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Augmenting The SMU Archives

The SMU archives adds items from the 1982 SMU vs. Arkansas football game.

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Good To See You!

Homecoming & Reunion Weekend 2007 draws 1,466 alumni, spouses and guests.

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Alumni Link To A Good Cause

Friends and fraternity brothers from across the country unite for a golf tournament in honor of the late Chris Kutter (’94).

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Mustangs Assemble In The Big Apple

New York City alumni, parents and friends gather for an SMU update.

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Stanley Marcus: Reflection Of A Man

Allison V. Smith (’93) and her mother, Jerrie Marcus Smith, publish a collection of photographs by legendary retailer Stanley Marcus.

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New Media Revolution

Meadows School of the Arts hosted a conference, “Revolutions per Minute: Emerging and Converging Media Technologies,” in November.

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Climbing The Charts

Singer-songwriter Jack Ingram (’93) is on a winning streak.

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Following Their Passions, Three Now Serve As Industry Leaders

Success stories often include a pivotal moment that leads to a life’s calling. That is certainly true for three women who followed their passions after graduating from SMU to become leaders in retail, broadcast journalism and the health care industry.

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An Organized Mind Never Goes To Waste

Politics of the 1970s – Watergate, Richard Nixon’s pardon, Jimmy Carter’s election – fascinated Melissa Meyer Reiff (’77), spurring an interest in law school. After graduating with a B.A. in political science from SMU, however, she took a different career course through a job that eventually led to her position as president of The Container Store.

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Covering North America With CNN

Stacia Philips Deshishku (’90) achieved her high profile career in broadcast journalism thanks to a minor meltdown her first year at SMU. The political science major, at first aiming to become the first female president, called her mother after the first semester and said, “I’m not really meant for college.” With her mother’s encouragement, she signed up at SMU’s Counseling and Testing Center to take a series of aptitude tests, which pointed her toward journalism.

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