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Friday, May 29, 2020
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Slight majority of Delaware employees OK with working from home on permanent basis

A survey from a  workplace social network indicates that a slight majority of Delaware employees want to work from home from now on. A report from  Fishbowl  indicates that a total of 131 employees responded...
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From WHYY: University of Delaware lays off 1,100 part-timers

A university official making the announcement cited a $50 million loss by UD during the spring semester as a reason for the decision that becomes effective on June 1. Top officials of the university have...
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AstraZeneca gets $1 billion-plus U.S. government grant for fast-tracking coronavirus vaccine

AstraZeneca is  collaborating with a number of countries and multilateral organizations to make the University of Oxford’s early-stage coronavirus vaccine widely accessible around the world in what it described as "an equitable manner." The company...
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8 Essential Questions to Ask When Moving Your Meeting or Event Online

By. Carole Sox and Sheryl Kline Over the past few weeks, the world of in-person events and meetings has ground to a halt. The COVID-19 virus has forced important get-togethers to move to the virtual...
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Back to Basics offers free educational resources

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc has announced its plans to offer free educational resources and support to the local Delaware community. The announcement was made by Juli Bennett, CEO of the company based in...
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UD keeps stay at home order in place as president announces Zoom meeting Monday

The University of Delaware has extended its stay at home order through May 31 in keeping with the governor's extension of the State of Emergency, President Dennis Assanis announced in a letter.  UD is extending...
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UD’s officials to take salary cut; pay freeze for employees announced

The University of Delaware's  President, Provost, and Executive Vice President will take a 10 percent  cut in  salaries for Fiscal Year 2021 as the institution faces lower revenues, due to coronavirus.  All members of the...
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UD cancels summer on-campus programs, retains hiring freeze and travel ban

University of Delaware President Dennis Assanis announced a hiring freeze, no summer on-campus programs and other moves as the institution deals with the impact of coronavirus. Assanis announced the following in a letter to the...
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Revenue bonds for Newark Charter, Delmarva Power, Goldey-Beacom top Monday agenda for state finance...

The Delaware Council on Development Finance is expected to sign off on revenue bonds for Newark Charter School, Delmarva Power and Goldey-Beacom College at a meeting on Monday. Okaying the bonds is generally a formality....
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UD President wants future graduates’ thoughts on commencement

As expected, the  University of Delaware postponed  its 2020 commencement, with UD President Dennis Assanis asking future grads for their ideas.    Assanis  wrote in an Email message, “We’ve had to take a series of responsible,...