University of Pittsburgh

Oakland increases security coverage

Oakland increases security coverage

Raymond Arke | Editor-in-Chief 09/06/2018 Last week, Pittsburgh took steps to become a safer city. Responding, in part, to the recent deaths of University of Pittsburgh student, Alina Sheykhet, and Duquesne University student, Dakota Jones, the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office joined forces with UPMC and University of Pittsburgh to install 60 security cameras throughout […]

Police charge former Duquesne basketball player in Sept. 2 sexual assault case

Police charge former Duquesne basketball player in Sept. 2 sexual assault case

Raymond Arke | News Editor 01/24/18 UPDATE: Washington appeared in court for his preliminary hearing, according to the criminal docket. His formal arraignment has been scheduled for March 22. 10/30/17 Charges of rape and sexual assault were filed against Duquesne student and former Dukes basketball player Nick Washington on Oct. 29. Washington, who is no […]

Accused killer visited Duquesne before Pitt attack

Accused killer visited Duquesne before Pitt attack

Raymond Arke | News Editor 10/12/17 The man accused of killing a University of Pittsburgh student was on Duquesne’s campus hours before, attempting to enter Brottier Hall, Pittsburgh Police said this week. Police charged Matthew Darby with the killing and said he visited two buildings on campus and interacted with Duquesne Police before taking an […]

UPDATED: Pitt student reports sexual assault in Duquesne dorm

UPDATED: Pitt student reports sexual assault in Duquesne dorm

Raymond Arke | News Editor UPDATE: Oct. 30 5:32 PM – Nick Washington, a Duquesne student and former Duquesne men’s basketball player, has been charged with five criminal accounts for the alleged rape and sexual assault that occurred on Sept. 2. Full story here UPDATE: Sept. 2 2:30 PM – Bridget Fare, chief marketing and […]

First Lady visits Pitt, urges Clinton vote

First Lady visits Pitt, urges Clinton vote

By Elsa Buehler | Staff Columnist  Thousands of students and community members from the Pittsburgh area gathered in the Fitzgerald Field House on Sept. 28 to hear First Lady Michelle Obama campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Michelle was set to speak at 3:30 p.m., and the doors opened at 1:00 p.m., but people […]

Transgender Pitt student banned from basic right

By: Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor  Last week, a federal court decision ruled that the University of Pittsburgh did not discriminate against transgender male student Seamus Johnston when they denied him access to men’s locker rooms and restrooms. The decision, as a whole, is a prime example of the antiquated definitions our law system seems unfortunately […]

An Added Word: City Game date leads to vacation woes

Addie Smith | Sports Editor  The men’s basketball City Game is an important staple in a Duquesne student’s time at the University. It’s the one time a year where the student section at the Consol Energy Center almost (but not entirely) matches the size of the student population and one can actually hear excitement from […]

BREAKING: McConnell-Serio leaves Duquesne for Pitt program

BREAKING: McConnell-Serio leaves Duquesne for Pitt program

Breaking news Pat Higgins and Addie Smith | The Duquesne Duke After a week of speculation and rumors, the University of Pittsburgh has officially signed Suzie McConnell-Serio to a six-year contract to take over as the head coaching position following firing Agnus Berenato on April 1. The move comes on the heels of McConnell-Serio’s most […]