Duquesne in the News

News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives.

June 8
Websites Experience Outages After Fastly's Technical Issues
Chief Information Security Officer Tom Dugas was interviewed for this KDKA-TV story about the mass website outage as a result of technical issues at cloud service company Fastly.  

Nursing school dean to lead Duquesne's research/innovation office
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that School of Nursing Dean Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow has been named vice provost for research and will lead the new Office of Research and Innovation at Duquesne.  

Digigram Provides Pristine Audio Quality for Remote Learning at Duquesne University School of Music
Commercial Integrator reported that the School of Music took remote learning to a new level through the use of Digigram´s professional CODEC technology, which provides pristine audio quality.  

6 Things to Know About Student Loans Before You Start School
Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid John Falleroni was interviewed for this story by Teen Kids News offering advice regarding student loans.   

June 7
Branding Coach to Help College Athletes Cash in on Fame
Bloomberg interviewed Jordan Rooney about his role as the new branding coach for Duquesne athletics.

'It's like I'm starting over': Arts fest vendors happy to be back on the road
Tony Landolina, director of business administration in the School of Law, was interviewed as a vendor in this Post-Gazette article about vendors reaction to the return of the annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.  

June 6
Carnegie Science Center to Host Online Presentation
Butler Radio reported that Assistant Professor of Engineering Dr. Rana Zakerzadeh will speak at an upcoming online event Café Sci hosted by the Carnegie Science Center.  

June 4
Duquesne Mandates That All Students Be Vaccinated For The Fall
The Upper St. Clair Patch reported that Duquesne is requiring all students to be vaccinated prior to returning to campus this fall.

Pitt drops outdoor mask requirement for those fully vaccinated
This Tribune-Review article about the University of Pittsburgh announcing that face masks will no longer be required outside mentioned that Duquesne is among a list of various area schools that are requiring a COVID-19 vaccine for all students this fall.

Famed trial attorney F. Lee Bailey remembered for Greensburg trial
Adjunct Law Professor Dr. Cyril Wecht was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the passing of his friend and famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey.  

Pennsylvania State Schools Aren't Allowed To Require COVID-19 Vaccines Yet
This KDKA-TV story about state schools not yet being allowed to require COVID-19 vaccines for students reported that Duquesne announced that all students are required to get the vaccine in order to return to campus in the fall.  

Pitt changes face masks, social distancing rules
The Pittsburgh Business Times mentioned that Duquesne is among area schools requiring a COVID-19 vaccine for all students in this article about the University of Pittsburgh announcing that face masks will no longer be required outside.  

Here's what's trending for June 4
WAEB-Radio reported that Duquesne is requiring students have the COVID-19 vaccine in order to attend classes and in-person campus activities this fall.

DA Stephen Zappala responds to criticism of stopping plea deals with Black attorney over race comments
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Post-Gazette story about Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr., who is responding to criticism for stopping plea deals with a Black defense attorney who criticized his office and the criminal justice system as racist.  

Nationally Acclaimed Forensic Pathologist Cyril Wecht, MD, JD, Pens Memoir Highlighting Personal Triumphs and Controversies
Dark Daily published this article about Adjunct Law Professor Dr. Cyril Wecht and his new memoir The Life and Deaths of Cyril Wecht: Memoirs of America's Most Controversial Forensic Pathologist.  

Duquesne University requiring all students get COVID-19 vaccine before fall semester
WPXI-TV reported that Duquesne will require that all students be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend classes on campus this fall.  

State System Schools Cannot Require Student COVID-19 Vaccines
WCCS-Radio briefly mentioned that Duquesne will require all returning students to have the COVID-19 vaccine.  

June 3
Duquesne University to require students be vaccinated against COVID-19
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne will require that all students be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to return to campus this fall.  

Zappala Doubles Down On Plea Bargain Denial
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by WESA-Radio about Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr.'s decision to prohibit plea offers for the clients of a Black lawyer who criticized his office last month.  

