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Delaware law firm will pay for LSAT tests, tutoring for DSU students

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines

  A $10,000 donation from Morris James will enable students to study more rather than working to raise money for the LSAT, tutoring.   Delaware law firm Morris James has donated $10,000 to Delaware State University to pay for law school applicants’ law school admission tests and prep courses.  The donation may not have a lot of zeros after it, …

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Independence School’s wowzer of outdoor classroom links kids, nature

Brionna N. Stonebraker Education, Headlines

Independence School’s new outdoor classroom includes an amphitheater. Photo by Independence School.   Independence School’s breathtaking new outdoor learning area includes an amphitheater, interactive musical instruments, a tricycle track, a Wetlands and a “messy activities” area. The elegantly designed 57,000 square feet, divided into 14 areas, has been planned since the spring of 2018, with fundraising starting in 2019. It …

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DSU, UD both rise in annual national college rankings

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Delaware State University and the University of Delaware both rose in the annual ranking among colleges by U.S. News and World Report. DSU has risen to No. 10 among all Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings and remains at No. 3 among public HBCUs, and the University of Delaware has risen to …

DSU’s Tony Allen tapped to head White House HBCU group

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

DSU president Dr. Tony Allen   Among the issues that DSU President Tony Allen wants to help the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities tackle are historic inequities in physical infrastructure funding, more federal research support, and more as well as easier access to financial support for students. All of them are topics he will champion after being appointed by …

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DuPont gives DSU grad students swank computers, conference fees

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Delaware State University grad students show off their new MacBook computers.   DuPont’s donation Thursday of MacBooks to 50 Delaware State University graduate students in science and math curriculums satisfied school and student needs. It also gave a helping hand to those a little further down the job pipeline on the way to becoming future scientists. The donation, which also …

State will pay for 10 days of COVID-19 leave for teachers

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

The state will offer up to 10 days of pay for teachers who must quarantine, isolate or care for family members.   The state of Delaware will fund up to 10 days of paid leave for teachers who need to take time off their jobs to deal with COVID-19 and will pay for substitute teachers needed to cover those classes. …

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UD sees spike in COVID-19 cases one week after semester begins

Daniel Larlham Jr. Education, Headlines

UD’s vice president sent students an email Wednesday saying the school’s isolation space is almost full.   The University of Delaware saw a spike in COVID-19 cases only one week after the semester began, and the city of Newark is monitoring the numbers, but could impose restrictions. “COVID Surge: Please Act Responsibly” read an email sent to every student from …

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Wilmington’s Eastside students welcomed back by cheering crowd

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Corie Priest of the Delaware Attorney General’s Office welcomes a student returning to Eastside Charter Tuesday.   More than 40 teachers, politicians and members of the community gathered Tuesday to form a welcome crew for students returning to Eastside Charter School for the first time since March 2020. The 483 students, mostly minorities, reacted in a variety of ways to …

UD to require proof of vaccine or negative test for visitors to attend events

Betsy Price Education, Headlines, Health

The University of Delaware will begin requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests to attend any UD event, starting Sept. 10. The University of Delaware announced Friday that it will require all external visitors to UD events to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative PCR test for the virus, starting Sept. 10. UD had announced in …

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UD welcomes students with first twilight induction since 2019

Daniel Larlham Jr. Education, Headlines

UD students raise lighted candles to mark the start of a new school year, this one on campus. Photo by Daniel Larlham Jr.   Narrowly escaping the rain, The University of Delaware Green on Tuesday night lit up with candles for the first twilight induction ceremony since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The traditional ceremony was planned for Monday night, but …