Dover helps Wesley, votes to send old library deed restriction to the state

DOVER — Members of Dover City Council did their part in helping to fulfill an agreement between Wesley College and the State of Delaware that would send up to $3 million in public funds to the small liberal arts college in the heart of Dover. Dover City Council members voted unanimously 9-0 following a 30-minute […]

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 […]

Update on Wesley’s future could come soon

DOVER — An announcement about Wesley College’s future or at least a decision on its latest request for state funding could come within the next few weeks. The college, which is facing serious financial difficulties, in November submitted a request for $3.2 million from the state’s Higher Education Economic Development Investment Fund. The group, which […]

Commentary: Wesley College should receive needed funding

During the last few decades, I’ve heard repeated comments about the demise of Wesley College in Dover due to financial issues. Each crisis has been averted, thanks to renewed interest in the success of this small college nestled in the heart of Dover. Now, Wesley appears to be facing another crisis, that is truly threatening […]

Dover, Levy Court back resolutions for Wesley state funding

DOVER — Wesley College received support from Kent County Levy Court and Dover City Council this week in the form of resolutions asking the state to continue its financial support of the institution. “With greater than 50 percent of our student body being Delawareans, over 80 percent of our graduates remaining in Delaware following graduation, […]

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. […]