Author Archives: Sarah Hanan

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Serving in Taos, N.M.

Students served at a Taos school and at sites in nine other cities with SMU Alternative Breaks. Read their blog.

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50 Years Later… The March Continues

An update from a Civil Rights Pilgrim: Left and right What’s wrong was might Keep marching on We’re more than pawns Together by will Divided we spill The march goes on, At patient speed The march goes on, For the … Continue reading

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We marched with Selma

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Thanks to everyone – and then, sleep at last!

An update from Kayla, a sophomore political science and world languages major. She is studying to what extent Chief Justice Rehnquist succeeded or failed in aligning his court with his political ideology on three topics – abortion, states rights and … Continue reading

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Meeting the Justices through their words

An update from Daniel, a first-year management science and economics major. He is conducting research on the expanding notion of the Equal Protection clause through the Reapportionment Cases: It’s hard to believe we’re back in Dallas already. It seemed improbable during … Continue reading

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Under the weather, but still a great trip

An update from Sydney, a sophomore majoring in political science and English, and minoring in Chinese. She is conducting research on Justice Blackmun’s changing approach to capital punishment: On Thursday, the unthinkable happened: I got sick. While browsing the Blackmun … Continue reading

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Remembering a genocide

An update from Christian, a Master of Liberal Studies graduate student with a concentration in human rights and social justice: In Phnom Penh, the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which used to be a high school, recognizes the mass murders carried out … Continue reading

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On an intellectual high

An update from Mollie, a senior majoring in political science and human rights, with a minor in Chinese. She is conducting research on Justice Black and his interpretation of the Equal Protection Clause: As our trip came to a close, … Continue reading

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A time to process

An update from Dr. Dennis Simon, who leads the Civil Rights Pilgrimage: On Saturday night at approximately 9 PM, forty weary Pilgrims got off the chartered bus at the location where they boarded, with great anticipation, eight days earlier. The … Continue reading

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The end of my pilgrimage, but not the journey

An update from Laura Lisa, a Master of Liberal Studies student in Organizational Dynamics (culture and business): As we approached the end of the 2015 SMU Civil Rights Pilgrimage, I found myself feeling sad, overwhelmed, transformed, humbled and honored, yearning … Continue reading

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