Duquesne to require covid-19 vaccines for students this fall, but Western Pa. colleges' requirements vary
The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne will require COVID-19 vaccines for all students returning to campus this fall.

Duquesne University to require Covid-19 vaccine for students
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne will require COVID-19 vaccines for all students on campus in the fall. 

Duquesne University To Require COVID-19 Vaccines For All Students
KDKA-TV announced Duquesne's decision to require COVID-19 vaccines for all students this fall.  

Duquesne University requiring COVID-19 vaccine for in-person class, campus activities
WTAE-TV interviewed students for this story about Duquesne's decision requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for students to participate in in-person classes and all campus activities.  

Neighbor Spotlight: North Hills women offer early start for tomorrow's STEM stars
The Tribune-Review mentioned that two North-Hills-area women attended an entrepreneur program at Duquesne designed to help develop the skills they needed to run their new business, STEMSteps Early Learning.    

June 2
20 Pittsburgh-area People to Know in Law (photos)
The Pittsburgh Business Times mentioned various Duquesne staff members in this article highlighting 20 people working in the legal profession in western Pennsylvania. Duquesne staff mentioned include Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs Pamela Connelly and Director of Diversity at the School of Law Nicola Henry-Taylor.

June 1
Crews Begin Tearing Down Former Life Works Building On Duquesne University Campus
KDKA-TV reported that crews have begun tearing down the former Life Works building on Forbes Avenue to clear the space for Duquesne's new College of Osteopathic Medicine. This story also appeared on Yahoo! News.  

State Senate Bill Would Allow Teens To Bypass Parental Approval For COVID-19 Vaccine
Assistant Nursing Professor Dr. Michael Deem was interviewed by WESA-Radio for this story about a possible new state senate bill that would allow people ages 14 and over to get any CDC-recommended immunization without parental consent. This story also appeared on the WITF-Radio website.

May 29
From Boulder, CO, to Burlington, VT-These Are the 50 Best College Towns in the U.S.
Duquesne University is mentioned in this Parade magazine article on the 50 Best College Towns in the U.S. Pittsburgh is listed at No. 23. 

May 28
Virtual lecture will explore engineering as a new frontier in medical training
The Observer-Reporter reported that Assistant Professor of Engineering Dr. Rana Zakerzadeh is hosting a virtual discussion on engineering as a new frontier in medical training and research as part of Carnegie Science Center's Virtual Café Sci.

Pennsylvania Sen. Doug Mastriano Unlikely To Face Consequences Over Newly Released Jan. 6 Videos At The Capitol
Political Science Chair Dr. Clifford Bob was interviewed for this WITF-Radio story about Senator Doug Mastriano's apparent involvement in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The story also appeared on the WESA-Radio website.  

May 27
Carnegie to host free lecture
Latrobe Bulletin News reported that Assistant Professor of Engineering Dr. Rana Zakerzadeh is hosting a virtual discussion on engineering as a new frontier in medical training and research on Monday, June 7.  

Downtown Pittsburgh property developers look to re-attract foot traffic after COVID reopening
This Post-Gazette article about various plans in Pittsburgh to restore the city's Central Business District mentions Duquesne University's expansions and the implementation of the Bus Rapid Transit System between downtown and Oakland that is taking place near campus.

May 26
Buildings near Duquesne University evacuated after bank teller handed threatening note
The Post-Gazette reported that several buildings near Duquesne were evacuated after an alleged attempted robbery at the PNC Bank located on Fifth Avenue near campus.  

Those constitutional amendments were aimed at the Pa. Supreme Court as much as they were at Wolf | Bruce Ledewitz
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this op-ed for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star about two recently passed amendments to the Pennsylvania Constitution that limit the emergency powers of Governor Tom Wolf and his eventual successors.  

2021's Best Places for Summer Jobs
WalletHub interviewed Associate Psychology Professor Dr. Matthew Joseph for this article about 2021's best places for summer jobs.  

