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A history of bad air makes itself present again in Pittsburgh

05/02/2019 Katia Faroun | Photo Editor Welcome to Pittsburgh: the city of bridges, champions and some of the worst air quality in the nation. The American Lung Association released its annual State of the Air report for 2019, evaluating the air quality of the majority of cities and counties throughout the U.S. from 2015 to […]

Lt. Gov. seeks opinions on legalizing marijuana

05/02/2019 Kellen Stepler | staff writer Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and Gov. Tom Wolf launched a statewide “listening tour” to discuss the possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana on Jan. 24. Fetterman plans on visiting all 67 of Pennsylvania’s counties to hear citizens’ opinions. Fetterman, the former mayor of Braddock, was sworn in as on Jan. […]

Annual Run for Ryan returns to DU

04/25/2019 Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer The 10th Annual Run for Ryan, a 5K race held on Duquesne’s campus, will be held to pay tribute to Sgt. Ryan Lane. Lane, a fallen marine, was killed in 2009 on his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. Army 1st Lt. Joseph Vitti and marine 1st Lt. Chris […]

Liberal Arts College faculty faces changes in course loads

04/25/2019 Kailey Love | Editor-in-chief Discontent amongst McAnulty College faculty is escalating following a decision to increase class loads. This decision comes following years of enrollment decline and budget cuts for the college. According to sources with knowledge of the pending changes who wish to remain unnamed, all tenure-track Liberal Arts faculty will be moving […]

Annual event for the Rwandan Genocide

04/11/2019 Luke Schrum | Staff Writer Remembering history is important to avoid repeating mistakes. In order to remember and discuss history, Duquesne University and its Center for African Studies has hosted annual events each April to commemorate the anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. This year’s event, on April 16, is called Law and Healing: Lessons […]

World War II POW shares story with DU students

04/11/2019 Josiah Martin | a&e editor Duquesne students packed into the small second-floor lounge of Assumption Hall on April 9 to hear the story of Carmen Leffler, who was held as a prisoner of war in the Japanese-occupied Philippines during World War II. Leffler, just 18 years old at the time of her internment, is […]

Duquesne implements environmentally friendly strategies

04/11/2018 Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer Kermit the frog said, “It’s not easy being green.” But for Duquesne University, it is. According to the Princeton Review, Duquesne is “one of the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges.” The review does not rank schools overall from 1-399, however of 648 schools receiving green ratings, Duquesne is among […]

Greek Life holds forum to discuss dangers of hazing on campus

04/04/2019 Hallie Lauer | News Editor Duquesne hosted the family of Timothy Piazza as the guest speakers for Greek Week. Piazza died in February 2017 as a result of hazing from the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Penn State University. The family came to speak to Duquesne’s social Greek life as the educational event in […]

Won’t You Be My Neighbor program sparks engagement with LFC

04/04/2019 Olivia Donia | Staff Writer Duquesne’s Center for Catholic Faith and Culture, along with the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research, hosted an event on community engagement on April 2. The event, called Won’t You Be My Neighbor, showcased the work done by the Latino Family Center (LFC) in the greater Pittsburgh community at […]

Alum receives lifetime achievement award

03/28/2019 Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer Everyone has a personal goal that they hope to achieve. For some, it is passing a big exam, others it’s graduating college. For Duquesne University alumni LaVerne VanDeWall, it’s receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Samaritan Medical Center (SMC) in Watertown, New York. On Thursday, April 4, the […]

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