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Annual Creation Conference addresses water issues

Annual Creation Conference addresses water issues

Gabriella DiPietro | Staff Writer 09/28/17 Water is something that everything needs for life, yet it’s a resource that is quickly shrinking. This important issue is one of the many aspects of the global water crisis that are further discussed at the third annual Integrity of Creation conference hosted by Duquesne University. The conference is […]

Amid calls for apology, Dougherty issues same letter through SGA

Amid calls for apology, Dougherty issues same letter through SGA

By Julian Routh and Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke A campus-wide email with a letter from Duquesne President Charles Dougherty — the same letter that was distributed on social media last week — marked the end of the president’s apology for comments he made last week about off-campus living, according to Student Government Association […]

President Dougherty got it wrong about off-campus living

President Dougherty got it wrong about off-campus living

By Duke Staff   UPDATE    2:49     10/23/15 President Dougherty emailed a letter of apology to Student Government Association President John Foster Friday morning. In the letter, Dougherty apologizes to those who were offended, but also defends his position, saying: “….I made the point that life off campus allows for greater access to […]

Search for next Duquesne president reaches semi-final stage

Search for next Duquesne president reaches semi-final stage

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke The Duquesne presidential search process has reached the “semi-finalist” stage, according to Chairwoman of the Duquesne Board of Directors Marie Milie Jones. According to Jones, the 11-member search committee has “vetted all the applications” and narrowed the pool of candidates. The next step is conducting individual interviews with […]

Harper begins ‘relentless pursuit’ as new director

Harper begins ‘relentless pursuit’ as new director

By: Joseph Sykes | Sports Editor “Assess, plan and execute.” Duquesne’s newly minted director of athletics, Dave Harper, stressed these three words at his introductory press conference on Tuesday morning at the A.J. Palumbo Center. He will be replacing former athletic director Greg Amodio when he assumes his new role in October. Harper is currently […]

While You Were Out… And Now That You’re Here

While You Were Out… And Now That You’re Here

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor After four months of dormancy, Duquesne’s home on the Bluff is out of hibernation, yawning and stretching itself awake this week. New students are getting their first taste of college life while returning ones are back for another year of the daily grind. The Duke extends a warm welcome, […]

Presidential search involves students

Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke As Duquesne’s Presidential Search Committee selects possible candidates to fill the retiring President Dougherty’s position, students might have some say in who will be the University’s new president. Two meetings between search committee consultants, the Student Executive Leadership Council (SELC) and other student organizations are scheduled for April 22 […]

Gormley nominated to fill Pa. Supreme Court vacancy

Gormley nominated to fill Pa. Supreme Court vacancy

By Julian Routh | News Editor Duquesne law school dean Ken Gormley was nominated Wednesday by Gov. Tom Wolf to temporarily fill one of the two vacant seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Gormley, 59, of Forest Hills, will serve on the bench until January 2016 if two-thirds of the state Senate approves his appointment. […]

Construction underway on new theater

Construction underway on new theater

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke Groundbreaking for the $4.5 million, 10,500 square-foot black box theater started Tuesday outside of the Mary Pappert School of Music. The two-story theater, which will be complete by fall 2015, will encompass a main theater space with dressing rooms, green rooms, space for set construction, rehearsal space and […]