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Cover Story: Coming Home
The young boy gazes from his front yard to the end of the quiet cul-de-sac, two blocks from Carnegie Mellon. His parents moved to the street after his father, Joel Tarr, accepted a joint faculty position in the university’s history department in 1967. Each morning, five-year-old Michael is mesmerized by the parade of professors and students walking along Forbes Avenue to campus. Often among them is a serious-looking gentleman with thick, dark glasses. It’s Herb Simon, the father of artificial intelligence, who is making fundamental contributions to the field of cognitive psychology and would go on to receive a Nobel Prize in...Read More
In This Issue
July 2011, Vol. 8 No. 3
Learn about Nathan Harding's eLegs, along with some other remarkable exploits chronicled in this issue — including the very brainy ideas of our cover subject, Prof. Michael Tarr.
BREAKING NEWS: Businessman, scholar, philanthropist and longtime Carnegie Mellon University trustee William S. Dietrich II announced a plan on September 7th to provide a record-breaking gift of a $265 million fund to support CMU. Learn more, visit the Bill Dietrich website.
News of Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake stunned the world. But Carnegie Mellon alumna and trustee Andress Appolon didn’t need a natural disaster to shed light on the deplorable plight of Haitians. From the ruins, though, Appolon has a plan for Haiti to reemerge as a thriving, self-sustaining nation.
Since he was a young boy, Nathan Harding has had a knack for making something out of nothing—everything from an abandoned bus to a rotted boat. The Carnegie Mellon alumnus' latest undertaking may turn out to be a gift from heaven for Amanda Boxtel and millions like her.
Athletes have championship titles. Actors have the Oscars, Tonys, and Emmys. Writers have Pulitzers. Musicians have the Grammys. For collegiate undergraduate scholars, one of the true crowning achievements is being awarded the Churchill Scholarship. Since 1964, eight Carnegie Mellon students have been recipients. Would Rebecca Krall be number nine?