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Carnegie Mellon receives a joint $16.5 million donation
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Feb 07, 2017
“Rose Pagano
Feb 5, 2017
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Carnegie Mellon recently received a joint $16.5 million donation from Professor José Moura, Professor Manuela Veloso, Adjunct Professor Aleksandar Kavcic, and Dr. Sofija Kavcic in the hopes of helping the University with research and education in engineering and data science.
All of the donors have extremely strong ties to the Carnegie Mellon community. Moura works in Carnegie Mellon’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department as the Philip L. and Marsha Dowd University Professor. Veloso is associated with the Machine Learning Department as the Herbert A. Simon University Professor in Computer Science and Robotics. Alek Kavcic was once a doctoral student at Carnegie Mellon and recently agreed to an adjunct position in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Sofija Kavcic worked with an architectural firm in Hawaii.
Moura and Alek Kavcic made the money for this donation through their own research and study. While Kavcic was a Ph.D. student under Moura’s sup...
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Mike Rozenvasser ready to finish rookie season strong
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Feb 07, 2017
“Marika Yang
Feb 5, 2017
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After placing fourth in the national Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Oracle Cup last fall as the first first-year from Carnegie Mellon to play in the tournament, Mike Rozenvasser is gearing up for the second half of his impressive rookie season.
From Haworth, N.J., Rozenvasser’s tennis career began at a young age, when his grandfather put a racket in his hand and taught him how to play. He also followed his brother’s footsteps and played soccer up until his first year of high school, when he had to choose between tennis and soccer.
“You don’t depend on your team – it’s an individual sport,” he said about why he chose tennis over soccer. “When you win, it’s the best feeling because you did it all by yourself, but when you lose, you did it all by yourself too. It’s all based on yourself and depends on how hard you want to work to succeed.”
Playing tennis at a collegiate level was never in question. “Giving it up in college would not even be plausible,” he said. Carnegi...
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The next steps after EncompassCMU
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Feb 07, 2017
“Jade Crockem
Feb 6, 2017
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EncompassCMU is finally here. For some, it’s the first of many job fairs in their college career, and for others, it’s their fourth or fifth job fair this semester alone. This is the time for you to get your foot in the door and get your résumé into the hands of an actual person instead of just blindly submitting it on Handshake. EncompassCMU may be where your work begins, but your job is far from over if you hope to land an internship from any of the companies present.
Follow Up Interviews
Some of you may end up leaving EncompassCMU with an interview from a company you spoke to. It is important that you find out as much information as possible about a company before interviewing with them. You may have gotten away with only knowing the name of the company and what their main business is at the job fair, but that is not enough information for you to make a lasting impression at an interview. Companies want to see that you’re interested and knowledgeable about their company...
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Make the most of your EncompassCMU visit this week with these tips
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Feb 07, 2017
“Braden Kelner
Feb 6, 2017
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University career fairs can sometimes seem like madhouses, with hundreds of employers visiting each day and an even greater number of students passing through. Nevertheless, it’s important to remain collected and professional when presenting yourself to the people who will hopefully soon be hiring you for a full-time position or summer internship. Here are five things you should be sure to bring to EncompassCMU to make sure you strike the perfect first impression.
The right attire
Looking like you know what you’re doing is half the battle at a career fair. To make your attire reflect the confidence employers want to see in candidates, stick to a formal dress code. For men, wear a business suit with a solid shirt or one that has a clean pattern. Tuck in your shirt, and wear a belt even if you don’t need one. Don’t forget a tie and a pair of black or brown shoes to finish off your look.
For women, wear a suit or a skirt with a suit jacket. Pair neutral colors with black ...
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Editor’s Note: This article appeared in a previous special career fairs edition of The Tartan.”

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Trump’s border policies threaten nation’s foundation
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Feb 07, 2017
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Feb 6, 2017
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On Jan. 27, 2017, President Donald Trump signed Executive Order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States , which prohibits citizens and refugees from seven majority-Muslim countries from traveling and emmigrating to the United States. The order has enforced a 90-day ban on all entry into the U.S. for those coming from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Travelers trying to enter the United States from these countries have faced indefinite airport detainment, and at least 60,000 visas have been revoked. U.S. citizens and dual-citizens from one of the seven banned countries will be admitted on a case-by-case bas...
