Carnegie Mellon and Tartan alumnus Jeff Zaslow did a follow-up piece on professor Randy Pausch. If you've been living in a cave (or vacationing in Scarborough Country), you may have missed Dr. Pausch's story.
Dr. Pausch, a CMU computer science professor is dying of pancreatic cancer. His last lecture has inspired countless numbers of people in ways big and small, including a woman who left her abusive husband and a mother who allowed her young daughter to paint her bedroom walls pink instead of "resalable vanilla." Read the story, watch the lecture, and be inspired.