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Gen. Michael Hayden hospitalized after stroke

Gen. Michael Hayden hospitalized after stroke

Gabriella DiPietro | News Editor 11/29/2018 Duquesne alumnus and North Side native Gen. Michael V. Hayden was hospitalized due to a stroke, his family announced Friday, Nov. 23. Gen. Hayden, 73, was the head of the CIA and NSA during the George W. Bush and Barack Obama administrations, before retiring in 2009. “Our thoughts and […]

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania visits Duquesne University

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania visits Duquesne University

Katia Faroun | Photo Editor 11/01/18 The Duquesne University School of Law invited students, faculty and the general public to a discussion about the history of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania this past Wednesday, Oct. 24. The event took place in the Power Center Ballroom and included a presentation of the book, The Supreme Court […]

Duquesne community mourns shooting victims as U.S. President visits city

Duquesne community mourns shooting victims as U.S. President visits city

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 11/01/18 This story initially ran online on Oct. 27 under the title “At least 11 killed in shooting at Pittsburgh synagogue, Duquesne ‘devastated and terribly saddened.’” It has been updated with the latest information, including coverage of Duquesne’s inter-faith service and President Trump’s visit. Early on Saturday morning, a gunman entered […]

Duquesne hosts the first National Conference on the First Amendment

Duquesne hosts the first National Conference on the First Amendment

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief & Kailey Love | Managing Editor 10/25/2018 “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of […]

Dominica prime minister receives honorary degree from DU

Dominica prime minister receives honorary degree from DU

Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer 10/25/2018 An honorary degree, or honoris causa in Latin meaning “for the sake of the honor,” is a degree that recognizes a distinguished person for their accomplishments in society. So it was to no surprise that on Tuesday, Oct. 16, Roosevelt Skerrit, prime minister of Dominica, was the recipient of […]

Duquesne announces “transformation” of Palumbo Center into the new UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

Duquesne announces “transformation” of Palumbo Center into the new UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 10/23/18 Duquesne University, donors and public officials celebrated the announcement of the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse, set to replace the existing A.J. Palumbo Center, at a special event on Oct. 23. The extensive renovations of the arena will begin in March 2019. The new Fieldhouse will feature a radically different and modernized […]

University celebrates Heritage Week

University celebrates Heritage Week

Meredith Blakely | Staff Writer 10/04/2018 Heritage Week is a three-day yearly event that celebrates all things Duquesne. Duquesne University was founded 140 years ago on Oct. 1, 1878. This year marks the 6th annual Heritage Week that commemorates Duquesne’s birthday and the university’s Catholic Spiritan heritage. Each year, Duquesne celebrates Heritage Week beginning on […]

Duquesne launches August Wilson Fellowship program

Duquesne launches August Wilson Fellowship program

Liza Zulick | Staff Writer 10/04/2018 A $5 million fundraising effort, led by actor Denzel Washington, took place on Sept. 26 at the August Wilson House in the Hill District. Efforts were organized for the renovation of the playwright’s childhood home. Duquesne University President Ken Gormley joined Washington in a groundblessing ceremony before the celebration […]

DU receives Woodrow Wilson Foundation grant

DU receives Woodrow Wilson Foundation grant

Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor 09/27/2018 On Sept. 11, Duquesne University announced that it would be one of three institutions in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to receive a grant from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Created in 1945, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation originally served to “attract veterans back to academic careers,” according to its website. Over […]

New forensic science lab opens in Duquesne’s Fisher Hall

New forensic science lab opens in Duquesne’s Fisher Hall

Luke Schrum | Staff Writer 09/27/2018 A classroom in the Fisher Hall annex has a new look this school year – the former traditional classroom space is now home to a state-of-the-art, 24-seat forensic science teaching and lab space being used by the Masters of Science Program in Forensic Science and Law. The program was […]

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