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‘Rights Are Different From Mere Courtesies’: SMU Law Prof.

During his State of the Union address Dec. 6, President Obama suggested linking firearm-sale databases with the nation’s no-fly list could help prevent future acts of terrorism. In response, a compelling thought: “As a matter of law, and as a core … Continue reading

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David McCullough: On Writing Well

Often called “America’s greatest living historian,” David McCullough visited SMU Nov. 18 not only to speak with a crowd of students, faculty and staff, but also to accept this year’s Medal of Freedom presented by the John Goodwin Tower Center for Political … Continue reading

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‘Tough’ Talk: ICE Director/SMU Alumna Sarah Saldaña ’84

“I remember you were tough on me. [Audience laughs.] Let me remind you I have national subpoena power now.” – Sarah R. Saldaña, U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement Director/SMU Dedman School of Law alumna (’84) kidding her “much admired” former professor/dean, C. … Continue reading

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Acclaimed statistician/forecaster Nate Silver leans in

FiveThirtyEight.com founder Nate Silver, who calls himself an “applied statistician-journalist or something like that,” was peppered with non-stop questions during SMU’s Willis M. Tate Lecture Series Student Forum May 5. Here are a few of the most memorable exchanges (his … Continue reading

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SMU Dedman College Dean on Embrey Human Rights Program

“Fundamentally what we look at in Dedman College is what it means to be human. I can’t really think of anything more important than the human rights program for looking at ethical responsibilities … and to understand how we relate … Continue reading

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Dedman Law Dean Jennifer Collins on Life ‘Lesson’

“A Lesson Before Dying — it helped inspire my passion for social justice.” — Dean Jennifer M. Collins, SMU Dedman School of Law, naming a book that’s inspired her during her career, to writer Maria Cross in The Daily Campus

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Rick Halperin, human rights leader

“17-year-old Malala [Yousafzai] represents the role young people can play in advancing human rights causes. That should inspire governments everywhere to ensure human rights education begins as soon as possible for future generations of global leaders.” — SMU’s Embrey Human … Continue reading

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