May 25
Confronting racial inequities at Pittsburgh-area universities after George Floyd's murder has yielded pain and progress
Assistant Director and Outreach Coordinator at Duquesne's Wellness Center Quincy Stephenson was interviewed for this PublicSource article about confronting racial inequities on campus. Stephenson established a meeting group on campus called The Village where Black students could learn how to heal, process trauma and be themselves.  

Keeping a promise: Can higher ed institutions answer the calls to embrace Black students, staff and faculty?
PublicSource published this article about Director of Diversity and Inclusion Anthony Kane and his new role on campus amidst current challenging times.  

Keith Dambrot, LeBron James' first high school coach, is still influencing him
Fox Sports interviewed Duquesne basketball coach Keith Dambrot for this article and the influence he still has today on NBA all-star LeBron James, whom Dambrot coached in high school.

May 24
Wisconsin priest is asked to resign after 'divisive and ineffective' behavior
Emeritus Law Dean Nicholas Cafardi was interviewed by the National Catholic Reporter for this article about a Wisconsin priest who was recently asked to resign after claiming that faithful Catholics cannot be Democrats, ignoring COVID-19 safety protocols and making a series of anti-immigrant and racist remarks.  

May 23
Road deicer or radioactive wastewater? Ohio groups face-off over selling AquaSalina to public
Environmental Biology Professor Dr. John Stolz, who also is director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, was interviewed for this Columbus Dispatch article about the sale of AquaSalina to the public in Ohio.  

May 22
The War on Retirement
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this article for the American Institute of Economic Research about the war on "retirement."  

May 20
Pittsburgh Doctors Offering Alternative To Traditional Health Insurance
Assistant Professor of Health Policy Dr. Ahmad Khanijahani was interviewed for this KDKA-TV story about an alternative to traditional health insurance being offered by local doctors.

Here's where local law school grads are working
The School of Law's class of 2020 was included in this Pittsburgh Business Times article about national trends indicated in employment data released by the American Bar Association.  

How $500,000 in Moonshot Grants are reimagining education
NextPittsburgh mentioned that Duquesne University is among seven educational organizations each awarded $70,000 Moonshot Grants. Applicants were asked to imagine bold, experimental moves now that would change learning 10-20 years from now.

May 19
Novel Immunotherapy Boosts Long-Term Stroke Recovery in Mice
Associate Pharmacy Professor Dr. Rehana Leak is among the research authors named in this Science Magazine article about a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study that demonstrates a population of specialized immune cells serve as tissue repair engineers to promote functional recovery after a stroke.   

Universities opt for test-optional admissions, but high schoolers feel need to keep taking exams
The Pittsburgh Business Times quoted Joel Bauman, senior vice president for enrollment management, in this article about a Pittsburgh-based survey that indicates high schoolers don't fully believe that leaving out standardized tests like the SAT and ACT won't jeopardize their chances for admission.

Reformers Make Headway In County Judicial Races
Law Professor Joe Mistick was quoted in this WESA-Radio story that announced Tiffany Sizemore, associate professor of clinical legal education, and Nicola Henry-Taylor, director of diversity in the School of Law, were among the top five vote getters in the Pennsylvania 2021 primary election.  

Commentary: Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan - What's fair in setting a 'fair share'?
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-authored this opinion piece in The Edwardsville Intelligencer about what the "fair share" is in paying taxes.  

Novel Immunotherapy Boosts Long-Term Stroke Recovery in Mice
Associate Pharmacy Professor Dr. Rehana Leak is among the research authors named in this Mirage News article about a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study that demonstrates a population of specialized immune cells serve as tissue repair engineers to promote functional recovery after a stroke.

May 18
Hollywood music maker Sandy De Crescent receives honorary degree
The Post-Gazette interviewed David Allen Wehr, dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music, for this article on the school recently awarding an honorary degree to Sandy De Crescent, a renowned Hollywood music contractor.  

May 17
Pennsylvania Voters to Decide Racial Equity Amendment
The Times Herald published this Associated Press article in which Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz is interviewed about a racial equity question that is included in the Pennsylvania statewide ballot. The article also appeared in the Williamsport Sun Gazette.

