Monthly Archives: March 2013

Backpacking in Canyonlands National Park

At 4:45 am Saturday March 9, 12 SMU Spring Breakers piled into the white Outdoor Adventure van, closely situated after only just learning each other’s names and majors. 14 hours later, at 7 pm Mountain Time, the van pulled into the … Continue reading

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Our scholarly family

  An update from Hannah, a political science and Spanish major who is conducting research on the Supreme Court’s change in commerce clause jurisprudence since 1937: I can’t believe we’ve already been back in Dallas for a few days! The … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Pilgrimage on KERA-FM

Professor Dennis Simon, Reverend Ray Jordan and junior Emily Mankowski discussed the 2013 Civil Rights Pilgrimage during Think on KERA-FM.

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Our Chief Justice sighting

An update from Julianna, a sophomore majoring in business who is conducting research on the exclusionary rule: It’s been a little over two days since we made our way back to Dallas. I don’t even know where to begin! My … Continue reading

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The end of the beginning

An update from Austin, a sophomore majoring in economics, public policy and political science, with a minor in law and legal reasoning, who is conducting research on the differing “absolutisms” of Justice Black and Justice Douglas’ First Amendment Freedom of … Continue reading

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Trip to the Valley of the Giants

This weekend I went on a trip to Albany. My advisor had it all planned out, and we went to many nice tourist spots. My favorite by far was the Tree Top Walk in The Valley of the Giants in … Continue reading

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A connection to a defining moment

An update from Brandon F., a sophomore political science and accounting major who is conducting research on the development and eventual end of Brown v. Board’s doctrine of “All Deliberate Speed…”: Looking back on the week, all I can say is WOW! Spring … Continue reading

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Freedom music

An update from Harvey, a junior majoring in economics and political science: After a full week of inspiring stories, historical context, and personal bonds, music summed up all of the emotions of this trip for me. Visiting the STAX Museum … Continue reading

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Rich week of research

An update from Taylor, a sophomore majoring in political science and Spanish who is conducting research on school prayer decisions during the 1980s and early 1990s: I’m back in Dallas, and I can’t believe it was already a week ago that … Continue reading

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Our ‘scholarly conversation’

An update from Brandon B., a third-year political science, history and English major who is conducting research on “swing Justices” on the Court: After an abbreviated day of research on Saturday and a long stay at the airport, we made it … Continue reading

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