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Endowing Excellence in Education and Research

Mary and Rich Templeton commit $5 million to the Lyle School of Engineering

February 26, 2021

A $5 million gift from longtime SMU supporters Mary and Rich Templeton will bolster student excellence and doctoral research in SMU’s Lyle School of Engineering through endowed scholarships and fellowships.

SMU to remain test-optional for Fall ‘22 and Spring ‘23

February 25, 2021

SMU will remain test-optional for first-year undergraduate applicants seeking admission and scholarships for both fall 2022 and spring 2023.

SMU community to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. with unity circle

Jan. 27 ceremony, ‘Dream Week,’ honors civil rights leader as students begin spring semester studies

January 25, 2021

Jan. 26-27: Every year SMU honors Martin Luther King Jr. with Dream Week when students return to classes for the spring semester. Contribute service on Tuesday, Jan. 26 and join a Unity Circle on Wednesday, Jan. 27.

Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 14, 2021

Every year our nation celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. – the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage Americans to improve our communities. But in many ways this year’s MLK Day will be very different than in years past.

Message from President Turner on Violence at Capitol

January 07, 2021

The violence and disruption at the U.S. Capitol yesterday were deplorable, as is any attempt to erode the rule of law, our founding principles of freedom, and the institutions and symbols of our great nation.