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Vice Chancellor rules in favor of Friends School in dispute with Alapocas homeowner group

Delaware Vice Chancellor Sam Glasscock has ruled in favor of Wilmington Friends School in a dispute over the sale of the property to fast-growing pharmaceutical company Incyte. Glasscock expressed disappointment that the school and the Alapocas Maintenance Association, a homeowners association or HOA, could not come up with an agreement regarding the sale in mediation. The private school operates...

From ProPublica: Casinos plead poverty to get big tax break and Atlantic City is paying the price

by Alison Burdo, The Press of Atlantic City ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Last fall, amid the second year of the pandemic, Atlantic City’s casino executives painted a dire picture for New Jersey’s Legislature. Their brick-and-mortar properties were struggling. And despite thriving online...

Personnel file June 1, 2022

Kelly succeeding Cochran as UD Trustees chair Terri L. Kelly, a member of the University of Delaware Board of Trustees since 2009 and a UD alumna, was elected chair of the board at its semiannual meeting. Kelly, former president and CEO of W.L. Gore & Associates, will begin her term as chair effective July 1, 2022. She succeeds John R. Cochran...

State Consumer Protection unit investigating South Carolina tech sales bootcamp after flurry of collection suits

The Delaware Department of Justice Consumer Protection Unit is investigating  Prehired and its CEO, Joshua Jordan. The investigation began in March, after Prehired filed nearly 300 debt-collection lawsuits in the Delaware Justice of the Peace Court seeking to enforce its income share agreements.  According to the Consumer Protech Unit, Prehired started filing the lawsuits one month after forming two Delaware limited...

University of Delaware brings back indoor masking

Citing a growing number of Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations in Delaware and areas over the past week, the University of Delaware is reinstating its masking requirement for all indoor spaces. The mandate became effective Tuesday. Delaware was recently listed as having the second-highest percentage growth in new cases among the 50 states. Face masks are to be worn indoors at UD except...

University of Delaware raises tuition by 3%

The University of Delaware is raising its tuition by three percent. The increase will not get as much criticism this time around since high education is not exempt from the current bout with inflation. Colleges and universities have taken heat for a steady stream of tuition increases, even during a lengthy period of low inflation. With room and board, total costs...

Waters, UD open research lab at STAR campus in Newark

Waters Corporation and The University of Delaware opened Immerse Delaware, a new Waters innovation and research laboratory. As part of their multi-year research partnership announced in October 2021, the lab opening is the first step in a collaboration with biopharma scientists in industry and academia to advance industrial processes for making biotherapeutics, a release stated. The center is located at...

Stockbridge, Schoenhals, Dianatasis to be honored for education efforts

“There are so many people in Delaware that really have a passion for education,” said Gary Stockbridge, former regional president of Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric. “And 80 percent of the stuff we all have a passion for, we all actually agree on. But so often today, people spend 90 percent of their time on the 10 percent of the ‘stuff’ that...

Former admissions chief at Tower Hill faces child pornography charges

A former admissions director at Tower Hill School, Wilmington, is facing child pornography charges. William R. Ushler, 53 of Wilmington, was charged with five counts of Dealing in Child Pornography and is currently in custody at Howard Young Correctional Center, Wilmington, on $250,000 cash bail. The images were found by the online services company Yahoo and forwarded...

Corrected: Wilmington U, Features First partner to develop degree, certificates pathways for gaming students

Futures First Gaming and Wilmington University signed an academic partnership agreement. This is the first step toward developing degree and certificate pathways for students in the esports and gaming communities. Stephen Sye, CEO of Futures First Gaming, said he the company is excited to partner with Wilmington University. “One of the most crucial priorities we identified from the outset of...

President Biden to speak at May UD commencement

President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will again deliver the commencement address at his alma mater on Saturday, May 28. “The entire University of Delaware community is truly honored to welcome President Biden as our distinguished guest — and the first sitting U.S. president to deliver a Commencement address at UD — to celebrate the excellence and achievement of the Class...

Pilot program will train women offenders nearing release for customer experience careers

Tech Impact, the Delaware Department of Correction, and the Delaware Department of Education launched a pilot Tech Impact customer experience training program, CXWorks, at Baylor Women’s Correctional Institution, New Castle. The program, already in place in the Las Vegas, NV area,   is funded by a grant from Barclays in an effort to connect women who are returning to the...

Superstars in Education winners announced

Delaware State Chamber of Commerce announced 2022 Superstars in Education & Training winnersSince 1989, the awards program has recognized more than 200 educational programs for innovative programs. A handful of winners are selected each year. An award is given to one independent training and certificate provider, a higher education program, and a Delaware high school. Awards of Excellence are...

University of Delaware keeps mask mandate in classrooms citing higher Covid rate than state

The University of Delaware will still require face masks in classroom settings while relaxing mandates in other settings. In a message to the U.S community, the university stated that masks would not be required in non-classroom settings including labs, offices,  and athletic events. ...

Amazon to offer full tuition to Wilmington U, UD, and Del Tech for frontline employees

Amazon announced partnerships with the University of Delaware, Wilmington University, and Delaware Technical Community College to provide fully-funded college tuition to local frontline employees. It comes as Amazon expands operations in Delaware with new fulfillment centers near Newport, areas south of New Castle, and a small site in Seaford. The partnerships with the University of Delaware, Wilmington University, and Delaware Technical...