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The Temerlin Advertising Institute is almost finished with the approximate $140,000 renovation of its new advertising wing in Umphrey Lee Center. In December 2013, demolition began, and by the time fall 2014 classes begin, the new advertising wing will be open to all students. This area will be more visible in Umphrey Lee since it now has an all-glass wall facing the hallway. Steve Edwards, director of the Temerlin Advertising Institute and professor, wants this renovation to open its doors to all advertising students campus-wide instead of just the creative-track advertising students it originally housed. “I hope everyone uses this space. My intent was changing it from a dark cave to a communal area by adding this pure glass wall so that everyone can see what’s going on in here,” Edwards said. The advertising wing was solely used for creative production and creative concepting courses in past semesters. Students on the general advertising track rarely used the space.
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The Temerlin Advertising Institute was closed for renovations in December 2013, and is expected to reopen this fall.
Amelia Ambrose, SMU senior advertising major, didn’t spend much time in the last advertising wing. “I am not on the creative track so I never went in but I’m glad they are opening the space up to all advertising students,” Ambrose said. Ambrose believes this renovation will truly enhance the program as a whole. Edwards envisions this space being a place all students can come and work, do group projects and bounce advertising ideas. The big worktables, whiteboard walls and high technology are new enhancements to the space that will
make student collaboration easier. “It was a really dark area before, so adding these new light structures should make this a place people want to be,” Edwards said. Something like this has never existed in this building before, which is irritating for Edwards. “There is no place to come and just be an advertising community,” he said. Willie Baronet, creative advertising professor, is looking forward to a place that will better inspire his students. “I want all the students to be inspired and encourage collaboration
amongst their colleagues. I think this new space will expose students to an agency like environment,” Baronet said. Baronet thinks the last advertising space was dark and crowded. This sometimes unmotivated students and didn’t make it a happy or welcoming place to be. Alex Nowlin, senior creative advertising major, believes this space will give future creatives a space conducive to the type of work they do. “We spend long hours executing campaigns and it helps having a nice, updated room. I wish I could stick around to use it,” Nowlin said.
It’s a sunny Monday morning. A girl and a guy are talking about their weekend on Dallas Hall lawn. “What did you do last weekend?” the guy asked. “I went out,” a girl in oversized black shirt and leggings replied. “I don’t really remember much else.” “It must have been a good weekend,” he said. The Hollywood version of college, where binge drinking and taking drugs to the point of blacking out is part of the culture, isn’t far off from the truth. According to the Prevention and Treatment Resource Press, 42 percent of college students reported binge drinking in the last month. A 2010 National Institute on Drug Abuse study found that 9.2 percent of the population, or 23.9 million
Americans over the age of 12, use illicit drugs. For some SMU students, the partying starts Wednesday night and goes on through the weekend. Between going out at night four days in a row, brunching and day drinking Saturday and brunching on Sunday, the tab adds up. “I just spend it,” said Jane Smith, who spends about $150 on alcohol a week. College students spend about $5.5 billion on alcohol alone, according to the Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Study. The amount Smith would spend on an average semester’s worth of alcohol is about $2,250. Jack Brooks said he spends about $300 a week, if he goes out Wednesday through Saturday, brunches Saturday and Sunday and day drinks Saturday. This doesn’t include any drugs Brooks might use. “There is definitely a drug presence on campus,” said junior Abigail Jones, who smokes marijuana and
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‘Home-Rule’ proposal debated in Dallas ISD EMILY WARD Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org The Dallas Independent School District is the 14th largest school district in the country and second largest in the state of Texas. With 223 schools from pre-kindergarten through high school, Dallas ISD has around 160,000 students and
20,000 staff members. These 180,000 students and staff are just the beginning of those who would be affected by Dallas ISD’s switch from a state-rule district to a homerule district. To be a home-rule district means Dallas ISD would be allowed to exercise the state’s power of governance of education within its own administrative area that has
been decentralized from the state. It is a concept that was created by the Texas Legislature nearly 20 years ago, but has yet to be implemented. SMU professor Les Black believes the areas of governance, personnel and student management will be the primary differences if the district converts. If adopted, an appointed school board would govern the home-rule
district, rather than an elected board. Teachers and administrators would become at-will employees, no longer bound by the contracts of the Texas Education Code. The home-rule proposal raises questions concerning how students’ rights would be protected in terms of discipline, because the Texas Education Code would no longer protect them as well.
“Will students with disabilities be protected? Is the voice of those who live in poverty at the table, or is it merely part of an economic developmental plan,” SMU professor Lee Alvoid questioned of the homerule proposal. Dallas ISD School Board President Eric Cowan recently acknowledged Dallas ISD’s trailblazing ways at the home-rule
Christopher Saul Contributing Writer email@example.com Special interest seats have been part of the Student Senate since 1976, when the school’s constitution called for an African American and Hispanic American seat. The idea of Student Senate for minorities dates back to 1925. Today, the seats are under scrutiny. A special interest seat for LGBT students to have representation on the senate failed, with the ballot initiative only receiving 51.9 percent of the vote: almost 14 percent under the necessary two-thirds of the student body’s votes to pass the amendment. This was the second vote on the measure in three weeks. The first vote failed, but advocates for the bill collected enough signatures for a re-vote. Students say the debate over the LGBT seat has raised questions about the need for special interest seats in general; some are questioning the legitimacy of a second vote on the issue; others say the seat opens a Pandora’s box in terms of special interest seats. It has also been revealed that some students, in theory, could have as many as 11 votes in an election cycle, while other students, in theory, could have only one. “There’s clearly an over-
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Senate seats set aside for minority students were implemented in 1976.
