SMU Releases Community Impact Report

We kid sometimes on here about the dumb crimes SMU students commit or are party to, but I also recognize that the university as a whole contributes a lot to the Park Cities. Economically, culturally, and academically, SMU — for the most part — makes University Park a better place.

To see just how much better they make the community, SMU commissioned a study, released today. For those fancy enough, they’ll be unveiling it at the Dallas Fed at lunchtime.

I’m going to read through it now and try to come up with something interesting to say in the next couple days, and I invite you to do the same. Here’s the economic section, which I imagine will be the most interesting to everyone.

2 thoughts on “SMU Releases Community Impact Report

  • April 17, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Meh. Not big on those who toot their own horn. Did I miss the section on how much they benefited the City of University Park? Or were we all lumped together into DFW? Still wondering how much convenience and income our city would have lost if Mr Turner had had his way in outlawing beer and wine in our shops….

  • April 18, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Jeez, that SMU brass can really spin things, can’t they? Counting the money that citizens spend who happened to attend SMU as their own impact? Really? And counting academic aid as economic injection is ridiculous–especially at SMU’s overblown tuition. And it sounded like they used their multiplier on that too, which is even more ridiculous. And how many of those materials for those new capital projects are actually local?


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