crime

“No justice, no pizza.” Pressure increases on Pizza Milano after violent video.

“No justice, no pizza.” Pressure increases on Pizza Milano after violent video.

Raymond Arke | News Editor UPDATE 08/22/18: According to multiple media reports, Mahmut Yilmaz was found not guilty of simple assault and aggravated assault on August 15. UPDATE 01/16/18: According to a Pizza Milano statement published by CBS Pittsburgh (KDKA), the owner of Pizza Milano, Semsi Yilmaz (no relation, said that Mahmut Yilmaz had be […]

Have you been impacted by bias or a hate crime? Tell us your story.

Have you been impacted by bias or a hate crime? Tell us your story.

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/07/17 The Duke is partnering with the nonprofit investigative journalism site ProPublica, other news organizations and civil rights groups to help track hate crimes and incidents of bias at Duquesne University as part of their Documenting Hate project. The FBI defines hate crimes as “criminal offenses motivated, in whole or in […]

There’s an app for that: Walking safely and avoiding danger

There’s an app for that: Walking safely and avoiding danger

By Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer 11/16/2017 For students living off campus for the first time, navigating the streets of Pittsburgh can be difficult. With daylight saving time shortening the amount of sunlight in the evening, walking the streets can get even trickier. Your parents have probably told you to never walk by yourself, but […]

Duquesne Police investigate Nov. 11 bomb threat

Duquesne Police investigate Nov. 11 bomb threat

Raymond Arke and Kailey Love | The Duquesne Duke 11/11/17 A busy day on campus, which included a Duquesne football game and the start of the men’s basketball season, was overshadowed by an intensive bomb search by multiple police departments. Around 3:15 p.m. on Nov.11, the Duquesne University information desk fielded a call from a […]

Police charge former Duquesne basketball player in Sept. 2 sexual assault case

Police charge former Duquesne basketball player in Sept. 2 sexual assault case

Raymond Arke | News Editor 01/24/18 UPDATE: Washington appeared in court for his preliminary hearing, according to the criminal docket. His formal arraignment has been scheduled for March 22. 10/30/17 Charges of rape and sexual assault were filed against Duquesne student and former Dukes basketball player Nick Washington on Oct. 29. Washington, who is no […]

Duquesne unites for celebration of unity as Westboro Baptist visits Pittsburgh

Duquesne unites for celebration of unity as Westboro Baptist visits Pittsburgh

By Raymond Arke | News Editor 10/05/17 Matthew 7:25 reads, “And the rain fell, and the floods came.” The Bible verse is an accurate description of the scene that was set on Thursday as Pittsburgh experienced a torrential downpour and campuses throughout the city braced for protests by Westboro Baptist Church. The Church, described by […]

Annual report details campus crime

Annual report details campus crime

Alex Wolfe | Staff Writer 10/05/17 This week, Duquesne released its annual fire and safety report for 2016, which outlined a notable increase in liquor-and drug-related arrests. The report details a dramatic increase in Drug Law Arrests, which increased by 650 percent (4 to 26) between 2015 and 2016, and a continued increase in Drug […]

BREAKING: Alleged sexual assault occurred on Sept. 27

BREAKING: Alleged sexual assault occurred on Sept. 27

Raymond Arke | News Editor 09/28/17 On the morning of Sept. 27, a female Duquesne University student reported a sexual assault to Duquesne Police. The assault was alleged to have occurred in male student’s Living Learning Center room after midnight on the 27, according to the crime alert email. Police reported that the victim had […]

UPDATED: Pitt student reports sexual assault in Duquesne dorm

UPDATED: Pitt student reports sexual assault in Duquesne dorm

Raymond Arke | News Editor UPDATE: Oct. 30 5:32 PM – Nick Washington, a Duquesne student and former Duquesne men’s basketball player, has been charged with five criminal accounts for the alleged rape and sexual assault that occurred on Sept. 2. Full story here UPDATE: Sept. 2 2:30 PM – Bridget Fare, chief marketing and […]

City project to improve Uptown continues

City project to improve Uptown continues

Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor In the fall of 2015, Pittsburgh became the first in the country to introduce a plan to become a more efficient and safer city. The specific communities targeted for renovation are Uptown and West Oakland. Titled the EcoInnovation District, the city’s plans hope for the neighborhoods to become, “an area […]