Duquesne in the News

News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives.

Sept. 25
China's Sadistic 'One-Child Policy' Inflicted Billions With Unspeakable Suffering
The Federalist cited an article by Political Science Professor Dr. Mark Haas in this story about social and demographic issues in China. 

The greenhouse gas emissions of Pittsburgh's largest buildings are now public. The city hopes transparency will make them cleaner.
Public Source reported that Duquesne is more energy efficient than most of its Pittsburgh university counterparts. The City of Pittsburgh recently released the energy use and greenhouse gas emissions of more than 400 of the city's largest buildings. 

Ask Attorney Bernie: Will appeals court side with Gov. Wolf's COVID-19 restrictions?
The Beaver County Times interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about the ruling issued by U.S. District Judge William S. Stickman IV which found Gov. Tom Wolf's stay-at-home orders and business closures as unconstitutional. Sept. 24

Novel Tech Approaches for Analyzing Aggregation
Dr. Wilson Meng, professor of pharmaceutics, was interviewed for this story in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News about a study he conducted about approaches for analyzing protein aggregation.

Sept. 22
Stop Blaming The Woodlands' Water Victims
The Butler Eagle interviewed Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this story about how fracking operations destroyed previously good household water wells in Butler County.

Doomscrolling Isn't Helping Our Well Being Warn Experts
Forbes interviewed Assistant Professor of Nursing Dr. Mai-ly Nguyen Steers for this story about how social media can amplify negativity and bad news in the world, giving users "Mean World Syndrome." Steers says people can replace "doomscrolling" on social media with positive coping skills like reading, engaging in meditation, exercising, or cooking meals. This story also appeared on MSN and Best Life.  

McConnell's lust to control the Supreme Court could destroy it 
The Pennsylvania Capital Star published this op-ed written by Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about why U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced that the Senate will vote on a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the presidential election. When Justice Antonin Scalia died in 2016 and President Barack Obama nominated someone to replace him, McConnell stated the nomination would not be considered.  

Federal Judge Denies Gov. Wolf's Request to Stay Order Invalidating Pennsylvania Coronavirus Mitigation Measures
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Morning Call for this story about a federal judge denying a request from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to stay his Sept. 14 ruling that found the state's pandemic restrictions unconstitutional.

Sept. 21
Pittsburgh legal luminaries remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Tribune-Review interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about Pittsburgh legal figures honoring the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Sept. 20
Allegheny County president judge remembers meeting 'rockstar' Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Post-Gazette reported that President Ken Gormley reached out to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 2017 to invite her to a celebration honoring Allegheny County's President Judge Kim Berkeley Clark. Gormley attended Harvard Law School with Justice Ginsburg's daughter Jane.

Sept. 19
Pittsburgh Legal Figures Remember Ruth Bader Ginsburg Following Her Death
KDKA-TV interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story in response to the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Gormley says he has shared phone calls and letters with the justice over the years.

Sept. 18
Voting victories for Democrats in Pa. might have closed the door on more election reform
PennLive interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's recent decision regarding the state's election on Nov. 3. This story also appeared on WESA-Radio, The Morning Call and GoErie.

'She was a hero': Duquesne University President Gormley shares fond memories, impact of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
The Post-Gazette interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story honoring the life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Gormley shared the letter from Ginsburg in response to his invitation for her to present during the Presidential Conference on the First Amendment in 2018.

Duquesne University President Remembers Ruth Bader Ginsburg
President Ken Gormley shared his memories of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on KDKA-TV following her passing on Sept. 18. This story also appeared on Yahoo! News.  

Pittsburghers remember life and work of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
WTAE-TV interviewed President Ken Gormley and Director of the Pre-Law Center Dr. Kristen Coopie for this story in response to the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Sept. 17
NYU Prof: More Than 20 Percent of Universities Could Fail Because of the Lockdowns The Foundation for Economic Education published this op-ed co-written by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies about the impact COVID-19 shutdowns have had on higher education. According to a New York University marketing professor, up to 20% of colleges may close as a result of COVID-19. This story also appeared in the Virginia Star, the Tennessee Star and the Michigan Star.

Sept. 15
Constitutional Law Expert: Court Ruling Against Wolf Administration More Symbolic Than Practical
WESA-Radio interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about why a federal court ruling that Gov. Tom Wolf's emergency declaration orders is more symbolic than practical. This also appeared on WITF-Radio and on WHYY-Radio.  

Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf rips Republican 'fear mongering' as Lehigh Valley businesses weigh impact of ruling that shoots down COVID restrictions
The Morning Call interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about Gov. Tom Wolf's appeal of a court ruling that many of the state's pandemic shutdown orders were unconstitutional.

Sept. 14
Experts Weigh In On How To Travel This Fall, And If You Should
WESA-Radio interviewed Provost and epidemiologist Dr. David Dausey for this story about how people can travel safely this fall, due to COVID-19 concerns.

Pittsburgh universities and colleges rank among top 100 in U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Colleges list
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne was ranked No. 143 on the U.S. News & World Report's 2021 Best Colleges List. 

Why One Teacher Gave All 'A's' During Last Spring's Lockdowns - And Why Another School Decided Not To Change A Thing
The LAist interviewed Dr. Susan Brookhart in the School of Education for this story about differing policies regarding K-12 grading during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why judge's business-closure ruling could set a precedent, and not just in Pennsylvania
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about a federal ruling that determined Gov. Tom Wolf's COVID-19 business closure was unconstitutional.  

