SMU Originally Posted: Nov. 29, 2016 [youtube]https://youtu.be/jx7dY_uAOR4[/youtube] On Nov. 12, 2016,SMU Political Science Professor Dennis Simon presented part three of a three-part lecture series on presidential elections. Where We’re Going: Post Election, analyzed the outcome of the 2016 presidential election and how party bases have changed as a result in the context of historic loyalties.
SMU News Originally Posted: November 28, 2016 DALLAS (SMU) – SMU graduate Rahfin Faruk has received a prestigious Marshall Scholarship. The highly selective scholarship is awarded each year to up to 40 intellectually distinguished Americans to advance knowledge in the scholars’ chosen fields and to promote understanding of Britain. Rahfin Faruk Faruk earned Bachelor’s degrees from SMU in economics, political science, public policy and religious studies in 2015, graduating summa cum laude. A President’s Scholar, he was selected to serve as the voting student member of the SMU Board of Trustees. He led the University’s student newspaper, The Daily Campus, and the Tower Center Student Forum, where students examine politics and public policy. In 2014 he was one of only 59 U.S. college students awarded a Truman Scholarship, [...]
Austin American Statesman Originally Posted: November 14, 2016 In what can be seen as the extension of a diplomatic olive branch, the highest-ranking Mexican diplomat in North America said Monday that his government was not going to publicly engage in conversations about a border wall, deportations or any other issues discussed in the U.S. presidential campaign until after President-elect Donald Trump takes office Jan. 20. “We’re not going to reply; we’re not going to address what was said during the campaign,” Paulo Carreño King, Mexico’s undersecretary to North America, told the American-Statesman on Monday during the first visit by a high-ranking Mexican official to Austin since Trump won the election last week. “What we think is more important is that we push forward an agenda [...]
Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: November 9, 2016 The contentious 2016 election came to an end early Nov. 9 with a result that surprised many — Donald Trump won the presidency. In his victory speech, Trump promised to be a president for all Americans. “Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division,” he said. Below, Tower Center Academic Director Jim Hollifield gives his insight on what to possibly expect out of an unexpected Trump presidency. Tower Center: What was your initial reaction to the election results? Jim Hollifield: I was surprised but not too surprised. If the vote was going to be decided by white working class voters in the upper-Midwest then Clinton would lose the election, and that’s essentially what happened. These [...]
CBS DFW Originally Posted: November 9, 2016 There is shock and awe among many Americans today who woke to find a different candidate headed to the White House than even the experts predicted. Dr. Matthew Wilson, an associate professor of Political at Southern Methodist University (SMU) has some opinions as to what turned the tide in the election. Wilson said the 2016 election is one that will be studied for a long time. And that it revealed a range of problems with everything from the polling industry, to which states are in play, to who is mostly likely to vote. Wilson says the presidential election not only jarred millions of American voters but was also a shock the people who specialize in predicting the outcomes. [...]
Star Telegram Originally Posted: November 7, 2016 FBI Director James Comey’s Sunday surprise also sent Texas campaigns back to work. State and local Republicans, breathing easy after an FBI investigation trimmed Democrat Hillary Clinton’s lead, now must work anew to turn out downballot voters in case the presidential election seems decided by Tuesday. One or two Texas House seats in Dallas County currently held by Republicans might swing to Democratic challengers if Clinton regains any of the momentum she had before Oct. 28. That’s when Comey abruptly announced a review of new evidence in a lingering investigation into whether Clinton or her staff mishandled classified information. READ MORE
Vol. 2 Features: Dean's Message The Slope of Success Dedman College Scholars: Building on Success In and Out of the Classroom Part One: Helping Exceptional Students Find Their Way Part Two: A Lasting Impact Part Three: Preparing for the Future Student Feature A Tower Scholar’s Life in Uganda Faculty Features Grappling with Culture and Citizenship: Dr. Hervé Tchumkam Explores French Identity Sharing Ideas Across Oceans: Department of Chemistry to Host International Exchange Bringing the Past into Context: Dr. Jo Guldi and the Digital Humanities Science at an Unprecedented Scale World Changers Major in World Languages Alumni Feature ‘My Passion, My Philanthropy:’ Lauren Embrey on Giving Bold and ‘Now’ What's New Biophysics: New Major on the Hilltop
Tower Center Originally Posted: October 27, 2016 The Tower Center sat down with Tower Scholar A.J. Jeffries to discuss his experience with the Tower Scholars Program and the SMU men’s soccer team. Jeffries is majoring in economics, history and public policy with minors in philosophy and public policy and international affairs. His directed research project is with Hunt Mexico looking at the cross-border electricity trade between the U.S. and Mexico. READ MORE