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Carnegie Mellon U.’s President Apologizes for Student’s Pope Parody

Jared L. Cohon, president of Carnegie Mellon University, apologized on Wednesday for what he said was a “highly offensive” parody by a student who dressed half-naked as the pope during a spring carnival parade sponsored by the institution’s College of Fine Arts, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. Carnegie Mellon has not identified the student seen in photos of the parade, who wore mock papal robes from the waist up but was naked from the waist down. She passed out condoms to onlookers, and …

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NSF’s Director Is Named Next President of Carnegie Mellon U.

Carnegie Mellon University has selected Subra Suresh, director of the National Science Foundation, as its next president, the university announced on Tuesday. Mr. Suresh will take office on July 1, succeeding Jared L. Cohon, who is stepping down after 16 years. A news release from the NSF states that Mr. Suresh, who was appointed by President Obama to lead the agency in 2010, will step down from his role at the end of March to accept the appointment. Before coming to the NSF, Mr. Suresh was dean…

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Jury Awards Carnegie Mellon U. $1.17-Billion in Patent-Infringement Case

A federal jury in Pittsburgh on Wednesday found that the Marvell Technology Group and Marvell Semiconductor Inc. infringed on patents stemming from the work of a Carnegie Mellon University professor and a former student, and awarded the university roughly $1.17-billion in damages, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Their technology “increased the accuracy with which hard-disk drive circuits read data from high-speed magnetic disks,” according to the newspaper.

The company had argued that …