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University unveils global Wi-Fi access for students

University unveils global Wi-Fi access for students

Hallie Lauer | Features Editor 11/01/18 At one point or another, we have all been there. We find something funny online and when we try to show our friends, we are met with that spinning circle while our phones search for internet to connect to. Well, with your Multipass login, problem solved. Duquesne has recently […]

Human trafficking seminar held on campus

Human trafficking seminar held on campus

Meredith Blakely | Staff Writer 11/01/18 Human trafficking is a topic increasingly discussed across the nation, and Duquesne is taking part in the discussion. This year’s ninth annual McGinley-Rice Symposium on Justice for Vulnerable Populations focused on the topic of human trafficking, titled, “The Face of the Person Who Has Been Trafficked.” The McGinley-Rice Symposium […]

Duquesne study attempts to combat malaria

Duquesne study attempts to combat malaria

Laurel Wilson | Staff Writer 11/01/18 Fevers. Chills. Diarrhea. Vomiting. Night Sweats. All these are symptoms of a disease that takes between 500,000 and 1 million lives annually — malaria. Many scientists, including a Duquesne professor, have been working tirelessly to bring that number to zero. Malaria is one of the deadliest types of Vector-borne […]

Duquesne community mourns shooting victims as U.S. President visits city

Duquesne community mourns shooting victims as U.S. President visits city

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 11/01/18 This story initially ran online on Oct. 27 under the title “At least 11 killed in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue, Duquesne ‘devastated and terribly saddened.’” It has been updated with the latest information, including coverage of Duquesne’s inter-faith service and President Trump’s visit. Early on Saturday morning, a gunman entered […]

Liberal arts college announces new cybersecurity studies program for next semester

Liberal arts college announces new cybersecurity studies program for next semester

Samantha Zapach | Staff Writer 10/25/2018 With the progression of technology in our society, the demand for cybersecurity knowledge continues to increase. Duquesne’s McAnulty College of Liberal Arts is now introducing a new cybersecurity studies program in order to keep up with said demand. The program, which focuses on terrorists’ communication methods and policy analysis […]

Duquesne hosts the first National Conference on the First Amendment

Duquesne hosts the first National Conference on the First Amendment

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief & Kailey Love | Managing Editor 10/25/2018 “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of […]

Dominica prime minister receives honorary degree from DU

Dominica prime minister receives honorary degree from DU

Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer 10/25/2018 An honorary degree, or honoris causa in Latin meaning “for the sake of the honor,” is a degree that recognizes a distinguished person for their accomplishments in society. So it was to no surprise that on Tuesday, Oct. 16, Roosevelt Skerrit, prime minister of Dominica, was the recipient of […]

New Pennsylvania law cracks down on hazing

New Pennsylvania law cracks down on hazing

Gabriella DiPietro | News Editor 10/25/2018 After the hazing-related death of Penn State student and Beta Theta Pi fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza in February 2017, Pennsylvania legislators have decided to increase the punishment and penalties for hazing in Piazza’s memory. The new anti-hazing law, named the Timothy Piazza Anti-Hazing Law, unanimously passed legislature. Pennsylvania Governor […]

Duquesne announces “transformation” of Palumbo Center into the new UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

Duquesne announces “transformation” of Palumbo Center into the new UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 10/23/18 Duquesne University, donors and public officials celebrated the announcement of the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse, set to replace the existing A.J. Palumbo Center, at a special event on Oct. 23. The extensive renovations of the arena will begin in March 2019. The new Fieldhouse will feature a radically different and modernized […]

Students support local veterans at competition

Students support local veterans at competition

Olivia Donia | Staff Writer 10/18/2018 Saturday, Oct. 13, was windy but not unpleasant as a group of 20 to 30 students dressed in neon green T-shirts labeled “staff” arranged an array of orange cones on McCloskey Field outside Des Places. The Sgt. Ryan Lane Platoon held the Combat Fitness Challenge on Saturday that tested […]