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O’Day, a Duquesne board member and alum, will be missed

O’Day, a Duquesne board member and alum, will be missed

Raymond Arke | News Editor 01/18/18 Once a Duke, always a Duke. That’s how James “Jim” O’Day felt throughout his impactful life. O’Day, a Duquesne 1952 alum and long-time board of directors member, passed away two weeks ago. Duquesne President Ken Gormley said, “We were deeply saddened” to hear about O’Day’s passing. O’Day contributed extensively […]

SGA preps for new semester of Duquesne events

SGA preps for new semester of Duquesne events

Michael Marafino | Staff Writer 01/18/18 Students want their voices heard. The Student Government Association (SGA) allows students to vocalize their opinions and concerns and have them heard by the faculty and other committees. It acts as the bridge between the students and the Duquesne University Administration. Students from several schools of study at the […]

Minority internship program celebrates 10 years

Minority internship program celebrates 10 years

Gabriella DiPietro | Staff Writer 01/18/18 In 2007, Duquesne’s human resources department created the Minority Development Internship Program in order to promote a more inclusive and diverse workforce. Now, they are celebrating 10 years of success and job placement. The Minority Development Internship Program works to provide college-educated minorities with employment opportunities. These interns, after […]

“No justice, no pizza.” Pressure increases on Pizza Milano after violent video.

“No justice, no pizza.” Pressure increases on Pizza Milano after violent video.

Raymond Arke | News Editor UPDATE 01/16/18: According to a Pizza Milano statement published by CBS Pittsburgh (KDKA), the owner of Pizza Milano, Semsi Yilmaz (no relation, said that Mahmut Yilmaz had be terminated and that “[I] condemn his actions in the strongest way possible.” Semsi Yilmaz reiterated in the statement that they have “cooperated […]

BREAKING: Police investigate altercation at popular pizza place, Pizza Milano

BREAKING: Police investigate altercation at popular pizza place, Pizza Milano

Raymond Arke | News Editor 01/13/18 CORRECTION 01/14/18: The press release had initally spelled the name of the arrested employee incorrectly. The correct spelling is Mahmut Yilmaz. UPDATE 01/13/19 11:25 p.m. : According to a press release, Zone 2 police made an arrest in connection with the incident. Mahmut Yimaz, a Pizza Milano employee, turned […]

House education bill may cause big changes for college financial aid

House education bill may cause big changes for college financial aid

Kailey Love | Photo Editor 01/11/18 UPDATE: 01/17/18 Correction of Rep. Foxx’s name. Only one x had been used in the last sentence. Shortly before Christmas on Capitol Hill, several House Republicans compiled a 542-page bill that would significantly change how Duquesne students, and students nationwide, fund their education. On Dec. 1, 2017, House Republicans […]

Duquesne law student to join Navy’s JAG Corps

Duquesne law student to join Navy’s JAG Corps

Raymond Arke | News Editor 01/11/18 While “jag-off” is a common Western Pennsylvania insult, one Duquesne law student is pursuing a career where JAG would be her title, a joke she hears quite often. Amanda Perry, a fourth-year Duquesne law evening student, was recently accepted into the Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. Each branch […]

English doctoral student wins national leadership award

English doctoral student wins national leadership award

Sairah Aslam | Staff Writer 01/11/18 Pursuing a doctoral degree can be difficult, and sometimes the students that go above and beyond receive national attention. Alexandra Reznik, a doctoral candidate in Duquesne University’s English Department, recently received the K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award. According to the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU), which […]

Doctoral candidate explores learning disabilities

Doctoral candidate explores learning disabilities

Zach Landau | Editor-in-Chief 01/11/18 Children with behavioral or emotional disorders often struggle in school, and with diagnoses like Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) on the rise, meeting these students’ needs is becoming more urgent for teachers. That’s where Siddiq Ahmed, a third-year doctoral candidate at Duquesne, steps in. He has focused his work on students […]

Biomedical engineering students shoot for the stars in NASA competition

Biomedical engineering students shoot for the stars in NASA competition

Michael Marafino | Staff Writer 01/11/18 Space, the final frontier, has much left to be explored, and a team of Duquesne University’s Biomedical Engineering Program students are working to help scientists examine the heavens. The team has been chosen to participate in the NASA Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams competition (Micro-g NExT). The Duquesne […]

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