representation which calls not only into question the LGBT seat but other special interest seats,” said Lee Downen, student senator from the Cox School of Business. Special interest seats on the Student Senate are supposed to represent a minority that is larger than 150 students but smaller than 15 percent of the student
population. Special interest seats are allotted to African American, Asian American, Hispanic American and International Students. There is also a seat representing transfer students. These five seats in the Student Senate are given to minority groups to ensure that they have a voice. The
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The corner of South Harwood Street and Marilla Street in Dallas’ southeast quadrant is the last place to expect to see a gathering of Dallas’ elite. It’s 10 a.m. on a Friday, and Range Rovers slide into a decaying parking lot with unmarked spaces. Dallasites know they’re not in a hot area of downtown when parking is easy and free. It’s the groundbreaking for the “new” Dallas Farmers Market, a privatization project taken on by the DF Market Holdings. Over 150 business people, members of city management and well-known foodies have graced the entrance to the market to signify a new age of productivity for an area that had fallen into desolation and disrepair. “I’ve watched it go down, down, down, and now, we’re going to watch it go up, up, up,” said Canton, Texas farmer J.T. Lemley during the groundbreaking ceremony. Lemley has been a staple of the market for 38 years. He and his famous tomatoes were some of the last icons left in the concrete and steel “Shed One” for local produce. Two years ago, the city of Dallas noticed that the market was drawing fewer local and
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presentation to the board. “I will say that this [statute] is nothing that this current board or past boards have ever dealt with before…we are in a unique position,” Cowan said. The push towards Dallas ISD becoming a home-rule district began in March with the efforts of
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out-of-town visitors each year. The once energetic, populous place only included five actual farmers and barely survived on city subsidies. DF Market Holdings’ managing partners Brian Bergersen, Janet and Phil Cobb and Ruthie and Jay Pack won the bidding for the renovation project, and bought the property in June 2013. The renovation is more of a complete re-do, costing $65 million. “I’ve got the first return on my investment — $150,” said Phil Cobb, looking down at his commemorative shovel after the ceremony. But the hope is that the investment will yield further returns not only for the Cobbs and their partners, but also for the city. The plans include 70,000 square feet of restaurants and shops, 3000 apartments, 750 free parking spaces and double the space for farmers and vendors in air-conditioned sheds. “I can’t think of a bigger thing happening here than what we are about to do in breaking ground for another monumental facility here in our community,” said John Crawford, President and CEO of Downtown Dallas Inc. For Crawford, the new farmers market will provide the city a needed tourism attraction
Anyone who has ever had a roommate in college or thereafter can relate to the negligible issues that inevitably arise, from deciding whose turn it is to restock the paper towels, take out the trash or handle the rent that month. A few weeks after moving in together, Futon CMO Robert Loomis-Norris and CEO Remington Robertson had an idea: since there’s an app for almost everything else, why not develop one to help out roommates? “We had both dealt with the issues associated with living with others, whether they were friends or acquaintances,” Loomis-Norris said. “[Our app’s] primary function is to dramatically reduce the redundancy that often occurs when roommates communicate and to make the completion of menial tasks around the home or dorm more efficient.” Robertson wanted to give the app a simple name that would be relevant to roommates everywhere; thus, the framework for Futon was implemented. With the help of Brian Plemons, designer of a number of mobile and web apps including Couple and
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Increasing sleep deprivation rates harm students’ health Eastan Croson Health and Fitness Editor firstname.lastname@example.org An estimated 33 percent of college students get sufficient sleep while school is in session— meaning the majority of student are sleep deprived. But if students don’t snooze, they could lose more than they would expect. Here is the truth about what happens to the body when one doesn’t get enough sleep, starting from the first night. Students are no strangers to sacrificing sleep. As the semester comes to a close, all-nighters and late-night study sessions are common practices for many. College students facing finals often rely on a stash of Red Bull and other stimulants to make it through the final stretch of classes. But the best study habits include adequate sleep. There are many causes of sleep deprivation, but these are the most common among college students: • Stress and anxiety • ADD or ADHD medication, alcohol and/ or drug abuse • All-night studying • Interrupted sleep and eating patterns No surprise that staying up all night studying for exams often hurts more than it helps. Students surrendering beauty sleep to cram
for tests often find the facts and figures they could remember at 2 a.m. can’t be remembered the next day. Sleep deprivation impacts cognitive function, and without adequate rest, the brain becomes foggy hindering fine motor skills and worsening judgement. Those who lose sleep also risk losing their mind and their health. Sleep deprivation not only leads to memory loss, but it also puts students at greater risk for a number of health problems such as heart disease and obesity. Even short-term sleep deprivation is linked to signs of brain tissue loss. After one night of sleep deprivation people are hungrier and apt to eat more. Research has linked short-term sleep deprivation with a propensity to load up on larger portions as well as have a greater preference for highcalorie, high-carb foods. After all-nighters people are more likely to choose unhealthy foods while grocery shopping. Beauty sleep is actually a real thing — even short-term sleep loss can have anyone not looking their best. A small study published last year in the journal SLEEP found that sleep deprived participants were rated as less attractive. People are also more likely to have accidents and catch a cold after one night of inadequate
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sleep. Getting six or fewer hours of rest each night triples the risk of driving accidents according to the National Sleep Foundation’s Drowsydriving.org. Lack of sleep can make one more clumsy in general, regardless of being behind the wheel or not. Not getting enough shut-eye can also increase the likelihood of catching a cold. Proper rest is essential for building a healthy immune system. A study by Carnegie Mellon University found that sleeping fewer than seven hours a night was linked to a tripled risk of coming down with a cold. Sleep loss over long periods of time wreak havoc on the body from head to toe. The risk of stroke quadruples and other studies have linked lack of sleep to both colorectal and aggressive breast cancers. Many studies have suggested a relationship between chronic sleep deprivation and an increased risk of diabetes as well. Long-term sleep loss also jumps the risk of obesity. Short-term sleep loss not only leads to increased caloric consumption, but multiple studies have also suggested a link between chronic sleep deprivation and increased obesity risk over time. A study published in the American Journal of Human Biology showed that little sleep
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was connected to changes in appetite regulation. Chronic sleep deprivation is also associated with high blood pressure, high amounts cholesterol in arteries, heart failure and heart attacked according to Harvard Health Publications. Lack of sleep is also tied to mental health issues. Young people that experience depression and anxiety almost always report having a sleep problem as well. Those who aren’t getting enough shuteye are also more likely to be emotional and are viewed as being more unapproachable. A SLEEP study evaluating 1,741 men and women over 10 to 14 years old found that men who slept fewer than six hours had a significant increase in mortality risk, even after adjusting for diabetes, hypertension and other factors. It’s no secret that a good night’s sleep can make anyone feel better. Adequate sleep gives the body time to recharge, but it is also crucial for the brain’s ability to learn and recall information. Sleeping for eight hours
triggers changes in the brain that improve memory and before a test makes the brain remember information that was recently learned before a test. Some studies have shown that students getting adequate sleep receive a full letter grade higher than students who are chronically sleep deprived. The body needs regulated sleep and rest in order to run properly. College students often struggle with getting enough sleep, even when they try to obtain adequate amounts. So why are students still awake when they should be resting? Assignment deadlines and constantly being surrounded by various kinds of stimulation keep young people up at night. Ditching the TV at night and turning off phones and computers can help one get the most out of the sleep they get. Sleeping with the TV on disrupts sleep cycles, and messing with phones and computers before bed can make falling asleep more difficult. Regularity is key for a healthier sleep schedule. Setting a bedtime routine can help one
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fall asleep faster. This routine doesn’t have to be anything complicated — reading for 20 to 30 minutes before bed or taking a hot bath before bedtime are both excellent routines that help tell the body when it’s time for rest. Avoid taking stimulants, drinking caffeine and alcohol, and eating food three to four hours before trying to sleep. Alcohol also messes with sleep cycles, so skip on the booze and sleep sober in order to get more quality sleep. Taking short power naps during the day can also help one get more sleep. Students who have an hour or two between classes could use that time to rest to help make up for lost sleep. Also make sure that the area where one try to sleep is dark, comfortable and quiet. Wearing ear-plugs can help reduce noise and induce sleep. Taking these steps will easily get the body back on track. Sleeping at regular times each night can work wonders for students, especially during finals week. Those who treat the body well will be treated well by the body.
