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University of Delaware set to raise tuition 3% next year

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  The University of Delaware Trustees said Thursday they will raise tuition rates 3% across the board for the 2022-23.  Full-time undergraduate students in the 2022-23 year can expect a $13,370 per semester tuition if they are a Delaware resident, and $35,890 per semester if they live out of state . The committee also announced a projected surplus of approximately …

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UDance 2022 raises $1.8 million for childhood cancer

Charles Megginson Culture, Headlines

University of Delaware students raised more than $1.8 million for The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. Submitted photo/Rob Naylor. More than $1.8 million will go toward the fight against childhood cancer after the University of Delaware’s UDance Marathon wrapped up fundraising during it’s annual event Sunday.  That brings the philanthropy’s lifetime fundraising total to $16,503,120 since its inaugural event in 2007.  …

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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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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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Getting crabby: Carney, Hogan wager on women’s NCAA game

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  UD’s women tip off against Maryland at 5 p.m. Friday.   Gov. John Carney and Maryland’s governor have bet a shipment of crab cakes on the result of Friday night’s March Madness game between the women’s basketball teams from their flagship state schools. The University of Delaware Blue Hens, led by Coach Natasha Adair, are 24-7 this season and …

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Delaware wins CAA title as local star shines

Nick Halliday Headlines, Sports

Delaware Mens Basketball Team celebrating after winning the CAA tournament photo courtesy of Delaware Mens Basketball Twitter The University of Delaware Blue Hens men’s basketball team clinched the CAA title last night with a win over UNC-Wilmington 59-55. The Blue Hens were led by Jy’are Davis who scored 18 points and Andrew Car who had 17 points to go with …

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Water quality testing firm to invest $3.3M in Newark production space

Charles Megginson Business, Headlines

A water quality testing supply company will invest $3.3 million to expand its operations into Newark after receiving $1.25 million in grants from the state. The LaMotte Company, based in Chestertown, Maryland, will occupy a 79,000 square foot office space and production facility in the Pencader Corporate Center. The facility will lead to the immediate creation of 50 jobs. 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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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 …