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Texas voters increasingly supportive of gay rights

Texas voters increasingly supportive of gay rights

April 24, 2014 at 11:44 pm 0 comments

Recently, a federal judge in San Antonio ruled the 2005 Texas marriage amendment unconstitutional. This might be a sign that gay marriage could become legal in Texas.

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In Meadows, higher SAT not correlated with higher GPA

In Meadows, higher SAT not correlated with higher GPA

April 24, 2014 at 11:39 pm 0 comments

Statistics show that while there has not been a national upward trend in students’ SAT scores over the last nine years, SMU Meadows School of the Arts students’ SAT scores have increased. According to the U.S. Department of Education’s report on SAT Scores, in 2002, the average nationwide SAT score […]

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Students accept challenge to give

Students accept challenge to give

April 24, 2014 at 11:36 pm 0 comments

SMU’s Young Alumni empowers students to give through Shape the Second campaign.

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Performers take the Boulevard

Performers take the Boulevard

April 24, 2014 at 11:34 pm 0 comments

From Jazz to film to open mic, the Dallas Hall Lawn was filled with students participating in all forms of art Thursday. The BoulevART, a day-long art fair with over 20 groups performing, was a student-planned and funded Meadows event that took place Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

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New York Times columnist promotes new book on campus

New York Times columnist promotes new book on campus

April 24, 2014 at 7:10 pm 0 comments

Author and New York Times columnist Anand Giridharadas spoke on campus Tuesday in Caruth Hall. Giridharadas visited SMU to promote his new book, “The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas,” which will be released May 5, 2014. He currently writes the “Admit One” column for the art section of […]

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LGBT seat resolution fares worse on second vote

LGBT seat resolution fares worse on second vote

April 24, 2014 at 6:38 pm 0 comments

Vote saw a remarkably high voter turnout of 2,132.

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Turban Day

Turban Day

April 24, 2014 at 6:25 pm 0 comments

SMU’s Turban Day on Wednesday drew a crowd of students and faculty interested in learning more about the Sikh religion. The annual event promotes diversity and spreads a more positive and realistic view of the religion. All day in front of Dallas Hall students and faculty were encouraged to wear […]

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Campus women get political

Campus women get political

April 24, 2014 at 1:20 pm 1 comment

It’s no secret that women are a minority in politics. According to the Center for American Women and Politics, only 18.5 percent of the House seats are held by females, and only 20 percent of the Senate positions are led by women. The Elect Her event coming to campus Friday […]

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Dallas celebrates Earth Day

Dallas celebrates Earth Day

April 22, 2014 at 11:17 pm 1 comment

On April 26 and 27, Earth Day Texas will host 800 organizations and businesses at Fair Park to raise environmental awareness with 60,000 attendees. The event is free to the public.

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Oversight needed after West blast

Oversight needed after West blast

April 22, 2014 at 11:16 pm 0 comments

The Texas fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people a year ago could have been prevented — and agencies at all levels haven’t done enough to change the circumstances that led to the catastrophe, federal officials said Tuesday. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board presented its preliminary findings about the blast […]

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