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Democratic Party hopefuls ample in numbers, varied in policy

Democratic Party hopefuls ample in numbers, varied in policy

01/31/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist While the government trekked through its longest shutdown in history, democratic presidential hopefuls didn’t put their announcements of candidacies and exploratory committees on hold. With less than two years until the presidential election, the Democratic Party has had a surge of declared candidacies and committee formations. Announced candidates […]

Conor Lamb secures upset victory in nearby Congressional race

Conor Lamb secures upset victory in nearby Congressional race

Raymond Arke | News Editor 03/15/18 Calling it a close race does not quite do it justice. Duquesne and Pizza Milano are close. The walk from Gumberg to Starbucks is close. This was something more. The March 13 special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District was more than just tight; it came down to a […]

Pitt student running for local state representative seat

Pitt student running for local state representative seat

Raymond Arke | News Editor 02/01/18 Many students vote and follow the news, and some wish to be a real part of the political process. For one University of Pittsburgh student, he’s following through on that wish. Jacob Pavlecic, a 20-year-old junior at Pitt majoring in politics and philosophy and with minors in finance and […]

Many Duquesne ties present in U.S. House primary race

Many Duquesne ties present in U.S. House primary race

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/07/17 11/09/17 UPDATE: Comment added from the Aaron Anthony campaign As the calendar gets closer to the 2018 midterm elections, a variety of candidates continue to emerge. In the nearby 12th Congressional District, two Duquesne alumni are part of a five-person race for the Democratic nomination to oppose Keith Rothfus […]

Democrats score big wins across nation on Election Day

Democrats score big wins across nation on Election Day

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/09/17 A blue tide washed over the American electorate Nov. 7, as Democrats won resoundingly in many local and state elections across the nation. However, statewide results in Pennsylvania showed more mixed results for both parties. According to the Pennsylvania Department of State unofficial election returns, with 99 percent of […]

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 […]

Murata first woman to lead Japanese Democrats

Murata first woman to lead Japanese Democrats

By: Ollie Gratzinger | Staff Columnist  Renho Murata has been a news anchor, a swimsuit model and a journalist. But as of last week, she became the first female leader of Japan’s largest opposition party. Not only is she the first female to front the Democratic Party of Japan, but she’s also the first person […]