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Photographer’s Pulitzer-Winning Photo Now At SMU

Bob Jackson, a former SMU student (1952-57), took one of the most unforgettable images of the 20th century when he captured the moment Jack Ruby fatally shot accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.

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SMU Community Plays Vital Role In JFK Commemoration

The SMU community and JFK: Ruth Collins Sharp Altshuler ’48 was appointed by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlins to lead a blue-ribbon panel organizing the city’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of assassination. During this milestone anniversary year, collections held by SMU’s DeGolyer Library shed light on how Dallas’ leaders dealt with the tragedy.

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Remembering JFK: Darwin Payne

Darwin Payne ’68 was a 26-year-old staff reporter assigned to the rewrite desk of the Dallas Times Herald when he was thrust into the heart of what remains one of this country’s most painful episodes.

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Recent Gifts Enrich Hamon Arts Library Collections

Two gifts — one from the estate of philanthropist and arts patron Nancy Hamon and a planned estate gift from film historian and collector Jeff Gordon – expand the special collections housed in SMU’s Hamon Arts Library.

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Commencement On The Historic Main Quad

The SMU alumni population grew by more than 1,500 on May 17 as the University bestowed undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees at its spring Commencement ceremony.

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SMU Task Force Addresses National Campus Issue

SMU President R. Gerald Turner has accepted the recommendations of a task force he appointed to ensure that the University follows the best practices in dealing with the national issue of sexual misconduct.

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Marc Christensen Appointed Dean Of Engineering School

Marc Christensen, a nationally recognized leader in photonics – the science and technology of light – has been named dean of SMU’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering. He has served as interim dean in the Lyle School since July 1, 2012.

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SMU Rises In Rankings For Academics, Faculty, Facilities

SMU rose in the rankings for academics, faculty and facilities. In the 2013 edition of the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges, SMU ranks 58, up four points from last year. SMU also got high marks from Princeton Review and Southern Living magazine.

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Task Force Examines Sexual Misconduct Policies

Like colleges and universities nationwide, SMU is reviewing its procedures for handling allegations of sexual misconduct in light of new guidelines issued by the federal government. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 requires institutions to investigate and have procedures for adjudicating such allegations, along with efforts to prevent

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Books Highlight SMU Campus Experiences

SMU has created commemorative books for its Centennial celebration that highlight the campus experience.

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