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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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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