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Remembering SMU’s Civil Rights Champion, Dr. Dennis Simon

SMU will remember the meaningful life and legacy of political science Prof. Dennis Simon today (Monday, April 3) at 2 p.m. in Perkins Chapel. Key to Dr. Simon’s nationally respected career was his leadership in SMU’s Civil Rights Pilgrimage, an eight-day … Continue reading

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Human rights grad’s ‘dream job’ to help program fulfill its dreams

“The Embrey Human Rights High School Chapters project is in its infancy, but we’re cultivating it based on the energy we get from DFW youth, who really want meaningful human rights education.” –  Lisa Walters-Vargas, new community outreach coordinator for the Embrey Human … Continue reading

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‘Voices’ from SMU’s 2016 ‘Triumph of the Spirit’ Awards

A large crowd gathered at The Kessler Theater Nov. 16 to honor the 2016 winners of the “Triumph of the Spirit” humanitarian awards sponsored by SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program. In keeping with the evening’s theme, “Voices,” we’re inspired to share … Continue reading

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After Human Rights Summit, ‘Let’s Open Our Hearts to Each Other’

At the July 12 memorial for Dallas’ five fallen officers, President Obama asked, “Can we find the character, as Americans, to open our hearts to each other?” Several days earlier, the “Human Rights Dallas” summit, sponsored by SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program, would … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter cofounder Alicia Garza speaks at SMU

#BlackLivesMatter cofounder Alicia Garza spoke at SMU last night, where she eloquently spoke of the origin’s movements and planted several thoughts and ideas in the audience members minds. “Hashtags don’t start social movements.” “All lives (should) matter. That’s the truth. … 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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