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Investigators, family raise new questions in Dakota James case

Investigators, family raise new questions in Dakota James case

Josiah Martin | Arts & Entertainment Editor 12/14/18 At a press conference in downtown Pittsburgh on Dec. 13, retired detective sergeant Kevin Gannon of the New York City Police Department claimed that he and several colleagues have found “significant physical and forensic evidence” that suggests Duquesne student Dakota James’ death was not an accident. “We […]

UPDATE: Family of Dakota James disputes cause of death, hires independent pathologist

UPDATE: Family of Dakota James disputes cause of death, hires independent pathologist

Raymond Arke | News Editor The family of deceased Duquesne student Dakota James is disputing the cause of death as announced by the Allegheny County Medical Examiner, reported WPXI, Pittsburgh’s NBC affiliate, on May 26. This comes one day after the Medical Examiner announced the cause of death as accidental drowning. The family hired Cyril […]

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 […]

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 […]

McCloskey heads east to take Holy Ghost job

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor Vice President of Mission and Identity Rev. James McCloskey will be leaving Duquesne to take on the role as president of Holy Ghost Preparatory School, an all-boys college prep school in Bensalem, Pa., beginning on July 1. McCloskey, a 1970 alum of Holy Ghost who previously served as […]