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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 […]

Float On, Flem: DU comes together for Fleming

Float On, Flem: DU comes together for Fleming

By Julian Routh | News Editor More than 530 balloons were released above Academic Walk Saturday afternoon in celebration of the life of Ryan Fleming, the Duquesne sophomore business student who died of cardiac arrest on Jan. 26. “Float On, Flem,” an event sponsored by the Red and Blue Crew, brought together a number of […]

Friends remember Fleming as caring, dedicated

Friends remember Fleming as caring, dedicated

By Julian Routh | News Editor The sophomore business student who died Sunday morning was caring, hardworking and “always nice to everybody,” his friends said. Ryan Fleming, 20, of Johnstown, Pa., died in his sleep from a cardiac condition, his family said. His body was found in his room on the 12th floor in Towers […]

Professor receives NSF grant for research

By Adam Ernette | For the Duquesne Duke Chemistry professor Fraser Fleming received a $126,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to further his research on changing the shape of compounds. Fleming’s research deals with pharmaceutical agents that contain two nitrile groups, including the drug Anastrazole, the “gold standard” for breast cancer treatment, Fleming […]