Archive for March, 2008

Son of Holocaust survivor speaks on Belzec camp

Son of Holocaust survivor speaks on Belzec camp

March 31, 2008 at 12:00 am 0 comments

The battle of memories is the battle being waged to keep the history of Holocaust lore alive by journalist and author Alan Elsner. It was the topic of discussion in his lecture Wednesday entitled “Dealing with the Holocaust Through Fact and Fiction.” Elsner is a former journalist for the Reuters […]

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A response to reform in the Presidential Scholars system

A response to reform in the Presidential Scholars system

March 28, 2008 at 12:00 am 0 comments

As Presidential Scholars, we feel it is our duty to defend the Presidential Scholars program at SMU in response to John Jose’s ill-informed and inaccurate attack on “the system.” As members of the program, we have our own experiences and actual information to support our arguments. From Jose’s style it […]

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Tensions reach Olympic high

Tensions reach Olympic high

March 28, 2008 at 12:00 am 0 comments

China is no stranger to controversy. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the communist country is once again in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. The crackdown in Tibet a few weeks ago is still big news across the world. Except this time there is a twist to the […]

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Gilbert lecture confuses audience

Gilbert lecture confuses audience

March 28, 2008 at 12:00 am 0 comments

When entering the Texana Room of the DeGolyer Library, one could not help but notice a swarm of white-haired women lined-up by the dessert table, fighting over the last lemon bar. There was not a single student in sight until the reception for Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, […]

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Theology professor discusses Jesus, Judaism

Theology professor discusses Jesus, Judaism

March 28, 2008 at 12:00 am 0 comments

Students, faculty, Jews and Christians gathered in McCord Auditorium last night to hear Amy-Jill Levine discuss “Jesus and Judaism,” part of the Nate and Ann Levine Lecture series sponsored by the Perkins School of Theology. As a professor of New Testament studies, the message of Levine’s speech was one of […]

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SMU President R. Gerald Turner and Roy M. Huffington celebrate the naming of the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences Thursday in the Rotunda.

Earth Sciences receives $10 million

March 28, 2008 at 12:00 am 0 comments

SMU President R. Gerald Turner and Roy M. Huffington celebrate the naming of the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences Thursday in the Rotunda. (John Schreiber) SMU commemorated the naming of the Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences on Thursday in the Rotunda of Dallas Hall. Huffington gave […]

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Fashion on campus

Fashion on campus

March 28, 2008 at 12:00 am 0 comments
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Schwimmer and Pegg in top form with ‘Run Fatboy Run’

Schwimmer and Pegg in top form with ‘Run Fatboy Run’

March 28, 2008 at 12:00 am 0 comments

“Run Fatboy Run,” the new film directed by former “Friends” star David Schwimmer, does a top notch job of taking elements of British comedy and using them in a movie that Americans can embrace. Although it lacks the spark that will make it a cult classic like star Simon Pegg’s […]

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Sturgess and ’21′ hit the jackpot

Sturgess and ’21′ hit the jackpot

March 28, 2008 at 12:00 am 0 comments

While “21″ could have been just one more film in a long line of movies made about Las Vegas and the crazy shenanigans people get themselves into while they’re there, it proves itself to be much more. “21″ is based on the true story of the MIT students who got […]

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Call me cynical

Call me cynical

March 28, 2008 at 12:00 am 0 comments

“When are they going to do something to that fraternity?” Mr. Stiles asked in an e-mail he sent me Wednesday night. Mr. Stiles is the father of Jake Stiles, the SMU sophomore and member of SAE fraternity who died the night of the SAE holiday party in December of 2006. […]

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