Dallasites skeptical about city being bike-friendly karly hanson email@example.com Contributing Writer A collapsed lung, a broken left humerus, some broken ribs, two nights in the Baylor University Medical Center, and a fourmonth recovery period. In late March of 2013, Bruce Levy, an English professor at SMU, was hit by a van while cycling around White Rock Lake. “This guy just barreled into me,” Levy said. “It was scary.” By July of that same year, Levy was back on his bike exploring North Texas with the wind blowing through his hair, passing by the bluebonnets sprouting up along the rolling hills. “I like the wind blowing, the movement, the speed, the terrain,” he said. “It’s a great way to see North Texas and beyond.” Despite his passion for the sport, Levy is skeptical about whether or not Dallas can truly become a safe and welcoming environment for bikes. Levy said that the driver who hit him wasn’t punished, so he thinks penalties for hitting cyclists need to be more severe and better enforced before people can feel safe riding in the city. Dallas is in the midst of developing the Dallas Bikeway System, which as part of the 2011 Dallas Bike Plan, was created in order to “improve the safety, use and efficiency of the bicycle.” Several projects are underway, some expected to open this summer and others in a few years, but many cyclists are not happy with the progress of the plan. “Dallas is not a bike-friendly city, though they’re trying,” Levy said. “I’m lucky I live close to White Rock Lake. “Most of the trails already in place are concentrated in North Dallas, near White Rock Lake, including the 7.6 mile White Rock Creek Trail. The Dallas City Council is
divided over the bike plan, too: some members don’t see the bike plan as that big of a priority. Others are concerned about the cost. The plan is estimated to cost close to $200 million. There are 18 miles of on-street infrastructure and 125 miles of the trail system completed. When the Dallas Bikeway System is complete, there will be 280 miles of trails, and 840 miles of on-street “facilities,” which are structures like dedicated bike lanes, separated bike lanes and shared lanes between vehicles and bikes. The total system will be 1,100 miles throughout Dallas County and the edge of Collin County where the two overlap. Many people living in Dallas see the city as largely designed for car transportation. If there were available alternatives, however, some may gladly switch to commuting by bike. “We want to give people options. Right now there is no other option but to drive, so streets are so congested,” said Jared White, Bicycle Transportation Manager at city hall. “Hopefully they’ll take the opportunity the Bikeway System will give them to change that.” White says that while they have support and approval for the projects, they are not yet fully funded. Right now, 44 miles of the trail system is either under construction or has funding allocated for construction to begin, much of it along the Trinity River. Some of the on-street infrastructure projects are still awaiting funding and may require approval by residents, which could delay their construction. In an attempt to expedite the development of cycling infrastructure, Council Member Philip Kingston, representing District 14 which includes Uptown, lower Greenville and parts of Deep Ellum, created a citizen bike task force that is targeting the implementation of a bike share
program, trail connections and the acceleration of buffered bike lanes. Sharrows, lane markings that indicate to drivers where cyclists will operate on streets, like the ones connecting the Santa Fe Trail with the Katy Trail through Main Street, were the first onstreet “facilites” put in place. In order to create dedicated bike lines or curbed-off bike lanes, the city staff must request a Thoroughfare Amendment to get permission to change the Dallas Thoroughfare Plan. Until the community is on board, the city cannot start construction on any streets, and depending on the public’s reaction, White said the process could take a few months. But a lot of cyclists are not convinced that bike lanes are the most effective, or the safest form of bicycle-friendly infrastructure. Scot Montague, an avid cyclist and facilities manager of Dedman College at SMU, said that cyclists do not feel safe in lanes off to the side of the road. In order for bike infrastructure to be effective, it needs to be separate from the lanes designated for vehicles, like the bike system in the Netherlands. Mike Freiberger, board member of Bike DFW, said that in addition to separated lanes being in place for cyclists, people also need to learn how to properly and safely ride bikes in traffic. He said there are plenty of people who want to commute to work by bike, but are hesitant because they do not have the skills necessary to safely do so on Dallas streets, and the infrastructure is not there to reassure them. Bike DFW offers classes for adult cyclists interested in developing skills useful for riding in traffic and commuting to work, such as route planning and crash avoidance techniques. “When you boil it all down, you have a very car-centric infrastructure that does not encourage people who are interested but tentative to do anything but drive their car,” Freiberger said.
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in southeastern downtown, and help sustain population growth in downtown with desired amenities. “I’m going to finally be able to answer the burning question that we get all the time: ‘Where’s the grocery store?’” Crawford said. “There it is, folks, there it is.” The market will be the first stop on the D-Link bus from the Dallas Convention Center. And, in addition to the local produce and restaurants, retail may include a western wear shop, a steakhouse — things that appeal to tourists. “I don’t think traffic will be an issue,” said Jack Gosnell, the retail advisor for the project. “We really
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LGBT seat would have made the sixth minority seat on the senate. Only members of these groups may run for their seat. “Do the special interest seats even do anything?” Of the 39 bills passed by the Student Senate this year, only a handful were proposed by members of these special seats. Two special interest senators, those in the Asian American and Hispanic American seats, dropped out of their positions and were replaced. Parliamentarian of the Student Senate, Christopher Cornell, a third-year law student, said the turnover and lack of authored bills by the special interest senators may be a part of a bigger trend of apathy in the Student Senate. “Not to be cruel, but a lot of Student Senators don’t ever introduce anything or even speak,” he said. “It wasn’t as bad this year, but in the 99th Student Senate, it was either half or more than half of the people who were sworn in in April before the first meeting were not still senators when the 99th senate ended, which is just a huge turnover ratio and vacancy rate.” But Student Body Vice President Jaywin Mahli insists that the special seats are an important part of the Senate. “At the end of the day, its not just bills that a senator does,” Mahli said. “It’s [the special interest senators] up and representing their communities in debate, and bringing their communities issues to us in the senate.” “But how do we know if a candidate is gay?” SMU and the elections committee determine the racial background of a potential candidate through Access.smu, where students identify their racial background. The school would have determined who was eligible to vote in the LGBT elections by having students log on to the website and register as identifying with the LGBT community. Downen, who wrote an opinion article arguing against the passage
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Matchup, and the final cofounder, CTO Adam Walker, Loomis-Norris and Robertson managed to create a functioning version of Futon in less than four months. Version 1.0 of the Futon app will be available for the Android in about two weeks, and will have a wide array of functionalities. These features include: bill splitting to split bills, transfer money to other roommates or your landlord and keep track of expenses for rent, groceries and other housing essentials; messaging to
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Hookah occasionally. Jones, who smoked more during the summer, was buying a gram every two weeks. “It definitely depleted my bank account because I was spending money on weed and food, because you know,” Jones said. Adderall, Xanax or Vyvanse are used just to get through a day, a study session or an exam. “Market price for Adderall and Vyvanse?” someone posted on Yik Yak, during the week before finals. Another Yak read, “I just took a nap on Vyvanse, too tolerant.”
