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New vice provost announced for Duq

New vice provost announced for Duq

By Kellan Stepler | Staff Writer The start of a new school year can signal many changes and new beginnings for most people. Take Dr. Jeffrey Miller, for example. Miller was named vice provost of Duquesne University in July. University Provost David Dausey said in a statement to the DU Times that, “Jeff Miller has […]

Duquesne mail clerk recognized for outstanding achievement

Duquesne mail clerk recognized for outstanding achievement

By Elsa Buehler | Staff Writer 11/09/2017 It has been said that a community is only as good as the people within it, and if this is true, then all of Duquesne has much to be proud of in our own mail clerk of 36 years, Carol Radzanowski. Radzanowski was recently recognized, along with a […]

Students stage silent protest of budget cuts before Liberal Arts faculty meeting [UPDATED]

Students stage silent protest of budget cuts before Liberal Arts faculty meeting [UPDATED]

  By Kaye Burnet and Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke More than 50 people, mostly Duquesne students, lined the hallway of the first floor of College Hall in silent protest against recent budget cuts to the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts and the Duquesne University press Friday at noon. The protest occurred outside the […]

Faculty strike at Pa. colleges ends after three days

Faculty strike at Pa. colleges ends after three days

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor Last week, a strike of college professors paralyzed the 14 state-run colleges and universities in Pennsylvania. When the faculty of the Pennsylvania State System of Education walked off the job on Oct. 19, 100,000 students were left in the middle of a contract dispute. The strike lasted three days, […]

Duquesne receives millions in donations

Duquesne receives millions in donations

By Max Blechman | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne announced in February the establishment of five new donor-funded endowments to go into effect in 2015. The endowments will sponsor one student, one professorship, two fellowships and one academic chair. Each endowment was established with the help of alumni and those with close ties to the University. […]

NLRB remands Duquesne’s religious exemption repeal

By Julian Routh | News Editor The National Labor Relations Board rejected Duquesne’s appeal of an adjunct unionization vote, sending the case to a regional office for further consideration. The University and the Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers had been awaiting an NLRB ruling since 2012, when 85 percent of part-time adjunct faculty […]

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 […]

Show me the money: President’s pay nears $700K

Show me the money: President’s pay nears $700K

By Julian Routh and Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne University President Charles Dougherty is among the top 100 highest paid presidents of private institutions in the country. Dougherty, who is the 97th highest paid, made $678,893 in 2011, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education report of the latest endowment data available. The […]

Adjunct union forming at Point Park

Adjunct union forming at Point Park

By Julian Routh | News Editor While the adjunct union at Duquesne awaits a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board, another adjunct union is organizing just blocks away in the city. Part-time faculty members at Point Park University who are unhappy with wages, benefits and office space are in the early stages of forming […]

Doyle to Duquesne: Recognize the union

Doyle to Duquesne: Recognize the union

By Julian Routh | News Editor U.S. Congressman Mike Doyle and United Steelworkers international Vice President Fred Redmond urged Duquesne earlier this week to recognize the adjunct faculty union. In a rally outside the federal building Monday afternoon, the two officials addressed issues of workers rights, particularly those allegedly violated by Pittsburgh health care provider […]