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As anti-Semitism rises in the U.S. and the Jewish community mourns, Pittsburgh comes together with unity and grace

As anti-Semitism rises in the U.S. and the Jewish community mourns, Pittsburgh comes together with unity and grace

11/01/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor On the morning of Saturday, Oct. 27, shots rang out in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood. Located in Squirrel Hill, the Tree of Life synagogue was the scene of a horrific anti-Semitic hate crime when suburban Baldwin native Robert Bowers stormed the temple and opened fire during the morning Shabbat […]

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 […]

Hill District’s Black History

Hill District’s Black History

Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer 02/08/2018 CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly states that The August Wilson Center is owned by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. It has been updated to rectify this mistake. From the 1920s to 1940s, the Hill District was a place of thriving culture, producing some of the highest literature, […]

Merante Brothers Market back as Pittsburgh community staple

Merante Brothers Market back as Pittsburgh community staple

12/07/17 By Elsa Buehler | Staff Writer It’s that time of year when the question of whether or not you’re sick of campus dining is needless. Finals are approaching, FLEX is low and you find yourself trudging to Market for one of those delicious cold-cut sandwiches that we all so dearly love. Off-campus options are […]

New director for CETR is announced

New director for CETR is announced

Michael Marafino | News Writer 11/30/17 Duquesne University is welcoming back an accomplished alumna as the new director for the Center of Community-Engaged Teaching and Research, Jessica Mann. Mann is returning to Duquesne to aid in the development of the Center of Community-Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR). According to Duquesne University’s website, the Center of […]

Pittsburgh ioby hears Uptown neighbors’ concerns

Pittsburgh ioby hears Uptown neighbors’ concerns

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor Change might be coming to Uptown, the Pittsburgh neighborhood where Duquesne and many university students reside. Ioby: In Our Backyards (stylized as ioby), now has an office in Pittsburgh, which opened Nov. 15. The Brooklyn-based nonprofit works to encourage and fund neighborhood improvements. Ioby will be based out of […]

Students organize Hill District museum

Students organize Hill District museum

By Sydnie Pennington | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne graduate students helped to create a one-weekend-only “pop-up” museum in the Hill District last Saturday and Sunday to help residents there tell stories about the community’s past. Public history students from the class of Professor Alima Bucciantini planned and curated the display, which they titled “Our Hill, […]

Students serve, learn on mission trips over break

Students serve, learn on mission trips over break

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke Spring break gives students an opportunity to rest and relax. However, this year, 65 Duquesne students and faculty members decided to spend their break helping others through Spiritan Campus Ministry’s Cross-Cultural Mission Experiences trips. Participants traveled to six different locations across the United States to connect and work […]

Changed DU record raises concerns in Tennessee

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne’s awarding of a retroactive degree to former student Lisa Haynes has brought the University into the heart of a controversy over Haynes’ work at Chattanooga State Community College in Tennessee. Haynes, a Barbados native, was a senior at Duquesne in 2005 but did not complete the requirements […]