have everything working our way right now.” The idea of the renovation is to put farmers back in the heart of the action and add appeal to the interiors and exteriors of the glamorized “sheds.” People may be getting Texas products fresh from the farm, but shopping in the slick, streamlined buildings should feel like an elevated experience. Mayor Mike Rawlings, who headlined the groundbreaking, said this type of market is just what the city needs. “The world is changing, but we still want our farmers market,” he said. “We are going to support this thing like there’s no tomorrow.” Lemley, as a long-time member of the market, is excited for energy to replace the apathy of the past
of the seat in The Daily Campus said, “There is no visual or genetic way to determine if that fact [that someone is gay] is there, because it is self-identifiable. Whereas race is very plain to see if you are a part of that group, but with sexuality, that is not the case.” There is no way to ensure against voter fraud in any of the special interest seats elections senate officials said. Voter fraud is not unknown in SMU Student Senate history. According to Cornell, 30 years ago, an election for the Hispanic American seat was rigged. “At some point in the early eighties, kids got the code for the [scantron form] for Hispanic senator,” he said. “Even though they weren’t Hispanic, they all voted on it and the senate had to declare the election invalid and have a re-election.” Incoming Student Body Vice President Monica Finnegan said that, while there is no way to ensure against voter fraud, she has faith in the student body. “I think that it is just a matter of people being honest and understanding,” she said. “Why did we have a second vote on the referendum?” Although a student senator saw the second LGBT vote as “slimy” because of the quick turnaround between the two votes, Vice President Mahli said it was anything but that. “I was one of the people who pushed [the second vote], I am one of the people working in the back, so it was my decision,” Mahli said. “At the end of the day, we had to go out and get 1,053 signature, and we got upwards of 1,500 signatures. Slimy would be doing something behind the scenes that nobody knows about, and we’re doing the polar opposite.”
few years. “People weren’t going through the trouble of coming down,” he said. “We’re showing that we’re back on track.” Because they will be selling produce to bigger crowds and daily at the Dallas Farmers Market, the couple can now confidently plant large quantities of squash, kale, Swiss chard, cucumbers and whatever else they’d like. They anticipate growing Rae Lili Farms to meet the heightened demand of the market. “It’s going to give us some exposure to new families and the conscientious consumer,” Roy said. Kandi Lopez is that consumer the Martinez couple are ready to please. The Plano resident makes the 30-minute drive to the market twice
in two different schools would be eligible to vote for five separate seats. Vice President Mahli said it is not as unfair as it seems. He believes in what is known in political science as the “multicultural theory of justice.” The theory states that people’s situations are not equal to begin with, so to treat them as if they are on an equal playing field is unfair. Because of this inherent unfairness, it follows that minorities need the extra votes on the Student Senate. “Sometimes you need to extend your hand out a little further,” Mahli said, “People may ask, ‘Well if there is an LBGT seat, then why isn’t there a straight seat?’ Well, it’s because the straight students are represented overwhelmingly, the straight students feel comfortable on this campus, and that’s not the same for LGBT community. If you’re a Straight, white, Christian male, you’re not going to have any other votes than the school you are in, but for people who don’t identify as such, I think the special interest seat holds a lot of value.” Incoming Vice President Finnegan sees the additional votes given to specific groups differently. While she agrees with Mahli that special interest seats are useful for the community she prefers that each student have the same amount of representation. “I lean closer to one person, one vote, however I see the merit of special interest seats,” she said. “A Pandora’s box”
One of the big issues that caused people to vote against the passage of an LGBT seat is the belief that each student at SMU should have only one vote, students and Senate officials said. As the process is now, for instance, a Hispanic student from Costa Rica who transferred into SMU and earning a major
Opening the special interest seat to groups not based on race opens a Pandora’s box in the Student Senate, some students said. With the passage of the LGBT seat, other groups that are not based on race have even more precedent to be represented on the Student Senate floor. Groups that identify with a specific religion, or any group that has more than 150 members but makes up less than 15 percent of the student body could conceivably apply for a seat. “I think that underrepresented communities should have a voice on campus. Should they have a seat? I’m skeptical,” Finnegan said. “If a community asks for a seat, its our duty to give it to them.”
communicate with roommates via a chat-style messaging platform; shared lists to keep track of commonly-bought items, things to do or other important tasks; a calendar to manage events, roommate activities and avoid scheduling conflicts; an optional location feature to find your roommates, and discover when they might be coming home or if they are nearby; and reminders to schedule events and recurring tasks. “I believe that Futon will spread rapidly upon launch, and we anticipate nationwide use in the coming months,” Loomis-Norris
said. “We have a lot of exciting plans for version 2.0, some of which are already operational, but right now our main focus is making sure that what we already have is exactly what users want.” Although Futon is primarily geared towards college-aged users, Loomis-Norris sees no reason why the app would not be helpful for families as well, and believes Futon is ultimately useful for anyone in a cooperative living situation. “Personally, I’m most excited about people I talk to telling me the many ways that it’s helping them out in day-to-day life,” LoomisNorris said.
Mary Johnson, a junior, could spend about a $100 on marijuana, $60 per a gram of cocaine, $4 on 20 milligrams of Adderall, $2 on Xanax and $20 for per a gram of Molly a week. For just drugs, that means a $186 a week, $744 a month and $2,790 a semester. That’s the price of a round-trip ticket to China from Dallas, or eight and half months worth of groceries on a liberal spending budget, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. “No wonder my allowance is gone,” Johnson said. The money that Jones spends on drugs is equivalent to what the National Association of College
Stores says the average college student will spend on textbooks each year. Two months worth of drugs equals more than double the College Board’s annual cost of books and materials of $1,168. Smith, who spends about $110 on drugs, noticed the spike in the amount of money she spends on drugs and alcohol. Her first year, she was only buying alcohol and spending $30 a month on alcohol. It can cost to be a college guy who drinks or does drugs than a girl. “Usually if you ask a guy to smoke you out and he likes you he will, or if you say you never smoked, guys try to get you baked,” Jones said.
