civil rights

Bryan Stevenson speaks on how to change the world

Bryan Stevenson speaks on how to change the world

04/04/19 Griffin Sendek | Features Editor As part of Robert Morris University Pittsburgh Speakers Series, Bryan Stevenson, an acclaimed lawyer famous for his work in criminal justice reform, was invited to give a speech at Heinz Hall on March 27 Stevenson structured his lecture around the ways in which people can change the world, beginning […]

Chick-fil-A continues to financially support anti-LGBTQ+ organizations

Chick-fil-A continues to financially support anti-LGBTQ+ organizations

03/28/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor It turns out that your spicy chicken sandwich still comes with a side of homophobia: In a less-than-shocking report by ThinkProgress, it was revealed that Chick-fil-A has continued to donate to anti-LGBTQ+ causes despite claiming otherwise in 2016. The company had vowed to cut donations with all “contributions […]

Duquesne hosts discussion on Turkey’s need for free press

Duquesne hosts discussion on Turkey’s need for free press

Hallie Lauer | Layout & Features Editor 04/12/2018 In a time when freedom of the press is contradicted by governments across the globe, Abdülhamit Bilici, the former editor-in-chief of Turkey’s largest newspaper, told his story of March 4, 2016 — the day his paper was taken over by the Turkish government. For this panel discussion […]

50 years later, MLK’s dream is still not reality

50 years later, MLK’s dream is still not reality

04/05/2018 Duke Staff Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and unless you follow social-justice issues closely, this event may have slipped under your radar. (To be fair, the shooting at YouTube’s headquarters dominated most of the news cycle.) However, King’s teachings feel more pressing now than ever. Not […]

New Frontiers: The most pivotal moments of the 1960s

New Frontiers: The most pivotal moments of the 1960s

Raymond Arke | News Editor 02/22/18 Most Duquesne students’ parents were only just born in the ’60s, but the turbulent, free-spirited decade forever changed the course of America. This week, The Duke throws it back to flower children, moon shots, battles for far-off jungles and a more perfect union. United States Elects John F. Kennedy […]

MLK Honored at Luncheon

MLK Honored at Luncheon

By Anna Walnoha | Staff Writer 01/18/2018 The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. stretches beyond dreams of unity, to calls to action and dedication. Fifty years after his assassination, Duquesne remembers this vision of motivated activism. The Duquesne community attended the Office of Diversity and Inclusion’s (ODI) annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Luncheon. […]

College application questions face scrutiny

College application questions face scrutiny

By Julian Routh | Editor-in-Chief A civil rights advocacy group recently opened inquiries with 17 southern universities about how questions on their admissions applications unfairly discriminate against minority applicants — questions that Duquesne has on its application, too. According to the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, application questions that ask about a prospective […]