4.0 may no longer make the cut
Carnegie Mellon students across all disciplines may soon be seeing pluses and minuses next to their semester grades, and perfection extending far beyond a 4.0.
Pass/fail debated for first-years
At an open meeting on Thursday, the Undergraduate Student Senate proposed pass/fail grading as an option for students in the fall of their first year.
Study shows dangers in Facebook apps
According to a new study from the University of Virginia, users risk losing their privacy by simply rating their 10 hottest friends or discovering their ideal desperate housewife.
Tobacco funding goes up in smoke
tudents looking to do university research may now have more to worry about than ever before. An increasing number of colleges and universities nationwide have banned tobacco funding.
Digitization changes learning
Students all around the country are now clicking, not writing, to answer questions in lecture every day. The advent of the clicker, distance learning, and tablet laptops has dramatically changed the role of technology in the classroom.
Students design global change
Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design was featured in the January issue of Sierra Magazine for its posters on environmentalism. The posters came from a project assigned by School of Design professor Melissa Cicozi, in her class Design and Social Change.
Campus News in Brief
Smart People premieres and Professor gets computing honor.
Pittsburgh Steelers QB comes to campus.
Here is a look at some of the record statistics about Pittsburgh weather.
Crime and Incident
Take a look at the crime report for this past week on campus.