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a month. She hopes to teach her two daughters the importance of eating fresh food. “I always grew up on instant and fast food. Now I can’t imagine not eating fruits and vegetables,” she said while shopping at the market the Saturday before the groundbreaking. She thinks the new market will bring much needed change. “Any time you can bring it more traffic, it’ll be better for the momand-pops in here,” she said. The farmers at the groundbreaking, including Lemley and Roy and Sofia Martinez, see the leadership of DF Market Holdings as being instrumental in bringing life back to the market. “They’re a top-notch group, and they have the talent to see this thing
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Support Our Public Schools, a local nonprofit organization focused on strengthening schools and improving outcomes for students in Dallas ISD. It believes that a home-rule district would fulfill the needs of students better than the one-size-fits all approach used in the district today. The leaders of Support Our Public Schools’ controversial proposal are Board President Wilton Hollins, Secretary Stephen Jones, Treasurer Jeronimo Valdez, Gary Griffith and Louisa Meyer. One of the city’s biggest supporters of Support Our Public Schools and de-facto spokesperson for the home-rule district is Mayor Mike Rawlings. Rawlings mayoral campaign promised to improve Dallas’ schools, and over the past two months he has been a vocal critic of Dallas’ low rates of college preparedness in graduating students. He argues that the Dallas ISD is no longer only affecting students, but the community as a whole. Rawlings blames Toyota’s recent decision to move its national headquarters to Plano rather than Dallas on the city’s school system. “In listening to [Toyota’s] real estate advisors, one of the main criteria is K-12 schools. It was clear that the Plano situation offered a better situation,” the mayor said in an interview with The Dallas Morning
succeed,” Roy said. But not everyone sees the people behind the renovation as doing something positive. Pat Stubblefield, whose family has been vending at the Dallas Farmers Market for more than 100 years, isn’t optimistic about the privatization. Stubblefield is not a farmer, but a vendor who sells produce she gets from Texas farms. The new market likely won’t have a place for her. One week before the groundbreaking, she didn’t even know there was going to be a ceremony on the market’s corner. “Longevity is not in the equation,” she said. Gosnell said produce vendors may have a role in the new market,
but the emphasis will be on actual farmers. “Produce vendors are buying produce— the same produce that grocery stores buy—and selling it in the market,” he said. “Our goal is to make it back into a genuine market, to bring farmers back into the market.” It’s a model Lemley believes in. For him, the groundbreaking served as a signal to the city that the market was on its way back to being a place you’d gladly come—even if you didn’t need produce—just for the atmosphere. And he thinks the crowds will come in force when Shed One reopens in its renovated form this June. “I did plant a little extra so we’d have enough to go around,” he said.
News. Earlier this year, 7-Eleven cited similar reasons when moving its headquarters from Dallas to Irving. Opponents of the home-rule switch disagree with Support Our Public Schools and Rawlings. They claim the disingenuous, undemocratic and unnecessary home-rule efforts will only serve to weaken the district. Additionally, Support Our Public Schools’ main improvements of changing the curriculum and extending the school year could be accomplished without the shift to a home-rule. Home-rule district challengers are wary of Dallas ISD board members being eliminated in favor of appointed trustees. Minority opponents are especially concerned because the current single-member district helps them keep a voice in power, whereas they believe this home-rule “takeover” is focused on racism and power. Adversaries question the motives behind the home-rule challenging current Dallas ISD statistics. Over the past six years, Dallas’ graduation rate has risen from 62 percent to 81 percent. The achievement gap is decreasing, while minority college readiness is increasing. They believe proponents of the home-rule only have dollar signs in their eyes. For this reason, 70 activists, parents and teachers protested the home-rule district proposal outside of City Hall last Saturday.
Black is also concerned that the conversion to a home-rule district would decrease the spectrum of choices currently available to students and teachers, and put their rights in endangerment. He thinks a campus-based charter, which allows the parents and teachers of a certain school to move toward the conversion of a charter, is the solution. “I would be more in favor of campus conversions…then the district would have a more varied portfolio of schools to meet the varied needs of its students,” Black said. SMU senior Antonea Bastian will be teaching at a charter high school in the Dallas area next year and offered her opinion on a home-rule district versus charter conversions. “I think they offer different experiences and solutions to the same issue of providing equitable education opportunity. Comparing the two is extremely difficult…but I think I see a lot of positive outcomes for children when charter education is discussed,” Bastian said. For Support Our Public Schools’ home-rule initiative to become a reality, about 25,000 petition signatures (5 percent of registered voters) must first be collected. A 15-member commission would then have a month to create the proposed charter. The document would have to be approved with a 25 percent voter turnout in an election by the Texas Education Agency.
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Take sexual assault seriously
zain haidar Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org Top down efforts to enact permanent change don’t work. When it comes to sexual assault on campus, sexual assault in the workplace or just plain sexual assault – we’re facing a systemic issue that can’t be wished away by piece-meal bureaucratization. What we’re seeing with the recent opening of a federal investigation against 55 universities (SMU having the honor of a place on the list) is that the idea of setting up task forces and cobbling together trustees to work on a grassroots crisis is bunk. I’ve written about SMU’s (failed) efforts to curb sexual assaults before, and my recommendation remains the same: we need to encourage student-side accountability and peer-level checks and balances to combat sexual assault of any kind. That is, we need to hold each other responsible for our actions and discourage the antagonistic mindset that leads ordinary people to commit extraordinarily terrible deeds.
Accepting 41 recommendations (all made by people with the same vested interested in SMU’s reputation) isn’t enacting change; it’s the equivalent of putting your fingers in your ears and yelling to drown out something you don’t want to hear. Which is that we have a problem. A big one. Whether it’s male on female, male on male or female on female is irrelevant: Mustangs don’t take sexual assault seriously enough, and until we deal with our cultural crisis, all administrative pushes to curb the issue will peter out once headlines start to fade. In a word: more red tape won’t stop rape. Only we, as a cohesive student body, can take progressive steps toward our own self-betterment. I’m afraid, though, that the differences and divides on our campus won’t allow for self-healing. I’m afraid that I’m leaving campus this May a worse place than it was when I came here in 2011. I’m afraid this isn’t a problem we can solve in the regular ways: throwing money at the issue and huddling together in nicely organized groups of well-dressed, soft-spoken professionals to make ourselves feel warm on the inside for doing something rather than nothing. In this case, doing something is a crime when it’s the wrong thing. Haidar is a junior majoring in journalism.
Court gives EPA backing to fight climate change The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Thursday, May 1: The Supreme Court decision handing the Environmental Protection Agency an important clean air victory Tuesday was refreshing in every sense of the word. The court’s 6-2 ruling upheld the EPA’s authority to limit power-plant emissions that blow across state lines. It’s a crucial step forward for President Barack Obama’s effort to improve the air quality of states downwind from polluting coal-fired plants. Better still, the ruling sets the stage for the EPA’s new climate change regulations, which are expected to be released in June. Critics argue that the rules will be just one more attempt to reduce the nation’s reliance on its 600 coalfired power plants. They’re right. The sooner the better. Power plants estimate the costs of implementing the EPA rule at about $800 million a year. But emissions from burning coal force states to spend tens of billions of dollars every year in health and environmental costs. The court’s ruling, in effect, says power plants in 28 states in the East, Midwest and South have a responsibility to reduce the sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide pollution that goes into the air and drifts to other states. Downwind cities and states have argued for years that pollution from coal-fired plants outside their jurisdictions has prevented them from meeting air pollution standards. The court validated this claim, laying to rest the contention
that the EPA had placed an unfair economic burden on polluters. Coal-fired plants are the single largest source of the nation’s carbon emissions, responsible for about 40 percent of the total. The president ordered the EPA last year to issue new regulations to fight global warming this June. He has confidence that this nation’s innovators can find ways to make cleaner, renewable sources of energy more practical and affordable, and so do we. The Supreme Court ruling provides the legal backing needed to move forward. The EPA is expected to direct states to craft their own plans for meeting clean air standards. That could include reducing energy demand by requiring greener buildings and implementing more cap and trade programs like California’s. And thanks to the court, the EPA and downwind states will have leverage to force power plants to take responsibility for their emissions. President Obama recognizes the obligation to fight global warming for the sake of future generations and perhaps even our own: The latest peril disclosed this week is growing acidity in the world’s oceans, harming sea creatures in a food chain. The fear has been that a divided Congress and a right-leaning Supreme Court would prevent the president and the EPA from acting to curb pollution. The court laid that notion to rest Tuesday. Now it’s up to the EPA to set effective regulations that spur innovation to meet our energy needs without destroying our world.
