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  • Conflict Kitchen closes indefinitely after death threat (Hates Jews; rec'd Heinz $$$)

    11/08/2014 2:17:09 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 17 replies
    Post Gazette ^ | November 8 | Staff
    Oakland restaurant Conflict Kitchen has closed until further notice after receiving a letter containing death threats, according to a post on its Facebook page... Conflict Kitchen recently has been the focus of controversy over its serving of Palestinian food with anti-Israel messages on the food wrappers.
  • Did Hillary Clinton write to CMU for Scientology asking them to fire Prof. David S. Touretzky?

    03/10/2014 1:49:33 AM PDT · by John Tyler · 8 replies
    "Greenway talked about how the Church [of Scientology] has gotten numerous letters sent to CMU about Touretzky including one from Hillary Clinton asking that he be fired, but CMU still stands behind him because they don’t care what he does on his free time." Mark "Marty" Rathbun: Scientology Infiltrates Carnegie Mellon Universityhttp://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2014/03/06/scientology-infiltrates-carnegie-mellon-university/ The following is a report from Invest Aide OSA INT (Office of Special Affairs International, the propaganda and dirty tricks arm of David Miscavige’s church of Scientology International) on dealing with Scientology critic David S. Touretzky – professor at Carnegie Mellon University. Note that it is titled “DR”....
  • CMU Parade Controversy Over Naked Woman, Dressed As Pope

    04/29/2013 5:17:57 PM PDT · by Third Person · 63 replies
    KDKA Pittsburgh ^ | April 29th, 2013 | Staff
    PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Students at Carnegie Mellon say it’s freedom of expression, but the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh calls it inappropriate and disrespectful. At an annual art school parade, a female student dressed up as the pope, and was naked from the waist down while she passed out condoms. Even more, witnesses say the woman had shaved her pubic hair in the shape of a cross. The Diocese has asked CMU to take action. “I think we all know that when we’re growing up we do stupid things but to cross over the line in this instance shouldn’t happen with...
  • Former CMU trustee pleads not guilty to laundering drug cartel money

    11/09/2012 6:36:22 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 2 replies
    Tribune Review & AP ^ | November 8 | debra Erdley
    A former Carnegie Mellon University trustee pleaded not guilty on Thursday to conspiring to launder $600 million for a Mexican drug cartel during a federal court hearing in El Paso. ... The university named a graduate fellowship for Hispanic students in public policy for Delgado and pledged $250,000 in matching funds to it after Delgado gave CMU $250,000 in 2003.
  • CMU study: Hope can be harmful to mental health

    11/04/2009 12:39:26 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies · 680+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 4, 2009 | Anya Sostek
    A spoonful of hope might not be the best medicine, according to a new study from a Carnegie Mellon University professor that asserts that optimism can actually be harmful to mental health. The study, authored by CMU's George Loewenstein and several researchers at the University of Michigan, measured the emotional well-being of patients in two groups: those with permanent colostomies and those with colostomies that might be reversed. A colostomy is a surgical procedure -- either temporary or permanent -- resulting in feces leaving a patient's body through the abdomen. Though patients with reversible colostomies initially reported higher life satisfaction,...
  • How the Girl Evolved Fear of Spiders

    08/31/2009 2:00:19 PM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 52 replies · 3,205+ views
    CEH ^ | August 29, 2009
    August 29, 2009 — Today’s Evolutionary Just-So Story is brought to you by New Scientist: “Girls Are Primed to Fear Spiders.” Once upon a time, while cavemen were out hunting and gathering, the women back home had to learn to avoid dangerous animals. David Rakison of Carnegie Mellon University put this all into evolutionary terms for the rest of us:...
  • Number crunchers crack Social Security "code"

    07/06/2009 6:19:49 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 34 replies · 3,366+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | Monday, July 6, 2009 | Mike Wereschagin
    Using just a person's birth date and birth state, two Carnegie Mellon University researchers say they've found a way to figure out people's Social Security numbers, potentially opening a new front in the battle against identity theft. Alessandro Acquisti and Ralph Gross said they hope their findings, published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Civilian Marksmanship Program Running Low On Rifle Ammunition- Sets Purchase Limits

    04/14/2009 7:03:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies · 1,337+ views
    second amendment freedom ^ | 13 April, 2009 | jgh
    The Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) has set a purchase limit of 10 cans of .30-06 surplus ammunition per year this month. But, the ammunition supply may not last that long. Buy it while its still available or before Barack Obama, Carolyn McCarthy, or Diane Feinstein step in. You must also show that you belong to a recognized shooting organization and proof of birth, such as a birth certificate. While we support selling Government surplus ammo to US citizens only, you have to show more proof of citizenship to buy ammo than a recent presidential candidate had to show. This is...
  • Randy Pausch, noted CMU prof, succumbs to cancer

