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UGA’s Gurley the latest victim of NCAA hypocrisy

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor The NCAA will always be a hypocritical organization that only looks out for its own self-interest and profit. That will never change. What needs to change is the way they make the rules up as they go and punish people differently for the same crime. The fact that NCAA athletes […]

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Where the Wild Things Are: Behind the cage at the Pittsburgh Zoo

By Seth Culp-Ressler | Asst. Features Editor This past Sunday The Duke got a behind the scenes peek at the Pittsburgh Zoo, all in hopes of gaining a little bit of insight as to what goes down on the other side of the fence at the Burgh’s very own menagerie. The tour, a University-sponsored get away, […]

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New Kid on the Bluff: Trenton Coles

Rich Donahue | The Duquesne Duke Winning can be an attitude, culture and a lifestyle. The Clairton High School football team made winning all of those things from 2009 to 2011. This Western Pennsylvania high school pieced together an astonishing 47-game win streak during his tenure, which ended at 66 in 2013, en route to […]

AP Photo. A sign points to the entrance to the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, where Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan was being treated.

As Ebola spreads, nurses prepare

By Julian Routh | News Editor The Duquesne School of Nursing is taking steps to educate students on the threat of the Ebola virus, which was transmitted to a second nurse in the United States this week. Nursing school Dean Mary Ellen Glasgow said nursing chairs and curriculum committees are meeting to discuss how to […]

Photo by Claire Murray | Photo Editor. In 2013, Duquesne contributed more than $457 million to Pittsburgh’s economy.

Report details economic impact of universities

By Brandon Addeo | The Duquesne Duke Pittsburgh universities made a $9 billion impact on the local economy in the fiscal year 2012-13, a recent report by the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education (PCHE) said. According to the Oct. 7 report, Duquesne and nine other colleges in Pittsburgh made a total economic impact of approximately […]

Landscape of student loans changing, study says

By Max Blechman | The Duquesne Duke A recent study by the Pew Research Center found that the demographic of students who took out loans to finance secondary education has changed considerably in the last 20 years. The percentage of student borrowers increased from 34 percent in 1992-93 to 62 percent in 2011-12, but the […]

Photo by Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke. (From left to right) Author John Edgar Wideman, rapper Jasiri X and criminal justice expert Tony Gaskew discuss social justice Friday in the Africa Room.

Esteemed author talks social justice at DU

By Jen Cardone | The Duquesne Duke John Edgar Wideman, a Pittsburgh native and 10-time award-winning novelist, offered insight on think tanks as tools for social justice at a symposium Oct. 10. Wideman read an excerpt from his memoir Brothers and Keepers, which is about his incarcerated brother Robert, who holds a mandatory life sentence […]

Cuba needs aid, even 50 years later

Saúl Berríos-Thomas | Layout Editor More than 50 years later the U.S. embargo against Cuba is still in place and Cuba hasn’t changed at all. The embargo began on Oct. 19, 1960. Contrary to popular belief the embargo was not put in place to stop communist regimes. It was in reaction to Cuba not wanting […]

Kim Jong Un returns to public eye after a month

Sean Ray | Student Columnist From Sept. 9 to Oct. 14, North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un disappeared off of the face of the earth, leaving many asking questions of what happened. Was it a coup? Was he sick, as North Korean officials had said? Was it a terminal illness? Was North Korea soon […]

Staff editorial: Homosexuals have “gifts” to offer church

Duke Staff Last Monday, a report from the Vatican shook founding church principles to the core regarding family practices. Touching on marriage, divorce, contraception and cohabitation, the report was a summary on discussions held between 200 bishops, cardinals and priests, including Pope Francis, officially called the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family. What really […]