Advisory committee votes in favor of DEP's greenhouse gas proposal
Dr. Joe Duckett, adjunct professor of environmental science and management, was interviewed for this Pittsburgh Business Times article as an advisory panel member that voted to agree with the Department of Environmental Protection's plan for the commonwealth to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  

Western Pa. universities weigh covid vaccine requirements for fall
This Tribune-Review article mentions that Duquesne is among several local universities that have not yet decided on whether to make Covid vaccines a requirement for students.  

Partisan Rancor Could Fuel Pa. High Court Spending Blitz
Law360 interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about the Pennsylvania Supreme Court race in the May 18 primary election.  

May 16
After Vatican warning, US bishops have limited options for planned text about Biden
Nicholas Cafardi, emeritus dean of law, was interviewed for this National Catholic Reporter article about the Vatican's warning for U.S. bishops to proceed with caution in their plans to issue a document about pro-choice Catholic politicians such as President Joe Biden.  

May 15
Festivals and Workshops
Choral Canada mentioned that Duquesne will host Choral Kaleidoscope, a workshop in late July for choral conductors of all levels.  

May 14
'Palestine Will Be Free!': Pittsburgh Muslim & Jewish Groups Gather In Oakland To Condemn Violence Against Palestinians
Associate Law Professor Rona Kaufman was interviewed by WESA-Radio about recent protests in Oakland regarding the violence in Palestine.

Pennsylvania voters to decide racial equity amendment
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by Associated Press about Pennsylvania voters' upcoming decision whether to make protections against racial discrimination explicit in the state constitution.  

May 13
Duquesne University's new medical school will have virtual anatomy tech and simulation hospital
Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne's new College of Osteopathic Medicine will have virtual anatomy and hospital simulation technology.  

Tens of millions of dollars in new COVID-19 aid headed for Pennsylvania colleges and their students
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne will be receiving approximately $13.9 million in another round of emergency financial aid for colleges and their students.  

'It's been such a long year': Pittsburghers welcome new CDC mask guidelines
Vice President of Marketing and Communications Gabriel Welsch was interviewed for this article by the Post-Gazette about new CDC mask guidelines, particularly on college campuses.

GOP lawmakers roll out Second Amendment sanctuary bill
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by the Tribune-Democrat about the roll out of the Second Amendment sanctuary bill.  

May 12
39 candidates fight for 9 Allegheny County Common Pleas judicial seats
The Tribune-Review mentioned that Assistant Clinical Professor Tiffany Sizemore is one of 39 candidates fighting for an Allegheny County Common Pleas judicial seat.  

'Our rights will be defended': Mastriano brings the fight over 'Second Amendment Sanctuaries' to the Pa. Capitol
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by Pennsylvania Capital-Star about the fight over Second Amendment sanctuaries which made its way to the Pennsylvania Capitol on Wednesday, May 12. 

'No-Knock' Ballot Measure Could Open Door To More Police Accountability, Activists Hope
WESA-Radio interviewed Law Professor Wesley Oliver for this story about the possibility of altering the Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter to ban police officers from executing warrants at any residence without knocking, announcing themselves and waiting at least 15 seconds before entering.  

A closer look at Pa.'s fraught 2021 ballot questions | Bruce Ledewitz
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this opinion piece for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star that takes a look at Pennsylvania's ballot questions for this year.  

Black-led Community Spotlight: Tracey McCants Lewis
The Pittsburgh City Paper included this article about Tracey McCants Lewis, an adjunct professor of clinical legal education, who is the first Black woman to serve as board chair of the August Wilson African-American Cultural Center.  

May 11
Health ads in users' customized online sites may evoke negative reactions
Assistant Professor of Media Studies Dr. Jinping Wang was interviewed for this Sound Health and Lasting Wealth article about users' reactions regarding health advertisements on social media platforms.

May 10
The Appellate Lawyer-A Dying Breed? No. But There Are Not Enough
This Legal Intelligencer article mentions that the School of Law has an intensive practice procedure to replicate appellate law.  

