Recent Speeches, Blogs, OpEds and Commentaries, Media Appearances

President McGuire writes and speaks on a wide variety of topics concerning higher education, women, leadership and Catholic education.  Below are links to articles, speeches and other materials of note:

Quoted in: Clearing Ledgers, Setting New Paths – Trinity Washington University will clear the unpaid balances of 400 undergraduates and relieve them of the debt that often hinders students from completing college by Sara Weissman, Inside Higher Education, July 22, 2021

Quoted in: Trinity Washington University pays off $1.8M in student debt, with more to come by Hannah Denham, Washington Business Journal, July 22, 2021

Quoted in: Trinity Washington University Settles More than $1.8 Million in Balances for Nearly 400 Full-time Undergraduates by Walter Hudson, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, July 21, 2021

Quoted in: Deferred: College Endowments Rose Through Covid. But That’s Not Doing Much Good
by Jonathan Capriel, Washington Business Journal, February 12, 2021

Colleges Share the Blame for the Assault on Democracy
Op-ed, Chronicle of Higher Education, January 8, 2021

Quoted in D.C.-area college presidents, students outraged at pro-Trump mob invading the Capitol
By Nick Anderson and Lauren Lumpkin, The Washington Post, January 7, 2020

Quoted in The College Board’s (Smaller?) Future
By Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Education, January 25, 2021

Quoted In Trinity Washington University was staring at a big 2020 deficit. Then enrollment jumped and PPP came through.
By Jonathan Capriel, Washington Business Journal, December 22, 2020

University presidents talk Covid’s impact — and silver linings
Washington Business Journal, December 14, 2020

Quoted in Front and Center
By Greta Anderson, Inside Higher Education, November 24, 2020

Quoted in Trinity Washington University Launches New Racial Equity Action Plan
By Sara Weissman, DIVERSE Issues in Higher Education, November 16, 2020

The Moral Failure of Father John Jenkins
Op-ed, Chronicle of Higher Education, October 8, 2020

Quoted in The College Degree Is Dividing America
by Eric Kelderman, Chronicle of Higher Education, October 30, 2020

Quoted in Trinity Washington University looks to reduce student debt, help diversify future workforces
by Jonathan Capriel, Washington Business Journal, September 29, 2020

D.C.-area businesses put plans into action on racial equity, justice initiatives
Washington Business Journal, September 22, 2020

In their words: D.C.-area executives on how the pandemic has reshaped their businesses
Washington Business Journal, September 2020

Quoted in Colleges and Universities Celebrate Women’s Vote Centennial
By Walter Hudson, DIVERSE Issues in Higher Education, August 18, 2020

Quoted in Plexiglass Won’t Save Us
by Jeff Selingo, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 16, 2020

Short Essay “No More Normal” in How Will the Pandemic Change Higher Education?
Chronicle of Higher Education, April 10, 2020

How Companies Kill Higher Education’s Promise of Social Equity
Op-ed, Chronicle of Higher Education, January 31, 2020

Risks and Costs in the Quest for Social Mobility through Higher Education
Academe (AAUP), Winter 2020

How Higher Education’s Data Obsession Leads Us Astray
Op-ed, Chronicle of Higher Education, October 27, 2019

How Higher Education Can Atone for Its Long History of Racism
Op-ed, Chronicle of Higher Education, July 26, 2019

A Cautionary Tale for Small Colleges
Op-ed, Chronicle of Higher Education, May 2, 2019

For Trinity Washington University’s Pat McGuire, stepping up and taking risks carried her to the president’s office
Profile by Kate Oczypok, The DC Line, March 12, 2019

Yes, We Need Accountability. But We Also Need Institutional Diversity.
Op-ed, Chronicle of Higher Education, January 20, 2019

The Dream Act Remains a Distant Dream
Op-ed, Chronicle of Higher Education, November 30, 2018

Taking Action on the Crisis in the Catholic Church
Remarks for Georgetown Campus Ministry, at Dahlgren Chapel, October 10, 2018

Remarks for the Sodality Union of the Archdiocese of Washington
October 6, 2018

The Essential Importance of Freedom of Speech – 2018 Cap and Gown Remarks
Cap & Gown Convocation, September 22, 2018

How Colleges Should Deal With Their Kellyannes
Chronicle of Higher Education, August 29, 2018

I Am My Parents American Dream – Remarks to New Students
First Year Convocation, August 24 2018

How Concerns About ‘Undermatching’ Perpetuate Higher Ed’s Caste System
Chronicle of Higher Education, July 5, 2018