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Midterm Mania: Mix of Democratic, Republican success across U.S.

Midterm Mania: Mix of Democratic, Republican success across U.S.

Kailey Love | Managing Editor 11/08/18 A “Blue Wave” in the House. GOP gains in the Senate. Over 100 women elected across all national positions. The first openly gay governor ever elected in the U.S. Welcome to the 2018 midterm elections. The long anticipated general election saw record numbers of voter turnout nationwide, up significantly […]

Science professor begins run for local U.S. House seat

Science professor begins run for local U.S. House seat

Kailey Love | Photo Editor 09/28/17 Correction 9/29/17: Stolz marched in the Pittsburgh March for Science and the Pittsburgh People’s Climate March. The story originally said he participated in the Washington D.C.-based versions of those events. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education at Duquesne, is […]

PA state budget woes may affect Pittsburgh’s bus system

PA state budget woes may affect Pittsburgh’s bus system

Raymond Arke | News Editor 09/21/17 A funding crisis is gripping Pennsylvania. After passing a budget in July, the state legislature has has yet to approve a plan that would bankroll the budget legislation. The latest attempt to fund the state, which was passed by the PA House of Representatives, has the Port Authority warning […]

Toomey, McGinty square off for Senate

Toomey, McGinty square off for Senate

By Rebekah Devorak | Opinions Editor With less than a week to go until Election Day, you’re probably tired of hearing about the pros and cons of voting for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. But don’t stop listening to the non-stop political ads or reading the hundreds of articles just yet, especially since the […]

Show me the money: President’s pay nears $700K

Show me the money: President’s pay nears $700K

By Julian Routh and Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne University President Charles Dougherty is among the top 100 highest paid presidents of private institutions in the country. Dougherty, who is the 97th highest paid, made $678,893 in 2011, according to a Chronicle of Higher Education report of the latest endowment data available. The […]

Government shutdown over, fiscal debate looms

By Pat Higgins | Asst. Sports Editor The government shutdown may be over and the fight to raise the debt ceiling got a temporary reprieve, but economic experts said the coming budget battles will be much more significant. Last week, President Barack Obama signed a deal that passed Congress to end the 16-day shutdown, bringing […]

DU reacts to crisis in Syria

DU reacts to crisis  in Syria

By Aaron Warnick | Photo Editor After accusations that the Bashar al-Assad regime has been using chemical weapons against rebel forces in Syria, the United States may intervene and take military action. With an estimated 100,000 Syrians already dead, a wave of controversy has surrounded the idea of intervening. Senior political science and history major […]