|5th Mar '05||Alumna wins WeHoRR||by SJB|
|Congratulations to Steph Richards who coxed Leander Club to victory at the Women's Eights Head of the River in London. The crew won by just 0.38 of a second in a 19 minute race.|
Steph novice coxed with First and Third in 1999 and was cox of Goldie in 2002.
|by Simon - Sun 6th Mar 2005, 1:52pm|
|Since posting this last night, the crew that came second has appealed and the result has been changed to a dead heat for first place.|
|by No pedant - Tue 29th Mar 2005, 10:41am|
|I'm surprised no pedant has objected to the word "alumni"... please can someone change this; it has been on our front page for ages and grates every time I log in!|
PS How about adding news of Henley victory for a FaT bow-girl, while you're at it?
|by Sarah - Mon 4th Apr 2005, 10:27am|
|so let me see if I can get this right... |
you think it should be alumna (feminine singluar) as it refers to Steph?
but generally (according to dictionary.com, not the best I know, but still) "Coeducational institutions usually use alumni for graduates of both sexes."
does Trinity actually have a prefered way of refering to single graduates? male or female?
|by Tom C - Mon 4th Apr 2005, 12:54pm|
|alumni is a plural, i would guess that a single ex-student would be called alumnus regardless of gender, particularly at trinity.|
|by jpd - Mon 4th Apr 2005, 2:43pm|
|alumnus = male graduate (pl. alumni)|
alumna = female graduate (pl. alumnae)
However, it's probably OK to use alumnus/alumni for either sex.