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Duquesne University Opens its Doors to Students from Hurricane-Ravaged Areas

Duquesne University President Dr. Charles Dougherty today announced that the University will accept students displaced by Hurricane Katrina, especially those from Loyola University and Xavier University, the major Catholic higher education institutions in New Orleans.

“We have all been shocked and saddened by the loss of life, suffering, and catastrophic damage on the Gulf Coast. Our prayers go out to all those who have lost so much,” said Dougherty. “It is our hope that by offering displaced students a way to continue to pursue their degrees without interruption, we can ease at least one burden during this challenging time.”

Duquesne’s residence life staff, admissions team, and academic units are prepared to assist students in this outreach effort. Interested students may call the Office of Admissions at 1-800-456-0590 or 412-396-6221 for further information.

In addition, Duquesne is collecting financial donations to support the Uptown District of New Orleans, where the Spiritans—the University’s founding fathers—have led an active ministry through the Holy Ghost Church on Louisiana Avenue.

“Since 1915, the Spiritan Congregation has tirelessly provided social services and other assistance to people of all faiths in the Uptown area of New Orleans,” said the Rev. Tim Hickey, C.S.Sp., vice chair of the Duquesne University Corporation. “We will continue to support them through this tragic situation.”

All donations will directly aid residents in the Holy Ghost Church neighborhood, regardless of religious affiliation. Checks made payable to The Spiritans may be sent to:

Duquesne University Office of Internal Audit
600 Forbes Avenue
c/o Reuben Essandoh
214 Administration Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15282

*Please note “Hurricane Relief” on the bottom of the check.
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