University of Delaware http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Dover Expresses Interest in Data Center Turned Down by UD http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/dover-expresses-interest-data-center-turned-down-ud <p>That data center turned down by the University of Delaware might not be so dead.</p><p>Officials in Kent County say they might be interested in the facility.</p><p>Dover’s Mayor Robin Christiansen told WBOC that Newark’s loss could be Dover’s gain.</p><p>He told the television station that his town was certainly interested in the center adding that he has a comparable site in mind.</p><p>But, he declined to say where that site might be.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:27:31 +0000 Don Rush 57855 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Dover Expresses Interest in Data Center Turned Down by UD Tighten Vetting for UD Projects After Data Center Failure, Local Official Says http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/tighten-vetting-ud-projects-after-data-center-failure-local-official-says <p>New Castle County Council member Stu Markham is calling on the University of Delaware to more thoroughly vet major projects.</p><p>He says he wants to avoid the drawn out battle that developed over the proposed data center that included a gas-fired power plant at the old Chrysler site which drew sharp local opposition.</p><p>The University announced the termination of its 75 year lease with The Data Centers LLC with the viability of its plans for the 279-megawatt power plant coming into question.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:51:50 +0000 Don Rush 57775 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Tighten Vetting for UD Projects After Data Center Failure, Local Official Says UD Data Center Dead http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/ud-data-center-dead <p></p><p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware says it is pulling the plug on plans for development of a data center at the former Chrysler assembly plant site in Newark.</p><p>University officials said in a statement Thursday that an internal working group concluded that the proposed facility, which included a 279-megawatt power plant, was not consistent with plans for its science and technology campus.</p><p>The Data Centers LLC, based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, had proposed a 900,000-square-foot data center complex</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 18:10:32 +0000 Don Rush 57590 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net UD Data Center Dead UD Tuition Inches Upward http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/ud-tuition-inches-upward <p>NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware says tuition and fees in the upcoming academic year will increase by about 2 percent for in-state undergraduates and about 2.5 percent for out-of-state undergraduates.</p><p>The university announced the increases Monday. The school says the increase is the lowest percentage increase in more than 30 years.</p><p>For the 2014 to 2015 academic year, tuition and fees for in-state undergraduates will be $12,342. That's up $230.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:05:00 +0000 Don Rush 57353 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net UD Tuition Inches Upward UD Campus Dorm Reopens After Bomb Threat http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/ud-campus-dorm-reopens-after-bomb-threat <p>NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware has reopened a dorm at its campus in Newark after authorities found the area clear of any suspicious activity following a bomb threat.</p><p>University spokeswoman Andrea Boyle said in an email that police had concluded their search as of 11:30 p.m. and that the halls are open.</p><p>Boyle said earlier Monday that the school's 911 center had received an anonymous bomb threat. The school sent out an alert around 8 p.m. saying there had been a report of suspicious activity at the Dickinson Complex and asking people to avoid the area.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:55:13 +0000 Don Rush 57352 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net UD Campus Dorm Reopens After Bomb Threat FOIA Exemption Bill for Delaware Universities Watered Down http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/foia-exemption-bill-delaware-universities-watered-down <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - A bill making the University of Delaware and Delaware State University subject to more public scrutiny has been released from a House committee, but with an amendment that guts the intent of the bill and may even weaken existing open-government provisions.</p><p>The bill discussed Thursday revises Delaware's Freedom of Information Act to remove an exemption for the two schools, which receive millions of dollars in taxpayer money each year but are mostly exempt from open records and open meetings laws.</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:23:09 +0000 Don Rush 55952 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net FOIA Exemption Bill for Delaware Universities Watered Down Removing Delaware Universities from FOIA Exemption http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/removing-delaware-universities-foia-exemption <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - Some lawmakers say the University of Delaware and Delaware State University should be subject to more public scrutiny.</p><p>A&nbsp; House committee was to convene Thursday to consider a bill revising Delaware's Freedom of Information Act to remove an exemption for the two schools.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:14:54 +0000 Don Rush 55875 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Removing Delaware Universities from FOIA Exemption UD Money Withheld Over Delays in Data Center Project http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/ud-money-withheld-over-delays-data-center-project <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - Members of the legislature's budget-writing committee are withholding $3 million from the University of Delaware in hopes of spurring progress on a proposed data center project on university-owned land in Newark.