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Social media flurries over a “draft:” could it happen?

Social media flurries over a “draft:” could it happen?

01/16/2020 Kellen Stepler | features editor If you’ve consumed any form of social media this past month, chances are you’ve seen #WorldWar3 or #Draft trending and an abundance of memes, gifs and even TikToks. After the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani by an American airstrike on Jan. 3, concerns began to sky rocket over […]

Osteopathic School of Medicine finds its home at DU

Osteopathic School of Medicine finds its home at DU

01/09/2020 Jessica Lincoln | staff writer Duquesne’s new College of Osteopathic Medicine now has a home, officials confirmed in December, as the university entered into a purchase agreement for a Forbes Avenue building site. The Medical College will be located at 1323 Forbes Ave., a 1.2-acre site bordered by Magee Street to the west and […]

New drug created to target only cancer cells

01/09/2020 Kellen Stepler | features editor A Duquesne University pharmacy professor and his team have recently created and synthesized a drug that targets cancer cells without damaging normal cells. Aleem Gangjee and students in his lab have developed a way to block the protein SHMT 2. When SHMT 2 is overproduced in the body, it […]

Changes come to university core curriculum

11/20/2019 Jessica Lincoln | staff writer Two years into the three-year revision process, Duquesne now has a draft in development for a revamped university core curriculum. The new draft is called the Bridges Common Learning Experience, and the process of designing it has involved the work of hundreds of faculty, staff and students, as well […]

Debate society hosts Electoral College event

11/21/2019 Kellen Stepler | assistant features editor One could argue countless reasons why you should go out and vote. Voting can be an opportunity for change; you can speak about issues you care about, and it gives citizens a say. But with the Electoral College, does one vote actually make a difference? On Monday, Nov. […]

Questions arise over food quality and safety at Duquesne

Questions arise over food quality and safety at Duquesne

11/14/2019 Hallie Lauer | news editor Last Thursday, Nov. 5, a post from senior music education major Sharon Cowdery made its way around the various Facebook pages for Duquesne students. The objective of the post was to “gather evidence that Duquesne University’s food is not a reliable source of safe food to eat.” “Over the […]

United Way seeks volunteers to help with tax refunds

11/14/2019 River Chapdelaine | staff writer The one thing students hear again and again is that they need to have some sort of work experience through internships or volunteer work — and that having it is essential to getting that edge when applying for jobs. If you’re an upperclassman scrambling to get a resume together, […]

Thomas Merton photography exhibit to leave Gumberg

Thomas Merton photography exhibit to leave Gumberg

11/07/2019 Hannah Boucher | staff writer Until Nov. 8, Duquesne students will be able to walk through an exhibit of photographs of Thomas Merton, a notable Catholic monk. Thanks to the efforts of psychology professor William Adams, the exhibit “A Hidden Wholeness: The Zen Photography of Thomas Merton” has been on display since Sept. 16, […]

National Career Development month at DU

National Career Development month at DU

11/07/2019 Jessica Lincoln | staff writer November is National Career Development Month, and this year, the Center for Career Development is celebrating with events and giveaways across campus. National Career Development Month was organized by the National Career Development Association, which encourages groups throughout the country to help build awareness of career options. “[These] celebrations […]

Antisemitism conference to hold many speakers, ideas

10/24/2019 Kellen Stepler | staff writer A year ago, Pittsburgh banded together to remember the victims of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Squirrel Hill. In commemoration of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue, Classrooms Without Borders (CWB) is organizing a conference titled “Antisemitism, Hate and Social Responsibility,” hosted at the Rodef […]

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