education. Many who did not attend the dinner were filling the Goodwin Theater, where a theatre arts production of two one-act plays was going on. The two plays were "Ham Omelette," a satire improvisation on Hamlet, and "Sarah B. Divine," a musical biography of Sarah Bernhardt. At high noon Thursday, May 17, two teams of runners - one facult.y team and one student team - began a 24-hour race on the 440-yard track in Jessee Field. Billed as the "first annual," the race was welcomed among the anniversary events since each time would attempt to run at least 150 miles during the 24-hour period. President Lockwood fired the starting shot. The race was ended at 6 a.m. Friday - six hours short of the designated time -

as drenching rain and fierce lightning flooded the track. The student team, in the spirit of things, finished its 150th mile and went on to 154h. The faculty which fell behind shortly after the first lap, completed a valiant 118. Thursday night, students filled the Washington Room for a concert by two rock groups, the James Montgomery Blues Band, and Sageworth. Friday night a brass choir and Jonathan B. Reilly, college organist, presented a concert for organ and brass, in the Chapel. Events on Saturday, May 19, included an afternoon convocation on the "Future of American Higher Education,". with President Barbara Newell of Wellesley and Fred Hechinger of the New York Times on the panel, followed by a reception for members 路of the senior class and their families. Saturday night, the Hartford Symphony "Pops" Orchestra, conducted by Arthur Winograd, played a concert before some 1,200 in the Ferris Athletic Center. The concert, planned for the Quad but forced indoors by cold and damp weather, was still a stuccess thanks to the "live" acoustics of the Ferris Center. Sunday's May 20, Baccalaureate and Commence were also held in Ferris because of rain. With the benediction and

recessional march, Trinity's 150th academic year officially closed. However, the College will observe the anniversary period until the end of 1973.


Vol. 3 No.8

Issued nine times a year in October, November, December, January, February, March, April, May, and June. Published by the Office of Public Information, Trinity College, Hartford, Conn. 06106. Second class postage paid at Hartford, Connecticut. THE REPORTER is mailed to alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of Trinity. Copies are available to students. There is no charge. Letters for publication must be no longer than 200 words and signed. The printing of any letter is at the discretion of the Editor and may be edited for brevity, not substance. Editor, L. Barton Wilson '37; Associate Editor, Alfred C. Burfeind '64; Assistant Editor, Milli Silvestri; Sports Information, Richard J. Mazzuto '71; Photographer, David R. Lowe; Alumni Secretary, John L. Hey!


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Speakers at Convocation Stress Humanism in Higher Education

THREE PRESIDENTS-The Anniversary was an occasion for Trinity's three living presidents to be together. In the Arts Center, prior to the May 16 black tie dinner, are former president G. Keith Funston (1945-1951) left, and Mrs. Funston; former president Dr. Albert C. Jacobs (1953-1968), and Mrs. Jacobs, and President and Mrs. Lockwood.

RENAISSANCE DANCE-Members of a Renaissance Dance class were among the groups performing the Celebration of the Arts on May 11 which began the week-long series of events to commemorate the 150th year of the founding of the College.

SENIOR RECEPTION-Members of the Senior Class, their parents and friends, and members of the faculty and administration, crowded the Austin Arts Center at the Senior Reception on Saturday, May 19.

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Salutatorian was Robert Cooney Farrell of Hartford, a classics major, who also received honors in general scholarship as well as in classics. Twelve students who also recei~ed honors in general scholarship were Kenneth James Andrien of Springfield, Pa., also with honors in history; Alfred Joseph Brunetti, of Orange, Conn., also with honors in history; Neville Sapleton Davis of Glen Head, N.Y., also with honors in history; Kathryn Louise Eklund of Westwood, Mass., also with honors in

English; Robert Kibrick Gershenfeld of Rydal, Pa. , also with honors in economics; Kenneth Wayne Harl of Glen Cove, N.Y., also with honors in history and classics; Josh Philip Kupferberg of Great Neck, N.Y., also with honors in biochemistry and biology; Charles Morgan Norris, Jr., of Philadelphia, Pa., also with honors in biology; Owen Mercer Snyder of South Orange, N.J., John Waples Tyler of Wilmington, Del., also with honors in history. A total of 51 seniors were also graduated with honors in their respective areas of study.

Two prominent figures in education, speaking at Trinity during the 150th Anniversary Celebration, agreed that there is a need for higher education to put less emphasis on career training, and greater emphasis on "humanism." Speakers at the convocation on the "Future of American Higher Education," held May 19 in the Goodwin Theater, were Mrs. Barbara Newell, president of Wellesley College, and Fred M. Hechinger, .former education editor of the New York Times and now a member of the Times' editorial board. President Lockwood moderated the panel discussion which, with questions from the audience, lasted about two hours. Mrs. Newell said support for higher education "has been built on an enduring faith that through education one might achieve higher income, a better job, matrimonial success, or at least a more interesting life." "Yet emerging on the horizon," she said, "has come a new type of job displacement. As old machine jobs fall victim to automation, service industries emerge, making the projected society of the future one in which people deal with other people in the service professions and trades ... "The four-day work week, industrial sabbaticals, do-it-yourself hobbyisms are evolving from this industrial change. Adults are increasing their involvement in outing clubs, in arts and crafts groups, and in other voluntary associations. "Our educational system must therefore train for affluence and for the use of leisure time as well as train individuals to uncover new talents and interests which will assist on the job," she said. "We must include in the backgrounds of students an ever broader knowledge of human beings and of the society in which they live, of how people in groups interact, and of the way in which the knowledge we have of human perceptions and of value structures may be far more vital to the success of the individual than vocational skills." "Complementary to this plea for humanism," she said, "is an education which makes it possible for the student to continue the learning process throughout life, a base which will make it easy for the individual later to return to formalized training to upgrade the skills required in a field." "In the future, we must assure that education speaks to the needs of individual talents freed of stereotype ... Educational institutions of the future must have an environment which expands the horizons of all." Hechinger, reflecting on the Carnegie Commission Report called a "New Depression in Higher Education," said that the current ebbing of support for higher education was not only financial, but was also "affected by the nation's depressed state. It was the end of the fact, as well as the mood, of expansion and expansiveness." As a consequence, there is today a "lack of a national mission" for education, comparable to the past reeds which higher education served: mass education, progress in the atomic age, World War II and defense research, the discovery of space, and civil rights. Garden Club Gift A gift of $150 from the 'Neath the Elms Garden Club was designated to purchase 20 azaleas, which were planted at the base of the Chapel Tower, facing the Quad.

