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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Ground is Broken on New DSU Agriculture Building

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Ground was broken on a new 15,000 square foot, $10-million Agriculture Building at Delaware State University Thursday. During the ceremony, it was announced that Agilent Technologies Inc. is launching a partnership with the University to increase the share of under-represented students entering STEM fields. In a release from DSU: “Agilent is creating an opportunity for…

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Two DSU Students Shot During Robbery on Campus

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University Police are investigating a robbery that sent two Delaware State University students to the hospital with gunshot wounds. DSU officials say just after 1am Saturday the students were outside the Wellness and Recreation Center when the incident occurred. Also on Saturday, DSU held it’s first home football game of the season – amid additional…

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DSU Opens Early College Middle School

(L-r) University President Tony Allen, ECS Board President Dr. Marsha Horton, ECS Head of School Dr. Evelyn Edney, Associate Principal Dr. Dara Savage, Principal Nyia McCants and Dover Mayor Robin Christensen cut the ribbon to launch the Early College Middle School. Photo courtesy of Delaware State University
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Delaware State University has opened its Early College Middle School. The school adjacent to the main DSU campus in Dover was several years in the planning stages. The Early College High School opened in 2013. Together, they will now be known as “Early College School.” “We want to start the college-going culture one step earlier,”…

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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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DSU Graduation Ceremonies

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The second of 3 commencement ceremonies is this afternoon at Delaware State University. This afternoon is the nursing Pinning Ceremony. The ceremony is for graduating nursing students and their families – the ceremony begins at 4pm. The graduate school marched on Thursday. Saturday is undergraduate commencement day at Delaware State University and the weather has…

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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 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 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 Partners with DE Pathways 2 Apprenticeship Program for Construction Union Apprenticeship Classes

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Labor unions are not highly represented with people of color, but Delaware State University is helping an organization change that for the better. The Delaware Pathways 2 Apprenticeship (P2A) has reached an agreement with the University to use a classroom on campus to provide training that prepares Kent County participants – largely from low-income communities…

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Longwood Foundation Awards DSU $1M to Support of Wesley Acquisition

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The Longwood Foundation has awarded $1-million to Delaware State University to support its acquisition of Wesley College. The funding will support on-going transition costs, including personnel and a comprehensive plan for aligning the two institutions’ academic programs. DSU is looking for the transaction to be completed by July of 2021. Te deal has several contingencies…

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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 Establishes Student Emergency Relief Fund

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In response to helping its most vulnerable students during COVID-19, Delaware State University started its Student Emergency Relief Fund ten days ago. The Delaware community has already responded in a big way. Nearly $250,000 has already been raised. The goal is $1 million. Bank of America Market President Chip Rossi and his wife Tracy made…

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Dr. Wilma Mishoe a DSU Trustee Again

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A familiar face has returned to the Delaware State University Board of Trustees.  Last week, former University President, Dr. Wilma Mishoe was sworn in during the board’s regular public meeting.  Mishoe retired as the University President at the end of last year.  When Mishoe was named University President, the Board of Trustees left her seat…

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Funeral Arrangements for Former DSU President William B. DeLauder

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Delaware State University mourns the May 21 passing of Dr. William B. DeLauder, the eighth President of the Delaware State University, and celebrates his life and achievement, which figured prominently in the significant of the institution during his 1987-2003 tenure. At the time of his passing, he and wife Vermell resided in Jamestown, N.C. He…

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