Campus News in Brief
[BOLD]Up ‘til Dawn raises donation funds[BOLD]
Last Friday in the Skibo Gym, Up ‘til Dawn celebrated the end of its year-long letter-writing campaign for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
The hospital is located in Memphis, Tenn., and was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas.
He began raising money for the creation of St. Jude’s in the 1950s, and the hospital has continued to sustain its annual operation with all costs covered from donations.
It is currently the world’s leading research center for children’s cancer, and the hospital treats children from across the U.S. and around the world at no cost to the families.
Participants in the Up ‘til Dawn campaign wrote letters to friends and family requesting donations to the research hospital.
Admission to the event was free for all guests who had already written letters for the campaign, and all other guests were asked to donate $5 to the cause, as well as bring five addresses of family and friends for the letter-writing campaign.
Events at the celebration included a hypnotist, an inflatable boxing ring, a live DJ, live dance performances by Dancers’ Symposium, henna tattoos, a caricaturist, and several video game competitions.
There was also a volleyball tournament, a four-square competition, cupcakes, mocktails, carnival food, and smoothies made by Carnegie Mellon’s Peer Health Advocates.
[BOLD]Students voice opinions online[BOLD]
A group of Carnegie Mellon students have created a new online forum to serve as a central and convenient outlet on (tartanforum.com) [www.tartanforum.com]
Students will be able to speak out about their opinions through this project for Decision Analysis and Decision Support Systems (DADSS).
Tartanforum is an online community designed for students to post any concerns that they have about the Carnegie Mellon campus.
The forum is designed to help the student government and administration become more aware of changes that students want to see on and around campus.
Students can give their thoughts about a great variety of different subjects — anything from general academics to Pittsburgh activities to campus events to things like philanthropy and community service.
This online website is a brand new resource for the whole Carnegie Mellon student body to touch base in one place and finally be honest and vocal.
For further information, join the Facebook group, and be sure to check out the website: (tartanforum.com) [www.tartanforum.com].
Events at the celebration included a hypnotist, an inflatable boxing ring, a live DJ, live dance performances by Dancers' Symposium, henna tattoos, a caricaturist, and several video game competitions. There was also a volleyball tournament, a four-square competition, and cupcakes, mocktails, carnival food, and smoothies made by Carnegie Mellon's Peer Health Advocates.