Monthly Archives: July 2017

Why this trip?

An update from law student Brenda B.: Most Americans have an opinion one way or another about the death penalty. But how much do we really know? During the summer after my first year of law school (now), I decided … Continue reading

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Shelter Scenes

Lex P. is a senior majoring in markets and culture. This summer she is interning at the Austin Street Center, in Dallas, which provides safe shelter for the homeless. Continue reading

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Feet Are Gross

Feet are gross. I have never liked them, yet last week I found myself with some unhoused friends’ bare feet in my hands as part of one of Open Table Nashville’s foot clinics. At these outreach events Open Table staff and … Continue reading

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Writing in Los Angeles

I am at the half way point in my research, which means it is writing time. I am now in Los Angeles to visit various university libraries, the Huntington Library art collection and the J. Paul Getty Museum. An important … Continue reading

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Visiting 18th-Century French Art

Delanie L. is a graduate student studying art history. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2017 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is spending the summer studying elements of morality and ethics depicted in 18th-century French art. Continue reading

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Ethnicity and Identity, part one

Traveling as a non-Latina brown American from Lima to Quito to Bogotá over the past few days has made me think a lot about ethnicity and identity so here ya go: Meeting so many new people in a relatively short … Continue reading

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‘It’s Like a Whole New World’

Megan B. is a graduate student studying anthropology. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2017 from SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility. She is spending the summer studying environmental advocacy with the Trinity River Audubon Society. Continue reading

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V-Lock Blocks

As we reach the end of June, it’s amazing to think that summer is nearly halfway over! I have been working for the past few weeks on my design kit, playing with blueprints and scouring existing projects for inspiration. Wrapped … Continue reading

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