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…

Day 17 of Social Distancing: Life as a college student during a global pandemic and the social responsibility that goes along with it

The Importance of Social Distancing Making the active decision to stay home and distance myself from friends, neighbors, family, professors, and anyone in between requires discipline, mental toughness, and courage; not traits I particularly associated with myself. However, this choice saves lives and flattens the curve. The red curve represents a scenario where a huge…

Public Service Fellow in São Paulo, Brazil

SMU senior Carol Sale is volunteering at Associação Saúde Criança in São Paulo, Brazil this summer, but she is not just another volunteer. In addition to her work at this innovative health organization, Sale is also performing an SMU staff-facilitated anthropological study of the moral distress of doctors, psychologists, social workers and lawyers who work…