DSU, the third ranked public HBCU, is asking for about $47,000,000 in state funding.

JFC praises DSU aviation, says it should upgrade facilities

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Jokes were cracked, programs were praised and millions state funding was requested from Delaware State University Thursday’s Joint Finance Committee hearing. That committee is responsible for setting the state budget and allocating funding to different programs and organizations throughout Delaware. DSU, the state’s only Historically Black College and University, is asking for about $47,000,000. It started its hearing on a …

Ballin for Blood planned for January 27

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Bayhealth is teaming up with Blood Bank of Delmarva (BBD) and Delaware State University (DSU) Athletics to host the third annual Ballin’ for Blood Drive on Thursday, Feb. 1. The blood drive is scheduled from 1-6 p.m. on Bayhealth Court in Memorial Hall Gym on the main DSU campus, 1200 N. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Bayhealth will be cheering …

DSU’s Tony Allen released a statement sharing his disdain for Elon Musk’s recent comments on X.

DSU President issues statement condemning Elon Musk tweet

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

Just days before Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the president of a top-ranked Historically Black College and University condemned remarks from one of the richest men in the world, Elon Musk. Delaware State University President Tony Allen Thursday stated that the tweets from Musk – the owner of X, formerly known as Twitter – were “unoriginal in their amplification of …

DSU continues to grow in enrollment.

DSU sets record enrollment…again

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

For back-to-back years, Delaware State University has a new record for student enrollment.  DSU this week reported an overall enrollment increase of 3.5% from this time last year,  The 132-year-old institution now has 6,451 students, a 23% increase since 2020, making the Dover school the fastest-growing Historically Black College and University in the country. “We have overcome some notable trends …

Rachel Juergensen is recieving the grant to build a special education certificate program at DSU.

DSU prof gets $1M grant to create special ed certificate

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

A professor from Delaware State University has been awarded a $1.06 million federal grant to create a certificate program for special education.  The grant will also pay the cost for participants – and even give them a stipend. The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Rachel Juergensen, an assistant professor of special education at DSU, a five-year grant to develop …

A full-slate of events are happening throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month.

Black History Month programs touch on state laws, more

Jarek RutzEducation, Headlines

With Black History Month starting Wednesday, a number of events will celebrate the contributions of Black Americans. “We strive all year long to make sure that we’re telling the complete history of Delaware, not just during Black History Month, or Women’s History Month, or whatever month it happens to be,” said Daniel Citron, historic sites team manager at Delaware’s Division …

Delaware's Freedom Schools are likely to continue growing in upcoming years.

Freedom Schools likely to stay after successful first year

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Fifty at-risk students, 25 from Capital and 25 from Caesar Rodney school districts, are continuing their schooling into the summer months, courtesy of newly implemented Freedom Schools. Sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund, there are five key aspects of the freedom schools:  High-quality academic and character-building enrichment Parent and family involvement Civic engagement and social action Intergenerational servant leadership development …

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Tony Allen to honor mother’s life with scholarship for single moms

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Dr. Tony Allen with his mother, R. Leatha Allen. Photo courtesy of Dr. Allen   R. Leatha Allen, mother of Dr. Tony Allen, president of Delaware State University, died early Tuesday morning from non-COVID pneumonia. Dr. Allen wrote this appreciation of his mother’s life.  If you ever reached my mother’s old-school voice message, you would hear R. Leatha Allen say, …