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Incoming VP Stalker abdicates, SGA to hold special election

Incoming VP Stalker abdicates, SGA to hold special election

Brandon Addeo | News Editor Kevin Stalker, the former incoming Student Government Association Executive Vice President of Student Life, voluntarily withdrew his nomination March 24, two days before Sunday’s confirmation hearing for the new SGA executive board. Stalker, who is facing multiple criminal charges, sent an email with his decision to step down to the SGA Election Board, […]

Confirmation for SGA VP in doubt after arrest

Confirmation for SGA VP in doubt after arrest

Editor’s Note After the online publication of a story on Stalker’s arrest last week, many members of the Duquesne student body used social media to express their opposition. Some felt Stalker’s arrest was a private matter, which should not be publicized. “[Stalker] is in college and college students make mistakes … his mistakes deserve to […]

Duquesne sets record graduation rates

Duquesne sets record graduation rates

Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor In the past year, Duquesne’s six-year graduation rate has gone up five percent from 72 to 77 percent, which is the highest rate ever recorded by the Office of International Research and Planning. The rates are tracked in four, five, six and eight year rates, but six years is the […]

Akinci set to become new Duquesne health sciences school dean

Akinci set to become new Duquesne health sciences school dean

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor A professional with international experience will take over as dean of Duquesne students in health sciences majors. Last week, it was announced that Fevzi Akinci, formerly a professor and administrator at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, will become the new dean of Rangos School of Health Sciences starting this […]

Chinese dissident hosts lecture on human rights at Duquesne

Chinese dissident hosts lecture on human rights at Duquesne

Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor On March 20, Chinese lawyer and dissident Teng Biao gave a presentation on the state of civil rights in China to kick off Duquesne’s involvement with the Scholars At Risk (SAR) network. SAR, which Duquesne recently joined, is an international network of institutions and individuals whose mission it is […]

Dance to raise money for pediatric cancer

Dance to raise money for pediatric cancer

Liza Zulick | Staff Writer Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer, and twelve percent of those diagnosed do not survive, according to CureSearch for Children’s Cancer. A group at Duquesne hopes to raise money to help better those children’s odds. Four Diamonds, a charitable group which fundraises for child cancer patients, will host […]

Incoming SGA Vice President arrested for assault, escaping custody

Incoming SGA Vice President arrested for assault, escaping custody

Brandon Addeo and Raymond Arke | The Duquesne Duke See the full story on Stalker’s arrest here. UPDATE: 3/24/17 Stalker abdicated his position today, and the SGA will hold a special election to fill the vacant position. Read more here. UPDATE: 3/21/17 Stalker’s preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for April 27. 3/17/17 Kevin Stalker, the incoming […]

Mass to honor late Duquesne University chemistry professor

Mass to honor late Duquesne University chemistry professor

Brandon Addeo | News Editor A longtime Duquesne science professor passed away unexpectedly earlier this week. Jeffry Madura, who taught chemistry and biochemistry in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences for nearly 20 years, died March 14. He was 59. “Please join me in expressing sympathy to his family, friends, colleagues and students,” […]

Memorial service scheduled for James

Memorial service scheduled for James

Brandon Addeo | News Editor A memorial service is scheduled for Dakota James, a Duquesne graduate student who was found dead March 6. The service will be March 18 at 11 a.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church on 971 Beech Avenue in Pittsburgh. James, who was pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration, had been […]

Allegheny County votes to ban vapes in indoor public spaces

Allegheny County votes to ban vapes in indoor public spaces

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor Allegheny County Council voted 8-5 on March 7 to ban the use of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers in indoor public places where smoking is forbidden. However, Duquesne’s campus had already acted ahead of the county. E-cigarettes have long been banned from indoor use on campus. Dan Cangilla, Assistant Director […]

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