Monthly Archives: August 2012

At the Republican National Convention

Marc and other SMU students are attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Read their blog.

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Behind the scenes

An update from Hannah at the Republican National Convention: Today James, Anthony and I met with recent SMU graduate Corey (CJ) Steadman. Steadman is Deputy Director of Production for the 2012 Republican National Convention. In this position, he helps coordinate … Continue reading

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The Olympiad of politics

An update from Savannah at the Republican National Convention:  Let’s face it — people are tired of politics. Five days ago The Wall Street Journal released a poll claiming that the approval rating of Congress has matched an all-time low … Continue reading

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First impressions

 An update from Amanda at the Republican National Convention: Out on the veranda, your motley crew of cameramen, stage lights and microphones border the Tampa Convention Center. With perfectly posed palm trees and a crisp Tampa Bay Harbor, viewers might … Continue reading

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The practiced journalist

An update from Marc at the Republican National Convention: Putting an event like the Republican National Convention on the air is eerily similar to putting a play on stage. Dozens of tech people sprinkled throughout the forum tinker with lights … Continue reading

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An SMU alum spotted!

An update from Marc at the Republican National Convention: Meet Sara McDonald. A former broadcast journalism and theatre major from SMU, Sara now works as a Senior Producer for CNN International. More specifically, Sara works closely with the show “International … Continue reading

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Texas pride at the convention

In fall 2012, SMU students are attending the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, as part of a political communication studies program in Meadows School of the Arts. They are attending with Professor Rita Kirk, director of the Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility, and Dan Schill, assistant professor of communication studies, who are conducting “Dial Test” research for CNN. Continue reading

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Old and new friends

I spent my first Saturday in Copenhagen, and it was quite nice. In the afternoon I had to go to immigration services with several DIS students since we have to apply for a visa to stay for four months. After … Continue reading

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Learning inside and outside the classroom in Denmark

Roza is a senior Hunt Scholar and Mustang Scholar majoring in communication studies in Meadows School of the Arts and political science in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. In fall 2012, she is studying abroad with SMU-in-Copenhagen. Continue reading

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Our summer of research in Vietnam

Janice is a sophomore President’s Scholar majoring in biological sciences in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. Fantine is a sophomore President’s Scholar majoring in biological sciences and mathematics in Dedman College. Janice and Fantine are members of the University Honors Program who received a Richter Fellowship to conduct research during summer 2012 in Vietnam. Continue reading

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