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News Archive 2013

News Archive 2013

A selection of articles, op-eds, TV segments, and other media featuring Center staff.

Rise & Shine - Playing Fair and Square 

(Fall/Winter 2013)

As the chief executive officer of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) since 2007, Travis Tygart has taken on professional cycling’s Goliath – seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong and his powerful entourage. Tygart’s thorough investigation of the athlete’s use of banned performance-enhancing substances over a period of years ended in Armstrong’s disgrace. The cyclist eventually admitted to doping, was stripped of his titles and banished from the sport.

Tygart, who earned a Juris Doctor with Order of the Coif honors from SMU’s Dedman School of Law in 1999, was on campus August 26 for lectures on “Playing Fair and Winning: An Inside View on Ethics, Values and Integrity from the Lance Armstrong Case.” He talked to students and faculty at the law school and later spoke as the Delta Gamma Lecturer in Values and Ethics at an event co-sponsored by SMU’s Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility.

Travis Tyart, 2013 Delta Gamma Lecturer in Values and Ethics speaker, interviewed by Patricia Ward for SMU Magazine.

How Dallas' super-rich donors are transforming the city

(5/17/13)

“Dallas has always been a city driven by private philanthropy, with active civic involvement going hand in glove with the accumulation of wealth,” Fisher says. “Now, with the enormous riches that have come with Texas’ economic boom — not just in oil and gas but in financial and business services, technology, health care and other areas — the levels of philanthropic giving have skyrocketed to levels that would be unimaginable most anywhere else in America.”

The Dallas donors have funded everything from world-class cultural institutions to parks and even bridges, showing the power of American philanthropy to contribute to urban flourishing.

Cary M. Maguire, founder of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, interviewed by Guy Sorman from the Dallas Morning News.

Exotic trips, luxury gifts among perks of state elective office

(4/14/13)

Many lawmakers are quick to name the sacrifices they make to serve. But life in the Lege is not half bad. The perks associated with the job — from exotic trips to luxury gifts — can dramatically augment their lifestyles.Dr. Rita Kirk, William F. May Endowed Director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, quoted by the Texas Tribune.

Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt receive 2013 Jonsson Ethics Award

(02/26/13)

Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt – whose business, public service and education leadership has helped shape Dallas for more than 40 years – received the 2013 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award during a sold-out luncheon Monday, Feb. 25, at the Belo Mansion Pavilion.

Nancy and Ray L. Hunt, 2013 recipients of the Maguire Ethics Center J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award, featured in an SMU Forum article.


Peppard: Nancy Ann Hunt reveals her secret failing at SMU event honoring her and husband, Ray Hunt

(02/23/13)

Monday, when SMU honored civic leaders Nancy Ann and Ray Hunt with one of the university’s highest awards, the soft-spoken Mrs. Hunt felt she couldn’t accept without first cleansing herself of a secret.

The occasion was the presentation of the J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award.

“I think I need to put something out on the table before I accept this award,” Mrs. Hunt said in front of a crowd that included her children and grandchildren.

Nancy Hunt, 2013 co-recipient of the Maguire Ethics Center J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award, quoted in the Dallas Morning News.

Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt receive prestigious ethics honor: SMU Maguire Ethics Center's 2013 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award

(02/26/13)

Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt – whose business, public service and education leadership has helped shape and strengthen Dallas for more than 40 years – received the Maguire Ethics Center’s 2013 J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award at a sold-out luncheon at noon Monday, Feb. 25, at the Belo Mansion Pavilion.

Nancy and Ray L. Hunt, 2013 recipients of the Maguire Ethics Center J. Erik Jonsson Ethics Award, featured in an SMU News article.

SMU celebrates the renowned career of Christian ethicist and professor Robin W. Lovin

(01/24/13)

The distinguished career of SMU Professor Robin W. Lovin, one of the nation’s foremost Christian ethicists, will be the focus "A Celebration of Ethics" luncheon sponsored by SMU’s Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility on Jan. 24.

Robin W. Lovin, former Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics, featured in an SMU News Article.

