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Former foster youth advocates for policy change

Former foster youth advocates for policy change

Hallie Lauer | Features Editor 06/21/18 In 2015, more than 670,000 children spent time in foster care. To put that into perspective, that is enough children to fill the A.J. Palumbo Center about 152 times. Lawrence White, a Pittsburgh native, had lived in nearly 20 homes, shelters or group homes by the time he hit […]

Facebook’s founder Zuck struggles before Congress

Facebook’s founder Zuck struggles before Congress

By Duke Staff 04/12/2018 If you have ever visited the stairwell in between the fifth and sixth floor of Rockwell, you may have passed a large motivational poster featuring Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The quote next to his baby face reads “Simply put: we don’t build services to make money; we make money to build […]

Science professor begins run for local U.S. House seat

Science professor begins run for local U.S. House seat

Kailey Love | Photo Editor 09/28/17 Correction 9/29/17: Stolz marched in the Pittsburgh March for Science and the Pittsburgh People’s Climate March. The story originally said he participated in the Washington D.C.-based versions of those events. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education at Duquesne, is […]

Congress passes bill to sell Internet information

Congress passes bill to sell Internet information

By Duke Staff  Last Tuesday, Congress voted to overturn several protections and regulations the Federal Communications Commission created during the Obama administration. Amongst them is a requirement that internet service providers get permission from users before collecting and selling their data. The move has sparked outrage on both sides of the political aisle, and rightfully […]

Murphy wrong to cancel Duquesne appearance

Murphy wrong to cancel Duquesne appearance

By: Duke Staff As you can read in The Duke’s news section, Congressman Tim Murphy (R-Allegheny) recently cancelled his planned appearance at Duquesne University, citing security concerns through a spokeswoman for his office. Interestingly, a spokeswoman for Duquesne said the university and its police force were ready and willing to proceed with the event, even […]

After GOP rout, Rothfus looks to future

After GOP rout, Rothfus looks to future

By Bridget Seelinger | For The Duquesne Duke In a tide of Republican victories on Election Day 2014, the GOP strengthened their hold on the House and took back the Senate from Democratic control. Keith Rothfus, District 12 Congressman in Pennsylvania, was part of this tide as he kept his seat in an overwhelming majority. […]

Doyle to Duquesne: Recognize the union

Doyle to Duquesne: Recognize the union

By Julian Routh | News Editor U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle and United Steelworkers international Vice President Fred Redmond urged Duquesne earlier this week to recognize the adjunct faculty union. In a rally outside the federal building Monday afternoon, the two officials addressed issues of workers rights, particularly those allegedly violated by Pittsburgh health care provider […]

Bipartisanship prevails as budget passes through Congress

Bipartisanship prevails as budget passes through Congress

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor After a fall marred by a 16-day government shutdown, a $1.1 trillion budget passed Congress on Jan. 16, introducing some semblance of stability in the capital in the first quarter of 2014. The 1,582-page bill, which passed through the House of Representatives in a lopsided vote on Jan. […]

Government shutdown over, fiscal debate looms

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor The government shutdown may be over and the fight to raise the debt ceiling got a temporary reprieve, but economic experts said the coming budget battles will be much more significant. Last week, President Barack Obama signed a deal that passed Congress to end the 16-day shutdown, bringing […]

Staff Editorial; Inalienable rights need no redefinition

By Duke Staff   When the Supreme Court heard arguments last week on the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8, the nation watched with anticipation. These two laws are at the center of the United States’ marriage equality debate. Gay and lesbian rights are not a new issue; the fight […]