October

Oct. 29
Editorial: Duquesne, HACP partnership shows time to heal
The Tribune-Review published this editorial about the collaboration between Duquesne, the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh and Live Well Allegheny to offer healthcare services to areas of the community that are at a medical disadvantage.

A Second Trump Term Would Further The Right's Assault On Our Federal Courts
Law Professor Jalila Jefferson-Bullock was interviewed for this article by the Pittsburgh Current about what a second term for President Donald Trump would mean for federal courts.

How Algorithmic Bias Can Hurt Teens
Dr. Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers, assistant professor in the School of Nursing, was interviewed for this article by Lifewire about the algorithms that are in place on social media platforms and the impact they have on teens.

Oct. 28
Pittsburgh Art Commission votes to remove Columbus statue; legal challenge continues
Sociology Professor Emeritus Dr. Douglas Harper was interviewed for this article by the Tribune-Review regarding the Pittsburgh Art Commission's decision to remove the Christopher Columbus statue as well as the problematic nature of what he represents.

Erie County restricts activities of openly armed residents near the polls if they aren't voting
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by Spotlight PA about the restrictions that Erie County has placed on gatherings of two or more voters openly carrying guns near polling places and further forcing armed residents who aren't voting to keep their distance.

100 years later: KDKA's celebration to reenact historic first broadcast of 1920 election results
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne is collaborating with the National Museum of Broadcasting on several events that will be live-streamed on YouTube in celebration of KDKA-Radio's 100th anniversary.

Oct. 26
Author examines scary local legend
Thomas White, archivist and curator of special collections at Gumberg Library, was interviewed for this article by The Mon Valley Independent about his new book entitled, The Witch of the Monongahela: Folk Magic in Early Western Pennsylvania.

Oct. 23
FDA Clears AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine to Resume US Trial
Dr. Bridget Calhoun; associate dean for academic affairs and research, and chair and associate professor of physician's assistant studies; was interviewed for this article by Contagion Live about the development of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Dorothy Day example: Communities held together by something more sacred than you and me
Dr. Ronald C. Arnett, chair of communication and rhetorical studies, was interviewed for this article by The Dialog about his upcoming book on the life of the co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, Dorothy Day.

White working class is shrinking. It still may decide 2020 election.
Law Professor Joseph Mistick was interviewed for this article by the Christian Science Monitor about President Donald Trump and Joe Biden's fight for Pennsylvania's votes, as it is one of the nation's largest swing states.

Oct. 25
In race between Conor Lamb and Sean Parnell, a referendum on a moderate Democrat in Trump's Washington
Director of Pre-Law Dr. Kristen Coopie was interviewed for this article by the Post-Gazette about the race between Sean Parnell and Rep. Conor Lamb.

Pirates baseball: Lacking dollars and sense
Associate Professor of Sports Marketing Dr. Ronald Dick was interviewed for this article by the Tribune-Review about the Pittsburgh Pirates' lack of revenue this season.

Oct. 23
Allegheny County Republicans, Democrats React to Final Presidential Debate
Dr. Kristen Coopie, director of pre-law at Duquesne and an expert in elections, was interviewed by WTAE-TV about the final presidential debate, which took place on Thursday night.

Oct. 22
Supreme Court Declines to Intervene in Pa. Ballot Battle
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz is quoted in this Spotlight PA article, published by the Bedford Gazette, about the U.S. Supreme Court allowing Pennsylvania's three-day extension for accepting write-in ballots but denying a request from state Republicans to intervene on the grounds that the state's highest court overstepped its authority.

Combined $1M awarded to Duquesne, Penn State for Program Supporting Sex-Assault Survivors
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne was awarded approximately $500,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice's Office for Victims of Crime. Duquesne will use the money to create a program to support survivors of sexual assault.

Rooney Rule Revisited During Panel Discussion
Diverse reported that President Ken Gormley recently moderated a webinar regarding the impact of the NFL's Rooney Rule and its relevance today.

For students with Disabilities, a Return to Schools Means More Learning and Needed Services - Even if Nothing's Normal Yet
Dr. Temple Lovelace, director of the Special Education program at in the School of Education, was interviewed for this Chalkbeat article about the difficulties that students with disabilities face as they return to schools and attempt hybrid learning.

A lot has Changed Since Kennedy and Nixon's First Nationally Televised Presidential Debates
Dr. Kristen Coopie, director of pre-law at Duquesne and an expert in elections, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article on the first nationally televised presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon as well as the standards it set and what has changed since.

Oct. 21
We Need Independent Judicial Review. We Don't Need the Filibuster. Let's Get Rid of It.
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this op-ed for Pennsylvania Capital-Star about the need for independent judicial review as opposed to filibuster.

Oct. 20
Distribution Of The Coronavirus Vaccine Will Depend On Local Efforts
Duquesne epidemiologist Dr. David Dausey was interviewed for this article by WESA-FM about the technology needed to distribute a potential Coronavirus vaccine.

Duquesne University Law Professor Weighs in After Supreme Court Allows 3-day Extension for Pennsylvania Ballots
Associate Law Professor Jalila Jefferson-Bullock was interviewed by WTAE-TV regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to allow for a 3-day extension for Pennsylvania ballots.

Oct. 19
Why Some Pa. Marijuana Patients Face Jail for Not Surrendering Their Medical Marijuana Cards
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this The Philadelphia Inquirer article about regulations of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.

Referendum On Ballot Could Give Police Review Board More Power, But Police Could Challenge
Law professor Jalila Jefferson Bullock was interviewed for this article by WESA-FM about what the police union could do in response to the referendum on the ballot.

