Virus cases crop up on Delaware college campuses

Positive COVID-19 cases are beginning to appear among college and university students in the state, as hot spots crop up in Newark and Dover. The University of Delaware has reported 41 positive cases of the virus since Sept. 3. Last week, Wesley College reported its first positive case Sept. 2. Less than 1% of the […]

Colleges weigh fiscal impact of virus as fall nears

As summer starts to give way to fall, students would be coordinating dorm rooms with roommates or preparing for new internships across the state. What higher education looks like for students will be different this year, but it will also vary greatly for the universities and colleges that host them — especially when it comes […]

529 plans help lessen burden of paying for college

DOVER — When you start to picture what the future looks like, people want what is best for their children, friends and loved ones, said Delaware State Treasurer Colleen Davis. “In a small way we’re trying to help people do that,” she noted Friday, National 529 College Savings Plan Day. As higher education costs continue […]

COLLEG ROUNDUP: Gibbs paces Wesley women over Arcadia

The Wesley College women’s basketball team held off Arcadia in the final minutes of the fourth quarter to earn a 71-63 on Sunday afternoon. Tiyanna Gibbs led Wesley (4-1) with her second double-double of the season, recording 17 points and 12 rebounds. Monshea Newsome-Murray added 13 points, nine rebounds, and six assists while Alexus Stroud […]

Delaware Technical Community College graduation

DOVER — The Terry Campus kicked off the first of three commencement ceremonies at Delaware Technical Community College Monday night. It’s the college’s 48th annual commencement. There were 375 graduates. Delaware Tech alumnus Terry L. Pepper, commissioner at-large on the Kent County Levy Court, was the speaker at the Dover commencement. Mr. Pepper, of Magnolia, is […]

Delaware men fall to Temple 69-50

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PHILADELPHIA — The Delaware men’s basketball team battled Temple for most of the way but eventually wore down as the Blue Hens suffered a 69-50 loss to the Owls Sunday at the Liacouras Center. But the Blue Hens (2-2) suffered an even tougher loss when sophomore Chivarsky Corbett went down with a season-ending knee injury […]

Wesley men’s basketball team edged by Catholic

The Wesley College men’s basketball team nearly pulled off its second upset of a top-five team on Sunday. But the Wolverines fell on a buzzer-beater, 94-92, to No. 4 Catholic in a nonconference matchup. On Wesley’s final offensive possession, Rasahn Brinkley tied the game at 92-92 when he scored off an offensive rebound with 14 […]

College notes: Milford grad Sanders receives swimming scholarship

It seems fitting that a downstate swimmer should win the University of Delaware’s Kelly Fritchman Swimming Scholarship, The school announced this week that Milford High grad Alyssa Sanders will receive the scholarship for her senior season with the Blue Hens. Fritchman was a Dover High grad who went on to swim for Delaware’s 1995-96 North […]

DelTech’s IT ranks fourth in nation

DOVER — Delaware Technical Community College has ranked fourth nationwide for excellence in information technology in the 2014-15 Digital Community Colleges Survey. The survey analyzes how community colleges use digital and emerging technologies to improve services for students, faculty and staff. A ranking in the top 10 reflects a comprehensive implementation of technology to support […]

College roundup: Wesley just misses baseball upset

Wesley College’s baseball team almost pulled off a big upset before falling to third-ranked Salisbury, 5-4, in 11 innings in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament on Wednesday. The fifth-seeded Wolverines (10-17) take on sixth-seeded Christopher Newport in an elimination game today at 9 a.m. at Frostburg State. The top-seeded Sea Gulls […]