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Campus mourns former political science professor

Campus mourns former political science professor

Raymond Arke | News Editor 10/19/17 Duquesne is mourning the loss of one of their own after the sudden passing of Leslie Rubin, a former long-time political science professor and wife of current political science professor, Charles Rubin. Charles is on sabbatical at Princeton this semester and Leslie was living with him when she was […]

Duquesne helps with archiving of Blessed John Newman’s work

Duquesne helps with archiving of Blessed John Newman’s work

Kaye Burnet | Staff Writer 10/19/17 The late Catholic Cardinal John Henry Newman was many things — an Anglican priest, a Catholic convert, a poet, a lecturer and if his 40 published books and roughly 21,000 remaining letters are any indication, a prolific writer. When he died in 1890 at age 89, he left behind […]

Strong Women, Strong Girls club gets second in nat’l contest

Strong Women, Strong Girls club gets second in nat’l contest

Michael Marafino | Staff Writer 10/19/17 Former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, once said, “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” A club at Duquesne is following her words by helping girls in need. Duquesne University’s branch of Strong Women, Strong Girls received a $13,500 grant for winning […]

Accused killer visited Duquesne before Pitt attack

Accused killer visited Duquesne before Pitt attack

Raymond Arke | News Editor 10/12/17 The man accused of killing a University of Pittsburgh student was on Duquesne’s campus hours before, attempting to enter Brottier Hall, Pittsburgh Police said this week. Police charged Matthew Darby with the killing and said he visited two buildings on campus and interacted with Duquesne Police before taking an […]

PA Attorney General sues student loan company, Navient

PA Attorney General sues student loan company, Navient

Raymond Arke | News Editor 10/12/17 Student loans are often the bane of college students, an extra worry piled on to class work and job prospects. Now there is more cause for concern as one of the nation’s largest student loan companies is being sued by the Pennsylvania Attorney General, Josh Shapiro. Shapiro announced last […]

Student groups help Puerto Rico victims

Student groups help Puerto Rico victims

Sairah Aslam | Staff Writer 10/12/17 Student groups across Duquesne, spearheaded by the Latin American Student Association, have raised more than $2,000 for the victims of Hurricane Maria that struck Puerto Rico in late September. At Duquesne, the community quickly launched a fundraiser to alleviate some of the island’s burden. The initiative has been dubbed […]

Duquesne helps celebrate history of the Protestant Reformation

Duquesne helps celebrate history of the Protestant Reformation

Gabriella DiPietro | Staff Writer Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of a Wittenburg church, sparking the Protestant Reformation. This year Duquesne is partnering with the First Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh and the Downtown Pittsburgh Ministerium to commemorate this milestone anniversary of one of the largest religious revolutions […]

Duquesne unites for celebration of unity as Westboro Baptist visits Pittsburgh

Duquesne unites for celebration of unity as Westboro Baptist visits Pittsburgh

By Raymond Arke | News Editor 10/05/17 Matthew 7:25 reads, “And the rain fell, and the floods came.” The Bible verse is an accurate description of the scene that was set on Thursday as Pittsburgh experienced a torrential downpour and campuses throughout the city braced for protests by Westboro Baptist Church. The Church, described by […]

DU plans for important Middle States accreditation

DU plans for important Middle States accreditation

Sairah Aslam | Staff Writer 10/05/17 Duquesne is preparing for an important event: its re-accreditation. In the United States, accreditation — the ability of higher education institutions to distribute degrees — is determined not by the government, but by independent commissions. All higher education institutions in each region of the United States are overseen by […]

Career Closet opens on campus

Career Closet opens on campus

Gabriella DiPietro | Staff Writer 10/05/17 College students have a lot on their plate, whether it’s homework, student organizations, athletics, you name it. Many students may be stressed over upcoming job interviews, along with the added stress of finding something appropriate and professional to wear. Duquesne is helping alleviate some of this anxiety with its […]

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