Student Media Unite, Combine Operations

August 16, 2011 · Comments Off 

The Daily Campus, smudailycampus.com and SMU-TV are combining operations this fall. The Daily Mustang will remain as an archival site.

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Deep Ellum: The Neighborhood that Refuses to Die

May 15, 2011 · 3 Comments 

The community of Deep Ellum is working to bring the history rich neighborhood back to its once vibrant state. Although the neighborhood has been plagued by crime and desolation in the past, it is returning to its roots.

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SMU Awards Degrees

May 14, 2011 · Comments Off 

SMU awarded nearly 2,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 14, 2011. Students, send your graduation snapshots to mustangeditors@gmail.com.

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VIDEO: Will Dallas Follow Other Cities by Issuing a Smoking Ban in Public Parks?

May 11, 2011 · Comments Off 

After Dallas elects a new mayor, a smoking ban in parks may be one of the issues brought to the table. If the measure passes the city will join a growing list of cities nationwide that have passed the measure.

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Dalai Lama Visits SMU, Receives Honorary Degree

May 9, 2011 · Comments Off 

His Holiness the Dalai Lama received a Doctor of Humane Letters and discussed democracy and responsibility May 9 in McFarlin Auditorium. The SMU stop is part of a five-state visit to the United States.

Missed the monumental visit from his Holiness the Dalai Lama? Check out our video and photo slideshow.

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McDonald’s Corp. Holds National Hiring Day

May 9, 2011 · Comments Off 

McDonald’s Corp. held its first national hiring day on April 19, hoping to hire 50,000 new employees across the United States. In an effort to keep up with increased business and new menu additions that require more employees, they felt this was the perfect opportunity.

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VIDEO: Student Loan Debt is Growing

May 6, 2011 · Comments Off 

This year, Pell Grant Funding is being cut by eight billion dollars. In addition to the cuts in Pell Grants, the federal government will no longer fund the Academic Competitiveness Grant or the Smart Grant. In Texas, state equalization grants will be cut by 30 percent. With all these cuts, loans become a necessity for students. Leaving many in debt right out of college.

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VIDEO: Federal Student Aid Takes Major Cuts in Fall 2011

May 5, 2011 · Comments Off 

As federal funding for the upcoming year falls students face additional challenges.

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INTERACTIVE MAP: Search Crime on Campus and in Your Neighborhood

May 4, 2011 · Comments Off 

Attending college in an urban jungle like Dallas means SMU students can encounter crime ranging from third-rate mischief to life-threatening attacks. Explore our Light of Day crime portal, fueled by Google Fusion maps, to zoom in and out to find the most common crimes in your area. Also check out The Daily Campus for more Light of Day coverage.

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PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Students Begin Preparing for Finals

May 3, 2011 · Comments Off 

Finals week is upon us and students can be seen in Fondren Library cramming. With classes ending May 2 and no reading days, students started studying for their finals which start May 4. Check out what Fondren, and most of campus, will be looking like for the rest of the week.

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