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La Sala

An update from Chelsea, a human rights major and women’s and gender studies minor: Today our group visited La Sala. The organization is located in San Jose, Costa Rica and focuses on defending and promoting the rights of sex workers. … Continue reading

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To the coast and Nazareth

From exploring the world of Jesus in the Judean wilderness to experiencing the site of his birth in Bethlehem – on Orthodox Christmas – the Perkins School of Theology Palestine-Israel immersion group journeyed today to the coastal plains and Nazareth. Located … Continue reading

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All Was Still

An update from Chelsea, a human rights major and women’s and gender studies minor: Today our group visited Pomnik Zaglady Litzmannstadt Ghetto Monument in memory of the Holocaust in the Lodz Ghetto. The Litzmannstadt Ghetto was in operation from 1940-1944. … Continue reading

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Many to few to many

An update from Matthew, a junior majoring in communication studies and political science, and minoring in law and legal reasoning: In the late 19th century hundreds of newspapers, radio stations and television channels were independently owned and circulated locally. Nevertheless, … Continue reading

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World War II Memorial

An update from Sara, a sophomore majoring in English and public relations with a minor in History. She is a Dedman Scholar and a Second Century Scholar: How strange it is, the tension between past and present that a memorial … Continue reading

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Off the Record

An update from Sara, a sophomore majoring in English and public relations with a minor in History. She is a Dedman Scholar and a Second Century Scholar: “These words never leave this room.” Such a simple command, yet it signals … Continue reading

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ExxonMobil

An update from Devon, a double major in political science and communication studies: As one of the leading global oil companies, ExxonMobil employs a high-energy and highly influential communications team to handle both its international and national communications.  As we met … Continue reading

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Failures of Our Past

Students traveled to Washington, D.C., in October 2014 as part of SMU’s Hilltop on the Hill program. The students visited media and government sites, and met with political communicators, journalists and SMU alumni. Continue reading

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Seeing the sights in DC

The next morning Lucy and I woke up for breakfast with some of our classmates. She was more than a little disgruntled, though, because the hot water in our hotel room didn’t seem to be working! The Tabard Inn continental … Continue reading

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From Madison’s home to DC

This day would be our final full day together. The morning was both exciting and bittersweet. The Hampton Inn provided a lovely continental breakfast. One by one, we arrived with our suitcases to grab a quick bite to eat before heading to … Continue reading

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