"It is now up to the colleges and the higher education leadership to define their own purposes and mission, and to persuade the public that those missions are worth supporting. For the first time, there are serious questions being raised whether college is worth the effort and the money. And for the first time, the conservative opposition is being joined by the radical left which questions the value of all education, partly because it sees it as a reinforcement of the established order," he said. In spite of educational reforms, Hechinger said, "we run the risk of being engulfed by vocationalism and specialization, expecially at a time of concern about jobs. But whatever our national deficiencies, lack of specialized know-how is not one of them. We know, if I may be permitted a topical example, more about the skills of electronic surveillance devices than abou~ the moral danger of their employment. We have the world's most efficient think tanks; but it is the thinking that goes on in them that causes me concern." "What seems to me crucial in the charting of higher education's future course is greater attention to some shared concerns, shared goals, shared views about man's hopes and potential, and of this nation's commitment to the realization of those hopes and that potential. We have heard a great deal about the Silent Majority. What we really need is an eloquent maturity." "I worry," he said, "about too many students' lack of understanding of civil liberties and the Bill of Rights." He said a campus survey showed that 50 per cent of students interviewed felt courts are "too concerned with the rights of criminals," and in another poll, 25 per cent of the students said campus speakers should be screened. "This involves my rights and yours," Hechinger told the audience. "Your free speech." He held up as a possible goal for higher education an objective which Amherst College set a few years ago: "To teach young Americans to consider the consequences of their actions." "Could there be a more relevant goal today?" he asked. "It is one that ought to inspire all institutions of higher learning to forget _ their differences and their doubts about a new mission. Yes, -they will have to devise new tangible missions-transportation, urban and environmental renewal-all necessary and compelling; but when we look about us and, yes, when we assay the crisis of American leadership, can there be any question that higher education's overriding mission is once again to teach young men and women to consider the consequences?" "The history of American higher education," he said, "has been so full of glorious optimism and of unprecedented achievement that I cannot conceive of failure now."

ANNUAL CAPE COD PICNIC This year's Cape Cod picnic is being hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Holden '50 of East Orleans. If you are planning to be on the Cape August 13, and would like to join other alumni at the affair, please notify the Alumni Office so that information can be supplied as to time, directions, etc.

OFFICIAL CITATIONS Honoring Trinity On the College's 15oth Anniversary

By His Excellency THOMAS


MESKILL, Governor: an

Official Statement

·United States of America


TRINITY COLLEGE'S 150TH ANNIVERSARY Mr. RIBICOFF. Mr. President, on May 16, 1823, the Legislature of the State of Connecticut approved the charter for Washington College to be established in Hartford as the second institution of higher learning in Connecticut. Yale had received Its charter in 1701. In 1845, the name of Washington College, Connecticut's second oldest Institution of higher learning, was changed to Tr!n!ty College. Tollay I have the honor of .noting the 150th year of Its founding. From Its beginning, this college, dedicated to the liberal arts, established a reputation for excellence. Its standards of scholarship have been reflected in the .deeds of graduates who, today, number


more than 10,000. They have earned places of leadership throughout the world in business and industry, in law and medicine, as members of the clergy, in government, in the arts, and as active and respected members of their commun!ties. The successes of Tr!n!ty College graduates bear witness to the sk!lls and competence of the countless faculty members w)lo have taught--there. They have not only imparted wisdom and knowledge but also an understanding of the human -experience to equip Trinity graduates with the qualities essential to live and work and contribute in a free society. Trinity College was founded as an allmale institution. Women became a part of the campus scene in 1969 and comprise two-fifths of the present undergraduate

student body of 1,600 . In addition, Trinity College has been increasing the enrollment of minorities, especially blacks and Spanish-speaking students, and has begun an experimental program to assist students who transfer there after completing work at nearby Junior and community colleges. The curriculum at Trinity has undergone significant changes in recent years. Recognized as one of the most innovative among the Nation's colleges, it has been a model for other institutions to follow. In 1955, when I was Governor of Connecticut, Trinity College cori!erred upon me the degree of honorary doctor of laws. I take special pride in noting the 150th anniversary of the founding of this distinguished institution of higher learning in Hartford .

(Text of remarks made by United States Senator Abraham A. Ribicoff of Connecticut on May 16, 1973)





16-22, 1973


Tuesda11, Mall

Today marks the !50th Anniversary of the Founding of Trinity College in Hartford. On May 16, 1823, the Legislature of the State of Connecticut approved the charter for Washington College, the institution's name until 1845, when it was changed to Trinity College. It is most appropriate that this statement be signed here in the State Capitol because the College, se-cond oldest in the State, was first located on this site and remained here until the 1870s when it moved to its present campus. For !50 years Trinity College has educated young people in the true sense of the liberal arts. The fifteen presidents who have headed the institution and the countless faculties who have taught at Trinity have influenced the lives of thousands who have studied there. Their guidance and teaching have inspired Trinity graduates to take their places as leaders in their chosen professions in Connecticut and throughout the world. The State of Connecticut is proud of Trinity College, proud of its !50 years of educational excellence, and proud of its graduates. In recognition of Trinity's distinguished position among institu-

tions of higher education and to acknowledge the !50th Anniversary of its founding, 1 hereby procla:iln ~ay 16, 1973 as the beginning ~f Trinity College Week.



