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First Asian American Woman Crowned as Miss Texas

NBC Texas From North Texas to the Miss America stage, the newly crowned Miss Texas is making history. “My name is Averie Bishop. I am the 85th anniversary Miss Texas and the first Asian American woman to represent our state,” she said. Bishop is also a first-generation SMU graduate and SMU law school graduate. She’s […]

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SMU graduates Abena Marfo ’22 and Briana Morales ’21 shared with the Dallas Morning News their challenges and successes as first-generation students at SMU

Dallas Morning News What first-generation North Texas students face: Grads share their stories Abena Marfo’s mother was always adamant about education. After moving to Texas from Ghana, her mom wasn’t able to pursue her own college degree as she juggled work in preschools with raising two girls by herself. She encouraged her daughters to earn […]

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SMU student wins prestigious Dr. Ervin “Vinny” Caraballo scholarship

Dallas Morning News Congratulations to Teresa Acosta ’22. She was recently selected to receive the Dr. Ervin “Vinny” Caraballo scholarship. The scholarship was presented by the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), a national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals. According to a Dallas Morning News article, Teresa […]

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Opinion: America should honor MLK’s vision by halting the death penalty

Dallas Morning News By Rick Halperin, director of the SMD Dallas Human Rights Program On Monday the nation will pause, perhaps too briefly, to remember and pay tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., arguably the leading U.S. (and global) civil and human rights activist who was the voice of reason and conscience during […]

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Advocating For Conservation in Marseille

Tower Center Blog Originally Posted: October 10, 2021 This post was written by Isabelle Galko ’22, a Highland Capital Management Tower Scholar. She is majoring in Environmental Science with minors in Human Rights and Public Policy and International Affairs. She is also a President’s Scholar, a member of the University Honors Program and assistant editor […]

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Rick Halperin reflected on the 80th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Russia

History New Network Originally Posted: July 11, 2021 Eighty years ago last month Adolf Hitler unleashed almost 3 million soldiers along a 1,500-mile front, with the intent to utterly and militarily destroy the Soviet Union.  It was the largest assembled army the world had ever seen. The havoc, destruction, and wholesale slaughter of human beings […]

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SMU Senior Working With All Wheels Up Advocating For Wheelchair Space On Aircrafts.

Maguire Ethics Center Originally Posted: July 30, 2021 While catching a flight remains a simple part of life for most people, those flying as a wheelchair user may find flying a daunting proposition. While airlines are required to assist in making it possible to fly, it’s often not a pleasant process. Slings, hoists, and slide […]

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Reflecting on the 80th Anniversary of the Nazi Invasion of Russia

History News Network Originally Posted: July 11, 2021 By: Rick Halperin, director of the Human Rights Program at SMU Dallas. Eighty years ago last month Adolf Hitler unleashed almost 3 million soldiers along a 1,500-mile front, with the intent to utterly and militarily destroy the Soviet Union.  It was the largest assembled army the world had […]

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My college years were in the tumultuous 1960s. Graduates today must keep idealism alive.

USA Today Originally Posted: May 9, 2021 “I anticipate many of my students in the Southern Methodist University Human Rights Program, where I teach, will remain active in social justice causes for Black Lives Matter, women’s and LGBTQ rights, anti-hate activism, and beyond.” Rick Halperin, director of the SMU Dallas Human Rights Program, contemplates the […]

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Big Path Capital Dell Family Creates Endowment Fund for SMU Human Rights Program

Yahoo Finance Originally Posted: April 5, 2021 J.D. Dell, managing director and partner at Big Path Capital, the leading investment bank for impact companies and private equity funds, and Ann Marie Dell, who is currently enrolled in a Southern Methodist University doctorate program, are pleased to announce a $500,000 commitment toward the endowment of the Human Rights Program in […]