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University reveals new institutional master plan

University reveals new institutional master plan

Kellen Stepler | Staff Writer 11/15/2018 Could you imagine Duquesne University without the Power Center? Not too long ago, that was a reality. The university’s Institutional Master Plan, implemented in 2004, which gave the Duquesne community the Power Center, has since expired. The university’s new Institutional Master Plan (IMP) will document Duquesne’s proposed development for […]

New fellowship created in the spirit of August Wilson

New fellowship created in the spirit of August Wilson

Sairah Aslam | Staff Writer 02/15/18 Duquesne University is honoring one of the Hill District’s enduring legacies, August Wilson. The university announced it will be creating a new August Wilson House Fellowship, bolstering the university’s reputation as a prominent contributor to the arts and culture in the Pittsburgh community and across the country. For about […]

Hill District’s Black History

Hill District’s Black History

Madeline Bartos | Staff Writer 02/08/2018 CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article incorrectly states that The August Wilson Center is owned by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. It has been updated to rectify this mistake. From the 1920s to 1940s, the Hill District was a place of thriving culture, producing some of the highest literature, […]

“No justice, no pizza.” Pressure increases on Pizza Milano after violent video.

“No justice, no pizza.” Pressure increases on Pizza Milano after violent video.

Raymond Arke | News Editor UPDATE 08/22/18: According to multiple media reports, Mahmut Yilmaz was found not guilty of simple assault and aggravated assault on August 15. UPDATE 01/16/18: According to a Pizza Milano statement published by CBS Pittsburgh (KDKA), the owner of Pizza Milano, Semsi Yilmaz (no relation, said that Mahmut Yilmaz had be […]

Merante Brothers Market back as Pittsburgh community staple

Merante Brothers Market back as Pittsburgh community staple

12/07/17 By Elsa Buehler | Staff Writer It’s that time of year when the question of whether or not you’re sick of campus dining is needless. Finals are approaching, FLEX is low and you find yourself trudging to Market for one of those delicious cold-cut sandwiches that we all so dearly love. Off-campus options are […]

Biking commuters brace for harsh weather arrival

Biking commuters brace for harsh weather arrival

Kaye Burnet | Staff Writer With Halloween behind us and the possibility of freezing rain and snow ahead, one group on campus is affected more than most by the forthcoming precipitation: cycling commuters. According to the Office of Commuter Affairs, commuters make up the majority of Duquesne’s student body. While most commuters drive to campus, […]

City project to improve Uptown continues

City project to improve Uptown continues

Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor In the fall of 2015, Pittsburgh became the first in the country to introduce a plan to become a more efficient and safer city. The specific communities targeted for renovation are Uptown and West Oakland. Titled the EcoInnovation District, the city’s plans hope for the neighborhoods to become, “an area […]

Pittsburgh ioby hears Uptown neighbors’ concerns

Pittsburgh ioby hears Uptown neighbors’ concerns

Raymond Arke | Asst. News Editor Change might be coming to Uptown, the Pittsburgh neighborhood where Duquesne and many university students reside. Ioby: In Our Backyards (stylized as ioby), now has an office in Pittsburgh, which opened Nov. 15. The Brooklyn-based nonprofit works to encourage and fund neighborhood improvements. Ioby will be based out of […]

DU gives back with annual spring cleanup

DU gives back with annual spring cleanup

  By Gigi Jeddi | The Duquesne Duke Since it was founded almost 30 years ago by a Catholic nun named Bernadette Campbell, Duquesne’s annual Spring Clean-Up has served as an opportunity for the university to connect with its neighboring communities. Kate Lecci of Duquesne’s campus ministry office is in charge of this year’s event, […]

Duquesne partners to revitalize Uptown

Duquesne partners to revitalize Uptown

By Raymond Arke | The Duquesne Duke Uptown, the neighborhood in which Duquesne resides, has seen better days. However, city planners, local nonprofits and even some Duquesne faculty members are working on a project to improve Uptown for the more than 10,000 people who live or work there. Launched in fall 2015, the EcoInnovation District […]