Author Archives: Sarah Hanan

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Our group in D.C.

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Hilltop on the Hill 2014

Students traveled to Washington, D.C., 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. Read their blog.

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Making an impact in Dallas

SMU Alternative Breaks took students, faculty and staff to 7 communities during fall break 2014 to serve community organizations while also learning about issues such as poverty, hunger and homelessness. Learn more at Continue reading

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The value of hard work and good relationships

An update from Monica, a senior majoring in communication studies: What an experience this has been for me – the growth, the endurance, and the lessons. Washington, D.C., is as beautiful as I had heard; it without a question surpassed … Continue reading

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Texas history at the Capitol

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Our next national economic priority

An update from Anna, a junior studying Economics and Public Policy with a minor in Business Administration: Like any profession, not all teachers are created equal. Around half of the teachers entering the profession today have come from education schools … Continue reading

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Should Texas have adopted Common Core?

The Contemporary Issues in Education Policy offered at the Simmons School of Education and Human Development allows students to follow prominent education issues, evaluate them in a real-time manner and write about them incisively. The course is taught by Bill McKenzie, editorial director at the George W. Bush Institute and formerly a Dallas Morning News editorial columnist
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A Markets and Culture perspective on immigration

After serving with The Ethiopian National Project (ENP), whose purpose is to help Ethiopian immigrants and their families succeed in Israel, I asked myself one question: Why do Ethiopian-Israelis have a harder time integrating into Israeli society than other immigrant … Continue reading

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Fascist dreams of modernist cities

The EUR was a central project of Mussolini’s architectural and urban planning ambitions. Meant to be another building endeavor commemorating the twentieth anniversary of the March on Rome, in 1942, this city was not meant to disappear like others being … Continue reading

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The Last Stop

Summer has finally come to an end. London was an amazing experience. Getting to work with Stop the Traffik for the last two weeks was the perfect way to end the summer. I enjoyed getting to work with the Global … Continue reading

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