UD names interim provost Morgan to fill full-time role

DOVER — The University of Delaware announced Monday it has named Robin Morgan provost, making her the first woman to hold the role. Dr. Morgan has been working as interim provost since October. Once she formally assumes the role July 1, she will become the 11th provost in UD’s history. “Over the last seven months, […]

Budget requests far exceed proposal for UD, DSU

  DOVER — Delaware’s three public higher education institutions are asking for a combined $178.9 million for capital projects, $159.4 million more than the governor recommended in January. Gov. John Carney’s budget proposal calls for giving $6.5 million each to the University of Delaware, Delaware State University and Delaware Technical Community College, but they say […]

UD research: Practicing falling may help prevent it

  NEWARK — During these winter months, slipping and falling on ice can ruin your day — if you fall hard enough, it can be life-changing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 8.9 million injuries are reported in falling incidents per year, resulting in a total of 26,000 deaths. This leads […]

UD’s Hillman has more to accomplish

  Even before she’s seen the actual distance of one of her throws, Sarah Hillman can usually tell whether it was a good one or not. She just feels it. “It’s a great feeling,” said the Polytech High grad. “You just kind of know. “Sometimes when you throw — like on my personal best — […]

Hens’ Ingelsby getting down to business

  NEWARK — Martin Ingelsby had been involved in countless recruiting visits. But never as a head coach. The new Delaware men’s basketball coach admits it felt a little strange last week when he had his first recruit in with the Blue Hens. “I used to get the video ready for Coach (Mike) Brey and […]

Local College Notebook: UD’s Brock: Passing game getting better

  NEWARK — Dave Brock knows Delaware’s passing problems won’t get fixed overnight. So when he was asked about the state of the Blue Hens’ passing game last month, the Delaware football coach tried to keep things in perspective. “I think we’re better,” said Brock. “But it’s degrees. We didn’t have to do a lot […]

Delaware men fall to JMU in 11th straight road loss

HARRISONBURG, Va. — James Madison put four players in double figures and never trailed as the Dukes posted a 75-50 Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball victory over Delaware Saturday afternoon at the JMU Convocation Center. Ron Curry scored a game-high 17 points for JMU (10-6 CAA, 20-9 overall), which snapped a two-game losing streak. Delaware […]

Delaware men knock off Charleston in CAA contest

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NEWARK — On paper, this was something of a mismatch. Charleston had eight conference wins, Delaware owned just one. The Cougars had won six of their last eight games, the Blue Hens were 1-16 in their last 17. But Delaware still plays with a confidence that belies its woeful record. The Hens looked like they […]

ROUNDUP: Delaware women cruise past W&M 69-53

Delaware cruised to an early lead and never looked back Sunday afternoon for a 69-53 Colonial Athletic Association victory over William & Mary in women’s basketball at Kaplan Arena. The Blue Hens (13-11, 8-5 CAA) logged a season-high 28 points in the first quarter before jumping out to a 45-28 lead at halftime. Senior Courtni […]

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 […]