Akshay Dave

Class of 2011


  • Ikea gets cheap U.S. labor

    A Los Angeles Times article from last week complained that Ikea, the Swedish home furniture manufacturer, is mistreating workers in its factory in Danville, Va. The LA Times noted that Ikea pays its workers in Sweden $15 an hour, allows them to unionize, and gives them five weeks of paid vacation days.

    Forum | April 18, 2011
  • The price of an education

    An unprecedented event has taken place — the University of the South (Sewanee), a liberal arts college in rural Tennessee, has decided to cut tuition for next semester by a staggering 10 percent. The school’s president, John McCardell, said that this was a move to counter the fact that higher education is on the verge of pricing itself beyond the reach of American families. In a world where colleg...

    Forum | March 21, 2011
  • Goldman Sachs panel focuses on leadership

    Every year, several Carnegie Mellon students join Goldman Sachs as interns and full-time employees. The company is a global financial services firm that specializes in investment banking, securities, and investment management. As part of its continued efforts to recruit students, the company hosted a leadership panel discussion in Rangos Hall last Wednesday.

    News | January 31, 2011
  • Warrantless spying violates spirit of law

    Last week, an appeals court in California decided that law enforcement agencies are now legally allowed to place GPS trackers on people’s vehicles without their consent. While I am certainly not an expert on constitutional law, there is something slightly disturbing about this verdict.

    Forum | September 13, 2010
  • McChrystal was victim of opportunistic journalism

    One of the most talked-about stories of the summer was the resignation of General Stanley McChrystal, formerly head of the NATO-led mission to Afghanistan. An article published in Rolling Stone magazine, written by Michael Hastings, uncovered that McChrystal and his staff did not think too highly of Vice President Joe Biden and other higher-ups in the Obama administration.

    Forum | August 23, 2010