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 […]

Speak Out: Funds for University of Delaware

The University of Delaware is seeking to cover the cost of tuition and fees for lower-income Delaware students by asking lawmakers to provide an extra $22.5 million over the next four years. Appearing before the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee Thursday, President Dennis Assanis detailed his request for additional taxpayer dollars on top of the nine-figure […]

UD wants millions more for scholarships

DOVER — The University of Delaware is seeking to cover the cost of tuition and fees for lower-income Delaware students by asking lawmakers to provide an extra $22.5 million over the next four years. Appearing before the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee Thursday, President Dennis Assanis detailed his request for additional taxpayer dollars on top of […]

Delaware football team to face Rutgers in 2021

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NEWARK – There’s long been a group of Delaware football fans that hoped the Blue Hens would take on some of the biggest programs in the region. Now they’re going to get that chance. A few weeks after setting up two future dates with Penn State, UD announced on Thursday that it will be playing […]

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Dover’s Brengle late addition to US Open field

Madison Brengle will be playing in the U.S. Open after all. Brengle was announced as a late addition to the field on Sunday after Luksika Kumkhum withdrew due to travel difficulties. Brengle, a 28-year-old Dover native, took Kumkhum’s spot as the first lucky loser from last week’s qualifying tournament. Brengle fell in the final round […]

Hens’ Caruso determined to improve

NEWARK — The Delaware football team lost twice that weekend. First, the Blue Hens fell to rival Villanova, 28-7, in their regular-season finale. Then, the next day, Delaware’s NCAA Division I FCS playoff hopes vanished when the tournament committee didn’t award the Hens an at-large berth. Delaware’s players were crushed. “We were all sitting in […]