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Frighteningly frosty weather should cancel classes
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Mar 09, 2015
“Tartan Board
Mar 2, 2015
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As Pittsburgh weather approaches record low temperatures this month, public and private schools across the Steel City have been forced to delay the start of school, or else close entirely. Yet colleges are a different story, and that story needs to change.
Carnegie Mellon sits among a number of Pittsburgh colleges and universities that rarely shut their doors when the temperature gets too low. The university last cancelled classes in February 2010 for three days after the city recommended that campuses close due to massive amounts of snow. “It is never an easy decision to cancel classes, and it is rare that we do so,” said Michael Murphy, vice president for campus affairs at that time, in an interview with The Tartan.
But as the city once more combats a slew of unforgiving conditions, it is important that colleges in the area consider safety over other components of the decision-making process, such as the need to make up classes or individual costs to students and the univers...
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SCS dean explains acceptance mishap
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Mar 09, 2015
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Mar 2, 2015
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Two weeks ago, Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science (SCS) mistakenly sent out around 800 acceptances to its prestigious master’s of science program. Out of those 800 acceptances, only about 90 of those were to the rightful recipients.
This week, Dean of SCS Andrew Moore spoke with The Tartan about what caused the mistake.
According to Moore, the mishap was the result of three separate problems that all had to occur in order to create this result.
The first was a software error. The department recently made changes to the software they use to notify applicants, and before the software could go live, they ran a test. That test showed that there was a problem with the system. Administrators sent a description of this problem to all of the school’s master’s programs, including a manual workaround that was to be used when sending out admissions notifications.
The other six master’s programs were able to do it successfully. The second failure was the Computer Science D...
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A Person's Opinion
by The Tartan

Mar 09, 2015
“Justin McGown
Mar 2, 2015
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Horoscopes
by The Tartan

Mar 09, 2015
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Maryyann Landlord
Mar 2, 2015
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You act impulsively and with flash. You are the first sign of the zodiac and your room reflects your youthful optimism and your love of taking chances with designs.
Your colors: Bold reds and amber, used in moderation
You know what you like, and you're not about to change your mind. Your bedroom is a palace, decorated with finely tailored curtains, custom-made bedding, and fine silken sheets.
Your colors: Modest neutral browns, rich roses and pinks
You prefer the beautiful and trendy. Being the sign of the twins, Geminis are hard to nail down when it comes to design. Luckily, you have fabulous taste. For the bedroom, think modern art with clean geometric lines.
Your colors: Light airy yellows, greens, and blues
Your space is an emotionally appealing shell in which everybody can kick back. Don't forget to hang curtains to block out the light to which you're particularly sensitive. Leave a sacred place to hang family pictures.
Your colors: Colors of the moon, such as whites, pearls, yellows, and periwinkles
You're proud of your opinions and you aren't afraid of being the center of attention. In fact, you want everyone to adore you. Think bright and sunny like a day at the beach, then add a gilded mirror to admire that megawatt smile.
Your colors: Oranges, yellows, reds, and purples
You work with others in a steady, dependable way — much like the design you aspire to. Guided by attention to detail, you consider every little detail in your design. Have a storage compartment for your shoes and accentuate with vases and candle holders.
Your colors: Light blues, greens, creams, and whites
Libra is only sign of zodiac represented by an inanimate object, and your airy nature means you thrive in a conceptual environment. You have modern sensibilities — thin, breezy curtains and carefully curated art.
Your colors: Pastels, airy greens, and blues
Scorpios feel very comfortable in their space. However, in your room you crave privacy, such as a muted lighting to create a cave-like feel and opaque curtains to allow just a glimpse of light in.
Your colors: Spicy oranges, burgundies, and blacks
You have multiple different personalities, such as the Sagittarius freedom-seeker/traveler who likes to display his/her adventures, or the sensitive Sagittarius who would listen to everyone's problems. In every case, you crave comfort. Invest in big, fluffy pillows and a comfortable mattress.
Your colors: Blues into lighter purples
You make your presence known without dominating, but come across grounded, solid and sturdy. Your sensibilities tend toward strong, solid basics like a wooden red-toned furniture and a sturdy leather chair.
Your colors: Earth tones, purples, grays
You tend to impose your unique, forward-thinking ideas. You're a step ahead of the rest of us, especially when it comes to technology. Memory foam mattresses and the latest HDTV are a must when decorating your room.
Your colors: Silver, blues, and denim
You're a go-with-the-flow type who needs your room to be a place where you can relax. Your bed is of high importance and must be soft, comfy and soothing.
Your colors: Watery greens and blues, pale yellows moving toward whites”

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Advice for awkward people
by The Tartan

Mar 09, 2015
“About stolen Tinder identities
Evan Kahn
Mar 2, 2015
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Dear Evan,
I wrote to you last semester about my regrettable swipe to the right on Tinder, and how I got locked into a date with a guy I never wanted to see. Your advice saved my butt, and being that vulgar and uninhibited on a dinner date was some of the most fun I’ve ever had.
I deleted Tinder, and I’m in a steady relationship with my job — sitting on cars in short skirts and bikinis for Ford advertisements. But Tinder doesn’t seem to be done with me. Yesterday, my friend in Edinburgh, Scotland messaged me on Facebook, and apparently, someone there has been using my portfolio shots from my work to catfish men.
I did use work photos on Tinder the week before I deleted the app, but I never thought someone would end up using them! If my bosses find out, I’ll have to go back to nude modeling for adult amateur art classes.
How can I discreetly get this Scottish bastard to delete his fake profile?
**Thanks,
Typical Idiot Not Doing Everything Right wit...
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“My Heart Is In the Work” opens at The Frame
by The Tartan

