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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
An update from Justin, a senior majoring in Spanish and biology, and minoring in human rights: This past week I embarked on the Civil Rights Pilgrimage, one of the greatest adventures of my time as a student at Southern Methodist … Continue reading
An update from Karly, a sophomore studying human rights and anthropology: The day before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. proclaimed, “I’ve been to the mountaintop. And I’ve looked over. And I’ve seen the promised land. I may not … Continue reading
An update from Hena, a senior majoring in human rights and political science: The 2016 SMU Civil Rights Pilgrims are now back on campus and settling back into the everyday SMU life, myself included. This wasn’t easy for most of … Continue reading
An update from Alla, a law student: The Florence American Cemetery is one of 14 permanent American World War II military cemetery memorials erected on foreign soil by the American Battle Monuments Commission. Most American soldiers died in the fighting, … Continue reading
An update from Fareeha, a sophomore, majoring in communication and political science, minors in law and legal reasoning: Today is March 8, 2016, and our human rights group is on our way to Holocaust sites in Florence, Italy. We started … Continue reading
An update from Kevin, a junior studying real estate finance: The rice factory is a place of lost dreams and hope. The facility was used as a deportation/burning furnace where thousands upon thousands of bodies were burned. Unfortunately, there is … Continue reading
An update from Kevin, a junior studying real estate finance: How can a person do this? Its depressing how much unfairness and hatred there is in the world. How were these camps/things even approved! Madness is the word that comes … Continue reading