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Our Year in News: A Look Back

Our Year in News: A Look Back

By Julian Routh | News Editor The adjunct battle On Sept. 1, adjunct French instructor Margaret Mary Vojtko died from complications of a heart attack, prompting a debate over whether or not part-time faculty is compensated fairly. Vojtko, 83, of Homestead, taught at Duquesne for more than 25 years before school officials told her she […]

Election experience offers a unique perspective

By Julian Routh, Zach Brendza, Pat Higgins & Aaron Warnick | The Duquesne Duke The mayoral election took place on Nov. 5. Not only was it a huge deal for the entire city, but members of The Duke got the chance to meet the candidates. Four staff members from The Duke share their experiences during […]

Staff Editorial: South Side unsafe for society

By Duke Staff According to Pittsburgh police, the South Side is on its way to becoming a safer neighborhood. But does the word safer lend the same meaning as safe? Lt. Larry Scirotto recently spoke to The Duke and reported that since last year, an estimated 30 percent drop in crimes like aggravated assault, arson, […]

Off to the Races: Forums fail to draw voters

Off to the Races: Forums fail to draw voters

By Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor Many seats were left unfilled at what were scheduled to be the first two mayoral candidate debates on Monday and Tuesday. “I don’t need the microphone,” Democratic candidate Bill Peduto said on Tuesday at The Car Barn, Hazelwood’s Senior Center. “There have been so few debates, I still have […]

Off to the Races: Candidates prepare for November election

Off to the Races: Candidates prepare for November election

By Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor This past weekend marked the start of the fall mayoral campaign in Pittsburgh. The race to the election on Nov. 5 continues with the nominees vying for the spot left by current mayor Luke Ravenstahl. Looking to fill Ravenstahl’s position is Democratic Councilman Bill Peduto, who hosted a campaign […]

Mayor forces police chief to resign

By Julian Routh | Asst. News Editor Mayor Luke Ravenstahl asked Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper to resign late Wednesday after meeting with the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office. The resignation comes after the FBI’s recent investigations of credit union funds linked to Harper’s office and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police. Ravenstahl, who supported Harper […]