Tartan Board

Class of 3010


  • A real education engages students: We deserve more

    Most students agree that it is well-planned, dynamic, and demanding courses that make for an enjoyable semester. Therefore, it should be the goal of any university to ensure that the students receive well-planned courses with high-caliber teaching. The policies and practices of Carnegie Mellon University are merely reactive and fail to acknowledge that students are integral to developing good cour...

    Forum | November 8, 2004
  • Short vacations strain students

    Everyone needs a break. We all have friends to visit and families waiting for us at home. And, more importantly, constant work increases studennts? stress and decreases our productivity. Most universities understand this and give their students ample time to relax. In recent years, though, CMU has taken the opposite path, shortening our breaks and decreasing our much needed time for rest and relax...

    Forum | November 1, 2004
  • Election ads should focus on substantive issues and not hype

    In the precious time left before the upcoming P residential election, partisan campaign advertisements are a dominant feature of all media outlets. These ads make no attempt to focus on the actual issues of the election, and instead seek to sway the viewer?s bias against the opposing candidate. The creators of these commercials realize it is easier to be condescending to the American public and sw...

    Forum | November 1, 2004
  • IM News


    Intramural Director:
    Mike Mastroianni,
    x8-2214 or mma8@

    Assistant Director:
    Mike Grzywinski,
    x8-2214 or immike@

    Amy Kiryk,
    x8-2053 or kiryk@

    IM Board President:
    Derek Ritchea,

    Women?s President:
    Kimberly Lackner

    Important Dates

    Monday, October 18 ? Volleyball and Soccer start.

    Sports | October 18, 2004
  • Electoral reform in Colorado should be model for nation

    On November 2, Coloradans will be given a unique opportunity on a ?second-chance? vote for their candidates for President. Colorado is putting before its citizens a referendum to make it the third state to allow a split of its electoral vote.
    Today?s electoral system is an artifact from an era when Congress was careful to maintain a balance between personal rights and states? rights. Because of t...

    Forum | October 18, 2004