Duquesne in the News

News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives.

Nov. 23
Vatican Cancels Public Advent and Christmas Liturgies Amid COVID Surge
Fr. Paul Haffner, professor of systematic theology at Duquesne's Rome campus, was interviewed for this article by National Catholic Register about the Vatican's decision to cancel liturgical celebrations this holiday season due to COVID-19.  

As colleges empty for Thanksgiving, students and staff aim for COVID-safe return home
Provost Dr. David Dausey was interviewed for this article by the Post-Gazette about the preventative measures Duquesne has been taking throughout the semester and as students leave to return home for Thanksgiving safely.

Nov. 21
Holiday shopping in Red Wing shifts during the pandemic
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was included in this article by Post Bulletin about discounts and promotions this holiday season as well as the outlook for Small Business Saturday this year.

Nov. 20
As Police Departments Outsource Officer Training to Save Money, Society May Be Paying the Price
Sociology Professor Dr. Norman Conti was interviewed for this article by Time about  the budget constraints that police departments are facing by outsourcing officer training, as well as the impact this may have on society overall.

Region's international student enrollment declined with global pandemic
Dr. Joe DeCrosta, director of international programs, was interviewed for this article by the Tribune-Review about the decline in international enrollment, which slipped from 238 students in 2019 to 184 students this fall due to COVID-19.

Nov. 19
Duquesne University Students Offered Testing Kits, Encouraged To Be Vigilant During Surge
WESA-Radio reported that Duquesne is providing COVID-19 testing kits for all students to utilize prior to returning home for Thanksgiving.

While Defending Councilor Ricky Burgess, Pgh City Law Department Argues Its Own City Charter Is Unconstitutional
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by Pittsburgh Current about how Pittsburgh's law department has deemed the city's Home Rule Charter unconstitutional.  

Here's how universities are handling Thanksgiving travel plans "
Duquesne was briefly mentioned in this article by the Pittsburgh Business Times about local universities' plans for students returning home for Thanksgiving. Duquesne has provided COVID-19 testing kits for all students to use before leaving.

Nov. 18
This year's divided electorate is a reminder of why we need workable, governing majorities | Bruce Ledewitz
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this article for Pennsylvania Capital-Star about how America needs one of the two political parties to become a governing majority.

Nov. 16
Millions of Americans can't afford to buy holiday gifts because of COVID-19, they say
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this article by the Charlotte Observer about the predicted drop in consumer spending on holiday gifts and traveling due to COVID-19.

Nov. 15
James Buchanan not a tough act to follow for Biden as 2nd president from Pennsylvania
Dr. Kristen Coopie, director of the Pre-Law Center, was interviewed for this article by the Tribune-Review about James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States and the first president from Pennsylvania.

People on the move: 11/16/2020
Biological Sciences Professor Dr. John Pollock was featured in this compilation by the Post-Gazette after receiving the 2020 Science Educator Award from the Society for Neuroscience for his work in promoting STEM education and health literacy.

Nov. 14
Dr. David Dausey: What to do about Thanksgiving"
Provost and epidemiologist Dr. David Dausey wrote this article for the Tribune-Review about what to do for the upcoming holiday season in order to stay safe during the ongoing pandemic.

Nov. 13
Duquesne President Ken Gormley on a Chaotic Election Year
President Ken Gormley was interviewed for this article by Pittsburgh Magazine about the results of the 2020 Presidential Election as well as changes to the vote in Pennsylvania.  

Targeted By Lincoln Project, Pittsburgh Attorneys Want To Withdraw From Trump Litigation
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this story by WESA-FM about the Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump effort developed by Republican political consultants.

Nov. 11
Tomorrow's Digital Careers: Technologists Need Business Skills, Businesspeople Need Technology Skills
Dr. Michele Migliuolo, executive director of the Center for Excellence in Entrepreneurship, was interviewed for this article by Forbes about how technology skills have quickly become more important than business skills when it comes to being qualified and ultimately hired for a job.  

King's College signs agreement with Duquesne University
Times Leader reported that Duquesne has signed an agreement with King's College to create a new program which allows qualifying students from King's College to complete a Juris Doctorate program at Duquesne's School of Law.

Nov. 10
More business schools step up on sustainability
Corporate Knights reported that the MBA Sustainability program has jumped to first place in the country and fourth place in the world on their list of global business schools that embrace planet-friendly values by adding sustainability to more core courses and recording growth in faculty publications and citations.

Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act Decision Could Impact Millions Of Pennsylvanians
Assistant History Professor Dr. Andrew Simpson was interviewed for this story by KDKA-TV about the impact of the Affordable Care Act on Pennsylvanians and the state's attempt to get it repealed by the Supreme Court.

Nov. 9
A shelter-in-place order at Pitt renews unease about COVID-19 and Thanksgiving
President Ken Gormley was interviewed for this article by the Post-Gazette about Duquesne's plan for students who are returning home for Thanksgiving. Duquesne has encouraged students to limit off-campus activity within 14 days of their departure date.  

