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Downtown Pittsburgh continues to develop economically

Downtown Pittsburgh continues to develop economically

By Julian Routh | Asst. News Editor A decade ago, when Tom Murphy was mayor and the Penguins were playing in an Igloo, Serendipity opened its doors as a welcoming fashion boutique in Two PPG Place. It is now 2013, and while Downtown Pittsburgh thrives, the store’s vibe is more positive than ever. “We’ve been […]

Market Square holds rally supporting equal pay

By Victor Essel | The Duquesne Duke Supporters gathered in Market Square on Tuesday to participate in the eighth annual Equal Pay Day, a nationally recognized day to call attention to the pay gap between men and women in the economy. From noon to 1 p.m., the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwestern Pennsylvania sponsored […]

DU signs agreement with Japanese university

By Wes Crosby | News Editor Duquesne signed a five-year agreement last week for academic collaboration and exchange of students and faculty with the Daiichi University of Pharmacy in Fukuoka, Japan. The agreement is the second current collaboration the Mylan School of Pharmacy has with a Japanese university. It also holds agreements with the University […]

Clarence Thomas speaks at Duquesne

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas made an appearance on campus Tuesday afternoon where he spoke with Ken Gormley, law school dean, and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Thomas M. Hardiman of the Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in front of a packed crowd in the Union Ballroom. […]

Professor receives research grant

By Adam Kelly | The Duquesne Duke The Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Science has received a research grant of $304,000 this spring from the National Institutes of Health to help fund the research of Jana Patton-Vogt’s cell membrane study. Patton-Vogt, a biochemist and professor at Duquesne, said that the money will be used […]

25Live improves event scheduling

By Julian Routh | Asst. News Editor Reserving a shared classroom on campus is no longer a phone call away. Instead, staff, faculty and student organizations can now request rooms on the internet through a new web-based event scheduling and space management system called 25Live. The program, which is currently ready for use, allows the […]

Bluff briefs

By Julian Routh | Asst. News Editor Two professors enter Hall of Fame Olga M. Welch, dean and professor of the School of Education, and Jeffrey D. Evanseck, professor of chemistry and biochemistry in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, will be inducted into the Office of Research Hall of Fame on Monday. The […]

Police briefs

By Julian Routh | Asst. News Editor Uncle PB is feeling a little different this week, and it’s not because of the overnight change in seasons. Actually, everything around him, minus the weather, stayed exactly the same. He got out of bed this morning, plopped himself on the couch and watched reruns of Cops until […]

A cake walk in the ‘Burgh

Photo by: Aaron Warnick | Asst. Photo Editor Thousands of people line up Tuesday in Market Square for free cakes during the Buddy’s 10,000 Cake Boss Cake Giveaway. Buddy’s Bakery, owned by Buddy Valastro, of the TLC series Cake Boss will be selling its cakes nationwide. The Cake Boss will lauch with a line of […]

Campus shooting lawsuit dismissed

By Julian Routh | Asst. News Editor A federal judge Saturday dismissed the lawsuits of three former Duquesne basketball players who sued the University in the aftermath of a 2006 shooting that injured five players at a school-sponsored dance. Stuard Baldonado, Shawn James and Kojo Mensah filed lawsuits to receive money for the damages they […]

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