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  • Dr. Ruth would be welcome at MOSAIC

    The CMU rumor mill works in mysterious ways. Just this week, The Tartan caught wind that the organizers behind MOSAIC were considering various keynote speakers for their 2006 conference, held in February. One name, apparently to be hotly-debated in planning circles, drifted our way: Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

    Forum | November 7, 2005
  • Ugly and cumbersome, sure; but is it art?

    Weeks ago you couldn't walk across campus without noticing the gaping hole in the ground between Doherty and Baker Halls. Ironically placed next to a patch of earth that was being reseeded, the crater on CFA lawn was curiously filled as quickly as it appeared.

    Forum | October 31, 2005
  • Rosa Parks

    The late Rosa Parks has been called the matriarch of the civil rights movement. Her cool defiance on December 1, 1955, has served as the highest example in the fight for equality in our country. However, Rosa Parks? refusal to relinquish her bus seat is not what makes her deserving of the acclaim she has received.

    Forum | October 31, 2005
  • U.S. can learn from Germany's new chancellor

    General elections mostly deadlocked, the ruling party was rapidly losing power and heading straight for a complete stalemate. Chaos seemed inevitable, until the improbable happened.

    This was the situation in Germany last month, after Chancellor Gerhard Schr?der?s power base eroded and he called for elections to shore up his ranks.

    Forum | October 17, 2005
  • I wasn't using my academic rights, anyway

    This past summer, the battle over political bias in higher education sneaked closer to home when the Pennsylvania state legislature voted to investigate the matter. But we wake up this week to find that the issue is looming closer than ever.

    Forum | October 17, 2005