A rendering of the Southeast view of Building X.

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

Jarek Rutz Headlines, 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 …

Delaware Debates

Candidates spar over national issues in U.S. House debate

Charles Megginson Headlines, Government

Delaware voters had their first and possibly only chance Thursday to watch the state’s candidates for its lone-U.S. House seat face off head to head. Democratic incumbent Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester and Republican Lee Murphy answered questions on a variety of topics, ranging from abortion to beach replenishment. There were no surprises during the roughly one-hour debate, moderated by Ralph …

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 Rutz Headlines, 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 …

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UDance hopes to break fundraising record for childhood cancer

Charles Megginson Education, Headlines

Photo courtesy of UDance. The country’s fifth-largest college dance marathon and University of Delaware’s largest student-run philanthropy event will “return to the Bob” this year for the first full-scale event since the onset of COVID.  UDance, which aims to raise awareness and funds for the fight against childhood cancer, has raised $14,688,690 since it began in 2007. The event will …

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Company run by alums creates UD data scholarship

Charles Megginson Business, Education, Headlines

Predictive Analytics Group founders and University of Delaware Alumni have started a $50,000 endowed scholarship. Left to right: CEO Stephen Hoops, managing partner of U.S. operations David LaRoche, chief data and analytics officer Dee Ridgeway A Newark company founded by three University of Delaware alumni has created an endowed scholarship for current students.  Predictive Analytics Group, a data analytics company …