Scholar Spotlight | My Semester in South America

Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: September 13, 2017 Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar Ryan Cross spent the spring of 2017 studying abroad in Argentina and Chile. He spent seven weeks in each country learning about economics, political development, and business in Latin America. During breaks he visited Uruguay and Peru. Cross sat down with the Tower Center to talk about his experience. Describe your life in Argentina. What was a typical day like for you? I began each day enjoying breakfast with my host family and roommate. Coffee, fresh fruit, medialunas (a croissant-like pastry), and dulce de leche (a spread similar to caramel) were staples. Next, I rode a public bus to the office building that housed the program’s classrooms. I participated in a lengthy seminar [...]

By | 2017-09-13T09:45:14+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Political Science, Tower Center, Undergraduate News|Comments Off on Scholar Spotlight | My Semester in South America

SMU Student Senate is raising funds for disaster relief through their Help for Houston campaign

In support of all who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey, the SMU Student Senate is raising funds for disaster relief through their Help for Houston campaign. The campaign will be accepting donations through this Saturday. Please consider donating:  https://giving.smu.edu/disaster-relief/?utm_campaign=%2Fhelpforhouston

By | 2017-08-30T14:10:16+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Earth Sciences, Economics, English, Events, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Sociology (Student), Statistical Science, World Languages and Literatures|Comments Off on SMU Student Senate is raising funds for disaster relief through their Help for Houston campaign

Watch: The 2017-18 School Year Starts at SMU

SMU News Originally Posted: August 27, 2017 Welcome to a new year on the Hilltop. Watch remarks by SMU officials, various events, move-in day and behind-the-scenes preparations  for school's start. Watch  

Treading lightly? The benefits and pitfalls of Obama’s coming re-emergence

AirTalk Originally Posted: August 23, 2017 Since leaving office, former President Barack Obama has kept a pretty low profile. According to his his former senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, he’s enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He visited Palm Springs, the Caribbean and Hawaii for vacation and opened a brand new office in Washington, D.C.’s West End. But this fall, he’s planning to re-emerge on the national stage, according to The Hill. He’ll be helping the Democratic Party rebuild, though a significant portion of his work will be backstage. How will Obama’s re-emergence affect the Republican base? Should he be careful about eclipsing emerging leaders in the Democratic party? Historically, what role have former president’s played in the political landscape? And do you want to see Obama [...]

By | 2017-08-30T07:02:17+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on Treading lightly? The benefits and pitfalls of Obama’s coming re-emergence

Obama To Do A ‘Delicate Dance’ to Help Democrats Ahead of 2018 Midterms

TownHall Originally Posted: August 19, 2017 Well, we all knew he was going to come back, though in what capacity—that remained unknown. Barack Obama said that he’s coming out of the bunker to help his party ahead of the 2018 midterms. In July, it was reported that he was going to try and help rebuild the Democratic Party, which was decimated under his tenure. Reportedly, his foray back into the fray will be on the fundraising circuit, specifically helping Democrats, like Ralph Northam, who is running for governor in Virginia. Now, the former president’s aides say that he’s going to walk a “delicate dance,” helping his party raise money and work behind the scenes. He’s also aware of his profile on the national stage and [...]

By | 2017-08-23T04:48:07+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on Obama To Do A ‘Delicate Dance’ to Help Democrats Ahead of 2018 Midterms

Watch: Welcome Back to the Hilltop!

SMU News Originally Posted: August 14, 2017 https://youtu.be/OdXg_K1Yk00 SMU’s faculty and staff prepared all summer for our students’ return to the Hilltop. Now we only have one week until we kick off the fall semester! From fostering innovation in the classroom to building spirit in the commons, the students bring campus to life. We look forward to seeing you back again soon. Dr. K.C. Mmeje, Vice President for Student Affairs  

Trump’s “On Many Sides” remark draws criticism

Fox 4 Originally Posted: August 14, 2016 SMU Political Science Professor Matthew Wilson responds to President Trump’s equivocating on Saturday on the violence in Charlottesville, saying it was initiated by “many sides,” prompting nearly universal criticism. WATCH

By | 2017-08-15T06:53:49+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences, Dedman College Research, Faculty News, Political Science|Comments Off on Trump’s “On Many Sides” remark draws criticism
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