Monthly Archives: October 2013

Diary of an FiR: Boulevarding 101

An update from Ann Batenburg, Faculty in Residence (FiR) for the Virginia-Snider Residential Commons: September 7, 2013 My first major program for students was today: Boulevarding with Batenburg, or Boulevarding 101. Students stopped in to get some treats and some mentoring … Continue reading

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Hilltop program sets up students for success

An update from Briana, a sophomore Hunt Scholar majoring in political science in Dedman College and communication studies in Meadows School of the Arts:  During lunch with the 21st Century Group, we had the pleasure of speaking with one of … Continue reading

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A firm in a class of its own

An update from Alexandra, a junior majoring in psychology and English with a minor in women’s and gender studies in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences: After a long, busy, and just plain exhausting day of traipsing through Washington, D.C., … Continue reading

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Shadows of the government shutdown

An update from Katelyn, a junior double-majoring in journalism and theatre in Meadows School of the Arts, with a special emphasis in international politics in Dedman College: Americans across the nation are feeling the effects of the government shutdown, and … Continue reading

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SMU alums in D.C.

An update from Lauren, a sophomore majoring in political science in Dedman College and public relations in Meadows School of the Arts: Yesterday we had the pleasure of meeting two SMU alums at an alumni roundtable. It was great to … Continue reading

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How the media make memories that last

An update from Sasha, a senior majoring in corporate communications in Meadows School of the Arts and Spanish in Dedman College: It is incredible the way our memories work. We can spend hours in a classroom hearing the same thing … Continue reading

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Lessons from a global local PR company

An update from Briana, a sophomore Hunt Scholar majoring in political science in Dedman College and communication studies in Meadows School of the Arts:  “Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.” Albert Einstein’s words elicit the … Continue reading

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‘Too Long Have Others Spoken for Us’

An update from Alexandra, a junior majoring in psychology and English with a minor in women’s and gender studies in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences: What do Susan B. Anthony, Randy Shilts, and Ida B. Wells have in common, … Continue reading

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9/11 through a media lens

An update from Katelyn, a junior double-majoring in journalism and theatre in Meadows School of the Arts, with a special emphasis in international politics in Dedman College: We spent two or so hours Sunday wandering the Newseum on Pennsylvania Avenue … Continue reading

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Journalism during the Civil War

An update from Briana, a sophomore Hunt Scholar majoring in political science in Dedman College and communication studies in Meadows School of the Arts:  “Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” Frederick Douglass’s claim harmonizes with the exact phenomenon … Continue reading

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