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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President’s Welcome to the Red Class of 2016

August 27, 2012 - The Courage to Change: “From Grass to Grace” Remarks to the New Students of Trinity in the College of Arts and Sciences President Patricia McGuire, August 27, 2012 President Patricia McGuire offically welcomed the Red Class of 2016 to Trinity in a ceremony at which they signed the Trinity Honor Code. Below are her complete remarks. Good morning and welcome to all new Trinity students! On behalf of the students, faculty, alumnae, trustees, Sisters of Notre Dame and large family of Trinity, I am so pleased to greet you, the latest witness to the wisdom of our founders in establishing … Continue reading
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Sr. Teresita Weind – “Radical Gratitude”

April 12, 2012 - Sr. Teresita Weind, SND, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, spoke to the Trinity Washington University community on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. Her address was entitled, “Trinity Washington University: Radical Gratitude” and she reflected on the links between education, self-giving and unity in our lives. Watch this video featuring highlights of her remarks. Please upgrade your browser   Continue reading
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Sr. Teresita Weind, SND, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Notre Dame, to Speak on Tuesday, April 3

March 26, 2012 - Members of the Trinity community — students, faculty, staff, alumnae and alumni — are invited to hear Sr. Teresita Weind, SND, the congregational leader of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur worldwide, to give a special address on Tuesday, April 3, at 4:00 pm in O’Connor Auditorium. “Sr. Teresita is a remarkable religious and spiritual leader whose election as the general moderator of the global community of the SNDs is a great tribute to her compelling talents,” said President Patricia McGuire, who is hosting her visit to Trinity’s campus. Her address is entitled, “Trinity Washington University:  Radical Gratitude” and … Continue reading
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The Honorable Barbara Bailey Kennelly ’58 Encourages Dean’s List Students to Engage in Democracy

February 12, 2012 - The Honorable Barbara Bailey Kennelly ’58, former member of Congress from Connecticut and distinguished professor of political science at Trinity, spoke to more than 150 students, faculty and staff gathered for the College of Arts and Scieinces Dean’s List Ceremony on February 16, 2012.  She called on the students, “the best and the brightest at Trinity, Dean’s List students,” to “become actors in our democratic system,” which she called “the strongest democracy in the world.”   Here are her complete remarks. Thank you so much for inviting me to participate in this celebration of excellence!  As Professor San Juan mentioned, I am a proud Trinity graduate.  As I … Continue reading
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