Messages from the President
Read communications from the president below.
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Statement from CMU President Farnam Jahanian on the Passage of the CHIPs and Science Act of 2022Today, after several years of hard work to build bipartisan consensus, Congress passed the landmark CHIPs and Science Act of 2022, which will help secure the future of innovation in America.
Monday, July 11, 2022
Call for Honorary Degree NominationsI am writing to invite and encourage you to nominate candidates to be considered for an honorary degree from Carnegie Mellon University. The CMU honorary degree is one of the highest distinctions the university bestows on an individual.
Friday, June 24, 2022
Today’s Supreme Court RulingThe Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, overturning its prior decisions in Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood Association of Southeastern Pa v. Casey (1992) and deferring authority to the states regarding legal access to an abortion. We cannot overstate the profound legal, personal and societal implications of this ruling, which has reversed nearly 50 years of precedent.
Tuesday, June 07, 2022
Merit Program and One-Time PaymentAs we look ahead to the start of AY22-23, I am pleased to share that Carnegie Mellon University will fund a merit increase program for FY23, whereby merit increases to salaries will be awarded to employees based directly on an employee’s performance evaluation. As in years past, following the completion of the salary planning process, eligible employees will be notified of their FY23 merit increase by their supervisor. To further support our Carnegie Mellon community during the current inflationary environment, the university is also implementing a one-time payment of $1,500 for all eligible CMU faculty and staff (including Temporary Employment Services staff).
Thursday, May 19, 2022