Postseason football returns to Trinity
This Saturday, the NCAA Division III football championships will return to Trinity University for the first time in 11 years. After the Tigers’ second consecutive undefeated regular season, they will take on the Hardin-Simmons University Cowboys at 12 p.m. The team filed into Trinity’s Multi-Sport stadium this past Sunday, where they watched on the jumbotron...trinitonian.com
Deconstructing the canon: Trinity’s English curriculum
When we think of the literary canon we gravitate toward classic, well-known voices like Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway or William Butler Yeats. As an English student, I also catch myself subconsciously adhering to the notion that literature is only in the Western canon. But as a queer woman of color, I can’t lose myself in...trinitonian.com
Tigers pounce on Vikings in 21-14 alumni weekend win
The Tiger’s undefeated streak continued last Saturday as Trinity University bested Berry College 21-14 in a close game that saw both teams pushed to their limits in the afternoon sun. Throughout the game, the Trinity football team demonstrated a continued will to win. Head coach Jerheme Urban shared his satisfaction with the team’s next-man-up attitude....trinitonian.com
Multicultural Greek life takes steps to come on campus
Attending any four-year university in America is often accompanied by the opportunity to participate in Greek life, and Trinity University is no different. Since a quarter of the undergraduate population participates in fraternities and sororities, they remain a prominent facet of student life. With seven chapters for both fraternities and sororities, the university now looks...trinitonian.com
Trinity Ranks 55th in First Showing on U.S. News Rankings
In the annual U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) college rankings, Trinity University made its national debut, moving out of its previous category of regional west universities after multiple years of first-place wins. In their first appearance in the national liberal arts colleges category, Trinity tied for 55th in a ranking of over 200 colleges...trinitonian.com
Retire the three-year residency requirement
Trinity University isn’t the only university that is likened to a “bubble,” but given the size of our campus and its placement within the seventh largest city in the country, the Trinity bubble is particularly stifling. There are ways to remedy this isolation, like getting involved in community service or patronizing coffee shops on the...trinitonian.com
Taking a trip down Trinity’s memory lane
A lot of progress was made in America in 1869. In May, the “First Transcontinental Railroad” in Utah was officially completed. In November, Princeton and Rutgers University competed in the nation’s very first intercollegiate football game. And of course, on Sept. 23, Trinity University opened its doors in Tehuacana, Texas. Today, Trinity is one of...trinitonian.com
Moonshot takeoff: Trinity debuts at number 55 in National Liberal Arts ranking
In January 2022, Trinity University successfully petitioned the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education for reclassification as a Baccalaureate Arts & Sciences institution. With this reclassification, Trinity moved into the category of National Liberal Arts in “U.S. News and World Report,” which provides annual Best Colleges rankings within each category. In its first year...trinitonian.com
A tiger can change its stripes: Tigers Against Aramark rebrands to Tigers For Ethical Dining
Student organization Tigers Against Aramark (TAA) rebranded to Tigers For Ethical Dining (TFED) in July 2022 as they communicated with Trinity administration during the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. In summer 2020, Tigers Against Aramark (TAA) was created by a group of students who were dissatisfied with the actions and connections of Trinity University’s food...trinitonian.com
News Brief: New President Announced
The 20th president of Trinity University was announced via video address on Tuesday, May 31. Vanessa Beasley will be stepping in to replace Danny Anderson, former university president, who departed this May. Until the Fall 2022 semester begins, provost and vice president of academic affairs Meghan Mustain will act as interim president. Formerly the vice...trinitonian.com
Falcons’ Jones, Palafox sign with colleges
LOS FRESNOS — The Los Fresnos Falcons football team will be sending two of their top players to the next level. Defensive standout Gregory Jones signed with Trinity University in San Antonio. Being able to accomplish this is a really big achievement for me.”Jones is also happy about being able to live in San Antonio. The middle linebacker has family in the area and friends that will be attending school in the San Antonio area. “It is good to know that I am still going to be around good people, meet new people and develop bonds at Trinity,” Jones said.myrgv.com
Since Trinity University’s founding in 1869, students have developed and evolved a number of traditions and superstitions. The COVID-19 pandemic kept many students off-campus, and as a result, many first-years and sophomores did not get to experience campus traditions in person. However, now that campus is beginning to open back up, student life and traditions...trinitonian.com
Tiger Track has good showing at successful UIW Invitational
Trinity Track & Field’s short trip to the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) for the UIW Invitational proved fruitful, with numerous strong performances through the two-day meet just a few minutes away. Day one saw clear weather and incredible field event action, including a school record. Senior Robert Slaybaugh set a new Trinity University...trinitonian.com
Trinity University Main Stage presents “Company”
