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Scenes from SMU Alternative Break

SMU Alternative Breaks partners with its Community Engagement & Leadership Center, to take 70 students, and faculty and staff advisers, to seven locations in Texas, Oklahoma and Florida. They will spend four days working with nonprofit organizations that address issues including hunger, child abuse, homelessness, women’s rights and environmental restoration. Continue reading

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Summer at Family Gateway

Roy is a second year graduate student working toward a Master of Divinity degree from SMU’s Perkins School of Theology. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for his work with homeless children in Dallas. Continue reading

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What is the International Rescue Committee?

ustin is a senior, double majoring in biology and Spanish. He was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU. This summer he interned in Dallas at the International Rescue Committee, a resettlement agency for refugees. Continue reading

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Aggie Goes to AARO

Kenny Ryan recently started a new position as a public information officer in SMU’s Office of News and Communications. Thinking an AARO session would speed up his getting acquainted with SMU, he decided to attend session seven , which was held July 27 and 28. Continue reading

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Justice: from Abstract to Reality

Hope is a junior majoring in human rights and history, and minoring in Spanish and sociology. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for her work in social justice. Continue reading

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Summer in D.C.

Amy is pursuing a joint degree MA/MBA in business and arts management from the Cox School of Business and Meadows School of the Arts. She is a recipient of the Virginia H. Miles scholarship and an Artistic Scholarship from Cox and Meadows, respectively. She was also recently awarded the Lanham Deal Internship award for academic achievement by the Eugene McDermott Foundation. This summer she is among 19 interns from around the world participating in the Summer Internship Program at the National Gallery of Art. Amy will assist the development department with fundraising and administration. Continue reading

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Getting Comfortable in Berkeley

Katherine is a graduate student in the medical anthropology program. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for her research on struggles for LGBTQ immigrants in the San Francisco Bay area. Continue reading

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Summer Learning

Sha’ron is a senior majoring in English and minoring in international studies. She was awarded a Maguire and Irby Family Foundation Public Service Fellowship for summer 2015 from the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU for her work in literacy intervention with children attending summer camp at the Wesley-Rankin Community Center in Dallas. Continue reading

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Memories of a Tragedy

An update from Katie A., a graduate student in the Liberal Studies program: Yesterday we went to the site of the Washita Massacre in western Oklahoma. The site is surrounded by a beautiful landscape of tall prairie grasses and beautiful … Continue reading

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Exposing a Romanticized ‘Wild West’

Thirteen SMU students and faculty and staff members will travel the American West June 2–12 to visit Native American reservations and historic sites “to study past and present struggles of our country’s indigenous people – all too often our forgotten people,” says Rick Halperin, director of SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program, sponsoring the trip for the first time. While in Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota and Nebraska the group will visit such places as the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and the site of the Battle of Little Big Horn in Montana. Continue reading

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