North America

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
Continue reading

Posted in Contemporary Issues in Education Policy, Simmons School | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Should Texas have adopted Common Core?

Are we there yet?

Gopika is a senior majoring in economics and political science in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. 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 has internships with Refugee Services of Texas in Austin and Stop the Traffik in London. Continue reading

Posted in Gopika, Maguire Fellow in Austin and London | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Are we there yet?

Zoinks!

The Guildhall at SMU will travel to Comic Con in San Antonio, Chicago, Austin and New Orleans from August 2014 to January 2015. The popular conventions reach a large and enthusiastic gaming audience. René Archambault, manager of admissions and alumni affairs, will blog about Guildhall activities at the San Antonio gathering. Continue reading

Posted in Guildhall at Comic Con 2014-15 | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Zoinks!

Making a difference one day at a time

Arvind is a junior majoring in finance with a specialization in alternative asset management at the Cox School of Business. 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. He is working with Apollo Tutors and the Budd Center: Involving Communities in Education at SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development to set up a process to connect volunteers with tutoring opportunities at schools in West Dallas. Continue reading

Posted in Arvind, Maguire Fellow in Dallas | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Making a difference one day at a time

Supporting arts education on a large scale

Jack is a graduate student in the MA/MBA dual-degree program in the Meadows School of the Arts and Cox School of Business. 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. He is interning at the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the arts agency serving the largest county in the country. Continue reading

Posted in Jack, Maguire Fellow in Los Angeles | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Supporting arts education on a large scale

Gaining new understanding at Nexus

Nazia is a graduate student in medical anthropology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. 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 conducting research with Nexus Recovery in Dallas to develop a research protocol. Continue reading

Posted in Nazia, Maguire Fellow in Dallas | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Gaining new understanding at Nexus

Horses, healing and high-fives

Erica is a senior majoring in psychology and sociology in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences. 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 to intern at ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship in McKinney, Texas. Erica plans to focus on fundraising, grants and event planning, while also volunteering in the nonprofit’s lesson program. Continue reading

Posted in Erica, Maguire Fellow in North Texas | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Horses, healing and high-fives

Born in the U.S.A. (O.)

Jade is a Juris Doctor candidate at Dedman School of Law. 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 to intern at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Texas. Her work will include both civil and criminal litigation work for the principal federal prosecution authority for North Texas. Continue reading

Posted in Jade, Maguire Fellow in Dallas | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Born in the U.S.A. (O.)

Defenders of justice for Latin America

The Embrey Human Rights Program’s Student Leadership Initiative is traveling to Costa Rica in May 2014 to investigate specific human rights issues. Eighteen students attended lectures during the Spring 2014 term in preparation for the trip. They will complete an independent research project and present their findings at a symposium. The student-led SLI was founded in 2010 to create opportunities to pursue human rights research and service-learning projects. Continue reading

Posted in Student Leadership Initiative in Costa Rica | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Defenders of justice for Latin America

Meeting (and Tweeting) Governor Perry

As part of MayTerm 2014, a group of students from Temerlin Advertising Institute at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts are on an industry immersion course in New York City. The course involves nine days of visits to advertising agencies, client companies and media organizations. Members of the “Nimble Nine,” as our nine students call themselves, will blog about their up-close and personal look at the amazing advertising business in New York Continue reading

Posted in Temerlin Advertising Institute in New York | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Meeting (and Tweeting) Governor Perry