General Department News

  • Plaidvocates Raise Awareness Through It’s on Us! Campaign
    April 16, 2018
    On Wednesday, April 11, the Plaidvocates hosted a BBQ in the center of Carnegie Mellon University’s campus to help raise awareness of sexual assault and relationship violence. The event was timed in conjunction with Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Prevention Week.
  • Athletes Serve Community during Spring 1000plus
    April 12, 2018
    Members of the football, women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, and women’s swimming and diving teams participated in Carnegie Mellon University’s 1000plus Day of Service on Saturday, April 7, helping to beautify the Pittsburgh community as the spring season rolls in.
  • SAAC Holds Annual Field Day for Community
    April 10, 2018
    On Sunday, April 8 more than 70 children from the Pittsburgh community came to Carnegie Mellon University’s campus to participate in the eighth annual Carnegie Mellon Athletics Field Day.
  • Track & Field Student-Athletes Serve Nicaragua Communities
    April 06, 2018
    Carnegie Mellon University track & field student-athletes Autumn Hair and Max Rerkpattanapipat were part of the school's Global Public Health Brigade (GPHB) that traveled to Nicaragua for spring break.
  • Alumnus Mark Weinsten Discusses Leadership with Rising Juniors
    April 05, 2018
    The Student-Athlete Leadership Development Program continued its programming on Wednesday, April 4, when president-elect of the Tartan Athletics Club Board of Directors and athletics alum Mark Weinsten (DC’85) returned to speak to the rising juniors about how leadership is always changing.
  • Alumnus Buddy Hobart Returns to Leadership Development Program for Student-Athletes
    March 26, 2018
    Carnegie Mellon University and men’s basketball alumnus Buddy Hobart made his annual trip to the Pittsburgh campus to speak with select rising seniors about becoming world-class leaders. Hobart spoke with students for the 10th year as part of the department’s Leadership Development Program.
  • Athletics Hosts Annual Senior Dinner
    March 08, 2018
    The Carnegie Mellon Department of Athletics hosted its annual Senior Dinner on Tuesday, March 6, as coaches and administrators honored the athletes for outstanding contributions to the athletics program and university community.
  • Tartan Night at the Theater
    February 28, 2018
    Carnegie Mellon’s student-athletes enjoyed a night at the theater on Tuesday, February 27, as more than 150 Tartans attended the School of Drama production of The Drowsy Chaperone on campus at the Philip Chosky Theater. It was the second consecutive year that the Athletics Department and College of Fine Arts have collaborated – last winter, student-athletes attended the production of Ragtime.
  • Men's Soccer Players Participate in Build18
    February 21, 2018
    Men's soccer players participate in Build18, an annual engineering festival held by the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department at Carnegie Mellon and run by students.
  • Former Tartan Football Coach Chuck Klausing Passes Away at 92
    February 16, 2018
    Former Carnegie Mellon University football coach Chuck Klausing died on February 15 in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Klausing, who served as head coach from 1976–1985, compiled a 77-15-2 overall record at the helm of the Tartans. Klausing was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1998. He was 92.
  • 71 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Winter Academic Honors
    February 15, 2018
    A total of 71 Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes were named to the University Athletic Association’s (UAA) All-Academic Recognition list for the winter sports teams, as announced Thursday, February 15.
  • Classroom Performance Top-Notch Once Again
    January 23, 2018
    By all accounts, it was a memorable fall semester for the Carnegie Mellon Athletics Department. Five teams advanced to the postseason, three teams achieved top-10 rankings during the season and the Tartans finished 15th in the Learfield Directors’ Cup standings. In addition to the program’s competitive success, the student-athlete population excelled in the classroom. Nearly 50 percent of student-athletes earned a 3.50 grade-point average (GPA) or higher during the fall, with 71 recording perfect 4.0s.
  • Carnegie Mellon 15th in Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings
    December 21, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University is 15th in the final fall Division III Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings, as announced by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Thursday.
  • Student-Athletes Honored at Fourth Annual Academic Achievement Celebration
    December 15, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon took time to celebrate its student-athletes on Wednesday, December 13, as members of the academic community and senior administration joined the athletics department to honor a select group of student-athletes for their success in the classroom.
  • Student-Athlete Advisory Council Reaches 100% Giving for Fourth Year
    December 01, 2017
    In what has become a tradition for Carnegie Mellon University’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), the group has once again made a statement by investing in their own experience, as the leadership committee reached 100 percent giving to the University for the fourth straight year. Each of the Council’s 47 members made a gift to support the athletics department.
  • 91 Carnegie Mellon Student-Athletes Earn Fall Academic Honors
    October 24, 2017
    A total of 91 Carnegie Mellon University student-athletes were named to the University Athletic Association’s (UAA) All-Academic Recognition list for the fall sports teams, as announced Tuesday, October 24.
