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  • OLI granted $4 million to develop web-based learning environments

    In recognition of the Open Learning Initiative’s dedication to educational opportunities, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Lumina Foundation for Education, and the Hewlett Foundation awarded the OLI with $4 million in grants to expand upon its work.

    News | January 18, 2010
  • Campus News in Brief

    CIT sponsors Toys for Tots

    News | November 23, 2009
  • House passes healthcare bill

    On Saturday, Nov. 7, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Health Care Reform Bill, H.R. 3932, in the late hours of the night under the full name “Affordable Health Care for America Act.” The margin was quite narrow, with the votes 220 to 215. Specifically, only one Republican voted for the bill, Joseph Cao of Louisiana, and 39 Democrats voted against it. The purpose of the reform is to att...

    News | November 16, 2009
  • Stats Speaking

    Election Day means the election of the mayor of Pittsburgh for the next four years. The candidates were incumbent Luke Ravenstahl, Kevin Acklin, and Franco “Dok” Harris. The candidate that received the majority of votes was Luke Ravenstahl, though by less of a margin than in 2007. In 2007, he was elected to finish the late Bob O’Connor’s term in office after O’Connor died of a rare brain cancer me...

    News | November 9, 2009
  • University holds H1N1 vaccination clinics

    In the past few weeks, Carnegie Mellon University has held clinics for students, faculty, and staff to receive the seasonal flu shot and the vaccine for H1N1, otherwise known as swine flu. It first appeared in the United States in April 2009 and has since spread to 46 states. The contagious virus, which has proven especially to strike those between the ages of six months and 24 years, was declared...

    News | November 2, 2009