sexual assault

Vatican must be accountable in light of sexual assault claims

Vatican must be accountable in light of sexual assault claims

2/28/2019 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist  On Feb. 22, the Vatican began a four-day meeting of 190 church leaders to address the ongoing issue of sexual abuse within the Church. The meeting was called “The Protection of Minors in the Church,” with an emphasis on listening to abuse victims and tackling the issue head-on […]

Wuerl and Francis guilty of inaction; should be held accountable

Wuerl and Francis guilty of inaction; should be held accountable

10/18/2018 By Timothy Rush | Staff Writer On Oct. 12, as part of the tremors left in the wake of the revelations of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania over the course of several decades, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Wuerl. Cardinal Wuerl, now former archbishop of Washington, D.C., served […]

Ford brave for coming forward with Kavanaugh accusations

Ford brave for coming forward with Kavanaugh accusations

10/04/2018 By Kailey Love | Managing Editor On Sept. 27, millions of people across the world were glued to phone screens and television sets, watching history unfold as a woman told her story about a boy who sexually assaulted her when she was 15 years old. In the era of #MeToo, these narratives are not […]

BREAKING: Police investigate sexual assault on Duquesne’s campus

BREAKING: Police investigate sexual assault on Duquesne’s campus

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 09/29/2018 On Sept. 29, a Duquesne University crime alert email informed students of a reported sexual assault that occurred on campus over the night of Sept. 28. A female Duquesne student walked into the Duquesne University police station on Sept. 29 at 4:26 p.m. to report the alleged assault, according to the […]

Sexual harassment builds toxic workplace culture

Sexual harassment builds toxic workplace culture

09/27/2018 By Timothy Rush | Staff Columnist Sexual harassment is an issue that has been ever-present in society throughout time, and it’s still a very serious one. It is an issue that has plagued American sports leagues, though it has been recently highlighted in the news surrounding the Dallas Mavericks. On Feb. 20, an investigative […]

Sexual assault remains a pervasive problem on college campuses

Sexual assault remains a pervasive problem on college campuses

09/20/2018 By Duke Staff In the wake of the #MeToo movement, the reckoning of long neglected sexual assault accusations at all societal levels continues to grab the headlines and hold offenders accountable. However, nearly a year after the birth of #MeToo, complacency is a threat to its momentum. With recent developments, it’s important to remember […]

BREAKING: Police investigating sexual assault involving Duquesne student

BREAKING: Police investigating sexual assault involving Duquesne student

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 09/03/2018 The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Sexual Assault Unit is investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred to a Duquesne student in the morning hours of Labor Day, according to a campus-wide crime alert email. At 9:44 a.m. on Sept. 3, Duquesne University Police responded to a report that a female […]

Sexual assault petition gains traction on campus

Sexual assault petition gains traction on campus

Josiah Martin | Asst. A&E Editor 04/05/18 The campus organization Students Against Sexual Violence (SASV) has composed a petition to change Duquesne’s policy regarding sexual assault, making it an expellable offense. Duquesne does not hold an official stance on the matter. SASV wants the university’s position clarified. “The goal is to change the policy that […]

Alec Baldwin wrongfully attacks sexual assault victim

Alec Baldwin wrongfully attacks sexual assault victim

By Vincent Gullo III 2/7/18 Just last week, actor and famed SNL Trump impersonator Alec Baldwin caused controversy with his comments regarding the sexual abuse allegations made against movie director Woody Allen and his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. Farrow, who has accused Allen of sexually abusing her when she was 7, graphically stated in her […]

Time’s Up powerful first step for sexual assault victims

Time’s Up powerful first step for sexual assault victims

By Duke Staff 1/11/18 The 75th Golden Globes was this past Sunday, and perhaps more stunning than the glitz and glam of the event was the undoubtedly powerful display of solidarity among much of the entertainment elite. Between the pointed interviews, brazen accusations and passionate speeches, the effects of the massive wave of allegations of […]

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