Franklin H. Williams

Class of 2006


  • Campus responds too inconsistently to offense

    In the spring of 2004, The Tartan published its annual April Fools issue, which was then titled The Natrat. The issue contained material that was unacceptable on many levels, including content that was racist, sexist, and homophobic. April 5, the day after its publication, the campus community rallied together to protest the issue and called for the expulsion of The Tartan’s entire editorial staff...

    Forum | October 2, 2006
  • Get an adrenaline rush

    As the spring semester begins, cold nights descend over campus and warmth becomes a commodity that most cannot afford to pass up, sending students rushing from building to building as quickly as possible, but not the members of the Carnegie Mellon alpine ski team.

    Sports | February 27, 2006
  • Beer pong: Not just your Friday night frat game

    BeerPngBllr: i cant believe we lost last night! sorry I let you down bro. i practiced my throw for hours and i even did 4 pushups to get better upper body stregnth.
    6Cupsodelight: np. hey wait, what are you talking about?
    BeerPngBllr: at the big game last night :(
    6Cupsodelight: oh yeah. I guess we didn’t drink enough before the game.

    Pillbox | January 23, 2006
  • Sabram and Louissaint lack productivity, communication

    Government in any form is, and will remain, government. On a college campus, though, the governing body must exist in a useful form, starting from the top down. Lately, we?ve seen a downward trend in the executive offices of student government, and it?s time for a change.

    Forum | November 7, 2005
  • Counterpoint: Printing quotas really aren't that bad

    Since I?ve come to campus, one of the biggist complaints students have had about CMU Computing is printing.
    In the past, two bulk printers, known as Pear and Grapenut, were housed in the basement of Cyert Hall. It was hoped that cluster printers would be able to cover smaller print jobs, leaving Pear and Grapenut to handle bulk print jobs. This ideal was not realized.
    According to Computing Serv...

    Forum | September 12, 2005