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BREAKING: Police investigating sexual assault involving Duquesne student

BREAKING: Police investigating sexual assault involving Duquesne student

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 09/03/2018 The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Sexual Assault Unit is investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred to a Duquesne student in the morning hours of Labor Day, according to a campus-wide crime alert email. At 9:44 a.m. on Sept. 3, Duquesne University Police responded to a report that a female […]

“No justice, no pizza.” Pressure increases on Pizza Milano after violent video.

“No justice, no pizza.” Pressure increases on Pizza Milano after violent video.

Raymond Arke | News Editor UPDATE 08/22/18: According to multiple media reports, Mahmut Yilmaz was found not guilty of simple assault and aggravated assault on August 15. UPDATE 01/16/18: According to a Pizza Milano statement published by CBS Pittsburgh (KDKA), the owner of Pizza Milano, Semsi Yilmaz (no relation, said that Mahmut Yilmaz had be […]

Annual report details campus crime

Annual report details campus crime

Alex Wolfe | Staff Writer 10/05/17 This week, Duquesne released its annual fire and safety report for 2016, which outlined a notable increase in liquor-and drug-related arrests. The report details a dramatic increase in Drug Law Arrests, which increased by 650 percent (4 to 26) between 2015 and 2016, and a continued increase in Drug […]

BREAKING: Alleged sexual assault occurred on Sept. 27

BREAKING: Alleged sexual assault occurred on Sept. 27

Raymond Arke | News Editor 09/28/17 On the morning of Sept. 27, a female Duquesne University student reported a sexual assault to Duquesne Police. The assault was alleged to have occurred in male student’s Living Learning Center room after midnight on the 27, according to the crime alert email. Police reported that the victim had […]

Confirmation for SGA VP in doubt after arrest

Confirmation for SGA VP in doubt after arrest

Editor’s Note After the online publication of a story on Stalker’s arrest last week, many members of the Duquesne student body used social media to express their opposition. Some felt Stalker’s arrest was a private matter, which should not be publicized. “[Stalker] is in college and college students make mistakes … his mistakes deserve to […]

Incoming SGA Vice President arrested for assault, escaping custody

Incoming SGA Vice President arrested for assault, escaping custody

Brandon Addeo and Raymond Arke | The Duquesne Duke See the full story on Stalker’s arrest here. UPDATE: 5/11/17 All three charges against Stalker were dropped and the case is closed. UPDATE: 4/27/17 Stalker’s preliminary hearing has been rescheduled for May 11. UPDATE: 3/24/17 Stalker abdicated his position today, and the SGA will hold a special election […]

Duquesne student arrested for sexual assault of pregnant woman

Update (10/20/2015): The Allegheny County District Attorney’s office dropped all charges against Coughenour after video surfaced that showed the student somewhere else at the time of the attack. By Kaye Burnet | News Editor A 61-year-old Duquesne graduate student in the business school is facing sexual assault charges for allegedly attacking a pregnant woman near the […]

Campus crusades against assault

Campus crusades against assault

Kaye Burnet | Asst. News Editor Several Duquesne organizations are coming together to participate in National Sexual Assault Awareness Month by hosting on-campus informational lectures and other educational events. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five women report being raped at some time in their lives. Of those victims, nearly […]

Tigana opens up about acquittal

By Julian Routh | News Editor Three months after he was acquitted of raping a woman on Duquesne’s campus, former student Souleymane Tigana is trying to get his life back together. “I cry every day. I do. I swear,” Tigana said. “It’s like I’m sick.” Tigana, 24, is now a student at the University of […]

Student accused of raping woman in Towers [UPDATED]

Student accused of raping woman in Towers [UPDATED]

By Julian Routh | News Editor  Duquesne resident student Souleymane Tigana, 23, was arraigned Monday on charges of rape, sexual assault and indecent assault after an alleged incident that occurred in Towers dorm in September. Tigana, of McKees Rocks, is accused of raping a woman in his room on the eighth floor on Sept. 28. […]