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Duquesne research attempts to reduce side effects

By Victor Essel | The Duquesne Duke A team of researchers at Duquesne is attempting to reduce the adverse side effects caused by medications that treat depression, addiction and neurological diseases. Through its discoveries, the team has a better understanding of monoamine transporters: dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine receptors. The new information could lead to the […]

Mayor forces police chief to resign

By Julian Routh | Asst. News Editor Mayor Luke Ravenstahl asked Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper to resign late Wednesday after meeting with the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office. The resignation comes after the FBI’s recent investigations of credit union funds linked to Harper’s office and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. Ravenstahl, who supported Harper […]

South Side bar Levelz may be labeled nuisance

South Side bar Levelz may be labeled nuisance

By Julian Routh|Asst. News Editor Levelz, a sports lounge at 1825 E. Carson St., on the South Side, has been targeted by the Nuisance Bar Task Force in Pittsburgh in response to recent complaints about its safety. The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has contacted the owners of Levelz after a number of fights, noise complaints […]

Pope Benedict first to resign in 600 years

Pope Benedict first to resign in 600 years

By Julian Routh|Asst. News Editor The last time a pope retired was 77 years before Christopher Columbus stepped foot on the Americas. Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would become the first pope in nearly 600 years to resign, leading theologians, including a few at Duquesne, to react to his retirement. In a speech […]

‘To dust you shall return”

‘To dust you shall return”

Photo: Connor Hancovsky/The Duquesne Duke Catholics receive ashes in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at noon on Wednesday. Duquesne offered ashes during Ash Wednesday to mark the start of the Lenten season. Lent lasts until Easter on March 31. Lent is a season of penance, reflection and fasting to prepare for Easter.

Duquesne names new entrepreneurial studies director

Duquesne names new entrepreneurial studies director

By Pat Higgins | The Duquesne Duke John “Jack” Mason has been hired as the new director of entrepreneurial studies in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. Mason has more than 40 years of technical and management experience from serving as an executive, consultant, researcher and educator. Mason graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1966 […]

Duquesne knitting event promotes cancer awareness

By Victor Essel | The Duquesne Duke The Duquesne community will be knitting their way to a cure this month. Students and faculty are invited to knit and crochet every Thursday in February in the Student Union as a grassroots service project for cancer awareness. The products will be donated to the Hillman Cancer Center. […]

Bluff briefs

By Julian Routh|Asst. News Editor Ministry hosts project series The Lenten Libermann Luncheon series will begin on Tuesday in the Africa Room. Sponsored by the Spiritan Campus Ministry, the series will follow the theme, The Gift of the Spirit without Our Community, and start with its third annual blanket-making service project. Campus Art Show planned […]

Police briefs

By Wes Crosby|News Editor Valentine’s Day is upon us and Uncle PB is proud to say that for the first time in six years he actually remembered it without Mrs. PB bludgeoning him over the head with incessant reminders. That being said, he is not wholeheartedly looking forward to it. Mrs. PB really gets up […]

Corbett reveals plan to privatize liquor sales

Corbett reveals plan to privatize liquor sales

By Wes Crosby | News Editor Gov. Tom Corbett announced a plan to privatize Pennsylvania’s liquor system last week, sparking opposition from businesses that would be directly impacted. Under Corbett’s plan, $1 billion from the process would be used to create the Passport for Learning Block Grant, which would grant flexibility to Pennsylvania’s public schools […]