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Cover Story: Power Brokers
On August 2, 1990, Saddam Hussein’s troops march into neighboring Kuwait. International condemnation and economic sanctions quickly follow. Tensions escalate. On January 17, 1991, coalition forces begin aerial bombardment of the Iraqi force. Days later, reports surface of an unexpected disaster. In an effort to thwart U.S. Marines from coming ashore, the Iraqis have opened valves at a key oil terminal, intentionally creating what becomes one of the largest spills in history. Millions of barrels are dumped into the Persian Gulf. The slick is 5 inches thick and covers an area the size of the island of Hawaii.
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In This Issue
October 2012, Vol. 9 No. 4
We sometimes take for granted how the mere flip of a switch turns on a light. But more and more, we're also realizing the impact on the environment to light our living rooms, fill our gas tanks, heat our homes. That's what makes the launch of Carnegie Mellon's energy initiative so important to us all. This issue's cover story, “Power Brokers,” depicts the groundbreaking interdisciplinary work happening at CMU in nearly all aspects of energy. Make sure to find time to delve into the issue’s other intriguing stories, too, including “By Design,” which chronicles a struggling student’s journey that propels him to a leadership role with one of the world’s leading social networking Web sites.View the e-Edition »
Sherman Scott's father didn't pass down to his son the keys to a successful family business. Instead, Wilton Scott passed down to his son traits that could be lead to great success. Those traits were followed by Sherman Scott. The ultimate beneficiary is anyone who flips an on/off switch.
Students who excel in communication design have become hot commodities in the job market, especially for social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter. But for design student Justin Edmund, any hopes for the future were tempered by the struggle to get passing grades at Carnegie Mellon. Would he make it?
As the fall semester unfolds on Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus,serious medical conditions are festering nearly 2,000 miles away in Honduras. By next spring, help will be on the way, thanks in part to a group of global medical brigades student volunteers. They're also helping to improve the health of their Pittsburgh neighbors.