Tartan Board

Class of 3010


  • 50th anniversary celebration should not erase past mistakes

    As one of the youngest top universities making a name for itself, Carnegie Mellon does not shy away from celebrating the innovations and accomplishments achieved in the short few decades since its relatively recent fusion in 1967. Since the founding of Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1900, we have transformed from a small vocational school to an internationally renowned research university wit...

    Forum | September 18, 2017
  • Transgender military ban embodies harmful prejudice

    When Donald Trump announced his intention to ban transgender troops from serving in the military, there was an outcry from a significant portion of the population. But the knee-jerk, poorly-thought-out decision should inspire concern and outrage in everyone, regardless of political affiliation or other beliefs. The issue at hand is about more than preventing someone from going through military tra...

    Forum | September 18, 2017
  • Congress must decide to act to preserve vital DACA

    This past Tuesday, Donald Trump’s administration announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This Obama-era executive order was created in 2012 to allow people brought into the United States illegally as children to remain in the country so long as they arrived before 2007, were under 16...

    Forum | September 11, 2017
  • Thistles & Thorns

    At the close of every school 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 and the world at large; thorns go to those that have negatively impacted the community.

    Forum | May 1, 2017
  • Torture of gay men in Chechnya must be condemned

    Since March, over a hundred gay men in Russia’s Chechnya region have been targeted, detained, and secretly tortured because of their sexuality. Located in southern Russia and in a historically homophobic region, Chechnya is a place where gay men have been forced to hide their identity, often through getting married to women and starting a family. But in a way, they still had some degrees of freedo...

    Forum | April 24, 2017