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Sophia Schmidt

Reporter/Youth Media Producer

Sophia Schmidt is a Delaware native. She comes to Delaware Public Media from NPR’s Weekend Edition in Washington, DC, where she produced arts, politics, science and culture interviews. She previously wrote about education and environment for The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, MA. She graduated from Williams College, where she studied environmental policy and biology, and covered environmental events and local renewable energy for the college paper.  Sophia enjoys throwing pottery, hiking and cooking for family and friends.

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Two New Castle County nominations for the National Register of Historic Places were approved at the county and state levels last week. They now seek approval at the national level, where they could be added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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A random inspection by U.S. Customs at the Port of Wilmington on Wednesday resulted in narcotics seizures and three arrests.

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Eisenberg Elementary School in New Castle officially opened its Wellness Center Thursday.

Colonial School District officials say it’s the first of its kind in Delaware.

 

 

 


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A Delaware Department of Justice investigation into the use of deadly force by officers against the suspect in last spring’s fatal shooting of a State Trooper is complete.

 

 


The Delaware Healthy Mother and Infant Consortium had its annual summit Tuesday.

A central issue at the summit was Delaware’s infant mortality rate, which stands at almost eight deaths in 1,000 live births, according to the CDC.


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Student loan company Sallie Mae cut the ribbon on its second Delaware location Monday.

 

The new office, on Christiana Road in New Castle, will host a call center as well as operations and customer service positions. It will fit over 500 employees, but currently houses only 321.

That’s because Sallie Mae hopes to hire 300 additional employees in the First State over the next three years.

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Delaware’s Department of Correction has a new incentive program that seeks to help fill Correctional Officer vacancies throughout the state.

As of this week, new Correctional Officers get a hiring bonus of $3000, paid in two installments.


Bank of America has found a single buyer for two Wilmington buildings—Bracebridge I on N. King St. and Bracebridge III on N. French St.— that it announced were for sale in February of last year.


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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has come out against the work of University of Delaware professor Dr. Tania Roth, who studies the biological effects of childhood mistreatment using rats.


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Winterthur has named Carol Cadou as its new director and CEO. She’s currently Senior Vice President of Historic Preservation & Collections at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and has over two decades of experience in the museum field.