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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Sr. Dorothy Stang : Life and Legacy Honored with Special Performance at Trinity, Sunday, February 8

February 2, 2015 - 10th Anniversary of the Murder of Sr. Dorothy Stang, SND, Marked by Special Presentation at Trinity: Her Life and Legacy Celebrated in Washington, D.C., Events Across the Country On Sunday, February 8, at 2:00 pm, the Trinity Washington University community and the Sisters of Notre Dame will mark the 10th anniversary of the murder of Sr. Dorothy Stang with a special presentation of “Rooted in Love: One Woman Play.” In the play, Sr. Nancy Murray, OP, brings the story of the life and martyrdom of Sr. Dorothy to the stage. This event is free and open to the public but requires reservations … Continue reading
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Trinity Hosts Brass Concert Featuring Musicians from National Symphony Orchestra and Duke Ellington School of Arts, Sunday, January 11

December 15, 2014 - Start your new year with festive brass! Trinity is proud to host a very special chamber concert on Sunday, January 11, 2015, at 2:00 pm, in Notre Dame Chapel, featuring ensembles from the National Symphony Orchestra and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts. The concert is part of the National Symphony Orchestra’s “2015 NSO In Your Neighborhood”, a week-long series of concerts in a variety of venues from Brookland to NoMa. NSO musicians David Murray, trombone; Matthew Guilford, bass trombone; and Stephen Dumaine, tuba; will perform a chamber concert with guest trombonist Peter Ellefson. The concert will include a collaboration … Continue reading
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President McGuire Participates in White House Summit on Expanding Access to Higher Education

December 5, 2014 - Trinity President Patricia McGuire was invited to participate in the White House College Opportunity Day of Action, a major summit of college and university presidents, K-12 educators, and business and nonprofit leaders convened by President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on December 4. During the Summit, which focused on expanding access to higher education and improving completion of college degrees, President McGuire was featured on a panel, “Customizing Completion: The Campus Perspective.” Each higher ed institution participating in the White House Summit made commitments to expand access to education. President McGuire announced two new commitments at the Summit, both … Continue reading
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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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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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