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    Duquesne Students, Faculty and Staff Join Community for 24th Annual Spring Clean-Up

    Duquesne University's Spiritan Campus Ministry will host its 24th annual Spring Clean-Up, welcoming the participation of other campus organizations and local community members.

    Teams of students, faculty and staff will participate in clearing lots, picking up litter and other activities, the Hill District Consensus Group, Clean Green Hill and other organizations.

    This year, volunteers will work in neighborhoods where they may interact daily.

    "For the past eight years, we have been focusing more on the community aspect of the clean-up event," said Campus Minister Luci-Jo DiMaggio. "Instead of having people go 30 minutes away, we wanted to go back to our roots in the local neighborhoods and involve more community partnerships."

    Free lunches will be provided by Taste of the Neighborhood on the South Side and Mr. Ribb's, Z-Best Barbeque in the Hill District.

    When: Saturday, April 13; check-in and breakfast on Duquesne's Mellon Hall Patio at 9 a.m.

    Where: Designated areas in the Hill District and the South Side

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.