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The real story behind the notable ‘Scary Jesus’

The real story behind the notable ‘Scary Jesus’

04/05/2018 Krystina Primack | Staff Writer Since the early 1960s, Duquesne University has been the proud home of an extremely prominent and unique crucifix. What most students lovingly refer to as Scary Jesus is — according to the Duquesne University Times — actually officially given the title Crucifix, and is the creation of Austrian artist […]

National NLRB office rejects DU jurisdiction appeal

National NLRB office rejects DU jurisdiction appeal

Zachary Landau | Asst. A&E Editor The Washington D.C. bureau of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), a federal agency that adjudicates cases involving labor disputes, voted 2-1 against Duquesne University on April 10 over an appeal from Duquesne in which the school claimed it is not under NLRB jurisdiction because it is a religious […]

NLRB remands Duquesne’s religious exemption repeal

By Julian Routh | News Editor The National Labor Relations Board rejected Duquesne’s appeal of an adjunct unionization vote, sending the case to a regional office for further consideration. The University and the Adjunct Faculty Association of the United Steelworkers had been awaiting an NLRB ruling since 2012, when 85 percent of part-time adjunct faculty […]

Dougherty hosts first religious art walk

Dougherty hosts first religious art walk

By Jill Power | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne President Charles Dougherty led a campus tour of religious art on Sept. 30. The event was open to Duquesne graduate students, faculty and staff. According to Dougherty, the tour showcased Duquesne’s “Catholic artistic tradition.” The tour featured nine separate art pieces on campus designed or manufactured by […]

Adjunct union, DU await ruling

By Julian Routh | News Editor Duquesne University officials said this week they are awaiting a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board before making any changes to the part-time faculty system, a source of controversy since the death of a former adjunct French teacher. Timothy Austin, provost and vice-president for academic affairs, said the […]