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News Coverage for Duquesne

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Nov. 13
5th Cohort for Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership Named
ASU Now announced that Seth Beckman, dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music, has been selected to be a fellow of the fifth cohort of the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, hosted by Arizona State University and Georgetown University. Fellows will partake in an eight-month program with seminars, workshops and design sessions to learn how to lead organizational change at their respective institutions.

Nov. 11
Commentary: Focus on Truth, Law and Politics at Duquesne U
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review about the upcoming event Shall These Bones Live?: Resurrecting Truth in American Law and Public Discourse, hosted by the School of Law on Nov. 16-17.

Duquesne University Hosts State’s Largest Veterans Day Breakfast
KDKA-TV reported that Duquesne hosted the 19th annual Veterans Leadership Program Veterans Day breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Veterans Day Parade Marches Through Frigid Pittsburgh
KDKA-TV included the annual Veterans Breakfast at Duquesne as part of this story about various events to honor veterans on Veterans Day in Pittsburgh.

Nov. 10
Largest Pittsburgh-Area Colleges & Universities
The Pittsburgh Business Times ranked Duquesne No. 5 on its list of Largest Pittsburgh-Area Colleges and Universities, as ranked by undergraduate enrollment.

Pennsylvania Colleges Streamline Admission Process
The Tribune-Review listed Duquesne as one of the area’s “test-optional” universities that do not require high school students completing the application process to submit their ACT/SAT scores.

Some New Faces Elected to Pine-Richland School Board
The Tribune-Review reported that Dr. Carla Meyer, associate professor of literacy education, was recently elected to serve on the Pine-Richland School Board.

Pamela Walck: Take Time this Veterans Day to Listen, Care
Dr. Pamela Walck, assistant professor of multiplatform journalism, penned this op-ed for Savannah Now about the duty of American citizens to listen to and help the veteran population.

Nov. 9
Veterans Courts in Allegheny, Westmoreland Seek Earlier Start on Treatment
The Tribune-Review interviewed Adjunct Law Professor Daniel Kunz for this story about Veterans Court programs in surrounding counties and their focus on treatment, rather than punishment.

Nov. 8
Could Michael Helfrich’s York Mayoral Victory be Challenged? Legal Experts Weigh In.
The York Daily Record interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about newly elected York Major Michael Helfrich’s legal eligibility to serve as mayor.

A Look at the Founding Fathers’ Motivation for Impeachment and How it Could Be Done Today
Pittsburgh City Paper interviewed Visiting Law Professor Wilson Huhn for this story about the impeachment process for U.S. presidents.

Nov. 7
Connelly, Spurgeon Elected to Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
The Tribune-Review reported that Adjunct Law Professor David Spurgeon was elected to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas during the Nov. 7 election.

Nov. 6
Mueller Probe a Political Time Bomb That Could Detonate in 2018
McClatchy DC interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about the similarities between the current Robert Mueller investigation and Kenneth Starr’s Whitewater investigation in the 1990s.

What To Know About Pennsylvania’s Court System And The 2017 Judicial Races
WESA-Radio interviewed Law Dean Maureen Lally-Green for this story about the differences between partisan and retention judicial elections.

Nov. 3
American Students Studying Abroad Honor Fallen US Soldiers
Fox News interviewed Michael Wright, director of the Duquesne Italian campus, for this story about the “Be the Difference” program he created to connect Duquesne students studying at the Rome campus with Italian students to honor the lives of fallen U.S. soldiers abroad.

Nov. 2
Dr. Hacker Says Crack Epidemic ‘Did Not Get Same Health Focus’ as Opioid Crisis
The New Pittsburgh Courier interviewed Dr. Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County Health Department and a featured speaker at the McGinley-Rice Symposium for this story about the event’s topic of addiction as well as the similarities and differences between heroin use in the black community and opioid abuse throughout the nation’s white population.

On ‘All Souls Day,’ Pope Francis Visits American Military Cemetery to Pray for the Fallen
Breitbart News interviewed Michael Wright, director of Duquesne’s Rome campus, about a program he started called “Be the Difference—Never Again,” which encourages young Americans to visit U.S. cemeteries abroad and to make a difference in their local communities upon their return home.