Mr. COTTER. Mrc Speaker, Trln!ty College in Hartford, Conn., has recently celebrated its 150th ann!versary. In that century and a half, Trinity has provided thousands of young men-and most recently, young women-an excellent liberal arts education. I know, because I am proud to count myself as an alumnus of this fine college. The Hartford Times took this occasion to editorialize not only on Trinity's contributions, but also 011 the future of private higher education in America. I think this editorial publlshed in the May 15 edition is worth reading. I am also including an article from the Hartford Courant which I think describes quite well the special feeling the people of Hartford have for Tr!n!ty and the dedicated people who work there: 150 YEARS The celebra.tion this week of the 150th ann1ver~ of Trinity College ts a.n apt reminder of the importance o! private colleges in maintaining the impetus of quality and leadership in American higher eduoation. Connecticut has been especially well-endowed with private colleges. Despite the head start and growth o! the private sector, however. the public sector has grown more ra.pidly. Therein lies a prob-· lem for which there are no ready AOlutiona. Even with the new tuition scale at Connecticut's sta:te instltuttoris and the longexisting schedule of tees and living costa at those state schools, it remaina far more expensive to attend private schools : f4,,.00 at Trinity next year. And as lower-cost public education becomes more readUy aftilable, lt becomes harder for a student of marginal means to TRINITY'S NE~T

opt tot: a private college. The. educa~ion obta.tned. there may not necessarUy be better than a't$ a public college, although the margin of excellence in many fields remains nottcea.ble. Part of the margin, however, has ti"aditionally been found 1n the student body itself: The ablllty of the private college to be selective, and thereby to assure a more challenging peer group for the serious student. As we near the point at which only one in college students in ConRecticut is enro'lled in a private college, the superiority of the peer group is not so ee.sUy maintained. There ls, tnstea.d, the danger that the private oqllege will draw its enrollment increasingly from two groups: Th06& whose fam.Uies can aff'ord private tuition-regardless of abllity--t\.D.d those who qualify academically but need heavy scholarship support. Tb.e broad middle ground of students, measured by both means and ab111ty, could dwindle from the private oampuses. But we need those private colleges, 11ke Trinity, and we need them to be reflections of the broader society just as much as are the public institutions. The private campus represents more than just a standard of excellence by which public education can be mea.sured, although that 1s important. It also represents greater flexibility to test new programs; greater freedom tor academlc inquiry; a better cross-section of the rest of the United States, attracting students from all over the country. Can this crucial role be sustained and enhanced in the ahead? Can Trinity College, as it begins its 15lst year, find the continued vitality to serve the public weal through private education? It can; indeed, it must. But it may require new legislative thinking, notably in determining the level of state support for such private institutions or for their students. Connecticut has made a beginning; a complicated formula now provides private colleges a modest payment-st ill only a fracttan of the true cost-for sta.te students who need scholarship aselst ance. But the current program 1.S only a beginning, and a timid one compared to neighboring New York's "Regent scholarship" program for vast numbers of students in either public or private college.

It 1s important to the entire society tha.t

private colleges serve us as well for the next 150 years as Trinity has for the past 150. There 1s work to be done. OLD FRIEND OF TRINITY HONORED I'OR SERVICE

A Hartford woman who worked for 42 years at Trinity College has been honored by the ctiy of Hartford for her "faithful and dedicated service to the student body, faculty and administrators" of the college. Mrs. Sere Johnson, 73, of 110 Arnold St., not only has served the students and administrators at the college, but she also knew some of the administrators when they were students-including Dr. Theodore D. Lockwood, now president of ·Trinity. Dr. Lockwood, a 1948 graduate of Trinity. worked for Mrs. Johnson 1n the food service there and remembers her as the sort of person ' 'who was a tremendous friend of the students." "She was the sort of person who was always around when you needed her," he said. -·All the students 11ked her-then and now." Mrs. Johnson came to Trinity in 1932 d'}Uing the depression to assist her motherin-law, who was a maid at the school. When

~~! j:or::-~~at~ldr~~~e~ass~~o ~o~:g.for "I'm a married woman," she reportedly replied. "I want a steady job.'' She got her "steady job," all right . . . 42 years worth of steady. For years, she was in charge of "The Cave," Trinity's student union and cafeteria. She was present a.t the dedication of the new "Cave" in 1961, a more spacious and better equipped facillty than the old cafe. In recent years, she worked four hours a day at the faculty and staff' dining hall._ tending the cash box, but this year. at the age of 73, she decided it was time to retire. She was presente.d with tb:e certlftcate from the city of Hartford by her one time employe, Dr. Lockwood, at her retirement party May 4. Now, she says, she gets up in the morning, does her housework and then putters in her garden. "And if I feel like sitting, I just sit," she laughed. She remembers the old days w:lth some nostalga but is content to be retired, to work on her spacious garden and to visit her children in NeWington and Hartford.


