cmublog:

This Friday marks the sixth anniversary of the passing of Randy Pausch, beloved CMU professor known for the New York Times Bestseller “The Last Lecture.” Randy is memorialized on campus with the Pausch Bridge. He often reminded students that even in dangerous waters, one penguin had to be brave enough to take the first dive. The design of the Pausch Bridge pays tribute to all the “penguins” of the world with abstract penguin cut-outs.

cmublog:

This Friday marks the sixth anniversary of the passing of Randy Pausch, beloved CMU professor known for the New York Times Bestseller “The Last Lecture.” Randy is memorialized on campus with the Pausch Bridge. He often reminded students that even in dangerous waters, one penguin had to be brave enough to take the first dive. The design of the Pausch Bridge pays tribute to all the “penguins” of the world with abstract penguin cut-outs.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Carnegie Mellon University’s Pre-College A-capella Club hit it out of PNC Park, where they sang the national anthem before a crowd of approximately 33,000.
 
Singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a Pittsburgh Pirates game is an annual tradition for the summer Pre-College students.

It didn’t hurt that the Pirates defeated the Philadelphia Phillies, 6–2, on Sunday, July 6.

The club, comprised of 25 students selected by audition and led by Pre-College counselors Theo Peterson (S’17), Shannyn Rinker (A’16) and Quinton Laurencio (A’17), represents one of many opportunities available to junior and senior high school students studying at Carnegie Mellon during the summer.

"It was amazing to hear everyone cheering," said Alex Low, 17, an Orange County, Calif., native. "It was just a wow experience."

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Anonymous asked:

I received a failing grade my sophomore year due to severe circumstances. I have a 3.75 with the most rigorous courseload possible throughout 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. How is failing one class viewed by admissions officers, if it's explained and is an extreme outlier from the rest of the students transcript?

The admission committee would consider severe circumstances when making an admission decision if an explanation is included with the application. 

Anonymous asked:

Why do you think people should go to CMU instead of another school? (In other words, what makes it unique?)

Carnegie Mellon is consistently top-ranked and recognized for its world-class arts and technology programs and innovative leadership in education.

The university offers 90 majors and minors – including interdisciplinary options. The advantage of attending Carnegie Mellon is not only through our opportunities for academic collaboration and cross-disciplinary majors, but also through general exposure to a student body of leaders and innovators rich with different interests and ideas across the board.

The Carnegie Mellon experience doesn’t end inside the classroom. As a Tartan, you’ll meet and learn from a geographically and academically diverse group of people during your time as an undergraduate student. The Carnegie Mellon community will follow you even after you finish your four years in Pittsburgh. 

Carnegie Mellon creates students who will leave here ready to make a lasting impact on society. 

Anonymous asked:

How many years of language in HS does CMU require/recommend?

Carnegie Mellon requires 2 years of foreign language for every college except for the School of Art. You can read more about our academic requirements here

Anonymous asked:

Are pre-college summer students going to be staying in Moorewood Gardens or E-Tower?

Resident Pre-College students live in both Morewood Gardens and the connected Morewood E-Tower residence halls.