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Gormley remains positive about failed Pa. Supreme Court bid

Gormley remains positive about failed Pa. Supreme Court bid

By Kaye Burnet and Julian Routh | The Duquesne Duke Just three weeks after learning he would not be heading to Harrisburg to sit on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, law school Dean Ken Gormley leans back in his chair in his office and smiles. “I have learned not to spend my life thinking of things […]

Election 2014: Governor-elect Wolf pledges education, job reform

Election 2014: Governor-elect Wolf pledges education, job reform

By Julian Routh | News Editor When newly elected Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf takes office in January, he will be tasked with initiating a number of plans he outlined in his campaign, some of which will impact higher education and post-college employment. On the campaign trail, Wolf, 65, of York County, pledged to make education […]

Pa. chief justice honored at DU amid porn email scandal

Pa. chief justice honored at DU amid porn email scandal

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke The state Supreme Court chief justice said this week at Duquesne he plans to meet with the Attorney General on Friday about the release of lewd and pornographic emails sent by state employees, reportedly including at least one justice. At a meeting Tuesday in the Power Center Ballroom […]

Legislation would increase Pa. wage

By Zach Brendza | Features Editor A new piece of legislation would raise the minimum hourly wage in Pennsylvania to $10.10. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Tina Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia), would continually increase the minimum wage until 2016, amending a 1968 act that scheduled wage adjustments. If passed, minimum wage would see three wage increases over […]

PSU dance marathon raises $13 million

PSU dance marathon raises $13 million

By Andy Hornak | The Duquesne Duke Penn State students and alumni gathered in Bryce Jordan Center this past weekend for a 46-hour dance marathon that raised over $13 million for cancer research. THON, a three-day continuous dance marathon, brought together thousands of people to provide emotional and financial support for children suffering from various […]

Looming debate surrounds PA University gun ban

Looming debate surrounds PA University gun ban

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke A proposed policy by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education could ban guns in “sensitive areas” on the campuses of 14 publicly owned universities in the state. In fall 2013, the Public Safety and Security Task Force assembled by the state system drafted a policy that would […]