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DSU’s Allen to Georgia law enforcement: ‘We will never be bullied’

Charlie Megginson Education, Headlines

Delaware State University president Tony Allen has promised an investigation into an April 20 incident during which a bus carrying the school’s women’s lacrosse team was pulled over and searched while returning from a tournament in Florida.  DSU is a historically Black university in Dover. Approximately 70% of the student population is Black. According to The Hornet, DSU’s student newspaper, …

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Colleges ask for millions in state construction money

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  Photo/Getty Images   Three Delaware colleges and universities have asked the state for $120 million to fund construction of new buildings as well as deferred upkeep on older ones. In testimony last week, the presidents of the University of Delaware, Delaware State University and Delaware Technical Community College asked the Joint Committee on Capital Improvement for money to take …

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Science Olympiad construction competition moves back indoors

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Chase Martinez shovels sand during a Delaware Science Olympiad bridges event as Joseph Mlodak uses two rods to stop the bucket from swinging.     As Chase Martinez filled a bucket hanging from his balsa wood bridge with sand, the structure began making ominous popping sounds and he shoveled faster. “I thought it was going to crack,” he said. But, …

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See the stars at DSU observatory open house Saturday

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

  Dr. Matthew Bobrowsky and DSU observatory’s 14-inch Meade reflecting telescope.     Delaware State University issued an unusual invitation this week. The Historically Black College and University would like the pleasure of your company Saturday, March 5, for a peek through its 14-inch Meade reflecting telescope. The 7:30 p.m. event will allow attendees to climb to the university’s Astronomical …

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Allen says DSU “shall not be moved” from keeping its doors open

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

DSU was one of more than a dozen HBCUs to receive a bomb threat Monday Delaware State University President Tony Allen called a Monday bomb threat — one of more than a dozen at Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country — “a clear effort to confuse, intimidate and bully our students, staff and faculty.” “We are safe, for …

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Delaware colleges, universities cope with COVID differently

Daniel Larlham Jr. Education, Headlines

  Delaware colleges and universities are heading into the third spring with COVID-19. Photo by Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom/Pexels.   Spring semester for Delaware college-goers will once again be a little different than previous semesters as state schools change COVID-19 protocols following the winter surge caused by the Omicron variant.  University of Delaware  UD has updated its plans for spring …

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UD, DSU, DelTech to split $107 million of American Rescue money

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

With federal Rescue Plan money, state colleges will be able to build new facilities, maintain older ones and enhance programs they already have. Three Delaware colleges and universities will split $107 million in  in American Rescue Plan Act money, the state announced Wednesday. Of that, the University of Delaware will get $41 million; Delaware State University will get $33 million …

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Tony Allen to honor mother’s life with scholarship for single moms

Dr. Tony Allen Education, Headlines

Dr. Tony Allen with his mother, R. Leatha Allen. Photo courtesy of Dr. Allen   R. Leatha Allen, mother of Dr. Tony Allen, president of Delaware State University, died early Tuesday morning from non-COVID pneumonia. Dr. Allen wrote this appreciation of his mother’s life.  If you ever reached my mother’s old-school voice message, you would hear R. Leatha Allen say, …

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DSU: Spring classes will start as virtual; return to campus delayed 2 weeks

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Delaware State students will need booster vaccinations before they are allowed to return to campus in 2022.   Citing the significant increase in in COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant, Delaware State University on Thursday said that it would delay the return to campus by two weeks and that students must be vaccinated and boosted to be on campus. …

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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 …