  • Carnegie Mellon’s Aldrich Instructs at Brazilian Olympic Committee Coaches Academy for Track & Field in Rio de Janeiro
    September 29, 2017
    Gary Aldrich, head coach of the Carnegie Mellon University track and field teams, was the throws instructor at the Brazilian Olympic Committee Coaches Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 18-22. Aldrich was asked by the academy to serve in this position following his stint as the U.S.A. Men’s Throws Coach at the 2017 IAAF World Outdoor Championships that were held in London in August.
  • Athletes Connect with Employers at Student-Athlete & Employer Networking Session
    September 20, 2017
    On Monday, September 18, 2017, The Career & Professional Development Center (CPDC) partnered with the Athletics department to host the Third Annual Student-Athlete & Employer Networking session from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Legacy Plaza.
  • Leadership Development Programs Kicks Off with First-Year and Captains Sessions
    September 19, 2017
    Sport psychologist Greg Shelley returned to campus on Sunday, September 17 for his annual visit as part of the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics Student-Athlete Leadership Development Program. Dr. Shelley spoke to first-year student-athletes, had a session with team captains, met with the coaching staff, and spoke to individual teams during his visit to campus for the 12th year.
  • Crough Hired as Full-Time Women’s Basketball Assistant
    September 11, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University women’s basketball head coach Jacquie Hullah has hired Samantha Crough to be her new full-time assistant coach for the 2017-18 season. Crough will begin her duties immediately after arriving in Pittsburgh from Williams College in Massachusetts.
  • Oliver Named Full-Time Swimming and Diving Assistant Coach
    September 07, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University men’s and women’s swimming and diving head coach Matt Kinney named Myles Oliver his new full-time assistant coach for the 2017-18 season. Oliver began his duties September 1 after joining the Tartan staff from Kings College in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.
  • UPMC Season-Opening Tailgate
    August 30, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics will be hosting a UPMC Season-Opening Tailgate prior to the start of the Tartans first home football game on Saturday, September 9.
  • Alumni News: Thomas Healy and Hyliion
    August 07, 2017
    As founder and CEO of Hyliion, Carnegie Mellon University alumnus Thomas Healy has designs on revolutionizing the shipping industry by modifying the country’s 6 million tractor-trailers to save energy.
  • Carnegie Mellon has 15 Athletes Named to the UAA Presidents Scholar-Athlete Team
    August 01, 2017
    (ROCHESTER, N.Y.) - Carnegie Mellon University had 15 student-athletes named to the University Athletic Association (UAA) Presidents Scholar-Athlete Team, as announced be the league’s office on Tuesday, August 1. Four football athletes, two men’s soccer and two women’s tennis, along with a member of men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s golf, women’ soccer, men’s track and field women’s track and field and volleyball from Carnegie Mellon received the prestigious honor along with 99 other student-athletes representing all eight UAA member institutions.
  • Carnegie Mellon Names Susan Polansky Faculty Athletics Representative
    August 01, 2017
    Carnegie Mellon University Director of Athletics Josh Centor recently announced Susan Polansky as the department’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR), beginning at the start of the 2017-18 academic year. Polansky, the Head of the Department of Modern Languages in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences, replaces Eric Grotzinger.
  • Tartan Athletics Club Adds Three Alumni to Leadership Roles
    July 19, 2017
    As the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics continues to build upon its successful 2016-17 year, which included four University Athletic Association (UAA) titles, 17 sports participating in postseason play, and the program’s best finish in the Learfield Sports Director’s Cup standings (44th) in seven years, the Tartan Athletics Club has added three alumni to its Board of Directors. Scott Barnyak, Lisa Seacat DeLuca, and Bob Patterson will each join the TAC Board for four-year terms, which began July 1.
  • Tartans Continue to Dazzle in Classroom, 98 Athletes Graduate
    June 01, 2017
    As the 2016-2017 academic year came to a close with the University’s 120th commencement on Sunday, May 21, the Carnegie Mellon University Department of Athletics celebrated the graduation of 98 student-athletes. Among those graduating, 34 earned a 4.0 in their final semester, while a total of 78 student-athletes earned the perfect mark for the spring.
  • Athletics Department Celebrates 2016-17 Season
    May 04, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University Athletics Department hosted its annual awards banquet on Wednesday, May 3. More than 300 student-athletes attended the event, which honored athletic and academic achievement during the 2016-17 season.
  • CMU Says "Yes" to Special Olympians
    May 04, 2017
    More than 600 athletes competed in the Western Pennsylvania Spring Sectionals of the Special Olympics at Carnegie Mellon University on Saturday, April 29. Weather caused the cancellation of some events, but basketball games and swimming races gave the athletes and fans plenty to cheer about.
  • Pittsburgh Steeler and CMU Graduate Student Alejandro Villanueva Talks Leadership with Tartan Student-Athletes
    April 27, 2017
    The Carnegie Mellon University athletics department welcomed Pittsburgh Steelers’ offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva to speak with its student-athletes on Tuesday, April 25. The Army Ranger, Pittsburgh Steeler and Carnegie Mellon graduate student spoke about leadership and how he has become the person he is today through his experiences. Following his presentation, Villanueva participated in a question-and-answer session with the student-athletes.
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