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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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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 …

TSD Review Jan 6

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 6, 2022

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Tony Allen to honor mother’s life with scholarship for single moms A baker’s dozen of things to look forward to in 2022 Hockessin, Unionville used book sales canceled Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s January concert postponed As ‘Longwood Christmas’ closes, ‘Winter Wonder’ opens Snow makes a quick return, forecast to hit Thursday night 36 arts groups, …

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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 …

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Delaware law firm will pay for LSAT tests, tutoring for DSU students

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines

  A $10,000 donation from Morris James will enable students to study more rather than working to raise money for the LSAT, tutoring.   Delaware law firm Morris James has donated $10,000 to Delaware State University to pay for law school applicants’ law school admission tests and prep courses.  The donation may not have a lot of zeros after it, …

TSD Sept 16 2021

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 16, 2021

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom—scroll through the pdf, use direction arrows, zoom in or out, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. [pdf-embedder url=”https://townsquaredelaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/TSD-Sept-16-2021-1.pdf” title=”TSD Sept 16-2021″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Hagley damage may hit $2 million, and it has no flood insurance Upcoming Masses to honor military, …

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Schwab to fund DSU institute designed to help minorities build wealth

Betsy Price Business, Education, Headlines

Delaware State students soon will have access to financial training throughout their college years and beyond. A four-year grant from Charles Schwab will allow Delaware State University to launch a Financial Literacy Institute that will work with thousands of students a year from high schoolers, to DSU students, to graduates. The goals are to help minorities learn more about how …

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DSU students: Check your email. School is using $2.9 million to pay debt

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

For the second time in 2021, DSU will use COVID-19 cash to help pay off student debt.   Delaware State University will spend $2.9 million of its federal COVID-19 funds to help students avoid piling up more debt to attend college. About 1,100 students will qualify for payments. Those who are Pell Grant-eligible, meaning they have exceptional financial need, will …

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Capital One donates $4.7 million Wilmington riverfront building to DSU

Betsy Price Business, Education, Headlines

Capital One donated this Wilmington Riverfront building to Delaware State University.   Capital One, the company famous for asking credit card owners what’s in their wallets, just slipped a $4.7 million Wilmington riverfront building into Delaware State University’s back pocket. The finance company headquartered in McLean, Virginia, announced Thursday that it’s giving Delaware’s only Historically Black College and University its …