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Empathy is Essenital for Justice: The Honorable Liana Fiol Matta ’67, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, Engages Trinity Community

November 20, 2014 - The Honorable Liana Fiol Matta ’67, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, gave compelling remarks to a full crowd of Trinity students, faculty, staff, alumnae and Sisters of Notre Dame on November 19. She emphasized the importance of empathy among judges and lawyers, and the critical need to ensure access to the justice system for everyone — especially those who are under-served. Watch her remarks at Trinity: The Honorable Liana Fiol Matta was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico in spring 2014 after serving as an associate justice for ten years. Read her complete bio here. … Continue reading
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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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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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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.