Category: Education

By Ben DuPont Guest Columnist Like many Delawareans, I was saddened to hear the news that DuPont will be laying off 1,700 employees.  While it illustrates the tough times businesses face globally, the human cost of this is hard to fathom.    The fact is, the economy is changing all around us. We can either sit…

Global V.P. turned college dean changing lives at Delaware State

By Kathy Canavan Donna Covington’s move from corporate exec to college dean was swayed by her three adult children — a Broadway actress, a gifted violinist and a former Division 1 football player killed in a confrontation over a racial slur. Her segue from the C-Suite to college dean at Delaware State University sounds like…

Newark, Del. — University of Delaware Acting President Nancy Targett, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Hampshire (UNH), as reported in UDaily., the university’s student newspaper. Her appointment is effective Sept. 1. Targett became acting president at UD in July 2015 following the departure of President…

University’s STAR continues to rise in 2016

By Robert Kalesse Special to Delaware Business Times As the calendar turns the page on a new year, goals and resolutions for 2016 dominate personal and professional to-do lists. At the University of Delaware’s Science, Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus, 2016 looks to be filled with plenty of development and achievement, continuing through the…

The Caesar Rodney Institute (CRI) will host education philanthropist and venture capitalist Ted Dintersmith, who will talk about Project Based Learning (PBL). Dintersmith will show his documentary, “Most Likely to Succeed,” which profiles San Diego’s “High Tech High” and follows an actual student project. High Tech High comprises five high schools, four middle schools and…

Boy Scout Council is prepared for big push

By Christi Milligan The Del-Mar-Va Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) serves 9,700 youths throughout the peninsula, but it’s aiming for more. Last month the council announced a strategic plan to increase membership in the venerable program through new branding efforts and structured community partnerships. “The new strategic plan is about delivering a…