Douglas Newby
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Hidden in Plain Sight

With the trails packed with people, now is the time to enjoy alternative walks like those along the original boulevard at SMU that leads to Dallas Hall. In the middle of the boulevard is the newest building disguised by the Georgian motif found on campus. A month ago, I discovered what was beyond the façade. Brad Cheves, the best university development director in the country, gave me an inside look at the indoor football practice facility prior to an SMU Town and Gown meeting being held in the adjoining dining room. In the next image you will see SMU professor, former law school dean and SMU faculty athletic advisor Paul Rogers put on a smiling face in front of this addition to the campus. I say “hidden” because you would never really guess this building, right next to the dorms and across the street from the Meadows School of the Arts, in the prime spot on the boulevard leading to the Dallas Hall, is a full-length practice football field. I say “in plain sight” because it is just a few feet away from my first floor McGinnis Hall freshman dorm room window. Every day for decades I used to swim in the 50-meter pool which now would be between the 10- and 35-yard lines. *Hidden in Plain Sight
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