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An update from Emily, a sophomore majoring in public relations/communications and French, and minoring in advertising: “Too long have others spoken for us.” – First Issue of Freedom’s Journal, 1827 This quotation comes from the first issue of Freedom’s Journal, … Continue reading
An update from Hannah, a senior majoring in Political Science, Psychology, and English: The Newsuem is a very educational and awe-inspiring museum in which hundreds of events are emotionally portrayed within the six floors of the building. The museum includes … Continue reading
An update from Will, a sophomore political science and communication studies major: Without a doubt, the consumption of news media has changed drastically in recent memory. Long gone are the days of waiting to learn about world events with the … Continue reading
An update from Spencer: I have often distrusted the media, especially large outlets who cater to specific audiences. It’s a tough pill to swallow, seeing the news skewed in drastic ways that some seem to take as an absolute truth. … Continue reading
An update from Fairooz, a sophomore majoring in political science and business management: For someone that does not follow the news worldwide, seeing news from around the world, as displayed prominently in the Newseum, can be somewhat surprising. In Danish … Continue reading
Eleven students are traveling to Washington, D.C., with SMU’s Hilltop on the Hill program. The program is led by Rita Kirk, director of the Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility and professor of Communication Studies in Meadows School of the Arts; Stephanie Ann Martin, assistant professor of Communication Studies; and Candy Crespo, assistant director of the Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility and lecturer at the Center for Nonprofit Management.
During the program, students meet with SMU alumni, talk with communication staffers on the Hill, learn from lobbyists about their advocacy functions, assess the role and function of the news media, and investigate the role of political parties as representatives for constituent concerns.
Endowed by the Bauer Foundation, the Hilltop on the Hill program also takes students studying political communication to political party conventions, the presidential Inauguration and the G8 Economic Summit.
SMU Alternative Breaks partners with its Community Engagement & Leadership Center, to take 70 students, and faculty and staff advisers, to seven locations in Texas, Oklahoma and Florida. They will spend four days working with nonprofit organizations that address issues including hunger, child abuse, homelessness, women’s rights and environmental restoration. Continue reading