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Rep. Jim McGovern Addresses “Hunger in the U.S.”: “Solvable if We Have the Political Will to Do It”

September 30, 2014 - “Close to 50 million of our fellow citizens are hungry. Almost 17 million of them are children,” Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA) told a standing room only audience. He came to Trinity’s campus on September 29 to address “Hunger in the U.S.” and he discussed solutions to hunger and poverty. His talk was sponsored by the Billiart Center for Social Justice at Trinity and students, faculty, staff and SNDs in the Trinity community gathered to hear the Congressman’s powerful remarks. “Hunger is relatively solvable,” he said, “if we had the political will to do it. …Trillions of dollars are spent on wars, but ‘we’re broke’ is the … 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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Larry Savoy ‘Sowers’ Seed’ Lecture Inspiring Lives of Service

March 25, 2014 - Trinity Washington University is pleased to welcome Larry Savoy, M.S.A. ’07, from 4:30-5:30 on Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Social Hall where he will deliver an inspiring ‘Sowers’ Seed’ lecture on service and social justice in education. Established by Kelly Snider Dunn ’64 and her family, the Sowers’ Seed program highlights alums who have incorporated into their lives the traditions of community service and social justice that are central to the Trinity experience and reflect the Catholic tradition that influences Trinity’s mission. These alums are invited to come to campus to share their stories with Trinity students, in the hope … 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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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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Interdisciplinary Excellence Rooted in the Liberal Arts Tradition

April 22, 2013 - Remarks by Gina Perovich ’94 at the Phi Beta Kappa Initiation Ceremony Gina Perovich ’94 was a Clare Booth Luce Scholar at Trinity; she earned a bachelor of science in biology and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a master of science in marine biology from the University of Delaware and began a career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where she has assumed increased responsibilities. Currently, she is deputy director, Washington Division, National Center for Environmental Assessment, Office of Research and Development. She was the featured speaker at the Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony and was introduced … Continue reading
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Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth to Speak at Trinity, Tuesday, April 23, 10:00 a.m. Content

April 17, 2013 - Blackhawk Helicopter Pilot Was One of the First Army Women to Fly Combat Missions During Operation Iraqi Freedom   Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq war veteran and former assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs who now represents the 8th Congressional District of Illinois, will speak on Trinity’s campus on Tuesday, April 23, 10:00 a.m., in Social Hall. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend. In addition to her remarks, she will answer questions. The program will conclude at 10:45 a.m. The Honorable Barbara Bailey Kennelly ’58, Trinity’s distinguished professor of political science and a former member of Congress, invited … Continue reading
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For more information contact Ann Pauley, Media Relations Trinity, 125 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017
pauleya@trinitydc.edu, (202) 884-9725.


For more information contact Ann Pauley, Media Relations Trinity, 125 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017
pauleya@trinitydc.edu, (202) 884-9725.