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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Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, to Speak at Trinity’s Commencement

May 9, 2011 - President McGuire announced that the 2011 Commencement speaker at Trinity Washington University will be Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, scholar, educator, humanitarian and former college president. She is currently the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Trinity’s Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 22, at 11:00 a.m. Cole will be presented with an honorary doctor of letters. In 2009, Cole was appointed the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. Founded as a small museum on Capitol Hill in 1964, the museum became a part of the Smithsonian Institution in 1979, and in 1987 it … Continue reading
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What You Need to Know in the Event of a Federal Government Shutdown

April 7, 2011 - President Patricia McGuire sent the following e-mail to the Trinity community on April 7, 2011. TO:  The Trinity Community RE:  What You Need to Know in the Event of a Federal Government Shutdown As of this writing, late in the day on Thursday, April 7, the chances of a federal government shutdown tomorrow night are increasingly serious.  The potential shutdown is because the Congress and White House cannot agree on the federal budget.  You can read a great deal about the politics involved in many online sources.  We don’t know how long it might last, but in the past these … Continue reading
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Youth Advocate Veronica Nolan ’99 to Reflect on Her Commitment to Social Justice on Thursday, April 14

April 1, 2011 - Trinity alumna Veronica Nolan ’99, executive director of the Urban Alliance in D.C. will present the sixth Sower’s Seed Lecture on Thursday, April 14,at 4:30 p.m. in Social Hall.  Trinity students, faculty, staff, alumnae and friends are invited to attend the lecture.  Students are encouraged to come at 4:00 p.m. and learn about community service opportunities available at Trinity. Nolan is a dedicated educator, an outstanding nonprofit leader and a dynamic speaker.  The Trinity community is invited to meet her, hear her story, and be inspired by a nonprofit leader dedicated to the empowerment of youth through education. The Urban … Continue reading
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