</p><p>Supporters of the project, including Gov. Jack Markell, say it would bring hundreds of construction jobs to Delaware, in addition to the data center jobs at the former Chrysler auto plant site.</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:32:39 +0000 Don Rush 55159 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net UD Money Withheld Over Delays in Data Center Project Data Center Power Plant Faces New Obstacles http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/data-center-power-plant-faces-new-obstacles <p>Another legal hurdle has been placed in front of a plan to build a gas-fired power plant for a Data Center for a University of Delaware research center.</p><p>A citizens group is asking a Superior Court to overturn a Board of Adjustment decision to uphold the Newark’s rezoning approval for The Data Centers LLC.</p><p>The Wilmington News Journal reports that this came on the same day as new city-commissioned report that – one critical – called “pretty damning”.</p> Wed, 28 May 2014 13:18:54 +0000 Don Rush 55006 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Data Center Power Plant Faces New Obstacles University of Delaware Costs Going Up http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/university-delaware-costs-going <p>NEWARK, Del. (AP) - University of Delaware students will be paying more for room and board next school year.</p><p>The Board of Trustees approved the changes Tuesday.&nbsp; The average student dining plan will increase by 3.5 percent and residence hall room charges will go up by 3 percent.</p><p>The new student orientation fee will also increase from $120 to $145 to pay for a required math-placement exam.</p><p>But not everything is increasing. The comprehensive fee for full-time students will be cut $20 to $227 and the student health services fee will decrease by $25 to $375.</p> Thu, 15 May 2014 11:55:03 +0000 Don Rush 54264 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net University of Delaware Costs Going Up Gas Fired Plant for Data Center Gets Unexpected Opposition http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/gas-fired-plant-data-center-gets-unexpected-opposition <p>The gas-fired power unit that would be attached to the proposed data center on the University of Delaware campus just got another opponent.</p><p>The UD Faculty Senate voted 43-to-0 in favor of a resolution that opposes construction of the 279-megawatt facility.</p><p>The resolution says that the plant is inconsistent with the values of the university and would further damage the university’s relationship with residents in the surrounding community.</p><p>The Wilmington News Journal reports that the Faculty Senate does not have any authority to change the deal with The Data Centers LLC.</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 13:09:47 +0000 Don Rush 53769 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Gas Fired Plant for Data Center Gets Unexpected Opposition Newark Panel Okays Zoning for Data Center's Cogeneration Plant http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/newark-panel-okays-zoning-data-centers-cogeneration-plant <p>After a three hour hearing drawing an audience of 700 people Newark’s Board of Adjustments effectively gave the okay for the zoning decision by the city council to allow the gas-fired power plant as part of the data center planned at the old Chrysler site to go forward.</p><p>On a 3-to-1 vote the panel found that the on-site generation would not impair the neighborhood.</p><p>And they split evenly on whether it was customary for a data-center to have on-site power generation and whether the plant would primarily serve the data center.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:41:20 +0000 Don Rush 51143 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Newark Panel Okays Zoning for Data Center's Cogeneration Plant Data Center Plan Takes Center Stage on Eve of Newark Mayoral Election http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/data-center-plan-takes-center-stage-eve-newark-mayoral-election <p>On the eve of today’s Mayoral election in Newark around 350 union members rallied outside the old Chrysler plant on the University of Delaware Campus in support of construction of The Data Centers LLC data facility.</p><p>The company says the $1-billion project would bring 290 permanent full-time jobs.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:06:53 +0000 Don Rush 45301 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Data Center Plan Takes Center Stage on Eve of Newark Mayoral Election Ten Story UD Office Building Planned for Newark http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/ten-story-ud-office-building-planned-newark <p>NEWARK, Del. (AP) - Newark's skyline may soon be changing with a developer's plans to build a 10-story office tower for the University of Delaware's research campus.</p><p>The News Journal reports the new Science, Technology and Advanced Research Campus will be a skyscraper by Newark standards. It would be visible to motorists on the interstate more than a mile away.</p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 13:35:50 +0000 Don Rush 44461 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Ten Story UD Office Building Planned for Newark Federal Grant Beefs Up Diversity in Solar Research at UD http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/federal-grant-beefs-diversity-solar-research-ud <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware State University is getting a $326,000 grant to provide solar energy research and education opportunities for minority students.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Energy announced the grant on Tuesday. It is part of a $60 million Energy Department initiative to lower the cost of solar electricity and support a growing solar workforce.