AEPi impresses with rebuilt booth
Alpha Epsilon Pi has a history working against it: one that, every five years, dictates its booth should collapse. This year, history didn?t want to disappoint.
The fraternities, sororities, and student organizations moved their booths onto Midway, then returned Forbes Avenue to the motorists. Students bustled back and forth to their storage spaces, bringing construction materials and tools, as o...Forum | April 18, 2005
Film festival disappoints
Even those involved with it will tell you: This year?s film festival was by no means a success. Attendance was a trickle, advertising was scant, and technical problems plagued film showings. But the real problem wasn?t with the class that was in charge of the film festival; it was with the way the festival was handled this year, the same problem that has plagued the festival for the last six.
The...Forum | April 18, 2005
Giving credit where credit
At the beginning of next year, Dean Murphy will be no more. His title will be replaced by Associate Vice-President, which is decidedly less catchy. His title has become a part of his identity, and a look back over the past
15 years shows how much of a difference he has made in this position.
Fifteen years ago, Carnegie Mellon was a very different place. Not only was student retention low, but s...Forum | April 11, 2005
RIAA leverages power to exploit students
During the past week, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has served Carnegie Mellon with over 30 letters of intent to subpoena. These letters demand that the University supply the RIAA with the names and personal information of students who have been found to be violating copyright law. Once these subpoenas are served, it is likely that the students in question will have action t...Forum | April 11, 2005
USA Today readership program lacks thought students deserve
Newspapers are irreplaceable. They chronicle current events and promote a vital dialogue of ideas and opinions. In this student government election, students have an opportunity to demonstrate their support for building a deeper appreciation of newspapers among undergraduates by voting ?yes? on a referendum creating a five-dollar student fee for funding a newspaper readership program. An effective...Forum | April 4, 2005