Jenny Yu

Class of 2021


  • College freedom leads to greater productivity

    As the first semester of my time at Carnegie Mellon draws to a close, I can’t help but think of all the ways that this school, as well as the general college experience itself, has defied my expectations. Despite there still being many semesters to go, which no doubt will include some of the busiest periods that I will experience, I think this is as good a time as any to do some reflection.

    Forum | December 4, 2017
  • Political beliefs are a fundamental part of character, should be judged

    Many of us have most likely grown up with parents or teachers instructing us to not judge others simply because their beliefs are different from our own. While this surely has its merits, it is intended to be applicable in a very general sense, with glaring exceptions.

    Forum | November 20, 2017
  • Trump's pick for head of NASA is an insult to science and progress

    The National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) is a dream-maker — an inspiration for children to go into the sciences and a professional aspiration for students and adults in the sciences. It has been the cornerstone of a number of momentous leaps in scientific progress, both in the history of our nation and in the world. From the moon landing to research on the Big Bang, NASA forefronts dev...

    Forum | November 6, 2017
  • Students can succeed without a specific dream to chase

    Being pushed to follow your childhood dreams seems to be a consistent part of the Carnegie Mellon University culture. Even before orientation, each of us received in the mail a printed copy of Professor Randy Pausch’s The Last Lecture, the central theme of which was achieving your childhood dreams. The bridge into the Gates Hillman Center serves as a daily reminder of that, as is the constant pr...

    Forum | September 25, 2017