By Kaye Burnet | News Editor
Duquesne University has garnered international attention for an Oct. 22 staff editorial written in The Duke that criticized comments made by President Charles Dougherty at a meeting with university faculty earlier this week about the supposed “libertine” practices of students who live off-campus.
After the Associated Press wrote an article about the incident Saturday morning, the story has appeared in more than 50 publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Daily Mail, a popular paper in the United Kingdom.
Angered students, parents and faculty have left more than 60 comments about Dougherty’s statements on The Duke‘s website, and the story has over 17,000 views online. The story made local news headlines Friday and was covered by Pittsburgh’s Channel 4 News.
The full text of the original editorial and President Dougherty’s letter in response can be found here.