Matthew Benusa

Class of 2021


  • CMU moves to remote instruction, cancels class Monday and Tuesday

    Carnegie Mellon’s Pittsburgh campus has moved to online-only instruction in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. University President Farnam Jahanian provided a statement to students and the university community, writing in a campus-wide email, “All CMU graduate and undergraduate programs on the Pittsburgh campus will move to remote, virtual or alternative teaching and assessment.”...

    COVID-19 | March 2, 2020
  • Penalty shouts: dollars, robots, and Pitt’s new sports complex

    This is Penalty Shouts, The Tartan’s sports column inspired by the The New Yorker’s column Daily Shouts. This satire-fueled column will focus on anything and everything funny in the sports world that is deserving of our comedic attention.

    Sports | February 24, 2020
  • Spring sports nearing mid-semester transition

    With the semester well underway, the Carnegie Mellon swimming teams went to the UAA Championships before traveling to Kenyon College to compete in the Kenyon Fast Chance Invitational, the track and field teams ran at Bucknell in a tune-up for the outdoor season, the basketball teams are on a homestand against Emory University and University of Rochester, and the tennis teams are on strong win stre...

    Sports | February 24, 2020
  • Campus libraries are almost out of storage space

    In the early 2000s, Carnegie Mellon began investing in an off-campus collection site for its libraries. According to a 2006 paper written by Carnegie Mellon librarians Susan Collins, Linda Dujmic, and Terry Hurlbert, the planning for off-site storage began in 2002. Numerous options were considered: creating additional stacks for books, which would limit space; weeding out (reselling or recycling) ...

    News | February 17, 2020
  • Super Bowl LIV Ads

    As an important cultural critic, I’d like to begin my magnum opus by declaring that there are three genres of Super Bowl ads. Over and over again, Super Bowl advertisements fall into three discrete categories. There’s some overlap in which generic tropes are used in a commercial — imagine a Venn diagram.

    Pillbox | February 10, 2020