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Quinnipiac is a unique community of dynamic leaders, innovative thinkers and passionate individuals. We're sharing stories of some of the people, programs and places that make QU shine.

Artist John Walsh in his studio

Hope Against the Odds

A Quinnipiac history professor and a Boston-based artist are collaborating to create a graphic novel on Ireland's Great Hunger. A moving story of suffering and love, the book follows three children who survive the famine.

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Jose Burgos and Frank Ruiz

From Military to Medicine

After serving in the Middle East, veterans Frank Ruiz and Jose Burgos returned home with a new sense of purpose. The first-year medical students hope to improve care for veterans and active military personnel.

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Chelsea True

Caring for a Nation

Chelsea True '13 spent the fall fighting the Ebola outbreak at its source in West Africa. Helping underserved populations in high-risk situations is nothing new for the School of Nursing graduate.

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Principal leads an activity in the new classroom

In a Class of Their Own

Inspired to help struggling schoolchildren in South Africa, a recent QU graduate raised money to deliver a new classroom to kids halfway around the globe.

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Marquis Barnett

Bright Futures Await

Criminal justice major and QU basketball player Marquis Barnett overcame many obstacles along his journey to a college degree. He's just one among many standout students in this year's graduating class.

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Spring Fever

Pop singer Jason Derulo electrified the crowd at the TD Bank Sports Center on May 1. The show was the "Wake the Giant" spring concert, an annual tradition at Quinnipiac for more than 20 years.

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Richard Engel in Gaza (Photo credit James Novogrod)

Q&A with NBC's Richard Engel

In June 2015, Quinnipiac awarded its annual Fred Friendly First Amendment Award to Richard Engel, NBC's chief foreign correspondent. Engel paused for a Q&A session with Lee Kamlet, dean of the School of Communications.

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