En Route: Public Service Fellow Rachel Morrow teams up with VNA Meals on Wheels to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to elderly and homebound individuals in Dallas

The Maguire Ethics Center welcomes you to our first 2021 Maguire Public Service Fellow spotlight. This week’s post features Public Service Fellow Rachel Morrow and her efforts to address vaccine inequity among elderly and homebound individuals in Dallas. Vaccinating as many Americans as possible against COVID-19 is no easy feat. Challenges such as vaccine hesitancy,…

Celebrating Juneteenth 2021

On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas. He informed the enslaved African Americans of their freedom and that the Civil War had ended. This momentous occasion has been celebrated as Juneteenth — a combination of June and 19 — for more than 150 years. As we celebrate this newly recognized…

Meet the 2021 Cohort of Maguire Public Service Fellows

The Maguire Ethics Center is proud to announce our 2021 cohort of Public Service Fellows– seven SMU undergraduate and graduate students who will dedicate their summer to public service and ethics research. The Maguire Center, with financial assistance from the Irby Family Foundation, awards summer fellowships to SMU students who wish to devote time to…

34th Annual Conference of the Professions: Meet the Keynote Speaker and Panelists

The Conference of the Professions brings together members of law, medicine, and theology in the Dallas area to discuss common challenges—ethical and otherwise—facing these professions. Each year an ethical issue of common interest is identified. A noted expert in the field presents a keynote address, and a distinguished panel of local professionals discusses a related…

25 Years of the Maguire Ethics Center: A quarter-century of ethics education

Throughout 2021, in honor of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility’s 25th Anniversary, we will be celebrating the wide variety of people and events that have played a major role in the Maguire Ethics Center’s history — our founders, volunteers from years past, former Public Service Fellows, influential donors and supporters,…

Rolling Up My Sleeves: My experience receiving my COVID-19 vaccine

THIS BLOG POST IS PART OF A SERIES DEDICATED TO HIGHLIGHTING MAGUIRE CENTER STUDENT STAFF MEMBER RYLEE BAILEY’S PERSONAL EXPERIENCES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.  Everything in this world seems to come full circle. During the 16th century, a young couple from Stratford-upon-Avon, England, lost two of their children to the bubonic plague. After their loss,…

Announcing 2020 Maguire Ethics Essay Prize Winners

The Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at Southern Methodist University is pleased to announce the winners of its first annual Undergraduate Ethics Essay Prize. The essay contest was launched in 2020 to celebrate our 25th anniversary, as a means to encourage the development of ethical discernment, imagination, and thoughtful reflection among students at SMU.  The 2020…

About the Football Game… The irresponsible actions of some students do not accurately represent the character of SMU students as a whole

This blog post is a part of a series dedicated to highlighting the personal experiences of Maguire Center student staff member Rylee Bailey’s personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the second post of a three-part mini-series that highlights her return to campus.   About the football game… The college experience encompasses more than…

My View Inside the Residential Commons

This blog post is a part of a series dedicated to highlighting the personal experiences of Maguire Center student staff member Rylee Bailey’s personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first post of a three-part mini-series that highlights her return to campus. I loathe self-help books. However, every now and then I will…

This is a Pandemic. Not a Game.

This blog post is a part of a series dedicated to highlighting the personal experiences of Maguire Center student staff member Rylee Bailey’s personal experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic. The literature we read often reflects the world in which we live. In the age of COVID-19, more and more people are reading novels like The…