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The real story behind the notable ‘Scary Jesus’

The real story behind the notable ‘Scary Jesus’

04/05/2018 Krystina Primack | Staff Writer Since the early 1960s, Duquesne University has been the proud home of an extremely prominent and unique crucifix. What most students lovingly refer to as Scary Jesus is — according to the Duquesne University Times — actually officially given the title Crucifix, and is the creation of Austrian artist […]

A look into the meaning of Duquesne’s crucifixes

A look into the meaning of Duquesne’s crucifixes

Krystina Primack | Staff Writer 03/22/2018 As Easter approaches, we are reminded that this time of year provides an opportunity to consider how Duquesne University, a Catholic institution, welcomes and serves students from different faiths and cultural backgrounds. This includes the role that religious iconography plays in producing meaning in the lives of students who […]

Campus-famous Crucifix to be renovated

Campus-famous Crucifix to be renovated

By Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke A significant symbol of Duquesne was removed on Nov. 26 from its memorable location on the path to the Rangos School of Health Sciences and Rockwell Hall. The Crucifix, commonly referred to as “Scary Jesus,” started to show signs of deterioration, according to executive director of facilities management […]