Pittsburgh: Develop PGH Bulletins: Penguins Development Team Scores Approval For Tower On Civic Arena Site
Patch mentioned Duquesne's proposed master plan for improvements on campus through 2031 including development on Forbes Avenue.  

May 9
Davies & Harrigan: Democrats shaky on defining 'fair share' of taxes
Associate Professor of Economics Antony Davies co-wrote this article for the Boston Herald about Democrats' lack of definition when it comes to the fair share of taxes that the rich should be paying.  

How student reporters investigated their campuses
Poynter briefly mentioned the staff of The Duquesne Duke student newspaper who highlighted stories of Black students, alumni and community members this past year.  

Other Voices: Rein in emergency powers in Pennsylvania
Political Science Professor Clifford Bob wrote this article for the Post-Gazette about two referendums on Pennsylvania's May 18 election ballot which seek to change the state's law on states of disaster emergency.

May 8
Crime victims are some of the most visible figures fighting against Philly DA Larry Krasner's reelection
Law Professor Wesley Oliver was interviewed for this article by the Philadelphia Inquirer about crime victims who are fighting against Larry Krasner's reelection.  

Honor society inductions, nursing pinnings and more for Sewickley area students
The Tribune-Review briefly mentioned that two Duquesne students were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.   

May 7
Duquesne University Graduate Honored For Recovery After Traumatic Brain Injury
KDKA-TV reported that Duquesne graduate Dylan Braun was honored during commencement for his remarkable recovery from a traumatic brain injury.  

Area hospitals see a shortage in healthcare workers
WIFR-TV mentioned an online publication by the School of Nursing in this article about the recent shortage of healthcare workers in hospitals.  

Duquesne University graduate honored during special ceremony
WTAE-TV reported that Duquesne graduate Dylan Braun was honored during a special ceremony after overcoming a serious brain injury and graduating with a master's degree in physician assistant studies.  

Duquesne University student graduates with master's degree while recovering from car crash
WPXI-TV published this article about Duquesne student Dylan Braun who recently graduated while recovering from a car accident leaving him with severe injuries.  

Duquesne Hires Rooney as Personal Brand Coach
New Castle News reported that Jordon Rooney was hired by Duquesne athletics as a personal brand coach for the men's basketball team for impeding changes to NCAA name, image and likeness rules and will extend his work to all student-athletes through the Slash Athletes program via Duquesne's PNC Leadership Academy.      

May 5
Local Leaders React to Governor's Lifting of COVID Restrictions
The Pittsburgh Business Times quoted Duquesne President Ken Gormley for this article that featured reactions from local leaders regarding Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf's announcement that the majority of the state's COVID restrictions will end on Memorial Day.

Public Health, Medical Experts Say Removing Most COVID Restrictions a Reasonable Next Step
Dr. Faina Linkov, chair and associate professor of health administration and public health in the School of Health Sciences, was interviewed by WESA-Radio for this story about Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf announcing that the majority of the state's COVID restrictions will end on Memorial Day.  

Digital Health Tools in Diabetes
Sandhya Vijapurapu, a Pharm.D candidate graduating this spring, co-authored this Drug Topic article that offers information on various technology and mobile health apps that can help individuals with diabetes management.

With a majority of Pittsburgh Public Schools' board seats up for grabs, candidates are pushing for racial equity and accountability
PublicSource included this article about Duquesne freshman Delancey Walton, who is running for a seat on the Pittsburgh Public Schools' board.  

Seven Days in Pittsburgh: May 6-12
The Pittsburgh City Paper reported that Duquesne's Red Masquers will be putting on The Pittsburgh Monologue Project, a series of monologues based on true stories.  

Safety of Oral DMTs for RRMS in Real-world Use Seen to Match Trial Findings
Multiple Sclerosis News Today reported that the School of Pharmacy conducted an analysis that found people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis using approved oral disease-modifying therapies generally tolerate the treatments well.  

May 4
COVID-19 Latest: Wolf to lift mitigation orders; Vaccine shots will go where there's demand
This Post-Gazette article mentions that Duquesne faculty and students have vaccinated more than 2,000 people in just a few weeks at a clinic in the Hill District.

