- Associated Press - Friday, April 7, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The financially ailing Duquesne University Press is shutting down after 90 years.

Press Director Susan Wadsworth-Booth tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (https://bit.ly/2oJieKU ) that operations will wind down over the coming months. The press has published scholarly books since 1927.

Duquesne University officials say the publisher was operating at a deficit and could not be supported without taking resources from school programs. Officials say they explored ways to save the operation but were unsuccessful.

Duquesne University Press had received an annual $300,000 subsidy from the school.

Critics of the decision note that Duquesne plans to invest $40 million into renovations of the school’s basketball arena.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, https://www.post-gazette.com

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