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 16:03:09 +0000 Don Rush 43419 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Federal Grant Beefs Up Diversity in Solar Research at UD Judge Okays Road Near UD Wind Turbine on Lewes Campus http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/judge-okays-road-near-ud-wind-turbine-lewes-campus <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - A Delaware judge has rejected a Lewes resident's effort to halt construction of a road near a wind turbine at the University of Delaware's Lewes campus.</p><p>Gerald Lechliter filed a lawsuit last year challenging erection of the wind turbine on what he say was supposed to be open space land.</p><p>Lechliter argued this week that a road being built in the area lies within a "fall zone" surrounding the turbine, posing a potential safety risk if the 410-foot-high tower should topple.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:21:44 +0000 Don Rush 43401 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Judge Okays Road Near UD Wind Turbine on Lewes Campus Newark UD Campus Gets New Lab http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/newark-ud-campus-gets-new-lab <p>NEWARK, Del. (AP) - University of Delaware officials are celebrating the school's first new laboratory in nearly 20 years.</p><p>President Patrick Harker helped cut the ribbon Thursday to open the 194,000-square-foot, $132 million Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory building. The school hopes housing many disciplines, including the humanities, under one roof will encourage innovation.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:54:30 +0000 Don Rush 43147 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Newark UD Campus Gets New Lab UD to Sell Energy Credits from Wind Turbine on Lewes Campus http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/ud-sell-energy-credits-wind-turbine-lewes-campus <p>LEWES, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware will start selling energy credits from a wind turbine on its Lewes campus to Delaware Municipal Electric Coop.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/1e3DKeD">WMDT-TV</a> reports that the three-year-old turbine typically creates enough energy to power 5,000 homes for an entire year. It&#39;s currently being used to power the Lewes campus.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 13:19:30 +0000 Don Rush 42473 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net UD to Sell Energy Credits from Wind Turbine on Lewes Campus A Less Popular Major Bids Goodbye the University of Delaware http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/less-popular-major-bids-goodbye-university-delaware <p>NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware is saying goodbye to one of its less popular majors in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/18AT93S">WBEL-AM</a> reports that the school is eliminating it agricultural education major.</p><p>College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean Mark Rieger says the major enrolls 11 students or about 1.5 percent of the student body. All students currently enrolled in the major will be able to get their degrees.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:01:19 +0000 Don Rush 42341 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net A Less Popular Major Bids Goodbye the University of Delaware More Details on I'm Shmacked Mob http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/more-details-im-shmacked-mob <p>University of Delaware Police Chief Patrick Ogden says his officers were unaware of the social media website, “I’m Shmacked”, which led some 3-thousand students to show up in the streets of Newark earlier this month.</p><p>A total of 75 officers from law enforcement agencies including the university broke up a large party at round 11:30 p.m. on September 9<sup>th</sup> that included a DJ.</p><p>Many of the students had begun climbing on top of cars and blocking traffic.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:53:21 +0000 Don Rush 41782 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net More Details on I'm Shmacked Mob NASA Radar to Track Migrating Birds Over Delmarva http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/nasa-radar-track-migrating-birds-over-delmarva <p>NEWARK, Md. (AP) – A team of scientists is using a high-tech NASA radar to monitor the fall migration of birds over the Delmarva Peninsula.</p><p>The Wilmington News Journal reports scientists will be looking at where birds are stopping, eating and lingering as they examine the best habitats that remain for the region’s migratory son birds.</p><p>University of Delaware research Jeff Buler says the majority of birds are migrating at night. He says residents can hear their flight calls if you listen carefully.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:25:30 +0000 Don Rush 41219 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net NASA Radar to Track Migrating Birds Over Delmarva UD Officials Issue Warning After Near Riot in Newark http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/ud-officials-issue-warning-after-near-riot-newark <p>There was a near riot in Newark on Monday night as more than a thousand University of Delaware students flooded onto Main Street lured by the possibility to being videotaped for <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGYwaV3CVqE">“I’m Shmacked”</a>.</p><p>It’s a website and social media channel that films college students in their environments and then puts the video on the Internet.</p><p>The Wilmington News Journal reports that the crowd showed up at around 11:30 p.m where a DJ was set up in the backyard of a home.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:51:38 +0000 Don Rush 40928 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net UD Officials Issue Warning After Near Riot in Newark More Names Exposed in UD Hacking Incident http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/more-names-exposed-ud-hacking-incident <p>The University of Delaware says another 2-thousand individuals were exposed to a hacking operation that broke into the school’s website last month.</p><p>That means a total of 74-thousand people who have now been exposed.</p><p>University officials say that their review of the incident is now complete.</p><p>In mid-July thousands of names, Social Security numbers and university identification numbers were accessed.