Jimmie Allen, left, and Willis Lonzer will be the keynote speakers at DSU's May 12 graduation ceremonies.

Jimmie Allen, Willis Lonzer to speak at DSU graduations

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

Country music star and Delaware native Jimmie Allen will be the keynote speaker for Delaware State University’s 2023 undergraduate commencement in May. Dr. Willis Lonzer, a 1990 graduate of DSU with more than two decades of work in global medical affairs and global pharmaceutical research and development, will be the keynote speaker for the History Black College and University’s graduate …

DSU held a ceremony Wednesday to celebrate the largest research grant awarded in its 131-year history.

DSU’s largest grant ever will focus on health disparities

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

It was a historic day for the Hornets of Delaware State University Wednesday, as the school announced it has received the largest research grant in DSU history.  The 5-year, $18.36 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health will help establish an Interdisciplinary Health Equity Research Center on campus. The center will investigate how certain populations, typically underserved communities, …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Oct. 2, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines State retirees sue to stop Medicare Advantage plan Rehoboth’s offshore wind primer aired all sides of issue Federal judge partially halts Delaware ‘ghost gun’ ban Culture Mount Pleasant wins contest to perform ‘Frozen: The Musical’ Grand Gala returns with ‘Hamilton’ star on stage Diocese …

DSU officials and community members, leaders gathered on the site of the new agriculture building. (Delaware State University).

DSU double: New ag building, $1 million in scholarships 

Jarek Rutz Headlines, Education

It was a two-fer day of celebration Thursday at Delaware State University, as officials broke ground for a new $10 million agriculture building and unveiled a $1 million grant that will pay full tuition for 21 STEM students. “We want to produce agriculture professionals and agriculture scientists, and we believe the addition of this building will provide a greater environment …

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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, …

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, …

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

Charlie 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 …