Mar 09, 2015
“Illuminated exhibit created by Sam Ahmed sheds light on CMU’s prevalent stress culture
Anne-Sophie Kim
Mar 2, 2015
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On Friday night, The Frame Gallery glowed with the words and stories of Carnegie Mellon students. Small, square screens and projections stood out against the dark night, the only source of light within the gallery. The installation show is titled “My Heart Is In The Work,” recalling the university’s motto, famously penned by Andrew Carnegie. The show explores the stress culture perpetuated throughout the Carnegie Mellon community. As told by senior communication design major Sam Ahmed, who created the show, stress culture can be defined as “a culture where two consecutive all-nighters merits a badge of honor, rather than concern.”
Mounted on each wall are grids of screens reminiscent of the digital screens many students encounter on a daily basis. Columns of square light boxes showed social media posts from members of the Carnegie Mellon community. While names and faces are censored, each post reflects a student’s struggles or successes related to their experience at this univers...
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Women's representation on TV on the up and up
by The Tartan

Mar 09, 2015
“Television shows continue to try and encompass the perspectives and lifestyles of real women
Lula Banker , Amelia Britton , Anne-Sophie Kim
Mar 2, 2015
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Everyone searches to find a little bit of themselves in a television character. Historically, women have struggled with this, because there have been few types of female characters on screen. The roles of women on television have lacked racial and religious diversity. They have lacked diversity of lifestyle interests, sexual orientation, physical appearance, and diversity in the ways in which they think and feel. Even characters who have been hailed as breaths of fresh air have been overshadowed by the homogeneity of their industry counterparts. This is not to say that there haven’t been terrific characters played by talented actresses over the years, but we now live in a time where some audiences are cognizant of the lack of diversity. There have been significant steps to improve representation on television. While there are still tons of women who are not represented on screen, there are a few current characters that are inspirational to women for being honest, complex, and relata...
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Calendar
by The Tartan

Mar 09, 2015
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Monday, March 2
John McCauley.
The Underground. 6:30 p.m.
McCauley, the lead singer from Americana band Deer Tick, will perform at The Underground as part of the AB concert series. The event will also feature discounted food from Housing and Dining Services.
Tuesday, March 3
ODESZA.
Mr. Smalls Theatre. 8 p.m.
Electronic band ODESZA will perform at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Millvale with bands Little People and Big Wild. Tickets can be purchased at [slant12] http://tktwb.tw/ZLWugm[slant12] .
Wednesday, March 4
Open Mic Night.
Skibo Cafe. 7:30 p.m.
AB Skibo presents an open mic night sponsored by your student activities fee. Snacks, songs, poems, and more will be featured. Sign up on their Facebook page to perform.
Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic Composer's Concert .
Carnegie Music Hall. 8 p.m.
Join the Carnegie Mellon University Philharmonic as they premiere original works that were written by School of Music students. Ticket...
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A cappella competition brings talent to CMU
by The Tartan

Mar 09, 2015
“University of Pittsburgh's Pittch Please wins first place at Greak Lakes ICCA quarterfinal
Lula Banker
Mar 2, 2015
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On Friday night, a cappella enthusiasts from around Carnegie Mellon, around Pittsburgh, and even a handful from Michigan gathered in McConomy Auditorium to watch their favorite groups compete in the Great Lakes International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA) quarterfinals. McConomy was full to bursting, with individuals standing in the back and lining the stairs. Completely unintentionally, I managed to find a seat in the row where all the judges, scorekeepers, and timekeepers sat. Under their book lights, the judges scribbled furiously on clipboards during the performances, analyzing each of the ten groups’ strengths and weaknesses in a variety of categories.
The evening of a cappella craziness was hosted by Carnegie Mellon’s very own Brad Plaxen, a senior electrical and computer engineering and English double major. Having been an MC for other events on campus, Plaxen seemed comfortable addressing the huge audience. While introducing the show, Plaxen got the audience...
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Faces of Work preview engages audience
by The Tartan

Mar 09, 2015
“CMU International Film Festival screens fascinating Song from the Forest in McConomy
Lula Banker
Mar 2, 2015
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One of Carnegie Mellon University’s best-kept secrets is its annual International Film Festival. The festival, this year titled Faces of Work , is the only student-run International Film Festival in the country. Most films are shown in McConomy Auditorium, but there are some other venues around Pittsburgh that will show a few of the 18 films being screened. The Festival officially begins on March 19, but on Friday night in McConomy, captivated audiences received with a “sneak preview.”
The main event of the preview was the film Song from the Forest . Additionally, the evening consisted of a percussion performance led by ethnomusicologist and native Congolese Anicet Mundundu, a video introduction by director Michael Obert, and a panel and reception with distinguished scholars and David Rothenberg, the film’s Music Supervisor.
Song from the Forest follows the journey of Louis Sarno, an American musicologist, who moved to the Central African rainforest after listening to the ...
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