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Duquesne community mourns the loss of nursing student

Duquesne community mourns the loss of nursing student

1/17/2019 Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor & Kailey Love | Editor-in-chief A junior nursing student died on Jan. 14 at UPMC Mercy Hospital, a day after she was found unconscious in her Vickroy Hall dorm room. Columbia Dyson, 21, was pronounced dead at 9:26 a.m. on Monday, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office. […]

Director of Duquesne’s Center for Teaching Excellence receives national award at conference

1/17/2019 Samantha Zapach | Staff Writer Recently, Duquesne University’s very own Dr. Laurel Willingham-McLain received a national award for her service in educational development. Willingham-McLain was recognized by the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education with its highest honor. The award is known as the Bob Pierleoni Spirit of POD Award, which […]

New marketing and communications vice president announced at Duquesne

New marketing and communications vice president announced at Duquesne

1/17/2019 Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer New hometown, new college, same job. That’s what life is like for Gabriel Welsch, the new vice president for marketing and communications at Duquesne University. Welsch will start his new position on March 18. Welsch is coming to Pittsburgh from Juniata College, where he was vice president for strategic […]

Duquesne to celebrate life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of events through Jan.

1/17/2019 Liza Zulick | Staff Writer “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘what are you doing for others?’” – Martin Luther King Jr. What had started as a holiday for just the state of Illinois in 1973, by 1983 people all around the U.S. wanted to recognize Martin Luther King Jr. for the work […]

Investigators, family raise new questions in Dakota James case

Investigators, family raise new questions in Dakota James case

Josiah Martin | Arts & Entertainment Editor 12/14/18 At a press conference in downtown Pittsburgh on Dec. 13, retired detective sergeant Kevin Gannon of the New York City Police Department claimed that he and several colleagues have found “significant physical and forensic evidence” that suggests Duquesne student Dakota James’ death was not an accident. “We […]

Stream field biology projects shared

Stream field biology projects shared

Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer 12/06/2018 Rivers and streams supply our drinking water, irrigate crops, provide recreational activities and house fish and other aquatic species. As a result, Duquesne students want to take care of their natural resources. So, the university’s stream field biology students researched streams and rivers in the area and presented their […]

DU hosts Iranian lawyer as speaker

DU hosts Iranian lawyer as speaker

Luke Schrum | Staff Writer 12/06/2018 In an effort to expand the perspectives of students and faculty beyond the classroom, Duquesne University’s Department of Political Science, in conjunction with the provost, hosted human rights lawyer and scholar Delaram Farzaneh on Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. for a lecture on women’s rights issues in Iran. Clifford […]

Duquesne professor named as science society fellow

Duquesne professor named as science society fellow

Samantha Zapach | Staff Writer 12/06/2018 Duquesne University Professor John Pollock of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences was recently named as one of the fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS is known as being one of the world’s largest science societies. According to its website, “The […]

DU opens new exhibit in library

DU opens new exhibit in library

Olivia Donia | Staff Writer 11/29/2018 A new exhibit on 19th-century writer and art critic Anna Brownell Jameson is on display for the Duquesne community on the first floor of the Gumberg Library. The exhibit, which opened Nov. 27 in the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center Gallery, is curated by Laura Engel of the English department […]

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