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September 01, 2011

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  • Information sessions for Carnegie Mellon's Washington Semester Program (WSP) will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 on Tuesday, Sept. 6; Wednesday, Sept. 14; and Thursday, Sept. 22 in Baker Hall 154R. Undergraduates from any course of study who would value firsthand policy experience are invited to apply to the WSP, sponsored by the university's Center for International Relations and Politics. In this semester-long program, students live, work, and study in Washington, D.C., coming into direct contact with political, business, and community leaders and learning about the most pressing policy issues of the day. Applications materials must submitted no later than Oct. 3, to WSP Adviser, Emily Half. For more information visit or email
  • The Carnegie Mellon Credit Union is offering a special 4.75 percent annual percentage rate for computer loans through Sept. 30. The maximum loan amount is $5,000 and the maximum term is 30 months. Pre-approved loans are good for 30 days from the date of application. Stop by the Credit Union office or apply online at
  • A new Weight Watchers at Work session (17 weeks, $186) will begin Wednesday, Sept. 7. Meetings are from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Cyert Hall B6B. See for the schedule and meeting locations. For more information and to register by 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, contact Rita Motor at
  • The Learning Zone, which is part of Academic Development, has writing help available for students from 8:30 - 11 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday in the Donner Reading Room and Sunday through Thursday in the Mudge Reading Room. Students can get free help with academic papers, applications, statements of purpose and other writing assignments. For more information visit
  • In collaboration with faculty members, students and the Eberly Center of Teaching Excellence, Computing Services announces its latest innovative effort to enhance the teaching and learning experience for the campus community: the Collaborative Teaching Cluster (CTC). Located in Wean Hall, the CTC is now open for use by members of the campus community. For more information and to schedule a reservation, visit Direct questions or comments to Cluster Services at