Despite Record Registrations, Millions Still Will Not Vote In 2020 Election
Director of Pre-Law Dr. Kristen Coopie was interviewed for this article by KDKA-TV about the potential reasons for not voting in the 2020 Presidential Election.

Oct. 17
The 2020 Presidential Election is Likely in the Hands of Pennsylvania Voters
Dr. Kristen Coopie, director of pre-law at Duquesne and an expert in elections, was interviewed by Courthouse News Service about the importance of Pennsylvania voters in the 2020 Presidential Election.

Oct. 16
Despite Concerns, Southwestern Pa. Voters Using Mail-In Ballots in Record Numbers
Law Professor Joe Mistick was interviewed by KDKA-TV about the use of mail-in ballots during this year's election. Mistick said that he believes this system is here to stay.

Unemployment Rate in Pa. Drops to 8.1%, But Economists Remain Wary
Dr. Risa Kumazawa, associate professor of economics, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review about her concerns regarding the relationship between the unemployment rate and the rise of COVID-19 cases in Pennsylvania.

Lamb, Parnell Raking in Millions in Campaign Contributions
Dr. Kristen Coopie, director of the pre-law program at Duquesne, was interviewed for this WTAE-TV story about President Trump's outspoken support for Pennsylvania's Sean Parnell, a Republican running for Congress.

Oct. 15
Trump's false claim that Biden is a socialist
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, was interviewed for this article by PolitiFact about Joe Biden's economic proposals, such as reinstating environmental protections and investing tax dollars in infrastructure.

Oct. 13
Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge John Zottola, founder of Veterans Court, dies
Law Professor Dan Kunz was interviewed for this article by the Post-Gazette about Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge John Zottola, who passed away on Monday. Kunz worked with Zottola for several years.

Elasticity vs. Inelasticity of Demand
Dr. Risa Kumazawa, associate professor of economics, was interviewed for this article by U.S. News and World Report regarding the three types of elasticity of demand used to analyze consumer behavior.

Allegheny County Judge John A. Zottola, creator of Veterans Court program, dies
Dan Kunz, supervising attorney at the School of Law's Veterans Clinic, was interviewed for this article by the Tribune-Review about Allegheny County Judge John Zottola, who passed away on Monday.

Oct. 12
Our unrepresentative republic
Dr. Mark Boonshoft, assistant professor of history, wrote this op-ed for New York Daily News regarding America's unrepresentative government.

Oct. 9
Duquesne program will form Church leaders
The Pittsburgh Catholic interviewed Dr. Kenneth Parker, Ryan Endowed Chair for Newman Studies and professor of historical theology, for this story about Duquesne's new Department of Catholic Studies, which is expected to help the Diocese of Pittsburgh educate and form lay persons for church ministry.

Oct. 8
Does COVID-19 Make a Better Case for Vaccines?
Chair and Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies Dr. Bridget Calhoun was interviewed for this article by Contagion Live regarding the need for people to learn the parameters of vaccine development in order to better embrace the products.

Controversial Viral Video Raises Concerns Over Ballot Harvesting, But Elections Leaders Say There Are Safeguards In Place
Law Professor Joe Mistick was interviewed for this story by KDKA-TV about ballot harvesting and whether it is actually occurring.

Oct. 7
The one religious question that Amy Coney Barrett shouldn't have to answer
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this op-ed for Pennsylvania Capital-Star about questions of religion that Amy Coney Barrett should not have to answer as a federal judge.

Duquesne University Small Business Development Center Wants To Help Turn Around Businesses
KDKA-TV reported that Duquesne's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is making the attempt to help local small businesses recover economically in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. SBDC Director Rich Longo was interviewed in this story.

State representative calls for impeachment of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Wecht
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by the Tribune-Review regarding the decision of a Pennsylvania House representative who is calling for the impeachment of state Supreme Court Justice David N. Wecht.

Oct. 6
Small businesses in Pittsburgh wait for another federal stimulus package to ramp up operations
The Post-Gazette reported that the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center has talked to 15 business owners about filing for bankruptcy. According to Director Richard Longo, the organization is working on helping others through the bankruptcy process.

FDA Requires Lengthier COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Data for any Applications
Chair and Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies Dr. Bridget Calhoun was interviewed for this article by Contagion Live regarding COVID-19 vaccine development and distribution, as well as the national surveillance and regulation standards that have previously been set.

What to Make of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Stalls
Dr. Bridget Calhoun, chair and associate professor of physician assistant studies was interviewed for this story by Contagion Live about the appropriateness of the FDA's decision to hit pause on the US-based trial arm for AZD1222, a COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

Wolf Eases Restrictions On Gathering Limits
WESA-Radio interviewed Provost and epidemiologist Dr. David Dausey for this story about Gov. Tom Wolf's decision to relax rules on indoor and outdoor crowd sizes.

Oct. 2
Here is what happens if President Trump becomes too ill to serve
Law Professor Jalila Jefferson-Bullock was interviewed for this article by the Tribune-Review regarding the 25th Amendment and what would happen if President Trump were to become too ill to serve.

Constitution lays out what would happen should President Trump's health decline
Law professor Jalila Jefferson-Bullock was interviewed for this story by WTAE-TV about the constitutional options that would ensure a continuity of government if President Trump's health were to rapidly decline.

When police violence is a dog bite
AL.com interviewed Law Professor Ann Schiavone for this story about the legal ramifications of K9 officers using lethal force in the form of police dog bites.

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