election

Clinton must take lessons from ’08 to beat Bernie

Clinton must take lessons from ’08 to beat Bernie

By Julian Routh: Editor-In-Chief    This column marks the beginning of “Capital Pundits,” a political blog featuring daily analysis and commentary on the 2016 Presidential Election by Julian Routh and the staff of The Duquesne Duke. You can read this article and more online at www.capitalpundits.com. If anyone knows how dangerous it is to underestimate […]

Clinton, Rubio lead charge of early ’16 candidates

Clinton, Rubio lead charge of early ’16 candidates

Julian Routh | News Editor When classes start again in August, the first primaries of the 2016 presidential election will be right around the corner, so we at The Duke will send you home for the summer with an early look at the race. With help from Duquesne assistant political science professor and election specialist […]

After GOP rout, Rothfus looks to future

After GOP rout, Rothfus looks to future

By Bridget Seelinger | For The Duquesne Duke In a tide of Republican victories on Election Day 2014, the GOP strengthened their hold on the House and took back the Senate from Democratic control. Keith Rothfus, District 12 Congressman in Pennsylvania, was part of this tide as he kept his seat in an overwhelming majority. […]

Election 2014: Governor-elect Wolf pledges education, job reform

Election 2014: Governor-elect Wolf pledges education, job reform

By Julian Routh | News Editor When newly elected Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf takes office in January, he will be tasked with initiating a number of plans he outlined in his campaign, some of which will impact higher education and post-college employment. On the campaign trail, Wolf, 65, of York County, pledged to make education […]

As election nears, Clinton endorses Wolf

As election nears, Clinton endorses Wolf

By Julian Routh | News Editor Former President Bill Clinton stumped for Democrat Tom Wolf in South Side Monday, urging Pittsburghers to vote blue in the gubernatorial election Nov. 4. As more than 1,000 Wolf supporters looked on at the IBEW Union Hall, Clinton praised Wolf’s intentions to restore the current administration’s cuts to education, […]

Our Year in News: A Look Back

Our Year in News: A Look Back

By Julian Routh | News Editor The adjunct battle On Sept. 1, adjunct French instructor Margaret Mary Vojtko died from complications of a heart attack, prompting a debate over whether or not part-time faculty is compensated fairly. Vojtko, 83, of Homestead, taught at Duquesne for more than 25 years before school officials told her she […]

Samson, Spirit Party run table in election

Samson, Spirit Party run table in election

By Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke He envisions “Hogwarts seating” with long rows of tables, hopefully closer to power outlets. He foresees it as similar to the law school library. Samson said he would also like to bring back the Greek tables in Towers Dining Hall and in the library during pledge week. Vice […]

Two tickets strive to control SGA office

Two tickets strive to control SGA office

By Jen Cardone and Jill Power | The Duquesne Duke For the first time in three years, two full tickets are running for the executive office of the Student Government Association. Elections will take place on Feb. 20 from 8 a.m to 8 p.m. Students can vote on CampusLink, which is accessible through the DORI […]

Election experience offers a unique perspective

By Julian Routh, Zach Brendza, Pat Higgins & Aaron Warnick | The Duquesne Duke The mayoral election took place on Nov. 5. Not only was it a huge deal for the entire city, but members of The Duke got the chance to meet the candidates. Four staff members from The Duke share their experiences during […]

Off to the Races: Candidates prepare for November election

Off to the Races: Candidates prepare for November election

By Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor This past weekend marked the start of the fall mayoral campaign in Pittsburgh. The race to the election on Nov. 5 continues with the nominees vying for the spot left by current mayor Luke Ravenstahl. Looking to fill Ravenstahl’s position is Democratic Councilman Bill Peduto, who hosted a campaign […]