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Duquesne, nursing students clash over diplomas

Duquesne, nursing students clash over diplomas

Raymond Arke | News Editor A group of 24 nursing students had their diplomas withheld because they failed to meet a Duquesne-set minimum score on a national nursing preparatory test, various Pittsburgh news outlets first reported on June 6. The Health Education System, Inc, or HESI, exam is a nationally offered test that prepares nursing […]

UPDATE: Family of Dakota James disputes cause of death, hires independent pathologist

UPDATE: Family of Dakota James disputes cause of death, hires independent pathologist

Raymond Arke | News Editor The family of deceased Duquesne student Dakota James is disputing the cause of death as announced by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner, reported WPXI, Pittsburgh’s NBC affiliate, on May 26. This comes one day after the Medical Examiner announced the cause of death as accidental drowning. The family hired Cyril […]

UPDATED: Suspect of May 24 theft from Fisher Hall caught

UPDATED: Suspect of May 24 theft from Fisher Hall caught

Raymond Arke | News Editor 06/27/17: The suspect from the May 24 theft in Fisher Hall was apprehended on June 26, according to a Duquesne Public Safety alert. The suspect, James D. Carrington of Swissvale, PA, was caught on Monday attempting to steal from an unoccupied office in Rockwell Hall.  A student aide noticed Carrington […]

Cause of death determined for Duquesne grad student

Cause of death determined for Duquesne grad student

Raymond Arke | News Editor On May 25, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner released the cause of death for Duquesne grad student Dakota James. The Medical Examiner officially ruled the cause of death as drowning, saying that the manner was accidental. James, 23, had been missing from January 25 to March 6, when his body […]

Duquesne names new chairman of Board of Directors

Duquesne names new chairman of Board of Directors

Raymond Arke | News Editor On Friday, the Duquesne University Board of Directors named John R. McGinley Jr. as its new chairman. He will begin his term on July 1. McGinley succeeds Marie Milie Jones, Duquesne’s first female chair, who had served in her position since 2009. According to a press release from the University, […]

Students, faculty march for adjunct rights

Students, faculty march for adjunct rights

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor In honor of International Workers’ Day, over 50 Duquesne students and faculty held a solidarity rally and march May 1 on Academic Walk. They gathered to show support for the acceptance of the adjunct union and oppose the University measures that shuttered the DU Press and propose to reallocate […]

UPDATE: All charges dropped against Stalker, case withdrawn

UPDATE: All charges dropped against Stalker, case withdrawn

Raymond Arke | News Editor UPDATE: 5/11/17 The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has withdrawn their case against Kevin Stalker, the former incoming Student Government Association Executive Vice President of Student Life. The case is now closed and all three charges against Stalker were dropped. The docket sheet can be found here. 4/27/15 Kevin Stalker, the former […]

News editor Addeo says adieu

News editor Addeo says adieu

Brandon Addeo | News Editor When my eighth grade teacher asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, it gave me pause. Obviously, every young person at one point wanted to be a professional athlete or an astronaut or something else that’s fantastical. But at that moment — for the first time […]

Duquesne students raise funds to combat Somalian famine

Duquesne students raise funds to combat Somalian famine

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor A dire United Nations report showed more than half the population of Somalia is in danger of starvation, and Duquesne students half a world away are helping out. Cynthia Umutoni, a sophomore international business and finance major, and Aminata Soko, a senior accounting major, are running a fundraiser to […]

Science supporters take over Oakland for march

Science supporters take over Oakland for march

Zachary Landau | Asst. Editor Editor Five thousand people gathered in front of the Cathedral of Learning April 22 for the Pittsburgh satellite March for Science. The event mirrored more than 500 marches across the country. The purpose of these marches was, according to the March’s official site, to advocate for science during a time […]

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