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Professor awarded select fellowship

Professor awarded select fellowship

02/27/2020 Luke Schrum | staff writer Duquesne is well-known for its many faculty-led research projects that range from the humanities to health sciences, but one commonality of all research is the need for funding. Greg Barnhisel, English professor in the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, has been awarded a $60,000 fellowship from […]

Duquesne mourns loss of a student

Duquesne mourns loss of a student

02/27/2020 Ollie Gratzinger | editor-in-chief A Duquesne University student enrolled in the physician’s assistant program died unexpectedly Wednesday. Anthony Bove, 22, of Hopewell Twp., died on Ash Wednesday following surgery at UPMC Presbyterian in Oakland, according to an online obituary posted by Tatalovich Funeral Home in Aliquippa. He was a fourth year student in the […]

Duquesne research team finds early autism markers

Duquesne research team finds early autism markers

02/27/2020 Hannah Boucher | staff writer In 2006, Dr. Scott Faber and Howard Kingston were told they were crazy for believing that autism was not a genetic disease, but rather an autoimmune one. However, this did not stop the pair from carrying out research for 14 years to prove those who doubted them wrong. During […]

New chair of biological sciences department

02/27/2020 Jessica Lincoln | staff writer The Department of Biological Sciences is getting a new department chair this July, as Jana Patton-Vogt takes over for Joseph McCormick. Patton-Vogt’s term is set to begin on July 1 and end on June 30, 2023. “It should be a fairly seamless and easy transition. I think we’re fairly […]

Students upset over unclear event rules

02/27/2020 Hallie Lauer | news editor When the Duquesne University College Republicans wanted to host a movie screening event on Feb. 23, they received permission from university administration. The movie, titled Unplanned, follows the life of a Planned Parenthood executive who reverses her abortion views and becomes pro-life. They also received permission to hang flyers […]

Day of Giving returns to Duquesne

02/20/2020 Hannah Boucher | staff writer After a year of preparation, the team behind the annual Duquesne Day of Giving returns on Feb. 20 for its fifth year — ready to raise money. The Duquesne Day of Giving is an annual event that encourages students, staff, alumni, faculty and community members to raise money that […]

Second African American Read-In celebrates Black History Month

Second African American Read-In celebrates Black History Month

02/20/2020 Jessica Lincoln | staff writer In celebration of Black History Month, Duquesne’s second annual African American Read-In (AARI) event was held in the Union Ballroom on Wednesday night. The event was organized by the Michael P. Weber Learning Skills Center, Pennsylvania Acts program and Gussin Spiritan Division of Academic Programs. At the event, Duquesne […]

Gumberg Library renovations

Gumberg  Library renovations

02/20/2020 Kellen Stepler | features editor Picture this: You’re on Duquesne’s campus, sitting in one of eight new, glass-walled group study rooms with white boards, easy access to electrical outlets and comfortable and collaborative furniture. Where are you? Currently, nowhere. But in August 2020, you’ll be in the newly renovated fifth floor of the Gumberg […]

New initiative started in the school of education

02/13/2020 Luke Schrum | staff writer Since its founding, Duquesne has made a tradition of serving students and the community through projects designed to encourage collaboration between both. In support of this tradition, the School of Education is embarking on the Project Hope initiative. The initiative focuses on emphasizing the importance of an equitable education […]

Pittsburgh photographer exhibit comes to Gumberg

Pittsburgh photographer exhibit comes to Gumberg

02/13/2020 Ashley Newman | staff writer Before African American life was documented frequently by photographers, journalists or writers, Charles “Teenie” Harris took the daunting task into his own hands. In his lifetime, Harris took tens of thousands of photographs and left an impressive mark on his hometown of Pittsburgh, specifically the Hill District. Harris’ photographs […]

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