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Duquesne chimes in on medical marijuana debate

Duquesne chimes in on medical marijuana debate

By Casey Chafin | The Duquesne Duke As lawmakers in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives consider a bill that would make Pennsylvania the 24th state to legalize marijuana for medical use, a group of legal and scientific experts met at Duquesne for their own debate on the topic. Last Friday, the Africa Room was filled […]

Esteemed author talks social justice at DU

Esteemed author talks social justice at DU

By Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke John Edgar Wideman, a Pittsburgh native and 10-time award-winning novelist, offered insight on think tanks as tools for social justice at a symposium Oct. 10. Wideman read an excerpt from his memoir Brothers and Keepers, which is about his incarcerated brother Robert, who holds a mandatory life sentence […]

City officials field questions from residents

City officials field questions from residents

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke Mayor Bill Peduto addressed the concerns of Pittsburgh residents at his first “Mayor’s Night Out” in Beltzhoover Monday night. Peduto and a panel of city and community officials gathered in the Warrington Community Center to listen to the comments, criticisms and compliments of Beltzhoover inhabitants. The mayor and […]