Featuring music performed by a live orchestra on stage, the departments of Music, Human Communication and Theatre bring together talented students and staff for Trinity University’s biannual Main Stage musical production, “Company.” With music and lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim, book written by George Furth and originally produced and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince,...trinitonian.com
The search is on for Trinity’s next president
The search for Trinity University’s 20th president is well on its way as the Presidential Search Committee continues to receive and review applicants. Danny Anderson, Trinity’s 19th president, announced in October that he would be retiring this May. Anderson first came to Trinity in June 2015. In a video message addressed to Trinity students, he...trinitonian.com
Trinity University introduces new Gender Neutral Housing Policy
Trinity University has finalized its decision to allow for gender-neutral housing for sophomores, juniors and seniors on campus. According to the Gender Neutral Housing Policy’s description released by Trinity’s Residential Life Administration, their main objective has continuously been to support and provide a strong sense of comfort and belonging for students. Through the newly established...trinitonian.com
Trinity University reclassified as Baccalaureate Arts & Sciences University
In January, President Danny Anderson announced that Trinity University had been reclassified by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Trinity, formerly classified as a Regional Master’s University, made the move to becoming a Baccalaureate Arts & Sciences University. This will change the way Trinity is ranked by US News and World Report to...trinitonian.com
News brief: ProtecTU policies to change
Trinity University has required masks in all indoor spaces since students returned to campus in the fall of 2020. Now, after monitoring the changes in COVID transmission on campus and in San Antonio, the Nerve Center has determined that the “green” threshold has been met. As such, face coverings will no longer be required in...trinitonian.com
A lighthouse flickers out: Tess Coody-Anders leaves Trinity
Tess Coody-Anders, Vice President of Strategic Communications and Marketing and leader of the Nerve Center, will be leaving Trinity University at the end of February. Coody-Anders, a Trinity alum, has worked here for five years and her loss will be a great one to the university as a whole. Tess Coody-Anders began working at Trinity...trinitonian.com
Bring back the bar
I explained in a previous article that Trinity’s Covid policies have harmed a lot of the social life on campus, from student organization events to hanging out with friends. In times like these, it benefits us to look for ways the university can improve the social atmosphere. Therefore, I propose to the university to bring...trinitonian.com
Trinity needs to invest, not divest
In a student’s time at Trinity University, one thing they are sure to find is a group of students or a whiteboard in the Coates Student Center calling for the university to divest. However, in all of my encounters with the divestment movement on campus, I feel they have focused on the wrong argument for...trinitonian.com
UIW, Trinity University men’s basketball game on Thursday postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, officials say
The University of the Incarnate Word men’s basketball game against Trinity University, initially scheduled for Thursday, has been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns within Trinity’s program, according to UIW officials.
A lighthouse in the COVID sea: Tess Coody-Anders
You open your inbox and there it is: the weekly COVID update that Tess Coody-Anders writes, giving the numbers, the precautions, the updates. In the turbulent world of the past year and a half, everyone has become accustomed to everything changing within a matter of days. From March 2020 to December 2021, colleges especially have...trinitonian.com
Alumni weekend causes controversy after attendees seen indoors without masks
Trinity University’s Alumni Weekend is an annual event that invites Trinity University alumni back to campus to reunite with their classmates and participate in weekend festivities. However, the 2021 Alumni Weekend, which occurred from Oct. 21-24, became a source of frustration for the current Trinity community as alumni were spotted at an indoor event, unmasked,...trinitonian.com
A seat at the table, a place on the bench
From Tuesday, Oct. 19 through Thursday, Oct. 21, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) promoted a Diversity and Inclusion social media campaign, one in which Trinity University took the opportunity to promote student-athletes and coaches that make up a diverse and inclusive athletic community. Based on the NCAA’s website, the campaign was “meant to be...trinitonian.com
Tigers Against Aramark: The Next Step in Re-Imagining Dining On-Campus
If you’re new to campus, you may not have heard of us. In the summer of 2020, Tigers Against Aramark was born out of frustration, spirit, and determination to fight against our University’s complicity in harmful, racist systems, namely the prison-industrial complex. After months of grueling research meetings held via Zoom, Tigers Against Aramark published...trinitonian.com
Rat spotted in CSI
At around 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 29, a rat was spotted by students in a Center for Sciences and Innovation (CSI) chemistry lab. A chemistry faculty member reported the sighting to Facilities Services to have the animal removed. While Trinity University has access to pest control services, a third-party contractor was called in to lay...trinitonian.com
Attorneys for man accused in Trinity cheerleader’s death move to bar retrial, citing double jeaopardy and misconduct
Attorneys for a man accused of a Trinity University student’s death have moved to bar his retrial, citing prosecutor misconduct and double jeopardy after his 2019 trial ended in a hung jury.
