How Would a Tax Code Overhaul Impact North Texas Charities?

NBC 5 Originally Posted: November 27, 2017 After Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, part of a national call to encourage people to give to their favorite charities during the Christmas season. At the same time, Congress is back to work trying to overhaul the U.S. Tax Code before the end of the year, and some wonder if the current plan could cost charities. Under a plan presented by House Republicans, charitable giving is still tax deductible, but fewer people may end up using the deduction. In an effort to simplify the tax code, the standard deduction would nearly double so that fewer people would need to itemize deductions and would instead just take a standard deduction. But if there is less of a need to [...]

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Happy Thanksgiving from Dedman College

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! SMU is closed November 23 and 24.  

Six Myths About Choosing a College Major

New York Times Originally Posted: November 3, 2017 Many colleges ask you to choose a major as early as your senior year of high school, on your admissions application. Yet there’s a good chance you’ll change your mind. The Education Department says that about 30 percent of students switch majors at least once. Students get plenty of advice about picking a major. It turns out, though, that most of it is from family and friends, according to aSeptember Gallup survey. Only 11 percent had sought guidance from a high school counselor, and 28 percent from a college adviser. And most didn’t think that the advice was especially helpful. Maybe it’s because much of the conventional thinking about majors is wrong. READ MORE

Congratulations to Dedman College Economics Professor Danila Serra, recipient of the Journal of the European Economic Association “Excellence in Refereeing Award”

Congrats to Department of Economics Professor, Danila Serra. She is a recipient of the Journal of the European Economic Association “Excellence in Refereeing Award.” The Award recognizes the outstanding work of those referees whose service and dedication have contributed to the high quality and prestige of the Journal of the European Economic Association. https://www.eeassoc.org/doc/upload/JEEA_Excellence_in_Refereeing_201720171104220726.pdf  

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SMU Homecoming 2017- Come Boulevard with Dedman College

SMU Homecoming: November 4, 2017 Reconnect with friends and classmates on the Boulevard before the Homecoming football game on Saturday, November 4, 2017. Kickoff is at 6:15 p.m. and the parade on the Boulevard is at 3:15 p.m. Join us at the Dedman College tent immediately following the parade on the corner of Bishop & Binkley. You can find the Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences and Alumni Relations tent located on the old Natatorium site.

Inside Dedman College Newsletter, Fall 2017

Mustangs on the Move A Message from Thomas DiPiero, Dean of Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences  In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There, the Red Queen tells Alice that “here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” The fast-paced lives of the students and faculty in Dedman College, who travel abroad for study and research, build out startup companies, protect the world from rogue aggression, and engage in taxing endurance sports would exhaust the Red Queen. But it’s all in a day’s work for these students, teachers, and scholars who somehow continually run twice as [...]

SMU Homecoming Kickoff Time Announced. Come Boulevard with Dedman College.

SMU Homecoming kickoff time is 6:15pm and the homecoming parade on the Boulevard starts at 3:15pm. Join us Saturday at the Dedman College tent on the corner of Bishop & Binkley for food, beverages, and cheering on the Mustangs!

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings says North Texas cities must work together to win ‘job wars’

Dallas Morning News Originally Posted: October 26, 2017 Dallas is the nation's ninth-largest city, but in the eyes of Mayor Mike Rawlings, it's simply a neighborhood that's part of a larger "city-state" known as the Dallas-Fort Worth area. And that entire area, he said Thursday, will have to work together as a region to compete in "job wars" to help bring even more diversity and economic growth to the region. "I see myself as a citizen of D-FW, and a mayor of a great neighborhood called Dallas," Rawlings said. "I think we are in a good place in that upcoming job wars that we're going to have." Rawlings made his remarks at a symposium on the campus of Southern Methodist University to address trends in migration to [...]

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Watch: SMU Economics Center Director on NBC DFW RE: GOP tax plan

NBC 5 Originally Posted: September 28, 2017 Republicans in Congress are now turning their attention to overhauling the tax code. There are three key points of the tax reform proposal you should know for how they could affect your earnings. WATCH

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