Author Archives: Sarah Hanan

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Real talk

An update from Anthony, a political science major, minoring in law and legal reasoning: Whites and blacks and other minorities for the most part get along fine as long as we all acknowledge American Exceptionalism. But when the black people … Continue reading

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Our transformative journey

An update from Laura Lisa, a graduate student in the Master of Liberal Studies program studying organizational dynamics: When I left last Friday from SMU, my son, daughter and grandson where at the sendoff. How appropriate for they were the … Continue reading

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Conversations about race

An update from Sarah, a junior majoring in music, human rights and a Meadows Interdisciplinary Major in nonprofit organizational studies: Tonight, the SMU Civil Rights Pilgrimage members had the distinct pleasure of meeting with Jennifer Stollman, the Academic Director of … Continue reading

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History is all around us

An update from Devon: Today we had the opportunity to visit Medgar Evers’ home in Jackson, MS. As I walked up the drive to the front door alongside my classmates, I was overcome by what had taken place right here. … Continue reading

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‘Living beyond fear’

An update from Liz: The highlight of the day for me was meeting Jerry Mitchell. Hearing his stories about being a journalist for civil rights cases was very inspirational. He is so humble for being so accomplished. While we were … Continue reading

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Our well-oiled research ‘machine’

An update from Jiayi (Lily), a first-year student majoring in accounting and minoring in economics. She is conducting research on Justice Hugo Black’s role in the incorporation process: Sitting in my hotel room and reviewing the scanned files from the … Continue reading

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A call from Alabama

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 I was flipping through Justice Black’s … Continue reading

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Mustangs in the Madison building

Students in the political science class “The Supreme Court Seminar” are conducting research at the Library of Congress. Read their blog.

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At the Temple of Angkor Wat

An update from Ryan, a first-year political science and Spanish: Visiting the Angkor Wat temple complex near Siem Reap this morning provided our group a long-awaited opportunity to view Cambodia’s most famous historical site. The temple is over 900 years … Continue reading

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Research, more research and sleep

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: I never knew reading could wear a person out so much. Despite … Continue reading

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