Sr. Mary Ellen Dow, SND, Named Director of Campus Ministry

October 17, 2011 - Sr. Mary Ellen Dow, SND, has joined the Trinity community as director of campus ministry.  In announcing her appointment, President Patricia McGuire said, “We are especially pleased that a Sister of Notre Dame now leads Trinity’s campus ministry program and I know our campus community, especially our students, will value her experience and charism.” “Campus ministry in college life is centered on issues of spirituality and faith for the campus community,” reflected Dow. “So in my beginning as campus minister for Trinity I will focus on being present to our campus community and listening for what our campus community needs … Continue reading
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President Patricia McGuire Blogging for The Huffington Post

October 14, 2011 - President Patricia McGuire was invited by The Huffington Post to be a regular blogger and she officially began blogging on September 15, 2011, when the web site launched its Washington-focused HuffPostDC. Her first blog, “The Agenda We Left Behind,” addresses the great socio-economic divide in D.C. and how it particularly impacts children. Readers can bookmark her blog on The Huffington Post and read her posts regularly; in addition, readers can register and receive an e-mail when she posts a new blog. Since her first post, subsequent blog posts include: “A Dubious Equality,” in which she reflects on the recent tragedy at Bowie … Continue reading
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Trinity Alumnae, Trustees, and Honorary Degree Recipients Among Washingtonian Magazine’s “100 Most Powerful Women”

October 13, 2011 - Three Trinity alumnae, three Trinity honorary degree recipients, and three Trinity trustees were named to Washingtonian magazine’s list of the “100 Most Powerful Women” in the October 2011 issue of the magazine.  In a preface to the list, the Washingtonian noted that “It’s been a very good year for women in Washington…. So many women are in powerful positions in Washington today that selecting the top 100 is more challenging than ever.”  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Supreme Court Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor and First Lady Michelle Obama are on the list.  Trinity alumnae who are among the … Continue reading
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Senior Tiara Bland ’12 Awarded St. Catherine Medal at Cap and Gown Mass

September 25, 2011 - Trinity senior Tiara Bland ’12 was awarded the prestigious St. Catherine Medal at Cap and Gown Mass on September 25, 2011.  Bland, a human relations major who has a minor in education, is from Windsor Mill, Maryland.  Bland has distinguished herself as a scholar and student leader in many ways. She transferred to Trinity and immediately became an active participant in campus life. She is serving her second year as president of Trinity’s Campus Activities Association, she is a tutor for Trinity’s Academic Services Center, and has been involved in many educational and community service projects both on and off … Continue reading
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Congressional Chief of Staff Maisha Leek ’03 to Give Keynote Remarks at Cap and Gown Convocation on September 24

September 16, 2011 - Trinity graduate Maisha C. Leek ’03 will give the keynote remarks at Cap and Gown Convocation and receive Trinity’s Washington Woman of Genius Award for her outstanding leadership in public service on Saturday, September 24, in the Trinity Center at 5:00 pm.  Leek currently serves as chief of staff to Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), ranking member of the Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee.  She is one of the youngest chiefs of staffs on Capitol Hill. She is also an adjunct faculty member at Trinity teaching courses in mass communication and women in leadership. Prior to … Continue reading
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Maryland Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards to Speak at Trinity on Wednesday, September 14

September 7, 2011 - Maryland Democratic Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards will speak at Trinity on Wednesday, September 14, at 7:30 pm in the Rose Parlor in Main Hall.  Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.  Her visit to campus is sponsored by the Trinity College Democrats.  Edwards represents Maryland’s 4th Congressional District comprising portions of Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.  She won a special election and was sworn in as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives in the 110th Congress in June 2008, and began her first full term in the 111th Congress in 2009. Edwards brings to her congressional role … Continue reading
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Trinity Community to Gather in Observance of the 10th Anniversary of September 11 on Monday, September 12 and Tuesday, September 13

September 2, 2011 - Members of the Trinity community — students, faculty and staff — are invited to gather together for prayer services, interfaith reflections, and engaging discussions in observance of the 10th anniversary of September 11.  Monday, September 12 Prayer Services:  On Monday, September 12, at 11:45 am and 6:00 pm, students, faculty and staff are invited to gather in the Well in Main Hall for prayer services in observance of the 10th anniversary of September 11.  The Trinity community will gather to remember; to pray for those who died and for those who saved others; to consider new ways of being citizens of the world … Continue reading
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The Honorable Barbara Bailey Kennelly ’58, Former Member of Congress, Joins Trinity Faculty

September 1, 2011 - The Honorable Barbara Bailey Kennelly ’58, a former member of Congress and public policy expert, joined Trinity’s faculty in August as a distinguished professor of political science.  This fall she is teaching “Political Power: Interest Groups, Lobbying and Public Policy” in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Professional Studies. “Barbara Kennelly is a political trailblazer who has dedicated her career to exemplary public service and outstanding advocacy,” said President Patricia McGuire in announcing her appointment.  “We are honored to have her join our faculty and we look forward to her sharing her expertise and political insight with … Continue reading
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ABC News Producer Perita Carpenter ’02 Shares the “Four C’s of College: Choices, Changes, Challenges and Commitment!”

August 23, 2011 - Trinity graduate Perita Carpenter ’02, producer for the Washington Bureau of ABC News, gave keynote remarks to new students — first-year and transfer students — in the College of Arts and Sciences.  She focused on the “Four C’s of College:  Choices, Changes, Challenges and Commitment!”  In addition to Carpenter’s remarks at the New Student Opening Convocation on August 23, President McGuire addressed the new students, inspiring them by sharing quotes from their application essays in which they wrote about their dreams and aspirations.  The new students also signed the Trinity Honor Code, a tradition that dates back to 1913. Please upgrade your … Continue reading
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Trinity and the Sisters of Notre Dame Featured in Washington Monthly Magazine

July 12, 2011 - The influential role of the Sisters of Notre Dame in shaping Trinity and educating the graduates who pursued public service and other leadership roles is the focus of a feature article in the July/August 2011 issue of Washington Monthly magazine.  In the article, “The Trinity Sisters,” author Kevin Carey notes that “many of America’s most powerful women” graduated from Trinity, including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi ’62, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ’70, former member of Congress Barbara Kennelly ’58, U.S. District Judge Claire Egan ’72, Susan Burk ’76, U.S. ambassador for nuclear nonproliferation, and many others. Read the full article … Continue reading
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