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matthew costa Contributing Writer email@example.com I will not say I’ve been looking forward to this moment, the one in which I’m supposed to spill my guts to all of you here at Southern Methodist University. After all, I’ve been giving you my idiotic opinion and sports analysis for two years now. What more could I possibly add on the eve of my college career? For starters, it’s been one hell of a ride. The ups and downs of my time on the Hilltop will stay with me forever thanks to the wonderful
best cubicle-mate imaginable in Opinion Editor Trevor Thrall. I honestly think I’ll always have a special place in my heart for each of the people I just mentioned, not just because I had to work with them, but because they made my time at school bearable. To those of you who somehow took a joy in my writing, I appreciated your feedback. It will probably be many more years before I have the freedom to express myself the way The Daily Campus allowed me to, so trust me when I say I cherished each article like it was my last. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoon was a treasure to me, because I got to do exactly what I dream of doing after college, and was surrounded by passionate, talented young writers who felt the same way I did. This was further influenced by the wonderful staff in the journalism department here on
campus. I can honestly say the people who teach at SMU are so insanely dedicated to their craft that I can only dream of doing what some of these people have seen and done in the real world. For anyone coming back next semester who has a couple of hours to kill for extracurricular activities, I implore you to take a course at the J-school and see what I’m talking about first-hand. You will not regret it. So that’s a wrap I suppose. My time at SMU has been magnificent thanks to the people I’ve met and shared time with. Whether it was laughing it up at the cool corner of the office or staring at the beautiful architecture inside Dallas hall, this school was exactly what I dreamed of. Thank you to everyone, and I look forward to hearing my name called in less than two weeks. Costa is a senior majoring in journalism.
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jordan moore A&E Editor firstname.lastname@example.org Although I’ve only worked with The Daily Campus for a semester (my last semester), I have enough to say to make a goodbye column worthwhile. I hadn’t, until this semester, worked for a paper––ever. I had occasionally (and sometimes unsuccessfully) submitted articles, but that had been the extent of my experience.
When I applied and was granted the position of A&E Editor, I was overwhelmingly grateful. I was grateful not for the position, but rather, a position. I’ll go ahead and be honest that I wasn’t happy at SMU until my third and fourth years. Why? I simply never felt that I had my say or had a part in something until now. If there’s anything I’ve learned from working with The Daily Campus, it’s that a voice matters. No matter how young, how unknown or how unwilling that voice might be, that voice has something to say. I’ve for once felt as though I have been able to offer my fair share of opinion and have also been able to hear others’ a bit more clearly. While there are some people who have commented, complained
and voiced their opinions about The Daily Campus, and although some may say that print news is a dying field, I’ll respond by saying that it’s okay. It’s okay to have an opinion, but I’ll share mine with you as well in saying that the DC has been one of the best things that ever happened to me at SMU. And to respond to those of you who have complained on social media about The Daily Campus, I ask you to remember that the DC has done good for a number of people. And to those of you who fail to believe that print news will be replaced entirely by the digital news, I ask you to remember how news first began, and the good it has done for the world over time. I suppose what I’m really trying to say is how thankful I am to have been a part of The Daily Campus,
even if only for one semester. I’m leaving SMU as a fulfilled student. So, thank you to the DC, and to those of you who I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with. I have finally, for once, felt a sense of community and a place of belonging. I will be leaving the paper with inexplicable gratitude for everyone that I have met and everything I have felt as though I have been able to do because of The Daily Campus. I can only hope that the DC continues to make people feel as though they matter and they have a place where they have a voice, just as it has done for me. So, thank you, and cheers to all that this paper will continue to do in years to come. Moore is a senior majoring in journalism.
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‘Marisol’ confuses, fails to impress with abstract aims zain haidar A&E Writer email@example.com There are a variety of things a student at SMU can do on a Friday night: binge drink, nap, contract an STD – the whole nine yards. A more rare choice is to watch a student theatre production. Friday nights weed out the weak, and separate the wheat from the chaff. No Art of Acting students snapchatting during the play or opening up a bag of chips in the middle of a monologue. No – Friday nights are for the elderly, the infirm and other theatre students. This motley crew and I stayed in Friday night to watch “Marisol” – a play written by Puerto Rican
playwright Jose Rivera and part of The Rep (a triumvirate of student plays directed by senior theatre students). Unfortunately the play – directed by senior theatre student Kristen Kelso – did not hit its marks. For what it’s worth, I respect the intent and absurd framework buttressing the frenetic plot of the play. In “Marisol,” a Puerto Rican yuppie (played by theatre student Susana Batres) gets caught in the midst of a hellish celestial war waged by the world’s angels and leaving New York a nightmarish psychoscape dominated by insane vagrants. Heavily influenced by the Theatre of the Absurd, “Marisol” is difficult to follow and abstract
‘24’ returns to Fox tonight at 7 associated press Sitting in the corner of a hotel bar in Pasadena, Calif., munching his way through a dish of nuts, Kiefer Sutherland recalls one of the stranger times he was recognized by a “24” fan. “I was on a ski lift once,” he says, “and a CIA operative recognized me, which is amazing, because I had a hat on, goggles and a muffler, riding on a chairlift, swinging away. “He says, ‘I like your show.’ I’m like, ‘How could you recognize me?’ He smiled and said, ‘Don’t tell anyone this, but I work for the CIA. I just got back from Afghanistan ... . The only bone I’ve got to pick with you is that my mother can’t figure out how you can get that much done in a day, and we can’t.’ ” That operative may have
to a fault. Not to mention that the entire idea underlying the show (a meditation on class warfare, sexual violence against women and urban blight) takes itself too seriously – although there were definite comedic moments (largely executed by bushy-bearded senior Jacob Stewart). There were several moments that made me cringe at the show’s self-righteousness, but there were laughs as well, and a handful of touching moments throughout the performance. I can’t earnestly recommend “Marisol” based purely on content, but the oddity of the experience is enough to warrant a visit to Meadows.
some more explaining to do to when Sutherland’s character, former Counter Terrorist Unit operative Jack Bauer, tries to pull o another one-day miracle when, after four years off American television, he returns in the 12-episode event series “24: Live Another Day.” Shot in London, the story finds Bauer attempting to prevent the assassination of U.S. President James Heller (William Devane), who previously appeared in the show as the secretary of defense. At Heller’s side is his daughter, Audrey (Kim Raver), Bauer’s former love, who suffered torture for him, and her husband (Tate Donovan), Heller’s chief of staff. Hunting Bauer are Londonbased CIA agents played by Benjamin Bratt, Yvonne Strahovski and Gbenga
Akinnagbe. Stephen Fry appears as the British prime minister. “Jack’s been in hiding for four years in Eastern Europe,” says Sutherland. “He’s living the hard life. “Historically, we’ve always come into the season with Jack having some kind of hope, and it’s dashed, and he escalates in that direction.” President Heller is in the British capital to negotiate a treaty dealing with military drones, but there’s a plot afoot to take him out. Along the way, Bauer must turn again for help to former CTU tech expert Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub), who suffered devastating personal losses and has turned into a punked-out anti-government hacker working for a WikiLeakstype organization headed by Adrian Cross (Michael Wincott).
