Jennifer Tharp Staffwriter

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  • Quirky traditions abound across campus

    Beyond its reputation as a world-class research institution, Carnegie Mellon University harbors a unique heritage and set of quirky traditions. Yet, between mingling and competing with your future classmates, where can you even begin to discover what makes a true Tartan’s heart beat? From driving a buggy flying down Schenley Drive to shivering in the snow painting a fence, there is no lack of crea...

    Pillbox | August 21, 2011
  • applet makes ratings personal

    Friends’ opinions and relatives’ suggestions are often important factors in people’s everyday decisions. What if one application were able to synthesize all of their recommendations into one source through Facebook?

    News | April 25, 2011
  • Campus News in Brief

    New study seeks to redefine what constitutes torture

    The definition of torture is often a difficult concept to grasp, but it usually focuses on the level of pain inflicted.

    News | April 18, 2011
  • Lecture Previews

    Carnegie Mellon Engineering Leadership Speaker Series

    Monday, April 18 at 5 p.m.

    Singleton Room, Roberts Engineering Hall

    CONSOL CEO J. Bretty Harvey will discuss “CONSOL Energy’s Approach to Powering America: Coal and Gas for the Future” as part of the the College of Engineering’s Leadership Speaker Series.

    News | April 18, 2011
  • IMPAQT program aims to connect campuses

    This past spring break, a group of Carnegie Mellon students began a week-long immersion into the university’s Qatar campus in order to experience the academic, cultural, and social experiences that it offers. The IMPAQT (Initiating Meaningful Pittsburgh and Qatar Ties) program has sponsored eight student leaders every year since 2008 to spend a week in Qatar. Students attended classes, explored lo...

    News | April 4, 2011