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Controversial nominated Italian Prime Minister has ties to Duquesne

Controversial nominated Italian Prime Minister has ties to Duquesne

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief UPDATE 06/01/2018: In a reversal and after reaching a deal, Conte will indeed become Italy’s new prime minister putting a lawyer with Duquesne connections in charge of the EU’s third-largest economy. UPDATE 05/28/2018: Several news outlets have reported that Conte has given up his nomination to be prime minister after the Italian President […]

White House should work to combat climate change

White House should work to combat climate change

By Shivani Gosai 2/7/18 One of the most globally pressing issues is the current state of the Earths climate. Increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere are causing our planet to see the warmest years on record. Consequences of our changing climate can be seen through increases in global temperatures, melting ice […]

Nelson Mandela freed from prison, hope for brighter future

Nelson Mandela freed from prison, hope for brighter future

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor 10/25/17 Disclaimer: This column is from our throwback 90’s edition and is written from the perspective of someone in that decade. After 27 years, Nelson Mandela has finally been released from prison. Raising a fist in triumph, Mandela walked out of Victor Verser Prison in Cape Town on Feb. […]

Campus mourns former political science professor

Campus mourns former political science professor

Raymond Arke | News Editor 10/19/17 Duquesne is mourning the loss of one of their own after the sudden passing of Leslie Rubin, a former long-time political science professor and wife of current political science professor, Charles Rubin. Charles is on sabbatical at Princeton this semester and Leslie was living with him when she was […]

Puerto Rico deserves more attention from government

Puerto Rico deserves more attention from government

By: Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor 9/28/17 When Ivan hit, the government responded. When Katrina hit, the government responded. When Matthew, Harvey and Irma hit, the government sent their resources to help those in trouble. When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the executive branch was abnormally quiet in a time […]

State govt. improves child abuse hotline

State govt. improves child abuse hotline

By: Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  Think of the first person you would call for help in a life-or-death situation. Now, think about what you would do if they decided not to answer the phone. The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services reported on Sept. 15 that it was finally adjusting its ability to answer calls […]

Foster, Andexler face off before SGA election

By Addison Smith | Opinions Editor The Student Government Association hosted its first ever Meet the Candidates on Tuesday evening to prepare for elections Feb. 17. Presidential candidates David Andexler and John Foster each took the stand for four minutes to discuss their plans for the University. Both have experience in student government. Andexler, who […]

Controversial SGA bill vetoed

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke A bill that would require students running for executive positions in the Student Government Association to have at least a semester of experience as a senator was thrown out Oct. 26, a week after it was enacted. The original by-law that does not mandate candidates to have senatorial […]

Obamacare enrollment surges in Pennsylvania

Obamacare enrollment surges in Pennsylvania

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke More than 160,000 Pennsylvanians signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act before enrollment closed Monday. “The numbers in Pennsylvania are very positive,” Enroll America spokesperson Paydon Miller said. According to Miller, Pennsylvania recorded the fourth highest enrollment in the country. However, there are still over […]

Putin compared to Hitler

By Jim Lorditch | Student Columnist Speaking at an event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Long Beach, Calif. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton compared the Russian troop deployment in Crimea to Hitler’s aggressive Nazi foreign policy. She drew parallels between Hitler’s logic of “protecting” ethnic Germans in foreign countries to Vladimir Putin’s same […]