DIOCESE OF CONNECTICUT 1335 Asylum Avenue Hartford, Connecticut 06105

Th• Rev. Etiward ]. Morgan F.xe(lltive Se(relary


May 21, 197j






Dr. Theodore D. Lockwood, President Trinity College Summit Street Hartford, Connecticut

(203) 566-6710



May 16, 197 3

Dear Dr. Lockwood:

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zo ce4zi6Y zhaz az a meezing o6 zhe Co~t o6 Common Council, May 14, 1973, zhe 6ollowing RESOLUTION wa~ pa~~ed. WHEREAS, T4inizy College~ yea4 o6 iz~ 6ounding; and


On behalf of the Convention of the Diocese of Connecticut it gives me great pleasure to transmit the following resolution from the Diocesan Convention held on May 19 1 1973:

week celeb4azing zhe 150zh

WHEREAS, The 6ounding 6athe.JL~ ~hawed g4eaz wi~do·m in laying zhe ba~i~ 6o4 a cu4~culum zhllZ h~ been a pace-~ette4 ~n highe4 educazion ci4cle~; and WHEREAS, In addition to the excellent educazion o6 it~ ~zudent4, T4inity Coll~g~ p4ovide~ cultu4a! and intellectual p4og4am~ 6o4 the. Ha4t6o4d Communizy; and WHEREAS, It i~ di4ect!y involved in p4og4am~ o6 ~ocial in zhe City o6 Ha4t6o4d in a continuing e66o~z to ~nhance ~hip zo zhe City and it~ inhabizant~; and




WHEREAS, T~nity g4aduaze~ have cont4ibuted to the bette4menz o6 mankind and have di~tingui~hed them~elve~ in ev~4Y ~ita4tion and vocllZion; and WHEREAS, The4e a4e app4oximazely 1,715 T4inizy a!amni cu44enzly living in the Ha4t6o4d a4ea; and WHEREAS, At !ea~z zwo membe4~ o6 the Cou4z o6 Common C~unci!, Roge4 B. Ladd and V4. Allyn A. Ma4tin a4e g4adaaze~ o6 T~~n~ty College; and WHEREAS Count!e~~ oth~4~ have ~~4ved Ha4t6o4d and the wo4!d well in the 6ie~d~ o6 medicine, educazion, bu~ine~~. taw, !i~e4azu4e, political 6cienc~ and the milita4y; now, the4~6o4~, be ~t RESOLVEV That zhi6 Cou4t o6 Common Council cong4azu:!at~ T4inity on achieving thi~ 150zh yea4 ce!eb4ation, an~ wi~h it an ev~n ~4eate4 and mo4e i!lu~z4iou~ ca4ee4 in highe4 ~duc4t~on and Commun~ty ~nvo!ve­ menz. Atzut:



Robe4z J. Gallivan, cay Cle4k.

Be it resolved that the following communication be sent on behalf of the Convention of the Diocese of Connecticut: The 189th Meeting of the Convention of the Diocese of Connecticut notes with pride and thanksgiving the sesquicentennial celebration of the founding of Trinity College. We are mindful that it was to the third Bishop of this Diocese, Thomas Church Brownell, and a group of men associated with him that the Legislature granted the charter of Washington College, later Trinity College, one hundred fifty years ago this week~ In the intervening years Trinity has become one of the premier independent liberal arts colleges in the nation. We give thanks for this record of growth and service as well as for the continuing good relations between the college and the Episcopal Church. We salute you on this happy occasion and assure you of our support and of our prayers.

Secretary of the Diocese


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Honorary Degree Citations John Melville Burgess Born in Grand Rapids and educated at the University of Michigan, you received your Bachelor of Divinity degree from the Episcopal Theological School in Cambridge. Thus began the tug-of-war between the Northeast and the Midwest; for you hurried back to Grand Rapids to begin your ministry. Service in Ohio was the prelude to the chaplaincy at Howard University after World War II. Then the Northeast won. Boston beckoned once again and you have remained in that city for seventeen years. Bishop of the Diocese since 1970, you have achieved international distinction by travelling even farther East to India as a delegate to the World Council of Churches. For a man with your versatility and experience, it is not suprising that you have also been associated with a number of institutions as a trustee, including both secondary schools and colleges. Having given the sermon at the 200th anniversary of Brown University, you are now defying chronology by delivering the Baccalaureate address at this, the 150th celebration of Trinity College. We trust that time will never detract from your distinguished service to the church and to mankind. I have the honor to present a clergyman who has served his people unsparingly .... John Melville Burgess.

Shelby Cullom Davis Versatility has been the hallmark of your career. After study at Princeton and Columbia, you obtained the doctorate in political science at the Institut Universitaire des Hautes Etudes Internationales in Geneva. And now, once again, you are a resident of Switzerland as the United States Ambassador. No doubt it has been your experience in three separate careers, government, finance, and education, that has particularly qualified you to represent this country abroad. For in government you served as an advisor to Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York and then as Chief of two separate divisions of the War Production Board. Your knowledge of investments has led to your company becoming the world's largest firm specializin路g in insurance securities. Concurrently you have invested a major portion of your time in education, particularly as chairman of the History Advisory Council at Princeton University. Faculty appreciate your service on the board of the College Retirement Equities Fund. In addition, you have written extensively on topics like the French army and contemporary America. Happily tennis and skiing have also been part of your repertoire. I have the honor to -present a dedicated public servant who has retain~d throughout his many careers the versatility which best represents the liberal arts graduate ..... Shelby Cullom Davis.

Fred Michael Hechinger To editorialize would be hazardous; to summarize your contributions objectively is equally difficult. For you are the dean of American commentators in the academic world. Educated at City College in New York, from which you graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and at the University of London, you have been observing the educational scene since 1946 when you served with the Bridgeport Herald. In subsequent years you worked for the Washington Post and the New York Herald Tribune before joining the New York Times as its Education Editor in 1959. Ten years later you joined the Times editorial board, compelling recognition of your talents and your judgment. Appropriately the subtitle of one of your books is "Connecticut Points the Way." Certainly you have pointed the way through the issues confronting education for more faculty and administrators than any other of today's writers. You have written perceptively on student mores and morals; you have dissected the dilemmas of faculty tenure; and you have warned the public about the issues at all levels of education. Frequently honored for your articles, I have the honor to present a distinguished author and a perceptive critic .... Fred Michael Hechinger.

