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Tim E. Jaster


Taking care of business

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter speaks with candor and humor, both of which she prescribes for healthy leadership and change in an uncertain future. At the Zale Corporation Lecture of the Willis M. Tate Distinguished Lecture Series, titled “Leadership in Turbulent Times,... More »

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Part three – Planting

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Part three – Planting (This is the third column in a series) My second discovery of a burial came this year. Excavating the east half of a room revealed a story in the sediments. The contours of ash pits, dug in the center of the room, clearly broke the horizo... More »

Raitt shines on

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Often comparisons of well-aged wine are made of artists who’ve persevered the many hazards and rewards of being good at their craft. Bonnie Raitt is no bottle of wine. She’s the bottle of old bourbon, mellowed with age, flowing down, full of flavor. Then, the ... More »

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Dedman balances life’s commitments

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Dedman balances life’s commitments Nature dwarfs the walls of the Dedman estate and establishes the understatement of a contemporary home nestled in the woods. Natural stone is dabbled with dancing patches of sunlight filtered through the forest of trees. Ther... More »

Campaign breaks fundraising records

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One of the best kept secrets at SMU will be revealed Friday Near the flagpole, on the north end of Bishop Boulevard at 11:30 a.m., a ceremony will unveil the total amount of pledges and gifts in the capital campaign. The Campaign for SMU: A Time To Lead has be... More »

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Academy Forum puts teaching in context

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Academy Forum puts teaching in context If the true purpose of a liberal education is to put the knowledge gained into context, Tuesday’s Academy Forum made strides to that effect. The differing perspectives of law and political science merged at the forum pres... More »

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Bound and gagged: Ties bind

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Bound and gagged Most every man in the Western world has done it. He won’t admit it, that he has to sometimes, but he does. It is a strange sort of bondage. The Dutch crown prince has publicly declared that he will never do it again. It’s a cravat, a noose, a ... More »

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Tate speaker criticizes media’s self-obsessive role

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Tate speaker criticizes media’s self-obsessive role David Halberstam’s Tate lecture was a state-of-the-media address. The Pulitzer Prize- winning author was openly severe in his assessment of the “self-obsessed” media. “Journalists today have to work harder to... More »