Powerful Essay by Trinity Dreamer Scholar Bruna Distinto on Important Supreme Court Case is Published by Teen Vogue

January 28, 2016 - Bruna Distinto is a Dreamer Scholar at Trinity, with a scholarship from TheDream.US. She and her family are from Bolivia and she grew up in the U.S. since she was six years old. She transferred to Trinity from Montgomery College, plays on the Trinity soccer team, and wants “to be the best, most productive American I can be.” In her thoughtful and inspiring essay, published by Teen Vogue in January 2016, she writes: “There are few words that can fully describe the joy, relief, and appreciation I feel for the executive actions taken by President Obama on immigration. What he’s done for me … Continue reading
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Trinity Welcomes Dreamers, Encourages New Students to Apply for TheDream.US Scholarship by February 15, 2016 Deadline

January 12, 2016 - Trinity Washington University proudly welcomes Dreamers, and encourages eligible students to apply to TheDream.US Scholarship program by the February 15, 2016, deadline. TheDream.US provides college scholarships to highly motivated Dreamers who seek a college education but cannot afford it; applicants must be DACA or TPS eligible and have applied for or received DACA or TPS approval. TheDream.US requires scholarship recipients to attend one of its partner institutions, and Trinity is the only partner university in Washington, D.C. Trinity is one of the first institutions to partner with TheDream.US when the program was launched in early 2014, and, at first, was the … Continue reading
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Pinkie Dent Mayfield, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Graham Holdings Company, to Speak and Be Honored at Trinity’s 2016 Winter Graduation

December 28, 2015 - Trinity graduate Pinkie Dent Mayfield ’96, vice president of corporate affairs and special assistant to the chairman at Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company) will be the keynote speaker and honoree at Trinity Washington University’s Winter Graduation on Friday, January 8, 2016. Mayfield, who served as a member of the Trinity Board of Trustees, will receive an honorary doctor of laws for her achievements in corporate life and philanthropy in Washington and for her devotion to her alma mater. “Pinkie Mayfield stands out as one of the pre-eminent women leaders in corporate life in Washington,” said President Patricia McGuire. “Blazing … Continue reading
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Human Rights Advocate Sr. Katy Webster, SND, ’74 to Keynote Sower’s Seed 10th Anniversary Celebration, Thursday, October 22, 10:30 am

October 14, 2015 - Be inspired by Sr. Katy Webster’s work as a passionate advocate for human rights and environmental justice in the Amazon basin in Brazil. The Trinity community is invited to be inspired by Sr. Kathryn “Katy” Webster, a Sister of Notre Dame and a member of the Trinity Class of 1974, who will be the featured Sower’s Seed speaker on Thursday, October 22, at 10:30 am in Social Hall. Sr. Katy has dedicated her life’s work to advocating for human rights and environmental and social justice in the Amazon basin in Brazil. Sr. Katy entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1976, and from 1976 … Continue reading
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Trinity Receives $100,000 Grant From the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to Strengthen Liberal Arts

September 30, 2015 - The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Trinity a prestigious $100,000 grant in September to preserve and strengthen the centrality of liberal education in the College of Arts and Sciences, Trinity’s historic undergraduate women’s college. Trinity was invited by the Mellon Foundation to apply for the grant, and, with a creative and visionary team led by Dr. Pamela Barnett, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Trinity submitted a proposal, “Strong Start in the Liberal Arts.” The Mellon grant will be used to strengthen Trinity’s first year curriculum by focusing on pedagogies to enhance reading and writing across the arts … Continue reading
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Carnegie Corporation of New York Honors Trinity President Patricia McGuire as Higher Education Visionary with 2015 Academic Leadership Award

September 24, 2015 - President McGuire is the First Catholic College President and First D.C. Higher Education Leader to Earn Prestigious Honor Carnegie Corporation of New York today announced that Trinity Washington University President Patricia McGuire is one of just four presidents nationally to receive the prestigious 2015 Academic Leadership Award. The other presidents honored are Ronald Daniels of Johns Hopkins University, Diana Natalicio of the University of Texas at El Paso and C.L. Max Nikias of the University of Southern California. President McGuire is the first president of a Catholic college or university to receive the award; the first president of a D.C. … Continue reading
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Two New Trinity Students Who “Beat the Odds” Will Attend White House Summit Hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama

July 22, 2015 - Two incoming freshmen at Trinity Washington University, Allison Barrera of Capitol Heights, Maryland, and Ingrid Melendez of Washington, D.C., will be among the 140 students selected nationwide to participate in the White House’s 2015 Beating the Odds Summit, hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama, on Thursday, July 23. Part of the First Lady’s Reach Higher initiative, the Summit will represent a mix of youth who have overcome substantial obstacles to persist through high school and make it to college. According to the White House, “This event will focus on sharing tools and strategies students can use to successfully transition to … Continue reading
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Martha’s Table President Patty Q. Stonesifer, Founding CEO of Gates Foundation, to Speak and Be Honored at Trinity’s Commencement

May 7, 2015 - Patty Q. Stonesifer, the president and CEO of Martha’s Table, and the founding CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be the 2015 Commencement speaker and honoree at Trinity Washington University. “At this point in her remarkable career, Ms. Stonesifer had many options,” said President Patricia McGuire. “She deliberately chose to serve the neediest citizens of this city and this region — those who are hungry and sometimes homeless, who need education and who are often marginalized. In choosing to devote her time and talent to the communities of need that Martha’s Table serves, Ms. Stonesifer truly embodies … Continue reading
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Trinity Celebrates “Topping Out” of New Academic Center on Founders’ Day, Wednesday, April 22

April 20, 2015 - As you watch the new Trinity Academic Center rise up to the now visible roof line, have you ever wondered what it’s like inside? Now is your chance! On Wednesday, April 22, on Trinity’s annual celebration of Founders’ Day, the Trinity community is cordially invited to celebrate the “Topping Out” of the new Trinity Academic Center at 10:45 am.  A “topping out” party occurs in construction when the last girders of the building are in place.  The workers are getting very close to that point, so Trinity is eager to celebrate this special milestone. Trinity students, faculty and staff will be able to go inside … Continue reading
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Washington Journalists Tom Sherwood and Harry Jaffe to Discuss Their Book, “Dream City,” and the Current State of D.C., Thursday, February 19

February 10, 2015 - Prominent Washington journalists Tom Sherwood, reporter for NBC4 News, and Harry Jaffe, senior writer for Washingtonian magazine, will discuss their book, “Dream City,” on campus on Thursday, February 19, 10:00 am to 11:30 am Social Hall. “Dream City”, considered to be one of the most important books on city politics, big personalities (including the Mayor Marion Barry), racial tensions and important events in the District of Columbia over the course of the last two decades. The program is open to all Trinity students, faculty and staff. First published in 1994, “Dream City: Race, Power and the Decline of Washington, D.C.” was updated in 2014 … Continue reading
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