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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...

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...