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Three Latina software engineers are taking down Uber

Three Latina software engineers are taking down Uber

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor 11/1/17 Gender discrimination happens in every industry, no matter the size of the corporation. Regardless of anti-discrimination laws that make gender discrimination illegal, it’s no surprise that management at small or large corporations often favor the advancement of men. Recently, three female software engineers have declared a lawsuit against the […]

PA Attorney General sues student loan company, Navient

PA Attorney General sues student loan company, Navient

Raymond Arke | News Editor 10/12/17 Student loans are often the bane of college students, an extra worry piled on to class work and job prospects. Now there is more cause for concern as one of the nation’s largest student loan companies is being sued by the Pennsylvania Attorney General, Josh Shapiro. Shapiro announced last […]

YouTube channel h3h3productions wins fair use lawsuit

YouTube channel h3h3productions wins fair use lawsuit

By Zach Landau | A&E Editor On Aug. 23, Ethan and Hila Klein of the YouTube channel h3h3productions won a year-and-a-half-long lawsuit filed against them by Matt Hosseinzadeh, otherwise known as Matt Hoss of the channel MattHossZone. Hoss’ original complaint, filed April 2016, alleged that the Kleins infringed on his copyright, later adding the charges […]

Taylor Swift trial is victory for all women

Taylor Swift trial is victory for all women

By: Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor On Monday Aug. 14, a jury ruled in favor of Taylor Swift in her countersuit against former DJ David Mueller for alleged assault and battery. Swift’s victory should be a victory for women everywhere who have experienced sexual assault. Swift held a meet-and-greet at the Denver Pepsi Center on […]

Lawsuit against famed video game critic resolves

Lawsuit against famed video game critic resolves

By Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor Last Tuesday Feb. 21, a year-long lawsuit against video game journalist Jim Sterling finally ended. Romine v. Stanton was dismissed with prejudice after both parties agreed to not continue with the case. As a brief primer, Stanton, better known as Jim Sterling, covered one of Romine’s games back […]

DU professor called to testify on fracking

DU professor called to testify on fracking

By Max Blechman | The Duquesne Duke The director of Duquesne’s Center for Environmental Research has recently been called upon to testify as an expert in recent debates and lawsuits regarding natural gas fracking in Pennsylvania communities. John Stolz, who has done extensive research on the chemical effects of fracking in Western Pennsylvania, testified as […]

Milk Shake Factory lawsuit: Only blonde DU girls need apply

Milk Shake Factory lawsuit: Only blonde DU girls need apply

By Julian Routh and Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke A former manager of the Milk Shake Factory on the South Side claimed in a lawsuit this week that her supervisor demanded she hire only all-American girls with blonde hair and blue eyes, preferably from Duquesne University. Denise Beloncis, 43, filed a lawsuit Tuesday in […]

Details emerge on adjunct’s final months

Details emerge on adjunct’s final months

By Julian Routh | News Editor The late adjunct whose death prompted outrage was in the early stages of filing a discrimination lawsuit against Duquesne, her attorney said. Documents given to The Duke this week detail the events leading up to Margaret Mary Vojtko’s death on Sept. 1. On July 18, Vojtko, with help from […]