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Alexis Kopp


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Power outage doesn’t stop TFA teacher appreciation

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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 YL... More »

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Gender disparity among SMU faculty

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Nationally, 35 percent of professors at all academic ranks are women. SMU is just under the national average; 34.5 percent of lecturers, instructors, assistant, associate and full professors are women. More »

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How to celebrate Earth Day in Dallas

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More than 193 countries celebrate and support the protection of the environment every Earth Day on April 22. This weekend there are four opportunities in Dallas to help you celebrate our planet. 1. Earth Day Texas Earth Day Texas is the world’s largest annual ... More »

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Meadows student wins art contest honoring Lakota people

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David G. Smith’s worlds collided when he received an email last fall about an art contest. Airbus Helicopters Inc. wanted a piece that honored the people for whom the UH-72A Lakota was named. Smith, an SMU art student and former Airbus helicopter pilot, took a... More »

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Therapy dogs relieve students’ stress during midterms

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Nothing is more calming than petting a puppy and Daisy, Samson, and Jackson were the dogs for the job. The Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity partnered with volunteers from the Heart of Texas Therapy Dogs to help relieve students’ stress during their ... More »

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SMU students show out for 24 Hour Musical auditions

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*Editor’s Note: 7:45 p.m. March 7 – This story has been edited throughout. Students from all majors and areas of study belted high notes and busted out their dance moves in 24 Hour Musical auditions Sunday night. SMU Student Theatre (SMUST), Program Council, a... More »

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Meadows Museum lecture on murder mystery book series

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*Editor’s Note: 10:30 p.m. Feb. 27 – This story has been edited throughout. SMU professor emireta of Art History Alessandra Comini presented on the history that inspired her Megan Crespi mystery series Thursday evening in the Bob and Jean Smith Auditorium. Com... More »