INSIDE Fashion in social media PAGE 2 Religion debate heats up PAGE 4 Mustangs beat Tulsa, 71-46 PAGE 5 A look at the SAG winners PAGE 6 WEDNESDAY JANUARY 30, 2013 Wednesday High 55, Low 36 Thursday High 68, Low 39 VOLUME 98 ISSUE 51 FIRST COPY FREE, ADDITIONAL COPIES 50 CENTS representation Senate kicks off spring semester Eric Sheffield Video Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Courtesy of Stephen Masker Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia testifies before the House Judiciary committee on Capitol Hill in May 2010. Justice Scalia discusses legal vision JULIE FANCHER Assignments Desk Editor email@example.com Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia treated the SMU community to a guest lecture at the McFarlin Auditorium Monday night. Justice Scalia was joined by Bryan Garner, the co-author of his new book, “Reading Law: The Interpretation of Legal Texts.” They broke the book down, page by page, to an audience of more than 1900 people, explaining how to interpret legal text. Garner is a Distinguished Research SMU Law professor, as well as the editor in chief of Black’s Law Dictionary, which is widely considered the most famous book in American law. This is the second book they authored together. Their first one, “Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges” was published in 2008, with the assistance of SMU law students. The audience included many local Dallas lawyers, SMU law students, professors and undergraduate students, here to witness another sitting Supreme Court justice speak at SMU. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke in 2011 and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has spoken on campus before also. “I am very interested in politics and law and I thought this would be a good experience to see a living piece of the government,” junior economic and finance major Stephen Boyd said. The doors to McFarlin opened at 5:30 p.m. where lines had already extended most of the way down the sidewalk. Some attendees either had tickets in hand or at will-call, but others like Boyd were students hoping to get any extra tickets. Security guards were walking up and down the lines reminding guests of the rules: no bags, no cameras and no cell phones. While the guests ranged in age, each was there to be a part of this rare experience. “Any chance you have to see a sitting Supreme Court justice, you better jump at the chance,” Chad Ruback said. Ruback graduated from SMU Law School in 1997 and returns several times throughout the year to speak to students. SMU students and Dallas residents alike realized that for a reasonably-priced ticket, they would be able to behold a speech from one of the most powerful men in the United States. “If the president were at SMU and I had the chance to go for $35 I would go, and the Supreme Court Justices are the next most important people so I wanted to come and check it out,” Bradley Monk, a 2012 from SMU Dedman Law School graduate, said. President Turner began the night by introducing the current Dean of the Dedman Law School John Attanasio, who’s position as Dean will end in May. This is the second time that Justice Scalia has spoken at SMU in the 15 years while Attanasio has been dean. Justice Scalia and Garner had spent the day attending a SMU Law school class, and they attended two more Tuesday. They began the night with a reading of the preface of their book, as they explained the opposition to textualism. Textualism is the theory or belief that the ordinary meaning of a text should help guide the way that the text is interpreted. The two played well off of each other. They spent much of the night reading to the audience, explaining how they believe legal text should be interpreted. They elicited laughter from the audience throughout the night and even poked fun at their differing political views. Despite their differing views, they were able to drive home their point of textualism and how it is the most honest way to come to a decision. “We have worked together on 700 cases together and have yet to find one we didn’t agree on,” Garner said. In their opinions, a good judge should often come to a decision that goes against his or her personal policy. “A judge who always likes the results he reaches is a bad judge,” Justice Scalia said as the audience began to applaud. Garner and Justice Scalia described the book as a “restatement.” It consists of black letter text, an explanation and lots of cases as examples. “Law schools teach common law which was wonderful 100, 200 years ago but there’s no common law anymore,” Justice Scalia said. “All law involves text now, which is one of the problems we hope this book alleviates.” Justice Scalia also cleared up several misconceptions about himself as a Supreme Court justice. “I am not a strict constructionist. You don’t want to be a strict constructionist. You don’t want to interpret it See LECTURE page 3 School is back in session on the Hilltop, meaning that SMU Student Senate is set to convene once again. “It was a good break. It was a long break,” Student Body Vice President Zane Cavender said. “But it’s good to be back.” On Tuesday afternoon, the Student Senate met in the Hughes-Trigg Forum for its first meeting of the spring semester. And, just as the first week of school is known for the lack of homework, the first meeting of the year was quite uneventful. Student Senate did not meet last week, which was technically the first Tuesday of the school year, because housekeeping duties needed to be performed first. “Committees need to meet before we have our first meeting,” Senate Speaker Monica Finnegan said. “So that they can draft up committee reports to present in front of the congregation.” The committee that presented the most information in Tuesday’s meeting was the Scholarship Committee. Committee Chair Shea McDonald