Tartan Board

Class of 3010


  • Post-Gazette takes a stand

    Last week, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published no bylines in their paper. Their byline strike against the owners of the paper, Block Communications, Inc. (BCI), the editorializing and megalomaniacal owners of the paper, targets the numerous and repeated behaviors that have degraded public trust in the journalistic standards of the Post-Gazette.

    Forum | November 25, 2019
  • Billionaires' contribution to the American Dream

    Although billionaires are largely revered in the U.S., their societal value and power over politics are far greater than they have any right to be. The latest example is Michael Bloomberg, whose rumored announcement of his presidential candidacy has created further uncertainty in an already crowded field of Democratic candidates after the first candidates started dropping out.

    Forum | November 18, 2019
  • The Tartan's plea against Christmas music in Nov.

    Every year, we end Halloween with satisfaction and sugar. Children go to sleep with full stomachs and chocolate-stained fingers. Parents take buckets of candy off their porches. Teenagers wipe gory makeup off their faces. Adults stumble home from Halloween parties with their capes dragging across dirty concrete and their feet wobbling in shiny plastic boots before they collapse gratefully into bed...

    Forum | November 11, 2019
  • Reducing loneliness key to improving wellness at CMU

    It's no secret that college can be a challenging environment, and Carnegie Mellon is no exception. Last week, on Tartan Community Day, Dietrich professor David Creswell presented the results of the Life@CMU study, a project that began in 2017 to attempt to quantify aspects of students' wellbeing. Although our campus has been engaging in an ongoi...

    Forum | November 4, 2019
  • Adjunct faculty deserve more

    Over the past 40 years, the number of non-tenure track faculty has grown from 25 percent of the professorial labor force at institutions of higher education to a little over 75 percent. The absolute numbers of adjunct faculty show an even more drastic growth, as the last 40 years have also seen an increase in the number of students attending post-secondary schools. Now, around 700,000 faculty memb...

    Forum | October 14, 2019