discrimination

Staff Ed: St. Patrick’s Day about more than binge drinking

Staff Ed: St. Patrick’s Day about more than binge drinking

03/15/2018 Happy early St. Patrick’s Day, Duquesne. Because we are incredibly boring prudes here at The Duke, we wanted to take a moment to remind you all of this one fact before you go out and get wasted this weekend: St. Patrick’s Day is grossly insensitive and dangerous. Now breathe. Breathe. Exhale. Please hear us […]

Munroe Bergdorf wrongly fired from L’Oreal after activism

Munroe Bergdorf wrongly fired from L’Oreal after activism

By: Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor The makeup industry has a reputation of not being inclusive for people of color. However, the most recent debacle with L’Oreal has brought about a discussion of racism with recently fired ambassador Munroe Bergdorf. Bergdorf is a black, queer transgender woman who recently claimed the title of the newest […]

Foreign newspaper publishes racist comic

By Sean Ray | Student Columnist We all have taken a crack at a celebrity or political figure at some point in our lives. Admit it. It’s easy to mock someone we don’t know who has his or her life broadcasted into our homes or on our newsfeeds. But it’s another thing completely when a […]

Holocaust monument causes controversy in Hungary

By Carley Thieret | Student Columnist When deciding which level English class I wanted to take my sophomore year of high school, I knew that I wanted to be overachieve and take the honors level course. I had no idea what I was getting myself into accepting that kind of workload. Every two weeks we […]

Milk Shake Factory lawsuit: Only blonde DU girls need apply

Milk Shake Factory lawsuit: Only blonde DU girls need apply

By Julian Routh and Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke A former manager of the Milk Shake Factory on the South Side claimed in a lawsuit this week that her supervisor demanded she hire only all-American girls with blonde hair and blue eyes, preferably from Duquesne University. Denise Beloncis, 43, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in […]

Weaver takes job as Title IX coordinator

Weaver takes job as Title IX coordinator

By Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne appointed a former freshman development director to serve as a primary source for students and faculty who feel victim of discrimination or sexual harassment. Sean Weaver, the University’s new director for the Office of Anti-Discrimination Policy and Compliance in the Division of Legal Affairs, is now serving […]

Details emerge on adjunct’s final months

Details emerge on adjunct’s final months

By Julian Routh | News Editor The late adjunct whose death prompted outrage was in the early stages of filing a discrimination lawsuit against Duquesne, her attorney said. Documents given to The Duke this week detail the events leading up to Margaret Mary Vojtko’s death on Sept. 1. On July 18, Vojtko, with help from […]