DSU, UD and Del Tech asked for millions in state funding, with a large chunk for deferred maintenance.

Colleges, DOE ask for hundreds of millions for capital projects

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The big three institutions of higher education in the First State along with the Delaware Department of Education on Thursday asked for a combined $300 million from the state for capital improvement projects. As the stateā€™s General Assembly prepares its budget for fiscal year 2025, which starts July 1, the University of Delaware, Delaware State University and Del Tech all …

DSU and the University of Belize signed their memorandum of understanding on March 11.

DSU widens global presence with University of Belize alliance

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

  Delaware State University has created a partnership it hopes will lead to future opportunities in Belize, a nation on the eastern coast of Central America. ā€œIt opens the door to collaborative activities,ā€ said Carlos Holmes, DSUā€™s director of news services. ā€œThis could range from anything from joint events, joint presentations, joint research, joint studies, it could indeed involve possible …

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 ā€œMagicā€ Johnson made a guest appearance at this past weekendā€™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.Ā  Along with a $1 million grant from Sallie Mae to DSUā€™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 Thursdayā€™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 stateā€™s only Historically Black College and University, is asking for about $47,000,000. It started its hearing on a …

DSUā€™s Tony Allen released a statement sharing his disdain for Elon Muskā€™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 ā€“ the owner of X, formerly known as Twitter ā€“ were ā€œunoriginal in their amplification of …

DSU continues to grow in enrollment.

DSU sets record enrollmentā€¦again

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

For back-to-back years, Delaware State University has a new record for student enrollment.Ā  DSU this week reported an overall enrollment increase of 3.5% from this time last year,Ā  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. ā€œWe have overcome some notable trends …

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DSU ranking drops a point, but stays in top 3 of public HBCUs

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

Delaware State University dropped from No. 2 to No. 3 in the U.S. News and World Report 2024 rankings of HBCUs, while continuing to remain in the top 5 of those public schools for the ninth year in a row. Delaware’s Historically Black College and University had risen into the No. 2 spot lastĀ  year. It’s also listed this year …

DSU will raise tuition $750 a semester.

DSU raising tuition by $1,500 a year starting in fall

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Students of Delaware State University can expect to pay $1,500 more for tuition next year, the HBCU announced Thursday. To ensure long-term financial stability, DSU is raising tuition $750 a semester, but students whose families earn less than $30,000 a year will actually get a decreased tuition, although the university has yet to announce what the discount will be. Ben …

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 …

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 RutzHeadlines, 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 DSUā€™s Global Institute for Equity, Inclusion, and Civil Rights. Dr. Sonel …