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 Cary Maguire Passes Away, Leaving Legacy of Scholarship in Ethics

Cary Maguire, businessman, philanthropist, and benefactor of the Cary and Ann Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the Kluge Center, passed away at age 93 on August 10, 2021, at his home in Dallas.

Remembering Founder Cary M. Maguire | August 18, 2021

 Cary Maguire, Dallas businessman, philanthropist and namesake of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility at SMU.


Dallas businessman and philanthropist Cary Maguire dies at 93

Cary McIlwaine Maguire Sr., a Dallas businessman and philanthropist whose charity left an indelible mark on Southern Methodist University, died Tuesday at his home. He was 93.

Remembering Founder Cary M. Maguire | August 15, 2021

 Cary Maguire, Sr., community leader


SMU remembers Cary Maguire, Sr., community leader

SMU mourns the loss of Cary M. Maguire, Sr., trustee emeritus and former SMU Board of Trustees member, who passed away on Tuesday, August 10, at the age of 93. Maguire, a long-standing leader in the community, was among some of SMU’s most active and generous donors, as well as a dedicated and innovative leader in the energy industry.

Remembering Founder Cary M. Maguire | August 11, 2021



Seeing Well and Leading Well 

When entrepreneurialism and academia collide, you end up with a conversation that gets to the heart of discourse in our culture. Mitch is joined by Rita Kirk in an interview that brings new perspectives to a world where communication is easy to access but hard to master.

Dr. Rita Kirk | The Whole Enchilada Podcast | 4/12/2021



We sacrificed working moms to survive the pandemic; it’s time to share the burden

As society inches toward reopening and returns to work en masse, how can we reconcile the impossible asks and unprecedented strain on working mothers?

Adria Richmond | USA Today | 4/7/2021



 The Necessity of Pivoting: Interviews in the Future of Our Field

As a soon-to-be graduate with an MFA in costume design, I thought I would be riding high this year—hustling and making moves to launch myself into a decades-long lucrative career in design. Lofty, yes, but that’s truly how I felt things were going to go—I had been kicking butt. It all came to a screeching halt in the short span of four days in the middle of March. All at once my prospects were cancelled. My summer plans were gone, and my upcoming production was eliminated the same day I was let go from my assistant job at a regional theatre. I found myself at a bar on a Friday evening trying not to cry while Celine Dion blasted over the speakers.

Former Public Service Fellow Janice Rabian | HowlRound Theatre Commons | 11/16/2020