Magic Johnson donated $600,000 to DSU during its scholarship gala.

Starry DSU gala raises $3 million for scholarships

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Basketball legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson made a guest appearance at this past weekend’s gala at Delaware State University, which raised $3 million and was highlighted by the single-largest contribution made by an alum in the University’s 132-year history.  Along with a $1 million grant from Sallie Mae to DSU’s College Completion Program, the high-ranked HBCU received a $1 million donation …

DSU, the third ranked public HBCU, is asking for about $47,000,000 in state funding.

JFC praises DSU aviation, says it should upgrade facilities

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Jokes were cracked, programs were praised and millions state funding was requested from Delaware State University Thursday’s Joint Finance Committee hearing. That committee is responsible for setting the state budget and allocating funding to different programs and organizations throughout Delaware. DSU, the state’s only Historically Black College and University, is asking for about $47,000,000. It started its hearing on a …


Dover committee will look at ways to help city’s homeless

Katie KazimirGovernment, Headlines

The mention of a small homeless encampment on Delaware State University property has led to the launch of a Dover committee assigned to find ways to help solve the problem in Delaware’s capital. The first meeting of Dover’s Unsheltered Working Group will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7,  at the Dover Public Library. Its creation came about during last …

DSU’s Tony Allen released a statement sharing his disdain for Elon Musk’s recent comments on X.

DSU President issues statement condemning Elon Musk tweet

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Just days before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the president of a top-ranked Historically Black College and University condemned remarks from one of the richest men in the world, Elon Musk. Delaware State University President Tony Allen Thursday stated that the tweets from Musk – the owner of X, formerly known as Twitter – were “unoriginal in their amplification of …

DSU Longwood Foundation Nursing

Longwood Foundation gives DSU $1.75M to double nursing program

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

Hoping to help ease nursing and public health worker shortages, the Longwood Foundation has given Delaware State University a $1.75 million grant to help double the size of its nursing program. Delaware’s only Historically Black College and University plans to significantly increasing the number of nursing graduates through 2026 and then further increase that through 2030. Half of those graduates …

The WLC is prioritizing the nine elementary schools included in the signed agreement before scaling its programs.

WLC will focus on tasks at hand, not expanding to other schools

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The new head of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative pushed back Tuesday night on suggestions that the new agency expand to include more city elementary schools. “This is a long journey, this is going to take many years to get our schools where they need to be,” said  Laura Burgos, the group’s executive director.  That’s not going to happen by adding …

DSU continues to grow in enrollment.

DSU sets record enrollment…again

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

For back-to-back years, Delaware State University has a new record for student enrollment.  DSU this week reported an overall enrollment increase of 3.5% from this time last year,  The 132-year-old institution now has 6,451 students, a 23% increase since 2020, making the Dover school the fastest-growing Historically Black College and University in the country. “We have overcome some notable trends …

The DSU Alzheimer research team: (l-r) Tyler L. Petersen, Dr. Michael A. Gitcho, Muhammad I. Abeer, Isaiah N. Brooks, Juneessa M. Pressley, and Matthew B. Dopler. The work of these researchers – led by Dr. Gitcho – has receives a $500,000 donation from the Paul H. Boerger Fund of the Delaware Community Foundation.

DSU gets $500K for Alzheimer’s disease research program

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware State University is receiving a $500,000 donation to support the HBCU’s of the Alzheimer’s disease research program. The gift came from the Paul H. Boerger Fund of the Delaware Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on partnering with donors to build opportunity and advance equity in Delaware. DSU’s Alzheimer’s disease research program is led by Michael Gitcho, an associate professor of …

DSU's grant from NASA is for three years of services.

DSU lands NASA grant to help find life resources on moon

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware State University instructors has been awarded a $899,000 grant from NASA to contribute its engineering and optics services to the future moon Lunar Land Rover Mission. DSU’s Mohammed Amir Khan, professor and director of the Engineer Physics Program, and Yuri Markushin, associate professor, will be leading the three-year project.  Khan and Markushin will design and develop infrared sensing and …

Rachel Juergensen is recieving the grant to build a special education certificate program at DSU.

DSU prof gets $1M grant to create special ed certificate

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A professor from Delaware State University has been awarded a $1.06 million federal grant to create a certificate program for special education.  The grant will also pay the cost for participants – and even give them a stipend. The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Rachel Juergensen, an assistant professor of special education at DSU, a five-year grant to develop …