Sabrina Porter Contributing Editor
Dorms compete for green title
House Wars have returned to Carnegie Mellon. Except this time, all dorms are in the mix and are competing to be the most carbon-efficient residence hall on campus. StepGreen, a new computer program led by Carnegie Mellon’s Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Institute, separates each dorm and tracks every student’s daily actions while judging them based on the level of carbon emissions. Dorms are com...News | September 14, 2009
Anonymous bloggers should not be forced to reveal names
Free speech has been in the U.S. Constitution since its inception. Unfortunately, our forefathers had not anticipated anonymous bloggers.
Most recently, the trend came into the public spotlight when a blogger with the alias PittGirl revealed herself to be Virginia Montanez, only to face the direct consequence of losing her job.Forum | August 31, 2009
Student robbed Friday, uses iPhone to catch culprits
An iPhone, Skype, and Google street view were all it took for one lucky Carnegie Mellon student to catch a group of armed robbers. Can Duruk, a senior cognitive science and human-computer interaction double major, was attacked by two armed men just before midnight on Friday night, and by 4 a.m. had led the police to the actors and identified both of them in a police lineup. Duruk’s story was compl...News | August 31, 2009
New dean of student affairs arrives
The Division of Student Affairs just gained its biggest student advocate. Karen Boyd, the department’s new dean, is committed to further improving relationships with students across campus.
Boyd has an optimistic view of the current state of student affairs at the school and sees her work as continual rather than dramatic changes.News | August 24, 2009
Loop Bus gives students safe and fun way to get around city
It’s 2 a.m., and every bar, club, and restaurant in Pittsburgh is closing its doors. Cue the Loop Bus. Implemented as a trial run last semester, the Loop Bus was one of Carnegie Mellon’s most ingenious ideas.Forum | August 24, 2009