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Review process for dean causes controversy

Review process for dean causes controversy

Raymond Arke | News Editor 04/05/18 Controversy has enveloped the normally routine performance reviews of the Mary Pappert Music School Dean, Seth Beckman. A group of music students petitioned Provost Timothy Austin and President Ken Gormley calling for the removal of one of the review committee members over allegations of possible biased behavior. This performance […]

Duquesne announces Dausey as new provost

Duquesne announces Dausey as new provost

Raymond Arke | News Editor As Duquesne plans for their new era laid out in the strategic plan, the campus welcomed a new face to the role of provost and vice president of academic affairs. In a surprise ceremony on Feb. 1, President Ken Gormley announced the end to a five-month search by introducing David […]

DU plans for important Middle States accreditation

DU plans for important Middle States accreditation

Sairah Aslam | Staff Writer 10/05/17 Duquesne is preparing for an important event: its re-accreditation. In the United States, accreditation — the ability of higher education institutions to distribute degrees — is determined not by the government, but by independent commissions. All higher education institutions in each region of the United States are overseen by […]

Duquesne, nursing students clash over diplomas

Duquesne, nursing students clash over diplomas

Raymond Arke | News Editor A group of 24 nursing students had their diplomas withheld because they failed to meet a Duquesne-set minimum score on a national nursing preparatory test, various Pittsburgh news outlets first reported on June 6. The Health Education System, Inc, or HESI, exam is a nationally offered test that prepares nursing […]

Duquesne Press to close, other budget cuts imminent

Duquesne Press to close, other budget cuts imminent

Brandon Addeo | News Editor Despite an attempt from the Duquesne University Press to reduce its subsidy of over $300,000 from the university, Duquesne officials rejected the trimmed budget and announced March 29 that the publishing entity will be shuttered in the coming months. This comes at a time when the university plans to reallocate […]

President Dougherty to retire in ’16 amid DU growth

President Dougherty to retire in ’16 amid DU growth

By Kaye Burnet and Julian Routh | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne President Charles Dougherty announced Friday that he plans to retire when his contract expires on June 30, 2016. Dougherty, 65, has served as Duquesne’s 12th president since 2001. The University’s Board of Directors has already started a nationwide search for his successor, according to […]

Graduation requirement lifted

By Julian Routh | News Editor Students graduating between 2015 and 2018 will not be required to have a completed service learning course on their transcripts, University officials said this week. Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Timothy Austin said he removed the requirement for three years so the school can reexamine and renovate […]

Evaluation survey system to be overhauled

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke A revised course evaluation system is being implemented across campus in an effort to get more input from students about their professors and classes. Students will still be asked to fill out a questionnaire at the end of the semester for each of their classes, but the survey […]

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 […]