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History majors earn biggest paychecks

History majors earn biggest paychecks

By Gigi Jeddi | The Duquesne Duke A 2015 report from George Mason University revealed that history majors are the highest-earning liberal arts graduates, with a median annual wage of $54,000. Duquesne’s history department currently has 47 history undergraduate and graduate students. According to department chair Jay Dwyer, it makes sense that history majors are […]

Duquesne increases minimum wage

By Brittney Jackson | The Duquesne Duke Over the summer, Duquesne raised its minimum wage to $15 per hour for all full-time and part-time employees. Before the University made the change in July, the minimum wage was $14 per hour. According to Duquesne President Charles Dougherty, approximately 40 employees will benefit from the increase in […]

Adjunct union forming at Point Park

Adjunct union forming at Point Park

By Julian Routh | News Editor While the adjunct union at Duquesne awaits a ruling from the National Labor Relations Board, another adjunct union is organizing just blocks away in the city. Part-time faculty members at Point Park University who are unhappy with wages, benefits and office space are in the early stages of forming […]