Jaden Rivera, left, and Ja’ron Hunt, the first two winners of DSU's Terrance Newton Scholarship.

Meet DSU’s first Terrance Newton Scholarship recipients

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Jaden Rivera dropped his phone on his lap and started crying when he got the phone call that he was being given a new scholarship.  Ja’ron Hunt screamed in excitement when he got the same call, knowing the money will help him earn a career in teaching where he can the kind of Black male leader he aspires to be. …

DSU rises to No. 2 in public HCBUs in college ranking

DSU rises to No. 2 public HBCU in college rankings

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

  Delaware State University rose one place to No. 2 in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings of the nation’s best public Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The Dover-based school also rose to No. 8 from No. 10 among all HBCUs. The ranking reflects DSU’s journey of progress, said DSU President Tony Allen. “We believe what we’re doing …

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Breast Cancer fundraisers spread through September, October

Terry Rogers Culture

    The Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition has many events planned this fall to promote early detection, provide assistance to those diagnosed with breast cancer and to make people aware of new treatments in the fight against breast cancer. “Although we know that breast cancer awareness is important all year, not just in October, we like to plan events that …

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Learning Collab districts to meet; test scores for city schools

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Brandywine, Red Clay and Christina school districts will meet Aug. 30 with the Department of Education and the governor’s office to discuss joining the Wilmington Learning Collaborative. The announcement came at Brandywine’s school board meeting Monday, where the district once again delayed a vote on whether to join.  Board President John Skrobot III said that the date is tentative and …

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Christina delays Collaborative vote; DSU wants in 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Delaware Live, Education

Christina School District board on Tuesday night once more voted to delay a decision on whether or not to join the Wilmington Learning Collaborative.  There was little discussion, but a Delaware State University official did ask the board to include DSU as part of the collaborative. Rouser, who is DSU’s chair of education, gave a presentation to the board that …

Delaware's Freedom Schools are likely to continue growing in upcoming years.

Freedom Schools likely to stay after successful first year

Jarek Rutz Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Fifty at-risk students, 25 from Capital and 25 from Caesar Rodney school districts, are continuing their schooling into the summer months, courtesy of newly implemented Freedom Schools. Sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund, there are five key aspects of the freedom schools:  High-quality academic and character-building enrichment Parent and family involvement Civic engagement and social action Intergenerational servant leadership development …

Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., shows a photo of the Division Street building that will be constructed to house the Center for Urban Revitalization and Entrepreneurship as well as NCALL.

DSU to use $1 million grant for urban revitalization center

Jarek Rutz Business, Delaware Live, Education, Headlines

Delaware State University will use $1 million in federal funds to build an urban revitalization center. The money will come through a federal grant, announced Tuesday on campus by U.S. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester. The Center for Urban Revitalization and Entrepreneurship will be located at 225 W. Division Street in downtown Dover, one block from the university’s Dover Campus. DSU …

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Big Brothers, Sisters snags $900,000 MacKenzie Scott donation

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  A surprise $900,000 donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott will double the annual budget of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware. The organization, which pairs at-risk children with adult mentors, is still discussing how to use the donation, which the organization did not apply for or know about until the staff got a call, said Anya Lindsey-Jenkins, executive director. …

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DSU’s Allen to Georgia law enforcement: ‘We will never be bullied’

Charlie Megginson Education, Headlines

Delaware State University president Tony Allen has promised an investigation into an April 20 incident during which a bus carrying the school’s women’s lacrosse team was pulled over and searched while returning from a tournament in Florida.  DSU is a historically Black university in Dover. Approximately 70% of the student population is Black. According to The Hornet, DSU’s student newspaper, …

Colleges ask for millions in state construction money

Jarek Rutz Education, Headlines

Three Delaware colleges and universities have asked the state for $120 million to fund the construction of new buildings as well as deferred upkeep on older ones. In testimony last week, the presidents of the University of Delaware, Delaware State University and Delaware Technical Community College asked the Joint Committee on Capital Improvement for money to take care of their …