Mark Egerman Personnel Manager
We take many of our civil liberties for granted here at Carnegie Mellon; ten years ago students learned to respect them the hard way. The University, partially in a response to a fradulent SURG study that claimed that 83.5 percent of Usenet newsgroups were pornographic, censored the Internet.
The story of the fradulent study has become one of the most famous elements of Internet lore. Marty Rim...News | November 8, 2004
Part two of interview
Ted Danson was being escorted around campus by President and Mrs. Cohon. He had been smiling and shaking hands with students as they were brought to the closed off area by the CFA steps. The VIPs did not have to wait for a significant time as they were individually checked by security. Danson went first and then was waiting for the rest of his group to be checked.News | November 1, 2004
Decision Making Research
A new paper published by researchers in CMU?s psychology department challenges a widely-believed theory: the somatic marker hypothesis. This hypothesis states that decision-making is influenced by somatic markers: bodily states that correspond to emotional reactions. According to the hypothesis, these somatic markers can act subconsciously to guide decisions in the absence of conscious knowledge. ...SciTech | November 1, 2004
Mudge House moderates mock election for students
Students went to the polls the past week in a mock election sponsored by Mudge House. The election employed an electoral college where each dormitory received a proportional number of electoral votes. There were no accusations of voter fraud and the online voting system, created by students, worked faultlessly. Mudge RA Dean Eberhardt, a Masters student in Industrial Administration, and one of the...News | November 1, 2004
CMU may open branch in Australia
Carnegie Mellon has begun a process to create an academic presence in Australia. On Friday, South Australian Premier Mike Rann signed a Heads of Agreement with CMU and iCarnegie, a subsidy of the University. The agreement is one step towards the creation of a fourth University branch in Adelaide, which would be the first private university in South Australia.
If this new university is to be buil...News | November 1, 2004