Barbara Warne Newell Having assisted two presidents of large universities in tasks as diverse as affirmative action for the employment of women and international education, you are now the tenth president of one of America's truly distinguished colleges. At Wellesley you also serve as professor of economics, the field in which you received your doctorate at the University of Wisconsin. A teacher of labor history and industrial relations at Purdue for six years, you agreed to return to Wisconsin to advise the Chancellor on experiments in

HONORARY DEGREE RECIPIENTS-(Ieft to right) John Melville Burgess, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts (Doctor of Divinity); Vertrees Young '15, retired industrialist and civic leader (Doctor of Science); Roger Carson Wilkins, Chairman of the Board, The Travelers Insurance Companies, (Doctor of Laws); George W. B. Starkey, M.D., Chairman of the Board of Trustees; President Lockwood; Shelby Cullom Davis, United States Ambassador to Switzerland (Doctor of Laws); Fred M. Hechinger, Editorial Board, The New York Times (Doctor of Humane Letters); Barbara Warne Newell, President, Wellesley College (Doctor of Humane Letters). undergraduate instruction. Thus began a series of administrative assignments leading to the post of associate provost for graduate study and research at the University of Pittsburgh. Your concern for women led to your appointment as chairman of the National Commission on Medical Care for Women and as representative from this country to an international conference on women's education at Buenos Aires last August. As a defender of rigorous learning and of women's colleges; you have rightly challenged all institutions to study their claims to prepare young people for this rapidly changing world. I have the honor to present to you a daughter of Vassar, an author, a film-strip compositor, and a most able college president.... Barbara Warne Newell.

Roger Carson Wilkins Hartford has benefitted from your services for forty years. Seldom has any citizen of this City helped so many of its institutions. To illustrate: the Institute of Living, on whose board you have served as chairman; the Wadsworth Atheneum; all three hospitals in Hartford; the Chamber of Commerce; Oxford School; and-to stretch the boundaries a bit, St. Joseph College and the American School for the Deaf. Never have you failed to respond to the needs of others. A native of Houlton, Maine, and a graduate of that state's university, you have been with the Travelers Insurance Companies throughout your life. From a desk in Oklahoma you rose to become Chairman of the Corporation in 1971. Your umbrella has covered the fields of real estate, research, broadcasting, and life insurance. But it is this community that particularly owes you its gratitude, for your vision has revitalized a major section of the "core city." Trinity College, as the oldest college in Hartford, takes pride in recognizing your far-reaching contributions. I have the honor to present to you a gentleman who has devoted his energies to the betterment of his business and his city .... Roger Carson Wilkins.


TOP ATHLETE-Senior Dave Brown of Chagrin Falls, Ohio (left) is congratulated by Athletic Director Karl Kurth on being named recipient of the George Sheldon McCook Trophy. Brown earlier received the coveted Blanket Award for earning eight varsity letters. He is a member of Trin's Heniey eight which departed for England June 24.

Vertrees Young '15 Trees and stones and people have played as much a part of your life as your Alma Mater, Trinity College. Long involved in the management and use of timber for the paper industry, you had a remarkable career with the Gaylord and Crown Zellerbach corporations. For your wise and progressive thinking in the area of community relations and civil rights your native city of Bogalusa, Louisiana named you "Citizen of the Year." Your concern for the thoughtful development of that region led to your assignment as a director and president of the Council for a Better Louisiana. Meanwhile, wherever your travels took you, you gathered rock specimens for a collection which now requires its own house. Throughout your life you have served Trinity, from whom you received your Bachelor of Science degree before attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1957 you became a Life Trustee of this college and impressed your colleagues with the thoughtful care you gave to the many matters brought to the Board of Trustees. Recipient of an alumni citation and the Eigenbrodt trophy, you have represented the graduates of this institution as few others. It is with the affection of your fellow alumni and the deep appreciation of this college on whose behalf you have done so much that I have the honor to present to you this member of the Class of 1915, a civic leader, geologist, and humanitarian.... Vertrees Young.

TRINITY WEEK-Connecticut Governor Thomas J. Meskill signs the Official Statement proclaiming Trinity College Week, May 16-22. Looking on (left to right) are George W. B. Starkey, M.D., Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Andrew I. Wolf '73, a member of the 150th Anniversary Committee and President Lockwood. (Governor Meskill's Statement, and some of the other citations noting the anniversary of the founding of Trinity in 1823, are reproduced on pages 4 and 5.)

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Thurman L. Hood Former Professor Of English, Dies Thurman Los Hood, who taught English at the College for 31 years, died May 19, 1973 at his daughter's home in Albany. He was 84. Dr. Hood, an authority on the poet Robert Browning, joined the Trinity faculty in 1928 as dean and assistant professor of English. He was promoted to associate professor in 1938, and to full professor in 1956. He retired in 1959. Born in Onalaska, Wis., he earned his B .A., M.A. , and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard in 1908, 1909, and 1924, respectively. From 1912 to 1928 he taught English Composition and English Literature at Harvard and Radcliffe.

