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Remote Urban Studies Courses Prioritized Engaged Learning

While some urban studies courses were in-person this semester, including those taught by Garth Myers and David Lukens, others took place in a remote format. Professors Jonathan Elukin, Laura Delgado, and Julie Gamble elected to host their courses virtually. Engagement with the community and using the city as a classroom are key features of urban […]

Note from the Urban Studies Director, December 2020

By Yipeng Shen December 2020 is the last month of my tenure as the acting director of urban studies and therefore is a good time for some reflection. The past year was one of the most tumultuous time of the 21st century, to say the least. Our country continues to face perennial problems such as […]

Note from the CUGS Director, December 2020

What a semester that was! As with Trinity, CUGS managed to cope with the unprecedented conditions of Fall 2020, and that meant several areas of programming went on – virtually – in an effective manner. The Global Vantage Points lecture series featured a set of excellent talks, and attendance via Zoom was above where it […]

Samia Khoder ’21 Photo Essay: A Case Study of Foz do Iguaçu vs. COVID-19

Samia Khoder ’21 was intending to study London and Berlin for her summer 2020 research project. After the COVID-19 pandemic made it clear that international travel was out of the question this past summer, she pivoted to use her methodology- using photography to document cities- on a new topic. Her revised subject was the study […]

Senior Spotlight: Amanda Lafferty ’21

Over the next few weeks, CUGS will be celebrating members of the class of 2021 who have left a mark on Trinity College and those around them. We’ll be posting interviews with selected seniors as our Senior Spotlight series. Meet Amanda Lafferty, a senior Urban Studies major and Writing, Rhetoric, and Media studies minor from […]

Senior Spotlight: Caroline Munn ’21

Over the next few weeks, CUGS will be celebrating members of the class of 2021 who have left a mark on Trinity College and those around them. We’ll be posting interviews with selected seniors as our Senior Spotlight series. Meet Caroline Munn, a senior Urban Studies and American Studies double major from Garden City, N.Y. […]

Senior Spotlight: Lillia Schmidt ’21

Over the next few weeks, CUGS will be celebrating members of the class of 2021 who have left a mark on Trinity College and those around them. We’ll be posting interviews with selected seniors as our Senior Spotlight series. Meet Lillia Schmidt ’21, an Urban Studies and Art History double major from Wilmington, Delaware! How […]

Senior Spotlight: Ali Odermann ’21

Over the next few weeks, CUGS will be celebrating members of the class of 2021 who have left a mark on Trinity College and those around them. We’ll be posting interviews with selected seniors as our Senior Spotlight series. Meet Ali Odermann ’23, a senior Urban Studies Major from Lenexa, Kansas! How would you describe […]

Senior spotlight: Samia Khoder ’21

Over the next few weeks, CUGS will be celebrating members of the class of 2021 who have left a mark on Trinity College and those around them. We’ll be posting interviews with selected seniors as our Senior Spotlight series. Meet Samia Khoder ’21, a senior Urban Studies major from Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. “I cannot […]

Trinity Students in China Participate in Special Program at Fudan University in Shanghai for the Fall Semester

In Fall 2020, through a partnership between Trinity College and Fudan University, twenty-two of Trinity’s first-year students from the class of 2024 and twenty continuing students will enjoy a special semester by taking in-person classes at Fudan University in Shanghai. They will be enrolled over twenty classes through the School of Social Development and Public […]