Carnegie Mellon University has received another boost to enhancing the scope and impact in innovation and entrepreneurship.
A $10 million gift from James R. and Susan S. Swartz will help Carnegie Mellon shape the future through business education, cutting-edge research, learning technologies and interdisciplinary collaboration.
James Swartz (T’66) is a distinguished entrepreneur, venture capitalist and founding partner of Palo Alto, Calif.-based Accel Partners. His commitment follows a $67 million gift from the charitable foundation of renowned investor David A. Tepper (T’82) to create a major new academic hub along the Forbes Innovation Corridor called the David A. Tepper Quadrangle, which will enable Carnegie Mellon to enhance student programs, expand opportunities for innovative research and interdisciplinary degrees, and offer a flexible technological framework that anticipates the future of learning.
As Carnegie Mellon University’sSchool of Drama pays tribute to its first 100 years, it looks to the future to celebrate the next century of innovation and talent in arts and entertainment.
"This is a remarkable achievement in American theatrical and cultural history," said Peter Cooke, head of the School of Drama.
On Saturday, Feb. 22, the School of Drama will have a Centennial Dinner in the College of Fine Arts Great Hall followed by a performance of “The Wild Party,” directed by Matthew Gardiner (A’06), associate artistic director of Signature Theater in Virginia.
Hello! I am currently a freshman in high school and Carnegie Mellon has been a dream of mine since I started middle school. I was just wondering what the requirements are if I want to be in the undergraduate John Wells Directing Program. Thank you!
Hello! Application requirements for the directing program can be found here on the Admission website. Good luck!
Hi! Ever since I was in in middle school CMU has been my dream college. Unfortunately due to mental and physical health issues, as well as troubles with my family, my grades have slipped and Carnegie is now a high-reach college. Would a higher SAT score and solid extra-curriculars make up for a rather unimpressive GPA?
Carnegie Mellon does a holistic review of each student’s application—taking into consideration high school performance, curriculum rigor, trends in grades, extra-curricular involvement and leadership, demonstrated interest in the university and required standardized testing scores. We’re looking for students who we feel would succeed at Carnegie Mellon academically, and will add to the university in and out of the classroom.