April

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

April 30
Commencement Speakers Announced 2019
Inside Higher Ed announced that Duquesne’s commencement speaker will be the Pittsburgh Foundation’s Maxwell King in this 2019 commencement round-up.

April 29
Walkabout: Students Learn the Gift of Listening
The Post-Gazette interviewed Assistant Psychology Professor Dr. Susan Goldberg for this story about her students’ Voices in the Hill project, which gives students the opportunity to interview Hill District residents and read their stories at a public reading event.

April 28
Dr. Kristen Coopie on KDKA-Radio
KDKA-Radio interviewed Dr. Kristen Coopie, teaching assistant professor of political science, for this story in response to Joe Biden’s plans to campaign in Pittsburgh.

April 26
Duquesne University to Honor the Legacy of Fred Rogers at Commencement
The Tribune-Review reported that Maxwell King, author of The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers, and Joanne Rogers, widow of Fred, will each receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree during Duquesne’s undergraduate commencement ceremony.

April 25
Details of Joe Biden’s Campaign Visit to Pittsburgh Announced
WTAE-TV interviewed Dr. Kristen Coopie, teaching assistant professor of political science, for this story about former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s plans to campaign for president in Pittsburgh.

April 24
Elizabeth Warren’s Tuition Plan is Too Good to Be True
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer in response to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s college debt cancelation plan.

April 23
Former Vice President Joe Biden Coming to Pittsburgh for First Campaign Event
WTAE-TV interviewed Dr. Kristen Coopie, teaching assistant professor of political science, for this story about Joe Biden’s plans to campaign in Pittsburgh.

April 22
Free Summer Housing? More Colleges Offering Deep Discounts to Attract Students
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne, among other area colleges and universities, provides free housing for students taking summer courses.

Kids With Plastic: How Parents Are Arming Kids With Credit Cards
The Tokyo Business Times interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this story about the growing trend of kids owning credit cards.

April 18
Legal Experts Predict Mueller Report Will Trigger New Laws
The Tribune-Review interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story in response to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. A similar story appeared on WTAE-TV.

Pa. Senators Agree on Election Interference Concerns as Mueller Report Cites Russian Effort to Organize Pittsburgh Rally
President Ken Gormley was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the release of the redacted Mueller report.

April 17
Beaver County Reacts to Destruction at Notre Dame Cathedral
The Ellwood City Ledger interviewed Dr. Elizabeth Lev, professor of art history at Duquesne’s Italian campus, for this story in reaction to the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

April 16
We Need Nurse Practitioners to Fill the Critical Shortage of Primary Care Providers in Pa.
The Pennsylvania Capital-Star published this op-ed by Nursing Dean Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow about how nurse practitioners could help fill the Pennsylvania primary care provider shortage. Under Pennsylvania state law, nurse practitioners cannot practice independently of physicians. The piece has also appeared in Medical Health News.

April 15
The Mueller Report is Coming but With Color-Coded Cuts
President Ken Gormley was interviewed for this Los Angeles Times article about the impending release of the report on the counterintelligence investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s into whether the Russian government interfered in the 2016 president election. The article also appeared in the Newton County Enterprise and MSN News.

April 13
Chelsea Wagner Declares Partial Victory in Detroit Case, Releases More Video
This Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about Allegheny County Controller Chelsa Wagner, who has been ordered to stand trial on a felony charge for a March 6 incident with Detroit police.

April 12
Analysis: US Nurse Shortages and the Fight for Better Staffing Ratios
The Nursing Times interviewed a Second Degree Accelerated BSN program student for this story about ways to combat the U.S. nurse shortages.

April 9
Corporates Join VCs to Fill Pipeline For Pittsburgh Tech Investment
Smart Business Dealmakers Pittsburgh reported that Duquesne, Carnegie Mellon and the University of Pittsburgh’s research budgets totaled more than $1.2 billion in 2018.

April 8
Schools Name New Deans
The National Jurist announced that April Barton was named dean of the School of Law.

April 7
‘CNN’ Fareed Zakaria
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria cited an essay co-written by Dr. Mark Haas, professor and the Raymond J. Kelley Endowed Chair in International Relations, which was published in International Security.

April 6
Duquesne All-American Chuck Cooper Named to Hall of Fame
President Ken Gormley and Athletic Director Dave Harper were interviewed for this Post-Gazette story about former Duquesne and NBA player Chuck Cooper being named to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

April 5
Professor: Forced Charity Isn’t Charity—Even for Special Olympics
The Michigan Capitol Confidential interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies about U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ announcement that the Trump administration planned to cut federal payments to Special Olympics’ nonprofit governing body.

April 4
Lawsuit: Boot Gorsuch from SCOTUS, Put Garland on and Let Next Dem President Stack the Court
Legal News Line interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about a New York man suing U.S. senators over allegations that his rights were violated because they didn’t conduct a confirmation process for Merrick Garland to become a U.S. Supreme Court justice.

Pittsburgh Gun Bills Have Little Chance in Courts, Legal Experts Say
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Tribune-Review story about a proposed City of Pittsburgh bill to ban the use of certain military-style assault rifles.

April 2
Some Fear Making Pollution Regulations Voluntary Could Damage Ohio River Water Quality
The Post-Gazette interviewed Biological Sciences Professor Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this story about concerns for a proposed change to make pollution regulation voluntary along the Ohio River.

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