Category Archives: Visitors

NoViolet Bulaweyo ’07, author, We Need New Names

“Reading should be a labor. We are not here to be pleased all the time.” – during a lecture and Q&A on her first novel, winner of the 2014 PEN/Hemingway Award and the first book by an SMU graduate to … 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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Santiago Calatrava, architect of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

“One of the enormous qualities of America is the way it welcomes people. You have welcomed us with your will and your heart. I know so many people in this community,  but my mother, my alma mater, it’s this university.” … Continue reading

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Michael Pollan, food activist

“Telling the difference between edible food and edible food-like substances is the key to eating well.” – at the Tate Student Forum

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Michael Lewis, author of Moneyball and The Blind Side

“The hardest part of the job is getting yourself in the chair and doing it.” – on being a writer

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