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2014 marks the 10th Anniversary of the SMU Civil Rights Pilgrimage. The eight-day bus journey takes students, faculty and staff to visit the American South’s civil rights landmarks and leaders in the movement. Continue reading
A first-year student majoring in English and public relations, Sara is a Dedman Scholar and member of the University Honors Program. During spring 2014, she is enrolled in the Honors history class “The Founding Fathers and Slavery.” The class traveled to Virginia during spring break, with visits to Alexandria, Colonial Williamsburg, Washington, Charlottesville and the plantations of George Washington (Mount Vernon), Thomas Jefferson (Monticello), and James Madison (Montpelier). Continue reading
24 February With the conviction that “effective leadership in a culturally complex world requires a combination of cultural intelligence and cross-cultural experience,” Perkins School of Theology offers immersion courses and experiences for students, under the auspices of the Perkins Global … Continue reading
During J Term 2014 at SMU-in-Taos, students are taking courses including Environmental Communications, Social Problems, Mountain Sports and Computers and Information Technology. Continue reading
During December 2013, students participating in Alternative Break traveled to Austin, Texas, to work with Blackland Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit that supports residents who earn less than 60 percent of the media income in Austin. Continue reading
I was thrilled to find out recently that not only have I been approved to take an honors art colloquium in New York City for course credit, but the honors program is offering me a sizable scholarship to help cover … Continue reading
During Fall Break in October 2013, students, faculty and staff visited five communities to perform service. They traveled to Hartshorne, Oklahoma, to do home repairs for homeowners; to Oklahoma City to work with the regional food bank; to San Antonio to engage in community development and youth education; and to Bridgeport, Texas, to work at a nonprofit animal sanctuary. A group also remained in Dallas to work at a women’s shelter. Continue reading
An update from Candy Crespo, assistant director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility and an SMU alumna: It’s morning in Washington, D.C. I take a deep breath in through my nose, pause, and exhale. “Do … Continue reading
An update from Briana, a sophomore Hunt Scholar majoring in political science in Dedman College and communication studies in Meadows School of the Arts: “Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” Frederick Douglass’s claim harmonizes with the exact phenomenon … Continue reading
An update from Alexandra, a junior majoring in psychology and English with a minor in women’s and gender studies in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences: