Likhitha Chintareddy Publisher

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  • Parting thoughts from a former Publisher

    I’ve been at The Tartan for five years, during which I've been a Staffwriter, Online Editor, and Publisher. I'm the last remaining staff member who remembers the organization before the pandemic. I thought long and hard about what I wanted my last piece, my swan song, to be about. Should I write all the things I wish I'd known when I first came into Carnegie Mellon? Or should I write about my jour...

    Forum | May 1, 2023
  • Dalit Solidarity Group raises awareness of caste discrimination

    Public discussion on caste discrimination in Carnegie Mellon University is rare, and it being highlighted on the Fence is even rarer. The caste system is a pervasive class structure determined by birth and is historically prevalent in South Asian countries. While caste discrimination is abolished by the Indian Constitution, it still exists in India and other South Asian countries like Nepal, Sri L...

    News | November 21, 2022
  • Twitter Blue: the service that launched a thousand fake tweets

    “We are excited to announce insulin is free now,” declared a tweet by verified user @EliLillyandCo on Nov. 10. The account had the blue verification check mark that, until recently, represented verified users of note, including celebrities and brands. The account appeared to belong to Eli Lilly and Company, whose drug Humalog (insulin injection) is used to treat type 1 and 2 diabetes. The tweet wa...

    News | November 14, 2022
  • 3,700 fired after Musk's Twitter takeover

    A week after Elon Musk completed his acquisition of Twitter, the company laid off approximately half of its workforce. About 3,700 employees lost their jobs on Friday, many of whom found out before they even received an official notice when they lost access to their work laptops, emails, and Slack channels.

    News | November 7, 2022
  • CMU Better fights for improved graduate student conditions

    On March 14, the morning after spring break, students and staff at Carnegie Mellon were greeted by bright posters in red, green, and blue, with the headings asking “Do grad students deserve unlivable low wages?”, “Is some grad work worth 22K less than other grad work?”, and “Is our work worth 7.5% less than last year?” The posters had accompanying graphics of supporting statistics, and a QR code l...

    News | April 4, 2022