Author Archives: Sarah Hanan

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It’s August?

I blinked, and suddenly less than a month remains before my internship at ManeGait ends and I start my senior year at SMU. I’m already feeling a bit anxious about the transition, mainly because I know that come late August, … Continue reading

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Exploring Christ Church Cathedral and Trinity College

An update from Andrew, a sophomore majoring in anthropology and human rights, and a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps in Armstrong Commons: Following a spectacular celebration at Highclere Castle last night, the RCLC began our 6th day of … Continue reading

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Pomp and Circumstance

An update from Olivia, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering and a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps in Boaz Commons: Today was a full day of both learning and entertainment! I consider today the most fruitful in my … Continue reading

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Learning beyond the classroom: Stonehenge and Bath

An update from Alexis, a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering and a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps: Today we traveled for many hours to visit two very historical places in England. First, we went to the town of … Continue reading

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Day 4: Less cobblestone and more academia

An update from Samiat, a sophomore majoring in business management and a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps in Ware Commons: Today we took a ride to Oxford’s competitor, Cambridge. While there we were fortunate enough to learn about Cambridge’s … Continue reading

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Oxford: It must be experienced for oneself

An update from Jason, a sophomore management science major and math minor and a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps: Yesterday we arrived at Oxford, but today was the first day that we as a group were able to … Continue reading

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Views of London and Oxford

An update from Alexander, a junior majoring in finance, with a minor in computer science, and a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps: Today is not an ordinary Tuesday … because it is our first full day in the UK. I … Continue reading

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Like lines in a hand: The remains of Fascism ideology in the Viale del Mare

The Italian writer Ítalo Calvino in his Invisible Cities notes that “the city does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings of the windows, the banisters … Continue reading

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On human rights, compassion and hope

Since the first day in Panama, our team went on to work with two other sites around the country with congruent objectives. The second visit was centered on an orphanage run by the sweetest little old nuns, which doubled as … Continue reading

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Our arrival in London

Eight SMU undergraduates and four faculty and staff members are exploring the birthplace of residential colleges: Oxford, England. With stops in London, Cambridge, and Bath, this group of residential leaders are searching to answer the question, “What is the culture of a true residential college system?” The students, faculty and staff hope to bring back ideas and traditions to enhance SMU’s new Residential Commons system. Continue reading

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