The Mellon Foundation has awarded Trinity a faculty renewal grant of $830,000 over 6 years. This grant will allow Trinity to hire new faculty members to replace senior professors entering phased retirement. Normally these replacements would not occur until the end of the phased retirement period.
A team of Trinity Environmental Studies faculty led by David Ribble (Biology) and Richard Reed (Sociology & Anthropology) successfully requested support from the Associated Colleges of the South Environmental Fellows program to bring an interdisciplinary scholar to campus for a period of two years. The ACS program is made possible through a grant from the Mellon Foundation. Trinity is currently conducting a search for a humanist or writer specializing in environmental issues to fill this visiting position.