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Movie screening on the SMU lawn. Photo credit: Takia Hopson

Program Council hosts Hollywood on the Hilltop

October 20, 2017 at 12:23 pm 0 comments

SMU’s Program Council brought out the big screen for a spooky Halloween themed movie screening at Hollywood on the Hilltop Thursday night.More than 100 students gathered on the Dr. Bob Smith lawn with blankets and pillows to watch the newly released thriller “Annabelle: Creation.” Programming chair Ian Axberg chose the […]

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Eddie the golden retriever meeting students. Photo credit: Sara Magalio

Hunt Institute hosts fluffy friends

October 19, 2017 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

Man’s best friend visited Caruth Hall on Thursday for a therapy dog event that left students smiling ear-to-ear. The dogs are part of the organization Heart of Texas Therapy Dogs, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization that visits facilities across the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Corrie Harris is a program manager for the […]

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Media lawyer Bruce Sanford speaks to the audience Oct. 17, 2017. Photo credit: Takia Hopson

First Amendment lawyer talks media distrust at Sammons Lecture Series

October 18, 2017 at 10:19 am 0 comments

A leading First Amendment lawyer brought attention to the decline of public confidence in the media at SMU’s Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics Tuesday. Bruce Sanford, who was listed as one of the nation’s 100 most influential lawyers, discussed media relations and fairness in today’s political news coverage in his […]

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Keynote speaker Bruce Sanford Photo credit: SMU

Bruce Sanford: A sneak peek before the lecture

October 18, 2017 at 10:14 am 0 comments

Distinguished media lawyer Bruce Sanford sat down with SMU-TV and The Daily Campus prior to this year’s Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics to discuss low trust in the media and how President Donald J. Trump’s criticism of the media has become an easy excuse for the media’s fall. “The public’s […]

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Dallas citizens, dreamers, and activist engage in DACA dialogue

Dallas citizens, dreamers, and activist engage in DACA dialogue

October 17, 2017 at 10:42 am 0 comments

​*Editor’s Note: 10:35 a.m. Oct. 17 – This story has been edited throughout.Citizens and ‘Dreamers’ alike joined a panel of human rights specialists and activists on Saturday to discuss immigration reform and the young people affected by it in SMU’S Bob Hope Theatre. About 40 people attended “Call to Action: […]

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First-year Teach For America teachers Photo credit: Isabella Von Habsburg

Power outage doesn’t stop TFA teacher appreciation

October 15, 2017 at 8:09 pm 0 comments

Harold Clark Simmons Hall was filled with first-year Teach For America (TFA) teachers enjoying a hot meal in the dark.The power outage, which began at 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, affected only part of the event hosted by Young Leaders in Education (YLE). The YLE board, which focuses on service projects, […]

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The passion, courage and dedication of Olinka Green

The passion, courage and dedication of Olinka Green

October 15, 2017 at 7:48 pm 0 comments

by Megan PitmanOlinka Green sat in a conference room at SMU gazing out the window at a beautiful, bustling campus. She never expected to have this opportunity, having looked out of a small, barred-up prison window just years earlier.An organization called the Women of Color and the Power of Narratives […]

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An eye-catching résumé is a necessity for soon-to-be grads. Photo credit: Sara Habbas

Tips and tricks for the most eye-catching resume

October 15, 2017 at 7:40 pm 0 comments

by Sara HabbasOnly a little over two months is left until December commencement and while it’s arguably the most bittersweet moment, it’s time to get down to business—creating a brand for yourself on paper, aka a solid resume. Here are a few words of advice to make sure your resume […]

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A textured print of a Picasso painting. Photo credit: Sara Magalio

Meadows Museum event showcases Picasso and Rivera

October 15, 2017 at 3:04 pm 0 comments

​*Editor’s Note: 1:25 p.m. Oct. 20 – This story has been edited throughout.An intimate group of 10 Meadows Museum visitors had the opportunity on Saturday to see past the visual in visual art and experience works of Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera using all of their senses. The event, called […]

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Meet Gadi Elkon, a man who is making a living on the red carpet. Photo credit: Gadi Elkon Facebook Page

Interviewing the Interviewer: Ins and outs of the red carpet

October 13, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0 comments

Meet Gadi Elkon, a man who is making a living on the red carpet.

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