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Cover Story: Immortal Gift
As a young man, William “Bill” Dietrich didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life, but he knew he wanted to be successful. Decades later, his career achievements exceeded even his own lofty expectations and enabled him to give to Carnegie Mellon a unique and historic gift.
William Dietrich stepped onto the elevator. At his side was his company’s chief financial officer. As the doors closed, Dietrich turned to him and said, “Aside from my health and my daughter’s health, I’m never going to have another bad day the rest of my life.” No wonder: The 58-year-old chairman of Dietrich...Read More
In This Issue
October 2011, Vol. 8 No. 4
Carnegie Mellon lost a great friend in Trustee William S. Dietrich II, who passed away on October 6. Just a month earlier, he gave the university a record-setting $265 million gift. Before his passing, he spoke with Carnegie Mellon Today. Learn about the man, the particulars of the gift, and much more in the cover story, “Immortal Gift”
Since March 11, 2011, the day of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, the world has taken another look at the perils of nuclear power. Carnegie Mellon alumnus William D. Magwood is no different. And because he is one of the United States’ five Nuclear Regulatory Commissioners, his leadership impacts the nation.
Nowhere to Hide
There are anonymous heroes in everyday life. Perhaps none more so than Carnegie Mellon’s Kathleen Carley. To her students, she is a computer science professor. To her colleagues, she is the director of a center that analyzes social and organizational systems. To terrorists worldwide, she may be their worst nightmare.
At first glance, Amy Kao blends in beautifully with the Wall Street crowd. That’s a good thing because
once the Tepper undergraduate earns her degree, she may very well start her career there. But there is another side to Kao, an award-winning side, which is driven by a different currency.