Award-winning Teach For America founder and CEO Wendy Kopp (left) gave SMU’s 10th annual Louise B. Raggio Lecture in Women’s Studies Oct. 4. Listen to a podcast from the event.
Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno gave SMU’s 8th annual Rosine Smith Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics Oct. 10. Hear his Oct. 8 interview on KERA 90.1 FM’s Think! program.
Wendy Kopp developed the idea for Teach For America as part of her senior thesis at Princeton University. Now in its 18th year, the nonprofit organization sends 4,400 college graduates – including 18 SMU students in 2007 – to teach each year in 26 of the nation’s poorest school districts. The Dallas-area native will give SMU’s 2008 Louise B. Raggio Lecture in Women’s Studies at 8 p.m. Oct. 4 in Crum Auditorium, Collins Executive Education Center.
The day’s events will include a Student Forum at 4:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center, free to SMU students, faculty and staff. Tickets for the evening lecture are $20 each. For reservations and more information, call 214-768-1384 or visit smu.edu/raggio.