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Rick Halperin, Embrey Human Rights Program, in USA Today

USA TODAY April 8, 2015 Supreme Court gives new life to death penalty debate WASHINGTON — The state that plans to kill Kent Sprouse on Thursday recently received a new supply of pentobarbital, the drug of choice for executioners in … Continue reading

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Rick Halperin, Embrey Human Rights, reactions to new policy against selling execution drugs

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Originally Posted: March 31, 2015 AUSTIN — Since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1976, the state of Texas has executed more than a third of all inmates in the nation. But Texas and seven … Continue reading

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Human Rights Scholarship Established to honor slain dallas youth

Daily Campus Originally Posted: March 31, 2015 By Megan Sunderland In 1973, the Senate’s hearings on Watergate began, the Supreme Court decided on Roe v. Wade, and “Schoolhouse Rock!” premiered on ABC. 1973 was also the year that 12-year-old Santos … 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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Advocacy, creativity can fight poverty, journalist says at CitySquare event

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: March 20, 2015 By DEBORAH FLECK CitySquare does its part to fight poverty in Dallas. Through service, advocacy and friendship, the nonprofit has been at the forefront. Yet challenges remain. Journalist Nicholas Kristof talked about … Continue reading

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Dallas mayor gives $10,000 to new Santos Rodriguez scholarship at SMU

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: March 16, 2015 Mayor Mike Rawlings became the first private donor to the Santos Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship at Southern Methodist University. This weekend, he pledged a personal check of $10,000 for the new SMU endowment … Continue reading

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Q&A with author who’ll speak at SMU on Armenian genocide

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: March 13, 2015 When Peter Balakian was a small boy, his grandmother filled him with stories seeped in magical realism, with mysterious yet baffling lines. “A long time ago there was and there wasn’t,” she’d … Continue reading

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SMU scholarship named after Santos Rodriguez, 12-year-old killed in ’73 by Dallas cop

Dallas Morning News, The Scoop Blog DIANNE SOLÍS Published: March 11, 2015 3:50 pm A Southern Methodist University scholarship will offered in the name of Santos Rodriguez, a 12-year-old boy killed in July 1973 by a Dallas police officer in … Continue reading

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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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