    07/25/2008 6:47:37 AM PDT · by elc · 17 replies · 248+ views
    Pittsburg Post Gazette ^ | 7/25/08 | Eleanor Chute
    Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon University computer science professor whose final lecture inspired millions, has died of pancreatic cancer. Dr. Pausch, 47, who turned the lecture into a book, said that no one would have been interested in his words of wisdom were he not a man in his 40s with a terminal illness, leaving behind a wife and three young children. According to Dr. Pausch's Web site, a biopsy last week revealed that the cancer had progressed further than expected, based on recent PETscans.
  • Obama leads panel on energy, innovation at CMU

    06/26/2008 11:33:32 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies · 48+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | June 26, 2008 | James O'Toole
    Sen. Barack Obama joined a disparate panel of business, labor and education officials here today in a wide-ranging conversation on the roles of energy innovation, education and infrastructure improvements as foundations of prosperity. "If we remain dependent on oil from dictators, we'll endanger our security, imperil our planet, pay more at the pump, and sit on the sidelines while the jobs of the future are created abroad," the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said as he opened the event before an invited audience in the Carnegie Mellon University gymnasium. "If we can't give every child in America the chance to get...
  • Michelle Obama speaks at presidential rally in Skibo Gym ("We need more white people...")

    04/08/2008 5:24:41 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 34 replies · 784+ views
    The Tartan ^ | April 7 | Andrew Peters
    Only a week after her husband drew throngs to Soldiers and Sailors, Michelle Obama wooed a small crowd at Skibo Gymnasium on Wednesday. Skibo’s risers were packed with community members and students from many of Pittsburgh’s universities. The rally was staffed by volunteers from a number of Carnegie Mellon student organizations, including Carnegie Mellon Students for Barack Obama, Student Senate, AB Political Speakers, and College Democrats. Helping Students for Obama lead the crowd in cheers of “Ready to go” was Steve Sovern, a professional mediator from just outside of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who got excited enough about the campaign to...
  • Central Michigan U. reprimands camera-toting student who targeted prof running for Congress

    03/06/2008 6:56:20 AM PST · by michiganguy · 32 replies · 520+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | March 6, 2008 | Associated Press
    (This is a follow-up to http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1977792/posts) MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. - A Central Michigan University student who used a video camera and a Web site to criticize an assistant professor running for Congress was issued a letter of reprimand. Dennis Lennox, a 23-year-old junior, said Wednesday he would appeal the finding that he violated school code. A conduct proceedings officer ruled that Lennox provided false information to a university official, identified himself as Dick Cheney to a professor and improperly posted fliers on hallway benches. Lennox said he wasn't able to defend himself because a secret disciplinary hearing was held during...
  • CMU bans videotaping, again, and bans student from expulsion hearing

    02/28/2008 10:24:40 AM PST · by michiganguy · 23 replies · 175+ views
    Midland Daily News ^ | February 28, 2008 | Nick Persons
    This is a follow-up to the ongoing controversy at Central Michigan University with conservative student Dennis Lennox, who has called on professor Gary Peters to pick between teaching students and running as a Democrat for Congress. This is unbelievable. For more, watch the local TV station's report: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLGpxrfPPSc CMU cancels Lennox hearing; bans student from future meeting By Nick Persons 02/28/2008 Dennis Lennox II's Central Michigan University disciplinary hearing will once again be rescheduled — this time because of a video camera. The CMU junior refused to turn off his camera when he entered the 1 p.m. hearing Wednesday, provoking...
  • Lennox 'looking' for Peters

    02/15/2008 11:03:57 AM PST · by RedsHunter · 2 replies · 70+ views
    Topinabee junior Dennis Lennox II is determined to make Griffin Endowed Chair Gary Peters choose between CMU and his run for Congress. In an effort to do so, Lennox and Michigan Republican Party Chairman Saulius Anuzis created a 7-foot-tall milk carton with a mock missing person profile of Gary Peters, which displayed his picture and the words "Have you seen me?" Under the description for Peters, the milk carton read "Liberal Lansing insider. Wanted to put slot machines in super markets. If found please contact Central Michigan (University) President Michael Rao 989-774-4000." The pair set up the display for about...
  • Complaint filed with Dept. of Education in CMU controversy

    02/13/2008 6:22:11 AM PST · by michiganguy · 24 replies · 176+ views
    Central Michigan Life ^ | February 13, 2008 | Angie Favot
    Dennis Lennox II said he filed a formal complaint Monday with the U.S. Department of Education alleging three Central Michigan University faculty violated his rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. Lennox also said he filed a criminal complaint with the Michigan State Police, accusing the faculty members of falsely and maliciously accusing another, malicious annoyance by writing and use of a computer program, computer system or computer network to commit a crime. Central Michigan Life has obtained copies of the education complaint and e-mails sent by assistant English language and literature professors Jeffrey Weinstock, Allegra Blake and...
  • Bad weather delays expulsion hearing for student opposing Gary Peters

