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Adriana Martinez

14 posts

Feminine leadership

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At a recent national leadership conference, I was excited to see a woman listed as one of the keynote speakers. She seemed fascinating! Her diverse background included an expertise in management and marketing, a published book and a passion for working against... More »

Read a book. Find your purpose.

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One of my first exclamations at the beginning of the December break was, “Finally, I can choose what I read!” (N.B. This is not to say that I dislike my assigned readings; however, there is some pleasure to be taken in the liberty to employ one’s time with sel... More »

The questions that our generation must answer

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Perhaps it is the lack of objectivity that inextricably accompanies personal experience, but based on the notion that perception is reality, this is the reality that I perceive challenges my generation, Generation Y. Inactivity, inappropriate personal affairs,... More »

Voters and politicians: a growing division

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“Let us teach both ourselves and others that politics ought to be a reflection of the aspiration to contribute to the happiness of the community and not of the need to deceive or pillage the community. Let us teach both ourselves and others that politics does ... More »

Embracing life in the face of death

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As I was thinking about what I would write, I realized that this has been a very emotional week for SMU. As a community, we have been forced to face the reality of death. Yet, we have also celebrated meaningful moments in life. The juxtaposition of the overwhe... More »

Battle for human rights starts small

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Some days ago I was thrilled to be invited to a luncheon honoring Luis CdeBaca, the United States’ Ambassador-at-Large and Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons. On a program that Ambassador CdeBaca signed for me, he wrote, “Adria... More »

President Turner: A SMU legend

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On Sept. 9, the R. Gerald Turner Centennial Quadrangle and the Gail O. and R. Gerald Turner Centennial Pavilion were inaugurated as part of SMU’s continuing Centennial Celebration. Current and past SMU Trustees decided to name the quadrangle and pavilion after... More »

Internship edifies in multiple ways

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As the spring semester winds down, university students, most particularly juniors, enter into a continuous quest for the internship that will occupy their time during the long, hot summer months. An essential part of a university level education, the employmen... More »

‘Internationalizing’ SMU

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This is one of four opinion published in the mail home edition of The Daily Campus. The series is as follows: Internationalizing SMU, Pride & Unity, Class Ratings and Lack of Reading Days. I have the privilege of serving as the 2011-2012 Student Trustee, to wi... More »

Opinion editor has one final word

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About one year ago, I was approached by Jessica Huseman, the editor in chief elect of The Daily Campus. She mentioned that I should consider working for The Daily Campus as opinion editor. Initially, I dismissed her suggestions, giving it little thought. But d... More »