Upcoming School Board Elections Could Mean 'Potentially Huge' Shift For City District
WESA-FM mentioned that Duquesne student Delancey Walton who is running in the upcoming school board elections in this article about the possible shift for the city district after the elections. 

America won't find God. But we might find something else | Bruce Ledewitz
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this opinion piece for Pennsylvania Capital-Star in response to a New York Times columnist's piece titled Can the Meritocracy Find God?  

May 3
COVID-19 delayed Duquesne's medical school project, but pandemic shows that it's needed, university says
The Post-Gazette published this article about the ongoing development and updates on Duquesne's new College of Osteopathic Medicine.  

May 2
What to do this week, from the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival to Remake Learning Days
NEXT Pittsburgh reported that Senior Vice President of Civic Engagement William Generett Jr. will participate in a virtual lecture hosted by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures on Tuesday, May 4.  

Why we love pugs - and other snub-nosed dogs. It's in the eyes.
Physical Therapy Professor Dr. Anne Burrows was interviewed for this NBC News story about the reasons why eye contact plays a significant role in the bond between dogs and humans.  

April 30
'The next chess move:' Emergency powers ballot questions set the stage for a balance-of-power showdown
Dr. Clifford Bob was interviewed for this WITF-FM story about the May 18 primary where voters will get the chance to weigh in on two ideas that could change how branches of the state government can exercise their powers during an emergency.

College Admissions Staff Say Hybrid Approach Has Made The Process More Intimate
WESA-FM reported that Duquesne has taken a blended hybrid approach when it comes to campus tours. While online communication can be easier for some students, others need the in-person option to truly get a feel for the campus.

4 Ross commissioner seats up for reelection, only 1 race has primary challenge
The Tribune-Review mentioned that Duquesne student Lauren Hergert is running for Ross Township commissioner.

April 29
How Pittsburgh Activists are Seizing a Rare Chance to Reshape Courts
Law Professor Tiffany Sizemore was interviewed for this article by The Appeal about how grassroots groups in Pittsburgh are seizing a chance to reshape courts.

Grace Oakes believes in the future of Maple Festival
Daily American published this article about Duquesne student Grace Oakes who will be taking over as director for the Pennsylvania Maple Festival Quilt Show.

Waynesburg University offers new pharmaceutical programs
The Observer-Reporter mentioned that through Waynesburg University’s new partnership with Duquesne, students are able to participate in two pre-pharmacy programs.

Racial and Gender Discrimination Impacts PTSD Severity
Clinical Psychology PhD student José Luiggi-Hernández wrote this article for Mad in America about the impact of racial and gender discrimination on the severity of PTSD symptoms.

April 27
Q&A with Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi
Environment Health News mentioned in this article that a study done by Duquesne researchers revealed that the development of a petrochemical facility would require gas from 1,000 new fracked wells per year.

April 26
Bethlehem Native Captains Duquesne Dancers to National Title
The Wheeling Intelligencer interviewed physician-assistant major Brittney Baker for this feature story on her role serving as captain of the Duquesne Dukettes, which recently won its first-ever national title at the virtual National Dance Association Collegiate Dance Championships.

April 24
North Huntingdon, Latrobe police expecting body cameras
Associate Law Professor John Rago was interviewed for this article by the Tribune-Review about the decision for local police departments in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties such as North Huntingdon and Latrobe to outfit police officers with body cameras. This article also appeared in Yahoo!News.

April 23
Waynesburg University offers new pharmaceutical programs
The Herald Standard mentioned Waynesburg University’s partnership with Duquesne which gives students the ability to participate in various programs within Duquesne’s School of Pharmacy.

April 22
18-year-old woman is youngest ever to run for Pittsburgh school board
WPXI-TV reported that Duquesne freshman Delancey Walton is the youngest ever to run for a position on Pittsburgh Public School’s school board.

Allegheny County Ballot Overwhelmed With 39 Candidates Running For Judge
Law Professor Joe Mistick was interviewed for this article by KDKA-TV about the Allegheny County ballot which has attracted over three dozen candidates running for judge.

