classes

New course to showcase student work

New course to showcase student work

By Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief  The McAnulty College of Liberal Arts is offering a course involving the production of materials for Praxis Magazine, the college’s yearly publication. Called Praxis Practicum, the course can be taken for one, two or three credits, and will be co-taught by Communications Manager Fletcher Dunham and Mike Clarke, an anchorman […]

Foreign language education in the U.S. must be better

Foreign language education in the U.S. must be better

03/15/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor  If I had a dollar for how many times I’ve heard students here on the Bluff complaining about required foreign language classes, I’d be able to pay my Starbucks tab through finals (and I drink a lot of coffee). Seriously, what is it with Duquesne students and the […]

Service learning classes offer opportunity for engagement

Service learning classes offer opportunity for engagement

By Jamie Crow & Madeline Bartos | Staff Writers 03/01/2018 Correction: A previous version of this article stated that Evans worked with Operation Safety Net. The correct name for the organization is Pittsburgh Mercy’s Operation Safety Net. If you’re looking for an opportunity to apply your education to the real world before graduation, there’s an opportunity […]

Bitcoin classes being offered at multiple universities

Bitcoin classes being offered at multiple universities

By Rachel Pierce | Staff Columnist 2/15/18 Duquesne University has an opportunity to jump on a growing trend, one predicted to take over the world: bitcoin. Universities like Princeton, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell and Duke have already began to offer courses on bitcoin, and the classes are maxing out fast. What is the appeal of bitcoin […]

Campus mourns former political science professor

Campus mourns former political science professor

Raymond Arke | News Editor 10/19/17 Duquesne is mourning the loss of one of their own after the sudden passing of Leslie Rubin, a former long-time political science professor and wife of current political science professor, Charles Rubin. Charles is on sabbatical at Princeton this semester and Leslie was living with him when she was […]

Academic Anomalies: The craziest classes of spring 2016

Academic Anomalies: The craziest classes of spring 2016

By Claudia Hardy | Staff Writer While scrolling through the course list, have you ever come across classes where you can’t help but say “seriously, who would ever take this?” Some classes are oddly specific while others are just flat-out bizarre. Finding weird classes at any College or University is not difficult. Duquesne is no […]

Nothing to do at 6 a.m.? Try yoga

Nothing to do at 6 a.m.? Try yoga

By Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer Remember being a tiny fifth grader and eating an entire sleeve of Oreos? And how adults shook their heads and warned you about how in your twenties you won’t be able to eat like that without consequences? Unfortunately, your twenties are here. While you may not be able to […]

Professor uses grant to help smokers quit

Professor uses grant to help smokers quit

Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke A Duquesne professor recently received a $4,000 grant to continue her efforts to help local smokers quit. Tobacco Free Allegheny, whose goal is to eliminate tobacco use in the county, awarded the grant to Jamie McConaha, an assistant pharmacy professor. McConaha hosts a four-week group class to assist tobacco […]