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A Story of Human Failings: How Reporter Emily Lawler Investigated the Larry Nassar Abuse Case

By Alix Sommers  B.A. English, B.A. Fashion Media ’20 Emily Lawler, capital and business reporter with MLive Media Group, shared the experience of her year-long coverage of the Dr. Larry Nassar abuse case in a lecture at SMU March 1, sponsored by the Meadows Division of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs. Nassar is the former Michigan State University (MSU) and USA Gymnastics (USAG) team doctor who was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for sex crimes. Lawler spent more than a year reporting on the case. At the beginning, she said the public questioned the accuracy of the [...]

March 19, 2018|Communications, Journalism|

10 Can’t Miss Photos from SMU Theatre’s Production of “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” by Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard’s internationally celebrated play won the Tony Award and New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for best play. It focuses on Hamlet from the perspective of the two flummoxed courtiers, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, who are bewildered by the action surrounding them. Part Shakespearean tragedy, part Laurel and Hardy comedy routine, and part Waiting for Godot absurdity, it leads its two honorable, adventurous and inept characters to their unfortunate, unavoidable fate. SMU Theatre’s production, directed by Kara-Lynn Vaeni, runs through this first weekend in March of 2018 at SMU Meadows. Photographer Kim Leeson got a sneak peek of the production, and we’re here for [...]

March 1, 2018|Theatre|

SMU Opera: Seven Epic Photos from the Production of Meadows Opera’s “Alcina”

The Meadows Opera Theatre production is directed by Directed by Hank Hammettand conducted by Paul Phillips No one can resist the spell of the glamorous, alluring enchantress Alcina. She has conjured a magical island paradise where she lures unsuspecting, vulnerable men who are blinded by illusion, desire and pleasure. Amid a tangle of romantic conflicts, seductions and captivating deceptions, George Frederic Händel explores the fascinating and powerful complexities of how human beings suffer in love in this magnificent Baroque masterpiece. On February 8, SMU Meadows will sing it in Italian with English projected titles. The opera runs through [...]

February 7, 2018|Music|
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