Thurman L. Hood . In 1928 he was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship f or research and publication in connection with the letters of Robert Browning. His ed ition of Browning's letters was published by the Yale University Press in 1933. He was the author of numerous books and articles, mostly on Browning, and was a lifetime member of the Boston Browning Society as well as other professional and honorary societies. President Lockwood said Dr. Hood "was greatly respected by the many students who learned from him, and a man whose sound scholarship helped give our faculty strength. Our sympathy goes out to his family and friends." A man of great independence, Dr. Hood was described this way by a close relative, in an article published several years ago in East Hampton, N.Y.: "He had no car, no hobbies, no summer vacation- didn't even own his own home- though he had a weakness for first editions. He had to teach summer-school to get by and extension courses in the the evening. "And he sat late into the night, night after night, correcting freshman English themes in his meticulous, spidery handwriting. "Money was always a worry, but three times the salary would not have made him one iota a better teacher. He knew Greek, Latin and Old English. "He thought of himself as neither martyr nor saint- though he would have preferred to be a lawyer and sometimes cursed his fate. Nor did he think his profes sion of any greater social significance than that of a bricklayer. He took the same pride in doing his job as well as he possibly could that a good fisherman or carpenter does." He leaves his wife, the former Ida Smith Irving, and a daughter, Mrs. Janet Van Orden, both of 261 State Street, Albany; and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Hood Scholarship Fund at Trinity College.

IN MEMORY MARK COOK CASSADY, 1917 Mark C. Cassady died in Wyncote, Pennsylvania April 5. He is survived by his daughter Mrs. Charles 0. Reutzahn, two granddaughters and two great-grandchildren. Mr. Cassady was born April 4, 1894 and transferred to Trinity from Cornell University as a junior with the Class of 1917. His fraternity was Alpha Chi Rho. For many years he was associated with the General Outdoor Advertising Company and retired in 1962 as lease manager of the Philadelphia office. SYDNEY DILLINGHAM PINNEY, 1918 Sydney D. Pinney, former Hartford insurance executive and loyal alumnus, died suddenly at Hartford Hospital April 23. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Louisa Griswold Wells Pinney; a daughter, Mrs. Roberts W. Brewer; a son, Sidney D. Pinney, Jr.; and a brother, Robert E. Pinney. President Lockwood on hearing of Mr. Pinney's death said, "He served his alma mater with great distinction in countless ways over the years". Born March 18, 1897 in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, a son of Howard Austin Pinney, Trinity 18 8 7, and Ethel Dillingham, he prepared for college at Hartford High School and entered Trinity in 1914 with the Class of 1918. As an undergraduate he was a member of the Freshman Rules Committee and the Sophomore Dining Club. He played varsity baseball and was manager of the 1917 track team. Elected vice president of his class in his junior year, he was business manager of the IVY and a member of Medusa. His fraternity was the Phi Psi Chapter of Alpha Chi Rho which he served as chapter advisor and graduate president with tremendous loyalty for many years. 1n 1952, he was awarded the Alpha Chi Rho national award for Distinguished Service. During World War I, he served overseas as a sergeant in lOlst Machine Gun Battalion, Troop B, Yankee Division, U.S. Army and was discharged in August 1919. After graduating in 1920, Mr. Pinney joined the Travelers Insurance Co. but had to take early retirement in 1943 because of blindness. As an actuary aL Trayelers, he wrote many papers in his field, and was vice president and president of the National Casualty Actuarial Society. He then turned his talents towards projects in the town of Wethersfield serving in the first Town Council in 1954; the Board of Finance; the Elementary School Building Committee; the town's Charter Drafting Committee; and was chairman of the First Church of Christ, Congregational, Building Fund Committee for its new parish house. For many years he was editor of the Wethersfield Rotary Club's weekly bulletin and served as its publicity chairman. Mr. Pinney was awarded the Man of the Year

trophy by the Wethersfield Civitan Club in 1951 and, two years later, the Wethersfield Michael McCue Civic Award. His efforts in behalf of Trinity College have. been many - president of the Hartford Alumni Association (Trinity Club of Hartford) 1933-34; Junior Fellow 1933-37; Alumni Trustee 193743; Class Agent since 1933; national chairman Alumni Fund 1948-1949; national chairman Mainstream Committee 1950-52; and national chairman of the Alumni Committee on Endowment since its formation in 1954. 1n 1949, Trinity awarded him the honorary degree of Master of Science and, in 1951, the Eigenbrodt Trophy. The citation of the latter reads in part- "for over 30 years of continuous, devoted and generous service to his alma mater." The College Chapel was crowded for Mr. Pinney's funeral. The Rev. Francis R. Belden '30, Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford, the Rev. Keith M. Jones, First Church of Christ, Wethersfield, and the Rev. Dr. Alan C. Tull, Chaplain of Trinity College, were the officiating clergymen. RICHARD BROWN NOBLE, 1925 Richard B. Noble, who had lived in Milford, Connecticut, for over 40 years, died in that town May 1 7. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Gaughan Noble; a son, Richard B. Noble, Jr., Class of 1958; and a daughter, Mrs. Nancy K. Mottet. Herbert J. Noble, Class of 1926, was his brother. Born December 4, 1902 in Hartford, Connecticut, a son of Richard Holcomb Noble and Grace B. Bristol, he prepared for college at Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, Massachusetts. At Trinity he played football three years and was captain his senior year. He was also on the track team. President of the Student Body, the Senate and his class, he was also a member of the Sophomore Dining Club and the Athletic Advisory Council. His fraternity was Phi Gamma Delta. From 1927 until 1962, he worked for the Southern New England Telephone Company, holding the position of traffic manager when he retired. He was a member of the Milford Historical Society and the First Church of Christ Congregational of Milford. GEORGE DEBONIS, 1934 George DeBonis, chairman of the Mathematics Department at the Kennedy High School, Waterbury, Connecticut, died in that city May-8~ He leaves his wife, the former Marie Margaret Duer; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Georgiana Blake and Mrs. Margaret Patricia Richardson; and two sons, George C. and Michael R. DeBonis. Born March 12, 1911 in Waterbury, a son of Rocco and Marie Ceraldi DeBonis, he prepared for college at the Crosby High School in Waterbury and entered Trinity in 1930 with the Class of 1934. As an undergraduate he was a member of the football, basketball and track squads, and belonged to the Commons Club. After graduation, Mr. DeBonis worked with his brother in the automobile repair business. In 1941, he joined the faculty of Leavenworth

