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University Rallies to Mourn National Tragedy

Carnegie Mellon Rated "Most Wired," Again

"National Treasure" Robert Page Receives Paul Mellon Professorship of Music

University 23rd in U.S. News' Rating

40-Year-Old Sets Hectic Pace as Freshman and CFA Staff Member

Ferguson Leads Effort to Trap, Neuter and Release Feral Cats

Autonomous Helicopter Called to Assist FBI in Somerset County

Summer Appointments and Accolades

Paul Christiano Remembered

Women's Association Tours PNC Park

Satyanarayanan Heads New Intel Lab

Football Team Collects More than $5,500 for Relief Effort

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University Rallies to Mourn National Tragedy
"I'm Amazed At How We Did Respond," says Student Body President Adam Harber

vigil Shortly after hearing about the terrorist attacks to the World Trade Center on Tuesday, Sept. 11, Carnegie Mellon officials rallied together in a makeshift command center in the University Center's President's Dining Room to map out plans for an appropriate response.

While students filled the University Center's Kirr Commons to watch details of the worst tragedy in U.S. history unfold on television, President Jared L. Cohon and Provost Mark Kamlet deliberated by telephone about a proper course of action. Cohon, away on business travel, and Kamlet decided to cancel classes for the day and allow employees to go home to their family and friends.

Their message was quickly posted on university doorways and electronic postings ran on the Carnegie Mellon Web site and on the official.cmu-news and cmu.misc-news bulletin boards. Voice mail messages were distributed by Telecommunications.

Dean of Student Affairs Michael Murphy activated the Counseling Center and counselors were available throughout the day to help members of the university cope with the day's tragic events. National television news broadcasts continued to be shown in Kirr Commons and McConomy Auditorium. More..

Carnegie Mellon Rated "Most Wired," Again
For the second year in a row, Yahoo! Internet Life magazine has ranked Carnegie Mellon number one in its annual survey of the 100 "most wired" colleges and universities in the United States.

"Carnegie (Mellon) rules with its state-of-the-art wireless network and its integration of the Net into all aspects of campus life," the magazine said in its October issue.

Yahoo! conducted a survey of 1,300 U.S. universities and colleges that examine how they've incorporated network technologies into campus life. More..

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