Tartan Board

Class of 3010


  • Edboard: Context and compassion

    This past Wednesday, Nov. 8, a coalition of several student organizations rallied around Walking to the Sky to listen to students and community members speak about the conflict in Gaza and Israel; the speakers emphasized the need for a ceasefire, and gave impassioned and personal speeches about the need for Palestinian liberation.

    Forum | November 13, 2023
  • EdBoard Nov. 6: The necessity of university statements

    In the wake of any tragedy, there is inevitably an email. When something inflammatory, horrific, or both has taken place, we can be certain that our university will send out a statement on the matter. Are these really that important?

    Forum | November 6, 2023
  • EdBoard: Civility and solidarity on campus

    Following the Oct. 7 attack by Hamas, the Fence was painted with the flag of Israel in memory and in mourning of those killed. The relevant post on the Instagram page, @cmufence, reads, "We stand united with the people of Israel as we mourn these stolen lives and yearn for lasting peace.”

    Forum | October 30, 2023
  • EdBoard: The complexity of admissions

    The relationship between wealth and college admission is well understood — if you come from money, it's easier to get into college. Before even taking into account the actual cost of higher education, you have an edge over your peers if your parents can afford SAT prep courses or private tutors. Students who come from means don't experience the stress of financial instability, nor will they need a...

    Forum | October 9, 2023
  • EdBoard: On graduate students organizing

    In June, Carnegie Mellon issued a one-time bonus of $1,500 for "all eligible faculty and staff" to address the "impacts of inflation" and rising costs of living. The message from president Jahanian on the matter does not enumerate who is considered "eligible," but the selective distribution of the bonus has earned admini...

    Forum | October 2, 2023