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 […]

FLIGHT Act helps DSU aviation program soar

CHESWOLD — If you asked Delaware State University undergraduate Tajay Kelly a year ago why he wanted to be a pilot, his reason would be different than it is now, he said, standing at the Delaware Airpark, celebrating the passage of the FLIGHT Act. “I would say as a 5-year-old kid in Jamaica, I’ve always […]

DSU announces death of oldest alumnus at age 106

DOVER — Delaware State University on Tuesday announced the death of Courtney Stevenson, who had been the institution’s oldest living graduate at age 106. Mrs. Stevenson passed away on Aug. 5 at Bayhealth Medical Center in Dover, where she was hospitalized for almost the last two months. Prior to her hospital admission, Mrs. Stevenson spent […]

FLIGHT Act looks to attract minority pilots to the skies

DOVER — When U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., looks inside the cockpits of aircraft soaring through the skies, he notices a void of Black pilots behind the controls. He, along with other lawmakers, are working on changing that.Sens. Coons and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., and Reps. Anthony Brown, D-Md., and Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del., have introduced […]

Boy Scouts to honor DSU’s Mishoe

DOVER — The Del-Mar-Va Council, Boy Scouts of America (BSA), announced recently that Dr. Wilma Mishoe, the first woman to serve as president of Delaware State University, will be given the 2020 Kent Distinguished Citizen Award. She will be honored at the annual awards dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Dr. Mishoe’s service at Delaware State […]

Delaware State in talks to acquire Wesley College

DOVER — Wesley College continues to move in a “positive manner” for a potential partnership with another institution, said Wesley President Bob Clark Wednesday. While he declined to disclose the name as talks continue, a Delaware State University spokesman said that the university is exploring its options with the college. “When the time is right […]

Biden targets Trump’s ‘disastrous’ pandemic response in DSU speech

DOVER — Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden on Friday called President Donald Trump’s pandemic response a disaster that cost thousands of American lives and millions of American jobs. “Let’s be clear about something. The depth of this job crisis is not attributable to an act of God but to a failure of a president,” said […]