ACCESSIBLE AIR TRAVEL ADVOCACY TAKING OFF: Public Service Fellow Brady Martin partners with All Wheels Up leading grassroots advocacy efforts for wheelchair accessibility on airplanes

The Maguire Ethics Center welcomes you to our second 2021 Maguire Public Service Fellow spotlight. This week’s post features Public Service Fellow Brady Martin and his work with All Wheels Up advocating for wheelchair space on aircrafts. While catching a flight remains a simple part of life for most people, those flying as a wheelchair…

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…

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…

Day 19 of Social Distancing: A New Normal

College students thrive on a schedule. Knowing what a day beholds allows for them to feel a sense of structure, stability and security according to Cathy Guttentag, PhD, an associate professor of pediatrics at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and clinical child psychologist with UT Physicians. However, the closure of colleges and universities to help…

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…

Newest Addition to the Maguire Ethics Team: Rylee Bailey

A Little About Me Hi, I’m Rylee and I am currently a second-year student studying Corporate Communications and Public Affairs and minoring in English and business. I joined the Ethics Center this January as a student worker. I also intern with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation here in Dallas. At the Ethics Center I curate…

Public Service Fellow in Rwanda

While most juniors in college are happy just to find a summer job or an unpaid internship that will pay off in the long run, SMU junior Sienna Dugan is working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Rwanda (UNHCR). Under the guidance of SMU Associate Professor Andrew Quicksill from the Lyle School of…

Cartago, Costa Rica: #SummerofService

We’re travelling to Central America for this week’s Public Service Fellowship Spotlight! Rising SMU junior Jessica Jancose is spending her summer volunteering in Cartago, Costa Rica on a project offered by UBELONG at a government-supported community center for the elderly. While the majority of our Public Service Fellows are serving right here in DFW, a…

Texas Health, Dallas Medicine: #SummerofService

Thanks for joining us for the second Maguire Fellow Spotlight. This week we’re hearing from Parker Miller, an SMU rising senior serving the doctors, nurses and staff at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the Texas Institute for Surgery. Close your eyes (and internet browser) and try to name the hospitals in Dallas. Go ahead, try it. You…