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WATCH: The Daily Update, Friday, April 17, 2015

WATCH: The Daily Update, Friday, April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015 at 12:07 pm 0 comments

Happy Friday, Mustangs, it’s time for Perunapalooza. On today’s show, find out why two Grapevine teens are in hot water for an offensive video they released two years ago, and why a new frat app on iTunes may be stirring up controversy.

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2015 Founders’ Day Weekend events and coverage

April 16, 2015 at 8:20 pm 0 comments

The 2015 SMU’s Founders’ Day Weekend is taking place April 16-18 and will focus on the University’s theme “Year of the StudentYear of the Student” for its 101st celebration on the Hilltop.

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SMU alumna aids in local non-profit’s founding, global expansion

April 16, 2015 at 7:45 pm 0 comments

Since SMU alumna Brittany Merrill founded the Akola Project in 2007, the non-profit has made a remarkable impact.

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HPISD superintendent joins SMU’s Simmons School of Education

HPISD superintendent joins SMU’s Simmons School of Education

April 16, 2015 at 11:51 am 0 comments

HPISD Superintendent Dawson Orr, Ph.D, Orr will be officially joining Simmons as the Clinical Professor and Chair of the Department of Education Policy and Leadership in August 2015.

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Meadows post-graduate employment rates remain high despite low national statistics

Meadows post-graduate employment rates remain high despite low national statistics

April 15, 2015 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

After the economic decline in 2008, many college graduates with a Bachelor of Arts degree found themselves without work. There wasn’t a great demand for artists and creative minds in the job market, and it seemed that having a college degree no longer meant job security.

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Tattoos are more than art for students of the SMU community

Tattoos are more than art for students of the SMU community

April 14, 2015 at 10:11 pm 0 comments

Prison inmates, sailors and drug addicts are no longer the only ones with tattoos. In a higher learning environment like SMU, many students and faculty members choose to get tattoos as an expression of their identities.

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Plano’s Equal Rights Ordinance frames gender identity, bathroom use discussion

Plano’s Equal Rights Ordinance frames gender identity, bathroom use discussion

April 14, 2015 at 9:18 pm 0 comments

Last December, the Plano City Council passed a non-discrimination ordinance.

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SMU creates Greek Life Diversity Task Force

SMU creates Greek Life Diversity Task Force

April 14, 2015 at 8:55 pm 0 comments

SMU is launching a Greek Life Diversity Task Force to review campus fraternity and sorority life and to determine if changes need to be made to support diversity and encourage interaction amongst student organization.

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Students celebrate Global Brigades Week

Students celebrate Global Brigades Week

April 14, 2015 at 8:15 pm 0 comments

April 12-16 marks international Global Brigades Week, a week dedicated to honoring the work and mission of Global Brigades: to empower volunteers and under-resourced communities to resolve global health and economic disparities by igniting the largest student-led social responsibility movement on the planet.

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SMU’s 18th annual Honors Convocation celebrates achievements of students

April 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm 0 comments

The 18th annual Honors Convocation at Southern Methodist University was held Monday evening in McFarlin Auditorium. The two-hour ceremony celebrated the academic achievements of more than 400 undergraduate students.

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