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Underground Railroad has roots at DU

Underground Railroad has roots at DU

By Elsa Buehler | Staff Writer If you were a slave traveling through Pittsburgh via the Underground Railroad in the mid-1800s, one of your stops may have been at a safe house that once stood on Duquesne’s campus. This February, in the spirit of Black History Month, it seems appropriate to take a look at […]

Pittsburgh hospitals detail Ebola preparation

Pittsburgh hospitals detail Ebola preparation

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke The Allegheny County Health Department is collaborating with hospitals, health care providers, emergency medical technicians and clinics to make sure employees can identify the Ebola virus. According to Allegheny County Emergency Services Chief Alvin Henderson, there will be emergency disease screening during 911 calls. Callers who indicate they […]

PSU dance marathon raises $13 million

PSU dance marathon raises $13 million

By Andy Hornak | The Duquesne Duke Penn State students and alumni gathered in Bryce Jordan Center this past weekend for a 46-hour dance marathon that raised over $13 million for cancer research. THON, a three-day continuous dance marathon, brought together thousands of people to provide emotional and financial support for children suffering from various […]

Vojtko remembered for pride, eloquence

By Julian Routh | News Editor _______________________________________________________________________ UPDATE (4:56 PM September 20): The Rev. Daniel Walsh spoke to The Duke, saying Vojtko was allowed to stay at the Laval House for a month with daily meals. Read the full story here for all the updates on the university’s treatment of Margaret Mary Vojtko, including reaction to the Post-Gazette column […]

Student in fair condition after father attacks family in Shaler

Student in fair condition after father attacks family in Shaler

By Julian Routh | News Editor Fourth-year pharmacy major Jimmy Edwards is in fair condition in Allegheny General Hospital after his father opened fire at their home in Shaler last Thursday morning. The condition of Edwards, 21, was upgraded from critical to fair on Sunday, according to hospital spokesperson Dan Laurent. He remained in fair […]