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Child care providers, DSU to receive millions in COVID-19 relief funds

Charlie Megginson Education, Government, Headlines

Flanked by Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, Gov. John Carney and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, DSU President Tony Allen holds two beneficiaries of the governor’s initiative to strengthen early childhood education in Delaware – the 2021-22 Little Mr. and Miss DSU, Corey Bazemore and Alessandra Spence. Photo courtesy of Delaware State University.  With Delaware’s unemployment rate hovering around 5 percent, state …

DSU, DNREC to work together on community outreach

Charles Megginson Education, Government, Headlines

Delaware State University will help the state’s environmental agency improve public outreach and community engagement with a two-year research project set to begin next month.  The university will hold town hall meetings on Nov. 17 and Dec. 1 to solicit input from community members on how DNREC can conduct effective outreach regarding regulatory actions and policies. The research project is …

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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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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 …

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Schwab to fund DSU institute designed to help minorities build wealth

Betsy Price Business, Education, Headlines

Delaware State students soon will have access to financial training throughout their college years and beyond. A four-year grant from Charles Schwab will allow Delaware State University to launch a Financial Literacy Institute that will work with thousands of students a year from high schoolers, to DSU students, to graduates. The goals are to help minorities learn more about how …

DSU students: Check your email. School is using $2.9 million to pay debt

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

For the second time in 2021, DSU will use COVID-19 cash to help pay off student debt.   Delaware State University will spend $2.9 million of its federal COVID-19 funds to help students avoid piling up more debt to attend college. About 1,100 students will qualify for payments. Those who are Pell Grant-eligible, meaning they have exceptional financial need, will …

UD, WilmU, DelTech to require students to wear face masks in fall

Daniel Larlham Jr. Education, Headlines, Health

    The University of Delaware, Wilmington University and Delaware Technical Community College have changed their face mask policies for fall. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended both the vaccinated and unvaccinated wear masks indoors, especially in areas where the Delta variant is spreading rapidly.  “To protect everyone in our community, Wilmington University has revised our …

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Capital One donates $4.7 million Wilmington riverfront building to DSU

Betsy Price Business, Education, Headlines

Capital One donated this Wilmington Riverfront building to Delaware State University.   Capital One, the company famous for asking credit card owners what’s in their wallets, just slipped a $4.7 million Wilmington riverfront building into Delaware State University’s back pocket. The finance company headquartered in McLean, Virginia, announced Thursday that it’s giving Delaware’s only Historically Black College and University its …