Category Archives: Political Science

Jeffrey Engel, Tower Center, we need a middle-class president

CNN.com (CNN)There seem to be two prerequisites for the modern U.S. presidency. 1. Being fabulously rich. 2. Successfully pretending you’re not. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz tried his hand at No. 2 last week as he announced his bid for the … Continue reading

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New courses help students shape ethical dialogue in variety of fields

DALLAS (SMU) – Nine new courses to be taught at SMU beginning this fall aim to address real-world ethical challenges from the political science realm to the video game industry. With $128,000 in grants from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson, Political Science: Pre-K efforts at Capitol a test for governor, lawmakers

Times Record News By: Mathew Waller AUSTIN — Children ran in circles in the bright gym. They sat pointing at pictures and words in books at the library. And they typed at computers in a screen-filled classroom. “The slide game!” … Continue reading

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America’s political royalty

Christian Science Monitor Originally Posted: March 22, 2015 By Linda Feldmann Why political dynasties, from the Adams to the Clinton to the Bush families, are both loved and loathed in the United States. In a nation of 319 million people, … Continue reading

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Mustang Minute! Civil Rights Pilgrimage

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Students Travel To Selma For 50th Anniversary Of Civil Rights Marches

KERA Originally Published: March 7, 2015 Today, March 7, marks the 50th anniversary of a bloody milestone in the Civil Rights Movement – when marchers in Selma, Alabama were attacked by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. On Friday, a … Continue reading

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SMU Students Mark History Milestone With Trip To Selma

CBS DFW Originally Published: March 6, 2015 DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – They are marching back in history to mark a major milestone. Students from Southern Methodist University loaded into buses Friday and set off — bound for Selma, Alabama. They know … Continue reading

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Students honor Dedman College professors’ excellence with 2015 HOPE Awards

SMU’s Department of Residence Life and Student Housing honored 45 exceptional University educators, 26 Dedman College professors, at the 2015 HOPE Awards Banquet. HOPE (Honoring Our Professors’ Excellence) Award recipients are named through student staff member nominations as professors who … Continue reading

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North Texans to mark 50th anniversary of Selma’s ‘Bloody Sunday’

Dallas Morning News Dallas groups will be busy this week leading local activities to coincide with the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Ala. Commemorations in Selma began this week. They will peak Sunday with a re-enactment of the … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner, Tower Center, The U.S. just leaked its war plan in Iraq. Why?

Washington Post Last week U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) gave a remarkably detailed press briefing about its intended late spring offensive to drive the Islamic State out of the critical Iraqi city of Mosul. Critics immediately jumped on CENTCOM and the … Continue reading

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