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  • A CMU confessions response
    Forum | January 27, 2020
  • IPS students react to Skinner’s return from State Dept. firing

    Dr. Kiron Skinner, the Director of the Institute for Politics and Strategy (IPS) and the former Director for Policy Planning at the Department of State, is back on campus after being dismissed from her role in the State Department. The Tartan spoke to three current students and one alum of the International Relations and Politics program, which Skinner directs, about the circumstances around her ...

    News | October 7, 2019
  • This is CMU

    During freshman year, messing around with friends in our dorm or getting food together — just simple things — were some of my favorite moments at CMU. Once you become an upperclassman, you either move off campus, or you move into an upperclassman dorm, and people are less outgoing and talkative. So to hang out with people, you really have to make a lot more of an effort, whereas [in] freshman year...

    Pillbox | September 30, 2019
  • Humans of CMU

    “I really overcommitted with multiple clubs. Where I was reps for a couple of clubs, I was head for another club. I also joined a lot of clubs as sort of like a compensation for this imposter syndrome where people generally feel out-of-place at [Carnegie Mellon]. Imposter syndrome is real and you have to actively battle so you won’t slip into it, and the second semester was the semester when peopl...

    Pillbox | September 23, 2019
  • India finishes their primary elections

    A couple of months ago, I wrote an article on the Indian midterm elections that had just taken place. The results were stunning. The Indian National Congress Party (Congress) had defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Hindi heartland, equivalent to the U.S.'s rust belt, leading political analysts to speculate that the tide has turned in Congr...

    Forum | September 16, 2019