An East Campus fixture since 1911 was restored and reinstalled in July. The 6,500-pound Trinity College bell, also known in less enlightened times as "Marse Jack," was cracked and heavily corroded. Both problems were repaired by Karkadoulias Bronze Art of Cincinnati.
Named for President John "Jack" Kilgo, the bell was donated by Benjamin Newton Duke to replace a bell destroyed in a fire that also razed the Washington Duke Building in 1911. Trinity students wrote a poem about the bell, which regulated their lives:
Who wakes me in the early morn
The bell first hung in a wooden tower next to the Crowell Building. Its current home, a steel bell tower next to the Keith and Brenda Brodie Gymnasium, was a gift from the Woman's College Class of 1933.