liberal arts

Liberal arts college announces new cybersecurity studies program for next semester

Liberal arts college announces new cybersecurity studies program for next semester

Samantha Zapach | Staff Writer 10/25/2018 With the progression of technology in our society, the demand for cybersecurity knowledge continues to increase. Duquesne’s McAnulty College of Liberal Arts is now introducing a new cybersecurity studies program in order to keep up with said demand. The program, which focuses on terrorists’ communication methods and policy analysis […]

Foreign language education in the U.S. must be better

Foreign language education in the U.S. must be better

03/15/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor  If I had a dollar for how many times I’ve heard students here on the Bluff complaining about required foreign language classes, I’d be able to pay my Starbucks tab through finals (and I drink a lot of coffee). Seriously, what is it with Duquesne students and the […]

Fireside Chat discusses the new strategic plan

Fireside Chat discusses the new strategic plan

Raymond Arke | News Editor 11/16/17 On Nov. 13, the student body had an opportunity to engage with Duquesne’s administration about the university’s new five-year plan. The “Fireside Chat” with President Ken Gormley and other administration officials from Gormley’s advisory council was hosted by the Student Government Association. The evening began with Gormley introducing and […]

New security studies major gains popularity

New security studies major gains popularity

Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor 11/16/17 Students now have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of alum Michael Hayden, into careers in organizations such as the NSA and the CIA. This is all possible through Duquesne’s new International Security Studies major. International Security Studies, which is part of the interdisciplinary program at Duquesne is […]

Biomedical engineering project seeks Liberal Arts majors as CEOs

Biomedical engineering project seeks Liberal Arts majors as CEOs

Michael Marafino | Staff Writer 10/26/17 The expansion of the involvement of science aiding those in society highly depends on the collaboration between engineers and those with an entrepreneurial mindset. Duquesne University’s Biomedical Engineering Program is training a new generation of engineers and giving them real-life scenarios to work in. Duquesne’s Biomedical Engineering program allows […]

Duquesne Press to reopen in changed format

Duquesne Press to reopen in changed format

Josiah Martin | Staff Writer  09/21/17 Duquesne University Press fans may finally have a reason to rejoice. Though last year’s much-debated budget cuts seemed to spell doom for the academic press, the university has announced a new plan that will allow its existing titles to remain in print and available to the academic community. This […]

CCAC students can join McAnulty College of Liberal Arts

CCAC students can join McAnulty College of Liberal Arts

Josiah Martin | Staff Writer A new agreement between the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and Duquesne University has made it easier for CCAC graduates to obtain a bachelor’s degree from the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts. The articulation agreement allows students that have completed a two-year program at CCAC and meet Duquesne University’s […]

Students, faculty march for adjunct rights

Students, faculty march for adjunct rights

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor In honor of International Workers’ Day, over 50 Duquesne students and faculty held a solidarity rally and march May 1 on Academic Walk. They gathered to show support for the acceptance of the adjunct union and oppose the University measures that shuttered the DU Press and propose to reallocate […]

McAnulty budget cuts undeserved

McAnulty budget cuts undeserved

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor  Duquesne University announced that it would be reallocating $1.5 million of its Academic Affairs budget across campus. This means that some schools would be receiving funding cuts, where the money would be removed from one school’s budget and placed into another school or program on campus instead. For example, […]

Students stage silent protest of budget cuts before Liberal Arts faculty meeting [UPDATED]

Students stage silent protest of budget cuts before Liberal Arts faculty meeting [UPDATED]

  By Kaye Burnet and Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke More than 50 people, mostly Duquesne students, lined the hallway of the first floor of College Hall in silent protest against recent budget cuts to the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts and the Duquesne University press Friday at noon. The protest occurred outside the […]