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World Changers

August 8, 2015 This week, I faced one of the hardest moments of my summer. I had to say goodbye. This past Wednesday, on Aug. 5, I reached the final day of my summer internship with International Justice Mission. I … Continue reading

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Share the Story

July 30, 2015 Our world revolves around stories. Whether remembering a life-changing moment, communicating a challenging truth, or simply summarizing a day’s events, we each share our personal experiences, passions, and values through stories. Over the past two months of … Continue reading

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Project Impact and Education in Guatemala

This update is from July 11, 2015. Today has been quite an adventure, which began promptly with a 4 a.m. trip to the airport. A group of 22 that included the SMU Center for Child and Community Development staff, educators, … Continue reading

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Bittersweet Ending

This is the last week of the summer program and it is bittersweet. I will miss the craziness that comes with any summer camp, and the connections I made with the kids. But the gains made were significant. Using IStation, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Interpreters

This week, I attended, along with two medical anthropologists, a meeting with interpreters at a French association. Interpreters work with various social institutions in the city, such as the post office or hospital, to assist in situations in which language … Continue reading

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Aggie Goes to AARO

Kenny Ryan recently started a new position as a public information officer in SMU’s Office of News and Communications. Thinking an AARO session would speed up his getting acquainted with SMU, he decided to attend session seven , which was held July 27 and 28. Continue reading

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Family, Friends and Fun

I’m beginning to feel as though I’m cheating on D.C. with friends from home. Or possibly I’ve become its greatest ambassador with astounding alacrity. I’ve been fortunate enough to host visiting friends or family for the past three weekends, and … Continue reading

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Summer in Paris

Jordan is a second year M.A./Ph.D. student studying cultural anthropology. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. Continue reading

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Preparation Before the Trip

7-10-15 Planning a project domestically with a team can be difficult to begin with, but when you add 1,812 miles of distance that difficulty can multiply exponentially. However, when you have an amazing team here in the U.S., and a … Continue reading

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Project Background

7-9-15 In 2012 Dr. Héctor Rivera and the SMU Center for Child and Community Development made their first trip to Guatemala for their Global Educator Project. This project manifested itself as a summer immersion program that provides educators from the … Continue reading

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