Sophia Levin

Class of 2025

Articles

  • Music students want Wind Ensemble to expand canon, diversify repertoire

    Following a national wave of Black Lives Matter protests in 2020, Carnegie Mellon’s school of music promised to rectify the homogeneity of its assigned composers. When students in the Wind Ensemble returned in-person this year, they were excited for the change. The list of 19 composers — all white, 18 men — felt like a far cry from rectification.

    News | May 2, 2022
  • Rwandan government funds CMU, imprisons political dissidents

    Last year, Carnegie Mellon received the final installment in a $95 million deal with the Rwandan government. The partnership developed Africa’s first — and only — fully operational branch campus of a U.S. university. At the 2019 ribbon cutting, Carnegie Mellon president Farnam Jahanian embraced Paul K...

    News | May 2, 2022
  • ‘Climate Justice is Racial Justice’: Pittsburghers rally for Earth Day

    The energy in front of the City-County Building was charged with hope on Friday afternoon. Dozens of people came together for Earth Day, celebrating with songs, poetry, and call-outs against the fossil fuel industry. In addition to the universal dangers of climate change, the rally emphasized the intersectionality of environmentalism.

    News | April 25, 2022
  • Amidst unprecedented COVID-positivity, dashboard becomes increasingly ambiguous

    COVID cases at Carnegie Mellon surged to a record-breaking high this month. Since April 1, 370 students on campus have tested positive, compared to the second-highest count of 197 in February.

    News | April 25, 2022
  • Mudge House flooding displaces 8 residents

    First-year Emily Szabo wasn’t sure what triggered the fire alarm in Mudge House on April 7, but when black water began seeping from the neighboring suite, she knew it couldn’t be anything good. By the end of the day, a third of her carpet would be soaked and — by the following week — all of it stripped. But it was nothing compared to the damage wrought in the adjacent suite, where water was gushin...

    News | April 18, 2022

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