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    News Coverage for Duquesne

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

    Aug. 24
    Local History Professor Explores the 19th-Century Origins of the Ku Klux Klan
    The Pittsburgh City Paper included this feature on Associate History Professor Dr. Elaine Parson's new book, Ku Klux: The Birth of the Klan During Reconstruction.

    Aug. 23
    Gateway School District Shoots to Close Achievement Gap
    This Tribune-Review article about how the Gateway School District plans to address the achievement gab between black and white students mentions that the district is including among its recommendations a policy and equity audit from Dr. Gretchen Generett, associate education professor and director of Duquesne's UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice.

    FOCUS Pittsburgh Aims to Create a 'Trauma-Informed Community'
    The New Pittsburgh Courier announced that Duquesne University is among the local institutions to partner with FOCUS Pittsburgh in developing the Trauma Informed Community Development initiative.

    Aug. 22
    Children as Suicide Bombers Pose New Challenges for Security Forces
    The Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., assistant political science professor, was interviewed for this WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.) story about the growing concern from security forces as terrorist groups use children as suicide bombers. The story also appeared on Fox 29 Santonio.

    Aug. 21
    For Kane, Scandals to Overshadow Victories
    The Reading Eagle quoted Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz in this article about how the former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's achievements during her term are now overshadowed by the scandal resulting in her resignation.

    Aug. 20
    Catholic Voters Split, Perplexed by Presidential Choices
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Gerry Magill, the Vernon F. Gallagher Chair for the Integration of Science, Theology, Philosophy and Law, for this article about Catholic voters and the current presidential election.

    Aug. 19
    Experts Say Late Start to Back-to-School Shopping Saves Money
    KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marking professor, for this story about the benefits of school shopping later during the back-to-school season.

    Aug. 17
    AG's Office Looks to Move Past Kane
    WESA-Radio interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about how the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office will move forward after former Attorney General Kathleen Kane resigned following her felony conviction.

    Aug. 16
    Quadruplets Settle in for 4 Years at Duquesne University
    The Tribune-Review included this feature article about the first set of quadruplets known to attend Duquesne.

    Duquesne Freshmen Excited for Move-In Day
    KDKA-TV included this story about Move-In Day at the University.

    Aug. 15
    Westmoreland County to Finalize Policy Banning Smoking in Public Housing
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the impact of an impending ban on smoking in public housing properties in Westmoreland County.

    Aug. 13
    Grand Canyon Trip Helps Veterans Seeking Life-Changing Improvements
    Dr. Roger Brooke, professor of psychology, is mentioned in this Tribune-Review article about a local initiative in which he is involved, the Canyon Heroes organization, which sponsors Grand Canyon camping/rafting trips to help veterans address the psychological wounds of war.

    Aug. 11
    Former Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky Seeks a New Trial
    The Wall Street Journal quoted Law Professor Wes Oliver in this article about former Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky's request for a new trial.

    Aug. 9
    Vanport Township Bans Strip Clubs
    Adjunct Law Professor Wilson Huhn was interviewed for this Beaver County Times article about Vanport Township commissioners approving ordinances to prohibit strip clubs in the municipality.

    Aug. 8
    Local Dispatch: Everything You Need to Know as 50 Looms
    Dr. Mike Dillon, chair of journalism and multimedia arts, wrote this Post-Gazette opinion piece about the impact of turning 50.

    Singer B.E. Taylor, of 'Vitamin L' and Christmas Tour Fame, Dies at 65
    The Post-Gazette mentioned in this article about the death of local musician B.E. Taylor that Duquesne University had presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Similar articles also appeared in the Tribune-Review, Beaver County Times, Herald Standard and the Tribune-Democrat, among others.

    Kathleen Kane Refresher
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by WHYY's Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane about the trial of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, which began on Aug. 8. A similar article appeared on

    Aug. 5
    Dorm Decor: Making College a Home Away from Home
    Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this Uniontown Herald-Standard article about how consumers preparing for going to college or back to school can save money. A similar article appeared in the Tribune-Review.

    Aug. 4
    Experts: Single Juror Could Net Mistrial for Pa. Attorney General Kane
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about the highly publicized trial of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

    August 3
    Commentary: Regulations Stifling the American Dream
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this piece published in the Philadelphia Inquirer about how government regulations could be keeping citizens from achieving the "American dream."

    August 1
    This is a Cool Time to Be a Stutterer
    Caryn Herring, an adjunct clinical instructor in the School of Health Sciences' Stuttering Clinic, participated in this Stutter Talk podcast that addresses how the perception of stuttering is changing in society.