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Abbey Moses (’17) | Political Science

Abbey Moses (’17) | Political Science

By on June 18, 2018 in Features with 0 Comments

Abbey Moses used to tell her friends she’d never go to college. As a teenager, she traveled to Africa and South America on mission trips, even flying to Bolivia – by herself – at 16 to work in an orphanage. She was already finding ways to experience and better the world, she thought, so why […]

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ACU professor hired by U.S. Department of Justice

ACU professor hired by U.S. Department of Justice

By on August 21, 2017 in Academic News, ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

An ACU professor has been hired as a top ethics attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice. Stuart Platt begins work in September in the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., where he will be assigned to the Office of Professional Responsibility. OPR is tasked with ensuring lawyers employed by the Department of Justice follow […]

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ACU Remembers: Dr. Gary Thompson

ACU Remembers: Dr. Gary Thompson

By on April 18, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Dr. Gary Thompson (’60), Abilene Christian University professor emeritus of political science and former Texas state representative, died April 13, 2017, in Blacksburg, Virginia, at age 80 following a brief illness. …

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ACU Remembers: Judge Jack Pope

ACU Remembers: Judge Jack Pope

By on March 3, 2017 in ACU Remembers with 1 Comment

Judge Andrew Jackson “Jack” Pope (’34), retired Texas Supreme Court justice and 103-year-old giant of Lone Star State judicial history, died Feb. 25, 2017, in Austin. Services honoring his life today at Austin’s University Avenue Church of Christ were followed by his burial at the Texas State Cemetery. Flags across Pope’s beloved home state will fly half-staff March 3-7 […]

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10 Questions with attorney Lori Windham

10 Questions with attorney Lori Windham

As senior counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, Lori (Halstead ’01) Windham, J.D., has argued some controversial cases, among them the right of a Santeria priest to conduct animal sacrifice in the garage of his Texas home. Now as a member of the legal team representing Hobby Lobby’s challenge of the Affordable Care […]

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Jack Pope is ACU’s newest centenarian today

Jack Pope is ACU’s newest centenarian today

Jack Pope (’34), one of Abilene’s most famous sons and an esteemed state jurist who has inspired two generations of public servants at his alma mater, will be showered with greetings today in Austin when he turns 100 years old. The only Abilene Christian University graduate to serve as chief justice of the Texas Supreme […]

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