world war two

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 […]

From Pittsburgh to Pompeii: The Duquesne Archives

From Pittsburgh to Pompeii: The Duquesne Archives

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Features Editor Duquesne archivist Thomas White reaches for a shelf, just one of the many that fills the room to the brim with boxes, books, memorabilia and folders. He carefully chooses a slim, square blue carton. Opening it and folding away the tissue paper reveals its unusual contents: it’s Adolf Hitler’s […]

WWII ship with ties to Pittsburgh wows visitors

WWII ship with ties to Pittsburgh wows visitors

By Carolyn Conte | The Duquesne Duke The USS Syros, a massive gray World War II cargo ship, sailed away from Pittsburgh Wednesday after offering thousands of history buffs, curious visitors and veterans an opportunity to learn more about the war and its impact on the Pittsburgh steel industry. The Landing Ship Tank, or LST […]