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Monthly Archives: July 2014
An update from Jason, a sophomore management science major and math minor and a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps: Yesterday we arrived at Oxford, but today was the first day that we as a group were able to … Continue reading
An update from Alexander, a junior majoring in finance, with a minor in computer science, and a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps: Today is not an ordinary Tuesday … because it is our first full day in the UK. I … Continue reading
The Italian writer Ítalo Calvino in his Invisible Cities notes that “the city does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings of the windows, the banisters … Continue reading
Since the first day in Panama, our team went on to work with two other sites around the country with congruent objectives. The second visit was centered on an orphanage run by the sweetest little old nuns, which doubled as … Continue reading
Eight SMU undergraduates and four faculty and staff members are exploring the birthplace of residential colleges: Oxford, England. With stops in London, Cambridge, and Bath, this group of residential leaders are searching to answer the question, “What is the culture of a true residential college system?” The students, faculty and staff hope to bring back ideas and traditions to enhance SMU’s new Residential Commons system. Continue reading
Lisa is a senior majoring in markets and culture in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, with a minor in education in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is working with the Ethiopian National Project (ENP), whose purpose is to help Ethiopian immigrants and their families succeed in Israel. Continue reading
My primary project this summer has been to research and analyze the arts education funder universe in Los Angeles County. That wasn’t necessarily a self-explanatory assignment when my supervisor first told me about it, so let me explain what that … Continue reading
T.I. is a junior majoring in international studies, religious studies, human rights and Spanish in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU to intern with the non-governmental organization Hope for the Silent Voices. Continue reading
As I’ve gotten to know the women at Nexus, I’ve learned one very important aspect of what a successful treatment center means. Educational lines, economics, politics, and social (un)acceptability are all washed away when the women of Nexus sit down together … Continue reading