Commentary: Facts, accuracy matter when talking salaries

Just like the change of seasons, every couple of months we can look for a column from Bill Bowden that takes cheap shots at our statewide community college. He spent last spring and summer spreading discredited rumors of mismanagement in an unsuccessful effort to derail critical funding for college facilities. Now he’s making dishonest comparisons […]

Commentary: Balancing the pay scale for top Delaware officials

Are the salaries of top officials at our Delaware Technical Community College too high, or are the salaries of the top officials in the executive, judicial and legislative branches and other elected officials too low? It is a matter of pay equity for all top officials. During this past legislative session, the general council for […]

DelTech holds STEM Educator Energy Institute

DOVER — Faculty from Delaware Technical Community College’s energy department, working with the Center for Renewable Energy Advanced Technological Education (CREATE) and the National Science Foundation, hosted a STEM Educator Energy Institute for 17 middle school and high school teachers from across Delaware. The goal of the professional development institute, held Aug. 6-8 on the […]

Commentary: Unicorns, Bigfoot and a beach house

What do unicorns, Bigfoot and a beach house all have in common? If the beach house is owned by Delaware Tech as claimed by Jim Stewart in a letter to the editor appearing in last month’s Delaware State News, then each are nothing more than fairy tales and figments of imagination. I thought we put […]

Grads: A handwritten note, not an emoji, is appropriate

DOVER — Some notes and quotes between headlines and deadlines … *** Terry Murphy, president and CEO of Bayhealth, Inc., mixed doses of humor with sage advice Monday night at the Delaware Technical Community College Terry Campus commencement ceremony. To prepare for his speech, he met with six graduating students, asking them why this was […]

Commentary: Fixing problem of Delaware schools’ infrastructure

Deferred infrastructure maintenance in Delaware schools (currently estimated at a cost of well over half billion dollars) continues to escalate and spiral out of control! We need a new approach that is transparent, targeted to priority needs and includes a mandate of efficient and effective implementation, The recent controversial SB 50SS2 bill, pending signature by […]

Legislators take no action on Delaware Tech funding bill

  DOVER — Legislation that would direct millions more to Delaware Technical Community College for capital improvements did not receive a vote Thursday. Although the bill was listed on the agenda, senators did not debate the measure on the floor after returning from closed-door meetings that lasted more than two hours. The proposal, unveiled Wednesday […]

Speak Out: Delaware Tech tax at issue

Readers reacted to a Sunday commentary by Brian Shirey, Esq., general counsel for Delaware Technical Community College, headlined “Problem is mathematics, not mismanagement.” • I appreciate the clarification about the funding appropriations as well. While I can appreciate the assertion of helping less fortunate students, I have my own family to care for, and therein […]

Commentary: Delaware Tech problem is mathematics, not mismanagement

Naive. Uninformed. Irresponsible. Ridiculous. Those are just a few of the words that came to mind when I read a recent commentary that blamed Delaware Tech’s $100 million dollar deferred maintenance crisis on mismanagement by our board of trustees and administration. (“SB 50 is an ‘unprincipled slippery slope’”) Please don’t misunderstand me. I fully support […]

Speak Out: Senate Bill 50

Readers reacted to the recent commentary “SB 50 is an ‘unprincipled slippery slope’” Delaware Senate Bill 50 would grant authority to the Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) to impose a new statewide tax to endow a DTCC infrastructure fund. It was put on hold last week: • More taxes? How about liberals find a way […]