Leave academic freedom to the academics
Conservative columnist David Horowitz, who has been trying to push legislation on the national and state levels to protect conservative students from what he calls ?liberal bias,? claimed a victory at the news of the Harrisburg?s decision.
Liberals went on the offensive ? rightly so, but their approach has been ineffectual. Fortunately, the American Council on Education set out in the right dire...Forum | August 29, 2005
Housing takes great leaps in improving student living
In the past, The Tartan has been very critical of housing and dining. Today, we?d like to turn around and commend Housing and Dining Services for their summer efforts. Over the past three months, Housing has made some major improvements to campus.
CMU students have long complained about the lack of exercise facilities, the need for fresh coats of paint in their rooms, the degradation of housing a...Forum | August 29, 2005
The trucks move to Maggie Mo: It
The trucks have moved. So what?s the problem?
It?s hard to walk around campus lately without getting a petition in your face about it. For students on campus, a number of them first-years who are new and confused, it must seem like a huge travesty has occurred. The trucks? move needs to be kept in perspective.
There seem to be three main complaints: 1) that CFA students will no longer have the...Forum | August 29, 2005
Inflammatory article turns nay-sayer into staffwriter
Three years ago, as I sat in the UC black chairs, I could not believe what I was reading in The Tartan. I had been aware of the cynicism that the school newspaper had always expressed toward Asian student organizations, but this one was particularly hurtful. Although the editorial may have been written solely to deliberately elicit a response from the community, it was still published. Sean Mintus...Forum | April 25, 2005
Thistles and Thorns
At the close of every year, the Tartan reassesses the year?s events. We present here a list of the people and happenings that are worthy of recognition. Thistles go to people and events that had a positive effect on the campus community; thorns go to those that have negatively impacted the campus.
A thistle to Finn Kydland and Edward Prescott for winning a Nobel Prize in Economics. Yinz guys are ...Forum | April 25, 2005