Bradford L. Yankiver
Executive Privilege: Gutenberg would have loved Google
Somewhere between 40,000 and 2 million years ago, humans began using verbal communication that consisted of more than meaningless grunts. The world changed.
Six thousand years ago in what is now Iraq, Sumerians developed the first known system of writing. The world changed again.News | September 18, 2006
Three of the best decisions I’ve ever made were coming to Carnegie Mellon, leaving Carnegie Mellon — expecting never to return — and coming back to Carnegie Mellon. Having made that rather uncommon sequence of decisions, I’ve come to understand all that is possible at this university. You just need to be ready to find what you want and then make it yours.News | September 11, 2006
... accept the principal challenge of making this newspaper your newspaper.
In just two short years, The Tartan has lifted itself from relative obscurity to national prominence. But we are far from the pinnacle of our performance. This is the beginning.News | August 28, 2006
Executive Privilege: Tribute to senior staff
As I think back over the past year, I am very impressed by the progress The Tartan has made. Impressed, but not surprised. That’s because the people who make this organization work are, hands down, the most diligent and impressive people I know.
More than 200 people have given their time and energy to The Tartan this year — that makes about 3.7 percent of the undergraduate student body.News | May 1, 2006
Executive Privilege: The next step for CMU’s media groups
Last Thursday, just a few hours after Midway opened, about 200 members of the Carnegie Mellon media community gathered for a shared barbeque. This shouldn’t be particularly surprising or special — but in a way, it is. At no point in recent memory has the media community come together as it did last week. This touch of unity is exactly what campus media needs. In fact, if we don’t begin to work tog...News | April 24, 2006