Africa

Trump’s regards to Africa is offensive to Spiritan tradition

Trump’s regards to Africa is offensive to Spiritan tradition

By Duke Staff 1/18/18 Last Thursday, Democrats and Republicans on the Hill met with the president to discuss and debate a new immigration bill. Evidently, the meeting turned sour, and our commander-in-chief said, shall we say, heated things about Africa and Haiti. It would be pointless to reproduce here what our president actually said, mostly […]

Throwback Thursday: The most important stories of the 1990s

Throwback Thursday: The most important stories of the 1990s

Raymond Arke | News Editor 10/26/17 Most of the students at Duquesne were learning to walk and talk during the 1990s, so The Duke News section takes a look back at the big events of the decade that still impact the world today. The First Gulf War aka Operation Desert Storm (1991) Iraqi dictator Saddam […]

Duquesne hosts visiting scholars from African schools

Duquesne hosts visiting scholars from African schools

Kaye Burnet | Staff Writer 09/21/17 Africa and Duquesne certainly don’t have a lot in common. Rev. Benjamin Kwaghgba of the Dominican Institute in Ibadan, Nigeria, said the one big difference he sees between students at his school and students at Duquesne is access to high-end amenities, especially Wi-Fi. “Everything is available here,” Kwaghgba said. […]

‘Wildest Dreams’ video faces unnecessary debate

‘Wildest Dreams’ video faces unnecessary debate

By Leah Devorak | Layout Editor Global pop star Taylor Swift recently came under fire for her music video, “Wildest Dreams,” which portrays the tragic love affair of two actors in 1950 as they film a movie set in Africa. While the premise of the video is innocent enough, Swift and director Joseph Kahn are […]

DU students go on safari in Tanzania

DU students go on safari in Tanzania

By Kaye Burnet | News Editor While many Duquesne students were getting ready to go home for the summer, nineteen students were instead packing their bags for a month-long trip to Africa as part of a new “Maymester” program. The students lived in Tanzania, a country in East Africa, where they stayed with Spiritan priests, […]

President Dougherty to retire in ’16 amid DU growth

President Dougherty to retire in ’16 amid DU growth

By Kaye Burnet and Julian Routh | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne President Charles Dougherty announced Friday that he plans to retire when his contract expires on June 30, 2016. Dougherty, 65, has served as Duquesne’s 12th president since 2001. The University’s Board of Directors has already started a nationwide search for his successor, according to […]

Dougherty makes appearance at Africa lecture

Dougherty makes appearance at Africa lecture

By Jill Power | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne President Charles Dougherty discussed the possibility of expanding the University’s African studies program in a lecture Tuesday. The lecture, titled “Duquesne and Africa: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow,” explored Duquesne’s budding African studies program and its importance to the University. Dougherty discussed the history of Spiritan education at […]

Underdeveloped countries struggle with breast cancer

By Allison Keene | Student Columnist For the month of October, pink is the common color seen representing breast cancer awareness. In solidarity with men and women suffering from breast cancer, organizations across the country sponsor fundraising events, professional sports teams sell pink merchandise and millions of people proudly wear the color. Americans may be […]

Music student starts cultural project in Ghana

By Julian Routh | News Editor When he is not working towards his degree in the Mary Pappert School of Music, junior music performance major Jeremy Feight is in Ghana innovating the country’s musical culture and educating Ghanaian youth about traditional music. IGNITE! Ghana, a cultural education project started by Feight last month, aims to […]

Former Duquesne student killed in Africa

By Julian Routh | Asst. News Editor A priest who studied at Duquesne over a decade ago was shot and killed outside of a church in Zanzibar, an island off the coast of East Africa, on his way to morning Mass on Feb. 17, police said. Rev. Evaristus Mushi, 56, was killed by two men […]