Michael R. Fitzgerald
Mayor Ravenstahl responds to “fair share tax” controversy, ICA unanimous rejection
The debate over Mayor Ravenstahl’s proposed “fair share” tuition tax plan continued in earnest last week. Amid national press coverage and growing outrage in campus communities, lawmakers, administrators, and lawyers began gearing up for a December showdown.News | November 23, 2009
B.U.S. rides inspire sharp performances
CBS’s Big Brother, MTV’s The Real World, and VH1’s Flavor of Love can’t compete with the talent and raunch that the Bricolage Theater Group presented Friday, March 20, for their fourth annual fundraiser. On a night that began with a Chicks With Dicks T-shirt giveaway and featured an open bar, approximately 150 intrepid Pittsburgh theater insiders and Carnegie Mellon stu...Pillbox | March 30, 2009
Fraudulent money managers embezzle university funds
Carnegie Mellon lost nearly $50 million to two money managers who spent a chunk of the cash on teddy bears and other luxuries, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) lawsuit filed last Thursday. The potentially irretrievable 5 percent loss to the endowment’s value hits the university in a year already expected to produce significant financial setbacks due to global recession.News | March 2, 2009
Report shows low Greek service hours
Some Greek organizations are not living up to their founding ideals, while others may be surpassing them, according to a report released this week by the Division of Student Affairs.News | February 23, 2009
Class taught simultaeously in Doha, Pgh.
Carnegie Mellon’s Qatar campus just got closer.
This spring semester, the history department in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is offering a class taught simultaneously on the University’s Pittsburgh and Qatar campuses, linked by live videoconference. Titled “Inward Odyssey: Travelogues as Windows into World History,” the discussion-based course will give students a unique opportun...News | January 26, 2009