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Duquesne hosts annual Africa Week to celebrate unique culture

Duquesne hosts annual Africa Week to celebrate unique culture

Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer 09/20/2018 The Duquesne community was invited to the 4th annual Africa Week, sponsored by the Center of African Studies. Students, faculty and staff were invited to a three-day event to learn more about African cultures and perspectives. “Africa Week originated with the Center of African Studies to make the campus […]

Former DU basketball player honored in documentary

Former DU basketball player honored in documentary

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 09/20/2018 A new short documentary celebrates the historic and groundbreaking accomplishments of a former Duquesne Dukes basketball player. The film, Let ‘Em Know You’re There, looks at the life of Jim Tucker, who played at Duquesne from 1951 to 1954, his NBA career and his current life with Alzheimer’s disease. The […]

SGA to implement strategic plan

SGA to implement strategic plan

Josiah Martin | A&E Editor 09/20/2018 During Duquesne University’s Student Government Association meeting on Sept. 9, President Eric Chatterjee introduced his 2018 Strategic Plan. The presentation detailed the specific ideas and causes that Chatterjee wishes to see pursued by SGA over the course of the coming school year. The plan, as presented via PowerPoint, is […]

Heavy rains cause DU Towers to lose Wi-Fi connection

Heavy rains cause DU Towers to lose Wi-Fi connection

Gabriella DiPietro | News Editor 09/13/2018 The world of education has drastically changed since the introduction of the Internet, especially on the college level. But when the Wi-Fi is down, how can college students survive? A number of Duquesne University students were faced with this dilemma after access to the university’s Wi-Fi network, DuqNet, became […]

Residents stuck in Brottier elevators

Residents stuck in Brottier elevators

Gabriella DiPietro | News Editor 09/13/2018 Elevators can be useful – almost essential – when buildings have numerous floors and endless staircases, but in order to utilize their convenience, they have to actually work. Shortly after 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 3, one of the three elevators in Brottier Hall, an apartment-style residence hall on […]

Duquesne professor explains hunt for anonymous writer

Duquesne professor explains hunt for anonymous writer

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-chief 09/13/2018 The nationwide hunt has been on for the anonymous Trump administration official who wrote the Sept. 5 New York Times anonymous op-ed critical of the president. One Duquesne professor, with plenty of experience in finding true authors’ identities, discussed how the process works. Patrick Juola, a computer science professor, has […]

Gormley named to NCAA committee

Gormley named to NCAA committee

Kailey Love | Managing Editor 09/13/2018 Duquesne University President Ken Gormley has been appointed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee (MOIC) for a term of three years, effective immediately following his appointment on Sept. 5. “I am honored to serve in this important role and grateful for the opportunity,” […]

Flight 93 victims remembered on 9/11

Flight 93 victims remembered on 9/11

Hallie Lauer | Features Editor 09/12/2018 SHANKSVILLE – One hour and 17 minutes after the first plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center, Flight 93, carrying 33 passengers and seven crew members, crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania at 580 miles per hour. “Hero is one of the most overused words […]

Oakland increases security coverage

Oakland increases security coverage

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 09/06/2018 Last week, Pittsburgh took steps to become a safer city. Responding, in part, to the recent deaths of University of Pittsburgh student, Alina Sheykhet, and Duquesne University student, Dakota Jones, the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office joined forces with UPMC and University of Pittsburgh to install 60 security cameras throughout […]

DU alumus named president at neighboring university

DU alumus named president at neighboring university

Gabriella DiPietro | News Editor 09/06/2018 Duquesne University strives to properly prepare individuals for their future by teaching, guiding and influencing students at the college level. Now, a DU alumnus is hoping to do the same at a neighboring university. Michael P. Mihalyo Jr. was selected by the Board of Trustees at Wheeling Jesuit University […]

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