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SMU dedicates new Residential Commons complex

On Friday, May 9, 2014, SMU dedicated its new Residential Commons complex, enabling all first-year and sophomore students to live on campus and launching the Residential Commons (RC) model campus-wide. The RC model will be implemented campuswide during the Fall … Continue reading

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$5 million gift from Harlan and Kathy Crow to support SMU Residential Commons

Harlan and Katherine Raymond Crow of Dallas have committed $5 million toward the construction of the Kathy Crow Commons in SMU’s new Residential Commons complex, scheduled to open in fall 2014. Mrs. Crow is a member of the SMU Board … Continue reading

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‘Year of the Faculty’ website goes live

SMU’s 2014 Year of the Faculty celebration kicks into gear with the launch of a new website honoring faculty achievement and recognition. The site’s central feature is an archive of memories from SMU alumni and students. More than 300 remembrances of … Continue reading

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Nancy Ann and Ray L. Hunt fund new SMU legal center for victims of crimes against women

A new legal center in SMU’s Dedman School of Law will provide services for the victims of domestic violence, sex trafficking and other crimes against women. Ray L. and Nancy Ann Hunter Hunt have committed $5 million to create the … Continue reading

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$7.75 million gift will create cyber security institute in SMU Lyle

A $7.75 million gift from Darwin Deason, founder of Affiliated Computer Services, will launch the Darwin Deason Institute for Cyber Security and support the Deason Innovation Gym in SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering. Deason’s gift provides a $5 million endowment, … Continue reading

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$2.5 million gift will help fund SMU-in-Taos campus center

A $2.5 million gift from Carolyn and David Miller will help fund a $4 million campus center at SMU-in-Taos in New Mexico. The Carolyn and David Miller Campus Center will include academic spaces, a media room and a gathering space … Continue reading

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Michael McLendon named Centennial Chair in Simmons

Michael McLendon, associate dean of SMU’s Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development, has been named the Annette and Harold Simmons Centennial Chair. McLendon, a noted higher education policy and leadership scholar, is the Simmons School’s first Centennial Chair – one … Continue reading

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Gerald J. Ford gives $15 million for new SMU research center

Business leader and banker Gerald J. Ford has committed a $15 million lead gift for a campus research center that will help expand advanced computing and interdisciplinary research throughout the University. The new state-of-the-art building will support research facilitated by … Continue reading

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Meadows Symphony Orchestra kicks off 2013-14 season

The 2013-14 season of the Meadows Symphony Orchestra kicks off this weekend. MSO will perform Friday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. in Caruth Auditorium, Owen Arts Center and Sunday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. at Dallas City Performance Hall. The … Continue reading

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DMN editorial praises SMU’s academic rise, increasing diversity

SMU received high praise for its increasing diversity and academic excellence in an editorial published in The Dallas Morning News’ Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 edition. The paper describes the entering-class average SAT score of 1302 as “part of SMU’s sometimes-overlooked academic rise. … Continue reading

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