UD has been ranked 47th in the nation for research and development. Photo courtesy of University of Delaware.

UD climbs 31 spots to No. 47 in U.S. college R&D

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The University of Delaware is climbing the national rankings for best universities for research and development. The National Science Foundation recently released its Higher Education Research and Development Survey findings, which ranks the Blue Hens 47 out of 626 academic institutions across the country for non-medical school research and development expenditures. That caveat is because UD does not have a …

University of Delaware President Dennis Assanis at the board of trustees meeting.

University of Delaware president paints rosy picture to board

Ken MammarellaEducation, Headlines

University of Delaware President Dennis Assanis offered a grab-bag of ideas to the UD board of trustees at their semiannual meeting on Tuesday. They include increasing stipends for graduate students (reaching $24,500 to $36,000, depending on how much they teach and other factors), expanding the honors college (“now exceeding 17,000 applications for 600 spots”), “strengthening our entrepreneurship ecosystem” (hopefully increasing …

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UD will pay $6 million to jump to Conference USA in 2025

Nick AlessandriniHeadlines, Sports

  The University of Delaware will jump to Division 1 play in 2025 when it ditches its current conference to join Conference USA. The Blue Hens will become the 11th full-time member of the conference, following Georgia’s Kennesaw State as No. 10 when it joins at the beginning of the 2024 season. The University of Delaware will also become the …

UD's twilight ceremony lit up the heart of Newark Monday night.

UD’s 4,000 freshmen light up night with twilight tradition 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The central green of the University of Delaware looked like a field of fireflies Monday night as the incoming class joined the Blue Hen flock during the annual Twilight Induction Ceremony. “This is officially our new beginning,” said Jacob Hudson, who’s pursuing a degree in computer science. “The past few days have all been about meeting people and becoming familiar …

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UD to raise tuition 5%, even with surprise surplus

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The University of Delaware’s board of trustees voted Tuesday to raise tuition 5% for the 2023-2024 school year for all graduate and undergraduate students.  In the board’s semi-annual meeting, it announced the cost hikes were a result of general inflation and increased costs of operations.  For in-state residents, tuition will be $14,040 a year and for non-residents it will be …

Three state colleges asked for millions of dollars in funding to them in next year's budget. (University of Delaware Facebook)

College budget hearings bring up safety, salary concerns

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Funding requests from three state colleges in General Assembly financial hearings Thursday drew questions about campus safety, fair pay and transparency. Collectively, Delaware Technical Community College, Delaware State University and University of Delaware asked the state Joint Finance Committee for $32,534,000 for Fiscal Year 2024, which starts July 1. The committee, made of members of both the state House and …

A rendering of the Southeast view of Building X.

UD’s Building X aims to drive research, cutting-edge learning

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Building X, the University of Delaware’s $165 million hub for science research and classes, is on track to be completed and open to the public in fall 2024.  Funding will come from university funds and the $41 million the university received through  the federal American Rescue Plan Act. Construction started in earnest in February when the school demolished the  McKinley …

University of Delaware president Dennis Assanis shared institution updates with the board of trustees during their two-day retreat Thursday and Friday.

UD expects half a billion in research funding by 2029

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The University of Delaware expects to be receiving half a billion dollars in federal expenditures for research by 2029. UD President Dennis Assanis told the school’s Board of Trustees Thursday that the money would more than double UD’s current federal research expenditures of $220 million. “That’s big,” Assanis said. “Big for Delaware, and big for our sites without having a …