Experts Say Now Is The Time For Young People To Make Investments
Dr. Risa Kumazawa, associate professor of economics, was interviewed for this story by KDKA-TV about the stock market bump due to the Pfizer vaccine announcement and why now is the perfect time for young people to invest.

Nov. 8
In battle for 'soul' of America, surge in turnout hands Biden victory, yet reflects entrenched divisions
President Ken Gormley was interviewed for this article by the Post-Gazette about the results of the 2020 Presidential Election.

Nov. 7
Breaking Barriers: Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris Becomes First Female To Hold The Office
Assistant History Professor Dr. Andrew Simpson was interviewed for this article by KDKA-TV about the fact that more women than ever are holding elected office.

Nov. 6
Legal experts say Trump's legal challenges in Pa. are 'Hail Marys'
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by the Tribune-Review about the lack of impact President Trump's five legal challenges will have on the vote count in Pennsylvania.  

IQOYA CONNECT Cloud Services, *SERV/LINK IP Codec Provide Duquesne University's Music School with Pristine Audio for Remote Learning & Auditions
Campus Safety reported that Duquesne recently equipped the School of Music with new audio-conferencing systems in order to make remote learning and auditioning more efficient.

Nov. 5
A tribute to those who help us find our voices
Adjunct Journalism Professor and news anchor Mike Clark was interviewed for this article by Tampa Bay Times about overcoming his childhood speech impediment with help from his mother.

Heinz Endowments investing $12 million in programs that address racial inequities in Pittsburgh
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne is receiving a $150,000 grant from the Heinz Endowments to provide legal representation at the Youth Advocacy Clinic.

Legal experts weigh in on President Trump's lawsuits focusing on Pennsylvania
Law Professors Bruce Ledewitz and Joseph Mistick were interviewed for this article by WTAE-TV about the lawsuits being filed by President Trump centered around poll watchers in states including Pennsylvania.

Even Trump's Most Promising Pa. Lawsuits May Prove Futile
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by Law360 about President Trump's lawsuits on Pennsylvania.  

Heinz Endowments commits $12.1 million in grant funding to make Pittsburgh more equitable for Black residents
The Pittsburgh City Paper reported that criminal justice reform grants will be going to Duquesne's Youth Advocacy Clinic, which provides legal representation for Allegheny County youth.  

Alito, conservative justices are fighting old ghosts in Pa. Count all the ballots
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this article for Pennsylvania Capital-Star about the need to count each and every mail-in ballot.

Nov. 4
Still waiting for a winner? Blame outdated mail-in ballot counting laws in seven states
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by USA Today about the wait for a winner of the election and the issues with early counting.

California ballot measure keeps "gig" in gig economy
Law Professor Seth Oranburg was interviewed for this article by Marketplace about a ballot measure utilized in California that maintains the gig economy.

Nov. 3
California school districts revert to A-F grades this fall - with more flexibility for some students
Education Professor Emerita Dr. Susan Brookhart was interviewed for this article by EdSource about learning-focused practices such as removing participation and other assessments of student effort, especially during the pandemic.

LIVE COVERAGE: Election Day 2020 in Pennsylvania
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was included in this Election Day coverage published by Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Specifically, Ledewitz was interviewed for an article about electoral votes in Pennsylvania, as well as the state's overall importance in this election.  

WTAE-TV Live Election Night Coverage 2020
Director of Pre-Law Dr. Kristen Coopie was a live guest for WTAE-TV's 2020 Presidential Election night coverage.

Nov. 2
Gun-toting voters? Erie Co. officials clarify open carry rules at the polls
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by Pennsylvania Capital-Star about the Erie County Election Board's decision to restrict two or more individuals carrying weapons from gathering outside of polling places and to restrict the distance that an armed individual who is not voting can come near the polls.  

Duquesne and National Museum of Broadcasting commemorate 1st KDKA broadcast
The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne is partnering with the National Museum of Broadcasting for a two-day celebration commemorating the 100th anniversary of KDKA-Radio's first commercial radio broadcast.  

Key Pennsylvania House Race Features Two Catholic Candidates with Opposing National Visions
Director of Pre-Law Dr. Kristen Coopie was interviewed for this article by the National Catholic Register about the race between Democratic Representative Conor Lamb and Republican challenger Sean Parnell in Pennsylvania's 17th District.

Trump's last gamble: proving the pollsters wrong in Pennsylvania
Director of Pre-Law Dr. Kristen Coopie was interviewed for this article by the Financial Times about the amount of Trump supporters in various areas of western Pennsylvania.

Re-enactment Commemorates 100th Anniversary Of First Commercial Radio Broadcast
WESA-Radio reported that Duquesne is partnering with the National Museum of Broadcasting and Westinghouse Service Uniting to commemorate and reenact the first commercial radio broadcast on its 100th anniversary.

Nov. 1
The night Pittsburgh transformed the world
President Ken Gormley wrote this article for the Post-Gazette about the night of the first commercial radio broadcast by KDKA-Radio in Pittsburgh 100 years ago.