Delaware State University Awarded Nearly $800,000 Grant From Office of Naval Research to Benefit Military Forces

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The Office of Naval Research has awarded Delaware State University a four- year, $799,947 grant that will fund research aimed at providing greater safety to military forces in the field. Dr. Mukti Rana, Professor of Physics and Engineering, is the Principal Investigator of the grant. His research will involve the development of rare earth element-doped…

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DSU Expands Aviation Program to Include Helicopter Flight Training

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Delaware State University is expanding its Aviation Program to include helicopter flight training. A new partnership between the University and the US Army Cadet Command was announced Thursday. University officials say this expansion will provide helicopter training to US Army ROTC students, but will also later be an option for all undergraduate aviation majors as…

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DSU Groundbreaking for New Ag Building Thursday

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On Thursday, ground will be broken for a new $10-million Agriculture building at Delaware State University. The building will be built on the site of the former baseball field. The 24,000-square foot building will feature an innovative and inspiring design of living walls and green roof elements. The groundbreaking takes place at 1pm.

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Delmarva Reacts to White House Student Loan Forgiveness Plan

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Elected officials and education leaders are reacting to President Biden’s action to forgive up to $10,000 in student loans for recipients who make less than $125,000, and up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Del. released this statement: “As the cost of higher education has ballooned over the last three decades,…

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Virtual Panel Tonight: Delaware Racial History & Education

Governor John Carney signs legislation that mandates Black History instruction in Delaware schools (photo courtesy of Governor John Carney's office)
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A virtual panel discussion tonight (Wednesday) will focus on Delaware’s racial history and education. The forum is part of a series of discussions in partnership with the Delaware Heritage Commission on Delaware’s racial history. Previous discussions have included the African Burial Ground at the John Dickinson Plantation and the history of Juneteenth. Panel members will include Governor John…

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Sussex Co. School Districts Are Recruiting For Teachers

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Area school districts are recruiting for more teachers. The Indian River School District, the Seaford School District and Delaware State University will host several recruitment events to highlight DSU’s alternative routes to certification program. People who have obtained a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education, but are interested in becoming a teacher, are…

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DSU & other HBCUs Receive Bomb Threats

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Multiple Historically Black Colleges and Universities received threats to their campus communities on Monday.  Delaware State University in Dover received such a threat.  School officials tell WGMD, “Sometime before 7 a.m. the University was made aware of a bomb threat. As the University put an alert out to all employees and students, the DSU Police…

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$107-Million In ARPA Funds Go To 3 Del. Colleges & Universities

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Delaware colleges and universities will get shares of a total of $107-million to support COVID-19 pandemic-related projects. The funds come from the American Rescue Plan Act which was passed by Congress and signed by President Biden last March. “Delaware’s institutions of higher education are helping us rebuild from the pandemic and will put this funding…

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DSU Reports Record Enrollment In Fall ’21

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Delaware State University reports record enrollment during the Fall 2021 semester. The total student body of 5,649 surpassed the previous record that was set in 2019 by more than 500 students.According to DSU, records have also been achieved in the categories of undergraduate students, graduate students, freshmen, international students and online students. The growth accompanied…

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DSU President To Head HBCU Advisory Board To President Biden

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President Biden intends to nominate Delaware State University President Dr. Tony Allen to chair the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Allen has been President of DSU Since January 2020, and served as Provost and Executive Vice President from July 2017 until early 2020. The HBCU Board of Advisors will work…

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DSU Completes Acquisition Of Wesley College

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Delaware State University has officially become the first Historically Black College and University to acquire another institution of higher education with its acquisition of Wesley College in Dover. Officials announced Thursday that the Wesley campus will be known as the Downtown DSU Campus, with its own leadership team.Delaware State plans to expand nursing program facilities…

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DSU To Cancel $730,655 Of Student Loan Debt

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Delaware State University will cancel hundreds of thousands of dollars in student loan debt incurred by recent graduates who have faced financial hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds from the American Rescue Plan are being used to reduce student loan debt by a total of $730,655. The average eligible DSU graduate could qualify for $3,276…

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DSU To Require COVID Vaccinations For Students, Staff

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Delaware State University will require returning students and employees in the fall to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. The policy was announced Wednesday at a community forum. There would be exceptions for approved medical or religious reasons. According to DSU President Tony Allen, the requirement is a “logical extension” of the university’s COVID-19 regime, which…

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DSU Approved For In-Person Commencement

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Delaware State University will hold its first in-person commencement in a year-and-a-half next month. The state has approved a plan for DSU to host ceremonies May 7th and May 8th for graduates of spring, winter and summer sessions since last year. A total of six ceremonies will take place. Under the guidelines, each graduate will…

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DSU, UMES Receive $20-Million Gifts

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Delaware State University is receiving its largest ever financial gift, as is the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is listed by Forbes magazine as one of the world’s most powerful women. The gifts are part of her second cycle of charitable donations, which brings her 2020 total of giving to more than…

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DSU President To Lead Presidential Inauguration Committee

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The President of Delaware State University, Dr. Tony Allen, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the four-member Presidential Inauguration Committee. Allen was chosen by Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to take on that responsibility. The committee will organize activities surrounding the scheduled January 20th swearing-in ceremonies in Washington. “As the 46th President of the…

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DSU Student Gunned Down At Large Party In Dover

Schutte Park in Dover (image provided by Dover Police)
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Dover Police are investigating the shooting death of a 20-year-old university student in a park during a large party. Officers responded to reports of gunfire at Schutte Park on Electric Avenue Sunday night. Devin Wright was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head. He later died at Bayhealth Kent General Hospital. A second victim,…

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