Author Archives: Sarah Hanan

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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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Fun and learning at a youth outreach center

Lisa is a senior majoring in markets and culture in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, with a minor in education in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. She is working with the Ethiopian National Project (ENP), whose purpose is to help Ethiopian immigrants and their families succeed in Israel. Continue reading

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Diving into the data on arts education supporters

My primary project this summer has been to research and analyze the arts education funder universe in Los Angeles County. That wasn’t necessarily a self-explanatory assignment when my supervisor first told me about it, so let me explain what that … Continue reading

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Injustice and resilience in Panama

T.I. is a junior majoring in international studies, religious studies, human rights and Spanish in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2014 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU to intern with the non-governmental organization Hope for the Silent Voices. Continue reading

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You can’t win if you don’t fight

As I’ve gotten to know the women at Nexus, I’ve learned one very important aspect of what a successful treatment center means. Educational lines, economics, politics, and social (un)acceptability are all washed away when the women of Nexus sit down together … Continue reading

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Finding Michael Jackson at the FBI

My Advanced Legal Research professor, SMU’s amazing Donna Wolff, taught me to follow the Michael Jackson rule when it comes to conducting research: don’t stop ’til you get enough. The logic is that when the case law starts overlapping and … Continue reading

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