Police Briefs and Bluff Briefs (October 31, 2013)

Police Briefs

The first-string Uncle PB is swamped with affairs unrelated to crime, but remains vigilant to mischief on the Bluff nonetheless. So in the spirit of clutch postseason homeruns and the recent 25th anniversary of Kurt Gibson’s legendary walk-off in the 1988 World Series, a new Uncle PB will be pinch hitting this week, minus the severely broken ankle and heavy limp.

A drug-related incident in St. Ann’s kicked off this week’s police report. Residence Life found two students smoking marijuana in the building early Friday morning. Soon thereafter, a commuter student snuck into Des Places hall without permission and upon discovery, shoved the RD and threatened residence life staff.

Later in the day, a student reportedly left her books and an iPad Mini in the laundry room on the ground floor of Assumption Hall. When she returned, the iPad was gone. No suspects have emerged.

To cap off the weekend, two students were transported to the UPMC Mercy emergency room early Sunday morning. Residence life found an intoxicated male student in St. Martin’s who fell and hit his head in his room, while the other was found passed out in Towers lobby.

Your starter will return next week, but for now, step-Uncle PB trots around the bases, fist-pumping his way into the record books.

Bluff Briefs

DU ranked nationally again

A month after US News and World Report deemed Duquesne among the best-valued schools in the nation, the University has been recognized again, this time by Washington Monthly. The publication named Duquesne a school where students get the best “bang for the buck.”

Duquesne was ranked No. 68 out of 1,572 colleges and universities surveyed and was recognized as a school that does “the best job of helping non-wealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.”

Pharmacy school awarded for community work

The Mylan School of Pharmacy recently received the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association’s Government Relations Award in Gettysburg.

The school was recognized for reaching above and beyond in advocacy work in the community after students participated in 33 appointments on legislative day to advocate advancing pharmacy practice.