 

 

Robin Lovin Named to the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at John W. Kluge Center

(01/13/13)

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington has appointed Robin Lovin to the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the Library’s John W. Kluge Center. His tenure will begin Feb. 1.

Lovin, a professor of ethics at Southern Methodist University, will spend four months at the Library of Congress researching 20th-century American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr and his theories of Christian realism and the possibility for moral deliberation in politics.

Robin W. Lovin, former Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics, featured by the Library of Congress.

(02/21/13)

SMU Professor Robin W. Lovin has been appointed to the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the Library of Congress’s John W. Kluge Center by Librarian James H. Billington.

Lovin, who began his tenure on February 1, will spend four months at the Library of Congress researching 20th-century American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr and his theories of Christian realism and the possibility for moral deliberation in politics.

Robin W. Lovin, former Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics, featured in an SMU News Article.

 

SMU MilVets strive to create community

(02/24/13)

In March 2003, missile attacks rained down on Baghdad marking the beginning of a U.S. led campaign to topple the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. In April 2003 U.S. forces advanced into central Baghdad. During these events I had been sworn into the Delayed Entry Program with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Although I never deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, most of my veteran friends did, and were deployed more than once. When I got out of the Marines in 2008, I immediately enrolled into community college where I first experienced the difficulties in transitioning from the military to college.

Eric Anderson, former assistant to the director of the Maguire Center for Ethics, quoted by The Daily Campus.

‘Why is Death Bad for You?’: Yale Scholar Shelly Kagan to give lecture at SMU on March 1

(02/22/13)

The Maguire Ethics Center and the SMU Philosophy Department will host Yale Scholar Shelly Kagan at 3 p.m. Friday, March 1. 

Kagan is the Clark Professor of Philosophy and is considered one of the outstanding moral philosophers of our time, writing extensively on the nature of human well-being and harm. The lecture, “Why is Death Bad for You?,” opens an animated dialogue on why we regard death as a bad thing. The event will be in Room 241 of Umphrey Lee Center, 3300 Dyer St., Dallas, 75205.

Shelly Kagen, featured lecturer for the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, in an SMU News Article

 

SMU students in Washington to cover presidential inauguration

(01/18/13)

Twenty-one SMU students are in Washington, D.C., where they not only are participating in Inaugural events but also working as journalists and communicators.

The group of communication studies and journalism students are in the nation’s capital as part of the Meadows School of the Arts’ Hilltop on the Hill program. Endowed by the Bauer Foundation, the program takes students studying political communication to political party conventions, the Presidential Inauguration and the G8 Economic Summit.

Dr. Rita Kirk, William F. May Endowed Director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, quoted by SMU News.

President George W. Bush surprised a few groups of veterans, including members of the Southern Methodist University's student veterans groups and the Sons of the Flag, during their Veterans Day visit to the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Also pictured is Col. Miguel Howe, USA, Ret.; Director of the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative. Veterans Day visitors to the Bush Presidential Museum are greeted by President Bush in this video message. Thank you to all the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces.  

 

SMU honors veterans with luncheon

(11/15/13)

SMU military veterans were honored Thursday at a luncheon in The Martha Proctor Mack Grand Ballroom in SMU’s Umphrey Lee Center. The second annual luncheon was hosted by SMU’s Office of the Provost and co-hosted by Central University Libraries, Division of Student Affairs and the Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Relations. Miguel Howe, a retired U.S. Army colonel and director of the Military Service Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, was chosen as the special keynote speaker.

SMU's Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility honored university veterans with special pins and well-deserved recognition at the flagpole on Veterans Day. A group of 25 student veterans were invited to the George W. Bush Presidential Center in the early afternoon, where they met with the 43rd president, who thanked them for their service to their country.

SMU Veterans Honored at Campus Event Monday

(11/12/13)

All over the country, veterans were honored and remembered for their courageous acts of service Monday. Here at SMU, students personally honored what the veterans have done.

Members of the SMU faculty set up a tent by the flagpole in representation of all of the veterans. There, the veterans signed in and were able to get pinned to individually thank each and every one of them for their hard work and dedication to the country.