Talk:Duquesne University

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Pronunciation[edit]

Perhaps it would be helpful if someone posted the pronunciation of this school. I for one don't know it. user:xadnder 22 June 2006

It is Doo-Kayne — Preceding unsigned comment added by 141.158.91.145 (talk) 05:17, 17 August 2006
It would be appropriate to provide the spelling via the International Phonetic Alphabet. --Bossi (talk ;; contribs) 00:48, 17 April 2007 (UTC)
I did this. Alekjds talk 17:26, 20 May 2007 (UTC)
Maybe that just compounds the confusion. For those unfamiliar with the IPA, how will they know whether "eIn" rhymes with "rein" or "nein" without visiting the link? Perhaps the less sophisticated "doo-kayne" solution suggested above might be better (or just "doo-kane"). I've heard folks here in California insist that it's pronounced "doo-kwez-nee" (the "eIn" thing won't help them a bit).
--NameThatWorks 16:58, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Championships[edit]

This was delete, for good reason, but if somebody wants to make an article on Duquesne University championships, feel free.

Duquesne's individual Atlantic 10 champions by sport (from http://www.atlantic10.org/):

Women’s Rowing (1): Novice 4 – 1999

Men’s Swimming & Diving (5): 100-yard Freestyle – Edwin Wicker – 2002-03; 100-yard Backstroke – Scott Darwin – 2004-05; 200-yard Backstroke – Scott Darwin – 2004-05; 50-yard Freestyle – Scott Darwin – 2005-06; 100-yard Freestyle – Edwin Wicker – 2005-06

Women’s Swimming & Diving (2): 50-yard Freestyle – Katrina Streiner – 2005-06; 200-yard Backstroke – Kyla Favret – 2005-06

Women’s Indoor Track & Field (5): Triple Jump – Shea McMillan – 2002; 4,000-meter Distance Medley Relay – 2003; 1,000-meter Run – Tara Gerlach – 2004; 4x800-meter Relay – 2004; 4,000-meter Distance Medley Relay – 2006

Men’s Outdoor Track & Field (8): Long Jump – Leigh Bodden – 2002; 10,000-meter Run – Ryan Bender – 2004; High Jump – Mike Murawski – 2005; Hammer Throw – Chuck Mohan – 2005; Discus Throw – Chuck Mohan – 2005; 3,000-meter Steeplechase – Tom Slosky – 2005; 3,000-meter Steeplechase – Tom Slosky – 2006; Discus Throw – Robert Healy, III – 2006

Women’s Outdoor Track & Field (10): 100-meter Hurdles – Nicole Wiley – 2001; 400-meter Hurdles – Kathleen McCabe – 2002; Triple Jump – Shea McMillan – 2002; Discus Throw – Melissa Stewart – 2003; Pole Vault – Sarah Fetterman – 2004; Pole Vault – Sarah Fetterman – 2005; 400-meter Hurdles – Kristen Micsky – 2005; Triple Jump – Kristen Micsky – 2005; Long Jump – Kristen Micsky – 2005; 3,000-meter Steeplechase – Amy Ruffolo – 2005


--Awiseman 21:37, 22 May 2006 (UTC)


Shooting[edit]

I've started to built up the section on September 17's shooting that involved the Dukes basket team - I've got lot of info because of the injured (I believe it was the most critical one was a Canadian and the Canadian Press was coverage of the shooting. --JForget 00:09, 18 September 2006 (UTC)

Were the shooters students or non-students at the time? Thanks Hmains 03:16, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

The shooters had no connection to the university at all. They were brought to the event by a university student who has since been expelled. The student was expelled because she knew that they were carrying guns and helped them to get past security.Wikiant 13:02, 13 October 2006 (UTC)

Very interesting that the section was removed by 71.240.82.232 (talk · contribs). I wouldn't be surprised if it is a faculty member of the university [1]. — CharlotteWebb 04:11, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

It seems bizarre to me that an entire section should be dedicated to a single shooting incident that occurred at the school. How is that of equal importance to things like "Athletics", "Academics", or "Notable Alumni"? In five years, are people going to remember the shooting incident when they think of Duquesne University? Alekjds talk 20:52, 11 April 2007 (UTC)
There is way too much detail on that incident. Not that it isn't worth a mention, but the article is about the history and programs of the university, not the goings-on at parties. —Preceding unsigned comment added by NameThatWorks (talkcontribs) 20:43, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Shooting Perspective[edit]

I just took a look at the article for the University of Texas, and the entire Charles Whitman sniper-in-the-tower incident (14 killed and 30 injured) is given a single paragraph. This party thing at Duquesne should be deleted in its entirety, as there are similar or worse assaults at campuses everywhere on a routine basis. The only thing unusual is that basketball players were involved. --NameThatWorks 20:52, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

