Police Briefs and Bluff Briefs (October 24, 2013)

Police Briefs

Uncle PB has a new set of wheels. The public safety department must have finally recognized his hard work and given him what he’s wanted all along: a chick magnet.

Now, the ladies say “Look at that style” when he rides by College Hall. Or so he thinks. Regardless, check out the new police vehicles on campus. Ol’ PB is excited about them.

Two thefts highlight this week’s police report. On Sunday night, a Parkhurst manager reported the theft of food items from the Off Ramp. In the Hogan Dining area on Monday, a student left his laptop and went to the bathroom, only to return and find it missing. Both cases are active.

A student’s lost wallet, which held two fake IDs, was turned over to campus police on Sunday. On Monday, Residence Life found a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia in a student’s room in Assumption Hall.

Bluff Briefs

DU ranked among top 100 best value private schools

A list of the country’s best values in private colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has Duquesne in its top 100.

The 2014 rankings, which considered 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges, list Duquesne at No. 84. The publication recognizes institutions that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable cost.

Nursing school names new associate dean

Former University of Pittsburgh psychologist Melissa Kalarchian has been the named the new associate dean of Duquesne’s School of Nursing.

Kalarchian worked at Pitt’s Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, where she specialized in behavioral medicine. Along with the new position, she has been appointed as a standing grant review panelist for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.

Law school bar exam results released

Of the 164 law school graduates who took the 2013 Pennsylvania Law Examination for the first time, 82.4 percent passed.

The test was administered in July and the results were released last Friday. Duquesne’s pass rate was higher than law schools at Drexel, the University of Pittsburgh and Widener-Delaware.