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The Honorable Liana Fiol Matta ’67, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, to Speak at Trinity, Wednesday, November 19

November 13, 2014 - The Honorable Liana Fiol Matta ’67, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, will speak at Trinity, on Wednesday, November 19, 10:30 am, in Social Hall. She will share her journey, from Puerto Rico, to Trinity, to Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. Trinity students, faculty, staff, alumnae and alumni are welcome to hear her story. She was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico in spring 2014 after serving as an associate justice for ten years. After she graduated from Trinity in 1967, with a major in English literature, the Honorable Liana Fiol Matta earned her law … Continue reading
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Election 2014 De-Brief: Wednesday, November 12, Featuring Trinity’s All-Star Panel of Experts!

November 10, 2014 - Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend Trinity’s Election De-Brief with an All-Star Panel of Experts on Wednesday, November 12, 3:00 to 4:00 pm, in Social Hall. All are welcome! Trinity’s All-Star Panel of Experts: The Honorable Barbara Bailey Kennelly ’58, Distinguished Professor of Political Science; Former Member of Congress (D-CT) Dr. Shelley Tomkin, Professor of Political Science; Author: “Inside OMB: Politics and Process in the President’s Budget Office” Dr. Peggy Lewis ’77, Associate Dean, School of Business & Graduate Studies and Director of Media Studies; former Communications staff, Clinton White House Dr. Mary Johnson, SND, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and … Continue reading
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Cong. Jim McGovern to Speak on “Hunger in the U.S.”, Monday, September 29

September 22, 2014 - Congressman Jim McGovern Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) will speak on “Hunger in the U.S.” on Monday, September 29, from 10:30 am to 11:45 am in Social Hall. His talk is sponsored by the Billiart Center for Social Justice at Trinity and all members of the Trinity community are invited to attend.  Watch the video of his remarks and view photos of the event here. Congressman McGovern is engaged deeply in work for social justice and human rights. He has a particular concern for those who are hungry and works to preserve federal programs which assist people in poverty.  He is one of a few members of … Continue reading
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D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson to Speak and Be Honored at Trinity’s Commencement

May 1, 2014 - President Patricia McGuire announced that D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson will be the 2014 Commencement speaker and honoree at Trinity Washington University. “I am very honored to work with Chancellor Henderson on RaiseDC and other important initiatives to improve educational outcomes for the D.C. Schools,” said President McGuire, “and I know she appreciates and supports the great work that our students, faculty and graduates do in our local schools.” Trinity’s Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 17, at 4:00 p.m. Henderson will be presented with an honorary doctor of letters for her leadership in education. Henderson is a … Continue reading
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Sr. Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, to Give Keynote at Trinity’s Winter Graduation On January 7, 2014

December 18, 2013 - President McGuire announced that Sr. Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, a national Catholic social justice lobby, will be the keynote speaker at Trinity’s Winter Graduation on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. “Sr. Simone is truly a global hero for social justice,” said President McGuire. “She has led the ‘Nuns on the Bus’ touring the country to advocate for policies protecting the rights of the poor and disenfranchised, standing up for justice in government policies and programs, calling for more attention to peacebuilding and less investment in war. Sr. Simone’s message to our graduates comes at a critical time in our … Continue reading
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Trinity Graduate Sandra Villegas ’13 Shares Her Journey of Persistence, Triumph and Earning Her College Degree

October 3, 2013 - Trinity alumna Sandra Villegas ’13, a College Success Foundation-DC Leadership 1000 Scholar, and another women’s college graduate, Achievers Scholar Anita Foster, a Spelman alumna, inspired hundreds of supporters of CSF-DC with their individual stories of persistence and triumph. They spoke at the annual D.C. Costco fundraising breakfast on October 3, 2013, that raised more than $650,000 for scholarships and support services for D.C. students. They shared the stage with keynote speaker Ken Chenault, CEO of American Express, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, CSF-DC board member Donald Graham, and Trinity President Patricia McGuire. Here is Sandra Villegas’ journey, in her own words. “Trinity … Continue reading
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President McGuire to Receive Honorary Degree From Howard University

May 6, 2013 - Howard University will honor President Patricia McGuire at its 145th Commencement Convocation on Saturday, May 11, 2013. President McGuire will be awarded an honorary degree for her transformation of Trinity since she became president in 1989, her leadership role in higher education both locally and nationally, and her many contributions to the Washington community. Howard will also award honorary degrees to two women who have been Commencement speakers at Trinity and received Trinity honorary degrees: Marie C. Johns, deputy administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and former president of Verizon Washington and entrepreneur and philanthropist Sheila C. Johnson, who … Continue reading
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Maria Gomez, Founder and CEO of Mary’s Center, to Speak at Trinity’s Commencement

April 24, 2013 - President McGuire announced that the 2013 Commencement speaker at Trinity Washington University will be “the amazing Maria Gomez, the founder and CEO of Mary’s Center, a remarkable community health organization that provides maternal and child care to more than 70,000 participants in seven sites throughout the Washington region.  Ms. Gomez’s leadership on behalf of women and children in our region has received high acclaim.” Trinity’s Commencement will be held on Saturday, May 18, at 4:00 p.m. Gomez will be presented with an honorary doctor of letters. Having immigrated from Columbia at the age of 13, Gomez attended D.C. Public Schools, and then Georgetown … Continue reading
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Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth Shares Her Journey of Determination and Overcoming Challenges

April 23, 2013 - Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot Was One of the First Army Women to Fly Combat Missions During Operation Iraqi Freedom More than 240 students, faculty and staff packed Social Hall on Tuesday, Arpil 23, to hear Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth – it was standing room only! She told the crowd, and especially the students, that their voices matter. She described the passage of the Violence Against Women Act in Congress, and how while it at first it appeared the measure would fail, public support encouraged members to pass the bill. She told Trinity students to learn from their failures instead of holding themselves back.  … Continue reading
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President McGuire Joins College Leaders in Urging Action on Gun Control

December 19, 2012 - Trinity Washington University President Patricia McGuire joined with more than 170 college and university leaders across the country in an open letter published today urging both President Obama and Congress “to take action on gun control now.”  In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, and other violent incidents, the academic leaders are advocating several proactive measures, including: “Ensuring the safety of our communities by opposing legislation allowing guns on our campuses and in our classrooms; ending the gun show loophole, which allows for the purchase of guns from unlicensed sellers without a criminal background check; reinstating the ban on military-style semi-automatic assault weapons along with … Continue reading
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