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Class of 2021 is a record-setting one for Duquesne

Class of 2021 is a record-setting one for Duquesne

Raymond Arke | News Editor Another year, another record-setting group of students. This year’s incoming freshman class is expected to be among Duquesne’s largest classes ever, according to the most recent estimates from the university’s Enrollment Management Group (EMG). As of August 15, the Class of 2021 totals 1,569 students, beating previously large years of […]

Generett named new VP for Community Engagement

Generett named new VP for Community Engagement

Zach Landau | A&E Editor Over the summer, Duquesne welcomed a new face to a brand new position. On July 31, President Ken Gormley announced the appointment of William Generett to the position of vice president for community engagement. In an interview with The Duke, Generett described part of the role of the position as […]

DU announces creation of groundbreaking law center

DU announces creation of groundbreaking law center

Raymond Arke | News Editor On July 25, Duquesne announced the creation of the Thomas R. Kline Center for Judicial Education within the Duquesne School of Law. The new center was funded by the largest individual gift in Duquesne’s law school history, totaling $7.5 million from its namesake, a 1978 Duquesne Law alum and nationally […]

Duquesne professor charged with criminal mischief

Duquesne professor charged with criminal mischief

Raymond Arke and Zach Landau 08/01/17: Duquesne University has provided the following statement: “The University is troubled and deeply disheartened by these events. The allegations, if true, would not reflect the University’s mission in any fashion. We will await further facts as this matter proceeds through the justice system.” Audrey Guskey, a Duquesne marketing professor and […]

March Against War advocates peace, accountability

March Against War advocates peace, accountability

Zach Landau | A&E Editor Despite the chance of rain, Pittsburghers kicked off July by turning out and showing their support for peace. The Pittsburgh March Against War was held in Oakland on July 1. The event, hosted by the Pittsburghers in Solidarity Against War, is meant to “rebuild the mass anti-war movement by opposing […]

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, […]

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