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, …

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 …

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 …

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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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, …

Allen says DSU “shall not be moved” from keeping its doors open

Betsy Price Education, Headlines

DSU was one of more than a dozen HBCUs to receive a bomb threat Monday Delaware State University President Tony Allen called a Monday bomb threat — one of more than a dozen at Historically Black Colleges and Universities across the country — “a clear effort to confuse, intimidate and bully our students, staff and faculty.” “We are safe, for …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Jan. 9, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Pre-filed bills offer glimpse into legislature’s plans Despite acquittal, Brown will still face Senate ethics inquiry Tony Allen to honor mother’s life with scholarship for single moms Some patients being transferred to nursing homes will be COVID-positive Wilmington Councilwoman Rysheema Dixon resigns during meeting Culture 36 arts groups, 13 artists get chunk of Rescue …

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 …

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, …