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 […]

DSU panel to discuss ISIS, counterterrorism

DOVER — Delaware State University’s Global Societies Program will host the panel discussion “The Islamic State (ISIS) and Counterterrorism: Which Way Forward For Delaware” at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Longwood Auditorium of the Bank of America Building on campus. The panel discussion – free and open to the public – will focus on why […]

Delaware Tech officials to renew push for state property tax

DOVER — Delaware Technical Community College has $144 million in construction projects administrators hope to complete, but the college lacks the funding to do the work one top official describes as a necessity.

Legislation filed last month would bring in additional funds by imposing a property tax on all Delaware residents.

From that proposed tax the college would receive millions of dollars annually, with the money coming directly from the state’s property owners.
Administrators insist the proposal would cost most homeowners less than $10 in the first year and max out at an additional $37 annually.

Under Senate Bill 137, the so-called Community College Infrastructure Fund would be developed, with the fund being supported by a property tax placed on every $100 of assessed value for real estate.

Investigation continues into DSU shootings in April

DOVER — Investigation into a shooting that wounded three people on Delaware State University’s campus in April is ongoing, school officials said on Thursday. The Delaware State University Police Department is probing firearms-related incidents on April 18 and 19, assisted by the Dover Police Department and Delaware State Police, according to school spokesman Carlos Holmes. […]