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High School and later became chairman of the Mathematics Department at Crosby High School also in Waterbury. He had been at Kennedy High School since 1959. He was a member of the Waterbury Teachers Association, the Connecticut Education Association and the 路National Education Association. DONALD SPIESKE MILLER, M.A., 1935 The College has been advised of the death of Donald Spieske Miller. He received a Master of Science Degree from Trinity in 1935. BENJAMIN GLENDY APPLEBY, JR. 1939 Word has reached the College that Benjamin G. Appleby, Jr. died at Mullett Lake Michigan, December 14, 1972. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Marion Cornwell Appleby; a daughter, Mrs. Lowell Bradley Baughan ; and two sons, Cornwell and Christopher. Born January 10, 1917 in Saginaw, Michigan, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin G. Appleby, he prepared for college at Howe School, Howe, Indiana, and entered Trinity in 1935 with the Class of 1939 staying in residence one year. His fraternity was Alpha Delta Phi. During World War II, he served in the Merchant Marine. By vocation a writer and a naval architect, Mr. Appleby was active in many community activities in the Mullett Lake area. CHARLES BAYER, 1941 The College has received word of the death of Charles Bayer on February 22, 1973. We have no further information at this time. CHARLES EVEREST ROBINSON, JR., 1948 The College has received word of the death of Charles Everest Robinson, Jr. on March 7, 1970. We have no further information at this time. ROBERT BRYSON KENNEDY, 1950 The College has received word of the death of Robert Bryson Kennedy on May 20, 1972. We have no further information at this time. ERNEST LINWOOD OGDEN, JR ., M.A. 1962 Ernest L. Ogden, Jr., director of elementary education at Girard College, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, died in that city April 20. He leaves his sister, Mrs. Orrie E. Ridley. Born September 8, 1920 in Sanford, Maine, a son of Ernest L. and Margaret Russell Ogden, he was graduated from Sanford -High-&:-hool in 1938 and from Gorham State College in 1941. After further study at Boston University, he received his master's degree from Trinity in 1962. ROBERT ELLIOT HOFFMAN, 194 7 Word has reached the Alumni Office that Dr. Robert E. Hoffman died in 1968. He leaves a brother, Gene R. Hoffman. It is hoped that the College will receive more information about his life. He was born April 9, 1924 in Hartford, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Barney B. Hoffman and prepared for college at the William Hall High School in West Hartford.

President Says Trinity Should Set Pace In Placing Values at Core of Education Continued from page 1

student body, a "strong and flexible curriculum," necessary physical facilities, and a "long and vital" history. But, he warned, these criteria alone "do not determine the excellence of the education." It is, rather, a " core of conviction" which distinguishes the institution, which "can infuse these criteria with confidence." "At Trinity," he said, "we believe that education should help the individual combine life-long intellectual curiosity with a capacity for humane action. To achieve that purpose the College ...must move beyond developing skills to concern for the human values which give life its significance." "We believe that undergraduate education does, and should, change lives. To that end, we must address the questions: What shall we do with our knowledge? What ought we do? What shall be our purpose in life?" Few institutions, he said, "have had the commitment and fortitude to grapple with these issues."

"It is far too easy," he said, "to get wrapped up in daily tasks and to overlook the dilemmas of existence itself. At Trinity we must put in sharp relief the great human problems of wisdom and ignorance, truth and falsehood, understanding and prejudice, have and have-not, beauty and ugliness, justice and tyranny, love and hatred, and most fundamental of all-life and death." In such a value-centered education, he said, "faculty and students share in a quest whose payoff is neither economic nor professional; it is a conviction, once again , that freedom of inquiry and mutual respect do permit us to hope that we can come to grips with the great problems of life and society and then seek solutions that will work."

"Trinity's task," he said, "is not just to prepare individuals for a livelihood; it is to help them grasp the significance of existence, what it means, or can mean, to be a human being." To be the "pace-setter" in this area, Dr. Lockwood said the College must "continue to invite students of uncommon ability and promise" to

attend, to "surround them with uncommon people and resources," and convey to them "that we care deeply what happens to each individual." The study body should reflect diverse backgrounds. The faculty should include "eminent teachers who are not only scholars but persons sensitive" to the questions of values. The curriculum should "undergo continuing scrutiny to determine whether the teaching and learning at Trinity meets our commitment. Other educational resources and facilities, such as the library, deserve attention, and "substantial gifts of new capital and increased annual giving" will be needed to move Trinity "forward on its pace-setting mission." "We must continue to hold ourselves accountable for a learning process that includes serious consideration of human values," Dr. Lockwood said. "We must avoid that. .. rootlessness which undermines the very meaning of a liberal education. For liberal education - by which I mean education appropriate to free men and women - begins and ends with the humanist's concern to deepen understanding and heighten awareness."

