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University facilities management worked overnight to restore power after outage

University facilities management worked overnight to restore power after outage

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief On August 14, an unexpected power outage hit numerous buildings on campus. Facilities Management worked over night and had the lights back on in the early morning hours of August 15. In a Duquesne University Official Communication sent last night, the university announced that Rockwell Hall, Canevin Hall, the Rangos Health […]

DU to spend $20 million on variety of campus projects

DU to spend $20 million on variety of campus projects

Raymond Arke | News Editor 03/01/18 Over the next couple of years, many buildings on campus will be receiving both external and internal upgrades. At a Feb. 20 Allegheny County Council meeting, a resolution was passed which allowed Duquesne to finance $20 million through the Allegheny County Higher Education Building Authority. The resolution noted that […]

New College Hall wheelchair lift not operational

New College Hall wheelchair lift not operational

Raymond Arke | News Editor 01/25/18 A new stair lift installed during Christmas break in College Hall will help disabled students more easily access the building — if the university makes it operational. The $40,000 lift has remained dormant since crews installed it to the dismay of some students who are eagerly awaiting its assistance. […]

DU Facilities Management works to beautify Forbes Avenue

DU Facilities Management works to beautify Forbes Avenue

Kaye Burnet | Staff Writer Before Duquesne began renovating the sidewalks and streetlamps on Forbes Avenue, lights hung haphazardly from old trolley poles, powered by overhead wiring that crisscrossed the sky and created an eyesore, according to Duquesne University’s Director of Design and Construction Mark Minoski. Now, after 15 years of making gradual improvements along […]

Where the snow goes

Where the snow goes

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor It was all hands on deck early last Saturday morning. As sheets of heavy snow continued to blanket the city — and with the sun still nowhere in sight — salt, shovels, snow blowers and snowplows were fighting to merely keep pace with the onslaught. Most of Duquesne’s students […]

Beyond Earth Day: Duquesne goes green all year, on campus and in the community

Beyond Earth Day: Duquesne goes green all year, on campus and in the community

By: Lauren Zawatski | The Duquesne Duke As Earth Day comes and goes once more, the task of “going green” and keeping planet Earth healthy and sustainable continues to be celebrated. Duquesne does its part not just every April 22, but year round as well. From the “green” co-generation system that powers campus, to community […]