Turi Alcoser Staffwriter

Class of 2012


  • Tartan food tracker program improves campus nutrition

    The majority of incoming first-years are expected to learn the facts of, as Paula Deen would say, “Good eatin.’”

    With few exceptions, all students are required to have a meal plan their first year, and they eventually learn the difference between a good meal and junk food, for the most part.

    News | February 7, 2011
  • MLK keynote address leaves an impression

    “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine, let it shine,” proclaimed the straight-line march through the Carnegie Mellon University Center, up the staircase, and into Rangos Hall, as a crowd flowed from the vigil for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the speaker series. Led by such voices as President Jared Cohon and Vice Provost for Education Amy Burkert, students, faculty, and staff marched...

    News | January 24, 2011
  • Benefits of online courses outweighs use of books

    Laptops: They’re small, efficient, and currently adorn the first floor of Hunt Library. Their owners are typing, stooped over, with some biting their nails, even though it’s Friday and the first week back to school. Yet it has become a necessity rather than a luxury to own a laptop while attending college. It is the future, and Carnegie Mellon takes the lead in computer-based discovery as the No. ...

    News | January 17, 2011
  • Author details history, ethics of immortal human cell line

    “How many of you have used HeLa cells in your research?” The soft-spoken voice of Rebecca Skloot fell upon the audience as professionals and students rustled to get a look at those in the audience who responded to the question.

    News | March 1, 2010
  • Hispanic community celebrates heritage

    “Being a Latino is definitely more than growing up in a Latin American country, speaking Spanish, or enjoying Latin food; it’s an innate attraction to do a little foot work when you hear salsa, to add extra sazon to food, and to celebrate all things specific to Latin culture,” said Alejandro Fernandez, a senior computer science major and former president of SALSA, the Spanish and Latino Student As...

    News | September 14, 2009