Delaware State University to institute changes to sexual assault investigation process

DOVER — Following a student protest and petition regarding Delaware State University’s Title IX process, the university has agreed to several modifications moving forward and will hold a forum Tuesday. Last week, Anissa Cartagena, a sophomore at DSU, held a march on campus after she told her story about her sexual assault and its handling […]

Group wants changes to DSU’s policies for handling assault cases

DOVER — When a group gathered and marched to Delaware State University’s campus this week, they wanted protection for students and survivors of sexual assault. “It literally looked and felt like accountability,” said Anissa Cartagena, a sophomore at the university who organized the march and demonstration Thursday night. The march — which brought together more […]

Harris vice presidency to highlight HBCUs

DOVER — To Jewel Phillips, attending a historically Black college or university was high on the priority list as she began researching higher education. “I saw the type of talent that comes out of there,” she said. “I wanted to be in a family-style kind of environment when I went to school, and that’s why […]

Quantum science center on tap at DSU

DOVER — From better understanding the human brain, to precise measurements of time and magnetic fields, Delaware State University will be establishing a center dedicated to quantum sensing to dive further into quantum science research. The Center of Excellence in Advanced Quantum Sensing is made possible by a five-year, $7.5 million research grant awarded by […]

DSU board chair earns Delaware Business Hall of Fame honor

CLAYTON — Dr. Devona Williams was, she notes, born to be in business. One of her first memories is working with her father in his part-time business venture, a water ice truck in Philadelphia. She recalls dishing out water ice, the soft pretzels with mustard, collecting change. “Every run, I got a cut out of […]

Updated: DSU student dies following shooting at unsanctioned party

DOVER — A 20-year-old Delaware State University student died from a gunshot wound suffered at an unsanctioned party at Schutte Park on Sunday night, authorities said. Devin Wright was shot in the head at the park and died following transport to Bayhealth Hospital, Kent Campus, Dover police spokesman Sgt. Mark Hoffman said. A 22-year-old man […]

DSU describes plan for Wesley acquisition

DOVER — As the work gets underway for Delaware State University’s acquisition of Wesley College, the school is shaping its vision for a new — and larger — DSU. “We still have significant hurdles before us, but we do believe that we’re in good stead,” DSU president Tony Allen told Dover City Council members during […]

DSU-Wesley plans highlight busy Dover’s Council Committee of the Whole meeting

DOVER — Members of the city of Dover’s Council Committee of the Whole will have a lot of things to consider during their meeting on Tuesday night with an extensive agenda in front of them. One of the highlights of the meeting will come during the Parks, Recreation and Community Enhancement Committee discussion when Delaware […]

DSU president Allen named to Biden’s transition team

DOVER — Tony Allen, president of Delaware State University who formerly worked with Joe Biden, will serve on the Democratic nominee’s advisory board for his presidential transition team. Dr. Allen joins numerous others, from legislators, to government officials, to the leaders of various organizations representing specific interests who will serve as co-chairs, on the advisory […]

Delaware college students face new kind of test upon return

Returning to in-person classes was “strange,” for Wesley College English professor Susan Redington Bobby. “It’s weird to get used to some of the barriers, having to remember things like keeping the mask on, or going into a classroom and the first thing you do is you clean your workspace,” she said Tuesday, after she had […]

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