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Founders Week honors Duquesne’s Spiritan heritage

Founders Week honors Duquesne’s Spiritan heritage

Kellen Stepler | Features Editor   Claude Poullart des Places isn’t just a name of a dormitory on Duquesne’s campus, and Francis Libermann is more than just a building on Fifth Avenue. Des Places and Libermann were the co-founders of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. The congregation began in France in 1703 and highlights […]

Connected Though Music concert promotes unity as part of Founders Week

Connected Though Music concert promotes unity as part of Founders Week

1/31/2019 Krystina Primack | staff writer We take pride in the familiar story — more than three centuries ago in France, the Spiritans began as a group of Catholic missionaries that chose to forgo aspirations of prestige in favor of ministering to the poor and disadvantaged. Later, here in the U.S. in 1878, the Spiritans and […]

Founder’s Week celebrates school’s past and students’ wellbeing

Founder’s Week celebrates school’s past and students’ wellbeing

Gabriella DiPietro | Staff Writer 02/01/18 The Spiritans saw a community in need and founded Duquesne University 140 years ago. To honor these individuals, Duquesne hosts a week-long celebration known as Founder’s Week. Founder’s Week focuses on a different theme each year, and this year is centered around the theme of “Be Well in the […]

Spring 2016 Duquesne Events Preview

Spring 2016 Duquesne Events Preview

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor While it may not feel like the season ever even started, as of yesterday, yet another winter break has been relegated to the history books. Classes are back in full swing, and the multitudes of events to be found around campus are back as well. From milkshake nights to comedians […]

Founders Week will focus on students

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke A weeklong celebration of the Spiritan tradition at Duquesne will take on a new focus this year. Founders Week, which will run from Feb. 2-7, honors Claude Francois Poullart des Places and Francois Marie Paul Libermann, the two founders of the Spiritan Roman Catholic religious order of priests, […]