Author Archives: Timothy Russell

Empathy is Essenital for Justice: The Honorable Liana Fiol Matta ’67, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, Engages Trinity Community

November 20, 2014 - The Honorable Liana Fiol Matta ’67, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico, gave compelling remarks to a full crowd of Trinity students, faculty, staff, alumnae and Sisters of Notre Dame on November 19. She emphasized the importance of empathy among judges and lawyers, and the critical need to ensure access to the justice system for everyone — especially those who are under-served. Watch her remarks at Trinity: The Honorable Liana Fiol Matta was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico in spring 2014 after serving as an associate justice for ten years. Read her complete bio here. … Continue reading

National Service Day Brings Ambassador Susan Rice and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to Campus

January 22, 2013 - U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and her family and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and his wife joined Trinity students, alumnae and staff, and hundreds of volunteers on Trinity’s campus to sort and pack food donated during the D.C. Citywide Food Drive on the National Day of Service on Saturday, January 19.  The food drive, which was organized by the Presidential Inaugural Committee, collected food donations from congregations of all faiths throughout the city. More than 4,500 cans, boxes and other packages of food were collected and donated to area food banks, including Capital Area Food Bank and So Others Might Eat. Read President McGuire’s blog about the day … Continue reading

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

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

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

Trinity Students and Faculty Play Key Role in Report on Area Women and Girls

October 18, 2010 - The Washington Area Women’s Foundation is focusing a new light on the strengths, challenges and issues that women and girls in the D.C. metro area face with the recent release of its “2010 Portrait of Women and Girls in the Washington Metropolitan Area,” and Trinity students and faculty played a key role in shaping the report.  Continue reading

President McGuire Honored by International Women’s Forum for Her Enlightened Leadership

October 16, 2010 - President Patricia McGuire was presented with the International Women’s Forum 2010 Women Who Make A Difference Award, which celebrates workplace diversity, support for the advancement of women, and enlightened leadership.  President McGuire was honored at the International Women’s Forum (IWF) World Leadership Conference in Montreal on October 15, 2010. Continue reading

Senior Morgan Kellman ’11 Awarded St. Catherine Medal at Cap and Gown Convocation

September 27, 2010 - Trinity senior Morgan Kellman ’11 was awarded the prestigious St. Catherine Medal at Cap and Gown Convocation on September 25, 2010. Kellman, a political science major, is from Middletown, Maryland. Kellman has distinguished herself as a scholar, athlete and student leader in many ways. She is currently president of the Student Government Association, is a member of the Trinity Honors Program and is a varsity athlete in three sports. She has been president of her class, lead singer in the Campus Ministry Choir, and active in College Democrats and the Green Leaders Club. Continue reading

Sydney Cross ’10 Receives Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship

June 22, 2010 - Sydney Cross, a member of the Green Class of 2010, has been selected as one of twenty recipients of the prestigious Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship. Funded by the U.S. Department of State, this highly-competitive fellowship provides both scholarship funding and internship experience for young people to pursue a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. The Rangel Fellowship provides up to $28,000 annually for tuition, room, board and a stipend for a two-year master’s degree in international affairs; each fellow is then assigned a three-year appointment as a Foreign Service Officer. Continue reading

Remarks: Pro-Life Advocate Mary Meehan ’63

October 5, 2009 - Mary Meehan ’63 addressed the Trinity community assembled in O’Connor Auditorium on October 1, 2009.Her remarks advocate a consistent approach to life issues including abortion, war and the death penalty. Following the address, she led a lively discussion with students about their life goals. Continue reading

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