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David Spener, associate professor of sociology and anthropology

Clandestine Crossings

Trinity sociologist documents the experiences of migrants who cross the border illegally and the human coyotes who guide them into South Texas

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Trinity's campus has everything students need, including: extraordinary resources for study and research, an exceptional library, state of the art athletic and recreational center, terrific residence halls, and wireless access across everywhere (in fact we've been named as one of INTEL's Most Unwired Campuses.)

An overview:

Coates Library. As one of the largest private libraries in the Southwest, Coates Library is the best study space on campus. 4 floors, more than 100 computers, a friendly staff, on-site coffee shop, writing center, up-to-date online resources and specialized databases, and yes--hundreds of thousands of books. The librarians at Trinity serve as members of the faculty, ensuring that students have the information resources and critical thinking skills needed to succeed at Trinity and beyond. More about Coates Library.

Science labs and instrumentation. Trinity's science and engineering programs offer students cutting-edge instrumentation normally found only at the graduate level including: controlled environmental chambers, two high-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, genetic sequence analyzer, fiber optics/photonics laboratory, an observatory with eight computer-guided telescopes, a laser and soft-matter dynamics laboratory, high pressure liquid and capillary gas chromatographs and capillary electrophoresis. More about Trinity's science facilities.

Ruth Taylor Fine Arts Center. Recently renovated, the Ruth Taylor Fine Arts Center is composed of three buildings: the Smith music building, which houses classrooms and state-of-the-art practice studios, and the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall; the Dicke art building, which features spacious art studios flooded with natural light, digital photo labs, and an art gallery; and the Ruth Taylor Theater building, which features the 500-seat Stieren Theater, one of the most advanced theatrical facilities at an undergraduate college. More about the Ruth Taylor Fine Arts Center.

Richardson Communication Center. At the Richardson Communication Center, students have access to an interactive multimedia lab, two television stations with control rooms, and the students for KRTU-FM - which is not only the campus radio station, but also San Antonio's largest outlet for jazz music. More about Richardson Communication Center.

William H. Bell Athletic Center. The 185,215-square foot facility houses two performance gymnasiums, a natatorium, several racquetball and squash courts, an aerobic fitness center, weight room, and a dance studio. More about Trinity's athletic center.

Laurie Auditorium. The largest on-campus facility, Laurie Auditorium seats 2,800. The site of commencements, convocations, and Trinity's high profile Distinguished Lecture Series, Laurie Auditorium frequently hosts San Antonio Symphony Young People's concerts, jazz concerts, and Trinity in Focus programs. More about Laurie Auditorium.

Coates University Center  is a place where students collect mail, grab a snack, and visit weekly for Nacho Hour.

Coates University Center