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Gen. Michael Hayden hospitalized after stroke

Gen. Michael Hayden hospitalized after stroke

Gabriella DiPietro | News Editor 11/29/2018 Duquesne alumnus and North Side native Gen. Michael V. Hayden was hospitalized due to a stroke, his family announced Friday, Nov. 23. Gen. Hayden, 73, was the head of the CIA and NSA during the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, before retiring in 2009. “Our thoughts and […]

Jack Ryan returns in captivating new series

<em>Jack Ryan</em> returns in captivating new series

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 09/06/2018 The deserts of Yemen and Syria are a far cry from Scranton, Pennsylvania, but John Krasinski, in his first return to television after The Office, nails the titular role in Amazon Prime’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Inspired by the character made famous in Clancy’s long-running series of political thrillers, the […]

Civil Service undervalued

Civil Service undervalued

04/12/2018 By Alex Wolfe | Staff Writer When Attorney General Jeff Sessions opted to fire Andrew McCabe two days before his planned retirement, depriving him of a full pension, nearly 10 million federal employees hung their heads in despair. For the first time in decades, a career public servant had been dealt an incredibly severe […]

New security studies major gains popularity

New security studies major gains popularity

Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor 11/16/17 Students now have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of alum Michael Hayden, into careers in organizations such as the NSA and the CIA. This is all possible through Duquesne’s new International Security Studies major. International Security Studies, which is part of the interdisciplinary program at Duquesne is […]

Cruise, others nail roles in ‘American Made’

Cruise, others nail roles in ‘American Made’

By Nicolas Lucente | Staff Writer 10/05/17 Tom Cruise. Tom Cruise! TOM CRUISE! That man has done it again. American Made, released on Sept. 28, is turning critics’ and audiences’ heads, and for good reason. The film is a biopic about a pilot named Barry Seal, played by Cruise, who has quit his average job […]

Declassified CIA docs reveal connections to Duquesne

Declassified CIA docs reveal connections to Duquesne

By Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer More than 12 million classified CIA documents — formerly available only by physically going to the National Archives in College Park, Maryland — are now available with a mere click of the mouse. Every year, the CIA releases what it deems as “nonexempt historically valuable records” 25 years or […]

Former CIA officer completes first semester teaching at DU

Former CIA officer completes first semester teaching at DU

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor When John Le Beau was a second lieutenant in the Army stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, he received a mysterious phone call. “I received a call, ostensibly from the federal government, [who] wanted to talk,” yet they wouldn’t say what branch they were from, Le Beau said. He drove […]

Protests erupt at Hayden speech

Protests erupt at Hayden speech

By Raymond Arke and Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke Four young men interrupted a talk with General Michael Hayden in the Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom Tuesday afternoon, holding signs and calling Hayden a “war criminal,” according to students attending the event. Duquesne junior international relations major Natalie Lemmo was listening to the presentation when […]

Experts say JFK killed by multiple gunmen

Experts say JFK killed by multiple gunmen

By Julian Routh and Addie Smith | The Duquesne Duke History books say that President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald alone. But a conference in the Power Center Ballroom last week brought up other possibilities.  The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law hosted a three-day symposium […]