Akshay Dave

Class of 2011


  • Microsoft should stick to what it knows

    In the past few weeks, Microsoft has been portrayed as a struggling giant, a company in disarray, and an empire on the edge of disaster. Such talk has been amplified by the company’s massive $45 billion bid for Yahoo! on Feb. 1, perhaps an attempt to counter its growing competition, Google. And although it’s true that Microsoft is no longer the potent force that it was 10 years ago, it’s certainly...

    Forum | February 11, 2008
  • All Senate positions filled

    For the first time in seven years, Carnegie Mellon’s Student Senate is full.

    News | December 3, 2007
  • Statistically Speaking

    As Tuesday’s mayoral election approaches, here’s a little information about the city that we call home — Pittsburgh.

    Number of bridges: 446

    Average precipitation every year in inches: 38

    Tons of steel produced in the Pittsburgh area in 1953: 39.8 million

    Tons of steel produced in the Pittsburgh area in 2007: 5 million

    News | November 5, 2007
  • Mayoral candidates, head to head

    Name: Mark DeSantis
    Age: 48
    Political Affiliation: Republican

    News | November 5, 2007
  • Statistically Speaking

    Wednesday is Halloween, a festival that originated around 5 B.C. in present-day Ireland as a pagan celebration. The celebration has become more commercial than spiritual, and consumers continue to spend more and more money on Halloween-related merchandise each year — a sign that the Halloween spirit is still present today.

    Percentage of Americans expected to celebrate this year: 64

    News | October 29, 2007