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Rick Halperin, director of the SMU human rights program, for an opinion piece commemorating the 20th Anniversary of World Day to Abolish the Death Penalty

Inside Sources – Rick Halperin, director of the human rights program at SMU Dallas, for an opinion piece commemorating the 20th Anniversary of World Day to Abolish the Death Penalty. Published in Inside Sources under the heading Death Penalty Lingers in U.S. Amid Efforts to End It Worldwide: READ MORE

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SMU Students Earn Prestigious Fulbright, Boren Awards

SMU News: Eight SMU students have accepted Fulbright and Boren awards for international study, research and teaching in Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Kazakhstan, Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea. Five will be headed across the world as Fulbright finalists to conduct research and teach abroad for the 2022-2023 academic year, while three will travel as Boren fellows […]

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Congratulations to Averie Bishop

SMU Alum Averie Bishop ’19, ’22 has become the first Asian American woman to win the title of Miss Texas.

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What first-generation North Texas students face: Grads share their stories

Dallas Morning News Abena Marfo’s mother was always adamant about education. After moving to Texas from Ghana, her mom wasn’t able to pursue her own college degree as she juggled work in preschools with raising two girls by herself. She encouraged her daughters to earn theirs. In May, Marfo graduated from Southern Methodist University with […]

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SMU student wins prestigious Dr. Ervin “Vinny” Caraballo scholarship

Dallas Morning News Congratulations to Teresa Acosta ’22. She was recently selected to receive the Dr. Ervin “Vinny” Caraballo scholarship. The scholarship was presented by the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement (HACE), a national non-profit dedicated to the employment, development, and advancement of current and aspiring Latino professionals. According to a Dallas Morning News article, Teresa […]

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These are the first-ever large-scale Pride events on SMU’s campus

Dallas Voice Bri Tollie is Southern Methodist University’s third senator representing the Queer community. That, by itself, is a big deal. But what is perhaps an even bigger deal is the fact that the school is staging two events this year, the first-ever large-scale Pride events in the school’s history. A proposal before the Senate […]

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Event: April 29, Pride Visibility Day

Pride Visibility Day Friday, April 29th @ 6:30pm Dallas Hall Lawn

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Dedman College Faculty and Staff Community Mixer

Date and Time: April 14, 2022 from 4-6 p.m. Location: Lumen Hotel (6101 Hillcrest Ave.) All Dedman College faculty and staff are welcome. RSVP by April 8: SMU.EDU/DedmanMixer

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Opinion: America should honor MLK’s vision by halting the death penalty

Dallas Morning News By Rick Halperin, director of the SMD Dallas Human Rights Program On Monday the nation will pause, perhaps too briefly, to remember and pay tribute to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., arguably the leading U.S. (and global) civil and human rights activist who was the voice of reason and conscience during […]