A town hall forum sponsored by the SMU Student Senate attracted about 150 participants and generated lively discussion on the issue of alcohol and drug abuse at SMU. For 90 minutes at the Oct. 22 session, students asked questions and gave their views to the University’s Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention, appointed by SMU President R. Gerald Turner last spring.
“The Student Senate has a longstanding tradition of protecting the rights of the student body,” said Patrick Kobler, Student Concerns Chair of the Student Senate, at the start of the meeting.
“We want students to take ownership of this issue on campus,” added Student Body president and Task Force member Katherine Tullos, “and we encourage you to present solutions along with the problems you describe.” Read more. (Daily Campus photo by John Schreiber)
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With the fifth anniversary of SMU’s Common Reading Experience approaching in 2008-09, the Common Reading Selection Committee is looking for the book (or play, or monograph) that the class of 2012 will discuss as part of their introduction to college-level reading. The SMU and Dallas communities, including alumni and nonprofit leaders, gathered to discuss the 2007-08 Common Reading, Nick Hornby’s How to Be Good, in the Hughes-Trigg Theater Aug. 30. Read more.
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SMU’s Task Force on Substance Abuse Prevention began its work during the summer by collecting data, reviewing reports and setting up subgroups to gather additional information and ideas.
Now the Task Force is looking for insights and suggestions from faculty, staff and other community members. A place for comments will be available soon through the Task Force link on SMU???s homepage, and Task Force updates will be posted regularly on this site. In addition, feel free to e-mail or call Task Force co-chairs Tom Tunks, associate provost, and Dee Siscoe, dean of student life. Read more.