Duquesne in the News

News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives.

July 10
Smith Glasgow's Viewpoint: How Will Nursing Education Change?
The Pittsburgh Business Times published this op-ed written by School of Nursing Dean Dr. Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow about how nursing education will change as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 9
As The Pandemic Continues, Advocates Say An Extended Ban On Evictions Is Needed
WESA-Radio interviewed Dr. Tammy Hughes, professor of counseling, psychology and special education, about how the elimination of organized summer learning programs due to COVID-19 could be detrimental to students already lacking resources.  

We Took a Plane, Train and (Rental) Automobile for the Experience, Not the Journey
The Washington Post interviewed Provost and epidemiologist Dr. David Dausey about tips for safer traveling during a pandemic.

Is Social Media Making the Political Divide Even Worse?
Forbes interviewed Dr. Mai-Ly Steers, assistant professor of nursing, for this story about the Parler social media platform, designed for conservative users to share views outside of mainstream social media platforms. Steers says that conservatives flocking to Parler could only further worsen the political divide because there is no room for dissenting opinions.

July 8
What is 'Herd Immunity,' and How Does it Apply to COVID-19?
WPXI-TV interviewed Provost and epidemiologist Dr. David Dausey for this story about how herd immunity works and how it may help in combatting COVID-19.  

Where Two or More Are Gathered, the First Amendment Should Protect Them
Christianity Today reviewed a book written by Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Luke Sheahan titled Why Associations Matter: The Case for First Amendment Pluralism. The book makes the case for the importance of voluntary associations in the United States' political landscape.

July 7
A Global Pandemic: Lessons for Black-Ness
The Guardian published this op-ed written by the Rev. John Odeyemi, adjunct professor of theology, about how the coronavirus pandemic has shown systemic racism in a new light.  

Pro 2nd Amendment Lawmakers Want to Let You Carry a Gun During an Emergency
The Pennsylvania Capital-Star interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about a proposal to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives to repeal restrictions on gun sales and open carry from state emergency declaration law.    

July 6
Defund the Police: What Does it Mean and Can it Work?
The Northside Chronicle interviewed Dr. Norman Conti, associate professor of sociology, for this story about calls for police reform. Conti has been leading the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program since 2007, which allows Duquesne students to take classes alongside prisoners in the Allegheny County Jail.

July 3
This Fourth of July, America Needs to Remember its Founding Principles
The Philadelphia Inquirer published this op-ed co-written by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies about the Declaration of Independence and the founding principles of America.

July 2
5 Emerging Careers in Nursing
Vault interviewed Dr. Brenda Swanson-Biearman, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, for this story about growing careers in nursing for students to consider.

July 1
Are We Witnessing the Death of Reason and Truth in American Public Life?
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz penned this piece for the Pennsylvania Capital Star about the rejection of reason and truth in American public life by both the Left and Right. His op-ed was inspired by recent events including the resignation of New York Times Opinion Editor James Bennet and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch's majority opinion in a recent case banning LGBTQ workplace discrimination.

Pa. Supreme Court Sides with Governor in Dispute Over Emergency Powers
The PA Post interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about the Pennsylvania Supreme Court siding with Gov. Tom Wolf in a dispute with the state legislature over the extent of Wolf's emergency powers. This story also appeared in Levittown Now.