Duquesne in the News

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

April 7
Program allows athletic trainers to help in pandemic
The Observer-Reporter interviewed Assistant Athletic Head Trainer Jessica Johns for this story about a program that allows athletic trainers to help with the production of test kits for COVID-19.

April 6
Tens of thousands have tested negative for COVID-19 in Pa., results could be false negatives
WPXI-TV interviewed Associate Professor of Nursing Dr. Alison Colbert for this story about the 28 diagnostic coronavirus tests that have been approved by the FDA. She says the rapid spread of coronavirus has forced medical experts to weigh the cost and benefit of approving tests before they have been fully vetted.

Duquesne nursing school dean: Pandemic underscores need for strong public health system
The Post-Gazette interviewed School of Nursing Dean Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow for this story about how the current COVID-19 outbreak compares to the AIDS crisis. Glasgow says that COVID-19 should serve as a wake-up call for anyone questioning the importance of a vibrant health care system.

After tumultuous decade, are health care consumers here better off?
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Andrew Simpson, associate professor of history, for this story about tracking health care costs and coverage in Pittsburgh throughout the past decade.  

April 5
Our country can make biggest mistakes in times of crisis
The Post-Gazette interviewed President Ken Gormley about how America makes its biggest mistakes during times of crisis. He explains that U.S. policymakers must walk a thin constitutional tightrope between protecting the rights of citizens and protecting the public from the spread of COVID-19.  

Some colleges, universities planning virtual ceremonies; others delaying them until fall
The Post-Gazette quoted President Ken Gormley's letter to students in this story about how local colleges and universities are rethinking graduation due to COVID-19.  

April 4
Universities pivot prospective student events and tours to online The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Kelley Maloney, assistant vice president for enrollment management, for this story about how local universities are turning to technology-focused strategies to connect with prospective students.  

Nursing students trying to graduate on time
The Observer-Reporter interviewed School of Nursing Dean Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow for this story about how local universities are working to continue education for their nursing students taking classes online.

April 3
Their campuses largely empty, three Pittsburgh universities offer aid in pandemic fight
The Post-Gazette interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about how local universities are offering on-campus housing options for medical professionals in local hospitals battling the spread of COVID-19.  

Canceled standardized tests should have no long-term ramifications, locals say
The Tribune-Review interviewed School of Education Dean Dr. Cindy Walker for this story about whether the cancelation of standardized testing in schools will have long-term ramifications.

April 2
Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow: A plea for personal protective equipment
The Post-Gazette featured an opinion piece written by School of Nursing Dean Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow pleading for President Donald Trump to invoke the Defense Production Act to help health care workers obtain necessary supplies.

War-Weary America's Little-Known Deterrent: Its Aging Population
National Interest published this piece by Dr. Mark Haas, Raymond J. Kelley Endowed Chair in International Relations, about a benefit of an aging population: the increased likelihood of international peace.

Dr. Antony Davies of Duquesne University
KDKA-Radio interviewed Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, about the record-breaking unemployment numbers and what the future holds for the economy.