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  • Work and federal holidays

    Why is Presidents Day even a holiday? Why specifically celebrate on Feb. 21? Which president is being celebrated? When was it created? Why was it created? What is the point? Well, Presidents Day wasn’t always Presidents Day. At first, it was a holiday created in 1879 that commemorated George Washington’s birthday, Feb. 22, as a national hol...

    Forum | February 21, 2022
  • Taxes, government, and capitalism: a rant about semantics

    For all the discussions about taxes, government, and capitalism, a lot of people in the United States don’t actually understand any of these concepts both semantically and fundamentally.

    For example, if you asked a random person in the street “What do you think about the government?” the overarching themes could be boiled down to the following monolithic statements:

    Forum | February 14, 2022

    Carnegie Mellon University hosted the INTERSECT@CMU conference, which features speakers from Carnegie Mellon University, climate experts, private sector partners, and public sector leaders. The keynote speakers included David Turk, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and Zia Khan, the senior vice-president for innovation at the Rockefeller Foundation.

    SciTech | February 14, 2022
  • CMU presents MLK Jr. Day keynote lecture with Soledad O'Brien

    On Tuesday, Feb. 8, Carnegie Mellon’s University Lecture Series presented a keynote lecture with Soledad O’Brien. The University Lecture Series invites artists, experts, and scholars nominated by Carnegie Mellon faculty, students, and staff.

    News | February 14, 2022
  • Things That Are Killing Us: Fine particulate matter

    With the scale of environmental decay and disaster, it becomes difficult to conceptualize the degree to which these problems affect humans. The best way to do so is to understand the effect of one environmental problem at a time. For this week, let’s take a look at fine particulate matter (PM2.5).

    SciTech | February 14, 2022

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