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SMU concedes, returns displays to Dallas Hall lawn

SMU concedes, returns displays to Dallas Hall lawn

August 9, 2017 at 8:25 pm 0 comments

After controversy erupted last week when SMU told Young Americans for Freedom that their annual 9/11 memorial would no longer take place on Dallas Hall lawn but in Morrison-McGinnis park, the university has agreed to return all displays to the traditional location on the lawn.In a press release from SMU, […]

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Gov. Abbott calls on university to return 9/11 display back to Dallas Hall lawn

Gov. Abbott calls on university to return 9/11 display back to Dallas Hall lawn

August 2, 2017 at 6:31 pm 0 comments

UPDATE 10:55 p.m.: Updated to include comment from the university.Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter to President R. Gerald Turner Wednesday calling for the university to return the annual 9/11 flag display to “its appropriate and traditional place of honor” on Dallas Hall lawn.Controversy erupted earlier this week after a […]

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Open letter says administration denied annual 9/11 memorial on Dallas Hall lawn

Open letter says administration denied annual 9/11 memorial on Dallas Hall lawn

August 1, 2017 at 12:34 pm 0 comments

UPDATE 5:24 p.m.: Updated to include comment from the university.UPDATE Wednesday: Updated to include SMU’s new display policy.An open letter to President R. Gerald Turner claims that the university denied the SMU chapter of Young Americans for Freedom’s request to host the annual 9/11 memorial on Dallas Hall lawn.Instead, the […]

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New vice president of student affairs named

June 21, 2017 at 10:02 pm 0 comments

On May 23, Kenechukwu (K.C.) Mmeje was named as the new vice president of student affairs.Mmeje (pronounced MAY-jay) will take office July 17, after serving as assistant vice president and dean of students at Loyola University Chicago since September 2014.In his newest position, Mmeje will oversee a large portion of […]

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President R. Gerald Turner to stay until at least 2022

May 24, 2017 at 6:11 pm 0 comments

During the Board of Trustees’ quarterly meeting May 5, current SMU President R. Gerald Turner agreed to a five-year extension of his contract, meaning President Turner will continue serving until at least 2022.The renewal of Turner’s contract signals trust in his leadership from the board, according to Chair Michael M. […]

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RETRACTED: SMU signs facility agreement with Aramark

RETRACTED: SMU signs facility agreement with Aramark

May 16, 2017 at 9:29 pm 0 comments

Editor’s Note: Due to a number of factual inaccuracies brought to the attention of the SMU Campus Weekly editors following publication, this article has been removed from our site. The SMU Campus Weekly regrets the errors. Print PDF

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SMU bookstore fights back with Amazon prices

SMU bookstore fights back with Amazon prices

May 16, 2017 at 9:23 pm 0 comments

Most students think going to the book store for textbooks is a tribulation. Battling long lines and cramped shelves is not a fun to start a semester, especially to find out the book you bought was $200 more from the store than it was online. For Evan Webb, a sophomore […]

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Best Buddies spring formal unites friends

Best Buddies spring formal unites friends

May 16, 2017 at 9:02 pm 0 comments

Best Buddies has two events per month both on and off campus. Some events this year have included a scavenger hunt, a costume party, the recent formal and the fashion show.

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Cultural initiative works to address the elephant on campus

Cultural initiative works to address the elephant on campus

May 16, 2017 at 8:56 pm 0 comments

The racist pamphlets found in SMU dorms in fall 2016 made Meron Metaferia, an SMU junior majoring in human rights, realize not only the prejudice on campus, but also people’s unwillingness to talk about it. During a discussion on current news in her political science class, Metaferia mentioned the pamphlets […]

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Life after SMU: graduation, employment and the real world

May 11, 2017 at 9:30 am 0 comments

In just a few short days SMU graduating seniors will be trading in Boulevards and blue books, all-nighters and snooze buttons for the harsh reality of the real world.

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