There’s a pro-abortion rights case to be made for keeping the Hyde Amendment | Bruce Ledewitz
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this article for Pennsylvania Capital-Star about the pro-abortion rights case to be made for keeping the Hyde Amendment.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh : Racism And Economics
Patch reported that Senior Vice President of Civic Engagement William Generett Jr. will speak with author Heather McGhee about racism and economics at a program presented by Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures on Tuesday, May 4.

Earth Day '21: environmental issues past and present still present challenges
Director of Duquesne’s Center for Environmental Research and Education Dr. John Stolz was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the past and current environmental challenges that we face.

Did you know that your local pharmacy technician is severely underpaid?
The Duquesne Duke reported that pharmacy technicians are severely underpaid with a starting salary of $13 per hour.

April 21
Pittsburgh reacts to verdict in trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin
WPXI-TV published an email that President Ken Gormley recently sent to students and staff in this article about Pittsburgh's reaction to Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict.

Obituary: Rhonda Gay Hartman, a fervent defender of the rights of children and adolescents in medical law
The Post-Gazette published this obituary for longtime Law Professor Rhonda Gay Hartman. President Ken Gormley was interviewed for this article and spoke about her commitment to her students.

Conservation Assistance Available for Farmers
Lancaster Farming published this article which notes that Duquesne University is a project partner in the Buffalo Creek Watershed Conservation Alliance project, which is focused on land management practices and conservation easements in the Buffalo Creek Watershed in Armstrong, Allegheny and Butler counties.

April 20
Pittsburgh region reacts to the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict
The Post-Gazette included a portion of President Ken Gormley's email to students and staff following Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict in this article about the Pittsburgh region's overall reaction to the verdict.

April 19
August Wilson African American Cultural Center taps Pens exec as new board chair
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Adjunct Law Professor Tracy McCants Lewis has been named the new board chair of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

Plastic bag preemption suit takes aim at long time Harrisburg dealmaking mechanism
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by Pennsylvania Capital-Star about a legal challenge filed by Pennsylvania local governments to eliminate a state law that blocks them from regulating the use of plastic bags.

Edwards takes on two challengers in PPS District 9 board race
The Post-Gazette mentioned that Duquesne freshman Delancey Walton is running to represent Pittsburgh Public Schools' ninth district in May's primary election.

April 18
The ambitious heretic who would be president
English Professor Greg Barnhisel wrote this article for the Post-Gazette about a new biography of South Carolina politician John Calhoun entitled Calhoun: American Heretic.

April 16
Central Baptist Church providing daily walk-in COVID vaccine appointments
The New Pittsburgh Courier reported that Duquesne students are administering the Moderna vaccine at Central Baptist Church in the Hill District.

Dr. Faina Linkov on KDKA-Radio
Chair of Health Administration and Public Health Dr. Faina Linkov was interviewed on KDKA-Radio about her recent research which revealed that universal health coverage may be the best way to reduce U.S. health disparities.

April 15
Trusted sources: How a Duquesne University program builds on neighborhood relationships to improve health care
Public Source published this article about Duquesne's Bridges to Health Program, which builds neighborhood relationships in order to improve community health care.

Pa. farmers urged to apply for assistance with Regional Conservation Partnership Program
This article in The Sentinel mentions that Duquesne University is a partner in the Buffalo Creed Watershed Conservation Alliance, a project focused on implementing land management practices and conservation easements in the Buffalo Creed Watershed in Armstrong, Allegheny and Butler Counties.

More At Stake Than Just New May Deadline When It Comes To Taxes
Associate Professor of Accounting Dr. Bryan Menk was interviewed for this article by KDKA-TV about the extended deadline for filing tax returns.

'I'm glad Tarentum's opening up': Night Market draws customers to small businesses on covid rebound
The Tribune-Review briefly mentioned that Duquesne's School of Pharmacy recently offered free blood pressure screenings at Tarentum's Night Market.

