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Peace and Human Rights Activist Marie Dennis ’64 to Give Keynote Remarks at Winter Graduation

December 4, 2012 - President Patricia McGuire announced that Trinity graduate Marie Dennis ’64, co-president of Pax Christi International, will receive an honorary doctor of letters and deliver the keynote address at Trinity’s Winter Graduation.  “Marie Dennis is a true exemplar of the values of Trinity and the Sisters of Notre Dame in her work for social justice and peace around the world,” said President McGuire. “Pax Christi International promotes human rights, justice and peace amid some of the world’s fiercest conflicts.” Trinity’s third Winter Graduation will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at 5:00 pm in the Trinity Center for Women and Girls in Sports. More … Continue reading
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Trinity and Georgetown University Partner with KIPP Charter Schools to Increase College Completion Rates

November 27, 2012 - KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), the nation’s largest nonprofit charter school network, announced that it will partner with both Trinity Washington University and Georgetown University in an effort to increase college completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide. This new partnership is featured in The Washington Post in an article that includes quotes from Trinity President Patricia McGuire and two KIPP graduates enrolled at Trinity — Yasmeen Newman and Jazmin Wright. Read the Washington Post article In partnering with KIPP, Trinity seeks to recruit and enroll 10 qualified KIPP graduates annually, beginning in the 2012-13 academic year. Trinity will provide strong … Continue reading
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International Attorney Michelle Mitchell ’06 to Give Keynote Remarks at Cap and Gown Convocation

September 14, 2012 - Trinity graduate Michelle Mitchell ’06 will give the keynote remarks at Cap and Gown Convocation and receive Trinity’s Washington Woman of Genius Award for her outstanding leadership in international law and pro bono legal services on Saturday, September 22, in the Trinity Center for Women and Girls in Sports at 5:00 pm.  Mitchell is an associate at the Washington, D.C., office of the international law firm, Hughes, Hubbard and Reed.  In her blog, President Pat McGuire wrote, “Michelle Mitchell is well on her way to being one of Washington’s ‘most powerful women.’ … Michelle is one of Trinity’s great exemplars of leadership, … Continue reading
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Sr. Teresita Weind, SND, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Notre Dame, to Speak on Tuesday, April 3

March 26, 2012 - Members of the Trinity community — students, faculty, staff, alumnae and alumni — are invited to hear Sr. Teresita Weind, SND, the congregational leader of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur worldwide, to give a special address on Tuesday, April 3, at 4:00 pm in O’Connor Auditorium. “Sr. Teresita is a remarkable religious and spiritual leader whose election as the general moderator of the global community of the SNDs is a great tribute to her compelling talents,” said President Patricia McGuire, who is hosting her visit to Trinity’s campus. Her address is entitled, “Trinity Washington University:  Radical Gratitude” and … Continue reading
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The Honorable Barbara Bailey Kennelly ’58 Encourages Dean’s List Students to Engage in Democracy

February 12, 2012 - The Honorable Barbara Bailey Kennelly ’58, former member of Congress from Connecticut and distinguished professor of political science at Trinity, spoke to more than 150 students, faculty and staff gathered for the College of Arts and Scieinces Dean’s List Ceremony on February 16, 2012.  She called on the students, “the best and the brightest at Trinity, Dean’s List students,” to “become actors in our democratic system,” which she called “the strongest democracy in the world.”   Here are her complete remarks. Thank you so much for inviting me to participate in this celebration of excellence!  As Professor San Juan mentioned, I am a proud Trinity graduate.  As I … Continue reading
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President McGuire Receives National Award for Advocacy and Leadership in Higher Education

January 31, 2012 - Trinity President Patricia McGuire received the distinguished 2012 Henry Paley Award today from NAICU – the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. This award recognizes one individual each year who exemplifies an outstanding commitment to students, faculty and higher education. President McGuire was honored for her accomplishments in making Trinity a model of private, nonprofit higher education serving a public purpose, and for her service as a tireless and effective voice of American colleges and universities in the federal public policy arena. Read the complete citation. “Pat McGuire is an icon of higher education leadership,” said NAICU President David … Continue reading
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2012 NAICU Paley Award: Citation in Honor of President Patricia McGuire

January 31, 2012 - Trinity President Patricia McGuire received the distinguished 2012 Henry Paley Award on January 31 from NAICU – the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Here is the text of the citation. Read remarks of Herb Tillery, Executive Director, College Success Foundation – D.C. Read President McGuire’s acceptance remarks. Typically, NAICU does not given its Paley Award to a sitting president, with no retirement plans in sight. However, if we waited for that transition with Pat McGuire, there’s a chance that none of us here today would still be around to salute her accomplishments. She’s likely to outlast us all. Twenty-two … Continue reading
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Remarks of Herb Tillery, Executive Director, College Success Foundation – D.C., in Honor of President Patricia McGuire

January 31, 2012 - Trinity President Patricia McGuire received the distinguished 2012 Henry Paley Award on January 31 from NAICU – the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Herb Tillery, executive director of the College Success Foundation–District of Columbia, gave the introductory remarks in tribute of President McGuire.  Read the citation in honor of President McGuire. Read President McGuire’s acceptance remarks. Good afternoon.  I am Herb Tillery, Executive Director of the College Success Foundation – District of Columbia.  I have the extraordinary honor of introducing an education leader who I believe is unparalleled in her field.   I met President McGuire five years ago … Continue reading
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Educator and Principal Philonda Johnson ’05 to Reflect on her Commitment to Social Justice on Tuesday, February 7

January 24, 2012 - Trinity alumna Philonda Johnson ’05, founding principal of the KIPP DC: Discover Academy, will present the seventh Sower’s Seed Lecture on Tuesday, February 7, at 4:30 p.m. in Social Hall.  Trinity students, faculty, staff, alumnae and friends are invited to attend the lecture.  Students are encouraged to come at 4:00 p.m. and learn about community service opportunities available at Trinity. Johnson is a dedicated educator and administrator, an expert in early childhood development, and a woman committed to making a difference.  The Trinity community is invited to meet her, hear her story, and be inspired by an educator dedicated to … Continue reading
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New Two-Car Elevator Opens in Main Hall

January 10, 2012 - Trinity is pleased to announce that a new two-car elevator is now servicing Main Hall. Thanks to the generosity of alumnae who have responded so remarkably to Trinity Annual Fund appeals over the last several years, Trinity had the financial resources to build a second elevator. The installation of the elevator was a major project during the summer and fall of 2011, starting with demolition to clear the way for the new elevator shafts, and then the construction of the shafts and installation of the elevators. The new elevator is located on the south end of Main Hall; on the … Continue reading
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