    01/31/2008 5:37:01 AM PST · by michiganguy · 2 replies · 111+ views
    The Saginaw News ^ | January 30, 2008 | Andy Hoag
    (Follow up to http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1960770/posts) MOUNT PLEASANT -- Dennis G. Lennox II will have to wait to find out his fate at Central Michigan University. The university canceled today's scheduled hearing, which could have led to the expulsion of the outspoken student, because inclement weather forced officials to close the campus. Officials also postponed a December hearing for undisclosed reasons, Lennox said. "I haven't been notified yet if it has been rescheduled," Lennox said. "I hope the school would drop the matter and stop bullying me." The hearing stems from allegations that Lennox provided false information to a university official, did...
  • Student facing expulsion for opposing politician-cum-prof

    01/28/2008 7:52:58 AM PST · by michiganguy · 17 replies · 134+ views
    The Saginaw News ^ | January 25, 2008 | Justin Engel
    CMU rabble-rouser faces expulsion Posted by Justin Engel | The Saginaw News http://blog.mlive.com/saginawnews/2008/01/cmu_rabblerouser_faces_expulsi.html MOUNT PLEASANT -- Central Michigan University and an outspoken student are preparing to duel again. Dennis G. Lennox II said the college has scheduled a hearing that could lead to his expulsion. The session takes place at 8 a.m. Wednesday at the Bovee University Center. Officials canceled a December hearing for undisclosed reasons, Lennox said. The 23-year-old became a lightning rod after he launched a campaign against CMU educator and political candidate Gary C. Peters, who Lennox said should "pick either Congress or campus." The university hired...
  • Robots, start your engines (Carnegie Mellon University wins DARPA race)

    11/03/2007 11:32:26 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 10 replies · 158+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 11/3/07 | Tome Abate
    A robotic car named Junior, programmed by Stanford computer scientists, finished slightly ahead of Boss, the robo-vehicle from Carnegie Mellon University, as half a dozen driverless vehicles made history by completing a 60-mile race over a city-like environment. But the real winner of this third and most difficult in a series of robo-races is probably the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, which sponsored the first of these events in 2004 to spur development of unmanned military vehicles. In all, 11 robotic vehicles set out on the race course Saturday morning, and while five scrubbed out for various reasons, the fact...
  • NCAA nixes nicknames (Central Michigan and Saginaw Chippewas balk)

    08/05/2005 10:34:48 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 43 replies · 2,944+ views
    NCAA nixes nicknames Use of Native American mascots, logos banned in postseason play By MATTHEW B. MOWERY Sun Sports Writer In response to yet another outside body trying to influence whether or not Central Michigan University and other schools should employ Native American nicknames, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe issued a sharply-worded rebuke: Stay out of our business. Advertisement After the NCAA announced Friday afternoon that it would prohibit its member institutions from displaying mascots, nicknames or imagery during any of its 88 postseason championship tournaments, the Tribe issued a joint press release with CMU. The rich relationship that the...
  • Ex-FBI sniper sentenced for child porn

    06/14/2005 9:46:04 AM PDT · by archy · 22 replies · 2,005+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, June 14, 2005 | AP [via
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A longtime FBI agent who helped arrest infamous outlaw Claude Dallas has been sentenced to a year in prison for possessing child pornography. William Buie, 64, was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty in March. Buie told authorities that he learned to access child pornography Web sites while attending a seminar on preventing child exploitation in 2000 or 2001. A former FBI sniper who worked for about 30 years for the agency in Seattle, Washington, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Butte, Montana, Buie helped arrest Dallas in 1982 after the self-proclaimed mountain man spent a year on...
  • Jews and Honkeys Need Not Apply-Carnegie-Mellon University hosts Jew-hating Black Panther racist

    04/08/2005 6:13:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies · 946+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | April 8, 2005 | Steven Vincent
    Call it the anti-Zionist trifecta. On March 14th Norman Finkelstein, DePaul University professor and author of such books as The Holocaust Industry and Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History spoke at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University. Sponsored by the Pittsburgh Palestinian Solidarity Committee, Mr. Finkelstein was actually the second anti-Israeli speaker the PSC brought onto campus. On February 3, the PSC welcomed Ali Abuminah, founder of the so-called “Electronic Intifada,” a website dedicated to promulgating information on Israel’s “37-year-old occupation” of Palestine. “You have to question what Arab students see in common between someone like...
  • CMU is nearing expansion to Qatar

    12/22/2003 2:11:49 PM PST · by Hacksaw · 139+ views
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Monday, December 22, 2003 | By Bill Zlatos
    <p>Carnegie Mellon University could reach an agreement next month to set up an undergraduate school in business and computer science in the Middle East. The move is part of the university's broad plan to establish a presence in key regions around the world. Officials in Qatar, a tiny sheikdom on the Persian Gulf, hope a pact with CMU will play a key role in building Education City, a modern version of ancient Alexandria, near its capital, Doha.</p>