UD provost resigning

NEWARK — University of Delaware provost Domenico Grasso is stepping down next month. The university announced Friday in an email to students and faculty Dr. Grasso “has made a personal decision to step down from his current role effective Oct. 15.” He will return to the university in a different role for the 2018-2019 school […]

COMMENTARY: Colleges need to confront the ‘snowflake situation’

The University of Chicago has made it clear that they don’t care if their snowflakes melt. No, this isn’t about winter in Chicago, when there’s lots of snow on the banks of Lake Michigan. Rather, it’s about the delicate sensibilities of some new college students, who seemingly can’t tolerate or stand experiencing views, opinions or […]

Journalist Ford to be Wesley commencement speaker

DOVER —- Wesley College has announced Jack Ford, Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning journalist, documentary producer, prominent trial attorney, author, and professor, will be the speaker at the 2016 Commencement ceremony on May 7 at 1:30 in the Dashiell Amphitheatre in front of the H.B. DuPont College Center.. Born in New Jersey and raised by a […]

Delaware State University cutting 23 programs

Delaware State University plans to drop 12 undergraduate and 11 graduate degree programs after evaluating information through a process that began more than two years ago. (Delaware State News file photo)

DOVER — Describing the move as an effort to better use its financial resources, Delaware State University will eliminate a dozen undergraduate degree programs and 11 graduate programs of the 82 currently offered by the school. The programs targeted are ones that attract the least amount of students. “This really is good news,” said Carlos […]

Townsfolk watching closely vacant Washington College

George Washington gave the College at Chester a founding gift of 50 guineas, agreed to serve on the board and gave the renamed Washington College permission to use his name. (Delaware State News/Craig Anderson)

CHESTERTOWN, Md. — Life in this typically peaceful Eastern Shore town continued easing back toward normalcy on Thursday, according to residents. But until a possibly armed Washington College student is located, however, it can’t be business as usual. Said downtown business owner Michelle Timmons, “People are still kind of on edge a little bit because […]

Assanis was unanimous choice of UD board

NEWARK — The University of Delaware chose Stony Brook University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dennis Assanis as its next president Wednesday. Dr. Assanis was unanimously selected by the search committee and board of trustees to serve as the university’s 28th president. Dr. Assanis comes to UD after a career spent entirely […]

COMMENTARY: Delaware creating pipeline of skilled manufacturing workers

In Delaware, as in many places across the nation still recovering from the Great Recession, there is a common cry for more jobs. Yet in an economy where technology is driving incredible change in nearly every major industry, we must also address the skills gap. Consider manufacturing. At one time, Delaware was home to the […]

UD wants 1 percent more: $120.1 million

University of Delaware president Nancy Targett

DOVER — The University of Delaware is requesting $15 million in capital funding from the state, up from the $6 million it is receiving this fiscal year. University administration came before state budget officials Tuesday for the institution’s annual budget hearing, during which leaders laid out the path for the future and detailed their requests […]

Delaware State seeks millions for optics building

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DOVER — Delaware State University is requesting $38.3 million in capital funding, an increase of more than 600 percent over the current fiscal year. In the university’s annual budget hearing Monday, DSU officials formally asked for a $40.9 million operating budget and a $38.3 million capital budget. The university is receiving $34.6 million for operating […]

DSU receives two grants totaling $6.2 million

DOVER — Monday was one day in a million at Delaware State University. Make that a $6.2 million day. That’s the total of two different grants announced at the campus at a morning press conference, a $1.2 million for student education and $5 million from NASA for the university’s optics program. The lesser grant will […]