Category: Education

Delaware State University receives Gates Grant

By Christi Milligan Delaware State University has been awarded a $75,000 planning grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to offer a strategy that could increase retention and graduation rates at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). DSU is one nine HBCUs selected for the planning grant.  According DSU President Dr. Harry L. Williams,…

Wilmington University enrollment jump second largest in U.S.

By Kathy Canavan Wilmington University is the second-fastest-growing doctoral/research institution in the country, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The university was not compared to Delaware State University or the University of Delaware because those schools are classified as “very high research activity” institutions. The rankings are divided into three categories: very high research…

By Christi Milligan Senior Staff Writer If there’s a formula for identifying the area’s emerging workforce needs, then Delaware Tech President Mark T. Brainard and his team may have found it: a wide-ranging advisory committee comprised of industry employers paired with a new research arm that identifies future-focused skill needs. The result is an impressive…