SMU communication students served as research assistants during the presidential primaries. They assisted Rita Kirk, SMU communications professor and director of the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, who also serves as a CNN consultant.
An update from Gabrielle, a junior majoring in public relations and strategic communication and fashion media: Feb. 29, 2016 The Monday routine, a set ritual for every college student: wake up, realize that you need another day to your weekend, sit in bed while commiserating with your roommate, and finally mustering the will to get out of bed (if only for the promise of Starbucks). But this was no regular Monday; a statistical outlier, happening on a leap day. Today the normally pestering sound of my iPhone went off at 6:30 a.m. and I was up and checking emails, texts, and the GROUPME without hesitation. Why? Because CNN was set to film a segment at SMU about Hispanic voter reactions [...]