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SMU Debater Ryan Booth Ranked #1 in the Nation by IPDA

Dedman College News Originally Posted: Nov. 18, 2021 Ryan Booth is ranked as the number one varsity competitor in the nation by the International Public Debate Association in their fall rankings released on November 16, 2021. Booth’s record and ranking is based upon more than 30 debate rounds at four tournaments this fall. Booth finished […]

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Political scientist Matthew Wilson in the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Journal Constitution Originally Posted: July 12, 2021 After Texas Republicans advanced a series of new voting laws Sunday, Lone Star Democrats reportedly are planning to flee the state — once again — in an effort to stop those measures from taking effect. Republicans are planning the first of several votes on the proposed measures […]

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SMU’s Austin Hickle sees the road to change through public policy

SMU News Originally Posted: June 5, 2021 Receiving a prestigious Truman Scholarship will help SMU student body president fuel the journey Austin Hickle had something of an epiphany last summer: If college campuses like SMU were going to successfully return to on-campus learning in fall 2020, student engagement would be key to compliance with COVID-19 […]

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Cold Weather, Warm Neighbors

Park City People Originally Posted: April 5, 2021 Residents mobilize to help each other during historic Texas blizzard While many Texans were without necessities like power and water during the winter storm in February, North Texans came together to help each other through it. Information posted in a group chat for SMU human rights students […]

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Trump ‘accountable?’ Easier said than done

The Hill Originally Posted: January 12, 2021 BY JAMES F. HOLLIFIELD AND DONLEY T. STUDLAR, OPINION CONTRIBUTORS — THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL. In the current controversy over President Trump’s challenge to the Electoral College vote and the attack on the U.S. Capitol, we hear a […]

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Cal Jillson joins Good Day to discuss Democrats trying to impeach President Trump for a second time

FOX4 Originally Posted: January 11, 2021 Democrats in Congress hope to remove President Donald Trump from office or at the very least leave a damaging footnote in history books. SMU political science professor Dr. Cal Jillson joined Good Day to explain how that is possible with just nine days left in office. WATCH

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SMU experts weigh in on the U.S. Capitol attack and discuss what’s next and who’s responsible

North Texas E-News Originally Posted: January 10, 2021 Dallas, Texas (SMU) – These SMU faculty experts share their thoughts about the U.S. capitol attack, explain what the January 6 attack means for President Trump’s standing with the Republican Party and discuss what comes next. Its now more likely that before that Trump will try to pardon himself  “In light […]

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It’s Time to Reform How Presidential Debates Go

American Thinker Originally Posted: October 3, 2020 Amid the clamor and uproar of presidential debate number one on Tuesday night, moderator Chris Wallace invited the president to come and take his seat as the moderator.  Though meant in jest, the exchange was an important signifier of the ongoing struggle to have better presidential debates.  The responsibility for […]

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Every vote counts

SMU News Originally Posted: September 21, 2o20 DALLAS (SMU) – The upcoming presidential election will be the first opportunity to vote for many SMU students, including Wilson Russ, and the University is lining up opportunities for these new voters to learn more about the process. But Russ is going to learn the election system from a very […]

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How college students are stepping up to help make returning to classes safe amid COVID-19

USA Today Originally Posted: September 1, 2020 AUSTIN — As a junior at Southern Methodist University, Austin Hickle says the challenge of safely reopening classes amid the coronavirus pandemic and affording young Texans the rewards of the college experience falls directly on the shoulders of students. “This COVID pandemic is one of our generation’s defining moments. […]