Catherine Taipe

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  • Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion gets new staff

    Over the past several months, Carnegie Mellon’s Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion has welcomed three new coordinators for student engagement and support: Esteban Alcala, Marelyn Maces, and Shanai Sloan. They spoke to The Tartan about their journey in diversity, equity, and inclusion work, their lives, and the numerous ways they hope to support the student body.

    News | October 4, 2021
  • CMU forgot about its summer promise for Black lives

    On July 2, President Jahanian shared a letter titled “Confronting Racism and Promoting Equity and Inclusion” after nearly two months of petitions, town halls, and outcry from students, staff, and faculty alike. Reading the plan on that summer afternoon was the first time in months that I had some...

    Forum | December 7, 2020
  • Colleges' role shaping students

    “Elite universities...are not meant to mold free thinkers, only the next generation of capitalists and imperialists.”

    Forum | February 24, 2020
  • CMU must repay Pittsburgh

    Carnegie Mellon University has consistently established itself as a top proponent of revitalizing Pittsburgh. A detailed 2017 report argues that hundreds of Carnegie Mellon startup companies provide for the greater Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania region. The report also boasts that the university produces [$2.7 bil...

    Forum | February 10, 2020
  • Letter to the Editor: Carnegie Mellon's moral obligation to stand against ICE

    Manuel Brito grew up in a small city in Guatemala, surviving violent persecution as a member of the Ixil community, a Maya indigenous people targeted by a genocidal government operation. He eventually fled after conscripted military service, walking through the desert borderlands and making it to Pittsburgh at 20 years old. He reunited with his dad and found steady work.

    Forum | February 3, 2020