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Widener Law, DSU nursing may join $57M Wilmington education hub

Betsy PriceBusiness, Headlines

Longwood Foundation, Bank of America and area governments plan to invest $57 million in an education hub that will go into one of the former MBNA buildings near Rodney Square. The hub, to be called The Bridge, is expected to bring the Widener University Delaware Law School, University of Delaware Associates program and Delaware State University nursing to the building …

2024's Educators Rising National Day of Signing for Delaware was held at the Old State House Tuesday.

87 pledge to teach during Educators Rising signing day

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The impact and caring role of teachers during a troubling childhood has sparked a career path for high schooler Leilani Carrera, who solidified that path Tuesday during the Educators Rising National Day of Signing.   The senior at Sussex Central High School in the Indian River School District signed her letter of intent at the Old State House in Dover to …

DSU, UD and Del Tech asked for millions in state funding, with a large chunk for deferred maintenance.

Colleges, DOE ask for hundreds of millions for capital projects

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The big three institutions of higher education in the First State along with the Delaware Department of Education on Thursday asked for a combined $300 million from the state for capital improvement projects. As the state’s General Assembly prepares its budget for fiscal year 2025, which starts July 1, the University of Delaware, Delaware State University and Del Tech all …

High School entrepreneurs Keon Jones, left, and Kyle Richardson will compete this weekend with their hair product business.

2 high school entrepreneurs go for $12k this weekend

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A passion for financial freedom led high school senior Keon Jones to dedicate himself to entrepreneurship and a business creation. Now, he and classmate Kyle Richardson will pitch their business to entrepreneurs, business professionals and community leaders to compete for $100,000 in prizes at the 2024 Diamond Challenge Summit. The event takes place from Thursday to Saturday at the University …

HB 311 punishes most people for carrying a firearm in a Delaware college Safe School Zone with a class E felony.

Safe School Zone law moves on days after DSU fatal shooting

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Government

Just days after a fatal shooting of an 18-year-old woman on Delaware State University’s campus, the state General Assembly moved on with a bill creating felonies for people with guns in Safe School Zones. House Bill 311, sponsored by Rep. Cyndie Romer, D-Newark, adds post-secondary colleges and universities to the Safe School Zone criminal offense. That means any person who …

University of Delaware broke ground on its $150 million SABRE Center Monday morning.

UD breaks ground on $150M SABRE bio-pharma center

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The University of Delaware hopes that on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic, a brand new $150 million building will lead to the next monumental biopharmaceutical innovation. “It was a near miracle that a global pandemic was unleashed on the world, shut down the global economy, took millions of lives, and yet the bio-industry identified, developed and delivered a …

The last total solar eclipse was seven year ago.

April 8 solar eclipse: visibility, safety and watch parties

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Culture

A university expert on astronomy has had an upcoming phenomenon circled on his calendar since the last time it happened in 2017, which garnered widespread public interest. “These are really dramatic events because the sun touches every part of our life, it really does,” said Bennett Maruca, an associate professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Delaware. On …

DSU, the third ranked public HBCU, is asking for about $47,000,000 in state funding.

JFC praises DSU aviation, says it should upgrade facilities

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Jokes were cracked, programs were praised and millions state funding was requested from Delaware State University Thursday’s Joint Finance Committee hearing. That committee is responsible for setting the state budget and allocating funding to different programs and organizations throughout Delaware. DSU, the state’s only Historically Black College and University, is asking for about $47,000,000. It started its hearing on a …

The Taylor Swift-themed course consists of eight workshops this year. (Original photo by Suzanne Cordeiro, AFP for Getty Images)

Taylor Swift economics workshops launched at UD

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The Swiftie lore has reached the University of Delaware. The largest university in the First State has recently introduced a Taylor Swift-themed data visualization course for undergraduate students. “Data Enchanted: Transforming Numbers Into Knowledge” is taught by Kathryn Bender, an assistant professor of economics who wasn’t a huge Taylor Swift fan herself until doing research for the class. “So I …

UD has been ranked 47th in the nation for research and development. Photo courtesy of University of Delaware.

UD climbs 31 spots to No. 47 in U.S. college R&D

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The University of Delaware is climbing the national rankings for best universities for research and development. The National Science Foundation recently released its Higher Education Research and Development Survey findings, which ranks the Blue Hens 47 out of 626 academic institutions across the country for non-medical school research and development expenditures. That caveat is because UD does not have a …