Tartan Board

Class of 3010


  • What we need in a Dean of Student Affairs

    As our liaison between the student body and the administration, Carnegie Mellon’s new Dean of Student Affairs should be willing — and prepared — to roll up his or her sleeves, work hard, and become a genuine advocate for the students. As former dean Michael Murphy did, the new dean should become familiar with student organization leaders, attend student events, and exhibit more than just a superf...

    Forum | February 27, 2006
  • GM advertises ethanol-fueled cars

    At the Chicago Auto Show two weeks ago, General Motors showered a Chevrolet with an avalanche of popcorn to kick off their new “Live Green, Go Yellow” campaign. They’ve since been blanketing the major media with advertisements designed to let you know that they’re serious about alternative fuels.

    Forum | February 20, 2006
  • What's next, hall passes?

    A decent mechanic would never presume to know everything about your car’s engine by checking the oil. A decent doctor would never draw a conclusion about your general health by taking your blood pressure.

    Forum | February 20, 2006
  • Student Senate poorly represents constituents

    Undergraduate Student Senate elections come only once a year, but the repercussions of having an aloof and ineffective representative body plagues students all year long.

    Forum | February 13, 2006
  • Bush puts the fun in ‘unfunded mandate’

    “Oscar the Grouch has been friendlier to the Sesame Street characters than President Bush [has been],” congressman Ed Markey (D–Mass.) said last week. And with $157 million possibly sliced from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s budget in the next two years, Bush is a much more serious problem than an ornery green monster living in a trash can.

    Forum | February 13, 2006