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Duquesne places money in offshore hedge fund accounts

Duquesne places money in offshore hedge fund accounts

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief & Kailey Love | Managing Editor 10/18/2018 This is the third article in the Duke Deep Dives series. The way in which private universities handle their finances is often scrutinized, as students voice their opinions and finance scholars examine university motivations. Duquesne is no exception. Recently, studies have shown private colleges […]

University announces sweeping changes, effective April 1

University announces sweeping changes, effective April 1

South Side Steps to be Replaced With Escalator In a plan that’s being lauded by many students as “brave,” “long overdue” and “please don’t use this comment on the record,” Duquesne University recently unveiled a plan to replace the South Side steps with a fully functional escalator. “We’re hoping the change will lessen the number […]

A dip into The Duke archives: Sept. 8, 1977

A dip into The Duke archives: Sept. 8, 1977

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor Since 1925, The Duquesne Duke has been serving the Duquesne community by reporting on the issues that matter. Thanks to the Gumberg Library Digital Collections, our 90-plus year history is always just a few clicks away. With that in mind, here is the first of many dips back into […]

Have a rockin’ Spring Break: It’s time to learn guitar

Have a rockin’ Spring Break: It’s time to learn guitar

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor I got my first guitar on the morning of my 10th birthday — the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. I can distinctly remember sitting on the living room couch, blindly strumming away at the out-of-tune beast I could barely get my arm around, let alone produce music with. Despite […]

Duquesne uses generous financial aid as recruitment tool

Duquesne uses generous financial aid as recruitment tool

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke As it turns out, almost no one pays the sticker price at Duquesne. The university offers financial aid to 99 percent of incoming freshmen, according to a recent Money magazine study. The university offered freshmen an average of $14,437 per student in financial aid in the 2012-13 academic […]

The Cost of College: Textbook prices on the rise

The Cost of College: Textbook prices on the rise

By Julian Routh | Editor-in-Chief “The Cost of College” is an ongoing series that will examine what it really costs to get an education. This week’s story explores the rising cost of college textbooks, which have surged by more than 1,000 percent since 1977.   In the basement of the Barnes and Noble bookstore on […]

Duquesne receives millions in donations

Duquesne receives millions in donations

By Max Blechman | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne announced in February the establishment of five new donor-funded endowments to go into effect in 2015. The endowments will sponsor one student, one professorship, two fellowships and one academic chair. Each endowment was established with the help of alumni and those with close ties to the University. […]

University football players seek to unionize

By Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor The NFL and NCAA are fighting hard to protect their free minor league system. This system, formally known as college athletics, is being challenged by a group of football players from Northwestern University. The players are going against their university in a National Labor Relations Board hearing that could change […]