University of Delaware cancels on-campus classes, closes student housing for the semester

NEWARK — The University of Delaware has suspended on-campus classes and closed student housing for the duration of the semester due to COVID-19, officials announced Friday. “This was not an easy decision by any means. I know I speak for the entire administration and our trustees when I say that everyone wishes that the situation […]

Number of Delaware coronavirus cases rises to four

DOVER — Three more Delawareans have been diagnosed with coronavirus, the state announced Thursday. The news comes one day after the first person tested positive in Delaware. The three new cases all involve University of Delaware students — two graduate students and a postdoctoral researcher — who had contact with the first individual at an […]

Lake Forest to partner with UD for superintendent search

NEWARK — After the Lake Forest school board voted to end its contract with its superintendent in December, the board will work with the University of Delaware’s Delaware Academy of School Leadership to tap a successor. Members of the DASL team will work with the board and the Lake Forest Human Resources Department to advertise […]

Speak Out: Jobs and UD

Increase in jobs in February Hiring in the United States jumped in February as employers added 273,000 jobs, evidence that the economy was in strong shape before the coronavirus began to sweep through the nation. The Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate fell to 3.5% last month, matching a 50-year low, down from […]

UD officials face questions on school’s public-private status

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DOVER — The debate over whether the University of Delaware is public or private continues to simmer. Less than a month after being bombarded with concerns about transparency and other issues, President Dennis Assanis faced more fierce questioning from lawmakers Tuesday. Appearing before a legislative budget committee for the second time in four weeks, top […]

Speak Out: University of Delaware audit

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Should the state auditor be able to force the University of Delaware to open its books to her? Depends who you ask. As the issue of whether Auditor Kathy McGuiness can conduct a performance audit on the state’s flagship educational institution continues to linger, the legislature’s budget-writing committee said this week it intends to send […]

Commentary: Taking pride in Delaware’s public school system

By Evelyn A. Edney, Ed.D. The following is an open letter to University of Delaware President Dennis Assanis, I am writing to you today to respond to your recent comments about the K-12 Delaware Public School System. I waited for some time to respond, because my emotions were getting the best of me, and the […]

McGuiness, University of Delaware spar over audit, with lawmakers planning to step in

DOVER — Should the state auditor be able to force the University of Delaware to open its books to her? Depends who you ask. As the issue of whether Auditor Kathy McGuiness can conduct a performance audit on the state’s flagship educational institution continues to linger, the legislature’s budget-writing committee said this week it intends […]

Commentary: University of Delaware’s commitment to First State students

By Dennis Assanis Last week, I attended the Delaware General Assembly’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) meeting to propose budget considerations for Fiscal Year 2021 for the University of Delaware. I consider this chance to articulate collaborative opportunities between the University and the state to be a great honor. Indeed, UD has a long and proud […]

UD officials face questions about transparency, Wesley

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DOVER — The Joint Finance Committee grilled top University of Delaware administrators over transparency and diversity Thursday, with one senator questioning why the institution failed to acquire Wesley College last year. Officials from UD, Delaware State University and Delaware Technical Community College appeared before the legislature’s budget-writing panel for their annual hearing, allowing the three […]