Monthly Archives: February 2010
February 14, 2010 - The Washington Post Magazine featured a major profile of President Patricia McGuire on Sunday, February 14, 2010. The cover story portrays President McGuire as a visionary and exemplary leader who, over the past 20 years, has led Trinity’s transformation from a small college to a highly diverse, vibrant, multifaceted university that is a “model for urban higher education.” Read the profile of President McGuire: accessible version online; a print version is also available. The article includes quotes from students, faculty, alumnae and higher education leaders. Continue reading
February 12, 2010 - The U.S. Senate has confirmed two Trinity alumnae, M. Patricia Smith ’74 and Ellen Gloninger Murray ’70, to serve in top posts in the administration of President Barack Obama. Smith was confirmed by the Senate on February 4 to serve as Solicitor of the U.S. Department of Labor, the third highest position in the department. Murray was confirmed on February 11 by the Senate to serve as Assistant Secretary for Financial Resources at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Continue reading
February 5, 2010 - Dr. Robert Maguire, associate professor of international affairs, director of the Haiti Project at Trinity and chair of the Haiti Working Group at the U.S. Institute of Peace presented testimony before the Subcommittee on International Development, Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs and International Environmental Protection of the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, on February 4, 2010, about rebuilding Haiti in the wake of the tragic earthquake in January. Continue reading
February 4, 2010 - President Patricia McGuire authored an article for the January/February 2010 issue of Trusteeship magazine, published by the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges. In her article, “Measuring Success for the Real Majority in Higher Education Today,” she calls attention to the fact that U.S. Department of Education studies reveal that almost 75 percent of college students today are “non-traditional.” Yet, most conversation in government and policy circles still assumes nearly all students are full-time, traditional undergraduates. Continue reading
February 1, 2010 - Dr. Robert Maguire, associate professor of international affairs, director of the Haiti Project at Trinity and chair of the Haiti Working Group at the U.S. Institute of Peace, co-authored an op-ed about the future of Haiti that was published in the Los Angeles Times on January 31, 2010. In “To Rebuild Haiti, Start With Its Young People,” Maguire and Robert Muggah propose a 700,000-strong national civic service corps to harness untapped labor rapidly and instill national pride and confidence. Maguire, a nationally and internationally recognized expert on Haiti, who has worked to improve the economic strength of the nation for more … Continue reading
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