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Higher education was the focus of today’s Joint Finance Committee hearings. 

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The City of Wilmington may be one step closer to reparations for systemic racism.

Delaware State University considers its fall semester amid the pandemic a success.

College enrollment was down this fall across the country. But enrollment at Delaware’s HBCU remained steady.

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Even as COVID-19 cases grow in Delaware, universities plan to have more students in class on campus this spring. 

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Delaware State University is offering a virtual exhibition of the works of alumnus Guy Miller.

The exhibition is called Subversion:  Not A Bird, Not A Plane.

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Delaware State University is getting a grant from the Department of Defense to start a center devoted to quantum sensing. 

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Delaware State University has received a two-year exploratory grant to study COVID-19 in Delaware’s minority communities.


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Delaware Technical Community College announced Wednesday it will continue conducting most courses online during the spring semester. 

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Cases of the coronavirus continue to be found on university campuses in Delaware. Officials at the state’s biggest school think the problem is off-campus gatherings.

Delaware’s largest university reports 66 cases of the coronavirus since classes started last week. 

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Just days into the fall semester, both of Delaware's largest universities have found cases of COVID-19 on campus. 

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Delaware’s Congressional delegation visited Dover last week to celebrate new funding to improve diversity in military leadership.

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Delaware State University is among the Historically Black Colleges and Universities getting help with COVID-19 testing.

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Delaware State University is buying financially troubled Wesley College in Dover. 

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A Student Emergency Relief Fund helping Delaware State University students struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic has hit its initial $1 million dollar goal.


Colleges and universities in Delaware are taking a hit from the coronavirus outbreak. Just how big financial losses will be depends on whether schools are on-campus or online this fall, and several institutions are waiting to make that call. 

DSU nursing program earns accreditation renewal

Apr 28, 2020
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Changes made over the last three years are paying off for the nursing program at Delaware State University. 

The program remains in good standing after receiving renewed accreditation from Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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Researchers at First State universities are forced to make adjustments during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The number of Delawareans tested for COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease, could rise dramatically after ChristianaCare health system offered free drive-through testing to people experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus disease, Friday. 


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Delaware State University is asking students not to come back from spring break, which ends Friday, until early next month. 

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Some New Castle County Council members want to override a veto by the County Executive.

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A New Jersey man is sentenced for leading a bribery scheme involving federal funds at Delaware State University. 

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Delaware State University officials are enlisting the assistance of the state’s Congressional Delegation to get funding for historically black colleges and universities.

Congress missed last month’s deadline to approve the FUTURES Act. It would give $255 million to minority institutions for the next two years - with $85 million going to HBCUs.

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Officials say the Historically Black Colleges and Universities week event in Wilmington this year connected a record number of students to higher education. 

DSU waits for Congress to act on HBCU funding

Oct 4, 2019
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Officials at Delaware State University says they hope members of Congress approve funding for historically black colleges and universities soon.

DSU DREAMers express hope, fears about the future

Sep 2, 2019
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College students still protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programs are expressing hope and frustration about congressional action.

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Delaware State University is hosting its 9th annual fundraising event for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Officials say the affair has continued to grow over the years with more universities and more philanthropic organizations.

A former Delaware State University official pleaded guilty to a bribery charge in federal court Wednesday.

Delaware State University renewed a partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency Thursday, and expanded its scope.

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The Bond Bill committee heard from the First State’s institutions of higher education Wednesday and deferred maintenace was at the heart of their requests.