Mark W. Norris SMU president Gerald Turner, addressing the Methodist Church convention today at the Hilton Anatole Opponents of the George W. Bush institute failed Thursday afternoon to keep the think tank off of the SMU campus. Their petition, an acknowledged last-ditch effort, called for the Sout ... More >>
Wait, didn't Time already name SMU prof Susanne Johnson as person of the year? Hey, it’s time to take whatever flipped-up-collar Polo-shirt snot-ball stereotypes you may still have about SMU students and toss them in the trash .. or at least store them in the closet for an emergency. The editorial ... More >>
Dallas, home to the George W. Bush think tank. Let's think about that.
Last night, the glory that is Stephen Colbert spent a considerable amount of time talking about SMU -- pronounced "SMOO," apparently -- and the George W. Bush library. "As somebody who loves our president and hates books, I don't know where I stand," said the host of The Colbert Report, introducing ... More >>
Susanne Johnson, SMU Christian prof, isn't so rankled by the Dubya library no more. Shame. You have two choices this morning: You can read the Associated Press' piece about SMU profs softening their stance on the George Dubya Library, or you can go to my new favorite blog -- The Bush Library Blog, r ... More >>
Interesting piece yesterday in The New York Times about the (impending?) (inevitable?) (invidious?) George W. Bush Presidential Library and Think Tank and Juice Bar on the S.M.U. campus. There was nothing terribly new, mind you: It dealt mostly with the concerns some faculty members have with turnin ... More >>
Last week, Texas Monthly's Paul Burka got a copy of a December 16 missive that the "Faculty, Administrators, & Staff" of SMU's Perkins School of Theology sent to R. Gerald Turner, president of the Board of Trustees. In this letter, which is making the rounds among the SMU staff and the writers of va ... More >>