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4.0 may no longer make the cut

Carnegie Mellon students across all disciplines may soon be seeing pluses and minuses next to their semester grades, and perfection extending far beyond a 4.0.

Pass/fail debated for first-years

At an open meeting on Thursday, the Undergraduate Student Senate proposed pass/fail grading as an option for students in the fall of their first year.

Study shows dangers in Facebook apps

According to a new study from the University of Virginia, users risk losing their privacy by simply rating their 10 hottest friends or discovering their ideal desperate housewife.

Tobacco funding goes up in smoke

tudents looking to do university research may now have more to worry about than ever before. An increasing number of colleges and universities nationwide have banned tobacco funding.

Digitization changes learning

Students all around the country are now clicking, not writing, to answer questions in lecture every day. The advent of the clicker, distance learning, and tablet laptops has dramatically changed the role of technology in the classroom.

Students design global change

Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design was featured in the January issue of Sierra Magazine for its posters on environmentalism. The posters came from a project assigned by School of Design professor Melissa Cicozi, in her class Design and Social Change.

Campus News in Brief

Smart People premieres and Professor gets computing honor.

Lecture Preview

Pittsburgh Steelers QB comes to campus.

Statistically Speaking

Here is a look at some of the record statistics about Pittsburgh weather.

Crime and Incident

Take a look at the crime report for this past week on campus.

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