veterans

DU library shares stories of veterans through oral history exhibit

DU library shares stories of veterans through oral history exhibit

Liza Zulick | Staff Writer 11/15/2018 Duquesne’s Gumberg Library kicked off an early Veterans Day celebration in an attempt to share many personal stories through the Veterans’ Oral History Exhibit. The exhibit is on display until Nov. 30. Duquesne veterans who have previously participated in the Duquesne Veterans’ Oral History Project (VOHP) volunteered to share […]

Nursing school receives veteran-friendly rating

Nursing school receives veteran-friendly rating

Liza Zulick | Staff Writer 02/01/18 For the second consecutive year, Duquesne’s School of Nursing earned a Gold Level ranking for being military friendly from a national veteran organization. Only 60 colleges and universities across the United States were given this rank. This year, schools were evaluated by student surveys, public data sources and Victory […]

Duquesne law student to join Navy’s JAG Corps

Duquesne law student to join Navy’s JAG Corps

Raymond Arke | News Editor 01/11/18 While “jag-off” is a common Western Pennsylvania insult, one Duquesne law student is pursuing a career where JAG would be her title, a joke she hears quite often. Amanda Perry, a fourth-year Duquesne law evening student, was recently accepted into the Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. Each branch […]

Duquesne hosts state’s biggest veterans breakfast

Duquesne hosts state’s biggest veterans breakfast

Michael Marafino | Staff Writer 11/16/17 Members of Duquesne University expressed gratitude for the service of American veterans by hosting the state’s largest Veterans Day breakfast. Approximately 700 veterans attended the breakfast in the Union Ballroom on the morning of Nov. 11. The event master of ceremonies was Duquesne University’s own Don Accamando, the director […]

Duquesne grad student joins 100 mile veteran march

Duquesne grad student joins 100 mile veteran march

Raymond Arke | News Editor 10/05/17 The drive from Pittsburgh to Erie is a long one, but imagine walking it. For a small group of veterans, including one Duquesne student, this is what they plan to do next weekend. Anthony Powell, a veteran and graduate student at Duquesne, will be participating in the 40th Annual […]

Run for Ryan returns Saturday

Run for Ryan returns Saturday

  By Kaye Burnet | News Editor  Although Marine Sergeant Ryan Lane of Castle Shannon never attended Duquesne University, his family formed a bond with Duquesne’s ROTC program after Lane was killed during his second deployment to Afghanistan in 2009. This Saturday, members of the Duquesne community and Pittsburgh residents will take part in the […]

DU Dog Tags gets campus vets writing

DU Dog Tags gets campus vets writing

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor She is beautiful. A simple phrase that can evoke any number of emotions, images and thoughts. Simple and succinct, yet still endlessly imprecise. For the small group of student veterans gathered in Fisher Hall this past Monday, interpreting this abstraction was the task at hand. They were gathered for […]

From the front lines to the front of the classroom

From the front lines to the front of the classroom

By Julie Pawlikowski | The Duquesne Duke In a classroom mixed with a sea of college students, ages ranging from 18 to 24, there sits a man in his late 50s. Some might wonder what he is doing here. He is pursuing an academic education on the higher level like the rest of the students, but […]

Veterans gather at DU for breakfast, praise school for treatment

Veterans gather at DU for breakfast, praise school for treatment

By Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke Duquesne hosted more than 680 veterans and their family members at a breakfast Tuesday in the Union Ballroom, which gave veterans the chance to respond to Duquesne’s numerous accolades in veteran treatment. U.S. News and World Report recognized Duquesne as the 28th best school for veterans in the […]

Mutual Defense: Duquesne law clinic defends veterans

Mutual Defense: Duquesne law clinic defends veterans

By: Seth Culp-Ressler | Assistant Features Editor While Veterans Day may be in the headlines this week, for those associated with Duquesne Law School’s Veterans Clinic, our servicemen and women are always on the mind. John Rago, Duquesne professor of law and faculty overseer for the Veterans Clinic, explained that the program works in conjunction […]