residence life

Students attend Phantom Fright Nights, learn through DUCares

Students attend Phantom Fright Nights, learn through DUCares

Capri Scarcelli | Staff Writer 11/07/19 Residence Life posters advertising for the Halloween season appear everywhere throughout the campus in preparation for a safe, fun-filled “Halloweekend” for Duquesne students.  In spirit of the holiday, Resident Assistant Kayla Harris organized a Kennywood field trip for Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., wherein students […]

Student petition challenges visitation policy

Student petition challenges visitation policy

Olivia Donia | Staff Writer 10/11/2018 This is the second article in the Duke Deep Dives series. A petition to change Duquesne University’s residence hall visitation policies began on Wednesday, Sept. 26 by a Duquesne student, and gathered upwards of 1,600 signatures in the first 24 hours of it being live. Sophomore Katelyn Ziskind began […]

Cramped campus living leads to concerns

Cramped campus living leads to concerns

Gabriella DiPietro | News Editor & Hallie Lauer | Features Editor 10/04/2018 This is the first article in the Duke Deep Dives series. For more on the series, see the Staff Editorial on page 4. Duquesne students are complaining about the cramped living situation on campus, since many of them reside in forced triples or […]

BREAKING: Duquesne announces new partnership for Brottier Hall

BREAKING: Duquesne announces new partnership for Brottier Hall

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 05/09/18 After initially revealing it was looking into working with third-parties on Brottier Hall last summer, Duquesne announced on May 9 that it has finalized the acquisition of the upperclassman apartment building. The deal, with Radnor Property Group and Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, includes plans to “modernize and renovate the […]

Towers residents placed in temporary rooms

Towers residents placed in temporary rooms

Kaye Burnet | Staff Writer Unlike most Duquesne Towers residents, Cody Collins has a double sink in his room. “It definitely wasn’t what I expected [when I moved in],” he said with a laugh. Collins, a Duquesne football player and graduate student in the business school, is temporarily living in a kitchenette on the fifth […]

Duquesne Facilities Management is kept busy over the summer

Duquesne Facilities Management is kept busy over the summer

Josiah Martin | Staff Writer It’s back to school time for most of the Duquesne University community, and once again, Facilities Management has been at work all summer renovating and updating campus for new and returning students. Crews spent the summer preparing the Living Learning Centers for their new residents. Rod Dobish, Assistant Vice President […]

Total cost of Brottier Hall fire still unknown

Total cost of Brottier Hall fire still unknown

By Casey Chafin| The Duquesne Duke Duquesne University staff members are still calculating the total damage caused by the July 21 grease fire that broke out in a Brottier apartment, according to a university spokeswoman. A resident in an apartment on the 14th floor started a grease fire while cooking just before 10 p.m., Karen Ferrick-Roman […]

Pa. Liquor Board awards Duquesne top grant

By Adam Kelly | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne received a grant of $40,000 from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board in an effort to prevent underage and dangerous alcohol abuse on campus. According to Sharon Oelshlager, director of residence life, the grant money will be ready to spend by Oct. 1, when all of the proper […]