greek life

Duquesne community mourns the loss of nursing student

Duquesne community mourns the loss of nursing student

1/17/2019 Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor & Kailey Love | Editor-in-chief A junior nursing student died on Jan. 14 at UPMC Mercy Hospital, a day after she was found unconscious in her Vickroy Hall dorm room. Columbia Dyson, 21, was pronounced dead at 9:26 a.m. on Monday, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s office. […]

Campus organizations donate funds to synagogue

Campus organizations donate funds to synagogue

Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer 11/08/18 It has been a little over a week since the Tree of Life shooting in Squirrel Hill, but support from the Pittsburgh community – and beyond – has been abundant. Groups and organizations on Duquesne’s campus are supporting the Tree of Life synagogue after the shooting in any way […]

Alpha Delta placed on probation for alcohol violation, hazing

Alpha Delta placed on probation for alcohol violation, hazing

Raymond Arke | News Editor 03/15/18 With the misdeeds of Greek Life members across the nation dominating headlines, one of Duquesne’s fraternities has been placed on disciplinary probation by the Office of Greek Life and the Office of Student Conduct. According to Rebecca Mickler, director of Greek Life, Honor Societies and Professional Organizations at Duquesne, […]

Greeks revive popular Lenten fish fry

Greeks revive popular Lenten fish fry

Gabriella DiPietro | Staff Writer 02/22/18 With the start of the Lenten season, Duquesne University once again hosts meatless options for practicing Christians on days where fasting is expected, including a fish fry brought to campus by one of its fraternities. Beginning on Ash Wednesday and continuing every following Friday during Lent, the brothers of […]

Freshman death during hazing ritual raises concerns

Freshman death during hazing ritual raises concerns

By Vince Gullo | Staff Columnist 10/19/2017 What ever happened to good old keg stands and toga parties? Just recently, a freshman at Louisiana State University was found dead on a couch at the university’s Phi Delta Theta fraternity chapter house. As tragic as the event was, it unfortunately is not surprising. The fraternity hazing […]

Bluff Street food trucks to benefit Duquesne clubs

Bluff Street food trucks to benefit Duquesne clubs

By Elsa Buehler | Staff Writer As was made clear during the food truck event last week, there is one magical factor that unites every Duquesne student: food. Well, on April 20, there was plenty of good food to be found on Bluff Street, directly behind Mellon Hall. This was the day of the “Duq-A-Palooza […]

Sorority Rush Week 2017 sees high participation and strong bonds

Sorority Rush Week 2017 sees high participation and strong bonds

By Claudia Hardy | Staff Writer Sorority Recruitment Week always seems to fly by. That’s especially appropriate given the other name for the series of festivities: “Rush Week.” The 2017 Sorority Recruitment Week saw one of the largest number of participants at in Duquesne history, with more than 300 students taking part in the events. […]

Greek Life hosts ‘Mocktail’ competiton for Alcohol Awareness Week

Greek Life hosts ‘Mocktail’ competiton for Alcohol Awareness Week

  By Luke Macios | Contributor On Oct. 26, students at Duquesne participated in a “Mocktails” drink-making contest for the annual Alcohol Awareness Week, chiefly sponsored by Greeks Advocating for Mature Management of Alcohol (GAMMA) and DU Cares. Campus organizations competed to create the best non-alcoholic drinks. At a cost of $10 each, organizations had […]

A dip into The Duke archives: Oct. 13, 1938

A dip into The Duke archives: Oct. 13, 1938

By Nina Saluga | Staff Writer Since 1925, The Duquesne Duke has been serving the Duquesne community by reporting on the issues that matter. Thanks to the Gumberg Library Digital Collections, our 90-plus year history is always just a few clicks away. With that in mind, here is the second of many dips back into […]

Greek Week raises thousands for charity

Greek Week raises thousands for charity

By Casey Chafin | The Duquesne Duke On Valentine’s Day, Duquesne student Richard Hilliard’s life was in the balance. He had just sustained life threatening injuries after losing control of his car on the way back to his apartment. Now, almost two months later, Hilliard is about to be released from the hospital, to a […]