Brent Heard Contributing Editor

Class of 2015


  • Governor slashes state college fund

    Tom Corbett, the governor of Pennsylvania, unveiled his new 2012–13 budget to the public last Tuesday, revealing heavy funding cuts to state universities.

    Speaking to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Corbett’s address outlined his proposed budget for the coming year. He said, “We will not spend more than we have.”

    News | February 13, 2012
  • Last Lecture co-author Jeff Zaslow dies in car accident

    Friday morning, Carnegie Mellon alumnus (HS ’80) and The Last Lecture co-author Jeffrey Zaslow died at age 53 due to injuries he sustained in a car accident. Zaslow lost control of his vehicle on a snowy road in northern Michigan.

    News | February 13, 2012
  • Postdoc attempts to ban smoking

    Physics postdoc Patrick Coles has started a petition to ban smoking on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

    News | January 30, 2012
  • Writer promotes institutional changes to utilize new tech

    The world must rebuild its institutions around the internet, said author, executive, and business consultant Don Tapscott on Tuesday, in a speech which nearly filled Rashid Auditorium.

    News | January 23, 2012
  • Gates Hillman Complex wins AIA architecture award

    The Gates Center for Computer Science and Hillman Center for Future-Generation Technologies have officially become one of the nine buildings recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) this year, winning the 2012 American Institute of Architects Honor Award for Architecture.

    News | January 23, 2012