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Crew Finishes Strong, Travels to Henley Regatta

Dave Brown, Rick Ricci Stroke • To 2nd National Championship Trinity seniors Dave Brown and Rick Ricci overcame a strong bid by a duo from Santa Clara of California in the last five hundred meters to take a second consecutive pair without coxswain title at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships, June 2. Over 15,000 sun-drenched fans lined Syracuse, New York's calm Lake Onondaga which contrasted markedly from two previous days of wind and rain which had hampered qualifying heats. The hard-fought contest quickly settled into a two-boat race as pairs from Columbia, Yale, Dartmouth, and Princeton fell behind early while Trin and Santa Clara battled down the 2,000 meter course. The Californians maintained a narrow lead over Trinity for most of the race rowing at 36 strokes per minute as the defending champs stayed with a 32-33 stroke rate. The strength of the Trinity pair, which averages 6-2, 190 pounds, began to tell in the late stages of the race and a small Trin lead was widened to two lengths at the finish as Santa Clara wilted during the closing sprint. Nevertheless, the closeness of the final caught many by surprise for the West Coast pair had finished some I6 seconds. behind Trinity in a qualifying heat on Thursday. Trin coach Norm Graf commented after the race that "Santa Clara must have taken it easy on Thursday figuring- -they would save everything until the final." Trinity's winning time was 7:55.4 with Santa Clara finishing in 8:0I and in order: Dartmouth (8: I1.4), Princeton (8:22.9), Yale (8:29.0), and Columbia (8:3I.8). The winning effort surpassed

the duo's time of 8: I 0.9 in last year's final and left the pair undefeated in qualifying heats and the championship final for a second consecutive year. A Trinity four with coxswain composed of five members of Trin's Henley-bound eight-Curt Jordan, Phil Wendler, vonRyll Gryska, Charlie Putnam, and cox Andy Anderson-stroked past a Princeton four with 500 meters to go for a half-length consolation championship victory in their division. Only one second separated the two crews with Navy far behind in third place followed by Penn, Brown, Cornell, and Dartmouth. The day before, the Trin four had engaged in a fierce duel with a Yale varsity four drawn from the varsity eight slated to meet Harvard in mid-June and a 20-25 mile per hour crosswind which buffeted the race course. Yale was the early pacesetter in the contest before the Trinity crew pulled ahead at the quarter pole. Trinity coxswain Andy Anderson kept the Bantams at a high 36 stroke rate for the next I ,000 meters but the Eli four pulled even midway through the course and from then on it was neck and neck down the homestretch for the Connecticut crews as Columbia and Cornell faded out of contention. A strong closing sprint by Trinity narrowly missed success as Yale crossed the finish line in 7:22.0 with Trinity right behind in 7:24.3. Coach Graf, although disappointed by his team's failure to make the championship final, called the contest "one of the best races we have ever rowed."

The varsity heavyweight crew has accepted an invitation to compete in the I 34th Henley Royal Regatta in England, July 4-7. The announcement was made by President Theodore D. Lockwood at the crew awards banquet on May I4. The 1973 varsity heavyweights, captained by Rick Ricci of Pleasant Valley, New York, stroked to a 20-I regular season record which included first place finishes in the Fred Emerson Trophy Regatta, The President's Cup, and the New England Championships in the Rusty Callow Regatta. The Bantams placed fourth among the nation's small college crews in the Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia in mid-May. Trinity will represent the United States for a third time in five years in The Ladies' Challenge Plate; in I969 and

I97I, Bantam eights reached the finals of the event only to lose to Nereus of the Netherlands in '69 and the University of London two years later. Captain Rick Ricci and Dave Brown are veterans of Trin's I97I Henley crew and will be making their second appearance in the most prestigious event of the rowing world. Other members of the Trinity eight are coxswain Andy Anderson (Northfield, Illinois), stroke Charlie Putnam (Dedham, Mass.), Curtis Jordan (Columbus, Ga.), Phil Wendler (West Springfield, Mass.), vonRyll Gryska (Weston, Mass.), Ted Berghausen (Cincinnati, Ohio), and Chad Mooney (West Hartford, Conn.). Oarsmen Ben Brewster (Kittery Point, Maine), Burt Apfelbaum (Kenilworth, N.J.), and cox John Mezochow (West Hartford, Conn.) will also travel to England as spares.

HENLEY-BOUND-Trin's New England Championship Crew will attend the 134th Annual Henley Royal Regatta in England, July 4-7. Kneeling is coxswain Andy Anderson. Standing (left to right): Captain Rick Ricci, Ted Berghausen, Chad Mooney, Phil Wendler, Curtis Jordan, Dave Brown, vonRyll Gryska, and Charlie Putnam.

1973 SPRING AWARD RECIPIENTS George Sheldon McCook Trophy-David I. Brown '73 The ECAC Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award-Stanley A. Twardy, Jr. '73 The Blanket Award-David I. Brown '73 The Larry Silver Award-Kenneth M. Stone '73 The Bob Harron Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award-John R. Suroviak '73, William R. Fenkel '74 Baseball The Dan Webster Baseball Award-John R. Suroviak '73 The John Sweet Batting Award-Richard B. Hall '74 Crew The Torch Award-Charles W. Putnam '74 The Hartford Barge Club Rowing Trophy-Malcolm F. Poole '73 The David 0. Wicks, Jr., Prize-Michael M. Brown '76 The Coach's Award (Lightweight Crew)-Scott J. Bedingfield '73 Golf The Wyckoff Award-John F. Luby '73 (2nd time) Lacrosse The John Francis Boyer MVP Award-George J. Lincoln '74 The Connecticut Valley Lacrosse Club Most Improved Player Trophy-David W. Lewis '75, Christopher C. Max '75 Tennis The Edgar H. and Philip D. Craig Tennis Award-John Lynham '75 Track The RobertS. Morris Track Trophy-Ronald Duckett '74 (2nd time)

CAPTAINS FOR 1974 Baseball: Heavyweight Crew: Lightweight Crew: Golf: Lacrosse: Tennis: Track: WINNERS AGAIN-Dave Brown (left) and Rick Ricci prepare for a workout on the Connecticut River. The two senior oarsmen took a second consecutive pair without coxswain title at the IRA Championships, June 2.

William F. Scully '74 Charles W. Putnam '74 R. Curtis Jordan '74 Edward M. Potter '74 George C. Finkenstaedt '74 George J. Lincoln '74 Jonathan W. Emery '74 Ronald Duckett '74

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