Fewer masks = more colds. Be tested to be sure what you have

Daniel Larlham Jr. Headlines, Health

  Health officials say anyone with an upper respiratory infection should be tested to see whether it’s COVID-19. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio/Pexels   “Frat flu” and “freshman flu” are two terms making a comeback on the University of Delaware campus in Newark. Those descriptions for a simple cold or flu are being bandied about again after taking a hiatus last …

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DSU, UD both rise in annual national college rankings

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Delaware State University and the University of Delaware both rose in the annual ranking among colleges by U.S. News and World Report. DSU has risen to No. 10 among all Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings and remains at No. 3 among public HBCUs, and the University of Delaware has risen to …

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Newark’s Community Day canceled in wake of UD COVID-19 rules

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The Newark Parks and Rec and University of Delaware Community Day has been canceled. A popular Community Day in Newark that connected community members and University of Delaware students with nonprofits has been canceled because of UD’s new COVID-19 restrictions. The event had been scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 19, for the UD Green, and announced with much enthusiasm after the …

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Delaware Art Museum to require proof of vaccination to enter

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

The Delaware Art Museum changed its admission requirements today. The Delaware Art Museum announced Thursday that starting Oct. 1, visitors must provide proof of vaccination to enter. The move will help ensure the health of members, guests, staff, volunteers, other visitors and the wider community, museum Executive Director Molly Giordano said in a social media statement. The Art Museum’s move …

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UD sees spike in COVID-19 cases one week after semester begins

Daniel Larlham Jr. Education, Headlines

UD’s vice president sent students an email Wednesday saying the school’s isolation space is almost full.   The University of Delaware saw a spike in COVID-19 cases only one week after the semester began, and the city of Newark is monitoring the numbers, but could impose restrictions. “COVID Surge: Please Act Responsibly” read an email sent to every student from …

UD to require proof of vaccine or negative test for visitors to attend events

Betsy Price Education, Headlines, Health

The University of Delaware will begin requiring proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests to attend any UD event, starting Sept. 10. The University of Delaware announced Friday that it will require all external visitors to UD events to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative PCR test for the virus, starting Sept. 10. UD had announced in …

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 2, 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. This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Grand to require masks, vaccine proof or negative test to attend shows Delaware Museum of Natural History to reopen May 13 with …

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UD welcomes students with first twilight induction since 2019

Daniel Larlham Jr. Education, Headlines

UD students raise lighted candles to mark the start of a new school year, this one on campus. Photo by Daniel Larlham Jr.   Narrowly escaping the rain, The University of Delaware Green on Tuesday night lit up with candles for the first twilight induction ceremony since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The traditional ceremony was planned for Monday night, but …

Two global companies plan Delaware expansions, thanks to lab grants

Charles Megginson Business, Government, Headlines

  Delaware is getting some new jobs, thanks to a state program that helps prepare lab space like this on at Sepax. Two global technology corporations have chosen Delaware as the location for their planned expansions after benefitting from a state grant aimed at providing ready-to-go lab space.  Sepax Technologies Inc., a global chromatography company poised for significant growth over …

UD, WilmU, DelTech to require students to wear face masks in fall

Daniel Larlham Jr. Education, Headlines, Health

    The University of Delaware, Wilmington University and Delaware Technical Community College have changed their face mask policies for fall. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently recommended both the vaccinated and unvaccinated wear masks indoors, especially in areas where the Delta variant is spreading rapidly.  “To protect everyone in our community, Wilmington University has revised our …