Monthly Archives: October 2013

Homecoming with new RCLCs

An update from Meaghan, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student triple majoring in Environmental Science with an Earth Science emphasis, Geology, and Chemistry, while triple minoring in Math, English, and Environmental Engineering: As a first year I’m … Continue reading

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Diary of an FiR: Living on campus

An update from Ann Batenburg, Faculty in Residence (FiR) for the Virginia-Snider Residential Commons: September 1, 2013 I feel like I live here tonight. It always takes me a few weeks to get comfortable in a new place, and I am … Continue reading

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The view from Capitol Hill

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Paying respect to JFK

An update from Sorsha, a sophomore majoring in international studies and anthropology, and minoring in Spanish: I have always been in love with studying the Civil Rights Movement, an interest that I was able to develop in several other classes … Continue reading

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How TV changed history

An update from Tatum, a sophomore management science major and business minor: “JFK: His Life, His Times, and His Legend” is easily the most specific academic course I have taken at SMU. This focused approach to one time period, one … Continue reading

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The human stories behind our history

An update from Trey, a sophomore majoring in economics: This class has been especially interesting for me because of how little I had known about JFK. This lack of knowledge is odd considering my affinity for history; still, before this … Continue reading

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Residential Commons tour

Residential Commons Leadership Corps members toured the new residence halls. Read their blog.

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New perspectives of JFK

An update from Bridget, a sophomore majoring in psychology and journalism: Learning about John Fitzgerald Kennedy from so many different perspectives, including those of Professors Simon and Stone, has shed a new light on what I thought I knew about … Continue reading

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Examining JFK for myself

An update from Garrett, a sophomore economics and political science major: As a third-generation Dallas native, I have grown up with my grandparents’ vivid memories of the Kennedy assassination and the impact that it had upon them and this city. … Continue reading

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A Tour of the New Build

An update from Tien, a member of the Residential Commons Leadership Corps and a second-year student majoring in advertising and public relations: This past week fellow blogger Meaghan and I got to tour the new builds that are set to open next … Continue reading

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