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Friday, November 16, 2018

UD’s landmark Christiana Towers residence halls to close at end of school years with...

The University of Delaware has decided to close both Christiana Towers residence halls on the Laird Campus at the end of the 2018-19 academic year. The residence halls are a landmark on the U.D....

Year Up job, education partnership marks opening of center at Wilmington University

Year Up Wilmington and Wilmington University launched a new partnership that will target adults, ages 18 to 24, from underserved communities who are unemployed or underemployed to attend college and launch professional careers.  In Wilmington,...

UD research indicates  that offshore wind farms  lessen devastating rainfall  from hurricanes

With the United States being pummeled over the last couple of years with several high-category, high-damage hurricanes, the University of Delaware’s Cristina Archer recently published a paper that reported an unexpected benefit of large-scale...

Delaware State University enrollment reaches record

For the sixth consecutive year, Delaware State University has achieved record enrollment, with a total student population of 4,872 for the 2018-2019 academic year. it represents an overall increase of 5% over last year’s enrollment...

DelDOT, Carney announce $4 billion infrastructure spending program from 2020-2025

The Delaware Department of Transportation  Monday announced plans to spend $4   billion on infrastructure. DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan called the announcement “epic” and includes “long overdue investments” in some areas. The dollar amount would be spent from...

Sallie Mae reports higher 3rd quarter earnings

Student lender Sallie Mae reported higher earnings in the third quarter. The company is based near Newark. Student lender  “Our continued focus on customer experience enhancements and application process efficiencies have resulted in another outstanding peak...

Delcastle high school students to speak with space station astronaut

On Wednesday, students from Delcastle  Technical High School will speak with astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Wednesday afternoon. Delcastle, located west of Wilmington, was the only school in Delaware and one of 13...

Teachers union chief resigns over blog posts from years ago

Delaware Education Association President Mike Matthews has resigned from his post, Delaware. Public Media and other outlets reported.  Prior to becoming president of the Delaware Education Association,  Matthews had a blog that was later taken...

Delaware schools get high marks on Internet speed, connectivity

Delaware is a national leader in classroom broadband speeds. The ranking came in the  2018 State of the States report  Expanding Digital Learning in Every Classroom, Every Day released  by Education Superhighway. The State of Delaware is recognized...

Vice chancellor rules against state, county request to drop part of school funding lawsuit

 Click here  for a link to the ruling. A Delaware Vice Chancellor ruled against an effort  by the state and counties to dismiss a key claim in a potentially groundbreaking lawsuit over public school funding. The state’s three...