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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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Trinity Senior Linda Moktoi Shares Her Academic Journey With U.S. Department of Education Policy Staff

April 4, 2013 - Trinity senior Linda Moktoi was invited to participate in the U.S. Department of Education Policy Briefing Series for agency staff. On April 4, 2013, she spoke as part of a student panel focusing on “Youth Voices: How U.S. Department of Education’s Policies Are Impacting Students.” She spoke specifically about her Pell grant and how it enabled her to pursue a college degree. She told the staff, “The Pell grant and my Trinity education have given me an opportunity to become very knowledgeable and be able to think critically, and to also share my knowledge with other people in order to … Continue reading
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National Service Day Brings Ambassador Susan Rice and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to Campus

January 22, 2013 - U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and her family and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and his wife joined Trinity students, alumnae and staff, and hundreds of volunteers on Trinity’s campus to sort and pack food donated during the D.C. Citywide Food Drive on the National Day of Service on Saturday, January 19.  The food drive, which was organized by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, collected food donations from congregations of all faiths throughout the city. More than 4,500 cans, boxes and other packages of food were collected and donated to area food banks, including Capital Area Food Bank and So Others Might Eat. Read President McGuire’s blog about the day … Continue reading
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President McGuire Joins College Leaders in Urging Action on Gun Control

December 19, 2012 - Trinity Washington University President Patricia McGuire joined with more than 170 college and university leaders across the country in an open letter published today urging both President Obama and Congress “to take action on gun control now.”  In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, and other violent incidents, the academic leaders are advocating several proactive measures, including: “Ensuring the safety of our communities by opposing legislation allowing guns on our campuses and in our classrooms; ending the gun show loophole, which allows for the purchase of guns from unlicensed sellers without a criminal background check; reinstating the ban on military-style semi-automatic assault weapons along with … Continue reading
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Peace and Human Rights Activist Marie Dennis ’64 to Give Keynote Remarks at Winter Graduation

December 4, 2012 - President Patricia McGuire announced that Trinity graduate Marie Dennis ’64, co-president of Pax Christi International, will receive an honorary doctor of letters and deliver the keynote address at Trinity’s Winter Graduation.  “Marie Dennis is a true exemplar of the values of Trinity and the Sisters of Notre Dame in her work for social justice and peace around the world,” said President McGuire. “Pax Christi International promotes human rights, justice and peace amid some of the world’s fiercest conflicts.” Trinity’s third Winter Graduation will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013, at 5:00 pm in the Trinity Center for Women and Girls in Sports. More … Continue reading
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Trinity and Georgetown University Partner with KIPP Charter Schools to Increase College Completion Rates

November 27, 2012 - KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), the nation’s largest nonprofit charter school network, announced that it will partner with both Trinity Washington University and Georgetown University in an effort to increase college completion rates for underserved KIPP students nationwide. This new partnership is featured in The Washington Post in an article that includes quotes from Trinity President Patricia McGuire and two KIPP graduates enrolled at Trinity — Yasmeen Newman and Jazmin Wright. Read the Washington Post article In partnering with KIPP, Trinity seeks to recruit and enroll 10 qualified KIPP graduates annually, beginning in the 2012-13 academic year. Trinity will provide strong … Continue reading
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Trinity Posts Another Record Enrollment With More than 2,660 Students

October 26, 2012 - President Patricia McGuire announced that Trinity’s fall 2012 enrollment is 2,663 students in all degree programs and in all four schools, an all-time high for the university. This marks the sixth year in a row that Trinity has posted a record enrollment. Since 2000, Trinity’s enrollment has more than doubled. In her Fall President’s Newsletter, President McGuire noted that the enrollment growth is a key element in “Trinity’s continuing remarkable story…This great success includes more than 1,000 students in our historic women’s college, still Trinity College, also called the College of Arts and Sciences – the largest women’s college enrollment … Continue reading
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Senior Charity Blackwell ’13 Awarded St. Catherine Medal at Cap and Gown Convocation

September 24, 2012 - Trinity senior Charity Blackwell was awarded the prestigious St. Catherine Medal at Cap and Gown Convocation on September 22, 2012.  Blackwell, who came to Trinity from Rock Hill, South Carolina, and now resides in Fort Washington, Maryland, is a communication major who has distinguished herself in many ways. Since the day she first set foot on Trinity’s campus, she has been an amazing force, galvanizing many student meetings, promoting active participation in campus life for all students, exhibiting leadership by organizing the “Speakin’ it Real” events and demonstrating her own talents in poetry and prose. She is also a student … Continue reading
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International Attorney Michelle Mitchell ’06 to Give Keynote Remarks at Cap and Gown Convocation

September 14, 2012 - Trinity graduate Michelle Mitchell ’06 will give the keynote remarks at Cap and Gown Convocation and receive Trinity’s Washington Woman of Genius Award for her outstanding leadership in international law and pro bono legal services on Saturday, September 22, in the Trinity Center for Women and Girls in Sports at 5:00 pm.  Mitchell is an associate at the Washington, D.C., office of the international law firm, Hughes, Hubbard and Reed.  In her blog, President Pat McGuire wrote, “Michelle Mitchell is well on her way to being one of Washington’s ‘most powerful women.’ … Michelle is one of Trinity’s great exemplars of leadership, … Continue reading
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