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Scenes from the Hilltop in 2015

As a historic year at SMU comes to a close, look back at some of the moments — big and small — that made 2015 special. Check out our favorite photographs of the year.

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Congratulations to new SMU graduates

More than 600 students from SMU’s seven schools graduated Saturday, Dec. 19, at the December Commencement Ceremony in Moody Coliseum. Distinguished lawyer Michael M. Boone, an alumnus and chair of the SMU Board of Trustees, delivered the commencement address. At the … Continue reading

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SMU to remain guns-free campus

A message to the SMU community from President R. Gerald Turner: For the past several weeks, I have solicited input from students, faculty and staff regarding Texas Senate Bill 11, more commonly known as the “campus carry” law. The law contains … Continue reading

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Supporting students during final exams

With the end of the fall term quickly approaching, Deanie Kepler, the Director of Parent and Family Programs, and Christi Contreras, the Director of Parent Giving, share information from SMU resources about ways to support students during final exams and as … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of State issues Worldwide Travel Alert

The U.S. Department of State has issued a Worldwide Travel Alert through February 24, 2016, that alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. If students, faculty or staff are planning to travel internationally, please consult … Continue reading

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SMU’s Celebration of Lights makes holidays bright

Twinkling white lights will illuminate the SMU campus Nov. 30-Jan. 3 for Celebration of Lights, the University’s annual holiday celebration. Beginning with the annual campus lighting ceremony on SMU’s Main Quad at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 30,  the Dallas community … Continue reading

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SMU names new Vice President for Student Affairs

Pamela D. Anthony, dean of students at Iowa State University, has been named vice president for student affairs at Southern Methodist University effective February 1, 2016. “As SMU’s new vice president for student affairs, Pamela Anthony brings varied experience in all … Continue reading

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SMU students in Paris report they are safe; SMU monitoring situation

SMU has heard from all 11 of its students studying in Paris that they are safe. The SMU Travel Oversight Committee is closely monitoring the situation and is receiving updates from the U.S. State Department and International SOS. SMU community members abroad are … Continue reading

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An important message from President Turner

The following letter was sent from President R. Gerald Turner to the campus community on Tuesday, November 10: Dear members of the SMU community: In recent weeks, SMU students and others have been engaged in important discussions about instances of … Continue reading

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SMU Video: Highlights from Centennial Family Weekend

SMU families from around the world celebrated Centennial Family Weekend 2015: Haunted on the Hilltop Oct. 30-Nov. 1. The weekend’s events were coordinated by SMU Student Foundation. Watch the video from SMU News.

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