I agree. In fact, it's old news. I suggest deleting the reference entirely. Wikiant 01:48, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
I support this motion, per my comment above, and the comments given by these editors. I say we vote on it, democracy-style. I support the removal. Alekjds talk 21:04, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
I also support the removal per my comments above. --NameThatWorks 05:37, 12 September 2007 (UTC)
I support removal. Wikiant 11:22, 12 September 2007 (UTC)
Do we have enough support to remove the section? Alekjds talk 22:04, 14 September 2007 (UTC)
Given the lack of dissenting opinion, I'm removing the section. Wikiant 02:44, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
Very well. I'm working at the moment to expand the history section, or to find more to add to the main article, such as "Spiritan presence", "campus" etc. (Most of the athletics should be in the Duquesne Dukes article, I think). If there are any suggestions for new sections, I would like to hear them. I'm a student at Duquesne, so I have access to appropriate materials if need be. Alekjds talk 04:22, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Athletics[edit]

This section is much longer than anything else in the article, I think it should be trimmed a bit --AW 17:29, 9 April 2007 (UTC)

We don't trim sections for being too long. We do however, sometimes split them off into separate "sub-articles". Wikipedia:Summary style has more information about doing this. — CharlotteWebb 08:33, 10 April 2007 (UTC)
I'm aware of that, there's already a Duquesne Dukes article. I think it's odd that the athletics section is much longer than all the rest of the article. Maybe some of the athletics parts would be better on the Duquesne Dukes article instead. --AW 15:43, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

It would be helpful for someone familiar with the rich history of this school to provide at least an overview. —Preceding unsigned comment added by TimMurrayPgh (talkcontribs)

Basketball[edit]

I'm surprised that neither this article, nor the Duquesne Dukes article, mentions the five basketball players who have had their jerseys retired, especially Willie Somerset (1963-65). More info: http://www.roneverhart.com/history_retired.html Also, is the column heading "Name" the best for those year-by-year records charts? The signature button doesn't seem to be working, but I'm NameThatWorks NameThatWorks 17:57, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

I just started a Duquesne Dukes men's basketball article, and I'll add the retired jerseys there. Alekjds talk 18:13, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
If you feel like digging for an interesting rivalry story, both Willie Somerset and Brian Generalovich came out of powerhouse Farrell HS in the early '60s. Willie starred at Duquesne and Brian starred at Pitt. If memory serves, Brian used up his basketball eligibility, then enrolled in grad school and played a season on the football team. Willie also had an interesting career, but I don't remember very much off the top of my head. If you're a student at Duquesne, you can easily look into it. NameThatWorks 18:33, 17 September 2007 (UTC)

Assessment[edit]

I recommend that at least one photo of the university be provided. --Bossi (talk ;; contribs) 00:48, 17 April 2007 (UTC)

Good point --AW 20:09, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
I've added one, and there's also a Wikimedia Commons page and category now, since I took a lot of pictures. Feel free to add more. Alekjds talk 21:12, 11 September 2007 (UTC)

Rearrangement, additions[edit]

In the last few days, I've boldly rearranged and added new content to this main Duquesne University article. Any comments or suggestions would be very much welcomed. I personally think more needs to be added to the Academics section. Alekjds talk 04:35, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

As far as information relevant to the individual schools, I think that should be saved for that college's own article. I've begun filling out the Bayer page, but maybe more information on the enrollment in different areas or number/type of programs offered could be added under academics. Abogges1 (talk) 16:27, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

Teaching with Wikipedia Workshop at CMU (Aug 15)[edit]

Editors interested in this article may find the Teaching with Wikipedia Workshop that will take place at CMU on Aug 15 of interest. This workshop is open to general public, and is a joint imitative of CMU and Pitt). There will be another workshop held at Pitt in the Fall as well. It will cover how to include Wikipedia in one's course (WP:SUP) and also how to become a Wikipedia:Campus Ambassadors. Pennsylvania has currently only one ambassador (myself) and it would be great if we could recruit at least several more. Ambassadors help course instructors, showing them how Wikipedia works, and interact with students. Many current ambassadors come from the body of students, faculty and university staff; it is a fun adventure, and adds to one resume/CV, to boot :) If it sounds interesting, feel free to ask me any questions, or to come to the workshop. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| talk 20:33, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Labor and employment conditions dispute, 2012-[edit]

Seeking relevant links or comments to be integrated into the article on this controversial topic. I created most of the current section; my aims were to keep details well-sourced and promote a neutral point of view through quoting individuals on both-sides of the dispute. Blythwood (talk) 19:45, 19 September 2013 (UTC)