The WLC is prioritizing the nine elementary schools included in the signed agreement before scaling its programs.

WLC will focus on tasks at hand, not expanding to other schools

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The new head of the Wilmington Learning Collaborative pushed back Tuesday night on suggestions that the new agency expand to include more city elementary schools. “This is a long journey, this is going to take many years to get our schools where they need to be,” said  Laura Burgos, the group’s executive director.  That’s not going to happen by adding …

DSU continues to grow in enrollment.

DSU sets record enrollment…again

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

For back-to-back years, Delaware State University has a new record for student enrollment.  DSU this week reported an overall enrollment increase of 3.5% from this time last year,  The 132-year-old institution now has 6,451 students, a 23% increase since 2020, making the Dover school the fastest-growing Historically Black College and University in the country. “We have overcome some notable trends …

The DSU Alzheimer research team: (l-r) Tyler L. Petersen, Dr. Michael A. Gitcho, Muhammad I. Abeer, Isaiah N. Brooks, Juneessa M. Pressley, and Matthew B. Dopler. The work of these researchers – led by Dr. Gitcho – has receives a $500,000 donation from the Paul H. Boerger Fund of the Delaware Community Foundation.

DSU gets $500K for Alzheimer’s disease research program

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware State University is receiving a $500,000 donation to support the HBCU’s of the Alzheimer’s disease research program. The gift came from the Paul H. Boerger Fund of the Delaware Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on partnering with donors to build opportunity and advance equity in Delaware. DSU’s Alzheimer’s disease research program is led by Michael Gitcho, an associate professor of …

DSU's grant from NASA is for three years of services.

DSU lands NASA grant to help find life resources on moon

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware State University instructors has been awarded a $899,000 grant from NASA to contribute its engineering and optics services to the future moon Lunar Land Rover Mission. DSU’s Mohammed Amir Khan, professor and director of the Engineer Physics Program, and Yuri Markushin, associate professor, will be leading the three-year project.  Khan and Markushin will design and develop infrared sensing and …

Rachel Juergensen is recieving the grant to build a special education certificate program at DSU.

DSU prof gets $1M grant to create special ed certificate

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

A professor from Delaware State University has been awarded a $1.06 million federal grant to create a certificate program for special education.  The grant will also pay the cost for participants – and even give them a stipend. The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Rachel Juergensen, an assistant professor of special education at DSU, a five-year grant to develop …

DSU's Investment Club will get $5,000 annually to invest in stocks as part of the donation.

DSU’s Investment Club gets $150,000 gift to put towards stocks 

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

The students in Delaware State University’s Investment Club are getting $150,100 to put into the stock market. Part of DSU’s College of Business, the club’s newfound pot of investment money comes courtesy of a $125,000 pledge from the Graham Family Sustainable Investment Fund and a $25,100 donation from the Markel Corporation. The Graham Family Sustainable Investment Fund was established by …

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DSU ranking drops a point, but stays in top 3 of public HBCUs

Betsy PriceEducation, Headlines

Delaware State University dropped from No. 2 to No. 3 in the U.S. News and World Report 2024 rankings of HBCUs, while continuing to remain in the top 5 of those public schools for the ninth year in a row. Delaware’s Historically Black College and University had risen into the No. 2 spot last  year. It’s also listed this year …

The partnership between Agilent and DSU was made official a year ago.

DSU, Agilent salute partnership to diversify STEM industry

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Destinee Thomas, a third-year PhD candidate at Delaware State University, said a recent scholarship partnership between the college and Agilent has given her a chance to live out her dreams.  In September 2022, DSU celebrated its collaboration with Agilent, a global company headquartered in California that provides instruments, software, services and more for laboratories.  RELATED: DSU double: New ag building, …

Wilmington's HBCU Week runs from Sept. 17 to Sept. 24.

Wilmington announces HBCU Week schedule of events

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Wilmington’s seventh annual HBCU Week and college fair kicks off Sunday, Sept. 17. It hopes to add to the 6,500 admissions and $60 million in scholarships that have been granted to city students since its inception in 2017. City mayor Mike Purzycki and ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith – Wilmington’s HBCU ambassador – this week detailed the schedule of events celebrating …

DSU has released its new academic and athletic logos.

DSU unveils new academic, athletic logos

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

Delaware State University is getting a new look. With record enrollment numbers, growing infrastructure, and expanding programs and partnerships over the last decade, the Historical Black College and University has unveiled new academic and athletic logos. The academic logo is a new visual mark that connects this past, present and future at DSU.  After market research and feedback from stakeholders, …