ensured that a list of all scholarships for the Fall 2013 semester would be provided by next week. “I need the entire senate to be just as informed as our committee,” McDonald said. “After all, it’s everyone’s constituents that will be receiving these scholarships, and senators should be able to answer the questions they’re presented with.” Also on the to-do list for the meeting was the clarification of Student Senate governing documents that are contradictory or misleading. For example, senators are currently required to section off their Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. However, in another document, it states that senate meetings should be adjourned by 6 p.m. “It’s all streamlined now, though,” Parliamentarian Travis Carlile promised. Carlile was in charge of the simplification. “It looks good, and I think we’re going to be happy with the changes.” Other issues addressed, included the proposal for a new minute-keeping strategy for the secretary, as well as a plea for help in gathering club photos for the Rotunda. Only one attendee came up to the Speaker’s Podium. Annie Winters, a representative from the James E. Caswell Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program, came to promote the Caswell Undergraduate Leadership fellowship. The fellowship provides a grant for up to $5,000 for a student who designs an impactful leadership project. “The project can be educational, it can be nonprofit, it can be faith-based or crosscultural,” Winters said. Near the end of the meeting, the Executive Director of Student Senate, Jennifer Jones gave an inspirational talk to the assembly of senators. She forced the point home that the senators hold the future of SMU in their hands, and she expressed her pride in the work that the body had done so far for the school. Jones articulated that this will be the year of no excuses and told the governing student body of SMU how much potential she saw in them. She ended by letting them know that while the semester is just starting, their duties are already going to begin piling up. “It’s time to get up, game up, and get ready for this semester,” Jones said. military Master’s program in sports management attracts attention HAILEY DRAY Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org The billion-dollar sports industry attracts students, faculty and graduates as they gather to learn about the development of a new masters program in sport management. SMU faculty presented the new master’s degree in sport management program to more than 35 students in the Collins Center Monday night. “Our hope it to provide a program to give you the opportunity to have a competitive advantage,” Michael Lysko, Director of the Sport Management program, said. The Cox School of Business and the Simmons School of Education and Human Development collaborated this semester to provide a new master’s degree for SMU students interested in business and sports. Courtesy of SMU Program Director Michael Lysko “The sports business is bigger than the movie and car business combined,” Lysko said. A report by PricewaterhouseCoopers predicted that global sports revenues will grow to $145.3 billion from 2010 to 2015. According to the report, the areas of the industry that are top earners are gate revenues, sponsors, media rights and merchandising. John Roeder, the Assistant Dean of Graduate Admissions at the Cox School of Business, said the program is set up with the basic core curriculum needed to go into the industry. The curriculum includes an internship and 17 sequenced courses that are taught in five eight-week modules over a 12-month period which will begin August 2013. Of these courses, eight are taught through the Cox School of Business MBA curriculum and nine at the Simmons School of Education and Human Development. “It’s an aggressive pace, but it is not expected that you come in knowing these subjects, like accounting,” Roeder said. “We have a lot of students coming into our program with degrees in liberal arts and all different types of backgrounds.” One of the many college graduates who attended the information session was Skyler Johnson of the SMU athletic department. Johnson plans to use this program as an opportunity to further his skills. “I know that to continue [to] move up in athletics, you must have some sort of sport management degree or MBA,” Johnson said. “The fact that SMU has a grad program now that is geared towards sports is important to me.” The learning approach will provide students with case studies, networking through symposiums, mentorship’s and internships with some of the most prominent sports leaders and organizations in the United States. SMU senior Zach Swanson attended the session because he is interested in getting into the business side of sports, sponsorships and deals that are associated with sports properties. “This masters program combines the background of an MBA degree offered by Cox, which is targeted more towards what I wants to do, which is to work in sports,” Swanson said. Swanson also said he came to the meeting to gain a better appreciation for the admissions process. Lysko said preferred applicants typically have full-time work experience, a strong undergraduate record and competitive scores on the Graduate Management Admissions Test. The program will accept 25 students who will then be able to get their master’s and embark on a new internship opportunity. “I think being apart of such a program can help someone like me set myself apart from other people in my industry,” Swanson said. CORRECTION: On page one of the Jan. 28 issue of The Daily Campus, an article titled “Trauma tower reaches new heights in South Dallas” mistakenly stated that the city of Dallas has 1.2 billion residents. Dallas’ population is roughly 1.2 million. The article has been corrected online. The Daily Campus apologizes for its error.