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Ashley Withers

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Farewell from the Editor in Chief

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I don’t know how to start this goodbye. Everything that comes to mind sounds cheesy and lame and kind of pathetic. I could begin with some pseudo-inspirational quote like the one from “The Notebook:” “The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our soul... More »

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SMU commemorates World AIDS Day

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Today is World AIDS Day and SMU is joining the ranks other universities and countries around the world in commemorating the day. World AIDS Day is observed Dec. 1 every year and is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic. Since 1995, the U.S. Presi... More »

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College radio stations struggle to survive

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KPNI station manager Amrita Vir works in the studio located in Umphrey-Lee. (Spencer J Eggers/ The Daily Campus) Tucked in the back of the Umphrey Lee building sits a small room filled with microphones, speakers and hundreds of CDs from alternative artists. On... More »

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Couric is on campus

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She’s finally here. Award-winning journalist Katie Couric, the most anticipated Tate Lecture Series speaker of the season, will host a student forum Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. SMU Vice President for Development and External Affairs Brad Cheves, Debbie and John Tolle... More »

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New art exhibit in Deep Ellum explores color, sound

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Artist Shannon Novak uses colors and shapes to demonstrate different interpretations of sound. His exhbit will be on display at CentralTrak in Deep Ellum through Dec. 17. (Courtesy of CentralTrak) Bright colors in neat geometric shapes cover the walls of the a... More »

Students ‘Stuff the Bus’

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Students will have the opportunity to “Stuff the Bus” with school supplies Friday as part of an annual Panhellenic Executive Board charity outreach program. The physical school bus will be located on campus by the flagpole. Students can come by from 10 a.m. to... More »

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Group holds vigil for 13th Texas execution this year

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Guadalupe Esparza was executed Wednesday night. His was the last scheduled execution of the year. (Associated Press) A small group gathered in the SMU Catholic Center Wednesday night to hold vigil for Guadalupe Esparza, the 13th man to be executed in Texas thi... More »

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Cox School of Business boasts two ‘Top 10’ programs

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Cox School of Business moved up in the rankings by Bloomberg Businessweek. (MUSTAFA IDRIS/The Daily Campus) The Cox School of Business continues to rank high as the Bloomberg Businessweek released its biennial rankings of Executive MBA and Part-time MBA progra... More »

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December graduation speaker announced

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(Courtesy of SMU) SMU announced Tuesday that SMU trustee and Dallas businessman Carl Sewell will deliver the keynote address for the Dec. 2011 commencement ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. in Moody Coliseum. Sewell has been a member of... More »