Letter to the Editor: Getting a ‘fair return’ in Dover

Magnolia resident James Frazier’s skewed views (“Wesley College caught up in ‘legislative mathematics,’” July 19, 2019) and poor math regarding the old city library being turned over to Wesley college for $1 plus a contribution of $1.05 million from the state legislature’s local Community Transportation allotment, deserves another perspective. Keep in mind that 30% of […]

Commentary: Wesley College caught up in ‘legislative mathematics’

OK, folks, gather round to hear the latest installment of “Legislative Mathematics”. The Delaware State News (June 19) reports that $1.375 million designated by the state of Delaware in the Bond Bill for the old Dover Library building project will now be used by Wesley College for operating expenses. In doing so, Wesley College promises […]

Run/walk to support Dover’s Knapp set for Saturday

DOVER – Ben Knapp is a magnet for Campus Community School students. Once or twice a week, first-graders flock to him during 30-minute visits. They read letters, self-authored children’s stories and books to him and he answers “yes” and “no” questions with hand squeezes. Rehabilitation from a 2011 brain injury continues, and wheelchair-bound 24-year-old Ben […]

Search for missing Wesley student continues

DOVER – The search for a 21-year-old missing Wesley College student continued into a seventh day Monday, with police receiving several calls and messages with potential information on the case. Erick Acevedo-Palencia was seen on surveillance video leaving the Malmberg Hall dormitory early last Tuesday night, but hadn’t been located as of 2 p.m. Monday, […]

Search ongoing for missing Wesley College student

DOVER – On Friday, a Gold Alert was issued for a mssing 21-year-old Wesley College student last seen early Tuesday night. Erick Acavedo-Palencia left the Malmberg Hall dormitory at approximately 6:12 p.m., wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, black athletic-type pants with a white stripe and white sneakers, Dover Police spokesman Master Cpl. Mark Hoffman said. […]

Updated: Wesley College mourns death of student

DOVER – The Wesley College community mourned the day after a 20-year-old student died in what police described as an apparent murder-suicide on Thursday. Ahyanna Baker-Griffin was a junior found dead of apparent gunshot wounds in an apartment in Camden along with her boyfriend Dishiem Johnson, 21. Dover Police said early investigation indicated that Mr. […]

Wesley College picked as a 2019 ‘Hidden Gem’

DOVER — Wesley College has once again been selected as a “Hidden Gem” in the U.S.A. by College Raptor. This selection recognizes Wesley as one of the best colleges in the country, based on a combination of factors, including number of applications received, graduation rates, campus diversity, endowment per student, and other key metrics as […]

Wesley’s Ebron still playing both because of and for Drass

DOVER — Like he’d done thousands of times before, Vince Ebron looked to the sideline for the defensive signals. In that instant, during a Wesley College football scrimmage on Thursday, the senior defensive end expected to see coach Mike Drass looking back at him. Instead, it was the Wolverines’ new defensive coordinator, Joe Bottiglieri, signaling […]

Wesley College to get state funding to renovate libraries

DOVER — Wesley College, which bought the old Dover Public Library from the city for $1 last summer, is set to receive a yet-undetermined sum of taxpayer dollars to renovate the building and to update its on-campus library. The deals, both state and college officials insist, are a boon not just to Wesley but to […]

Wesley College receives $1M grant to repurpose old Dover library

DOVER — As Wesley College moves toward the future, it will first breathe new life into a part of the city of Dover’s past. Wesley College got some assistance toward that goal as it announced Thursday the Longwood Foundation has awarded it with a $1 million grant to start a renovation project of the former […]