Jessica Thurston Contributing Editor

Class of 2009


  • Cancelled classes result in loss of instruction, finances

    Last Monday through Wednesday, Carnegie Mellon canceled classes for the first time since 2003 — and for the first three-day period in the university’s history.

    News | February 15, 2010
  • Abstinence-only education fails to prepare students

    According to a Jan. 26 article in The New York Times, the rate of teenage pregnancy is increasing after a long decline. Not only is the rate of teenage pregnancy increasing rapidly, but the rate of teenage abortions is as well.

    Forum | February 8, 2010
  • Burj Khalifa’s size does not reflect economic power

    Earlier this month, the tallest building in the world opened in Dubai to a sparkling ceremony of pomp and circumstance in the Middle Eastern emirate — and to skepticism from the rest of the world. The Jan. 4 opening was no small affair: The Burj Khalifa was opened to 6000 guests and framed by 10,000 fireworks (but presumably no cocktails). But behind this pomp and circumstance was little more than...

    Forum | January 18, 2010
  • University aims to increase Greek life despite fraternity removal

    With the addition of two sororities to the Greek quadrangle — Delta Delta Delta and Kappa Kappa Gamma — and the removal of two prominent fraternities from it this past summer — Kappa Delta Rho and Theta Xi — the future of Greek life at Carnegie Mellon has been drawn into question.

    News | August 31, 2009
  • First-year ban from Greek quad mere rumor; truth revealed

    At the end of every summer, Carnegie Mellon students return to a slightly altered campus: Construction projects have been started or completed, new policies and procedures have been put into place, and new students are exploring the grounds. One particular element of our campus, Greek life, experienced a multitude of changes.

    News | August 24, 2009

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