Author Archives: Kathleen Tibbetts

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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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A uniquely unique experience

We left for Nowga, a district in western Bangladesh, six days ago. It was the drive of my life. While Bangladesh has a fairly decent national highway system, no one follows any rules or regulations. Imagine a two lane highway … Continue reading

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Uganda: Rural life (Part 1)

An update from Katie, a sophomore majoring in dance, international studies and human rights: This has certainly been an adventure… I have had the time of my life. Africa has far exceeded my expectations – my time here has been … Continue reading

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Borrowing and barriers

I made a visit to a Grameen Bank branch office today around the district of Gazipur (not further than 30 to 40 kilometers from the capital city of Dhaka). I learned a few important things about the bank today that … Continue reading

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