Michael R. Fitzgerald

Class of 2009


  • Mayor pushes for students to stay in Pittsburgh

    Pittsburgh’s got a new mayor — and he’s only a few years older than a college student.

    At 26, Luke Ravenstahl has taken a large northeastern city under his wing. The ex-city council president is confident his age will be the last thing on Pittsburghers’ minds in a matter of months.

    News | October 2, 2006
  • Housing: A financial look

    Most students pay $5500 a year for a room on campus and take nothing away four years later. A few investment-minded Carnegie Mellon students, though, are looking to put their living space to work.

    The lure of land ownership has a few students turning the college experience into a quick profit. Private bathroom and utilities included.

    News | September 25, 2006
  • Donner, Morewood E Tower become hubs for extra students

    Donner Hall, the linoleum and steel den of first-year housing, may seem a little crowded this semester. The lounges in Morewood E Tower may seem even more so. This is because students in temporary housing are no longer living off campus.

    News | September 11, 2006
  • Investor buys city building for CMU tech companies

    A New York investor is feeling bullish on Carnegie Mellon robotics; it is a $22.5 million feeling.

    Last month, New York investor Ira Gorman bought the downtown Clark Building at 717 Liberty Avenue for his company, Singularity Clark L.P. He expressed a desire to fill the historical edifice with Carnegie Mellon robotics graduates’ start-up companies.

    News | August 28, 2006
  • O burger, where art thou?: The 'O' to close on campus

    After 10 years of burgers, peanut-oil-bathed French fries, and increasingly clogged arteries, the Original Hot Dog Shop is leaving. The "O" as many students know the first-floor University Center eatery, is the only food venue on campus open after midnight.

    News | May 1, 2006