Patrick Gage Kelley
Nobel laureate transcends politics
The National Endowment for the Arts’ 2009 report “Reading on the Rise” said that 47 percent of adults read at least one work of fiction in 2008. Not even half of America made it through a single short story that year, and that statistic is considered an improvement.Pillbox | October 15, 2012
Visiting lecturer discusses dark energy
Daniel Eisenstein of Harvard University gave the annual Buhl Lecture in the Mellon Institute auditorium last Tuesday, discussing “Dark Energy and Cosmic Sound.” Eisenstein is a professor of astronomy at Harvard and is the director of the third phase of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). Much of his work has explored baryon acoustic oscillations in the early universe, the phenomenon referred to a...SciTech | April 30, 2012
Van Etten sings with emotion
We went for the music and stayed for the banter.
Flock of Dimes and Sharon Van Etten took the stage at the Carnegie Lecture Hall last Saturday evening as part of the Warhol Museum’s Spring Sound Series.Pillbox | April 30, 2012
Book publishers need independent markets for e-books
Is every e-book, or even every e-bestseller, worth $9.99?
They aren’t. Have you seen what makes the bestseller’s shelf? Half of them aren’t actually written by their “authors” and far too many seem to have editors who have perennially stepped out for a lunch break.Forum | April 16, 2012
Sad state of student government
Two weeks ago, four students voiced an opinion in The Tartan on a then-student government candidate, and while the responses it received were varied, one thread throughout them was that Carnegie Mellon’s student government is a do-nothing, no-power joke. It is worthless and the candidates should not be vetted for their past performance.Forum | April 9, 2012