Calling all Heathers
What is a Heather? A flower, a color, and sometimes an artist. Heathers in the latter category are coming together to create an exhibit for Future Tenant, a Penn Avenue art gallery. The exhibit, titled “I-am-a-Heather,” aims to explore the influence of naming while showcasing a collection of Heather-created art.Pillbox | January 21, 2008
Students make way up to the Summit
Four days before the semester began, while many Carnegie Mellon students were relishing what remained of their vacations, about 300 others were already back in class. These were the attendees of Summit 2008, a three-day program offering dozens of diverse classes taught by students, Carnegie Mellon faculty, and local professionals.News | January 21, 2008
Researchers find giant rodent fossil
Scientists in Uruguay have discovered a rodent skull over 20 inches long belonging to the largest species of rodent ever recorded.
The fossil is an estimated 4 million years old, and its size suggests that the rodent was about eight feet long, weighing 1700 to 3000 pounds.SciTech | January 21, 2008
Did you know?
100 years ago, Dec. 4, 1907
The Tartan includes a paper ballot that students can use to vote for the most handsome male at Carnegie Tech. Paper ballots? Really? In the 21st century, we’d probably just set up an online poling system... which would eventually crash and lose everyone’s votes.
50 years ago, Dec. 10, 1957Pillbox | December 3, 2007
What’s your favorite comfort food?
Anything of or related to Oreos or refried beans, but not both at the same time. — BD
Buffalo wings. — MS
What’s one dish your parents cook at home that you will never cook for your children?
I don’t have to worry about that, with my mother only cooking things on holidays. — RC
Macaroni and Spam. — KCPillbox | December 3, 2007