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Men's Track and Field wins UAA Outdoor Championship
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May 08, 2017
“Ian Tanaya
Apr 30, 2017
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On Sunday, April 23, the men’s track and field team won the University Athletic Association (UAA) Outdoor Track and Field Championship behind three first-place finishes and a lot of depth. It marked the fourth outdoor championship for the Tartans and the first time in school history the Tartans won both the indoor and outdoor championship in the same year. The meet was hosted by the University of Chicago.
Senior Don Boyer cleared a career-best 1.97 meters in the high jump to pick up his second third-place finish of the meet before he placed second in the 110-meter hurdles in a career-best time of 15.19 seconds. Sophomore Reed Farber also earned points for the Tartans in the high jump when he cleared 1.87 meters and placed sixth while senior Matthew Sheh placed seventh in the 110-meter hurdles in 16.49 seconds.
First-year Marshall Hoebing picked up a sixth-place finish in the javelin throw with a career-best heave of 49.02 meters while junior Jacob Schofel placed eighth to also...
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Sports Briefs
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May 08, 2017
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Women's Track & Field
On Sunday, April 23, the women’s track and field team placed fifth at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Outdoor Track and Field Championships which was hosted by the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL.
Sophomore Autumn Hair and senior Emily Swanson scored points for the Tartans in the triple jump when Hair placed fifth with a mark of 10.78 meters and Swanson placed sixth with a mark of 10.76 meters. Both jumps were career bests for the athletes.
Junior Kiersten Chuc picked up her second third-place finish of the meet when she recorded a career-best mark of 35.06 meters in the discus throw. Senior Rebecca Fortner ended her career with a second-place showing in the high jump when she cleared 1.59 meters, while sophomore Tessa Allen cleared 1.54 meters and tied for eighth place.
Sophomore Alexa Barriero earned a third-place finish in the javelin throw with a heave of 30.82 meters.
Graduate student Erin Persson picked up a fourth-place ...
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Calendar
by The Tartan
May 01, 2017
“Apeksha Atal
Apr 23, 2017
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The Maine at Stage AE
Monday, April 24
6:30–11 p.m.
Stage AE
400 N Shore Dr, Pittsburgh, PA
Tickets available at: www.ticketmaster.com
The Arizona-based rock band will be visiting Pittsburgh this week to kick off their The Lovely, Little, Lonely World Tour . Their latest album Lovely Little Lonely was released on April 7 this year, and include the hit tracks "Don't Come Down" and "Bad Behavior." The show will also feature The Mowgli's and Beach Weather as accompanying acts.
The Three Musketeers
Tuesday, April 25–Saturday, April 29
The Philip Chosky Theater
Carnegie Mellon University
Tickets and info available at: drama.cmu.edu/box-office
The School of Drama brings you the classic tale of Arthos, Parthos, and Aramis with a twist. This adaptation brings with it a gender-bent society where wom...
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Carnegie Mellon to host Cross Country postseason events
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May 01, 2017
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Apr 23, 2017
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The NCAA announced on Tuesday that the city of Pittsburgh will host 11 NCAA Championships from 2018 to 2022.
SportsPITTSBURGH and Carnegie Mellon University will serve as the host for the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Regional in 2019 and the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships in 2020. In total, Pittsburgh was awarded 22 preliminary and final rounds of NCAA championship events in Tuesday’s announcements, the most of any city.
“Carnegie Mellon is ecstatic that we were chosen to host these marquee NCAA postseason events, including the 2020 Cross Country Championships,” said Director of Athletics Josh Centor. “It is a great chance to showcase the city of Pittsburgh, and our world-renowned university. We have hosted many NCAA postseason competitions over the past few years and look forward to crowning a national champion in this special area of the country.”
Both events will take place at Cooper’s Lake Campground in Slippery Rock...
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Hernandez suicide sparks questions about true justice
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May 01, 2017
“Ian Tanaya
Apr 23, 2017
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The week before the NFL Draft is typically filled with excitement as all 32 teams seek to improve their rosters while hundreds of young men anticipate a new future by living their dreams and playing professional football. Yet, the attention this week was centered on the apparent suicide of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. The former star who was convicted of murder in April 2015 was found dead in his cell on Wednesday morning , leaving behind repercussions for the murder victims’ families and bringing up questions of the efficacy of the criminal justice system.
