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Cover Story: Pay It Forward
Barb Bunnell lies sedated in an operating room at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix. The Arizona woman bears the same genetic burden as her mother and grandmother, who both died in their early 50s of an incurable disorder called polycystic kidney disease. Cysts have begun to grow and multiply on Bunnell’s kidneys, too, taking their deadly stranglehold on another generation. Eventually, the fluid-filled sacs will smother her kidneys entirely, plunging her into end-stage renal failure so that her body can no longer filter waste and toxins from her blood.
The 53-year-old grandmother already has lost more than 80 percent of her...Read More
In This Issue
January 2008, Vol. 5 No. 1
In keeping with the holiday season, Carnegie Mellon Today's new issue is packed with compelling, inspirational stories. Find out how lives are being saved by an algorithm created at Carnegie Mellon. Learn how Harry Potter depends on the words of one of our alumni. And marvel at how another alumnus routinely deals with more than $8 billion daily.
Harry Potter and the Order of Michael Goldenberg
When Michael Goldenberg graduated from Carnegie Mellon in 1986, he did what many fine arts graduates do; he moved to New York city, determined to establish himself as a serious writer. Things haven’t gone exactly as he scripted, and the ending is still a work in progress, but his success is undeniable.
As technology turns the world into one big neighborhood, we don’t have to wait until the delivery of tomorrow’s newspaper to find out what’s happening locally, nationally, and internationally. The distribution of news is being reinvented, and a Carnegie Mellon student could turn out to be one of the catalysts.
The Federal Reserve System, America’s central bank, supervises and regulates banks, sets interest rates, monitors inflation, and acts as a general watchdog for anything and everything financial. As president of one of the system’s 12 regional reserve banks, Tepper alumnus Charles “Charlie” Evans will be at the forefront of formulating U.S. monetary policy