Ellen Tworkoski Staffwriter

Class of 2011


  • Population control, not growth, good for Iran

    In a recent announcement, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged Iranian girls to marry at age 16 — a further rejection of the family planning program that has been in effect since the 1990s. Ahmadinejad, who was first elected to office in 2005 and recently re-elected in 2009, has always been adamantly opposed to the program, which he labels as “an ungodly and Western import.” He sees no reas...

    Forum | November 22, 2010
  • Universities respond to failing economy, adjust curricula

    For much of the country, economic turmoil can be seen in the way that many universities have been forced to adjust academic curricula in response to the changing job market. Decreased enrollment in certain programs and a lack of funds have forced institutions such as the University of Louisiana and Michigan State University to eliminate majors such as philosophy, American studies, and classics, wh...

    News | January 18, 2010
  • Crime surges within campus community

    The recent string of thefts and robberies both on campus and throughout the Oakland area has resulted in heightened awareness and a flood of security alerts and cautionary messages in every student’s inbox.

    News | April 27, 2009
  • Altmire discusses greener practices

    In an effort to address rising levels of carbon dioxide emissions and global warming, Congress has recently introduced the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 to try to promote the development of green technology and a decreased dependence on fossil fuels.

    News | April 13, 2009
  • Study abroad rates hold strong amid economy woes

    Although numerous education programs have felt the adverse effects of the current economic situation, it appears that study abroad programs for Carnegie Mellon students may still be a feasible and even favorable option.

    News | March 2, 2009