George W. Bush paints world leaders’ portraits chandler helms Contributing Writer firstname.lastname@example.org During his presidency, George W. Bush often invited other world leaders to his ranch in Crawford, Texas to escape from the pressure of the White House and let them see where he was really from. After leaving office, he has adopted a hobby of painting many of these same world leaders. An exhibit of these paintings, called the “Art of Leadership,” has opened in his presidential library on the SMU campus. The 30-piece collection displays hand painted portraits of world leaders that Bush met during his presidency. The new exhibit Bush said he “felt comfortable painting them because I had really gotten to know them.” Thirty-six percent of the portrait subjects visited his ranch and 70 percent of the guests returned to Crawford, Texas again. He was inspired to begin painting by Winston Churchill’s essay: “Painting as a Pastime.” As it turns out, “you can teach an old dog new tricks,” laughed Laura Bush in the exhibits’ video. Bush took painting lessons from former SMU graduate Gale Norfleet about once per week. She graduated in 1972 with a master’s in fine arts from Meadows School of the Arts. The temporary exhibit opened at the beginning of April and will end on June 3. It begins with an
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George W. Bush has contributed 30 portraits to his “Art of Leadership” collection at the George W. Bush Presidential Library.
introduction video from Laura and George W. Bush. The next room displays a self-portrait and a portrait of his father, George Bush. The rest of the exhibit houses the other 28 portraits with some of the gifts given to Bush by the subjects. The paintings unveil many things about Bush’s relationships with the other leaders. The portrait of the Dalai Lama gives him a soft, warm expression. Bush was fond of him and said, “I painted him as sweetly as I could.” He visited Bush five times during his presidency: four times at the White House and once at the Bush residence in Dallas. The Dalai Lama gave him a Tibetan butter lamp and a traditional Tibetan
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greeting scarf. The public has mixed reactions about his portraits. A docent at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Nancy Giles, said she has “heard the entire gamut: from ‘he is the most horrible painter I have ever seen,’ to the people in awe of his work.” A woman passing by his portrait of Hamid Karzai said, “This picture isn’t as good, and I don’t know why. It looks like he didn’t spend as much time on it.” Bush met Hamid Karzai 10 times in the United States and twice in Afghanistan. He also gifted him a bronze sculpture of Bush with two Afghan schoolchildren, to thank him for the support of education
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Havel is painted in front of a colorful bookshelf. All of the portraits are vertical, except for Paul Kagame the President of Rwanda. His expression is serious and cold through his shadowed face. The former president of Pakistan, Pervez Musharraf, has a zoomed portrait. It is the only one that does not include the top or side of the subject’s head. Bush said he understands that the value of his artwork is not as high as his signature, which is located on the backside of each canvas. Last Thursday was the one-year anniversary of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and over 437,000 people have visited it over the past year.
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An SMU sophomore Dan Mulford thought, “The exhibit was very well done. The paintings were simply displayed just enough information about each one. It brought the attention straight to the artwork.” Mulford said his favorite piece is the portrait of Václav Havel, former president of the Czech Republic. Havel’s portrait shows more personality than many of the others and “it looks like he spent a lot of time on him,” said Mulford. “Especially since Havel recently passed away, I believe President Bush wanted to honor his friend, who was not only the president of the Czech Republic, but a famed poet, author and playwright.” It is the only portrait that is not one a solid background;
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Editors Note: For the past several issues we have been counting down the 25 greatest SMU athletes of all-time. This is number two of that list. When former SMU running back Craig James arrived on campus in 1979, almost everyone knew he’d be playing second fiddle to the great Eric Dickerson. Despite that, James gave the Mustang faithful some of the best years on the football field the school has ever known in the early ‘80s. Coming out of high school, James was regarded as one of the nation’s top runners, but decided to forego an offer from the University of Alabama and legendary Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant to stay in his home state, and play at the Hilltop, something all Mustang fans could thank James’ future wife Marilyn for. It was clear “The Pony Express” would be a force to be reckoned with inside the Southwest Conference once the ’79 season began thanks to both Dickerson and James. The first-year from Houston tallied just under 1,000 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns, according to pro football reference, enough to earn James the conference’s newcomer of the year award. While the team finished that first season with James at 5-6 overall, the pieces were in place for the Mustangs to make some noise for the first time since Doak Walker rampaged through the record books. For each of the next three seasons while “The Pony Express” was running wild, James tallied over 1,000 yards running and receiving, and even helped on special teams by punting both his junior and senior seasons. James was even part of the
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For five seasons with the Patriots, James was a consistent runner and notched a Pro Bowl season in 1985.
team many publications named the national champions of 1982 that defeated Dan Marino and the Pittsburgh Panthers in the Cotton Bowl, 7-3. The NFL eventually saw what James had to offer when he was signed by former SMU head coach Ron Meyer and the New England Patriots. For five seasons, James showed the same type of work ethic and ability that was on display for the Mustangs, including a pro bowl season in 1985. James rushed for 1,227
yards and caught 27 passes for another 360 yards in helping his Patriots reach the Super Bowl. Even though the Pats would be defeated by arguably the best defense of all time in the 1985 Chicago Bears, James still showed just how versatile he could be and made a great name for himself in the National Football League. After his playing days were over, James was hired on by ESPN to broadcast college football games, and was given a vote in the Associated Press’ poll
for college football rankings. He also had a short run at Fox Sports Southwest and made a modest attempt to enter politics in 2012. Despite the shortcomings, James’ time at SMU was a ride for the ages, and should be remembered fondly as some of the best times just before the worst times at the Hilltop. He is one of the greatest running backs in Mustang history, and that alone is something to admire, given the dominance of some names in the record books.
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The buzz around SMU’s men’s basketball team is not only present around the campus, but also around the city of Dallas.
