Tartan Board

Class of 3010


  • 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
  • Beware of bird flu subterfuge

    It never fails: When the government?s PR is tanking, they roll out scare tactics.

    Forum | October 10, 2005
  • Lecture series would benefit from better PR

    Readers may have noticed that, starting this semester, The Tartan has published a weekly column previewing upcoming campus lectures. In an effort to alert students, faculty, and staff to interesting speakers and lecture topics, the paper encourages writers to pick lectures they find appealing.

    Forum | October 10, 2005