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Harker highlights the clout of the ‘eds and meds’ anchor economy

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker continues to see the anchor economy or "eds and meds" as a key component of the economy. Speaking at the annual Economic Forecast sponsored by the Lerner College at the University of Delaware and Lyons Companies on Wedneday Harker said education and health care are key elements of...

Philly Fed President Harker doesn’t see recession, warns that smaller interest rate hikes will continue

Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Patrick Harker offered a modestly upbeat outlook for the economy, while warning that higher interest rates won't go away anytime soon. Harker spoke Wednesday at the Economic Forecast sponsored by the University of Delaware Lerner Business and Economics & The Lyons Companies. The setting was the office tower University of STAR campus on the south...

Carney proposes 9% raise for teachers

Gov. John Carney on Tuesday announced significant investments in public education across Delaware. Investments that will be included in the Fiscal Year 2024 budget are: A 3 percent raise for all who work in public education. A 9 percent raise for teachers. An increase of $15 million to Opportunity Funding, totaling $53 million. A $3 million investment in the Wilmington Learning Collaborative, totaling $10 million. “I...

DSU celebrates $18.36 million federal research grant

Center will focus on health disparities in Kent and Sussex Delaware State University has received a five-year, $18.36 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that will support the establishment of the Interdisciplinary Health Equity Research Center on campus. This NIH funding is the largest research grant ever awarded to Delaware State University in its 131-year history, surpassing...

President expected to spend weekend at home near Rehoboth

President Joe Biden is expected to spend the weekend at  the family's home near Rehoboth Beach. Flight restrictions are in place in the Rehoboth area from Friday through Sunday. The president is scheduled to speak on the student loan forgiveness order at Delaware State University on Friday.   Biden has ties with the HBCU  and its president Tony Allen, a friend and...

From UDaily: Ribbon cut at the University of Delaware’s Center for Clean Hydrogen

The University of Delaware has launched the new Center for Clean Hydrogen to accelerate the transition to clean energy by reducing the cost of hydrogen and hydrogen-related technologies.   Fueled by an initial $10 million in funding from the Department of Defense, the center will be led at UD by Yushan Yan, Henry Belin du Pont chair of Chemical and Biomolecular...

Wilmington University to open law school

Wilmington University has hired a dean for a new law school. A luncheon on Oct. 27 will introduce the dean and the law school. The event will be held at its campus off Route 202 near the Delaware-Pennsylvania line. The Wilmington University law school will be the second in Delaware, joining the Delaware Law School of Widener University. Over the...

Business people, Oct. 11, 2022

Delaware First Health CEO named Delaware First Health announced that Bill Wison has been appointed as Plan President and Chief Executive Officer. Wilson brings over 25 years of healthcare and finance leadership experience and nearly 15 years as a managed care executive. Most recently, Wilson served as the Chief Financial Officer for Managed Health Services, Centene's Indiana health plan. Delaware First Health was recently selected by...

Pancakes & Progress takes deep dive into pandemic, education, technology

Delaware schools are still struggling with the aftereffects of Covid-19 but are now armed with technology that had been years away prior to the pandemic. That was the  key message coming out of the second Pancakes & Progress breakfast event on the state of education in Delaware. The panelists were: Dr. Vilicia Cade– superintendent Capital School District Dr. Cora  Scott -...

Eastside Charter School gets a $1 million donation from Barclays

Barclays this week announced a $1 million donation to Wilmington's EastSide Charter School and Community Discovery STEM Hub in Wilmington. Barclays' donation over the period from 2022-2024 will support the growth of EastSide's mentoring program to serve more students, the expansion of the school, and the construction of its new state-of-the-art STEM Hub. The Discovery STEM Hub will also serve the community...

UD’s Horn program announces 17&43 entrepreneur award winners

(From Lerner College of Business and Economics) Horn Entrepreneurship and the University of Delaware Lerner College of Business and Economics announced the 2022 Blue Hen 17&43 award winners. Criteria used in the selection of the winners included revenue, growth, innovation and social impact. Businesses span areas from SaS platforms, consumer packaged goods, financial services and bio-medical technology. ...

NIIMBL pharma manufacturing research center in Newark gets $8 million in funding

U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons (both D-Del.) announced $8 million in new funding for the National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) on the University of Delaware Science Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus in Newark. NIIMBL is supported by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Director of NIST and Under Secretary of Commerce Laurie E. Locascio joined...

UDairy Creamery recalls some ice cream flavors

UDairy Creamery has been informed by a supplier of what it described as a "potential ingredient quality issue" in select ice cream products.  The creamery is advising customers to dispose of any potentially affected products. These include pints and half gallons of ice cream marked with the lot codes noted below. The containers were sold at the South...

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...