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Underground Railroad has roots at DU

Underground Railroad has roots at DU

By Elsa Buehler | Staff Writer If you were a slave traveling through Pittsburgh via the Underground Railroad in the mid-1800s, one of your stops may have been at a safe house that once stood on Duquesne’s campus. This February, in the spirit of Black History Month, it seems appropriate to take a look at […]

French connections: The Lourdes Grotto

French connections: The Lourdes Grotto

By Sydney McCabe | The Duquesne Duke Cloaked in moss and nestled in a far corner of campus away from the hustle and bustle of A-Walk, the Grotto provides the perfect spot for prayerful meditators, day-dreamers, stress-relief seekers and sunset watchers alike. But despite the frequent visits it receives, many Duquesne students have little to […]

Spring 2016 Duquesne Events Preview

Spring 2016 Duquesne Events Preview

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor While it may not feel like the season ever even started, as of yesterday, yet another winter break has been relegated to the history books. Classes are back in full swing, and the multitudes of events to be found around campus are back as well. From milkshake nights to comedians […]

2030 District partners with Duquesne

2030 District partners with Duquesne

By Max Blechman | The Duquesne Duke The Green Building Alliance’s Pittsburgh initiative, which seeks to reduce energy use, recently expanded to include the Bluff among its participating regions, but it is still unclear what steps Duquesne will take to reach the goals of the program. Duquesne and UPMC Mercy both agreed to take part […]

Police Briefs and Bluff Briefs (October 24, 2013)

Police Briefs Uncle PB has a new set of wheels. The public safety department must have finally recognized his hard work and given him what he’s wanted all along: a chick magnet. Now, the ladies say “Look at that style” when he rides by College Hall. Or so he thinks. Regardless, check out the new […]

Pa. Liquor Board awards Duquesne top grant

By Adam Kelly | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne received a grant of $40,000 from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board in an effort to prevent underage and dangerous alcohol abuse on campus. According to Sharon Oelshlager, director of residence life, the grant money will be ready to spend by Oct. 1, when all of the proper […]

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By Julian Routh | Asst. News Editor Professor receives faculty fellowship Norm Conti, assistant professor in the sociology department and the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy, will be recognized as the University’s 2013 Gaultier Faculty Fellow during a reception on Tuesday. With the fellowship, Conti will work with faculty peers to develop a service-learning […]

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By Julian Routh | Asst. News Editor Two professors enter Hall of Fame Olga M. Welch, dean and professor of the School of Education, and Jeffrey D. Evanseck, professor of chemistry and biochemistry in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, will be inducted into the Office of Research Hall of Fame on Monday. The […]

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By Julian Routh | Asst. News Editor Pharmacy school connects with Japan The Mylan School of Pharmacy and the Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences signed a five-year agreement with the Daiichi University of Pharmacy in Fukoka, Japan for academic collaboration and exchange. Professor receives grant for research Jana Patton-Vogt, biochemist and associate professor of biology in the […]

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By Julian Routh | Asst. News Editor Law program given grant for site The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program awarded the School of Law with a $500,000 grant that will be used to develop the future site of the school’s Clinical Legal Education Program. The site, located at 914 Fifth Avenue, will have client meeting rooms and […]