Dawn Wang Staffwriter

Class of 2011


  • Al Gore to make speech on green initiatives during commencement

    Al Gore will speak at Gesling Stadium on Sunday, May 18 as keynote for the university’s 111th commencement ceremony. The university extended an invitation to Gore, former U.S. Vice-President and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize winner, particularly for his recent dedication to green initiatives.

    News | April 28, 2008
  • UTexas admissions challenged

    On April 7, a high school student filed a federal claim against the University of Texas–Austin that will bring the affirmative action debate back to the Supreme Court. The claim was that the plaintiff, a white female, was denied admission due to affirmative action policies and would have otherwise been granted admission to the college.

    News | April 21, 2008
  • Campus News in Brief

    Faculty examines fossil fuels

    News | March 31, 2008
  • Robots look to the moon

    Carnegie Mellon faculty and students have been hard at work building a robot, called “Red Rover,” that they anticipate will land on the surface of the moon before 2012.

    News | March 24, 2008
  • Lawsuit questions Blackboard’s role in academia

    A court victory for Blackboard last Monday has placed today’s market for learning management systems (LMS) in the national media spotlight. Blackboard is an electronic file transfer system for courses that allows professors and students to post and share information.

    News | March 3, 2008