Duquesne professor designs app to improve mental health

09/19/2019 Kellen Stepler | staff writer In today’s world, there are apps for virtually everything. And now, Duquesne professor John Pollock and his team aim to develop an app to improve mental health. The app’s objective is to help pre-teens develop coping skills to manage stress and anxiety. A 2019 report published in the Journal […]

Internal audit course certified at Duquesne, first in PA

09/19/2019 Hannah Boucher | staff writer After two long years full of proposal paperwork, board approvals and curriculum changes Duquesne University becomes one of 30 colleges in the nation to receive accreditation from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). This achievement increases the credibility of the Master of Accounting program, along with improving job placement […]

Event to host Emmy-winning musician

09/12/2019 Ollie Gratzinger | editor-in-chief On Oct. 2, the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania will host renowned musician and philanthropist Peter Buffett at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland at 7 p.m. The event, “A Concert and Conversation with Peter Buffett,” will include a performance by the Emmy-winning musician, followed by a conversation about complex […]

Duquesne ranks again on best college list

09/05/2019 Kellen Stepler | staff writer Once again, Duquesne University has been named to the Princeton Review’s Best 385 Colleges for 2020. The university has been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the best colleges for undergraduate education in the United States. To develop the list, The Princeton Review surveyed 140,000 students attending […]

Conference to look at threat of climate change

09/05/2019 Luke Schrum | staff writer In an attempt to understand the importance of maintaining a healthy planet, the fifth annual Presidential Conference on the Integrity of Creation (IOC) is hosting “Towards a Health Planet” on Sept. 24 and Sept. 25 in the Dougherty Ballroom at the Power Center. The conference will begin on Sept. […]

Freshman class smaller than recent years

08/29/2019 Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer The freshman class of 2019 has one major difference compared to the previous two classes — this year’s class has about 200 fewer students. According to Duquesne University’s census, completed in Sept. 2018, there were 1,512 freshman enrolled at Duquesne. As of Aug. 27, 2019, there are 1,315 freshman […]

New renovations to Rockwell Hall’s sixth floor and sky bridge

08/29/2019 Hallie Lauer | news editor Renovations on the sixth floor of Rockwell Hall are nearly finished, just in time for the beginning of the fall semester. Included in the renovations were complete redesigns of the sixth floor and the sky bridge, as well as the addition of a two-story atrium that removed part of […]

The music school welcomes a new dean with the new semester

08/29/2019 Ollie Gratzinger | editor-in-chief The Mary Pappert School of Music has changed its tempo with a new dean. David Allen Wehr, the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair at Duquesne University, will succeed Seth Beckman, who had served as dean since 2014, according to the press release from the university. “I’m thrilled that such […]

Former Italian Prime Minister has ties to Duquesne

Former Italian Prime Minister has ties to Duquesne

By Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief After more than a year of political and financial uncertainty, Italy’s government collapsed on Tuesday following the resignation of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. According to a Duke article from the spring of 2018, Conte attended Duquesne University in the 1990s through the Villa Nazareth program, which allows Italian students to […]

Duquesne to add school of osteopathic medicine

Duquesne to add school of osteopathic medicine

By Gabriella DiPietro | Features Editor Duquesne’s campus seems to be ever-changing and evolving — a trend that will continue as the university adds a medical college to the mix. The university announced that it will be launching a College of Osteopathic Medicine, which will be the second medical school in Pittsburgh and the first […]

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