UD, DSU, DelTech to split $107 million of American Rescue money

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

With federal Rescue Plan money, state colleges will be able to build new facilities, maintain older ones and enhance programs they already have. Three Delaware colleges and universities will split $107 million in  in American Rescue Plan Act money, the state announced Wednesday. Of that, the University of Delaware will get $41 million; Delaware State University will get $33 million …

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Tony Allen to honor mother’s life with scholarship for single moms

Dr. Tony Allen Education, Headlines

Dr. Tony Allen with his mother, R. Leatha Allen. Photo courtesy of Dr. Allen   R. Leatha Allen, mother of Dr. Tony Allen, president of Delaware State University, died early Tuesday morning from non-COVID pneumonia. Dr. Allen wrote this appreciation of his mother’s life.  If you ever reached my mother’s old-school voice message, you would hear R. Leatha Allen say, …

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DSU: Spring classes will start as virtual; return to campus delayed 2 weeks

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Delaware State students will need booster vaccinations before they are allowed to return to campus in 2022.   Citing the significant increase in in COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variant, Delaware State University on Thursday said that it would delay the return to campus by two weeks and that students must be vaccinated and boosted to be on campus. …

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Child care providers, DSU to receive millions in COVID-19 relief funds

Charlie Megginson Education, Government, Headlines

Flanked by Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, Gov. John Carney and Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long, DSU President Tony Allen holds two beneficiaries of the governor’s initiative to strengthen early childhood education in Delaware – the 2021-22 Little Mr. and Miss DSU, Corey Bazemore and Alessandra Spence. Photo courtesy of Delaware State University.  With Delaware’s unemployment rate hovering around 5 percent, state …

DSU, DNREC to work together on community outreach

Charles Megginson Education, Government, Headlines

Delaware State University will help the state’s environmental agency improve public outreach and community engagement with a two-year research project set to begin next month.  The university will hold town hall meetings on Nov. 17 and Dec. 1 to solicit input from community members on how DNREC can conduct effective outreach regarding regulatory actions and policies. The research project is …

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Delaware law firm will pay for LSAT tests, tutoring for DSU students

Charlie Megginson Education, Headlines

  A $10,000 donation from Morris James will enable students to study more rather than working to raise money for the LSAT, tutoring.   Delaware law firm Morris James has donated $10,000 to Delaware State University to pay for law school applicants’ law school admission tests and prep courses.  The donation may not have a lot of zeros after it, …

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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 …

DSU’s Tony Allen tapped to head White House HBCU group

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

DSU president Dr. Tony Allen   Among the issues that DSU President Tony Allen wants to help the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities tackle are historic inequities in physical infrastructure funding, more federal research support, and more as well as easier access to financial support for students. All of them are topics he will champion after being appointed by …

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DuPont gives DSU grad students swank computers, conference fees

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

Delaware State University grad students show off their new MacBook computers.   DuPont’s donation Thursday of MacBooks to 50 Delaware State University graduate students in science and math curriculums satisfied school and student needs. It also gave a helping hand to those a little further down the job pipeline on the way to becoming future scientists. The donation, which also …

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Schwab to fund DSU institute designed to help minorities build wealth

Betsy Price Business, Education, Headlines

Delaware State students soon will have access to financial training throughout their college years and beyond. A four-year grant from Charles Schwab will allow Delaware State University to launch a Financial Literacy Institute that will work with thousands of students a year from high schoolers, to DSU students, to graduates. The goals are to help minorities learn more about how …