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Chris Warley

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Why does SMU hide its financial information?

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In the world of finance, there’s a rule known as the “Chinese Wall.” It refers to the information barrier that exists between the investment banking division and the brokerage division of any large bank. The reason for the barrier is simple: investment bankers... More »

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SMU Athletics: The business of sports

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In any organization, those in positions of power have to decide on how to allocate resources. In a for-profit company, this decision is made based on what projects and operations will be the most profitable. For a non-profit university, the decision is arguabl... More »

Bain begins work with SMU

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  Bill Detwiler, a long-time official in SMU’s Business and Finance office, had the opportunity to sit in on the school’s recent Board of Trustees meeting last month. He’s sat through dozens of board meetings during his tenure at SMU, but said he’s never seen ... More »

Meadows gets interim dean

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  Big changes are happening at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts. Sam Holland, director of the division of music at Meadows, will take over as interim dean July 1. The current dean, José Antonio Bowen, will leave to be president Goucher College. Holland has bee... More »

4-year plan threatened by University Curriculum

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  SMU has long been advertised as a university where students have the ability to pursue more than one degree, minor in several fields, or take extra classes simply because they seem interesting. But with the new University Curriculum (UC) four semesters into ... More »

Hidden gems of SMU athletics

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A 100 mph serve cracked off freshman Anna Kate Anderson’s racquet and into play. Her opponent left the return short and Anderson crisply hit a winner. Considering she was down 9-3 in a ten-point tiebreak that would decide the match, the odds were not in her fa... More »