Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Hunter's Pew End
Trinity College occupies an attractive but inward-looking campus south of downtown Hartford, ringed by low income neighborhoods. "Town and gown" issues plague many privileged educational institutions in poorer cities, and Trinity is no exception. Two weeks ago a carful of local men beat a Trinity student badly in the early hours of morning. That has reignited a dialog between those who urge more campus security at the cost of even greater separation of the campus from the neighborhood, and those who think that Trinity should not and cannot fence off the outside world.
But, at this troubled time for Trinity, I am just going to show you carvings . . .