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Gormley responds to faculty letter on executive order

Gormley responds to faculty letter on executive order

Craig Taylor | Staff Writer President Ken Gormley chose not to publicly address a letter sent to him by the Faculty Social Justice Association (SJA) requesting that Duquesne afford special protections to migrant students and faculty. The letter asked that Duquesne not cooperate with federal immigration officials investigating members of the campus community unless authorized […]

Race and immigration discussed at panel Monday

Race and immigration discussed at panel Monday

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor Roughly 700 students packed the Power Center Ballroom Feb. 13 for a panel discussion on race and understanding. The first presentation in this series from Duquesne President Ken Gormley presented “Racial and Cultural Understanding in a New Era,” the first part of a series on civil discourse. Esther Bush, […]

University to close Duquesne University Press after funding cut

University to close Duquesne University Press after funding cut

Brandon Addeo | News Editor After 90 years of operation, the Duquesne University Press, which publishes scholarly books, is set to shut its doors. The university announced it was cutting funding to the Press Feb. 3, citing the decision as a money-saving measure. Three full-time employees and two graduate assistants stand to lose their jobs, […]

Upcoming push-up contest to benefit “Run for Ryan”

Upcoming push-up contest to benefit “Run for Ryan”

Liza Zulick | Staff Writer In preparation for the annual “Run for Ryan” on April 22, a push up contest will be held Feb. 21 to help raise money for the run. The contest, open to the campus community, will be held at 7 a.m. in the Power Center Yoga Room. The cost per a […]

The Duquesne Duke Presents: The Great Duquesne Debate

The Duquesne Duke Presents: The Great Duquesne Debate

By Kaye Burnet | Editor-in-Chief Do you have things you want to see change on campus? Join The Duke on Monday, February 20th in the Africa Room of the Student Union for THE GREAT DUQUESNE DEBATE. At 8:30 p.m. you’ll be able to meet the candidates, and the debate begins at 9 p.m. The debate will feature […]

Duquesne students react to Trump immigration order

Duquesne students react to Trump immigration order

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor As President Trump’s executive order on immigration faces legal questions in federal court, uncertainty abounds in Muslim populations on college campuses, including Duquesne’s. Duquesne is home to six international students from Yemen, Egypt, Sudan, Somalia, Iran, Syria and Iraq — the seven Muslim-majority countries affected by the new immigration […]

New details emerge on missing Duquesne student

New details emerge on missing Duquesne student

Brandon Addeo | News Editor Pittsburgh Police released new information Feb. 7 on a Duquesne student who has been missing since Jan. 25. An image taken from video surveillance footage shows Dakota James in the Cultural District’s Agnes R. Katz Plaza at 11:46 on Jan. 25, the night he disappeared. The video also shows James […]

No arrest following sexual assault report

No arrest following sexual assault report

Brandon Addeo | News Editor No arrests have been made in an investigation into a reported sexual assault at Duquesne Feb. 5, according to a Pittsburgh Police spokeswoman. Duquesne Police said the alleged assault happened around 3:30 a.m. on the fifth floor of the Towers Living Learning Center. The suspect is another Duquesne student, according […]

Campus letter calls Gormley to stand up to executive order

Campus letter calls Gormley to stand up to executive order

Craig Taylor | Staff Writer UPDATE 2/10/2017 Duquesne President Ken Gormley issued a response to faculty members listed in the Social Justice Association’s letter. ——— The Faculty and Staff Social Justice Association issued a letter to Duquesne President Gormley concerning his upcoming address at the Race and Cultural Understanding in a New Era” event on […]

McAnulty School to launch Jewish studies minor

McAnulty School to launch Jewish studies minor

Brandon Addeo | News Editor Duquesne’s McAnulty School of Liberal Arts is debuting a new Jewish Studies minor next semester. The 15-credit minor will be comprised of five courses, which cover topics like Jewish history, theology, anti-Semitism and current events in Israel. The minor also features a course currently taught by Duquesne Psychology Chair Leswin […]

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