Inflammatory article turns nay-sayer into staffwriter
Three years ago, as I sat in the UC black chairs, I could not believe what I was reading in The Tartan. I had been aware of the cynicism that the school newspaper had always expressed toward Asian student organizations, but this one was particularly hurtful. Although the editorial may have been written solely to deliberately elicit a response from the community, it was still published. Sean Mintus...Forum | April 25, 2005
Thistles and Thorns
At the close of every year, the Tartan reassesses the year?s events. We present here a list of the people and happenings that are worthy of recognition. Thistles go to people and events that had a positive effect on the campus community; thorns go to those that have negatively impacted the campus.
A thistle to Finn Kydland and Edward Prescott for winning a Nobel Prize in Economics. Yinz guys are ...Forum | April 25, 2005
AEPi impresses with rebuilt booth
Alpha Epsilon Pi has a history working against it: one that, every five years, dictates its booth should collapse. This year, history didn?t want to disappoint.
The fraternities, sororities, and student organizations moved their booths onto Midway, then returned Forbes Avenue to the motorists. Students bustled back and forth to their storage spaces, bringing construction materials and tools, as o...Forum | April 18, 2005
Film festival disappoints
Even those involved with it will tell you: This year?s film festival was by no means a success. Attendance was a trickle, advertising was scant, and technical problems plagued film showings. But the real problem wasn?t with the class that was in charge of the film festival; it was with the way the festival was handled this year, the same problem that has plagued the festival for the last six.
The...Forum | April 18, 2005
Giving credit where credit
At the beginning of next year, Dean Murphy will be no more. His title will be replaced by Associate Vice-President, which is decidedly less catchy. His title has become a part of his identity, and a look back over the past
15 years shows how much of a difference he has made in this position.
Fifteen years ago, Carnegie Mellon was a very different place. Not only was student retention low, but s...Forum | April 11, 2005