In podcast, journalism professor Sweeney reflects on lessons learned from cancer and life
Journalism Professor Dr. Pamela Walck was interviewed for this article by Ohio University about a professor who recently reflected on his life and fight with cancer.

A foul ball, hot dog and a college degree? PNC Park, Beaver Stadium help Pitt, other colleges hold in-person commencement
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne's commencement plans will include one virtual ceremony for all graduates followed by a few smaller in-person ceremonies.

April 13
McDaniel College and Duquesne University form partnership
Patch reported that Duquesne has formed a partnership with McDaniel College that gives undergraduate students in the Economics and Business Administration Department preferred admission to four master's degree programs in Duquesne's School of Business.

Pull Quotes Season 4, Episode 5: Should Canadian crime reporters start thinking beyond what they can print, to what they should?
Journalism Professor Maggie Patterson was interviewed in The Review of Journalism podcast about the underlying factors that may contribute to different approaches to crime reporting.

Three people hurt after several vehicles collide on Liberty Bridge
Duquesne student Bailey Lis was interviewed for this article by WPXI-TV about a car accident that took place yesterday on Liberty Bridge.

McDaniel College, Duquesne University form master's degree partnership
The Daily Record reported that McDaniel College and Duquesne announced a partnership that gives McDaniel undergraduate students in the Economics and Business Administration department, as well as eligible alumni, preferred admission to four master's degree programs in Duquesne's School of Business.

April 12
A Question Of Balance - Why A U.K. Angel Syndicate Is Focused On Female Founders
Forbes mentioned a research study performed by Law Professor Seth Oranburg and Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Dr. Mark Geiger revealing that out of a sample group, 40.8% of investments by women were directed at female-led companies.

April 10
Dominic Foppoli is under investigation over sexual assault allegations. But can he be charged?
Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed for this article by the San Francisco Chronicle about Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli, who is under investigation for sexual assault.

April 9
Legal ruling over suit against Heartland Homes parent expected to open door to more consumer complaints in Pennsylvania
Law Professor Richard Heppner was interviewed for this article by Pittsburgh Business Times about a recent legal ruling against a Heartland Homes parent which could have major implications for consumer protection cases in Pennsylvania moving forward.

April 8
President Ken Gormley's vision poises Duquesne at the region's epicenter (Video)
Pittsburgh Business Times published this article about President Ken Gormley, who recently spoke at the Pittsburgh Business Times' VisionPittsburgh event. Gormley discussed his plans for the future of Duquesne and the challenges of the pandemic.

April 7
What to do this weekend, from a Wildlife Baby Shower to Contemporary Craft's Golden Anniversary
NEXT Pittsburgh briefly mentioned that Duquesne will be hosting its Virtual Music on the Bluff series, which includes a performance of Brahms' Sonata for Viola and Piano featuring Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra violist Maryellen Gingras-Roy and School of Music Dean David Allen Wehr.

April 6
Week in Photos: April 4-10
The Post-Gazette published this collection of photos-including one photo of Duquesne students waiting for community members to come and receive their vaccines at a clinic. The clinic is organized by the Allegheny County Health Department in partnership with Duquesne's Center for Integrative Health at Central Baptist Church in the Hill District.

April 5
Here's who won the Duquesne New Venture Challenge
Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Kunal Gandhi, co-founder and CEO of SimpL, won Duquesne's New Venture Challenge, claiming the top prize of $12,500.

April 2
The race is on to vaccinate Pittsburgh's Black community
The New Pittsburgh Courier mentioned that several Hill District residents have been receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from members of Duquesne's pharmacy division.

April 1
Here's which local grad school programs earned top spots in U.S. News rankings
Pittsburgh Business Times mentioned that Duquesne was recently ranked 29th in occupational therapy and 43rd in pharmacy on U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools list.

Low-Income Residents Overdue On Payments May Face Utility Shutoffs Starting Today
Provost Dr. David Dausey was interviewed on WESA-FM's "The Confluence" about safety and health precautions as Duquesne prepares for a return to in-person classes in the fall.