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The SMU Year in Review 2013-14

The 2013-14 school year at SMU was exciting. Take a look back at some, but certainly not all, of the excitement that took place on The Hilltop in this video from SMU News’ Myles Taylor. Watch the SMU Year in … Continue reading

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Congratulations, SMU Class of 2014!

SMU celebrated the academic accomplishments of more than 2,100 students at its 99th annual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17, in the newly renovated Moody Coliseum. Watch a video of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings’ Commencement speech  See scenes from Commencement  Watch … Continue reading

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May 17 Commencement to Celebrate Academic Achievements

SMU will celebrate the academic accomplishments of more than 2,100 students at its 99th annual Commencement ceremony at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17, in the newly renovated Moody Coliseum. Guests are urged to arrive early as seating in the coliseum … Continue reading

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Commencement Traditions: The Ceremonies, Regalia and Symbols

Commencement Weekend at SMU is a mixture of time-honored practice and modern refinements, from the custom regalia to the Rotunda Recessional. Here is a roundup of the traditions and symbols that make up the University’s 21st-century approach to these ancient … Continue reading

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SMU Dedicates New Residential Commons Complex

SMU dedicated its new Residential Commons complex May 9, enabling all first-year and sophomore students to live on campus and launching the Residential Commons model campus-wide. The $146 million complex is the largest capital project in SMU’s history, part of … Continue reading

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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings to Deliver Commencement Address

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings will deliver the address at SMU’s 99th all-University Commencement. The ceremonies begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17, in Moody Coliseum. The ceremony, including Rawlings’ address, will be broadcast live at smu.edu/live. Elected mayor in June 2011, Rawlings immediately … Continue reading

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SMU Supports National Effort on Sexual Misconduct Prevention

The U.S. Department of Education announced May 1 that procedures regarding sexual misconduct and harassment are being examined at 55 higher education institutions. (Read the announcement.) The University announced in a statement that: “SMU applauds the U.S. Department of Education’s efforts … Continue reading

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Final Exam Tips from SMU Learning Experts

A semester’s end brings final exams, projects and often stress to students. SMU’s learning specialists say that if students plan accordingly for the last stretch of the semester, success comes more easily and with less stress. Final exams this year … Continue reading

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SMU Summer Studies Offers Options in Dallas, Taos and Abroad

Offering more than 400 courses, SMU Summer Studies allows students to make progress on their degrees, change or add majors or minors, and add value to their education with smaller courses that cost less than regular-term courses. The schedule includes: MayTerm … Continue reading

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SMU Hails Outstanding Achievement

SMU students, faculty, staff and administrators were recognized with  service honors, teaching awards and the University’s highest commendation, the “M” Award, at the 2014 Awards Extravaganza Monday, April 21. On the same day, the University honored its best students at the 17th Honors … Continue reading

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