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Duquesne announces “transformation” of Palumbo Center into the new UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

Duquesne announces “transformation” of Palumbo Center into the new UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 10/23/18 Duquesne University, donors and public officials celebrated the announcement of the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse, set to replace the existing A.J. Palumbo Center, at a special event on Oct. 23. The extensive renovations of the arena will begin in March 2019. The new Fieldhouse will feature a radically different and modernized […]

DU to spend $20 million on variety of campus projects

DU to spend $20 million on variety of campus projects

Raymond Arke | News Editor 03/01/18 Over the next couple of years, many buildings on campus will be receiving both external and internal upgrades. At a Feb. 20 Allegheny County Council meeting, a resolution was passed which allowed Duquesne to finance $20 million through the Allegheny County Higher Education Building Authority. The resolution noted that […]

Stevenson Street to face closures in coming months

Stevenson Street to face closures in coming months

Brandon Addeo | News Editor If you use Stevenson Street on the east side of campus in your daily commute, you’ll have to take a detour in the coming months. New Jersey-based NRG Energy is completing a construction project with UPMC Mercy Hospital which will require construction on Stevenson Street beginning in early March and […]

No more mold: Campus gets summer upgrade

No more mold: Campus gets summer upgrade

By Raymond Arke | The Duquesne Duke There was no summer break for Facilities Management this year, as workers tackled numerous construction projects over the vacation months including upgrades to the campus Energy Center and Assumption Hall. Work crews labored from May 9th to June 10th, making improvements to the university’s Energy Center, located next […]

Roof repairs lead to Towers leaks

Roof repairs lead to Towers leaks

By Casey Chafin | The Duquesne Duke Several water leaks from the ceiling in Towers dining hall during the last week are a result of an ongoing roof replacement project, according to facilities management. Students witnessed dirty water dripping from the ceiling in several spots throughout the dining center. Rod Dobish, executive director of facilities […]

Theater construction on pace for fall opening

Theater construction on pace for fall opening

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke Possible floor plan revisions, harsh winter weather and limited building space have not slowed progress on Duquesne’s $4.5 million black box theater project. Shawn Bell, special projects division manager at Turner Construction Company (TCCO), said construction is still on schedule. TCCO has been working on the site since […]

DU gets summer construction overhaul

DU gets summer construction overhaul

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke There were plenty of hard hats and bulldozers on campus this summer, as the Duquesne facilities management team executed several construction projects. Returning students will notice a number of changes, including a completely renovated and refurbished Off-Ramp dining area and plenty of progress on the $4.5 million dollar […]

Construction underway on new theater

Construction underway on new theater

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke Groundbreaking for the $4.5 million, 10,500 square-foot black box theater started Tuesday outside of the Mary Pappert School of Music. The two-story theater, which will be complete by fall 2015, will encompass a main theater space with dressing rooms, green rooms, space for set construction, rehearsal space and […]

Subway to reopen in coming weeks

Subway to reopen in coming weeks

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke Current renovations at the Subway located at Brottier Hall are nearing completion. Rod Dobish, executive director of facilities management at Duquesne, said the renovations will be finished by the end of the month. The restaurant should be open by Jan. 31, Dobish said. The project, which began on […]

Duquesne to add garage in future

By Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor Duquesne University is adding a new parking garage to campus. The new garage will stand where the Bagamoyo building stood on for over 100 years. The building was located on Forbes Avenue between the existing parking garage and the A.J. Palumbo Center. Demolition of the Bagamoyo building began in […]