A full-slate of events are happening throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month.

Black History Month programs touch on state laws, more

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

With Black History Month starting Wednesday, a number of events will celebrate the contributions of Black Americans. “We strive all year long to make sure that we’re telling the complete history of Delaware, not just during Black History Month, or Women’s History Month, or whatever month it happens to be,” said Daniel Citron, historic sites team manager at Delaware’s Division …

DSU's Afro-Colombian Expo will take place from Oct. 3 to Oct. 5. (Delaware State University Facebook)

October Expo will connect DSU, Colombia

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Delaware State University students, faculty and staff will have a chance to attend a three-day event in Cartagena that examines the role Afro-Colombians have had on the world. The goal is to create more education opportunities for DSU students to study abroad. The October event is being coordinated by DSU’s Global Institute for Equity, Inclusion, and Civil Rights. Dr. Sonel …

Jimmie Allen, left, and Willis Lonzer will be the keynote speakers at DSU's May 12 graduation ceremonies.

Jimmie Allen, Willis Lonzer to speak at DSU graduations

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Country music star and Delaware native Jimmie Allen will be the keynote speaker for Delaware State University’s 2023 undergraduate commencement in May. Dr. Willis Lonzer, a 1990 graduate of DSU with more than two decades of work in global medical affairs and global pharmaceutical research and development, will be the keynote speaker for the History Black College and University’s graduate …

Wilmington's William C. Lewis Elementary School. (Red Clay district website)

Red Clay picks parent rep for Learning Collab

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

A Red Clay mom known for community advocacy has been appointed to the Wilmington Learning Collaborative’s governing council as the school district’s parent representative. Jennie Yeow, who has a child at Red Clay Consolidated School District’s William C. Lewis Dual Language Elementary School was chosen for the role, Red Clay Superintendent Dorrell Green said during Wednesday’s monthly board meeting. “She’s …

DSU held a ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the largest research grant awarded in its 131-year history.

DSU’s largest grant ever will focus on health disparities

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

It was a historic day for the Hornets of Delaware State University Wednesday, as the school announced it has received the largest research grant in DSU history.  The 5-year, $18.36 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health will help establish an Interdisciplinary Health Equity Research Center on campus. The center will investigate how certain populations, typically underserved communities, …

Football

Teacher recruitment fair coming to DSU football game

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

While the Delaware State Hornets take on the Morgan State Bears Saturday, the Delaware Department of Education will be working to build its roster by recruiting future teachers. Prospective educators will be able to meet with 17 districts and charter schools during the game, which begins at 2 p.m. at DSU’s Alumni Stadium in Dover. “I am excited to see …

DSU officials and community members, leaders gathered on the site of the new agriculture building. (Delaware State University).

DSU double: New ag building, $1 million in scholarships 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

It was a two-fer day of celebration Thursday at Delaware State University, as officials broke ground for a new $10 million agriculture building and unveiled a $1 million grant that will pay full tuition for 21 STEM students. “We want to produce agriculture professionals and agriculture scientists, and we believe the addition of this building will provide a greater environment …

Jaden Rivera, left, and Ja’ron Hunt, the first two winners of DSU's Terrance Newton Scholarship.

Meet DSU’s first Terrance Newton Scholarship recipients

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Jaden Rivera dropped his phone on his lap and started crying when he got the phone call that he was being given a new scholarship.  Ja’ron Hunt screamed in excitement when he got the same call, knowing the money will help him earn a career in teaching where he can the kind of Black male leader he aspires to be. …

TSD Review Sept 15

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 15, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community How COVID turned Dolly Parton’s music into theater Business Delaware Symphony, musicians hail contract as ‘new chapter’ Government Who’s running in Delaware’s Nov. 8 general election? Goodbye Bonini, Hello Buckson McGuiness is McGone Delaware 2022 primary election results Primary election starts with uneven crowds, few …

DSU rises to No. 2 in public HCBUs in college ranking

DSU rises to No. 2 public HBCU in college rankings

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  Delaware State University rose one place to No. 2 in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings of the nation’s best public Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The Dover-based school also rose to No. 8 from No. 10 among all HBCUs. The ranking reflects DSU’s journey of progress, said DSU President Tony Allen. “We believe what we’re doing …