Universities ponder graduation makeup dates amid postponements

Delaware universities are still determining how to move forward with graduation details as coronavirus has shifted education to continue remotely for the rest of the semester. The University of Delaware announced Thursday that it would postpone its 2020 Commencement, originally scheduled for May 30. “We’ve had to take a series of responsible, yet drastic measures […]

Hornets’ comeback attempt falls short

DOVER — The Delaware State men turned a 14-point deficit into a one-possession game multiple times on Monday night. And each time Norfolk State had a big basket waiting in response. The Spartans were able to hold off Delaware State’s comeback attempt as the Hornets fell 79-73 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference contest. Delaware State, […]

Civil rights attorney has inspiring message at NAACP Conference

DOVER — It was an inspirational call to action to fight for justice delivered by a passionate and nationally prominent civil rights attorney. Benjamin Crump’s plea to educate the younger generation on how to best move society forward clearly reached his intended target Saturday afternoon at Delaware State University. After listening with rapt attention for […]

Ex-DSU employee convicted on federal bribe charges

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WILMINGTON — A former Delaware State University associate registrar was sentenced to 15 months incarceration for accepting tuition-related bribes, officials announced Thursday. David C. Weiss, United States Attorney for the District of Delaware, cited court documents and statements that Crystal Martin between 2013 and 2017 accepted bribes from co-defendant Stephen Williams to change the registration […]

Local legends: DSU to kick off Citywide Black History Month tonight

DOVER — National figures in black history have regularly been celebrated during the Citywide Black History Month Kickoff Program at Delaware State University. Carlos Holmes, spokesman for the university, said that with so many remarkable black individuals in the area that was bound to change — and will — for this year’s celebration. Delaware State […]

Dr. Wilma Mishoe to resume role on DSU’s Board of Trustees

DOVER — Dr. Wilma Mishoe will resume her position on Delaware State University’s Board of Trustees following her tenure as president, officials announced Saturday. Dr. Mishoe was sworn in during the board’s regular meeting Thursday, when she continued her six-year term, which she was appointed to in 2015 by then-Gov. Jack Markell. Her term expires […]

Delaware State University names Darrell McMillion as chief information officer

DOVER — Delaware State University has begun the new year by naming Darrell B. McMillon as its chief information officer. Mr. McMillon has worked in that same capacity at the University since 2016, but did so under Elucian, a software and services provider for higher education that DSU has contracted with during that period. With […]

Delaware State men’s basketball team ineligible for 2021 MEAC tourney due to APR scores

DOVER — The Delaware State University men’s basketball will be ineligible to participate in the 2021 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament, the university announced on Thursday. The one-year ban is part of punishment handed down because the program’s four-year Academic Progress Rate score has fallen below the national standard of 930. DSU is also required […]

Commentary: ‘It’s not where you are from; it’s where you are at’

Happy New Year! One of my favorite musicians is William Michael Griffin Jr., known by late 80s hip-hop enthusiasts as “Rakim.” In his 1987 song “I Know You Got Soul” rests my favorite lyric: “Even other states come right and exact / It’s not where you are from, it’s where you are at.” The ending […]

Dr. Tony Allen ready to take reins as DSU president at start of 2020

DOVER — Delaware State University will start the new decade under new leadership. On Jan. 1, Dr. Tony Allen will assume the university helm and, while he’ll be new to the role, he’s no stranger to DSU. “I have been a big fan of Delaware State University for a very long time and have been […]