The story of Hernandez begins with off-the-field issues during his time at the University of Florida. While his success on the field helped the Gators win the 2009 BCS National Championship Game and earned him the John Mack...
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Torture of gay men in Chechnya must be condemned
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Jan 01, 2017
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Apr 23, 2017
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Since March, over a hundred gay men in Russia’s Chechnya region have been targeted, detained, and secretly tortured because of their sexuality. Located in southern Russia and in a historically homophobic region, Chechnya is a place where gay men have been forced to hide their identity, often through getting married to women and starting a family. But in a way, they still had some degrees of freedom: through some online chatrooms, they could connect with others in the community who are also gay and interact with them anonymously. However, this channel has been turned into a trap to capture gay men in Chechnya in a new anti-gay program initiated by the region’s new pro-Kremlin leader Ramsan A. Kadyrov.
Homosexuality has long been a taboo in Chechnya, because the majority of residents believe in Islam and consider the existence of gay men to be in violation of their beliefs. Religion has long been used as the justification for abuse of human rights of minority groups: in Western cou...
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Love Trumps Hate in an Unlikely State
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Jan 01, 2017
“Madeline Kim
Apr 24, 2017
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Alabama is a state many of us do not consider much in politics. However, its history has undeniably left a significant impact on our nation’s history. From Rosa Parks’ example of civil disobedience in Montgomery to marches at Selma that served as the catalyst for the enactment of the Voting Rights Amendment (VRA) to the Shelby County v. Holder court case that weakened some aspects of the VRA, Alabama has shown its importance in American history.
The influence of the Heart of Dixie does not stop in our history books. Alabama’s current influence has been comically described as the “Alabamafication of America” by the Harvard Political Review . Up until the 2016 election, Trump attempted to appeal to populist conservative ideas, which a large portion of states in the south hold. Former senator Jeff Sessions moved up to becoming the 84th Attorney General of the United States. ...
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AI learns to predict heart attacks better than doctors do
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Jan 01, 2017
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Apr 24, 2017
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A set of algorithms, developed by researchers at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, can predict which patients are most at risk of a heart attack or stroke at over 75 percent accuracy. Although you may feel like this number should be even higher, it is already nearly 8 percent above the average accuracy level of highly trained doctors.
In the United States alone, someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds . Globally, 20 million people die each year as a result
of heart attacks, strokes, or other cardiovascular or circulatory malfunctions. Although doctors are capable of determining which individuals are at risk of developing heart disease and other cardiovascular problems, determining when an individual may suffer from one is much more difficult.
An epidemiologis...
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Professor Morgan and Klatzky have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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Jan 01, 2017
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Apr 23, 2017
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Roberta Klatzky, the Charles J. Queenan Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon, and M. Granger Morgan, the University and Hamerschlag Professor of Engineering, have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. They will now join 22 other Carnegie Mellon members also elected to the Academy.
“The American Academy serves the nation as a champion of scholarship, civil dialogue, and useful knowledge,” as stated on its website. “As one of the country’s oldest learned societies and independent policy research centers, the Academy convenes leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to respond to the challenges facing the nation and the world.”
Klatzky is famous for examining the relationship between human perception and action. She investigates sensory and symbolic modalities in real and virtual environments. Her research has been instrumental to the development of telemanipulation, image-guided surgery, navigation aids for the blind and neural rehab...
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CMU team places second in 14th CME Group Trading Challenge
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Apr 25, 2017
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Apr 23, 2017
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CME Group, Inc., a financial market company, recently released the names of the winning groups of the 14th annual CME Group Trading Challenge. Carnegie Mellon University’s team placed second, right after Rutgers University, who ended the three year drought of not having an American university team place first in the competition.
The participation in the contest this year had almost 600 teams composed of over 2,300 students coming from 35 countries across the globe. This was the greatest number of participants the competition has ever had. The contest is a four-week electronic trading competition available to teams made up of undergraduate and graduate students. The goal is to provide a chance to gain experience with techniques for trading futures among major asset classes on CQG’s professional trading platform. It is also the intention of the program to educate up and coming financiers.
“We are pleased that a record number of university students from around the world have chos...
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