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‘Find the Killer’ in DelTech’s science camps

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Here’s one way to keep the attention of a class of teenage campers: designate one of them as a “killer” and the rest as prime suspects and make the class figure out whodunnit. That was the assignment this week in a Delaware Technical Community College summer science camp, which plays on the popularity of television’s many crime shows that focus …

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Delaware’s ‘Chopped’ finalist says to stay tuned

Pam George Food, Headlines

  Delaware chef Reuben Dhanawade faced stiff competition on the Tuesday night finale of Food Network’s “Chopped: Desperately Seeking Sous Chef.” At stake: a sous chef position with judges Chris Santos, Maneet Chauhan or Scott Conant. “If you want to work for me, you’re going to have to stay composed, be creative and manage the clock,” Santos told the four contestants, …

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DelTech to add Veterans Resource Center in Wilmington

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  Delaware Technical Community College announced Tuesday that it plans to build a Veterans Resource Center at its Wilmington campus to serve as a hub for students with military ties. The center will be funded with an $18,000 grant form Navient, a financial services company in Wilmington known for student loans. “We are very grateful to all of our donors …

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Delaware chef Reuben Dhanawade wows on Food Network

Pam George Culture, Headlines

  Reuben Dhanawade had a lot riding on dessert — namely a job offer from chefs Maneet Chauhan, Scott Conant and Chris Santos, the discerning — and often acerbic — judges on the Food Network’s “Desperately Seeking Sous Chef.” The five-part show is a special edition of “Chopped,” which asks chefs to make dishes from a mystery basket of ingredients. A chef …

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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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DelTech drops vaccination, testing, indoor masking rules

Betsy Price Headlines

Delaware Technical Community College followed CDC guidelines and dropped COVID-19 restrictions.   Delaware Technical Community College announced Tuesday that it was lifting vaccination, testing and mask requirements for employees, student and visitors, effective immediately. It reserved the right to require masking when should a county meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s standards for masking. “After consultation with the …

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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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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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State bearing down on 70% vaccination mark for Fourth of July

Betsy Price Government, Headlines

Delaware only needs to vaccinate 2.5% of the state’s eligible people to hit its goal.   As Delaware nears its Fourth of July goal of having at least 70% of those eligible have at least one vaccine shot, state officials on Tuesday unveiled guidance for colleges and universities and illustrated the danger that COVID-19 poses to adolescence.  During the state’s …