Author Archives: Kathleen Tibbetts

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Day 6: Montgomery/Tuskegee

An update from Hayley, a junior majoring in anthropology, French and human rights: Our first stop this morning was the Rosa Parks museum, and I really enjoyed the experience. I was a bit hesitant at first because I have been … Continue reading

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Being ordinary

An update from Hiba, a junior majoring in biochemistry and human rights with a minor in Arabic: Perhaps the most beautiful thing about change is that it often comes in the form of a person. Not an extraordinary person. Just an … Continue reading

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National Voting Museum and Tabernacle Baptist Church

An update from Jazmin, a senior majoring in Spanish: “Being a Negro in America means trying to smile when you want to cry. It means trying to hold on to physical life amid psychological death. It means the pain of … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage Day 2: Mount Zion Church

An update from Jazmin, a senior majoring in Spanish: Today we went to Mount Zion Church, where two white men and one African American man – Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney – worked during Freedom Summer just before their … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage Day 1: Little Rock Central High School

An update from Jazmin, a senior majoring in Spanish: Little Rock Central High School “The effort to separate ourselves whether by race, creed, color, religion, or status is as costly to the separator as to those who would be separated.” … Continue reading

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Inspiration and invigoration

An update from Gwen, a sophomore double major in civil engineering and Spanish: I’ve been so inspired and invigorated today! After pulling myself out of my cushy queen-size bed at 6 A.M. (9 A.M. in Dallas, so not so bad!), … Continue reading

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The urgency of sustainability

An update from Zachary, a junior environmental studies major: We arrived in Los Angeles on Saturday to attend the AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) Conference. After spending time on Hollywood Boulevard, we got straight to … Continue reading

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From LA: A different beauty

An update from Jewel, a sophomore environmental science major: It’s not a secret that SMU prides itself on its beautiful campus. Our grass is always green and our petals are always perky. I love that about SMU, but at the AASHE … Continue reading

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The practiced journalist

An update from Marc at the Republican National Convention: Putting an event like the Republican National Convention on the air is eerily similar to putting a play on stage. Dozens of tech people sprinkled throughout the forum tinker with lights … Continue reading

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¡No pasa nada!

It is one of the mantras that you will hear very often in Madrid – not for its literal meaning of “nothing happens,” but the real translation, which is: “Don’t worry, be happy.” Madrileños live with that attitude. Life in Madrid is … Continue reading

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