</p><p>The FBI has been contacted to investigate.</p><p></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 12:58:16 +0000 Don Rush 39717 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net More Names Exposed in UD Hacking Incident UD Tuition Hike, Lowest in Decade http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/ud-tuition-hike-lowest-decade <p>There will be another increase in tuition this fall for students at the University of Delaware.</p><p>But for in-state undergraduate students…the hike of 3.7 percent or around $430 will be the lowest in a decade.</p><p>Last year the increase amounted for 4.4 percent.</p><p>Out-of-state students will see an increase of $1,150.</p><p>UD President Patrick Harker said the university was trying to keep higher education affordable for in-state students.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 13:15:22 +0000 Don Rush 37362 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net UD Tuition Hike, Lowest in Decade Settlement in Student University of Delaware Logo Suit http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/settlement-student-university-delaware-logo-suit <p>DOVER, Del. (AP) - Two University of Delaware students who got into hot water after creating T-shirts and other products bearing a lewd slogan incorporating the school's initials have settled a federal lawsuit.</p><p>Adam Bloom and Benjamin Goodman sued the university last year after being told they were infringing on UD's trademarks and would face disciplinary proceedings if they sold their T-shirts, sunglasses and can cozies.</p><p>Attorneys filed a stipulation of dismissal in the case Monday. No details were provided.</p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:30:02 +0000 Don Rush 37353 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Settlement in Student University of Delaware Logo Suit Hazmat Incident at University of Delaware Campus http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/hazmat-incident-university-delaware-campus <p>NEWARK, Del. (AP) - University of Delaware officials say one person was taken to a hospital after a hazardous materials incident in a campus lab.</p><p>Emergency crews were called to the Sharp Laboratory on Tuesday morning and the building was evacuated. Officials say one person was transported to an area hospital and another was treated on the scene as a precaution.</p><p>Drew Bowerson, deputy chief of the Aetna Hose, Hook &amp; Ladder Company, says crews found no hazardous issues and turned the scene over to the university's hazardous materials team.</p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 15:26:03 +0000 Don Rush 35391 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Hazmat Incident at University of Delaware Campus Reclycling Student Furniture in Newark http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/reclycling-student-furniture-newark <p>NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware and the City of Newark are joining together to recycle furniture from students moving out of the school.</p><p>Students can start dropping off unwanted furnishings and home goods on Monday at the former Curtis Paper Mill site at 225 Paper Mill Road. Donations can include furniture, appliances, lamps, fans, clothing, televisions, bed frames and unopened toiletries.</p><p>The goods will be given free to local charities. Any items that remain after charities take their pick will be sold to the general public.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:13:47 +0000 Don Rush 34469 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Reclycling Student Furniture in Newark UD President's Salary Drops in Nationwide Ranking http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/ud-presidents-salary-drops-nationwide-ranking <p>The president of the University of Delaware has dropped to 14<sup>th</sup> in the nation when it comes to compensation.</p><p>That’s the ranking he received by a 2011-2012 survey by <a href="http://chronicle.com/section/Home/5">The Chronicle of Higher Education</a></p><p>UD President Patrick Harker earns just over o$735-thousand a year.</p><p>Last year, his compensation package was nearly $700-thousand a year.</p><p>In 2010 it was at $810-thousand.</p><p>The UD board of trustees sets his salary.</p> Mon, 13 May 2013 12:46:12 +0000 Don Rush 34049 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net UD President's Salary Drops in Nationwide Ranking Newark Signs Longterm Power Deal With UD http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/newark-signs-longterm-power-deal-ud <p></p><p>The city of Newark has been able to lock in long-term electric rates for its largest long term consumer of electricity.</p><p>The town council has approved a 15-year contract with the University of Delaware.</p><p>WDEL reports that the city expects to get at least $300-thousand a year in sub-inventory funding from the school which will go into the town’s general fund.</p><p>That money will be credited to UD’s delivery charges which are expected to be a minimum of $2.6 million a year under the agreement.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 14:04:55 +0000 Don Rush 28292 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Newark Signs Longterm Power Deal With UD Federal Funding of Brain Research in Delaware http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/federal-funding-brain-research-delaware <P>Delaware State University is getting a $10.5 million grants for a Delaware Center for Neuroscience Research on its Dover campus.</P> <P>The funds will come in over the next five years from the National Institutes of Health.</P> <P>And the research center will be housed at DSU and operated in collaboration with the University of Delaware to study brain development.&nbsp;</P> <P>DSU will get $7.3 million while UD will receive $3.2 million.</P> <P>The Wilmington News Journal reports that the funds will support the on-going research of five faculty members and provide seed money for new p Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:20:03 +0000 Don Rush 25150 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Federal Funding of Brain Research in Delaware