Trinity University dining hall staff members stay overnight to serve food to around 1,100 students
SAN ANTONIO – Trinity University dining hall staffers chose to stay overnight and continue to feed students on campus as a historic winter storm swept the area. Tess Coody-Anders, Trinity’s vice president for strategic communications and marketing, said 14 Aramark dining services team members volunteered to stay on campus. “For their own safety, but also because despite our campus being shut down, we have residents who live on campus and depend on Mabee dining hall for dining services,” Coody-Anders said. According to Coody-Anders, about half of the 14 crew members stayed overnight on Sunday in available on-campus dorms while the other half decided to set up camp in Mabee Dining Hall. “And we really could not appreciate their going the extra mile more.”To ensure COVID-19 saftey protocols for dining students and overnight staffers, Coody-Anders said officials had created “different rooms and partitions” within the dining hall to create safer dining spaces.
Medicine, spirituality and mental health during a pandemic holiday season: A live conversation Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
On Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m., KSAT anchors Steve Spriester and Isis Romero will host experts from Trinity University to discuss and answer your questions about medicine, spirituality and mental health during this holiday season. The conversation will begin at 6:30 p.m., during our KSAT News at 6 broadcast, and then continue on KSAT.com, our newsreader app and KSAT-TV streaming platforms. The conversations will begin during our KSAT News at 6 broadcast and online at 6:30 p.m., and then continue on KSAT.com, our newsreader app and KSAT-TV streaming platforms from 7-8p.m. Panelists for the first night will include Christine Drennon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University; David Macpherson, Ph.D., Chair Department of Economics at Trinity University; and Alfred Montoya, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology. Be the first to know by downloading our newsreader app or signing up for breaking news email alerts.
WATCH: Trinity University experts explain how COVID-19 has impacted South Texas, education community
Editor’s Note: Watch the first episode of the 3-part series in the video player at the bottom of this article. Part one, hosted by anchors Steve Spriester and Myra Arthur on Dec. 2, focused on COVID-19′s impact on the San Antonio region. On Wednesday, Dec. 9, KSAT anchors Steve Spriester and Isis Romero hosted experts from Trinity University to discuss and answer your questions about COVID-19′s impact on the education community in South Texas. Partnering with Trinity University for the 3 part series, the first night on Dec. 2 will tackle the health and economic ways this disease has affected so many of us. Panelists for the first night will include Christine Drennon, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University; David Macpherson, Ph.D., Chair Department of Economics at Trinity University; and Alfred Montoya, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology.
KSAT anchor Steve Spriester, Trinity University professor discuss countdown to Election Day
SAN ANTONIO – With less than two weeks until the general election, the campaigns for president and congressional seats are heating up. (Read more about all the key races on the Bexar County ballot here.) Juan Sepulveda, J.D., Ron Calgaard Distinguished Visiting Professor in Political Science at Trinity University. He also co-founded the DREAM LEAD Institute with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, a national leadership institute for DACA recipients. Sepulveda was a Rhodes Scholar receiving a degree in politics, philosophy, and economics, and is a graduate of Stanford Law School.
