Washington Examiner Originally Posted: January 12, 2017 There's a Russian cloud over President-elect Trump's head that could follow him all the way to the White House. Even as titillation over a dossier purporting to show his ties to Russia hardened into skepticism, Trump's relationship with President Vladimir Putin and the role Moscow may have played in the presidential campaign remained dominant themes of his first real press conference since winning the election. Now Trump's Cabinet nominees are being peppered with questions about Russia during their Senate confirmation hearings. The nomination of Rex Tillerson for secretary of state runs the risk of being bottled up in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as a result. Intelligence reports fingering Russia as the culprit behind the hacking of the [...]
SMU News Originally Posted: Complete your holiday gift list with books published in 2016 by the SMU community, including faculty, staff, alumni, libraries and museum. Need to satisfy a history buff? This list has it covered in genres from art to science to the Southwest. Find selections for readers of poetry, personal and spiritual enrichment, young adult fiction and celebrity memoir. There’s a southern-themed cookbook for foodies, a literary Shakespearean riff in the form of a card game, and an arty crime caper filled with mystery and intrigue to the end. This collection has something for all reading preferences, from light to serious. Some selections are available at the SMU bookstore, but all are available via online booksellers unless otherwise noted. Authors are listed alphabetically. [...]
SMU News Originally Posted: December 15, 2016 Research into antebellum Supreme Court justice raises contemporary questions for SMU graduating senior Tower Scholar A.J. Jeffries studies chief justice in landmark Dred Scott case Senior A.J. Jeffries brings a new meaning to the phrase, “triple threat.” Already a dedicated student and accomplished athlete on the SMU soccer team, Jeffries managed to also add to his resume an honors project known as a directed thesis on Supreme Court Justice Roger Taney. A.J. Jeffries Jeffries will be the first Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar to graduate from the program at SMU Commencement Dec. 15. His directed research project as a Tower Scholar is focused on cross-border electricity trade between the United States and Mexico. But last spring – after [...]
SMU News Originally Posted: December 12, 2016 One of SMU's most symbolic traditions is Rotunda Recessional, which will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, the evening before Commencement. Undergraduate candidates are welcomed by the Student Body President and the Chief Marshal of Academic Ceremonies. After brief remarks, the Chief Marshal leads the students through the front doors of Dallas Hall for a walk through the Rotunda, then exiting through the back doors. This is a symbolic departure from campus as well as a welcome to the SMU Alumni family. On Saturday morning, the all-University Commencement Convocation assembles some 536 degree candidates from all of SMU's schools and professional programs. The ceremony will take place in Moody Coliseum at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, [...]
Faculty, staff, students and alumni: Did you publish a general-interest book in 2016? SMU News is seeking information on your publications for possible inclusion in its end-of-year holiday book list. Please complete the brief web form at www.smu.edu/news/books to submit your book information, and send a high-resolution electronic cover image to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in the web form a web address where News and Communications can find more information. Questions? Contact the book list editor Cherri Gann at email@example.com or 214-768-7657. The deadline is Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.
Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: November 26, 2016 Could this state be a great nation? The other side of Gov. Greg Abbott's 'Texas miracle' READ MORE
Fox 4 Originally Posted: November 29, 2016 SMU Associate Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson talks about President-elect Donald Trump’s negative reaction to the burning of the American flag. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that it is legal, that decision growing out a Dallas case involving an incident at the 1984 Republican National Convention. [youtube]https://youtu.be/gS-73sVCvW0[/youtube]