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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Trinity Student Sydney Cross Elected National Secretary of the Black Caucus of the College Democrats of America

August 28, 2008 - Trinity student Sydney Cross, who is in Denver, Colorado, this week attending the Democratic National Convention, was elected by her peers to become the National Secretary of the Black Caucus of the College Democrats of America.  Cross, who is an international affairs major from Missouri, is also participating in the National Convention of the College Democrats of America this week.  During her time attending both conventions, she has participated in state delegation meetings, an interfaith gathering, and a Congressional Black Caucus forum.  She was on the convention floor to hear Senator Hillary Clinton and former Governor Mark Warner. “The room was purely electrifying and … Continue reading

President McGuire’s Op-Ed: “RateMyRankings: Ridiculous!”

August 28, 2008 - In the August 28, 2008 edition of Inside Higher Ed, one of the nation’s leading online higher education news sites, President Patricia McGuire critiques Forbes magazine for its new rankings of colleges and universities.  She writes, “Forbes methodology, like that of U.S. News, reveals a profound bias in favor of wealth and class, and against institutions that have distinctive missions — especially those that serve low income students and significant populations of minority students.” Continue reading

Dr. Peggy O’Brien ’69 Honored With Shakespeare Award

August 8, 2008 - The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, home to the world’s largest Shakespeare collection, presented the 2008 Shakespeare Steward Award to Trinity graduate Dr. Peggy Hoffman O’Brien ’69.  O’Brien recently completed her term as chair of the Trinity Board of Trustees (2002 – 2008) and served as president of the Trinity Alumnae Association (1998 – 2001).  O’Brien is the founder of the Folger’s Teaching Shakespeare Institute and initiated the groundbreaking education series, Shakespeare Set Free.  She is currently director of communications for District of Columbia Public Schools. Continue reading

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