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National Catholic Register calls out Duquesne

National Catholic Register calls out Duquesne

2/13/20 Colleen Hammond | Opinions Editor As a result of the Jan. 28 federal court ruling, Duquesne University is not required to permit unionization for adjunct professors. In defense of their anti-union stance, the university cited a deep need for religious liberty. The university’s central defense was that being forced to allow the adjuncts to […]

The Day After Halloween: Why students have off

The Day After Halloween: Why students have off

Ashley Newman | Staff Writer Each year, Duquesne students are gifted with the day after Halloween off from classes. Many people may take the day to relax after the festivities or get ahead on their work, but have you ever wondered why Duquesne always takes Nov. 1 off for a holiday? Nov. 1 is All […]

Vatican must be accountable in light of sexual assault claims

Vatican must be accountable in light of sexual assault claims

2/28/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist  On Feb. 22, the Vatican began a four-day meeting of 190 church leaders to address the ongoing issue of sexual abuse within the Church. The meeting was called “The Protection of Minors in the Church,” with an emphasis on listening to abuse victims and tackling the issue head-on […]

Students offered new courses

Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer 10/18/2018 Believe it or not, the time to start registering for spring semester classes is quickly approaching. As students scramble to sign up for courses and credits, Duquesne University’s Center for Catholic Faith and Culture’s (CCFC) Catholicism and the Common Good grant has a solution for students interested in an […]

Grand jury report makes waves in Catholic dioceses

Grand jury report makes waves in Catholic dioceses

Kailey Love | Managing Editor 08/23/18 In the era of the #MeToo movement, holding the perpetrators of sexual abuse accountable has been thrust to the frontlines of international attention and debate. On August 14, a grand jury in Pennsylvania released 877 pages of allegations to demand such accountability, following its sweeping investigation of the child […]

The real story behind the notable ‘Scary Jesus’

The real story behind the notable ‘Scary Jesus’

04/05/2018 Krystina Primack | Staff Writer Since the early 1960s, Duquesne University has been the proud home of an extremely prominent and unique crucifix. What most students lovingly refer to as Scary Jesus is — according to the Duquesne University Times — actually officially given the title Crucifix, and is the creation of Austrian artist […]

A look into the meaning of Duquesne’s crucifixes

A look into the meaning of Duquesne’s crucifixes

Krystina Primack | Staff Writer 03/22/2018 As Easter approaches, we are reminded that this time of year provides an opportunity to consider how Duquesne University, a Catholic institution, welcomes and serves students from different faiths and cultural backgrounds. This includes the role that religious iconography plays in producing meaning in the lives of students who […]

Staff Ed: St. Patrick’s Day about more than binge drinking

Staff Ed: St. Patrick’s Day about more than binge drinking

03/15/2018 Happy early St. Patrick’s Day, Duquesne. Because we are incredibly boring prudes here at The Duke, we wanted to take a moment to remind you all of this one fact before you go out and get wasted this weekend: St. Patrick’s Day is grossly insensitive and dangerous. Now breathe. Breathe. Exhale. Please hear us […]

Pope criticized for defending sex abuse scandal

Pope criticized for defending sex abuse scandal

02/01/2018 By Rachel Pierce | Staff Writer The Catholic Church is going out of business. The steep decline in attendance has left leaders desperate to pull more members, particularly amongst millennials. However, Pope Francis’s comments in Chile only pushed them farther away. According to TIME, Juan Barros was appointed as head of the diocese in […]

Center for Catholic Faith and Culture receives large grant for project

Center for Catholic Faith and Culture receives large grant for project

Sairah Aslam | Staff Writer 01/25/18 The Center for Catholic Faith and Culture, headed by Darlene Weaver, has won a $400,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation that will fund a three-year-long series of projects. The Center was established as a department of Duquesne University 5 1/2 years ago, at which time Weaver, an ethicist, […]

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