Wilson Ekern

Class of 2021


  • Midterm Guide

    The leaves are falling, the skies are gray, a chill is in the air. All signs are pointing to fall. For all you registered voters missing the festive spirit of Halloween, might I suggest another national day of autumnal civic duty to fill that pumpkin-shaped hole in your heart — Voting Day! The midterm election coverage has reached a fevered pitch, with voters everywhere waiting with bated breath t...

    News | November 5, 2018
  • CMU team takes on Subterranean DARPA Challenge

    If you were in Pittsburgh last year, you might remember seeing the self-driving Ubers cruising around the more gentrified areas of the city. That project seems to have been sidelined after a few of Uber’s autonomous vehicles self-drove into pedestrians, but they wouldn’t have even existed in the first place without the 2007 Urban Challenge. The Urban Challenge, the second such project from the Dep...

    News | October 8, 2018
  • Director Kiron Skinner leaves for senior position in Trump Administration

    Kiron Skinner, the founding director of the Carnegie Mellon Institute for Politics and Strategy and Taube Professor of International Relations and Politics, started her new role as a senior policy adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sept. 4. Skinner was additionally appointed as the State Department’s new Director of Policy Planning.

    News | September 10, 2018
  • 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