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News Coverage for Duquesne

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

May 13
6 Things to Know About Student Loans Before You Start School
NerdWallet interviewed John Falleroni, senior associate director of financial aid, for this story about things freshmen need to know about student loans.

Duquesne’s Commencement Ceremony Was All About Fred Rogers
Pittsburgh Magazine featured photos from Duquesne’s commencement ceremony, during which Joanne Byrd Rogers, wife of the late Fred Rogers, and Maxwell King, author of Fred Rogers’ biography, received honorary degrees.

Holland, Beltran, Lee, Hayes, Kiser, Welsch, Griffith: Professionals New to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Quarterly reported that Gabriel Welsch has been named vice president for marketing and communications at Duquesne.

May 11
Meet Stephanie Hilferty: The 4th Louisiana Legislator in 200 Years to Give Birth While in Office
The Advocate interviewed Associate Law Professor Jalila Jefferson-Bullock for this story about the fourth legislator in the Louisiana Legislature’s 207-year history to give birth while in office. Jefferson-Bullock herself was the first legislator to give birth while the Legislature was in session in 2006.

May 10
Spring 2019 Duquesne Commencement
WTAE-TV and WPXI-TV interviewed Joanne Rogers, wife of the late Fred Rogers, and covered Duquesne’s 2019 commencement ceremony, during which she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

May 8
New Podcast Showcases Pittsburgh’s Vast Collection of Public Art
NEXTPittsburgh reported that Assistant Public History Professor Dr. Jennifer Whitmer Taylor will offer expertise in a new City of Pittsburgh podcast series celebrating the city’s public art.

With Flip of a Giant Ceremonial Switch, CMU Starts Effort to Energize ‘Learning Engineering’
Ed Surge interviewed Michael Bridges, executive director of online learning and strategy, and Brian Bolsinger, director of instructional technology, for this story about a new software tool released by Carnegie Mellon University that will help professors improve teaching.

May 7
Republicans Want to Move on From Russia Investigation Even as They Reopen Probe
The Los Angeles Times quoted President Ken Gormley in this article about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

May 6
Trump’s Refusal to Release His Tax Returns Breaks a Long Presidential Tradition
The Post-Gazette interviewed Assistant History Professor Dr. Andrew Simpson for this story about President Donald Trump’s refusal to release his income tax returns.

City Mission in Washington Creates Drug-Free Pain Management
The Wheeling News-Register quoted Dr. Paula Sammarone Turocy, director of pre-medical and health professions programs, for this story about Washington City Mission’s new drug-free pain management clinic in Washington, Pa.

May 3
U.S. Steel’s Big Bet on the Future Cheers Workers, but Efficiency Could Squeeze Jobs
The Post-Gazette interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about Duquesne’s plans to support U.S. Steel in its pledge to invest $1 billion in the Mon Valley Works. Gormley said he has had early discussions with U.S. Steel President and Chief Executive Officer David Burritt about possibly creating a training pathway for steelworkers.

May 2
Pittsburgh Group Develops Technology to Protect Domestic Violence Victims
WPXI-TV interviewed Law Professor John Rago for this story about a local non-profit’s new app to help protect victims of domestic violence.

May 1
Ruling Freeing Graham Spanier from Sandusky-Related Conviction to be Appealed by Pa. Attorney General
PennLive interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this story about Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s intention to appeal a federal magistrate judge’s ruling that overturned former Penn State President Graham Spanier’s 2017 conviction on child endangerment charges stemming from the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier Has Gained Upper Hand in Child Endangerment Case, but Don’t Expect Quick Ending
PennLive interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this story about the ongoing state court battle regarding charges related to former Penn State President Graham Spanier’s involvement in the Jerry Sandusky child endangerment case.