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Review process for dean causes controversy

Review process for dean causes controversy

Raymond Arke | News Editor 04/05/18 Controversy has enveloped the normally routine performance reviews of the Mary Pappert Music School Dean, Seth Beckman. A group of music students petitioned Provost Timothy Austin and President Ken Gormley calling for the removal of one of the review committee members over allegations of possible biased behavior. This performance […]

Duquesne, nursing students clash over diplomas

Duquesne, nursing students clash over diplomas

Raymond Arke | News Editor A group of 24 nursing students had their diplomas withheld because they failed to meet a Duquesne-set minimum score on a national nursing preparatory test, various Pittsburgh news outlets first reported on June 6. The Health Education System, Inc, or HESI, exam is a nationally offered test that prepares nursing […]

Akinci set to become new Duquesne health sciences school dean

Akinci set to become new Duquesne health sciences school dean

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor A professional with international experience will take over as dean of Duquesne students in health sciences majors. Last week, it was announced that Fevzi Akinci, formerly a professor and administrator at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, will become the new dean of Rangos School of Health Sciences starting this […]

School of education, dean receive awards

Bridget Seelinger | The Duquesne Duke The School of Education at Duquesne University recently received accolades for its efforts to improve the education of middle school and urban students. Olga Welch, dean of the School of Education, accepted the Alan Lesgold Award for Excellence in Urban Education from the University of Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania Association […]

Gormley remains positive about failed Pa. Supreme Court bid

Gormley remains positive about failed Pa. Supreme Court bid

By Kaye Burnet and Julian Routh | The Duquesne Duke Just three weeks after learning he would not be heading to Harrisburg to sit on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, law school Dean Ken Gormley leans back in his chair in his office and smiles. “I have learned not to spend my life thinking of things […]

Bayer dean’s research reveals ancient mysteries in Israel, Greece

Bayer dean’s research reveals ancient mysteries in Israel, Greece

By Max Blechman | The Duquesne Duke Philip Reeder, dean of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, returned to Duquesne on Jan. 23 after conducting archaeological research for a month in Israel and Greece. Reeder said that in addition to conducting research, his goal was to make connections that will create future opportunities […]

Former president Murray dies at 82

Former president Murray dies at 82

By Julian Routh | News Editor Former Duquesne president John R. Murray Jr., who led the University into the 21st century, died Wednesday at age 82. Murray, chancellor and law professor, served as Duquesne’s first lay president from 1988 to 2001. During that time, he oversaw an increase in enrollment at the University, a median […]

Gormley nominated to fill Pa. Supreme Court vacancy

Gormley nominated to fill Pa. Supreme Court vacancy

By Julian Routh | News Editor Duquesne law school dean Ken Gormley was nominated Wednesday by Gov. Tom Wolf to temporarily fill one of the two vacant seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Gormley, 59, of Forest Hills, will serve on the bench until January 2016 if two-thirds of the state Senate approves his appointment. […]

Costa Rican president stops by DU for degree

Costa Rican president stops by DU for degree

By Max Blechman | For The Duquesne Duke The Duquesne School of Law bestowed an honorary degree of law upon Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís on Sept. 27. Solís was honored both for his accomplishments as president and political scientist, as well as to draw attention to the relationship between the law school, the […]

Pappert dean to leave post after 14 years

Pappert dean to leave post after 14 years

By Carrie Garrison | The Duquesne Duke After 14 years as dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music, Edward Kocher will step down in May. Kocher oversaw several changes and renovations to the music school during his tenure. Since his hiring in September 2000, Kocher led efforts to remodel the PNC Recital Hall and […]