Category Archives: Politics & World Events

‘Tough’ Talk: ICE Director/SMU Alumna Sarah Saldaña ’84

“I remember you were tough on me. [Audience laughs.] Let me remind you I have national subpoena power now.” – Sarah R. Saldaña, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Director/SMU Dedman School of Law alumna (’84) kidding her “much admired” former professor/dean, C. … Continue reading

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Acclaimed statistician/forecaster Nate Silver leans in

FiveThirtyEight.com founder Nate Silver, who calls himself an “applied statistician-journalist or something like that,” was peppered with non-stop questions during SMU’s Willis M. Tate Lecture Series Student Forum May 5. Here are a few of the most memorable exchanges (his … Continue reading

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Rick Halperin, human rights leader

“17-year-old Malala [Yousafzai] represents the role young people can play in advancing human rights causes. That should inspire governments everywhere to ensure human rights education begins as soon as possible for future generations of global leaders.” — SMU’s Embrey Human … Continue reading

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Charles Krauthammer, political commentator

“This is going to be one of the dirtiest campaign seasons on record on both sides. So I say hide the children and check the plumbing: You’re going to need to shower several times a day.” – at the Tate … Continue reading

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