Update from Trinity Classics Department Posted on June 3rd, 2011 by

Some of you may recall that the Classics Department at Trinity College was under threat of closure.  Sometimes the voices of students, faculty, alumni, and other concerned citizens can make a difference. Read the update below:


I am writing with good news from Trinity College. Dean Rena Fraden has accepted the Educational Policy Committee’s recommendation to permit the Department of Classics to fill one of the vacant tenure-track positions. This fall we will commence a search for a Romanist whose research is primarily text-based, who is qualified to teach Latin and Ancient Greek at all levels, and who will be the person primarily responsible for our Latin curriculum.

With regard to our request for permission to search for a Hellenist to fill the other vacant tenure-track position, I have been informed that although the request was denied, that position was not reallocated to another department or program; we will re-apply for it next year.

For your letters, support, commitment to saving Classics at Trinity, and kind words of encouragement, I am profoundly grateful. The addition of a tenure-track Romanist will more firmly anchor the study of Classics at the college. If the tenure-track Hellenist position is re-allocated next year, the Department of Classics will be secure.

Thank you for all you do for the Department of Classics and Trinity College.

Ex animo,
Martha Risser


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