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

University of Delaware president paints rosy picture to board

Ken Mammarella Education, 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 Alessandrini Headlines, 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 …

Students pursuing UD's new graduate AI certificate must complete 9 credits with at least a B-.

UD launches graduate certificate on artificial intelligence

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

The University of Delaware is now offering a certificate for graduate students focused on artificial intelligence.  The program requires nine credits in classes designed to teach artificial Intelligence, a rapidly evolving field that has been integrated into many facets of everyday life, the economy and education.  Students in the program will have to complete three classes of the nine offered, …

UD Students for Justice in Palestine

UD rally calls for ceasefire in Gaza, justice for Palestine

Betsy Price Headlines, Government

A rally organized by the University of Delaware Students for Justice in Palestine listened to calls for a ceasefire and expressions of grief for those killed during the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks and Israel’s retaliation in Gaza. “We come together to reaffirm our commitment to a peaceful and just resolution, one that upholds the rights and dignities of all parties …

The 'Ring of Fire' eclipse will occur Saturday.

‘Ring of Fire’ eclipse MAY be visible in Delaware Saturday

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Culture

A “Ring of Fire” – not Johnny Cash’s smash hit, but a once in an every-few-years solar eclipse — will reach peak visibility in Delaware on Saturday at about 1:20 p.m. Solar eclipses occur when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, causing the moon to cast a shadow on the earth.  This happens when there is a …

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Delaware supply chain company to expand at Newark home

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

A Newark supply chain management company will use a state grant of $155,970 to build a warehouse and fulfillment center next the headquarters of the company that spun it off. EtailFlow LLC, a supply chain management company designed to efficiently distribute electronic goods, grew out of Delaware-based ecommerce leader PCOnline earlier this year. Its new facility will be next to …

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UD FinTech Hub welcomes new Discover Bank fund for Delaware

Betsy Price Business, Headlines

One company helps small start-up food companies find additional investment to fill unexpectedly huge orders from a place like Costco or Whole Foods. One company helps renovation companies get paid faster when they’re helping people get back into homes or businesses that have been damaged in some disaster. One company helps employers make sure more of their employees’ wages stay …

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

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

Jarek Rutz Headlines, 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 …

University of Delaware Womens Soccer logo photo courtesy of University of Delaware

UD women get first Power 5 win by beating Syracuse

Jason Winchell Headlines, Sports

The University of Delaware women’s soccer team accomplished something for the first time in program history last night in their opening match of the 2023 season.  They defeated Syracuse 1-0 for their first win against a Power 5 conference.  Syracuse is a member of the ACC Conference.  The Blue Hens did defeat Virginia Tech back in 1994 but they were …