Duquesne in the News

News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives.

Jan. 14
Joanne Rogers, widow of Mister Rogers, dies at 92
President Ken Gormley was interviewed in this Tribune-Review article remembering the life of Joanne Rogers, widow of Fred Rogers. Joanne received an honorary degree from Duquesne during the spring 2019 commencement ceremony.

'One Of Our Favorite Neighbors': Tributes Pour In After Death Of Joanne Rogers, Widow Of Fred Rogers
KDKA-TV quoted President Ken Gormley in this story remembering Joanne Rogers, who passed away on Jan. 14 at the age of 92. Rogers received an honorary degree from Duquesne in 2019.  

Joanne Rogers, widow of Fred Rogers, dies at 92
President Ken Gormley was quoted in this Post-Gazette story honoring the life and legacy of Joanne Rogers, who died on Jan. 14 at the age of 92. Rogers earned an honorary degree from Duquesne in 2019.  

Joanne Rogers, the widow of Fred Rogers, dies at 92
WTAE-TV quoted President Ken Gormley in this story in response to Joanne Rogers' passing on Jan. 14. Rogers earned an honorary degree from Duquesne in 2019.  

Trump impeachment trial or a self-pardon? Insights from a Pittsburgh constitutional law scholar
WTAE-TV interviewed Duquesne President Ken Gormley for this story about President Donald Trump's impeachment hearings and whether Trump can pardon himself. If Trump tries to self-pardon, Gormley says the Biden administration should attempt to un-pardon him.  

Vaccine 101 in the 412
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Dr. Bridget Calhoun, associate professor of physician assistant studies, for this story about the work UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh have done to help develop the COVID-19 vaccine.  

Duquesne's President Breaks Down Impeachment Vote
KDKA-TV interviewed President Ken Gormley about how the House of Representatives voted during President Donald Trump's impeachment proceedings.  

Businesses cut off cash to D.C. after lawmakers challenged election results. Could Harrisburg be next?
The Pennsylvania Capital-Star interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about Pennsylvania Republicans' objections to the state's presidential election results. Ledewitz says state lawmakers have no legal standing in the electoral college vote count.

Jan. 13
Five ways COVID-19 will continue to change Pittsburgh college life this spring
Public Source interviewed Provost Dr. David Dausey for this story about how Pittsburgh universities plan to deal with COVID-19 during the spring semester.

Duquesne University building $53.6 million College of Osteopathic Medicine
NEXT Pittsburgh quoted President Ken Gormley in this story about Duquesne's plan to build its proposed osteopathic medical school on the site of the former Life's Work building on Forbes Ave.  

Pa. House GOP pushes measure to restrict Wolf emergency response, remake judiciary
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Pennsylvania Capital Star for this story about a pair of constitutional amendments proposed by Pennsylvania Republicans regarding concerns about Gov. Tom Wolf's actions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jan. 12
Duquesne law professor says cigar shop owner with 'Biden voters keep out' sign may be within his rights, but adds the scenario is strange
Law Professor Jalila Jefferson-Bullock was interviewed by KDKA-Radio for this story about a cigar shop owner's sign that prohibits Joe Biden voters from entering his store. Jefferson-Bullock says that while it is legal for him to have the sign in the window, enforcement of such a stipulation could potentially lead to some kind of sanction.

Jan. 10
For COVID-19 vaccine, doctors and nurses have each other; for everybody else, there may be the corner drug store
The Post-Gazette interviewed Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Dr. Tiffany Hatcher about Duquesne pharmacy students who have been trained to administer the COVID-19 vaccine. This story outlines Pennsylvania's vaccine roll-out plan.  

Impeachment has pitfalls - but inaction sends wrong signal, Duquesne's Gormley says
The Post-Gazette interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about why a second round of impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump is likely to advance, following the events at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6.

Jan. 9
Can Trump Pardon Himself?
NPR interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about whether President Donald Trump can legally pardon himself at the end of his term. This story also appeared on WGVU-Radio, MPR News and WSHU-Radio.   

COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Pandemic Job Losses Disproportionately Impacting Women
KDKA-TV interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Risa Kumazawa for this story about why women-particularly women of color-have been hit hardest by pandemic job cuts.  

Finding Matilda: Uncovering the Life & Death of a Jewish Lithuanian Poet
Jewish Boston reported that Bayer School Dean Dr. Philip Reeder is among the researchers whose work appears in the short documentary Finding Mathilda: The Anne Frank of Lithuania about Matilda Olkin, a college student who was killed during the Holocaust.

Jan. 7
Pittsburgh-area historians, political scientists weigh in on Capitol chaos
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Andrew Simpson, assistant professor of history, for this story in response to the chaos and destruction at the U.S. Capitol Building on Jan. 6. Simpson says that disputed elections are nothing new and will happen again in the future on federal and state levels.  

Rick Saccone resigns from Saint Vincent faculty in wake of Capitol trip
The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about Pennsylvania Sen. Doug Mastriano's resignation following his appearance at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.  

Residents, officials air mud, odor, health concerns about Rostraver landfill
The Tribune-Review interviewed Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education Dr. John Stolz for this story regarding complaints about mud and odors emanating from the Westmoreland Sanitary Landfill in Rostraver. Stolz says he found a radioactive isotope when he tested samples of sludge from the landfill.  

Westmoreland landfill neighbors frustrated
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology, for this story regarding complaints about odors, runoff and pollution from the Westmoreland County Landfill.

Role Of Social Media In Spreading Misinformation
KDKA-TV interviewed Associate Law Professor Rona Kaufman for this story about how social media helps spread misinformation in the wake of the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Jan. 6
'It's All Political Theater:' Constitutional Scholar And Presidential Historian Says Contesting Election Process Is Nothing New
KDKA-TV interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story in response to pro-Trump supporters storming the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6. Gormley says contesting the election process is nothing new and cited the 1876 election.

Jan. 5
Trump phone call: "Disturbing," "a new low," and "sad" in eyes of PA US Senators, law professor
WTAE-TV interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about President Donald Trump's recorded call browbeating election officials in Georgia.

8 Pa. House GOP Members to Oppose Biden's Electoral Votes
U.S. News & World Report interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about Pennsylvania GOP complaints regarding election-related policies of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration and decisions by the state Supreme Court, generally concerning the collection and counting of mail-in ballots. This story also appeared on WTAE-TV and WESA-Radio.

Jan. 1
Looking back, looking ahead: 2020 was a trying year, what's in store for 2021?
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Risa Kumazawa for this story about the outlook for economic recovery in 2021.