Valene Mezmin Editor-in-Chief

Class of 2019


  • Colleges must improve racial diversity in faculty

    Diversity is an important part of any college campus, which is why it is always part of a conversation as a university grows over the years. “Diversity” can mean many things: it can signify the distribution of the majors that students choose to engage in, or the balance of genders at a school. Diversity today, however, is commonly used to talk about the racial makeup of a college’s student populat...

    Forum | September 24, 2018
  • Carnegie Mellon Libraries enforces food restrictions

    Starting Sept. 10, Carnegie Mellon University Libraries will be enforcing new food policies across all campus library locations. Changes to the libraries’ food policies have been gradual, starting with last year’s food restriction on Hunt Library’s fourth floor to protect the artifacts in the Fine and Rare Books Room. However, a survey sent out to the community indicated the need to expand food re...

    News | August 20, 2018
  • CMU professor studies galaxy collision

    When you think about the Milky Way colliding with another galaxy, the first thing that probably comes to mind is its predicted collision with our neighbor galaxy Andromeda. Nicknamed Milkomeda or Milkdromeda, the collision is not expected to occur for another four billion years, possibly long after terrestrial life can be supported on Earth and hopefully long after someone can think of a better na...

    SciTech | August 20, 2018
  • Starbucks' racial bias training is unsettling

    On May 29, Starbucks will close 8,000 of its stores for “racial bias training.” Yes, it’s 2018 and, yes, this is an actual headline that has graced the covers of various news outlets over the past week.

    Forum | April 23, 2018
  • Leslie Odom Jr. discusses his new book and navigating life

    There are certain Carnegie Mellon alumni whose names are repeated on tours of campus, line the walls of buildings, and are spoken with a certain degree of reverence as if their degree of talent and success could somehow be shared with current students. One of these alums is actor Leslie Odom Jr., best known for his Tony-award winning role as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, who was most recently seen in ...

    News | April 9, 2018

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