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Delaware State University has completed its search for a new president.

The DSU Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday to appoint Wilma Mishoe the university’s 11th president.

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Delaware State University has a new Athletic Director, tapping Scott Gines to fill the post.

Gines comes from Division II Texas A&M-Kingsville, where he’s been since 2007.

Delaware State University hosted a public screening of a new documentary about the school’s history this week.  “Delaware State University: A Legacy of Opportunity” is a film about the beginnings of the only Historically Black College in the First State.

For this month’s History Matters, produced in conjunction with the Delaware Historical Society,  Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino sat down with Delaware Humanities Executive Director Marilyn Whittington, who helped get the project off the ground.

Delaware State University President Harry Williams is asking state lawmakers to fund an additional year of Inspire Scholarships.

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In 2011, then Gov. Jack Markell signed an initiative to launch dual language immersion programs in the state’s public schools starting at the Kindergarten level. There are now twelve school districts in the First State using these programs -- some which teach Chinese, and others which teach Spanish.

The state considers them a success and they continue to expand to more schools and up the K-12 ladder.  But just how well are they working?  Are they making a measurable difference with students?  Those are questions Delaware State University Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics Dr. Brody Bluemel hopes to answer.  Bluemel was recently awarded a three-year grant of more than $240,000 by the U.S. Department of Education to research the effectiveness of these programs so far.

In this week’s Enlighten Me, Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino speaks with Bluemel about his approach to evaluating language immersion, and the potential benefit Delaware could see from implementing these programs on an unprecedented scale.

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Studies show most of the people who walk out of Delaware prisons end up back there within three years. Delaware State University and the U.S. Attorney’s Office held a simulation for state lawmakers and others to help them understand the challenges former inmates face after their release.

Delaware Public Media’s Sarah Mueller participated in that re-entry simulation.

Delaware State University’s president is stepping down.

Harry Williams will leave DSU early next year to become President and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Delaware State University is adding a new residence hall to its campus.

The 200,000-square foot hall will house 600 students, while two outdated residential facilities, Tubman and Laws Halls, will be demolished.



The nation’s divided politics was never far from the mind of those who gathered for seventh annual Delaware State University President’s Prayer Breakfast in Dover Friday morning.



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Gov. John Carney tried to reassure undocumented students at Delaware State University Friday.