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As term ends, SGA president reflects on wins, losses

2/14/2019 Ollie Gratzinger | opinions editor As the era of the Student Government Association (SGA)’s 47th Senate comes to a close, President Eric Chatterjee paused to reflect on his accomplishments and struggles over a cup of coffee. Chatterjee, having campaigned with the People’s Party, was democratically elected last March, defeating United Party’s Ben Long and […]

Bayer school celebrates life and work of Darwin

2/14/2019 Luke Schrum | Staff Writer Duquesne University and the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences celebrated Charles Darwin’s birthday with its annual Darwin Day event on Monday, Feb 11. The event takes place in honor of the scientist’s most important works, most notably his theory of evolution by natural selection. Evolutionary biologists are […]

DU Day of Giving returns

2/14/2019 Olivia Donia | Staff Writer On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Duquesne Day of Giving returns to raise funds for scholarships, student organizations, facilities and more on the Bluff. The Day of Giving, which began in 2016, is a day-long fundraising event that features gift-matching and participation challenges. “The Day of Giving helps Duquesne because […]

Refugee after-school program moves to Duquesne’s campus

2/14/2019 Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer For most students and faculty, time spent after class is meant for working on homework, relaxing, napping and hanging out with friends. For Duquesne University Professor Jennie Schulze, it’s helping to run the After School Club. The After School Club, which meets twice a week, is a program run […]

Gender forum talks inclusivity in the classroom

2/14/2019 Liza Zulick | staff Writer An event co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Women’s and Gender Studies department at Duquesne University on Feb. 13, brought people from different walks of life at Duquesne to reflect on what it means to be an ally for the LGBTQ+ community from a teaching perspective. […]

All sex-related charges dropped against Duquesne student

02/07/2019 Kailey Love | editor-in-chief On Jan. 4, Allegheny County prosecutors dropped all sex-related charges against Nick Washington, a former Duquesne basketball player who was suspended from the university after he was accused of raping a female University of Pittsburgh student in his dorm room in early September 2017, his freshman year. Originally charged with […]

Pittsburgh Art Institute to close, one of many

Pittsburgh Art Institute to close, one of many

02/07/2019 Josiah Martin | a&e editor The Art Institute of Pittsburgh announced its plan to close both its physical campus and online programs on March 31. “This decision was made for a number of reasons, including significantly declining enrollment,” according to a document, released by the institute, detailing the plan. The current enrollment of the […]

Final report released on DU death

02/07/2019 Josiah Martin | a&e editor The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police issued a news release on Feb. 4 stating that student Marquis Jaylen “JB” Brown had marijuana in his system, amid other new details. Students had initially called 9-1-1 around 10 p.m. on Oct. 5, 2018, to report a “possible fight between roommates” in Brown’s […]

Pittsburgh Foundation appoints DU faculty member to board

Pittsburgh Foundation appoints DU faculty member to board

02/07/2019 Meredith Blakely | staff writer William Generett, the vice president of community engagement at Duquesne was recently appointed to the Pittsburgh Foundation board of directors. The Pittsburgh Foundation, established in 1945, was created in order to improve the lives of the residents of Pittsburgh by creating programs that resolve different community issues, such as […]

United Pittsburgh partners with Duquesne

United Pittsburgh partners with Duquesne

02/07/2019 Olivia Donia | staff writer Duquesne is turning its focus outward as it partners with local activists and community leaders to bring United Pittsburgh, a speaker series with accompanying courses, to campus. The program offers one undergraduate and one graduate course, both theology classes focused on ethics, civic awareness and intersectionality, that go hand-in-hand […]