education

Professor brings geocaching to campus for research

Professor brings geocaching to campus for research

Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer 11/08/18 How many times have we heard the phrase, “Get off your phone and go out and play?”. Chances are, a lot. However, an activity new to Duquesne’s campus called geocaching, an outdoor treasure hunting game, requires users to have a GPS-enabled device or smartphone. Players then try to navigate […]

Arming teachers wrongly misconstrued

Arming teachers wrongly misconstrued

03/22/2018 By Vincent Gullo | Staff Columnist  An interesting quality about modern political discourse is that in the wake of tragedy and desperation, players from both sides of the aisle still find ways to belittle their political adversaries. The horrific shooting at Majory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida was viewed as the last straw […]

Foreign language education in the U.S. must be better

Foreign language education in the U.S. must be better

03/15/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor  If I had a dollar for how many times I’ve heard students here on the Bluff complaining about required foreign language classes, I’d be able to pay my Starbucks tab through finals (and I drink a lot of coffee). Seriously, what is it with Duquesne students and the […]

GOP tax plan, opposed by Duquesne and other universities, could harm students

GOP tax plan, opposed by Duquesne and other universities, could harm students

Kailey Love | Photo Editor 11/30/17 For anyone that relies on a teaching assistant or research position for graduate level tuition, you may soon pay taxes on money that you never see. On Nov. 16, the United States House of Representatives passed legislation to overhaul the tax code with a vote of 227-205. Though a […]

Duquesne professors named to ‘40 under 40’

Duquesne professors named to ‘40 under 40’

Harikrishnan Rajkumar | Staff Writer 09/21/17 Students who pick up Pittsburgh Magazine’s annual 40 Under 40 issue may see two familiar faces. Two Duquesne professors, Temple Lovelace and Jacob Rooksby, were honored with the award. Temple Lovelace is an associate professor in the School of Education and is teaching courses like social justice, math education […]

High school kids right to protest DeVos

High school kids right to protest DeVos

By: Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  Apparently in the United States, protests are only meaningful if they’re comprised of a throng of angry, unruly adults. On Feb. 7, Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the next U.S. Secretary of Education in a 51-50 Senate vote. Known for her controversial views on the way education should be […]

More than checking a box: How to become an educated voter

More than checking a box: How to become an educated voter

By Zachary Landau | Staff Writer You’ve heard friends, family and celebrities harp on about how important it is for you to vote, so you went ahead and registered. But since this might be the first time you, as well as many college students, are voting, it is a good idea to know what is […]

New Duquesne law clinic to focus on juvenile education

New Duquesne law clinic to focus on juvenile education

Carolyn Conte | Staff Writer Pittsburgh-area grade school and high school students in danger of expulsion will have a new place to turn to for help in Duquesne’s new Education Law Clinic. Assistant Clinical Law professor Tiffany Sizemore-Thompson will supervise students as they pursue juvenile cases in the new clinic, which partners Duquesne law students […]

Study shows education decreases chances of dementia

Study shows education decreases chances of dementia

By: Shivani Gosai | Student Columnist  Millions of Americans and their families struggle with everyday tasks due to dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. It has wistfully become the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. A recently published study has uncovered new evidence of a decline in dementia cases […]

The Cost of College: Textbook prices on the rise

The Cost of College: Textbook prices on the rise

By Julian Routh | Editor-in-Chief “The Cost of College” is an ongoing series that will examine what it really costs to get an education. This week’s story explores the rising cost of college textbooks, which have surged by more than 1,000 percent since 1977.   In the basement of the Barnes and Noble bookstore on […]

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