UD Extends Fall Deposit Deadline Until May 15th Due to Federal Financial Aid Delays

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Unprecedented delays in the US Department of Education’s release of financial information for students who completed their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – so the University of Delaware has extended the traditional May 1st deposit deadline to May 15th for ALL admitted students. The University will also grant students extensions when requested so…

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UD Recognized as Storm Ready by National Weather Service

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The University of Delaware has become the first university in the state to gain full Storm Ready status from the National Weather Service. The University is also one of only five other entities in the state to achieve such recognition. The University has met a series of standards to become Storm Ready: “Weather safety is…

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UD Awarded EPA Grant to Conduct Research on Reducing Landfill Emissions

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Delaware’s Congressional Delegation is applauding a grant from the US EPA to the University of Delaware for research to quantify and mitigate emissions from municipal solid waste landfills. The grant of over $999,800 will help make UD a critical partner in the effort to reduce methane emissions – and meet Delaware’s climate goals. This grant…

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UD to Start Town Hall Meetings in Search for New Dean of CANR

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The University of Delaware is looking for the next dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR). During October the candidates will visit the University and take part in town hall meetings. The first is set for Tuesday, October 3rd at 12:30pm in Townsend Commons. Candidates will present their vision for the college…

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University of Delaware Celebrates Arrival of New Students With Twilight Induction Ceremony

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New students were off to a shining start earlier this week at the University of Delaware. 4,000 candles shone brightly as the University of Delaware’s Class of 2027 members ignited their academic careers and officially became Blue Hens. On Monday evening, UD’s newest students gathered on The Green for the University’s Twilight Induction Ceremony, a…

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University of Delaware buildings Reopening After Yesterday’s Lab Incident

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Several University of Delaware buildings are reopening for classes and resuming normal operations this morning after having been evacuated yesterday afternoon. The evacuations were in response to UD Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) notification that researchers inadvertently produced a small amount of a shock-sensitive explosive chemical in Lammot du Pont Laboratory. This was an isolated…

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UD Student Arrested for Having Gun on Campus

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A University of Delaware freshman has been arrested after he was found to have a gun on campus. University Police were notified that 18 year old Michael Hearn was seen on December 16th in a Snapchat video brandishing a firearm. He was arrested at his campus residence hall and charged with possession of a firearm…

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UD Reinstates Mask Requirement At Indoor Public Spaces

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The University of Delaware is reinstating a requirement that masks be worn inall indoor spaces, effective today (Tuesday) at 8:00 a.m.The action is being taken in response to rising numbers of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations around the country. The mandate comes days before UD’s commencement in Newark, where President Joe Biden will address the graduates…

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DNREC Releases Report On Offshore Wind Power Opportunities, Challenges

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The Delaware Department of Natural Resources released a report Thursday that explores the possibilities of the state entering the growing offshore wind industry, as well as challenges. The study was prepared by University of Delaware researchers and DNREC, according to Natural Resources Secretary Shawn Garvin. Garvin last year asked UD’s Special Initiative on Offshore Wind…

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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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Del. Construction Industry Makes Naloxone Available To Workers, Supervisors

John Robinson (left) and Anne Carr of the DPH Office of Health Crisis Response train a group of Bancroft Construction workers Nov. 18, on the use of Narcan, a medication that can reverse the effects of opioids in an overdose situation and can potentially save a life. DPH has partnered with the construction industry to provide substance use disorder resources and training for workers.
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A partnership between Delaware Public Health and the construction industry has made the overdose-reversing medication Narcan available to construction workers at a University of Delaware construction site in Newark. It may be just the beginning. Construction supervisors are also getting training about overdose, stigma associated with addition, and training in how to use the medication.…

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Move-In Day at UD

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Today and Friday is move-in day at the University of Delaware for first year students. Upper division move-in is Saturday. Everyone should expect extra activity and traffic near the campus residence halls and University officials say Courtney Street will be closed to westbound traffic temporarily to accommodate students moving into Harrington Hall. A reminder –…

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Returning UD Students Must Prove COVID Vax

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The University of Delaware will require students to demonstrate proof of a COVID-19 vaccination. Differing from Delaware State, UD will not be requiring faculty and staff to get vaccinated. UD President Dennis Assanis outlined the policy in a letter to the university community Wednesday: Dear UD Community, I hope this message finds you in good…

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COVID Concerns At UD

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Coronavirus cases among students have been on the rise at the University of Delaware. UD is making a few operational changes, including grab-and-go meals only at campus dining halls and food courts. For now, classes, labs and research facilities are not being changed but if positive cases continue to rise changes may be necessary. The…

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UD Announces Plans For Spring Semester

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The University of Delaware plans to offer more in-person instruction in the spring semester and to increase dorm occupancy.The spring semester will start February 15th, one week later than usual. President Dennis Assanis hopes the short delay will reduce the risk of the spread of influenza as well. There will be no spring break in…

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COVID, State Response Scrutinized At Gubernatorial Debate

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Coronavirus response, the virus’s effects on the poultry industry, the economy and the state budget took up a large part of a debate between Democratic Governor John Carney and Republican Julianne Murray Tuesday evening. Carney said the state’s response to COVID-19 initially contained elements of fear and uncertainty as the state closed down businesses, ramped…

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UD Announces Furloughs In Cost-Cutting Initiative

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Non-unionized employees of the University of Delaware are facing a five-percent salary reduction through unpaid leave as the school looks to stabilize its finances.UD says further cost-cutting measures are also under consideration such as workforce reduction and organizational restructuring.President Dennis Assanis last month informed the university community that the University of Delaware would face a…

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