Monthly Archives: January 2013

Meeting women in physics

Two undergraduate students majoring in physics in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences attended the Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference in January in Austin. This trip was funded by the SMU Physics Department, and the conference was funded by the National Science Foundation. Continue reading

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Supporting the troops in D.C. and at SMU

An update from Santiago, a communications major and member of U.S. Military Veterans of SMU: Walking through the Vietnam War Memorial was a humbling experience. Standing there looking at those names, I thought about the issues all troops faced during … Continue reading

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Thank you to our representatives in Washington

An update from Kathryn, a sophomore communication studies and public policy major: Before knowing who our president was going to be for the next four years, I began hassling my local congressman, Kevin Brady of Montgomery County, Texas, for tickets … Continue reading

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Nyhavn Harbour

I have to take the bus to get to school everyday, which is a very pleasant experience since the buses here are very nice, and almost everybody takes the bus to school or work. Since this was the first week … Continue reading

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Hilltop on the Hill 2013

Journalism and communication studies students traveled to Washington as part of Hilltop on the Hill. Read their blog.

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America’s remarkable tapestry

An update from Antonea, a junior majoring in communication studies and history: On the eve of the Inauguration, we had the opportunity to see several of the monuments on the National Mall. While extraordinarily relevant to what we would experience … Continue reading

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Experiencing history

An update from Savannah, a junior majoring in communications and history: When I decided to join this inaugural trip, I did so to be a “part of history.” However, who knows what that means? Was I a part of the … Continue reading

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Inspired by alumni in D.C.

An update from Caroline, a senior communication studies major: I’ve been bit. Since we landed on Saturday afternoon, my condition has worsened and the virus has consumed my whole being. This bug is highly contagious. It lives in the energy … Continue reading

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A sense of legacy

An update from Mary-Ashley, a junior communication studies major: Over the course of this Hilltop on the Hill trip to our nation’s capital for the presidential inauguration, I have been struck by the reality of my place in the grand … Continue reading

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So you want to work in Washington?

An update from Morgan, a sophomore business and communication studies major, and Spanish minor: Since we stepped off the metro from Washington Reagan airport, the Hilltop on the Hill program has been a nonstop whirlwind of meetings with journalists, reporters, … Continue reading

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