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Mt. Cuba studies best way to grow a forest

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

This fall, 60 volunteers worked for two weeks to plant 3,000 native trees and shrubs, part of atest at Mt. Cuba Center on the best way to create a forest. Three thousand native trees and shrubs have been planted this fall as part of Mt. Cuba Center’s massive study on the best ways to bring back the region’s forests. The …

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ChristianaCare exercise routine tested at UD used by Rams, Ravens

Daniel Larlham Jr.Headlines, Health

ChristianaCare physical therapists Brian Catania, second from left, and Travis Ross, far right, have trained the Baltimore Ravens staff in how to use their new program.   Two NFL teams have picked up an exercise routine developed by ChristianaCare physical therapists to reduce muscle injuries and ankle sprains. The routine developed by Brian Catania and Travis Ross was published in …

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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 PriceEducation, 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 PriceCulture, 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 PriceCulture, 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 …

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

Betsy PriceEducation, 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 …

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Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – September 2, 2021

Sonja FreyTown 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. [pdf-embedder url=”https://townsquaredelaware.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/TSD-Sept-2-2021-1.pdf” title=”TSD Sept 2-2021″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Grand to require masks, vaccine proof or negative test to attend shows Delaware Museum of Natural History …

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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 …