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City bike-sharing program planned

By Adam Kelly | The Duquesne Duke By the summer of 2014, a Pittsburgh organization plans to implement a bike-sharing program that features new bike lanes throughout the city, as well as a membership-based bike rental service. A local bike advocacy organization called Bike Pittsburgh is the driving force behind the bike-sharing program, intends to […]

Bluff Briefs

By Julian Routh | Asst. News Editor Law program given grant for site The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program awarded the School of Law with a $500,000 grant that will be used to develop the future site of the school’s Clinical Legal Education Program. The site, located at 914 Fifth Avenue, will have client meeting rooms and […]

Police Briefs

By Julian Routh | Asst. News Editor Uncle PB doesn’t enjoy St. Patrick’s Day. Never has, never will. Maybe he would be more accepting of the holiday if Duquesne students made it easier for him. He thought this year would be different, but once again, it was the same ol’ sloppy mess. Yikes. Over Patty’s […]

Loan fees to increase

By Julian Routh | Asst. News Editor College students will face an increase on student loans fees and a cut to the Office of Federal Student Aid due to the recently announced federal sequestration. Automatic cuts totaling $44 billion took effect on March 1 and will be administered to government spending over the remainder of […]

Duquesne to update campus property records

Duquesne to update campus property records

By Anthony Meier | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne Facilities Management, in conjunction with Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. is working to update University property records in accordance with the University’s master plan. According to Susan Tymoczko, Pittsburgh Zoning Administrator, the master plan is a document submitted to the city that lays out the agenda on […]

New Bayer dean named

New Bayer dean named

By Victor Essel | The Duquesne Duke Philip Reeder will become the dean of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences effective July 1. Reeder brings nine years of administrative experience from the University of South Florida to Duquesne and said he has a desire to continue to build his administrative skills by moving […]

Duquesne saves money with new compactor monitor

Duquesne saves money with new compactor monitor

By Fred Blauth | Photo Editor In a city once known for its steel mills and grey skies, Duquesne is attempting reduce its footprint and make the Bluff less polluted. Duquesne installed Compact Monitoring Systems (CMS) to the four trash compactors on campus last August. The Public Safety Building, Towers, Brottier Hall and the Student […]

New pope named

New pope named

By Wes Crosby | News Editor A white puff of smoke from the Sistine Chapel Wednesday signaled that the Catholic Cardinals who gathered in Vatican City selected the new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio. Begoglio, who will be called Francis, will become the Catholic Church’s 226th pontiff and the first non-European to hold the position in […]

Bluff briefs

By Julian Routh | Asst. News Editor Law school ranked in top tier  Duquesne’s School of Law was ranked No. 144 in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2014 Best Graduate Schools rankings, marking the first time in a decade that school appeared on the top tier of the list. The School of Law was also […]

Residence halls suffer power outage

Residence halls suffer power outage

By Wes Crosby | News Editor A faulty line under Academic Walk caused a power outage in three residence halls that uprooted over 1,000 students for three days last weekend. Power went out at St. Ann, St. Martin’s and Assumption Halls at 10:20 a.m. Thursday, resulting in the halls being evacuated by 10 p.m. Thursday […]