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Fireside Chat discusses the new strategic plan

Fireside Chat discusses the new strategic plan

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/16/17 On Nov. 13, the student body had an opportunity to engage with Duquesne’s administration about the university’s new five-year plan. The “Fireside Chat” with President Ken Gormley and other administration officials from Gormley’s advisory council was hosted by the Student Government Association. The evening began with Gormley introducing and […]

Duquesne remembers 1968 alum and local media figure, Frank Gottlieb

Duquesne remembers 1968 alum and local media figure, Frank Gottlieb

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/02/17 An influential local media fixture and Duquesne graduate passed away last week. Frank Gottlieb was a Vietnam War veteran and the former news director for KQV News Radio in Pittsburgh, according to his obituary in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He graduated from Duquesne in 1968 with a degree in print […]

Homecoming celebrations welcome students old and new

Homecoming celebrations welcome students old and new

By Claudia Hardy | Staff Writer 10/05/17 Whether your “story has just begun” or your “story began here,” many would agree that Duquesne has left a significant impact on our college experience. Thanks to Alumni Engagement, all generations of alumni, students, families and friends can gather together for a nostalgic weekend filled with exciting activities […]

Class of 2021 is a record-setting one for Duquesne

Class of 2021 is a record-setting one for Duquesne

Raymond Arke | News Editor Another year, another record-setting group of students. This year’s incoming freshman class is expected to be among Duquesne’s largest classes ever, according to the most recent estimates from the university’s Enrollment Management Group (EMG). As of August 15, the Class of 2021 totals 1,569 students, beating previously large years of […]

Looking forward to wedding season at Duquesne’s chapel

Looking forward to wedding season at Duquesne’s chapel

By Jamie Crow | Staff Writer A couple walks down the aisle following their wedding, surrounded by friends and family cheering them on and celebrating their union. As the newlyweds emerges from the chapel, they step out onto Academic Walk, immediately embraced by Duquesne’s campus. Having a chapel on the Bluff is particularly special because […]

Spouses recall Duquesne alumni killed in 9/11 attacks

Spouses recall Duquesne alumni killed in 9/11 attacks

Raymond Arke | Staff Writer 15 years ago, two Duquesne alumni lost their lives in the 9/11 terror attacks on the World Trade Center. Duquesne students might not have noticed the plaque sitting beneath a tree between the Student Union and the law school, which honors Francis Skidmore Jr. and Donald Havlish Jr. Francis “Frank” […]

Recent graduates like to stay in the ‘Burgh

Recent graduates like to stay in the ‘Burgh

By Raymond Arke | The Duquesne Duke The former gritty steel town of Pittsburgh has begun a transformation into a booming metropolis for young adults—and recent studies are showing that if you go to college here, you’ll probably stay here. Pittsburgh is among the top cities in the nation in attracting and retaining young graduates. […]

Alumni return for swimming exhibition at Towers Pool

Alumni return for swimming exhibition at Towers Pool

By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke For some participating in the Duquesne Pentathlon/Alumni swim meet, it had been a while since they had swam competitively. Even former Atlantic 10 conference champ Eddie Leblanc seemed pretty winded after his final race Friday night at Towers pool. “It’s been a long time,” LeBlanc explained. “But it […]

Duquesne receives millions in donations

Duquesne receives millions in donations

By Max Blechman | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne announced in February the establishment of five new donor-funded endowments to go into effect in 2015. The endowments will sponsor one student, one professorship, two fellowships and one academic chair. Each endowment was established with the help of alumni and those with close ties to the University. […]

Month of Giving exceeds goals

By Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne recently concluded its first “Month of Giving” campaign which raised $142,114 to support University athletics, academics and financial aid. The campaign, which ended Feb. 28, was called “Love4DU” and surpassed its goal of 544 donors, instead receiving gifts from more than 900 alumni, friends, faculty and staff. […]