DU club design suitable toys for children with disabilities

03/28/20109 Luke Schrum | Staff Writer The importance of playing with toys as a kid cannot be understated. Childhood experiences often give children the opportunity to realize their future potential, but not all children have the same capabilities. Though everyone is unique, mass market toys do not always reflect it. Many don’t have features that […]

Rosfeld trial ends in not guilty verdict

Rosfeld trial ends in not guilty verdict

Kailey Love | Editor-in-Chief 3/26/2019 The trial of Michael Rosfeld, a former East Pittsburgh police officer charged with one count of criminal homicide for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Antwon Rose II in June 2018, ended late Friday night in a not guilty verdict and a string of protests throughout the city. With […]

Bio science professor receives research grant

03/21/2019 Liza Zulick | Staff Writer Duquesne University’s biological sciences professor, Benedict Kolber, was awarded a $1.5 million grant for research on chronic bladder pain by the National Institute of Health R01. The award given to Kolber was from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases. After four years of working on the […]

Hope for healing as vets speak at Vietnam Symposium

03/21/2019 Kellen Stepler | staff writer When learning about history, the facts often come from a textbook. But sometimes, the facts come from the people who lived through it. That’s the case with the Vietnam Symposium at Duquesne. The Pittsburgh community will have an opportunity to learn more about the war, as told by veterans. […]

Panelists talk solidarity and change

Panelists talk solidarity and change

3/21/2019 Griffin Sendeck | Features Editor As part of the fifth annual Day of Learning and Speaking Out Against Racial Injustice, “Whiteness: From Complicity to Solidarity,” five different discussions were held in the Fides Shepperson Suite of the Power Center on Wednesday. The five events included: Hate in America: Hate and Extremism in Pennsylvania and […]

New dean chosen for liberal arts school

03/14/2019 Olivia Donia | staff Writer The McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts has announced the appointment of Kristine Blair as the new dean beginning in July of this year. James Swindal, the current dean of the Liberal Arts school, is stepping down after eight years in the role, and Blair, who is […]

Anti-Semitism discussion takes on first amendment

03/14/2019 Liza Zulick | Staff Writer In an effort to spark dialogue on hate speech in the community, senior political science major David DeFelice organized the Symposium on Anti-Semitism and the First Amendment, scheduled for March 18. During the debate, panelists from the Pittsburgh area who specialize in these studies will weigh in on the […]

New Student Government president elected, changes to come

02/28/2019 Hallie Lauer | news editor After running unopposed, junior political science and philosophy major Charlie Megginson has won the SGA Presidential election which was held on Feb. 20 on CampusLink. He will succeed current SGA President Eric Chatterjee as part of the 48th Senate. “I’m humbled to have been elected to serve as the […]

August Wilson Panel discusses black history

02/28/2019 Liza Zulick | Staff Writer In celebration of Black History Month, Duquesne University hosted the panel discussion, “August Wilson’s Pittsburgh: Work and Life,” on Feb. 26. Hosted by the Gumberg Library, panelists Paul Ellis, Betina Jones and John Hadlock presented on the topic of August Wilson, his plays and how they tell the history […]

Day of Giving results announced

02/21/2019 Olivia Donia | staff writer The annual Duquesne Day of Giving, held on Feb. 19, raised a total of $332,300 from over 1,700 different donations. Many donors issued donation-matching challenges, pledging to match donations going towards a program or organization of their choice. This year, donation challenges were issued and met for the football […]