17 Facts About Duquesne University


Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is a private research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Duquesne University is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".

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Duquesne University established itself at its current location on the Bluff and built the original five-story red brick "Old Main" in 1885.

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McAnulty's time as president that Duquesne University played an important role in the shaping of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, which has its roots in a retreat of several faculty members and students held in February 1967.

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Duquesne University continues to expand with its completion of the Power Center, a mixed-use development project on Forbes Avenue, and a new residence hall, which was completed in 2012.

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Duquesne University owned WDUQ, NPR and jazz station, has relocated to offices in the Cooper Building and studios in Clement Hall.

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Until 2009, Duquesne University had an extension of the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement in Wormleysburg.

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Duquesne University is the home of the Tamburitzans, the longest-running multicultural song and dance company in the United States.

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Duquesne University maintains three theater groups: the Red Masquers, Spotlight Musical Theatre Company, and the Medieval and Renaissance Players.

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In recent years, Duquesne University football was a member of the NCAA Division I Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

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Duquesne University has two club ice hockey teams that play ACHA hockey as members of College Hockey Mid-America and College Hockey East .

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Duquesne University uses an innovative ice cooling system that cools buildings and reduces peak energy demand.

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Duquesne University has been evaluated by the 2009 and 2010 College Sustainability Report Card.

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Duquesne University has resisted attempts by adjunct faculty to join unions, arguing that its academic staff are exempt from employee rights due to its status as a religious institution.

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Sports personalities Leigh Bodden, Chip Ganassi, Mike James, baseball hall-of-famer Cumberland Posey, and Chuck Cooper, the first African-American basketball player to be drafted in the NBA, all graduated from Duquesne University, as did both the founder and his principal owner son of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Art and Dan Rooney.

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Duquesne University has graduated at least three bishops and two cardinals in the Roman Catholic Church, including Bishops David Zubik, who is the current ordinary of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh; Vincent Leonard; and David Bonnar, the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown and Cardinals Daniel DiNardo and Adam Maida.

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Duquesne University has many alumni in the sciences including George Delahunty.

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