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Presidents’ use of executive orders abuses original intentions
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Feb 07, 2017
“Brandon Schmuck
Feb 5, 2017
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The countless headlines last week have left a number of Americans questioning the lack of limits on authority that has been granted to presidents through executive orders. This fear is justifiable, as the idea of any individual having the power to make such orders is both frightening and a risk to the welfare of this nation. However, this is nothing new and is something that should have been considered long before the election of President Trump.
With Trump’s immigration order, we saw just how damaging this kind of policy can be to the nation if left unchecked. Is this newfound concern a result of recent times, or something that has been left unchecked throughout the history of our nation?
Executive orders date to the beginning of this nation and originate from Article II of the Constitution, through which the president is granted “executive power.” It directs presidents to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” This does not give the president the authority to crea...
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Student Government column
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Feb 07, 2017
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Carnegie Mellon’s propensity for empathy is always highlighted at times of drastic change. Trump’s new immigration policy poses a lot of changes to Carnegie Mellon students. Trump’s executive order, released on Jan. 27, limited immigration from seven majority-Muslim countries for 90 days from the date of the order, as well as suspended the United States Refugee Admissions Program. This was preceded by an executive order issued on Jan. 25 to begin construction on the wall between the U.S. and Mexico which Donald Trump promised during his campaign under the similar pretense of national security. This act of specifically addressing different types of immigrants within his orders as threats to our nation’s safety, paired with increased immigration regulation and surveillance, has left many unsure of their permanence or state of welcome in the United States.
Carnegie Mellon’s response to this, as always, has taken a very thoughtful approach of constructive conversation and sharing of ...
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Crime and Incident
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Feb 07, 2017
“Rachel Frame
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Harassment
Jan. 27, 2017
A Carnegie Mellon staff member reported that he received a threatening email from an unknown source. An investigation is ongoing.
Defiant Trespass
Jan. 27, 2017
A University Police Officer located an unknown female in Warner Hall who was not permitted to be on university property. The female was arrested and charged with Defiant Trespass.
Disorderly Conduct
Jan. 27, 2017
University Police responded to Mudge House in response to reports of an odor of marijuana. University Police seized all drug paraphernalia and three Carnegie Mellon students were issued citations for disorderly conduct.
Underage Drinking
Jan. 28, 2017
A University Security Officer discovered two males in Shady Oak Apartments in possession of alcohol. After a thorough investigation, the Officer was able to determine that the males in question were under the legal drinking age. The students were issued citations for underage drinking.
**Public Intox...
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John Fabian Witt looks at America's history with democracy
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Feb 07, 2017
“James Wheaton
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On Thursday Feb. 2, John Fabian Witt, the speaker at the sixth annual Thomas M. Kerr Jr. lecture, discussed the subject of American Freedom. Witt is the Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author of award-winning book, Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History and has worked at Columbia University, the University of Texas at Austin, and also received his education at Yale University, where he currently works.
Witt visited Carnegie Mellon University as part of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholars program. Phi Beta Kappa, founded in 1776, is the nation’s most prestigious academic honor society. Its goal is to support education in the liberal arts and sciences, recognize academic excellence, and engender freedom of thought.
The title of Witt’s lecture was “The Switch: The Twentieth-Century Reinvention of American Freedom.” Over the course of his speech, he took the audience back in time to the early 20th century, to a time where the First Amend...
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Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr. highlights key lessons we could learn from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Feb 07, 2017
“Chris Sheng
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On Tuesday, Jan. 31, Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr., president of Morehouse College, the first privately-established liberal arts college dedicated to the education of African-American males in the country, gave a lecture titled “Toward the Beloved Community.”
Wilson has dedicated more than 25 years to achieving a more socially conscious education. He started his education career serving at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and George Washington University. He also served as the president of the Greater Boston Morehouse College Alumni Association (GBMCAA).
An educator, scholar, consultant, and strategist, Wilson has served in many other organizations such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and United Negro College Fund’s Institute for Capacity Building. Prior to being the president for Morehouse College, President Barack ...
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