Leadership Perspectives

Editorials featured in the Forum section are solely the opinions of their individual authors.

With the beginning of a new semester and year, The Tartan looks forward to a fresh start with a new editorial staff, and as publisher and editor-in-chief, Kristen and I have our own goals for the paper. We believe that it is essential that The Tartan strongly represent our campus community, and this is among our goals for the semester.

Currently, our staff represents our campus’s diverse student population, but with fresh recruitment we hope to expand our organization. Also, by featuring columns like Tales from Abroad in Pillbox and Athlete Profile in Sports, The Tartan aims to personalize content and add a face to the article.

In the days to come, we are happy to announce that readers will be able to see a more active representation of our campus through The Tartan’s collaboration with other student organizations. We have formalized a partnership with cmuTV that will allow readers to view not just photos, but videos of events on The Tartan website. Our first such multimedia venture will be the coverage of Bhangra in the Burgh, so watch for video clips of the competition accompanying a review of the event.

Kristen and I also think it is important for us to reach out to our sister campus in Doha, Qatar and allow for different perspectives in the newspaper. With this objective in mind, we have finalized an article exchange with CMU-Q’s publication the All Around in the hope that this new content will keep us updated on what’s happening on the other side of the world.

As the semester progresses, we are excited to see our alliances with cmuTV and the All Around grow, and hope that we can forge lasting partnerships with more campus organizations as we strive to represent and be more active in the Carnegie Mellon community.