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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, a sophomore pre-law scholar majoring in philosophy and political communication: 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 … Continue reading
An update from Fairooz, a sophomore majoring in political science and business management: Prior knowledge of geopolitics can, as Bill Clinton may have said, help make more sense of “trendlines” as opposed to “headlines.” Even so, observing foreign newspapers for … 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
An update from Maggie, a junior double major in education and communications: Engraved in stone inside the Newseum in Washington, D.C., are Abraham Lincoln’s words: “Let the people know the facts, and the country will be safe.” Those words helped … Continue reading
SMU Outdoor Adventures took students to the Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Area near Port O’Connor, Texas, for Fall Break 2015. These updates are from Jessica, Outdoor Adventures trip leader: The group met up in the Outdoor Adventures rental shop around 11:30 … Continue reading
SMU Center for Child and Community Development staff, educators and volunteers traveled to Guatemala City. Read Jennifer’s blog.