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Private student loans can be predatory, experts say

Private student loans can be predatory, experts say

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor The words “student loans” can strike fear in any college student’s heart. While they help many students afford college, sometimes the loaning system can hurt the people it is supposed to help. Financial aid and loans can often appear confusing to many college students, according to Elizabeth Baylor, Director […]

Peduto wants to focus on summer programs

Peduto wants to focus on summer programs

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor Duquesne and the School of Education hosted the second Community Forum in the Power Center Ballroom on Wednesday. Community leaders including Mayor Bill Peduto, teachers, faculty members and other advocates for the initiative gathered to focus on opening a dialogue to provide a competent 21st century public education […]

Looming debate surrounds PA University gun ban

Looming debate surrounds PA University gun ban

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke A proposed policy by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education could ban guns in “sensitive areas” on the campuses of 14 publicly owned universities in the state. In fall 2013, the Public Safety and Security Task Force assembled by the state system drafted a policy that would […]

Staff Editorial: Open Data Legislation brings the public information

By Duke Staff Five years ago, the state of Pennsylvania implemented the Right to Know Law, which allowed anyone from the state to access public records ranging from criminal reports to pothole locations, building permits and paving schedules. The downfall of the act, however, lies in the tedious process of accessing the information that requires […]