Colleges, universities see modest changes in fall enrollment due to COVID-19 pandemic
Eric Maloof, vice president of enrollment management at Trinity University says enrollment numbers are stable. Mike Flores, chancellor of the Alamo Colleges District, says the district is on target to reach last year’s enrollment numbers. “We have welcomed back the same number of students this fall that we had in fall of 2019. St. Mary’s University issued the following statement:“In May, St. Mary’s University anticipated a 10% decline in enrollment in accordance with national enrollment predictions. Graduate enrollment increased 20.3% and Law enrollment increased 1.9% compared to Fall 2019.”
Many college admissions offices waiving test score requirements for applications due to COVID-19
SAN ANTONIO – The COVID-19 pandemic has created chaos for school students of all ages, including those applying to college. Since SAT and ACT testing centers are closed or have altered in size and scope for COVID-19 regulations, colleges are making big changes. Many colleges across the nation have waived test score requirements as part of their application process. “We started seeing students having challenges getting into testing locations, (so) we made the decision to waive the test score requirement for the remainder of last year’s cycle. Colleges across the nation are discussing whether standardized test scores should be included in the admissions process.
Trinity University student-faculty task force makes census, voting priorities
SAN ANTONIO – What began last spring by focusing on the U.S. Census has transitioned to preparing Trinity University students to vote in the November presidential election. The Census-Voter Engagement Task Force was created by students and faculty to encourage participation in both. “I’m very passionate about politics and getting people to vote,” Yancelson said. Yancelson also said he was motivated by the fact that so many Trinity students are taking online courses. He said the task force would be a centralized effort that could reach them.
Do you know what a CLEAR Alert is?
Do you know what a CLEAR Alert is? Published: February 26, 2020, 6:47 pmWhen 19-year-old Trinity University student Cayley Mondadi was killed, her mother said there was an enormous gap in the emergency alert system. Cayley wasn't under 18, so an Amber Alert was not an option.
Do you know what a CLEAR Alert is?
Through her grief and determination, Mandadi’s mother, Alison Steele, fought to get a bill passed by the state legislature, creating what’s called a CLEAR Alert. Ex-boyfriend testifies about love triangle involving slain Trinity cheerleaderAfter Mandadi’s death, her parents created the CLEAR Alert, standing for Coordinated Law Enforcement Adult Rescue. On May 14, 2019, the state bill to legally create a CLEAR Alert, passed unanimously and went into effect September 1, 2019. "When this did pass into law, law enforcement did receive briefings and what not within their own agencies. Steele said right now, Texas is the only state that has the CLEAR Alert, but other states are trying to follow suit.
Mistrial declared in trial of accused cheerleader killer
Addressing the jury, Judge Angelini said: “With this note ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I’m declaring a mistrial, the case for this time being over.”The jury spent 9 hours reviewing over 22 hours of testimony in the trial, which began early last week. They deliberated for 2 hours Wednesday and another 7 hours on Thursday. According to testimony during the trial, the couple had been dating but Mandadi was planning to end the relationship. “We are obviously very disappointed with the mistrial, but we intend to retry this case and bring justice to Cayley Mandadi," said Joe Gonzales, Bexar County district attorney. A mistrial has been declared in the murder trial of Mark Howerton.
Accused cheerleader killer called jealous, abusive, controlling
"The door opened at 561 and a male subject was exiting the room," Trinity University police Sgt. From the hallway, Lewis said he observed broken glass scattered inside the room of Cayley Mandadi, a university cheerleader. Medical experts testify in the trial of accused cheerleader killerLewis said Howerton, 24, told him he was in the room waiting for Mandadi. In the video, Howerton seemed nervous when the officer asked, "You mind if I take a look in the room?" "Naw, it isn't even my room," Howerton replied.
Murder trial begins in 2017 death of Trinity University cheerleader
San Antonio – The murder trial of a 24-year-old man charged in the slaying of a Trinity University cheerleader began Tuesday. Mark Howerton is charged with murder in the death of Cayley Mandadi, 19. Man accused of killing Trinity University cheerleader indicted by grand juryLane said she administered CPR to Mandadi, who was partially nude and covered in bruises, inside a car. Mark Howerton is on trial for the slaying of Trinity University cheerleader Cayley Mandadi. “There is a bruise on Cayley Mandadi’s clavicle and a blue bruise on Caylee Mandadi’s leg that appear consistent throughout the medical records,” Hunter said.