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Candi B. is a senior majoring in journalism: This summer I received the amazing opportunity to attend the Republican National Convention. As a media and politics junkie, working at a convention is the dream. And as a student at the … Continue reading
SMU students are attending the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, as part of a political communication studies program in Meadows School of the Arts. Continue reading
CULP – Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Week 1 – Democratic Republic of the Congo Twenty-seven hours later we had finally touched down in Kinshasa, DRC. People who were eager to be back to their homeland immediately greeted us with … Continue reading
Lindsay G. is a rising senior majoring in international studies and human rights. She travelled to the Democratic Republic of the Congo this summer with Army ROTC for closer study of the country’s culture and language. Continue reading
The last few weeks at Bryan’s House have been very busy with all of the summer camp kids in the building. We began a new program called Splash Thursdays where the kids are able to run outside and play in … Continue reading
Parker M. is a senior majoring in biochemistry and philosophy. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2016 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. He is spending the summer volunteering at Texas Health Presbyterian hospital and the Texas Instituted for Surgery, both in Dallas. Continue reading
Fifteen students traveled to London for the SMU-in-London Communication Internship Program. Led by Associate Professor Owen Lynch, the students utilize the city of London as a classroom as they study key texts, build professional skills, gain a global corporate perspective and study globalization, economics and communication. Continue reading
Claire W. is a senior majoring in biology. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2016 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is spending the summer volunteering at Dallas-based Bryan’s House, a non-profit organization that provides medically managed child care and support services, assisting with the organization’s social media reach as well as its early-childhood education program. Continue reading
The Clinton Global Initiative University, hosted by former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, connects college students with innovators, thought leaders and engaged celebrities to address challenges facing their campuses and communities. CGI U’s focuses on five areas: education, environment and climate change, human rights, poverty alleviation and public health.
The 9th annual meeting of the CGI U was held April 1-3, 2016, at the University of California-Berkeley. About 1,100 total students attended, and eight of those were from SMU. Continue reading