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Former Italian Prime Minister has ties to Duquesne

Former Italian Prime Minister has ties to Duquesne

By Ollie Gratzinger | Editor-in-Chief After more than a year of political and financial uncertainty, Italy’s government collapsed on Tuesday following the resignation of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. According to a Duke article from the spring of 2018, Conte attended Duquesne University in the 1990s through the Villa Nazareth program, which allows Italian students to […]

Italy to sign memorandum of understanding with China

Italy to sign memorandum of understanding with China

04/04/2019 By Alexander Wolfe | Staff Columnist  I won’t let one Justice Department release bury what should be last month’s biggest international news. Italy has announced that it intends to sign a so-called Memorandum of Understanding with China as part of China’s One Belt, One Road initiative. As the final legacy of the Empire of […]

Political tensions heat up in U.K. as Brexit deadline nears

Political tensions heat up in U.K. as Brexit deadline nears

03/28/2019 By Colleen Hammond | Staff Columnist  In the summer of 2016, former United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron proposed a referendum to leave the European Union. By an exceedingly narrow margin, the people voted to remove themselves from the EU. Thus began the downward spiral of failed bureaucratic deliberations and political polarization. While Parliament […]

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 […]

Duquesne’s History Forum discusses WWI and America

Duquesne’s History Forum discusses WWI and America

Raymond Arke | News Editor America was in crisis. Threats of immigrants, border friction with Mexico and a meddling European power felt overwhelming. This was the scene set by Michael Neiberg, a professor from the U.S. Army War College, as he discussed America and its entry into World War I as part of Duquesne’s 51st […]

WBB picks up 3 wins and camaraderie on Euro Tour

WBB picks up 3 wins and camaraderie on Euro Tour

By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke Just in time for the start of classes, the Duquesne women’s basketball team is back on campus after a 12-day foreign tour in Europe. The tour, in which NCAA teams are only eligible to participate every four years, offered competition against European teams, along with the experience of […]

Former Dukes Nurkic, Moore making splash overseas

Former Dukes Nurkic, Moore making splash overseas

By Natalie Fiorilli | The Duquesne Duke Nine players can now say they’ve made it to the pros under the guidance of women’s basketball coach Dan Burt. The two latest contract-signings occurred in January. Raegan Moore, a 2014 graduate, will play in Äänekoski, Finland, while Belma Nurkic of the 2015 graduating class, will compete in […]