Wolf to appeal, seek stay of judge's ruling striking down Covid-19 restrictions
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to appeal a federal ruling that deemed his COVID-19 emergency declaration unconstitutional.  

Federal Judge Says Gov. Wolf's Lockdown Well Intentioned but Unconstitutional
PennLive interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about a federal ruling that deemed Gov. Tom Wolf's COVID-19 business closures as unconstitutional.

Wolf to appeal, seek stay of judge's ruling striking down Covid-19 restrictions 
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about Gov. Tom Wolf's administration filing an appeal against a judge's ruling that deemed his COVID-19 business closures unconstitutional.  

Why judge's business-closure ruling could set a precedent, and not just in Pennsylvania
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about a federal judge's ruling which deemed Gov. Tom Wolf's COVID-19 emergency declaration as unconstitutional.

Sept. 11
Conspiracy Theories Have Gained Traction Since 9/11 Thanks To Social Media
Forbes interviewed Assistant Nursing Professor Dr. Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers about how the polarization of media sources combined with the ease of sharing on social media led to conspiracy theories about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Sept. 10
Political Tribalism is Trumping Accountability. That's Bad for Democracy 
The Pennsylvania Capital-Star published this op-ed by Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about why most Americans are single-party voters.  

Why Freedom of Association is so Important
Mises Institute quoted a passage in Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Luke Sheahan's book Why Associations Matter: The Case for First Amendment Pluralism in this story about the importance of the right of free association.

Sept. 8
Water Woes Persist
Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, was interviewed by the Butler Eagle for this story about well water quality in Butler County.  

Universities Should Keep Students on Campus to Protect the Vulnerable from Coronavirus
The Philadelphia Inquirer published this op-ed co-written by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, on why universities should not send students home from campus, due to COVID-19 concerns.  

Suit Seeks to Toss Green Candidate from Presidential Ballot
WTAE-TV interviewed Dr. Kristen Coopie, director of the Pre-Law Center, for this story about whether Green Party presidential candidate Howie Hawkins can appear on the fall ballot or whether he is disqualified because of election paperwork issues.

Sept. 7
Frustration grows as covid restrictions remain, political rallies go on  
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was quoted for this Tribune-Review article about disparities in enforcing gathering rules for events during COVID restrictions. Ledewitz addresses the broad powers accorded governors to act when there is a compelling interest in protecting public health.

Sept. 6
So, interested in a little information on COVID-19, or a lot?
This Post-Gazette article links to Duquesne University's Reopening Master plan and mentions university access points are reduced. Also mentions Robert Morris, Gettysburg College, Carnegie Mellon, Penn State, Pitt, Allegheny College, Washington and Jefferson. 

Needed Protections
Duquesne Senior Environmental Science major Hannah Enderby penned this Post-Gazette op-ed about speaking at the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection about rules to cut methane pollution from oil and gas operations. 

Learning Hub in Hill District will House Students Doing Virtual School
This Post-Gazette article mentions that Duquesne's English department is collaborating with ACH Clear Pathways in the Hill District on a writing center that will be available to both ACH students and the public. ACH, which has provided underserved youth with a variety of programming, has opened an all-day Elearning Hub for virtual learning.

Sept. 3
How COVID Is Impacting the MBA
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Dr. Karen Donovan, associate dean for graduate programs and executive education, and Chris Rouhier, director of graduate admissions for the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, for this story about MBA enrollment trends in the region as a result of COVID-19.  

The Making of the "Good CIA"
The New Republic published this article written by English Professor Dr. Greg Barnhisel about a new book written about the prehistory of the CIA-Scott Anderson's The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War-a Tragedy in Three Acts.  

The COVID-19 Catastrophe
The American Institute for Economic Research published this opinion piece co-written by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies about the cost of the economic shutdown related to COVID-19 lockdowns and closures.  

Pittsburgh Philanthropists Pledge $7.5M for Duquesne's New Medical School
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne will receive more than $7.5 million from Pittsburgh philanthropists toward the construction of the school's proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Candidate Visits Highlight Importance of Western Pennsylvania in 2020 Campaign
Kristen Coopie, director of Duquesne's pre-law program, was interviewed by WTAE-TV for this story about the critical role Pennsylvania is playing in the 2020 election. 

Duquesne's Medical School Receives $7.5 Million in Donations from Three Pittsburgh Philanthropists
The Pittsburgh Business Times quoted President Ken Gormley and College of Osteopathic Medicine Dean Dr. John M. Kauffman in this article about gifts totaling $7.5 million from John G. Rangos, Sr., John R. McGinley, Jr., and Rhodora Donahue to support the new school. 

Biden, Trump Make Pittsburgh-Area Campaign Stops
Dr. Tammy Hughes, professor in the Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education, was interviewed as a guest expert on WESA-Radio's program The Confluence. Hughes discussed what parents can do during the pandemic to help keep their kids, who are home learning virtually, connected to teachers and classmates.

Sept. 2
Port Authority to Design Its Own Face Masks to Be Part of Employee Uniforms The Post-Gazette interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about the legal authority of the Port Authority to regulate masks worn by its drivers. Drivers have been sent home for wearing masks that bear messages like "Black Lives Matter" or "Blue Lives Matter."

Sept. 1
Pittsburgh Universities Report Cases of Covid-19 on Campus
The Pittsburgh Business Times quoted Provost Dr. David Dausey in this story about the number of reported cases of COVID-19 on college campuses in Pittsburgh. So far, Duquesne has not reported any positive student cases of COVID-19. This story also appeared on WPXI-TV.