Mustangs, more than a team The SMU basketball team’s recent success may change the makeup of the campus, vaunt other athletic teams to prominence and increase SMU’s overall national recognition, officials said. The SMU men’s basketball team’s overall record of 27-10 includes an impressive 18-1 record at home. Although some feel the team may have been “snubbed” out of the NCAA March Madness Tournament, SMU finished second in the National Invitation Tournament. The team returned to the Associated Press poll this season for the first time since 1985, and was ranked No. 25 to close out the regular season. WFAA sports anchor Dale Hansen thinks the recent exposure could increase awareness of SMU along with the desire to attend. “At the very least it could only be a good thing if kids start looking at it and go ‘Really? SMU?’ then start to learn about
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SMU and realize, it really is a very good university and ‘Oh by the way...we have a heck of a basketball team that puts on quite a show,’” Hansen said. SMU Admissions Dean Wes Waggoner said admissions counselors who travel around the nation “are certainly seeing students who recognize SMU.” He called exposure from the basketball team “millions of dollars of advertising we don’t have to pay for.” Other schools have reported similar bumps in interest based on athletics. After TCU’s football team won the Rose Bowl in 2010, the number of applicants in 2011 skyrocketed to 19,000 from 2010’s 15,000, according to reports from the university. The attention that may be brought to SMU could influence the number of applicants, however, SMU admissions officials said the size of the student body at SMU is less important than the character of its students. “If you don’t have the substance behind the publicity, then it’s not going to affect
the quality of the institution,” Waggoner said. “It’s certainly nice to have a winning sports team. ...It’s not just winning [though,] it’s the culture of spirit and the culture of camaraderie and pride around a university that cultivate that interest.” The exposure SMU is receiving may increase interest to attend among high school students as well as studentathletes, Hansen said. “I think the recruiting, certainly for basketball, will become easier and easier, but I don’t know if it has a trickledown affect,” Hansen said. “Will the football team become better now that the basketball team is really good? I hope so, but I don’t know that.” Interest in SMU and its athletics has changed a great deal since the decision made by the NCAA, regarding SMU’s football team, known as the “death penalty,” said Hansen. “I think the pendulum swung too far for a long time and I’m not even sure it’s swung completely back to the middle yet.” Students have not been this actively involved in an SMU
athletic team since the late ’80s, says SMU Student Body President Ramon Trespalacios. Trespalacios is part of the fan organization “The Mob,” and is extremely involved in the following of SMU men’s basketball. “The following of a sport hasn’t been this big in a long time,” Trespalacios said. “It’s changing the whole culture surrounding athletics at SMU.” The recent buzz around SMU’s men’s basketball team is not only present around the campus, but also around the city of Dallas. “Now we actually have to figure out our coverage based on, ‘Well, wait a minute, SMU is playing on Thursday night. We’ve got to get that on the air.’ … That hasn’t been an option for about 20 years,” Hansen said. The recent success of men’s basketball is enough to get any SMU fan excited, however, a dominant program is not built overnight, he said. “I think the only way to get the real national buzz is to have success, No. 1, and success for a long time, No. 2,” Hansen said.
SMU’s new tennis complex will provide state-of-the-art amenities and could dramatically improve the relevance and success of the university’s tennis teams. After practicing and competing off campus for almost two and a half years since their stadium was demolished, the men and women’s tennis teams are scheduled to return to SMU in August to a state-of-the-art, $20 million facility. “It arguably will be the best training center in the United States,” said SMU men’s tennis Head Coach Carl Neufeld. “It’s the most comprehensive training center in that we’ve got indoor and outdoor courts directly connected to each other.” Women’s Head Coach Kati Gyulai said her team struggled with injuries, and she looks forward to giving the players access to the training room, post-practice treatment and rehabilitation. The new complex – on the southwest corner of Mockingbird Lane and North Central Expressway – will feature six indoor and six outdoor tennis courts, offices, locker rooms and a VIP area that overlooks both the indoor and outdoor courts. Neufeld said opening matches scheduled there will be against nationally ranked teams including Baylor, Texas, Oklahoma and many of the nation’s top 20. University architect Philip Jabour said the all-in-one complex will provide space for practice and competition, “something they haven’t had for some time.” In addition to amenities for the tennis team, the new complex will contain seminar rooms to host events other than tennis and outdoor seating capable of expanding to 2,000plus seats. The players said they hope the new complex will create a longawaited home-court advantage. “We will consistently get to play at the same place and have a home ground. … Having courts is obviously something recruits look at,” junior tennis player Holly Verner said. “Hearing people cheer for your team really boosts confidence and it helps in tough situations.” The coaches and studentathletes will have to become accustomed to a home-court advantage, the women’s coach said. “The players don’t know what it means to have a home base,” Gyulai said. “It’s our house. No one comes in. We have to protect it.” Redshirt sophomore Nathaniel Lammons said the new complex will help bring the improving team more national relevance. “We will play with more energy and passion for sure,” he said. The SMU tennis complex is budgeted at $20 million, and is part of a larger $1.3 billion master
plan covering all three of SMU’s campuses – Dallas, Plano and Taos – scheduled for completion in 2015. Two of the marquee components of the plan were building the residential commons complex, which opens this fall, and renovating Moody Coliseum, which reopened Dec. 21. After the basketball team returned to Moody, it went on an explosive run, ending with a trip to the National Invitation Tournament finals. “Higher education is extremely competitive, and we’ve got to continually have state-ofthe-art facilities to support the faculty, staff and students that are coming here,” Jabour said. The tennis teams have been practicing off campus since 2012, when Turpin Tennis Stadium was demolished to make room for the residential commons. The teams currently split time among Northwood Club, The Village Country Club, Royal Oaks Country Club and many others. “We’ve played at over 12 clubs – in terms of matches – over the last few years,” Neufeld said. Cutting the travel, Neufeld said, will maximize students’ time to incorporate tennis with their studies. And traveling had interfered with the teams’ development, he added. “Bent Tree Country Club takes about 20 minutes to get there and coming back it might take 35,” Neufeld said. “Those 60 minutes cannot come out of studying in the classroom, so they ultimately come out of tennis.” “We were spending five to six hours a week driving,” Gyulai said. The NCAA allows tennis teams to practice for a maximum of 20 hours a week, not including transportation time. Jabour and Neufeld said a topnotch facility has the potential to be a draw for potential recruits. “It gives a totally different impression of the commitment from the university and the opportunity to excel,” Neufeld said. “They cannot only have a great academic institution, but in many cases the tennis program could be the tiebreaker.” However, athletes and officials said recruiting will not be the new facility’s most important return on the investment. Vernon said she’s most excited about “just having a home ground and my own place, somewhere for my team to be together.” “Next year we’re going to start building a fan base,” Gyulai said. “I believe a fan base would make us play with more pride. … There is something on the line. We’re there to perform and we understand that.” “Our goal is to have the top attendance of any college by year two,” Neufield said. “And if we’re not No.1, we’ll be in the top 10. “This isn’t a club. This is a stadium set up to watch tennis, and there is going to be a lot of great tennis to watch.”
The original Centennial Master Plan (1997) • Establish a plan for facilities growth • Maintain the Collegiate Georgian architectural integrity • Define campus edges and points of entry • Reinforce the pedestrian character of the campus • Enhance the area and quality of landscaping • Improve navigation