Adam Tunnard

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  • Newt Gingrich visits campus to talk to researchers

    Newt Gingrich, Fox News contributor and former Speaker of the House, made a little-publicized visit to Carnegie Mellon University this week. He was invited by Director Kiron Skinner, the director of the Washington Semester Program, the Institute for Politics and Strategy, and the Institute for Strategic Analysis at Carnegie Mellon. Director Skinner worked with Gingrich on his 2012 presidential cam...

    News | April 2, 2018
  • Carnegie Mellon students on working for the Lamb campaign

    On March 14, Democrat Conor Lamb secured an upset victory in the tight special election race for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District against Republican Rick Saccone, in a district where Donald Trump outperformed Hillary Clinton by 20 points in the 2016 presidential election.

    News | March 26, 2018
  • Pittsburgh public schools avoid strike

    Pittsburghers from Southside to East Liberty were held in suspense this week by the potential of a district-wide teacher’s strike, set to begin March 2, this past Friday. However, in a move that has been advantageous to all parties, the strike has been avoided and schools will remain open and functioning for the time being.

    News | March 5, 2018
  • Disney Research leaves CMU center, collaborations continue

    Earlier this month, many were surprised to hear the news that Disney Research, a research-focused sector of Walt Disney Company, would be leaving their lab here at Carnegie Mellon University. This lab, which collaborated with Carnegie Mellon University faculty on everything from robotics to sports visualization, housed itself in the Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center, but has now clo...

    News | February 26, 2018
  • Unprecedented five CMU professors win Sloan fellowship

    This past Thursday, Carnegie Mellon announced that five faculty members had been awarded the prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship. Sloan Foundation president Adam Falk, via a Carnegie Mellon press release, described fellows as “the brightest minds, tackling the hardest problems, and succeeding brilliantly — fellows are quite literally the future of 21st century science.”

    News | February 19, 2018